Netflix kills your ability to be continuously learning, building relationships, and producing results that fit your wants & needs.
My name is Collin Hernandez and I am the founder of Klout Marketing Omaha, a digital marketing agency. For the past couple months, I have been figuring out how to take a closer look at the end consumer. By creating meaningful relationships with local business owners and by cultivating organic feedback in discussions from friends & family, I have learned the common denominator of what destroys one’s ambitions. Laziness. Fear. Failure.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Netflix & by no means am I advocating to NEVER sit back, relax, and watch your favorite show or movie. But hear me out.
Imagine this. You come home from working your 9-5 job, and jump right into watching your favorite Netflix show until bedtime. Yeah maybe you cook in between shows or get a quick lift in but what are you accomplishing that stands out from the other 95% of the world? What have you learned? Have you grown? It becomes a cycle. A cycle of going to work, cooking dinner, working out, Netflix. Each and every day.
You get stuck in this routine of compliance and an unwillingness to expand upon your comfort zone. Maybe this is because you are afraid to do something out of the ordinary or it’s just pure content with the life you live. If your current routine brings you 100% joy, then exit out of this article. If not, keep reading.
While the greater majority of the world is content with this systematic routine, some are looking for a greater purpose. As most have heard before, it takes 30 days to break a habit.
On May 12, 2019, I woke up and committed myself to working on my digital marketing agency. Instead of watching Netflix, I worked after hours. Instead of going out to the bars, I worked on the next piece of content I wanted to produce. After 30 days, I broke the habit of being consumed by Netflix. YAY me! But that’s not all.
There was a part of me that wanted to run my own business just so that I could stop being like every other college student and live for the weekends. I wake up every day excited to figure out my next piece of content, after hours, and watching Netflix hardly interests me. I found out what intrinsically mattered to my overall well-being.
That’s my experience with Netflix but what’s yours? If you’re trying to start a clothing brand, what are you doing to hit the ground running? If you’re trying to invest in stocks, are you researching investments styles and break/even points? If you’re starting your own E-Commerce site, what makes your platform differentiate from others? Ask yourself these questions. Learn. Learn. Learn. Because when you’re kicking back and watching Netflix, someone else is grinding and pursuing their dreams.
People want SAFE instead of taking the risk. It’s safe to be able to come home and watch Netflix because you can’t fail at watching Netflix. You can fail at your own business, you could lose all your money, you could get sued. But, to me, chasing your own passion & dreams is worth the failure that comes with it. Find your own passion and happiness. Everyone desires a different path.