Riding Life at 100% With Daniel Alexander

Herman is joined by Daniel Alexander, a multi-award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, and writer who has worked with BBC, BFI, ITV, Sony, MTV, Apple, Channel 4 and more. Daniel shares his extraordinary journey. Explaining how wanting to help young people led to him discovering that he could tell stories that inspired using the moving image and the career he has today.Daniel is passionate about what he does and works tirelessly to ensure that more people can access the industry and get their voices heard. Especially those who would normally be effectively locked out because of the way things traditionally worked. KEY TAKEAWAYSWe all tend to define ourselves by our careers, the truth is your identity is about who you are, not what you do.Collaboration is a powerful way to learn, explore your talent and possibly inspire others at the same time.Representation is vital, especially for young people, it opens their eyes to the fact that something is possible for them too.Not having the resources others have forces you to think differently and find a way to still achieve fantastic results despite the obstacles. It builds resilience.Often, the closer you get to what you are trying to achieve, the harder it gets. You can start to self-consciously procrastinate and self-sabotage. BEST MOMENTS “I´m trying to find out who is the best version of me.”“Representation allows you to dream a dream that you may not even dare to dream without it.” “Sometimes it's in a struggle, it's in the fire that you develop your true character. And you know, the difference between riding life at 60% or riding life 100%.”“Every day I am battling with imposter syndrome.”  ABOUT THE HOSTHerman is the visionary behind ECNM's mentoring vision and services with over 20 years of mentoring experience across the community, music, and the education sectors. Through his mentoring work, Herman has won multiple awards and he is passionate about making mentoring high quality and accessible for all young people.Herman leads on business strategy, the development of strategic partnerships and pioneering new mentoring initiatives and innovations. Besides leading ECNM, Herman is a father of three daughters, enjoys watching Formula One, loves cooking for his family and is even known to write a rap or two. CONTACT DETAILShttps://www.everychildneedsamentor.com/about-us/ ABOUT THE GUESTDaniel Alexander is an award-winning director and filmmaker based in Birmingham, UK. Daniel is a BAFTA crew member and sits on the board of the region's industry screen body, ‘CREATE CENTRAL'. Daniel was also part of the Screen Skills industry advisory task force team and was also recently made an Associate Artist of the REP theatre company. He has worked with and created films for multiple large content companies, including the BBC, ITV, Apple, and Sony. Daniel works tirelessly to open the door for passionate people who desperately want to work in the film industry but are not able to follow the traditional paths to a media career. CONTACT DETAILS Website: https://www.danielalexanderfilms.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielalexanderfilms/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dafilmsHermans LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hermanstewart/This show was brought to you by Progressive Media Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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The Finding Your Path Podcast is a place where people can gain insight into how many achievers have succeeded to find their paths in their careers, life and relationships.The Mentors Mentor, Herman Stewart is the podcast host who uses his many years of mentoring to draw out the gems and nuggets from his guests. Candid, sensitive, honest and human describe the open-hearted conversations.Success is truly found when we can experience failure and learning from the mistakes that others have made. So Finding Your Path is to help people to achieve their success by learning from others. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.