Today on the 400th episode of The Disruptive Entrepreneur Podcast, Rob Moore talks to successful people in the creatives and arts industry. We have Kevin Clifton, Ricky Wilde & Jake Wood to talk about their respective careers and how they’re able to climb up the ladder of success.
For Kevin, Ricky, and Jake, hard work and determination go a long long way. Even though people say that there’s 'no money in the arts', this saying never stopped and never will stop them. Instead, it’s what makes them strive and thrive in their industries—to make their names and to mark their legacies.
Start tuning in to know more about their stories in this episode.
He has been dancing since he was 4 and according to him, the best dancers, just like any artists, will make you feel something. They have techniques on how to communicate their art with you effectively.
People enjoy whatever you put out if they feel the authenticity and creativity. They’ll connect with it in some way or another. And, don’t even bother with the bunch who don’t appreciate what you’re doing. Their negativity can throw you out of focus. Eye on the prize, always.
What traits does Kevin admire in other successful people?
Hard work – Being relentless in finding your passion.
Connecting with people and being humble.
Keeping it together despite the challenges, the rejections, and the failures.
What would Kevin advise to the younger him? Live your truth. Don’t waste too much energy trying to be something you don’t want to be.
According to Jake, it takes hard work, dedication, and stubbornness to be a great actor. He started pursuing his passion in acting since he was 10.
Ricky has been successful in the music industry for decades. He admits that there’s a lot of fear and insecurity that he’s finding balance with.
Who do they admire? Ricky admires Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain for putting out great music out there.
“The best dancers are the ones that can make you feel and connect emotionally with you.”
“People get bored with watching someone who’s kind of perfect of techniques and lines… They don’t want to be given a display of something; they want to be excited by it.”
“You think that the world is talking about you and you place all the importance on it. But the truth is no one cares.”
“I probably wasted a lot of energy worrying what everyone else think of me and as a consequence living my life for other people.”
“Insecurities are inherent in successful people.”
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Kevin Clifton is an English professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, a BBC TV Series. Together with his celebrity partner, Stacey Dooley, he has won the sixteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018. Kevin also has experience in musical theatre. He made his musical debut in Dirty Dancing The Musical in London’s West End.
Ricky Wilde is a British songwriter, musician and record producer. He’s the son of the singer and actor, Marty Wilde. He released his first single, I Am An Astronaut, in November 1972. His mentor then groomed him as a teenybopper star in 1973. When his sister Kim Wilde was discovered in 1980, he was happy to contribute his talent as a producer and a co-writer for her. Since then, Ricky continued working for the music industry.
Jake Wood is an English actor best know for his roles as Max Branning in a long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders and as the voice of GEICO gecko. He’s currently a host in Pound for Pound Podcast together with Spencer Oliver. In this podcast, they give the latest updates, opinions, and analysis of fights and happenings in the boxing world.
ABOUT THE HOST
Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor and property educator. Author of global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur”
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