10,000 Subscribers! Can I Do It?

If you watch a lot of YouTube (like me) you probably already know who Shameless Maya is.

If you don't know, now you know.

Anyway, Maya started a challenge in 2012 to be shameless after being afraid to put herself out there.  Most of us can relate to that!

I found Maya right before she started her challenge on her old channel (can't remember the name) and followed her to the new one.

Here's the introduction video to being shameless!

I literally watched Maya go from 0 to 130,000 subscribers in ONE year! ONE YEAR!

I want to challenge myself to #beshameless too without feeling so weirded out by it.

 I don't get along with social media.  I feel so awkward and like I'm talking to myself on most of these networks. lol

I'm working on it though. I will continue to maintain a YouTube upload schedule, write on Brown Vegan weekly, meet people and open myself up for opportunities.  I feel so energized this week and want to do as much as I can to work on a strategy to just do me, boo!

My YouTube subscriber goal for 2013 is 5,000. I need to dream bigger and aim FOR 10,000.

Why not? #shruglife

I lose nothing if I don't meet this goal, so I might as well try it.

Are you shameless?

Do You Watch Joan on YouTube?

I adore Tracee Ellis-Ross.  She's fun, creative and I get major goofy vibes from her. lol

Here are some of her videos...

25 secs of lipstick popping!

I laughed so hard at Michael...

She started a series to answer questions from viewers and the first is, "What are three things every woman should know that you have learned from life?"

Here's my favorite video from her...

#1 The things you don't like about yourself because they're different are actually your gifts.

#2 Not everything on the list is suppose to be checked off.  It's more important to live in the moment.

#3 Move freely...let your body sway

#BeyonceTaughtMe

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Love or hate her,  Bey is that chick!

Beyonce taught me a couple of lessons.

Lesson #1

It's okay to be yourself-There was so much controversy last week about Beyonce new song snippet.  I think most of the drama is because Beyonce operated like a "brand" and not a person for so long. I will be always strive to be my authentic self.  It's just so much easier that way.  Like Kurt Cobain said, "I rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not."

Lesson #2

Be your own competition- No one is like Bey. NO ONE. She is in her own lane and I strive for that. I only want to outdo MYSELF.

#BeyTaughtMe