ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hollywood produces its on-screen heroes to take crucial steps to achieve their goals, and often against all odds. These same principles can be applied to anything you are seeking to accomplish or improve in your own story or life. Recognizing and following these proven and tested, cinematic stages of the hero's transformation will help you exponentially upgrade your process, mindset, awareness, and ultimately fine-tune your purpose.
“Produce Yourself” compares the journey in all of us with that of our favorite heroes from movies and television. From developing better habits to improving finances; from starting a business to learning real estate strategies; from improving relationships to co-worker dynamics; from making days more effectual and distraction-free to harnessing the power of mindset; from improving health and diet to accessing the power of play; this book helps find and multiply your Why - why you are on your current journey and how to optimize it.
If you’re an entrepreneur, self-employed, or simply want a better, more successful and happy life, this book is for you. It's for anyone who wants to understand the journey of a hero and apply the same formula to their own life.
Using scholar Joseph Campbell and writer Christopher Vogler's iconic stages of the Hero's Journey, Terence Michael exposes his own Hollywood career to share lessons and principles you can apply to your own process and approach.
What is your story? Are you the hero? Or just a supporting character? You are the producer of YOU. This book helps you find the tools to change, upgrade, or completely rewrite your story. You can PRODUCE YOURSELF just like a Hollywood producer produces a hero, just by following the proven and time-tested steps.
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Terence Michael has collaborated with many actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, and brands in his films and TV shows, including:
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Tambor, Tea Leoni, Tom Sizemore, Katherine Heigl, Peter Dinklage, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Jaime Pressly, Mia Kirshner, Michael McKean, Britt Robertson, Oliver Hudson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jonathan Tucker, Nora Dunn, Skeet Ulrich, Cheryl Ladd, Alan King, Elizabeth Reaser, Megan Mullaly, Jennifer Morrison, Erin Bartlett, Jesse Bradford, Adam Goldberg, David Krumholtz, James Tupper, Jill Clayburgh, Eric Szmanda, Eric Mabius, Eric Schaeffer, and the lates Alan King, Jill Clayburgh, John Heard
Comedians: Adam Carolla, Tom Green, Chris Hardwick, Flula Borg, Ken Marino, Alonzo Bodden
Athletes: Football’s Vince Papale, basketball’s Rick Barry, motocross’ James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Todd Potter, and the Metal Mulisha team, skateboarding’s Tony Hawk, Buckey Lasek, Jason Ellis and snowboarding’s Shawn White, triathlete’s Wendy Ingraham and Chris Legh
Musicians: Jill Sobule, Blink 182, Foxy Brown, Usher, Vanessa Carlton
Hosts/Authors: Amanda De Cadenet, Karla Cavalli
Brands: RedBull, Degree, Monster, Playboy, Jabbawockeez, The Golden Nugget, Joe’s Crab Shack, Oakley, and the Duck Dynasty family.