Many people, including myself at times, feel behind in their careers. We feel like we’ve wasted time and energy doing jobs that didn’t serve us. Nothing could be further from the truth. The age old story is that you need to be a specialist—like Tiger Woods or Mozart—to find success. That’s actually not the case as ESPN Senior Writer David Epstein proves in his book Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World. We can take the lessons learned from any experience and utilize it in our new one. Often times, the job we want may not even exist. Certainly podcasting as a career didn’t exist when I was in college. It does now. We need to be in search of our match fit. But too many people are having quarter life crisis because they haven’t discovered their purpose. Stop! Follow your passions and let that guide you. Purpose will reveal itself in due time. And if your passions change, that’s okay. Gary Vaynerchuck thinks so and I agree with him. So dive into this lesson with me and stop worrying that you’re behind. I’ll go over all these ideas and hopefully create stillness in your life so you can go after your dreams. After listening, try it out and please be sure to leave a comment with any thoughts or questions. Thanks for tuning in.
SELECTED LINKS FROM EPISODE:
Range by David Epstein (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Range-Generalists-Triumph-Specialized-World/dp/0735214484
Summarization of David Epstein’s Range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4rP8CGaVDY
Quarter Life Podcast from Goop: https://goop.com/the-goop-podcast/the-quarter-life-crisis/
David Epstein and Malcolm Gladwell Talk: https://youtu.be/5RqIa09AvDU
Master Mental Fortitude Course Book: http://mastermentalfortitude.com
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With over 15 years of experience WORKING in the entertainment industry at the top level, learning from the best of the best, I (Phil Svitek) am now on a journey of paying it forward. I believe that ideas are meant to be shared, not hoarded and furthermore, if you are successful then you owe the next generation a roadmap. As someone who has been there across various roles such as producer, director, editor, writer, podcaster and even high level executive, I know the struggles and what it takes to tackle and overcome the challenges that artists face on the road to accomplishment. As you already may know too well, an artist’s life can be extremely volatile, with many high’s and low’s – it takes more than just industry skills and knowledge to make it. To be successful, you need to have the right mental fortitude to reach your dreams. I believe in a 360 approach – combining technical theory with practice, along with personal development skills that are directly related to what it takes to be successful as a digital artist. Each week, I draw from these experiences, learnings and exploration to offer you insights, concepts and findings with specific takeaways to benefit you. I’ll recommend books, podcasts, movies, etc to help further illustrate the ideas highlighted within each episode. For more free resources, visit http://philsvitek.com.