Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017! The first newsletter for SereinWu.com. As mentioned in my videos at the end of 2016, this newsletter is designed to bring you exclusive content and giveaways for my subscribers. I wanted a way to get to know you better and build a close relationship with those who want to. For January, I want to share more about hubs. As hubs becomes more involved helping me with my channel, podcast, and blog, I think it’s time you get to know him. He will be writing a guest posts for the Content Creator Tips Series. As my newsletter subscriber, you get to know him first!
Who is hubs?
Hubs’ name is Chris. Bubs, Hubs, and Babe are nicknames I use for Chris. Rarely will you hear me call him by Chris at home.
For a long time we kept what I did on YouTube exclusively my thing. He watched from the sidelines as I found my voice and community. As my channel grows and ideas of what I’d like to do in expanding this community, I need help. Chris has started to take a more active role helping me with the business aspect of running everything.
This is where his 12 + years of being a talent agent, manager, and producer really comes in handy. It’s a bit odd reflecting on our pasts, how we ran away from it, and how it is helping us today. Life really does come full circle at times. Hubs moved to L.A. to work in entertainment at 18. We met because of work. After a decade plus working in the entertainment industry, he quite shortly after we married.
The Burn Out
If you ask him, he says he burned out. The industry lost it’s magic for him. Working 24/7 for over 12 years can ruin it for you. After we married, Chris realized for our relationship to evolve he had to get out. Our wedding was planned around television season. For him to take a week off during our honeymoon was an ordeal. Up until 2015, Chris had never taken a vacation. 2015 was his first year away from managing talent.
Before 2015, we couldn’t go anywhere that he would be unreachable incase there was a situation with work. There would be times at dinner (the one hour I had with my husband) and we would be disturbed thanks to work. When Chris decided to quit, I panicked. He had never done anything else, but mainly he was REALLY REALLY GOOD at what he did.
Creativity is key
How were we going to pay the bills?
After a lot of thought, Chris decided to go into photography. He had always loved photography and art. With Chris’ love for art and photography he was able to find a new profession he loved. of course it was not all smooth sailing. He had to learn to use a digital camera (growing up he shot on film) and teach himself photoshop, lightroom, and indesign. It helps when you love something because like YouTube for me, Chris dove head first. Today he does some of the best editing jobs I’ve seen around.
Content Creator Tips
This is why I wanted to start the Content Creator Tips Series. It’s not just about helping those who want to start or have started a channel, blog, or social media account, but to hopefully inspire those who want to add a little creativity in their life. Life should not be without creativity or passion. If you get to have both in your career, than you are lucky, but if not, there’s always a small way to incorporate it in your life.
SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY: JANUARY
Each month I will be randomly selecting a newsletter subscriber as a winner. I’ve e-mailed Samantha, she has confirmed and she’ll receive a little surprise in the mail from me.
Congratulations to Samantha!
Stay tuned, I’ll be doing additional exclusive giveaway opportunities here in addition to monthly winners 🙂
COME MEET ME at Generation Beauty LA! Tickets sold here.
I’ll be hosting my first official meet up at the Note Cosmetics booth on Saturday, January 21st 2017.
First 25 people to meet me will get a special gift from Note Cosmetics.
Official time will be announced soon! Check social medias for times.
Catch up on blog posts:
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Book of The Month:
Every monthly favorites video I try to talk about books I’ve read for the month. Since the newsletter goes out the beginning of the month, I’ll be able to share with you what I am reading. Feel free to read along with me 🙂
- January’s Book: The Heir by Kiera Cass
If you’re like me and spend a lot of time in the car, you can use this link to download a free audiobook from Audible.
You will have to sign up with a credit card, but can cancel after your first download at no cost + keep your book. My personal favorite about audible is if you do not like the book for any reason, you can return it. No questions asked! I personally pay for my membership each month because of all the commuting I do.
Stay in touch!
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