In this episode, we sit down with Brett Solomano, stuntman, author, speaker and coach helping people overcome their fears. We cover everything from networking through Tinder and OkCupid, to learning to listen to community feedback while staying true to yourself.
👤 About Brett Solomano
Brett Solomano grew up in a small country town (of less than 2000 people!) called Mulwala in New South Wales, Australia. He was constantly trying to fight the boredom through riding bikes, jumping out of trees in the local river and watching films. This eventually lead to him making his own short films and getting interested in the stunts he used to watch on tv as a career of his own!
Moving to Melbourne in Victoria, Australia he then continued to pursue his dreams as a stuntman in the TV industry and wrote his first book “A Stuntman’s Guide to Learning Anything” and started running workshops on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and overcoming fear for both youth and adults. Continuing his passion as a stuntman and coach, he moved to Los Angeles in 2016 and continues to write for his blog and also spec scripts.
He has worked for hundreds of companies in between film jobs, has travelled the world and loves to people watch. He has worked with thousands of clients around the world, including disadvantaged, incarcerated and disabled youth, through to adults stuck in a life they don’t want and seeking to follow their dreams and even cancer patients and people with phobias.
Whoever they are, Brett offers them inspiration and guidance toward overcoming their fears on their journey.
🎧 Episode Summary
- How to become a stuntman
- How to get out of your comfort zone
- The effects of modern social dating apps on relationships
- The importance of patience and persistence in achieving your goals
- How to listen to community feedback while remaining centred
- Networking in unconventional ways
- … and more!
🔥 Rapid Fire Questions
A Stuntman’s Guide To Learning Anything by Brett Solomano. Learning doesn’t stop when you leave school. Make learning deliberate. Ex-stuntman, international author, speaker and educator on learning and self-education, Brett Solomano, shares a collection of his best tools on how to LEARN anything, DO anything and BE anything. He has made this book practical, simple and a fun read guaranteeing to inspire you to learn and grow in all areas of your life.
What do the words “it will come” mean?
Have patience, because the Universe has its own plan. If you want to keep pushing out to the ocean, you have to ride with the currents and the waves. Otherwise, those waves are going to push up against you. You have to go with the flow. If you don’t waiting for the time (just like a wave) it’s not going to come.
If you could choose any animal to be, what would you be and why?
Lion. A lion that is scarred, that has learned its lessons, but carries a story in the form of armour.
Based on some quick Googling, the lion spirit (as a symbol) is generally associated with a representation of personal strength. If the lion appears, its presence can usually be interpreted as a positive representation of your self-confidence or personal power. As such, lions point to qualities of strength, courage, assertiveness.
“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” ~ Vernon Howard
Any final piece of advice?'Be at least a little bit in love with what you do, even if it's not particularly fun or interesting.' ~Goldie Chan Click To Tweet
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📌 Reference List
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