February 24, 2019  

DRIVE - Episode 17

And it’s good to be back with the 1st episode of season 2 and today the subject is DRIVE. How to find it, how to maintain it and how to harness it.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website


 “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” - DENIS WAITLEY

 “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” - Athlete ROGER BANNISTER

Frank Lloyd Wright was quoted as saying “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”

“If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” said the Scottish-born American founder of Forbes magazine B. C. Forbes

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ―W. Clement Stone

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” - John F. Kennedy

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” —Sheryl Sandberg

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” - Novelist Michael Korda

Mario Andretti says that Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” Said Norman Ralph Augustine

Pablo Picasso - “It took me a lifetime.”

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February 10, 2019  

Coming Soon - A Season 2 Preview


Hello and welcome to this preseason mini-episode of the show which continues to do well and today the figures say that it’s actually up 11.8% over the previous 14 days of downloads. I’ve been working very hard to ensure that the new season is filled with awesome, mind-expanding and motivational PRODUCTIVITY ADVICE, not just for film pros, but which is largely accessible to all.

I have been preparing  12 new episodes which will officially launch on the 24th of this month with episode 17. That show looks at what fuels our INNER DRIVE and gives us momentum.

The season will as before be released at 7pm on Sunday nights we will run right through till mid-May.

Episode 18 is called Protecting Your Mental Energy and looks specifically at how protecting that finite resource will make a vast difference to your life.

Episode 19 investigates how to act on the plans and strategies that you have put together to move forward. Many of your strategies will fall down in their execution but there are ways to combat this.

Episode 20 talks about how sometimes, collaborating with other creatives can be a complete nightmare. It details the problems that can arise and how to get around them.

Episode 21 tackles that most common of productivity problems PROCRASTINATION. It talks about what it is, why it happens and how to deal with it.

Cracking on with Episode 22 I raise a subject, not often discussed but one which can really mess up your creativity and your mental health. That episode is all about the nasty piece of work we call RUMINATION.

In Episode 23 I dive headlong into a top which is plaguing the modern age and is known as the MICROWAVE MINDSET. I’ll talk about how the fast and furious way of doing things is not always the best strategy and why slow and steady, oo err missus, wins the day.

Episode 24 is all about TOXIC PERSONALITY TYPES and is another in my very popular series of TELL IT HOW IT IS episodes. Just like my season 1 episode TIMEWASTERS and HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM and Episode 21 BAD COLLABORATORS (Which I laughingly call collabo-haters btw) shows, I’ll investigate 6 archetypes of toxic personality and give you a foolproof solution on how to deal with them.

Another popular episode from last year was my one on productivity apps. Episode 25 follows this up with a number of suggestions for browser plugins which will strengthen your productivity at absolutely no cost.

I think I’m going to change my Episode 26 topic to that of SHOOT WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT. I’ve still to record episodes 25-28 so I reserve that right as I batch record these episodes before the season launches to ensure their delivery. At the moment it’s on my board as Jealousy, Anger and Regret, but I think that may sit better in Season 3.

Episode 27 is a follow up to the season one Episode 5 Awesome Apps to make you more productive and is called, wait for it, 5 more awesome (and mostly fee) apps to make you more productive. I didn’t know how those eps would be received but they are remarkably popular so I’ll keep on going with them.

The season will end with Episode 28 in which I think I’m going to present a good old motivational speech. Now I reserve the right to change my mind and I have a Plan B backup topic of the 16 Laws of Success. You’ll just have to wait and see.

John Green says in Paper Towns that “The pleasure isn't in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.” It’s a total party here at my end making some 3 and a half hours of solo content, NOT, but I do it all for you.

Please stand by for the new season. It’ll be with you before you know it.

Mark Twain said that to succeed in life you need two things. Ignorance and Confidence. I have both in spades.

And Abraham Lincoln’s perhaps most famous quote, as I see it anyway, is “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

I’m still sharpening the axe here, but the 1st episode of episode of season 2 will be my first swing at the tree. I hope you’ll join me by spreading the word, subscribing and leaving an awesome review.

You can follow the show on Twitter @filmproprodpod and on Facebook @filmproproductivity. You can also get in touch using the contact page. If you have any requests for future episode topics please do drop me a line or use the speak pipe recorder on the contact page and leave me a voice mail.

I should probably end this episode by saying something positive.

I’ll use the words of Lyndon B. Johnson

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

Now take control of your own destiny, keep on shootin’, get your productivity socks on and stand by for Season 2, of film pro productivity!

Thanks: A Himitsu

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