EP23: The Art of Creative Entrepreneurship
Today’s show is a rebel spotlight with my bad ass client, colleague and friend Carlo Moss. He is literally the coolest (which makes me cool by association mwahahaha). The majority of people would recognize him from a YouTube show that he started called “Most Popular Girls in School” which is basically South Park meets Mean Girls with stop motion barbies. It was one of THE biggest scripted series’ on YouTube and has 150 million views and counting wtf?! That’s insane. Get a glimpse into how Carlo has carved a path for himself in the creative world busting against the 9 to 5 grind to share his unique gifts and talents with the world. He also shares about his recent discovery that he has ADHD and how that has helped him navigate his career. Enjoy!
In this episode you will hear:
-How Carlo beat the entertainment grind and found his truelove for writing vss acting.
-About Carlo’s big shift at 25 years old, and how this shift was the catalyst to his highly successful top YouTube show with now 150 million views for his creation, “Most Popular Girls.”
-How Carlo and I got connected so that I could help him fuel his rebellious and amazing career.
-How to focus on your true gifts rather than getting caught up with all the small to do’s.
-How Carlo’s intuition has guided his life and career.
-How Carlo struggled with anxiety and where that led him on his life path.
-How Carlo had a breakthrough after learning he had ADHD and some signs to know if you may have it too.
“I found myself for the majority of the time doing things I didn’t love and that I wasn’t the best at and once I hit that realization it was a natural pause point.” -Carlo Mos
“‘I’m very hippy dippy so I am going to throw around words like “universe” but I feel very much like the universe was giving me a big kick in that ass to think differently about my life and what it could be.” -Carlo Moss .”
“I was spending all my time doing the work in the business that has to be done to keep the doors open, but it wasn’t even keeping the doors open.” Carlo Moss
“When you are going into a pitch don’t tell them how many views,you’re going to have on YouTube tell them about how the characters are going to interact with each other, because that can be a big mistake that I fully made.” Carlo Moss
“If your career is not your whole life, what are the other pieces and what do they look like?” Carlo Moss
“When you are going into a pitch don’t tell them how many views,you’re going to have on YouTube tell them about how the characters are going to interact with each other, because that can be a big mistake that I fully made.” Carlo Moss “If your career is not your whole life, what are the other pieces and what do they look like?” Carlo Moss “I really came to terms with anytime I try to fit myself into another lane or one particular box or one particular title the universe slaps me on the face and says noooo, thats not you!” Carlo Moss
“One would argue that you have obviously done really well for your life, you knew what you wanted to do in college, you changed course when you understood what you liked better, you met an amazing woman and you were at a turning point when I met you, but one could argue maybe you didn’t really need a coach?” Shereen Thor
“That’s the beautiful thing about creativity and inspiration. I feel like they are symbiotic,and they build off of each other -being around you inspires me to be creative and that’s just a ripple effect; it just keeps going.” Shereen Thor
“I know that coaching has 100% changed my entire life which is why I chose this as my career and I feel like it’s having really cool effect on you (Carlo Moss).” Shereen Thor
“I remember after one of our sessions I was talking about my vision for this consulting business and what it could be and I had been sitting in what felt like forever on this idea and I was going alright I need to create a logo, I need to do all the branding for it that’s literally what the company does logos and branding all that kind of stuff so I should probably do it for the company first, so I am sitting there procrastinating on it wanting to do it and knowing I could do it, but sitting there trying to decide on names and kicking those back and forth, unable to land on something and we went in and I gave you a list of names of what I was thinking about, and we zeroed in on something almost immediately and ok, this is the name done. The next day I sat down and was imbued with this amazing energy after our session and then I was able to sit down and say, okay today all you have to do is get all of the logo stuff done so that you can go print a business card and being able to come off of that energy to create was something that I hadn’t felt before, and you (Shereen Thor) pointed me to it.” -Carlo Moss
“When we first sat down, you had me point out to you all the things that I wanted my life to be, and now that was 6 or 7 months ago, I would not have imagined that it could have happened that fast and if we hadn’t have had that moment of me being able to lay out what I wanted it to look like, oh SH#t. I had been wanting to move to the beach for the last 12 years, and then that finally happened.” Carlo Moss
“Really, we were only coaching you 90 days for you to get going, once you take the ideas out of your head so they are not just tinkering about like a freakin’ pinball machine in there or feeling unrealistic or you are talking yourself out it, you are talking to a human, you are taking them out and that person is writing them down and then emailing them back to you and then you meet with them every month to stay in line with the vision it’s so simple and practical and yet that is exactly what changes your life -you know just really making it real, staying aligned (with coaching) to your true north.”
“I remember in our 3rd or 4th session I was thinking this is so cool, this is what you said in our first sessions and now you are doing it!” Shereen Thor
“Sometimes we do not celebrate our accomplishments because we are so busy on our treadmills doing our own thing that we don’t even take a minute to look back and go‘oh Sh#t’ we made that thing happen that we said we wanted to do!” Shereen Thor
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMostPopularGirls Carlo Moss’ Hit Youtube Channel
http://www.extracreditstudios.com/carlo-moss Check out Carlo Moss’ Studio
https://www.instagram.com/carlo.moss/?hl=en Find Carlo on Instagram