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Only One Person

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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Only One Person

Picture this.

You are giving the performance of your lifetime at the Carnegie Hall.

This performance is the aggregate of 16 years of efforts.

But at the end of your performance no one clapped.

The entire hall was silent.

As your head rise from your bow, you notice one person among the crowd stood up.

This person starts clapping while the rest of the audience sat still.

How would you feel?

Not your audience

For too long, I was seeking the approval of the people who watched my videos.

If I get a ton of views, likes, and comments, I get really happy.

If I don’t, I began to think something is wrong.

What I came to realize later on was this.

Those people who view, like, and comment on my videos aren’t my audience.

So even if they’re saying nice things, it doesn’t matter.

Your audience

I shared on today’s live stream you only need feedback from one person.

The one person is your audience.

Because that’s all that matters.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.