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On the 6th of September 2023, I was walking back to my hotel in Dublin when I received this message:
🤯 3 years into our asymmetric relationship, I was going to meet my role model in person!
Ali Abdaal is a Youtuber with >4.5M subscribers and he single-handedly inspired me to start Youtube in the first place.
What set him aside from 99% of other Youtubers in his genre is apart from telling us what is possible (i.e. "you can reach millions of people through Youtube"), he also walks his followers step-by-step how to realize those goals (e.g. his video editing course on Skillshare taught me how to edit videos).
Apart from the obvious (meeting my role model), I wanted to share this experience with you because I’ve always preached the importance of networking in my Youtube videos.
While my content mainly resolves around networking for the purposes of landing a new job, I applied the exact same concepts to get on Ali’s radar!
In the short-term, Ali gave me ~4 ideas on how I can grow my presence on Youtube (and beyond).
In the long-term, other than making a friend (hopefully anyways 😅), I have no doubt that I’d be able to benefit from Ali’s network, resources, and mentorship.
Whether you’re trying to befriend a role model or land a new role, hopefully you see that -
If you’re still not convinced, here’s how I “tricked” Austin Belcak into a chat 😉
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