You guys will know this by now, obviously, but Absolute Motivation did a video on Jim Carrey a while back, I think nearly 1 and half years ago. I was 19 at the time and AM was in its early stages, I still remember to this day when I began working on the project, I would constantly got goosebumps as I was editing. It was such an exciting project for me, on a whole the project took less than 24 hours, I think I was working on it for 12 hours in straight, I just could not stop. As much as I wanted to savour the moment working on it, when I get into flow I can't stop and that is exactly what happened working on this project, same thing happened with other videos, but I'll go into that in another blog post.
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Now for me, Jim Carrey always been one of my favourite actors ever since I watched Ace Ventura, so working on this had some sentimental childhood value in there. I, like many others watched speech he gave at the Maharishi University of Management. It blew me away no doubt and in a time where I was struggling to know if going back to University was a good option, it hit me at the right time.
There were certain things I agreed with and certain things I do not but overall this speech really simplifies things in terms making the choice to follow your dreams but at the same time highlighting that you don't need to put so much pressure on yourself, just enjoy what you do and help others in the process. That really resonated with me.
So after roughly 12 hours - to my recollection - my montage, inspirational video including this speech was born.
This video got very modest views in the start, with only 60 thousand views in 6 months. But during the past few months it has become my number 1 viewed video on youtube with nearly 3 million views and including all the people shared it on their facebook (posting it natively) collectively over 30 Million views there. So feel proud that video touched so many people in a positive way.