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Building the numbers

I saw a post recently by someone trying to build an audience on YouTube who was disappointed by their numbers and I guess it irked me.

You’re doing it wrong.

You have to do it for the love of it. You have to do it simply because you want to do it, simply because you enjoy the process. If you’re not, you’re wasting your time.

The numbers definitely help, they can definitely be motivating. But in the same breath, they can be demotivating. I’ve already been through both, well, mainly the latter. But I know that’s not what matters, yet at least.

You have to put in the reps first, and find if you like doing it enough to continue without worrying about the numbers. If this decision depends on the numbers, you won’t get very far. The only place numbers matters is the number of reps you put in.

In my case, I’ve given myself 100 mountains to learn to make effective videos. It’s a slow and long process that is a marathon, not a race. It’s a process, not something where results appear instantly, and nor should it be.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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