@TheReelSweetT’s Five Years

Having a plan is good.

Knowing and sticking with it and seeing it unfold everyday is bliss.

I had the very thing happen to me.

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Tanner Mitchell Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

Introverts are taking over the film world, and in the world in general.  That’s not to say that Extroverts can’t or don’t rule filmmaking, but a lot of scenarios are in favor of the introvert.  Tanner Mitchell of The Introverts Voice helps in this episode to differentiate between the shy and quiet people and who is considered Introverts.

We also discuss why might Introverts be more equipped to rule in the film world and in general.

1:45 – Just launched his podcast The Introvert’s Voice.

2:26 – What Tanner is most excited about.

5:20 – Where inspiration comes from.

“You can be the biggest help for yourself, or you can be your worst enemy.”

7:45 – Discuss the difference between being shy and an introvert.

9:42 – from INC.com – the 7 Reasons why Introverts now rule the world

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/why-introverts-now-rule-the-world.html

1. Introverts are superior storytellers.

“Story telling requires attention to details.”

“When you’re not trying to get attention, you give your attention to other things.”

2. Introverts are better listeners.

“When you want to be understood, go to your introvert friend.”

3. Introverts feel at home online.

4. They aren’t ball hogs.

“Doesn’t want to be the center of attention.”

5. Introverts make better bosses.

6. They’re more social than you think.

“Introverts crave 1-on-1 personal relationships.”

“Recharging the introvert’s batter (energy).”

7. A lonely heart makes for more creativity.

  • No distractions
  • Meditation
  • Alone time in your head
    • “More creativity blossoms.”

25:00 – Ideas, creativity; a numbers game

“Setting your true north for the day.”

28:00 – His achievements over his life and career.

30:36 – Harder to get started or going?

“Being consistent, showing up everyday, that’s what really,really matters.”

33:00 – Challenges – Resolutions and habits

35:30 – “Introverts are in their minds a lot.” 

“They have a lot of Ideas. They’re Idea Machines.”

37:50 – Actor’s Actresses and Being Shy

44:00 – Introverts and Extroverts

46:17 Bonus Round

“If I have a good idea, I’m going to put on my marathon shoes and I’m going to make It happen and you’ll see me in 15-20 years doing the same thing and making it work.”

 

www.theintrovertsvoice.com – The Introverts Voice website

https://www.facebook.com/The-Introverts-Voice-2059216301024307/ Facebook Fan Page

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Rob Choe Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

As we all know IN THE FILM WORLD, having a purpose for writing a script for a feature or a tv show could MAKE or break your whole storyline. In this episode I called upon someone who is helping people to discover, rediscover their purpose of themselves.

And that is why I invited Robin Choe In The Film World. He is someone I HAD connected with through another popular podcaster and life entrepreneur Lewis Howes of the School of Greatness. We were both a part of his online mastermind school of Greatness, 10.0 back in June/July 2017.

We talk on the 5 key reasons why purpose is lost as well as how to find it again. Now please let me introduce the one the only Robin Choe!

Breaking down the show:

:40 – Having a purpose

2:00 – How we got connected – Through the School of Greatness with Lewis Howes.

3:30 – What excites Rob!

5:00 – What gifts does Rob see of himself.

6:00 – Finding a purpose for what you are trying to do.  What does it really mean?
“Having the End game in mind.” and “Knowing where you will finish.”

7:55 – Why purpose is important?

9:25 – Why / When Rob Started DOD – Dads overcoming Divorce group, how he got into podcasting as well.
“Why am I here?” The question that most people ask themselves.

13:00 – Benefits of writing, journaling, creating content, idea generation.

14:25 – DOD – A little more about the group Rob started.

19:53 – Most influence leading to DOD.

21:00 – SOGA = School of Greatness Academy (w/ Lewis Howes)

26:00 – “Embrace your failure.  Celebrate your wins.”
“Train your mind into thinking I want to do more of that.”

Touch on Benefits of positive Self talk.

Talk to yourself as a mother or grandmother would talk to you.

“Coaching our brain into celebrating our wins.”  “Success will eventually come.”

28:15 – Celebrating Failures and Why we should totally do this.

  • Rob talks about a huge failure that he has come to like celebrating – Divorce Parties.

Find the lesson behind your failures.

33:15 – Transition to a more positive lighted topic

5 Reasons People NEVER discover their purpose – The first reason

39:00 – The second reason

“I had to stop caring what other people thought.”

“Stopping to try to impress everybody.”

-Stumping the idea of equating going to college as successful.

“I started to unlock the power that I knew I had.”

42:00 – the third reason why people never discover their purpose.

“I love silence, I really enjoy it.”

46:26 – the fourth reason

“Write those thoughts out so you can see them.”

“Knowing your weaknesses is not a bad thing.”

49:00 – The fifth reason why people never discover their purpose.

And how you can VALUE the Unconscious mind.

56:00 – bonus round

“A story is what people will remember.”

“The Story reverts back to the lesson.”

 

 

www.robinchoe.com/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/therobinchoe
Twitter: www.twitter.com/therobinchoe
Facebook: www.facebook.com/therobinchoe/

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Evan George Vourazeris Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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 You can catch Evan on a few episodes of the Netflix series Ozark. We talk about that as well as the challenges that he has had on his journey towards his dream of acting.

3:00 – We go into his start of his Ozark role “Tuck” in Season 1 and Season 2 on Netflix.

How Evan was part of the Night of Superstars in Downtown Houston, for people with disabilities. And What Evan is excited about in his life at the moment.

9:44 – What is Evan Grateful for?

11:35 – How did Evan get to where he is?

“I never stopped.”

“It’s in my heart.”

“I’m going to reach for all my stars.”

“And that’s never going to change.”

“Because I love what I do.”

“I love acting. Acting is my life.”

13:40 – How he ran into a networking / connection at a Movie premier. Talks about something that is not ideal that happened in a car wreck on the way to the premier.

“It takes the moments to change a life a lot of the time.”

16:00 – Some other work Evan has been apart of.

A Collab project with Norman Fitts in Houston, Texas. Titled: Joy Comes in the Morning, can be seen on Amazon Prime.

32:00 – Anything else considered by Evan that he likes to do besides acting.
Help others as acting coach, volunteering. Evan is a advocate for the Anti Bullying event called I AM BULLY FREE.

34:25 – What does Evan love most about acting?

39:00 – How to get started with a talent agency?

42:30 – Evan’s work can be found on youtube. and he is always up posting stories on Instagram, about his journey as an actor in this world.

43:00 – Final Bonus Questions:

“Always be nice to people.”

1) 3 Movies that Evan thinks best represent his life.
2) Why film industry is important?
3) What do you want to learn from someone with success?

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Vincent Rapisardi Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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We talk about a very important in not just Film but everywhere in general.
Being Authentic is extremely important in what we do in our lives. Vincent Rapisardi is an online reporter for www.bigblueunbiased.com, a site that he built and developed.

2:18 – Inspiration: Where does it come from?

3:55 – Getting Creative – What does it mean to be creative?

6:00 – Vincent says what needs to be said.

9:00 – Can Vincent pick out the authentic movies/tv shows vs. the non-authentics?

12:03 – Vincent’s key things to dtermine authenticity.

13:30 – Told a lie to help people feel good?

“I would rather someone be honest with me..”

14:40 – Why people are politically correct? 

“Save yourself from getting backlash.”

16:00 – Would you do anything as a do over or to make it better than before?

17:10 – Be yourself

“Easier said than done.”

18:20 – Living in the moment – Why is it so hard?

20:50 – Why do people lie? 

“People want to shove [their] problems away.”

22:00 – Why people tell the truth?

23:30 – Most important thing in being authentic is…

24:10 – Steps Vincent Recommends in being authentic.

“…at the end of the day, you gotta live with yourself.”

“It’s tough for people to do… because they’re afraid of the consequences.”

27:56 – Three truths.

“Authenticity matters.”

“Important to be aware. Book smarts can be a little bit overrated.”

“Be a good decision maker.”

“Be real with people.”

 

Find him here:
www.facebook.com/vinny.rapisardi

or

www.facebook.com/RapisardiVincent/

or on Twitter

twitter.com/vincerapisardi.

 

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I Saw Myself Here 5 Years Ago

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There are success stories everywhere you look. Whether the story is downloaded on the web and social media or heard by interacting with people. Everyone is different and people tend to have a different approach when living their life. My story is kind of cool…. Five years ago, I myself had made the first step towards what I want in a career.

A couple months after I started working for FOX Sports one night, one of the bosses took the lead in the nightly meeting. We touched on the news of the day, and what the night crew should be looking out for as far as content for the websites.

As we were getting ready to break loose to get started on our tasks, we were introduced to an eye-opener. She asked us, rhetorically, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I knew the answer to that right away. My answer to myself was, “I saw myself working with a production crew.” That was roughly October of 2010.

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

That talk happened at the beginning of my 5 years with FOX. Today, 2015, I remain working for FOX Sports. During this stretch of time I recognized a progression from the first to the current year.

THE FIRST YEAR – AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT

You have to start somewhere right?   After the question was posed to us, from there on the whole year for me was about being aware of what I wanted. One of the things also mentioned, to not just see yourself where you want to be, but act as if you are there already. Treat your current role as if you were in your dream career.

Keep in mind that the first year in a new career everything is new. You’re learning a new way to be. It’s all about being aware of what you want, because without that awareness of your goals, you have no clear path.

“…without that awareness of your goals, you have no clear path.”

THE SECOND YEAR – LEARN SOMETHING NEW

I have the awareness; I know what I want to do, where I want to be. But there is a bit of an obstacle that I run into. Obstacles are all over the place, that’s a guarantee. It is time to start thinking about change so I can clear obstacles. It just so happens the crew was starting to learn a new task that was quite huge.

“…change so I can clear obstacles.”

We not only had our initial task of publishing clips, now the department started to live stream events over the web. There was a learning curve that came with this task because live streaming hasn’t been done on a large scale like we did it before then.

THE THIRD YEAR – THE CHANGE IN ME

You know how in the military one of the first things a new recruit goes through is boot camp or basic training? The purpose of that training is rebooting your mind leading to a change of how it controls your body’s reactions. There is a change that takes place. The same thing happened to me in this third year. This was the year of rejection for me. I needed to change. It wasn’t enough that I knew what I wanted to do and that I had began to embrace change.

I needed to change.”

The department was being disintegrated and transferred while the staff was looking for their next role. I did so too. I reached out to a couple of postings and job roles that were made available. I ended up going for three different interviews, and getting rejected every step of the way. The third rejection really sunk in. For about a day it was the lowest point emotionally of this five-year progression. The good news, the progression started rising back up ever since that day, and I still had a job to keep me going.

The important thing to take from this was that this was the moment I needed to realize that where I was in my career didn’t jive right. And to this day I am thankful that I didn’t land any of those positions I interviewed for. At the time of the interviews, if offered any of the positions, I would have accepted one I really wasn’t looking for.

“…this was the moment I needed…”

THE FOURTH YEAR – EFFECTS OF CHANGE CREATE MORE CHANGE

That third interview and rejection came in July 2013. A year or so back I had actually been introduced to a non-profit organization, you may have heard about Toastmasters International. Right after my third interview and rejection, the following month I started to look at Toastmasters clubs in the area. I found one and joined up after visiting as a guest.

Most people who look to join a Toastmasters club usually have the fear. The fear of public speaking, the fear of locking up while giving a public presentation, the fear of what people think of you. And there are other (hidden) benefits of joining Toastmasters too.

Let’s just say, I took advantage of all of the above benefits. The one thing that I lacked was the confidence to be myself. I reached out for help, and here came Toastmasters to the rescue. Today, I am overflowing with confidence.

“Today, I am overflowing with confidence.”

THE FIFTH YEAR – A BETTER VERSION OF ME

Just over two years with Toastmasters and five years working for FOX, the last four years up to this point (in the 5th year) have been a hell of a journey. I started right out of college on an emotional high. I had been broken down and had my heart pretty much ripped from my body for a little while. But as I complete the fifth year, remembering everything I have gone through in the last four, I notice a better version of myself that even I didn’t think possible.

I am getting ready to start the next phase of my journey. By the way, in this next role I just accepted, I will be working with a studio production team at a regional sports network.   Is that where I saw myself back in 2010? It’s pretty damn close!

“I will be working with a studio production team”

I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge of myself as well as the process of development. Things don’t usually develop overnight; just like in my case, it takes several years. The key is not to rush it but to enjoy it as it’s happening, learn from it.

In today’s world, people are in a hurry so much to get where they’re going they forget to stop and enjoy the journey. You have no control over the timing, so don’t try and adjust it. Let progress take its natural course.

“Things don’t usually develop overnight…”