From Camera Shy to YouTube Star: Fanny Comota’s Journey to 10K Subscribers - Speak in Flow

In this episode of the Speak In Flow Podcast, we delve into the inspiring journey of Fanny Comota, who transformed from a camera-shy individual to a thriving YouTube sensation with over 10,000 subscribers. Join us as Fanny shares her insights, strategies, and personal growth experiences that propelled her to success in the world of content creation and financial education.

1. Overcoming Camera Shyness:

Discover Fanny’s remarkable transformation from being camera shy to becoming a confident content creator. She candidly shares her initial reluctance to step in front of the camera and the empowering journey of personal growth that enabled her to overcome her fears. Fanny offers encouragement and valuable advice for individuals facing similar challenges, highlighting the power of resilience and self-belief.

2. Building a Successful YouTube Channel:

Learn the strategies and tactics that Fanny employed to grow her YouTube channel to an impressive 10,000 subscribers. She provides insights into the importance of consistent content creation, audience engagement, and staying adaptable to evolving trends in video content. Fanny’s journey exemplifies the power of perseverance and strategic planning in achieving success on YouTube.

3. Innovations in Budgeting and Financial Education:

Explore Fanny’s innovative approach to budgeting and financial education, which combines creativity and practicality to make finance management both enjoyable and accessible. She discusses the pivotal role of her blog and YouTube channel in offering valuable financial advice, setting her apart in a competitive niche. Fanny’s colorful and engaging content resonates with audiences seeking practical solutions to financial challenges.

4. The Role of Authenticity in Content Creation:

Fanny emphasizes the importance of authenticity in building a loyal audience and fostering meaningful connections. She shares insights on staying true to oneself and maintaining genuine interactions with viewers, which ultimately contribute to long-term success in content creation. Fanny’s commitment to authenticity serves as a guiding principle for aspiring creators striving to make a genuine impact.

5. Tips for Aspiring YouTubers:

Get practical advice from Fanny for aspiring YouTubers embarking on their own content creation journey. She highlights the necessity of persistence, resilience, and continuous improvement in the face of challenges. Fanny also emphasizes the value of seeking feedback, honing video production skills, and consistently elevating the quality of content to attract and retain viewers.

6. Future Directions and Continuing Growth:

Looking ahead, Fanny shares her vision for the future and her plans to focus on teaching video production, reflecting her passion for empowering others with the skills that propelled her own success. Her dedication to helping others excel in creating impactful video content underscores her commitment to ongoing growth and contribution to the community.

Join us as we explore Fanny Comota’s inspiring journey and glean valuable insights for personal and professional growth in the dynamic world of content creation.

Guest Bio:

Fanny helps busy people elevate everyday living through GOURMET MADE SIMPLE and SAVING WITH STYLE.

Website/Social handles:

Blog: https://www.livingrichlyonabudget.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LivingRichlyonaBudget

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingrichly/

Fun Facts: I have a degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting. I was a wedding videographer for 5 years. I learned how to skateboard in my 40s. I enjoy watching mysteries and doing escape rooms.

About Melinda:

Melinda Lee is a Presentation Skills Expert, Speaking Coach and nationally renowned Motivational Speaker. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, is an Insights Practitioner, and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development as well as Certified in Conflict Resolution. For over a decade, Melinda has researched and studied the state of “flow” and used it as a proven technique to help corporate leaders and business owners amplify their voices, access flow, and present their mission in a more powerful way to achieve results.

She has been the TEDx Berkeley Speaker Coach and worked with hundreds of executives and teams from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Caltrans, Bay Area Rapid Transit System, and more. Currently, she lives in San Francisco, California, and is breaking the ancestral lineage of silence.

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Transcript
Melinda Lee:

Welcome, dear listeners to the speaking flow

Melinda Lee:

podcast where we share unique experiences to help you build

Melinda Lee:

your effective communication and leadership. Today, we have Fanny

Melinda Lee:

Comota. She's an editor, and she Hi, Bonnie Glad you're here.

Melinda Lee:

She's the editor in chief of living originally living richly

Melinda Lee:

on a budget. Yes. And she's also the author of two ebooks eat

Melinda Lee:

gluten free on a budget and also eat organic on a budget, and

Melinda Lee:

she's a YouTuber. So she's doing a lot of content creation, and

Melinda Lee:

bringing finance education to you. And so I'm so glad you're

Melinda Lee:

here. And so let's just jump right in Fanny, I'm so curious,

Melinda Lee:

how did you get into this whole world anyways of budgeting,

Melinda Lee:

finance, and I love the concept of living richly on a budget,

Melinda Lee:

and then bringing that content to your listeners to the

Melinda Lee:

audience.

Fanny Comota:

Um, I've been, like blogging since like, 2006.

Fanny Comota:

So it's like, a long time. And then I went through like, after

Fanny Comota:

I was a wedding videographer first and then I was blogging

Fanny Comota:

the same time and and I I just started to work in. I was

Fanny Comota:

working in some marketing firms, and then I got kept getting laid

Fanny Comota:

off. And I was like, Oh, I'm, I need to somehow survive, like,

Fanny Comota:

because I was like, newly married and I'm like, Okay,

Fanny Comota:

we're like living on one income and income we're gonna get

Fanny Comota:

through. And so I started a blog, living within a budget.

Fanny Comota:

And just because I went to learn how to save money and how to pay

Fanny Comota:

off debt, and back then it's like, everyone was just like,

Fanny Comota:

only like, certain voices out there as it's just like Dave

Fanny Comota:

Ramsey, and Suze Orman. But just like, What about, there's only

Fanny Comota:

like, one way to budget back then. I was like, What about

Fanny Comota:

like, I want to create something more fun, like, I created like a

Fanny Comota:

more colourful, like budgeting worksheet, like a whole binder.

Fanny Comota:

And then I also did like a step by step system, because it was

Fanny Comota:

like everyone has like budget worksheets, or like back then it

Fanny Comota:

was just like Excel or something. But there was black

Fanny Comota:

and white. So I created something more colourful, and

Fanny Comota:

then also a guide to go along with because back then there's

Fanny Comota:

no really like a step by step guide that was together with

Fanny Comota:

some worksheets. So I started doing that. And then and then I

Fanny Comota:

started doing YouTube, like in 2020 12. And back then I never,

Fanny Comota:

I never wanted to be on camera, I have a degree in broadcasting.

Fanny Comota:

And I always enjoyed being behind the camera. I didn't want

Fanny Comota:

to be in front because I was very shy, I wasn't very

Fanny Comota:

confident. And I just decided to try because I wanted to create

Fanny Comota:

some videos, I think before I wanted to do a cooking kind of

Fanny Comota:

video thing. And I tried to work with someone else, but they just

Fanny Comota:

wanted me to like create all the content and they get to like all

Fanny Comota:

the attention like and I'm like, No, I don't do that. I'm like,

Fanny Comota:

why am I coming with the recipes, and then you're gonna

Fanny Comota:

cook and it's gonna look like you did it yourself. And it's

Fanny Comota:

like, oh, like, that's not fair. So I was like, Okay, I have to

Fanny Comota:

do it, then I have to be the face. And so I started the first

Fanny Comota:

video was doing sugar free Chai recipe. Back then I was going

Fanny Comota:

through like food allergy, so I had to make everything from

Fanny Comota:

scratch. So had to relearn how to cook from scratch. Uh huh.

Fanny Comota:

That was allergic to a bunch of things. So I had to control

Fanny Comota:

everything. So I started creating that video and I didn't

Fanny Comota:

have a tripod. And back then that the technology was

Fanny Comota:

different because your phone couldn't hold that much video. I

Fanny Comota:

don't know, if you remember back then 2011 2012. It's like you

Fanny Comota:

could film like a minute or so and then your your cartridge for

Fanny Comota:

your phone is folder ready? Or people started doing it on their

Fanny Comota:

computer or laptop instead? Because he is better anyway,

Fanny Comota:

like, well.

Melinda Lee:

So I want to break this down. Because you're saying

Melinda Lee:

all this rich information. I just, I'm so inspired because

Melinda Lee:

going back to when you were just trying to carve a niche for

Melinda Lee:

yourself and trying to figure out who am i What is this voice?

Melinda Lee:

What am How am I going to stand out in terms of like you said

Melinda Lee:

nobody had this the sheets on a budget are you like that

Melinda Lee:

parallels to a lot of the leaders that our audience

Melinda Lee:

members when they're still trying to figure out your niche,

Melinda Lee:

figure out your expertise and because before you even speak

Melinda Lee:

right before you even express yourself, you want to always be

Melinda Lee:

mindful about like who am I? What is my niche or what is the

Melinda Lee:

what do I want to be known for? And so you ask, did you ask

Melinda Lee:

yourself some questions at the time? What is everybody else

Melinda Lee:

doing? What are some of those questions that help you create

Melinda Lee:

your niche? Did you look around and say nobody else is doing

Melinda Lee:

this? I should do this?

Fanny Comota:

Well, I think it's like I didn't really know I was

Fanny Comota:

doing well. In a couponing blog, I'm being honest, I didn't know

Fanny Comota:

it's exhausting me for being blocked. So I started doing

Fanny Comota:

that. And then also just like, I just just tried different things

Fanny Comota:

until I don't like something that worked.

Melinda Lee:

So okay, so then that's one of the key sometimes

Melinda Lee:

we don't know, at least you just, it sounds like you just

Melinda Lee:

kept on doing things.

Fanny Comota:

I just kept trying different things. And even the

Fanny Comota:

video like it took years to like, figure out that that

Fanny Comota:

recipes was working for me. Like the first couple of videos was

Fanny Comota:

really bad. I didn't know what I was saying. I was just like

Fanny Comota:

rambling on and on. And there wasn't a guide back then, like

Fanny Comota:

2012 and 2013. No, not many people are doing YouTube. So

Fanny Comota:

it's not like you knew what to do. You're kind of like

Fanny Comota:

stumbling. So I would watch my videos on like, Oh, I didn't

Fanny Comota:

like how I did this and that. But after a certain amount of

Fanny Comota:

time of practice, then I started having a flow to it. And then,

Fanny Comota:

like speaking flow,

Melinda Lee:

what was the thing that you didn't like about your

Melinda Lee:

videos? Like, what did you avoid about? Did you not like the way

Melinda Lee:

you look?

Fanny Comota:

mannerisms? I just like, oh, I don't like how I

Fanny Comota:

look and blah, blah, blah. And then after practising and

Fanny Comota:

Nocturne doing so many times, just Yeah, anymore. I was like,

Fanny Comota:

whatever, I put it out. If it flops it flops, I'm just

Fanny Comota:

practising and even, it's actually good if you have a

Fanny Comota:

small following, because it's like, oh, no one saw my video

Fanny Comota:

anyway, because I'm just practising. And if it went bad,

Fanny Comota:

like whatever I practice, and then next one becomes a little

Fanny Comota:

bit better. And then until I hit like, one, I did one and 2016

Fanny Comota:

were like, I just had my son, I was so tired, but I was like I

Fanny Comota:

Instant Pot just came out on like, I want to show people how

Fanny Comota:

to use Instant Pot. There's not many videos out there right now.

Fanny Comota:

Right? So I just started filming, I did selfie mode on my

Fanny Comota:

phone. I didn't have makeup on and have a tripod, it wasn't

Fanny Comota:

polish, it was just like, I didn't know what's gonna stay. I

Fanny Comota:

just started picking it up, I start filming yourself, here's

Fanny Comota:

how to use it in some pot. And then I really stood on Black

Fanny Comota:

Friday, and it like started picking up and I'm like, Oh my

Fanny Comota:

gosh. But thing was like the video was like, really grainy.

Fanny Comota:

It was like, Really, I shot it in the wrong setting. But didn't

Fanny Comota:

matter because I almost deleted it. And then I was like, oh,

Fanny Comota:

everyone's watching it. So I was like, Okay, this one's picking

Fanny Comota:

up and now has a million views. And it's the content. It doesn't

Fanny Comota:

matter. Like I didn't have makeup. I didn't know saying,

Fanny Comota:

you know, like people connected to it because the content was

Fanny Comota:

good. Like it just showed them how to use Instant Pot. So yeah,

Fanny Comota:

and you're being real, like it was a

Melinda Lee:

I think there's a part of it that people like

Melinda Lee:

about that about just being you authentic you and not stage. And

Melinda Lee:

I mean, it just is also authentic.

Fanny Comota:

I think so it just it wasn't like I was trying to

Fanny Comota:

get the content.

Melinda Lee:

You got to do both. Yeah. So it wasn't Yeah, it was

Melinda Lee:

like good content plus you being you.

Fanny Comota:

Yes. So I was like, Wow, this one is powerful.

Fanny Comota:

Like YouTube is powerful. Like, I just didn't. I didn't I was

Fanny Comota:

just blown away by I knew I always knew that video was

Fanny Comota:

powerful. I fell in love with it. When I was like 15. I

Fanny Comota:

started like learning about in high school and I start having

Fanny Comota:

some classes at school. And I'm like, Oh, this is so

Fanny Comota:

interesting. And I remember even when I went to college people

Fanny Comota:

were like, Why are you to study video regularly. People didn't

Fanny Comota:

understand Paul's like, I know, it's a powerful medium, because

Fanny Comota:

it's like, it impacts people like you. You're demonstrating

Fanny Comota:

something, and then people like can see how you're doing it. And

Fanny Comota:

then it's like you're showing them in person. It's like

Fanny Comota:

something so powerful now like, it's so big. It's like

Fanny Comota:

everything is video, like every platform has video.

Melinda Lee:

And 10,000

Fanny Comota:

1000 subscribers, it took a long time to build.

Fanny Comota:

And that's a big milestone. I'm happy for us a lot of trying

Fanny Comota:

over and over again. Almost, I almost gave up. It's like I

Fanny Comota:

almost gave up so many times. It's like oh, never reach it.

Fanny Comota:

I'm so close to it. I was like forget it. Like I give up and

Fanny Comota:

when I almost gave up that's when it like hit.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. How many times like you over the so how

Melinda Lee:

many years? Has it been

Fanny Comota:

2012. So more than 10 years, more than 10 years? So

Fanny Comota:

yeah, how many times you wanted to give up? You think a lot of

Fanny Comota:

times, I was like what am I doing on YouTube was like, look

Fanny Comota:

at all these people doing so much better than you know, like,

Fanny Comota:

you kind of compare yourself or like, whatever, I have my own

Fanny Comota:

path. And I have kids like I'm taking care of kids and trying

Fanny Comota:

to do this at the same time when I want to have time. So yeah, I

Fanny Comota:

was like, I'm not gonna I can't do that thing where people like

Fanny Comota:

oh to every week, I can't do it. It's like so hard. It is. But I

Fanny Comota:

think I'm happy with the progress.

Melinda Lee:

how much how many how many videos you do? A week

Melinda Lee:

or a month?

Fanny Comota:

I don't know. I'm not on a consistent basis where

Fanny Comota:

I took a little break because I was trying to figure out my

Fanny Comota:

niche again. And the whole niche thing. Sometimes it's like, do I

Fanny Comota:

need to be in a niche I'm like in cooking and like saving

Fanny Comota:

money. But I feel like I can't put that constraint on myself.

Fanny Comota:

It's like I have to just try different things and see what

Fanny Comota:

works

Melinda Lee:

Hmm, like you said, that's what you did. That's how

Melinda Lee:

you got successful in the first place, right? You're just

Melinda Lee:

trying, sometimes we don't know what we're going to do. And but

Melinda Lee:

then it's when you keep trying, you start to, you won't be able

Melinda Lee:

to figure it out. If you don't try. There's nothing to figure

Melinda Lee:

out because we're avoiding

Fanny Comota:

it. You just have to.

Fanny Comota:

Yeah, take just be confident enough to take a chance in being

Fanny Comota:

like, I'm trying and even if it doesn't work out, I mean, if it

Fanny Comota:

doesn't, like, have the success that I think I wanted to have,

Fanny Comota:

it's still fine. Because I'm still like, practising, it's

Fanny Comota:

still gonna get me to another level. Yeah. What do you so what

Fanny Comota:

are you thinking about your videos and your YouTube channel?

Melinda Lee:

The next phase? Are you trying to carve out another

Melinda Lee:

niche or involving?

Fanny Comota:

Yeah, I'm thinking about more like, going into,

Fanny Comota:

like teaching people how to do videos more. And I'm thinking

Fanny Comota:

about that kind of niche. Because I feel like there's not

Fanny Comota:

a lot of people doing that, like teaching people how to film and

Fanny Comota:

edit.

Melinda Lee:

So do you film and all your videos?

Fanny Comota:

I do.

Fanny Comota:

Oh, God, I don't estimate it. So I film it myself.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah, and then have you been able to make some money

Melinda Lee:

and living off of it?

Fanny Comota:

I did. And then but I think during the pandemic,

Fanny Comota:

everything changed. Because like how the ad income advertisers

Fanny Comota:

kind of pulled out from

Fanny Comota:

Google. So I know, like YouTube, like the income drops a lot. So

Fanny Comota:

it's like up and down as an online entrepreneur, like I was

Fanny Comota:

making, like enough to pay rent before and then it goes up and

Fanny Comota:

down. So yeah, kind of like you had to keep adjusting.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Entrepreneurship. And that's

Melinda Lee:

what it's about, right? I don't. I mean, even when you walk into

Melinda Lee:

a retail store, Don't you notice, sometimes there's nobody

Melinda Lee:

there. And then all of a sudden one person goes in, and then all

Melinda Lee:

the other people go in into the retail store at the same time?

Melinda Lee:

Have you ever noticed that phenomenon? Everybody comes

Melinda Lee:

together? And then they all leave? Like, oh, yeah, yeah, me

Melinda Lee:

because my parents used to own a restaurant, and all the

Melinda Lee:

customers would come at the same time, and then they all leave

Melinda Lee:

retail like that to the same thing with entrepreneurship,

Melinda Lee:

you're gonna have these ups and downs and ups and downs. And,

Melinda Lee:

and so it's more of a matter of when you go up, you don't come

Melinda Lee:

so down. Trying to trying to keep the downward. You're gonna

Melinda Lee:

go up and down. Like, there's no way out of it. Yeah. But the key

Melinda Lee:

is, when we come down with our finances, trying not to go so

Melinda Lee:

far, low in the finances before it goes back that, just know

Melinda Lee:

that your finances will go up. You will you you will evolve you

Melinda Lee:

if you don't, when you don't stop, right, you'll evolve your

Melinda Lee:

you'll get it, you know, so just continue to try and you'll go

Melinda Lee:

back up. Yeah, with financing.

Fanny Comota:

A lot of people like pivoting like after 10

Fanny Comota:

years to do something else.

Melinda Lee:

So yeah, yeah. I mean, yeah. When you're putting

Melinda Lee:

out content, when you're putting out any information, if you're

Melinda Lee:

bored with it, it's not gonna work.

Melinda Lee:

You got to be true to yourself, right? True to the passion of

Melinda Lee:

your content true to the passion of what you're bringing to the

Melinda Lee:

world. And that's true for when we speak when we wonder whether

Melinda Lee:

we're doing video or whether we're doing a presentation.

Melinda Lee:

Yeah, dig deep, dig deep into your passion and finding out

Melinda Lee:

like, so the fuel because your your energy is actually

Melinda Lee:

contagious. When you're happy delivering your content, that's

Melinda Lee:

what draws people in. People happiness is contagious. Also

Melinda Lee:

sadness. If you're grumpy and irritated. You can see that in

Melinda Lee:

your content and maybe on YouTube is actually catchy.

Melinda Lee:

That's fine. Right? It's, it depends, like, you know what

Melinda Lee:

your brand is? And so, so yeah, if you're feeling a little bit

Melinda Lee:

yeah, like you want to change, go find that you've done it

Melinda Lee:

before. You've done it before in terms of carving out the niche

Melinda Lee:

that makes you happy and mix and also puts out great content. And

Melinda Lee:

so that's what people want to hear and love.

Fanny Comota:

Yeah, so take them take a little break to figure

Fanny Comota:

out like when I'm which direction is going to know.

Melinda Lee:

But also maybe the video maybe helping people on

Melinda Lee:

video?

Fanny Comota:

Yeah, I'm very passionate about video and video

Fanny Comota:

production. i

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. Yeah,

Fanny Comota:

I haven't ever taught before and, ya know,

Melinda Lee:

and then when you're talking about it, just

Melinda Lee:

now I can hear it. You're like it's powerful. Video is powerful

Melinda Lee:

is so key getting you know, because people get to see you.

Melinda Lee:

They get to feel, and they almost feel like they may know

Melinda Lee:

you. Yeah, they feel like they know you. Yeah, yeah.

Fanny Comota:

And you think I want I want to say on your

Fanny Comota:

podcast is like, I started like not wanting to be on video and

Fanny Comota:

now I am on YouTube. And now I have 10,000 subscribers and it's

Fanny Comota:

like, yeah, that can be you too. Like, it's like, you have to get

Fanny Comota:

over the fear and you have to just keep trying and you're

Fanny Comota:

gonna fall it's not gonna be perfect right away. You're not

Fanny Comota:

gonna get viral like the first video. It's like, you have to

Fanny Comota:

keep trying and as you keep trying, everything builds up to

Fanny Comota:

like You build more confidence. Yeah. And there's like more of a

Fanny Comota:

flow. And I feel like now I know like, what I'm going to say and

Fanny Comota:

how it's going to be and how my shots are going to be. And it's

Fanny Comota:

easier as you keep going, keep going. And then it helped me. I

Fanny Comota:

think, being on YouTube, just give me more confidence and just

Fanny Comota:

speaking in general, like, because it's like, oh, not

Fanny Comota:

afraid to do YouTube, like, whatever. Like I read speak in

Fanny Comota:

front of camera. puberty, hear me and I still see my daughter.

Fanny Comota:

Like, she watched me like so many times. And then when she

Fanny Comota:

did a video, and she was very smooth, I was like, Whoa, I was

Fanny Comota:

like, okay, she was like watching me like she she can

Fanny Comota:

that gets practice. Wow. Like, she's doing well. Like she could

Fanny Comota:

speak in front of camera too. And like, it was like, just

Fanny Comota:

shocked. I was like, the kids are watching you, you know?

Melinda Lee:

Yeah. Yeah, they're watching. Yeah, that's so cool.

Melinda Lee:

I'm so glad that you had her your your her role model. Yeah,

Melinda Lee:

for that. It'll help build her confidence too. Yeah. Yeah. To

Melinda Lee:

get herself out there. Well, I'm so thank you so much for sharing

Melinda Lee:

your inspirational story. What would you share to someone or

Melinda Lee:

say to someone, if they are afraid to start their videos?

Fanny Comota:

I think just go for it. If it's like a nudge

Fanny Comota:

that you keep feeling like I don't want to be on YouTube. I'm

Fanny Comota:

feeling like I know, like people want it. And then it's like,

Fanny Comota:

they don't ever try because they're scared. Right? Just the

Fanny Comota:

thing is, the technology is here you have the phone, there's a

Fanny Comota:

lot of editing programmes out. It's not like back then where

Fanny Comota:

it's so difficult. Like were 20 years ago, you had to buy $1,000

Fanny Comota:

camera, you had to get expensive computer and it was so hard to

Fanny Comota:

get a video out. Now, it's like you have no excuse. It's just

Fanny Comota:

like your fear, you have to get over the fear. And just start

Fanny Comota:

practising filming yourself, start talking to it. And just

Fanny Comota:

post it like so what, like, you know what, no one's gonna see it

Fanny Comota:

in the first, you know, when you first posted and I was gonna see

Fanny Comota:

it anyway. It's like, it's, you're just practising and over

Fanny Comota:

time, you're gonna build an audience, you're gonna build a

Fanny Comota:

connection, you're gonna hear from people talking to you like,

Fanny Comota:

oh, that video was so great. You know, like, I get comments, or

Fanny Comota:

like, that video really helped me and I'm like, Oh, really,

Fanny Comota:

it's like, it's like, okay, I have an impact or impact when

Fanny Comota:

you're doing video. You're connecting with them, you're

Fanny Comota:

helping them and it's like, they're hearing your voice, your

Fanny Comota:

voice matters. I think what I learned from this whole thing is

Fanny Comota:

like, My voice matters. Like before, I felt like, I didn't

Fanny Comota:

have a confidence because it was like, Oh, why do people want to

Fanny Comota:

hear from me, but then it's like, oh, I have a unique

Fanny Comota:

perspective. Also, there's not a lot of Asian people in the

Fanny Comota:

online space. Right? Like, it's like, when I'm in I was like,

Fanny Comota:

going to summit like, last month. I was like, only Asian

Fanny Comota:

person in there. Like, a couple years ago, and I was like, one

Fanny Comota:

of three Asian women. Like, there's not a lot of us. So it's

Fanny Comota:

like, there needs to be more, more of our voices out there. So

Fanny Comota:

go for it. Just try it doesn't like so what if it doesn't, you

Fanny Comota:

know, like, you don't know what to try. Don't like have to

Fanny Comota:

regret later when you're old. And you're like, I wish I did

Fanny Comota:

it. You know, just go for it doesn't matter.

Melinda Lee:

Right? I love that. Thank you. And you have a you

Melinda Lee:

have a planner, right?

Fanny Comota:

Yeah. Yeah, I have a YouTube planner on my blog as

Fanny Comota:

well. You can check it out. And we'll put it into the show

Fanny Comota:

notes. So then also my budgeting Made Easy worksheet and guide.

Fanny Comota:

Yeah, so helpful. Yeah.

Melinda Lee:

Thank you, Fanny. Thank you. That was really

Melinda Lee:

helpful and inspiration. I love your unique perspective and how

Melinda Lee:

you've overcome it. It's actually very, it's because you

Melinda Lee:

did it. And when you can do it and you're sharing this

Melinda Lee:

experience. I hope that people are also inspired by you and

Melinda Lee:

motivated to take action, especially if they have that

Melinda Lee:

nudge to start their videos. Yeah. Thank you so much. Oh,

Melinda Lee:

thank you so much. And reach out to Fannie if you actually want

Melinda Lee:

some more support with YouTube or budgeting and, and food and cooking.

Melinda Lee:

So thank you, Fanny. Take care, everyone. Until next time

Melinda Lee:

listeners. It's good to see you and be with you.

Melinda Lee:

All right. Bye.