February 4, 2015

30 Day Startup Video Blog, Day 10: Whose Criticism is Worth Taking?


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


If you’re just starting in on these video blogs, here is a quick recap: I’m doing a 30 day video blog series on Elephant Journal Called Truth or Consequences: My 30 Day Startup Video Blog on my experience re-launching my business from the ground up.

Catch up on my previous entries here:

Day 1: Truth or Consequences: My 30 Day Startup Video Blog

Day 2: 3 Things that Inspired Me to Shake Up My Business

Day 3: Why Did I Agree to do 30 Days of Vlogs??

Day 4: A Summer Kind of Winter Day

Day 5: Snapchat, Sunshine, and Slander

Day 6: Life’s Short. Get Sh*t Done. High Five!

Day 7: The Friday That Got Sucked Away

Day 8: Climbing, Chili, and Community

Day 9: How to Make a Date Ball in Your Mouth and other Hilarious Advice from The Veggie RN

Day 10: Get in the Arena or Shut the F*ck Up – Just whose criticism should you actually take?

Brené Brown Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

Interestingly enough, Forbes, just published a piece on the #1 YouTube channel PewDiePie and included an interesting quote on his choice to remove the comments on his YouTube Videos.

“PewDiePie’s content may seem relatively lowbrow to some, full of catch phrases and screaming as he does ridiculous things in games to amuse his fans. Yet, he’s shown a business sense far beyond his 25 years, amassing 34 million subscribers with 7.2 billion video views and a $4M a year income. He’s also been a trendsetter on YouTube, pioneering practices like turning off comments permanently on all his videos, aware of how they add nothing to his content.”

– Forbes, PewDiePie Calls Nintendo New YouTube Program a Slap in the Face



Author: Jeanne Eisenhaure

Editor: Renée Picard

Images: Screenshots/via the author

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