When Persistence Goes Wrong – Insights Into Freedom Series, Part 4

Persistence is one of the key disciplines for becoming successful both in your personal and professional life. You were probably told at one point, that it is good to persist and not give up until you get to where you want to go or until you reach your goals.

However, you may find it surprising to know that persistence is not all good all the time. Inside this video, which is the fourth of my Insights Into Freedom video series, I talk about the wrong kind of persistence. I share about how you may be wasting our precious time and effort in persisting on something which could cause you a lot of unnecessary headaches .

Want to know what this is all about? Watch this video and discover a precious insight that I learned during my university days. This lesson on persistence has helped me in my journey towards freedom and I think it will help you a lot too!

Please don’t forget to leave your comments below so we all share insights and grow together towards success.

Talk soon!

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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23 Responses to When Persistence Goes Wrong – Insights Into Freedom Series, Part 4

  1. TheRayvid


  2. chandibadmash

    wow ! so nice vid really ! and this vid and all vids give a very nice lesson ! which i like the most ! keep it up !

  3. amazingmutts

    Awesome vid Gideon! I agree that books are a HUGE help. I have so many of them – including a book you’ve talked about ‘From Good to Great”. I haven’t picked it up to, but I plan to soon. Right now, I’m reading a couple of books by Jim Rohn. He’s excellent!

  4. mrjohnnyscarface

    Triple A “As Always Awesome”!

  5. I don’t find this new series of videos useful.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ok thanks for your honest feedback – the first few videos in the series are relatively simple, because the rest of the series build on them and become more advanced.


  6. GideonShalwick

    two keys to success according to Will Smith… running (cos you have to tell your inner voice not to give up even though there is pain) and reading (cos it’s very likely that someone else has already had to deal with the exact same problem you are dealing with now…) So yeah, I like my books, and I run every day now :)

  7. [..YouTube..] @mrjohnnyscarface thanks!

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  9. Mathew

    Great videos!I like them.Interested to see you explain your current financial model which I expect is some kind of residual income? I’ll be signing up for more of these forsure.

  10. reggupton

    Reading is a key. Some of the best books are almost a century old and still undiscovered.

    One which is a masterpiece is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Many of my friends and clients have not read it. Yet. And they will, I hope.

    For about a decade, I read it every year between Christmas and New Years. I will be doing that again this year.

    Another great video, Gideon.

  11. Jon0fAllTrades

    I agree about reading, I’ve grown alot since I started reading more personal growth books. I have read Think and Grow Rich. I would Highly recommend “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale

  12. GideonShalwick

    Hey Reg (and others) – have you read Napoleon Hill’s “Law Of Success”? “Think and Grow Rich” seems to be the shortened version of Hill’s “Law Of Success”. I also read that perhaps once a year… great stuff in there!

  13. GideonShalwick

    “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale = awesome book. Read it about 10 years ago now – classic!

  14. Gideon
    Thanks for an excellent and thought provoking video – This one really struck a chord with me. So persistence can actually keep you in a rut, as you may be compelled to keep going in what could be the wrong direction for you, or at least to carry on doing something that used to work for you which doesn’t any more. I appreciate you mentioning “The Hedgehog Concept” (Where passion, skills and profit intersect) in another video, which is a great test to apply if you are not sure if you are on the right path.

  15. reggupton

    Gideon, I have not. You are not the first to bring it to my attention. Will make it appear on my reading list.

    Thanks for the suggestion.


  16. marthanyc

    “cutting your losses” is very painful sometimes, but I do concur.

  17. amazingmutts

    Maybe I”ll eventually get into running again. It’s hard cuz I really hate it! lol! I love kickboxing though. Even when it hurts, that’s something that’s easy for me to push through cuz I have a true passion for it.

  18. Dear Gideon,

    I have been following you over the past 2 years, on and off, and I am so pleased for your success which you absolutely deserve. And as you requested some feedback on this latest set of work – I see you are testing the water – here is my input.

    I have been producing video clips since 2005 but until about 18 months ago, these were a supplement to our core activity which is IT training, i.e. I did not plan to build a business around them. (This has now changed).

    What I have observed is that the quality of the video has in the end very little to do with achieving success. This was surprising to me. What seems to do the trick is getting the content right – coming back to the usual issues about identifying your target public and its needs.

    And what I observe with the set of videos you have just published, this seems to confirm my hunch. The comments are luke warm and then there are the usual ones that only fish for trackbacks and are not of great interest.

    And yet, your video techniques are improving all the time and are excellent!

    It seems to me that despite the great video presentation, you’ll still need to refine: either the content to fit your present target public or reorient the target public to match your new content.

    It’s twigging it, of course, that is the secret to success. But then you have the nose and astuteness to get there quicker than I will – I am still struggling with these issues :-)

    Kind regards, take care and give my best wishes to Yaro. Doris

  19. tstifflered

    Great video, Gideon. I’ve been enjoying your series so far, and hope to keep learning from your experiences.

  20. Most people get intoxicated with their goals, dreams, and visions, it’s the journey that they should be focused on to meet their checkpoint. Read the goals and dreams when you awake and rest for the night. Get intoxicated with production – the actions steps, the stepping stones, make the journey fun too. You WILL ABSOLUTELY GET THERE!

    -Vincent J

  21. I agree with Doris. Well said.

    I look at it this way. I’m on your email list because of Rapid Video Blogging, I am interested in related content. Perhaps re-position the Freedom Series using examples as they relate to your core audience concerns.

    I’m new to blogging and video blogging. I have lots of concerns and questions. I would recommend perhaps try a video series of critiquing someone new like myself using your Rapid Video Blogging (I am happy to volunteer myself). This creates a temporary mentoring relationship. The interaction will provide an opportunity for you to get to better understand your audience wants and needs so you can find the best affiliate products to meet those needs and/or you can create those products yourself!

  22. gabakusa

    do u use wired mic or a wireless one?
    is it connected to the camera or you mix it seperally?