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78. A Helping Brand: Storytelling as a Means to Learn with Nick Nanton
Episode 789th August 2021 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 01:05:37

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Nick Nanton is a multi-Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker and the Founder and CEO of DNA Films, through which he’s produced countless works, including, “Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway,” a sell-out one-man show he wrote and directed.

In Nick’s words, he came from a childhood where he had “more love than he could spend, but money was scarce”. He soon learned that if he wanted something in life, he would have to be the one to make it happen. Learning a lifestyle of entrepreneurship from a young age, he’s gone on to enact an intentional life of spirituality and manifestation – at one point, he Googled “How to win an Emmy.” He’s since won over twenty of them. 

Among his many tenets are that we must learn how to lose, and lose to learn. He also believes that we never stop learning – and that that fact is one of life’s joys, infinitely exciting and personally fulfilling. 

Nick is also the CEO of the Dicks + Nanton Agency, founded to help celebrities, entrepreneurs, and experts in their field put their best selves forward to the world. In this edition of Gravity, we discuss how anybody at all can set about achieving their goals simply by addressing their branding. As Nick says, “Branding is storytelling” and sharing our stories is the central philosophy of the Gravity podcast.

What Brett asks:

  • [01:30] Tell me about your childhood.
  • [06:20] What was it like being a child in a family where money was an issue?
  • [12:40] Do you think you’re a natural hustler?
  • [19:00] Let’s talk tennis.
  • [28:00] Tell me about going from law school into adulthood.
  • [36:50] Why did you finish your law degree if you wanted to quit?
  • [42:00] Connect how you went from graduation to present day.
  • [52:10] How do you think you went and other people can go about gaining undeniable wisdom?
  • [56:00] Do you have any advice for people doubting that they can achieve their dreams?
  • [58:00] How do you continue to grow, learn, and provide value to the world?

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