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

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9 hours ago, Tristerin said:

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.

 

 

 

 

I dont know if he will regret it as everyones different. But i agree with most your points.

 

I have no intentions of retiring early. tbh i will work for as long as my body allows it. I dont care if im 80 years old. I want to be working. Personally I love working. I would go crazy if i was retired at 33.

 

im 29 with two kids. I love them to death and love spending time with them and I wold love to spend more time with them....but that doesnt mean i need to retire.

 

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That was incredibly heartfelt, damn 

 

I can’t imagine being in the same shoes, someone that started making YouTube vids for fun to becoming 10 million followers huge... To react so powerfully to a fan that had a terminal illness...

 

 Linus is just a really nice, really cool dude as well as the entire cast, I love LTT.

 

I wouldn’t exactly describe this as a mid-life crisis, but his family of coming to an age where they should get a bit more attention. So if Linus has to slow down on the video production, maybe just a few a week, that would be perfectly reasonable and acceptable. His other staff are equally as talented and enjoyable to watch so they can definitely take more of the reigns as well.

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1 minute ago, Quivz said:

No reason he couldn't try retirement. Do it for a while and see where he's at. Nothing says you cant un-retire.

True....but why not just take some time off or lighten the work load?

 

Theres plenty of videos he personally doesnt have to be in. He seems to have a great staff as well. I would imagine he could work from home a good amount.

 

When i first started running one business the owner had a hard time stepping away. He would find excuses as to why he had to be there, or attend certain events, etc. he constantly complained about his work hours and killing himself working and it was making him miserable. It wasnt until he actually stepped away that he realized he didnt need to be a part of everything. I cant say for sure thats the case here but maybe?

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Just take a 1 year break and many vacations, family should always come first, sure wish i had a family ? or a job.

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Just now, Tony Tony Chopper said:

Just take a 1 year break and many vacations, family should always come first, sure wish i had a family ? or a job.

Well busting ass and working hard is also putting your family first.

 

As a parent the reason I (and most parents i know) bust ass and work 60-80 hours a week is so our family is taken care off. So that if theres an emergency of any kind the family is in a position to weather the storm. It can suck but it will actually make the life of your kids easier as they get older.

 

for example. Unless my kids want to go to some crazy expensive private college they will not have to take out any loans for college. That right there is going to give them a great head start into their adult life. They can spend more time focusing on their education and future careers instead of how they are going to pay for school.

 

 

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Message to Linus

Any fans that appreciate Linus let him know with a replay here.

You Linus have made an impact already!
You do need to focus on what is really important in your life. You built a successful business, and that's really hard. Props to you man. Now enjoy the fruits of your labor and enjoy your family.

Also, now with your success, go out and serve. Help those in need. Maybe a good way for you is to bring computers to people who need them. Computing is very important and increases productivity and connects us to the world. There are people who do not have one.
You want to see direct impact on less fortunate people. Go and serve. It will fill parts of your heart and help many.
Help homeless, raise for a good charity that you know will impact directly. Start a charity. What ever it is do it. Just use your time well, remember to do the things that you enjoy. Be with your family n such but keep impacting. 

Consummers are simply how we know what people need and want.
You Linus made an impact to all your fans, family, and especially the people you have hired.
You made a successful business. You hired people and now they have jobs they enjoy. That's HUGE! Not everyone can do that. You saved Tech Linked. 
You teach your viewers about tech. I know I learned plenty of things from some of your videos. You helped me in my quest of knowledge about computers as did others on youtube. People value that education. It helps make better choices.
Not only did you give jobs to people in your company but you you help your advertisers be successful. Companies, as you well know, are people. Those people from your advertisers are able to pay their workers partly because of you. You help more people have a job.

The last thing, you have entertained us and brought joy to our lives. That is nothing small. Without fun, life would be dule, boring and miserable. You help entertain many millions of people around the world every year.

We are all thankful of you. All your Co workers, people in the industry, sponsors, fans, your family, that make a wish boy....ALL OF US appreciate and are thankful of you and what you have built.

Keep pushing, enjoy your life (that's why we grind to be successful), serve, and love.

I thank God you are here and appreciate your impact on people around the world.

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I think he's just hit "the wall" and needs a break. Do a PewDiePie and just appear on the podcast or something for a couple months or as long as you want to.


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10 minutes ago, Flying Sausages said:

Luke can help out LTT channel can he?

Luke has his own thing going on with Floatplane. Doing both would be a huge undertaking like 36 hours a day lol.

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Just now, imreloadin said:

Doing so would make him end up like Linus ?

Wherever and whenever Linus at, Luke is always be there. Best Friend Forever.

 

13 minutes ago, GodSeph said:

Luke has his own thing going on with Floatplane. Doing both would be a huge undertaking like 36 hours a day lol.

 

Oh darn.

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I just wanted to share what place tech has played in my life.

 

It's a good read if you ask me but long, it mentions god because that's part of my story but it's kind of funny how working on PC's played into my day's

https://petriebird3.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2019/05/08/My-Story

 

In short I got into drug's after HS, best friend ODed me on LSD, spent 4 year's alone with my computer and on my way out of that basement it helped me connect with people in need.

 

In that Story where your channel came into place was that I had been afraid of tech because it was such a crutch in the past, then shortly after building my 4570k and getting in contact with an old friend who was apparently a tech geek in parallel to me I started to figure it would be ok to take interest again.  (also it helped that my 2nd machine, 820d was gone and I could actually watch youtube).  But I came in right around the end of the kitchen set in the town-home.  I ventured off into some other tech youtubers and have made tech a healthy part of my life.

 

If you need to leave you will be missed but as always the tech world will move on.  I know that I have received a lot of my media consumption from youtube the past several years and you have been a fixture. I think that if you really want to make a difference the chance to do so will fall into your lap.  Maybe focus a little less on the business and a little more on the family and take a hiatus for an undisclosed amount of time where you may or may not come back.  If the resulting structure of LTT has a spot in it that you want to fill..... then do that.

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6 hours ago, RonnieOP said:

I want to be working. Personally I love working. I would go crazy if i was retired at 33.

Retiring doesn't mean doing nothing, it means doing the things you want which might often be the exact same ones but without the added pressure of having to be successful to fund your life, and it usually makes the same things a lot more fun. It also give you the ability to just say no when asked to do things you wouldn't enjoy.

 

That's actually exactly what Linus said he was going to do. So in a way he IS "retiring", to do the things he enjoys for what they are and not trying to find an extra justification for doing them anymore. These things just happen to be those he was already doing, for obvious reasons. 

 

That's exactly what I'd dream of being to do one day, so kudos to Linus for realizing he's in a position to and taking the opportunity.

 

In your normal work life if you want to try something new and dedicate a lot of time to it you always have that thought at the back of your mind that if it isn't successful and ends up not paying back you might get in trouble, and it will have an effect on your choices, you might decide to stay on the safer side becasue of it instead of what you'd really want to try. Retirement just means your life is funded anyway so nothing you do needs to be financially productive anymore, so you can just go wild and do whatever it is you enjoy and want to try, and there is no more penalty for "wasting" time. You can spend 3 years doing something just because you enjoy it that ends up never generating any revenue, and it's no problem. It just eliminates the "risk" part from your ventures, and that's a massive difference psychologically. It might work and pay back and if it does it's even better, but it's no longer a necessity.


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Very touching video. I feel for Linus. It must be tiring working so much.

 

I can't remember who it was, but some other Youtuber scheduled a meeting with Linus and he was kind of surprised/shocked at how he just went there to meet Linus, and Linus was constantly trying to get some good camera angle, have something catchy to say and whatnot. I think he described it as Linus constantly being in "work mode". Linus strikes me as a work-a-holic and I think him cutting back on work would be good for both him and his family (judging by what was said in this video and what I have gathered from his and other peoples' videos).

 

But with all that being said, the cynical part of me who doesn't trust LTT and think they are the kings of manipulation, clickbait and ad pushers is kind of bothered by the whole "let's make a dramatic video where I talk about retiring, but I am not actually going to retire lol". Is this really the things you should publicly broadcast, not to mention put ads on and monetize the video? Why is Linus deciding to publish this video now when he isn't actually going to retire now and just keep working like normal for the foreseeable future? Why is he choosing to post a video about it rather than talk about it with his family, friends or maybe a therapist?

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19 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

Nick, Yvonne, Colton, Jono, Catherine(? sorry if i got your name wrong, I'm a bad person ,_,), James(? LTX?), Edzel and/or Taran, Riley (Techlinked), Brandon (or whoever does camera inventory), (there's a general inventory guy AAAAGH), Anthony and/or Jake....

 

also Dennis the unicorn

Yeah that's my point.  There are plenty of people there for a reshuffle that know the company well enough to know what direction to go.

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19 hours ago, Uttamattamakin said:

This would be a good idea if he can find the right person.  The thing is who can run a new media/ internet 2.0 company better than someone who already does that? Everyone who does that well has a job running their own company.   Anyone with an education to maybe possibly do it right has student loans to pay for that MBA.  I suppose he'd have to hire another tech tuber. 

Or maybe one of those itinerant royals that are looking for work in that town?  

Maybe by pushing the current team up, freeing room to hire lower level positions?

 

Took me a minute to get that royals reference, it amazes me how much people care about them!

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1 hour ago, LAwLz said:

Why is he choosing to post a video about it rather than talk about it with his family, friends or maybe a therapist?

Becasue we care about it and he knows it.

 

You're accusing him of being dishonest, which I don't recall ever seeing since I started watching LTT.

Ads, clickbait etc is just them being good at what the world requires them to do to be successful in the position they're in, and they've always done it honestly.


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2 hours ago, LAwLz said:

Why is Linus deciding to publish this video now when he isn't actually going to retire now and just keep working like normal for the foreseeable future?

Not everyone deals with spectacular burnouts in the same way, and when it has you, your brain is often not thinking through things clearly. Obvious solutions can slap you in the face and you'll be oblivious to them.

 

I quit my job of 17 years due to burnout. I'd work a 5 day week at the business address then always be up to something at weekends for the business. Quite often travelling to shows. y boss at the time would always say if I could do work remotely on the laptop from home, do it. I rarely took him up on the offer. He'd also always say if I worked a weekend at a show, take a Friday or Monday off. I never did. It was until I quit my job right before Christmas, paying London sized rent and rates, that I realised he was trying to help before I burned out.

 

I'd also say, to everyone saying "promote other staff, shuffle them around", sometimes it's just not that easy. In my case, my boss was trying to step down for years so he didn't burnout. Most of the managers that stayed were good at their jobs, but none could actually run the business when the boss wasn't around. The company ended up closing 2 years after I left because it continued to hang off his neck like a ball and chain. He was unable to step back, like the people in this thread are telling him to do.

 

Sometimes, business and life just isn't that simple.


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Hi Linus,

 

There's always going to be a need for data systems and people will always want to game.

 

You have an amazing opportunity to help people make RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS when purchasing hardware and software.

 

There's a vast sea of hardware out there that's hard for one individual to navigate alone.

 

Instead of simply performance or price/performance you could look into evaluating how sustainably hardware is produced, the total lifetime carbon footprint, the company's ethical practices, the longevity and serviceability of the hardware to reduce the cycle of consumption, etc. Which software and services respect your privacy?

 

Even if you take a back seat on the channel you can point it in the right direction.

 

It's obvious you care, and with 10 million subscribers you have a bully pulpit to help the industry (and your viewers) be the best they can be.

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4 hours ago, LAwLz said:

Is this really the things you should publicly broadcast, not to mention put ads on and monetize the video? Why is Linus deciding to publish this video now when he isn't actually going to retire now and just keep working like normal for the foreseeable future? Why is he choosing to post a video about it rather than talk about it with his family, friends or maybe a therapist?

The monetization was probably automatic - like even during the livestream the bots that tell people to "subscribe" and check out their merch was  running. I don't think there's an ulterior motive personally

 

He did say he talked about this with his wife and some of his colleagues (to a lesser extent), but I think he just wanted to be honest with his fans. Vulnerability has odd timing...I've had friends open up to me about things at times I never expected. I wouldn't read too much into it beyond it's what he felt in the moment.

 

To answer your question a bit more, this video

  • Has resonated with a lot of fans (young and old, including myself)
  • Humanizes Linus a bit more...he struggles, too
  • Is (probably) cathartic for Linus overall
  • Provide insight in case Linus steps back in the future
  • Shows you that entrepreneurship really isn't just a walk in the park

I doubt much logistics went into the planning of the video. I do understand the skepticism. I always think a healthy amount is necessary for anything on the internet

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21 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Couple problem with miatas.  There is a maximum height limit.  You’ve got to be able to fit in the car with the top up.  Also they’re extremely bad on snow.  Like don’t even bother in the winter bad.  Other than that though, sure.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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