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Mindset

The Prince and the Magician

This story comes up in numerous NLP sources, where it’s used primarily as a metaphor for NLP. I also see it as a metaphor for many aspects of filmmaking. So I post it here for those who have not yet had the pleasure of stumbling…

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Mindset

How Reframing Can Help Your Filmmaking

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is an incredible tool to use in all areas of your life, including filmmaking. But what areas of filmmaking can NLP be used in? Ever heard of failure? What about negativity? Getting caught in a rut and feeling like you’re just not…

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Mindset

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is a great example of someone going from a zero to a hero (in their terms). I see a lot of the symbols as metaphors contained within the film for a journey into personal change in filmmaking. It’s an incredible…

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48 laws of power
Mindset

The 48 Laws of Power

I see The 48 Laws of Power and it’s various laws being parroted a lot in filmmaking circles. Although I was skeptical at first, I have almost finished this book now and have found it an incredibly useful tome. Definately the most amoral self-help book…

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Mindset

Implementing Habits

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…

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Mindset

How To Eliminate Negativity

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…

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