In Episode19 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Matt Emerson and Jan O’Brien discuss the three character traits for business success. In the Reach Your Peak segment, they share tips and tools for creating and editing video. In Wandering Zen, Matt interviews freelance photographer and world traveler Natalie Nicole about how she became a Wanderer and they explore a few of her adventures.

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Key Points/Takeaways


WBNL 52 Tip – 3 Character Traits for Success

Top salespeople are driven, risk-takers, independent, success-oriented, and entrepreneurs.  They also share the following 3 key characteristics:  a great work ethic (they show up and work their plan), unwavering perseverance and a positive, can-do attitude or mindset.

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You are what you are, and where you are because of what’s gone into your mind.  You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.  We definitely have a choice in what we see & read.  – Zig Ziglar

Reach Your Peak – Video Apps & Editing Tools 

Creating Video

Use your smartphone camera

  • Then use an app or software to edit
  • Publish to YouTube or Vimeo
  • Share/distribute to social media
  • Create a blog post with your video

Alternatively: Use a quality camera/ video and export to desktop video editing software (Camtasia, Adobe Premiere)

Editing Your Video

Videolicious: This app lets you create video right from your smartphone or tablet. Upload photos to the app, record video to introduce the photos, and record the voice narration while selecting still photos.   Upload to YouTube from the app.  Contact for pricing – not on the website

Animoto: They’re not real estate-specific, but they offer many of the same automated tools for creating and distributing videos.

  • Storyboards, music tracks, fonts
  • Annual plans Start at $96 for standard quality video and Animoto logo
  • $264/year HD quality, no logo, more options for music, fonts, colors

Magisto (free 7-day trial | ios /Android)  Works well with Instagram. Magisto allows you to make videos in three easy steps:

  1. Select your pics and video clips
  2. Select an editing style to fit the story
  3. Choose a soundtrack

iMovie (ios) Native app for the iPhone

WEVIDEO /Video Editor Android 

Adobe Premiere Clip

Hyperlapse from Instagram.  Create cool and easy time-lapse video

Boomerang from Instagram  Shoot a burst of photos – something with movement and create a mini-video that loops back and forth.  Android version

Desktop Video Editors

Camtasia $249 single user

Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud
Single app $32/mth
All apps $80/mth (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.)

Host and Share Your Videos

YouTube – Create Your YouTube Channel through your Google account

Vimeo – Free basic plan, add-free hosting plans



Wandering Zen – Becoming a Wanderer: The Natalie Nicole Story

Natalie is a passionate photographer who loves to photograph landscape, candid photos of people laughing and anything by the water. Currently, Natalie is traveling through South America.  Natalie prays that one-day photography will be all that she has to focus on. Along with traveling this gorgeous world, of course. She highly encourages everyone to follow their passions, do something out of the ‘normal’ and don’t forget to travel. The reward, in the end, is priceless.

Visit her website: Natalie Nicole Photography

Follow Natalie on Instagram

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