3 films that will inspire you

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was asking me how to get out of a rut. She was feeling quite unmotivated and a bit down.

One of the things I suggested to her was to watch an inspiring film or documentary in the evenings (when you can) and sent her a couple of links to get started.

I had been in the same position a week earlier and I found that watching a new movie in the evening really changed my mindset and motivated me to get up and get going for the whole of that week.

I feel like watching films helps to take you out of your everyday reality. It throws you into somebody else’s dream, a whole new world.

I remember I watched ‘A trip to Unicorn Island’, the documentary following Lilly Singh aka Superwoman’s rise to fame on YouTube and showing the journey as her and her team go on a world tour. It was so inspiring I went to bed so eager to wake up and put out some great content on my own channel.

After that I had a really successful couple of weeks on YouTube. My head was just in a different place and I was killing it.

So in this video I speak about 3 films that all inspired me in different ways.

No Cameras Allowed 

This is a really awesome documentary. It’s kind of a coming of age film about sneaking into music festivals and starting a career in event photography instead of finishing university. I have a few strong interests and one of those is videography. So seeing a young person growing and making a career in the event photography world is really interesting for me.

This documentary also really leaves you thinking about how important family and friends are and not losing sight of that on your journey. Or maybe that you need to work on building up that friendship base going forward.

Funny side story. The same week I watched this film I went to a small park festival in Hyde Park, London with some friends. They wanted to go to the open air film screening of grease. The problem was that they weren’t letting in more people until the next screening because they never had enough headphones for everybody and there was a lonnnng queue. So what do you think I did? haha. After watching this film I found myself looking around the barriers and eventually I spotted a gap a few people were going through at the side. So I walked of and snuck inside.

But here is the best part. I noticed that in order to control who was in there, the security were givings stamps to people who wanted to go out and come back in. That way they knew who was already in there. So I walked over casually and asked (pretending I didn’t know) ‘Hey, if I go out can I come back in?’. The reply was ‘Only if you have a stamp!’. So I let them give me a stamp and walked out knowing I could walk in again whenever I wanted to despite the massive queue waiting to go in. hahaha.

We Are Your Friends

This film isn’t so deep but there is a message in there. It tells the story of a group of friends living near silicon Valley trying to make money and wondering what they are going to do next with their lives. They don’t want to promote nightclubs and sell bad loans forever.

The main story is about a young budding DJ/producer as he makes connections and tries to play at a music festival whilst working on his record that can blow up and kick start his career.

It’s a very recent film and I found it interesting at one point when one of the friends is saying what’s the point of us getting these rubbish jobs when other kids our age are making apps like Whats App and making millions and billions. It was only a side comment but I pick up on these things and it’s very in line with my own thought process.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

I would assume most people have seen this film. It tells the story of an office worker breaking out of his boring everyday routine and going on a life-changing adventure. He has low self esteem and is forced to break through this whilst also trying to get the attention of a female co-worker he admires.

There is just so much awesomeness about this film. The funny day-dream sequences, the message of not becoming complacent, the tagline of ‘Stop dreaming, start living’ and many other things.

What are some of your favourite inspirational films? I would love to check them out.

Hope you enjoy the video and if you did dont forget to subscribe.

I forget how much I enjoy just chilling and writing  blog posts xD

Definitely going to stay more active on here.

Have a great day

Nathaniel GE

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Positive thinking in business and life. Steve Jobs Reality distortion field [Video]

The day after the night before and the new video is up!

If you read the last post you would know I really tried to make this video informative but keep it moving so it never got boring. Would love to hear your feedback.

What is it about?

In this video i’m talking about the something attributed to Steve Jobs in almost any documentary you watch about him. His ability to change the norms, see things the way he wanted to make them and push his way towards that vision.

I decided to break it down into personal and interpersonal skills.

There are also mentions of young entrepreneurs Jamal Edwards and Lilly Singh.

Also I added some questions at the end for discussion. You could answer here or on the YouTube page.

1. Do you have any examples of when using the reality distortion field has helped you to achieve something?

2. When has somebody else’s RDF affected you in a positive way and who?

Hope you enjoy!

Nathaniel GE,

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The front of the line

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The first full week of 2016 is pretty much already over.

Next week I will turn 26.

Right now i’m reflecting on the past week. What did I achieve, what did I not get round to doing and how can I make sure I do those things in the coming week.

Also thinking about the year in general and things I would like to achieve.

Which systems need to be put in place to allow us to guarantee we achieve what we said we wanted to? Ie a daily schedule. Something to consider.

Hope you all had a great week.

Have a great weekend.

Nathaniel GE,

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Takeaway Tracks: Santigold – Disparate Youth [See You In 5 Anthem!]

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Guddhism // The problem with dreaming.

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I have to say that I believe the dreaming, getting inspired part is extremely important. The problem is, you can get stuck at that stage. A stage I know too well.

You crave the adrenalin of ‘you can do anything’ and you feel pumped. Then you feel down because other than talking and planning you haven’t done anything, so you need that kick again.

It becomes a spiral which gets you nowhere closer to your actual goal.

So the key is to do. I realised this and that is why I started this blog. There are other things I want to do but at least now I am getting into the habit of doing, committing to a project and building something which has the potential to be pretty cool.

I think the problem is, the actual doing part is not always as fun as the initial excitement of having the idea. Because when you have the idea, you picture the end goal. Before you get to that stage there is a lot of work involved.

Yesterday I woke up and realised I needed to post a SaturdayShort. Which made me realise I need to be ready with something every weekend. Which is good, because it means I’m already getting a lesson in the consistency, planning and dedication it takes to create something and keep it alive.

I checked the stats of the blog in the evening and the SaturdayShort had some views from Czech Republic, which was really cool for me. To think there were people in Czech Republic watching a Saturday Short on my site is like a taste of that end vision I had at the start.

Thats without mentioning all of the views and follows from my midweek post Head In the clouds (Poem).

Have a great week and keep dreaming of those ideas you have to better yourself or build something.

Just don’t forget to wake up and start to do.

Even just do what I am doing by starting some sort of project that gets you into the habit of thinking creatively and being consistent.

Nathaniel GE.

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