This is a guest post by David Patrick Green, professional actor and creator of HackHollywood.com.
I’m proud to say that I’m an actor and I’m also proud to say I have accomplished what few people on the planet have accomplished. I have had several roles on top ten TV shows such as CSI, ER and Battlestar Galactica, which means I can do the Comi-Con Circuit and sign autographs for money for sci-fi fans…strange but true.
The reason for this post is not due to the fact that I’m a television actor, but more due to the fact that only a few short years ago, at the age of 40, I had no clue how to get onto television. But I figured it out, and turned it into a thriving membership site and a series of Kindle Books on How to Become a Famous Actor. I believe I can teach anyone to start a similar membership site if they have a passion and some experience in a competitive, skill-based field, whether it be race car driving, accounting, or underwater welding. Read the Rest of the Article >
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This is a guest post by charts-topping musician Alex Day.
Just over a year ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to get out of life…but I had no idea how to get it. What I wanted was to be a successful musician in the UK with a Top Five single in the charts, my song played on radio and my story in the newspapers–but I didn’t (and still don’t) have is a manager, an agent, a radio plugger, a PR person, or any of the other things people say you need to succeed in music. I didn’t even know how to produce my own music without outside help, and I never played live because I preferred uploading YouTube videos where I could spend time getting it right.
Two months later, my song “Forever Yours” was #4 in the UK on Christmas Day during the highest-selling singles week of the year, having sold 100,000 copies globally. I was listening to my song played out on national radio as a Top Five track (sending Coldplay down to #5) and I broke a Guinness World Record for the highest-charting single ever by an unsigned artist. Read the Rest of the Article >
Welcome to the newest episode of the Hack The System show!
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The Hack The System Podcast is your access to interviews with the world’s foremost experts on blogging, lifestyle design, traveling, and life/system hacking. In short–you’re going to learn how to kick ass.
In this episode, I sit down with a friend I met in Colombia, James Swanwick. An Australian now based in the US and Colombia, James is an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter and author of Insider Journalism Secrets and Become a Celebrity Journalist (and he wears a few other hats, too). He has interviewed celebrities like Michael Douglas and Nicole Kidman, and shares the secrets of how he did it in his books.
James and I are very close friends, ever since we first met in Medellin, Colombia. James is also my Bet Switch Mechanism partner — I’ve paid him for multiple purposes when I cheat on goals. Most recently, $25 for eating a bag of Skittles. Read the Rest of the Article >
Today, I’m coming at you from London, UK. (Are you in London? Come to my meetup on Tuesday) About a month ago, I left my cozy apartment in NYC to start traveling in Europe—starting off by lecturing at a travel conference in Milan.
On February 15, I gave a short talk entitled ‘How to Make a Story Go Viral’ at the BiT Tourism Conference in Milan. But it wasn’t just any lecture—it was my first talk in Italian.
You probably know that I am an avid language learner — I spent 2008-2010 learning two languages a year (I speak five presently). I talk about how to learn languages in this post on ZenHabits, “How to Learn a Language in 90 Days.” Brian also recently wrote a guest post about how he used my methods to learn German. Read the Rest of the Article >