What Are You Afraid of?

What are you afraid of? Yesterday, I watched a vlog on YouTube. At one point, the young man shows a table filled with different camera equipment. The title of the video blog is “This Equipment Terrifies Me.

I know of the young man and BDoubleO is no amateur in the area of video editing. The quality of his videos are quite good.  Then what is he talking about?

Am I talking about John’s gaming channel? No. John has a live channel that is used for video blogging. It’s called BDoubleOLive.  John and his wife regularly share snippets of their lives with the audience.  It’s all in good taste and fun.

As per his usual style, John tries to encourage the viewers in certain areas of their lives. The title of this video is “This Equipment Terrifies Me“.  He’s talking about overcoming personal fears.

As John is talking, I can just hear  a certain voice asking, “What are you afraid of?” Continue reading “What Are You Afraid of?”

Dealing With Negativity: What’s Your Perspective?

One day, a friend shared an interesting comment. “It’s just a hobby,” says my friend. My friend was referring Inspiration Point. “How so?”, I asked. The response was hardly pleasant or encouraging.

Sadly, I’ve had similar conversations with this person. He simply doesn’t see the value of the work done on this blog. How shall I respond to such negativity? I can’t control what someone chooses to think or believe. However, I can do something about my own responses.

I could choose from one of three options. Though there may be others; I will focus on three types of responses. Shall I play “The Victim”? Shall I take on the role of “The Reporter”? How about a “Hope Filled” view of the situation? Continue reading “Dealing With Negativity: What’s Your Perspective?”

Dealing With Negativity – Overcoming A Fear of Criticism

When I created a video called “The Emperor’s New Clothes: After the Parade“, I felt a need to share my own personal story. I could identify with the Emperor’s staff. As a kid, I struggled with a fear of negative criticism. For me, it seems all criticisms were the same–DESTRUCTIVE. It was so intense, I feared going through my first work evaluation.

If my friends are reading this article, they’d be surprised. To them, I’m very open and receptive, these days. How did this happen? How did I overcome my fear of criticisms? Continue reading “Dealing With Negativity – Overcoming A Fear of Criticism”