Another Video Update

Another Video Update

I am getting more and more comfortable recording my video challenge – my next hurdle to overcome will be to eliminate all of the UMS I keep saying throughout. I suppose that’s because those videos are unscripted and with just a thought in my mind.

A lovely side-effect is that videos I am recording for my crochet and wood-burning work are also becoming easier and I am less intimidated by teaching what I know.

I suppose that was the whole point – to get comfortable not just behind the camera but in front of it and record video content for those interested.

My goals are to help people not just through the Rebels Den but also learning a new craft! There’s something about the creative process in wood-burning and crochet that is hard to put into words.

Another side-effect I think that happened is that my creativity, in general, is just more – and not in a bad way. I launched Life Tips To Go – so you can start your day with one of my daily life tips and feel inspired, gain clarity, and begin living a life with a purpose by your design.

I am also spending less time on social media and more time in my own community – the Den – my art communities are also in the same place – and it’s so good because I don’t have to jump all over different groups since it’s already in one space. Maybe I will see you there?

It’s about the challenge

It’s about the challenge

It is never about winning or losing but about the challenge! Those were the words I heard while committing to #75challenge.

Now mind you I already committed to doing daily videos for my YouTube Channel, and run the edge challenge (I briefly mentioned it here).

And let me just add that I haven’t had a “word of the year” for the last 3 years because none of it felt good to do but this morning, while on my first workout for the day, listening to my audiobook, I recognized that this year my words are: “Challenge yourself”.

I am the type of person that goes all in – it’s the getting on the airplane at 18 without looking back, it’s the starting a business and go all in, it’s the writing a book without a thought about what other people may think.

I crave change and the only way I can get that right now is to challenge myself. Since the pandemic hit, I’ve been on social media less and less and I like it. It makes me think about the days pre-social media and I miss them. I got so much more done then and I want that again.

So here I am – focusing less on social media and wasting time, challenging myself how far I can go physically (ya’ll I am committing to 2 workouts a day!), figure out if I will run out of things to say for my daily videos, and being more productive in my business while focusing on things I love and enjoy doing.

There are 24 hours in the day and there is so much we can get done when we focus on what’s important. I know that since March of 2020 I’ve seen a shift in myself already. I can’t wait to see the changes in the next 365 days!

Another Video Update

Update on my YouTube Video Challenge

I wanted to give an update on my YouTube Video Challenge and share some of the videos I’ve created. It’s amazing to me that when you set yourself a challenge, how easy things can unfold. Not only have I created videos consistently, but I have also been working on a few other projects that require video for things I’ve been putting off.

As you can see, I’ve been recording, editing, and uploading every day! Now I am not going to lie, there are some videos that were already done – like the time-lapse videos – but I am still impressed with making it happen!

I am trying to keep my videos between 5-10 minutes and so far that seems to be going well. Again, I am a little surprised how easy it’s been to come up with topics – although you’ll hear me say that I don’t know what I was going to talk about! There are some days where I am a little stuck but for the most part, it’s been good.

Interestingly, we resist things sometimes for so long only to realize how simple they really are and you are wondering what the heck – and then you also realize that you are the one getting in your own way.

I will be periodically update on my YouTube Video Challenge for my own progress but also to share with you how it’s going and what I am learning through all this.

I would also love it of course, if you would subscribe to my channel.

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A challenge to myself – Daily Video for 1 Year

A challenge to myself – Daily Video for 1 Year

Sometimes I think we all go mad with crazy ideas, like a challenge to myself – daily video for 1 year. I mean I talk about pushing the boundaries of the comfort zone quite a bit. And I am the first to admit I don’t love doing “live” videos and have been staying away from doing video altogether. 

I’ve been slowly working on video content but even with all the inspiration, I’ve not done a great job. And since January was totally focused on working out my blog content for this blog here and The Rebels Den – I have a bit more time to pose a challenge to myself.

And we will be facing a few changes and transitions over the next coming year and the last few weeks, I felt called to do them and to not talk myself out of them, I am sharing with you that my self-imposed challenge is to do daily videos for 365 days. 

I will release the first video on February 15th, 2021. I plan to actually work ahead just a little because of editing and such but I think that if I can stay a week ahead then I can do this for certain. I suspect editing will take 30-ish minutes or so as I plan on keeping the videos short 5-10 minutes.

Topics will vary for sure and cover personal development, music, art, food and life. I will talk about my daily doings, some of the challenges, and anything else comes to mind.

So now I want to dare you to do something that you’ve been putting off, or wanting to do and challenge yourself to make it happen. I will be using this thread in The Rebels Den Community to check-in for accountability as well as here on the blog and share some insights! 

December Art Challenge is here

December Art Challenge is here

For the December Art Challenge I wanted to challenge you all to choose a different way to recreate a coloring page in the ways I have outlined in Coloring Lounge!!

I think we can find ourselves in a rut sometimes and get bored with using the same process over and over again. So I am launching this art challenge to expand our creativity. I have listed quite a few ways on different coloring ideas inside the Coloring Lounge where you will get access to the page as well.

I can’t wait and see what you will use for your coloring page and what you will create with the December Art Challenge.

We are going to have a few guidelines (rebels don’t like rules but we can handle guidelines) that I would like for you to read and know.

  • One Entry of Art Per Person is allowed and the winner will be announced on January 4th – so be sure to get your submissions in before then.
  • You will submit your art via the Facebook Group and I will feature in on the blog post along with other submissions!
  • We’ll be using the hashtag #coloringartchallenge if you want to share the challenge and your work on your social media platforms
  • Petra Monaco (The Rebels Den LLC) reserves the right to use the photos of your art submission on Social Media/Email platforms and will always give credit to the Artists whose work is shown.
  • When you submit your creation for the Art Challenge, your name is automatically added to the list of names in the Raffle. A name will be selected at random on the 1st of the month and the Winner will receive a Coloring Creatives Bundle. Winner will be notified via email.
December Art Challenge is here

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER ART CHALLENGE!!!

For the November Art Challenge I wanted to challenge you all to choose a different way to finish a page in the ways I have outlined in Coloring Lounge!!

I think we can find ourselves in a rut sometimes and get bored with using the same process over and over again. So I am launching this art challenge to expand our creativity. I have listed quite a few ways on different coloring ideas inside the Coloring Lounge where you will get access to the page as well.

Done in Colored Pencil

I can’t wait and see what you will use for your coloring page and what you will create with the November Art Challenge.

We are going to have a few guidelines (rebels don’t like rules but we can handle guidelines) that I would like for you to read and know.

  • One Entry of Art Per Person is allowed and the winner will be announced on December 7th – so be sure to get your submissions in before then.
  • You will submit your art via the Facebook Group and I will feature in on the blog post along with other submissions!
  • We’ll be using the hashtag #coloringartchallenge if you want to share the challenge and your work on your social media platforms
  • Petra Monaco (The Rebels Den LLC) reserves the right to use the photos of your art submission on Social Media/Email platforms and will always give credit to the Artists whose work is shown.
  • When you submit your creation for the Art Challenge, your name is automatically added to the list of names in the Raffle. A name will be selected at random on the 1st of the month and the Winner will receive a Coloring Creatives Bundle. Winner will be notified via email.