It's been an epic year, and while I will take the time to celebrate the milestones that we've achieved on the channel, I wanted to also share some of my inner reflections on what made this year so amazing.
The most rewarding thing about this year hasn't been the views or the subscribers, but that I achieved my goals of 1. providing for my family with YT & 2. building a team to help take everything to the next level.
Working a job, homeschooling our children, keeping a happy wife, having a new baby, running the YT channel, & all of the standard issues that come with life took 80-120 hours a week to fit into my schedule.
I've heard so many people, especially in SA, talk about how insurmountable this is, and while I agree it's difficult, it absolutely can be done. You just have to keep going & producing content that people want to watch.
It took me 2 years of doing it completely as a side project (40hr/week side project), but it can absolutely be done.
This has been the greatest revelation to me this year. People watch my videos/streams (most of the time) for me & not necessarily what I say. They respect me, enjoy my entertainment, & just want to connect with me.
I wouldn't have a YT channel if it weren't for my wife. She literally is the bedrock of all of the success that we've been able to achieve. Her selfless dedication to allow me to pursue my dream is something I can't quantify.
We smashed all of our goals for this year. 61.5K subscribers - 6.25M views total - 20K+ subs & 1.2M views in December have made it one wild ride.