[Podcast] Ep103 Q&A: Eating Healthy on a Budget, How To Know if You Chose the Right Editing Path, and Balancing Your Career with Your Personal Life

Let’s face it: Working an intensely competitive and exhausting creative job is hard.

Just getting by is often all that’s possible, so the mere thought of trying to eat healthy while on a budget, follow the proper career path when all you need right now is a paycheck, and (God forbid) have a personal life outside of your job is downright terrifying.

In the latest installment of the #FitnessInPost Q&A podcast series Natalie Boschan and I tackle these subjects and more.

…and you may even hear about some of my online dating horror stories.

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Optimizing your nutrition on a budget
  • Learning to batch-prep your food
  • Zack’s tips for new editors navigating the industry
  • Natalie and Zack’s approach to food prepping
  • Organizing your grocery list with prices by location
  • How to redirect your career path toward your goals
  • Natalie’s early experiences with the post-production industry
  • Setting boundaries for using technology at home
  • Balancing your personal life with a film industry job
  • Zack’s experience traversing the strange world of online dating
  • Being honest with the people in your life about your time commitments

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Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of theTHAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Zack Arnold is an award-winning film & television editor (Burn Notice, Empire, Shooter, Glee), member of the American Cinema Editors, a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), and creator of the Optimize Yourself program (formerly ‘Fitness In Post’). He helps ambitious creative professionals like you learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your creative focus and minimize procrastination, depression, and burnout. After all, what’s the point of killing yourself for the sake of your career if you don’t have energy to spare for the most important people in your life?