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Optimize Yourself

By Zack Arnold: Hollywood Film Editor, Documentary Director, Blogger, Father o

Creative burnout doesn't have to be inevitable. Hosted by Zack Arnold (ACE), award-winning Hollywood film editor, documentary director, blogger, and father of 2, the Optimize Yourself podcast helps ambitious creative professionals like you who live sedentary lifestyles learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your focus and creativity and minimize depression and burnout. Learn how to combat the negative effects of working a sedentary job and become more active throughout your workday (without the need to “hit the gym”), develop laser-sharp creative focus and become a productivity ninja using programs like Trello and Omnifocus, find a little work-life balance amongst the insanity of 21st century living by eating better, sleeping better, and managing stress more effectively, and learn what it really takes to advance in your career as a creative professional and land your “dream job.” It’s time to start designing the optimized version of you.

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    Ep87: [CASE STUDY] Why People Don't Respond to Your Cold Outreach (and How to Get a Response) | with Scott Davis1/22/2020
    1:11:46
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    Ep86: How to Become 'Indistractable' | with Nir Eyal1/13/2020
    1:04:38
  3. 3.
    Ep85: Mentorship, Networking, and Surviving Hollywood Blockbusters | with Dody Dorn, ACE1/6/2020
    56:43
  4. 4.
    Ep84: How to Use 'Intuitive Eating' To Change Your Relationship With Food | with Melissa Costello12/4/2019
    1:04:12
  5. 5.
    Ep83: How to Boost Your Cognitive Performance with Sleep (according to a Navy Seal) | with Dr. Kirk Parsley11/7/2019
    1:16:26
  6. 6.
    Ep82: Real Talk About Mental Health and Depression | with Michael Kammes10/24/2019
    1:08:31
  7. 7.
    Ep81: "It's All About Who You Know" Is Not a Valid Excuse | with Evita Zhou10/10/2019
    1:03:58
  8. 8.
    Ep80: How to Avoid Getting Pigeonholed, The 'Concentric Circles of Networking' & More | with Doc Crotzer, ACE10/3/2019
    1:28:38
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    Ep79: Balancing Health, Happiness, & Hollywood (and the Consequences When You Don't) | with Roger Barton9/26/2019
    1:03:52
  2. 10.
    Ep78: How to Build Meaningful Relationships in the 'Real World' | with Camille Virginia9/19/2019
    1:04:03
  3. 11.
    How to Be More Productive and Summon 'Creativity On Demand'9/4/2019
    23:37
  4. 12.
    Ep77: Your Time Is Worthless (Here's How to Invest It Properly) | with Matt Sandrini8/29/2019
    1:04:05
  5. 13.
    Ep76: Transitioning to Scripted Television (Without Becoming an AE) | with Phil Habeger & Toni Ann Carabello8/22/2019
    1:24:01
  6. 14.
    Ep75: 'The Four Tendencies' (aka The Matrix For Human Behavior) | with Gretchen Rubin8/15/2019
    1:05:07
  7. 15.
    Ep74: How to Master the Metaskill of 'Ultralearning' | with Scott Young8/12/2019
    1:24:51
  8. 16.
    Ep73: "I'm Not Going to Let the Business Kill Me" | with Fil Eisler5/24/2019
    1:08:16
  9. 17.
    Ep72: Everyone Can Be a Ninja | with Akbar Gbajabiamila5/15/2019
    56:56
  10. 18.
    Ep71: To Assist or Not to Assist...That Is the Question (pt 2) | with Wellington Harrison5/2/2019
    1:00:48
  11. 19.
    Ep70: To Assist or Not to Assist...That Is the Question (pt 1) | with Chris Cavanagh5/2/2019
    55:25
  12. 20.
    Ep69: Cobra Kai: Inside the Edit Suite | with Jon Hurtwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg4/24/2019
    1:09:21
  13. 21.
    Ep68: How to Go From Couch to the (Spartan) Course | with Rose Wetzel, ANW4/10/2019
    1:06:42
  14. 22.
    Ep67: How to Be 'Better Than Yesterday' | With Jimmy Choi, ANW3/7/2019
    1:05:10
  15. 23.
    Ep66: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Time Blocking (But Were Afraid to Ask) | with Amber De La Garza2/22/2019
    1:08:08
  16. 24.
    Ep65: Becoming a 'Digital Minimalist' | with Cal Newport2/8/2019
    1:02:30
  17. 25.
    Ep64: [CASE STUDY] Overcoming Burnout and Imposter Syndrome | with Chryss Terry1/24/2019
    50:46
  18. 26.
    Ep63: [CASE STUDY] Overcoming Procrastination and Getting Focused | with Moni Salazar1/18/2019
    1:02:06
  19. 27.
    Ep62: [CASE STUDY] Transitioning to Scripted Television | with Len Ciccotello1/11/2019
    1:01:56
  20. 28.
    Ep61: The Difference Between 'Amateurs' and 'Professionals' | with Allon Khakshouri12/19/2018
    1:15:04
  21. 29.
    Ep60: Getting 1% Better Every Single Day | with Westley Silvestri, ANW12/12/2018
    59:46
  22. 30.
    Ep59: The Craft of Film Composing (And Working with Composers) | with Joseph Trapanese12/5/2018
    1:14:35
  23. 31.
    Ep58: How to Get a Script Made In Hollywood | with Kyle Long11/21/2018
    1:07:50
  24. 32.
    Ep57: Pursuing Your Passion With Authenticity (And No Apologies) | with Dr Noah Arnold11/13/2018
    1:04:36
  25. 33.
    Ep56: One Sleep Tracker to Rule Them All...the Oura Ring | with Chuck Hazzard11/1/2018
    1:13:27
  26. 34.
    The Ten Commandments of Working With Editors10/25/2018
    27:36
  27. 35.
    Ep55: How Tiny Changes Can Create Remarkable Results | with James Clear10/18/2018
    1:10:46
  28. 36.
    Dear Zack: "Is pursuing feature film editing worth it given the sacrifices?"10/11/2018
    22:49
  29. 37.
    Ep54: The Darker Side of Creativity | with Daniel Arnold10/4/2018
    1:38:38
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    The Ultimate Guide to Building a Healthier Workstation (And Being Less Sedentary)...All For the Price of a Single Desk Chair9/27/2018
    30:43
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    Ep53: Never Take 'No' For An Answer | with Natalie Asatryan9/20/2018
    47:31
  32. 40.
    Ep52: Taking Recovery to a Whole New Level with the TheraGun | with Dr. Jason Wersland9/13/2018
    1:13:09
  33. 41.
    Ep51: Don't Just Sit...SitTight | with Scott Bahneman9/6/2018
    1:04:05
  34. 42.
    Ep50: EditFest 2018 Panel "The Extended Cut: How to Survive and Thrive In Editorial"9/5/2018
    1:35:49
  35. 43.
    Ep49: Mastering The Mental Game of Focus | with Kevin Bull, ANW9/4/2018
    1:03:15
  36. 44.
    Dear Hollywood: We're Not "Lucky to Be Here"...You're Lucky to Have Us8/16/2018
    15:45
  37. 45.
    5 Things Every Editor Can Do to Build Trust and Keep Clients8/9/2018
    19:57
  38. 46.
    My 5 Favorite Articles From 'Season One'8/2/2018
    7:42
  39. 47.
    Dear Hollywood...We Create Entertainment For a Living. We’re Not Curing Cancer.7/24/2018
    15:01
  40. 48.
    My 10 Favorite Podcast Interviews From 'Season One'7/19/2018
    9:42
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    Ep48: Feeling Lost? It's Time to 'Find Your Why' | with David Mead7/12/2018
    51:32
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    6 Lessons Learned From 6 Months of Training For American Ninja Warrior7/5/2018
    24:39

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