Episode 39 - Peter Nelson [Author | Screenwriter]
The award-winning author and screenwriter Peter Nelson discusses why you must be malleable for what you are doing, how happiness isn't a place that you can arrive to but rather a verb and why you just need to consistently "chop the wood." Enjoy!
5:01 - The story behind Peter's famous high-school award-winning essay.
7:15 - The fateful evening when Peter discovered that you can get paid to write sitcoms.
11:12 - "Leave-behinds" for pitches.
13:43 - Peter's favorite sitcoms.
19:28 - "You always have to keep writing ..."
25:39 - "Be malleable for what you are doing ..."
27:48 - "I am lazy, but lucky ..."
32:22 - Peter's thoughts on the evolution of TV & Film.
35:07 - "Chop the wood ..."
38:30 - "Share your ideas with people ..."
47:26 - Wise advice from a librarian.
56:07 - "Don't care so much about what others will think ..."
60:23 - "Happiness isn't a place you can arrive to, but rather a verb."
64:44 - "Never throw anything away ..."
Book Recommendations (Affiliate Links included):
Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Half Magic by N.M. Bodecker
Swingers Movie Trailer
Buying the Cow Movie Trailer
Episode mentioned in the interview - EP 33 - Rohitash Rao