[Podcast] Ep108: Why the ‘All or Nothing’ Approach Will End Up Getting You Nowhere

In this episode I have a conversation with Nick Harauz, a certified Adobe, Apple, and Avid trainer. And for those of you listening that aren’t specifically in the editing field, that’s like saying Nick teaches people how to drive Ferrari’s, Mercedes, and BMW’s. Teaching one is tough, but knowing how to teach all three effectively? That’s quite an accomplishment. Nick is also an author, graphic designer, and editor as well.

Needless to say Nick wears a lot of different hats in the filmmaking industry, and we talk about the different lifestyles that he experiences when working on a set versus sitting all day long in front of a computer. More importantly in this episode we also dig into Nick’s personal health journey and his many different experiments trying to stay healthy using extreme “all or nothing” methods as well as much slower long term lifestyle options.

If you’re hitting a point in your life where you’re ready for things to change but you’re not quite sure what the roadmap looks like, Nick’s story is a great source of inspiration.

Show Sponsor:

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Topics of Conversation:

  • Nick’s experience working in production as well as in post
  • Using “safe holes” to maintain your health in post production
  • How Nick maintained a healthy lifestyle after undertaking an unsustainable diet and workout schedule
  • Developing a healthy lifestyle instead of temporarily dieting
  • Learning how different foods affect your physiology
  • The morning habits that will improve your day
  • Techniques for achieving more positive thinking
  • Nick’s tips for staying healthy while working a sedentary job
  • Organizing your tasks to make the most of your time
  • How establishing routines can maximize your efficiency and overall happiness

Useful Links:

Clips And Handles Website

7 Rules For Making More Happiness

Morning Routine

Burnout Sleep

G Tech

FiP Amazon Link

Beach Body On Demand

Miracle Morning

Yogis Anonymous

Guest Bio:

Nick Harauz (Twitter: @clipsandhandles)is a certified Adobe, Apple, and Avid trainer. He has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando’s, and Blackberry.

In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. This year he has spoken for Adobe at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto , NAB and the After Effects World Conference . Currently, Nick is working on his first feature film, Lost and Found.

When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found playing tennis.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

I am the founder of Fitness In Post and the chief editor of this site as well as the host of the podcast. My mission is to help you sit less, focus more, and survive the brutal stress of a sedentary lifestyle in front of a workstation.I am not an expert in fitness or nutrition. I have been a film & tv editor for 15 years (Empire, Burn Notice, Glee). I have lived in the trenches, and I have experienced firsthand the consequences of living a sedentary lifestyle in the dark. After a decade of experimentation I have found lasting solutions to staying healthy while still thriving in my career. And that's why I built Fitness In Post for all of us.It's time to take back your health and start investing in yourself.