For Those That Are Feeling Down…

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For those on the wrong side of up, don’t worry – you will get there. For those feeling down, don’t worry – your time will come. Anything can be reversed and nothing is concrete. Keep trying things, testing things and working hard. Anything can be turned around. You can get there. Let go of desire, seeking approval, outcome dependence. You will get there! … Read More

The Sedona Method

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Guys, I’d highly recommend tracking down the Sedona Method if you can get your hands on it. It’s a self-development program, only it’s a lot more simplistic and a lot less cultish and complex compared to a lot of the self-help stuff out there. I read some sterling reviews of this program on various message boards, and just had to … Read More

Implementing Habits

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Note: This article was originally written some time ago. These habits are now a part of me. I’ve left it up (like a lot of other articles on this site), but I want it to stand as a complete record of my journey. It’s also great inspiration for readers of my sites. For clarity’s sake, I’ve gone back and added … Read More

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

Success Curves and Improving Your Filmmaking At Any Time

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I want to talk about the subject of success in today’s blog post. I’ve talked about this before on the site in a few place. And, really, it’s the subtext of pretty much everything we talk about here. I want to introduce a new concept today that I call Success Curves. This is a play on the traditional bell curve … Read More

Definitions of the Journey and Some Advice

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I recently had a conversation with a filmmaker friend who was questioning his path in life and whether filmmaking was the right thing for him. I approached my response to him in an unusual way. It’s an approach I don’t use very often…if at all. This post will discuss the conversation and both sides of the argument as to whether filmmaking is … 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