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Linus on Live Stream (I've been thinking of retiring)

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Think linus should step back from being the main person in all the videos, have others take up the task, have 3-4 hosts and assign dates so daily videos can get released.

1 mon and wed

2 tue and thurs

friday could just be the wan show

3 could be weekends, possible 2 part larger videos

 

As for linus, still be part but focus on things you like to do. some examples were the electric car charger in your garage, dropping multiple pc's into 1 unit. Things you enjoy and show how you did it, mistakes you made and interesting finds during the project.

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Thank you linus for all of what you have done.at school I am known as the nerdy weard kid who will they can only make fun off. And I know what it felt like to talk in front of people I had to talk in front of my 300 people year group about computers and a raspberry pi game console I made from scratch.and all they can call you the nerdy weardo.

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53 minutes ago, intertan said:

have others take up the task,

he should find those others though... besides the linux guy the "other" currently on roster dont seem to know much about computers

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You will regret it.  Unless you have something else to fill your cup.  Whether its family, another hobby, etc.  My advice if you retire is to ensure that your next hobby is your family, and giving them experiences to cherish forever.  That's the only thing I can think of for myself that would keep me sane if I were to retire right this moment.

 

Me - I wont retire early, and Im building my empire to ensure that occurs sooner rather than later.  I will take on less, so that the time I have available is more focused on whats really important.  The main reason I wont retire is a body in motion stays in motion.  If I pump the brakes things may come to a halt and there is no adventure in that.

 

 

 

 


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9 hours ago, LogicalDrm said:

 

He's bit young for hitting midlife crisis, but then again, he is entrepreneur and having stress over handling your own company doesn't work for everyone.

33 isn't that young for a midlife crisis, especially if you're managing a large company. Anyone would be weathered down dealing with the stress of company management, especially when being forced to make choices you may not like (like what happened with Ivan).

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8 minutes ago, papajo said:

he should find those others though... besides the linux guy the "other" currently on roster dont seem to know much about computers

some of the team has done some video's in the past. Sure it will take time to train and possibly find others but having 1 host do the vast majority can burn him out. 

Wasn't there a video or Riley wanting to do more reviews and linus shot him down live on wan show? someone to start with.

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Listened to the video while at the office. I can see how someone could be overwhelmed from doing what Linus does. He has done some great things with what has was given and its nice to hear some of the inside parts that most never put online. I feel for him during the sad parts and hope he is able to enjoy what he has and doesnt dwell on what could happen in regards to the make a wish story. I couldn't imagine losing my family as they are everything to me, I try to always look at the bright side but that could be since I worked in Social Work historically that I cannot take anything home. I am a different person from 1 to another. I hope he does what he enjoys instead of what makes the most money. Sometimes your life has to come before whats best financially. Im not saying someone should drop everything but im also not saying dedicate your life to making sure your always gaining subs with videos everyday with the most clicks. I cannot answer what the balance is nor what the situation is since I am not a YouTube creator. But working in Social Work you can at times see the worst of society and at times you can forget about your own family as your work absorbs your life. I had to take a step back and I changed careers into Technology where I am today. hopefully Linus is doing well and does what is best for himself and his family and not what is best for YouTube.

 

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Just now, GalacticRuler said:

33 isn't that young for a midlife crisis, especially if you're managing a large company. Anyone would be weathered down dealing with the stress of company management, especially when being forced to make choices you may not like (like what happened with Ivan).

Agree - mid life is not defined (by a number sure, but my opinion is as such) - but once you have experienced as much as someone who, as you mention, has run a company (into millionaire status) one could get quite....tired. 

 

 

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As someone that has been watching LTT since like around 100k subs, maybe my POV might clear some things up?

I dunno, I am in the end just a dude on the internet.

 

Yes, I watched the first WAN-show, yes, I watched the firetruck unboxing, I've seen the company grow from a dude making video's on a random bench outside to this massive company today.

 

During this period, the happiest I've seen Linus was when he was doing insane stuff with Luke.

And ever since Luke left, (he didnt' really but we know the story) I've always felt like there was a hole, there was something missing. Today we have Anthony and Alex and Jake and a bunch of other people. And they make brilliant video's don't get me wrong, they are awesome. But the magic between Linus and any of those guys was just, meh. It felt too formal, too "company". It was good, but not great.

 

I mean some people might call you "the weird kid". But is that a bad thing? No, It's not. Because those people are everywhere. I mean Luke put the fact he had a watercooled PC on his resume. Most people thing "what a weird kid" but you didnt! You gave him a hand instead of pushing him down.

 

For some reason it reminds me of something we say here: You have 2 kinds of friends.

When you get in jail for doing something stupid, a good friend will visit you from time to time.

A great friend will be sitting next to you saying "that was awesome!"

And honestly, Luke would be the kind of guy that would sit next to you.

But everybody else would be on the other side of the wall...

 

What I would recommend is, find someone that wants to do stupid tech stuff with you and let someone host video's. Don't try to maximize views or likes, maximize your happiness. Yes you said in the video you are going to do that, which is awesome, but don't do it alone. Yes you have a whole team, but it might be time to find a "weird kid" and give him a hand. You did it before and the results are awesome. But maybe it's time to give someone else a try too :)

 

Money is clearly not an issue, but try to get people in that do the tasks that you feel like are asking too much energy from you today.

 

Again, I'm just a random dude on the internet but hey. I've been along for the ride for a LOOONG time and honestly, ups and downs happen, that's life, you were there for us when we were down, and now you are down, we are here for you :)


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10 hours ago, Flying Sausages said:

I thought he is a tech reviewer not entrepreneurship that establish businesses for profits.

He started Linus Media Groupe to make tech videos for profit... also the sponsors, the "sutle" hints to shop at lttstore.com in every video..

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1 hour ago, GalacticRuler said:

33 isn't that young for a midlife crisis, especially if you're managing a large company. Anyone would be weathered down dealing with the stress of company management, especially when being forced to make choices you may not like (like what happened with Ivan).

Out of loop, what happened? 

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Poor Linus is suffering burnout.

 

IMHO he should delegate some of his responsibilities to his employees, automate LMG as much as possible, and take a nice long break and spend time with his family, play some vidya, travel to Europe, do cocaine, etc., for a few months. You know, refill his batteries.

 

After that, he'll know if he wants to return or if he'd rather do something else. He's a highly energetic and ambitious dude, I figure he's probably going to want to get back in the game sooner or later. 


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1 hour ago, GalacticRuler said:

33 isn't that young for a midlife crisis, especially if you're managing a large company. Anyone would be weathered down dealing with the stress of company management, especially when being forced to make choices you may not like (like what happened with Ivan).

I haven't watched video yet. So he might say things there to clarify if this is midlife crisis or something else. Like depression or burnout.

 

I also did say that I wouldn't wonder if it indeed was midlife crisis.


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I've registered only to write this message.

 

Linus, know that you are making a difference for a lot of people, some of them who are not even English native speakers.
You have viewers all over the world and they want the best for you.
At my scale, you have contributed in different ways to my professional success.

 

It seems that you are in a bad place right now. I'm sure this is not the first time you get upset by life.
This looks different but it is the same. You have to find a way to go through and be at peace with yourself.
Whatever you choose, you will find people in the community for what you are planning: employees, investors, support, etc.
These past years mean something and you proved that there is gold between your brain and your heart.
 

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I just don't understand why it has to be an all or nothing thing. He can step back and pick and choose what he wants to do now. Let the rest of the team bear some of the burden or hire more people. Do 2 videos a week and outsource the other 5 to people who are willing to step up and be on camera. Stay home with your kids and vlog about tech that you find interesting that you use at home. Wasn't that the whole point in starting a youtube channel and not getting a 9-5 job? Flexibility? 

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12 hours ago, Mister Woof said:

dude is hitting that midlife crisis. I'm right there with him. This shit 8-5 job is turning me into a zombie just so i can afford my lifestyle, which is spending 80% of it at work, preparing for work, and missing out my life and kids and family. I have another 17 years of this to look forward to. At least Linus can make a lot of money and actually contemplate retiring at some point in the near future.

 

I'm a slave to my mortgage for the next 20 years, and no real way out of it.

I spend way too much time wishing i could just go home. It doesn't help being a nihilist where you feel like your time is just slowly vanishing for no reason other to make someone else richer

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3 hours ago, jamman2019 said:

Thank you linus for all of what you have done.at school I am known as the nerdy weard kid who will they can only make fun off. And I know what it felt like to talk in front of people I had to talk in front of my 300 people year group about computers and a raspberry pi game console I made from scratch.and all they can call you the nerdy weardo.

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Yeah but you know what? What did those people make? Not a custom raspberry pi from scratch.

 

F em. Be proud of your accomplishments.


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Not sure why but this news is hitting me so hard that my new project of building the new PC is turning grey.

 

Hope the best for you, linus! Thank you!  And hope the best for all your fans, hoping they can deal with the small bump and not feeling as sad as I do.

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All in all it was a very impressive video, some of the things he said may come off as over-sharing to some but I respect him for being genuine.

 

I do think (for whatever little my opinion is worth, since I don't have a channel with 10mil subscribers, or even 10 subscribers), that it would be a good idea to keep giving other LMG employees more screen time, and maybe even have them sometimes "host" videos on their own without Linus appearing. That way if there is a time Linus feels he wants to step back the channel isn't so totally reliant on him as the face of the brand.

 

Of course, YouTube commenters and forum posters are so arbitrarily mean about which LMG staff they like and dislike I recognize there's risk in doing that.

 

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You just name-checked a bunch of channels that literally have just one on-screen host (minus occasional appearances from Kyle's wife and such). Linus already has other staff appearing in the majority of videos as assistants/co-hosts and has for quite a while, so he's in a far better position to let them take on more of the "on-screen talent" role. LTT is almost unique among "big time" hobbyist YouTube channels in that it's not totally a "one-man show." 

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No idea if Linus reads these, and i just made an account to put my 2 cents in. No real reason to take heed or whatever.

 

But I can truly understand the grind, the day in day out of doing something even you love can drive you down a dark road. Sometimes you have to take a step back and breath.

 

If Linus just wants to do the whacky stuff and mental stuff maybe focus on that and let the team focus on the "normal" videos

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Obviously LMG isn't going anywhere. It's gonna stay on top because their writers are good and their following is massive.

I can't help but wonder who would take over as chief anchor if Linus stepped down. Luke is on FloatPlane... I guess Riley?

He's a good host and anchor, but not a tech mogul. 

 

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I think Linus should definitely step back a bit from the work, especially because he does have personalities that can hold up the presentations on the channel. Also, there have been so many videos every single day that I can't really keep up anyway. 'Only' 3 videos a week from all of the LMG channels would be plenty for me, if not maybe less. I'd feel less rushed to watch them, and feel better that Linus and even his staff are not being overworked to deliver content for us.

 

Maybe now he could hire Madison?

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9 hours ago, GalacticRuler said:

33 isn't that young for a midlife crisis, especially if you're managing a large company. Anyone would be weathered down dealing with the stress of company management, especially when being forced to make choices you may not like (like what happened with Ivan).

33 is pretty young for a midlife crisis.  But someone being burnt out after busting ass for years isnt a midlife crisis per say. By that I mean he can be burnt out and questioning retiring and not be having a midlife crisis.

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