Part of the new online breed of celebrity, Neistat has carved his way to internet stardom. But, even that doesn't quite sum up the man behind the Neistat name. Sure, there's a lot of people out there giving YouTube a go, and some of them are doing a great job, but there's just something about Neistat that sets him above the rest which was cemented only weeks ago when he won YouTuber of the year. Vlogging daily, Neistat lets his subscribers into his daily life as he finds happiness in the norm.
You see, Neistat is just you or me. He's a guy who, like all of us, wants to find his place in the world and live. Quite literally. He talks about that a lot. He stands up for the exact values I do, evoking change and inspiring others to do great things, just by being him.
I know what you're thinking. What can this guy offer you, right? Well, here are five very important reasons why you should start making Casey Neistst's vlogs part of your daily routine.
If you don’t believe me, watching Neistat’s daily vlogs will cement this. There are so many moments in his videos where you will find yourself thinking yeah, I could be best friends with this guy. Not only this, Neistat makes it exceptionally clear that he is a family man and that his family are the most important aspect of his life.
Hearing him speak candidly about his feelings for his family is a normal part of his vlogs, and including them in his journey is just as important to him. His wife and children often make appearances, and this seems to ground him somewhat. It's almost like watching a guy who's just being normal.
As YouTube fame has set in, his fan base has grown significantly and in turn, he gets recognised almost every day, no matter where he is in the world. But he doesn't ignore those who stop to say hello. He says hello back and takes the time to talk to people, something so simple that not everyone would do.
As followers of my blog will already know, I’m all about living the dream right now. I believe that setting your sights on what makes you happy is exactly what we all should be doing, no excuses. Neistat found this out when he was in his twenties and never looked back. Neistat is a film maker, and that may be what makes his vlogs stand out from the rest. He's taken vlogging to the next level and they just keep getting better.
He's been making film and going viral before viral was a thing because that's what he loves. He puts all of his energy into making his dream a reality.
Neistat is what we all hope to be – exactly what we want. He's adopted this attitude that time is not infinite. Life will end. Today he is in his thirties and able to chase those dreams to the end of the earth, so why not?
Further to chasing his dreams, Neistat doesn't believe in being bored, and he talks about that in the vlog above.
In a world where anything is possible; when anyone can be absolutely anything they want to be, why not? Why sit back and watch the world pass by? Why not take every minute of every day and use it to your advantage? (Another point I am passionate about right now.)
It's evident throughout Neistat's vlogs that he pushes the boundaries of every day and in doing so, he's achieved some pretty amazing things. He fills his life with what he loves, creating a life that is as much exciting as it is productive.
I don’t know about you, but I’m the personality type that doesn’t take risks. Casey is the opposite. Being a person that overthinks every decision I make, no matter how small, when I watch Casey glue a memory card or modify a camera, I get excited.
Neistat takes fear and faces it, head on. There are so many vlogs that have me tense, and I love that. I love the carefree and super fun attitude that is him.
But these risks are not those that will lead to failure. As much as Neistat takes risks like jumping off a cliff he probably shouldn't, he looks at aspects of his life that need proper, analytical thought and makes the right decisions. Decisions such as making time for family and structuring his day so no time is wasted.
This is a big one for me. I’ve never understood the mentality behind someone who learns something great, or has something worthwhile to teach someone else, and simply decides not to share that knowledge. Inspiring others to be everything they can simply seems normal to me and it's exactly what I want to do.
Neistat is someone who tells it how it is and doesn't apologise for being himself. He embraces exactly who he is and has made a living doing what he loves most.
Some of his blogs go by and they may be just a normal day in the life of Neistat, expertly filmed and edited, yet every now and then, he throws something up that makes you think hard about what the hell you are doing with your own life. He inspires thought just by proving you can reach for the stars and grab a tight hold.
It's time to get up, look up YouTube and find Casey Neistat. Watch his vlogs, as many as you can, and live every day like it counts.