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September 6, 2020  

WHY YOU MUST ADAPT AND BE FLEXIBLE - Episode 70

In this show, I look at how you must be able to adapt to circumstances as they come up. Flexibility means being able to pivot when problems or opportunities arise.
 
 

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

 

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

 

QUOTES:

Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life. Benjamin Franklin
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. Aesop

 

References:

 

Thanks:

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August 9, 2020  

NEVER GIVE UP & COMING SOON! - Episode 69

In this episode, I talk about the productivity and life struggles of freelancers in 2020 and offer solutions and actions that you can take to increase your chances of success. I also list the upcoming episodes of season 5 which will be released on the 6th September.

 

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

 

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

 

QUOTES:

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie 

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou 

You and I and everybody in show business and the entertainment industry fly by the seat of our pants. We don't know quite what is going to happen. William Shatner

 

References:

None

 

Thanks:

A Himitsu, Stephen Rowan, Dave Bullis Podcast, Podcraft.

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May 3, 2020  

SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 2) - Episode 68

This episode is the second of my 2 part creative scams series. That’s scams that are aimed, not at the general public, but specifically at those working in the creative industries.

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QUOTES:

Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious. B.C. Forbes

 

Cats have a scam going - you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that's the deal. Eddie Izzard

 

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

 

INTERVIEWEE: DARREN S COOK

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SPONSOR: Juvenile Delinquents / Big Bull Production

Website: https://jds.space/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdsthemovie/

 

References: 

 

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May 3, 2020  

SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 1) - Episode 67

This episode is about creative scams. That’s scams that are aimed, not at the general public, but specifically at those working in the creative industries.

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QUOTES:

It was the heart of any scam or fiddle -- keep the punter uncertain, or, if he is certain, make him certain of the wrong thing. Terry Pratchett

We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we're being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned? Guy Ritchie 

There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has never been easier, and the tools for committing electronic mischief on your enemies are cheap and widely accessible. Evgeny Morozov

Who is going to believe a con artist? Everyone, if she is good. Andy Griffith

A lot of hackers set up scam sites. They can impersonate a site like PayPal, for instance. Michael Demon Calce

Hollywood is largely about scammers and con men. It was my main livelihood for about 25 years, and the scams were beautiful and ugly, cheap and expensive, but, wow, were there a lot of scammers. Ben Stein

 

The next show #68 is available now.

 

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

 

SPONSOR: Juvenile Delinquents / Big Bull Production

Website: https://jds.space/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdsthemovie/

 

References: 

 

Thanks: Music by A Himitsu

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April 26, 2020  

TALKING SOCIAL MEDIA, PERSONAL BRANDING & MORE WITH GILLIAN DICK (Part 2) - Episode 66

In this episode and in the next I talk about social media marketing, personal branding and more with social media specialist and good friend Gillian Dick of the GoTo Agency in Glasgow.

CONTACT GILLIAN: 

 
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QUOTES:

Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. Tom Peters

 

The next show #66 will be released at the same time as this one.

 

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

 

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

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

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

 

SPONSOR:

Anna, of the Angus the Dogue Fanclub :-) for sponsoring the show.

 

References: None

 
 

Thanks: Music by A Himitsu

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April 26, 2020  

TALKING SOCIAL MEDIA, PERSONAL BRANDING & MORE WITH GILLIAN DICK (Part 1) - Episode 65

In this episode and in the next I talk about social media marketing, personal branding and more with social media specialist and good friend Gillian Dick of the GoTo Agency in Glasgow.

CONTACT GILLIAN: 

 
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QUOTES:

Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. Tom Peters

 

The next show #66 will be released at the same time as this one.

 

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

 

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

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

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

 

SPONSOR:

Anna, of the Angus the Dogue Fanclub :-) for sponsoring the show.

 

References: None

 
 

Thanks: Music by A Himitsu

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Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE

Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8

Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com

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April 19, 2020  

REJECTION AND RESILIENCE - Episode 64

Building RESILIENCE isn’t easy so in this show, I look at what exactly it is AND at strategies that will help you to create and maintain it.

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 QUOTES:

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. Sylvester Stallone 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

Some things are in our control and others not. We control our opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and whatever are NOT our actions. The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained and unhindered, but those not in our control are weak, slavish, restrained, belonging to others. Epictitus

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. Horace

I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us-I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side-then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up. Maya Angelou

Self-criticism is an art, not many are qualified to practice. Joyce Carol Oates

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow. Seth Godin

You'll never find rainbows, If you're looking down... Charlie Chaplin

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. Zig Ziglar

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. George C. Lorimer

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism. Sylvester Stallone 

Grain by grain, a loaf. Stone upon stone, a palace. George Bernard Shaw

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. Helen Keller

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison 

 

The next show #65 will be released on Sunday 26th April.

 

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

 

SPONSOR: Sheryl McAbee

 

References: 

 

 

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April 12, 2020  

10 AWESOME PRODUCTIVITY APPS WITH “PRODUCTIVITY MATTERS” HOST, JULIAN COSKY - Episode 63

In this episode, I discuss 10 productivity with Julian Cosky of the "Productivity Matters" podcast and discover how they can be used to make our lives more efficient and effective.

CONTACT JULIAN: 

 
The link for Julian's 8 week email course about online security is bit.ly/PM-OnlineSecurityCourse

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APPS DISCUSSED

TODOIST: https://todoist.com/

EVERNOTE: https://evernote.com/

GOOGLE DOCS: (click here)

SPARKMAIL: https://sparkmailapp.com/

FANTASTICAL 2: https://flexibits.com/fantastical

POCKET: https://getpocket.com/

BUFFER: https://buffer.com/

CANVA: https://www.canva.com/

MONEY DASHBOARD: https://www.moneydashboard.com/

 

QUOTES:

It's a lot easier to think of an app and write it than it is to convince people TO WANT IT. Steve Wozniak

 

The next show #63 will be released on Sunday 12th April and is about REJECTION and RESILIENCE.

 

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

 

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

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

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

 

SPONSOR:

PODCAST: https://www.buzzsprout.com/874639/episodes

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/tA0pLCsJLnU 

 

References: None

 
 

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April 5, 2020  

30 WAYS TO COMBAT STRESS - Episode 62

I look today at the causes of stress and 30 ways of coping with it.

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EPISODE REFERENCES:

THE POWER OF "NO" - https://filmproproductivity.podbean.com/e/harnessing-the-power-of-no-episode-2/

PRIORITIZING IS THE KEY - https://filmproproductivity.podbean.com/e/prioritising-is-the-key-episode-3-prioritizing/

PERFECTIONISM & WHY TO AVOID IT - https://filmproproductivity.podbean.com/e/perfectionism-why-to-avoid-it-episode-5/

FOUR HACKS TO BEAT PROCRASTINATION - https://filmproproductivity.podbean.com/e/four-hacks-to-beat-procrastination-episode-9/

 

QUOTES:

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. Hans Selye

You don't know what people are really like until they're under a lot of stress. Tim Allen

The physical symptoms of fight or flight are what the human body has learned over thousands of years to operate efficiently and at the highest level...anxiety is a cognitive interpretation of that physical response. John Eliot

Just because we're in a STRESSFUL situation doesn't mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don't let the storm get in YOU. Joel Osteen

I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don't even pay attention to things you don't. Bryan Cranston

Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls. Michelle Obama

For fast-acting relief try slowing down. Lily Tomlin

 

The next show #63 will be released on Sunday 12th April.

 

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

 

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

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

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

 

SPONSOR: SHIPYARD SHENANIGANS

PODCAST: https://www.buzzsprout.com/874639/episodes

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/tA0pLCsJLnU 

 

References: None

  1. https://reverehealth.com/live-better/stress-anxiety-can-affect-daily-life/
  2. https://www.azquotes.com/quote/962419
  3. https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/stress-tips.html
  4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322510#symptoms
  5. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322510#diagnosis
  6. https://www.azquotes.com/quote/533550
  7. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-stress
  8. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/understanding-stress/
  9. https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/fitness/9-exercises-stress-relief/
 

 

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND SCRIPTING BY: MEGAN REILLY

 

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April 2, 2020  

TALKING ANXIETY, MONEY WORRIES & FREELANCING WITH DAVID THOMAS - Episode 61

In this show, I talk to the highly experienced broadcaster, trainer and manager DAVID THOMAS of DAVID THOMAS MEDIA who has a keen interest in personal development and the professional motivation of others, honed through years as a team leader and trainer. This is one, not to be missed.

CONTACT DAVID: https://davidthomasmedia.com/contact/

Official Website: https://davidthomasmedia.com/

Twitter: @dtmtraining

& Personal Twitter: @davidowenthomas

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidthomasmedia/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidthomasmedia

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QUOTES:

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller

 

The next show #62 will be released on Sunday 5th April.

 

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

 

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

TWITTER: @filmproprodpod

FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity

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

 

SPONSOR:

PODCAST: https://www.buzzsprout.com/874639/episodes

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/tA0pLCsJLnU 

 

References: None

 
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