Positive thinking in business and life. Steve Jobs Reality distortion field [Video]

The day after the night before and the new video is up!

If you read the last post you would know I really tried to make this video informative but keep it moving so it never got boring. Would love to hear your feedback.

What is it about?

In this video i’m talking about the something attributed to Steve Jobs in almost any documentary you watch about him. His ability to change the norms, see things the way he wanted to make them and push his way towards that vision.

I decided to break it down into personal and interpersonal skills.

There are also mentions of young entrepreneurs Jamal Edwards and Lilly Singh.

Also I added some questions at the end for discussion. You could answer here or on the YouTube page.

1. Do you have any examples of when using the reality distortion field has helped you to achieve something?

2. When has somebody else’s RDF affected you in a positive way and who?

Hope you enjoy!

Nathaniel GE,

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Long long day. Thoughts after a day of editing

It’s been a long long day.. (listen to the song at bottom whilst you read ūüôā If you want.)

I just spent the whole day finishing and uploading video number 17 (my special number).

‘Positive thinking in business and life | Steve Jobs reality distortion field.’

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There is something so relaxing about spending your Saturday editing a well put together video that reflects your thoughts. I got it down from 15 minutes to 8 minutes and then 8 minutes to just under 6.

This video felt like a step forward in terms of my learning experience of making these videos online.

I must have watched it back about 50 times to make sure its not boring and keeps moving. For example In the ‘Perfectionism prevents progress‘ video I didn’t get to the point of what the video was actually about until 50 seconds in. In this one I get into it at 15 seconds.

I also added a contents at the start and timestamps in the description for people that come across the video and want to get to a certain part.

This is only the second video i’ve made using Final Cut Pro X after upgrading a couple of weeks back.

Starting to get used to it. The text looks so much more current than the old Final Cut Pro 7 text.

Anyway I know only a few people will be interested in this but it’ll be cool to look back on in terms of progress.

I guess we’ll see in about a month what the analytics are like for the video in terms of audience retention and engagement.

I’ll post the video in the morning when everybody wakes up.

Nathaniel GE,

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p.s I will be using this song for an epic vlog/montage one day. So you’ll remember where its from. “p

I’ve basically been listening to it all day whilst editing.

and I love one of the last lines in this song

‘Sometimes it takes times like these to know, you’re in the right place’.

I should probably eat something now..

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Get money culture vs Money isn’t important [video] montage with breakdown.

Hello beautiful people!

I know I haven’t posted in a while but I have actually been putting up creative pieces elsewhere online.

One of my creative passions is videography. Although i haven’t been out making films recently I have been keeping my creative juices flowing by putting some edits up on my youtube page.

I love watching and making montages. So i’ve been practicing creating them.

I will start with the most recent one I uploaded.

If you read my posts such as who is I? you will know I like to get philosophical.

I love to listen to Alan Watts lectures. I sometimes fall asleep just listening to a 2 hour lecture and somewhere the line between thought and the dream world disappears.

Here is the video I made with a description of the creative idea behind it afterwards.

(If the video is blocked in your country you can watch it here via my facebook page)

Inspiration

So I was listening to¬†his lecture about ‘why money rules your life‘.

As I listen to this deeper philosophical way of thinking there is another part of my mind that grew up ingrained in the ‘hip hop and grime’ get money culture. I mean that in reference to the lifestyle, the strive for more, making it rain, the people with the newest clothes being cool at school, all of that.

Even away from music it’s just around us in general as part of the capitalist system we are apart of. So you have game shows like who wants to be a millionaire where the goal is literally to reach a financial goal.

No mans land

So on my journey into exploring the¬†minimalist, ‘what if money were no object’ lifestyles¬†I am also in the reality of needing money to get by, being inspired by artists like Meek mill in their rags to riches songs. Ace hood – hustle hard for example where he raps about times getting hard and he’s going to word hard and make as much money as possible to provide for his family.

So between the two there is this no mans land, this place where you are in both mind states.

Creative Idea

So my aim was to show this clash of realities.

The Instrumental Wu Tang Clan – Cream literally saying ‘ Cash rules everything around me, get the money’.

Then I put¬†audio vs the visual as Watts speaks about his money isn’t important idea you see Lil Wayne making it rain (Throwing money in the air) in a bank and people running to grab the money.

I even went a little bit deeper into¬†information i have acquired over time such as the history of money, paper notes just being an I.O.U and money not actually being ‘worth’ anything.

So I hope that gave you a bit of an insight into the ideas behind that video. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Peace and have a great week.

If you want to keep up with my videos or posts on other sites please like the Nathaniel GE facebook page which is in the sidebar.

Nathaniel GE,

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Spending time over money at Christmas

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Guddhism // The problem with dreaming.

Shonda Rhimes:  A screenwriters advice (Source: Zen Pencils) Click to enlarge, if needed.

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I have to say that I believe the dreaming, getting inspired part is extremely important. The problem is, you can get stuck at that stage. A stage I know too well.

You crave the adrenalin of ‘you can do anything’ and you feel pumped. Then you feel down because other than talking and planning you haven’t done anything, so you need that kick again.

It becomes a spiral which gets you nowhere closer to your actual goal.

So the key is to do. I realised this and that is why I started this blog. There are other things I want to do but at least now I am getting into the habit of doing, committing to a project and building something which has the potential to be pretty cool.

I think the problem is, the actual doing part is not always as fun as the initial excitement of having the idea. Because when you have the idea, you picture the end goal. Before you get to that stage there is a lot of work involved.

Yesterday I woke up and realised I needed to post a SaturdayShort. Which made me realise I need to be ready with something every weekend. Which is good, because it means I’m already getting a lesson in the consistency, planning and dedication it takes to create something¬†and keep it alive.

I checked the stats of the blog in the evening and the SaturdayShort had some views from Czech Republic, which was really cool for me. To think there were people in Czech Republic watching a Saturday Short on my site is like a taste of that end vision I had at the start.

Thats without mentioning all of the views and follows from my midweek post Head In the clouds (Poem).

Have a great week and keep dreaming of those ideas you have to better yourself or build something.

Just don’t forget to wake up and start to do.

Even just do what I am doing by starting some sort of project that gets you into the habit of thinking creatively and being consistent.

Nathaniel GE.

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