Today Philippe shares with us the story of his own drastic and unexpected career shift, which came as a result of reaching burnout, unfulfillment, and illness despite having “reached the pinnacle of success.”
Ep218: How to Know (Without a Doubt) If It’s Time to Quit | with Annie Duke
Annie walks us through the specific techniques she teaches for the art of decision making, and how you can apply these to your life (and choices) moving forward.
Ep217: How to Live a Better Life Simply by Asking Better Questions | with Marc Champagne
Marc breaks down what makes a “high value question” (it’s far more simple than you think). We discuss simple questions you can start with to begin changing your life, as well as how a simple practice of journaling can support this process.
Ep216: Chase Jarvis On Building Your Network of ‘A-Gamers,’ Designing the Life You Want, and Fulfilling Your ‘Creative Calling’
Chase Jarvis and I discuss key strategies you can use to intentionally use your creative calling, as well as how to surround yourself with the right people that will support your creativity and goals along with it.
Ep215: How to Build Your Community, Intuition & Resilience in Order to Succeed as an Artist | with Kristina Snyder
Kristina and I covered many topics, including surrounding yourself with the right people and trusting your deeper intuition, even if you feel uncertain about where you’re ultimately headed.
Ep214: What Creativity Is, How It Works, and the Laws to Learning It | with Joey Cofone
In our conversation, we discuss what creativity really is, how it works, and the ways in which anyone can learn these essential concepts and unleash their own creativity (yes, you can LEARN how to be creative).
Ep213: How to Break Into Any Industry (Without Having Experience) | with Niceole Levy
My conversation with Niceole is as non-traditional as her pathway to Hollywood, but I have no doubt you’ll receive even more advice on breaking into the industry (or further climbing your current ladder) because of it.
Ep211: Severance Creator Dan Erickson On Staying True to Your Creative Vision, Becoming An “Overnight Success,” and the Blurred Lines Between Work & Life
This episode offers valuable insights into the making of Severance, as well as practical tips for anyone striving to find balance in their own life (I even put Dan on the Hot Seat to help him tackle his current work-life balance challenges).
Ep210: All Quiet On the Western Front Writer/Producer Lesley Paterson On Unleashing Your True Creative (and Athletic) Potential
The advice Lesley has to share with you about how to push through any obstacle between you and your own finish line is as inspiring as her own incredible story, and I can’t wait for you to listen.
Ep201: What I’ve Learned About Life From 200 Interviews with Amazing Human Beings | with Zack Arnold
In this episode, Optimize Yourself Podcast Producer, Debby Germino, puts me on the hot seat by digging deep into my story of creating the podcast, the coaching & mentorship program, and all of the personal and professional struggles I’ve experienced along the way.
Ep199: The Business & Craft of Trailer Editing, Making Your Side Hustle Your Career, and Staying Motivated Along the Way | with Chris MacDonald
In today’s conversation with Chris, he and I discuss perhaps the most important key mindset to learning, growing, and succeeding whether you are a craftsperson or entrepreneur – “The Beginner’s Mind.”
Ep198: Terrified to Make a Big Change In Your Life? Start By “Showing Up Small” | with Eddy Roche
I have no doubt that Eddy’s immense amount of positivity and as he calls it, “irrational optimism” will motivate you to take the first small steps towards something much bigger in your life.
Ep197: On Authenticity, Luck, and Designing Life (and Footwear) On Your Own Terms | with Xero Shoes CEO Steven Sashen
One wonderful side effect of our chat is that Steven Steven is showing us all how we can redefine success, failure, love, and life.
Ep196: How to Become Oscar-level Successful (Without Being a Dick) | with Peter Ramsey
No matter your creative career ambitions and the obstacles standing between you and your goals, Peter’s inspiring story and infectious optimism will motivate you to push past your own limits and design your dream career.
Ep195: When Being a “People Pleaser” Goes Too Far (and How to Set Boundaries) | with Lisa Robison, CCE
If you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over (particularly when it comes to burnout and over committing to too many projects), or if you feel as if you’ve been ‘paying your dues’ far longer than you anticipated, this conversation is for you.