122: Josh Johnson - On Connecting Through Video
Joshua Johnson is a geocacher, YouTuber (as the Geocaching Vlogger) and speaker. Since his first YouTube video in 2011, Josh's curiosity has taken him around the world in pursuit of geocaches and meaningful connections. His contagious, playful attitude has earned him a respectful spot in the ever-growing, evolving, sometimes scary world of YouTube. He creates and delivers niche content in a way that resonates with his audience.
In this episode, I dig into Josh's mind to learn how he embraces the risks, challenges and unique opportunities of YouTube, while being his authentic, spirited and joyful self!
On the show, we talked about:
- Josh's transition to becoming an influencer on YouTube
- Mindtricks and tips to ease anxiety and connect with an invisible audience
- Finding authentic ways to set yourselves apart in a competitive, entertainment-driven avenue, and build community on YouTube
- Josh's response to challenges associated with being on social media
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Postmodern Jukebox is a retro-pop YouTube sensation that turns familiar modern hits into retro versions. Musicians and artists collaborate to create something new out of something old.
Check out the artistry involved in turning Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On into an upbeat, get-up-and-dance version:
Josh talked about a touching moment shared between well-known animal activist Dr. Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee named Wounda. Wounda was found and nursed back to health by Dr. Goodall, before being released into the outdoors. In their final moments together, their bond was displayed when Wounda turned around to tenderly embrace her rescuer one last time.
Here's that unforgettable, moving video of the hug that says it all:
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