Hey there 🙂 Let’s chat for a minute. You know that guy Billy McFarland who started the whole Fyre Festival fiasco, right?
If you haven’t heard about it, there was even a Netflix documentary called “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” that chronicled this epic disaster. Now, I want to talk about the fire festival and what it has to do with you in today’s podcast episode.
Episode 41: Someone Needs Your Rescue from Fyre II – Will You Answer the Call? – Podcast Transcript
Hey Thrivers, I’m Sara Nguyen, creator of the Thriving Creator Academy, and I’m here to help you go from stuck and overwhelmed to becoming a confident, profitable, and thriving YouTube creator.
Join me here each week for honest conversations about what it really takes to be a successful YouTube creator. Without compromising your creativity, sacrificing cheeky drinks with the people you love or downtime for yourself.
You’ll hear about the hard lessons I’ve gone through so you can avoid making the same slow and costly mistakes on your journey. As well as my secret weapons to help you dig deep and do the work it takes.
I’m honoured and grateful to have this opportunity to share this together with you. Right here on the Thriving Creator Podcast. I’m glad you’re here. Let’s get started.
Describing the Fyre Festival as a train wreck would be an understatement; it was an absolute catastrophe. The sheer magnitude of the disaster left everyone gobsmacked, their jaws on the floor, barely able to wrap their heads around the epic hot mess that unfolded before their eyes.
The Fyre Festival was the talk of 2017 and was promoted as a high-end, glamorous event by influencers and celebs like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Baldwin.
This supposed luxurious party had tickets costing up to $100,000. Guests were promised lavish accommodations, gourmet food and incredible music in the picturesque Bahamas.
Instead of luxurious lodgings, attendees arrived to a makeshift tent city, woefully underprepared for the number of guests. The tents’ mattresses were damp from being rained on, and the promised gourmet meals were nothing more than sad sliced cheese sandwiches. Luggage was haphazardly thrown into an unlit parking area – a far cry from the promised paradise.
To add insult to injury, the festival was cancelled as people arrived leaving thousands suddenly stranded.
But here’s where the story takes a mind-boggling twist. The same guy – Billy McFarland who created the event and had swindled these people and vendors out of millions of dollars ended up behind bars. Somehow, he managed to get out and regain his freedom.
He created a little video, which he posted to the internet, essentially saying: “Hey, during my little vacation in the slammer, I whipped up a 55-page plan for a new and improved Fyre Festival. Tickets are on sale now!”
Can you imagine the audacity?
What’s even more astonishing is that, despite having no event date, no lineup, no location—basically no tangible substance to offer—pre-sale tickets sold like hotcakes! He actually sold out.
I’m still scratching my head in utter disbelief. The insanity of it all is still hard to digest, right?
So why am I telling you this? I need you to listen because my PSA is critical and It’s one you absolutely need to hear.
Here’s the deal: If Billy McFarland, a complete fraudster, can convince people to part with their hard-earned money for a mere idea, then imagine what you can achieve with your genuine passion and dedication.
Yes, you heard me right. There are good, honest people out there spending their money on dreams sold by con artists, while you, someone who genuinely cares about your audience, may be struggling to get your message across.
It’s not because your content isn’t fantastic; it’s not because you’re not good enough. The only reason is that you might not be making enough noise…yet.
But picture this: What if these people could buy from YOU instead? Someone who genuinely cares about them, someone who wants nothing but the best for them, and is committed to helping them progress on their journey rather than just making a quick buck.
You’ve got all the tools and passion needed to make this happen. The world is waiting for you to step up and be heard.
So, regardless of where you are in your YouTube journey, whether you’ve toyed with the idea but haven’t taken the leap or you’ve started but haven’t given it your all, now is the time to step it up.
You possess a powerful voice, and it’s time to use it. It’s time for you to share your gifts with the world, to show them just how incredible they are. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and make some noise!
Let’s ensure that those seeking something real can find it—and that something real is YOU.
So, are you ready to turn up the volume and let your voice be heard? 📣
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- [Thriving Creator Podcast] Episode 41: Someone Needs Your Rescue from Fyre II – Will You Answer the Call?
- [Thriving Creator Podcast] Episode 39: YouTube Success: Revealing the Not-So-Secret Formula