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April 28, 2019  

SHOOT WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT - Episode 26

(Edit August 2020 - I should have called this "Start With What You've Got" as it's a little less film-specific.) This lesson can be applied to any endeavour.

This week I’m postulating on why many of us spend so much time chasing after the next shiny new thing, whether that’s a bit of technology or whatever, or feel we have to wait for the planets to come into JUST the right alignment before we can even consider getting out there and doing something that we really want to do. For filmmakers, and I’ve discussed this several times with Ian O’Neill from the How They Did It Filmmaking Podcast, this comes down to the topic of just shooting with what you’ve got. That’s using the locations, contacts, equipment and cameras that you have easy access to, and not forever procrastinating over it.

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

 

Quotes:

“Every director has at least 10 bad films in them.”  - Robert Rodriguez

“the first draft of everything is shit.” - Ernest Hemingway

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” - American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Elbert Hubbard

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” - C.S. Lewis

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” - Napoleon Hill

“Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not pushing yourself. And if you’re not pushing yourself, you’re coasting.” - Eric Zorn

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” - Nathaniel Hawthorne  

 “Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” - Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” - Tammy Faye Bakker

Robert Rodriguez says “Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems.”

He famously said in his 10-minute film school video which I’ll link to in the show notes, but he said “Don’t dream about being a filmmaker, You are a filmmaker. Now let’s get down to business.” And he says “…get experience, you’ll learn more from picking up a camera from your own mistakes than you will learn about it in film school.”, and if that doesn’t short circuit your fear of failure excuses then I don’t know what will.

Herman Melville “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” I say it is through originality, that you will truly find success and ultimately happiness.

It's easier making a smaller film like El Mariachi. There are no budget worries because there is no budget. There is no crew problem because there is no crew. And if you screw up, no one is around to see you screw up -- so it's no longer a screw up …So don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic.” - Robert Rodriguez

 

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:

http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/retail-therapy/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/why-you-shouldnt-try-to-keep-up-with-the-joneses/

https://centsiblyrich.com/6-ways-to-stop-your-desire-to-keep-up-with-the-joneses/

https://www.self.com/story/the-dangers-of-retail-therapy

https://www.raindance.org/robert-rodriguezs-make-film-youve-got-method/

http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/director-robert-rodriguez-teaches-the-basics-of-filmmaking-in-under-10-minutes.html

 

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April 21, 2019  

6 FREE PRODUCTIVITY EXTENSIONS FOR GOOGLE CHROME - Episode 25

As last season’s 5 FREE APPS TO MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE episode was so incredibly popular, I thought that I’d continue with a couple of episodes this season on similar themes. Today I will present 6 awesome FREE extensions for Google Chrome.

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

 

Quotes:

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” - Hans Hofmann  

New York Times Bestselling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices, Sharon Salzberg said Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it.  

“Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.” - Austin Freeman

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” - Albert Einstein  

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence - that's very important for good health.” - Dalai Lama

 “...good grammar is instrumental in conveying ideas with clarity professionalism, and precision...Good grammar is simply good business.” - The Harvard Business Review

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” - Douglas Adams

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” - Pablo Picasso

 

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:

Forest: stay focused, be present.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/forest-stay-focused-be-pr/kjacjjdnoddnpbbcjilcajfhhbdhkpgk

Just Read

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/just-read/dgmanlpmmkibanfdgjocnabmcaclkmod 

Pocket

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-pocket/niloccemoadcdkdjlinkgdfekeahmflj

MOMENT.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/moment-1-personal-dashboa/lgecddhfcfhlmllljooldkbbijdcnlpe

Grammarly.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen

 

Additional Sources:

https://support.google.com/chrome_webstore/answer/2664769?hl=en-GB

https://awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/35-inspirational-quotes-on-simplicity/

 

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April 14, 2019  

TOXIC PEOPLE AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM - Episode 24

Today I’m tackling a subject which I think every one of us faces at least every now and again. It’s one of a series of episodes where I TELL IT LIKE IT IS. The SERIES 1 TIMEWASTERS episode was in the same vein and hugely popular and generated a lot of activity on social media and I suspect that my episode of a few weeks ago – COLLABO-HATERS will go down just as well. Today I will be talking about all different forms of TOXIC people, advising you how to SPOT them, how to AVOID them and how to get rid of them.

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

 

Quotes:

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” I found that quote on Tumblr and it’s by John Mark Green.

“An energy vampire can never “steal” energy from us unless we consciously or unconsciously permit them to.” ― Mateo Sol

“Just because some people are fuelled by drama doesn't mean you have to attend the performance.”  - Personal coach Cheryl Richardson

“Manipulators use diversion tactics such as, not giving a straight answer or steering the conversation to another topic.” - Author, Sarah Nielsen

"Watch out for those types who deliberately tear other people down. One day, they will tear you down too," cautions writer Nurjean Chaneco.

 “It’s amazing how quickly things can turn around when you remove toxic people from your life.” - Robert Tew

 

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.scienceofpeople.com/toxic-people/

https://list25.com/25-types-of-toxic-people-you-should-avoid/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201611/the-5-types-people-you-need-get-out-your-life

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/communication-success/201406/how-spot-and-stop-manipulators

https://thepowerofsilence.co/5-manipulative-tactics-toxic-people-use-to-defeat-you-and-shut-you-up/

 

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April 7, 2019  

KILLING THE MICROWAVE MINDSET - Episode 23

Today’s show is all about KILLING THE MICROWAVE MINDSET and replacing it with something much more realistic. If you can understand the concepts I raise here and apply them to your life and work, and particularly to your skillset and long term goals then somewhere down the line, they will deliver massive and impactful results.

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

 

Quotes:

“having the attitude that if something can't be done in 5 minutes or less, it's not worth doing.” Urbandictionary.com. Microwave Mentality

"Don’t live in 'No Man’s Land,” - Tony Robbins, life coach

The first step toward change is awareness. The best way to become aware is to measure. Writing it all down is key. - Darren Hardy

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”- Abraham Lincoln

“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” - American author H Jackson Brown Jr

“Everyone should have a sense of urgency – it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm and confident manner.” - Bob Proctor

“We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted.” - Les Brown

“Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.” - Ralph Marston

Izey Victoria Odiase -  “Our need for instant gratification is the reason we’re drawn to liars and hot air blowers.”

 

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.incredibleoneenterprises.com/4-strategic-ways-to-avoid-developing-a-microwave-mindset-when-building-your-business/

https://www.yourdictionary.com/front-load

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulative_learning

https://www.business2community.com/sales-management/time-management-for-sales-the-front-loading-technique-01332415

https://www.inc.com/adam-vaccaro/frontload-weekly-work-schedule.html

http://meaningring.com/2014/10/18/the-compound-effect-in-action-by-darren-hardy/

 

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