Aug 1, 2016
Today I chat with Dean Watson, comedy writer.
Dean Watson was born in Mitcham, Victoria, the same year Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Up until he was 19, Dean wanted to be a professional golfer. But there comes a point in every aspiring comedy writer golfer’s life where they need to trade the fades for the fade ins.
Today we chat through some pretty interesting topics, including;
Figuring out his balance between two different passions
Very important to know what you want in the tough situations
That it is OK to sit with some discomfort for a while before acting on a decision
Setting goals at the start of the year and checking in regularly to see how they are going
Setting goals helps to set the course, stops us thinking and lets us follow our instincts
Opportunities come up all the time
Being a scientist and learning everything he could about television comedy
Honing your craft
It never feels like a smooth process
Make all the mistakes you need to make
Working hard doesn’t feel like working hard
Finding something that makes you excited about anything you do, sometimes you have to search
Everyone is on a different timeline in their lives
Killing your inner editor
Very important to be patient and not compare yourself to other people
Until you take yourself seriously no one else will take you seriously
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Host: Chris Desmond
Music: Jeremy Desmond