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Sunday, November 14, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 620: Why are there so many layoffs when profits are higher than ever?

This is a question angering many in the industry right now. From the PA up to the Executive level, jobs are being sacrificed in the name of consolidation and saving money, and it is not clear why. Unions are doing their best to protect the staffing numbers on films and television productions, but studio employees are not protected by anything but the laws of the land which are built to protect the big corporations. So basically I have no answer for you.

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entertainment industry coach question 619: How does the 4 hour work week apply to what you teach? It seems like you do a lot of work.

Have you read Tim Ferris' 4-Hour Work Week? He works far more than 4 hours a week, but he loves what he does so he doesn't consider it work. The things he doesn't enjoy he fits into those 4 hours or outsources.

That's exactly how I "work." I love what I do, so speaking, blogging, creating products, coaching, etc., are sources of enjoyment for me. Sometimes, if my assistant can't come over before a newsletter is going out and I have 50 names and emails to input in my database, that can feel like work.

I use this concept with my clients as well. My goal is to make networking a source of enjoyment for them, marketing a source of creativity, and sales a source of pride, so it doesn't feel like work. When they're actually on set or in pre or post production doing their jobs, most are so fulfilled that work definitely doesn't feel like work.


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