Optimize Yourself

By Zack Arnold: Hollywood Film Editor, Mentor, Coach

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.

  1. 1.
    Evercast vs. Zoom - Why the New Evercast Proves the Choice is Clear For Remote Collaboration [Evercast Review]
  2. 2.
    Hot Seat Friday: Communication Strategies While Working From Home | with Jesus Silva
  3. 3.
    Ep139: Fostering Better Relationships and Improving Team Culture | with Jason Barger
  4. 4.
    Ep138: On Hiring Editors & AE’s, Fostering Creative Collaboration, and Managing Happy Post Teams | with Paul Leonard
  5. 5.
    Hot Seat Friday: Telling the Right Story With Your Résumé| with Karen Goffred
  6. 6.
    Hot Seat Friday: Negotiating Working From Home with Clients | with Paul Del Vecchio
  7. 7.
    Hot Seat Friday: Managing Burnout In the Entertainment Industry | with Eva Yuma
  8. 8.
    Ep137: How to Negotiate Your Real Value (and Advocate For Yourself) As an Assistant Editor | with Scott Jacobs
  1. 9.
    Ep136: Promoting Mindfulness, Well-Being, and Sanity In the Edit Bay | with Kevin Tent, ACE
  2. 10.
    Ep135: The “Playbook” For Building a Successful Career in Scripted TV | with Steve Lang, ACE (pt2)
  3. 11.
    Ep134: Leveraging Your Skills to Get Hired (When You Don’t Have the Experience) | with Steve Lang, ACE
  4. 12.
    How to Go From Cold Contact to Your Ideal Mentor In Seven Simple Steps
  5. 13.
    Ep133: Improve Your Networking Skills By Serving First (Instead of Selling) | with Liston Witherill
  6. 14.
    How to Find the Right Type of Mentor For You (and When You Should Seek the Best)
  7. 15.
    Ep132: How to Pursue Fulfilling Work and Find Your ‘Calling’ | with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
  8. 16.
    Struggling to “Do” It All? Try “Being” First. (Three Strategies to Reclaim Your Time and Sanity When Working From Home)
  9. 17.
    Ep131: How Having a 'Side Hustle' Buys You the Freedom to Say 'No' | with Alex Ferrari
  10. 18.
    IMDbPro for Networking: The 10 Features That Will Take Your Outreach to a New Level
  11. 19.
    Ep130: On Pursuing Your Passion (Instead of Paychecks), and Finding the Right Mentor | with Joaquin Elizondo
  12. 20.
    Ep129: How to Cultivate a “Service-Centric” Mindset (and Why It Will Make You More Successful) | with Agustin Rexach
  13. 21.
    Ep128: How to Have a Successful Career Without Sacrificing Family | with Farrel Levy
  14. 22.
    Ep127: The Difference Between Building a Career vs. Finding the Next Job | with Kabir Ahktar, ACE
  15. 23.
    A Special Interview with Topo Mat Creator Kit Perkins About His Latest Product - New Standard Whole Protein
  16. 24.
    Ep126: On the Importance of Building Relationships, Asking Questions, and Never Giving Up | with Andi Armaganian
  17. 25.
    Ep125: From Scraping Up Cigarette Butts to Editing, Directing, and Producing Emmy-Winning TV Shows | with David Rogers
  18. 26.
    Ep124: Simple Solutions to Your Chronic Aches & Pains (and Where They Came From) | with Dr. Sadie Sanders
  19. 27.
    Ep123: The Solution to Your Sedentary Lifestyle | with Ben Greenfield
  20. 28.
    Ep122: 'Superfood Hunter' Darin Olien On How To Be Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
  21. 29.
    Ep121: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 2 | with Jessie Graff, ANW
  22. 30.
    Ep120: The Ninja Warrior Mother-Daughter Dynamic Duo, Part 1 | with Ginny MacColl, ANW
  23. 31.
    Ep119: [Case Study] Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Better Managing Your Time, And Making the Most of This Pandemic | with Ariel Fujita, Kristi Shimek, and Maxton Waller
  24. 32.
    I Said No to a Job (A Good One)…During a Pandemic
  25. 33.
    Ep118: Legendary Editor Walter Murch On Optimizing Creativity, Productivity, and Well-Being In Hollywood For 50+ Years
  26. 34.
    Ep117: The Secret to Surviving 40+ Years Working In Hollywood | with Carol Littleton, ACE
  27. 35.
    The “Passion Tax” – Why Artists and Creatives Are Exploited, And How We Can Start Saying ‘No’
  28. 36.
    Ep116: Maintaining Boundaries, Well-Being, and Sanity on Hollywood Blockbusters | with Jeffrey Ford, ACE
  29. 37.
    Work Remotely With Your Team In Real-Time Using Evercast (A Game Changer)
  30. 38.
    Ep115: How to Be So Thorough You Can’t Be Denied | with James Wilcox, ACE
  31. 39.
    Ep114: Breaking Into (and Making It) In the Industry as People of Color | with Mirra Watkins, Ariel Brown, and Isaiah Cary
  32. 40.
    Ep113: The Importance of Setting Boundaries, Advocating For Yourself, and Asking For Help | with Janace Tashjian
  33. 41.
    Dear Hollywood: It’s Time For An Intervention About The Hours We Work [Change.org Petition Inside]
  34. 42.
    Ep112: On Signing COVID Waivers, Kit Rental Fees, and Working Humane Hours | with Cathy Repola, MPEG National Executive Director
  35. 43.
    Ep111: Parenting In a Post-Pandemic Hollywood | with Natalie Boschan, Bari Winter, Yvette Amirian ACE, and Monica Daniel
  36. 44.
    Dear Hollywood: We Don’t Want to “Go Back to Normal.” Normal Wasn’t Working.
  37. 45.
    Ep110: From Out-of-Shape to Running a 240 mile Ultra Marathon | with Wes Plate
  38. 46.
    Ep109: 20 Questions to Ask Your Father on Father’s Day Pt2 | with Al Arnold
  39. 47.
    Ep108: 20 Questions to Ask Your Father on Father’s Day Pt1 | with Al Arnold
  40. 48.
    Ep107: Recognizing, Mentoring, and Promoting Diversity In Hollywood | with Monty DeGraff, ACE
  41. 49.
    Ep106: On the Vital Importance of "Being Nice" | with Jesse Averna, ACE
  42. 50.
    Ep105: Ramit Sethi on Forging The Path Towards Your Own 'Rich Life'

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