I. More inspirational videos
II. Newspaper article about my Actors Film School
III. Quick Quiz
IV. Battle Cry
I. WANNA GET INSPIRED RIGHT NOW (INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS)?
1. GET OFF YOUR ASS -- "FIVE STEPS OF SELLING ANYTHING"
(My latest inspirational GOYA video on the subject of selling, i.e. how to get anyone to do or buy anything from you. Master these five steps, and you'll get anyone to buy anything you're offering.)
2. LIVE AT PETE'S CANDY STORE -- "OPEN YOUR ARMS"
(Let this reggae-inspired song inspire you to realize that all of our ambition is ultimately not worth all the stress we bring upon ourselves. Give up? Never. But I wrote this song to remind myself that I need to always keep things in perspective. And... you get to see me do a rap in the middle! haha
3. LIVE AT PETE'S CANDY STORE -- "IT'S NOT A DREAM/I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK"
(The first time I have ever played this song without a full band and a pro guitarist helping me out. This is the song I wrote for each of you who has a big dream. I think you'll dig it. Check it out!)
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II. NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT MY ACTORS FILM SCHOOL PROGRAM
Friday, August 14th, 2009
The Journal News (A Gannett Paper)
"For Film Students, Reel Deal" by Theresa Juva
PORT CHESTER - For anyone who has ever dreamed of seeing their name on a movie marquee, Monroe Mann is already a fan.
Mann, a self-described "master of many trades," doesn't hesitate to give aspiring filmmakers reach-for-the-stars pep talks.
"If you want to be successful at something and it's your dream and passion, you can't come up with an excuse for failure," says the 31-year-old former military man, who runs Unstoppable Artists' Actors Film School out of a back room at his father's law firm on Westchester Avenue.
"You gotta fight, fight, fight. I learned that from the Army: don't give up, keep going," he says.
His current students will show their 12 short films to the public for the first time tomorrow at the Helen Mills Theater in Manhattan.
Mann, an actor, author, career consultant and Iraq war veteran, launched his own film school last year after realizing that most film schools don't give students all the skills they need to become a Hollywood bigwig. Some focus on acting and others focus on producing, but few offers lessons on turning talent into a real career," he says.
"Talent is assumed," he says. "That's great you're good, but so is everybody else and most everybody else doesn't succeed. What makes the difference is whether your attitude is better than the competition and if you have a better business sense."
During the 10-week course, students write scripts, shoot, and edit, and learn how to market a movie.
The village is the backdrop for the films, which include four- to seven-minute comedies, dramas, and a horror flick. Students shoot in downtown Port Chester and take advantage of the ethnic restaurants and waterfront.
"Any type of genre restaurant you need you can get without going more than two miles," Mann says. "Port Chester is central to anything. If we need big ships, we can go to Mamaroneck. If we need Ferraris, they are in Greenwich."
Mann wants to expand his school to feature-length film classes and plans to open his own entertainment law firm after he graduates from law school next year.
He acknowledges his high ambitions, but hopes his relentless attitude will inspire other artists.
"Be stubborn. Be delusional," he says. "You can't succeed in an entrepreneurial venture, or especially in show business, unless you are deluded into thinking you are somehow different--that you are going to be one of those elusive few who succeed."
If you are interested in joining the next class, starting Saturday, August 29th, for only $2495, please contact me asap as there is only one more spot and I am talking to a number of people about it. Yes, I do offer payment plans. Check out all the details at www.ActorsFilmSchool.com And P.S. - yes, the film festival rocked. A huge success. So happy!!
III. QUICK QUIZ.
Answer these five questions:
a) Do you want to get more done?
b) Do you acknowledge that you might need some help getting more done?
c) Do you realize that my online-based Accountability School program forces and inspires you to get more done?
d) Do you trust me (Monroe Mann) as someone who knows how to get things done and inspire others and to do so in a way that doesn't make people feel self-conscious?
e) Do you have a mere $300 to get involved right now with my 3-month program?
If the answers to all the five questions are "YES"--stop procrastinating already and get into my most revolutionary time management and accountability school program. It's rolling admission, is based on Facebook, and is more fun than you may at first realize. Oh, and trust me: you will get more done than ever before. To learn more or to enroll, just reply to this email, or visit www.AccountabilitySchool.com.
If any of the answers were "NO", please let me know which ones and why by responding to this email. I can really benefit from the feedback that you provide.
IV. BATTLE CRY # 92: LOST TIME IS NEVER FOUND AGAIN.
(Excerpted from Monroe Mann's book, "Battle Cries for the Underdog")
Battle Cry: "Lost Time is Never Found Again" - Ben Franklin
Fightin' Words: "Something lost can usually be found. But not time. Time is one of the few precious resources in life that are a one-time use. Once lost--it's GONE. You can't stock up on it, find it again, or regain it. You can only manage it wisely or squander it wastefully. And often 'making up' for lost time is a lot harder than it sounds. If you aren't using your time as wisely and productively and efficiently as you should be, you're probably feeling pretty stressed right now--stressed, depressed, and filled with regret. Here's the solution--the first step in productive time management is realizing how much you can actually accomplish in one day. Start by implementing some of these simple and proven techniques: Get up an hour earlier. Stay up an hour later. Use daily to-do lists. Create six-month strives. Say 'no' to invitations that you really don't want to accept. Get out of situations that eat up your valuable time. Don't hang out with 'talkers'; hang out with 'doers'. Don't waste all your time watching TV. Keep a log each day of what you're doing each hour. All of these things will help you make the most of each of the day's passing moments. At the end of the day, most of your competition will have done nothing of significance. A rare few will have actually accomplished great things to be proud of. Be one of those few... every single day of your life." - Monroe Mann
P.S. - if you're free this Sunday, I am playing two MORE of my songs at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn: "The Surf and the Sand" and "Triple Threat". This Sunday, 5 - 8pm, Pete's, on Lorimar Street, Brooklyn. Stop by, say hello!
P.S. - Check out my new Time Management Program; my Actors Film School short film program; and my career, financial, and marketing coaching program. Remember: if you'd like to chat with me (at no charge) for 20 minutes about your particular situation, I would be more than happy to do so. Call me! 646.764.1764 (c) and 914.481.1641 (o).
Monroe Mann, ME, GMC
(JD/MBA, May 2010)
Books by Monroe Mann
Time Zen - The Shortest and Most Effective Book on Time Management & Success Ever Written (August 09)
The Theatrical Juggernaut - The Psyche of the Star
Guerrilla Networking (with Jay Conrad Levinson)
Start Your Own Coaching Business
Battle Cries for the Underdog - Fightin Words for an Extraordinary Life
To Benning & Back - The Making of a Citizen Soldier
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