351: Clint Arthur: From A Taxi To The TV In Ten Years
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Todays guest is a man who for over a decade chased the Hollywood Dream. Hustling like mad as a writer to get that breakthrough that would make everything possible in his life
However he hit a crisis point on New Year’s Eve of The Millennium when he became terrified that 5+ years of driving a taxi to survive would be irreversible career suicide.
He quit writing, dove into an intense transformational period of self-help and personal development work, and focussed on making money for the next 8 years, becoming fat and happy.
As the economy collapsed in 2008, Clint was at a men’s self-help meeting when the shaman pointed at Clint across the yellow and orange crackling flames of the camp-fire and said, “You don’t know it yet, but you’re already dead.”
Well that is one of those comments that you can either take two ways.
One….”What the hell is this man talking about, its quite obvious that I’m not dead!”
Or two………what our guest today did.
He took it as inspiration to change his life like never before and in 2009, he made sure that he was going to live as if it was going to be his last year on earth
He lost 40-lbs, built a factory which allowed his business to thrive during The Great Recession and beyond, wrote his first bestseller and revived his crumbling marriage.
But rest assured this is not a story about a man who simply got lucky.
This is a story about a man who took courgagoues decisions, and consistent action which led to a remarkable life.
So does he see the turn round as simply a change in mindset, or is it much more than that?
And does he look back and think, if only I started earlier, or did he need to go through the rough times, to get to the true waiting path?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Clint Arthur.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
How becoming a celebrity can fill out your bank account, buy you nice cars, but can never fill up a hole in your heart.
How he recalls the moment that he burnt all his own writings and screenplays, and took control of his life, burning all his bridges in the process.
How the first question he was presented with on the Today Show, lead to him finding the title of his second book. You never know when inspiration will occur.
Why it is so important to ensure that you look the way that people expect you look when you are performing the role.
How he can now see his big dot as the moment that he stopped smoking marijuana, and he has never looked back since he tool the decision to quit.
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