Sorry about that guys. I decided to take some time off from writing for the blog.
Honestly, I just didn't know what to write about, and I've also been extremely focused on launching my first product by the end of this month. So, I decided to put my energy towards that and the other projects I plan on launching this year.
I've made significant progress over the last few weeks, so I decided it was time to make a comeback! It's been killing me not sharing what I've been working on, but I promise that soon enough I'll unveil everything! ;)
With that said, let me update you on life!
First, I am at a place right now where I have never felt more confident in myself. I find that I'm willing to take bigger risks, and what used to scare me or make me highly uncomfortable somehow no longer does. I've gotten into this attack mode, and I feel unstoppable when it comes to executing my ideas.
For example, I used to feel SO awkward while trying to film myself in public for my vlog "Life With Andrew". There was just something about walking around with my arm extended out in front of me like a goof, holding onto a tripod with my phone attached at the end. I was able the muster up the courage a couple of times to vlog, but I was never was able to sustain the courage to stay consistent with putting myself out there.
A few weekends ago I went to NYC, and I decided to just DO IT. NYC was going to be the perfect opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone and record my entire trip. The days leading up to our trip I was feeling extremely confident and empowered to get in front of the camera and film my experience. Then, in the morning when we were supposed to leave for our trip I felt completely oppositive!
The previous excitement I felt for filming the trip and putting together a vlog suddenly wore off, and the confidence I had been feeling was nowhere to be found. It was completely awful, and I started the day off feeling defeated. I overcame this fear and lack of excitement by just doing it. As uncomfortable as it felt at first, the more times I was able to get in front of the camera, the more comfortable I felt. It was a huge boost to my confidence and I found myself walking around the busy streets of NYC with my arm extended out talking to the camera about my trip! I'll update this blog once I finish my actual vlog video, but in the meantime, here's a highlight video of our trip!
My next breakthrough came while I was working to progress my first product (for future reference let's call it Product1). Back in January, I decided to get into the Amazon FBA program. This is when you sell product on Amazon and they fulfill all your orders. I spent nearly 4 weeks researching products to find one that I could sell confidently.
I found a product that I could source from China and looked to be selling remarkably well with little competition. However, I found myself dragging my feet from here on out, and what should have taken me a month at most to get product ordered, and a brand created ended up taking six.
I realized I was subconsciously holding myself back out of fear that it would be a complete failure. I don't know what it was that completely changed my mindset, but I no longer fear the unknown. I find myself embracing the risk I'm taking, and understanding that if I put in the work and execute correctly, that the risk will be worth the reward.
Despite working on so many things at once, I rarely find myself tired and exhausted. I'm having a blast creating new products/companies, and it's becoming a sort of game to me. I understand that not everything I do will be a success, but I most importantly understand that if I never try, then I've already failed.