YouTuber Alexis G. Zall has a brand new project with Fullscreen, a show called "Zall Good," which streams on the brand's app. In her series, Alexis opens up with her fans more than ever before, and shares a closer look into her life.
When Alexis stopped by the TWIST offices, we asked her to tell us about how her attitude has changed since she first started garnering a web presence, especially how she's been able to deal with mean comments online and brush off the haters.
"When I first started, and even up to now, I do a show on Shane Dawson's channel and that specifically gets a lot of hate," Alexis tells us. "But it doesn't really matter to me so much, because every comment that you get is just another person paying attention, another person looking at your stuff, and you having an impact on your life – whether it's positive or negative."
We'd never looked at it that way, but Alexis insists that this philosophy has really helped her to not focus on negativity.
"It's all in the way that you look at it. The more I've had to deal with it, the sharper my perspective has gotten on that sort of thing," she says.
"It all comes down to that I just don't need everyone to like me. Like if you think about the people that you meet, you don't like everyone that you meet and that's totally fine. If I were to meet someone online that doesn't like me, then I think, I probably wouldn't like them either. That's a big thing that I always remember, that if someone is like, 'You're so annoying!' then I'm just like, 'Oh, I probably wouldn't get along with you' because we don't share a similar sense of humor, conversational style, or whatever."
Alexis shares that she hasn't always had this same boldness, but she really worked on it.
"I think I would tell myself that, and the more you tell yourself and hear it, [the more it sticks]," she says. "Now when I say it, it's really genuine. It literally doesn't hurt me, But you have to develop that thick skin, by telling yourself that you don't need them to like you. I don't need every single human being to watch my videos and be madly in love with me. It's very much a practice."
That's some pretty solid advice right there.
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