Cortex 48: Parade of Failures


00:00:00   so we have the secret project that has [TS]

00:00:01   resulted in an enormous file I think [TS]

00:00:05   about 300 gigabyte file that I want to [TS]

00:00:07   synchronize between my laptop and my [TS]

00:00:09   desktop but it's taking forever to [TS]

00:00:11   upload on my house over my Wi-Fi so i [TS]

00:00:13   was thinking i can bring my laptop to [TS]

00:00:15   your house to synchronize over your [TS]

00:00:17   faster Wi-Fi I don't think that I've [TS]

00:00:19   mentioned on this show but i have i have [TS]

00:00:21   gigabit internet now yeah there's a [TS]

00:00:25   company in the UK called hyper optic [TS]

00:00:27   which i discovered head cable run [TS]

00:00:30   through my building num so I now have [TS]

00:00:33   super fast internet so yes by all means [TS]

00:00:35   grey you can bring your laptop over to [TS]

00:00:38   my house when you visit mega office this [TS]

00:00:40   weekend and you can you can upload it I [TS]

00:00:43   mean you can upload it I can download a [TS]

00:00:45   video game we can stream TV shows I've [TS]

00:00:48   got banned wit for days my friend no [TS]

00:00:50   problem here I told you know I I ran a [TS]

00:00:52   speedtest before we started the show [TS]

00:00:54   because I just like to do that now I [TS]

00:00:56   know you do I know you'd and over Wi-Fi [TS]

00:00:58   I'm getting 500 up and down right now so [TS]

00:01:02   whatever you need buddy whatever you [TS]

00:01:04   need I know you like to run speed tests [TS]

00:01:07   all the time I know you like to tell [TS]

00:01:09   everybody about your super fast internet [TS]

00:01:10   it's you can't you can't go an hour [TS]

00:01:14   without telling someone in casual [TS]

00:01:15   conversation that you have super fast [TS]

00:01:17   internet I'm sure the barista at your [TS]

00:01:18   local coffee place knows that you have [TS]

00:01:20   super fast internet you just casually [TS]

00:01:21   drop it into conversation all the time I [TS]

00:01:23   got a new tattoo of my upload and [TS]

00:01:26   downloads yeah yeah that's that's what's [TS]

00:01:29   happening yeah that's going to be the [TS]

00:01:31   tattoo on your other arm but there were [TS]

00:01:32   days where episodes of cortex will cost [TS]

00:01:35   me actual money right like I had to pay [TS]

00:01:39   to increase my mobile bandwidth cap to [TS]

00:01:42   download the logic file right so now I'm [TS]

00:01:45   able to do this in a flash like I'm able [TS]

00:01:48   to upload videos to YouTube like [TS]

00:01:50   multiple gigabyte videos in like a like [TS]

00:01:53   it gets in the count of seconds rather [TS]

00:01:56   than minutes right yeah I know I know I [TS]

00:02:00   mean look look Mike when you first got [TS]

00:02:03   your super fast Wi-Fi did I not say [TS]

00:02:05   there was no man in the world who was [TS]

00:02:07   more deserving of this than you I know [TS]

00:02:09   man who had struggled through [TS]

00:02:11   sadder slower flakier internet for years [TS]

00:02:15   building an internet-based business who [TS]

00:02:17   deserve this upgrade than you did I not [TS]

00:02:19   say that you did say that I did say that [TS]

00:02:22   right but now I keep hearing about your [TS]

00:02:25   great internet and he keep mentioning it [TS]

00:02:27   all right yo you're getting tattoos of [TS]

00:02:30   its you bringing it up all the time gone [TS]

00:02:32   too far and how now I'm just resentful [TS]

00:02:34   and envious I don't my goodwill is [TS]

00:02:36   somewhat gone my goose is like Oh Mike's [TS]

00:02:38   gonna tell me about its internet again I [TS]

00:02:39   know I know you'll get to experience it [TS]

00:02:43   you'll be able to upload your [TS]

00:02:45   super-secret project and step one for us [TS]

00:02:49   sharing an office together will be [TS]

00:02:51   complete I'm gonna vote miss out desk [TS]

00:02:54   inside of mega office of a corner and we [TS]

00:02:57   can share that internet together great [TS]

00:02:59   me and you it will be lovely oh it's a [TS]

00:03:02   trap I just realized that the trap I'm [TS]

00:03:04   not gonna do it i also have a VR headset [TS]

00:03:06   in here if we both could be our headsets [TS]

00:03:07   could we work together no way we could [TS]

00:03:11   just wear the VR headsets and we like [TS]

00:03:13   not even in the same room you could just [TS]

00:03:15   have a VR world created of your current [TS]

00:03:19   office so it's like I'm never there but [TS]

00:03:22   you then still get the really fast [TS]

00:03:23   internet actually you know you could [TS]

00:03:25   stream an actual live stream of the [TS]

00:03:28   office into the other office because [TS]

00:03:30   we'll have enough bandwidth for it it's [TS]

00:03:31   gonna be great you're making a lot of [TS]

00:03:33   sense and scary also speaking of your [TS]

00:03:36   office mmm I tell you who I haven't [TS]

00:03:38   heard about in a while your office mate [TS]

00:03:40   uh how am i doing he's doing good he's [TS]

00:03:45   still there still making phone calls [TS]

00:03:47   have you seen him yet I don't know what [TS]

00:03:51   he looks like no you still don't know [TS]

00:03:52   what he looks like I don't I don't want [TS]

00:03:54   to know what he looks like although I [TS]

00:03:56   did I did take a picture for you of his [TS]

00:04:00   crazy white board no because i know p [TS]

00:04:03   people don't believe me with the like [TS]

00:04:05   writing big words like growth and focus [TS]

00:04:10   and customer service surrounded by [TS]

00:04:12   nothing but i did happen to pass the [TS]

00:04:15   office and i just want to show you to [TS]

00:04:19   prove that this is really really what [TS]

00:04:22   I'm dealing with how did you [TS]

00:04:23   snap the picture like did you like hide [TS]

00:04:26   your phone under one arm and just like [TS]

00:04:28   grab it on the move it's like oh I'm [TS]

00:04:30   just I'm checking my phone for a text [TS]

00:04:32   message may be in a slightly camera [TS]

00:04:34   holding angle yeah that's that's what [TS]

00:04:36   I'm up to you know that's that's how [TS]

00:04:37   that works like this is a up high text [TS]

00:04:40   message yeah sometimes up high down low [TS]

00:04:43   too slow you know that's how you take [TS]

00:04:46   your text messages sometimes alright oh [TS]

00:04:48   look at this rather you growth this year [TS]

00:04:50   four arrows pointing at this year that's [TS]

00:04:54   amazing just in case you didn't know it [TS]

00:04:57   was this year with the word conversion [TS]

00:04:59   in the middle Wow but you see what I [TS]

00:05:03   mean it's like it's it's just buzz words [TS]

00:05:05   but with no like there's no plans [TS]

00:05:09   there's lots of arrows there's pointing [TS]

00:05:11   why would someone deal with us choose us [TS]

00:05:13   wow this is serious stuff man because I [TS]

00:05:18   think sometimes when people hear me tell [TS]

00:05:20   the stories they think Oh surely it must [TS]

00:05:22   be an exaggeration nobody would write [TS]

00:05:24   motivation on a whiteboard and circle it [TS]

00:05:27   three times surrounded by nothing it's [TS]

00:05:29   like but someone does someone does my [TS]

00:05:32   office neighbor does yeah they really do [TS]

00:05:34   they've got like a four quadrant thing [TS]

00:05:37   once there's potential on one side I [TS]

00:05:40   can't see what the other one says with [TS]

00:05:41   arrows next to them man this is [TS]

00:05:44   incredible BAU brilliance do you know [TS]

00:05:47   what that means no I don't know what [TS]

00:05:50   that business as usual oh I see look at [TS]

00:05:53   you you know all the jargon oh yeah I'm [TS]

00:05:54   seeing loads of it loads of thing it's [TS]

00:05:56   been a continual source of frustration I [TS]

00:05:58   do also have a plan that I'm slowly [TS]

00:06:00   trying to enact over this which did [TS]

00:06:03   include looking for another office but [TS]

00:06:05   so far it has proven unfruitful hope [TS]

00:06:08   this is a plan to finally get rid of him [TS]

00:06:10   is that what the 300 goodbye file is [TS]

00:06:14   look I just you know if my talking like [TS]

00:06:19   a crazy person with Thunder sounds [TS]

00:06:20   hasn't convinced him to go away like [TS]

00:06:22   nothing was going to convince him to go [TS]

00:06:24   away that sure I'm not going to do [TS]

00:06:25   anything here I looked into moving [TS]

00:06:27   within the same building and that that [TS]

00:06:29   wasn't going to work out for us a couple [TS]

00:06:31   of other problems actually did try to [TS]

00:06:34   find another office in my [TS]

00:06:35   extraordinarily narrow reading [TS]

00:06:37   where I'm drunk where I would like to [TS]

00:06:38   find an office and I thought I had found [TS]

00:06:40   one but of course real estate people you [TS]

00:06:44   can't trust them I don't know if you had [TS]

00:06:45   that experience Mike or not but yeah [TS]

00:06:47   this is like they have a reputation in [TS]

00:06:50   their industry and it is well deserved [TS]

00:06:53   is my small experience of trying to find [TS]

00:06:55   another office now I'm sure not all real [TS]

00:06:58   estate brokers but like vast majority of [TS]

00:07:00   yes yeah yeah it's it's super fun it's [TS]

00:07:04   like hey I have a bunch of requirements [TS]

00:07:07   for an office can we meet tell me yes [TS]

00:07:10   can you tell me if this office has those [TS]

00:07:12   requirements it's like I would like this [TS]

00:07:13   I would like this I would like this and [TS]

00:07:15   like this here are the four things that [TS]

00:07:16   for me are total deal breakers that I [TS]

00:07:18   would like in an office and they say oh [TS]

00:07:20   we found a great place for you why don't [TS]

00:07:22   you come on down and take a look at it [TS]

00:07:24   and like why don't you answer my [TS]

00:07:28   question about if the office actually [TS]

00:07:30   has these properties like I just take a [TS]

00:07:33   look you'll love it it's like that's not [TS]

00:07:34   an answer right that doesn't tell me if [TS]

00:07:36   I have a thermostat that I can control [TS]

00:07:37   right you're just you're just trying to [TS]

00:07:39   get me in the door it's very frustrating [TS]

00:07:40   itself is definitely has four properties [TS]

00:07:43   ya know it does more of them mm-hmm one [TS]

00:07:45   hundred percent has four I actually came [TS]

00:07:47   very close to signing a lease for a new [TS]

00:07:51   office because i like it like a miracle [TS]

00:07:54   right like manna from heaven I did find [TS]

00:07:56   an office that met all of my various [TS]

00:07:58   picky requirements that's exactly where [TS]

00:08:00   I want it to be it has everything I [TS]

00:08:01   could possibly want in it it was a [TS]

00:08:03   little bit expensive like a little bit [TS]

00:08:06   out of a little bit out of the Rings I [TS]

00:08:09   actually wanted to but it was way too [TS]

00:08:11   expensive is what it was it's a little [TS]

00:08:13   expensive but I was like you know what [TS]

00:08:15   this is like this is totally worth it [TS]

00:08:17   like I'm you know if if it meets all of [TS]

00:08:19   these things it's fine like I can deal [TS]

00:08:21   with this and like oh you just have to [TS]

00:08:23   sign for a three-month lease like okay [TS]

00:08:25   let's find it's a reasonable amount of [TS]

00:08:27   time right but then as as negotiations [TS]

00:08:30   go on they're like oh do we say three [TS]

00:08:32   months uh we meant six months and you [TS]

00:08:35   have to put up 25 percent in advance and [TS]

00:08:38   like six months that's a long time to [TS]

00:08:40   commit if I don't know if I like the [TS]

00:08:43   office for sure like it has all of the [TS]

00:08:44   properties that I want but just like [TS]

00:08:46   this guy who's next door to me and my [TS]

00:08:47   current place maybe there's some sort of [TS]

00:08:49   deal breaker that [TS]

00:08:50   I don't know about and signing up for [TS]

00:08:52   six months without without knowing that [TS]

00:08:54   like it's a long time yeah so I was like [TS]

00:08:56   six months I hemmed in hard about it for [TS]

00:08:59   a little while and I finally decided [TS]

00:09:00   like okay six months I'm willing to take [TS]

00:09:03   this gamble because again I'm picky and [TS]

00:09:05   it meets all of my criteria what you [TS]

00:09:07   gonna do like you have to do this when [TS]

00:09:08   you buy a home as well like when you [TS]

00:09:10   rent a home you always have a contract [TS]

00:09:11   you never know what it's actually gonna [TS]

00:09:13   be like sometimes you yeah roll the dice [TS]

00:09:14   yeah always there's always some sudden [TS]

00:09:17   you have to roll the dice but guess what [TS]

00:09:19   when I showed up on the actual day to [TS]

00:09:22   sign the actual final lease it was oh [TS]

00:09:24   did we say a six-month we meant a year [TS]

00:09:29   and you have to put down twenty five [TS]

00:09:31   percent and it's also more expensive [TS]

00:09:33   than we originally thought like I see [TS]

00:09:36   what you're doing right I'm no fool here [TS]

00:09:38   you like you knew this right from the [TS]

00:09:39   beginning you've just been slowly [TS]

00:09:41   cranking up like once you get me used to [TS]

00:09:43   six months you're trying to see if you [TS]

00:09:45   can lock me in for a year so it's like [TS]

00:09:47   ah the hell with you like I'm walking [TS]

00:09:48   out of here I don't want anything to do [TS]

00:09:49   with this office I'm not falling for [TS]

00:09:51   your tricks I'm getting out of here so [TS]

00:09:52   anyway I don't have a new office putting [TS]

00:09:54   into growth growth so you gonna do wrote [TS]

00:09:57   this what you're gonna hear what I've [TS]

00:09:58   been doing is spending more time working [TS]

00:10:00   like I used to with different places [TS]

00:10:01   around the city which has been an [TS]

00:10:02   interesting change of pace this is like [TS]

00:10:05   something like that i haven't want to go [TS]

00:10:07   into my regular office i'm gonna go [TS]

00:10:08   somewhere else just like I used to and [TS]

00:10:10   so that's been an interesting thing to [TS]

00:10:12   do but that's what I've been up to [TS]

00:10:13   lately with my office you know wasting [TS]

00:10:16   money now on your office though there's [TS]

00:10:19   a plan there's still a plan in place [TS]

00:10:20   here Mike okay but i know i'll update [TS]

00:10:22   you at some point in the future when [TS]

00:10:23   there's when there's more but there's a [TS]

00:10:24   plan okay don't you worry operation [TS]

00:10:27   something something yeah well who I [TS]

00:10:29   should come up with a good project name [TS]

00:10:30   for it all have you got a project name [TS]

00:10:32   this is the one project that deserves a [TS]

00:10:34   name of everything do you know why [TS]

00:10:36   there's no project name is because I've [TS]

00:10:37   had nowhere to write a project name [TS]

00:10:38   because I've been keeping my projects in [TS]

00:10:40   my head for the time being yes I haven't [TS]

00:10:42   had to write anything down still just in [TS]

00:10:44   your head yeah good fun to you don't you [TS]

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00:12:17   all of real afm so this makes me think [TS]

00:12:20   of something you know this this person [TS]

00:12:22   who's making these calls all hours of [TS]

00:12:24   the day is lining up with something [TS]

00:12:26   that's been in my mind right now which [TS]

00:12:27   is time shifting mmm and I have a couple [TS]

00:12:30   a couple of reasons I'm thinking about [TS]

00:12:31   this one is with the assistant stuff [TS]

00:12:34   which will get might touch on a little [TS]

00:12:35   bit later on you know just thinking [TS]

00:12:37   about being in the UK dealing with the [TS]

00:12:40   u.s. obviously your your office mate [TS]

00:12:42   deals with where did you think it was [TS]

00:12:43   Hong Kong or something yeah it's China [TS]

00:12:46   and somewhere else alright so that is a [TS]

00:12:49   thing and and the reason it's on my mind [TS]

00:12:51   as well right now is because of daylight [TS]

00:12:53   savings time so there's a two-week gap [TS]

00:12:57   yeah between the u.s. changing and the [TS]

00:12:59   UK changing and right now we're in the [TS]

00:13:02   good one this is totally crazy making i [TS]

00:13:05   find this impossible to keep track of [TS]

00:13:06   every year yeah it takes me our surprise [TS]

00:13:09   every single time yeah i don't i don't [TS]

00:13:12   have to deal with obviously as many sort [TS]

00:13:14   of cross ocean meetings call [TS]

00:13:17   as you do but I still have family and [TS]

00:13:20   friends in America and I can just like [TS]

00:13:22   this this time of year I'm always just [TS]

00:13:24   vaguely aware is the crazy time of year [TS]

00:13:27   because it's like oh right around March [TS]

00:13:30   and then I don't know when is it likes [TS]

00:13:32   around October or something you have to [TS]

00:13:34   be way more careful when you're planning [TS]

00:13:36   with people because you might get caught [TS]

00:13:38   by a surprise daylight savings change [TS]

00:13:39   right it's yes incredibly frustrating [TS]

00:13:42   it's incredibly frustrating now that I [TS]

00:13:44   work for myself this is the good one [TS]

00:13:46   because I get two weeks of everyone [TS]

00:13:48   being an hour closer to me but when I [TS]

00:13:50   was doing this as my side thing this was [TS]

00:13:52   the bad one because I had to get home [TS]

00:13:54   from work quicker of course right [TS]

00:13:57   because shows that we're recording at [TS]

00:13:59   six we're now recording up five and then [TS]

00:14:01   that was just nightmare time for two [TS]

00:14:03   weeks but now it's good because [TS]

00:14:05   everything's happening earlier in the [TS]

00:14:07   day so I get more time in the evening [TS]

00:14:09   right I've also we're closer she's [TS]

00:14:11   everything's just close that that one [TS]

00:14:12   out actually does make a big difference [TS]

00:14:14   oh yeah yeah it really does now before [TS]

00:14:17   we kind of I want I want to kind of ask [TS]

00:14:18   you about time shifting and anything [TS]

00:14:21   when that is a thing for you but before [TS]

00:14:23   we do I have I have a tip a life hack [TS]

00:14:27   you may call it for mac and iOS users [TS]

00:14:30   mm-hmm so I use an app called [TS]

00:14:32   fantastical and there are I'm sure there [TS]

00:14:35   are other applications to do is I think [TS]

00:14:36   apples calendar allows you to do this to [TS]

00:14:39   set event times in other time zones oh [TS]

00:14:42   yeah yeah so I do this we're like I'm [TS]

00:14:45   setting my shows in the time zones of my [TS]

00:14:48   host so I don't need to change my entire [TS]

00:14:51   calendar around from daylight savings [TS]

00:14:53   time hits it just does it on its own so [TS]

00:14:55   that is a a tip or anybody that does [TS]

00:14:58   schedule with people in other time zones [TS]

00:15:00   in other countries when daylight savings [TS]

00:15:02   time changes you end up like you have [TS]

00:15:04   you moved of meeting forward or back [TS]

00:15:06   like you don't have to do any job I can [TS]

00:15:08   never do that math I was just I was just [TS]

00:15:11   looking on my computer because i use [TS]

00:15:14   fantastical and apples calendar for [TS]

00:15:16   different things I find them useful in [TS]

00:15:18   different ways for looking at my [TS]

00:15:19   schedule in different in different [TS]

00:15:21   manners but I have apples calendar up [TS]

00:15:23   right now and for anybody who uses that [TS]

00:15:26   it's hidden but it's in preferences on [TS]

00:15:29   advanced there's an option to turn on [TS]

00:15:32   time zone support by default that is not [TS]

00:15:35   listed there and when you turn that on [TS]

00:15:38   it allows you to do the same thing like [TS]

00:15:40   fantastical does of set the meeting in [TS]

00:15:43   the other person's time zone and I [TS]

00:15:45   always do that like if you're ever [TS]

00:15:48   coordinating with someone who's remote [TS]

00:15:49   you never do the like o a meeting in my [TS]

00:15:52   timer is always like no no you know it's [TS]

00:15:54   it's you're in New York right we're [TS]

00:15:56   going to have a meeting at 3pm New York [TS]

00:15:58   time right and I enter that into my [TS]

00:16:00   calendar that way and then it just shows [TS]

00:16:02   up however it is yeah it's it's super [TS]

00:16:06   helpful to do it that way because it's [TS]

00:16:07   it's just so easy to mess up it really [TS]

00:16:09   is and then of course lo is like invite [TS]

00:16:12   the other person to that calendar event [TS]

00:16:13   as well just to try to make sure like [TS]

00:16:15   we're really on the same page about when [TS]

00:16:18   is this meeting occurring you've just [TS]

00:16:19   reminded me of something a pet peeve of [TS]

00:16:21   mine with inviting people to events hmm [TS]

00:16:24   it really annoys me when somebody [TS]

00:16:26   invites you to their event but it's [TS]

00:16:27   named for them so it says meeting with [TS]

00:16:31   Mike so I see meeting with mike in my [TS]

00:16:34   calendar like that's no good you need to [TS]

00:16:37   like use everyone's names all right [TS]

00:16:39   everyone's names if any names or no [TS]

00:16:42   names at all I think you're complaining [TS]

00:16:45   about this because I do this you do this [TS]

00:16:47   everyone does is I have meetings next [TS]

00:16:49   week what I'm meeting myself like four [TS]

00:16:51   times next week it's gonna be really [TS]

00:16:52   good fun I forget that you can't change [TS]

00:16:57   the name on the other end that it's like [TS]

00:16:59   it's sent the way it looks it just seems [TS]

00:17:01   to me like this shit this should be a [TS]

00:17:02   thing that it's synchronized between [TS]

00:17:04   both people but both people should be [TS]

00:17:06   able to call it whatever they want and [TS]

00:17:08   it seems like Oh obviously it should [TS]

00:17:10   just work the way it works in my head [TS]

00:17:11   which is like magic and so I just forget [TS]

00:17:13   that that it's an annoyance for the [TS]

00:17:15   other person I know he's saying but I [TS]

00:17:17   don't think that would work right like [TS]

00:17:18   because I don't even know yeah like [TS]

00:17:20   that's why I mean it would have to work [TS]

00:17:21   by magic right because it's like [TS]

00:17:23   computer I want you to read my goddamn [TS]

00:17:25   mind right about what do I want in the [TS]

00:17:27   title of this thing I just mean like you [TS]

00:17:29   imagine there's like a meat innovate [TS]

00:17:30   different people and everyone keeps [TS]

00:17:32   changing the name of it right it's just [TS]

00:17:34   like nobody knows what the meeting is [TS]

00:17:35   yeah there's no win situation there's [TS]

00:17:38   there's no proper way to handle this in [TS]

00:17:40   the way that I would want that's that's [TS]

00:17:41   why I I totally acknowledge it [TS]

00:17:43   but yet every time I set a meeting some [TS]

00:17:46   part of my brain just thinks oh this [TS]

00:17:48   works the way you think it should just [TS]

00:17:49   send the just send the invitation [TS]

00:17:50   everything's good so time shifting is is [TS]

00:17:55   kind of what i refer to as when you [TS]

00:17:58   observe somebody else's working hours [TS]

00:18:01   and kind of in place them on your own a [TS]

00:18:02   little bit and it's why you know we [TS]

00:18:04   spoken about sleeping patterns in the [TS]

00:18:06   past and like one of the reasons i got [TS]

00:18:07   the bed so late is because i can pick up [TS]

00:18:09   some stuff in there in the evening which [TS]

00:18:11   is still for people that are awake in [TS]

00:18:13   some time zones in the US and i just [TS]

00:18:16   wondered if like do you do this at all [TS]

00:18:18   like do you ever observe time zones in [TS]

00:18:22   that way i don't know if you work with [TS]

00:18:23   as many people in the US as i do i'm not [TS]

00:18:27   sure what you mean by observe time zones [TS]

00:18:30   like the the primary time zone [TS]

00:18:35   relationship that I have is between [TS]

00:18:37   myself and my assistants and I am always [TS]

00:18:41   hugely aware that it is very helpful to [TS]

00:18:45   me that she is on us central time the [TS]

00:18:48   overlap between her working hours in my [TS]

00:18:51   working hours and when I am open to the [TS]

00:18:54   world versus close to the world like it [TS]

00:18:55   is just the perfect time zone ever [TS]

00:18:58   relationally to me and so if if I ever [TS]

00:19:01   had if I ever had to get another [TS]

00:19:02   assistant it would be like tell me where [TS]

00:19:04   you are in time zone world like this [TS]

00:19:06   this is hugely important Weiss's do you [TS]

00:19:09   find central to be better than Easton [TS]

00:19:10   well it's it's a combination of when she [TS]

00:19:14   gets up because she happens to get up [TS]

00:19:16   very early right so if she was in if she [TS]

00:19:19   was keeping normal working hours eastern [TS]

00:19:20   time zone would probably be better but [TS]

00:19:22   her her schedule has kind of shifted [TS]

00:19:24   very early in the day and it is also a [TS]

00:19:26   side effect of I I I think I mentioned [TS]

00:19:31   this before but I really do try to [TS]

00:19:32   quarantine my mornings like I don't want [TS]

00:19:34   the external world involved in my [TS]

00:19:36   mornings at all so it's like by the time [TS]

00:19:38   I shift to being open to the world this [TS]

00:19:43   is around the time that she is starting [TS]

00:19:45   her day right and so she has like the [TS]

00:19:48   whole day ahead of her to do stuff [TS]

00:19:49   whereas I wouldn't want or need someone [TS]

00:19:53   available to me in the morning [TS]

00:19:55   because I would never be sending [TS]

00:19:57   requests or receiving information from [TS]

00:20:00   someone during those times like that [TS]

00:20:02   that's when I tried to do bald off from [TS]

00:20:03   everything so this is why I had a [TS]

00:20:05   revelation in the last two weeks hmm I [TS]

00:20:08   thought I was this way right that I like [TS]

00:20:10   my quiet time in the morning and I do [TS]

00:20:13   like it but I do also want someone that [TS]

00:20:16   I'm working with to be available to me [TS]

00:20:19   and the difference in our business right [TS]

00:20:21   that you're balling yourself off for [TS]

00:20:24   creative work completely and I'm doing [TS]

00:20:26   some of that but I'm also dealing with [TS]

00:20:29   paperwork and don't sponsor copy and [TS]

00:20:32   stuff in that time in the morning and I [TS]

00:20:34   was always thinking to myself that like [TS]

00:20:35   oh us eastern time that's what I want I [TS]

00:20:38   want someone to be awake just in US [TS]

00:20:39   eastern time but then I realized that US [TS]

00:20:42   eastern working time i'm usually [TS]

00:20:43   recording shows so I can't work with my [TS]

00:20:47   assistant it actually became important [TS]

00:20:49   to me to realize that oh maybe I need [TS]

00:20:50   somebody who can overlap for both so I [TS]

00:20:53   have somebody who's available during my [TS]

00:20:55   morning my quiet morning before America [TS]

00:20:58   wakes up but then also up until like [TS]

00:21:01   lunchtime in the u.s. in any some time [TS]

00:21:05   this is i am i'm terrible at doing any [TS]

00:21:08   kind of time zone math right this is why [TS]

00:21:10   i have to do it all on the calendar and [TS]

00:21:11   always trust the calendar doing [TS]

00:21:12   something like just that x don't exist [TS]

00:21:14   when would that even be I had no idea [TS]

00:21:15   like have you worked this out on a piece [TS]

00:21:17   of paper or are you asking four to six [TS]

00:21:21   hour slots that are six hours apart not [TS]

00:21:23   really but what you're asking for really [TS]

00:21:25   like standard UK working time will do [TS]

00:21:28   this because like yeah well that's a [TS]

00:21:30   really good solution action so gmt is is [TS]

00:21:34   ended up funnily enough being the best [TS]

00:21:36   time zone because i get availability in [TS]

00:21:40   the morning if i need it when it's just [TS]

00:21:42   me and then kind of six about six [TS]

00:21:44   o'clock is basically lunch time in the [TS]

00:21:47   US and I feel like if somebody has asked [TS]

00:21:49   you something past lunch tomorrow is [TS]

00:21:52   fine in most instances right tomorrow's [TS]

00:21:54   fine it's lunch time of course we're on [TS]

00:21:56   there were we're on the other side of [TS]

00:21:58   this thing so yeah I didn't really think [TS]

00:22:01   of that going for like as an option when [TS]

00:22:03   I started the whole thinking about an [TS]

00:22:05   assistant process but I decided instead [TS]

00:22:08   of because what I [TS]

00:22:09   doing before is I was paying attention [TS]

00:22:11   to how much time it took for me to do [TS]

00:22:13   things not necessarily when I'm doing [TS]

00:22:16   them when I pay a bit more attention to [TS]

00:22:18   that it helped and for me personally I'm [TS]

00:22:21   still gonna continue doing things the [TS]

00:22:22   way I do things where like there's more [TS]

00:22:24   work happening at midnight but I would [TS]

00:22:26   never ask anyone to do that for me [TS]

00:22:29   because that is a silly way to work but [TS]

00:22:32   it's the way that I work there would [TS]

00:22:34   seem unreasonable to ask someone to be [TS]

00:22:36   available during UK work listen I've [TS]

00:22:38   always not even a strong enough also for [TS]

00:22:40   until midnight can you be away 24 7 s [TS]

00:22:44   that all right yeah we can do this right [TS]

00:22:45   we're good together I don't know Mike [TS]

00:22:47   maybe it sounds like you need two [TS]

00:22:48   assistants one assistant is none [TS]

00:22:50   assistant how many assistants do you [TS]

00:22:52   have I have none assistance by is there [TS]

00:22:59   an update on the assistant I'm curious [TS]

00:23:01   there is what's going on we have hired [TS]

00:23:04   someone oh wow it solved all done Lock [TS]

00:23:08   shock and barrel all done all taken care [TS]

00:23:10   of Wow getting business done Mike that's [TS]

00:23:13   what you're up to not yet about to get [TS]

00:23:15   training done okay so first tell me [TS]

00:23:19   though how did the how did the [TS]

00:23:20   interviewing process go is there [TS]

00:23:21   anything that you can say about that it [TS]

00:23:23   was it was bad and I thought it was [TS]

00:23:25   going to be we booked in the majority of [TS]

00:23:28   interviews to occur over two days hmm [TS]

00:23:30   and I thought that was going to kill me [TS]

00:23:32   but it was absolutely fine because we [TS]

00:23:35   put them in one hour blocks and they [TS]

00:23:37   were like half an hour each so it was 30 [TS]

00:23:39   minutes on off so you know I got 30 [TS]

00:23:42   minutes of entering time 30 minutes of [TS]

00:23:43   playing zelda fresh and they're just [TS]

00:23:46   replicate that over two days come and [TS]

00:23:49   yeah it was it was illuminating as I [TS]

00:23:53   said I came to my realization about when [TS]

00:23:56   my working hours should be during this [TS]

00:23:59   process because it was more in my mind [TS]

00:24:01   than usual of like thinking about what [TS]

00:24:04   of these people and the times that they [TS]

00:24:05   would be available and I was like oh I [TS]

00:24:07   need to do this thing right now that [TS]

00:24:09   persons not going to be awake right so [TS]

00:24:12   like that was kind of like a big thing [TS]

00:24:13   that that was like playing on my mind as [TS]

00:24:16   we were going through I realized that [TS]

00:24:19   like I wish I had all the money in the [TS]

00:24:21   world because [TS]

00:24:22   they were like ha ha three people that I [TS]

00:24:25   would have hired you know so it was it [TS]

00:24:28   was very interesting uh but a rewarding [TS]

00:24:31   experience and and I think that we've [TS]

00:24:34   ended up in a pretty good place and yeah [TS]

00:24:37   it was it's been it's been very [TS]

00:24:39   interesting and it's made me feel like a [TS]

00:24:41   grown-up which is very strange yeah I [TS]

00:24:44   think when you get to the point where [TS]

00:24:45   you're hiring people you're you're a [TS]

00:24:47   proper grown-up no getting around that [TS]

00:24:48   we're setting up accounts now right like [TS]

00:24:51   email addresses and authentication for [TS]

00:24:54   such and such system and yeah i'm really [TS]

00:24:57   i'm very excited though to see where [TS]

00:24:58   it's going to go especially because i'm [TS]

00:25:00   traveling a lot in april lew so i'm [TS]

00:25:03   really pleased that we're able to get [TS]

00:25:05   the ball rolling now on this so i can [TS]

00:25:07   have some assistance in april and also [TS]

00:25:09   so we don't have to wait until May [TS]

00:25:10   because there's a lot of time that we're [TS]

00:25:12   going to need to spend together looking [TS]

00:25:15   at stuff together right so I can show [TS]

00:25:17   them how this works and how that works [TS]

00:25:18   so yeah that I am actually in I'm [TS]

00:25:22   interested to see how it goes I'm [TS]

00:25:25   excited to see how somebody tries to [TS]

00:25:30   interpret my system and I wonder will is [TS]

00:25:35   gay like on the other end of it you know [TS]

00:25:36   fine I have to try and explain to [TS]

00:25:39   someone the way I do things how am I [TS]

00:25:42   gonna feel about that stuff I don't know [TS]

00:25:43   you're gonna you're gonna feel terrible [TS]

00:25:45   about it is how you're gonna feel yeah [TS]

00:25:48   this is this is this I find as part of [TS]

00:25:51   the whole process is explaining how you [TS]

00:25:55   do things to another person it's it's [TS]

00:25:58   just like when we're having a [TS]

00:25:59   conversation talking about anything [TS]

00:26:00   right but whenever someone's talking out [TS]

00:26:02   loud their own thoughts you you're [TS]

00:26:04   thinking about it as well and especially [TS]

00:26:06   when you have to explain it to someone [TS]

00:26:08   else all of the flaws become much more [TS]

00:26:10   obvious right or I I know I definitely [TS]

00:26:14   had the experience of constantly [TS]

00:26:15   realizing wow I'm doing this in a way [TS]

00:26:19   that was not really the best way to do [TS]

00:26:21   this but I've just been doing it because [TS]

00:26:23   this is the way I've always done it and [TS]

00:26:25   I also haven't thought about this [TS]

00:26:26   particular part of the process you know [TS]

00:26:29   very much at all until this this moment [TS]

00:26:31   so yeah that's I think that's what [TS]

00:26:33   you're going to find is that as you go [TS]

00:26:34   through your own thing [TS]

00:26:35   you're going to realize ways to do it [TS]

00:26:38   better and also ways to do it [TS]

00:26:40   differently when you're working with [TS]

00:26:41   somebody else it what that was honestly [TS]

00:26:44   as uncomfortable and difficult some of [TS]

00:26:46   that stuff's going to be for me this was [TS]

00:26:49   part of my motivation and even beginning [TS]

00:26:51   this process was it's time to get some [TS]

00:26:55   of this stuff out of my brain mm and put [TS]

00:26:58   it down on paper and establish systems [TS]

00:27:02   and processes loop because we need that [TS]

00:27:05   if the business is going to keep growing [TS]

00:27:07   right like that's what it has to be [TS]

00:27:09   right we're kind of me we're kind of [TS]

00:27:11   hitting that point now where it's less [TS]

00:27:13   kind of making it up as we go along and [TS]

00:27:15   we kind of have to write some of this [TS]

00:27:17   stuff down yeah and also the like you [TS]

00:27:20   said getting things out of your head and [TS]

00:27:22   getting them into being a process i [TS]

00:27:26   still think for me the most the most [TS]

00:27:28   shocking example of a process that i was [TS]

00:27:34   originally doing that i had kept all in [TS]

00:27:36   my head was the process of making the [TS]

00:27:40   hello internet podcast go live right [TS]

00:27:42   which was a thing that I used to be [TS]

00:27:43   responsible for the whole of that and [TS]

00:27:46   when I started having my assistant help [TS]

00:27:49   help with that we were going through it [TS]

00:27:52   like we did it we did a the way we did [TS]

00:27:55   it was when I was putting an episode up [TS]

00:27:58   live we did a screen sharing chat [TS]

00:28:00   together so it's like I'm gonna do this [TS]

00:28:02   you're going to watch you're going to be [TS]

00:28:05   writing down the process as you go along [TS]

00:28:07   and then afterwards like we'll take a [TS]

00:28:09   look at the checklist and like well [TS]

00:28:11   we'll build this up but I'm gonna go [TS]

00:28:13   through it once and you see and then [TS]

00:28:15   let's figure out how to do this I think [TS]

00:28:17   one difference between me and you though [TS]

00:28:18   is that we won't be doing this in [TS]

00:28:19   silence no I wasn't in silence we were [TS]

00:28:21   talking to each other oh you said you'd [TS]

00:28:23   only ever exchanged one word no we've I [TS]

00:28:26   think maybe spoken to each other ten [TS]

00:28:29   times in three years okay whatever right [TS]

00:28:32   and if this was one of those times we've [TS]

00:28:34   never done like a FaceTime phone call [TS]

00:28:36   right but this was just a screen sharing [TS]

00:28:38   thing and it's useful to do it in voice [TS]

00:28:40   because voice is just higher bandwidth [TS]

00:28:41   well you have to if you're gonna do this [TS]

00:28:43   stuff it would be mind-boggling to try [TS]

00:28:46   and do that any other way that's [TS]

00:28:49   I'm with you with that one out if it [TS]

00:28:50   would be ridiculous well but this is [TS]

00:28:53   yeah if we ridiculous but I would say [TS]

00:28:55   that that was the most shocking thing to [TS]

00:28:58   me was and as I've mentioned before like [TS]

00:29:01   I had a big checklist that I was using [TS]

00:29:02   for here's all the switches that need to [TS]

00:29:04   be flipped putting it up on YouTube [TS]

00:29:05   putting up on patreon for doing all the [TS]

00:29:07   back end on the system like filling in [TS]

00:29:10   all the metadata tat like all of this [TS]

00:29:11   like there's tons of stuff like I [TS]

00:29:12   already had a really long checklist but [TS]

00:29:15   when we went through it and it has to be [TS]

00:29:18   explained in a way that a person who is [TS]

00:29:19   totally unfamiliar with this system can [TS]

00:29:22   do it I realized oh this checklist it [TS]

00:29:26   ended up exploding to be like five times [TS]

00:29:28   the size because even when I thought I [TS]

00:29:30   had written down everything you just [TS]

00:29:33   don't realize all of the little things [TS]

00:29:35   that you don't even think are part of [TS]

00:29:38   the process that you're just doing [TS]

00:29:39   automatically but that are not going to [TS]

00:29:41   be obvious to somebody else who is [TS]

00:29:42   unfamiliar with it and so now we have [TS]

00:29:45   the result is is a document that a [TS]

00:29:48   competent person could follow through [TS]

00:29:51   because it literally does have here are [TS]

00:29:54   all of the steps that are required not [TS]

00:29:56   just here are the steps that I want to [TS]

00:30:00   be reminded of when I'm doing it myself [TS]

00:30:03   and like those are two totally totally [TS]

00:30:06   different things but I'm constantly [TS]

00:30:08   surprised about how processes expand [TS]

00:30:10   into multi-level steps when you start [TS]

00:30:15   working with other people I'm expecting [TS]

00:30:17   a bit more of like why do you do it that [TS]

00:30:19   way I'm like I can tell you why it was [TS]

00:30:25   the way I did it the first time yeah and [TS]

00:30:27   it just never changed yeah yep yep st [TS]

00:30:30   that's the answer to very many things [TS]

00:30:31   well how do you do with this light it's [TS]

00:30:33   the way I did it the first time and then [TS]

00:30:35   this groove got well worn over time but [TS]

00:30:40   it is gonna be a time-consuming and [TS]

00:30:44   challenging process I'm sure right we [TS]

00:30:46   will be with anybody but I'm excited to [TS]

00:30:49   do it because when it's done everything [TS]

00:30:52   gets better hmm and and I'm looking [TS]

00:30:56   forward to that future I have yet to [TS]

00:30:58   meet anybody who's gone through this [TS]

00:31:00   process who on the other side of it [TS]

00:31:02   doesn't make a comment like I should [TS]

00:31:04   have done this a year ago right just [TS]

00:31:06   just like just like we were talking [TS]

00:31:08   about last time right hires are always [TS]

00:31:09   made six months too late this is the [TS]

00:31:11   same kind of thing like by the time [TS]

00:31:13   you're looking into getting someone to [TS]

00:31:14   help you with anything you are probably [TS]

00:31:16   way overdue for needing someone to help [TS]

00:31:18   you with something but I'm really happy [TS]

00:31:20   that you have moved so quickly on this [TS]

00:31:22   mike and i am really interested to see [TS]

00:31:25   how this goes for you over the next few [TS]

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00:33:01   love a lot and with a sand colored band [TS]

00:33:04   as well it really is a different type of [TS]

00:33:08   thing right like it is a good-looking [TS]

00:33:09   watch at a great price and sometimes [TS]

00:33:13   it's nice to have that [TS]

00:33:15   little bit of style and their analog [TS]

00:33:17   design on the wrist you can find out [TS]

00:33:20   more about movement watches by going to [TS]

00:33:22   mvmt watches dot-com / cortex and [TS]

00:33:27   because you're listening to this show [TS]

00:33:28   you'll get fifteen percent off with free [TS]

00:33:30   shipping and free returns go and take a [TS]

00:33:33   look I bet there's gonna be a design [TS]

00:33:35   that fits you they have so many great [TS]

00:33:37   designs that come in these great boxes [TS]

00:33:38   it's time for you to step up your watch [TS]

00:33:40   game and join the movement go to mvmt [TS]

00:33:43   watches calm / cortex and thank you to [TS]

00:33:46   movement watches for their support of [TS]

00:33:47   this show and relay FM so Mike you know [TS]

00:33:52   I'm a subscriber to your vlog yep and [TS]

00:33:56   I'm always wondering where those [TS]

00:33:58   episodes are on the schedule yes on the [TS]

00:34:01   schedule schedules are very important to [TS]

00:34:03   me as a listener and and a few uh now i [TS]

00:34:07   only listen to your videos i don't watch [TS]

00:34:09   him yeah and i only watch the podcasts [TS]

00:34:12   on youtube might put the podcast on and [TS]

00:34:14   then I put mute on that's how that works [TS]

00:34:15   but ok so there's no schedule already [TS]

00:34:18   this is this is a thing but then [TS]

00:34:21   recently your most your most recent [TS]

00:34:23   video that came out total format change [TS]

00:34:26   yep total complete format change not a [TS]

00:34:29   vlog not a vlog not a vlog at all you [TS]

00:34:32   you sir were not even on camera for the [TS]

00:34:36   entire video that was a choice so i made [TS]

00:34:38   a video about the nintendo switch you [TS]

00:34:41   did which is something that i was very [TS]

00:34:43   excited about and i spent a couple of [TS]

00:34:46   days when I received the console [TS]

00:34:48   obviously playing and making a video [TS]

00:34:50   about it as well and a decision that I [TS]

00:34:53   made from the beginning is that I would [TS]

00:34:56   not be talking into camera during the [TS]

00:34:57   video mmm and that made it way harder [TS]

00:35:01   mm-hmm because I had to shoot enough [TS]

00:35:04   footage to fill my audio but it was a [TS]

00:35:08   constraint that I set for myself to try [TS]

00:35:12   and flex my muscles in making a video in [TS]

00:35:17   this way so like a video about a piece [TS]

00:35:20   of technology Lou and I figured that the [TS]

00:35:23   further away I took it from being a vlog [TS]

00:35:25   the better just to put myself through [TS]

00:35:28   that exercise [TS]

00:35:29   like in the future when I make videos [TS]

00:35:31   like this I will probably have sections [TS]

00:35:33   where I'm also talking to the camera [TS]

00:35:35   because honestly it made it harder than [TS]

00:35:38   it should have been to put this video [TS]

00:35:40   together but I'm still pleased about the [TS]

00:35:43   decision that I made because it forced [TS]

00:35:45   my hand in a bunch of ways to like be [TS]

00:35:47   really heavy handed with cutting the [TS]

00:35:51   audio down I've recorded and also into [TS]

00:35:54   working out ways to stretch out the [TS]

00:35:56   product footage that I had to try out [TS]

00:35:59   some some different ways of recording [TS]

00:36:01   things I'm pleased about the way that [TS]

00:36:03   that went that I had this idea as a way [TS]

00:36:07   to push myself and to try and learn some [TS]

00:36:09   new skills and I think I learned some [TS]

00:36:11   new stuff and having completed the video [TS]

00:36:14   I think I've learned more about what I [TS]

00:36:16   would want to do next time right which [TS]

00:36:18   is not them there are a bunch of things [TS]

00:36:20   that I wasn't happy with and I've since [TS]

00:36:22   kind of got feedback from viewers and [TS]

00:36:26   from friends who make this sort of stuff [TS]

00:36:27   about how to make those things smoother [TS]

00:36:30   or and better for the future hmm but [TS]

00:36:34   what I wanted to talk about today in [TS]

00:36:36   regards to this video is about when [TS]

00:36:40   something's good enough so I had a real [TS]

00:36:45   clear vision in my mind for how this [TS]

00:36:48   video would look and it was a vision I [TS]

00:36:51   never could have achieved with this [TS]

00:36:53   video right because I watch a lot of [TS]

00:36:57   these sort of tech youtubers right like [TS]

00:37:00   I have like mkbhd and Austin Evans [TS]

00:37:03   they're like who I consider to be the [TS]

00:37:04   best at this stuff of everybody that I [TS]

00:37:06   won't and in my mind I'm like I want to [TS]

00:37:10   make a video it looks like there's right [TS]

00:37:12   I knew I couldn't do this right mm-hmm I [TS]

00:37:16   I wasn't fooling myself right they have [TS]

00:37:19   a lot of experience they're very good at [TS]

00:37:21   what they do they have all of the [TS]

00:37:23   knowledge and the technology all built [TS]

00:37:25   up but that was in my mind I'm going for [TS]

00:37:28   that style that's the endgame if I want [TS]

00:37:31   to make stuff that's like this now as [TS]

00:37:33   well hmm I had an idea in my mind for I [TS]

00:37:37   wanted it to be and then I had an idea [TS]

00:37:39   for what I felt like I could achieve [TS]

00:37:42   so I was like I was being realistic with [TS]

00:37:44   myself and kind of setting a ball lower [TS]

00:37:45   all right so you're already you're [TS]

00:37:47   already saying I'm doing a doing the [TS]

00:37:49   formats which here's a thing that I want [TS]

00:37:52   to aim for yep i'd love for it to be an [TS]

00:37:55   8k resolution yeah but we're not gonna [TS]

00:37:57   start there nope so you're knocking it [TS]

00:38:00   down and you're saying all right here's [TS]

00:38:03   what I think I can achieve that is in [TS]

00:38:07   this genre like that'sthat's the actual [TS]

00:38:09   starting point lips that you're going [TS]

00:38:11   for yeah like this is the bar of quality [TS]

00:38:14   that i think i could maybe get right hmm [TS]

00:38:17   now i think that i probably only got [TS]

00:38:21   about sixty or seventy percent to that [TS]

00:38:23   point to the revised starting to the [TS]

00:38:26   revised goal right and it's because it's [TS]

00:38:32   really difficult to do this sort of [TS]

00:38:34   stuff it's really difficult for me to [TS]

00:38:37   try and achieve some shots without the [TS]

00:38:40   right equipment OOP because a lot of the [TS]

00:38:43   stuff the way you see like you know like [TS]

00:38:44   the camera moving around the device like [TS]

00:38:47   i have some little bits that i'd [TS]

00:38:49   purchased but they weren't the optimum [TS]

00:38:51   solution so they would provide not as [TS]

00:38:55   good a look right and also the camera [TS]

00:38:57   that i'm using is like a point-and-shoot [TS]

00:38:59   camera right like it's not a red yeah [TS]

00:39:01   exactly you know so like there are [TS]

00:39:03   things where like I wasn't aware that [TS]

00:39:06   there was some stuff that I wouldn't be [TS]

00:39:07   able to do with the equipment that i had [TS]

00:39:09   right just at all like I thought that [TS]

00:39:11   maybe I could try and fake some stuff [TS]

00:39:13   but that didn't really work out no this [TS]

00:39:16   is this is the thing that think is just [TS]

00:39:19   so interesting and is and also is the [TS]

00:39:21   input but like like we're we're always [TS]

00:39:24   saying people should just start like if [TS]

00:39:27   you want to make a podcast or if you [TS]

00:39:28   want to make youtube videos like there's [TS]

00:39:29   no barrier here like just get started [TS]

00:39:31   right just just try but I think this is [TS]

00:39:34   this is interesting flip side which is [TS]

00:39:36   that while it is easy to say most of [TS]

00:39:41   these things that look like they are [TS]

00:39:43   easy to produce you just don't realize [TS]

00:39:46   how much is involved behind the scenes [TS]

00:39:50   and I think it's because like I give I'm [TS]

00:39:54   watching a review of a tech product [TS]

00:39:55   probably because I'm in this world but [TS]

00:39:58   there is a part of my brain that is [TS]

00:40:00   always cycling in the back like thinking [TS]

00:40:02   of all of the shots but look at all of [TS]

00:40:04   these different locations that they're [TS]

00:40:06   shooting this product in look at all of [TS]

00:40:08   these different cuts like every single [TS]

00:40:10   one of these had to be a cut that was or [TS]

00:40:11   a shot that was set up and for [TS]

00:40:13   everything that was set up they probably [TS]

00:40:14   discarded a whole bunch of other stuff [TS]

00:40:16   and then there's also the thing that [TS]

00:40:18   falls into the world of the things you [TS]

00:40:20   don't realize and this is like what [TS]

00:40:24   you're saying I one has a smooth moving [TS]

00:40:26   around the product shot and you think [TS]

00:40:28   how hard can that be and the answer is [TS]

00:40:30   without the right equipment that shot is [TS]

00:40:33   impossible like you can't you can't fake [TS]

00:40:35   it and it will just it will look all [TS]

00:40:38   wrong on camera because you don't have [TS]

00:40:41   the machine that's able to twirl the [TS]

00:40:43   camera around a fixed point in a smooth [TS]

00:40:45   motion and it turns out like there's no [TS]

00:40:47   faking that you can't possibly get [TS]

00:40:49   around it but like to go back to that [TS]

00:40:51   original the original point that we made [TS]

00:40:53   a long time ago that you can make this [TS]

00:40:55   stuff without the technology that's [TS]

00:40:57   still true but just don't try and do [TS]

00:40:59   what I tried to do Yeah right don't say [TS]

00:41:02   I'm not going to be on camera because it [TS]

00:41:04   I would have been able to make this [TS]

00:41:05   video I think all in all look better [TS]

00:41:08   like the overall look at the video would [TS]

00:41:10   have been better if I would have taken [TS]

00:41:11   out some of the stuff that didn't work [TS]

00:41:13   like you got to a certain point where [TS]

00:41:15   it's like this is as much as i can give [TS]

00:41:17   right yeah and yeah and what you were [TS]

00:41:19   saying i think is also very important is [TS]

00:41:21   to understand and work with the [TS]

00:41:27   limitations that you have all right like [TS]

00:41:29   if like if you're doing a vlog yeah you [TS]

00:41:34   shouldn't be aiming for like the thing [TS]

00:41:36   that I produce is going to look like a [TS]

00:41:38   Casey nice that video right with super [TS]

00:41:40   professional drone footage and fancy [TS]

00:41:43   timelapses and all the rest of that but [TS]

00:41:45   there's still a whole universe of vlog [TS]

00:41:48   stuff that can be done that can be [TS]

00:41:50   interesting within different constraints [TS]

00:41:52   and it's just to be aware I like what [TS]

00:41:54   equipment do i have and what is [TS]

00:41:56   something that can be done within this [TS]

00:41:58   universe of equipment like that's that's [TS]

00:42:01   a very different thing and it's easy to [TS]

00:42:04   not be aware of how hard it is to get [TS]

00:42:07   some super professional looking stuff [TS]

00:42:09   like I think we've discussed this before [TS]

00:42:10   but I'm I'm always amazed by people just [TS]

00:42:13   not noticing how much work can go into [TS]

00:42:17   producing something that's super high [TS]

00:42:19   quality yeah but that doesn't mean that [TS]

00:42:21   that like if you can't hit that mark you [TS]

00:42:23   shouldn't you shouldn't try but just be [TS]

00:42:25   aware of the limitations of the [TS]

00:42:27   equipment that you have and that may be [TS]

00:42:29   some things that are in your mind that [TS]

00:42:31   you want to do you can't do yet but you [TS]

00:42:34   can still create something else that [TS]

00:42:37   just looks different so I feel like I [TS]

00:42:40   ended up getting like sixty percent of [TS]

00:42:41   the way there right like that's kind of [TS]

00:42:43   where I think I got to and I then [TS]

00:42:48   started reshoot in some stuff hmm [TS]

00:42:50   perfecting some stuff spending more time [TS]

00:42:52   on things reading about things I didn't [TS]

00:42:56   know how to do in Final Cut so I could [TS]

00:42:58   try and make this thing look good right [TS]

00:43:00   and then I would be like oh but now that [TS]

00:43:02   shots out of focus because little did I [TS]

00:43:05   know that turning off auto focus is good [TS]

00:43:08   when you're trying to shoot technology [TS]

00:43:09   right and then it's like how do you stop [TS]

00:43:12   getting screen reflections so you don't [TS]

00:43:15   see the camera in the screen at the [TS]

00:43:16   technology device right surprisingly [TS]

00:43:19   hard yeah so going back and trying to [TS]

00:43:22   fix this and trying to fix that and I [TS]

00:43:24   got to the point where I'm like this [TS]

00:43:27   product came out X amount of days ago [TS]

00:43:29   there were already reviews about this [TS]

00:43:31   all over the internet I'm not trying to [TS]

00:43:34   make something that's going to get me [TS]

00:43:35   millions of views but I don't want to [TS]

00:43:38   put something out in a month right right [TS]

00:43:40   like there has to be a cut-off point [TS]

00:43:42   here and over the weekend the weekend is [TS]

00:43:45   past the product came out on Friday [TS]

00:43:47   weekend was gone and then by Tuesday I'm [TS]

00:43:50   like I've got to put this thing out [TS]

00:43:52   because it's going to get to the point [TS]

00:43:54   where just like it's just going to be [TS]

00:43:56   old and boring because I'm still the [TS]

00:43:58   audio i recorded was after like my first [TS]

00:44:00   day or two with the device right so all [TS]

00:44:03   of my thoughts are just like first [TS]

00:44:04   impression thoughts which is all there [TS]

00:44:06   ever going to be that was the plan for [TS]

00:44:07   the video but I can't put that out week [TS]

00:44:09   late exactly you can't do a first [TS]

00:44:11   impression too long after the device [TS]

00:44:14   comes out if you want to hit this for it [TS]

00:44:16   is relevant for your audience because I [TS]

00:44:19   mean yeah i could have if i wanted to [TS]

00:44:21   but the plan was always to [TS]

00:44:23   review this thing over a month and then [TS]

00:44:25   make a video that is like a month in [TS]

00:44:27   with the switch then that's one thing [TS]

00:44:29   but that wasn't the video that I was [TS]

00:44:30   making it was a here is my initial [TS]

00:44:33   review of this product after a couple of [TS]

00:44:35   days of it so I hadn't put it out but I [TS]

00:44:38   didn't think it was good enough it [TS]

00:44:40   wasn't what I wanted it to be hmm and [TS]

00:44:43   that was really difficult for me because [TS]

00:44:46   I had this idea in my mind I didn't feel [TS]

00:44:48   like I'd made it and I was just dreading [TS]

00:44:52   the thought of people seeing it and [TS]

00:44:54   seeing what I could see mmm all of the [TS]

00:44:57   faults because I was trying something [TS]

00:45:00   new I was trying to like break out of my [TS]

00:45:03   comfort zone with the videos that I've [TS]

00:45:06   been making because this is a type of [TS]

00:45:08   video I also want to make like I want to [TS]

00:45:11   still make the vlog style stuff but I do [TS]

00:45:12   want to make these product review videos [TS]

00:45:14   because they're the two types of YouTube [TS]

00:45:17   videos that I really enjoy watching so I [TS]

00:45:19   want to make them to write but was like [TS]

00:45:23   if I put this out and everyone sees how [TS]

00:45:25   bad it is does that mean I'm never gonna [TS]

00:45:28   do this again right and this was this [TS]

00:45:30   thing that was just going around on a [TS]

00:45:32   round in my head and you know over on I [TS]

00:45:34   was showing it to was being nice about [TS]

00:45:36   it but like of course they're gonna be [TS]

00:45:38   nice about it because they're my friends [TS]

00:45:40   you know I showed it to you and you were [TS]

00:45:42   nice about it which made me feel better [TS]

00:45:44   because I know you tell me if it was bad [TS]

00:45:46   but i like that i like the way you know [TS]

00:45:50   the way who started that sentences like [TS]

00:45:51   i was showing it to you and you said it [TS]

00:45:54   was nice and that's good because you're [TS]

00:45:55   not my friend and you would be mean if [TS]

00:45:57   it was necessary like that's I sounded [TS]

00:45:59   like it was you're just some dude that I [TS]

00:46:01   work with yeah this is actually the only [TS]

00:46:05   time we ever talked to each other even [TS]

00:46:07   then like I know that you would tell me [TS]

00:46:09   if it was bad but you might just still [TS]

00:46:12   be like not giving me the whole thing [TS]

00:46:14   right like I'm just saying that this is [TS]

00:46:16   good but you can still see what I can [TS]

00:46:18   see and I was really struggling with [TS]

00:46:20   this like really struggling with it like [TS]

00:46:22   I haven't felt this way about something [TS]

00:46:25   in a long time because like if i have a [TS]

00:46:27   new podcast i give i'm working on a new [TS]

00:46:29   show there is an element of it that I [TS]

00:46:32   always know in which it's good then [TS]

00:46:34   because like there's there's things that [TS]

00:46:35   I can judge with [TS]

00:46:37   you're fine right like audio quality [TS]

00:46:38   production value like all of that stuff [TS]

00:46:42   I've got that stuff like I know how to [TS]

00:46:45   do that and then it's the content but [TS]

00:46:47   this was everything like is my content [TS]

00:46:50   any good do people care about the [TS]

00:46:51   opinion that I have and then also is to [TS]

00:46:54   quality at this video even worth putting [TS]

00:46:56   out and I was really struggling with it [TS]

00:46:59   but I did put it out because it was it [TS]

00:47:03   was it was like a do I die moment I Eva [TS]

00:47:05   put this out now or I don't do it at all [TS]

00:47:07   but I've been talking for like a month [TS]

00:47:09   about the fact that I'm gonna make this [TS]

00:47:11   video woohoo so I kind of had to do it [TS]

00:47:13   so i put it out and the video has been [TS]

00:47:16   received very well people been very [TS]

00:47:20   complimentary about and lots of people [TS]

00:47:22   said about how good it looks which has [TS]

00:47:24   made me feel good there are a couple of [TS]

00:47:25   people that totally picked up the points [TS]

00:47:28   that were wrong and many of those people [TS]

00:47:30   gave me good feedback right like [TS]

00:47:33   feedback that I'm really pleased that I [TS]

00:47:35   got because I'm still mostly within the [TS]

00:47:38   people were nice to me on youtube face [TS]

00:47:40   right right mostly which is good this [TS]

00:47:43   video I noticed did get into the it must [TS]

00:47:46   have gotten into the recommended for [TS]

00:47:47   some people because like some of the [TS]

00:47:49   comments changed like there were people [TS]

00:47:52   that were referring to me as him as [TS]

00:47:54   opposed to you or Mike right yeah like [TS]

00:47:58   we've said that that's the big [TS]

00:47:59   difference when you know things are [TS]

00:48:01   getting very popular this tech reviewer [TS]

00:48:03   dude right who must make these things [TS]

00:48:05   all the time this video that I'm [TS]

00:48:07   watching yeah mm-hmm so you know it was [TS]

00:48:10   it was an enlightening experience I [TS]

00:48:12   still don't know why I didn't get [TS]

00:48:14   completely pan for it because I just in [TS]

00:48:17   my mind this video just it just isn't [TS]

00:48:19   what I wanted it to be but it got to a [TS]

00:48:22   certain point where I was like it just [TS]

00:48:24   has to go out there and I've learned a [TS]

00:48:25   bunch a lot of the stuff that I've [TS]

00:48:27   learned I don't think I'll still be able [TS]

00:48:28   to do most of it you know like he's like [TS]

00:48:31   okay I know this thing now but I still [TS]

00:48:33   don't know how to do it like I know how [TS]

00:48:35   to fix it but I can't fix it right does [TS]

00:48:37   that make sense right like there's a [TS]

00:48:39   thing that I know will make this thing [TS]

00:48:40   better someone has told me I understand [TS]

00:48:42   what they're saying but I don't know how [TS]

00:48:44   to do it still there's several things [TS]

00:48:46   here right with it sounds like that part [TS]

00:48:48   that you're talking about is just a pure [TS]

00:48:50   technical skill all right like I think [TS]

00:48:54   the video is really good and I think it [TS]

00:48:55   is very impressive especially [TS]

00:48:57   considering that it is the first kind of [TS]

00:49:00   video that you have ever done like this [TS]

00:49:01   right there are some shots where I can [TS]

00:49:04   look at and say like oh that that shot [TS]

00:49:06   is overexposed all right but this is the [TS]

00:49:08   kind of stuff that like nobody cares [TS]

00:49:10   right it's nobody watching those videos [TS]

00:49:13   notices or really cares about those [TS]

00:49:16   things but you is the person making it [TS]

00:49:18   are aware of two things you're hyper [TS]

00:49:21   aware of any of the little problems like [TS]

00:49:24   an overexposed shot or something out of [TS]

00:49:26   focus in a way that nobody who's [TS]

00:49:28   watching the thing will ever notice in a [TS]

00:49:29   thousand years and just like you're [TS]

00:49:32   saying this whole time you're also extra [TS]

00:49:34   sensitive because in your mind you have [TS]

00:49:36   the idea of what the thing was supposed [TS]

00:49:38   to be and then there's the actual thing [TS]

00:49:41   that you have created right and I mean I [TS]

00:49:44   don't know about you but I feel like I [TS]

00:49:45   have never put anything on the internet [TS]

00:49:50   that I felt like yeah that was that's [TS]

00:49:52   what I was going for I nailed it yeah [TS]

00:49:55   right it's like even even my reference [TS]

00:49:58   is like the the video that for me was [TS]

00:50:00   the easiest and the closest ever was my [TS]

00:50:01   Netherlands video like that is the [TS]

00:50:03   closest I've ever come to like having an [TS]

00:50:05   idea and executing it but even that's [TS]

00:50:08   not not perfect like there's mistakes in [TS]

00:50:10   that thing there's there's shots that I [TS]

00:50:12   don't like and this is also why I very [TS]

00:50:15   rarely very rarely watch stuff after i [TS]

00:50:18   put it up right or listen to podcasts [TS]

00:50:22   after the after the editing phase [TS]

00:50:24   because all i'm aware of is like oh that [TS]

00:50:27   conversation didn't go the way it was [TS]

00:50:29   supposed to in my head I didn't hit any [TS]

00:50:31   of the points that I wanted to hit or [TS]

00:50:33   you look watch a video and you feel like [TS]

00:50:34   oh look at this look at this parade of [TS]

00:50:36   failures right that I had all these [TS]

00:50:38   things I wanted to do and I was only [TS]

00:50:40   able to do sixty percent of them I think [TS]

00:50:43   that's just naturally part of its [TS]

00:50:45   naturally just part of the creation [TS]

00:50:46   process so you still feel that way with [TS]

00:50:49   your youtube videos then so that was [TS]

00:50:50   what I wondered like I wondered if if [TS]

00:50:52   this gets you to oh yeah oh yeah without [TS]

00:50:55   a doubt like it definitely does I feel [TS]

00:50:58   that way with podcasts I feel that way [TS]

00:50:59   with videos you know like the rules for [TS]

00:51:03   rulers video you know my last [TS]

00:51:04   video that I put out like you know I [TS]

00:51:06   haven't watched that since it went up [TS]

00:51:08   because I remember even the last couple [TS]

00:51:10   times when I'm watching it after it goes [TS]

00:51:12   live just to make sure everything's fine [TS]

00:51:13   you know looking at it like oh look look [TS]

00:51:16   at all of these missed opportunities [TS]

00:51:17   right all over the place things I didn't [TS]

00:51:20   do ideas that I wanted two points that I [TS]

00:51:22   don't feel like I explained very well [TS]

00:51:23   yeah of course I really feel like this [TS]

00:51:26   is just naturally naturally part of the [TS]

00:51:29   part of the process this is funny like [TS]

00:51:31   because usually I think one of the [TS]

00:51:34   things that we try to do on this show is [TS]

00:51:35   to talk about something and then offer [TS]

00:51:37   some advice right like this is how you [TS]

00:51:39   can maybe try and make this thing better [TS]

00:51:41   but like this is one of those times [TS]

00:51:43   where I don't think there is any right I [TS]

00:51:45   think there is no advice really like [TS]

00:51:47   he's just this is I feel like this is [TS]

00:51:49   just a thing that people that make stuff [TS]

00:51:51   no matter what it is they go through and [TS]

00:51:55   that's just kind of it really like we go [TS]

00:51:58   through it yeah there's no I don't think [TS]

00:52:02   there's a way to fix it now it gets [TS]

00:52:04   easier with time right because you know [TS]

00:52:06   over time i will get sixty five percent [TS]

00:52:09   of the way because i will get better so [TS]

00:52:11   there'll be things that i'll do which [TS]

00:52:12   will become easier I feel like you're [TS]

00:52:14   very optimistic about the progress of [TS]

00:52:15   that logarithmic curve right I think [TS]

00:52:17   that's gonna be a very long time right [TS]

00:52:19   but like I'll get a 60 and a half [TS]

00:52:21   percent yeah that's my yes yeah that's [TS]

00:52:23   that's kind of what happens because the [TS]

00:52:25   problem is as your skills increase your [TS]

00:52:27   vision increases faster alright so it's [TS]

00:52:30   like ooh actually I think I could do [TS]

00:52:31   even more so maybe it even goes down oh [TS]

00:52:33   I've achieved fifty percent of what i [TS]

00:52:35   wanted to write like I think one of the [TS]

00:52:37   things that has made it easier with me [TS]

00:52:39   over time with podcast editing mm-hmm [TS]

00:52:41   it's not I've gotten better at hiding [TS]

00:52:43   things so like as I've learned how to do [TS]

00:52:47   stuff more I've worked out some little [TS]

00:52:49   tricks you know a way to hide something [TS]

00:52:51   or a way to move around something or a [TS]

00:52:53   way to like take attention away from [TS]

00:52:55   like what is actually occurring right as [TS]

00:52:58   a way to cover up the thing that was [TS]

00:53:01   wrong that you can't fix mmm-hmm and I [TS]

00:53:04   and I think that once you get to that [TS]

00:53:05   stage you become more comfortable please [TS]

00:53:08   I feel like that but you know every bit [TS]

00:53:10   and so like I think that with most sort [TS]

00:53:12   of stuff that I do which is like [TS]

00:53:13   business as usual I'm okay with putting [TS]

00:53:16   it out there [TS]

00:53:17   right but it's when I do something [TS]

00:53:19   completely new like this switch video [TS]

00:53:22   it's it's trickier like I don't feel [TS]

00:53:25   this way so much with all of the vlog [TS]

00:53:27   episodes that I do like I feel like I [TS]

00:53:30   made me feel like about it with like [TS]

00:53:32   certain segments you know well I'm like [TS]

00:53:35   this was a new thing that I tried and it [TS]

00:53:36   didn't go as well as I wanted but like I [TS]

00:53:39   felt that way when I was first doing it [TS]

00:53:40   as you know like I spoke about it on the [TS]

00:53:42   show just like my dread letting the [TS]

00:53:44   world see these things I've made hmm but [TS]

00:53:47   I kind of gotten to the point where I [TS]

00:53:49   was comfortable enough to turn the [TS]

00:53:50   camera on it felt like I could kind of [TS]

00:53:51   achieve something that I was looking for [TS]

00:53:53   which was another reason why I decided [TS]

00:53:55   to make this video such a drastic [TS]

00:53:57   departure hmm knowing that there would [TS]

00:53:59   be a certain element of doubt that I [TS]

00:54:01   will put on myself but I feel like yeah [TS]

00:54:04   it's part of the creation process and it [TS]

00:54:07   gets easier in certain ways but like [TS]

00:54:09   very rightly as you said it also think [TS]

00:54:11   it's hard again in new ways and you also [TS]

00:54:14   have the problem like with this [TS]

00:54:16   particular project that all of this is [TS]

00:54:19   all of these feelings are heightened [TS]

00:54:22   because it is something new and so you [TS]

00:54:25   have a much greater level of uncertainty [TS]

00:54:27   about how is it going to be received [TS]

00:54:29   right that it's like you you know you [TS]

00:54:31   you made whatever it is six episodes of [TS]

00:54:34   a vlog before this thing went out and so [TS]

00:54:36   you had some some sense by episode 6 of [TS]

00:54:39   how are people probably going to receive [TS]

00:54:41   a vlog episode but then changing it up [TS]

00:54:44   you never know how people are going to [TS]

00:54:46   take that and that's that's kind of why [TS]

00:54:48   I was giving you like a little bit of a [TS]

00:54:49   pretend hard time in the opening like oh [TS]

00:54:51   my god you did something different in [TS]

00:54:53   your vlog because I feel very strongly [TS]

00:54:57   about this that there is this real [TS]

00:54:59   tension between the audience and the [TS]

00:55:02   Creator when it comes to new things that [TS]

00:55:06   I think it is vitally important for the [TS]

00:55:11   creators to do and try new things like [TS]

00:55:15   this is this is one of the reasons why [TS]

00:55:18   I'm very very intent on not having a [TS]

00:55:21   particular topic for my youtube channel [TS]

00:55:24   because it says like I'm gonna be doing [TS]

00:55:26   videos on things that interest me and [TS]

00:55:28   this is this isn't [TS]

00:55:30   there isn't an expectation of what is [TS]

00:55:32   the topic always going to be we're [TS]

00:55:34   looking through the back catalogue like [TS]

00:55:35   some of my videos are very different [TS]

00:55:37   from other ones and i think that's [TS]

00:55:40   that's a very that's an intentional [TS]

00:55:42   thing like i think it is important for [TS]

00:55:44   creators to do things differently but if [TS]

00:55:50   you generate any kind of audience you [TS]

00:55:54   have that audience because people like [TS]

00:55:56   the thing that you do and and so they [TS]

00:55:58   want more of the same thing always and [TS]

00:56:01   for you is a creator that might not be [TS]

00:56:06   what you want to do I think of course [TS]

00:56:08   like the most the most high level public [TS]

00:56:11   version of this that's happening right [TS]

00:56:13   now is like pewdiepie ak's content has [TS]

00:56:16   really changed over the past years and [TS]

00:56:18   it is very obvious that there is there's [TS]

00:56:21   like a conflict between people who like [TS]

00:56:24   the old stuff and his desire as a [TS]

00:56:28   creator to make new things that are [TS]

00:56:31   different and everybody goes through [TS]

00:56:34   this in one form or another but I think [TS]

00:56:36   it's it really is important to try and [TS]

00:56:40   do different things as a creator but but [TS]

00:56:44   it always puts you on on edge because [TS]

00:56:45   you know like this might go really [TS]

00:56:47   poorly with my pre-existing audience but [TS]

00:56:50   it's like gotta plow ahead anyway and [TS]

00:56:51   you can see this just this pattern of [TS]

00:56:54   creators doing things that are different [TS]

00:56:56   from what their audience wants like you [TS]

00:56:58   see this repeat over and over again even [TS]

00:57:01   in the music industry it's the same [TS]

00:57:02   thing like a band will do the thing and [TS]

00:57:05   they get a huge audience and you see [TS]

00:57:07   like that band in their next album wants [TS]

00:57:10   to do something that's very different [TS]

00:57:11   from what they did previously and their [TS]

00:57:13   audience might not like it's not what I [TS]

00:57:15   signed up for yeah exactly like you did [TS]

00:57:17   a thing that I liked do that forever do [TS]

00:57:20   that until the end of time but it's like [TS]

00:57:22   that's just not how it works if you're [TS]

00:57:25   in any kind of creative field yeah I was [TS]

00:57:28   definitely thinking about this and none [TS]

00:57:30   of the conclusion that i came to is that [TS]

00:57:32   i was early enough along in the process [TS]

00:57:33   that it wouldn't be terrible mmm and it [TS]

00:57:38   was also one of the reasons they died [TS]

00:57:40   gift for people that are watching every [TS]

00:57:42   video [TS]

00:57:43   I tried to like make it very clear that [TS]

00:57:47   I was gonna do this you know it's like [TS]

00:57:49   give people an expectation of it mmm and [TS]

00:57:53   I'm gonna definitely do some of the [TS]

00:57:56   original stuff right like my next video [TS]

00:57:59   will probably well it my next video will [TS]

00:58:02   be a more travel focus vlog again whoo [TS]

00:58:05   because I'm traveling a bunch in April [TS]

00:58:07   but my next one after that will probably [TS]

00:58:11   be or if things go the way that I want a [TS]

00:58:14   review of the new iPad I'll keep our [TS]

00:58:17   fingers crossed yeah I know Oh God [TS]

00:58:19   something please come on unhappy times [TS]

00:58:24   for everyone in the Apple world no [TS]

00:58:25   matter what you like like fingers [TS]

00:58:27   crossed for ipad maybe ever anything and [TS]

00:58:33   then I'm hoping that like as time goes [TS]

00:58:34   on then that's what people expect right [TS]

00:58:36   that they expect to mix of these things [TS]

00:58:38   hmm but right now I still feel like [TS]

00:58:41   there is an element of me making these [TS]

00:58:42   videos for me hmm and that people are [TS]

00:58:46   sharing in that but eventually if things [TS]

00:58:49   go the way that I would like them to I [TS]

00:58:51   do lose a bit of that control and and I [TS]

00:58:54   understand that you have to have to [TS]

00:58:57   respect the audience you know and I [TS]

00:58:59   think that there is a tightrope to walk [TS]

00:59:01   through that if being able to express [TS]

00:59:06   yourself creatively in the way that you [TS]

00:59:07   want to but also giving the people that [TS]

00:59:10   are decided to spend their time with you [TS]

00:59:12   the thing that they want as well yeah [TS]

00:59:14   it's definitely a delicate balancing act [TS]

00:59:16   and you are totally right that in the [TS]

00:59:19   beginning lifecycle of your YouTube [TS]

00:59:22   channel or any creative project you are [TS]

00:59:24   more free to go all over the place and [TS]

00:59:26   as the audience grows that feeling of [TS]

00:59:31   constraints can definitely get stronger [TS]

00:59:34   I also think that it's still important [TS]

00:59:36   to be able to feel like you can do [TS]

00:59:39   something different instead of feeling [TS]

00:59:41   like you're you're trapped in the exact [TS]

00:59:43   same same thing well isn't that what [TS]

00:59:45   your second channels fall right like [TS]

00:59:46   isn't that what they therefore they [TS]

00:59:48   exist right that's as part of the other [TS]

00:59:50   the second channel is so I can put up [TS]

00:59:52   just garbage that took a minute to do [TS]

00:59:54   but that I just think is funny for some [TS]

00:59:55   reason [TS]

00:59:56   that's like but that but it definitely [TS]

00:59:59   is the case that is [TS]

00:59:59   is the case that is [TS]

01:00:00   kind of like a weird outlet of like I'm [TS]

01:00:02   just gonna put up whatever like and it [TS]

01:00:04   doesn't even matter on the second [TS]

01:00:06   channel in a way that I would never do [TS]

01:00:08   on the first channel yeah so just out of [TS]

01:00:11   curiosity Mike do you have any idea how [TS]

01:00:14   long this vlog took you did you do time [TS]

01:00:16   tracking on this one haha again this [TS]

01:00:19   isn't a vlog grey this was a this was [TS]

01:00:21   I'm sorry heck product review I'm sorry [TS]

01:00:24   I didn't mean to use the wrong [TS]

01:00:26   terminology for your tech product review [TS]

01:00:28   do you have any idea how long it took [TS]

01:00:31   you yeah I do it took me a nine and a [TS]

01:00:35   half hours oh that's pretty good it's [TS]

01:00:38   pretty good well that was the time I [TS]

01:00:40   tracked I know there was some time that [TS]

01:00:42   I didn't try I still think that's pretty [TS]

01:00:45   good but I also bet for anybody who has [TS]

01:00:48   not ever made a youtube video that seems [TS]

01:00:51   like an astounding amount of time mm-hmm [TS]

01:00:53   for a final product that is 10 minutes [TS]

01:00:55   and 37 seconds long what's the what's [TS]

01:00:58   the multiple on that right like it takes [TS]

01:01:00   out twice as long to edit a podcast as [TS]

01:01:02   it does to record as I okay well for [TS]

01:01:04   producing producing a video where you're [TS]

01:01:06   not on screen where you have to put [TS]

01:01:08   something on screen for every minutes [TS]

01:01:10   you have a ratio of nine hours to 10 [TS]

01:01:14   minutes brutal way stuff is this a lot [TS]

01:01:17   of time it's a long time worth it but a [TS]

01:01:20   lot of time yeah I think I was worth it [TS]

01:01:22   I was interesting to see you do [TS]

01:01:23   something else and I look forward to [TS]

01:01:25   your future vlogs I mean tech product [TS]

01:01:30   reviews check Prague refuse not vlogs [TS]

01:01:32   not blocks of all I look forward to your [TS]

01:01:34   future history videos thank you I've [TS]

01:01:38   ever made a history video I don't think [TS]

01:01:39   so other than I think that's all people [TS]

01:01:41   think you make done science videos [TS]

01:01:43   that's my other favorite one people go [TS]

01:01:44   like oh he's a science channel like [TS]

01:01:46   which video is that Austrian science [TS]

01:01:48   another tag line for your channel yeah [TS]

01:01:50   cgpgrey he should all history all [TS]

01:01:52   science all the time except when there's [TS]

01:01:54   nothing or history all sounds none of [TS]

01:01:57   the time yes oh that's actually good I [TS]

01:02:03   should change child of that today's [TS]

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01:03:05   real afm the nintendo switch is freaking [TS]

01:03:08   awesome by the way I love it so much I [TS]

01:03:10   love it so much and all I want to do is [TS]

01:03:13   play zelda like a hundred percent of my [TS]

01:03:15   place when I'm not playing it I'm [TS]

01:03:17   thinking about it mmm it's all of it is [TS]

01:03:20   amazing I was thinking it would be the [TS]

01:03:22   perfect games console for aggregation as [TS]

01:03:25   well you know mmm yeah but see when I do [TS]

01:03:27   a great keishon I there's no computer [TS]

01:03:29   games there's no computer games there's [TS]

01:03:31   no social media so it is it is not [TS]

01:03:34   actually the perfect console for a [TS]

01:03:37   gradation it would be a nightmare [TS]

01:03:38   console for a gradation I wouldn't I [TS]

01:03:40   wouldn't want to bring it with well it's [TS]

01:03:41   the perfect console for vacations right [TS]

01:03:43   now there we go that's different does [TS]

01:03:47   look cool like I have to say it looks it [TS]

01:03:49   looks super cool as far as consoles go [TS]

01:03:51   it is definitely the console that has [TS]

01:03:53   piqued my interest the most of anything [TS]

01:03:57   and like mm-hmm you know I mean the last [TS]

01:04:00   10 years really cuz i've just i've just [TS]

01:04:02   been a pc master race brackets actually [TS]

01:04:07   imac gamer for essentially all at that [TS]

01:04:10   time but the but it looks it looks [TS]

01:04:11   awesome and I to have very fond memories [TS]

01:04:14   of Nintendo from my childhood so i do [TS]

01:04:17   feel i do feel tempted I feel very [TS]

01:04:19   tempted I'll convince you okay i'm going [TS]

01:04:22   to show you sober I just me to see the [TS]

01:04:25   majesty that is this zelda game [TS]

01:04:27   because I'm not if I'm not zelda was [TS]

01:04:31   never really one of the properties that [TS]

01:04:32   I played very often but this is just [TS]

01:04:36   nothing like any zelda game before hmm [TS]

01:04:39   it's it's astounding it really is just [TS]

01:04:43   unbelievable up so i guess this podcast [TS]

01:04:45   is just interrupting years all the time [TS]

01:04:46   is that what's happening everything is [TS]

01:04:48   poor Mike what's it happens when you get [TS]

01:04:52   obsessed with the game mm-hmm well your [TS]

01:04:54   whole life is just an obstacle in the [TS]

01:04:56   way of playing the game do you know what [TS]

01:04:58   I'm gonna bring in a fear of right now [TS]

01:05:00   there what the moment where I stop you [TS]

01:05:03   mean when you win no the moment where I [TS]

01:05:05   am we both suffer from this mmm where [TS]

01:05:08   you're playing a video game mmm and then [TS]

01:05:11   you just immediately lose all interest [TS]

01:05:14   in the video again oh you have this too [TS]

01:05:16   okay I don't think we've discussed this [TS]

01:05:18   but I didn't okay so you have this [TS]

01:05:19   feeling to people either get that said [TS]

01:05:21   they don't all right so like I'm I am [TS]

01:05:23   like everyday playing a game thinking [TS]

01:05:26   about it like it is consuming me and [TS]

01:05:28   then all of sudden stops the complete [TS]

01:05:31   loser stops sometimes especially with [TS]

01:05:33   iphone games it's like I went on a trip [TS]

01:05:36   and didn't play it on the trip and they [TS]

01:05:38   just decided never to play it again it [TS]

01:05:40   just pops out on my head and I'm just [TS]

01:05:42   like am i interested anymore hmm and for [TS]

01:05:45   some reason like I know this is gonna [TS]

01:05:46   happen moselle de but I don't want it to [TS]

01:05:48   I want to finish it and i'm i'm i'm [TS]

01:05:51   concerned i won't finish it and i just [TS]

01:05:55   need to keep plowing ahead i feel like [TS]

01:05:58   i've got to get it done before mario [TS]

01:05:59   kart right so call about a month okay [TS]

01:06:02   that's your deadline yeah before [TS]

01:06:05   mariokart mariokart on the switch get [TS]

01:06:08   even more tempting yep even more [TS]

01:06:10   tempting that'd be great how many hours [TS]

01:06:13   of my childhood did I pour into mario [TS]

01:06:15   kart all of them yep get ready it's [TS]

01:06:17   coming I want to do something we haven't [TS]

01:06:21   done in a while gray yeah care tax know [TS]

01:06:25   where we are dick no no what we're not [TS]

01:06:30   doing this again what is care text yeah [TS]

01:06:33   caretech [TS]

01:06:36   Andrew asked this is a question that we [TS]

01:06:40   receive from a bunch of different people [TS]

01:06:42   written in a bunch of different ways but [TS]

01:06:43   Andrew put it into one sentence how long [TS]

01:06:47   should you make no money on a side [TS]

01:06:50   project before you know it's time to [TS]

01:06:52   move on ooh now I want it just like [TS]

01:06:58   straight up say and just get this out of [TS]

01:07:01   the way this is obviously different for [TS]

01:07:04   every single type of side project right [TS]

01:07:07   so there is not a fixed timeline I think [TS]

01:07:10   I don't think the answer to this is [TS]

01:07:13   actually calendar time okay I think the [TS]

01:07:18   answer is something else I'm gonna say [TS]

01:07:21   six months I'm gonna I'm gonna put a [TS]

01:07:23   calendar date on it all right great how [TS]

01:07:25   long were you making YouTube videos [TS]

01:07:26   before you quit your teaching job okay [TS]

01:07:29   well all right Mike it depends on what [TS]

01:07:31   you're talking about haha I just said [TS]

01:07:34   it's six months asterisk well yeah I [TS]

01:07:38   mean part of it is part of it is that [TS]

01:07:41   the YouTube videos it took me a long [TS]

01:07:43   time to recognize like oh this is a [TS]

01:07:44   thing that can even be a career as I [TS]

01:07:46   constantly need to mention because it's [TS]

01:07:48   like The Forgotten mists of time that [TS]

01:07:50   YouTube was not really a thing that you [TS]

01:07:53   made money on when I started it so i [TS]

01:07:55   think it's that's a little bit different [TS]

01:07:57   but that's the thing knows i think so [TS]

01:07:58   many people sigh projects start that way [TS]

01:08:01   like here's a thing i want to do so you [TS]

01:08:04   started doing the thing and then all of [TS]

01:08:06   a sudden you're like I'll hang on I love [TS]

01:08:08   this more than any other thing at first [TS]

01:08:10   it was just a thing I wanted to try [TS]

01:08:12   because I'm interested in it like [TS]

01:08:13   podcasting or YouTube or writings like [TS]

01:08:16   this is just a thing that I enjoy me [TS]

01:08:19   then it's like oh I enjoy this so much I [TS]

01:08:22   can't bear to do anything else right and [TS]

01:08:25   then maybe that the clock starts ticking [TS]

01:08:27   I mean I guess this is this is Mike Mike [TS]

01:08:30   talks about how much he loves podcasting [TS]

01:08:32   and he's living his dream right but [TS]

01:08:34   there's the like cgpgrey over here who [TS]

01:08:37   had a bunch of projects that were all [TS]

01:08:39   just cynical projects right did you [TS]

01:08:42   escape from the working life that's our [TS]

01:08:45   let me say in your in your terms of like [TS]

01:08:48   this is the thing I [TS]

01:08:49   couldn't bear more than anything else [TS]

01:08:52   all right is that make you feel better [TS]

01:08:53   sure whatever whatever but like there is [TS]

01:08:57   a moment in which you decide I want to [TS]

01:09:00   do this thing right no matter what [TS]

01:09:03   reason it is your siding whether it's [TS]

01:09:04   like the thing that takes the least time [TS]

01:09:06   or it's the thing that you're interested [TS]

01:09:08   in the most whatever your reasons are [TS]

01:09:10   but I think they even from that point I [TS]

01:09:15   couldn't say to you you should then only [TS]

01:09:20   take six months on it mm-hmm because [TS]

01:09:22   that's not what i did i spent like [TS]

01:09:26   another three years from that point but [TS]

01:09:30   i still got there right and and again [TS]

01:09:33   i'm not saying like you should do that i [TS]

01:09:36   will actually advised that most people [TS]

01:09:38   don't do that like take three years on [TS]

01:09:41   it but i think it's it shouldn't be [TS]

01:09:46   about time and and and i think that [TS]

01:09:50   that's for me the only thing i can say [TS]

01:09:52   is don't put it in a sense of pure time [TS]

01:09:57   but surrounding factors which could be [TS]

01:10:02   health which could be i don't have any [TS]

01:10:06   friends anymore more could be my spouse [TS]

01:10:09   wants to kill me right like and i'm [TS]

01:10:12   making fun of all of those things but [TS]

01:10:14   they are all the things hmm and it is a [TS]

01:10:18   you need to keep going to the point in [TS]

01:10:21   which you realize the sacrifice is worth [TS]

01:10:24   it anymore and it's like that's the [TS]

01:10:26   worst advice to give yeah that's [TS]

01:10:30   terrible advice but it's the only thing [TS]

01:10:32   that i know because i don't think that [TS]

01:10:34   there is a time frame like you have to [TS]

01:10:37   do it until there is another factor [TS]

01:10:42   yeah I like six months right be good all [TS]

01:10:49   right so well because anybody hadn't [TS]

01:10:51   already realized that mean you are very [TS]

01:10:53   different I think this is it right like [TS]

01:10:55   I'm like until the passion in your belly [TS]

01:10:58   yeah my soul like doing with love and [TS]

01:11:01   the money will follow and yeah and and [TS]

01:11:04   now it's look like because I think built [TS]

01:11:06   into this question is there's an intent [TS]

01:11:09   in this question how long should you [TS]

01:11:11   make little to no money with a side [TS]

01:11:12   project before you know it's time to [TS]

01:11:13   move on right there's an intent there [TS]

01:11:15   which is I have a side project the [TS]

01:11:17   purpose of which is to make some money [TS]

01:11:18   right that's I think that's embedded in [TS]

01:11:20   this question if there's a there's a [TS]

01:11:22   thing that you love to do right that it [TS]

01:11:25   puts rainbows into your brain and you [TS]

01:11:28   you love it above everything and it [TS]

01:11:30   makes no money but you still want to [TS]

01:11:32   keep doing it like that's fine [TS]

01:11:33   everybody's got to have hobbies right I [TS]

01:11:36   guess except me I can't maintain any [TS]

01:11:38   hobbies but I think that's what that is [TS]

01:11:41   that's a description of a hobby but this [TS]

01:11:43   feels like a thing that's that's an [TS]

01:11:45   intent with purpose and I guess I feel [TS]

01:11:48   strongly about this because when I when [TS]

01:11:49   I look on past idiot me who was trying [TS]

01:11:53   to spin up his own thing I think this by [TS]

01:11:57   far by far is one of the costliest [TS]

01:11:59   mistakes that I made which was sticking [TS]

01:12:02   with projects for way too long right way [TS]

01:12:06   too long like I think of some of the [TS]

01:12:10   other stuff that I that I used to do and [TS]

01:12:12   it was like so I used to do this time [TS]

01:12:13   management business thing like forever [TS]

01:12:15   ago now like in the mists of time and [TS]

01:12:17   that was actually a side project that [TS]

01:12:20   did make money but more importantly it [TS]

01:12:24   was like it never quite made enough for [TS]

01:12:26   me to do it as a self-employed thing [TS]

01:12:30   right to be on my own one hundred [TS]

01:12:32   percent but I like I just stuck with [TS]

01:12:36   that for too long and it was a kind of [TS]

01:12:40   mediocre success like it's earning some [TS]

01:12:43   money but I'm not like I'm not spinning [TS]

01:12:45   this up into another thing and I i still [TS]

01:12:49   like i still remember actually exactly [TS]

01:12:52   where i was when i made the decision [TS]

01:12:54   that like [TS]

01:12:55   it's time to drop this even though this [TS]

01:12:57   project is making some money this is not [TS]

01:13:00   going to be the thing you've been [TS]

01:13:01   working on it too long and that was like [TS]

01:13:04   one of the best decisions I ever made [TS]

01:13:06   and there's some other projects like [TS]

01:13:08   that works like I worked on this thing [TS]

01:13:09   for too long and I should have switched [TS]

01:13:12   project sooner so that that's why I [TS]

01:13:15   think like if your intent with a side [TS]

01:13:18   project is to actually make money with [TS]

01:13:22   it i think from from everyone i know who [TS]

01:13:26   has successfully transitioned to being [TS]

01:13:28   like a self-employed on their own person [TS]

01:13:31   their side project that was the thing [TS]

01:13:34   that actually did it for them made money [TS]

01:13:38   relatively quickly and also scaled up [TS]

01:13:42   relatively quickly it's not it's not so [TS]

01:13:46   much like a oh i was working on a thing [TS]

01:13:48   for four years and then suddenly one day [TS]

01:13:50   it became the thing like i just i don't [TS]

01:13:53   really think that that happens so that's [TS]

01:13:55   why i say like if this is really your [TS]

01:13:57   explicit intent six months six months [TS]

01:14:00   and if you don't see a really promising [TS]

01:14:02   trend line ditch it start the next thing [TS]

01:14:04   do for ya you want to do it a year [TS]

01:14:10   that's fine whatever but justjust have [TS]

01:14:11   something in your mind don't just don't [TS]

01:14:14   just keep going on with it in a vague [TS]

01:14:16   way and thinking like oh someday this [TS]

01:14:18   thing is going to pay off because it [TS]

01:14:20   probably won't this question comes from [TS]

01:14:22   daniel daniel says I find it fascinating [TS]

01:14:24   to hear your takes unemployment [TS]

01:14:26   particularly to that come to mind are [TS]

01:14:28   your responses to leaving employment for [TS]

01:14:30   self-employment and where the universe [TS]

01:14:31   he is or isn't worth it hmm those are [TS]

01:14:34   big questions okay I guess the reason I [TS]

01:14:37   find myself writing is because I don't [TS]

01:14:38   fully fall into either of those things [TS]

01:14:40   you guys have answered so don't worry [TS]

01:14:42   great we don't have to answer those [TS]

01:14:43   questions today he's university worth it [TS]

01:14:46   discuss haha maybe for a later show I'm [TS]

01:14:50   currently a student with an office job [TS]

01:14:51   that is currently sucking the soul out [TS]

01:14:53   of me don't get me wrong I feel like I'm [TS]

01:14:55   lucky for having an office job at a [TS]

01:14:56   young age while most of my friends do [TS]

01:14:58   not however lately getting dressed for [TS]

01:15:00   work in the mornings has felt like I'm [TS]

01:15:01   bracing myself to go into a battlefield [TS]

01:15:03   I find myself drowning in the amount of [TS]

01:15:05   work i have and also constantly arguing [TS]

01:15:07   or putting up a banner [TS]

01:15:08   tubes for as little as saying good [TS]

01:15:10   morning it also doesn't help that I am [TS]

01:15:12   hourly not salary based and being paid a [TS]

01:15:14   ridiculously smaller amount than the [TS]

01:15:16   person I ended up replacing it feels [TS]

01:15:18   chaotic and although changes are said to [TS]

01:15:21   be coming to help with the chaos they [TS]

01:15:23   always are mmm no we're comin don't [TS]

01:15:26   believe that those changes they're just [TS]

01:15:28   on the horizon any moment now just stick [TS]

01:15:32   with it so although changes are said to [TS]

01:15:35   be coming to help with the chaos I can't [TS]

01:15:37   help but feel like it's only downhill [TS]

01:15:39   from here the place that once felt like [TS]

01:15:41   home might as well be a minefield [TS]

01:15:43   waiting to explode all that said I don't [TS]

01:15:46   have another thing to jump to there is [TS]

01:15:47   no sign hustle without limited education [TS]

01:15:49   or experience I'm not one hundred [TS]

01:15:51   percent sure how easy it would be to [TS]

01:15:52   find another job so my question is what [TS]

01:15:55   would you guys do would you try to take [TS]

01:15:57   more money and stay all of these signs [TS]

01:15:59   that I should be running or am i just [TS]

01:16:01   being a rebellious young person who [TS]

01:16:03   doesn't want to put up for being put [TS]

01:16:05   down constantly it's signed that you [TS]

01:16:08   should go definitely yeah that's that's [TS]

01:16:10   what I like my experience with this [TS]

01:16:13   stuff is when things in a working [TS]

01:16:15   environment turn for the worse you just [TS]

01:16:19   you just cannot believe ever any of the [TS]

01:16:22   promises of future improvement tho those [TS]

01:16:24   will not be coming those are [TS]

01:16:26   modifications to to keep you where you [TS]

01:16:29   are I if you don't if you don't have a [TS]

01:16:32   side hustle like this is obviously like [TS]

01:16:36   you don't want it to jump into the void [TS]

01:16:38   of nothing but I would be very actively [TS]

01:16:41   looking for another better position to [TS]

01:16:45   get into somewhere else that's that's [TS]

01:16:47   what I would be doing and I know what [TS]

01:16:49   Daniels saying about the fact that [TS]

01:16:52   they're young and the general of [TS]

01:16:55   experience and like I get all of that [TS]

01:16:57   like any would be tricky to find another [TS]

01:17:00   job that might be like on paper is good [TS]

01:17:02   but if you allow yourself to get into [TS]

01:17:05   this mindset for your first job mmm you [TS]

01:17:09   will be doing this forever yeah if you [TS]

01:17:11   allow yourself at this point to just [TS]

01:17:13   stick it out you will be sticking it out [TS]

01:17:17   in every job you ever have you're in [TS]

01:17:19   this position you know what whatever it [TS]

01:17:20   is like this is a bullet [TS]

01:17:22   on your resume and and you use this you [TS]

01:17:24   use this to stretch into the next job [TS]

01:17:26   because look here's a pro tip when [TS]

01:17:30   people put out requirements for another [TS]

01:17:33   job but those are not hard and fast [TS]

01:17:35   requirements right like you can you can [TS]

01:17:37   try to stretch it in applications for [TS]

01:17:39   other things so like this is a ladder [TS]

01:17:42   that you want to try to climb like [TS]

01:17:43   stretch it to two a better position if [TS]

01:17:47   you can even if you don't necessarily [TS]

01:17:48   think like you're one hundred percent [TS]

01:17:49   yep you're one hundred percent qualified [TS]

01:17:52   for that other position because like but [TS]

01:17:55   just just try it like just just go for [TS]

01:17:56   it so we've already got a job with no [TS]

01:17:58   experience yeah if you now have [TS]

01:18:00   magnitudes of experience more than you [TS]

01:18:03   have the last time it literally [TS]

01:18:04   infinitely more yes than what you had [TS]

01:18:06   before you have all of the experience in [TS]

01:18:09   the world you know if you look at how [TS]

01:18:10   you were last time yeah but but like [TS]

01:18:13   more i think the metal lesson here is [TS]

01:18:15   just never trust never trust your [TS]

01:18:17   employer when they tell you next year [TS]

01:18:20   we're gonna we're gonna like make things [TS]

01:18:22   up to you for this year or those changes [TS]

01:18:25   coming it's like no yeah i never [TS]

01:18:26   believed that stuff because here's the [TS]

01:18:28   thing that may be and they may change [TS]

01:18:30   the things that are upsetting you now [TS]

01:18:31   but there'll be new problems that need [TS]

01:18:35   new changes mm-hmm right like if you're [TS]

01:18:37   in a workplace where it feels like [TS]

01:18:40   there's always changes around the corner [TS]

01:18:42   mmm it means that the changes in ever [TS]

01:18:44   come in as quickly as they should be mmm [TS]

01:18:46   right and and this is usually the mark [TS]

01:18:49   of a big machine yeah right trundling [TS]

01:18:52   its way through the corporate world i [TS]

01:18:53   spent too long in a job that I shouldn't [TS]

01:19:00   have been in lieu feeling all of this [TS]

01:19:02   and any I took too long before I made a [TS]

01:19:07   change and I will always regret not [TS]

01:19:10   doing that because of like what it put [TS]

01:19:13   me through so if you are in this [TS]

01:19:15   situation of course it's never easy to [TS]

01:19:17   just get a job yeah but there are always [TS]

01:19:20   jobs and the thing is you should if [TS]

01:19:23   you're feeling like this you should at [TS]

01:19:24   least be looking elsewhere so you get an [TS]

01:19:27   idea of what is available and at least [TS]

01:19:29   said you feel like you have your future [TS]

01:19:33   in your hands a little bit [TS]

01:19:35   yeah you're real job when you have a job [TS]

01:19:38   is to find your next better job yep and [TS]

01:19:41   that can be inside the company around [TS]

01:19:43   side the company yeah anywhere like when [TS]

01:19:46   when I was teaching like I switched [TS]

01:19:48   schools like for the same kind of thing [TS]

01:19:49   like i like i want to have a better [TS]

01:19:52   position like in terms of what that [TS]

01:19:53   meant to me of like what is it that I'm [TS]

01:19:54   looking for but even when I was at a [TS]

01:19:57   school where I was totally one hundred [TS]

01:19:59   percent happy I never never did not look [TS]

01:20:02   at those job listings right i had an [TS]

01:20:04   automated thing for like job listings [TS]

01:20:06   that matched a bunch of criteria that I [TS]

01:20:08   was looking for as like every week I got [TS]

01:20:10   that little listen it's like I'm [TS]

01:20:11   perfectly happy in my position right now [TS]

01:20:12   but I'm gonna take a look I'm gonna take [TS]

01:20:14   a look and just see what's out there [TS]

01:20:15   like this is if you have a job I think [TS]

01:20:18   this is this is part of it is always [TS]

01:20:19   keeping an eye on the horizon do it [TS]

01:20:22   Daniel good luck man [TS]