早上好 这里是Believe Nation
– Good morning, Believe Nation.
My one word is believe
and I believe in people more than they believe in themselves
and my sincere hope is that if you see in yourself
what I see in you, you’ll be able to change the planet.
So to help you on your journey,
today’s message is we are all stars.
Over to you, Beyonce.
♫ I wake up every mornin’
♫ Entspresso keep me goin’
♫ I wake up every mornin’
– I think a star is born a star, absolutely.
我认为 我了解自己 我天生就是做这个的
I think, I know me, I was born to do what I do.
It’s just too natural.
There’s certain things that I know, no one taught me.
No one can teach you.
It’s just you are.
我也觉得 人人都是明星 每个人都有那种特质
And I feel like we all are stars, we all have that.
We just have to figure out what that thing is
that we’re supposed to be doing in life.
并且 我非常清楚 正因为
And I know that for me to know exactly
what I was born to do at such a young age
is why I’ve been able to do what I do,
as well as I do it,
because I’ve been doing it for a really long time
and I’m doing the right thing.
So I’m very lucky.
– So I believe that everybody has Beyonce,
or what I like to call Michael Jordan level talent,
You have Beyonce level talent at something.
You just may not have discovered it yet
and if you have discovered it,
you may not be good enough at it yet
and you need to practice
and hone in your skills and put in the work.
And what I would really encourage you to do
is look at the work that you’re working at right now,
does it make you happy?
Are you fulfilled in the work that you’re doing?
You may not be happy with the results.
你不快乐 或许是因为 你是一个完美主义者
You may not be happy because you’re a perfectionist
and because you know you can always be better.
You may not be happy because you’re not earning the income
that you want to be earning yet.
你不快乐 或许还是因为 你还没从人们那里
You may not be happy because you’re not getting the awards
or the accolades from people yet.
But are you happy with the actual work?
Are you happy with the progress?
Because at the start of anything, you’re going to suck.
You know, the start of me making my YouTube channel,
I enjoyed making the videos.
I enjoyed the process.
I enjoyed getting in front of the camera
and talking to you guys.
但我搞砸了 我的演说技巧很糟 我的编辑水平很糟
But I sucked, my delivery sucked, my editing sucked.
我的SEO 我的标题 等等这些都烂透了
You know, my SCO and titles, all of that sucked.
I had no comments.
From an external perspective, you’re like,
没有评论 没有浏览量 没有奖励 涨粉极少
no comments, no views, no awards, very minimal growth.
But I was happy doing what I was doing
and I wanted to get better at it.
And so, for me, that’s the key.
Because you can quickly surpass people
who have years of experience in any field
if you are deeply passionate about it.
The person who has the passion, the excitement,
and the enjoyment for the work, enjoyment for the process,
will quickly destroy the person
who doesn’t really have the enjoyment
but has the years of experience.
You can learn anything really quickly.
Think about anything that you’ve learned recently.
You could pick it up super fast
那么对你来说 它就不仅是工作了 你可以非常快地学会它的
if you’re motivated to do it, if it doesn’t feel like work.
You can learn anything, whether it’s a language,
whether it’s a skill, whether it’s how to market yourself.
If you wanted to learn YouTube marketing,
if you wanted to understand the YouTube algorithm,
you could pick that up really quickly.
你要知道 在一天内 仅仅通过调查
You know, within a day, you could know more
than 99% of the YouTubers out there,
just by doing research.
And so, I wouldn’t get so caught up
in a lot of industries about, you know,
the experience level, ’cause you can get there faster
if you have that deep, dedicated passion to it.
But that’s the thing, are you happy with the work?
And sometimes that’s hard to separate.
Sometimes it’s hard to see something that you are excited by
and you love doing and you’re not seeing the results,
and you just keep on doing it.
比如我 做5000个视频 坚持做有内涵的东西
For me, to make 5,000 videos, to keep on making the content,
even though you’re not seeing the results.
And that’s why the single most important lesson
that comes from all of these videos,
all of these people that I’ve researched,
就是 追寻你所爱 做那些能把你燃起来的事
is to follow your passion, the thing that you’re excited by.
Because if you don’t, you’re going to quit.
You’re going to quit ’cause it’s too hard,
’cause there’s lots of competition,
there’s lots of people doing it.
It’s just too hard to break through
in a lot of these industries
unless you are super passionate with what you’re doing.
And so you have Beyonce level talent at something.
Maybe you’ve discovered it and if you have,
then you just need to continue to work at it,
even if you aren’t seeing the results,
to work at it every day, work at it.
Stop putting it off ’til tomorrow.
Stop quitting, stop starting and stopping,
starting and stopping.
Every day you have to work on it to get better,
因为 碧昂丝虽然有天资 她也必须努力
because Beyonce had the talent but she put in the work.
That’s what you need to do.
假如 碧昂丝从未发现她的唱歌天赋 会怎么样？
What if Beyonce had never discovered her singing, though?
假如 碧昂丝从未发现她的绚丽舞姿 会怎么样？
What if Beyonce had never discovered her dancing?
她会在好市多 星巴克 或麦当劳
She would be, you know, working at some job at Costco,
or Starbucks, or McDonald’s, or some job
that was not to her level of stardom.
That’s what most people do.
Most people are in a job, or even starting a business,
that is below their capabilities,
where you could be a star at something
and instead you’re playing way, way, way below
what you’re capable of doing.
And so if she had never discovered
her singing or her dancing,
how much worse off would she be?
But how much worse off would we all be?
Right, like her music, her dancing
has been a gift to all of us.
How many of you have been inspired by a Beyonce song
that moved you, that was there for you
when you needed tough times,
or that motivated you to go off and do something great.
I have a couple of her songs on my playlist
that I love when they come on.
And so, you’re doing a disservice to yourself
and to your community and to the world at whole,
if you are not going in on the things
that you could be a star at
and you’re living a smaller life than you should be.
So the question of the day today is
what are you a star in or a developing star in,
you could be a star in?
Leave it down in the comments below.
我很好奇 在Believe Nation
I’m curious to see what natural talents
we have in Believe Nation.
And also, if you are leaving a comment
within the first couple hours of this video going live,
you have a chance to win one of two daily prizes.
I also want to give a quick shout out to Chao.
Thank you so much for picking up a copy of my book,
Your One Word
Your One Word.
I really, really appreciate the support
and I hope you’re enjoying the read.
Thank you guys, again, for watching.
I believe in you.
I hope you continue to believe in yourself
and whatever your one word is.
Much love and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning
for another shot of Entspresso.
♫ I wake up every mornin’
♫ Entspresso keep me goin’
– When I was in the seventh grade,
my buddy moved away to Oregon.
There was a week where I went up
to go visit him in Portland.
I flew up there by myself, go to his house,
and the whole thing was is,
“Hey, he’s going to be in school
“on some of these days this week.
“So you can shadow him to school
“or you can hang out until he gets out of school.”
I shadowed him one day and I was like,
“This is weird, I’m going to stay at your house and wait.”
But in his room, there were four things
that were very important,
一份Stiff Little Fingers乐谱
A Stiff Little Fingers record,
一份All的乐谱 一份Dinosaur Junior的乐谱
there was a All record, a Dinosaur Junior record,
and there was an electric guitar.
So what I did was, I would play those three albums on vinyl
and I would go over and pick up this guitar
to keep myself entertained throughout the day
for those three or four days that he would be at school
until he would come back.
And we’d skate at night and do whatever.
That changed my life you know.
Changed my life.
The hearing punk rock music and picking up the guitar,
something clicked where it’s almost like
there’s a bunch of gasoline on the ground
and someone flicks a cigarette, it just ignites.
You know, it’s just, it was a chemical reaction
that just flipped on a switch
that nothing could take that guitar out of my hand
from that point forward.
好吧 我要给年轻人的建议 哥们儿
– Well my message to the youth, pretty much, man,
is just to follow your dreams.
You know what I mean?
I think a lot of people get caught up
and get sidetracked by what’s happening around them
and what’s cool.
People always ignore they gift,
not realizing that gift is what’s going to
take you out of your poverty,
take you out of your situation.
That gift is the ultimate element that God provided
for you to get you out of any situation,
or to take you to what’s destined for you.
You know, some people are just great at certain things
但是 由于音乐 走秀或电影的流行
but because music, or modeling, or a film is cool,
they alienate what their gifts are
just be a part of something that is presumed to be
or persuaded to be cool.
So I always felt like, you know, my method
and message always has been to just follow the gift
that you have, put a lot of emphasizing it,
concentrate on what you feel that you’re great in,
because what you’re great in is always what pulls you out
of the worst situations that you could ever imagine
and put you in a better situation life than you’re in today.
– Your gift can be anything.
You can’t look at it as simply running,
唱歌 跳舞 等这些东西
jumping, singing, and dancing.
But I tell you one thing,
your gift is the thing that you do the absolute best
with the least amount of effort.
For me, it was comedy.
所以 一旦发现了天赋 就一定要开始努力
So once you identify, then that’s the beginning of it.
But there’s a lot of work to do,
even after you identify your gift.
You know, you can believe you’re something all you want,
但是 如果你只是坐着不动 从不付出努力
but if you don’t work towards it, you’re just sitting there.
It’s going to be empty.
早上好 这里是Believe Nation