Guided Goals Podcast #26: Filmmaking, Story & Senses with Simone Bartesaghi

Simone BartesaghiAre you tuned into your senses?

Need some inspiration?

Ready for a career reboot, perhaps?

Simone Bartesaghi joins us on the Guided Goals Podcast, and we’re going to talk about filmmaking, story & senses. Simone is the author of The Director’s Six Senses, and teaches filmmaking, directing, and screenwriting.

Simone is an Italian award-winning filmmaker who has been recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer). He currently develops new projects through his production company, SIBA MEDIA LLC, and teaches film as an adjunct professor at Santa Monica City College.

Simone talks about how he worked in business until 10 years ago when he became a filmmaker, the benefits of following your passion, and some exercises to get in touch with your senses.
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2014 Accomplishments

The year is wrapping up. How did you do?

Please share your 2014 accomplishments in the comments.

July Goals

You did it! You made it to the halfway point. How did you do on your six-month goals? Your quarter goals? And what are your July goals?

If it seems like the year goes by very fast, well, you’re right. That’s why setting goals and planning time to get them done is so important.

For those behind on your goals, don’t fret. You’ll get there. For those who have reached them … woo hoo. Congrats and keep up the good work. Now let’s make the rest of the year as awesome and productive as possible.

It is summer, so be sure to schedule some summer fun too!

What are your goals for July? What are your goals for the quarter? What are your goals for the end of the year? Please share in the comments.

December 2013 Goals

Snowflakes in LAThe year is winding down. You knew this was going to happen, but, still, it snuck up on you, didn’t it? Are you in the home stretch for completing your 2013 goals? Or do you still have a ways to go?

In December you have two choices in regards to your goals: Hunker down and get them finished no matter what. Remember, it’s holiday time, which means there are more distractions in December than any other month, so keep that in mind too.  Or, you can use December as a planning month and hit the ground running in January.

You are the one who is in charge of juggling all the aspects of your life, so whichever way works for you is fine.  Enjoy December, accomplish what you can, and get ready for 2014. It will be here before you know it!

What are your goals for December?

May 2013 Goals

Spring has sprung! The weather is beautiful, flowers are blooming, the time is right for a fresh start! If you are feeling stressed that you haven’t accomplished – or even made a dent in – your goals this year, don’t be. Just take a breath, take a walk, and start fresh.

The most common roadblock that stops us from completing our goals is … us. We get in our own way by being overwhelmed by all we want to do and then stalling. So, start fresh. Review your annual goals, pick a few things to accomplish in May, and just get started. You can do it! Just give yourself permission.

Post your May goals in the comments.

April 2013 Goals

Happy April Fools Day! Did you pull a prank today? Did you get fooled?

Setting goals is no joke! If you define your goals, look at them regularly, and work towards them, you can accomplish almost anything!

So what have you accomplished so far this year? What are you planning to do in April?

Post your goals in the comments.

March 2013 Goals

It’s March already. And in Los Angeles it’s 80 degrees, so it feels like summertime. Nope, half the year hasn’t scooted by – just the first two months of it.

At the beginning of every month it’s helpful to take an inventory of what you have accomplished, and plan next month’s goals accordingly. Don’t get discouraged about what you haven’t done, be encouraged by what you have … and then get set to take next month by storm!

Feel free to post your goals in the comments. You can even post your accomplishments too! Good luck!

February 2013 Goals

It’s the first day of February. How many of you have kept your New Year’s Resolutions? How many have given up on them already?

It’s a new month, so take a few minutes and write down your February Goals. You can even post your goals in the comments. Regardless of where you write them down, look at your goals regularly. It helps to look at your goals every day. Good luck!