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The Awesome Gnome Letter: Never Be Afraid To Sing

So I……was singing in Twitch Sings to things like Uptown Girl and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Believe me, was very scary doing this. As I realized how much I don’t know all the lyrics. LOL! I know why my friends and family never wanted me to sing karaoke in public.

Never be afraid to sing. Worst case, you make a fool of yourself. People told me this made them laugh, so I laughed alongside it!! 😀 We never grow unless we put away our fear to sing. Our fear to potentially make ourselves look stupid.

I have had many occasions where if I had let fear stop me, I wouldn’t be where I’m at now. I even take on being a fool as part of my schtick. You don’t watch my streams for GOOD gameplay…sometimes you watch to see me mess up!! LOL!!!

Don’t be afraid to sing this week.

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The Awesome Gnome Letter: Time To Change?

Is it time to change? Don’t fight the tide, go along for the ride. Don’t ya see. When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange. Who you are and what you’re gonna be. Sha na na na na na na na na. Sha na na na na.

For those who don’t know what I just said, here is a moment of TV history, when The Brady Bunch sing Time To Change. This song is so true and this week I made another big change. I switched out my streaming software from Streamlabs OBS to Xsplit. Biggest reason for me is a functionality called Adaptive Bitrate. After a few streams so far, I think I made the correct switch for my case. However, I was very hesitant to switch. I didn’t want to rearrange, I fought the tide. Until I downloaded XSplit, set up my scenes again (you don’t realize how much time you put into scenes until you have to agonize over redoing them in different software!) and then went along for the ride on a stream Monday afternoon.

Software is such a subjective thing. What works for one, won’t work for another person. Sometimes though, I like to look at what software I’m using and see if there is a better one that fits my use-case. I think in this instance, I chose correctly. Ask yourself this week, is your software helping you—or is it time to change to something that might work better for you?

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Done, Next!

One thing I try to do is start working and focusing on my next project once I finish it. Once a project has been published to whichever format it is going out as, I tend to not look back—unless of course something horribly goes wrong or I need to fix it.

So many times do I find something in the next episode that I could potentially add to the past one, but the time and energy required to do so would not add to that project. Plus, each piece of content shows my growth as a creator. I am not ashamed of what I put out in the past, but I am most proud of the current work I am doing.

I say don’t look back, EXCEPT to learn from it for your next project.

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The Awesome Gnome Letter: It Doesn’t Always Work

Just got back from my Red Cross Blood Donation appointment. It didn’t work. First time my donation didn’t work right, and I’ve given many times before. The attendant even told me it was the first time they’d seen this happen. Not everything we do will work.

I’m the Gnome of mistakes, accidents, things not working right. In that instance, and with my arm hurting a little bit right now, I felt like I failed in what I tried to do. You know what though? I tried. I’m going to back next time and try again!

Not everything we do will work. Things I’ve tried in the past didn’t work, things I tried in the future didn’t work, but I won’t stop. If I didn’t try this time, I’d never have had the opportunity to see if my donation would work. The people I have impacted in the past are why I continue to return to the donation center. It may not work next time, but I will keep trying. Because, it has AND will work—-just not every time.

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