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The show for commercial filmmakers interested in the business of production

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Here you will find Ryan's top podcast episode recommendations categorized based on topics that are most often searched for.

MINDSET

In these episodes, we cover topics such imposter syndrome, courage, confidence, etc.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

If you’re a creative, a business owner, or just a human being, you’ve probably experienced the beast we all know and loathe…imposter syndrome. I share my best practices for overcoming imposter syndrome and finding success over the last two decades.

Episode #269

How to Become an Essentialist & Change Your Life for the Better with Greg McKeown

Seventeen years of running my own video business have taught me that success is not about getting the best shot, or having the best demo reel or the best gear. There’s so much more to it. It boils down to your priorities and how you choose to focus your energy and time. In short, you need to become an essentialist.

Episode #201

The Importance Of The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success with Bob Burg

There are many different elements that all add up to business success. Chief among these are providing great value and communicating that well to as many people as possible. My guest today has written an incredibly helpful book on doing just that and I’m truly thrilled to have him share his knowledge with you today.

Episode #153

How This Filmmaker Went from Charging $400 to $17000 without Ever Hitting Record with Jude Charles

Today I talked with Jude Charles on the value of road mapping, or blueprints (as we call it at Studio Sherpas) and the win-win this method is for both you and your client.

We also talk about how Jude combats imposter syndrome and gives himself the confidence to charge $17K by using his previous clients' feedback.

Episode #301

MARKETING

In these episodes, we cover topics such digital marketing, social media marketing, etc.

Why Video Is the Most Powerful Marketing Tool with Tyler Lessard

This week on the Grow Your Business Podcast, Tyler Lessard joins Ryan to share their common love for marketing and how positioning yourself correctly can help you grow your sales in your business. This episode is a must for any business owner that wants to grow their business and pitch better ideas to clients.

Episode #263

The Remarkability Formula for Filmmakers with Rich Brooks

Today Rich Brooks from Flyte New Media joins me to discuss how to separate yourself from your competition by looking at your business through four lenses… Find, Focus, Forge, and Frame. We dig deeper into forging new ways to stand out by doing things outside your normal services while still staying in line with your mission.

Episode #298

How to Become an Essentialist & Change Your Life for the Better with Greg McKeown

Seventeen years of running my own video business have taught me that success is not about getting the best shot, or having the best demo reel or the best gear. There’s so much more to it. It boils down to your priorities and how you choose to focus your energy and time. In short, you need to become an essentialist.

Episode #201

The Importance Of The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success with Bob Burg

There are many different elements that all add up to business success. Chief among these are providing great value and communicating that well to as many people as possible. My guest today has written an incredibly helpful book on doing just that and I’m truly thrilled to have him share his knowledge with you today.

Episode #153

BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS 

In these episodes, we cover topics such trademark, accounting/finances, taxes, etc.

Why Your Contract Is So Important with Paige Hulse Law

Contracts, contracts, contracts…for most of us as small business owners they can be confusing, complicated, and scary. This week on the Grow Your Video Podcast, Paige Hulse chats with Ryan about all the basics you need to know from contracts, revisions, NDAs, and what you should do if you’re using a contract, you found online.

Episode #259

How To Pay Yourself As a Business Owner with Jeremy Doorn of Core Financial

What’s your favorite part of running your business? For most small business owners, it’s probably not running payroll and keeping up with the books. This week Jeremy Doorn of Core Financial returns to the podcast to answer tax and accounting questions from our listeners.

Episode #258

Why You Should Trademark Your Brand with Trevor Ward

Should you trademark your brand? This week on the Grow Your Video Business Podcast, Ryan interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker, turned intellectual property attorney Trevor Ward. He’s answering all the questions you’ve ever had about trademarks, and some you probably didn’t even know to ask. 

Episode #271

The Remarkability Formula for Filmmakers with Rich Brooks

Today Rich Brooks from Flyte New Media joins me to discuss how to separate yourself from your competition by looking at your business through four lenses… Find, Focus, Forge, and Frame. We dig deeper into forging new ways to stand out by doing things outside your normal services while still staying in line with your mission.

Episode #298

BUILDING YOUR TEAM 

In these episodes, we cover topics such as core values, hiring/firing, job descriptions, responsibilities, expectations, etc.

How to Hire the Right Team with Cassie Daniels

Look…we all know that building a team is difficult. It’s time-consuming, mistakes are easy to make, and when you do make them they tend to be expensive. This week on the Grow Your Video Business Podcast we deep dive into the team-building process with our guest Cassie Daniels.

Episode #285

Why Being Self-Aware Is Crucial to Ongoing Success with Nick Nanton

On this week’s episode, Nick Nanton, 22-Time Emmy Award winning Director and Producer, tells us how important it is to have those big dreams and goals but also why you need to be realistic with your next step.

He drops some wisdom on how to be more self-aware and how that will help you connect with more people both through the lens and with clients and colleagues. He also talks about the importance of having a solid team around you so you can focus on the things that you are uniquely gifted at.

Episode #295

9 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Employees

One of the hardest parts of growing your business is handing off the work that you've mastered and hiring an employee that will allow you to grow and scale your business. This week on the Grow Your Video Business Podcast, Ryan breaks down 9 mistakes everyone should avoid when it comes to hiring employees. When should you hire? What is their role? What are their goals? Ryan uncovers some tips and tricks from almost two decades of experience to help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls when it comes to growing your business.

Episode #268

The Secret to Getting Things Done in Your Video Business with Rachael Mueller

Are you overwhelmed with all the things that have to get done in your business? Need more time to think big picture, set goals, and cast vision? Then you need to listen to today’s episode.

Rachael Mueller is a systems expert who helps entrepreneurs and business owners identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in their businesses. She recently helped Ryan streamline his business systems and because she did such a great job he got her on the podcast to share some of her wisdom with you.

Episode #291