Fear – This is the excerpt from the video
Yeah, hi folks. Welcome to George Media and me, Peter George. Today’s an interesting one in the sense that I just hope I can touch someone. Because talking to a great friend of mine, you’ll hear me talk about him all the time, is Don Lachance. He and I have known each other for nearly a decade now. He’s a mentor. He’s a confidante. He’s inspiring. He’s just an all-around great bloke. And last night we were talking at about midnight, because Don’s in Canada, and he said, “What’s your fear about doing videos?” And I said, “Well, have a look at me, Don. “It’s not a real pretty face.” I suffer from extreme eczema, atopic dermatitis. I’ve had that since I was six months old. That comes and goes. And as you can see from my face, it’s not too good at the moment; I was in a hospital with it during the week. But there are people out there that fear to do videos because maybe how they look, how they perceive themselves, how, you know, they’re not ready to start because, you know, they haven’t got the hair right or wearing their right makeup or haven’t had a shave, or … or, there’s a hell of a lot of reasons.
There are a few people that I turn to, other than Don, for motivation. One of them’s Steve Harvey, and the other one is Gary Vaynerchuk, or @GaryVee as his call name is.
With Steve Harvey, the connection there, yeah he’s a funny man on Family Feud, but some of the messages that he’s put out there in the marketplace are inspirational at its best. He’s got a video out there– and I don’t know if people will see it, but I’ll put it up on petergeorgemedia.com website– it’s called Jump, and it’s for anyone that is afraid. And I was afraid to do this video until Don and I had a chat. And what his Jump message is, is that we’ve all been given a specific gift. And as entrepreneurs, we’ve been given a gift where we want to be the best we can as people, regardless of how we look, how we are. It’s about diving deep inside of you; sharing your knowledge, being the best you can, and being, and it’s a phrase that’s been thrown around forever: uniquely you. And this is uniquely me. You know, cuts, bruises, scabs, skin falling off; this is me. And I’m not afraid now to get online, to do the things I want to do. So, thank Steve Harvey for the Jump video and yep, I’m going to open the parachute, take the nicks and cuts. Not looking for any “ah that’s sad,” but this is me, this is who I am.
The other one’s Gary Vaynerchuk, now he’s inspired me business-wise. I have a series of skill sets which is wrapped around photography, technology, and travel. Some great people that I am still in contact with now, Peter Layton, Ellison McDowell, I’ve worked with them in the RACV, in travel, and they taught me a lot. Funnily enough, still principles that I use today. And yes Peter Laydon, if you get to see this video, one of them is having a froffy every now and again. But from a business point of view, this is the median video. Like it or not, like how you look, like how you speak, like how you perceive yourself, not how others perceive you.
If you’re genuine and honest about who you are and jump in, then I believe you’ll be successful in business. Don’t beat around the bush. Don’t tell people what they want to hear. Be you. We’re entrepreneurs. We’re trying to make a business succeed. And you know, you hear things about, “are you a multilevel marketer,” “you’re a pyramid scheme person”– No, you’ve got a product that you want to sell in a different vein, and that vein now, is the internet. And if people don’t get on it, as Gary Vaynerchuk says, you know, things like television is the modern day radio, so this is the string that we have to do. We have to overcome our fears of being in front of a camera, no matter how we look or feel.
So, I just hope that someone out there now can take the jump. Zoom me, PM me, do whatever if you’re still scared about doing it, and I’ll try to help you with it. You know, it’s taken me a long time to do this. To accept me, who I am, and what I look like. The being overweight and stuff like that, that’s things I can control, but the external thing that I can’t control is my eczema. So, let’s go on a journey together. Let’s face, as I’ve called this, let’s face your fears and do it anyway.
It’s one of the things that I’m now going to live by. I’ve got a heap of videos that I’ve got to do for photographers, so photographers who are watching this, I’m putting together a series of videos of how to streamline your business. Over the 15 years that I’ve been a photographer, I’ve learned all the tips and tricks, and I’ll give you options. With the things that I think are important, I’ll give you some links to jump, some of the Gary Vee stuff, some of his books are excellent. I listen to his audible books. So, be, as everybody says now, your authentic self. And your authentic self is overcoming your fears. Whether that be how you talk, how you look, how you feel … You know, do it in baby steps if you have to.
If you don’t want to get into video, do podcasting. You know, that’s a great medium for people that are scared to go on video. It gets your voice out there and it gets you recognised. But I knew that I had to do a video for what I want to do. So, here’s my fear, I’ve jumped another one. The other live video I did was walking across a dam wall, and I’ve done it again and I’m not scared of them anymore. I know that I won’t fall off of them and I won’t collapse, I hope. But I just hope that someone out there will take the leap.
To jump off that cliff, to take the licks. Not for business-wise, but for personal-wise, to accept yourself, who you are, for what you are. And let people judge. You know, people are going to walk away, people are going to say things. Stuff ’em, you know? You only want to talk to the people that care about you, and in business, I’ve learnt that, and that’s one of the things that Peter Laydon taught me.
People will respect you for who you are, not what you want to be, or think you should be. And that’s the big one, “think you should be.” You are you, and your success will be coming from you. I know I’ve rambled on a bit. I hope a lot of it makes sense to some people. I hope if, you know, people don’t like it, you don’t like it; it’s not my problem. I’m going to be as honest as I can be from here on in, to myself and to my darling wife Jane, my little pillar. And, yeah, let’s all step forward, let’s all have a bit of fun, you know. We’re self-employed entrepreneurs that are prepared to take the risk that 99.9% of the other population don’t. Just remember they’re in the scam, we’re not. We’re honest business people. So, hope you enjoyed this little video. I’ve tried to keep it under 10 minutes, which I’m just about to do.
Jump on www.petergeorge.com.au and that’ll get you the Steve Harvey videos, some good references to Gary Vaynerchuk, and a couple of other ones that I’m working through now, which is 100 Days Self-Connection Experience. I’ll put some of those up because they’re business-related, and if you’ve got any fears you’ve got to overcome them. So, this I think’s going to be my slogan from here on in: face your fears and do it anyway. Because no one’s going to do it for you. Only you. So, thanks for listening if you’ve listened. If you watch this video, later on, I’ve got to cut it with a few other things in it, but yeah, this chest now is released. I’ll probably annoy the crap out of everybody now that I’m not so scared to watch these. And do videos, and to be who I want to be, not just for me, but for Jane as well. You know, we’re in our fifties, and I want to make a success of the last 40 years that we’re going to be on this planet. So, all right thanks, wrapping it up.
Have a great day, and just remember: face your fears and do it anyway.