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Your Passion Drives Your Outcome with ADAM DRAKE
Adam Drake is an award-winning filmmaker who currently resides in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he runs his own production company, Drake Films. He works steadily on a variety of film projects, including movies, music videos, commercials, and other visual media-related content.
Drake originally got into the industry as an actor and shortly learned that he not only enjoyed being in front of the camera, but also being a part of telling a compelling story. He has produced several films including “I’m Not Ashamed” and ”Heaven Bound” (which was made locally in Cookeville and Sparta), as well as various music videos for artists such as Ingrid Andress, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, and Hayley Williams from Paramore. While Adam has worked on many feature films in various positions, he can primarily be found working as a 1st Assistant Director. Drake has been an assistant director for over 20 films including “The Chosen” and “Overcomer”.
“If you try to perfect it, you will never be able to do it.”
Episode Summary –
You can only enjoy what you do and never give up if you are passionate about it.
It is only through passion you can create “work from your happy place”. It is you who get to choose what you are passionate about, not anybody else.
In today’s episode, Adam talks about how you can improve your productivity & creativity by being passionate.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:29] Adam shares his journey from being a sportsperson to filmmaking.
[08:00] Adam talks about “The Chosen” show and why it is his most memorable project so far.
[11:49] Adam Drake as an Entrepreneur – What he does?
[14:15] Adam shares one of his most “excitement moments”.
[15:25] What is Adam’s greatest challenge that he has faced till now?
[19:59] The importance of Networking for being Successful – How it contributed to Adam’s success.
[22:58] Adam talks about how he navigates between the Creative side & Business side.
[24:25] The need to take out time for yourself between your busy schedule – How Adam keeps him inspired and enhances his creativity.
[26:42] What does “Working From Your Happy Place” mean to Adam?
[27:41] Adam’s advice for someone who is starting their journey as an Artist.
[28:33] How to master your craft to become successful?
[30:17] The relationship between Productivity & Creativity.
[311:33] Adam talks about his upcoming projects and the book he is currently working on.
About the Host –
Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster
She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.
Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.
Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.