April 12, 2022

Overcoming Creative Mental Block

Overcoming Creative Mental Block

You started a creative project. You got about 6 steps into it. Now you're completely out of ideas and have no clue what to do. If this sounds like you join Aaron Machado and I as we talk about how to overcome those creative mental blocks.  

🤝 Connect with Aaron Machado https://www.instagram.com/aaronmacho/

Connect with Billy Thorpe https://www.1sheet.pro/billythorpe 

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.480 --> 00:00:05.559 Now here's something we all can really like. You're listening to creating daily. 2 00:00:05.879 --> 00:00:09.160 There's something wrong with you. You know that because you and I are like 3 00:00:09.199 --> 00:00:12.880 a mullets. It is the is the business. So he's the front part 4 00:00:12.880 --> 00:00:15.880 of the haircut and then I'm the party in the back. I think they're 5 00:00:15.960 --> 00:00:21.719 hilarious. Speaks to me. It's like he's saying what I'm thinking. What 6 00:00:21.960 --> 00:00:26.000 is going on? Everybody? Welcome to another episode of creating daily. I'm 7 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:29.399 your host, Billy Thorpe, and yeah, I do Cook Beg with my 8 00:00:29.440 --> 00:00:31.480 shirt off. I can to come up with something else. You know, 9 00:00:31.480 --> 00:00:35.600 I thought about saying like I'm your non award winning podcast, live stream host 10 00:00:35.719 --> 00:00:38.320 or whatever, just to pick on the gurus. You know who you are. 11 00:00:38.320 --> 00:00:43.240 I'm looking at you anyway, so I'll stop being so I'm trying to 12 00:00:43.280 --> 00:00:45.679 be creative. I get creative block. I'm trying to overcome it. I 13 00:00:45.719 --> 00:00:49.479 get my friend Aaron coming on here in a few minutes to help me overcome 14 00:00:49.520 --> 00:00:53.159 creative mental blocks. I can come up with good intro for this show, 15 00:00:53.200 --> 00:00:56.119 but we'll get a really great show for you. So if your Creator and 16 00:00:56.200 --> 00:00:58.799 you maybe you start a project. I don't know if you've done this before. 17 00:00:58.880 --> 00:01:00.799 Maybe I'm in a boat of my own, but I've literally started a 18 00:01:00.880 --> 00:01:07.239 project, got ten, fifteen, twenty episodes, pages whatever into it and 19 00:01:07.239 --> 00:01:10.120 then all of a sudden, like how do I get past this, man? 20 00:01:10.159 --> 00:01:11.079 I can't, I can't get past it. Maybe I don't finish a 21 00:01:11.079 --> 00:01:15.640 project, maybe I quit early and I don't really reach the full potential that 22 00:01:15.680 --> 00:01:18.200 project. So we're going to be talking with with Aaron here a few minutes 23 00:01:18.280 --> 00:01:19.760 talk about how do you get over that, how to get over some of 24 00:01:19.760 --> 00:01:23.599 those things that's going to keep you locked up mentally. But before we do, 25 00:01:23.680 --> 00:01:26.120 I get a couple little segments for you, as always. So here 26 00:01:26.120 --> 00:01:32.560 we go. What it's toll time with the eating daily. All right, 27 00:01:32.599 --> 00:01:34.840 this is my new segment called tool time, and this is where I share 28 00:01:34.879 --> 00:01:38.920 my favorite tools with you. Now this is a new one. It's called 29 00:01:38.079 --> 00:01:42.280 Zoom I s. So it's made by a company called Liminal, and I 30 00:01:42.319 --> 00:01:46.480 was actually kind of forced to get this because the live streaming software I use 31 00:01:46.719 --> 00:01:49.000 was having a little bit of trouble with their interview mode and I was in 32 00:01:49.040 --> 00:01:53.280 a pinch because I'm doing these live shows every day and I'm looking for ways 33 00:01:53.319 --> 00:01:57.840 to bring in consistent video from guests. It's not all choppy and whacked out. 34 00:01:57.079 --> 00:02:00.519 Sounds good, looks good. So I came across zoom ISO. I 35 00:02:00.920 --> 00:02:06.439 S oh, and what it does? It generates individual video outputs from each 36 00:02:06.480 --> 00:02:12.039 participant in zoom and then you can put it into like different software like Ekam 37 00:02:12.159 --> 00:02:14.680 or, you know, I don't know, about restream, maybe like whatever, 38 00:02:14.719 --> 00:02:17.199 like software on your computer, I guess I should say, but anyway, 39 00:02:17.199 --> 00:02:21.599 like a switcher, any kind of like encoder, media servers, all 40 00:02:21.599 --> 00:02:25.159 that kind of fun stuff. It is macios only or Mac Os, like 41 00:02:25.240 --> 00:02:30.000 IOS and Os mixed up, but that is what it is, and you 42 00:02:30.039 --> 00:02:32.680 can even do like hd video and all that stuff. This really saved my 43 00:02:32.719 --> 00:02:36.439 tail. So we'll see how it works. I used it yesterday, I'm 44 00:02:36.439 --> 00:02:39.199 going to use it today and we'll see. You know how the video is. 45 00:02:39.240 --> 00:02:44.479 But if you're having struggles bringing in those guests in certain applications, this 46 00:02:44.560 --> 00:02:47.280 did it for me. All right, let's jump over to our creator highlights. 47 00:02:47.520 --> 00:02:53.560 New Cooking necessary and now assembly required. It's got to be fun, 48 00:02:53.680 --> 00:02:57.319 all right, if you were a creator and you're looking to be on other 49 00:02:57.360 --> 00:03:00.759 people shows, to expand your brand, to expand your reach, check out 50 00:03:00.840 --> 00:03:05.520 one sheet pro. You go to onheet dot pro, Billy Thorpe, you 51 00:03:05.520 --> 00:03:07.439 can check out my one sheet and you can sign up off of that and 52 00:03:07.479 --> 00:03:12.159 if you pay for a pro subscription, I get a kick back off of 53 00:03:12.159 --> 00:03:15.759 it because it has an auto affiliate program built right into it. They also 54 00:03:15.800 --> 00:03:20.400 have a directory of like all the people who have a onesheet pro that you 55 00:03:20.439 --> 00:03:23.520 can rank in. The more you share, the more you grow over there 56 00:03:23.520 --> 00:03:25.280 on one sheet. So if you haven't checked it out, be sure to 57 00:03:25.360 --> 00:03:29.479 do that and get your own one sheet. And it's a digital one sheets. 58 00:03:29.479 --> 00:03:32.159 That makes it really easy and awesome. Now today's creator highlight goes, 59 00:03:32.240 --> 00:03:36.400 I guess, to date line in BC. Like I'm not a big news 60 00:03:36.479 --> 00:03:40.159 fan or whatever, but this is a really good series of shows called the 61 00:03:40.159 --> 00:03:45.879 thing about Pam. Pretty cool project. So I'm just read the description here 62 00:03:45.879 --> 00:03:50.319 says two days after Christmas in Two Thousand and eleven, Russ, fiery, 63 00:03:50.400 --> 00:03:53.919 I can't fit for Eya. That's he's pronounce it, came home from game 64 00:03:53.039 --> 00:03:57.400 night to find his wife, betsy dead. He was soon charged and convicted 65 00:03:57.520 --> 00:04:00.039 of her murder, just because he's the husband. That's what they do. 66 00:04:00.719 --> 00:04:03.840 But Russ insisted that he did not kill his wife and anyway set off all 67 00:04:03.879 --> 00:04:06.960 this chain of stuff and in this lady Pam is a whack job. So 68 00:04:08.639 --> 00:04:11.280 go check that out if you're looking for something creative to listen to, if 69 00:04:11.319 --> 00:04:14.639 you like true crime stuff, that is definitely a true crime and that is 70 00:04:14.680 --> 00:04:17.639 a crazy story and I wanted to highlight it. So thanks a lot, 71 00:04:17.720 --> 00:04:23.199 dateline NBC. I'll just promote you more than actually know what when you promote 72 00:04:23.199 --> 00:04:25.800 me. I know you're listening to this, Keith Morrison. Won't you promote 73 00:04:25.839 --> 00:04:28.480 me a little bit? Huh, scratch billies back. But anyway, go 74 00:04:28.639 --> 00:04:31.199 check that out. So uper fun and they didn't have any creative blocks. 75 00:04:31.319 --> 00:04:35.120 I loved it. I watched the Netflix special or the Hulu special or whatever 76 00:04:35.160 --> 00:04:39.480 it was on, and then I also listen to that because I like that 77 00:04:39.519 --> 00:04:43.839 story so much and it was pretty interesting to see the two different audio and 78 00:04:43.879 --> 00:04:47.920 then audio and video. So anyway, pretty creative story and if you are 79 00:04:48.000 --> 00:04:50.839 true crime podcaster, maybe you could pick up some tips and tricks, because 80 00:04:50.839 --> 00:04:55.199 I really enjoyed the audio experience, but not as much. I'm going to 81 00:04:55.279 --> 00:04:59.639 enjoy this experience. My friend Aaron from the wet down podcast. He and 82 00:04:59.759 --> 00:05:02.199 his buddies cohost this show, but today we're going to be talking a little 83 00:05:02.240 --> 00:05:05.639 bit about that, but more about how do you overcome those creative mental blocks. 84 00:05:05.959 --> 00:05:09.959 So, without further ado, I'm going to shut up. As always, 85 00:05:09.959 --> 00:05:13.519 bring on my friend Aaron and reminding to I'm mute, if he hasn't 86 00:05:13.560 --> 00:05:15.759 already, because I didn't meet you. He's a pro. What's up, 87 00:05:15.759 --> 00:05:18.639 man, not too much, man, thank you for having me. I 88 00:05:18.639 --> 00:05:21.839 appreciate the time. Yeah, man, absolutely. Hey, I appreciate your 89 00:05:21.879 --> 00:05:26.120 time. I know you're very busy. Or Dad, your husband, your 90 00:05:26.279 --> 00:05:30.279 podcast host, a creator, you're doing all the things in some man, 91 00:05:30.279 --> 00:05:32.800 I appreciate you coming on the show and dropping some gyms. How do we 92 00:05:32.839 --> 00:05:36.720 get out of our own headspace? I don't want to drop too many gems, 93 00:05:36.759 --> 00:05:41.439 man, I need all the money I can get right now. When 94 00:05:41.480 --> 00:05:44.319 I keep you, got to keep these rubies to myself. Sometimes can't give 95 00:05:44.360 --> 00:05:47.560 him away. I'm keeping my gym. Sorry, Miss. So let's dive 96 00:05:47.639 --> 00:05:50.240 in. First of all, we'll talk about, you know, kind of 97 00:05:50.240 --> 00:05:54.720 your Creator experience. This is something I probably should do on the show more 98 00:05:54.759 --> 00:05:57.560 often, but I usually just dive right in. But you know, I 99 00:05:57.560 --> 00:05:59.319 are still getting to know each other a little bit. So, man, 100 00:05:59.399 --> 00:06:03.279 give me a little backstory on your Creator journey here. So I'd say I'm 101 00:06:03.319 --> 00:06:10.120 about nineteen to twenty months in. We decided during the pandemic, we got 102 00:06:10.160 --> 00:06:13.920 bored, Group of my buddies and I that everybody was streaming technology. You 103 00:06:13.920 --> 00:06:17.720 couldn't really see anybody and of course the pandemic changed everyone's life. So we 104 00:06:17.759 --> 00:06:21.120 had to figure out ways to be human again, and that was the way 105 00:06:21.160 --> 00:06:26.040 we did it was through a podcast. We created something. We took what 106 00:06:26.120 --> 00:06:30.959 our ideas and just fun our Shenanigan's, you know, boys jokes, Locker 107 00:06:30.040 --> 00:06:33.439 Room Jokes, where hockey players were veterans were marines, like. There's all 108 00:06:33.439 --> 00:06:38.879 sorts of just there's never a dull moment in our conversation. So we decided 109 00:06:38.920 --> 00:06:41.839 that we'd like to let people hear what we have to say and if it 110 00:06:41.879 --> 00:06:45.519 weighs anything to them, great, if it doesn't, know, no harm, 111 00:06:45.560 --> 00:06:48.360 no foul, I guess. So we just try to have as much 112 00:06:48.399 --> 00:06:51.079 fun as we can. Yeah, man, that sounds so. Would you. 113 00:06:51.120 --> 00:06:56.240 Would you say that most of your that most of your audience reflects who 114 00:06:56.360 --> 00:06:59.959 you guys are as people as well? Like give you attracted the same types 115 00:07:00.000 --> 00:07:03.519 of people. I would say so, except for, like we built our 116 00:07:03.560 --> 00:07:06.519 own little community. We do get ones. He's and two these new people 117 00:07:06.519 --> 00:07:11.519 that come in. They've not every episode is meant for everyone. That's the 118 00:07:11.560 --> 00:07:15.360 thing. It's meant to be a disconnect our so our first year. So, 119 00:07:15.439 --> 00:07:18.319 like I said, we've been doing this for about nineteen twenty months right. 120 00:07:18.360 --> 00:07:23.000 So our birthdate for the wet down podcast, because I'm a marine, 121 00:07:23.000 --> 00:07:25.800 we always got to celebrate a birthday make every year. You got to keep 122 00:07:25.800 --> 00:07:29.160 trap. October, twenty seven of twenty, of two thousand and twenty is 123 00:07:29.160 --> 00:07:32.160 when we decided to start this. Moved all along, kept moving, still 124 00:07:32.199 --> 00:07:39.680 going strong right now, and we've decided that we wanted to change things around. 125 00:07:39.720 --> 00:07:43.279 So the first year we decided to borrow other people's credibility. I read 126 00:07:43.319 --> 00:07:46.439 a lot of selfhelp books, a little different things, like thinking grow rich, 127 00:07:46.519 --> 00:07:48.959 for example. The best way to create or get into a space that 128 00:07:49.000 --> 00:07:54.560 you don't know is to borrow someone else's credibility to help elevate yourself. So 129 00:07:54.680 --> 00:08:00.040 we interviewed fifty two people and fifty two weeks. It was thanks to clubhouse 130 00:08:00.079 --> 00:08:03.360 and the explosion of that and everybody being stuck to their phones during the pandemic. 131 00:08:03.439 --> 00:08:07.199 We were able to, but I booked up. I put up one 132 00:08:07.360 --> 00:08:11.360 room for a find to guess, be a guest and I was booked through 133 00:08:11.439 --> 00:08:15.639 June and that was in February. So that was yeah, and so you 134 00:08:15.680 --> 00:08:18.040 know how many weeks? There was a lot of weeks right there. Then 135 00:08:18.120 --> 00:08:20.959 you do one show a week. We do a brand new one every week. 136 00:08:20.000 --> 00:08:24.600 But the second half are in our second season or second year, we 137 00:08:24.639 --> 00:08:28.720 decided to change things around and just be the four of us. Sometimes we 138 00:08:28.720 --> 00:08:31.240 bring a guest and sometimes we have a buddy come on. They're like, 139 00:08:31.360 --> 00:08:33.840 I want to learn how to be a podcaster, I want to see what 140 00:08:33.919 --> 00:08:35.440 the experience is like, and we're like okay, cool, so come on 141 00:08:35.480 --> 00:08:39.639 in. We'll have some fun, tell dirty tell, some jokes, you 142 00:08:39.679 --> 00:08:41.639 know, some dirty ones, some soft ones, some dad jokes and mom 143 00:08:41.720 --> 00:08:48.360 jokes whatever. And we're definitely not everybody's cup of tea, but we are 144 00:08:48.360 --> 00:08:50.799 everyone shot a whiskey or Tequila or rum or whatever it is it's got. 145 00:08:50.840 --> 00:08:54.320 So I'm sure that there's something that will say that you might laugh at, 146 00:08:54.399 --> 00:09:00.080 and that's what we've been focusing on this year as being like a like like 147 00:09:00.080 --> 00:09:01.200 our team, our crew, whatever you want to call us. I like 148 00:09:01.279 --> 00:09:03.320 to call us the team, because that's really what we are. We try 149 00:09:03.360 --> 00:09:05.960 to scratch each other's back as much as possible. We look out for each 150 00:09:07.000 --> 00:09:09.919 other, but, more importantly, we were friends before this, and it's 151 00:09:11.000 --> 00:09:16.960 very dangerous when you get into something with friends, because Egos start to blow 152 00:09:16.000 --> 00:09:20.360 people thinking that they're better than others. But what's Nice is that we've kept 153 00:09:20.360 --> 00:09:24.399 each other in check so well. There's no one person's head is bigger than 154 00:09:24.440 --> 00:09:28.840 the other with what we've got, and it's it's a unique experience every week. 155 00:09:30.000 --> 00:09:33.960 It's not something that you don't look forward to, at least for us, 156 00:09:33.960 --> 00:09:35.679 like we look forward to catching up, seeing what we each other's done 157 00:09:35.720 --> 00:09:39.320 all week, just the new funny stories. For some people they don't care, 158 00:09:39.360 --> 00:09:43.639 but for others, like one one of our guys, he's there even 159 00:09:43.679 --> 00:09:46.480 though he's not there. So I mean that if he gives you an idea 160 00:09:46.480 --> 00:09:50.120 of the comedic relief that you get. Like we could be in a heavy 161 00:09:50.159 --> 00:09:52.879 conversation and then all of a sudden you hear, Huh, what would like? 162 00:09:54.120 --> 00:09:56.399 Why? I don't get this like. Why would you? And then 163 00:09:56.440 --> 00:10:00.840 we have to unpack that box, obviously. So we have to dive in 164 00:10:00.879 --> 00:10:05.240 and see what you know, the different pieces that are there. But we 165 00:10:05.000 --> 00:10:09.960 try to be the release in the disconnect that every everyone has a stressful life 166 00:10:09.960 --> 00:10:13.840 and, more importantly, people want to be entertained. You can listen to 167 00:10:13.840 --> 00:10:16.440 self help podcast, you can listen to this, you listen to that. 168 00:10:16.519 --> 00:10:20.960 I like to hear people stories about what's made them become who they are. 169 00:10:20.000 --> 00:10:24.279 I've always found that really interesting. So the first year it made sense. 170 00:10:24.440 --> 00:10:31.159 Now this was a whole new game for us to be not interviewing people, 171 00:10:31.360 --> 00:10:35.480 not doing this like we have to force ourselves to come up with not topics. 172 00:10:35.480 --> 00:10:37.960 We don't have a list of topics, we don't have a list of 173 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:41.759 information that we focus on. It's this is what's happened in our week. 174 00:10:41.799 --> 00:10:45.559 We find a way to blend it all together and we dive on it and 175 00:10:45.679 --> 00:10:48.679 you do a nice little warm up like you do before most shows most creators. 176 00:10:48.799 --> 00:10:52.519 Yeah, we just build a flow and then I hit that record button 177 00:10:52.559 --> 00:10:56.559 and we run to that. We run and gun. It's the way it 178 00:10:56.559 --> 00:11:01.639 goes so well for those are for people who are listening or watching, it 179 00:11:01.639 --> 00:11:03.600 says like what's the show warm up? Aaron and I were singing little jingles 180 00:11:03.600 --> 00:11:07.279 before the show. So it's what I do with my guests everyone. They 181 00:11:07.320 --> 00:11:09.639 got to sing me a song or they don't need to come on. Absolutely, 182 00:11:09.639 --> 00:11:13.360 man, but it's a good thing I know twinkle twinkle really well. 183 00:11:13.440 --> 00:11:16.840 Well, man, first of all, I love the things for sharing that 184 00:11:16.879 --> 00:11:18.960 backstory gets me a little bit, you know, more knowledgeable about kind of 185 00:11:18.960 --> 00:11:22.679 like why I started. And I think so many people started during the pandemic 186 00:11:22.720 --> 00:11:26.080 and they were bored and they were like, Oh man, I'm gonna Start 187 00:11:26.120 --> 00:11:28.720 this podcast or whatnot. But Dude, I love that you guys did that 188 00:11:28.759 --> 00:11:33.960 pivot of you know and had to force the knowledge or the you know kind 189 00:11:33.960 --> 00:11:39.200 of sense of like okay, let's leverage other people's, you know, voices 190 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:43.279 and stories. And then and then you shifted into the second part, second 191 00:11:43.279 --> 00:11:46.879 phase of like now we're going to just bring it to us, like we 192 00:11:46.960 --> 00:11:50.519 attracted people, we built our community and now we're really going to focus on 193 00:11:50.559 --> 00:11:52.759 what we bring. So I love that strategy. I've never heard that before, 194 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:56.360 so I think that's really killer. Now, when it comes down to 195 00:11:56.399 --> 00:12:01.080 the creative funnel, if you bill of pushing stuff, and I mean how 196 00:12:01.120 --> 00:12:05.080 many you got yourself and three other cohosts, you said right. So, 197 00:12:05.200 --> 00:12:07.960 yeah, four dudes. I mean that is like that was like wrangling cats, 198 00:12:07.960 --> 00:12:13.279 I feel like, on a podcast. So who is the creative cat 199 00:12:13.279 --> 00:12:18.120 wrangler on your teams that you I would say I share the hat with all 200 00:12:18.159 --> 00:12:20.519 three of them really. Well, one of them. What are all of 201 00:12:20.559 --> 00:12:24.679 us have known each other for at least five years now. One of the 202 00:12:24.720 --> 00:12:28.559 CO hosts my good buddy of mine. I served in the Marine Corps with 203 00:12:28.559 --> 00:12:31.799 we played hockey together when we were in the Marine Corps. So he's somebody 204 00:12:31.879 --> 00:12:33.320 that can always rely on. If I'm like, Hey, we're running late, 205 00:12:33.360 --> 00:12:37.000 I can always text him and make sure that the word gets past to 206 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:39.039 everybody else. If I don't have time to make sure to get in touch 207 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:41.600 with everybody, he can. You know, we always have a fail safe. 208 00:12:41.639 --> 00:12:46.919 There's always somebody being accountable, but what's also nice is that there's so 209 00:12:48.000 --> 00:12:52.919 much care freeness to it. If it's not too much on someone where they're 210 00:12:52.919 --> 00:12:54.919 going to say obviously you're not going to go out there and say horrible things 211 00:12:54.919 --> 00:12:58.120 on the podcast. You're not going to be, you know, a prick, 212 00:12:58.159 --> 00:13:01.200 so to speak. But if you're going to go out there. You 213 00:13:01.279 --> 00:13:03.720 it's free speech, man, practice it, live it. We live in 214 00:13:03.720 --> 00:13:05.559 a place where you can do that and you can put this stuff on the 215 00:13:05.600 --> 00:13:09.399 Internet. Where other places take you down, we can do that here. 216 00:13:09.440 --> 00:13:13.600 So we try to all wear a creative hat. We all try to have 217 00:13:13.639 --> 00:13:16.360 some responsibility with it. I would like to say that I do a lot 218 00:13:16.360 --> 00:13:20.720 of it. I just end up having more time to sit and focus. 219 00:13:20.759 --> 00:13:22.480 Like one of us is about to have another child, not me, but 220 00:13:22.519 --> 00:13:26.240 you know, in a few weeks there's going to be another, another, 221 00:13:26.279 --> 00:13:28.360 another child gracing this planet. It's going to be a good it's going to 222 00:13:28.360 --> 00:13:31.919 be good experience, some happy for him and you know there's going to be 223 00:13:31.960 --> 00:13:35.440 some time off for all of us. But we all pick each other's lack 224 00:13:35.480 --> 00:13:39.519 of I mean an effective team. And I kiss you said it was like 225 00:13:39.559 --> 00:13:43.000 wrangling cats. I can say it's not wrangling cats, but when it's like 226 00:13:43.080 --> 00:13:48.240 get when you got to get four grown adult men to sit down and try 227 00:13:48.279 --> 00:13:52.679 to stay focused on something and without getting too heated, because I'm as I'm 228 00:13:52.720 --> 00:13:54.960 a glutton for that. I do that once in a while. I like 229 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:58.639 to go on my tangents. But it's important that these guys are there. 230 00:13:58.679 --> 00:14:03.440 They are my back piece. Like I might have a creative idea or I 231 00:14:03.519 --> 00:14:07.279 might have the start of something and then I'll say it and they'll snowball it 232 00:14:07.320 --> 00:14:11.120 and they'll make it bigger and bigger and bigger and it just continues to go 233 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:13.120 for a you know, for a long time we were against Tick Tock, 234 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:18.279 for example, until I got pushed into using tick tock. And I don't 235 00:14:18.360 --> 00:14:22.480 like being too creative, but I also like I like to share it with 236 00:14:22.519 --> 00:14:24.120 everybody else. But a lot of the videos that I've had on there I've 237 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:28.639 either found or I've thought of some sort of something and we've been lucky enough 238 00:14:28.759 --> 00:14:31.559 to you know, we caught on, we caught fire pretty quick on Tick 239 00:14:31.559 --> 00:14:35.080 Tock. We got something like seven hundred followers in our first week and then 240 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:39.639 I haven't touched it after that just because I'm just like, I got so 241 00:14:39.679 --> 00:14:43.639 many other things and I'm so spread thin, which is a good reason why 242 00:14:43.759 --> 00:14:46.559 created mental block does happen. Then you have to pay attention to what you're 243 00:14:46.600 --> 00:14:50.279 doing. You gotta. I like to I try to have a checks and 244 00:14:50.360 --> 00:14:52.919 balance system. So it all right, so do and I think we all 245 00:14:52.919 --> 00:14:56.120 do. Yeah, let's let's dive into that then then, because I think 246 00:14:56.320 --> 00:15:00.559 you know, oftentimes we do this. We got bored during the pandemic and 247 00:15:00.639 --> 00:15:05.039 we start a podcast and and you know, I started podcasting before the pandemic, 248 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:09.639 maybe like a year two or what not, but then I, you 249 00:15:09.639 --> 00:15:13.480 know, started another podcast during the pandemic. That went really well. But 250 00:15:13.559 --> 00:15:16.039 that was our thing. was you know, we set out with the mission. 251 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:18.639 We knew what we wanted to accomplish with it, we knew the audience 252 00:15:18.679 --> 00:15:22.039 we wanted to build. Like we really did all the homework up front, 253 00:15:22.159 --> 00:15:28.559 and then it made that creative that weekly creative process, a little bit easier 254 00:15:28.559 --> 00:15:31.679 because we had something to kind of look back on. But Yeah, man, 255 00:15:31.879 --> 00:15:35.759 I'm interested in your checks and balance, a system for like your creative 256 00:15:35.799 --> 00:15:43.320 process. Here I've limited it down to eight steps really of what you can 257 00:15:43.360 --> 00:15:48.440 do to overcome it, and we can dive in each step itself really in 258 00:15:48.519 --> 00:15:52.159 depth, like we could talk for hours on this stuff, but to keep 259 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.679 it quick and simple, like number one, you just think too much. 260 00:15:56.399 --> 00:16:00.360 You really do. Like most people don't realize that your mind, if you 261 00:16:00.399 --> 00:16:04.399 don't have an outlet, you're going to be stuck. Okay, and sometimes 262 00:16:04.440 --> 00:16:08.399 you just have to not think and I know it sounds crazy, and all 263 00:16:08.480 --> 00:16:12.519 of my overthinkers that are listening or watching any of this. It's so easy 264 00:16:12.559 --> 00:16:15.679 to do all of that and you know it. Everybody thinks of so many 265 00:16:15.720 --> 00:16:19.399 bad like I'm want I'm a glutton for that. I I plan so far 266 00:16:19.440 --> 00:16:22.720 ahead. I try to be a strategist. I try to be tactical with 267 00:16:22.759 --> 00:16:26.559 what's I'm going to move and how I'm going to move. But doesn't always 268 00:16:26.600 --> 00:16:30.480 work, especially when you're new in the Creator space, because you don't know 269 00:16:30.480 --> 00:16:33.120 what you're doing. I never knew what I was doing. So what I 270 00:16:33.159 --> 00:16:37.519 recommend is a journal. I talked about it on our podcast. I ended 271 00:16:37.600 --> 00:16:41.159 up finding myself a journal. I put my thoughts down on paper. I 272 00:16:41.200 --> 00:16:42.919 see where my mindset is, where my goals, my tasks, what I'm 273 00:16:42.919 --> 00:16:45.360 trying to get done and accomplished through the week, and now, all of 274 00:16:45.399 --> 00:16:48.840 a sudden I know where I'm at. A lot of people are like afraid, 275 00:16:48.919 --> 00:16:52.399 from what I've noticed, to go back and read what they wrote in 276 00:16:52.399 --> 00:16:55.519 their drone. They might laugh at it. It's kind of like I equated 277 00:16:55.600 --> 00:16:59.080 to listening to your voice on the recording or hearing your voice for the first 278 00:16:59.159 --> 00:17:00.960 time. You don't always want to read your thoughts of what you just put 279 00:17:00.960 --> 00:17:03.200 down because you're kind of like, wow, I really said that, I 280 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:07.799 feel so stupid. But I think it's important that you do that because it 281 00:17:07.880 --> 00:17:12.079 helps you gage where you should go next. It helps you break down where 282 00:17:12.079 --> 00:17:17.680 you need to be and move on, and then it builds off of that 283 00:17:17.720 --> 00:17:21.839 because because you think too much, your emotions become involved. So number two, 284 00:17:21.839 --> 00:17:25.200 obviously you have to control your emotions. So let's go to let's go 285 00:17:25.279 --> 00:17:26.640 back to number one real quick, because I want to done. Want to 286 00:17:26.680 --> 00:17:30.880 jump into this because men, I think, is a creator or really just 287 00:17:30.920 --> 00:17:36.079 as a person, and I'm curious for you and your crew if this happens. 288 00:17:36.160 --> 00:17:40.480 You know, if I overthink something, it's for me personally. It's 289 00:17:40.480 --> 00:17:44.759 not because I'm overthinking like the product to the outcome or whatever. I'm typically 290 00:17:44.759 --> 00:17:48.720 overthinking about what other people may think. If you got into that strap of 291 00:17:48.759 --> 00:17:53.160 like, because I mean, I'm literally not created something that was super passionate 292 00:17:53.200 --> 00:17:59.240 about because there was one person that was in my circle or my world that 293 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:00.200 I thought, Oh, you know what, they might not like this or 294 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:04.079 they may think I'm an idiot or whatever, and I just didn't do it 295 00:18:04.119 --> 00:18:07.960 and now I'm not doing that ever again. I'm you know, I've learned 296 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:11.680 after several years of been in my s, getting into my s, mid 297 00:18:11.039 --> 00:18:14.680 s. Now I'm like, Dude, I'm doing whenever I want, whenever, 298 00:18:14.720 --> 00:18:17.599 however, and if you think of an idiot, then good for you, 299 00:18:17.640 --> 00:18:21.519 but otherwise I don't care. And you struggle that as well, I 300 00:18:21.519 --> 00:18:23.720 think everybody does. I still struggle with it. I mean I would love 301 00:18:23.920 --> 00:18:27.400 to. I've been seeing you smile a bunch and I don't think that like 302 00:18:27.599 --> 00:18:30.519 we've talked before, so I know that I made you laugh. I say 303 00:18:30.599 --> 00:18:34.039 weird things, I say goofy things. I like to make people smile. 304 00:18:34.119 --> 00:18:37.640 I like to say the things that I know people think, but I say 305 00:18:37.680 --> 00:18:41.799 them. I hear it every day. I like to post some of the 306 00:18:41.920 --> 00:18:45.319 controversial stuff, I guess you could say, on my stories and some people 307 00:18:45.359 --> 00:18:48.960 I watch the unfollowed button get clicked a lot, but I also watch the 308 00:18:48.000 --> 00:18:52.920 followed button get clicked twice as much as I watch the unfollowed but getting clear. 309 00:18:52.440 --> 00:18:56.480 So I can't, I can't complain too much. But I think as 310 00:18:56.519 --> 00:19:00.880 you get older, you start to realize that your time is limited on this 311 00:19:00.920 --> 00:19:03.279 planet. Like what you do. So, whatever God you pray to, 312 00:19:03.519 --> 00:19:07.000 you want to make sure that you live your life to the fullest. If 313 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:11.319 you're not doing it, you're thinking too much. Like I am a sucker 314 00:19:11.359 --> 00:19:12.599 for that. Like there are times whe like I don't know if my mom 315 00:19:12.640 --> 00:19:15.799 and dad are going to love me if I say this, but at the 316 00:19:15.799 --> 00:19:18.119 same time I'm like, you know what, I've said this in front of 317 00:19:18.160 --> 00:19:22.039 them and they laughed, so maybe I can say it's just how I deliver 318 00:19:22.119 --> 00:19:25.319 it, like you just can. You can't go into a place saying something 319 00:19:25.319 --> 00:19:27.839 bad. If you deliver it in a funny way, everybody's going to think 320 00:19:27.880 --> 00:19:32.160 you're funny and you're okay. That's that why comedians exist and they're considered, 321 00:19:32.559 --> 00:19:34.039 you know, the what the logical ones? Right now, I mean, 322 00:19:34.039 --> 00:19:37.279 look at Joe Rogan, look at Taco, look at all these people. 323 00:19:37.319 --> 00:19:41.000 You know they're in the limelight because of they just don't care, like they 324 00:19:41.039 --> 00:19:45.160 know what their circle is. They got their support piece. You're either going 325 00:19:45.200 --> 00:19:48.759 to you can't please everybody. So the overthinking, the thinking too much, 326 00:19:48.839 --> 00:19:52.599 that's where that comes from, trying to people please. And yes, I 327 00:19:52.599 --> 00:19:56.839 liked I try to do it. I love to see people being happy and 328 00:19:56.880 --> 00:20:00.240 I definitely don't ever want to be the reason someone's hurt, but it does 329 00:20:00.279 --> 00:20:03.839 have to happen. It is a business sometimes and you have to treat things 330 00:20:03.839 --> 00:20:07.440 as such. Not everybody will like and I know that there's plenty of people 331 00:20:07.519 --> 00:20:11.839 that don't like me, but that's okay because, yeah, maybe they see 332 00:20:11.880 --> 00:20:15.759 this or like wow, he's totally different when it comes to certain things. 333 00:20:15.759 --> 00:20:18.920 Maybe I didn't know this. You know, I tried to give everybody the 334 00:20:18.960 --> 00:20:21.680 benefit of the doubt, but yes, I am. I can say I 335 00:20:21.720 --> 00:20:23.559 have fallen into it. There are some things still in my career that I 336 00:20:23.599 --> 00:20:27.000 would like to try. For example, I'll say it right here in front 337 00:20:27.000 --> 00:20:30.119 of all whoever's watching, like I'd love to sit on an open mic night 338 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:33.920 when they just have fun. Go see what I can do on a stand 339 00:20:33.000 --> 00:20:37.119 up comedy night just for fun, because I can make a whole locker room 340 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:40.440 full of twenty year old, thirty year old, sixty year old men laugh. 341 00:20:40.440 --> 00:20:42.119 And for hockey. I can do that anywhere. I wonder if I 342 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:45.720 could do it on a small stage where somebody videos and you know, you 343 00:20:45.720 --> 00:20:48.400 never know. Yeah, and that's kind of what the podcast has helped do, 344 00:20:48.559 --> 00:20:52.359 is made my stage right kind of go away. Now Love Them. 345 00:20:52.400 --> 00:20:56.519 The anxiety's not there. I can sit and hold a mic and be casual, 346 00:20:56.559 --> 00:21:00.480 like there's stuff that this was more of like a this is how I 347 00:21:00.519 --> 00:21:02.799 came out of my show. I guess you could say, all right, 348 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:04.480 yeah, I love that. Dude. I think that's you know, I 349 00:21:04.519 --> 00:21:07.599 think it's killer for people who are like, what can podcasting do for me, 350 00:21:07.640 --> 00:21:11.680 because oftentimes it's you know, I don't want to, you know, 351 00:21:11.759 --> 00:21:12.519 I don't care if I grow an audience, I don't care if I make 352 00:21:12.559 --> 00:21:15.480 money, I don't care. But it's sometimes not, Dude. It's therapeutic, 353 00:21:15.559 --> 00:21:19.000 like I get on this microphone and share my thoughts and, like you, 354 00:21:19.119 --> 00:21:22.559 I you know, I became be daily presenter. I created this creating 355 00:21:22.640 --> 00:21:26.680 daily show, not to get famous, not to grow my audience, not 356 00:21:26.720 --> 00:21:30.000 to do any of that stuff. It was literally because I said I want 357 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:33.240 to create a daily show, and then I'm like, why not? Why 358 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:34.960 don't I just do it? And then whatever happens happens, and I might 359 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:37.680 get two months from now I'm like, that's a lot of work. Not 360 00:21:37.720 --> 00:21:41.599 For me, I don't care. I'm out. But I met a lot 361 00:21:41.680 --> 00:21:44.960 of cool people along the way. So, man, thanks for sharing that 362 00:21:45.000 --> 00:21:47.759 and and you know. So one don't overthink. All right, let's move 363 00:21:47.799 --> 00:21:49.000 on to point number two. What do you have for me? Got To 364 00:21:49.039 --> 00:21:53.599 control your emotions, and the reasons I say control your emotions. Like today's 365 00:21:53.640 --> 00:21:56.799 world, with all of the outside stressors that you know, you, the 366 00:21:56.799 --> 00:22:00.839 average person, can face daily. It's going to cloud your mind, it's 367 00:22:00.839 --> 00:22:03.640 going to distort your focus. Maybe there's something in your personal life you haven't 368 00:22:03.640 --> 00:22:07.720 handled yet looming over you, like you didn't pay a bill or you're caught, 369 00:22:07.759 --> 00:22:10.599 you know, car in turns. Everything's expensive now, inflations hitting US 370 00:22:10.640 --> 00:22:15.200 hard, so there's definitely extra stressors and people's lives that can hold you up. 371 00:22:15.000 --> 00:22:18.880 So maybe you're just a Friday or you're afraid of trying something new and 372 00:22:18.880 --> 00:22:22.480 you're not sure how others are going to view it. Like there's that overthinking 373 00:22:22.519 --> 00:22:27.079 coming back at you again. It's important to remind yourself why you're doing it, 374 00:22:27.480 --> 00:22:30.960 what and how it's going to make you happy and hopefully it's going to 375 00:22:30.960 --> 00:22:34.519 provide you some sort of accomplishment feeling. Or, you know, if you're 376 00:22:34.599 --> 00:22:38.160 lucky, you might monetize yourself if you do it right. There could be 377 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:41.559 somebody to see something in you that you don't see in yourself that they you 378 00:22:41.599 --> 00:22:45.759 know, all of a sudden there's this hidden talent everywhere. For example, 379 00:22:45.880 --> 00:22:48.559 mm that he threw, he got found to with Dr Dre. I love 380 00:22:48.680 --> 00:22:51.880 music. I like to go back into history and look at that kind of 381 00:22:51.880 --> 00:22:55.359 stuff. He threw a demo tape to some guy after losing in the Rap 382 00:22:55.400 --> 00:22:57.240 Olympics and that guy just happen to give it to Jimmy, I have been, 383 00:22:57.279 --> 00:23:00.440 which gave it to Dr Dre and then he was in his house. 384 00:23:00.519 --> 00:23:03.559 He was he's Eminem like. Now that's all you hear. He's we just 385 00:23:03.559 --> 00:23:07.599 watched him in the Super Bowl. So it's your you never know. You 386 00:23:07.759 --> 00:23:12.960 really never know who's watching or listening, and it's very interesting to see some 387 00:23:14.000 --> 00:23:17.880 of the people that come along and help you in your journey, because that's 388 00:23:17.880 --> 00:23:21.079 really what happens, is you know, if you can control your emotion, 389 00:23:21.599 --> 00:23:25.279 you have a clear thought, you have clear mind, there's nothing you can't 390 00:23:25.319 --> 00:23:30.359 do. Honest man, really can't. And I've learned this, I would 391 00:23:30.400 --> 00:23:33.839 say, the hard way, because I didn't grow up an emotionally stable home. 392 00:23:33.880 --> 00:23:37.960 Like it was chaos the first five years of my life. Probably even 393 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:41.960 after that, somewhat chaos. A little bit better, but somewhat kit you 394 00:23:41.000 --> 00:23:45.279 know, chaotic. And even in my s I'm figuring out like, okay, 395 00:23:45.279 --> 00:23:48.759 how do I control and I thought I had a settled until I had 396 00:23:48.759 --> 00:23:51.079 a kid. Then I'm my holy grab. That brought in a whole nother 397 00:23:51.119 --> 00:23:56.160 wave of like, you know, opportunities to get frustrated. But I have 398 00:23:56.279 --> 00:24:00.480 noticed that in my career it's like there's some stuff that I had opportunities to 399 00:24:00.519 --> 00:24:07.160 really just, probably rightfully so, explode emotionally for lack of a better reason. 400 00:24:07.359 --> 00:24:11.200 I didn't. I kept my cool and then stuff kind of worked out 401 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:15.759 and it worked its way out and opportunities present themselves through those relationships that I 402 00:24:15.799 --> 00:24:18.599 was, you know, seconds from erupting on, you know, emotionally. 403 00:24:18.640 --> 00:24:22.680 So Yeah, man, love that, love that keep your emotions in check 404 00:24:22.720 --> 00:24:26.640 and yeah, it's awesome. And so let's keep moving. Did yeah, 405 00:24:26.640 --> 00:24:30.680 I mean just stuff him. I'm taking notes on my phone as you're chatting. 406 00:24:30.799 --> 00:24:33.920 So thank you. So number three, if you're ready for it, 407 00:24:33.920 --> 00:24:38.279 it's make a routine, a creative routine for yourself. So an artist, 408 00:24:38.319 --> 00:24:41.599 I mean if you're a podcast or whatever, it is you're some sort of 409 00:24:41.720 --> 00:24:44.599 artist if you're creating something in my mind, because you're making something that hasn't 410 00:24:44.599 --> 00:24:48.680 existed. So you're an artist in some sort of way. So most artists 411 00:24:48.680 --> 00:24:52.039 will have some sort of routine when they do things perfect. Example, everybody 412 00:24:52.119 --> 00:24:56.240 loves Bob Ross. I love Bob Ross. If you ever watched any of 413 00:24:56.240 --> 00:24:57.680 his paintings. Dude, to beat the devil out of it. He does 414 00:24:57.720 --> 00:25:00.720 it on every episode, but you know why? It's to get you to 415 00:25:00.759 --> 00:25:04.240 take I laugh when I see him do it, but it's funny because it's 416 00:25:04.319 --> 00:25:07.880 what he does, it's his cork, it's what he does, it's how 417 00:25:07.880 --> 00:25:11.480 he kept you involved, or just his talking, like let's put some subtle 418 00:25:11.519 --> 00:25:15.559 mountains here. He always had a routine, he had a way to talk, 419 00:25:15.599 --> 00:25:18.519 and that's what if you can find what works for you, and that's 420 00:25:18.559 --> 00:25:22.680 going to be difficult because everybody does something different. For me, I have 421 00:25:22.839 --> 00:25:29.000 three bottles of water for an hour and a half show, like that's how 422 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:30.839 it works. I always have to have three and I'm going to slam them 423 00:25:30.839 --> 00:25:33.960 by the time I'm done, but I'm also not going to shut my mouth 424 00:25:34.039 --> 00:25:37.079 for that entire time. So I'm going to need to speak. I'm going 425 00:25:37.079 --> 00:25:41.279 to need to talk and you have to learn. I guess I can thank 426 00:25:41.319 --> 00:25:45.079 my sales career before I started really doing all of this how to talk, 427 00:25:45.079 --> 00:25:48.839 how to sit and be with people, how to understand the highs and lows 428 00:25:48.880 --> 00:25:53.400 of the conversation. The one thing I hate is dead air, just dead 429 00:25:53.440 --> 00:25:57.839 silence or awkward moments. I'd rather be the guy that you saw and say 430 00:25:57.880 --> 00:26:02.839 to me, Hey, I you talk way too much, instead of being 431 00:26:02.880 --> 00:26:06.480 the guy that is like you're boring, like I that is the one thing 432 00:26:06.519 --> 00:26:10.400 I never want to hear is you're boring. I don't want that. That's 433 00:26:10.559 --> 00:26:12.519 that's to me. That is one of the biggest insults you can have is 434 00:26:12.640 --> 00:26:17.960 being called boring, and I don't like that. All right, miss so 435 00:26:18.039 --> 00:26:21.559 make a routine. So so what's your routine? What is your routine as 436 00:26:21.559 --> 00:26:26.599 a creatores that look like? So my creative routine is I write down my 437 00:26:26.599 --> 00:26:29.880 thoughts. I have to do a work out that same day. Doesn't matter 438 00:26:29.920 --> 00:26:33.799 what kind of workout it is, it's just it helps me clear the it's 439 00:26:33.839 --> 00:26:36.119 like a brain dump for me. When I do a workout. It I 440 00:26:36.119 --> 00:26:37.960 can focus on what I need to focus on. Building my body, make 441 00:26:37.960 --> 00:26:41.599 myself healthier, do what I need to do, and then I kind of 442 00:26:41.599 --> 00:26:45.559 sit down, I read a little bit, I try to read something that's 443 00:26:45.559 --> 00:26:48.519 going to that's more beneficial to me, and then I end it with a 444 00:26:48.599 --> 00:26:53.279 journal, like a journal entry, and it's always because I have I can 445 00:26:53.319 --> 00:26:56.319 see what's in my mind. I put it on paper. It's like when 446 00:26:56.359 --> 00:27:00.799 you have a task and you have to write your task down. They most 447 00:27:00.799 --> 00:27:03.119 people have a scheduled that you follow or an agenda or some sort of anything. 448 00:27:03.160 --> 00:27:06.720 I is, the minute you write it down it becomes real. That's 449 00:27:06.759 --> 00:27:08.440 how it looks to me. I mean you have contracts for that reason. 450 00:27:08.559 --> 00:27:11.559 I mean you can't go to court with somebody on a shaken hand and what 451 00:27:11.680 --> 00:27:15.039 you say that you have a piece of paper to prove that it's real. 452 00:27:15.119 --> 00:27:18.799 So those same thoughts, in those same processes can work for you. It's 453 00:27:18.920 --> 00:27:22.039 just you have to put it down. So that's that's my thing. And 454 00:27:22.079 --> 00:27:26.200 once I know where my mind is at, I relay that information to my 455 00:27:26.240 --> 00:27:30.519 crew, were the guys that I'm with, and I work out with them 456 00:27:30.640 --> 00:27:32.920 and I set these you know, we set up our show. We did 457 00:27:32.960 --> 00:27:37.000 however we can, and they I'm sure that that's what they do. I 458 00:27:37.039 --> 00:27:41.640 know one guy likes to drink a beer before his before every episode. To 459 00:27:41.720 --> 00:27:44.160 be honest, I let to smoke. I like to smoke a little bit 460 00:27:44.200 --> 00:27:47.799 before an episode two. It helps me get those pregame nerves. I'm not 461 00:27:47.799 --> 00:27:51.039 doing that now, but I like to for myself because it's Mike. I'm 462 00:27:51.079 --> 00:27:53.480 in control of the situation and I can see where my mind is going to 463 00:27:53.519 --> 00:27:59.160 be. To help me out if I choose to, but it's that's that's 464 00:27:59.160 --> 00:28:03.119 my thing and it's not a it's I can't recommend that for everybody, but 465 00:28:03.200 --> 00:28:06.960 you really should create your own routine and how you do pay attention to your 466 00:28:07.000 --> 00:28:10.319 own corks. What do you do when you get up in the morning? 467 00:28:10.359 --> 00:28:11.799 You Get up, you brush your teeth, take a shower. You know, 468 00:28:11.839 --> 00:28:15.599 if you can you understand that routine. You have one before you do 469 00:28:15.640 --> 00:28:18.640 anything. Yeah, matter what it is. Yeah, yeah, I think 470 00:28:18.680 --> 00:28:22.799 we're creatures that have of my nature, and so that is it's really key 471 00:28:22.839 --> 00:28:26.400 to you know, and I think a lot of times creators just could be 472 00:28:26.440 --> 00:28:29.680 their side hustle, this could be their side Gig, so speak. In 473 00:28:30.039 --> 00:28:33.640 in it be becomes lost because it doesn't become a part of our routine and 474 00:28:33.680 --> 00:28:38.480 part of our life and then it suffers in that project suffers and then that 475 00:28:38.559 --> 00:28:42.559 creative mental block is there. And what I do? So I'm not focused 476 00:28:42.599 --> 00:28:45.920 on the logistics of this day. You know, people go man, a 477 00:28:47.000 --> 00:28:48.240 daily show, like you're insane, and I'm like no, I got a 478 00:28:48.279 --> 00:28:52.160 system that works for me and I work on this thing about an hour a 479 00:28:52.240 --> 00:28:56.519 day the time, so maybe two hours, because I do the actual recording, 480 00:28:56.559 --> 00:29:00.240 but then I have like thirty minutes before thirty minutes after actually putting you 481 00:29:00.240 --> 00:29:02.839 know whatever, and I have a document that allows me to fill in the 482 00:29:02.839 --> 00:29:07.680 blanks. Have spent a lot of time building the scenes, building all this 483 00:29:07.680 --> 00:29:11.839 stuff. I've built the format and then I just fill in the blanks of 484 00:29:11.920 --> 00:29:15.960 that format and so it enables me to move super quick and not have to 485 00:29:15.000 --> 00:29:18.519 think about, Oh what it was segment I'm going to do tomorrow. And 486 00:29:18.559 --> 00:29:22.039 I know a lot of creators will just be week by week and, you 487 00:29:22.039 --> 00:29:26.559 know, project by project, episode by episode, and then find themselves like, 488 00:29:26.680 --> 00:29:30.720 Oh man, I'm so spat up, I'm you know, and it's 489 00:29:30.799 --> 00:29:34.039 that journaling that I love, because you are you know, I journal in 490 00:29:34.119 --> 00:29:37.200 a in a different way of just like cheering, you know, ideas and 491 00:29:37.279 --> 00:29:41.839 documenting ideas and taking note on my phone, as I am today. So 492 00:29:41.440 --> 00:29:44.839 man, these are good, these are great. I would probably sit here 493 00:29:44.839 --> 00:29:48.400 and talk about all day about a routine, because I wasn't that person, 494 00:29:48.440 --> 00:29:52.200 you know, in my life and now I am that person who I do 495 00:29:52.279 --> 00:29:55.039 have a pretty solid routine and, you know, I think having a kid 496 00:29:55.039 --> 00:29:56.839 really help that. Like now I have very limited amounts of time, so 497 00:29:56.880 --> 00:30:03.319 I gotta go quick. You enough. So absolutely, and I'm lucky enough 498 00:30:03.400 --> 00:30:07.119 to say that I have an autistic child. So they love routines and for 499 00:30:07.160 --> 00:30:11.759 me to have a routine and like ought to, at least for him. 500 00:30:11.799 --> 00:30:15.400 I can't say they and not all, but at least for him a routine 501 00:30:15.400 --> 00:30:19.640 works so well. And human beings are suckers for comfort. And when I 502 00:30:19.640 --> 00:30:22.880 say suckers for comfort, that's what everybody chooses for. I mean you sleep 503 00:30:22.880 --> 00:30:26.960 in your warm, comfortable bed every night, you get up and you put 504 00:30:26.960 --> 00:30:30.319 your nice comfy shoes on before you go for a run. If you put 505 00:30:30.319 --> 00:30:33.680 a little bit of pain in your life in some way, you have to 506 00:30:33.759 --> 00:30:37.680 force yourself to grow, like David Goggins always talks about friction and how to 507 00:30:37.720 --> 00:30:41.480 make himself you need friction to grow. So I mean you could have a 508 00:30:41.559 --> 00:30:45.759 routine. You can keep your routine, but don't be afraid to change it 509 00:30:45.839 --> 00:30:49.400 up, add to it, delete. You got to find what works for 510 00:30:49.440 --> 00:30:53.519 you. I mean, I can't say I'm superstitious, but I can say 511 00:30:53.559 --> 00:30:56.720 that if I've done something that is really, really good, I try to 512 00:30:56.759 --> 00:31:00.559 analyze it, break it down and focus on exactly how my performance was in 513 00:31:00.640 --> 00:31:04.720 that one moment and what did I do leading up to it to get to 514 00:31:04.759 --> 00:31:07.960 that point. How did I do it? If I did leg day the 515 00:31:07.000 --> 00:31:10.839 day before I skated, I need to do leg day before I skate every 516 00:31:10.880 --> 00:31:14.039 time until I play like crap again, figure out if that was the reason 517 00:31:14.079 --> 00:31:17.119 why I was doing so well, and so on and so forth. You 518 00:31:17.160 --> 00:31:19.880 just got to keep yourself moving. That's what I like. These are. 519 00:31:19.920 --> 00:31:23.880 These are like really good points of cree of if it body's joining us. 520 00:31:23.920 --> 00:31:29.200 We're talking about how to overcome this creative mental block that we sometimes have as 521 00:31:29.279 --> 00:31:32.319 creators, and so you given us a few keys, and so far that 522 00:31:32.480 --> 00:31:36.759 is don't overthink it, don't get emotional and make a routine. Man. 523 00:31:36.799 --> 00:31:37.920 So take us on to number four. I know you aid of these. 524 00:31:38.359 --> 00:31:45.039 Let's jump to do life changes. So your life is going to change. 525 00:31:45.119 --> 00:31:48.599 Change Sucks, man. Everybody hates it. So when it does and it 526 00:31:48.680 --> 00:31:52.200 kicks you, you stand back up. And for me, I'm a military 527 00:31:52.240 --> 00:31:53.079 guy, so I'm always going to say like, is that all I got? 528 00:31:53.079 --> 00:31:55.680 A little bitch? Like, I'm not a little bitch. I'm going 529 00:31:55.720 --> 00:31:59.319 to keep moving, going to keep truggling along. Big Life Change like losing 530 00:31:59.319 --> 00:32:02.279 your job, for example. For some creators that's a devastating thing. You 531 00:32:02.400 --> 00:32:07.519 start worrying about money problems. You start worrying about you know, like how 532 00:32:07.519 --> 00:32:09.240 am I going to feed my family? What? What do I do, 533 00:32:09.319 --> 00:32:13.799 like how do I afford to live? Like how we need a roof over 534 00:32:13.839 --> 00:32:16.160 our head. What do we do? If you can keep control of all 535 00:32:16.200 --> 00:32:22.359 of those life changes, based upon what you can control, you're going to 536 00:32:22.359 --> 00:32:24.759 be okay. It's again, like I said before, and I'll keep saying 537 00:32:24.799 --> 00:32:28.839 it over, it's important to do a brain dumb so if you have a 538 00:32:28.880 --> 00:32:31.200 life change, write it down, put it there and then chain right, 539 00:32:31.240 --> 00:32:35.480 if you can plan for yourself how to get out of it, because you 540 00:32:35.480 --> 00:32:39.799 don't understand what you're doing, is you're you're holding yourself up to create new 541 00:32:39.799 --> 00:32:43.720 stuff for people. If you want to entertain somebody, you got to make 542 00:32:43.759 --> 00:32:47.559 sure that you're on that path of creating for people. You don't want to 543 00:32:47.599 --> 00:32:52.440 be somebody that is sitting behind the scenes in not knowing what's going on. 544 00:32:52.599 --> 00:32:57.640 You want it. You're they're looking to you for some sort of relief or 545 00:32:57.680 --> 00:33:00.599 answer or entertainment, whatever it is they're looking for you for. So if 546 00:33:00.640 --> 00:33:07.440 you can't handle what's going on in your life beforehand, maybe that's a good 547 00:33:07.440 --> 00:33:09.559 reason why you're having a hard time with what's going on. You can't put 548 00:33:09.599 --> 00:33:15.359 something else out if you've got something holding onto you man and life like dude. 549 00:33:15.640 --> 00:33:17.799 I Love I love this country. I always say that I need to. 550 00:33:19.039 --> 00:33:21.559 I'm becoming a better interviewer, I hope, but I always say, 551 00:33:21.599 --> 00:33:22.920 Oh, I love that. Everybody's probably dude, shut up. You can't 552 00:33:22.960 --> 00:33:27.480 love everything. But I do love everything. But that's one thing that somebody 553 00:33:27.480 --> 00:33:30.680 taught me early on, one of my mentors. He said Bill, if 554 00:33:30.680 --> 00:33:36.160 you want something you know too bigger than what you have or different or whatever. 555 00:33:36.240 --> 00:33:38.279 You can't just keep holding on the same stuff all the time. And 556 00:33:38.440 --> 00:33:43.400 so it's healthy to let something go, let a project go, let a 557 00:33:43.440 --> 00:33:45.759 friendship go, a relationship go, or whatever, so you can move to 558 00:33:45.799 --> 00:33:51.559 that next level in your life and free of that brain space to really move 559 00:33:51.559 --> 00:33:53.640 into what you want to as as a creator, as a content creator, 560 00:33:53.680 --> 00:33:58.880 whatever that looks like for you. And so I think that is hugely important 561 00:33:58.920 --> 00:34:02.279 to work through this things, document those things and really look for it and 562 00:34:02.319 --> 00:34:06.559 maybe even you know, my wife and son and I, in our two 563 00:34:06.599 --> 00:34:09.400 dogs, about this time last year decided, like we're going to move to 564 00:34:09.440 --> 00:34:15.719 Puerto Rico, and that was in my mind, was freaking me out. 565 00:34:15.800 --> 00:34:16.960 New and my wife. Now, my wife's a little bit more hippy than 566 00:34:17.000 --> 00:34:20.239 me. She's super, you know, like whatever. She works off her 567 00:34:20.280 --> 00:34:22.480 computer, she has her own business, does graphic design, have a studio 568 00:34:22.519 --> 00:34:25.800 fulled crap. I'm like, I work on line, like I work with 569 00:34:25.880 --> 00:34:29.519 creators, I work with PODCASTS. Like, how am I going to do 570 00:34:29.599 --> 00:34:32.119 this stuff and take this to Puerto Rico, which I don't even know the 571 00:34:32.119 --> 00:34:35.920 infrastructure? And now that I've learned it, you know, like there's a 572 00:34:35.920 --> 00:34:38.920 lot of stuff I've do different, but dude, it has literally changed my 573 00:34:39.039 --> 00:34:44.960 life just from forcing myself out of my comfort zone and now I'm going back 574 00:34:44.960 --> 00:34:47.039 fifty pounds liider, maybe more, because we still get a couple months from 575 00:34:47.079 --> 00:34:51.559 going back. Fifty pounds slider. I'm super clear on the vision. I'm 576 00:34:51.599 --> 00:34:55.320 creating new content. It's like it's literally been a season of like crazy change 577 00:34:55.320 --> 00:35:00.079 in isolation, but it's almost like I've been inscunce. Sounds so weird, 578 00:35:00.199 --> 00:35:04.199 but it's almost Aaron, like I've been in a cocoon and I'm about to 579 00:35:04.239 --> 00:35:07.800 just fly out of here like a totally different thing. You Little Billy Butterfly. 580 00:35:08.000 --> 00:35:12.079 I like it. That's the way to go. You know what, 581 00:35:12.320 --> 00:35:14.760 here's a fly, you and your family back here. Do this is it. 582 00:35:14.840 --> 00:35:16.679 This is it your comedy stage. So don't be giving any of my 583 00:35:17.159 --> 00:35:21.519 any of my audience ideas. I don't want to hear that. Billy the 584 00:35:21.599 --> 00:35:23.840 man here, billy butterfully, get you a Mug for your butterfly, a 585 00:35:23.920 --> 00:35:27.639 Little Butterfly Mugg that you're going to your cocoon. You've blown up, and 586 00:35:27.679 --> 00:35:30.000 don't be up. You're not a moth man. At least you're pretty enough 587 00:35:30.039 --> 00:35:32.599 to be a butterfly. All right, appreciate that. Hopefully I live longer 588 00:35:32.639 --> 00:35:36.880 than a butterfly, but you know absolutely. If so, hit up. 589 00:35:36.880 --> 00:35:38.239 You hit a point right there and yet me fired up. Sorry, sorry 590 00:35:38.280 --> 00:35:42.360 to rent and tangent, but all right, so back to you like we 591 00:35:42.360 --> 00:35:45.480 can move on to point number five. If you got it there, absolutely, 592 00:35:45.519 --> 00:35:49.440 I'm ready to go always. So number five, the tip, the 593 00:35:49.480 --> 00:35:52.000 typical piece that everybody understands that they know that they're doing. They just don't 594 00:35:52.000 --> 00:35:55.599 want to admit it. You're doing way too much. Life is life. 595 00:35:55.840 --> 00:36:00.280 It's going to be busy or boring, but if you don't understand the power 596 00:36:00.280 --> 00:36:04.960 of saying no, you're going to paralyze yourself with the constant anxiety and having 597 00:36:04.960 --> 00:36:07.480 a distracted focus. Man The way to fix those problems. You got to 598 00:36:07.559 --> 00:36:12.960 understand your capabilities, your work style, how to finish, like I mentioned 599 00:36:13.000 --> 00:36:15.679 in the beginning, of all of it. You know the ways that helps 600 00:36:15.679 --> 00:36:20.960 me out, journaling for me. Okay, the uniformity of this. You 601 00:36:21.000 --> 00:36:24.239 got to stay in line with yourself. You got to force yourself to sit 602 00:36:24.360 --> 00:36:28.719 down and say I need this fifteen minutes to write these thoughts down. You 603 00:36:28.760 --> 00:36:30.039 got fifteen minute. How mean? How many hours in a week? What? 604 00:36:30.079 --> 00:36:34.559 One hundred and sixty, something like that right, so break your time 605 00:36:34.679 --> 00:36:37.199 down and if you can break it down onto a micro level for yourself of 606 00:36:37.239 --> 00:36:44.760 where you spend your time, you're solid like it'll. You can do so 607 00:36:45.039 --> 00:36:47.760 much if you can figure out how to break your time into pieces and how 608 00:36:47.800 --> 00:36:52.199 to use it. I mean, you mentioned losing a bunch of weight. 609 00:36:52.360 --> 00:36:54.199 If we did this two months or two years ago, I wouldn't be sitting 610 00:36:54.239 --> 00:36:57.320 here with the the you know, at least a chin. I had no 611 00:36:57.400 --> 00:37:00.719 neck because I was just a head and shoulders for a while now, like 612 00:37:00.800 --> 00:37:02.679 I lost a bunch of weight to the pandemic, made me fat, and 613 00:37:02.719 --> 00:37:06.559 then I found out covid was going to was killing all the people that were 614 00:37:06.559 --> 00:37:08.119 overweight and doing all these things. I like, I'm not going to live 615 00:37:08.159 --> 00:37:12.159 forever, I got to lose all this stuff. I want to be around. 616 00:37:12.239 --> 00:37:15.119 I got healthy and then, you know, God forbid, I get 617 00:37:15.199 --> 00:37:19.519 I haven't. I never got COVID, like I've been lucky. I've been 618 00:37:19.519 --> 00:37:22.880 one of the few that haven't that has. Either I've had it or I 619 00:37:22.920 --> 00:37:24.440 haven't, but I don't know. I'm not going to go pay to find 620 00:37:24.480 --> 00:37:30.480 out. But you you start to, you can create your of a better 621 00:37:30.480 --> 00:37:32.639 life for yourself. That is what you want. That's what everybody wants is 622 00:37:32.639 --> 00:37:36.920 a better life. They just don't necessarily always know how to get it. 623 00:37:37.039 --> 00:37:39.039 HMM. So, yeah, yeah, man, love it. Don't do 624 00:37:39.079 --> 00:37:42.280 too much, don't you know. Say, say no. I love that, 625 00:37:42.320 --> 00:37:44.719 man. I love that point. It's like, Dude, and so 626 00:37:44.760 --> 00:37:47.239 many times in my s I said yes to all the things. I didn't 627 00:37:47.280 --> 00:37:50.519 really want to do it and I knew deep down like I don't want to 628 00:37:50.559 --> 00:37:54.440 do this, but the people around me, I just wanted to satisfy them 629 00:37:54.440 --> 00:37:58.400 and I wasn't really focused on myself. And I think sometimes as people, 630 00:37:58.480 --> 00:38:01.199 as creators whatever like, we got to be selfish at times. Like I 631 00:38:01.320 --> 00:38:06.679 lost fifty pounds because I was selfish. Everyone said you should lose weight for 632 00:38:06.719 --> 00:38:08.000 your family, you should lose weight so you look better for your wife, 633 00:38:08.039 --> 00:38:10.719 you should lose weight so you can run and chase your kid, and I 634 00:38:10.760 --> 00:38:14.920 tried to lose weight for all those ways and it wasn't until I have stood 635 00:38:14.920 --> 00:38:15.840 in my kitchen and said, you know what, I want to lose weight 636 00:38:15.880 --> 00:38:19.480 for me, just because I want to look better, I want to feel 637 00:38:19.559 --> 00:38:22.159 better, I want to be able to breathe like I did have covid when 638 00:38:22.159 --> 00:38:25.119 I was fifty pounds heavier or maybe even more, and do it was rough. 639 00:38:25.119 --> 00:38:29.480 Like there's a couple days where I'm like this is this might be the 640 00:38:29.599 --> 00:38:31.719 end, and I know it's because I can't breathe already, because I'm just 641 00:38:31.719 --> 00:38:35.360 too big, like I'm too heavy, and you know, all that kind 642 00:38:35.360 --> 00:38:37.719 of stuff ment. So, man, love that point, love that point, 643 00:38:37.760 --> 00:38:39.559 and I'm going to keep I'm going to keep moving. So don't, 644 00:38:39.599 --> 00:38:43.840 don't say yes to too much and keep your focus where you were. It 645 00:38:43.880 --> 00:38:45.360 really needs to be. So let's go to point number six and then we 646 00:38:45.400 --> 00:38:49.599 get some QA stuff too. So we'll we'll hit six, seven and eight 647 00:38:49.599 --> 00:38:52.360 real quick and we'll jump to questions and move on. So go for it. 648 00:38:52.400 --> 00:38:58.280 Are Awesome Technology. With today's world being as fast it is, with 649 00:38:58.320 --> 00:39:01.639 the demand for everything to be in didn't ready to use supportant. Remind yourself 650 00:39:01.639 --> 00:39:07.000 that you're handcuffing yourself and your own devices. Instagram, twitter, facebook, 651 00:39:07.119 --> 00:39:09.760 snapchat, etcetera. All of them are made for you to waste your time 652 00:39:09.760 --> 00:39:14.079 and pull your attention to keep scrolling. So I know that for some, 653 00:39:14.480 --> 00:39:17.639 like us, we are creators, we do rely on using those from marketing 654 00:39:17.719 --> 00:39:23.559 pieces and such, but for what I feel is ninety nine percent of us. 655 00:39:23.599 --> 00:39:28.119 It's just a waste of time, and the reason it's just a waste 656 00:39:28.119 --> 00:39:30.719 of time is because how many times, how many billionaires do you see caring 657 00:39:30.760 --> 00:39:35.280 about what's on Instagram? How many times they post in meals and packs of 658 00:39:35.360 --> 00:39:38.119 money and whatever it is that they've got? They're not doing that. They're 659 00:39:38.119 --> 00:39:43.039 focused on how are they going to make more? It's just they've corrected their 660 00:39:43.079 --> 00:39:46.920 focus. They understand that technology is a tool to help them and nothing more. 661 00:39:46.960 --> 00:39:51.519 It is their focus. That's what they want to do and eventually that's 662 00:39:51.519 --> 00:39:53.599 what I hope to be. You know, I mean not technology. Make 663 00:39:53.639 --> 00:39:57.280 Technology were for you, not work for it. That's good, so it's 664 00:39:57.320 --> 00:40:02.159 good. That's good. So number seven. They're normal. Mental blocks are 665 00:40:02.159 --> 00:40:06.079 completely normal, man, and you can't say that they're not, because they 666 00:40:06.159 --> 00:40:08.639 are, and the reason that they are. Thomas Edison is the perfect example 667 00:40:08.679 --> 00:40:13.079 of that. All right, all he said he never failed at anything in 668 00:40:13.119 --> 00:40:16.599 his life. He only found ten thousand ways that something won't work, and 669 00:40:16.679 --> 00:40:21.679 it is so true. If you have the attitude to just keep going, 670 00:40:21.800 --> 00:40:24.639 you're okay, and I think everyone should adopt that. Right there, that 671 00:40:24.760 --> 00:40:29.280 quote that you said. I heard that early on in life, thank goodness, 672 00:40:29.320 --> 00:40:31.400 and that's what I always tell somebody like well, that business failed. 673 00:40:31.400 --> 00:40:34.599 I'm like, not just figured out how not it didn't work, I just 674 00:40:34.599 --> 00:40:37.239 figured out, you know, what not to do and what I will do 675 00:40:37.360 --> 00:40:40.239 my next business. And so I think that's hugely important for for people who 676 00:40:40.280 --> 00:40:45.000 start a show, start a podcast, write a book or whatever. If 677 00:40:45.039 --> 00:40:47.480 it falls flat, don't just chalk it up and let the lessons go with 678 00:40:47.519 --> 00:40:51.159 it, but figure out what those lessons are and take them into the next 679 00:40:51.159 --> 00:40:57.719 project. It's good. And the last but not least, number eight. 680 00:40:57.719 --> 00:41:00.920 Never give up. You got to stay on course, got to keep trying. 681 00:41:01.039 --> 00:41:06.159 Remember that if you keep showing up and you don't chase the perfectionism out 682 00:41:06.159 --> 00:41:08.079 of this, you'll have the easier time standing on the path that you want 683 00:41:08.119 --> 00:41:12.800 for yourself. You just can't chase perfectionism. That's it right. If you're 684 00:41:12.840 --> 00:41:16.639 able to, if you're able to kick perfectionism out of your mind, you 685 00:41:16.679 --> 00:41:20.719 can do really anything, because I can tell you this. If you can't 686 00:41:20.800 --> 00:41:23.480 skate, you can't skate, but I bet you if you go out and 687 00:41:23.480 --> 00:41:27.239 practice a whole bunch, you're not going to fall down all too often. 688 00:41:27.280 --> 00:41:30.719 Like ice skating is a good example of just something simple like that. And 689 00:41:30.760 --> 00:41:32.440 I say it's something simple because it's super simple for me. I've been doing 690 00:41:32.440 --> 00:41:37.239 it for thirty years. Not many people have. So you know, it's 691 00:41:37.320 --> 00:41:40.559 always fun, but you got to start somewhere and in order for you to 692 00:41:40.599 --> 00:41:44.880 start, you're going to suck at it. But if you don't give up, 693 00:41:44.920 --> 00:41:47.639 it's really cool to see what you can do if you don't give up. 694 00:41:47.719 --> 00:41:51.519 Yep, yeah, hundred percent. Man. I bet if we watch 695 00:41:51.639 --> 00:41:54.559 videos, you thirty years ago getting on those skates would probably be like wow, 696 00:41:54.599 --> 00:41:58.760 he's just never going to make it, he's never gonna due to would 697 00:41:58.760 --> 00:42:00.159 have been with one of those big old cam quarters on the side, like 698 00:42:00.239 --> 00:42:07.840 you know Momada, looking through like well, dude, and that's true. 699 00:42:07.920 --> 00:42:09.559 I mean you know think I mean just that camera thing you're talking about. 700 00:42:09.639 --> 00:42:13.920 Dude, it's like to do what we do now. I mean, think 701 00:42:13.960 --> 00:42:17.159 about it. It's insane. I am I'm thirty five, but just since 702 00:42:17.199 --> 00:42:22.239 I started using technology as probably ten or twelve, you think, we got 703 00:42:22.239 --> 00:42:24.440 our first, you know, home computer with dial up Internet and, you 704 00:42:24.480 --> 00:42:29.800 know, AOL disc like. The stuff that you can do now is insane. 705 00:42:29.840 --> 00:42:31.800 I mean we, I mean Puerto Rico, you're where you're at, 706 00:42:31.840 --> 00:42:35.880 New England area, and you know we're in a New England area. Yep, 707 00:42:36.039 --> 00:42:38.559 yeah, and so we're here live streaming to the world. We got 708 00:42:38.599 --> 00:42:43.440 people of run bullhorn watching, we get people on Youtube watching. It's just 709 00:42:43.519 --> 00:42:45.079 blows my I mean I'm just sitting here like, Dude, this is insane, 710 00:42:45.159 --> 00:42:50.480 like you can literally do and learn anything in the world, but it 711 00:42:50.559 --> 00:42:55.760 is taking consistent action in showing up and doing those elementary things over and over 712 00:42:55.800 --> 00:43:00.760 and over again. You want to know what? What keep? I know 713 00:43:00.840 --> 00:43:05.719 this sounds really silly, but people our age watched boy meets world. Okay, 714 00:43:05.880 --> 00:43:09.119 and I know everybody loves Mr Finie. Everybody the phoenie caller. Everybody 715 00:43:09.199 --> 00:43:14.480 loves Mr Finie and every way. Mr Feenie had his moment where he yelled 716 00:43:14.480 --> 00:43:16.480 at everybody. I can't remember the specific episode but I remember him screwed like 717 00:43:16.559 --> 00:43:21.000 yelling at the class. It's the one time you see him really upset in 718 00:43:21.039 --> 00:43:24.639 the entire series. And he said You have the knowledge at your fingertips and 719 00:43:24.760 --> 00:43:30.400 you choose to sit and look at absolutely not thing. Where people back? 720 00:43:30.440 --> 00:43:36.079 You know, not too long ago thirsted for a brand new book every couple 721 00:43:36.159 --> 00:43:39.440 of years from somebody that they respected, that they that was well like verst 722 00:43:39.519 --> 00:43:44.280 or knowledgeable and like whatever task or, you know, career that they were 723 00:43:44.280 --> 00:43:46.719 in. And we use it to look at funny videos like, for example, 724 00:43:46.760 --> 00:43:50.679 Tick Tock, is so different in two different parts of the world. 725 00:43:50.679 --> 00:43:53.199 In China they use it to teach their children how to do things. Here 726 00:43:53.199 --> 00:43:57.159 we use it to get famous by falling off, falling down some stairs, 727 00:43:57.199 --> 00:44:00.039 and we go viral and get paid by it. I mean it's there's different 728 00:44:00.039 --> 00:44:05.559 ways to do it. It's how you choose to do it. I mean, 729 00:44:05.840 --> 00:44:07.840 it's all on you always. It's always on you, and if you 730 00:44:07.960 --> 00:44:10.800 bet on yourself, you can't lose if you want, I mean, unless 731 00:44:10.840 --> 00:44:15.440 you want to lose. But nobody likes to lose, unless you're one of 732 00:44:15.440 --> 00:44:17.159 those people that just likes to lose. I hate losing. I am so 733 00:44:17.239 --> 00:44:22.159 competitive. I want to win in every way. I know it's not possible, 734 00:44:22.239 --> 00:44:24.880 but I want it. Yeah, yeah, you want to win. 735 00:44:24.920 --> 00:44:27.880 And then if you're not, you know, if you're not in that mindset, 736 00:44:27.920 --> 00:44:30.079 then that's a mindset problem which we could probably talk about the whole nother 737 00:44:30.159 --> 00:44:35.960 podcast episode, and I want to jump over I didn't set this scene up, 738 00:44:36.000 --> 00:44:37.119 so I hope it works. But I'm going to jump over to the 739 00:44:37.119 --> 00:44:42.559 bullhorn chat. Here. We got a couple people saying hello. Oh, 740 00:44:42.719 --> 00:44:44.920 let me see, what did I do here? Almost like you. Let 741 00:44:44.920 --> 00:44:46.840 me see if I can fix it. My fixing. It is a fixing. 742 00:44:46.840 --> 00:44:51.039 Oh yeah, there we go. It's fix any of fixing. I 743 00:44:51.079 --> 00:44:53.239 should have worked on it before, but anyway. So we got rest. 744 00:44:53.280 --> 00:44:58.079 He says he loves Bob Ross and then, yes, Sam says heard things. 745 00:44:58.199 --> 00:45:00.480 Is Riding all the time. Um, and I encourage him there. 746 00:45:00.519 --> 00:45:06.039 But so right then the question section from Sam is what is a good source 747 00:45:06.079 --> 00:45:08.920 of inspiration, like where do you get your inspiration from? In you know, 748 00:45:09.000 --> 00:45:15.920 how do you keep yourself motivated? I can say, like you, 749 00:45:15.039 --> 00:45:19.360 I mean I have I'm very lucky to have loving parents. I'm lucky to 750 00:45:19.360 --> 00:45:21.800 have all that stuff, but life was not easy as a kid, at 751 00:45:21.880 --> 00:45:23.320 least for me it was not easy. I didn't feel it was easy. 752 00:45:23.360 --> 00:45:27.360 I'm smaller than most people, like I'm sitting up on a boost receipt, 753 00:45:27.440 --> 00:45:29.960 my own little chair here, but you know, I'm average heype for a 754 00:45:29.960 --> 00:45:32.400 woman. So it's hard like that's my inspiration is people look at me as 755 00:45:32.440 --> 00:45:37.519 I'm some little dude, but I have a six foot five Napoleon complex mentality, 756 00:45:37.880 --> 00:45:39.119 like I'm not going to let somebody or steam roll me. I'm not 757 00:45:39.119 --> 00:45:44.320 going to let somebody run me over. But I also took it as my 758 00:45:44.360 --> 00:45:46.480 inspiration is myself, like what kind of life do I want to live? 759 00:45:46.519 --> 00:45:51.199 I mean I have you have all those moral protectors, like your parents. 760 00:45:51.239 --> 00:45:53.480 You don't want to hurt their feelings, your grandparents, your family, your 761 00:45:53.519 --> 00:45:59.800 close friends. You never want to offend them. But if you aren't happy 762 00:45:59.840 --> 00:46:02.119 with yourself and you're not able to do things for yourself, you're never going 763 00:46:02.159 --> 00:46:05.760 to be you never really going to be happy. You need to figure out 764 00:46:05.800 --> 00:46:08.480 what works for you. For me, my inspiration, I'm lucky enough to 765 00:46:08.480 --> 00:46:12.440 have two little boys. A stare up at me like luck, for now 766 00:46:12.480 --> 00:46:15.920 at least. They look at me and they're just like hey, I need 767 00:46:16.000 --> 00:46:19.920 you and in order, and they don't know why they need me, but 768 00:46:20.000 --> 00:46:22.719 they other than love and like I'm their dad. But I know for myself 769 00:46:22.880 --> 00:46:25.719 I need to be better. I need to figure out a way to provide 770 00:46:25.760 --> 00:46:29.320 for them, but I also need to find a way to be a good 771 00:46:29.320 --> 00:46:34.079 teacher to them. And help them grow. So if I'm not doing things 772 00:46:34.079 --> 00:46:36.760 to the best of my ability, at least I can do things to the 773 00:46:36.800 --> 00:46:39.360 best ability for them, for my whole family, for whatever it is. 774 00:46:40.119 --> 00:46:44.239 That's that's my inspiration, is my little family that I have. I want 775 00:46:44.280 --> 00:46:47.679 to create my own. I want my own piece of land, I want 776 00:46:47.760 --> 00:46:52.440 my own American dream and I have it. I'm living it, you know. 777 00:46:52.639 --> 00:46:55.480 So for inspiration, you can always find it in a book, you 778 00:46:55.480 --> 00:46:59.719 can read it, you can do whatever it's going to be, whatever works 779 00:46:59.760 --> 00:47:04.760 for you and whatever capacity you could bring it to yourself. Yeah, that's 780 00:47:04.800 --> 00:47:07.719 good, man, and I think too, and I'll add to you know, 781 00:47:07.760 --> 00:47:09.639 to that a little bit, because what you what you said there's so 782 00:47:09.679 --> 00:47:14.000 important. I think some so many times, and maybe our system does this, 783 00:47:14.079 --> 00:47:16.079 you know, especially in this in the states, you know, the 784 00:47:16.199 --> 00:47:22.119 educational system, and it's a rewards based since performance based, and it's not 785 00:47:22.199 --> 00:47:24.840 created equal for everyone. It's like, dude, like I was a horrible, 786 00:47:24.880 --> 00:47:30.280 horrible, horrible student, dropped out of high school a semester before it 787 00:47:30.320 --> 00:47:35.039 was over because I literally like couldn't pass an Algebra class and you know, 788 00:47:35.119 --> 00:47:37.679 turns out I owned a business that Gen generated, you know, a hundred 789 00:47:37.679 --> 00:47:42.920 thousand dollars and like organized and manage at all. I just couldn't learn how 790 00:47:42.960 --> 00:47:46.440 to count how many freaking strawberries susy had and why they're missing or whatever the 791 00:47:46.480 --> 00:47:52.400 equation was, and I was so focused on pleasing other people that I really 792 00:47:52.440 --> 00:47:58.480 didn't self evaluate. And this is the thing too about being a content creator 793 00:47:58.480 --> 00:48:02.000 and doing what I do now is I had to make it in the pandemic 794 00:48:02.039 --> 00:48:06.199 help this. By the way, I mean this was a there's a horrible, 795 00:48:06.199 --> 00:48:08.519 horrible things that came from the this pandemic, but one of the beautiful 796 00:48:08.519 --> 00:48:14.880 things for my life was the opportunity to just stop in the radio silence. 797 00:48:15.000 --> 00:48:16.039 You know, I had a t shirt business that was moving to move and 798 00:48:16.079 --> 00:48:22.760 move and signed the biggest contract we've ever signed about two weeks before the pandemic 799 00:48:22.960 --> 00:48:24.599 that it comes back like hey, we're not doing this. Events canceled, 800 00:48:25.000 --> 00:48:29.599 canceled, order, cancel order, cancel order, and I'm sitting at my 801 00:48:29.639 --> 00:48:32.880 desk like literally as a hobby podcaster, going all right, what do I 802 00:48:32.920 --> 00:48:37.360 do next? And then phone call after phone call from entrepreneur and business owner 803 00:48:37.519 --> 00:48:40.159 was like came man, I need to go digital. What should I do? 804 00:48:40.440 --> 00:48:45.199 And so I started like just talking to people about creating content and next 805 00:48:45.239 --> 00:48:47.840 the clubhouse. You know, I've discovered clubhouse, and then all of a 806 00:48:47.840 --> 00:48:52.440 sudden, man, my world just lights up because I understood what the needs 807 00:48:52.440 --> 00:48:54.599 of people were around me. And then I made that decision, because my 808 00:48:54.599 --> 00:48:57.639 wife's like, what are you gonna do? I'm like, I'm going to 809 00:48:57.760 --> 00:49:00.679 create content. I'm going to be a content creator fulltime, like that's what 810 00:49:00.679 --> 00:49:02.880 I'm going to do. And you know, and luckily she you know, 811 00:49:02.920 --> 00:49:07.599 she's built her business up and so that was a part of that financial relief 812 00:49:07.679 --> 00:49:09.000 to go, okay, go throw them up on the wall and see what 813 00:49:09.079 --> 00:49:14.119 sticks. And, you know, we monetize the podcast super fast and man, 814 00:49:14.199 --> 00:49:19.239 it's been incredible. But it was the decision to do it for myself 815 00:49:19.400 --> 00:49:22.400 and to people. We live in the world SYS don't be selfish, and 816 00:49:22.519 --> 00:49:25.599 I'm seeing be selfish, because out of that selfishness you'll build a whole life 817 00:49:25.679 --> 00:49:30.920 that is so you know, allow other people to you know, to live 818 00:49:30.000 --> 00:49:34.679 in your family and your legacy, and I think that's what we're afters. 819 00:49:34.840 --> 00:49:37.320 We're building a little time capsules with content and we're putting it out there into 820 00:49:37.320 --> 00:49:40.800 the world. And hopefully our family can live off some of this revenue and 821 00:49:42.000 --> 00:49:45.000 inspiration down the road. So would anyway, I would say it's not selfishness, 822 00:49:45.000 --> 00:49:49.159 man, it's more focus, like you can't say yourself a true focus 823 00:49:49.199 --> 00:49:52.840 through you're focused. That's all it is. You know what you want and 824 00:49:52.880 --> 00:49:55.960 you're going to get it and if you treat everything in that, in that 825 00:49:55.960 --> 00:50:00.119 way, there's nothing you can do, man. I mean Elon Musk eight 826 00:50:00.199 --> 00:50:05.440 years ago was, you know, broke, and look at him now. 827 00:50:05.480 --> 00:50:07.599 I mean, I can't say he was broke. Who still pretty rich, 828 00:50:07.599 --> 00:50:10.639 but he's not as rich as he is now. I mean right shutters the 829 00:50:10.639 --> 00:50:14.880 world with a tweet, he chase, he moved, he's our iron man 830 00:50:14.960 --> 00:50:19.760 dude, like he's true. That's that's what happens when you focus on what 831 00:50:19.800 --> 00:50:22.519 you want. It's not being selfish every like all of this stuff that's here 832 00:50:22.559 --> 00:50:25.159 is you could use that, not just for creative mental block, but I 833 00:50:25.159 --> 00:50:29.199 feel like you could take something of what I had said and apply it to 834 00:50:29.239 --> 00:50:31.320 really anything. In these little eight steps of what you need to do for 835 00:50:31.360 --> 00:50:35.639 yourself, whether you want to create something, where you want to just go 836 00:50:35.719 --> 00:50:38.840 and do something new, go do it. I mean you can apply all 837 00:50:38.880 --> 00:50:44.719 of it. That's good, man, Dude. Excellent conversation. Thanks for 838 00:50:44.760 --> 00:50:46.599 coming so prepared and bringing points and all that stuff. Man. I mean 839 00:50:46.639 --> 00:50:52.280 that's that's great content. So, man, I really appreciate you one respond 840 00:50:52.280 --> 00:50:53.960 in to my hey, I need somebody to come on the show and then 841 00:50:54.000 --> 00:50:58.719 and then bringing the heat like you did. Bring the heat. I appreciate 842 00:50:58.800 --> 00:51:00.519 it. Man, I'm not. I felt I was. I wasn't thinking 843 00:51:00.599 --> 00:51:04.039 that it would be too hot, but I'm glad that it's hot enough to 844 00:51:04.119 --> 00:51:07.199 where you enjoy it. So that's good. At just enough spice. It 845 00:51:07.360 --> 00:51:09.840 was awesome. In and rest you over here. This is going to be 846 00:51:10.000 --> 00:51:13.880 it's wrong again. I moved it, but anyway, he said, Hey, 847 00:51:13.960 --> 00:51:15.480 thanks for the knowledge. Thank you for the knowledge. I guess several 848 00:51:15.480 --> 00:51:19.960 people watching a bullhorn. So we really appreciate those guys. But yeah, 849 00:51:20.000 --> 00:51:22.159 man, Aaron, is there anything that you want to say that I didn't 850 00:51:22.159 --> 00:51:25.400 open you up to say? Or maybe I don't ask the best questions in 851 00:51:25.440 --> 00:51:30.880 the world, but dude, I think you did a great job. There's 852 00:51:30.920 --> 00:51:34.800 nothing that I would ever change out of what you do. Like when I 853 00:51:34.800 --> 00:51:38.079 first met you, I met you through clubhouse. You had way more followers 854 00:51:38.079 --> 00:51:40.480 and I did. When it came to things. I was just starting out 855 00:51:40.559 --> 00:51:43.800 and then we got in a room. I actually you got to hear me 856 00:51:43.840 --> 00:51:45.480 speak, I got to hear you speak, and I was like, I 857 00:51:45.559 --> 00:51:47.719 like this guy. I really feel like we've got a lot that we could 858 00:51:47.760 --> 00:51:51.760 grow you know, there's different things that we could do. We have the 859 00:51:51.760 --> 00:51:54.880 same image where we want to be, and now I'm here, so I 860 00:51:54.920 --> 00:51:58.920 appreciate you inviting me here. I want to say a nice thank you and 861 00:51:58.960 --> 00:52:00.880 to all the people that have, you know, listen to me for at 862 00:52:00.920 --> 00:52:02.920 least an hour. You know, I'm just a guy, just like you. 863 00:52:02.960 --> 00:52:06.760 I'm nothing special. I just have something figured out that I'd like to 864 00:52:06.760 --> 00:52:09.119 share. That's all. Yeah, man, love it, Dude. We'll 865 00:52:09.199 --> 00:52:13.199 keep creating and I will definitely have you back on the show and do some 866 00:52:13.239 --> 00:52:15.320 follow up stuff. And I mean I know if you got one list of 867 00:52:15.360 --> 00:52:19.360 eight amazing things, you probably have a bunch more lists. Will bring you 868 00:52:19.400 --> 00:52:22.400 back on and share those, but appreciate you here. Thanks, man, 869 00:52:22.039 --> 00:52:24.320 problem, my friend. Thank you much, all right. Thank you so 870 00:52:24.400 --> 00:52:28.480 much. All right, everybody. Thank you so much for watching. If 871 00:52:28.519 --> 00:52:30.880 you watch your lives, if you're listen to the replay either on bullhorn or 872 00:52:30.880 --> 00:52:35.199 youtube. Really appreciate that and make sure you hit a subscribe button close to 873 00:52:35.239 --> 00:52:37.639 you. Drops comment let us know where you're watching from. A lot of 874 00:52:37.639 --> 00:52:43.079 support on the bullhorn APP today. Really appreciate that. I don't know who 875 00:52:43.119 --> 00:52:45.840 tweeted out that or whatever, but got it's got several people over there listening 876 00:52:45.880 --> 00:52:51.920 and watching, so appreciate that a lot. If you're not creating on bullhorn, 877 00:52:51.920 --> 00:52:53.760 reach out to me. I'll get in touch with those guys over there. 878 00:52:53.920 --> 00:52:59.880 They're creating an awesome platform and we can definitely make the connection if you 879 00:52:59.920 --> 00:53:02.960 want to be a live streamer podcaster and use their platform. Super, super 880 00:53:04.000 --> 00:53:07.360 great platform to do. But tomorrow, I don't know I said. But 881 00:53:07.559 --> 00:53:10.039 however, tomorrow, join me here, same time, same place, at 882 00:53:10.039 --> 00:53:15.679 two PM, I get a very special person on my show tomorrow. Her 883 00:53:15.719 --> 00:53:22.519 name is Jenny Rodgers. She is a fifty nine year creator, Super Amazing 884 00:53:22.519 --> 00:53:25.679 Person. She's a songwriter, a musician, an author. She just released 885 00:53:25.679 --> 00:53:30.920 a new book called Mama Bear Meditations in this person is probably one of the 886 00:53:30.960 --> 00:53:35.920 most special people in the creative world to me, because it was in her 887 00:53:36.000 --> 00:53:38.880 high school music class, her high school choir class, where she was a 888 00:53:38.920 --> 00:53:45.880 substitute that my life was forever changed, like literally, I accidentally signed up, 889 00:53:45.920 --> 00:53:49.639 because I'm not very diligent in the in the classroom for a girl's performance 890 00:53:49.719 --> 00:53:52.800 art class. That turned into a CD project. That turned it into me 891 00:53:52.800 --> 00:53:55.960 moving ten hours from home to go to a music school. That turned into 892 00:53:57.000 --> 00:54:00.440 all the stuff I do now, and so it was this ladies message. 893 00:54:00.559 --> 00:54:04.239 There was this lady in that moment to say hey, don't, don't leave, 894 00:54:04.320 --> 00:54:07.400 don't quit, don't, don't leave the choir class. I mean your 895 00:54:07.440 --> 00:54:09.280 young guy and this is full of girls like this is a dream for you, 896 00:54:09.599 --> 00:54:13.159 but stay and we'll create something cool. And so, anyway, I'm 897 00:54:13.199 --> 00:54:15.599 going to bring her on. It's going to be it's going to be a 898 00:54:15.639 --> 00:54:19.400 great episode. I'm going to try not to cry, but because she means 899 00:54:19.480 --> 00:54:22.559 a lot to me and she's very special person in my life and I want 900 00:54:22.559 --> 00:54:25.679 to celebrate her and celebrate her new book that she dropped. So be sure 901 00:54:25.760 --> 00:54:30.480 to come back tomorrow. Super Fun and we're both like adhd is heck. 902 00:54:30.559 --> 00:54:32.079 So we'll see if we can get through a full episode. May Have her 903 00:54:32.119 --> 00:54:36.159 on for two days in row. We'll see. Anyway, that's two o'clock 904 00:54:36.199 --> 00:54:40.039 tomorrow to BM eastern time. Be here and thanks for watching and we'll see 905 00:54:40.159 --> soon