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Episode 1 - Alex Ferrari: Follow Your Dreams, but don’t be an Idiot

Ep. 1

What’s your mission?


What impact does your mission have on others or on yourself?


Following your dreams and establishing a real, meaningful cause is essential to success in work and life. Finding motivation, routines, mindset, and path to follow can be tricky and exhausting in the process. In the end, if you allow yourself to embark on that journey, it will be worth it. You’ll hopefully find your own personal freedom—and your wallet will thank you, too.


On today’s episode, I talk with Alex Ferrari, the film hustle guru. Having been chewed up and spit out by the film industry over the last 20-some years, he has continuously anchored himself to his passion and mission. Now, as he continues to work in film, podcasts, and more, he works every day to help others follow their dreams, too.


Alex shares about his own experiences—including his own struggle with an inflated ego and imposter syndrome—and the key moments, strategies, and mindset shifts that resulted in his massive accomplishments today.


So get ready to learn about finding your mission and building your own marketing machine.


Some Questions I Ask:

  • How’d you get to where you are today? (0:15)
  • What drives you? (15:11)
  • What do you believe contributed to establishing your authority in the film industry? (20:40)
  • What’s your morning routine? (26:23)
  • If you could give your 18-year-old self advice, would it be? (28:54)
  • Any advice to listeners? (30:38)


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Alex’s motivations behind the work. (0:24)
  • Why people struggle with imposter syndrome. (5:50)
  • How reprogramming yourself shifts your trajectory and opens up new opportunities. (8:03)
  • How to create a sense of “normal” that serves you best. (11:07)
  • How Alex outworks others in his industries. (13:47)
  • Why you’re only competing with yourself. (16:35)
  • The two biggest things that lead to success in life and work. (22:54)
  • Why looking at the long-game and employing patience is vital to success. (29:01)


Resources:

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


Connect with Alex:

Indie Film Hustle Website

Alex’s Website

Indie Film Hustle TV

The Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Indie Film Hustle Blog by Alex Ferrari

Shooting for the Mob by Alex Ferrari

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

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Episode 2 - Dr G: Finding Time to Thrive in Your Work

Ep. 2
Are you living life to the fullest? Everyone needs a job or an occupation to be financially stable and independently survive. But is the work you’re doing allowing you to truly thrive? Is spending time on that work really worth it? In this episode, I talk with Dr. G, host of The Truth Prescription Podcast. He seems to have cracked the code to combining work, happiness, success, and overall balance. He has specifically structured his life in a way that allows him to access his best energy for his best productive performance. Dr. G shares some of his own personal stories and his path to success. With this, he shares how to cultivate joy in your work, find your identity, and how to manage any inevitable doubts. So get ready to learn about finding yourself in your work and discovering joy along the way. Some Questions I Ask: How did you get to where you are today? (0:26)How do you structure your life in a way that allows you to accomplish so much? (4:28)What doubts do you struggle with? (7:53)If you wrote a book about your journey so far, what would it be titled? (12:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Dr. G jump-starts his days. (4:40)What motivates Dr. G to chase his dreams. (7:06)How the creative process cultivates joy. (9:41)Why it’s important to understand who you are. (12:32)Some tips for starting a business online. (14:06)Resources: Authority Marketing MachineConnect with Dr. G: The Truth Prescription PodcastInstagram