Join us today for Part 4 of the Interview with YouTuber, Podcaster, and Speaker,

Sebastian Schug...

This is Part 4 of the interview I had with YouTuber, Podcaster, and speaker Sebastian Schug.  

In today’s interview with Sebastian Schug, I ask Sebastian about what he sees as the most important step to impacting the world.  I also ask Sebastian about the top principles he sees as the key to making an impact.  Sebastian also shares his hopes for the future and his legacy.

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Episode 1151: Impact the World - Interview with YouTuber, Podcaster, and speaker Sebastian Schug – Part 4

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining us on episode 1151 of the inspired stewardship podcasts.

[00:00:07] Sebastian Schug: I do challenge you to invest in yourself. Yeah. I challenge you to invest others in the future, even though that it is uncertain and the past may sometimes be Rocky, but in doing so, I'm hoping that it can develop an influence.

[00:00:24] I'm hoping that it can impact the world utilizing your time your time. And treasures to live out your calling, whatever they may be. It may not even be in the same creative avenue that I explained, but I'm hoping that it can be general enough to help you come to that conclusion. Having the ability to adapt with faith as your journey progresses is of course, key understanding that root of why you choose to do it in the first one.

[00:00:52] And in plugging this show, one way to be inspired is to listen to inspired [00:01:00] stewardship.

[00:01:00] Change of course is going to start from within, and it's not going to occur at the speed or rate of what you are expected. In, in seeing it's easy to put yourself at a point here's your anchor. And then look up at this mogul. Business entrepreneur and think I'm going to be them because they're changing the world.

[00:01:23] Scott Maderer: Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that.

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[00:01:49] in today's interview with Sebastian chug, I asked Sebastian about what he sees as the most important step to impacting the world. I also asked Sebastian about the top [00:02:00] principles that he feels are the key to really making an impact. And Sebastian also shares his hopes for the future and his hopes for his life.

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[00:02:59] Sebastian [00:03:00] Robert Shaw is an independent multimedia artists currently residing in suburban Burbank, California. He holds a bachelor of arts and communication studies and political science, and currently spends his time narrating miscellaneous stories. He started out as a YouTuber back in 2013, and he has worked in podcasting Umer and public speaking.

[00:03:21] Welcome to the show, Sebastian,

[00:03:24] Sebastian Schug: thank you so much for having me. So

[00:03:27] Scott Maderer: Sebastian over the last few weeks, we've talked a lot about your journey and things at the point where you are today, what would you see as the most important thing that folks need to understand? If they want to impact the world in a positive way?

[00:03:43] Sebastian Schug: Wow. No. It's well it's pretty major though, because I think a lot of people, and I'm going to tie this back to what I've said previously, previous weeks change is very slow. Change is very It doesn't happen [00:04:00] when you want it to happen, even though you believe that your product or service may impact the world in some way.

[00:04:07] And I think that's where a lot of people struggle with grappling especially in today's world where it's go let's impact the world. Let's do something greater than ourselves. And while the notion is nice, No change, of course, it's going to start from within, and it's not going to occur at the speed or rate of what you are expected of in, in seeing it's easy to put yourself at a point here's your anchor.

[00:04:34] And then look up at this mogul this business entrepreneur, and think I'm going to be them because they're changing the world. They have a certain level of fame. That is what I strive to be. But the world's going to constantly adapt and change. And part of understanding what it means to be successful is learning how to adapt in doing so and also learning patience.[00:05:00]

[00:05:00] Patience is a virtue. It's a boring virtue, but it's one that you have to grapple with, unfortunately, because the world's going to continue whether or not you participated in or not. And. Much like the business mobile can go up on stage and say, oh do my course be a millionaire, yada, yada.

[00:05:22] And the Haier, the quote unquote hater would be like, no I don't have time. By the time I get to X age I'm going to be too old. And then. As much as I don't really so much not respect, but appreciate the sort of mindset that these modals have, because it really is financially predatory.

[00:05:41] And some of these courses, that's just my opinion, but there is one slight piece of advice that I heard. And the next line is you're going to be X age, regardless whether you take this course or participate or. And that was what I really took [00:06:00] from that. Whereas the world's going to continue and whether or not you choose to play ball or not, that is entirely up to you.

[00:06:08] No, one's forcing you, but in doing something that you love and finding a new skill and going for the girl, going for the job, whatever your aspirations are. It's important to understand a who you are as a person wanting to do this and be actually doing so again, easier said than done, but you're going to be at that point anyway, may as well be at a different point.

[00:06:36] Scott Maderer: Absolutely.

[00:06:38] So with that in mind, what are some principles or ideas, resources, tools, wide open there that people need to pay attention to to actually get started on that journey. You said, understand who you are and then do it anyway. How. Make [00:07:00] that dent or begin down that road?

[00:07:02] Sebastian Schug: Let's see, because I can't unfortunately speak in everyone's like my new circumstances are case by case scenario.

[00:07:11] Generally, what has worked for me is understanding like I said, yourself, your place in the world, what you can offer and. Why it's important, why it may be important to you? Or why may it, why may be, why it may be important to others? They're young. I think a lot of times we ended up finding we end up finding our purpose through various.

[00:07:38] Whether it be big events or small events, something clicks for us always. And it doesn't always happen on a set schedule, ideas come and go. There have been many countless nights where I'm up at two 30 in the morning because I thought I had an idea that was so great. We're at 7:00 AM I look at it and be like, wow, this is, [00:08:00] this has got awful.

[00:08:00] I guess in hindsight, a principle that I've always had, or in retrospect, route or not in hindsight, in retrospect, acting on that, understanding that these ideas and these mindsets come at the times that they do it is never once. I've never once regretted. Acting on that or thinking about it more or writing it down.

[00:08:29] Again, I'm not whether the universe has powers be what they be or some higher power. I think things do happen for a reason, whether those reasons maybe indeterminate or insufficiently explained sometimes though I never once been like, oh, that's sucks that I've thought about that.

[00:08:50] Or, oh, that would just be so inconvenient if I pursued that now obviously people's schedules change maybe it is inconvenient to act on a [00:09:00] certain idea now, but it's, I don't think it's ever okay. To just throw it away as if it wasn't a good idea in the first place. Some of my best ideas again, subject activity, some of my best ideas, quote, unquote.

[00:09:13] Have come at the results of both failure and learning, not to take myself so seriously, even yes. Even in my previous diatribe of I was very serious. I was very practical. I was a very pragmatic. I should revise that actually, there were times in the flurry of seriousness and hustle culture that I was indoctrinated into.

[00:09:39] I now coined that because I think it is an indoctrination of hustle co if it is where there's a bit,

[00:09:47] Scott Maderer: there's a bit of a culture around that.

[00:09:49] Sebastian Schug: Yes. Yeah. Where in the very, very rare instances where I really sat down and. 10 times out of 10 are results from [00:10:00] burnout. I looked at myself and I was thinking that idea that I had back then, that's so dumb and I would never have thought of it in a million years.

[00:10:11] How do I make this work? This dumb idea that I would have never once considered. And ironically, those ended up being some of my most passionate projects. I'll never forget the time where I. Publish a book that was one page. Yes. It was on a one page

[00:10:32] Scott Maderer: book. Yes. It was on how to get rich and it said publish a one-page

[00:10:37] Sebastian Schug: book.

[00:10:38] Oh no. Okay. No, that would have been very smart though, but I think it was dealing with some level of like how do I put this? I guess for the uninitiated, we have certain platforms where people donate money to content creators, like live streams. And some of these [00:11:00] individuals live streaming where, or act in very choice ways let's say, and people donate money to that.

[00:11:10] So I took. Hey I drew a caricature of one of these online creators and I was just like, oh, okay how did she get the way that she did? And it is capitalist and it's raw, it's truest form. So I made a cover. I made a one page manuscript. I just put how did not, how to get rich in publishing, but essentially, oh, how did this individual succeed in doing what she did or some.

[00:11:40] And the one page, just read capitalism and then about the author and that's it. And it was one of those things where people some people looked at it as huh, like what's that. And other people again, flew over their head. Other people were just like, oh, and now I get it. So [00:12:00] I understood the alienation.

[00:12:02] Going into it. You're not going to be able to please everyone. And especially with satire with jokes, it's damaging because if people don't understand the joke, that kind of equates it to, to it just being bad, even though that's not necessarily the case, it's just one person's opinion, but in satire, that can be very damaging if people don't understand it.

[00:12:23] And that's just the risk you have to take. But my principal is a.

[00:12:28] Even in the one of them is even in the hardest of hearts of taking yourself seriously. Try not to, because you never know what you might find. So this week is full of easy questions. So I'm going to ask you the next easy question by the way that is sarcasm. If you're not picking up on it. Oh good. Okay. My students actually used to, I had a student that would sit in the front row and she brought a little sound making device.

[00:12:59] Scott Maderer: And every time I [00:13:00] would say something sarcastic in the classroom, she would hit a button and it would give me a reminder. That the students that weren't able to pick up on the sarcasm would get that was sarcasm. So that was, yeah, it was very appreciated actually. Cause it, it helped, I use sarcasm a lot in the classroom.

[00:13:14] Dealing with teenagers, you have to learn to deal with sarcasm. If I grab, if I had a magic machine, unless I could grab you out of the seat where you are today and travel, pick you up and pull you into the future a hundred to 150 years, something like that. And you were able to magically look back on your whole life and see the impact of the ripples that you've left behind.

[00:13:39] What impact do you hope you've had on the world?

[00:13:42] Sebastian Schug: I hope that. Allowed people to understand what it means to share a story. Publishing for me had been essentially just that sharing stories, whether that had been creating content or [00:14:00] re-publishing someone's content it was all about making sure that these stories were told.

[00:14:06] And I think for me, there's a lot of things that I there's a lot of things that I wish for myself in the future, but there's also a lot of things that I wish other people can know that two-pronged approach one making sure that the right stories are told, but to making sure others understand why it's important.

[00:14:29] That is more so my hope it's. It's important to have that trickle down, because I think a lot of people may not understand that importance or may not understand why that's practical. They would rather focus on the product rather than the service and how that affects potential. I want to say consumers, but I would also want to say like listeners as well, because I don't want it to just be in the street.

[00:14:57] Black and white of, oh, you have to sell something [00:15:00] or you don't sell something. No, I think it can be very much a big gray area of what influenced in this case. Do I have over the stories that I tell the stories that I produce and the people that happened to listen along the way. And I think that's much more important than the past seven years because I know that I'm making more of an impact doing what I do now, then maybe potentially what I did back then.

[00:15:24] I don't know. I'd like to believe that more people are tuning in so what's coming next for Sebastian, as you continue on this journey of figuring out what your call is and how you're going to continue to impact the world.

[00:15:39] Next for me I want to say. Because then I could be coy in and out of secondary remark of oh that's just the journey in doing so I don't know.

[00:15:51] And here I am doing that exact same thing.

[00:15:53] Scott Maderer: I'm glad you wanted to say that. Cause you said it, there you go.

[00:15:57] Sebastian Schug: I was going to say I think in life [00:16:00] it really is uncertain. I know that I do have a general direction of what I enjoy what I want to do. Especially what I want to do for other people.

[00:16:09] The impact that I want to leave on the world, whether that be through business, whether that be through passion projects such as YouTube, and just recently whether that maybe something that I can do potentially in, in my service, in the military, I really could not have predicted.

[00:16:32] Where life was taking me. And I think I've come to terms with understanding that's okay so long as I enjoy the path that I'm going on and embracing the sucky parts of it, but understanding why it's important. I know that in my life, I still want to be creative. What avenues that lead me down.

[00:16:54] I don't know. And to be honest, I. I don't really care. And I say that [00:17:00] in the most positive way possible, because I'm looking to be, I'm hoping rather, because I know that I am, but I'm hoping to continue on that. Further of being more adaptive, being more open to new mediums to, to do facets of my audience, that may want something different in a subject that maybe I'm not familiar with.

[00:17:22] And I may come to enjoy. And to further assist people in doing so further serve as that mode of contact for individuals looking to either get started or in the public speaking culture be that person to, to get on stage or behind a microphone or a camera and state that this has worked for me.

[00:17:46] And also subsequently this hasn't worked for me, but in the end, How you pick yourself up and continue onwards. You can follow Sebastian on YouTube as sea bass [00:18:00] official, or find him over on his website@sebastianchug.com. He's also active on LinkedIn as Sebastian R Shugg. That's spelled S C H U G, and I'll have links to all of that over in the show notes as well. Sebastian, is there anything else you'd like to share with the LR?

[00:18:18] Yes. Scott, my friend. I just wanted to take this time and say that thank you very much for having me.

[00:18:26] Scott Maderer: Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast, as a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you enjoy this episode. Please do us a favor. Go over to inspired stewardship.com/itunes rate.

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In today's episode, I ask Sebastian about:

  • What he sees as the most important step to impacting the world...
  • The top principles he sees as the key to making an impact...
  • His hopes for the future and his legacy...
  • and more.....

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