So, you got all ready to make your videos, your makeup has been done for hours, it’s had plenty of time to settle in and yet you find yourself primping in front of the mirror again. What’s up with this? Let’s talk about what’s really going on!
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Hi, Katrina Marie here. Today we're talking about being obsessed with your makeup before making your videos.
I know this sounds like it might be kind of a weird topic to talk about, but if you are a female entrepreneur or business owner and you are trying to put yourself out there and make videos, then you might find that this is a problem.
You might find out that makeup, in general is a problem, and that you have to figure out what makeup works for video. You know you do have to put a little bit more on and you have to find the balance of when it needs to be touched up.
But today, I wanted to take a different of an angle on it and it's more about being obsessed with your makeup. So kind of dwelling on it too long. You know you need to make videos but you find that you're still in front of the mirror touching up your makeup.
Maybe putting on more, maybe kind of struggling with it. Maybe one eye is not right. Maybe you just feel like you didn't do a very good job with your makeup.
I feel like these things are like an outward reflection of what we're filling inward.
So it's almost like a mindset issue and you are procrastinating on making your videos.
One part of your mind is saying, “It's just my makeup, my makeup is not good enough for me to go on camera” or “Once I get this eye right or maybe once I get them both matching, then I’ll be ready”.
And yes, there's a certain degree of having to have your makeup look right. You don't want to have all kinds of blush on one cheek and not enough on the other. And, if you're really struggling with putting makeup on, you might want to just hire somebody to do it for you.
But this video is not about that. It's not about tips for makeup, for video.
I'll make another video on make-up tips.
This is more of the why are you not making the video. Why are you still procrastinating. So, I wanted to talk about a few of those reasons.
#1 - You are afraid that people might judge you
So maybe you have something in your message that you're supposed to say that day and maybe it's going against the norm. Maybe you just feel like people are not going to respond to a very well. Maybe you feel like people are going to lash out at you.
So you are not making that video right now. Instead you are procrastinating. And maybe or even messing up on your makeup because you're thinking about that video. It's kind of like it’s taking away your confidence.
Instead of just being able to do your makeup and then do that video, you’re getting hung up.
#2 - You are not prepared enough on your subject
So maybe you have this fear that you're going to mess up and you wish that you had more time to prepare. Maybe you feel like you didn't quite have enough research. Maybe something in you was like, “oh, I’m just not quite ready to make this video”.
Of course, I think you should just push through. I mean if you feel like you need to do a little more research then maybe you should just stop doing your makeup and do the research to get a little more prepared for that video.
But the truth is, we're never really fully prepared to do anything. It’s kind of like an entrepreneur's battle every day, trying to move forward without being prepared.
I think in this case you're just going to have to say, “okay, good enough on make-up, it's time to dive into that video. I'm going to do it regardless of whether I'm prepared or not”.
Just doing it will make you more prepared.
You could always take a first take, watch it back, and most likely you're going to look at your makeup and not even think about your makeup.
You're going to be listening to your message, and the same for other people watching. They're not thinking about your makeup or your hair. They're just listening to what you have to say.
So you can use it as like a dress rehearsal, to just to get you out of that being stuck.
#3 - You don't know exactly what you're doing
So maybe it's a project that you're teaching and you don't know the exact steps that you're going to be taking with it. Maybe you have a little bit of fear about that.
Well, you might just want to take that time to sit quietly. Take the time and figure out the steps, figure out what you're going to be doing. Don't use putting on your makeup as a way to try to figure out that problem.
Maybe you are going through your whole entire business and you are thinking, “wow, I just totally don't know what I'm doing”. Maybe it's just a constant thing.
Maybe you are talking about a subject and you might even be feeling like you're a fraud. Or you think somebody might think that you're a fraud. Or maybe you don't exactly know what you're talking about.
Maybe it's not a physical thing you are making. Maybe it's a thought that you're thinking or a message that you're sharing that's more like around thoughts.
It might be that you are trying to move to the next level in your business and in your messaging and your just really afraid of what people are going to think and say.
So instead you're trying to put on more makeup, a better mask. And honestly, it can't all be tied to how you look and your mask and covering up all your imperfections.
I mean, honestly that is a big one for me. I have a lot of imperfections on my face and body and I've always tried to cover them. So what can happen is I can procrastinate on making the videos because I want to look perfect.
Of course I want to be perfect, but I know that I can't be perfect.
But maybe I can look flawless, so I'm constantly going after little imperfections on my face and dabbing on more cover up when it's really not going to matter. I mean on video, you can't really see all of that anyway.
If you're in person, maybe you see more, but even then I would have to get over that because it's more important about what I'm saying.
I'm not at all saying that you shouldn't look good on video. You should put on your makeup, you should be presentable, you should be polished, you should be yourself.
You want to know when to draw the line
So if you can just get to a point and be like “enough is enough”. How long have I spent? “Okay, I've spent 30 minutes on doing my makeup. That's enough.”
Then maybe you do touch ups in between and maybe you always leave something untouched.
Just take a couple minutes and between, and be more like a makeup and hair person. Think about what they would do. They would just touch you up real quick and maybe cover up something, maybe take the shine off and that's it.
They wouldn't ever be getting stuck on going after more imperfections. They would just do something real quick and be like, “okay, go for it”.
So, if you feel like you're getting stuck, you want to ask yourself, “Am I having trouble moving forward? And if so, what is it?”
Call out that problem. Maybe it’s one of the three I mentioned or maybe there's more. Maybe you have more things that are holding them back.
So let me in the comments below
Have you had this trouble? Have you felt like you are spending too much time on your makeup because you're procrastinating on making your videos?
Are you afraid of what people will think and say?
Are you're trying to make yourself look perfect to make up for it? You really don't have to. But do you feel this way? Have you had trouble with that?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Again, remember, leave a comment below, tell me where you're struggling, what is it that is holding you back from making your videos?
All right, I’ll see you in another video. Bye.
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