How to Turn Depression Into Millions | Lilly Singh on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Lilly Singh, a comedian, actress, and YouTube star, discussing her rise to fame and success, as well as her approach to dealing with depression and failure.

The video is an interview with Lilly Singh, a comedian, actress, and YouTube star who has turned her depression into a successful career. She discusses her rise to fame, her determination and hard work, and her commitment to her fans. She also talks about her book, "How to Be a Bawse," and describes what it means to be a boss, including the ability to "hurt efficiently" and learn from failures. Overall, the video highlights Singh's inspiring journey and offers insights into how to turn challenges into opportunities for growth and success.

  • Reflect on failure and pain for personal growth.
  • Develop a code of beliefs to guide towards happiness and success.
  • Explore new experiences and step outside societal expectations to find the right path.
  • Hard work and dedication are necessary for success.
  • Find your passion by exploring opportunities and experiences.
  • Entrepreneurship can be stressful, take time for self-care.
  • Take ownership of mistakes and decisions for improvement.
  • Failure is a step towards success.
  • It's okay to not always feel confident, acknowledge and address those feelings.

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Dealing with Failure and Depression

  • We all experience heartbreak and failure, but it's important to think about those moments in a productive way.
  • Allow yourself to feel upset, but don't dwell on it for too long.
  • Efficiently learn a lesson from the experience so that you're better equipped to deal with it in the future.
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Lilly Singh's Rise to Fame

  • Her first YouTube video only received 70 views.
  • It took her almost a decade to become a top YouTube star.
  • Forbes estimated her annual income at over $10 million.
  • She has collaborated with major celebrities and landed roles in major motion pictures and TV shows.
  • She was appointed UNICEF's global goodwill ambassador and launched her own female empowerment initiative, Girl Love.
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Starting on YouTube

  • When she started on YouTube in 2010, it wasn't a sustainable platform for creators.
  • She posted her first video spontaneously because she was feeling sad.
  • She fell in love with having a goal and learning something new.
  • She had to make it up as she went along, learning how to use a camera and create content.
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What it Means to be a Boss

  • A boss is someone who is hurt efficiently.
  • Being hurt efficiently means learning from the experience and using it to become better equipped for the future.
  • A boss is someone who takes control of their life and makes things happen.
  • A boss is someone who is confident and unapologetically themselves.
  • A boss is someone who is constantly learning and growing.
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Lessons from Failure

  • There are no failures, only lessons.
  • Painful experiences can make us better and smarter.
  • It's important to reflect on how we think about difficult moments.
  • Allow yourself to feel upset, but don't stay down in the dumps for too long.
  • Ask yourself what you could have done differently and how you can learn from the experience.
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Developing a Code of Beliefs

  • Writing her book helped Lilly realize that her lessons were organized into a code of beliefs.
  • She learned how to be happy by dissecting all the reasons she was unhappy.
  • One reason was blindly following others instead of paying attention to her own mind and body.
  • Experiencing the worst version of herself helped her become better.
  • Signs of being on the right path include being thorough and not getting lazy or tired quickly.
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Finding the Right Path

  • Stop confining yourself to a path that you've been convinced is the path.
  • Explore different experiences and take classes that you might not take at first glance.
  • Step outside of societal expectations and explore what makes you happy.
  • Don't be afraid to say yes to new opportunities.
  • Pay your dues and be willing to work hard to get better at something.
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Conclusion

  • Reflecting on failure and pain can lead to personal growth.
  • Developing a code of beliefs can help guide you towards happiness and success.
  • Exploring new experiences and stepping outside of societal expectations can help you find the right path.
  • Hard work and dedication are necessary to achieve success.
  • Don't be afraid to take the stairs instead of the escalator.
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Finding Your Passion

  • Explore different opportunities and experiences to discover what resonates with you.
  • Look for signs of excitement and energy in your daily life.
  • Pay attention to the people you surround yourself with and how they make you feel.
  • Evolution and growth are signs that you are on the right path.
  • Success may not come easily, but discomfort and failure can be opportunities for growth.
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Dealing with Anxiety and Discomfort

  • Entrepreneurship can be stressful and take a toll on your mental and physical health.
  • Meditation and taking time to recover can be just as productive as work.
  • Creating a routine for self-care, such as a "rejuvenation Sunday," can be helpful.
  • Visualizing your goals and failures as steps towards success can help you make the most of discomfort.
  • It's okay to feel crappy sometimes, and it's important to acknowledge and address those feelings.
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Taking Ownership and Improving

  • Taking ownership of mistakes and decisions is more efficient than ignoring them.
  • By taking ownership, you can work on improving for the future.
  • Not taking ownership means you have no control over the situation.
  • Keeping control can be difficult, but it is important to remember that failure is a step towards success.
  • It's okay to not always feel confident, and it's important to acknowledge and address those feelings.
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Conclusion

  • Exploring different opportunities and experiences can help you find your passion.
  • Discomfort and failure can be opportunities for growth and improvement.
  • Taking ownership of mistakes and decisions is more efficient than ignoring them.
  • It's okay to not always feel confident, and it's important to acknowledge and address those feelings.
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Dealing with Depression and Failure

  • Self-worth should come from not only yourself but also your environment.
  • It's hard to dig yourself out of failures when you're alone.
  • Surround yourself with good people in a good environment.
  • Put sticky notes around your room and have things that make you happy around your room.
  • Quotes all around the house can be helpful.
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Bucking Against Societal Trends

  • Proving to her parents that she could make something happen in the entertainment industry was necessary.
  • Her parents wanted to know that she could sustain herself and not be on the streets.
  • Teaching her parents was important because they didn't understand the world she was in.
  • There's a learning curve that's really important.
  • It's important to teach people who don't understand your world.
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Cultivating Obsession

  • Anyone who's really great at something is because they're obsessed.
  • There is a level of obsession that is necessary for success.
  • It's not always healthy, but it's necessary for success.
  • Successful people have had that obsession over being successful.
  • It's important to take breaks when necessary.
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Reacting to Feelings

  • Deciding to meditate is based on how she feels.
  • She is very scientific with things and dissects her thoughts.
  • There are easy solutions to a lot of our problems that we make complicated.
  • Humans are complex and have feelings and emotions.
  • Stripping away emotions can lead to easy solutions.
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The Price of an Extraordinary Life

  • Lilly is an enabler for people who are obsessed with achieving their goals.
  • She believes that if you want an extraordinary life, you have to pay an extraordinary price.
  • She fears that the idea of being special and worth it without hard work will not lead to success.
  • Believing in yourself is not enough to achieve success; hard work is necessary.
  • Lilly's quote, "The universe may like the law of attraction, but it likes a hustle good hustle even more," emphasizes the importance of hard work.
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The Beautiful Part of an Obsession

  • The purpose is the beautiful part of an obsession.
  • Having an obsession gives Lilly great purpose and excitement in her life.
  • Obsession leads to innovation and adding value to the world and people around you.
  • Obsession can inspire others and create a chain reaction of purpose.
  • Although obsession may cost sleep, the result is worth it.
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