Waves Podcast: Motivation for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Waves Podcast: Motivation for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

Don't be a drop in the ocean. Make waves ! This podcast features interviews with amazing artists, scientists, entrepreneurs... Awesome people who, just like you, had a dream and decided to go after it. Every week, they tell you about their lives, how they got to where they are and what they've learnt from their journeys in an open, calm and funny conversation. The aim? Helping you finding your path, and sharing the motivation and knowledge you will need to follow it ! You may call it personal development, or self-improvement... I personally like "discovery", or "education".... Show More

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November 11, 2019 64 min

Can you be a professional-super-talented photographer and filmmaker at only 21 years old? Yes! If you're like Alexandra, also known on Instagram as Lostinayaland. She and I talked about her background, how she discovered photography and learnt how to use a camera without going to college for it... And how she managed to become the artist she is now, while studying architecture. Yes. that's a lot. We then talked about art it...

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October 28, 2019 21 min

An anecdote, tons of examples, mentions of old French authors, new media moguls, as well as basic probabilities analysis... What's not to love about this episode?

I wanted to make a whole Tide episode about the importance of self belief and how confidence in your ability to do something is the basis of any form of success... So I did it!

Here are the ressources for this episode:

Jamal Edward's book: Self Belief: The Vision...

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Actor and comedian Erin Michele Soto came to LA with a plan: She was going to make a living off dancing and acting. But an accident shook up her life plans as she had to quit dancing altogether, a devastating news that lead her to a really dark place. Coincidentally, that event is also what made her realize a few things about herself: Although she liked dancing, the reason she wanted to do it professionally was not that she had a p...

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Christina Sturgeon is a talented actor and dancer and GREAT podcast guest! She and I started by talking about her job and the movie industry in general. She told me how she found her agent and manager, and shared tips on how you could find one too, should you be interested in this career! But that's not all! Christina told us her story, how she found her passion for dancing and acting, before talking about concepts like manifes...

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In this episode, Maia Sancia tells us about her purpose as a manifestation coach. She explains why she became one, when and how she decided to suddenly quit her nine to five job and completely change her life... And obviously teaches us all about Manifestation and the law of attraction! She gives us a six-step method to help us manifest our biggest dreams and life goals before experimenting on yours truly, to show how one can manif...

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In this episode, Amy Suto tells us how she got in touch with her creativity at a young age and kept exploring it through her writing before studying screenwriting at USC and finally becoming the professional writer she is, writing for the LA Times, creating her own shows, ghostwriting biographies... And much more. But as logical as it sounds, her journey has also been very tough at some point as she had to work VERY hard to make it...

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September 16, 2019 59 min

After our first interview last November, I still had a lot of questions for Hannah Siddiqui. For example, we talked about what it is like to be a creative person and deal with our emotion, and then progressively got into the business side of it all. We actually talked money, which is usually a big taboo for everyone but maybe even more in the creative industry. But we got to this topic when Hannah said a phrase that caught my atten...

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September 9, 2019 22 min

In this week's episode, I used remembrances of that time I interviewed hypnotherapist Stephanie Kwong as well as personal experiences to see what haters are and who "haters" are.

"They don't want us to succeed" says DJ Khaled. "Wait but who is "they"?!" replies a very confused Max.

Learn more about this:

A Simple Trick To Improve Positive Thinking

My YouTube channel

Waves Podcast Website

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As an olympic skier, Victor White has had to prove his determination to succeed on several occasions. First he had to win competitions to get noticed by professionals, then come back after serious injuries, and finally deal with some awful personal hardships. Despite all of these, he's always managed to get back on his feet and look forward.

In this interview, he tells us about how he managed to do all that at only 22 years old...

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As Sly says it herself: she, like many of my guests, wears many different hats. From her life as an entrepreneur, to her new podcast, but also working as a dancer, and even appearing in a hit movie... She's done MANY different things. So it was great to get a chance to talk to her and try to understand more about her journey.

First, Sly told us about the way she manages her time to increase her efficiency when working from home...

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My recent conversations with Stephanie Kwong and Celinne Da Costa had a great impact on my life and helped me identify many of my bad habits, understand them and get rid of them... So I thought I would use these discussions to try and answer the question "How To Get To Know Yourself?"

Both of these amazing women have a lot to teach us and approach this issue in their own way, making it possible for us to understand it even ...

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Laura Rigon is an amazingly nice actor who lives between Melbourne and Los Angeles, also working as a model sometimes. She was kind enough to answer my questions in this super long episode of Waves Podcast. We talked about a looot of things but the main one was obviously her experience as an actor. She told me how she discovered acting, theater, why she decided to go to LA to look for new jobs, and shared a lot of interesting tips ...

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Celinne used to work a 9 to 5 job she didn't love that much, and realized it was slowly killing her creativity, until she decided to drop everything and go travel. For a year, she slept on friends' couches all around the world and met people from very different cultures. In this episode, she tells us all about her experience, how it changed her life and helped her start her business as a storyteller... And much more. Celinn...

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Back from our break with an A-MA-ZING interview of the even more amazing Stephanie Kwong!
In this episode Stephanie talks about how to see if your beliefs are holding you down, how to identify and question them constantly to update your mind AND so many tips on how to convince your subconscious that you CAN do what you want!
As a hypnotherapist and mindset coach, Stephanie knows a lot about how the human brain works and how we can ...

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This week's episode is about the comfort zone! I used a quote from one of my favorite songs to explore that matter, going from what is a comfort zone, the different levels it can have, why you may want to get out of it... And then took a different point of view for those who have already left it and are already succeeding: How not to fall back in it and how to beat nostalgia of former comfort.

Here's an interesting video on...

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March 4, 2019 19 min

What does "choosing" not to care mean? What does it imply? Should we just pretend we don't care? These are some questions I answer in this episode, in the hope that it might help you not only succeed as a creative or entrepreneur, but also feel better as a human being. The sources? Just an episode of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and a conversation I had with one of my friends!

I mentioned the idea of Forgiveness quite...

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How to start comedy, making jokes as an introvert and the difference between doing stand-up and stripping... These are a few answers Shereen Kassam brings us in this episode. She tells us about her creative journey, her childhood, and why she went from a corporate career to comedy. An inspiring and motivating story that helps us understand how she got to where she is, and also proves one thing: It's never too late to start bein...

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February 18, 2019 25 min

I recently realized while talking to a friend that we don't all find our passion as easily. We don't discover that thing that makes us go "oh, I want to do that as often as possible" and consider trying to make it a job... So me and that friend had a chat about it and I summed it up as clearly as I could. I shared my experience and how I personally found my creative "voice", how it happened to me and how nat...

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This week's episode of Waves Podcast is a bonus one! No guests, just me talking about something I find interesting, important... And as we get closer to Valentine's Day, I thought we should talk about something related to it. So this one's about love, self-love and single life, and although the title may seem negative at first, it really isn't. It's a funny reference to a book by someone I respect but... I said ...

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Youtuber Andrew James tells us about his journey as an artist, from his first video at 13 years old, to reaching 110,000 subscribers at only 17! He talks about creativity, motivation, starting making tutorials and seeing his channel blow up... Before getting into more personal and "serious" topics like bullying, finding his voice through filmmaking and what he thinks is the key to succeed on YouTube.

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