10 (Plus 5) Tips to Success in Business

10 (Plus 5) Tips to Success in Business

Dear Friends:
We all choose our careers and jobs because we have something to contribute and we want to make a difference. We’re passionate about what we do, and we are all committed to fulfilling our dreams.

I have coached thousands and thousands of people over the years and regardless of how talented or how passionate we are there are times when we hit roadblocks, let rejection get to us, lose faith in ourselves or the business we’re in, or just plain get stuck. These tips will help get you back on track, giving you that boost of enthusiasm you need to get you up and running. <--read more-->

The Cure for What-is-itis aka How to Stop the “That’s Just the way that it is” Conversation

The Cure for “What-is-itis” aka How to Stop the “That’s Just the way that it is” Conversation

Dear Friends:
I’ve produced/exec produced twelve feature films to date where I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of people, and in addition I’ve taught entertainment industry workshops to thousands and thousands of folks over the years. There is one thing I hear all too often and it drives me crazy. “That’s just the way it is!” “Suzanne, the market is shrinking,” “Women over forty just can’t get good roles in films,” “Investors are not putting their money into films anymore,” “I’m so new to the industry, it’s going to be impossible to get a paying gig.” And here is the best one, “None of it’s my fault, it’s “JUST THE WAY IT IS.” This makes me crazy! And I hear it so often, I’m beginning to think it’s an epidemic. Although I’m not a doctor, I’m going to go ahead and work on the cure for this disease called “What-Is-Itis.”

Here’s a perfect example of how we stay stuck in a certain mindset and become convinced that it’s just the way that it is. Until 1954 authorities claimed that the 4-minute mile was impossible if not lethal. Roger Bannister believed otherwise and on May 6th of that year he ran the mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Runners of the past had been held back by a mindset that said it couldn’t be done. When the limit was challenged a paradigm shift occurred and within months runners were beating the new record. <--read more-->