The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 26: Comedy Writer for TV and Film, and Real Estate Investor, Mark Hentemann

June 13, 2023 Eric Teplitz / Mark Hentemann Season 2 Episode 26
Ep. 26: Comedy Writer for TV and Film, and Real Estate Investor, Mark Hentemann
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
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The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 26: Comedy Writer for TV and Film, and Real Estate Investor, Mark Hentemann
Jun 13, 2023 Season 2 Episode 26
Eric Teplitz / Mark Hentemann

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How does someone land their dream job?

In this episode of The Person You Want to Be, Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mark Hentemann (Late Show with David Letterman, Family Guy) shares that the path to success in his case had a very long runway.

Luck certainly played its part, but luck can strike in both positive and negative ways (he should know, having literally been struck by lightning as a teenager!).

In relaying his story, Mark shares how a book he happened upon in his youth helped him develop the mindset of a “tough-minded optimist” and emphasizes the importance of his having spent years and countless hours honing his craft.

Mark Hentemann Links:
IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378262/
Quantum Capital website: https://quantumcapitalinc.com/
The Wild West Real Estate Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wild-west-real-estate-show/id1499167822

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

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Send us a Text Message.

How does someone land their dream job?

In this episode of The Person You Want to Be, Emmy-nominated writer/producer Mark Hentemann (Late Show with David Letterman, Family Guy) shares that the path to success in his case had a very long runway.

Luck certainly played its part, but luck can strike in both positive and negative ways (he should know, having literally been struck by lightning as a teenager!).

In relaying his story, Mark shares how a book he happened upon in his youth helped him develop the mindset of a “tough-minded optimist” and emphasizes the importance of his having spent years and countless hours honing his craft.

Mark Hentemann Links:
IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378262/
Quantum Capital website: https://quantumcapitalinc.com/
The Wild West Real Estate Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wild-west-real-estate-show/id1499167822

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

Support the Show.

Opening Clip
The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Mark Hentemann
Childhood environment and inclinations
The Tough-Minded Optimist
Testing himself at age 18
"The weirder, the better"
Choosing a college major
First inkling that a career in comedy was possible
Touring the Harvard Lampoon Castle
Starting his own humor publication
Thoughts on the odds of succeeding in the entertainment business
From writing greeting cards to writing for David Letterman
The Letterman gig
The Rocky montage
Moving to L.A.
"Get good"
Real estate investing
Mark's metrics for success
Nod your head and say...
Social support
Advice Mark would give his kids
First foray into writing for film
The person Mark wants to be now