How are you going to get better?
Just making a video and putting it out there works for some people, sure – but not many. And I'm guessing that as you're here, that's not you. The way we train is based on exercises to give you competence in various things, before you put them together in a video and go public with it. We'll make it as easy as possible to do that, but (as I'm sure you realise) you need to do the exercises. Think of this trying to get fit:
- we'll provide the gym
- we'll provide the instruction
- but you still need to break sweat for yourself!
The best way to do any course like this is to put a plan together. Do things like set a time in your diary to do the work… that sort of thing.
The problem with plans, of course, is that they aren't always easy to stick to. Real life gets in the way. Firstly, don't worry – the course is yours, so you can take as long over it as you need to, and secondly the video below explores with you the top nine ways of keeping your plan stick-with-able.
It also serves a second function – that of illustrating what can be achieved with almost no equipment and no experience. The whole video was shot
- just using an iPhone (and an old one at that!)
- a £11 tripod
- free software on a Mac computer (Windows computers have similar software!)
Of course, it took a long time to do the research (but hey, I'm a research scientist at heart, so that's what I do. After that it took only
- 20 minutes to prepare
- 13 minutes to record
- 40 minutes to edit
- 10 minutes to get captioned and upload.
I'm not for one minute suggesting the video is perfect, but it's certainly good enough and is a great example of what can be done for very little effort. Don't forget, to you don't need to be perfect you just need to be good enough and – preferably – better than the other people out there! 🙂