What influences the quality of your life? Is it your money? Your films? Your cat?
I’d argue that (in large part) the quality of your life is the quality of your emotions.
Films and cats can definitely influence your emotions, which is why you feel fulfilled after filming a great scene, or after petting Mr. Snuggles.
But what influences your emotional state on a moment to moment basis? Primarily two things:
- Your physiology (something we’ll talk about next week)
- Your focus.
Are you focused on what you can control? Or what you can’t control?
Are you focused on what’s working? Or what’s not working?
Are you focused on how to lose weight? Or how fat you are? etc.
Different focuses induce different states. So how do you change your focus? By asking better quality questions.
Your brain is a pattern making machine that will confabulate an answer to anything. So if you ask “Why am I so fat?” it will say “because you’re a pig.” Or something worse.
And we wonder why we sabotage ourselves… Change your questions — change your life.
This week I have 7 Questions that come from the most successful Silicon Valley investor, Peter Teil, on how to think entrepreneurially about your film in order to earn more money / impact more lives.
In the next few weeks I’ll be sending out guides to Netflix and film funding. Sign up to get them as I give exclusive material out over my email list.
Can’t wait to see what insights you glean.
Director / Writer / Producer
You know how Eminem is the Rap God? Well up North there in Canada, Curt's referred to as Toronto's "Film God." Studying mathematics and physics, his switch to filmmaking has given him a unique eye where he sees how things are traditionally done in the industry and goes "Um.. WTF." With a focus on results, and not just "festivals", Curt has taken cues from the startup world as well as deep psychology to help other independent filmmakers get connected, get funded, and make money with their films.