Hi I'm Kit, I make YouTube videos because I want to support and develop people so that they have the confidence to learn anything and over come life's challenges. And we are going to start by evaluating everything.
I'm an educator. I became a secondary teacher of Physics in 2008. I analysed the job market, and evaluated my options with my Architecture degree at the outset of the last recession. This was the best option.
I enjoyed it because it gave me a creative outlet. I enjoyed it because, although I would describe myself as an introvert, (I need space and quiet on my own to focus on work,) I am at heart a people person. Who *loves* working with people.
I'm a leader in the education space, I develop people.
In my first professional promoted role, I felt lost, and I started to question whether I was good enough for the role. Ever felt like that? It's awful. I knew that if I didn't make a change that I would become the jaded, depressed professionals that I could see around me. (I could see weight gain, hair loss, and cynicism, and they were just around the corner.)
I felt like I didn't have enough time to manage even the small, tasks, which used to be so straightforward to me in my career. Worse, I knew that I would become unhappy in this way and that this would feed into my home life, affecting my wife, and later my family. At this time I would stand under the shower, listening to the drops reverberate around my skull, just wishing the shower didn't have to end. Ever been there? Reach out if this is the way you are feeling.
It was when I played a whole bunch of education videos, and I saw my classes nodding off that I thought I could do better. I knew I could. In short, I evaluated them, I planned and I executed. And my first videos, they weren't better.
In fact, most of my educational videos never became objectively better. But I was satisfied, I was satisfied by the hundred or so views those first videos got in their first years. But what I had was a model. Evaluate and improve. And what I did was to get better, one video at a time, try something, analyse the results, learn from it, improve it. And this can be applied to every part of life.
Most importantly I was happy. I looked at my job options, and concluded that the problem wasn't just me. And that I might be happier elsewhere. And I determined to use the same formula in every aspect of my professional life going forwards.
To be an evaluative thinker.
You can send me a message or ask me a general question using this form.
I will do my best to get back to you soon!