Welcome to Mentor Me Live. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help Tucson entrepreneur and filmmaker, Jeff Brack. Not only has Jeff directed, written, and produced short and feature films, but he’s also helped launch a highly successful premium dine-in movie Theater Chain, RoadHouse Cinemas in Tucson, Scottsdale, and Colorado Springs.
We’re going to work together to figure out how Jeff can acquire funding for a new feature film, “The Last Road Trip”, which he’ll be filming in Tucson.
The key lessons for entrepreneurs here are:
- Leverage your customer empathy skills to develop relationships with friends, colleagues, co-founders, prospective investors, and more. Empathy really is a foundational skill that can transform all aspects of your life. For some pointers, check out this recent Forbes article.
- Maintain an abundance mindset: You are only limited by your imagination, creativity and willpower to get out and engage with others. Even if you perceive that there are not a lot of film investors in Tucson, why not go out and try to prove that perception wrong. In doing so, you’ll find where they do exist and overcome your financing challenge in the process.
Maintaining an abundance mindset and connecting deeply with others will take you further than you ever believed possible. If you’d like to hear an angel investor’s perspective on the topic, check out the recent episode I recorded with Tucson entrepreneur and angel investor Dr. Marty Fox.