#7: The ONE Thing: Carving Our Time Every Day for Compound Results

On this week’s episode, we talk about Gary Keller’s book “The ONE Thing” and how it’s helped us be more focused and intentional with our time.

Jake talks about his life as a “reformed lazy person” and what he’s doing to build habits that yield compound results. Matt drops some truth bombs about how people sabotage their success by not valuing their commitments and. We even talk about the importance of your health to your success as a video creator.

Matt busts out the “Italian Hands” for a rant, too. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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#6: Matt + Jake Origin Stories (And How We Named This Show)

We explain where our podcast’s name actually came from and how Matt and Jake started creating weird videos and ended up meeting in college.

We hop into a bunch of topics including:
– How Matt’s encounter with Drift’s CEO inspired the show’s name
– What we actually do for our day jobs and the career goals that motivate us
– The origin stories of our video creating antics (and why we keep creating)
– How Jake and Matt ended up becoming roommates in college
– Unpacking the weird videos, photo shoots, and blogs that we’ve learned from over the years

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#5: The Life Saving 3-2-1 Outline for Quick Videos

Are you or someone you’re filming not used to being on camera? Well, in this week’s episode, we tell you the quick and easy outlining trick we use to bring laser focus to short, impactful videos.

Matt talks about how he came up with this idea and how he uses it to create simple, effective outlines that help bring focus to your videos.

Also, we share our experience of how we got used to being on camera and how to feel natural and authentic while filming

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#4: Storytelling Lessons From Writing a 50,000 Word Novel

We’re talking about how Jake wrote a 50,000 word novel and how you can use the storytelling and outlining lessons he learned to clarify your video creation process.

Keep listening for some golden nuggets to help you build a more disciplined storytelling habit including:

  • How Jake put himself in a situation where he couldn’t give up (even though he wanted to)
  • Why the right type of accountability group can make a night-and-day difference in actually getting your work published.
  • The nitty-gritty details of actually planning and writing a full-length novel — and how the lessons of creative discipline apply directly
  • Why you should leverage outlining and milestones to reduce friction in your creative process
  • How to get started when you REALLY don’t want to start

 

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#3: Please… Kill These Cardinal Video Sins Forever

#3: Please... Kill These Cardinal Video Sins Forever

Today we’re talking about the most common (and inexcusable) mistakes we see video creators making — and how we’ve stumbled into the right strategies and gear to cure them with minimal effort.

You have no excuse to put out crappy video. It’s easier than you think….

When there’s an endless ocean of videos your audience could pick from, you owe it to your audience to not slap them across the face with disappointing quality.

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#2: Why is Looper’s Insanely Repetitive Format So Addicting?

#2: Why is Looper's Insanely Repetitive Format So Addicting?

If you don’t want to be just another wannabe YouTube creator, writer, or podcaster with no following and no hope of making a difference, keep listening….

Because we’re in the same boat.

In this episode, Matt Woods and Jake Arent deconstruct Looper’s incredibly repetitive format and why it works so well.

We dissect their killer formula, taking a boring format, finding a nerve, and doubling down on what works. We also discuss how to not get bogged down by the pressure of reinventing the wheel.

Matt even uncovers Looper’s big secret, the “House Hunter” model, and how we can apply it to our own videos.

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#1: Cringeworthy Reasons Creators Self-Sabotage (Especially Us)

#1: Cringeworthy Reasons Creators Self-Sabotage (Especially Us)

If you don’t want to be just another wannabe YouTube creator, writer, or podcaster with no following and no hope of making a difference, keep listening….

Because we’re in the same boat.

In this inaugural episode, Matt Woods and Jake Arent rant about how self-doubt totally destroys your ability to grow as a creator. We pinpoint the real dangers of refusing to embrace criticism (especially when it hurts.)

Jake even tells the story of how Matt made an ultimatum that lead to them both diving cluelessly into an Italian dive bar for open mic night. Wild stuff.

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