Chris Salters is a freelance editor, as well as a long time member of the Optimize Yourself Coaching program. Today we talk about how Chris reached out to me after “dropping the ball” & being fired.
Ep204: [CASE STUDY] How to Make Your Dream Project a Reality | with Matt Allen and Matthew Gentile
As both Matt and Matthew share here, so much of your potential success comes down to your mindset as well as your ability to do proper cold outreach.
Ep192: [CASE STUDY] How a Single Outreach Email Led to a Dream Job at Marvel | with Matthew Farrugia
My interview with Matthew will cover the exact cold outreach email networking steps he learned in the Optimizer program that took him from working in a paint store to, as he calls it, “working jobs he thought would be his endgame.” (pun intended Marvel fans)
Ep172: [CASE STUDY] Landing Your Dream Job Isn’t About “Luck,” It’s About Strategy | with Fabian Corrado & Nick Towle
When Optimizer students Nick Towle and Fabian Corrado originally came to me, neither one of them knew each other. But they both knew they were tired of the jobs they had, they felt stuck after trying for years to make a seemingly impossible career change, and they were ready to do anything to get on the right path.
Ep160: Convincing People You Can Do The Job (When You Don’t Have the Credits) | with Chris Patterson
Learn how Chris Patterson, an incredibly successful 1st AE on top-tier features, overcame his networking struggles to land a gig on a feature as the lead editor.
Ep159: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs (and Lack of Experience) to Break Into Scripted Television | with Marcella Garcia
Learn how Mexican-American editor Marcella Garcia overcame her limiting beliefs (and lack of experience in long form) to break into the world of scripted television.
Ep147: [CASE STUDY] From Total Burnout to Shooting for the Moon (Literally) | with David J. Turner
Learn how Eddie nominated editor David J. Turner evaluated the way he works and lives to go from being totally burned out and afraid of taking on new work to literally having the confidence and energy to apply for a trip to the moon.
Ep146: [CASE STUDY] From “Out of Ideas” to Becoming an Idea Machine | with Paul Del Vecchio
Learn how writer/director Paul Del Vecchio overcame the anxieties and fears that caused him to always say ‘Yes’ to other people’s projects (even when they were the wrong fit) so he could focus on developing his own projects.
Ep145: [CASE STUDY] Navigating a Difficult Career Transition | with Sam Lavin
Learn how writer/director Sam Lavin made the transition from 2nd to 1st AD, and how she’s developed laser-sharp focus to make sure her next step is landing in the director’s chair.
Ep119: [Case Study] Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Better Managing Your Time, And Making the Most of This Pandemic | with Ariel Fujita, Kristi Shimek, and Maxton Waller
For many, this pandemic has been paralyzing. For others, a motivating call to action. 3 amazing guests share how they’ve overcome obstacles…
[CASE STUDY] Why I Said No to a Job (A Great One)…During a Pandemic
Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: I said “No” to a job…a great job…for a HUGE network…during a pandemic.
Ep87: [CASE STUDY] Why People Don’t Respond to Your Cold Outreach (and How to Get a Response) | with Scott Davis
Learn the most common mistakes people make when reaching out to potential mentors, colleagues, & people they want to work with… and what to fix to skyrocket your response rate.
Ep76: Transitioning to Scripted Television (Without Becoming an AE) | with Phil Habeger & Toni Ann Carabello
Becoming an AE (assistant editor) isn’t the only path to editing scripted television. Learn more in my conversation with experienced reality editors Phil Habeger and Toni Ann Carabello as they explore their options.
Ep71: To Assist or Not to Assist…That Is the Question (pt 2) | with Wellington Harrison
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an indie editor is the best route for Wellington Harrison in part 2 of this podcast interview.
Ep70: To Assist or Not to Assist…That Is the Question (pt 1) | with Chris Cavanagh
Choosing between the assist editing route vs the editing route is not an easy choice. Learn why becoming an assistant was the best route for Chris Cavanagh in part 1 of this podcast interview.
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