Day #64 Facebook Live Challenge
Hi it’s Sue McVeigh VA and today is day 64 of my Facebook Live Challenge, I was asked today what I’ve learned in my 63 days of publishing of putting myself in front of this phone and pressing record, pressing live and doing it I think I’ve learned that it’s like everything it gets easier as you go along but the first you know few weeks it’s so uncomfortable and you you just keep wondering what you’re going to say even if you’ve got notes in front of you and then you start to read the notes and you feel a bit robotic, it’s just being comfortable in yourself to just to share what you what you want to tell people what your observations, what your learnings, your lessons, your mistakes, your successes, your failures, your being human and you know if one person out there is watching and gets something out of it that’s positive for them my work here is done. You know I encourage everyone to do this even if you’re not in business just for yourself, it’s so freeing because I think previously I had been sharing videos occasionally, I got a lot a lot of response, great positive feedback and I really didn’t record them, like I didn’t re-record, I just recorded in one take, so what’s the difference? But the difference is that this is as it is, it is like as you’re speaking, it’s live and it’s just that little bit different but I’m so comfortable, you know after day 64 I think I would want to become more comfortable in this space. But it’s also going back to I did find it natural, I did I do find it easy to talk on video, it’s just a matter of just being more comfortable and providing more value to my audience and helping people where I can, connecting people where I can and just saying that we’re all human, you know no one is perfect, none of us is perfect, we’re doing the best we can with what we have and what we know, and when we know better we do better but at the moment you know you’re doing exactly as well as you can and don’t beat yourself up, don’t talk yourself down, you know sometimes you think of the things you say to yourself would you speak to a friend like that? Would you say those things to a friend? No you wouldn’t because they wouldn’t be your friend, they would be too upset. So just be aware of what you’re saying to yourself and we are amazing. People are amazing, people are good. People are good, I really do believe. And I believe in karma, if you do good, you put good out into the world it’s going to come back, it’s just the way it is, it’s the way of the Universe. You know the last couple of weeks we have had some really really big good news in our family in our home here and we celebrate. We have to embrace it and just be grateful because you know it may stop you in your tracks and go “but other people aren’t experiencing, other people are doing it really tough”. You know what, we are coming up to three years in November since my husband’s accident that set us on this track that we’re on now and it has taken us as a family unit of working together of just being there for each other it’s taken us nearly three years to come full circle and to be able to celebrate and have good news and not worry about what’s coming next, just to be grateful because the more we’re grateful for, the more that comes into our home and into our lives. We just yeah we’re grateful for each other, for being healthy and happy and crazy and wacky and funny and loving and hugging and just to be able to be in each other’s presence and not want to kill each other while most of the time — but we sort of have had that journey in our family and we’re coming out of that. That’s why I think we’re quite calm when it comes to the isolation, the lockdown doesn’t mean we’re you know happy with it, but we’ve been in our own situation, our own financial situation, our own you know having an injury having a long-lasting injury my husband has so that’s our we’ve had our our really tough times and of course we’ll have tough times in the future but we really you know we think well we wholeheartedly believe that we’re good people and you put good out there it’s going to come back and it’s come back to us so we’re just grateful and yeah that’s all I wanted to say, so Happy Thursday I can’t believe it’s Thursday and it’s halfway through October. Next Thursday I will have a 22 year old son, I know I don’t look like it I look like, I’m far too young to have a 22 year old in a week’s time but I do so we’ll look forward to celebrating his birthday and as a family having a laugh and being grossed out and just being our crazy selves and we wouldn’t have it any other way, so thank you and I’ll see you tomorrow.