Inspiring online star Bethany Mota shares her best advice with us!
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received?
I’ve received a lot of different advice but something that sticks with me is “to decide that you want something more than it scares you”, because I personally used to be very driven by fear and I would let things that scare me really control me. To have fear, I realised that fear is kind of all in your mind and you can get through it. You can overcome it, you can do anything that you really want to do. So starting YouTube was a big fear of mine and I was also a very shy kid, so it was very out of the ordinary for me to do anything like that or anything like this (YouTube FanFest), and I did it anyway and I chased that fear. I think there are so many fears that we have daily even if it’s something small, that we can overcome and just realise that that is a battle that we can get through.
“EVERY TIME I COME TO AUSTRALIA, I LOVE THE FASHION, I LOVE THE STYLE HERE. IT’S VERY DIFFERENT FEEL FROM THE STATES - IT’S VERY LAID BACK AND COOL AND THAT’S VERY MUCH MY PERSONAL STYLE. SO I LOVE THE IDEA OF COLLABORATING OR WORKING ON SOMETHING WITH AN AUSTRALIAN BRAND. THERE’S SO MANY HERE THAT I REALLY LOVE.”