E130: How to find clarity and do what you love with Marc Gutman

Marc Gutman is a storyteller, entrepreneur, adventurer, and idealist. Marc has held several positions in the story business. He’s served as Story Editor for Oliver Stone’s Illusion Entertainment, and written stories and screenplays for Oliver Stone, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. He has worked on movies with Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, the Farrelly Bros, Bill Murray, Chris Rock, Mark Whalberg, and Jennifer Aniston.

In addition to his time in Hollywood, Marc itched the entrepreneurial scratch by founding a multimillion-dollar tech company in Boulder, Colorado.

Today, Marc focuses his energy on Wildstorya strategic brand story and content studio that helps the world see what their clients see. He’s passionate about helping visionary companies stand out from the crowd and harness their most valuable, ownable asset: their story.

Episode highlights:


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Quotes:

  • “I didn’t know what problem I was solving.”
  • “You gotta have a really strong tummy.”
  • “Once you have those answers, things get a lot easier.”
  • “I was so resistant to being categorized…we all think we’re special.”
  • “I’ve been accused of having Peter Pan syndrome.”
  • “Where am I solving problems?”
  • “I was my biggest conflict.”
  • “Even when things are clicking…they’re still really hard, everybody.”
  • “I love my stuff!”
  • “Where do you draw the line?”

Takeaways:

  • Continue to narrow and define what it is you truly are meant to do. It’s okay to categorize yourself!