Squeaky Moore is regarded as the “pitch guru” for content creators and she freelances as a development consultant and pitching coach. Moore recently directed and produced “64,” a project on father-absent homes. “Father’s Day?” was also produced by Squeaky, and addresses the effects of absentee fathers. It recently debuted on the launch of Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV Network. “The Positive Controversy” is a show she developed, and “Face of Darkness-Journey to Healing” is documentary film that explores depression and suicide in African-American communities. She authored the book, #100 Pitches: Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To, which is a film and TV-pitching guide for independent content creators about the do’s, don’t’s, and strategy of pitching film and TV projects.
Dreams that Remain:
Have your dreams changed over the years or remained the same? Squeaky says that her dreams have remained for her, from the early age of 11, when she knew she wanted to act. The only difference for her is that she’s given it a shot in front of and behind the Squeaky, is to remain open-minded and optimistic!
TWEET: We usually perceive it as #failure if the outcome is different than we envisioned. @squeakymoore
What is FAILURE, anyway?
What exactly constitutes failure? Squeaky says that it isn’t really what most people think it is! Often, we perceive our efforts as failure, simply because the outcome wasn’t what we wanted or expected. Dealing with disappointment and fear is part of life, and it doesn’t equal failure. Mistakes are just the steps we must take on our way to the success we will become!
TWEET: #Mistakes are how we become the successes we become. @squeakymoore
How do you usually face fear? Squeaky says that she learned to face her fear head-on, and “put it out there so I can’t chicken out.” Becoming a master at not letting NO affect her has changed her perspective and her mindset. Her desire is to help others by letting them know what she has learned through the process of facing fear. Healing comes when you deal with the fear!
TWEET: If you ask WHY enough, then you’ll get to the core of the #fear. @squeakymoore
Guest Recommendation: ONE action for a dream chaser to take—“We have to set the goal and put it in writing. What are YOU willing to go through to get there?”
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:
- [1:32] Bravery in writing about making mistakes
- [2:09] Squeaky’s dreams and transitions within entertainment
- [5:00] When your dream shuts down: overcoming the fear
- [12:45] The 9-year drought: believing the lie
- [20:30] Identifying fears
- [23:28] Squeaky’s book
- [33:31] Having a different mindset: identify your ASKS
- [38:40] SO many lessons that apply to life
- [41:26] The 100 pitches: the best and the worst
- [47:35] Knowing what’s constructive and what’s not
- [49:18] Squeaky’s ONE action for a dream chaser
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
Squeaky on Facebook
Squeaky on Twitter
Squeaky on Instagram
Squeaky on LinkedIn
TWEETS YOU CAN USE:
TWEET: I didn’t value myself or my work like I should have. @squeakymoore
TWEET: Be willing to ASK BIG. @squeakymoore
TWEET: Everything about pitching is telling a #story. @squeakymoore