Hi everyone. Well, I’m gonna start talking more about screenwriting and what I’m doing along those lines. And one of the things I’m doing is I’ve signed up with a mentor. I have a mentor through Women in Film and Video, and we haven’t started yet, but we are working on having our first meeting, I guess. And one of the things that goes with this mentorship is that I’ve been getting assignments, so to speak, from Women in Film and Video. Things to watch, read, listen to. And there’s a really great video I just saw about focus, and it’s interesting because I thought, “Oh, I know this.” And it’s like, well, okay. Yeah, I know this. But then I really started to listen to it. And I thought, you know, something? This is well worth listening to. It’s well worth everybody listening to, so what I’m gonna do is include it in whatever blog post I put this in.
Hi, everyone! In a previous video, I had spoken about finding out why you do what you do and its importance in determining your life’s goals, things like that.
Hi! I’m going to recommend a YouTube video, actually, another YouTube video. It’s called “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. Simon Sinek’s TED talk, “Start with Why”. (Here’s another link to his talk.)
So why am I making this video? I am making it because I cannot stress it enough. I can’t stress enough how important it is to understand your own values and why you do what you do. I will only add that by understanding the why, you may end up going into directions you never expected to go and you might be afraid to go there, but it actually might be a good time to rethink that if you’re really, really into it and you have a goal in mind. It is that desire that will keep you engaged and interested enough to keep doing what you’re doing and doing it well. I hope that makes sense.
Anyway, I hope that I’ve helped you in some small way by pointing you to this YouTube video, “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. Thanks. And I’ll talk to you later.
PS: Check the end of the video for a blooper moment!
Today I’m going to talk a little bit more about the writer’s journey and trying to make a living as a writer these days. I think one question that you really need to answer before you do anything is why are you doing this? Why are you writing? What is it you hope to accomplish? What are your career goals?