Video by PaulREvans57
Added Jun 21, 2019

Author PaulREvans57
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This video relates to Kyle's blog post 'How To Turn a Weakness Into a Strength' posted on June 19, 2019.

If you haven't read Kyle's blog post, I highly recommend that you do read it soon.

At the end of the post, Kyle asked three questions:

What are some things that feel that you are not good at or could be a lot better at

What are the steps that you are going to take to improve?

Is there anything we can help with on our end (other than advice) to help speed up this process)

In my video, I explain, how I turned a weakness into a strength - Canva. How I am currently strengthening my weaknesses in producing videos and in planning content.

I also managed to track down (it wasn't too hard, they found me) the feral Manx wallabies. They number about 200 individuals running wild around the island in small family groups.

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LLettau1 Premium Plus
Great video and thanks for sharing the natural beauty down under.
PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Alvin,

These wallabies are a thriving colony in the northern hemisphere at 54°N on the Isle of Man, situated in the Irish Sea. They’re about 11,000 miles away from their native home in Tasmania, southern Australia.

The Red-Necked Wallabies, are escapees and are now feral, living in the wild here on our island. I believe these are probably the largest wild colony in the world living outside of Australia.

There has been talk off declaring the Manx Wallaby a sub-species in their own right.

We have a varied flora and fauna on our island. I just hope the Elk doesn’t escape from the wildlife park. He’s a big fella! 😅

Best wishes,
LLettau1 Premium Plus
I stand corrected then as I though your fantastic video was shot from near Australia
PaulREvans57 Premium
That's understandable. We don't usually see wild colonies of Wallabies outside of Australia. I'm on the same latitude as southern Alaska! The Wallabies seem to like it here.

As we are situated in the path of the gulf-stream and our weather is predominantly maritime, and the weather tends to be mainly mild and wet, year-round.

Now, that I have looked it up, the weather in Tasmania isn't too dissimilar to ours, so I guess the Wallabies feel at home here.
SamNBobbie Premium
Great video, Paul. Cute critters,too.
I can't even think about being on camera without breaking out in a sweat. 😳.

It's a weakness I'm. not ready to work on. Yet.
davehayes Premium
Excellent video really good very natural and you should do more of them
PaulREvans57 Premium
Thanks, Dave.
Kettei Premium
You really are doing it! You seem much more natural in the video outside - you seem to be really getting used to making your videos.
I'm still stuck in the "eeek, I'm talking to a camera" stage.

I had no idea that The Isle of Man had a wild wallaby colony! That is so cool! Okay, I realize there's an argument against non-native fauna but since the wild deer have long since gone, I guess they're filling a niche long since vacated.
PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Phil,

Thanks for the kind words. It IS much easier outdoors whilst doing something else. I do feel more relaxed. I must try and find the same mental state when sitting in front of the camera.

I think the British got the better deal. We gave Australia, Bull Frogs and Rabbits, and we got Wallabies. The Bull Frogs and the Rabbits are causing massive problems for the Australian eco-system. How it can ever be resolved is a mystery.

After 40 years and a population of around 200 Wallabies hasn’t caused a problem yet. Family groups are spreading outside of the Curraghs and have been seen in the south. What would happen if the population reach 2,000 is anyone’s guess. They’ll probably be ‘managed’ much the sane as Deer are in the UK.

Try making a short outdoor video. You may have a laugh or teo!

All the best,
ophyax Premium
Awesome, Paul! Congrats for your courage in overcoming your obstacles!