Everyone has had that one awful job, but Stuart Edge really had an awful job–cleaning porta-potties. As he cleaned, he dreamed of creating videos that not only made people laugh but also changed their lives. Now a YouTube sensation, Stuart shares his secrets to his YouTube success and reveals his conversion from self-conscious to confident and how being true to his beliefs made all the difference.
If any of you know me, I love YouTube. Even though I haven't made a video for seven months, you better believe that I watch YouTube videos like it's TV-- so almost everyday. Hahah. There are a lot of social media influencers who create positive and uplifting content. STUART EDGE is one of those people! I really enjoyed this autobiography! He talks about his parents' divorce, moving to Mexico, serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and finding his true passion (while working for a porta-pottie company?!). Even though I don't know Edge personally, I am so proud of him! He never gave up and worked hard. With "sticky notes" in the margins, Edge shares the big lessons he learned in the small daily experiences. Through out his life, he turns to God and his faith. I think that is incredible! Heavenly Father does care about our desires and our dreams, we just need to go to Him. Even though Stuart Edge has gained a lot of fame, he is grounded and understands what is most important. It doesn't matter the number of views, but rather having integrity and being proud of the content you put out there. I have dealt with a lot of the same things Stuart Edge has and I love being inspired to follow my dreams. This book was amazing!
Stuart Edge was earning money for college tuition by cleaning portable toilets when inspiration hit: “Make YouTube Videos That Make People Happy.” Only months later, he called his mother in a panic. “Please pray for me. I think one of my videos just went viral.” The Mistletoe Kissing Prank did indeed go viral, netting more than 27 million views to date. Several viral videos later, Stuart Edge has found fame, and possibly fortune, making people laugh. Not bad for a boy with social anxiety.
Stuart Edge's YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://youtube.com/user/stuartedge