Creative Career Advice: William Mcgreggor - How decisive actions can literally change your life?


Here Fidget Box, talks to William Mcgreggor, only 24, and already on his way to a promising career in the world of film. He admits there is no way to explain how fortunate he has been but what is certain is that one decisive action can literally change your life.

Fidgit with William Mcgregor from Fidgit Box on Vimeo.

My volunteer experiences organizing TEDxOsaka Conferences run parallel with what William is saying in this talk about getting out of your comfort zone. For years I kinda just stayed behind the safety of my computer and slowly worked away on Illectric Sheep. However, deciding to put myself out there and volunteer with related projects really made all the difference. The particular project (conferences, organizations, festivals, societies, seminars, etc.) you get involved with is not so important as long as it is interesting to you. The important thing is meeting up with like-minded people(on your level and above) that share your visions and struggles. Within these environments you will find collaborators and opportunities you never would of encountered in the safety of your home.

Take a look at one of Williams's sci-fi projects, Eradicate:

William is currently working on his first feature film, 'The Rising', amongst various other projects.

Keep up with what he's up to at the following link:

We would love to hear your feedback. Do you have any experiences leaving your comfort zone that have made a difference in your life?

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Kevin Smith: Why it is Necessary to be Unreasonable?


This is a great interview with Kevin Smith the writer and director well known for Clerks and recently the horror film, Red State. His advice is for people who are just starting out about to write their first script and/or finance their first movie, however I think his advice also applies to any independent creative venture. At the beginning of he starts slow but as he gets rolling his advice becomes more potent.

It is necessary to have a reasonable amount of unreasonability to even become a filmmaker.

I known that I certainly faced many doubts about walking the path of the filmmaker. To some extent it is an unreasonable profession, as least that is what you will be told by someone close to you sooner or later. To be in this business you have to be strong about what you want to say and the path that you have choosen to do it.

Down to Earth Advice for Filmmakers and Creatives by Ramit Sethi


Ramit Sethi is the #1 Amazon and New York Times Best-Selling author of the book I Will Teach You To Be Rich(cheesy title in my opinion but never judge a book or person by it's cover) is giving an interview on Chase Jarvis Live. He advice is so valuable in this day and age when everyone is claiming to be an expert. It's not often I take notes while watching a You Tube video but I couldn't put my pencil down. Check it out you won't regret it.

His advice is great for filmmakers, photographers, designers, bloggers, start ups, or any other creative type gig. Everything Ramit said makes so much sense.

I have taken a look at his blog, I Will Teach You to be Rich in the past but after this show I think he just picked up me as new follower.

Posted via Chase Jarvis:

Some of the things they will discuss:

_Specific techniques to negotiate with your clients _Concrete strategies to help you earn more money per job, shoot, photo, etc _How to –in very specific terms– illustrate the value of your creative work to your clients _When to work for free (or cheap) and when NOT to _How these principles can guide so many other parts of your life _and a metric tonne more…

Please let me know if you think his advice is valuable?