At the epicenter of the conversation last August during the most contentious portion of the IATSE contract negotiation was perhaps the IA Stories Instagram account where IATSE members discovered they weren’t alone in enduring the horrors of working in Hollywood: Burnout, abusive working conditions, and sacrificing everything – including even their lives – to simply keep their jobs in the entertainment industry was apparently everyone’s story.
As creative professionals, the pressure to come up with new ideas and be daring is stressful at best, and debilitating at worst. This pressure leads to limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome, and procrastination. And if it persists over long periods of time…even total burnout. What if there was a better approach to reinventing yourself, your work, and even your health & body image so you could fully tap into your limitless creativity?
Learn from motivational speaker, author, and American Ninja Warrior how to become “Fail Proof” and embrace all of your imperfections and failures to ultimately achieve your own definition of success.
Two members of the costume department discuss the realities of working in Hollywood production, how they’ve been exploited, and most importantly what steps we can take to affect positive change in the entertainment industry.
In this community Q&A I have a candid conversation with my coaching students about how we can set proper boundaries and avoid exploitation…because whether we like it or not, a contract isn’t going to save us.
I and the Optimizer coaching & mentorship community discuss the upcoming strike vote and what we can do to support better working conditions in our industry for years (and decades) to come.
Never let others determine your value. Only you can determine your value. Are you willing to speak up for the respect you deserve?
Learn from bestselling author and founder of the University of Michigan “Emotion and Self-Control Laboratory” Ethan Kross how we can harness the voices in our heads to overcome limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome.
Learn from tentpole Hollywood feature film editor Alan Bell, ACE how he maintain healthy habits & routines to maintain optimal levels of creativity while working on the biggest projects in Hollywood.
Mob Scene co-founder and CEO Tom Grane discusses the importance of building team cultures that foster work-life balance and creativity, and he also shares what it takes to work for a company at the level of Mob Scene.
Learn from Dr. Edison de Mello how integrative medicine takes a more well-rounded approach to your overall health & well-being (as opposed to the traditional system simply helping you treat sickness).
This is the second of my two part interview where I’ve created a series of 20 specific questions I’m calling “20 Questions to Ask Your Mom On Mother’s Day”
For a long time, I’ve wanted to sit down and do an interview with my mother to ask her the big questions about life that we seldom (if ever) really discuss. I hope this interview inspires you to do the same.
Learn from integrative medical specialist Dr. Dave Jenkins about the many things in our modern lifestyles and environments that are causing brain damage, and the simple and practical steps we can take to reverse that damage.
Editor Jim Page tells the candid story of how he was fired for requesting a single day off for mental health, and what this says about everything that still needs to be fixed in the world of freelance creative work.