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Oscar and Emmy winner Phil Goldfine shares the five things you need to know to succeed in show business

1. Action, action, action We grow up, and we spend a lot of time in school. There’s a saying: First you learn to walk, then you learn to ride. You need to take action every day to get things done. 2. You are a creative beingWe are put here on Earth to create. Everyone is a creative […]


1. Action, action, action
 We grow up, and we spend a lot of time in school. There’s a saying: First you learn to walk, then you learn to ride. You need to take action every day to get things done.

2. You are a creative beingWe are put here on Earth to create. Everyone is a creative being. Your ideas are just as good as the “next person.”

3. Have faith
 Have faith that everything will work out. IT ALWAYS DOES.

4. The world is waiting
 Know that people are waiting for what you have to offer. There’s so much room for content and for your specific content. By knowing that, it will put you in such a great space that you’ll be a creative powerhouse.

5. Have a good time
 Life really is about having fun. The more fun you have (keeping in mind to still be responsible), the better the workplace environment is. And the better work you will create.


I had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Goldfine. Phil is an Oscar and Emmy winner, an elite swimmer and proud Dad. Goldfine has been a motion picture, television and Broadway producer for over 20 years. Coming from humble beginnings, he worked his way up in the entertainment business, has been an executive and producer at various studios and networks, and he currently runs his own company — Hollywood Media Bridge.


Thank you so much for doing this with us Phil! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

A complete love of entertainment. First, I fell in love in with television as that’s my earliest memories. I grew up — as so many of us do — watching cartoons and all sorts of high concept television. I thought, “That’s what I really want to do. Get into television.” Little did I know! Eventually, I branched out to movies, broadway and books.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your community?

I am overwhelmed by the many people who are affected by what I say. Just overall, I have gratitude that I can help people.

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

So this really is one of my favorite stories. When I was producing one of my first films (I think I was 20 something), I remember pitching the name of an actor I wanted for the film. The executive said go for it. I ended up making the offer, but the actor just wouldn’t do it. I was beside myself. I thought there goes my first movie. I finally called the executive and said, “I’ve got bad news. So and so passed on the movie.” He said, “What?! I never told you to make that offer” He thought I had said the name of a different actor. Thank God the first guy passed! I went out to get the guy the studio wanted, and that person did the film. So it all worked out perfectly as everything always does. We laugh about it now. The lesson: Listen carefully!

What do you think makes your brand stand out? Can you share a story?

With everything I do, I strive to be the best that I can be. I aim to tell great stories in an entertaining manner. I think if you strive for that, you will always get the results you want.

Are you working on any exciting new projects now? How do you think that will help people?

Well for 2019, we have a very exciting slate of projects that span entertainment. This year, we’re involved with Tootsie The Musical on Broadway in April. In May, we’re releasing a book entitled, Stella And The Timekeepers, which we think has major Franchise potential, and finally our Christmas Adventure film will be out in November through a major studio release. 
 
 I think all three projects are extremely entertaining and will — if nothing else — keep people entertained. And that’s what we strive to do.

What advice would you give to other CEOs or founders to help their employees thrive?

Keep everyone you with on the same path. Share your goals and treat everyone as a partner. I define “Leadership” as a person who can encourage and teach people to be their best.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who are grateful toward who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

Of course, first and foremost it’s my family. Then, there’s Producer Nick Reed. And equally — if not more important — is Bob Proctor, whose work I follow every day and whose course, seminars, books and friendship has taken me to the stars.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I simply try to help however I can.

What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Built My brand” and why?

1. Action, action, action
 We grow up, and we spend a lot of time in school. There’s a saying: First you learn to walk, then you learn to ride. You need to take action every day to get things done.

2. You are a creative beingWe are put here on Earth to create. Everyone is a creative being. Your ideas are just as good as the “next person.”

3. Have faith
 Have faith that everything will work out. IT ALWAYS DOES.

4. The world is waiting
 Know that people are waiting for what you have to offer. There’s so much room for content and for your specific content. By knowing that, it will put you in such a great space that you’ll be a creative powerhouse.

5. Have a good time
 Life really is about having fun. The more fun you have (keeping in mind to still be responsible), the better the workplace environment is. And the better work you will create.

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would it be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Treating everyone you meet with friendship, kindness and encouragement. In my opinion, we need more of that.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote?” Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Favorite quote: Hurry is fear. And consequently, destructive. Keep your eyes on the price. What’s your goal? Are you working on each day despite the obstacles you face? Know that it will come.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC Funding, Sports and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world or in the US with whom you would love have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this if we tag them 🙂
 
There are two:
 1. Warren Buffett because he uses his wealth for good. The man is an inspiration. 
 2. Oprah because she is a master at manifesting. This woman is so good for the planet.

How can our readers follow you on social media?
 
https://www.facebook.com/PhilGoldfineEP/
 https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-goldfine-2a3130148
 Phillipgoldfine.com
 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0325605/

Thank you so much for joining us. This was very inspirational.

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