There are few things worse than feeling stuck in life.
Whether that’s in your YouTube channel, your business, your professional life, or your personal life.
Last year, my wife and I noticed some behavior issues going on with our 7 kids (not that our kids are perfect, but the fights and disobedience were getting to be worse than what was normal). We met with a friend of ours who happened to be a child psychologist and he let us know what the impact of screen time on child development was doing to our kids (spoiler alert: it wasn’t great).
We knew something needed to change, so we did an entire year of NO screen time with the kids whatsoever (minus for lessons for their learning).
The short version is… where my wife and I once felt stuck knowing what to do for our kids, once we got some more information and guidance, we were able to move forward with a decision that ended up being incredibly beneficial for the whole family.
Sometimes you just need that outside help to help you get “unstuck”. It’s why the best athletes have coaches. We can’t do this stuff alone.
So, if you’re feeling stuck with the direction of your channel, why it’s not growing, etc. my team and I are here to help. Today, Lennon, D’Laina, and myself are sitting down to work through 3 questions to ask when you’re feeling stuck in your channel. Here are the questions:
- Why do I do what I do? Why do you want more subscribers? Why do you want more views? More revenue? It’s never about having more subscribers to have more subscribers. Go a level deeper. As a creator, it’s easy to get caught up in the hamster wheel, do the things we know “work”, and we forget our “why” behind our channel or business. You can even hit view and revenue goals, but if you can’t remember why you started your channel in the first place, you’re going to have a hard time getting through blocks when they start to come.
- What do I get from feeling stuck? Is being stuck bringing up any emotions for you? What do you feel like is holding you back? i.e. Maybe you’re struggling to stay disciplined in creating content. You may be feeling uninspired and out of ideas. Are you feeling like you have to plan your content a certain way? Is it sucking the fun out of creating for you? What are you feeling and how can you change your process to NOT feel that way?
- What is this costing me? What is being stuck costing you? Time with your family (because you’re frustrated)? Your excitement? Growth? Purpose? Relationships? When you’re hanging on to something and trying to push through it instead of re-evaluating, there’s usually a cost there.
I know, I know. This is “deeper” than the content we usually put out, but most of the time, when we meet with creators they think they want a tactical plan for their channel (which we give them), but we actually end up acting more as YouTube life coaches. :-)
It takes a little digging to figure out what’s going on when you are stuck sometimes, so don’t just scroll through this email and keep complaining that you’re stuck.
Do the work.
Sit with yourself.
Answer the questions.
You never know – you may just have a break through!
And if you genuinely try and are STILL feeling stuck, that’s what we’re here for. You are always welcome to schedule a consult with us and our team is happy to coach you through this stuff personally.
Just let us know if you need us.
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend.
Keep changing lives,