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Aug 15, 2022

In researching successful content creators, I came across quite a few young Youtuber who have six-8 figure subscriber counts, tons of money, and are absolutely miserable.

In looking at why someone would pressure something that was putting too much stress on their life it brought me back to passion (when emotions take over the decision making) and Logic (which only does things that make sense). I came across some new research and insights I wanted to share. 

Please note this episode is clean, but does have some bleeped out words.

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I need your answer by the end of August 2022

This month's question comes from Dave from Walking is Fitness which is a daily 10-minute podcast designed to help listeners find a little extra motivation to get out for a fitness walk every single day. 

Most podcast hosts have a target listener. And I would imagine like most podcasts, there are certain themes and topics that I know that are of greater interest to my target listener.

 How often do you return to these key topics?

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We remember negative things more than positive

Burnt Out at 19 Elle Mills Meltdown

YouTube's Burnout Generation

YouTube burnout is real. Creators are struggling to cope

Benjamin Franklin's Method of Self-Improvement (Live Well and Flourish)

Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life (aff)

Storyworthy (by Mathew Dicks)

We Need Passion

Passion enables us to "throw caution to the wind" which can come in handy to take those scary leaps.

We Need Logic

When we put our thoughts into the reality of something happening, that logic can bring us back from making too many decisions from our hearts. 

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