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A solo productivity podcast presented by veteran professional fight director & filmmaker Carter Ferguson. If you are a creative person and would like to become more efficient and effective in your life and work, and ultimately more happy, then this is the show for you.

FILM PRO PRODUCTIVITY & SUCCESS filmproproductivity

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

A solo productivity podcast presented by veteran professional fight director & filmmaker Carter Ferguson. If you are a creative person and would like to become more efficient and effective in your life and work, and ultimately more happy, then this is the show for you.

    WHAT ARE SMART GOALS? Episode 72

    WHAT ARE SMART GOALS? Episode 72

    The SMART goal setting system is a simple productivity technique that will help you to plan out and set realistic and achievable goals. To find out more, have a listen.
    You can read the full transcript for this episode on the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
     
     QUOTES:
    You should Focus on what it is that you want and set a realistic goal. Start setting goals that you feel you can accomplish and don't try to go right to the top in one leap. Every time you accomplish one goal you develop the strength and wisdom to accomplish the next one. Chuck Norris
     

    What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Michelangelo Buonarroti

     
    Don't look at the big picture as the only achievement. Start with set, smart goals and work up to something bigger. Jordyn Wieber
     

    The great majority of people are “wandering generalities” rather than “meaningful specifics”. The fact is that you can't hit a target that you can't see. If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals. Zig Ziglar

     
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
     
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    SPONSOR: Nicole from the Bronx
     
    References: 

    https://www.people-doc.com/blog/how-to-set-a-relevant-goal#:~:text=Having%20the%20same%20goal%20as,attainable%20in%20order%20to%20succeed. 

     
    Thanks: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 15 min
    MISSION CREEP - Episode 71

    MISSION CREEP - Episode 71

    Mission creep happens when a commitment strays beyond an original agreement. It is the gradual broadening of the original plans and objectives of a mission or organization.
     

    For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    QUOTES:
    High performers constantly seek clarity. They work hard to sift out distractions so they cannot just focus, but continually re-focus, on what really matters. Jeff Haden
    Mission creep can become a charismatic hitchhiker whose outstretched thumb is hard to resist. Avrum Lapin
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin
    In project management, scope creep is the number 1 killer of success. Nina Johnson
     
    References:
     
    Thanks:
    A Himitsu, Petra Kolb
     
    Music By: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ahimitsuhttps://www.twitter.com/ahimitsu1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 9 min
    WHY YOU MUST ADAPT AND BE FLEXIBLE - Episode 70

    WHY YOU MUST ADAPT AND BE FLEXIBLE - Episode 70

    In this show, I look at how you must be able to adapt to circumstances as they come up. Flexibility means being able to pivot when problems or opportunities arise.
     
     

    For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    QUOTES:
    Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life. Benjamin Franklin
    The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. Aesop
     
    References:


    http://www.kotelnikov.biz/coach/strategic_flexibility.html


    http://www.kotelnikov.biz/coach/flexibility.html


    https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/11-habits-of-exceptionally-flexible-and-successful-people.html


     
    Thanks:
    A Himitsu
    Music By: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ahimitsuhttps://www.twitter.com/ahimitsu1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 15 min
    NEVER GIVE UP & COMING SOON! - Episode 69

    NEVER GIVE UP & COMING SOON! - Episode 69

    In this episode, I talk about the productivity and life struggles of freelancers in 2020 and offer solutions and actions that you can take to increase your chances of success. I also list the upcoming episodes of season 5 which will be released on the 6th September.
     
    For a full transcript of this episode please go to the official website https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    QUOTES:
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.Ralph Waldo Emerson
    No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou
    Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie 
    You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou 
    You and I and everybody in show business and the entertainment industry fly by the seat of our pants. We don't know quite what is going to happen. William Shatner
     
    References:
    None
     
    Thanks:
    A Himitsu, Stephen Rowan, Dave Bullis Podcast, Podcraft.
    Main Photographs taken on the Giordano UK shoot by Bryan Larkin
    Music By: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ahimitsuhttps://www.twitter.com/ahimitsu1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 21 min
    SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 2) - Episode 68

    SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 2) - Episode 68

    This episode is the second of my 2 part creative scams series. That’s scams that are aimed, not at the general public, but specifically at those working in the creative industries.
     
    QUOTES:
    Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy. Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious. B.C. Forbes
     
    Cats have a scam going - you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that's the deal. Eddie Izzard
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
     
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    INTERVIEWEE: DARREN S COOK
    https://www.facebook.com/ScruffyBearPictures/
    https://twitter.com/scruffybearpict
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenscook/
    http://www.scruffybear.com/
     
    SPONSOR: Juvenile Delinquents / Big Bull Production
    Website: https://jds.space/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdsthemovie/
     
    References: 
    https://actinginlondon.co.uk/common-showbiz-scams/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/about
    https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/prevent-personal-fraud/
    https://deadline.com/2018/02/hollywood-scam-catfishing-dream-job-movie-offers-victims-1202297636/
    https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/screenwriting101-what-plagiarism-is-what-it-isnt-and-how-to-protect-yourself-from-it/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-smrHLzr6g
    https://www.moviemaker.com/avoiding-the-scam-in-hollywood/
     
    Thanks: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ahimitsuhttps://www.twitter.com/ahimitsu1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 46 min
    SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 1) - Episode 67

    SCAMS, LIES & DOUBLE DEALING (Part 1) - Episode 67

    This episode is about creative scams. That’s scams that are aimed, not at the general public, but specifically at those working in the creative industries.
     
    QUOTES:
    It was the heart of any scam or fiddle -- keep the punter uncertain, or, if he is certain, make him certain of the wrong thing. Terry Pratchett
    We can all be conned but at what point do we realize that we're being conned and to what point do we allow ourselves to be conned? Guy Ritchie 
    There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has never been easier, and the tools for committing electronic mischief on your enemies are cheap and widely accessible. Evgeny Morozov
    Who is going to believe a con artist? Everyone, if she is good. Andy Griffith
    A lot of hackers set up scam sites. They can impersonate a site like PayPal, for instance. Michael Demon Calce
    Hollywood is largely about scammers and con men. It was my main livelihood for about 25 years, and the scams were beautiful and ugly, cheap and expensive, but, wow, were there a lot of scammers. Ben Stein
     
    The next show #68 is available now.
     
    You can find out more about the show on these links.
     
    OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/
    TWITTER: @filmproprodpod
    FACEBOOK: @filmproproductivity
    CONTACT: https://www.filmproproductivity.com/contact
     
    SPONSOR: Juvenile Delinquents / Big Bull Production
    Website: https://jds.space/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdsthemovie/
     
    References: 
    https://actinginlondon.co.uk/common-showbiz-scams/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/about
    https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/prevent-personal-fraud/
    https://deadline.com/2018/02/hollywood-scam-catfishing-dream-job-movie-offers-victims-1202297636/
    https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/screenwriting101-what-plagiarism-is-what-it-isnt-and-how-to-protect-yourself-from-it/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-smrHLzr6g
    https://www.moviemaker.com/avoiding-the-scam-in-hollywood/
     
    Thanks: Music by A Himitsu
    Track: Adventures by A Himitsu https://www.soundcloud.com/a-himitsu
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
    Music released by Argofox https://www.youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE
    Music provided by Audio Library https://www.youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
    Contact the artist: x.jonaz@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ahimitsuhttps://www.twitter.com/ahimitsu1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFwu-j5-xNJml2FtTrrB3A

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

The Stephen Rowan Show ,

Informative and thought provoking

This one is a great addition to your regular podcast listening. The information and tone is spot on and it’s all delivered in a great manner. It’s filled with cracking tips and insights too help you progress in life and achieve more.

Ryan Hendrick ,

Informative & Reassuring

I enjoy listening to Carter’s show every week. I have had my own struggles in the film industry and it is reassuring to hear other people’s experiences and solutions. If anything just to reassure my own confidence that I am not the only one out there coming face to face with such unbelievable hurdles. I suspect this show helps many a creative get back up when they are down. Keep at it.

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This podcast is fantastic!

In effort to keeping it simple... This podcast is fantastic. The content, the purpose, the candour, the delivery are not a waste of time (like many podcasts are). I really enjoy Carter’s approach to personal and professional productivity. 5 starts all over the board.

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