“Building a life of significance, creating a legacy of real value, means being willing to get your hands dirty being willing to step out in your life onto the platforms of influence you’ve been given and touch lives in need.”
Being in a new city is reminds me of lessons already learnt, and what should be done in order to live a significant life. My tool is ‘MEDIA’ which is so alive with content and messaging, consumed by social media platforms and consumers mainly to influence their buying patterns or loyalty?
I love what Charlie Chaplin says, and this is the sort of encouragement we need to put into ‘social media’ through content, positive messages that build people, that encourage and inspire.
Honesty in communication is also key, so for me this is my routine before starting my day, in order to be positive and place my energies in the correct channels
- I have started a ‘journal’ and each day I fill it with words of gratitude and words of prayer for my loved one’s and my dreams and aspirations and to seek my purpose.
- This journal is on day 248, and I have started seeing some of my requests answered and have found peace in area’s that needed plasters.
It’s not always easy getting out of a warm bed, and dedicating time ‘first fruits’ of each day with your maker, for me my Lord and Saviour.
This grounds me and grounds my life, and starts each day off on the right path. Success can only be achieved through a vision and passion to achieve the vision. The passion must keep you awake at night. My passions are birthed in these quiet times.
I always dreamed of telling meaningful stories and making an impact in life, but never knew that film would be the medium that I would be groomed into so I can tell stories that impact Nations.
The Perfect Wave was the first project that kept me awake at night, the desire to tell the story was burning, yet the obstacles were many, – raising 2m dollars is no easy task.
Thats is what was achieved through persistence and never letting go of the dream. It took discipline and perseverance and raising the money was just the start.
Mixing the passion for surfing and the desire to tell stories that impacted people’s thoughts combined two elements that were key to pulling this together.
The other was ‘prayer’ and being supported by amazing people who shared the vision and the desire to be part of this true story. Collectively we succeeded. Family support was an absolute key, as they see your ups and downs on the roller coaster, and their encouragement not to succumb to failure give you that extra strength you need to push through.
This original energy and discipline and routine paid off, and although its hard to sustain for years, the new move to Portugal and the unknown has led one back to lean on the unknown, regain the core values and the core strengths to find success in a new market, or further develop our existing market.
There are several new projects, every body talks ‘slates’ but the one that keeps me awake at night, is built on “mentorship’ , The title is THE SHAPER.
So my heart is set on doing projects that have value and that make people think, media and content are such powerful tools and can influence society and make a difference both positive and negative…- you choose.
Bruce Mac from Porto ‘the City of Angels’
#mentorship #Bethany Hamilton #oprah Winfrey #the shaper #boomtown films