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These Arianna Huffington Quotes Will Help You Push Past Fear

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder of the Huffington Post and was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Media by Forbes.

In 2016 she launched Thrive Global which focuses on sharing health and wellness information with people worldwide.

Her story of success is incredibly inspiring and can help you find massive success as well.

Arianna Huffington Quotes That Will Empower Your Entrepreneurial Instincts

“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington

Everyone gets scared at times. It’s easy to see people at the top of their business or life and think they must not ever feel fear. That’s not the case.

Anyone who’s succeeded at high levels has always made it to the top from pushing past fear. You’re bound to get knocked down on your journey to success, it’s about getting back up that counts.

Life’s bound to knock you down, it’s how you react that makes all the difference.

These Arianna Huffington Quotes Will Help You Push Past Fear Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear.

“If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world.” – Arianna Huffington

Everything, literally everything, you feel is based on a thought in your mind. If you’re feeling mad, sad or depressed it’s because you have a mad, sad, or depressed thought. And oftentimes it’s not even intentionally, it’s sometimes just your brain trying to help you survive.

Learn to take care of your mind and life will get better in every aspect. Remember that each time you think a thought doesn’t mean you have to act or feel a certain way. The more you practice self-awareness like meditation the more you can begin to monitor your thoughts.

Take care of your mind by practicing success habits like affirmations, meditation, and positive self-talk and your life will drastically improve.

“Just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.” – Arianna Huffington

Too many people let the same thoughts happen over and over again. Focus on what you want not on what you don’t want. The brain is more powerful than you could imagine but if you can use it your advantage you can do wonders.

Choose to change the channel and get into a peak state when you’re feeling down or depressed. Life’s too short to sit around frustrated, miserable or full of regret.

You are in control of your life, no one else!

These Arianna Huffington Quotes Will Help You Push Past Fear understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington Quotes

Successful people make decisions quickly, even if they’re not always the right ones. No one is going to make flawless decisions every single time. Give up on being perfect and focus on making choices quickly.

Failure is part of the process of success. You’ll never succeed at the highest levels if you’re trying to be perfect along the way. Laugh off your failures, learn from them and move on.

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington

Act on your fears and push forward. Use the 5-second rule to take action quickly and not get in your own way. The more you can face your fears, the fewer things will you’ll fear in the future as you’ve shifted your mindset to face them head on!

These Arianna Huffington Quotes Will Help You Push Past Fear Fearlessness is like a muscle.

“Today we often use deadlines—real and imaginary—to imprison ourselves.” – Arianna Huffington Quotes

Deadlines are great only if they’re empowering and help you succeed in getting to the goal quicker. Your deadlines should motivate not imprison you or make you feel guilty. If your goal is to become a millionaire in three years but it takes you five will you still feel like a failure?

Of course not, go easy on yourself and trust yourself to make your dreams happen.

Use these Arianna Huffington quotes take control of your mind and create the life you want. Push past the fear and you’ll experience a life few people could even imagine.

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11 Killer Ways To Promote YouTube Videos For More Views

Promote YouTube Videos

Do you have a YouTube channel & publish videos regularly?

Wondering how you can increase videos views on YouTube?

It doesn’t matter how much time you put into creating your videos; if you are not marketing & promoting your videos, your work will never be seen by the majority of your target audience.

But YouTube video promotion is an art which anyone can learn… with a little discipline.

In this guide, I have shared strategies and techniques that you can follow to market & promote your YouTube videos.

These tips are tested, proven, and work for videos from almost every niche. Think of this post as a checklist that you need to follow once you are done producing your videos.

Best ways to promote your YouTube videos:

  1. Video Title (Optimize it for more clicks)
  2. Video Tags – Utilize the 500 characters limit
  3. Use a good thumbnail
  4. Use Intro and outro video for Branding
  5. Promote videos on Social media channels
  6. Start a blog for YouTube channel
  7. Use YouTube Playlist
  8. Use Call to action
  9. Interview Influencers In Your Niche
  10. YouTube’s Creator Academy
  11. Share your latest video with your YouTube community

So without further delay, let’s learn the art of YouTube video promotion!

Also see: YouTube SEO Tips (Opens in a new tab)

How To Promote A YouTube Video & Get More Views

I have covered all major promotion techniques in the sub-topics below.

Note: In upcoming posts in our YouTube promotion series, I will explain these sub-topics in detail. If you are a professional YouTuber or are planning to become one, you should subscribe to our blog updates or download our iOS/Android app to stay updated.

1. Video Title (Optimize it for more clicks)

The titles of your videos are a major deciding factor between them being widely seen & shared across the internet, or only getting a small number of views.

It’s a good idea to do proper YouTube keyword research to find what people are searching for and then crafting a great title around that.

Youtube Video Title

Here are some tips for writing great video titles on YouTube:

  • Keep them short and to the point.
  • Add the current year if you can (Ex: Best Tips for 2018).
  • Make it attention-grabbing.
  • Include keywords at the beginning of the title (where possible).
  • Use “Power Words” (Ex: Best, Awesome, Incredible).
  • Use emotional triggers words (Ex: Sensual, Lonely, Passionate, Censored).
  • Capitalize your headline title. Use this tool to help you.

2. Video Tags – Utilize the 500 characters limit

One of the biggest mistakes that hinder the growth of your YouTube video’s organic promotion is incorrect tag usage.

Tagging in YouTube works differently than it does in a blog post. If you’ve never paid attention to YouTube tags, now’s a good time to start. You can even go back and edit all of your old tags.

Here are some rules for using YouTube video tags:

  • Use a unique branded tag so that your videos are shown in related videos. Ex: Use your brand name in all videos. (See below screenshot.)
  • Use your main keywords as the video tag.
  • Use a variation of your keyword as a tag (take help of the YouTube auto-suggest feature).
  • Find the tags used by high ranking videos & use those in your video. You can use the TubeBuddy Chrome extension to help you find tags used by others.

Video Tags

Do remember, YouTube video tags are an important factor for the organic ranking of videos.

3. Use A Custom Thumbnail

Verified YouTube accounts can take advantage of the custom thumbnail feature. A good video thumbnail helps you stand out in the related video and suggested video section.

Here are some tips for thumbnails:

  • Have a resolution of 1280 x 720 (with a minimum width of 640 pixels).
  • Upload in either .JPG, .GIF, .BMP, or .PNG.
  • Keep it under 2MB.
  • Try to use a 16:9 aspect ratio as it’s the most used in YouTube players and previews.

I don’t want to confuse you with these technicalities, but it’s important for you to know this so that you can craft a thumbnail that works well on desktops as well as mobile devices.

Use A Custom Thumbnail

You can use Canva or YouZign to design a thumbnail for YouTube videos in minutes.

Watch this video to learn more about creating clickable thumbnails:

4. Use Intro and outro video for Branding

There are a few branding things that you should do from now on which will ensure every video stands out. One of those things is using a branded intro and outro.

  • YouTube intro: A 3-5 second clip that runs at the beginning to showcase your brand.
  • YouTube outro: This runs at the end and can be as simple as showing related videos for your channel or asking users to like & subscribe to videos.

Getting a YouTube intro & outro video is easy, and you can create them yourself using Camtasia or you can hire someone from Fiverr.

Take a look at this video and see the outro I got created for me from someone on Fiverr: (Browse to 3.53 seconds for video outro)

If you don’t have a channel logo yet, do get that designed, too.

Check out: How To Build A Personal Brand (and why you need one)

5. Share Videos On Social Media Channels

If you are a video blogger, you should have some social media properties for your YouTube channel. This gives you an opportunity to create a community outside of YouTube & direct traffic from other popular social media/social networking channels.

Here are some of the social media properties that you must create:

  • Facebook page
  • Twitter profile
  • YouTube Stories
  • Instagram profile
  • Pinterest profile

You can use a tool like SocialPilot to schedule videos to be shared on your social media channels.

One important tip here:

  • Always share your video after a regular interval.

I typically share each video at least 10-15 times within eight months after publishing. Also, use hashtags when sharing so that others can easily discover them.

6. Start A Blog For Your YouTube Channel

If you are a full-time YouTuber, you shouldn’t miss out on creating a blog for your YouTube videos. These days, it’s pretty easy to embed YouTube videos onto a blog & you can start a blog.

I recommend you to create a blog using WordPress & use a video-specific WordPress theme. If you are already making money from Youube, It’s better for you to use Managed WordPress Hosting so that you don’t have to worry about blog maintenance.

Bonus Tip: You can also buy a domain name & redirect it to your YouTube channel. This way when someone asks you “How can I find you on YouTube?”, simply share the domain name. Use this coupon from GoDaddy to buy a domain name for $2.

7. Utilize YouTube Playlist Or Add Video To An Existing Playlist

A YouTube playlist is a great way to get more views on your existing videos. When you are done uploading a new video, add it to a playlist (either one you create or an existing one).

If you are creating a new playlist, follow these steps:

  1. Give a meaningful name to the playlist & have a keyword in the title of that playlist.
  2. Add a detailed description of the playlist and put your keyword(s) in there.
  3. Group similar videos into one playlist.
  4. A single video can be listed in more than one playlist.

YouTube playlists also appear in search results. By doing this, further discovery of your videos is increased.

Create Playlist

Watch this below video to learn about creating a Playlist on YouTube:

8. Use Calls To Action

People on social media sites need to be told about the actions you want them to take.

At the end of the video, or even somewhere in middle, ask viewers to like & subscribe to your channel. At the same time, you can ask them to share the video with others who might benefit from it.

Most of the prominent YouTube stars use this technique to take advantage of their existing viewership. If you have never done this before, start doing it from your next video onward. You will be amazed to discover that by simply asking, the number of shares increases by a great extent.

9. Interview Influencers In Your Niche

This one is not a direct YouTube video promotion technique that will boost your channel, and it fits perfectly in the overall strategy of your channel promotion.

Interviewing an influencer gives you an opportunity to get access to an already thriving community in your niche. Not only you will grab the attention of others who follow that particular influencer,  you will also get noticed by the industry as a whole.

You can find the top influencers in your niche & you can interview them using Google Hangouts, Zoom or Skype. For Skype, you can use a tool like Ecamm call recorder. The free version of Zoom allows video recording of up to 45 minutes, which is what I use these days.

10. YouTube’s Creator Academy

Learning at Youtube Creator Academy

One mistake most of the growing YouTube marketers make is they just focus on publishing more videos & stop learning.

YouTube is one of the fastest changing platforms, and it’s important for you to learn about all of the existing and emerging tips and tricks.

Youtube Creator Academy

You can use Creator Academy by YouTube to learn some pro tips for making the most out of your YouTube videos (and your channel as a whole). When I started learning here, I was surprised to learn so many growth hacks & tricks which I would have otherwise missed.

11. Post to your YouTube community (Bonus)

YouTube is silently building a social network and you can promote a video on YouTube by using the post to community feature. Simply click on the + icon on YouTube web or mobile app, and click  “Create post“.

Now, type the message and link to the video that you want to promote. You can add .gif or images or even run a poll to make it more engaging. Your community can like and also comment on your post which is a great signal for higher engagement. This is yet, one of the untapped free video promotion technique.

Now, your turn…

Promote Your YouTube Videos And Get More Views

Well, these are some simple promotion strategies & techniques that you can use from today onward for your YouTube videos.

These tricks and tips will surely help you get a lot more traffic, and ultimately, more YouTube subscribers.

Now it’s your turn to share how you are promoting videos on YouTube after you hit the ‘publish’ button. Let me hear about your promotion strategies! I’ll keep updating this post with all of the best suggestions from the comments section.

If you find any of the listed tips useful, share them with your YouTuber friends! And don’t forget to join me on YouTube!

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How to Help without Hurting Yourself: 5 Ways to Avoid Healer Burnout

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.” ~Pema Chodron

The technical term is Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. This is when one stumbles upon a new, unfamiliar, or unusual piece of information, and soon encounters that same subject again, within a short time, sometimes repeatedly.

So, for example, you decided to take the plunge for that hipster, purple hair streak that you thought was so punk rock, but now you see it on everyone.

You have recently been car shopping, narrowing it down to a couple of choices, and now Honda Fits are having babies everywhere you look.

Or you just stumbled on the amazing word “phantasmagorical.” See, I passed it along and now I bet you are going to see this word everywhere.

The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon has been showing up for me within the context of healing, helping, and service. They seem to be popping out of the woodwork: people who are searching, no longing, to have their occupation better reflect their desire to help others. And it is a gorgeous, hopeful thing.

Whether it is a natural paradigm swing related to politics, racial injustices, our climate crisis, or just a general craving to hold the warm pulse of our shared humanity, people are wanting to do more. We know the planet does not need more stockbrokers. But we feel an urgent need for more peacemakers, storytellers, teachers, healers, dreamers, activists, and lovers of all kinds.

I have been swimming in this world of service for the last fifteen years, tending to people’s hearts, minds, and bodies through my work as an acupuncturist and herbalist.

I came to this work with a very open heart, deeply wanting to bring a balm of medicine to the suffering of those around me. Even now I can feel the give-the-shirt-off-my-backness that I possessed in the beginning. It was very beautiful, but not very sustainable.

It continues to be a very fulfilling journey, but there are a few things I wish I had known from the beginning. Because only a few short years into my practice, I began to feel the effects of going “all in” without knowing how to hold healthy boundaries for myself and others.

My slow lowering into the fiery pit of burnout began in subtle ways, like taking more naps. Which turned into not being able to make it through a single day without figuring out when I could get horizontal.

I would often spend the weekend afternoons with my friend the couch, not wanting to leave my perch of pillows. A lifelong exerciser, I no longer had the energy for even a stroll with my dogs around the block. And getting in regular snacks and meals became a new part-time job for fear of blood sugar crashes, with shakes and nausea. My physical form was in full revolt, and I was crispy fried exhausted.

I wish I could say that I have only experienced one bout of adrenal fatigue over the last many years, but the truth is, there have been several. And there are a few words of advice that I wished someone had given me a long time ago, that I pass along to you now.

1. Take time every morning to set up your boundaries.

The topic of energy boundaries is vast, but in the simplest of terms, we need to have practices in place so that we don’t absorb the energy, emotions, or vibrations of those around us.

I don’t care if you are a doctor, a firefighter, a teacher, a health coach, a social worker, a massage therapist, or a hospice nurse, when you work with other people, you will sometimes pick up their stuff. We all experience this in our everyday lives.

For example, you are driving home from work, feeling tired but settled, when your best friend calls you. Without warning she launches into her most horrific day, her delayed work project, her demeaning boss and her backstabbing coworkers. At the end of the conversation she apologies for “dumping on you” and hangs up. And how do you feel? Completely slimmed.

Depending on the exact work you do, the intensity level, the number of interpersonal interactions you have daily, and your own health and sensitivity level, you may need more practices than others. But here is a simple one to start off with.

Every morning before you start your day, take ten minutes to set up your “container.” Your container is really a mirror into your attitude toward yourself. You can see it as a bubble, an egg, or the semi-permeable membrane of a cell. It is not an armoring, but a reflection of your own internal fullness. And most importantly you are arranging your container so that it only contains your vibration or higher, that everything else will shed away.

The more time you allow your imagination to create with this, the stronger your container will feel.

2. Take time every evening to clear and let go of anything that is not yours.

Will your container function perfectly all day long? Not usually. It’s natural that when we get tired, overwhelmed, or overworked, your container starts to get some little holes in it. That’s why it’s important to clear all of the energetic debris from your day.

Take ten min before falling asleep to let go of anything you’ve been carrying, or anyone else’s energy that is not yours to hold.

You can do this by welcoming in the elements—letting the water of a shower wash you clean, imaging wind blowing you clear, or seeing your entire old container compost into the earth, like a skin that you are shedding. And then in your mind, make the simple internal request to call your own energy back, any power that you lost over the course of the day while you were in giving mode.

3. Recognize what self-care really is.

Self-care is not some kind of entertainment that allows you to zone out from the challenges of your life. It can’t be bought by shopping therapy. It can’t be applied to the body in the form of more manis and pedis. It is not something that you search for in your external world that you hope will make you feel full and rich inside.

Real self-care is something that fills up your internal well. It’s something that breathes vitality and life force into your container. It adds energy to your system instead of glossing over the surface or giving out more.

Some examples of worthwhile self-care include Qi Gong, Tai Qi, many forms of yoga, chanting, meditation, prayer, and, my favorite of all, being in nature. There is a reason that naturalist, John Muir, so many years ago, figured out that, “into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.”

4. Know that you don’t need to save the world.

Whatever you are doing, it is enough. However small it seems at this time, it’s plenty. When we are really driven by a desire to help others it can often feel like there is always more to do. Or anything we actually do is just a drop in some endless ocean.

Even the word service can be misused and misunderstood. Merriam-Webster defines service as the “occupation of serving,” like you are someone’s servant, or even subservient, which means “below, compliant, obedient.”

Zen Buddhist teacher, Joan Halifax, describes how “it’s sometimes challenging to keep altruism healthy; as we stand at this cliff’s edge, we can be vulnerable to falling into harm.” This is when are we are so excessively focused on helping others that we ignore our own needs. And the truth is that most altruists are really good at giving and really terrible at receiving.

Dr. Barbara Oakley created the term pathological altruism, which she describes as “behavior in which attempts to promote the welfare of another, or others, results instead in harm that an external observer would conclude was reasonably foreseeable.”

This is the teacher that eats a five-minute lunch everyday in order to be ready for her next class and all of her extra responsibilities. This is the nurse that holds her bladder for ten hours, purposely not drinking water, because her rounds are so slammed. This is the activist who “sleeps” on her desk for days and days during a busy voting season.

When the original heart of our giving fades into a kind of exhausted fog, we begin to find our service being dangerously driven by fear, compulsion, and cynicism. When we expect ourselves to save the world, we will inevitably be met with a sense that our work is ultimately of no benefit to anyone, including ourselves.

5. No more wounded healers allowed.

It is time to ask now: What is my original motivation of being in service? How does my own need to feel of value, and ultimately my ego, stand in the way of more authentically doing my work?

Continue to do the deep, personal work of healing and transforming your own wounds, traumas, and dramas so that the lens that you see and heal through is no longer about you.

Continue to strengthen your own rooted sense of confidence and inherent worth so that you don’t need to find it through “helping” other people.

As painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, once said, “I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.” Because it is an extremely shaky way to live when your sense of self is entirely tied up in your perceived outcome of helping others.

We live in a very results-driven, outcome-oriented society. But the truth is that we have no control over how and what another person does with our help. Allow it to be an offering with no accolades attached. Every treatment, every session, every day teaching, or every kindness extended. That once it is given, it is gone, and it is no longer about us.

I once tried to explain this idea to a friend who was just starting off teaching meditation. She was having a hard time understanding how you could let go of the outcome of your work.

“Isn’t the entire point to provide value and service? Isn’t your ultimate goal to want to help” she asked?

“Well yes,” I said, “of course your intention is to help. But you don’t have any control over the outcome. So stop ruminating and obsessing over ‘giving people their money’s worth or providing results.’ ”

We had a laugh together a few weeks later when she confessed that while still resisting this idea, she had a session with a new client. During the session, she felt really inspired, like she was making a big impact on this woman, like she said all of the right things. When the session was finished the client felt great, but only because she had fallen asleep and not heard a single word my friend had said.

This story still plays out in my head occasionally when I catch my intentions shifting off course. And then I remember to reorient my work from a place of offering, a candle contained in a little floating basket, gently rocking and drifting out into the sea of life.

I wish this for you too. May you always believe in your unconditional value so that your insecurities or doubts never cloud your highest work. May you continue to feel your own humanness as you more fully connect with the humanness of others. May you enjoy many, long years meeting others with empathy, respect, and integrity.

About Kendra Ward

Kendra Ward is a writer/teacher/healer, braiding these roles like sweetgrass to wear as a crown on her head. She is currently finishing her first book, Mystic’s Revolution: Freedom in Feminine Confidence. She works as an acupuncturist and herbalist, in mossy Portland, OR. Learn more about Kendra at her website, or connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.

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