Matt D'Avella - Handling Perfectionism as a Content Creator

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This week on Detail Therapy, Amy Sits Down with Matt D’Avella

(0:26) What to expect from today’s episode

(1:02) Welcome to Episode 44 | AmyTV

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INTERVIEW WITH MATT D’AVELLA

Amy sits down with YouTuber and minimalist Matt D’Avella to discuss perfectionist tendencies, YouTube success, and, of course – minimalism!

(5:19) Why do you do what you do?
It was the only thing I was good at.”

(6:43) What were you doing before YouTube/your podcast?

(8:37) Matt talks minimalism
”Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things”

(13:36) What are some tactics for beginners in minimalism?
Start in the closet!

(15:18) Project 333

(15:57) Daily decision making – should we eliminate unnecessary decisions?

(17:41) Matt’s video creation process – dealing with perfectionism

(20:14) Matt’s advice to new YouTubers
”Be patient. It’s gonna take a while.”

(23:56) What about being a YouTuber has surprised you?
Handling burnout and measuring happiness

(28:35) #ShineSquad Sponsor

(31:19) Amy and Matt’s “opposing” views on morning routines
”I generally just like to get to work.”

(34:40) How do you deal with anxiety?

(37:24) What’s the deal with The Rock?

The Details

(40:22) What do you do to stay active?

(42:30) What does self care look like for you?

(43:06) Matt’s meditation technique

(44:33) Matt’s book recommendations

Ego is the Enemy

The Obstacle is the Way

(45:29) What podcasts are you listening to?
Freakonomics, Joe Rogan, Tim Ferriss

(46:51) What does it mean to you to go after the life you want?

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(47:38) Detail Recap

  • Give yourself boundaries or constraints when dealing with perfectionism.

  • When you start creating, be patient and enjoy the process! Overnight successes rarely happen.

  • Your morning routine is not designed by the rest of the world. Do what works for you!

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