YouTube has humbled me - 6 lessons learned

Uncategorized May 03, 2019

Whew! It's been a while since I've been humbled like this. 

I've felt anxiety, fear of failure, angst and ultimately humility these past few weeks. 

Here's the GOOD NEWS! I'm learning a new skill and learning a lot:

  1. It's the watch time NOT the # of views that matter to YouTube's algorithm.
  2. Key is to create engaging content (Entertainment, educational, ideally both!)
    • I need to add more energy, cutscenes, broll, camera zooms to keep attention.
    • Also, need to create more content that users are searching for.
  3. Video should "Hook" get to the point, followed by the middle and end.
  4. Good thumbnails = good click through
  5. Good content = watch through
  6. Great content = "suggested" by the YouTube algorithms = hyper growth

Either way, I'm having a blast working with my friends and helping people. Instead of emailing every new post I figured I'd do a monthly recap. If you like/don't like a video pls feel free to let me know...always open to constructive criticism. 

If you...

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We are #1 in SIX Categories on Amazon!!!

Uncategorized Dec 04, 2018

After an amazing launch!!! The book "Breaking into YOUR Silicon Valley" swept the Amazon Jobs & Careers charts

Check it out:

I'll do an Amazon FREE promo at least quarterly and if you signed up on my email list you'll get a chance to see it.

Otherwise, I'm working on my next project getting my YouTube channel up and going. If you haven't subscribed yet there is a lot of cool episodes nearing its way.

Subscribe here: Lessons from a Monk



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6 REASON WHY TECH is the TESLA of Careers

Uncategorized Oct 01, 2018
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What's it like @Facebook?

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2018
Ever wondered what's it like at FACEBOOK #1 company to work for by in 2018. 

My wife went from moving out here with no college degree and through persistence and finding her niche she had a chance to work at this incredible opportunity. 
Here's a sneak peak tour of the Facebook common area called Hacker Square.
I'm launching the book "BREAKING INTO YOUR SILICON VALLEY" where I share her story and many others who have broken in. If you want to find out more about the book or how you can go from outsider into breaking into a career into tech. Sign up for more updates about the book:
Warm Regards, Irwin
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My HERO's journey

Here’s my story.

After a month at NC State I knew deep down that I’d picked the wrong major: civil engineering—you know, doing stuff with bridges, highways, and surveys. I felt trapped and stuck (barely passing with a GPA of 2.1). But, my parents and mentors advised me that an engineering degree would “hold up better” than a business degree.

As the months turned into semesters, I knew I had to figure out what I wanted to do. My dissatisfaction with my major, combined with the clock counting down to graduation, led me to accelerate my exploration of jobs, internships, and life experiences, all in an attempt at finding the career path that was right for me.

Real estate agent, civil engineer, loan officer, entrepreneur—I tried on all these hats. Some I wore for longer than others. I even went overseas to see how a CEO lived. I moved to the Canary Islands and worked as a day trader and poker player.

By my final semester of college—I’d...

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