Matt is a videographer, photographer, and podcaster who wants to help others make money from their camera.
In this episode, we speak at length about how he started his videography company, what he does to overcome his fear of public speaking and the exact steps he took to land a HUGE client.
“Success is on the other side of what you’re afraid of”
Meet Matt Peet:
Matt Peet is the creative founder of Finding Creative success and the guy writing this bio so that’s the last time I will refer to myself in the third person. I went to school for graphic design and focused on photography. My main passion is video though so my other company is a video production company called Re-Peet Productions. In order to do things online, I knew I wanted to have a decent website so I taught myself how to build websites. Because I have done so much in the creative field I have met a lot of creative people and I have developed a passion for helping them whenever I can. I get a weird joy out of teaching people something they didn’t know before that helps them with their business or their creative goals!
I tried starting this podcast before under a different name but after creating a logo and designing most of the website I discovered a company that had a very similar name so after much deliberation and talking with my friend Omar over at the $100 MBA I decided to change the name, brand, and everything else about the podcast. This set me back and I really took a blow to moral. I had built this up and was telling everyone about it and then it was just nothing. I took everything down and couldn’t find the drive to start over again. It sat in the back of my mind for 4 months and I decided it was time to do it. I came up with a name, a logo, started working on a site. I am self-aware enough to know that I don’t like releasing something until it’s perfect and that has held me back too much in the past so I decided to go ahead and start scheduling interviews. I reached out to Sam Hurd (episode 001!) on April 27th, 2016 and we set a time to record on May 5th. 8 days away I had my first podcast interview and I wasn’t ready, it was great! I remember the nerves I felt before getting on the call with Sam but it was a great feeling because I was acting instead of planning. From that first recording, I haven’t looked back, scheduling interviews and fixing my plane as I fly it.
How to Win Friends & Influence People
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