The Optimize Yourself Podcast

with Zack Arnold

Built by creative professionals for creative professionals, at Optimize Yourself we believe it is absolutely possible to love what you do for a living…without having to sacrifice your health, relationships, or sanity in the process.

Creative burnout is NOT inevitable!


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About the Host

Zack Arnold, ACE

Zack Arnold, ACE is an award-winning Hollywood film & TV editor (shows such as Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Underground, and Glee), a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), father of two, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program & podcast.

Zack helps people “do better” by teaching them how to more effectively manage their time, their energy, and their creativity so they can produce higher quality work in less time (and ultimately become productivity ninjas). Zack helps people “be better” by helping them achieve all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people, things, and passions in their lives…all without sacrificing their health (or sanity) in the process.

Zack’s mission is to inspire people to step outside their comfort zones and take back their health so they feel empowered to reach their fullest potential. In his ‘free time,’ Zack races in Tough Mudder and Spartan Race competitions (pre-Covid, at least), and for the past two and a half years he has been training for the popular television show American Ninja Warrior (with P90X creator and fitness legend Tony Horton as his trainer).

Zack has spoken across the country at numerous events and conventions about optimizing creativity and work-life balance. His work has been featured in publications such as NPR, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and I Will Teach You to Be Rich, and he has 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, and many more.

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