When it comes to connecting with an audience, whether through a story, presentation or comedy set, one key ingredient is vulnerability. Recently, I had the opportunity to share my own vulnerable moments in Jordan Harding’s inspiring career podcast, ‘It’s Not a Straight Line.’ During the episode, I reflected on my personal journey and how I overcame (and continue to overcome) the barriers that we create for ourselves.
Some of the topics covered in the podcast include:
My experience rejecting Canadian musical icon Sam Roberts, despite secretly loving his music, because I thought his music was too commercial.
How I stumbled into the TV business and initially felt like I didn’t “fit” in, but ultimately found success.
My transition from Cirque du Soleil to Just For Laughs, and how I slowly started to learn to let go of preconceptions that limit opportunities.
The challenges I faced when moving from Montreal to Vancouver and my persistence in pursuing new opportunities despite it being a “production town” & receiving initial rejection
How I built my own company, And Now Global, and the importance of diversifying to avoid pigeonholing oneself.
My experience navigating the pandemic as an entrepreneur and letting go of ego-driven ideas (i.e. getting past the image one builds up for themselves).
The importance of having a backup plan and constantly improving oneself.
My predictions for the future of the streaming industry in 2023.
Through my journey, I hope to inspire others to embrace vulnerability and take risks in their own careers. You can listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, and join the conversation on resilience and getting past your own self-limiting preconceptions. Careers and it’s learnings are never straight lines!
Check out the episode on Apple, Spotify or your favorite podcast app!
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/42JxKXd / Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/405s344