The 5 year journey and YouTube [Video]

Hello beautiful people.

I finally created a trailer for my YouTube page. It touches a bit on the See You In 5 idea and what you can expect on the channel. Check it out and let me know what you guys think.

I will definitely be posting more on here (I know, I know lol) but it would be great to have any of you that have enjoyed the posts on here to join over on the channel as well. You could start with the ‘ideas on life’ playlist if you want something similar to what has been on this page so far.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Nathaniel GE


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,

See You In 5.

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 🙂 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.’


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,

See You In 5

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..

Storytime: Awkward travel stories – Jamaica pt 1 church and networking fails #DamnNathaniel [Video]

Welcome to my fun side. If any of you have been watching my videos you will be able to see that as well as inspiration and thinking forward, I like to have a laugh.

So here I put together a fun video talking about some awkward and (somewhat) embarrassing travel stories. This installment is from my time in Jamaica.

Enjoy and hope you all had a great easter and bank holiday weekend!

Nathaniel GE

We are The Next Wave: Why you can still get to where you want.

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, without some dope blogs to get through. (make sure you read that in a Timberland voice).

I was away in Jamaica for a couple of weeks and wasn’t using internet at all whilst there.

However I did film and upload a video the night before I left and that is what I wanted to elaborate on here.

I had just finished watching the Golden Globes nomination ceremony (or something like that) and basically they were doing these lifetime achievement awards. It’s always so cool to look at somebody’s career and also the impactful work that they are doing away from that and celebrating it.

Rather than just being idle and watching, it made me think.

I was looking out at that audience of mostly well known older actors.

Inside view of the audience at the 80th Academy Awards

Then I had a thought.

Where are all of the people that will be receiving those awards in 10 or 20 years time?

Who will even be the actors sitting in that room?

The people always change

The thing is the people are always changing but the roles need to be filled.

I remember when I used to work in a Museum. When i’d approach the entrance there was always this woman shouting out at the people in the que and trying to sell them a guide.

I’d always walk past and into the staff entrance thinking i’m happy I don’t have to shout at people all morning.

One morning I came in and the lady wasn’t there anymore. There was however another woman trying to get peoples attention to sell them a guide.

Then I remember walking through the Museum and having this realisation that despite who is in the particular position, everything keeps going.

As I type this there will be somebody serving coffee in one of the zones I used to work in.

It’s the same in any field that you want to go into.

Work while you wait

If you want to entertain or help people on the internet, do it! Don’t think about how many subscribers and followers the big guys have. Or start a company, or whatever it is you want to do.

It can be disheartening to not get much views or feedback when you are pouring your time, heart and creativity into something.

But remember this.

One day that person that people are so used to watching/reading/etc will stop and move onto something else.

Once upon a time the people of Manchester would have all been buying Beckham shirts. A little later they were all buying Ronaldo shirts.

What I am trying to say is that in whatever you want to do, don’t be discouraged by how far ahead those who are already doing it are.

We are part of the next wave. The sooner you start to put time and effort into the areas that you want to grow, the better position you will be in when those at the top move on. Then when people are looking around for the next person to fill that gap, you will be in the prime seat.

And this doesn’t just go for creativity it’s exactly the same for your career.

If you want a promotion, work while you wait. When the persona who has the position you want moves up or moves on, if you are the next best thing available, then guess what, congratulations on your promotion.

Nathaniel GE

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The front of the line


Second attempt at a quote picture.

The first full week of 2016 is pretty much already over.

Next week I will turn 26.

Right now i’m reflecting on the past week. What did I achieve, what did I not get round to doing and how can I make sure I do those things in the coming week.

Also thinking about the year in general and things I would like to achieve.

Which systems need to be put in place to allow us to guarantee we achieve what we said we wanted to? Ie a daily schedule. Something to consider.

Hope you all had a great week.

Have a great weekend.

Nathaniel GE,

See You In 5


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Maximising your day the Casey Neistat way

I wanted to post something for you guys before I head off to work.

Maybe you are thinking about the things you want to achieve in 2016 and how you can go about finding the time to do those things.

I’ve been watching Casey Neistat on YouTube for about 2 months now, but it feels more like a year because he posts awesome vlogs everyday.

This is one of my favourites because it’s about time management and productivity.

In this video Casey lays out how crams so much into each day. Bare in mind this guy runs a YouTube channel with almost 2million subscribers, films and edits a vlog everyday, co-owner of a startup app company called Beme which he runs in New York, and spends time with his family everyday.

After I watched this video I sat down and laid out my 24hr day and how I want to be.

It was actually a great task because I immediatley became aware of where I need to use my time and how early I need to wake up if I want to realistically achieve the things I want to in a day.

It was also a bit of a slap in the face as to realsing you really have to be selective about what you work on each day and throughout the week having a weekly goal in mind if you really want to achieve any momentum and get things done.

Still working on that. The 4am starts haven’t happened yet. Im trying to win the battle against snooze.

Have a great sunday and I hope this post is off benefit to you.

If you would like to go further into a time management technique there is a video I made on it here.

p.s The See You In 5 community on this blog reached 50 yesterday!

Nathaniel GE

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