Why Using People’s Names Helps Your Filmmaking

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One subtle thing that I’ve really found makes a lot of difference to my interactions, whether they be filmmaking related (on set, for instance) or otherwise, is using people’s names! It may sound so simple, but this is a powerful thing to do. And, as we know, sometimes the simple things are the most powerful. HOW I WAS BEFORE USING … Read More

How To Eliminate Negativity

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In the self-development book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle tells us that we should eliminate internal conversations with ourselves; that we should destroy that “voice inside our heads.” This is all about eliminating negativity. However, what if it’s a mostly positive voice? I’m sure this can still be constructive. My voice seems to mostly be objective and lets me think … Read More

Focus, Goals And Staying On The Path

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Wanted to tackle something a little more complex in this post today. Here goes! I’ve felt this way for a long time, years in fact. I don’t know where to begin with it, nor really sure exactly how to describe it so that it’s understandable. LACK OF FOCUS I guess the problem is lack of focus, or dabbling. I’m good at … Read More

Magic Moments & Making The Most Of Every Day!

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Seize the day! You’ve heard that one before, right? Most likely in the awesome Robin Williams film, Dead Poets Society. Some of us let minutes, hours, even days fly by. We’re all guilty of it from time to time. It affects our dreams and it affects our lifestyle. THE PROBLEM AND A SOLUTION I’ve had this problem, so now I’m … Read More

The Long Path To Mastery

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I want to speak about a book today that I’ve mentioned before. It has many applications for our filmmaking and business lives and it’s well worth a read, if you haven’t already. I’ve been reading Mastery by George Leonard recently. It’s one of the main ones recommended by Eben Pagan. MASTERY: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS AND LONG TERM FULFILLMENT It’s … Read More