Creating Animated Films With Crossroads Studio

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Have you ever wondered how an animated film is made? Bruce chats with the Crossroads Studios from Sheridan College about the animated film they are working on called “Welcome to the Show”. With the pandemic the team has had to collaborate remotely to get the work done. In this episode we find out who is on the team and how they are getting the project done.

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You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700.

About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at http://www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

Self Inspiration is the Key to Entrepreneur Success

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What inspires you? That is a question we should all be asking ourselves especially during a pandemic. I know I have asked myself that many times and have had it change many times over the years. As an artist it is common to see my colleagues wait for inspiration to come from outside such as work from other artists or waiting for clients to give them a really cool project. At the end of the day the successful artists and entrepreneurs that I know are self starters. They have personal projects going on and work on things that get them going from within to inspire them to move forward?

This month has been about inspiration and is reflected in the guests and podcast episodes we have posted for February. It started with the book we chose for this month a biography about someone you admire. I chose Rod Stewart for a number of reasons but what I am hoping to get out of the book is inspiration to keep going and know that people aren’t born perfectly or reach success overnight.

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We often get caught in the moment when building our business or careers and looking back on your life and knowing that it takes time to grow can be very inspiring. If you don’t feel as though you are moving forward then just look back at where you’ve been and think about your life as chapters in a book. I like to use the comic book versus graphic novel theory. Every ten years of your life is a comic book or chapter of your life, but your whole life is a graphic novel. Take a look back from where you started to where you are now and you will see the growth and the change hopefully inspiring the future.

Talking with friends like Kelly Gannon who have had long careers in a variety of industries is always inspirational to me and shows that you don’t have to stay in one lane forever. It is okay to be successful in different ways of interest to you. Watch for Kelly’s interview on the podcast this month.

So this month is about inspiration. You may not be as inspired as I am with the people this month but hopefully it gets you thinking about who inspires you. We may be in a pandemic and keeping yourself inspired can be a challenge, but it’s time to accept the challenge!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a media entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is a professional artist and cartoonist, podcast / radio producer and host, media consultant, and professional speaker. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com and his companies at www.outridgeenterprises.ca You can subscribe to the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast at www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com

Youth Create Music Online Through Pandemic Collaboration

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Bruce chats with country singer Paige Rutledge and musician Lucas Redwood about their recent collaboration creating online music due to the pandemic. We learn what caused them to take that step and how they did it. You can learn more about Paige Rutledge at www.paigerutledge.com and Lucas Redwood on social media at @redwooddrums

You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700. Here are the times that show will playing.

Preview of the Show

About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at http://www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

Raising Funds for Charity Through a Student Winter Carnival: Inspiring Youth

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When you’re an ambitious teenager and your teacher gives you a project to help others you step up to the plate. In this episode Bruce talks with Luka Simeunovic about how a class project helped raise money for the Kerr Street Mission. We have some amazing inspiring young people in our communities.

You can learn more about the Inspiring Youth show at www.inspiringyouthtv.com and look for it on Your TV channel 700.

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About the Show

The show is hosted by creative entrepreneur Bruce Outridge as he talks with ambitious youth in the community and the community partners that work with them. You can learn more about Bruce, the show, and program at Inspiring Youth TV at www.inspiringyouthtv.com or on YourTV/InspiringYouth

Creating a Personal Growth Strategy

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Normally January of each year is a time for goal setting and planning for the future as entrepreneurs. Then by week three the goals gave gone out the window as life gets back to the day to day jungle of family and business life. That’s why I don’t do any goal setting in January, that’s a time for execution of the plan. I prefer to think of goal setting as strategy planning where you aren’t making big goals, but tweaking previous goals to focus them better for the year ahead.

How do you create a growth strategy?

Creating a growth strategy is all about you. It’s not about what other people want you to learn or what other people are doing, it’s about you. Take the areas of personal growth, business, or inspiration, and find what works for you. Where do you need or want to develop in those areas? Join a book club and read books to make you better. Get inspired by people who have gone where you want to go. Learn a new skill or technique for 2021 that will help your business improve. A strategy is ongoing so it needs to be done on an ongoing basis. Once you’ve mastered or accomplished a goal start a new one, don’t stop or you won’t grow.

Most people get all excited and try to do everything all at once which is why they usually burn out and don’t accomplish anything. What you want to do is work at a steady pace that fits your lifestyle with tasks that become habit. That is how you grow and improve for the long term. An example of how to create your strategy is write down on a paper all the things that you want to improve on, decide how you would like to take that information in, and add the task to your calendar. This way it will pop up each day or week forcing you to complete it. Then take in the information in the form that best suits your lifestyle and match your action plan to your strategy.

Start Your Journey on Personal Growth

If interested in improving your personal growth and businesses then the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast is a great place to start. I am excited about the new direction and talk about the direction more on the current episode of the podcast. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss an episode or you can watch it on our YouTube channel if you prefer video over audio. I wish you all the best with your strategy and goals for 2021.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a media entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is a professional artist and cartoonist, podcast / radio producer and host, media consultant, and professional speaker. You can learn more about Bruce at www.bruceoutridge.com and his companies at www.outridgeenterprises.ca You can subscribe to the Cashing in on Creativity Podcast at www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com

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