Cortex 48: Parade of Failures


  so we have the secret project that has [TS]

  resulted in an enormous file I think [TS]

  about 300 gigabyte file that I want to [TS]

  synchronize between my laptop and my [TS]

  desktop but it's taking forever to [TS]

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

  was thinking i can bring my laptop to [TS]

  your house to synchronize over your [TS]

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

  mentioned on this show but i have i have [TS]

  gigabit internet now yeah there's a [TS]

  company in the UK called hyper optic [TS]

  which i discovered head cable run [TS]

  through my building num so I now have [TS]

  super fast internet so yes by all means [TS]

  grey you can bring your laptop over to [TS]

  my house when you visit mega office this [TS]

  weekend and you can you can upload it I [TS]

  mean you can upload it I can download a [TS]

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

  got banned wit for days my friend no [TS]

  problem here I told you know I I ran a [TS]

  speedtest before we started the show [TS]

  because I just like to do that now I [TS]

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

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

  whatever you need buddy whatever you [TS]

  need I know you like to run speed tests [TS]

  all the time I know you like to tell [TS]

  everybody about your super fast internet [TS]

  it's you can't you can't go an hour [TS]

  without telling someone in casual [TS]

  conversation that you have super fast [TS]

  internet I'm sure the barista at your [TS]

  local coffee place knows that you have [TS]

  super fast internet you just casually [TS]

  drop it into conversation all the time I [TS]

  got a new tattoo of my upload and [TS]

  downloads yeah yeah that's that's what's [TS]

  happening yeah that's going to be the [TS]

  tattoo on your other arm but there were [TS]

  days where episodes of cortex will cost [TS]

  me actual money right like I had to pay [TS]

  to increase my mobile bandwidth cap to [TS]

  download the logic file right so now I'm [TS]

  able to do this in a flash like I'm able [TS]

  to upload videos to YouTube like [TS]

  multiple gigabyte videos in like a like [TS]

  it gets in the count of seconds rather [TS]

  than minutes right yeah I know I know I [TS]

  mean look look Mike when you first got [TS]

  your super fast Wi-Fi did I not say [TS]

  there was no man in the world who was [TS]

  more deserving of this than you I know [TS]

  man who had struggled through [TS]

  sadder slower flakier internet for years [TS]

  building an internet-based business who [TS]

  deserve this upgrade than you did I not [TS]

  say that you did say that I did say that [TS]

  right but now I keep hearing about your [TS]

  great internet and he keep mentioning it [TS]

  all right yo you're getting tattoos of [TS]

  its you bringing it up all the time gone [TS]

  too far and how now I'm just resentful [TS]

  and envious I don't my goodwill is [TS]

  somewhat gone my goose is like Oh Mike's [TS]

  gonna tell me about its internet again I [TS]

  know I know you'll get to experience it [TS]

  you'll be able to upload your [TS]

  super-secret project and step one for us [TS]

  sharing an office together will be [TS]

  complete I'm gonna vote miss out desk [TS]

  inside of mega office of a corner and we [TS]

  can share that internet together great [TS]

  me and you it will be lovely oh it's a [TS]

  trap I just realized that the trap I'm [TS]

  not gonna do it i also have a VR headset [TS]

  in here if we both could be our headsets [TS]

  could we work together no way we could [TS]

  just wear the VR headsets and we like [TS]

  not even in the same room you could just [TS]

  have a VR world created of your current [TS]

  office so it's like I'm never there but [TS]

  you then still get the really fast [TS]

  internet actually you know you could [TS]

  stream an actual live stream of the [TS]

  office into the other office because [TS]

  we'll have enough bandwidth for it it's [TS]

  gonna be great you're making a lot of [TS]

  sense and scary also speaking of your [TS]

  office mmm I tell you who I haven't [TS]

  heard about in a while your office mate [TS]

  uh how am i doing he's doing good he's [TS]

  still there still making phone calls [TS]

  have you seen him yet I don't know what [TS]

  he looks like no you still don't know [TS]

  what he looks like I don't I don't want [TS]

  to know what he looks like although I [TS]

  did I did take a picture for you of his [TS]

  crazy white board no because i know p [TS]

  people don't believe me with the like [TS]

  writing big words like growth and focus [TS]

  and customer service surrounded by [TS]

  nothing but i did happen to pass the [TS]

  office and i just want to show you to [TS]

  prove that this is really really what [TS]

  I'm dealing with how did you [TS]

  snap the picture like did you like hide [TS]

  your phone under one arm and just like [TS]

  grab it on the move it's like oh I'm [TS]

  just I'm checking my phone for a text [TS]

  message may be in a slightly camera [TS]

  holding angle yeah that's that's what [TS]

  I'm up to you know that's that's how [TS]

  that works like this is a up high text [TS]

  message yeah sometimes up high down low [TS]

  too slow you know that's how you take [TS]

  your text messages sometimes alright oh [TS]

  look at this rather you growth this year [TS]

  four arrows pointing at this year that's [TS]

  amazing just in case you didn't know it [TS]

  was this year with the word conversion [TS]

  in the middle Wow but you see what I [TS]

  mean it's like it's it's just buzz words [TS]

  but with no like there's no plans [TS]

  there's lots of arrows there's pointing [TS]

  why would someone deal with us choose us [TS]

  wow this is serious stuff man because I [TS]

  think sometimes when people hear me tell [TS]

  the stories they think Oh surely it must [TS]

  be an exaggeration nobody would write [TS]

  motivation on a whiteboard and circle it [TS]

  three times surrounded by nothing it's [TS]

  like but someone does someone does my [TS]

  office neighbor does yeah they really do [TS]

  they've got like a four quadrant thing [TS]

  once there's potential on one side I [TS]

  can't see what the other one says with [TS]

  arrows next to them man this is [TS]

  incredible BAU brilliance do you know [TS]

  what that means no I don't know what [TS]

  that business as usual oh I see look at [TS]

  you you know all the jargon oh yeah I'm [TS]

  seeing loads of it loads of thing it's [TS]

  been a continual source of frustration I [TS]

  do also have a plan that I'm slowly [TS]

  trying to enact over this which did [TS]

  include looking for another office but [TS]

  so far it has proven unfruitful hope [TS]

  this is a plan to finally get rid of him [TS]

  is that what the 300 goodbye file is [TS]

  look I just you know if my talking like [TS]

  a crazy person with Thunder sounds [TS]

  hasn't convinced him to go away like [TS]

  nothing was going to convince him to go [TS]

  away that sure I'm not going to do [TS]

  anything here I looked into moving [TS]

  within the same building and that that [TS]

  wasn't going to work out for us a couple [TS]

  of other problems actually did try to [TS]

  find another office in my [TS]

  extraordinarily narrow reading [TS]

  where I'm drunk where I would like to [TS]

  find an office and I thought I had found [TS]

  one but of course real estate people you [TS]

  can't trust them I don't know if you had [TS]

  that experience Mike or not but yeah [TS]

  this is like they have a reputation in [TS]

  their industry and it is well deserved [TS]

  is my small experience of trying to find [TS]

  another office now I'm sure not all real [TS]

  estate brokers but like vast majority of [TS]

  yes yeah yeah it's it's super fun it's [TS]

  like hey I have a bunch of requirements [TS]

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

  can you tell me if this office has those [TS]

  requirements it's like I would like this [TS]

  I would like this I would like this and [TS]

  like this here are the four things that [TS]

  for me are total deal breakers that I [TS]

  would like in an office and they say oh [TS]

  we found a great place for you why don't [TS]

  you come on down and take a look at it [TS]

  and like why don't you answer my [TS]

  question about if the office actually [TS]

  has these properties like I just take a [TS]

  look you'll love it it's like that's not [TS]

  an answer right that doesn't tell me if [TS]

  I have a thermostat that I can control [TS]

  right you're just you're just trying to [TS]

  get me in the door it's very frustrating [TS]

  itself is definitely has four properties [TS]

  ya know it does more of them mm-hmm one [TS]

  hundred percent has four I actually came [TS]

  very close to signing a lease for a new [TS]

  office because i like it like a miracle [TS]

  right like manna from heaven I did find [TS]

  an office that met all of my various [TS]

  picky requirements that's exactly where [TS]

  I want it to be it has everything I [TS]

  could possibly want in it it was a [TS]

  little bit expensive like a little bit [TS]

  out of a little bit out of the Rings I [TS]

  actually wanted to but it was way too [TS]

  expensive is what it was it's a little [TS]

  expensive but I was like you know what [TS]

  this is like this is totally worth it [TS]

  like I'm you know if if it meets all of [TS]

  these things it's fine like I can deal [TS]

  with this and like oh you just have to [TS]

  sign for a three-month lease like okay [TS]

  let's find it's a reasonable amount of [TS]

  time right but then as as negotiations [TS]

  go on they're like oh do we say three [TS]

  months uh we meant six months and you [TS]

  have to put up 25 percent in advance and [TS]

  like six months that's a long time to [TS]

  commit if I don't know if I like the [TS]

  office for sure like it has all of the [TS]

  properties that I want but just like [TS]

  this guy who's next door to me and my [TS]

  current place maybe there's some sort of [TS]

  deal breaker that [TS]

  I don't know about and signing up for [TS]

  six months without without knowing that [TS]

  like it's a long time yeah so I was like [TS]

  six months I hemmed in hard about it for [TS]

  a little while and I finally decided [TS]

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

  this gamble because again I'm picky and [TS]

  it meets all of my criteria what you [TS]

  gonna do like you have to do this when [TS]

  you buy a home as well like when you [TS]

  rent a home you always have a contract [TS]

  you never know what it's actually gonna [TS]

  be like sometimes you yeah roll the dice [TS]

  yeah always there's always some sudden [TS]

  you have to roll the dice but guess what [TS]

  when I showed up on the actual day to [TS]

  sign the actual final lease it was oh [TS]

  did we say a six-month we meant a year [TS]

  and you have to put down twenty five [TS]

  percent and it's also more expensive [TS]

  than we originally thought like I see [TS]

  what you're doing right I'm no fool here [TS]

  you like you knew this right from the [TS]

  beginning you've just been slowly [TS]

  cranking up like once you get me used to [TS]

  six months you're trying to see if you [TS]

  can lock me in for a year so it's like [TS]

  ah the hell with you like I'm walking [TS]

  out of here I don't want anything to do [TS]

  with this office I'm not falling for [TS]

  your tricks I'm getting out of here so [TS]

  anyway I don't have a new office putting [TS]

  into growth growth so you gonna do wrote [TS]

  this what you're gonna hear what I've [TS]

  been doing is spending more time working [TS]

  like I used to with different places [TS]

  around the city which has been an [TS]

  interesting change of pace this is like [TS]

  something like that i haven't want to go [TS]

  into my regular office i'm gonna go [TS]

  somewhere else just like I used to and [TS]

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

  do but that's what I've been up to [TS]

  lately with my office you know wasting [TS]

  money now on your office though there's [TS]

  a plan there's still a plan in place [TS]

  here Mike okay but i know i'll update [TS]

  you at some point in the future when [TS]

  there's when there's more but there's a [TS]

  plan okay don't you worry operation [TS]

  something something yeah well who I [TS]

  should come up with a good project name [TS]

  for it all have you got a project name [TS]

  this is the one project that deserves a [TS]

  name of everything do you know why [TS]

  there's no project name is because I've [TS]

  had nowhere to write a project name [TS]

  because I've been keeping my projects in [TS]

  my head for the time being yes I haven't [TS]

  had to write anything down still just in [TS]

  your head yeah good fun to you don't you [TS]

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  all of real afm so this makes me think [TS]

  of something you know this this person [TS]

  who's making these calls all hours of [TS]

  the day is lining up with something [TS]

  that's been in my mind right now which [TS]

  is time shifting mmm and I have a couple [TS]

  a couple of reasons I'm thinking about [TS]

  this one is with the assistant stuff [TS]

  which will get might touch on a little [TS]

  bit later on you know just thinking [TS]

  about being in the UK dealing with the [TS]

  u.s. obviously your your office mate [TS]

  deals with where did you think it was [TS]

  Hong Kong or something yeah it's China [TS]

  and somewhere else alright so that is a [TS]

  thing and and the reason it's on my mind [TS]

  as well right now is because of daylight [TS]

  savings time so there's a two-week gap [TS]

  yeah between the u.s. changing and the [TS]

  UK changing and right now we're in the [TS]

  good one this is totally crazy making i [TS]

  find this impossible to keep track of [TS]

  every year yeah it takes me our surprise [TS]

  every single time yeah i don't i don't [TS]

  have to deal with obviously as many sort [TS]

  of cross ocean meetings call [TS]

  as you do but I still have family and [TS]

  friends in America and I can just like [TS]

  this this time of year I'm always just [TS]

  vaguely aware is the crazy time of year [TS]

  because it's like oh right around March [TS]

  and then I don't know when is it likes [TS]

  around October or something you have to [TS]

  be way more careful when you're planning [TS]

  with people because you might get caught [TS]

  by a surprise daylight savings change [TS]

  right it's yes incredibly frustrating [TS]

  it's incredibly frustrating now that I [TS]

  work for myself this is the good one [TS]

  because I get two weeks of everyone [TS]

  being an hour closer to me but when I [TS]

  was doing this as my side thing this was [TS]

  the bad one because I had to get home [TS]

  from work quicker of course right [TS]

  because shows that we're recording at [TS]

  six we're now recording up five and then [TS]

  that was just nightmare time for two [TS]

  weeks but now it's good because [TS]

  everything's happening earlier in the [TS]

  day so I get more time in the evening [TS]

  right I've also we're closer she's [TS]

  everything's just close that that one [TS]

  out actually does make a big difference [TS]

  oh yeah yeah it really does now before [TS]

  we kind of I want I want to kind of ask [TS]

  you about time shifting and anything [TS]

  when that is a thing for you but before [TS]

  we do I have I have a tip a life hack [TS]

  you may call it for mac and iOS users [TS]

  mm-hmm so I use an app called [TS]

  fantastical and there are I'm sure there [TS]

  are other applications to do is I think [TS]

  apples calendar allows you to do this to [TS]

  set event times in other time zones oh [TS]

  yeah yeah so I do this we're like I'm [TS]

  setting my shows in the time zones of my [TS]

  host so I don't need to change my entire [TS]

  calendar around from daylight savings [TS]

  time hits it just does it on its own so [TS]

  that is a a tip or anybody that does [TS]

  schedule with people in other time zones [TS]

  in other countries when daylight savings [TS]

  time changes you end up like you have [TS]

  you moved of meeting forward or back [TS]

  like you don't have to do any job I can [TS]

  never do that math I was just I was just [TS]

  looking on my computer because i use [TS]

  fantastical and apples calendar for [TS]

  different things I find them useful in [TS]

  different ways for looking at my [TS]

  schedule in different in different [TS]

  manners but I have apples calendar up [TS]

  right now and for anybody who uses that [TS]

  it's hidden but it's in preferences on [TS]

  advanced there's an option to turn on [TS]

  time zone support by default that is not [TS]

  listed there and when you turn that on [TS]

  it allows you to do the same thing like [TS]

  fantastical does of set the meeting in [TS]

  the other person's time zone and I [TS]

  always do that like if you're ever [TS]

  coordinating with someone who's remote [TS]

  you never do the like o a meeting in my [TS]

  timer is always like no no you know it's [TS]

  it's you're in New York right we're [TS]

  going to have a meeting at 3pm New York [TS]

  time right and I enter that into my [TS]

  calendar that way and then it just shows [TS]

  up however it is yeah it's it's super [TS]

  helpful to do it that way because it's [TS]

  it's just so easy to mess up it really [TS]

  is and then of course lo is like invite [TS]

  the other person to that calendar event [TS]

  as well just to try to make sure like [TS]

  we're really on the same page about when [TS]

  is this meeting occurring you've just [TS]

  reminded me of something a pet peeve of [TS]

  mine with inviting people to events hmm [TS]

  it really annoys me when somebody [TS]

  invites you to their event but it's [TS]

  named for them so it says meeting with [TS]

  Mike so I see meeting with mike in my [TS]

  calendar like that's no good you need to [TS]

  like use everyone's names all right [TS]

  everyone's names if any names or no [TS]

  names at all I think you're complaining [TS]

  about this because I do this you do this [TS]

  everyone does is I have meetings next [TS]

  week what I'm meeting myself like four [TS]

  times next week it's gonna be really [TS]

  good fun I forget that you can't change [TS]

  the name on the other end that it's like [TS]

  it's sent the way it looks it just seems [TS]

  to me like this shit this should be a [TS]

  thing that it's synchronized between [TS]

  both people but both people should be [TS]

  able to call it whatever they want and [TS]

  it seems like Oh obviously it should [TS]

  just work the way it works in my head [TS]

  which is like magic and so I just forget [TS]

  that that it's an annoyance for the [TS]

  other person I know he's saying but I [TS]

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

  because I don't even know yeah like [TS]

  that's why I mean it would have to work [TS]

  by magic right because it's like [TS]

  computer I want you to read my goddamn [TS]

  mind right about what do I want in the [TS]

  title of this thing I just mean like you [TS]

  imagine there's like a meat innovate [TS]

  different people and everyone keeps [TS]

  changing the name of it right it's just [TS]

  like nobody knows what the meeting is [TS]

  yeah there's no win situation there's [TS]

  there's no proper way to handle this in [TS]

  the way that I would want that's that's [TS]

  why I I totally acknowledge it [TS]

  but yet every time I set a meeting some [TS]

  part of my brain just thinks oh this [TS]

  works the way you think it should just [TS]

  send the just send the invitation [TS]

  everything's good so time shifting is is [TS]

  kind of what i refer to as when you [TS]

  observe somebody else's working hours [TS]

  and kind of in place them on your own a [TS]

  little bit and it's why you know we [TS]

  spoken about sleeping patterns in the [TS]

  past and like one of the reasons i got [TS]

  the bed so late is because i can pick up [TS]

  some stuff in there in the evening which [TS]

  is still for people that are awake in [TS]

  some time zones in the US and i just [TS]

  wondered if like do you do this at all [TS]

  like do you ever observe time zones in [TS]

  that way i don't know if you work with [TS]

  as many people in the US as i do i'm not [TS]

  sure what you mean by observe time zones [TS]

  like the the primary time zone [TS]

  relationship that I have is between [TS]

  myself and my assistants and I am always [TS]

  hugely aware that it is very helpful to [TS]

  me that she is on us central time the [TS]

  overlap between her working hours in my [TS]

  working hours and when I am open to the [TS]

  world versus close to the world like it [TS]

  is just the perfect time zone ever [TS]

  relationally to me and so if if I ever [TS]

  had if I ever had to get another [TS]

  assistant it would be like tell me where [TS]

  you are in time zone world like this [TS]

  this is hugely important Weiss's do you [TS]

  find central to be better than Easton [TS]

  well it's it's a combination of when she [TS]

  gets up because she happens to get up [TS]

  very early right so if she was in if she [TS]

  was keeping normal working hours eastern [TS]

  time zone would probably be better but [TS]

  her her schedule has kind of shifted [TS]

  very early in the day and it is also a [TS]

  side effect of I I I think I mentioned [TS]

  this before but I really do try to [TS]

  quarantine my mornings like I don't want [TS]

  the external world involved in my [TS]

  mornings at all so it's like by the time [TS]

  I shift to being open to the world this [TS]

  is around the time that she is starting [TS]

  her day right and so she has like the [TS]

  whole day ahead of her to do stuff [TS]

  whereas I wouldn't want or need someone [TS]

  available to me in the morning [TS]

  because I would never be sending [TS]

  requests or receiving information from [TS]

  someone during those times like that [TS]

  that's when I tried to do bald off from [TS]

  everything so this is why I had a [TS]

  revelation in the last two weeks hmm I [TS]

  thought I was this way right that I like [TS]

  my quiet time in the morning and I do [TS]

  like it but I do also want someone that [TS]

  I'm working with to be available to me [TS]

  and the difference in our business right [TS]

  that you're balling yourself off for [TS]

  creative work completely and I'm doing [TS]

  some of that but I'm also dealing with [TS]

  paperwork and don't sponsor copy and [TS]

  stuff in that time in the morning and I [TS]

  was always thinking to myself that like [TS]

  oh us eastern time that's what I want I [TS]

  want someone to be awake just in US [TS]

  eastern time but then I realized that US [TS]

  eastern working time i'm usually [TS]

  recording shows so I can't work with my [TS]

  assistant it actually became important [TS]

  to me to realize that oh maybe I need [TS]

  somebody who can overlap for both so I [TS]

  have somebody who's available during my [TS]

  morning my quiet morning before America [TS]

  wakes up but then also up until like [TS]

  lunchtime in the u.s. in any some time [TS]

  this is i am i'm terrible at doing any [TS]

  kind of time zone math right this is why [TS]

  i have to do it all on the calendar and [TS]

  always trust the calendar doing [TS]

  something like just that x don't exist [TS]

  when would that even be I had no idea [TS]

  like have you worked this out on a piece [TS]

  of paper or are you asking four to six [TS]

  hour slots that are six hours apart not [TS]

  really but what you're asking for really [TS]

  like standard UK working time will do [TS]

  this because like yeah well that's a [TS]

  really good solution action so gmt is is [TS]

  ended up funnily enough being the best [TS]

  time zone because i get availability in [TS]

  the morning if i need it when it's just [TS]

  me and then kind of six about six [TS]

  o'clock is basically lunch time in the [TS]

  US and I feel like if somebody has asked [TS]

  you something past lunch tomorrow is [TS]

  fine in most instances right tomorrow's [TS]

  fine it's lunch time of course we're on [TS]

  there were we're on the other side of [TS]

  this thing so yeah I didn't really think [TS]

  of that going for like as an option when [TS]

  I started the whole thinking about an [TS]

  assistant process but I decided instead [TS]

  of because what I [TS]

  doing before is I was paying attention [TS]

  to how much time it took for me to do [TS]

  things not necessarily when I'm doing [TS]

  them when I pay a bit more attention to [TS]

  that it helped and for me personally I'm [TS]

  still gonna continue doing things the [TS]

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

  work happening at midnight but I would [TS]

  never ask anyone to do that for me [TS]

  because that is a silly way to work but [TS]

  it's the way that I work there would [TS]

  seem unreasonable to ask someone to be [TS]

  available during UK work listen I've [TS]

  always not even a strong enough also for [TS]

  until midnight can you be away 24 7 s [TS]

  that all right yeah we can do this right [TS]

  we're good together I don't know Mike [TS]

  maybe it sounds like you need two [TS]

  assistants one assistant is none [TS]

  assistant how many assistants do you [TS]

  have I have none assistance by is there [TS]

  an update on the assistant I'm curious [TS]

  there is what's going on we have hired [TS]

  someone oh wow it solved all done Lock [TS]

  shock and barrel all done all taken care [TS]

  of Wow getting business done Mike that's [TS]

  what you're up to not yet about to get [TS]

  training done okay so first tell me [TS]

  though how did the how did the [TS]

  interviewing process go is there [TS]

  anything that you can say about that it [TS]

  was it was bad and I thought it was [TS]

  going to be we booked in the majority of [TS]

  interviews to occur over two days hmm [TS]

  and I thought that was going to kill me [TS]

  but it was absolutely fine because we [TS]

  put them in one hour blocks and they [TS]

  were like half an hour each so it was 30 [TS]

  minutes on off so you know I got 30 [TS]

  minutes of entering time 30 minutes of [TS]

  playing zelda fresh and they're just [TS]

  replicate that over two days come and [TS]

  yeah it was it was illuminating as I [TS]

  said I came to my realization about when [TS]

  my working hours should be during this [TS]

  process because it was more in my mind [TS]

  than usual of like thinking about what [TS]

  of these people and the times that they [TS]

  would be available and I was like oh I [TS]

  need to do this thing right now that [TS]

  persons not going to be awake right so [TS]

  like that was kind of like a big thing [TS]

  that that was like playing on my mind as [TS]

  we were going through I realized that [TS]

  like I wish I had all the money in the [TS]

  world because [TS]

  they were like ha ha three people that I [TS]

  would have hired you know so it was it [TS]

  was very interesting uh but a rewarding [TS]

  experience and and I think that we've [TS]

  ended up in a pretty good place and yeah [TS]

  it was it's been it's been very [TS]

  interesting and it's made me feel like a [TS]

  grown-up which is very strange yeah I [TS]

  think when you get to the point where [TS]

  you're hiring people you're you're a [TS]

  proper grown-up no getting around that [TS]

  we're setting up accounts now right like [TS]

  email addresses and authentication for [TS]

  such and such system and yeah i'm really [TS]

  i'm very excited though to see where [TS]

  it's going to go especially because i'm [TS]

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

  really pleased that we're able to get [TS]

  the ball rolling now on this so i can [TS]

  have some assistance in april and also [TS]

  so we don't have to wait until May [TS]

  because there's a lot of time that we're [TS]

  going to need to spend together looking [TS]

  at stuff together right so I can show [TS]

  them how this works and how that works [TS]

  so yeah that I am actually in I'm [TS]

  interested to see how it goes I'm [TS]

  excited to see how somebody tries to [TS]

  interpret my system and I wonder will is [TS]

  gay like on the other end of it you know [TS]

  fine I have to try and explain to [TS]

  someone the way I do things how am I [TS]

  gonna feel about that stuff I don't know [TS]

  you're gonna you're gonna feel terrible [TS]

  about it is how you're gonna feel yeah [TS]

  this is this is this I find as part of [TS]

  the whole process is explaining how you [TS]

  do things to another person it's it's [TS]

  just like when we're having a [TS]

  conversation talking about anything [TS]

  right but whenever someone's talking out [TS]

  loud their own thoughts you you're [TS]

  thinking about it as well and especially [TS]

  when you have to explain it to someone [TS]

  else all of the flaws become much more [TS]

  obvious right or I I know I definitely [TS]

  had the experience of constantly [TS]

  realizing wow I'm doing this in a way [TS]

  that was not really the best way to do [TS]

  this but I've just been doing it because [TS]

  this is the way I've always done it and [TS]

  I also haven't thought about this [TS]

  particular part of the process you know [TS]

  very much at all until this this moment [TS]

  so yeah that's I think that's what [TS]

  you're going to find is that as you go [TS]

  through your own thing [TS]

  you're going to realize ways to do it [TS]

  better and also ways to do it [TS]

  differently when you're working with [TS]

  somebody else it what that was honestly [TS]

  as uncomfortable and difficult some of [TS]

  that stuff's going to be for me this was [TS]

  part of my motivation and even beginning [TS]

  this process was it's time to get some [TS]

  of this stuff out of my brain mm and put [TS]

  it down on paper and establish systems [TS]

  and processes loop because we need that [TS]

  if the business is going to keep growing [TS]

  right like that's what it has to be [TS]

  right we're kind of me we're kind of [TS]

  hitting that point now where it's less [TS]

  kind of making it up as we go along and [TS]

  we kind of have to write some of this [TS]

  stuff down yeah and also the like you [TS]

  said getting things out of your head and [TS]

  getting them into being a process i [TS]

  still think for me the most the most [TS]

  shocking example of a process that i was [TS]

  originally doing that i had kept all in [TS]

  my head was the process of making the [TS]

  hello internet podcast go live right [TS]

  which was a thing that I used to be [TS]

  responsible for the whole of that and [TS]

  when I started having my assistant help [TS]

  help with that we were going through it [TS]

  like we did it we did a the way we did [TS]

  it was when I was putting an episode up [TS]

  live we did a screen sharing chat [TS]

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

  you're going to watch you're going to be [TS]

  writing down the process as you go along [TS]

  and then afterwards like we'll take a [TS]

  look at the checklist and like well [TS]

  we'll build this up but I'm gonna go [TS]

  through it once and you see and then [TS]

  let's figure out how to do this I think [TS]

  one difference between me and you though [TS]

  is that we won't be doing this in [TS]

  silence no I wasn't in silence we were [TS]

  talking to each other oh you said you'd [TS]

  only ever exchanged one word no we've I [TS]

  think maybe spoken to each other ten [TS]

  times in three years okay whatever right [TS]

  and if this was one of those times we've [TS]

  never done like a FaceTime phone call [TS]

  right but this was just a screen sharing [TS]

  thing and it's useful to do it in voice [TS]

  because voice is just higher bandwidth [TS]

  well you have to if you're gonna do this [TS]

  stuff it would be mind-boggling to try [TS]

  and do that any other way that's [TS]

  I'm with you with that one out if it [TS]

  would be ridiculous well but this is [TS]

  yeah if we ridiculous but I would say [TS]

  that that was the most shocking thing to [TS]

  me was and as I've mentioned before like [TS]

  I had a big checklist that I was using [TS]

  for here's all the switches that need to [TS]

  be flipped putting it up on YouTube [TS]

  putting up on patreon for doing all the [TS]

  back end on the system like filling in [TS]

  all the metadata tat like all of this [TS]

  like there's tons of stuff like I [TS]

  already had a really long checklist but [TS]

  when we went through it and it has to be [TS]

  explained in a way that a person who is [TS]

  totally unfamiliar with this system can [TS]

  do it I realized oh this checklist it [TS]

  ended up exploding to be like five times [TS]

  the size because even when I thought I [TS]

  had written down everything you just [TS]

  don't realize all of the little things [TS]

  that you don't even think are part of [TS]

  the process that you're just doing [TS]

  automatically but that are not going to [TS]

  be obvious to somebody else who is [TS]

  unfamiliar with it and so now we have [TS]

  the result is is a document that a [TS]

  competent person could follow through [TS]

  because it literally does have here are [TS]

  all of the steps that are required not [TS]

  just here are the steps that I want to [TS]

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

  and like those are two totally totally [TS]

  different things but I'm constantly [TS]

  surprised about how processes expand [TS]

  into multi-level steps when you start [TS]

  working with other people I'm expecting [TS]

  a bit more of like why do you do it that [TS]

  way I'm like I can tell you why it was [TS]

  the way I did it the first time yeah and [TS]

  it just never changed yeah yep yep st [TS]

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

  well how do you do with this light it's [TS]

  the way I did it the first time and then [TS]

  this groove got well worn over time but [TS]

  it is gonna be a time-consuming and [TS]

  challenging process I'm sure right we [TS]

  will be with anybody but I'm excited to [TS]

  do it because when it's done everything [TS]

  gets better hmm and and I'm looking [TS]

  forward to that future I have yet to [TS]

  meet anybody who's gone through this [TS]

  process who on the other side of it [TS]

  doesn't make a comment like I should [TS]

  have done this a year ago right just [TS]

  just like just like we were talking [TS]

  about last time right hires are always [TS]

  made six months too late this is the [TS]

  same kind of thing like by the time [TS]

  you're looking into getting someone to [TS]

  help you with anything you are probably [TS]

  way overdue for needing someone to help [TS]

  you with something but I'm really happy [TS]

  that you have moved so quickly on this [TS]

  mike and i am really interested to see [TS]

  how this goes for you over the next few [TS]

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  this show and relay FM so Mike you know [TS]

  I'm a subscriber to your vlog yep and [TS]

  I'm always wondering where those [TS]

  episodes are on the schedule yes on the [TS]

  schedule schedules are very important to [TS]

  me as a listener and and a few uh now i [TS]

  only listen to your videos i don't watch [TS]

  him yeah and i only watch the podcasts [TS]

  on youtube might put the podcast on and [TS]

  then I put mute on that's how that works [TS]

  but ok so there's no schedule already [TS]

  this is this is a thing but then [TS]

  recently your most your most recent [TS]

  video that came out total format change [TS]

  yep total complete format change not a [TS]

  vlog not a vlog not a vlog at all you [TS]

  you sir were not even on camera for the [TS]

  entire video that was a choice so i made [TS]

  a video about the nintendo switch you [TS]

  did which is something that i was very [TS]

  excited about and i spent a couple of [TS]

  days when I received the console [TS]

  obviously playing and making a video [TS]

  about it as well and a decision that I [TS]

  made from the beginning is that I would [TS]

  not be talking into camera during the [TS]

  video mmm and that made it way harder [TS]

  mm-hmm because I had to shoot enough [TS]

  footage to fill my audio but it was a [TS]

  constraint that I set for myself to try [TS]

  and flex my muscles in making a video in [TS]

  this way so like a video about a piece [TS]

  of technology Lou and I figured that the [TS]

  further away I took it from being a vlog [TS]

  the better just to put myself through [TS]

  that exercise [TS]

  like in the future when I make videos [TS]

  like this I will probably have sections [TS]

  where I'm also talking to the camera [TS]

  because honestly it made it harder than [TS]

  it should have been to put this video [TS]

  together but I'm still pleased about the [TS]

  decision that I made because it forced [TS]

  my hand in a bunch of ways to like be [TS]

  really heavy handed with cutting the [TS]

  audio down I've recorded and also into [TS]

  working out ways to stretch out the [TS]

  product footage that I had to try out [TS]

  some some different ways of recording [TS]

  things I'm pleased about the way that [TS]

  that went that I had this idea as a way [TS]

  to push myself and to try and learn some [TS]

  new skills and I think I learned some [TS]

  new stuff and having completed the video [TS]

  I think I've learned more about what I [TS]

  would want to do next time right which [TS]

  is not them there are a bunch of things [TS]

  that I wasn't happy with and I've since [TS]

  kind of got feedback from viewers and [TS]

  from friends who make this sort of stuff [TS]

  about how to make those things smoother [TS]

  or and better for the future hmm but [TS]

  what I wanted to talk about today in [TS]

  regards to this video is about when [TS]

  something's good enough so I had a real [TS]

  clear vision in my mind for how this [TS]

  video would look and it was a vision I [TS]

  never could have achieved with this [TS]

  video right because I watch a lot of [TS]

  these sort of tech youtubers right like [TS]

  I have like mkbhd and Austin Evans [TS]

  they're like who I consider to be the [TS]

  best at this stuff of everybody that I [TS]

  won't and in my mind I'm like I want to [TS]

  make a video it looks like there's right [TS]

  I knew I couldn't do this right mm-hmm I [TS]

  I wasn't fooling myself right they have [TS]

  a lot of experience they're very good at [TS]

  what they do they have all of the [TS]

  knowledge and the technology all built [TS]

  up but that was in my mind I'm going for [TS]

  that style that's the endgame if I want [TS]

  to make stuff that's like this now as [TS]

  well hmm I had an idea in my mind for I [TS]

  wanted it to be and then I had an idea [TS]

  for what I felt like I could achieve [TS]

  so I was like I was being realistic with [TS]

  myself and kind of setting a ball lower [TS]

  all right so you're already you're [TS]

  already saying I'm doing a doing the [TS]

  formats which here's a thing that I want [TS]

  to aim for yep i'd love for it to be an [TS]

  8k resolution yeah but we're not gonna [TS]

  start there nope so you're knocking it [TS]

  down and you're saying all right here's [TS]

  what I think I can achieve that is in [TS]

  this genre like that'sthat's the actual [TS]

  starting point lips that you're going [TS]

  for yeah like this is the bar of quality [TS]

  that i think i could maybe get right hmm [TS]

  now i think that i probably only got [TS]

  about sixty or seventy percent to that [TS]

  point to the revised starting to the [TS]

  revised goal right and it's because it's [TS]

  really difficult to do this sort of [TS]

  stuff it's really difficult for me to [TS]

  try and achieve some shots without the [TS]

  right equipment OOP because a lot of the [TS]

  stuff the way you see like you know like [TS]

  the camera moving around the device like [TS]

  i have some little bits that i'd [TS]

  purchased but they weren't the optimum [TS]

  solution so they would provide not as [TS]

  good a look right and also the camera [TS]

  that i'm using is like a point-and-shoot [TS]

  camera right like it's not a red yeah [TS]

  exactly you know so like there are [TS]

  things where like I wasn't aware that [TS]

  there was some stuff that I wouldn't be [TS]

  able to do with the equipment that i had [TS]

  right just at all like I thought that [TS]

  maybe I could try and fake some stuff [TS]

  but that didn't really work out no this [TS]

  is this is the thing that think is just [TS]

  so interesting and is and also is the [TS]

  input but like like we're we're always [TS]

  saying people should just start like if [TS]

  you want to make a podcast or if you [TS]

  want to make youtube videos like there's [TS]

  no barrier here like just get started [TS]

  right just just try but I think this is [TS]

  this is interesting flip side which is [TS]

  that while it is easy to say most of [TS]

  these things that look like they are [TS]

  easy to produce you just don't realize [TS]

  how much is involved behind the scenes [TS]

  and I think it's because like I give I'm [TS]

  watching a review of a tech product [TS]

  probably because I'm in this world but [TS]

  there is a part of my brain that is [TS]

  always cycling in the back like thinking [TS]

  of all of the shots but look at all of [TS]

  these different locations that they're [TS]

  shooting this product in look at all of [TS]

  these different cuts like every single [TS]

  one of these had to be a cut that was or [TS]

  a shot that was set up and for [TS]

  everything that was set up they probably [TS]

  discarded a whole bunch of other stuff [TS]

  and then there's also the thing that [TS]

  falls into the world of the things you [TS]

  don't realize and this is like what [TS]

  you're saying I one has a smooth moving [TS]

  around the product shot and you think [TS]

  how hard can that be and the answer is [TS]

  without the right equipment that shot is [TS]

  impossible like you can't you can't fake [TS]

  it and it will just it will look all [TS]

  wrong on camera because you don't have [TS]

  the machine that's able to twirl the [TS]

  camera around a fixed point in a smooth [TS]

  motion and it turns out like there's no [TS]

  faking that you can't possibly get [TS]

  around it but like to go back to that [TS]

  original the original point that we made [TS]

  a long time ago that you can make this [TS]

  stuff without the technology that's [TS]

  still true but just don't try and do [TS]

  what I tried to do Yeah right don't say [TS]

  I'm not going to be on camera because it [TS]

  I would have been able to make this [TS]

  video I think all in all look better [TS]

  like the overall look at the video would [TS]

  have been better if I would have taken [TS]

  out some of the stuff that didn't work [TS]

  like you got to a certain point where [TS]

  it's like this is as much as i can give [TS]

  right yeah and yeah and what you were [TS]

  saying i think is also very important is [TS]

  to understand and work with the [TS]

  limitations that you have all right like [TS]

  if like if you're doing a vlog yeah you [TS]

  shouldn't be aiming for like the thing [TS]

  that I produce is going to look like a [TS]

  Casey nice that video right with super [TS]

  professional drone footage and fancy [TS]

  timelapses and all the rest of that but [TS]

  there's still a whole universe of vlog [TS]

  stuff that can be done that can be [TS]

  interesting within different constraints [TS]

  and it's just to be aware I like what [TS]

  equipment do i have and what is [TS]

  something that can be done within this [TS]

  universe of equipment like that's that's [TS]

  a very different thing and it's easy to [TS]

  not be aware of how hard it is to get [TS]

  some super professional looking stuff [TS]

  like I think we've discussed this before [TS]

  but I'm I'm always amazed by people just [TS]

  not noticing how much work can go into [TS]

  producing something that's super high [TS]

  quality yeah but that doesn't mean that [TS]

  that like if you can't hit that mark you [TS]

  shouldn't you shouldn't try but just be [TS]

  aware of the limitations of the [TS]

  equipment that you have and that may be [TS]

  some things that are in your mind that [TS]

  you want to do you can't do yet but you [TS]

  can still create something else that [TS]

  just looks different so I feel like I [TS]

  ended up getting like sixty percent of [TS]

  the way there right like that's kind of [TS]

  where I think I got to and I then [TS]

  started reshoot in some stuff hmm [TS]

  perfecting some stuff spending more time [TS]

  on things reading about things I didn't [TS]

  know how to do in Final Cut so I could [TS]

  try and make this thing look good right [TS]

  and then I would be like oh but now that [TS]

  shots out of focus because little did I [TS]

  know that turning off auto focus is good [TS]

  when you're trying to shoot technology [TS]

  right and then it's like how do you stop [TS]

  getting screen reflections so you don't [TS]

  see the camera in the screen at the [TS]

  technology device right surprisingly [TS]

  hard yeah so going back and trying to [TS]

  fix this and trying to fix that and I [TS]

  got to the point where I'm like this [TS]

  product came out X amount of days ago [TS]

  there were already reviews about this [TS]

  all over the internet I'm not trying to [TS]

  make something that's going to get me [TS]

  millions of views but I don't want to [TS]

  put something out in a month right right [TS]

  like there has to be a cut-off point [TS]

  here and over the weekend the weekend is [TS]

  past the product came out on Friday [TS]

  weekend was gone and then by Tuesday I'm [TS]

  like I've got to put this thing out [TS]

  because it's going to get to the point [TS]

  where just like it's just going to be [TS]

  old and boring because I'm still the [TS]

  audio i recorded was after like my first [TS]

  day or two with the device right so all [TS]

  of my thoughts are just like first [TS]

  impression thoughts which is all there [TS]

  ever going to be that was the plan for [TS]

  the video but I can't put that out week [TS]

  late exactly you can't do a first [TS]

  impression too long after the device [TS]

  comes out if you want to hit this for it [TS]

  is relevant for your audience because I [TS]

  mean yeah i could have if i wanted to [TS]

  but the plan was always to [TS]

  review this thing over a month and then [TS]

  make a video that is like a month in [TS]

  with the switch then that's one thing [TS]

  but that wasn't the video that I was [TS]

  making it was a here is my initial [TS]

  review of this product after a couple of [TS]

  days of it so I hadn't put it out but I [TS]

  didn't think it was good enough it [TS]

  wasn't what I wanted it to be hmm and [TS]

  that was really difficult for me because [TS]

  I had this idea in my mind I didn't feel [TS]

  like I'd made it and I was just dreading [TS]

  the thought of people seeing it and [TS]

  seeing what I could see mmm all of the [TS]

  faults because I was trying something [TS]

  new I was trying to like break out of my [TS]

  comfort zone with the videos that I've [TS]

  been making because this is a type of [TS]

  video I also want to make like I want to [TS]

  still make the vlog style stuff but I do [TS]

  want to make these product review videos [TS]

  because they're the two types of YouTube [TS]

  videos that I really enjoy watching so I [TS]

  want to make them to write but was like [TS]

  if I put this out and everyone sees how [TS]

  bad it is does that mean I'm never gonna [TS]

  do this again right and this was this [TS]

  thing that was just going around on a [TS]

  round in my head and you know over on I [TS]

  was showing it to was being nice about [TS]

  it but like of course they're gonna be [TS]

  nice about it because they're my friends [TS]

  you know I showed it to you and you were [TS]

  nice about it which made me feel better [TS]

  because I know you tell me if it was bad [TS]

  but i like that i like the way you know [TS]

  the way who started that sentences like [TS]

  i was showing it to you and you said it [TS]

  was nice and that's good because you're [TS]

  not my friend and you would be mean if [TS]

  it was necessary like that's I sounded [TS]

  like it was you're just some dude that I [TS]

  work with yeah this is actually the only [TS]

  time we ever talked to each other even [TS]

  then like I know that you would tell me [TS]

  if it was bad but you might just still [TS]

  be like not giving me the whole thing [TS]

  right like I'm just saying that this is [TS]

  good but you can still see what I can [TS]

  see and I was really struggling with [TS]

  this like really struggling with it like [TS]

  I haven't felt this way about something [TS]

  in a long time because like if i have a [TS]

  new podcast i give i'm working on a new [TS]

  show there is an element of it that I [TS]

  always know in which it's good then [TS]

  because like there's there's things that [TS]

  I can judge with [TS]

  you're fine right like audio quality [TS]

  production value like all of that stuff [TS]

  I've got that stuff like I know how to [TS]

  do that and then it's the content but [TS]

  this was everything like is my content [TS]

  any good do people care about the [TS]

  opinion that I have and then also is to [TS]

  quality at this video even worth putting [TS]

  out and I was really struggling with it [TS]

  but I did put it out because it was it [TS]

  was it was like a do I die moment I Eva [TS]

  put this out now or I don't do it at all [TS]

  but I've been talking for like a month [TS]

  about the fact that I'm gonna make this [TS]

  video woohoo so I kind of had to do it [TS]

  so i put it out and the video has been [TS]

  received very well people been very [TS]

  complimentary about and lots of people [TS]

  said about how good it looks which has [TS]

  made me feel good there are a couple of [TS]

  people that totally picked up the points [TS]

  that were wrong and many of those people [TS]

  gave me good feedback right like [TS]

  feedback that I'm really pleased that I [TS]

  got because I'm still mostly within the [TS]

  people were nice to me on youtube face [TS]

  right right mostly which is good this [TS]

  video I noticed did get into the it must [TS]

  have gotten into the recommended for [TS]

  some people because like some of the [TS]

  comments changed like there were people [TS]

  that were referring to me as him as [TS]

  opposed to you or Mike right yeah like [TS]

  we've said that that's the big [TS]

  difference when you know things are [TS]

  getting very popular this tech reviewer [TS]

  dude right who must make these things [TS]

  all the time this video that I'm [TS]

  watching yeah mm-hmm so you know it was [TS]

  it was an enlightening experience I [TS]

  still don't know why I didn't get [TS]

  completely pan for it because I just in [TS]

  my mind this video just it just isn't [TS]

  what I wanted it to be but it got to a [TS]

  certain point where I was like it just [TS]

  has to go out there and I've learned a [TS]

  bunch a lot of the stuff that I've [TS]

  learned I don't think I'll still be able [TS]

  to do most of it you know like he's like [TS]

  okay I know this thing now but I still [TS]

  don't know how to do it like I know how [TS]

  to fix it but I can't fix it right does [TS]

  that make sense right like there's a [TS]

  thing that I know will make this thing [TS]

  better someone has told me I understand [TS]

  what they're saying but I don't know how [TS]

  to do it still there's several things [TS]

  here right with it sounds like that part [TS]

  that you're talking about is just a pure [TS]

  technical skill all right like I think [TS]

  the video is really good and I think it [TS]

  is very impressive especially [TS]

  considering that it is the first kind of [TS]

  video that you have ever done like this [TS]

  right there are some shots where I can [TS]

  look at and say like oh that that shot [TS]

  is overexposed all right but this is the [TS]

  kind of stuff that like nobody cares [TS]

  right it's nobody watching those videos [TS]

  notices or really cares about those [TS]

  things but you is the person making it [TS]

  are aware of two things you're hyper [TS]

  aware of any of the little problems like [TS]

  an overexposed shot or something out of [TS]

  focus in a way that nobody who's [TS]

  watching the thing will ever notice in a [TS]

  thousand years and just like you're [TS]

  saying this whole time you're also extra [TS]

  sensitive because in your mind you have [TS]

  the idea of what the thing was supposed [TS]

  to be and then there's the actual thing [TS]

  that you have created right and I mean I [TS]

  don't know about you but I feel like I [TS]

  have never put anything on the internet [TS]

  that I felt like yeah that was that's [TS]

  what I was going for I nailed it yeah [TS]

  right it's like even even my reference [TS]

  is like the the video that for me was [TS]

  the easiest and the closest ever was my [TS]

  Netherlands video like that is the [TS]

  closest I've ever come to like having an [TS]

  idea and executing it but even that's [TS]

  not not perfect like there's mistakes in [TS]

  that thing there's there's shots that I [TS]

  don't like and this is also why I very [TS]

  rarely very rarely watch stuff after i [TS]

  put it up right or listen to podcasts [TS]

  after the after the editing phase [TS]

  because all i'm aware of is like oh that [TS]

  conversation didn't go the way it was [TS]

  supposed to in my head I didn't hit any [TS]

  of the points that I wanted to hit or [TS]

  you look watch a video and you feel like [TS]

  oh look at this look at this parade of [TS]

  failures right that I had all these [TS]

  things I wanted to do and I was only [TS]

  able to do sixty percent of them I think [TS]

  that's just naturally part of its [TS]

  naturally just part of the creation [TS]

  process so you still feel that way with [TS]

  your youtube videos then so that was [TS]

  what I wondered like I wondered if if [TS]

  this gets you to oh yeah oh yeah without [TS]

  a doubt like it definitely does I feel [TS]

  that way with podcasts I feel that way [TS]

  with videos you know like the rules for [TS]

  rulers video you know my last [TS]

  video that I put out like you know I [TS]

  haven't watched that since it went up [TS]

  because I remember even the last couple [TS]

  times when I'm watching it after it goes [TS]

  live just to make sure everything's fine [TS]

  you know looking at it like oh look look [TS]

  at all of these missed opportunities [TS]

  right all over the place things I didn't [TS]

  do ideas that I wanted two points that I [TS]

  don't feel like I explained very well [TS]

  yeah of course I really feel like this [TS]

  is just naturally naturally part of the [TS]

  part of the process this is funny like [TS]

  because usually I think one of the [TS]

  things that we try to do on this show is [TS]

  to talk about something and then offer [TS]

  some advice right like this is how you [TS]

  can maybe try and make this thing better [TS]

  but like this is one of those times [TS]

  where I don't think there is any right I [TS]

  think there is no advice really like [TS]

  he's just this is I feel like this is [TS]

  just a thing that people that make stuff [TS]

  no matter what it is they go through and [TS]

  that's just kind of it really like we go [TS]

  through it yeah there's no I don't think [TS]

  there's a way to fix it now it gets [TS]

  easier with time right because you know [TS]

  over time i will get sixty five percent [TS]

  of the way because i will get better so [TS]

  there'll be things that i'll do which [TS]

  will become easier I feel like you're [TS]

  very optimistic about the progress of [TS]

  that logarithmic curve right I think [TS]

  that's gonna be a very long time right [TS]

  but like I'll get a 60 and a half [TS]

  percent yeah that's my yes yeah that's [TS]

  that's kind of what happens because the [TS]

  problem is as your skills increase your [TS]

  vision increases faster alright so it's [TS]

  like ooh actually I think I could do [TS]

  even more so maybe it even goes down oh [TS]

  I've achieved fifty percent of what i [TS]

  wanted to write like I think one of the [TS]

  things that has made it easier with me [TS]

  over time with podcast editing mm-hmm [TS]

  it's not I've gotten better at hiding [TS]

  things so like as I've learned how to do [TS]

  stuff more I've worked out some little [TS]

  tricks you know a way to hide something [TS]

  or a way to move around something or a [TS]

  way to like take attention away from [TS]

  like what is actually occurring right as [TS]

  a way to cover up the thing that was [TS]

  wrong that you can't fix mmm-hmm and I [TS]

  and I think that once you get to that [TS]

  stage you become more comfortable please [TS]

  I feel like that but you know every bit [TS]

  and so like I think that with most sort [TS]

  of stuff that I do which is like [TS]

  business as usual I'm okay with putting [TS]

  it out there [TS]

  right but it's when I do something [TS]

  completely new like this switch video [TS]

  it's it's trickier like I don't feel [TS]

  this way so much with all of the vlog [TS]

  episodes that I do like I feel like I [TS]

  made me feel like about it with like [TS]

  certain segments you know well I'm like [TS]

  this was a new thing that I tried and it [TS]

  didn't go as well as I wanted but like I [TS]

  felt that way when I was first doing it [TS]

  as you know like I spoke about it on the [TS]

  show just like my dread letting the [TS]

  world see these things I've made hmm but [TS]

  I kind of gotten to the point where I [TS]

  was comfortable enough to turn the [TS]

  camera on it felt like I could kind of [TS]

  achieve something that I was looking for [TS]

  which was another reason why I decided [TS]

  to make this video such a drastic [TS]

  departure hmm knowing that there would [TS]

  be a certain element of doubt that I [TS]

  will put on myself but I feel like yeah [TS]

  it's part of the creation process and it [TS]

  gets easier in certain ways but like [TS]

  very rightly as you said it also think [TS]

  it's hard again in new ways and you also [TS]

  have the problem like with this [TS]

  particular project that all of this is [TS]

  all of these feelings are heightened [TS]

  because it is something new and so you [TS]

  have a much greater level of uncertainty [TS]

  about how is it going to be received [TS]

  right that it's like you you know you [TS]

  you made whatever it is six episodes of [TS]

  a vlog before this thing went out and so [TS]

  you had some some sense by episode 6 of [TS]

  how are people probably going to receive [TS]

  a vlog episode but then changing it up [TS]

  you never know how people are going to [TS]

  take that and that's that's kind of why [TS]

  I was giving you like a little bit of a [TS]

  pretend hard time in the opening like oh [TS]

  my god you did something different in [TS]

  your vlog because I feel very strongly [TS]

  about this that there is this real [TS]

  tension between the audience and the [TS]

  Creator when it comes to new things that [TS]

  I think it is vitally important for the [TS]

  creators to do and try new things like [TS]

  this is this is one of the reasons why [TS]

  I'm very very intent on not having a [TS]

  particular topic for my youtube channel [TS]

  because it says like I'm gonna be doing [TS]

  videos on things that interest me and [TS]

  this is this isn't [TS]

  there isn't an expectation of what is [TS]

  the topic always going to be we're [TS]

  looking through the back catalogue like [TS]

  some of my videos are very different [TS]

  from other ones and i think that's [TS]

  that's a very that's an intentional [TS]

  thing like i think it is important for [TS]

  creators to do things differently but if [TS]

  you generate any kind of audience you [TS]

  have that audience because people like [TS]

  the thing that you do and and so they [TS]

  want more of the same thing always and [TS]

  for you is a creator that might not be [TS]

  what you want to do I think of course [TS]

  like the most the most high level public [TS]

  version of this that's happening right [TS]

  now is like pewdiepie ak's content has [TS]

  really changed over the past years and [TS]

  it is very obvious that there is there's [TS]

  like a conflict between people who like [TS]

  the old stuff and his desire as a [TS]

  creator to make new things that are [TS]

  different and everybody goes through [TS]

  this in one form or another but I think [TS]

  it's it really is important to try and [TS]

  do different things as a creator but but [TS]

  it always puts you on on edge because [TS]

  you know like this might go really [TS]

  poorly with my pre-existing audience but [TS]

  it's like gotta plow ahead anyway and [TS]

  you can see this just this pattern of [TS]

  creators doing things that are different [TS]

  from what their audience wants like you [TS]

  see this repeat over and over again even [TS]

  in the music industry it's the same [TS]

  thing like a band will do the thing and [TS]

  they get a huge audience and you see [TS]

  like that band in their next album wants [TS]

  to do something that's very different [TS]

  from what they did previously and their [TS]

  audience might not like it's not what I [TS]

  signed up for yeah exactly like you did [TS]

  a thing that I liked do that forever do [TS]

  that until the end of time but it's like [TS]

  that's just not how it works if you're [TS]

  in any kind of creative field yeah I was [TS]

  definitely thinking about this and none [TS]

  of the conclusion that i came to is that [TS]

  i was early enough along in the process [TS]

  that it wouldn't be terrible mmm and it [TS]

  was also one of the reasons they died [TS]

  gift for people that are watching every [TS]

  video [TS]

  I tried to like make it very clear that [TS]

  I was gonna do this you know it's like [TS]

  give people an expectation of it mmm and [TS]

  I'm gonna definitely do some of the [TS]

  original stuff right like my next video [TS]

  will probably well it my next video will [TS]

  be a more travel focus vlog again whoo [TS]

  because I'm traveling a bunch in April [TS]

  but my next one after that will probably [TS]

  be or if things go the way that I want a [TS]

  review of the new iPad I'll keep our [TS]

  fingers crossed yeah I know Oh God [TS]

  something please come on unhappy times [TS]

  for everyone in the Apple world no [TS]

  matter what you like like fingers [TS]

  crossed for ipad maybe ever anything and [TS]

  then I'm hoping that like as time goes [TS]

  on then that's what people expect right [TS]

  that they expect to mix of these things [TS]

  hmm but right now I still feel like [TS]

  there is an element of me making these [TS]

  videos for me hmm and that people are [TS]

  sharing in that but eventually if things [TS]

  go the way that I would like them to I [TS]

  do lose a bit of that control and and I [TS]

  understand that you have to have to [TS]

  respect the audience you know and I [TS]

  think that there is a tightrope to walk [TS]

  through that if being able to express [TS]

  yourself creatively in the way that you [TS]

  want to but also giving the people that [TS]

  are decided to spend their time with you [TS]

  the thing that they want as well yeah [TS]

  it's definitely a delicate balancing act [TS]

  and you are totally right that in the [TS]

  beginning lifecycle of your YouTube [TS]

  channel or any creative project you are [TS]

  more free to go all over the place and [TS]

  as the audience grows that feeling of [TS]

  constraints can definitely get stronger [TS]

  I also think that it's still important [TS]

  to be able to feel like you can do [TS]

  something different instead of feeling [TS]

  like you're you're trapped in the exact [TS]

  same same thing well isn't that what [TS]

  your second channels fall right like [TS]

  isn't that what they therefore they [TS]

  exist right that's as part of the other [TS]

  the second channel is so I can put up [TS]

  just garbage that took a minute to do [TS]

  but that I just think is funny for some [TS]

  reason [TS]

  that's like but that but it definitely [TS]

  is the case that is [TS]

  is the case that is [TS]

  kind of like a weird outlet of like I'm [TS]

  just gonna put up whatever like and it [TS]

  doesn't even matter on the second [TS]

  channel in a way that I would never do [TS]

  on the first channel yeah so just out of [TS]

  curiosity Mike do you have any idea how [TS]

  long this vlog took you did you do time [TS]

  tracking on this one haha again this [TS]

  isn't a vlog grey this was a this was [TS]

  I'm sorry heck product review I'm sorry [TS]

  I didn't mean to use the wrong [TS]

  terminology for your tech product review [TS]

  do you have any idea how long it took [TS]

  you yeah I do it took me a nine and a [TS]

  half hours oh that's pretty good it's [TS]

  pretty good well that was the time I [TS]

  tracked I know there was some time that [TS]

  I didn't try I still think that's pretty [TS]

  good but I also bet for anybody who has [TS]

  not ever made a youtube video that seems [TS]

  like an astounding amount of time mm-hmm [TS]

  for a final product that is 10 minutes [TS]

  and 37 seconds long what's the what's [TS]

  the multiple on that right like it takes [TS]

  out twice as long to edit a podcast as [TS]

  it does to record as I okay well for [TS]

  producing producing a video where you're [TS]

  not on screen where you have to put [TS]

  something on screen for every minutes [TS]

  you have a ratio of nine hours to 10 [TS]

  minutes brutal way stuff is this a lot [TS]

  of time it's a long time worth it but a [TS]

  lot of time yeah I think I was worth it [TS]

  I was interesting to see you do [TS]

  something else and I look forward to [TS]

  your future vlogs I mean tech product [TS]

  reviews check Prague refuse not vlogs [TS]

  not blocks of all I look forward to your [TS]

  future history videos thank you I've [TS]

  ever made a history video I don't think [TS]

  so other than I think that's all people [TS]

  think you make done science videos [TS]

  that's my other favorite one people go [TS]

  like oh he's a science channel like [TS]

  which video is that Austrian science [TS]

  another tag line for your channel yeah [TS]

  cgpgrey he should all history all [TS]

  science all the time except when there's [TS]

  nothing or history all sounds none of [TS]

  the time yes oh that's actually good I [TS]

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  real afm the nintendo switch is freaking [TS]

  awesome by the way I love it so much I [TS]

  love it so much and all I want to do is [TS]

  play zelda like a hundred percent of my [TS]

  place when I'm not playing it I'm [TS]

  thinking about it mmm it's all of it is [TS]

  amazing I was thinking it would be the [TS]

  perfect games console for aggregation as [TS]

  well you know mmm yeah but see when I do [TS]

  a great keishon I there's no computer [TS]

  games there's no computer games there's [TS]

  no social media so it is it is not [TS]

  actually the perfect console for a [TS]

  gradation it would be a nightmare [TS]

  console for a gradation I wouldn't I [TS]

  wouldn't want to bring it with well it's [TS]

  the perfect console for vacations right [TS]

  now there we go that's different does [TS]

  look cool like I have to say it looks it [TS]

  looks super cool as far as consoles go [TS]

  it is definitely the console that has [TS]

  piqued my interest the most of anything [TS]

  and like mm-hmm you know I mean the last [TS]

  10 years really cuz i've just i've just [TS]

  been a pc master race brackets actually [TS]

  imac gamer for essentially all at that [TS]

  time but the but it looks it looks [TS]

  awesome and I to have very fond memories [TS]

  of Nintendo from my childhood so i do [TS]

  feel i do feel tempted I feel very [TS]

  tempted I'll convince you okay i'm going [TS]

  to show you sober I just me to see the [TS]

  majesty that is this zelda game [TS]

  because I'm not if I'm not zelda was [TS]

  never really one of the properties that [TS]

  I played very often but this is just [TS]

  nothing like any zelda game before hmm [TS]

  it's it's astounding it really is just [TS]

  unbelievable up so i guess this podcast [TS]

  is just interrupting years all the time [TS]

  is that what's happening everything is [TS]

  poor Mike what's it happens when you get [TS]

  obsessed with the game mm-hmm well your [TS]

  whole life is just an obstacle in the [TS]

  way of playing the game do you know what [TS]

  I'm gonna bring in a fear of right now [TS]

  there what the moment where I stop you [TS]

  mean when you win no the moment where I [TS]

  am we both suffer from this mmm where [TS]

  you're playing a video game mmm and then [TS]

  you just immediately lose all interest [TS]

  in the video again oh you have this too [TS]

  okay I don't think we've discussed this [TS]

  but I didn't okay so you have this [TS]

  feeling to people either get that said [TS]

  they don't all right so like I'm I am [TS]

  like everyday playing a game thinking [TS]

  about it like it is consuming me and [TS]

  then all of sudden stops the complete [TS]

  loser stops sometimes especially with [TS]

  iphone games it's like I went on a trip [TS]

  and didn't play it on the trip and they [TS]

  just decided never to play it again it [TS]

  just pops out on my head and I'm just [TS]

  like am i interested anymore hmm and for [TS]

  some reason like I know this is gonna [TS]

  happen moselle de but I don't want it to [TS]

  I want to finish it and i'm i'm i'm [TS]

  concerned i won't finish it and i just [TS]

  need to keep plowing ahead i feel like [TS]

  i've got to get it done before mario [TS]

  kart right so call about a month okay [TS]

  that's your deadline yeah before [TS]

  mariokart mariokart on the switch get [TS]

  even more tempting yep even more [TS]

  tempting that'd be great how many hours [TS]

  of my childhood did I pour into mario [TS]

  kart all of them yep get ready it's [TS]

  coming I want to do something we haven't [TS]

  done in a while gray yeah care tax know [TS]

  where we are dick no no what we're not [TS]

  doing this again what is care text yeah [TS]

  caretech [TS]

  Andrew asked this is a question that we [TS]

  receive from a bunch of different people [TS]

  written in a bunch of different ways but [TS]

  Andrew put it into one sentence how long [TS]

  should you make no money on a side [TS]

  project before you know it's time to [TS]

  move on ooh now I want it just like [TS]

  straight up say and just get this out of [TS]

  the way this is obviously different for [TS]

  every single type of side project right [TS]

  so there is not a fixed timeline I think [TS]

  I don't think the answer to this is [TS]

  actually calendar time okay I think the [TS]

  answer is something else I'm gonna say [TS]

  six months I'm gonna I'm gonna put a [TS]

  calendar date on it all right great how [TS]

  long were you making YouTube videos [TS]

  before you quit your teaching job okay [TS]

  well all right Mike it depends on what [TS]

  you're talking about haha I just said [TS]

  it's six months asterisk well yeah I [TS]

  mean part of it is part of it is that [TS]

  the YouTube videos it took me a long [TS]

  time to recognize like oh this is a [TS]

  thing that can even be a career as I [TS]

  constantly need to mention because it's [TS]

  like The Forgotten mists of time that [TS]

  YouTube was not really a thing that you [TS]

  made money on when I started it so i [TS]

  think it's that's a little bit different [TS]

  but that's the thing knows i think so [TS]

  many people sigh projects start that way [TS]

  like here's a thing i want to do so you [TS]

  started doing the thing and then all of [TS]

  a sudden you're like I'll hang on I love [TS]

  this more than any other thing at first [TS]

  it was just a thing I wanted to try [TS]

  because I'm interested in it like [TS]

  podcasting or YouTube or writings like [TS]

  this is just a thing that I enjoy me [TS]

  then it's like oh I enjoy this so much I [TS]

  can't bear to do anything else right and [TS]

  then maybe that the clock starts ticking [TS]

  I mean I guess this is this is Mike Mike [TS]

  talks about how much he loves podcasting [TS]

  and he's living his dream right but [TS]

  there's the like cgpgrey over here who [TS]

  had a bunch of projects that were all [TS]

  just cynical projects right did you [TS]

  escape from the working life that's our [TS]

  let me say in your in your terms of like [TS]

  this is the thing I [TS]

  couldn't bear more than anything else [TS]

  all right is that make you feel better [TS]

  sure whatever whatever but like there is [TS]

  a moment in which you decide I want to [TS]

  do this thing right no matter what [TS]

  reason it is your siding whether it's [TS]

  like the thing that takes the least time [TS]

  or it's the thing that you're interested [TS]

  in the most whatever your reasons are [TS]

  but I think they even from that point I [TS]

  couldn't say to you you should then only [TS]

  take six months on it mm-hmm because [TS]

  that's not what i did i spent like [TS]

  another three years from that point but [TS]

  i still got there right and and again [TS]

  i'm not saying like you should do that i [TS]

  will actually advised that most people [TS]

  don't do that like take three years on [TS]

  it but i think it's it shouldn't be [TS]

  about time and and and i think that [TS]

  that's for me the only thing i can say [TS]

  is don't put it in a sense of pure time [TS]

  but surrounding factors which could be [TS]

  health which could be i don't have any [TS]

  friends anymore more could be my spouse [TS]

  wants to kill me right like and i'm [TS]

  making fun of all of those things but [TS]

  they are all the things hmm and it is a [TS]

  you need to keep going to the point in [TS]

  which you realize the sacrifice is worth [TS]

  it anymore and it's like that's the [TS]

  worst advice to give yeah that's [TS]

  terrible advice but it's the only thing [TS]

  that i know because i don't think that [TS]

  there is a time frame like you have to [TS]

  do it until there is another factor [TS]

  yeah I like six months right be good all [TS]

  right so well because anybody hadn't [TS]

  already realized that mean you are very [TS]

  different I think this is it right like [TS]

  I'm like until the passion in your belly [TS]

  yeah my soul like doing with love and [TS]

  the money will follow and yeah and and [TS]

  now it's look like because I think built [TS]

  into this question is there's an intent [TS]

  in this question how long should you [TS]

  make little to no money with a side [TS]

  project before you know it's time to [TS]

  move on right there's an intent there [TS]

  which is I have a side project the [TS]

  purpose of which is to make some money [TS]

  right that's I think that's embedded in [TS]

  this question if there's a there's a [TS]

  thing that you love to do right that it [TS]

  puts rainbows into your brain and you [TS]

  you love it above everything and it [TS]

  makes no money but you still want to [TS]

  keep doing it like that's fine [TS]

  everybody's got to have hobbies right I [TS]

  guess except me I can't maintain any [TS]

  hobbies but I think that's what that is [TS]

  that's a description of a hobby but this [TS]

  feels like a thing that's that's an [TS]

  intent with purpose and I guess I feel [TS]

  strongly about this because when I when [TS]

  I look on past idiot me who was trying [TS]

  to spin up his own thing I think this by [TS]

  far by far is one of the costliest [TS]

  mistakes that I made which was sticking [TS]

  with projects for way too long right way [TS]

  too long like I think of some of the [TS]

  other stuff that I that I used to do and [TS]

  it was like so I used to do this time [TS]

  management business thing like forever [TS]

  ago now like in the mists of time and [TS]

  that was actually a side project that [TS]

  did make money but more importantly it [TS]

  was like it never quite made enough for [TS]

  me to do it as a self-employed thing [TS]

  right to be on my own one hundred [TS]

  percent but I like I just stuck with [TS]

  that for too long and it was a kind of [TS]

  mediocre success like it's earning some [TS]

  money but I'm not like I'm not spinning [TS]

  this up into another thing and I i still [TS]

  like i still remember actually exactly [TS]

  where i was when i made the decision [TS]

  that like [TS]

  it's time to drop this even though this [TS]

  project is making some money this is not [TS]

  going to be the thing you've been [TS]

  working on it too long and that was like [TS]

  one of the best decisions I ever made [TS]

  and there's some other projects like [TS]

  that works like I worked on this thing [TS]

  for too long and I should have switched [TS]

  project sooner so that that's why I [TS]

  think like if your intent with a side [TS]

  project is to actually make money with [TS]

  it i think from from everyone i know who [TS]

  has successfully transitioned to being [TS]

  like a self-employed on their own person [TS]

  their side project that was the thing [TS]

  that actually did it for them made money [TS]

  relatively quickly and also scaled up [TS]

  relatively quickly it's not it's not so [TS]

  much like a oh i was working on a thing [TS]

  for four years and then suddenly one day [TS]

  it became the thing like i just i don't [TS]

  really think that that happens so that's [TS]

  why i say like if this is really your [TS]

  explicit intent six months six months [TS]

  and if you don't see a really promising [TS]

  trend line ditch it start the next thing [TS]

  do for ya you want to do it a year [TS]

  that's fine whatever but justjust have [TS]

  something in your mind don't just don't [TS]

  just keep going on with it in a vague [TS]

  way and thinking like oh someday this [TS]

  thing is going to pay off because it [TS]

  probably won't this question comes from [TS]

  daniel daniel says I find it fascinating [TS]

  to hear your takes unemployment [TS]

  particularly to that come to mind are [TS]

  your responses to leaving employment for [TS]

  self-employment and where the universe [TS]

  he is or isn't worth it hmm those are [TS]

  big questions okay I guess the reason I [TS]

  find myself writing is because I don't [TS]

  fully fall into either of those things [TS]

  you guys have answered so don't worry [TS]

  great we don't have to answer those [TS]

  questions today he's university worth it [TS]

  discuss haha maybe for a later show I'm [TS]

  currently a student with an office job [TS]

  that is currently sucking the soul out [TS]

  of me don't get me wrong I feel like I'm [TS]

  lucky for having an office job at a [TS]

  young age while most of my friends do [TS]

  not however lately getting dressed for [TS]

  work in the mornings has felt like I'm [TS]

  bracing myself to go into a battlefield [TS]

  I find myself drowning in the amount of [TS]

  work i have and also constantly arguing [TS]

  or putting up a banner [TS]

  tubes for as little as saying good [TS]

  morning it also doesn't help that I am [TS]

  hourly not salary based and being paid a [TS]

  ridiculously smaller amount than the [TS]

  person I ended up replacing it feels [TS]

  chaotic and although changes are said to [TS]

  be coming to help with the chaos they [TS]

  always are mmm no we're comin don't [TS]

  believe that those changes they're just [TS]

  on the horizon any moment now just stick [TS]

  with it so although changes are said to [TS]

  be coming to help with the chaos I can't [TS]

  help but feel like it's only downhill [TS]

  from here the place that once felt like [TS]

  home might as well be a minefield [TS]

  waiting to explode all that said I don't [TS]

  have another thing to jump to there is [TS]

  no sign hustle without limited education [TS]

  or experience I'm not one hundred [TS]

  percent sure how easy it would be to [TS]

  find another job so my question is what [TS]

  would you guys do would you try to take [TS]

  more money and stay all of these signs [TS]

  that I should be running or am i just [TS]

  being a rebellious young person who [TS]

  doesn't want to put up for being put [TS]

  down constantly it's signed that you [TS]

  should go definitely yeah that's that's [TS]

  what I like my experience with this [TS]

  stuff is when things in a working [TS]

  environment turn for the worse you just [TS]

  you just cannot believe ever any of the [TS]

  promises of future improvement tho those [TS]

  will not be coming those are [TS]

  modifications to to keep you where you [TS]

  are I if you don't if you don't have a [TS]

  side hustle like this is obviously like [TS]

  you don't want it to jump into the void [TS]

  of nothing but I would be very actively [TS]

  looking for another better position to [TS]

  get into somewhere else that's that's [TS]

  what I would be doing and I know what [TS]

  Daniels saying about the fact that [TS]

  they're young and the general of [TS]

  experience and like I get all of that [TS]

  like any would be tricky to find another [TS]

  job that might be like on paper is good [TS]

  but if you allow yourself to get into [TS]

  this mindset for your first job mmm you [TS]

  will be doing this forever yeah if you [TS]

  allow yourself at this point to just [TS]

  stick it out you will be sticking it out [TS]

  in every job you ever have you're in [TS]

  this position you know what whatever it [TS]

  is like this is a bullet [TS]

  on your resume and and you use this you [TS]

  use this to stretch into the next job [TS]

  because look here's a pro tip when [TS]

  people put out requirements for another [TS]

  job but those are not hard and fast [TS]

  requirements right like you can you can [TS]

  try to stretch it in applications for [TS]

  other things so like this is a ladder [TS]

  that you want to try to climb like [TS]

  stretch it to two a better position if [TS]

  you can even if you don't necessarily [TS]

  think like you're one hundred percent [TS]

  yep you're one hundred percent qualified [TS]

  for that other position because like but [TS]

  just just try it like just just go for [TS]

  it so we've already got a job with no [TS]

  experience yeah if you now have [TS]

  magnitudes of experience more than you [TS]

  have the last time it literally [TS]

  infinitely more yes than what you had [TS]

  before you have all of the experience in [TS]

  the world you know if you look at how [TS]

  you were last time yeah but but like [TS]

  more i think the metal lesson here is [TS]

  just never trust never trust your [TS]

  employer when they tell you next year [TS]

  we're gonna we're gonna like make things [TS]

  up to you for this year or those changes [TS]

  coming it's like no yeah i never [TS]

  believed that stuff because here's the [TS]

  thing that may be and they may change [TS]

  the things that are upsetting you now [TS]

  but there'll be new problems that need [TS]

  new changes mm-hmm right like if you're [TS]

  in a workplace where it feels like [TS]

  there's always changes around the corner [TS]

  mmm it means that the changes in ever [TS]

  come in as quickly as they should be mmm [TS]

  right and and this is usually the mark [TS]

  of a big machine yeah right trundling [TS]

  its way through the corporate world i [TS]

  spent too long in a job that I shouldn't [TS]

  have been in lieu feeling all of this [TS]

  and any I took too long before I made a [TS]

  change and I will always regret not [TS]

  doing that because of like what it put [TS]

  me through so if you are in this [TS]

  situation of course it's never easy to [TS]

  just get a job yeah but there are always [TS]

  jobs and the thing is you should if [TS]

  you're feeling like this you should at [TS]

  least be looking elsewhere so you get an [TS]

  idea of what is available and at least [TS]

  said you feel like you have your future [TS]

  in your hands a little bit [TS]

  yeah you're real job when you have a job [TS]

  is to find your next better job yep and [TS]

  that can be inside the company around [TS]

  side the company yeah anywhere like when [TS]

  when I was teaching like I switched [TS]

  schools like for the same kind of thing [TS]

  like i like i want to have a better [TS]

  position like in terms of what that [TS]

  meant to me of like what is it that I'm [TS]

  looking for but even when I was at a [TS]

  school where I was totally one hundred [TS]

  percent happy I never never did not look [TS]

  at those job listings right i had an [TS]

  automated thing for like job listings [TS]

  that matched a bunch of criteria that I [TS]

  was looking for as like every week I got [TS]

  that little listen it's like I'm [TS]

  perfectly happy in my position right now [TS]

  but I'm gonna take a look I'm gonna take [TS]

  a look and just see what's out there [TS]

  like this is if you have a job I think [TS]

  this is this is part of it is always [TS]

  keeping an eye on the horizon do it [TS]

  Daniel good luck man [TS]