15 episodes

Partly a podcast about creatives & the creative industry, but mostly a podcast about all things life related.

Reel Life with Tom Noske Tom Noske

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 63 Ratings

Partly a podcast about creatives & the creative industry, but mostly a podcast about all things life related.

    015: Focusing on happiness with @meshna

    015: Focusing on happiness with @meshna

    This week I sat down and had a conversation with Kyle Meshna, a Photographer & Filmmaker from the Bay Area!

    Kyle is an incredible talent & just an all round good dude. We touched on a wide range of topics so I hope you enjoy this weeks episode of Reel Life

    • 1 hr 12 min
    014: Get Comfortable with being Uncomfortable

    014: Get Comfortable with being Uncomfortable

    One of the things I continue to recognise over and over again throughout my life, is the relationship between uncomfortable situations, and positive growth. I don't think you can have one without the other. Yet so many of us lean towards situations that make us feel comfortable and away from those that make us uncomfortable! 

    Learning to not only tolerate uncomfortable situations, but actually welcome and enjoy those situations has been the single biggest source of growth in my own life. And I do this by using one simple line, whenever I encounter a situation that makes me uncomfortable, a conversation with a client, an awkward social or networking situation, confrontations with friends or family, or just a difficult workout. I repeat to myself the line "get comfortable with this discomfort." So that the next time I encounter a situation that makes me uncomfortable, it's familiar to me, rather than something that frightens me.

    I hope you enjoy this weeks episode.

    • 49 min
    013: Learning to Work Smarter not Harder

    013: Learning to Work Smarter not Harder

    For alot of my teenage years and into my early 20s, my only real indicator of success that I looked for, was “have I worked hard today?” Which was great... For a little while. It gave me a great foundation of discipline, and a good work ethic, but taught me very little about what it means to be genuinely productive. What it means to be open to opportunities or pivot when things don’t go as planned. Which has lead me down the road to burnout more times than I’m proud to admit. 

    And I don’t think my story with this is unqiue, I think most of us are taught growing up that your work ethic is the one true indicator of success, and the thing you should be basing everything else off of.

    I think they just missed the part where they’re supposed to tell you what it is exactly you should actuallty be working “hard” on.

    Greg Mckeown Describes this problem that alot of us face as “Making a milliometer of progress, in a million different directions.” Rather than making substantial progress on that which is important to us. Your goal, as a creative, or whichever job or industry you find yourself in, is to focus as much of your time as you possibly can on the aspects of your career where you can provide the most value.

    To focus on doing the things you’re great at, better! Rather than doing alot of things in an okay manner.

    I hope you enjoy this weeks episode

    • 47 min
    012: The Power of being Authentic

    012: The Power of being Authentic

    This week I wanted to talk on the topic of authenticity, and the importance on focusing on yourself, on the things you're interested in and the things you enjoy above all else! 

    Being blindly selfless is about as useless as being blindly selfish! It takes a combination of both to succeed, as they say, you need to be selfish first, to be selfless later. 

    I hope you enjoy this weeks episode.

    • 54 min
    011: Fear & Starting a podcast

    011: Fear & Starting a podcast

    Recently, a friend of mine, who is a professional boxer, talked with me about the overwhelming desire he has in the lead up to his fights to "find a way to get our of fighting." Even though he loves it, even though he has 10 years of experience, and it's more comfortable than most in situations like that, he told me about some of the thoughts that run through his mind in the lead up to a fight! And it made me realize, that, although you may love doing something, although you may know that doing that thing will help you, your brain will always think up scenarios and explanations as to why you "don't need to do that." It's too cold, you're not good enough, it'll hurt, you don't have the equipment, all of these excuses are just ways your mind is trying to keep you away from the thing that is uncomfortable. When in reality, you should chase the things that make you uncomfortable, because it's in being uncomfortable, that you'll experience the most growth!

    I hope you enjoy this weeks episode 

    • 49 min
    010: Iron man training is making me a better creator!

    010: Iron man training is making me a better creator!

    This week I wanted to talk all about my goal that I've been slowly chipping away at for the last 6-12 months, and that is, to complete my first Ironman Triathlon! It has been an incredibly eye opening experience both in terms of understanding what I'm truly capable of physically and mentally, but also the link between that physical extreme, and my creativity and business. The link I've discovered has been incredible and I would encourage any creator to set themselves a physical goal that scares the hell out of them, because the lessons you'll learn mentally through that will carry you far further creatively than you ever thought possible!

    I hope you enjoy this weeks episode!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Charlie Wilson Lens ,

This is amazing

I Learn so much

I am constantly inspired

I love the vibe

Please listen to this !

@legendary_bob_52 ,

@legendary_bob_52

I’m writing a review today to enter the end of year giveaway for a podcast setup

@samcmillington ,

Authentic and Honest!

I originally started listening to the podcast to learn more about film making and photography but found myself being drawn to Tom’s authentic and honest self.
I’m going through a journey of personal development myself and can relate to everything Tom is talking about, keep my the amazing work mate :)

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