Hollywood's "traditional" success model, followed by ours at CATHEDRAL COLLECTIVE. The War of Art - John Binder Looking back on his ambition two mistakes were made: He honored his principles He indulged his emotions He should never have played the game that way in a place like Hollywood You need ta...Expand post
Hollywood's "traditional" success model, followed by ours at CATHEDRAL COLLECTIVE. The War of Art - John Binder Looking back on his ambition two mistakes were made: He honored his principles He indulged his emotions He should never have played the game that way in a place like Hollywood You need talent or beauty but you cannot succeed without a strategy and design and someone ruthless to watch your back You have to be shrewd and sharp as a knife You may have feelings but they should not apply, except as a tool for success, like any other weapon that you need to wield to win If winning is not your goal If you can't be cold or cruel as the situation requires, you'd best get out of the game Competition is not for sissies or saints, just look around at the ones who are and the ones who ain't The rich, the famous, those with power have talent and they have brains, but above everything else they set aside their feelings and what their mother said was the decent way to behave The virtues that make you a success in your home town tend to make you a failure here If success is what you're after detach and be ruthless, as if the only virtue is sin Let me be very clear Art in L.A. is the Art of War The object of war is to win _______ That's one way to look at things. And there's no denying that adherence to a cutthroat approach can result in some wins. Does it result in a quality life, peace of mind, or happiness? Not in our estimation. It doesn't even sniff any of these things. There's another path to balanced success in our industry. That's the one where talented individuals cultivate a community that works together to create successes. Instead of fearing one another, such a community watches out for and supports every one of its members. A win for one is always a win for all. And vice versa. While it's true that a kind-hearted individual will often be outflanked by those unburdened by ethics, it's also true that a collective of ethical individuals can easily overpower any pack of wolves. This is a time of great change and hardship for many of us. It's also a time of great opportunity. The Gordon Gekko-era has at long last exhausted itself. It's our turn--and yours--to own this town. Collectively, of course.