I didn’t know I’d feel so comfortable making YouTube videos until I actually started making them. I was a reluctant beginner, in fact. My literary agent said I had the personality for it, and encouraged me to give it a try. I thought she just wanted to sell more books so I ignored her.
But then I thought, why not. What do I have to lose?
I gave it a try. And I loved it.
In my last video — 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Yourself a Pixie Haircut With Clippers (I Gave Myself a Buzz Cut!) — I was truly myself. I wasn’t self-conscious or worried what people think. I was excited, happy and curious. I was eager to see how it’d turn out, and excited to share my journey with others.
It wasn’t until later that I realized how heavy and hard it is to carry the weight of other people’s reactions and opinions.
Who would you be?
The weight of other people’s expectations, needs, lamentations and happiness is heavy. It weighs us down, holds us back, and crushes our true nature. It shackles us to cultural conditioning and expected norms, and snuffs our natural growth.
But wait — I have good news! We don’t have to carry the weight of what people think. It’s a choice we’ve been programmed to make by people who were programmed by people who were programmed by the people before them.
Decades of programming, and we don’t stop to ask ourselves what’s true for us.
Who would you be if you didn’t need approval or acceptance?
What are your “YouTube videos”?
This isn’t about making videos, choosing the right career path, or even changing your life. This is about getting out of the way so something bigger can emerge.
Call it God, Consciousness, Spirit, the Universe, the Roar of Something Greater, I Am—there is something bigger and more powerful than we can comprehend. And it exists in a million different ways, shapes and forms!
It exists in you. And it’s eager to get out and be seen.
If you can get out of the way — if you can disentangle yourself from your own insecurities, expectations, opinions, fears, anxieties and self-loathing — you can be the conduit for something bigger and more exciting to emerge.
So. All that to say is I made a new video about cutting my hair. Want to see it?