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Relinquishing Control For The Important Stuff 🎛️

Relinquishing Control For The Important Stuff 🎛️
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #31 • View online
Hi friends!
I’ve been having a ton of fun creating YouTube videos! I do have to admit though, that parts of the process (like editing) can be extremely time consuming. My vision is to eventually get to a place where I am able to easily outsource parts of the process to a team that works with / for me.
So I tried something out this week - I hired a video editor to help me edit my video just to see how things would go. I’m the sort of person who likes to have everything under my own control - so to relinquish control of the editing process was was incredibly uncomfortable for me.
My experience? It wasn’t that great. I got the cut of my video back really quickly, and it was just…okay. There were nuances here and there that was difficult to explain to my editor - so in the end, I actually ended up doing more editing on my own to complete my video (to a level of my own satisfaction). Perhaps it was my fault for not being more explicit with my request but I just was not keen on investing the extra time with this editor to teach or tell them what I wanted exactly - maybe because I knew I was not keen to work with him on further projects (because we both use different editing software as well).
However, this experience was really interesting as well. I do understand the upside: when I was waiting for my video to come back, I really felt like there was a load off my shoulders as I had extra time on my hands to do other things!
I think with most business owners / entrepreneurs, they often hold the role of multiple folks in the ‘company’. They are the CEO, the manager, the editor, the crewman etc - so as businesses expand it is essential to start delegating these duties to your team so that you as the CEO can focus on the important stuff like driving the strategy and vision for the company.
It’s tough to relinquish control. But once you decide to do so, there has got to be some sort of investment into the person you are working with - you need to take the time to show and teach them how you want things done! You’ve got to build the trust with them to make it work. Once all these are established: the magic begins!
I’m glad I tried outsourcing, but I’ll probably still be editing my own videos for now! Perhaps I’ll try outsourcing the editing again sometime soon.
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As we wrap up the year, just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for supporting and following my journey so far! I’m looking forward to growing together even more next year :)
I’ll see all of you in the new year! Happy 2021!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week 💛
Really enjoyed this podcast between David and Jennifer. I’ve never really known the ‘real’ Jennifer as I’ve only ever seen her portray characters she has played on House and Once Upon A Time (please please watch this if you love disney!) - and it was nice to get a sense of how she was as a person.
It was really eye opening to learn a little more about the acting industry in LA, and how most people don’t see the ‘flip’ side of popularity. Famous actors / actresses are just people with jobs - but they are just like you and me who face the same human problems. It’s really about what kind of trade-offs people choose to take: Fame v Privacy.
Of course, most folks think that acting is easy as well - and it affirms what I believe about hard work. Every single thing you do requires hard work, and no one talks about the small nuances or problems that they face along the way, but they are there! So remember, not everything is as easy as it seems - because no one has seen the hard work put in!
Another thing she mentioned that was quite interesting was about looking at the acting industry as a business (and I thought this was someone pretty relevant to other parts of our lives)
Think of acting industry as a business - it’s not all about believing in a (first time) actor / actress and taking a chance on them. Are people willing to bet 10 million dollars on you to create a movie?
Same thing - when companies are interviewing and ‘assessing’ you on whether they want to employ you - are they convinced enough to take a calculated risk on employing you? So next time - ask yourself, did you provide enough ‘justification’ for someone to take a bet on you (whatever the relevant circumstance)?
You always hear the phrase ‘diversify your portfolio’ when it comes to handling your money / passive income. This same theory can also be applied to Happiness! To increase happiness you should have these three streams of happiness to have better mental health and well being: Friends (connections), Places and Experiences.
1) Friends: Spend time with the people who you like and matter to you. I only have a handful of friends I truly will fork out time for - these people make me a better person - and now the question I ask myself is: Would I spend time with this person, or would I rather be editing my videos?
2) Places: Make sure your home is comfortable - after all, it’s the place you spend most of your time at. Of course, visiting outdoor / natural places (with exposure to Vitamin D) - forces you to walk and move your body. As mentioned in a previous article I wrote about ‘The Wonders Of Walking’ - the benefits are huge! So walk, because the human body is made to move. You’ll naturally be happy when endorphins are produced!
3) Experiences: What do you do for fun? What makes you happy? Playing Sports? Video Games? Watching Netflix? Some people may view this as 'wasting’ time, but everyone enjoys different things. So go do the things that bring you joy!
While being able to rely on a single source creates security in anything, what creates even more security is expanding beyond just one source of reliability. And this applies to virtually everything in life. Take this time to create more streams of happiness. 
Video Of The Week 🎥
Why you DON'T need a resume photo #shorts #youtubeshorts
Why you DON'T need a resume photo #shorts #youtubeshorts
Please watch it, and give it a like 👍🏽 and subscribe to my channel here if you found value in this video! 🙏🏼
Of course, sharing the videos with anyone who may potentially benefit from this information would help me a ton as well! 🤗
Kindle Highlight Of The Week 📖
This really struck true to me. That's why I feel I don't always need the latest electronic gadget every year (although YES my heart still would love one just because I LOVE electronics) - but all in all, having our basic survival needs should already be sufficient enough for us!
This really struck true to me. That's why I feel I don't always need the latest electronic gadget every year (although YES my heart still would love one just because I LOVE electronics) - but all in all, having our basic survival needs should already be sufficient enough for us!
Photo Of The Week 📷
Christmas Dinner with the Family 💛  Clearly had too much food, and my Dad (in this photo) reminded me of King Julien from Madagascar 🙊  So cute! Hi Daddy!
Christmas Dinner with the Family 💛 Clearly had too much food, and my Dad (in this photo) reminded me of King Julien from Madagascar 🙊 So cute! Hi Daddy!
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My name is Jamie and I’m a Googler based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on mindful productivity 📈, personal development 🌱and intentional living 🖌️🎨 to help Gen Z & millennials navigate life. Every week, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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