The Mad Scientist
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Have you ever heard of a mad scientist?
You have probably seen examples in the movies, such as Dr. Frankenstein or Dr. Emmett Brown in Back to the Future.
But do you know the origin story of the mad scientist archetype? I didn’t either so I decided to do some digging.
Turns out this character type started appearing in Gothic fiction after the Romantic period.
Mad scientists are inconsistent with the principles of reason, inventing a field of study that goes against known scientific theories and is impossible rationally.
A mad scientist stands out due to their inability to conform to societal order and institutionalized law.
Now if you ask me, that sounds a whole lot like the modern day creator.
Creating content online certainly goes against the societal norms.
If you are reading this, chances are you struggle to conform to societal order and are paving a new way in your life.
I applaud you for that.
But what does a mad scientists do exactly?
Let me ask you a question: When was the last time you tried something new?
One issue I see from many creators is they get comfortable and stop iterating.
They don’t test new platforms, new styles of writing or video editing, and as a result are not able to grow their audience.
Experimenting is hard. It forces you out of your comfort zone. It forces you to learn new skills and put yourself out there.
I am currently in the middle of a 30 day challenge of uploading a TikTok and Youtube Short every day.
It’s a grind. The filming and editing never ends.
But I am slowly getting better at editing short form content and developing my storytelling ability.
What do I expect to happen at the end of this challenge?
To be honest, I don’t know.
But then again, does a mad scientist really know what they are cooking up?
So I challenge you to channel your inner mad scientist and experiment with your content.
It could be as simple as a new writing style, a new editing technique, or even testing a new social media platform.
Just try something new.
Shake things up.
Don’t be afraid to fail.
Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. And who knows, your experiment could lead to your next big breakthrough.
You never know what you are capable of until you challenge the status quo.
Feel free to reply to this email or hit me up on Twitter to let me know what you have planned.
I look forward to hearing what you have cooking up!
Until next time,