7 Reasons Why Shay Carl Is An Inspiration

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You might know him as that crazy, energetic guy on YouTube with his family known as “The Shaytards”, but what you may not know is his backstory and other elements of his persona that make him truly inspirational.

1. He has worked his way past tough times. When Shay and his wife, Colette, were first starting out their family, times were really hard. They were in debt, and Shay was struggling to help his family survive. He worked extremely hard and was eventually able to get out of debt to support his growing family. Before he knew it, he was doing what he loved (making YouTube videos) and he even co-founded Maker Studios (who was then bought by Disney!). This just shows how strong of a person he is, simply by how he never gave up.

2. He values the importance of family. Shay records the daily life of him and his family because he likes to capture the memories and share it with the world. He always spends as much time as he can with his wife and children, because he understands how vital that time is. He always makes an effort to experience new adventures with his family because he wants to open his children up to the world and allow them to live life to the fullest.

3. He is always positive and upbeat. Through his vlogs, one can tell that Shay has a very energetic and loud personality, which reflects his way of approaching life. He constantly takes time to talk about important life lessons and looking on the bright side of things, which is what he tries to do with his own life. His emphasized smiles and his crazy laughter and shenanigans show people that you don’t have to take life so seriously all the time and that it’s a good thing to have some fun!

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4. He is truly passionate about what he does. You can tell how much he loves producing videos and the fact that his family is involved just makes him love it even more. He always talks about how much he enjoys his career and how grateful he is to have a job that he thoroughly enjoys. His creative soul shines through all the time, which allows him to inspire others to find an outlet in which they can express themselves.

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5. He is very adventurous. Shay is always trying new and exciting things and he is a huge believer in doing things that scare you. He proves to everyone that life is a lot more satisfying if you put yourself out there and try not to hold back from doing anything. I’m fairly certain that he would try anything once, which just reflects how blissfully crazy he is.

6. He is extremely determined. This quality especially shines through when it comes to his weight loss and fitness goals. If you watch early Shaytards videos, you can tell how much weight Shay has lost from that point up until now. He even has a separate YouTube channel called Shayloss which documents his fitness journey. He has even participated in several marathons, which at one point, he never even thought would be possible for him, yet he worked his way up to that point through determination. He keeps his determination streak going on this weight loss journey and continues to strive and work his way to the top.

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7. He genuinely cares about others. Whether it be fulfilling a Make a Wish dream of meeting him and his family, or just simply acknowledging his appreciation for his fans, Shay has a heart that is big enough to go around the entire world. He not only encourages his children to follow their dreams and goals, but he encourages all of his viewers to do so as well. He sees the good in everyone, which makes him a well-rounded human being. This also makes him a great role model for people of all ages because he knows the value of treating others with respect.

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How To Stay Positive

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From my own personal experience, here are some ways that can help you stay positive when you feel like all hope is lost:

1. Write down what you’re feeling and ways you can change those feelings. Sometimes even just getting all your thoughts out on paper is enough to feel better, especially if you’re having a rough day. For long term “problems”, find long term solutions. If you’re stuck in a rut, write down all the things that will make you feel better!

2. Exercise. “Uhh what?” <– that’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it? Before you get all skeptical, just wait a minute. Exercise helps with so many things, including stress and unhappiness. Exercising just makes you feel so great! It gives you more energy, which will allow you to do everything you want to do with a good attitude.

3. Do things that you enjoy. This one is self explanatory, but seriously, just do what you love to do. If it requires you to find extra time in your day to do it, just DO IT! 

4. Kick people out of your life who are bringing you down. (again, self explanatory)

5. Do good things for other people.

6. Don’t hold grudges against anyone.

7. Don’t give up on anything no matter how hard it is.

8. Be self-motivated. If you want to accomplish something, don’t let anyone stand in your way. If you give yourself motivation, you can definitely do it!

9. Wake up in the morning with a smile on your face. It sounds dumb, but honestly, if you start the day at least going through the motions of being happy and positive, then soon you will be happy and positive 🙂

10. THINK POSITIVELY no matter how hard it might be. And don’t be like “well that’s easier said than done” NO, SHUT UP. It’s only hard if you make it hard. When you find yourself thinking about something negatively, such as “I’m going to fail this test”, stop yourself and say this instead: “If I just keep working hard, I can do this!”. Thinking positively is probably one of the most important steps in being a positive person. 

 

***Remember to smile a lot*** 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂