Video Tip #2: Be emotionally prepared.
Moods such as stress, fear, insecurity, desperation and depression etc., can and will show up on camera. Life stresses can definitely distract you. Two weeks after my mother died last year (2014), I filmed a self-care video for therapists. I filmed it on the island of Kauai, where I’m originally from. The setting was gorgeous (of course, its Kauai! It’s known for that!). However, after watching the video a few times, I didn’t appear to be myself. My message was dull, lacked energy and I appeared less enthused about the subject. I showed my friend the video and he validated what I was sensing. So I didn’t post the video. I concluded that the camera captured my grief! I had to allow myself to grieve my mother’s death to regain back the emotional energy and vibe that was true about me. I had to respect my own grieving process.
Self-disclosure: Looking back at it, I believe I was creating videos to distract me from experiencing grief. Grief is powerful and difficult to contain—it will show itself no matter how much you think you’ve contained it! And my camera documented the essence of my grief. I had an obligation to my followers not to burden them with my “stuff”—even through my videos.
One thing to keep in mind when creating videos: people are attracted to positive energy! Humans are averse to negative energy. The emotional energy
and person that your clients are attracted to and the smile that inspires people—that person must show up before you hit record on your camera. Know the pulse of your heart. Be mindful of what it’s asking you and what it needs from you. Nurture it, protect it, and give it space to regain footing if your heart is hurting.
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