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Thinking Differently Creates the Momentum with Nicholas Prufer
Nick is the chief creative officer of The Lunar Company, a fictional podcasting company with a focus on bringing attention to fictional podcasts through its app Apollo and the original content the company produces. Through the pandemic, together with two co-founders, he has built a creative storytelling company from the ground up, creating both an internationally renowned award-winning fiction podcast and a platform for all creators within the fictional podcasting space.
Earth Eclipsed, directed and created by himself, was the first Lunar Company project and has won multiple awards around the world. It was an official selection of Tribeca, gold winner of the New York Radio Awards, 5-time winner of the Lovie Awards, 4-time winner of the Filmhaus Berlin awards, and more (About Us – Earth Eclipsed).
Apollo is an app for iOS and Android designed by the Lunar Company as a platform for all fictional podcasts. Completely free and available now on the app store. Working with the community of fictional podcasters, their goal is to bring fictional podcasts to the forefront of entertainment.
Nick has a bachelor's in Cinema Production from Ithaca College and a Master's in 3D animation from the Academy of Art. He has worked in multiple mediums in the entertainment industry, everything from app development, virtual reality, animation, and IP creation. All, at its core, storytelling.
“The hardest part of being an artist is having the patience and dealing with failures upon failures.”
Episode Summary –
It is ok to think differently, wanting to do something different.
But you must have the passion and purpose to achieve it.
When you try to do something differently, you are bound to face many obstacles, and your belief & passion will help you navigate through all the challenges.
Believe in your passion and believe you will be able to achieve what you want.
In this episode, Nicholas Prufer shares his story of how his passion for doing things differently has been the biggest factor behind his success.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:41] Nick shares his success journey and how it started.
[07:56] Nick talks about how he has taken the most difficult decision of his life of leaving his job and starting his own venture.
[16:54] Nick talks about the importance of constantly learning.
[19:09] Nick talks about his fictional podcast – Earth Eclipse.
[24:09] Nick talks about the struggles he has faced and what has been the secret behind his success.
[40:19] What does working from your happy place mean to Nick?
[44:10] Nick’s advice for artists on how to become a successful entrepreneur?
How to Connect with Nicholas Prufer:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thelunarco/?hl=en
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nprufer/
Website – https://www.lunar.fm/
Links to listen to the Earth Eclipse – https://www.eartheclipsed.com/
Download the Apollo App – https://www.apollopods.com/
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.