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A couple of weeks ago, I realised that it was definitely time for me to get a new mobile phone. I don’t tend to upgrade my phone at the first opportunity, I like to wait until I actually NEED to switch to a new phone – as we all know, they don’t last forever.

And as I did a bit of research into which model would suit me best, it got me thinking...

When was the last time you checked on the resources you have to hand?

Do you know what you already have?

And, is there anything you could or should invest in that would make your life easier and your workload lighter?


I usually advise people who are starting out on their ViDEO Ventures to think about what resources they already have and to start there, rather than rushing out to buy a pile of equipment that they might never need or use.

But, of course, in order for that to work, you need to know what you’ve already got.

You need to know how to use it.

And, you need to know how effective and how efficient it can be.

For instance, I tend to use my mobile phone for social media ViDEOs and stills and I use my ‘big’ camera for client work or for recording course ViDEOs.

So, when I was checking out new phones recently, for example, it was important to me that I got one with a decent camera and so I looked at numerous specifications and reviews to make sure I was getting what I needed and wanted.

And, because I like to at least have the option of actually plugging in headphones or a microphone, I wanted one that I could do that with or at least get a decent adaptor for.

What Have You Got?

Now, when it comes to your ViDEO Ventures, what do you already have in the way of resources?

Do you even know?

Do you know what’s lurking in your cupboards and drawers?

Have you made a list of exactly what you’ve got?

Is everything still working and up to date?

Is it maybe time to get things out of the box, dust them off and have a wee play?

Because making ViDEOs can and should be fun so it’s good to build in some play time!

Is It Good Enough?

Is your phone good enough to record your ViDEOs in terms of its camera and its microphone?

Does your phone have enough memory and storage as well as a processor that’s powerful enough to allow you to record - and edit - ViDEOs on your phone?

Do you have a tripod?

Do you have an external microphone?

Or ViDEO lights?

And when was the last time you put them to good use?

Sort the Software!

Think about the software you are, or could be, using.

What do you have to help you with editing? Does it give you everything you want and need?

How and where do you store your ViDEOs?

Do you have them categorised on a spreadsheet?

Do you have a list of content ideas somewhere that you can refer to or somewhere that you can jot down notes when you’re out and about?

Who’s In Your Corner?

And, resources aren’t simply the tools that you have at your disposal.

We all have people we can turn to and rely on as well.

Do you have a coach, a mentor, an accountability buddy, a business partner?

Because it’s always worth having someone you can bounce ideas off, someone who can help to keep you motivated and on track and someone you can turn to for advice when you need it.

So, who’s in your corner and when was the last time you spoke to them?

Shiny Object Syndrome Is Real!

When it comes down to it, you probably already have far more resources than you realise – and not simply for ViDEO, but for everything business related.

Sometimes it’s just good to stop and take stock of exactly what you already have - and to consider what you might need to lighten your workload and make things flow more easily.

But don’t go out and buy anything until you KNOW that you need it!

Shiny Object Syndrome is Real!

Believe me, I know!


It’s never too late to start using ViDEO and

YOU Really Can Be An Awesome ViDEO Star!

Julie x

PS I presented this as a live 'Tuesday Chat' in my free Facebook group, Be Seen Be Heard Be Known! which you’re very welcome to join HERE


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