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March 31, 2019  

RUMINATING ON RUMINATION - Episode 22

On this week’s show, I talk about RUMINATING. I mentioned it in passing on THE INNER CRITIC episode 6 but I expand on it here and offer solutions. Rumination can take over your mind, kill your creativity, bring you down, make you paranoid and kill your love for life. It’s a nasty, nasty piece of work.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

 

Quotes:

Karen Lang - “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

The Cambridge dictionary describes rumination simply as “the act of thinking carefully and for a long period about something”

“Overthinking is best known as creating problems that are never there.” - CEO David Sikhosana

“I’m tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you” - author Colleen McCarty

“If you're not happy today, then you won't be happy tomorrow unless you take things into your own hands and take action.” - Professor Lyburmirskyl

 

You can find out more about the show on these links.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact

 

Sources:

https://psychcentral.com/blog/the-reasons-we-ruminate-and-how-to-reduce-the-cycle/

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-stop-ruminating https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/overcoming-self-sabotage/201002/rumination-problem-solving-gone-wrong

https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/depression-and-ruminative-thinking.aspx

 

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March 24, 2019  

OBLITERATING PROCRASTINATION - Episode 21

This week I’ll be talking about another topic which every one of us likely suffers from, from time to time - PROCRASTINATION. We’ll look at what it is and its causes and list a few techniques and tricks that can be used to burn it to the ground and let you move forward with what you have to do.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

 

Quotes:

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin

“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.” - American cartoonist Bill Watterson

My favourite quote on this topic, which is attributed to Ernest Hemingway and I use very often is that “the first draft of everything is shit”

 “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”  - Leonardo da Vinci

 “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” - David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  “The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.” - Alan Dean Foster

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - Thomas Jefferson

American author, Janet Dailey - “SOMEDAY is not a day of the week.”

 

You can find out more about the show on these links.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact

 

Sources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/in-the-age-anxiety/201301/get-it-done-in-2013-how-overcome-procrastination

 

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EAT THAT FROG

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March 17, 2019  

BAD COLLABORATIONS - Episode 20

On today’s show, I will be talking about a subject that no one ever seems to discuss but it’s one that creatives have to endure perhaps more often than most. Whereas I can admit that sometimes collaborating on a venture can be awesome, there are times when it just ISN’T a good idea for productivity or for your sanity or career or goals or bank balance to do so. I’ll also discuss specific types of collaborator that you MUST learn to avoid.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

 

Quotes:

“When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.” - Steven Spielberg

Harry Truman once said that "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

James McAvoy - “Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration.”

Indian spiritual master, Amit Ray - “Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth."

 

You can find out more about the show on these links.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact

 

Sources:

https://www.smartsheet.com/collaborative-teamwork

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/bad-coauthors-how-to-avoid-them-and-what-to-do-when-you-have-one/

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/oprah-winfrey-uses-same-3-sentences-to-get-every-meeting-off-to-perfect-start.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucalufZoCYY

 

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COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TYyxHUJn8h-IUdz7y4meBCzzJ_9KOk4n/view?usp=sharing 

 
March 10, 2019  

THE FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION - Episode 19

Today we’ll be delving into a business productivity system called the 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION aka the 4DX which I believe will be applicable to the world of creatives like film pros.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

 

Quotes:

“Stay focused - go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” - LL Cool J

The book THE FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION says “The real enemy of execution is your day job! We call it the whirlwind. It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day‐to‐day basis; and, ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new. The whirlwind robs from you the focus required to move your team forward.”

And it goes on to say that “The whirlwind is urgent and it acts on you and everyone working for you every minute of every day. The goals you’ve set for moving forward are important, but when urgency and importance clash, urgency will win every time."

Jim Huling says that “Execution starts with focus.” and Jim Rohn said “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Discipline #1 is THE DISCIPLINE OF FOCUS. The first discipline requires sustaining the whirlwind at its current level while you advance towards what it calls one WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL or WIG - W.I.G. A Wildly Important Goal, it actually says one or two but let’s keep it simple –remember the more you try to get done, the lower the odds of success of each of the goals you seek to achieve.

The book says “Once you stop worrying about everything else going backwards, you can start moving forward on your WIG.”

The book also says If you ignore the urgent, it can kill you today. It’s also true, however, that if you ignore the important, it can kill you tomorrow.

Dwight D. Eisenhower said that “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”

Author Catherine Pulsifer said “at the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves - our success is a result of what we do.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” - Paul J. Meyer

 

You can find out more about the show on these links.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact

 

Sources:

THE FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEJDliThj7g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADORZuvw9pw

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/separating-the-urgent-and-the-important/

 

Thanks: A Himitsu

 

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March 3, 2019  

PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL ENERGY - Episode 18

Today I am going to be talking about Mental Energy and why ABOVE ALL THINGS it must be protected. I’ll talk about what it is, how to ensure it isn’t wasted and the huge difference that protecting it will make to your life.

For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

 

Quotes:

“Mental energy is the world’s hottest commodity. People are going to try to steal it, drain it, and suck it up every second you’re awake. Yet very few of us protect it. Few of us know how.” - Isaiah Hankel

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” - Dale Carnegie

“Mental energy is YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET. Without it, you won’t have the enthusiasm, motivation, drive, and physical energy to live a full rich life. - The problem is this asset DEPRECIATES RAPIDLY every day.” - Isaiah Hankel

“Taking back your mental energy is not a cakewalk. It’s a dogfight.” Says Isaiah Hankel

“Your mental energy is going to plummet throughout the day, certainly. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s only bad if it’s being wasted on people and activities that are pivoting you away from true success. Be selective and start saving your most valuable resource—mental energy—for the best things in life, not the worst.” Isaiah Hankel

Arthur Somers Roche - “Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”

You can find out more about the show on these links.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact

 

Sources:

THE SCIENCE OF INTELLIGENT ACHIEVEMENT

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https://welldoing.org/article/why-mental-energy-is-your-most-valuable-asset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvTloFVqts

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8067675.Isaiah_Hankel

https://buddhaimonia.com/blog/10-daily-rituals-that-will-increase-your-physical-and-mental-energy

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/15-ways-boost-mental-energy-levels.html

 

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