Instant creativity with Brian Koppelman

Yesterday we talked about creativity and the myth of “The Great Idea.”

Today, I want to go even deeper and show you how you can build a system to unleash your creativity anytime you need it.

I’m going to do that by introducing you to someone whose work you may be very familiar with (even if you don’t know him by name). I’d like you to meet Brian Koppelman.

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Brian is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. He’s one of the masterminds behind hit films such as Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders, and The Illusionist.

Recently, he started a viral, Vine video series called The Six Second Screenwriter and became the host of the ESPN podcast, The Moment with Brian Koppelman.

Brian actually wrote his first screenplay, Rounders — one of my favorite movies — while working a full-time job.

And yet, given just a few hours a day to write and without having any formal training as a screenwriter, he managed to finish the screenplay (which eventually went on to gross $22.9 million in sales worldwide).

I loved hearing his story of how he produced hit after hit.

He didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder who came up with one idea and milked it for 20 years. He wanted to learn how to beat the odds, not through luck, but through a creative process.

So I invited him to my studio for an exclusive 1-on-1 session to show us his system for tapping into his creative side and what it really takes to produce great ideas.

I’ve put together a very special excerpt from my session with Brian. You can watch it here:

In the full video, you’ll learn:

  • A simple way to double your productivity (and boost creativity) while working less
  • How to do your best creative work even if you only have a few hours per day
  • The writing routine Brian used to write hit films such as Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders, and The Illusionist
  • A counter-intuitive technique you can use to turn your greatest weaknesses into your greatest strengths
  • The tip that automatically ensures you ALWAYS listen to the right advice. (Brian has this down – it’s the reason he was able to continue producing hit movies despite facing tons of criticism and rejection)

This interview is ONLY available to members of my Brain Trust program.

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Instant creativity with Brian Koppelman is a post from: I Will Teach You To Be Rich.


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