Content Creator | Founder
My name is Shalom Strong and I'm a video creator from Ghana. Growing up, life wasn't always easy, and I was just a regular kid who didn't quite understand the world around me. But when I turned 12, something changed, and I fell head over heels in love with making videos. It was a passion that came out of nowhere, and I knew I had found something special.
Initially, I wasn't sure what kind of videos I wanted to make, so I tried my hand at a little bit of everything. However, I eventually found my niche in storytelling, and it felt like everything clicked into place. Despite slow progress for almost three years, I never gave up on my dream.
Now, at 15 years old, I know I'm not a perfect video creator, but I've improved a lot in the past year. I believe that heroes aren't made by giving up after failing, but by picking themselves back up and trying again. Although there will be bumps in the road, I'm determined to keep going and see where this passion takes me. I know that one day, everything will come together, even if it takes longer than expected. I'm optimistic about what the future holds, and I'm excited to see where my love for video creation takes me.
What were the biggest initial hurdles you faced and how did you overcome them?
When I first started making videos, my biggest hurdle was lack of confidence. I was always shy to create videos when other people were around. It was a struggle to find the courage to hit that record button and put myself out there. But I realized that if I wanted to be successful, I needed to believe in myself and my abilities.
I began to practice more, and slowly but surely, my confidence started to grow. It was a gradual process, but I learned to trust in myself and my vision. I kept pushing myself to create, even when it was uncomfortable or scary.
Another challenge I faced was the lack of financial resources. As a young video creator, I didn't have much money to invest in equipment or marketing. But I didn't let that stop me. Instead, I focused on creating quality content with the resources I had and building my skills over time.
While lack of money can be a hurdle, it's not one that will hold me back forever. I'm determined to continue growing as a video creator and to someday make a living doing what I love. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be able to turn my passion into a successful career. For now, I'll keep practicing, creating, and working hard to achieve my goals.
What advice do you have for young people locally and internationally who are just starting out in their careers or pursuing their passions?
As a young video creator, my advice to others pursuing their passions is to never give up. Everyone has a reason and a plan for why they started pursuing their dreams. Until that plan has been achieved, it's important to keep going and never lose sight of the end goal.
It's important to remember that nothing is considered valuable until it becomes a reality. So for those starting their careers, I encourage them to work hard and make their dreams a reality. At the same time, it's important to stay humble and open to learning from others. Success is not just about achieving your goals but also about how you conduct yourself along the way.
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