The Optimize Yourself Podcast
with Zack Arnold
Design the more balanced, more productive, and more fulfilling creative career that you deserve…without sacrificing your health, your relationships, or your sanity in the process!
Hosted by Zack Arnold (ACE) - an award-winning Hollywood editor, producer, and director, a career strategist, an American Ninja Warrior, and a father of two - these raw, honest, & candid conversations will provide you with both the necessary tools to optimize your creative potential as well as inspire you to believe that you can!
Whether you're struggling with time management, networking, career development - or you’re just burned out - find the PERFECT episode for you!
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We Host Bestselling Authors, World-Class Athletes, Hollywood Legends, Elite Experts in a Variety of Fields, and Everyday People Achieving Extraordinary Things!
Focus & Productivity
Health & Wellness
Business & Career Advancement
Our Most Popular Episodes:
Ep118: Legendary Editor Walter Murch On Optimizing Creativity, Productivity, and Well-Being In Hollywood For 50+ Years
Ep105: Ramit Sethi on Forging The Path Towards Your Own ‘Rich Life’
Ep69: How I Landed My Dream Job Editing ‘Cobra Kai’ | with Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg
About the Host
Zack Arnold, ACE
Zack Arnold, ACE is an award-winning Hollywood editor and producer (shows such as Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, and Glee), a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), a career coach, a Spartan Racer & American Ninja Warrior, a father of two, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program & podcast.
I help ambitious creatives, artists, thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers just like you design your unique path towards the more balanced, more productive, and more fulfilling creative career (and life) that you deserve...without sacrificing your health, your relationships, or your sanity in the process.
Given how poorly our present educational system prepares creative minds to enter the real world in the 21st century, I provide the necessary "human skills" (I hate the term "soft" skills) to ensure you not only survive but thrive in your chosen craft. Whether it's time/energy/attention management, networking & relationship-building, communication, pitching your services, or simply building healthier habits so you have the energy to kick ass, Optimize Yourself provide the resources to help you build a more fulfilling & sustainable career.
My work has been featured in publications such as Variety, American Cinema Editors, NPR, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and I Will Teach You to Be Rich, and I've been a guest on such podcasts as Chris Guillabeau’s Side Hustle School (twice), The Leverage Podcast, Filmmaker Freedom, Hack the Entrepreneur, The Productivity Show, The Productivityist, The Unmistakable Creative, and many more.