What's My Niche?
Self-coaching myself into having a thriving coaching business.
When you are struggling with anxiety all this is more challenging. It's hard. My mind goes a million miles an hour and in every direction.
I think this is it though maybe I can word it differently. I like this because
- It’s what I’m trying to do for myself so I can explore it as I explore it personally.
- It's specific
- Because it's my personal goal I think it will give me material to work with
What are my goals? and how do those goals relate to users goals?
My goals are to make a successful blog
My goal is to have a successful coaching business and document how I self-coach myself through my anxiety to do this.
Why is this important? Well if anxiety was a solved thing then there wouldn’t be huge forums of people struggling with it and really affecting their ability to get stuff done. My way may not work for everyone but I think it will help me figure out how to approach marketing my coaching business and there are other people that it will find it useful.
I think this is all pretty related to getting stuff done. So the question though is for my niche is this for people who want to figure out social media? I think that the broad appeal will be how to figure out social media and find yourself working on it when you are struggling with anxiety. It will be self-coaching with anxiety with a focus on social media. What do I want? This section is frustrating. All the words in here feel like stone and it makes it a lot harder to think. I want my coaching business to work. I think part of this is that my coaching business is based on relationships as its niche and this is self-coaching and the two do intertwine but not on the surface.
Ok um, I don’t know. I have been obsessing in my head about his over the last day or since last I wrote. And there are just way too many unorganized thoughts. Like maybe self-coaching with anxiety is valid but maybe the subject makes me too anxious to actually be able to do as youtube. and then there is a thing about weather youtube and this should be the same things. and then there is the question of if I don't keep anxiety as part of it doi have enough material for youtube? and then there is the question of how much money I can make on youtube with this subject?
Like a big fear is that I don;t have enough subjects to talk about. or that I can’t make topics that are deep enough for it to be worth it. Or that I’m going ot have to spend a ton of time on my laptop editing vids. Like I’d really like to show that Its possible to live your way.
What's my audience.
- Anxiety, making money on social media.
- Using the fact that your brain is thinking all the time for you.
- Like you can just use a phone and pice by piece put it all together.
- That by analyzing what has already been done you can improve.
- Like my channel should start off shitty and I should show the progression and talk about the progression.
- The point of the channel is progression
- Its fluid
- I want to show how to make money using your personality and skills this can convert to other people trying ot make a youtube video or can it?
- If its progression and fluid I can change the topic soon after starting
- in the beginning it's going to be about starting. and finding other your tube videos that teach what I want to learn about youtube. Like I don;t have to create a lot of videos. The first one is supposed to not be so good. The second will be a reflection on that and talking about what I have learned pulling in other videos.
I see myself switching between .. I think the fear here is that I’m not going ot learn as I do this. and Worse that my anxiety will take over like it has in this one and I won't get anywhere. .. .. .. .. .. But like I guess I’ll prob update this later and make it more clear? OR I hope to.
“I feel anxious but I need to just get a video up so I cross that line. I don't really want to accomplish anything in this video other than getting myself to talk for a little and get it online. The purpose of this channel is a fluid look at social media. I want to earn money focused on what I love, given the social media landscape and figure where I fit in here. I’m going to talk about self-coaching with anxiety, making money, setting goals, and achieving those goals. Short term my goal is to understand youtube and share what I’m learning and my process. How I’m doing it and why I’m doing it and what fits and what doesn’t. I’m going to talk about my coaching business and how I am looking at marketing. I’m going to discuss my process for thinking about longer-term goals with this channel and how I hope to achieve them.
1a. A bit about me. I have anxiety and see it as a double-edged sword. Often my mind is just constantly thinking and this can be frustrating but it's also like I have a machine in me that just hammering away trying to figure out answers. If I’m really struggling seeing what my next steps are this can be really challenging; like my mind talking to a wall. But using strategies to focus it can help me move really quickly and get a lot done. I know there are a lot of people out there with anxiety and I know it can manifest in many ways so my experience may not be applicable to many people but it might help some. Even within myself it can manifest in many ways. When I feel shut down my body can just feel really tight or I might feel pain. Often I’ll feel pain or tightness in my forehead; it can be a struggle. And I suspect that there is information that will be useful in this channel for those who don’t struggle with anxiety but really I’m trying to show that it doesn’t have to get in the way and that it can possibly be a tool on the path to success.
The way I see it we have entered a new world. There are new social tools, relationship tools, and technological tools. If you are reading this and are into it it's probably because you want to be more productive and you are interested in seeing what this new landscape can offer as much as I am. ”
2 minutes and 22 seconds (https://ttsreader.com)
This sounds pretty reasonable for my first video
I think this should be about anxiety tools
“Focus on one thing at a time? Um gonna give that a no
Ok, like yes in a given moment I can only really have my focus on one spot but in my mind focus on one thing at a time usually refers to focus on completion of tasks whereas I find it far more effective to focus on starting tasks and projects; and not just one but a lot of them. And my goal is to just start doing any of them and put them in my path so that I start doing them more an more often. I find this really helps with context switching because I’m constantly context switching and this helps with motivation becasue I don;t feel pressure to get ton done. Just to start. Beyond that as I do more and get better at starting I tend to start thinking about the tasks when I’m not doing them and eventually will feel inspired to do more than just a little and sometime I’ll end up doing a whole lot. The more I do this and keep my focus on moving the important things into my path the more success I find.
This is not a guarantee that I’m going to get everything done that I’m avoiding. If there is something I’m really struggling to do its still possible my mind won't even think about it; so as part of this exercise I create a document with everything that I think is important. I separate tasks out into weekly, monthly, and by end of year (write this description better) and I’ll link to a sample tasks document. I use google docs to organize my task document.
Then If I have really hard tasks y which I usually mean tasks that feel really challenging to get started or just make me feel really anxious. I’ll set some time to literally sit with the task in from of me for 5 minutes in a day. I might not get anything done but at least I have sat with the uncomfortable feelings.
If the challenging tasks make you feel too anxious to do this step back from that a layer. ?Have a blank sheet of paper that represents the challenging tasks and sit with that for a minute every once in a while. Or dn;t even focus on those tasks in the beginning and work on creating a routine where you just focus on the simple ones.
The point of these exercises is movement. Do something, anything, and recognize that doing anything at all can lead to doing a lot more. That doing something tiny doesn’t mean that you are going to slow. Take more credit for the small steps and those small steps will lead to bigger ones. Or at the very least you tried and maybe this system won’t work for you but maybe it will.
A bit about me. I struggle to get stuff done. Sometimes I’ll wake up get distracted, and stay distracted until I realize time is going by and then feel anxious, overwhelmed and go take a nap because my mind just can’t deal. It's not always pretty. At the same time I just wrote out two of my youtube videos and am feeling great at the moment. I mean I can still feel the anxiety. Still feel pressure in my forehead but getting this out feels good. And I haven’t yet seen that I’ll actually get over the hump of creating my first video but I’m starting to trust more that it's coming.”
Time 3:30 (https://ttsreader.com)
My thoughts on how to run a successful youtube channel my style.
“First my priority is at least in the beginning getting content out. 3 bad videos are better than the last 2 years of thinking about creating a channel and having 0 videos online. But beyond that, I like the idea of casual. I like selfie-style. I’m holding my phone talking into it as if I’m talking directly to you. Maybe this will change but I like the idea of the camera moving with me. I can walk or I don't know but I’m not behind a stable screen. Everything isn't all pretty. Remember I’m just trying to get videos out. I’m also not convinced all the fluff is worth it but I guess I’ll see and I can also take ay of my videos to create a more produced version letter. I mean publishing a video that I don't like might motivate me or show me what I would like and from there I can think about what to do better.
The video after this I’m thinking will actually be on how the process is going so far. What I like and what I don't like and if I can do anything better. Do I need a better camera? Microphone (https://youtu.be/A-NMWy9LPjw)?”
Reflection, I want to reflect on what I have done and talk about equipment. Look up some Youtube videos about microphones and cameras and talk about the future. this might get put into video 3. I don't know.
Talk about how many videos per X.
My coaching style. Let’s define it.
Attachment styles, going slow, and being open and vulnerable. Tradeoffs and risks.
Love languages? not sure about this one. Maybe for later and maybe to add to attachment styles?
My coaching business? and this as marketing?
Goals, what am I going to have to do to make my youtube channel monetizable? Part of it is just giving these videos time to see if they resonate. Do I have to reshoot them with a higher quality camera/mic? DO I need to spend more time on writing? It’s possible to redo all of it. That the beauty of this tech. Its editable. Maybe every year I should redo my basic 10? or something lol.
More vids on anxiety tools? Mention at some point that if people have anxiety questions put them in the thread and let's discuss. Find videos that I like discussing anxiety tools.
10 vids will give me a ~2.5 month buffer. Maybe 2 months since it will take time to complete all of them. If I can keep pumping them out at more than 2 a week I can move to 2 a week (https://youtu.be/A3kwRAB_-lQ) but I really want tofocus on quality and filling places where I see spaces.
Eventually, I think I want to pivot.. or do I? I don't know. I have this idea in my head that I have to but I’m not actually sure. I guess I can explore that in vid? or in here? Seems like am more in here thing.
Is this what I should advertise as coaching on my website? Not yet I don’t think. Like one, the website is pretty complete and I think it makes sense to create multiple complete things that can stand alone even if they aren’t completely in sync as opposed to waiting til everything is perfect to publish. Like really I’m happy coaching pretty much anyone and my inch on my coaching website is more marketing material so that I can connect with people.