True Inspiration From My Most Popular YouTube Video

by Adrienne Smith on November 14, 2011

True Inspiration From My Most Popular YouTube VideoWhen I found myself on the internet back in March of 2007, I honestly had no clue where this would take me.  I didn’t have a vision and I didn’t know what I wanted to do.  I had been released from my corporate position and usually when that happens, I would always just go in search of another one.  But at the ripe old age of 49, I chose a different path.  I wanted more!

I stumbled around for way too long not really understanding how all of this worked.  Each time I turned around I was reading something different that just confused me even more.

I was eventually introduced to a team of ladies who had created a free training community and I really started learning quite a bit from what they shared.  We were taught that video was so important so in January of 2008 I created my YouTube channel.

So many people are afraid to get in front of the camera and I totally understand.  It took me three months before I actually posted my very first one of me speaking in front of the camera.  We never think they are good enough but we all know that practice makes perfect.

After watching other videos of people sharing their insights, I finally got why that was so important.  What better way for people to actually be able to connect with you right! Putting a face to a name is one thing, but actually seeing you live talking is another.  I’ve had so many people contact me over the years letting me know that they felt I was speaking just to them and no one else.  That’s why videos are so powerful.

Although at one time I had well over 200, I currently have 167 live videos.  Little did I know that of all the ones I’ve done, one would stand out above all the rest.  And guess what! It’s not of me talking live either.  To this day I still find that video so inspiring as do so many other people.  I say that because it’s nowthree years old.

I never once promoted this video either.  My “Just Believe” video has so far received 759,213 views, 1,393 likes and 269 comments.  In case you’ve never seen it, I would love to share this with you now.


Did you find it inspiring?  Can you see why it has so many views now?  Little did I know when I created this video that it would be so popular.  So many people have found it inspirational over the years and I’ve received so many wonderful comments sharing that it helped them believe in themselves.

My most important lesson is that no matter what little thing you do, you can still inspire and help others.  Share your content and help others because you want to, not because you are looking to find that next sale.  Show how big your heart is and you will truly help others. It will eventually come back to you.

That I do know for sure!

Now it’s your turn.  Have you ever seen this video before?  Did it help inspire you?  Many people have bookmarked it for those days they need that little kick in the pants.

This is just to prove to you that you too can do a simple little video like this that will end up helping so many people.  Although I’ve done a few others with quotes, it’s pretty obvious what message most people are drawn to.

Just believe in yourself and you can achieve anything your heart desires.  That my friends is a given.

Love to you all!

True Inspiration From My Most Popular YouTube Video
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1 Ian Ieba
November 14, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Hi Adrienne

I have viewed quite a few of your videos now, but I have to admit this is the first time I have seen this one. I can understand why it has received the results is has, it is an amazing collection of quotes full of power and inspiration.

I particularly like the one by ~ Stuart Chase

“For those who believe no proof is necessary, for those who don’t believe no proof is possible”

Thank you for such a wonderful and inspiring video Adrienne, I have downloaded it so that I can replay it over and over! 😉

Take care, catch up soon

Ian :)


2 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Hi Ian,

This video was near the beginning of my creative journey. You know me, Miss Inspiration. So I compiled a few motivational and inspirational quote videos but this one just really resonated with everyone so much more than my others. Just goes to show you Ian, we all want to believe that things are possible. I just thought I would help that along that they truly are. :-)

I also love that quote by Stuart too Ian, glad that one stuck out with you.

Oh yey, you’ve downloaded it for future viewing. Well, I hope I never have my channel deleted but just in case that’a a great option. I hope you enjoy it over time.

Thank you Ian!


3 Sonia
November 14, 2011 at 7:56 AM

I haven’t seen this, but I will for sure book mark it now. When you have those days when you think everything isn’t working, seeing something so uplifting can remind you to not only keep at it, but stay positive too. I have never tried videos and that is my next step with my blog. Thanks for sharing this and giving us a cool reminder that anything is possible. Girl you know you rock!


4 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 8:50 AM

That is exactly why I put this one together. You know Sonia, it’s so uplifting when people share with you that some quote you posted or even this video that they watched, it was just what they needed that particular day. I love hearing that from people and to know that I was some small help with that makes me so happy. I even have to watch this one from time to time.. Never hurts to be reminded when you may not start out on your best foot.

You should implement some videos girl. Your blog already rocks, can you imagine if you throw some of these in the mix too! Watch out, here comes Sonia.

Thanks so much for your awesome comment. I do really appreciate you Sonia! Now, have a fabulous week! :-)


5 Sonia
November 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Thanks girl, and I will.


6 Ruth
November 14, 2011 at 7:11 AM

Adrienne, I had never seen this video, but what a great way to start my week! Thanks for the inspiration – from this particular little piece, and from everything that you do for our readers.


7 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Glad you enjoyed this inspirational video Ruth! Thought I would help start off the week on a very positive note. From your response, I did good.

I appreciate you Ruth, thank you so much! :-)


8 Bill Dorman
November 14, 2011 at 8:11 AM

My most popular one had 7 views and 6 of those were me going back to look at it again. Of course, I’ve only had two so maybe I better pick up the pace, huh? And I can tell you I wouldn’t have a clue how to put together a video like you did. I would just attach it to my post……:).

It was good and it did have some thought provoking comments; I really enjoyed it. And I also enjoy you, you make me smarter every time I drop by; thanks.

I hope you have a fantastic week, ma’am.


9 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Too funny Bill!!! Now you know you’ve had more views then that. We all enjoyed watching your videos. We finally got to see and hear Mr. Dorman. :-)

These videos are really easy Bill and I have no doubt once you were shown what’s involved you’d be hitting yourself upside the head saying, “that’s all there is to it”! That’s exactly what I did so I know from experience.

That’s so sweet of you to say Bill, I appreciate that. Wow, you made my entire week there! Thank you so much!

I most definitely will have a fantastic week and hope you will do the same. I appreciate you Bill! 😉


10 Jeffrey Morgan
November 14, 2011 at 8:18 AM

“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”
Joe Paterno

Joe, I believe you, you’ve done great things …….. it totally destroyed you, but hay, look at it this way; what will it matter in a hundred years.

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

I’ve never been one for the power of postive poetry. Life is just a tad bit unpredictable to bank on a postive attutide.

Being postive is a good thing. It gives inter satisfaction. And I have an understanding of one’s personal power and the inspiration it provides others.

However, make no mistake, you’re not headed for the stars without a “Space Shuttle” and that takes “the collective”. (

No matter what you think; no matter what you do, you’re results will always be temptered and destined by the ocean of humanity that carries us along down the road to an uncertain future.

I know, I’m waxing philosophical here, it gets to be a burden even for me sometimes. My apologies.

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
Vincent Van Gogh


11 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Hey Jeffrey,

I use to feel the same way. My life has changed numerous times at the snap of a finger and everything I knew, believed and had planned were thrown right out the window. One of the reasons I don’t plan for the future anymore. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a positive attitude and an uplifting spirit. When you start thinking more that way, you’ll bring more of that into your life. That I do know for sure.

I don’t necessarily believe that Jeffrey. “No matter what you think; no matter what you do, you’re results will always be temptered and destined by the ocean of humanity that carries us along down the road to an uncertain future.” To me, you just have to put your faith in God’s hands and know that he will do right by you. He’ll never give you more than you can handle. That, I do know for sure. :-)

Have a fantastic week my friend.

P.S. By the way, I posted those photos on Facebook for you and Carolyn to see. Now, you have to go and approve my friend request so you guys can check them out. Hope to see you there! :-)


12 Jeffrey Morgan
November 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

From your lips to God’s ear !!!


13 Claude Nougat
November 14, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Hi Adrienne,
This is a lovely video – beautiful pictures and music, great quotes ! I would only add the Prince of Orange’s personal motto (he was a Prince who had to win against all odds to gain back the Netherlands), roughly translated from the French: “It is not necessary to hope in order to start or to succeed in order to continue!” (In French it sounds better: “Nul besoin d’espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer!”)

In other words: persevere even when there’s no hope, it will always pay off!


14 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Hi Claude,

Thank you for sharing that Claude, I bet that does sound beautiful in French! I love that language and to hear others speak it! Magnificent.



15 Dee Ann Rice
November 14, 2011 at 8:38 AM


That is a great video and it is very inspiring.

I really needed a lift this morning and it gave it to me. I had come to your site because I was looking for a post you did a week or so ago on downloading videos off of the internet and I saw this. It was great.

I can see why so many people have liked it.

I know videos are really good to do and this one is great.

Thanks for the lift.

Dee Ann


16 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Hi Dee Ann,

Ah, glad I was able to help give you that lift. I had no idea it would end up being so popular. I love watching it myself so I know others would hopefully enjoy it too.

Did you find the other post okay? It’s still on the front page. Now you can download this one if you want!

Thanks for that Dee Ann, I appreciate it! Hope you are looking forward to a great week. :-)


17 Harleena Singh
November 14, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Beautiful video Adrienne!

Though I had never seen the video earlier, but I could feel the inspiration going right through me while viewing it. Simple words, with a lot of meaning that touch your soul within :)

I never honestly knew till now that you have done so many videos and were into them as well, and shall be heading over to YouTube right after commenting here to check them out!

I have never given videos a try, guess the audio-video fear is surely a reason, and once I am more sure of myself and what I want to share, maybe I would start up as well.

You are so right in saying that it’s through an effective video that you are relate to another person on a more personal level, where people feel you are almost talking to them. For that you must speak from your heart and what you are very sure about. Once the words flow, they connect with people more easily.

Thanks so much for sharing this post, it sure is a wonderful way to start my week :)


18 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Thank you Harleena, glad you enjoyed it!

I’ve been shooting videos for several years now. I probably should have a lot more up then I do. I get so involved in other things that I don’t do them as often as I should.

When I first learned about shooting videos, let me share this very helpful tip with you. If there is something you want to share with your readers, imagine the camera is a good friend. Talk to the camera like your best friend is sitting right in front of you. It will resonate with your viewers so much more. That’s when they will say, wow Harleena, I felt you were talking just to me. It’s like you’re in the room with them so relax and just let it flow. Trust me, you won’t get any of them perfect but they don’t have to be. We just want you acting normal.

Glad you enjoyed this post and have a beautiful week. :-)


19 Harleena Singh
November 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Loved that wonderful tip Adrienne! Shall keep that in mind whenever I get started with making my first video, though I know i will have butterflies in my stomach :)


20 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM

You will have butterflies, but they will eventually go away. We’ll all be so happy to see a video from you, we’ll never know they were even there. 😉


21 Mouh
November 14, 2011 at 10:13 AM

I have seen some of your videos, but not all because I noticed there are many. But this is the first time I watch this one. I think it is so simple! I didn’t believe it received that huge number of views, likes and comment! But from now and on I’ll believe on everything I do no matter how small it is. :) Maybe that’s the reason why the video is that successful… The intention behind it was good and you actually believed it’ll help others… :)

Great lesson. :)


22 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I do have quite a few now Mouh. Some are of course, three years old and I’m sure if I were to reshoot them, they would be much better now. Hopefully the messages haven’t changed too terribly much.

You are absolutely right! I created that video just because I love quotes and I love sharing inspirational messages with others. I didn’t promote that video at all but over a three year period it has really received a lot of praise. That just goes to show you that you never know how others will view your content. I had no idea it would become this popular. It’s been posted on a lot of websites not. I’m truly honored.



23 Barry Wells
November 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I must have miss counted last week, I could have sworn there were 168 videos live on YouTube from yourself 😉 No I still haven’t watched them all yet 😆

That video certainly is an inspiration and the message is so very true. The one caption that really hit home with me is:

“If you can believe it You can achieve it”

It is so very true. I know this first hand as I keep pushing myself towards my dream and I can see it coming Adrienne, I honestly can. And the feeling? fantastic just doesn’t cover it. It’s like a charge that lights me up and makes all the struggling that I’ve gone through worth while.

One of the biggest hurdles I think people face is not so much doubting themselves but the people around them doubting them, which leads to us sometimes doubting ourselves. What i mean there is when i first started to dream about getting online and started telling my friends I noticed their side ways glances at each other with snide grins on their faces, as if to say “yeah right another dreamer” and you know what Adrienne? I am a dreamer but I am following my dream and I know that I’ll make it come true.

Those friends, with their snide grins, are still doing the exact same things they were back then and I’m now on my road to success :)

If others are also faced with doubting people around them don’t let them get you down and stop you going for your dream. Remember the quote “If you can believe it You can achieve it” because it’s so very true. Don’t let doubters make you doubt yourself.

Thanks Adrienne,

Catch up soon
Respect and Regards, Barry


24 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM

I haven’t taken one down in awhile Barry so my last count was 167. I think I need to get going, don’t you?

I understand what you are saying. Although I’ve been very fortunate to have the backing of all my friends and family, they just know me as the kind of person that when I put my mind to something I go for it.

I had a friend just this weekend let me know that she has ventured into network marketing on the recommendation of a friend of hers and everyone around her is doubting her ability and this industry. I told her that those people are happy staying in their own little world and doing the same things they’ve always done. Ten years from now they will be no further ahead while she will be living the life. I told her to keep her chin up and know that she too can achieve greatness if she wants to. You just have to continue believing in yourself, educating yourself about this industry and taking consistent action. I know for a fact if you continue doing those things, your life will change.

I guess that’s one of the things that inspired me to create this video so long ago. Just believe it and you can achieve it. You are so very right my friend.

To your success Barry! :-)


25 Nikki (Purple Minxy Witch) November 14, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Hey Adrienne,

What a beautiful & relaxing video! It’s the first time that I’ve seen it, so thank you for bringing it to my attention.

There are some really powerful quotes in there as well, and your video just brings them all together very nicely.

I shall also be bookmarking it for those times when I just need something to give me a quick lift, and a reminder that anything is possible if I truly want it.

Thanks for sharing!



26 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Hi Nikki,

I thought so too, relaxing music and inspirational messages from all the greats that have come before us. Such powerful quotes!

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing that with me. Remember, anything is possible! :-)


27 Adam Paudyal
November 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

It is my first time seeing the video and like Ruth mentioned – what better way to start the week!

Very inspiring and motivating Adrienne. Sure is a huge kick on my rear to start taking action on what I believe I can achieve.

Thank you my friend. You Rock!


28 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Ah Adam!

With the rough several months you’ve had maybe this is something that you needed to be reminded of. I have all the faith in the world in you and I hate you’ve had to deal with what you have lately but it’s time to pick yourself back up and move forward my friend. You’ll look back at this later and be happy you did.

I believe in you Adam! :-)

Now, go out there and kill it my friend!


29 Adam Paudyal
November 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Thanks Adrienne..

Like you said, exactly what I needed…

Thank you for believing…That means so much to me…(O:


30 Praveen Rajarao
November 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Very inspiring video indeed, thanks for sharing, it really kicked off my week now. Staying positive and hoping to write all through the week :-)


31 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Thank you for sharing that Praveen! Hope your week is a great one! :-)


32 Carolyn
November 14, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Wow, Adrienne, that video was the perfect combination of inspiring, with the quotes, and relaxing, with the pictures and music. I can’t imagine how long that took.

Like Bill, I have two videos on YouTube. They took forever to make and they don’t have a lot of hits. Writing is so much easier!

I know how difficult videos are to shoot, Adrienne, and I truly admire how beautifully you craft them. One of your many skills you’re kind enough to share with us!

I can certainly see why your video got so many hits, Adrienne. Well done.


33 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Ah thanks Carolyn, glad you enjoyed it! I thought the same thing and it took me awhile to create it. You know, finding just the right quotes with just the right photos to lay them on and then the right music. But I definitely enjoyed this project.

In the beginning your videos do take longer because you just aren’t use to creating them. Over time though, you’ll get better. I’ve enjoyed your videos so far as well as Bill’s.

Thanks again Carolyn, I really appreciate it!


34 Samantha Bangayan
November 14, 2011 at 5:43 PM

What a beautiful video, Adrienne! You are so talented! =) I especially love your message about sharing rather than selling. Knowing that people are going to judge and react to what we share, it can be hard to get this out of our heads and truly focus on quality, on what comes from the heart. Lately, I’ve been on Facebook more and have been experimenting with different types of content to encourage engagement. But what I truly want to get back to is sharing from the heart. Thanks for the reminder, friend, and for the perfect example. =)


35 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Why thank you Samantha, I appreciate that.

Sharing from the heart is definitely the best way to go. I have no doubt that whatever content you share with your readers and friends, they will prosper having seen it. With them knowing that you are here to help and encourage them to have a better life, how can they not. You are a wonderful friend Samantha and I have no doubt you’ll do very well with connecting with people who will see the same in you as the rest of us have.

Have a wonderful week Samantha.


36 Janet Callaway
November 14, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Needless to say I am dazzled anew by your brilliance. CONGRATULATIONS! What a terrific job you did with that video, Adrienne. Because I so enjoy quotes, I truly appreciated seeing both new ones and old favorites alike.

The images and music you selected were the perfect accompaniments to those wonderful messages.

It’s no surprise to me that so many would bookmark both as a pick me up and as a source of great quotes.

Adrienne, I don’t know how to tell you this, however, this inspired another post in me. Fortunately/unfortunately, I will have to put it in my file for a little later as I have others planned. When I publish it, I will link back to this post. Pretty soon people are going to be wondering if I know anyone besides you since I so frequently say “this was was inspired by Adrienne Smith.” Thanks so being a never ending source of inspiration.

Wishing you a week filled with serendipitous experiences. Until next time, aloha. Janet

P.S. May have to do that post sooner than I thought as it is “screaming” at me.


37 Adrienne Smith
November 14, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Hi Janet,

I’m chuckling over here as I read your comment. First off, thank you for your sweet words. I so enjoyed creating this one so long ago. It’s remained an inspiration to me as well. You know how much I love uplifting quotes now. :-) You and me both!

More inspiration for another post. I LOVE that! I also love that I’m able to give you such inspiration for future posts. I love hearing that and you definitely made me chuckle when reading it. Maybe by you sharing that people will drop by my place more often and receive a little of their own inspiration. Hey, you know I’m always here to help! 😉

Thanks Janet, I appreciate you so much. I will do my very best to have some serendipitous experience this week. I hope your week has gotten off to a great start as well. Best to you my friend!


38 Ashvini
November 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Hey Adrienne,
I am just amazed by the number of views that the video has got. I think it proves a thing that I always felt, with enough inspiration or even talks of inspiration, people can really do wonders. I think everyone of us wants to reach the top most level of Maslow’s hierarchy which is “self actualization”. There is a constant struggle to reach the highest level of thinking and caring.
I think the way you share your knowledge with us is an inspiration in itself. I have learned a lot from you and hope to keep learning more and more :) .
Thanks for the awesome video and great post


39 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Hi Ashvini,

I was pretty amazed myself Ashvini, I had no idea that video would be so popular. All I was thinking at the time is if I can inspire a few people. That just goes to show you what people want.

I appreciate you sharing that with me, that you are learning from me. Now that inspires me to continue to be the best I can be.

Thank you Ashvini and have a wonderful week. :-)


40 Angel
November 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Hello Adrienne, !
I found the video very relaxing and inspiring. It gives hope. This is why it has so many views. I have never seen this video before. It has relaxed me, and has made me feel hopeful. I am going to book mark it for sure. You know, i always find in my life comments from people that really make me get rid of the last hope i had.
Why life changes so much for the better or for the worse, depending on the guys you have in front? The guys you have in front, is the answer.

* Nice music!

Angelo Martorell Criado.


41 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Hi Angel,

Oh, that’s good news.

Don’t ever let anyone take over your power Angel. Words other people may say to you are just that. I say continue to believe in yourself that you can accomplish whatever life holds in store for you and go for it. If you have enough desire, you can make it happen. It doesn’t matter what anyone says.

Thanks Angel!



42 Steve Scott
November 15, 2011 at 9:22 AM


What an inspirational video, and what a great way to start the week.

I definitely agree YouTube doesn’t have to be all about face in front of the camera talking about stuff that can be read quicker than you can listen to. And also the videos I’ve done I do it in a slideshow format similar to this one (Although admittedly most are not so nicely done) or I use it as a step-by-step “how to”.

There are so many ways to use Youtube and it is important that people not be to scared to get the front of the camera and have them stop them from trying, there are many ways to utilize the system very successfully without ever having your mug in front of the lens.


43 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Hey Steve,

I think this is a great way to go when you are first starting out to just get use to putting content out there. Over time you can gravitate toward speaking in front of the camera or like me, I do a lot of tutorials teaching people how to do things. There are so many ways to shoot videos these days and people just love watching things online.

Thanks for sharing this with us. You are so right so I hope this will inspire a few people who haven’t quite taken that next step. Ah come on, just jump in. It’s fun! :-)


44 Ilka Flood
November 15, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Hi Adrienne,

What a beautiful video! And yes, I found it very inspiring.

You know, I have had a task on my to-do list for awhile to compile all my favorite quotes into a video. The only reason I haven’t accomplished that is I still have to learn Camtasia. But now after your post, I’ll get off my duff and learn it.

Thanks for the inspiration and have a fantastic week!



45 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Hey Ilka,

Glad you enjoyed this video. You know, people will really find your favorite quote video inspiring I’m sure. I just love them and they do give me such inspiration at times. I love how they make me feel and how calm I am after watching them. I have no doubt you’ll do a fabulous job.

I actually created this video in Window Movie Maker which of course is free to use. Talk about easy but if you’ve been using Camtasia for any length of time, I’m sure it will be just as easy to create.

Can’t wait to see it! :-) Please let me know when it’s done okay!


46 Ilka Flood
November 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Well that’s interesting! I wonder if Windows Movie Maker would be easier to use than Camtasia. I also have a Mac so maybe I’ll be looking in to iMovie too and see which one I feel more comfortable. Thank you so much for the tip! You’re the BESTEST! :)


47 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Windows Movie Maker was a free program that came with every PC. I think since Windows 7 they don’t have it installed but you can still download it for free. I know they have something similar for Mac’s so maybe it is the iMovie. Camtasia is more of a screen capture program although you can include images as well. WMM is just really easy to use. I say, give it a shot! :-)

You are so welcome and you’re pretty cool too!


48 Franziska San Pedro
November 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Hi Adrienne,

what a beautiful video. I haven’t seen it before either. It contains many favorite quotes that I use quite a lot. It doesn’t surprise me that it got so many clicks, likes, reviews and comments at all.
A while ago I signed up for Daily Quotes from Jonathan Hue; they are sent daily and so I read them in the morning when I check my emails between waking up and coffee. It has given me some great advice and sometimes even a new direction of thinking (funny story: I was able to end a family argument -over the ocean- because I spontaneously took the advice of a quote). We can’t always come up with great stuff from within, we need great quotes from others all the time.

Really loved watching it, great job!

Franziska San Pedro


49 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Hi Franziska,

Glad you enjoyed this video and I guess I thought it was worth resurrecting. So many people I’ve met online have just been this year and since this is one of my earlier videos, a lot of my friends have never seen it. It continues to work it’s way up the traffic change and is still gaining views each day. It has yet to slack off once. I find that truly amazing.

I’ve signed up for a few of those from time to time but since I’m always going in search of quotes to post every day, I sometime search for subjects I’m mostly interested in at that moment. I love that you were able to resolve an argument an ocean away. How inspiring young lady! And all from a quote, I love that.

So happy you enjoyed this one and glad you stopped by! Hope you’re enjoying your day and week so far.

Best to you!



50 Chris Richards November 15, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Wow, one day on and 45 comments already. It obviously works. I hadn’t seen the video but I’ve seen very few videos because I prefer to read.
I think this works because it doesn’t feel like reading in this format, nice little quotes in an airy setting.
Thanks for sharing this tip. I would never have thought something like this could be so powerful.


51 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Hi Chris,

Well welcome to my blog and I’m so happy you stopped by. I have such a fabulous blogging community and they are always eager to share their views with me about what I post. Kind of why I like changing things up a good bit of time and I don’t always write about the same things each week. I thought why not share my three year old video that has gotten the most attention and hopefully others will find it inspiring.

Since you aren’t big on videos, I’m glad you landed on this particular one. I do think the quotes are easy to read and enjoyable as well.

I’m glad this post was helpful. You just never know what people want sometimes. As I had mentioned, I just created it to help inspire. Looks like it worked.

Hope you are having a wonderful day Chris. Hope to see you again soon.



52 Jens P. Berget
November 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I have never seen this video, and I feel like I’ve been with you forever :)

This is awesome, and I understand why it has been so popular. So many people, probabably a lot more than ever, are looking for inspiration and are interested in personal development. Your video is packed with wonderful quotes and very relaxing music, an awesome combination. There’s a lot to learn from this, and I’m just stunned that you made this. I really suck at video, and I need to learn it, that’s going to happen in January. I’m going to focus on video. That’s a promise :)


53 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Hey Jens,

I know, it does feel like we’ve been friends for a long time. This was one of my first videos and as I had mentioned, that was three years ago. It will be four soon.

Well Jens, I created this one as one of my earlier projects to learn how to do these. I mean what better things to put together then positive and inspirational quotes right! I created this with Windows Movie Maker too which comes on everyone’s PC’s. If not, it’s free to download and easy to use. I even have a free PDF I created to walk people through how to use this plus it’s on my free training site if you find an interest to learn next January.

Once you start, you’ll enjoy it. You’ve done a few, I saw that one on Carolyn’s blog so you’ve gotten your feet a little wet. I enjoy creating videos now. In the beginning, not so much! :-)



54 Jack
November 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

I hadn’t seen it but the timing is good. I needed something like this to give me a kick in the pants. Thank you, it made a difference.


55 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Ah, and this is why I created it Jack! Glad I was able to help give you that much needed kick! :-) Hope it was a good day.


56 Craig McBreen
November 15, 2011 at 6:59 PM


I haven’t seen the video until now, so thanks. I always enjoy reading inspirational quotes, as they always give me a push.

Also, I never checked out your YouTube channel. Well, I have now. I think your videos are great and you seem pretty darned comfortable in front of the camera. I’m thinking of doing this too. I just need to push myself to do it! You, ma’am have helped in that way.

Have a good one!


57 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Hey Craig,

I haven’t met one person yet who doesn’t enjoy inspirational quotes. Glad you liked this video too!

Well, three years later and over 200 videos under my belt, I better feel more comfortable in front of the camera now. My first one was a disaster though. We all start out nervous but trust me, you’ll get through it. Plus, we’ll really appreciate seeing your videos so you’ll be helping a lot of people. I say go for it.

Thanks Craig and hope you’ve had a great day!



58 Harriet Cabelly November 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I love quotes and I love photography. Want to help me do one of these?
I’ve never seen this before. So glad I came by and saw this. Wow!! I just posted it on my biz facebook page. You are fabulous!!
Thank you for this.


59 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Why thank you so much Harriet! So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing it with your Facebook fans. I do hope they will find some encouragement behind these inspiring quotes.

It’s really not hard to do. Finding the right quotes and the photos to go with it is the most time consuming thing. But it’s an enjoyable experience.

Thank you again! :-)


60 Jimmy
November 16, 2011 at 12:11 AM


The message was simple – Believe… The combination was perfect. It is truly an art to select the right music, pictures, quotes and timing and blend it into something so inspirational. As with all forms of art, the more inspired we are at the moment of creation the greater the impact. You have not shared with your readers what inspired state you were in when you did this video. I think its high time you did. Please….

Side note, give me some information to start making videos like this DIY. I think that is my next stage of blog development.



61 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Hey Jimmy,

Glad you enjoyed the video and what I put together. I do love nature but of course, wanted something soothing yet you could read the words across the screen. You asked what inspired me to do this! I was in the early stages of my online journey so I did several like this actually. This one just ended being the most popular.

I created this video in Windows Movie Maker actually. I show how to use it on my free training site and also put together an easy to follow PDF. They are all located there under the video section. So, hopefully that will help.

If you decided to go this direction, I have a feeling you’re going to have fun with this.

Thanks Jimmy!


62 Benny
November 16, 2011 at 12:29 AM

I’ve never seen that video before, but to have that many views and comments on it is amazing! After watching the video, I know why. It’s a great inspirational video. I love the music too. So soothing.

I’m going to post it on a Personal Development FB fan page I’m a part of tomorrow! Should help get some more views and inspire more people.



63 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Well, we all want to believe we can do things right! I thought these quotes was appropriate for putting them together in a video that others would enjoy. It obviously has gone over really well.

Thanks for spreading it around even more Benny! Just hope it can continue to help others believe in themselves.

You’re the best! 😉


64 Marcus Baker
November 16, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I am so pleased you resurrected this wonderfully inspiring video of yours Adrienne and well done on all the success you have had with it so far. It just shows that one does not have to front up on camera if you really don’t want to but what us a must is giving people what they want and you most certainly have done that with this video! :)



65 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Hi Marcus,

Thank you Marcus, I just wanted to share this wonderful message with all my readers. Since I did do this one over three years ago, it’s not one some would see unless they are searching for it. You are so right, you don’t have to be in front of the camera in order to get your message out. This one is proof that it you pick a popular topic, they will come.



66 Chadrack
November 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Hmm, at a time when I’m taking the leap into video marketing, you’ve just inspired me again to believe that it can be done! I’ve struggling with this for a very long time and see that a video you did long time ago, which of course you never knew will do so well, is right now one of the best from you!

And besides, I never knew you’ve done so many videos. You’re an inspiration.


67 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Hey Chadrack,

So you are fixing to take that leap into video marketing. Well my friend, come on in. The water is great here and you’re going to love it. We all have our fears in the beginning but trust me, you’ll get over it and think back and not even be able to remember that you were once scared. They are actually enjoyable to create and like you said, I had no idea this one would be this popular. Talk about going viral. :-)


68 Radu
November 16, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I read yesterday the post and finally now I found the time to leave a well deserved comment :)
Holy cow.. I watched this video more times in the morning while doing exercises. I felt inspired each time. Yet I haven’t looked to see who is the author. Now I know:)
It’s one of my routines: to watch inspirational videos and a mind movie with my goals and dreams everyday. It’s important to keep your mind well fed with the stuff that matters the most to you. Thus, every time you are out of the frame, the inspiring thoughts deposited in your subconscious will show up to lift you up: Hey, come on, get up because you can do it.
I love how you combine social media with blogging and inspiration. Very original.
Just saw your “about me” video:) Nice to know more things about you, directly from you.

Thanks for sharing this post with us.
Have a prosperous day,


69 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Hey Radu,

Thank you SO much for sharing this with me. So you’ve been watching this video in the morning as part of your morning ritual to get you going and you had no idea who created it? Your old pal, me! I love hearing that. So glad I can help put you on the right path! That’s awesome.

You are right, listen and/or read positive minded information each morning before you start and you will not only be in a better frame of mind, but you’ll start attracting more of the same into your life over time. One of the best routines to have. I’m thrilled that you shared that with us.

Glad you checked out my video where I explain more about who I am. I will have been making videos for four years in January. You have to start somewhere so why not at the beginning. I enjoyed watching a few of yours yesterday too! I got to see the real Radu! I really enjoyed that.

Hope you are also having a prosperous day!



70 faissal alhaithami
November 16, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Adrienne, the video is so inspirational.. we really need to believe in our selves in order to be successful, as we can do a lot more than what we think we can do.

We can notice that most of successful people were having a big believe in them selves and their dreams, as we really need to believe in our dreams too 😀

Thanks, Thanks and thanks for the video and the post..


71 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 7:53 PM

You are SO right Faissal, it all boils down to having belief in yourself and never giving up. There are some people who just are so passionate about what they want that if someone told them no they just wouldn’t listen. They just know someplace way deep down inside that this will happen for them. They just have that unfaltering belief!

Glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for stopping by! :-) Always a pleasure to see you.


72 Akos Fintor November 16, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Hello Adrienne,

Very sweet video.
I think all of us want to get somewhere and we stumble many many times along the way. At the low pints we are looking for some encouragement “out there”.
Even though we could get it from ourselves is is jut a lot more believable if a “you can do this” comes form an “authority figure” like yourself or Mr. Canegie.

Thanks for the contribution


73 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Hi Akos,

I’m so touched that you think of me as being an authority figure. That’s so kind of you to say. I’m just happy to pass along what I enjoy and what I learn while here. One thing I do know is that you have to have faith in yourself so if a little encouragement can come from some outside sources then so be it! As long as it helps, that’s all that really matters.

Thank you for your kind comment. I really appreciate it.



74 Justin
November 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM

You are so multi talented Adrienne. The video is awesome and I feel totally uplifted and inspired after watching it. Maybe I will make my own inspirational video as well. 😉


75 Adrienne Smith
November 16, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Ah thanks Justin! I’m so happy to hear you are uplifted and inspired. Like you need much help with that. I say go for it and create some of your own. We all need as much encouragement and inspiration as we can get. 😉


76 Cat Alexandra
November 16, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Hey Adrienne,

I love the video! 😀

Ya know, I absolutely relate to your first steps in internet marketing. I was overwhelmed with all of the buckets of info available, especially since much of what I was reading contradicted something else I’d just read. It was what the ARMY calls a “clusterfuck” of a situation. lol

It’s so excellent to tap into a group of folks who are patient and kind and knowledgeable on the areas we’re attempting to grow. I’m glad you found yours! You really do share a lot of value with others as a result!

Best regards,
Cat Alexandra


77 Adrienne Smith
November 17, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Hi Cat,

Ah thank you, I’m so happy to hear that! :-)

You know Cat, I knew I wasn’t alone with the overwhelming feeling that everywhere I turned I was reading how to do this or how to do that. The next piece of info I would get would say the opposite and then I would throw my hands up and want to pull my hair out. I mean please! That’s why it took me a lot longer to actually understand how things really worked because everywhere I turned, someone was telling me something different. Thank goodness I finally found a “community” of helpful people. I believe that’s what I have now with my blogging community as well.

Thank you for saying that Cat, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful day!



78 Dr. Bob Clarke
November 16, 2011 at 9:44 PM

You are so inspirational, Adrienne. I can see why this video went “viral” with so many likes. Just watching it lifts you up and makes you feel like you can do anything you choose It’s the same way I feel when I read your blog posts or see you on FB.

You have a gift, Adrienne… keep sharing it and there are no limits to your success.


79 Adrienne Smith
November 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Thank you so much Bob, I appreciate that! You are too kind my friend. I’m just glad others enjoyed this one as well.



80 Barry Ranns
November 17, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I love these type of inspirational videos, and yours hits the spot just right, and to get that many views shows that people are searching for something more in their lives.

I know I shall have to do some video work soon, but at the moment that soon is very elastic and keeps on stretching, but realising that I don’t have to put my ugly mug on the screen helps.



81 Adrienne Smith
November 17, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Hi Barry,

I love these types of inspirational videos too. I knew that people enjoyed these as well but I guess I just never expected “my” video to be this popular. I’m just so thankful people have enjoyed it and it’s helped them in some small way.

I’ll look forward to when you share some videos with us Barry! Seeing and hearing from you in person just helps us know that you are a real live person and we are able to connect with you on a more personal level. But you don’t always have to be in front of the camera to impact people and help. This video is proof of that.

Have a great day and thanks Barry! :-)


82 Stan Faryna
November 17, 2011 at 4:43 AM

As the troubles of this world grow, ever greater is our yearning for the things that fuel hope. Inspire, encourage, and lift others up.

Because at the end of the day (be it six months or twelve years), when you look back on what you did online, if you inspired, encouraged and lifted others up, you will know you did something that reflects the beautiful, the good, and the true.

And that may be worth more than the million dollars that never found its way into your bank account.

Well done, Adrienne.

P.S. This is going into the upcoming Blog Soup. That means you’ll get love, permanent links to your Twitter and blogpost (not sucky back links), and just a little bit more rank juice.


83 Adrienne Smith
November 17, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Ah Stan, you always know the right things to say.

I totally agree with you that our time here online, although a lot of us would hope that the fruits of our labor rain in big time some day, if we can impact someone’s life then it’s been worth every second. I love helping people so I hope this video has been able to give people hope and the inspiration to just believe in themselves.

I appreciate the shares and mentions, you’re the best! Thank you so much for that Stan. I need to start doing something like your Blog Soup posts. My list will end up being quite long but that’s okay. The blogs I visit are worth people’s time, including yours.

I appreciate you Stan. Have a blessed day!


84 Chrysta Bairre
November 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Thanks for introducing me to your inspirational video! I can see why it has touched so many and is your most popular You Tube video.

I’ve been interested in making a video and what’s held me back is having no idea where to start! Some research is needed first, unless of course you have or will write an article on how to create a video! 😉

I am often surprised when people spontaneously share how my blog posts inspire them. I was walking down the street last weekend when an acquaintance saw me and literally stop her car to jump out to tell me how she was having a difficult day at work and she read my post on respectful communication and it helped her turn around a conflict. I was so touched and it reminded me what blogging truly means to me. It’s a beautiful opportunity to share experience, strength and hope!



85 Adrienne Smith
November 18, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Hi Chrysta,

So glad you enjoyed my video. Actually, I have a free training site where I teach just that. I have a video that will walk you through it as well as a PDF just in case you prefer learning that way. :-)

Wow, I bet that really did perk you up. You know Chrysta, we never really know if our words are able to help others unless they tell us. That’s why I appreciate the comments and it helps me to know if I’m on the right track. That’s why I enjoy blog hopping so when others information helps me I definitely want to be able to let them know as well. I love that this woman saw you on the street and made a point of stopping to tell you how much your post helped her. I LOVE that. I bet you had the best day ever after hearing that. Doesn’t it just warm your heart?

Thank you for sharing that with me. Just great encouragement to continue writing. :-)


86 Deeone
November 18, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Hey Adrienne,

This has been one of my favorite post here, and I’ve had a few of them. :) I loved your video; I also saw how it is very important in having one. This is one of those things where I have to simply set my fears aside and just have at it. I can’t keep putting it off. I’ll start off with the first one being really short or something like that. But, at least I’ll have gotten it out of the way.

Thank you so much for this post and for sharing your video with us. I truly enjoyed. :)

Have a most awesome weekend. :)


87 Adrienne Smith
November 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Hi Deeone,

Ah, glad you enjoyed this post and my video. Kind of inspiring isn’t it! See, you can start creating them without necessarily being in front of the camera. I say get your feet wet and get comfortable and then move up to letting us see and hear from you. Baby steps…

You are so welcome and glad you enjoyed it!

Have a wonderful afternoon and a really fun weekend yourself! :-)


88 Sergio Felix
November 19, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Hey Adrienne,

What a WONDERFUL video you have created! (even if it is 3 years old)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before because I’m pretty sure I’d remember it.

About being on camera, it took you just 3 months to do your first one? Wow, for me it was more than a year and I still have this urge feeling of not doing videos at all! LOL

Anyway, I really wanted to thank you for going to my site and leaving this EXACT link, I really appreciate it as it lifted my spirit a tad more. 😉

Your video really goes way beyond putting ourselves on camera, as the landscapes and the quotes are so darn inspiring… very good job, hope you do more when you can!

Once again, thank you and have a great Saturday!!



89 Adrienne Smith
November 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Hi Sergio,

Thanks Sergio, I appreciate that! SO glad you enjoyed it and also found it inspiring.

Yep, I shot my first video over and over and over and over again. I was never happy with it and I felt so stupid. But my mentor at that time said, “you don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”. That really stuck with me and she was right. Just put it out there Adrienne because you’re never going to be happy with whatever you put up. I was right, the first one stunk and so did the next 10 but I did it anyway. Now I have hundreds under my belt and I feel like a natural. You just have to move through the fear anyway and you are doing a fabulous job.

Thanks Sergio, I have done several like this but they were all done around the same time. Over 3 years ago now. As time goes by I just might do some more.

Glad you enjoyed it and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday as well. :-)


90 Cathy
November 20, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I had not seen your video before, but I love it! It definitely inspired me in more ways than one. I was, of course, inspired to believe in myself and I was also inspired to start making some YouTube videos. i have put that off, but you may have given me the extra push to get started! Wonderful post – thanks for sharing!


91 Adrienne Smith
November 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Hi Cathy,

Ah, glad you enjoyed this video.

Everyone loves watching videos so if you haven’t dove into making them yet, I’m happy to hear that this one has inspired you. You don’t even have to get in front of the camera to start off with but can help and inspire so many people with what you share.

I will look forward to seeing your first video. I have no doubt it will be great! :-)

Thank you Cathy for sharing this! You go girl!


92 Nora Reed November 21, 2011 at 12:30 AM

I was shocked when i saw views, comments n like of this video, also without any promotion, but after watching video, so felt that views was not enough for such a Great video, this is really full of great inspiration to do something!

I am feeling new inspiration in myself after watching it, these quotes are really amazing,

I will make a promotion of this video so peoples get inspire n may it will help to those who are totally disappointed theirself!

Great Job!
thanks :)


93 Adrienne Smith
November 21, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Hi Nora,

See what I mean? I didn’t even promote this one and it’s become so popular but I think that’s because so many people need the message my video shares. We all want to believe in ourselves. Just glad others have found this one so inspirational.

Thank you Nora for sharing this video with others too! So glad you enjoyed it and I truly do hope it will benefit a lot of people.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for leaving me your comment. They are always welcome. :-)


94 Allyson Stewart November 22, 2011 at 3:35 AM

How inspirational, Adrienne. Yes, I’ve actually seen this video on your channel before. It’s amazing the difference you can make even when you have no idea you’re doing so. I’m glad you took that training back in 2007/2008 and decided to create this video. I love the message about believing in yourself. We all need an inspirational video like this from time to time to keep us motivated.

Thank you!!


95 Adrienne Smith
November 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Ah, I’m so happy to hear that you have seen this one before. I have a few more inspirational ones but they weren’t as well received as this one. That’s okay, as long as people enjoy them that’s all that really matters.

Appreciate you sharing that with me. Hope your week is going well. :-)


96 Linda
November 22, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Wow! What a truly inspirational video and no wonder you have had the views and comments that you have.

Sometimes it’s the littlest things you do that generate what your real goals are in life. I am slowly learning this and you, Adrienne – are an inspiration yourself!!

Congrats on the views and on your success and may it continue on to new heights that you never even dreamed of!!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful video!!



97 Adrienne Smith
November 23, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Hey Linda,

Ah, so glad you enjoyed this video. It’s one of my favorites and you probably can tell why. I love inspirational quotes.

Just glad others have enjoyed it as much and it’s gotten them much attention. I appreciate you sharing that Linda. You are always too good to me! :-)

Hope you’re enjoying your day and looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with your family. Happy cooking! :-)


98 Dr.Spencer Jones
June 17, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Adrienne, Had seen your most viewed video before. It’s only now that I found your blog post about it. Isn’t it cool, how what we learn about videos are over complicated. Find keywords, do seo, put keywords and so on. This video just proves that what works is simple videos that helps people. If the video is helpful, then people will share it…

What’s special about this video is that it gives a powerful law of life and quotes some well know personalities. Everyone loves to share quotes from big names. So sure many might have shared on facebook, resulting in the big view count. Am I right Adrienne ?

Another thing, the original believe verse quoted all over the video comes from the bible. It’s Mark 9:23 – If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

Dr.Spencer Jones


99 Adrienne
June 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Hey Spencer,

So you’ve seen my video before this post! Cool!

I don’t think a lot of people have shared it on Facebook. I do know that a lot of people have asked me permission to put it on their websites and blogs so I have a feeling that’s where a lot of the attention was drawn from. Plus people searching for this type of video.

I didn’t know that much about keyword research back when I did this video. I just wanted to share some helpful quotes I thought others would enjoy. Little did I know it was take off like it has. My other videos I did with quotes aren’t getting near these views although they’ve received quite a bit.

I know Spencer and thanks for sharing that. I definitely do believe that anything is possible if you just believe enough.

Thanks for sharing that with me.



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