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A Dream Come True: How Saul Blinkoff Pushed Past Rejection and Landed His Dream Job at Disney

A Dream Come True: How Saul Blinkoff Pushed Past Rejection and Landed His Dream Job at Disney

Update: 2024-05-211
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Saul Blinkoff went from being one of the worst artists in school to achieving his dream of working for the Walt Disney Studios. How did he do it despite several rejections? Through relentless hard work, unwavering determination, and the willingness to learn from his failures. Saul transformed his weaknesses into strengths and never gave up on his dream. In this episode, Saul shares his incredible journey of perseverance, highlighting the beliefs and mindset shifts that allowed him to make the impossible possible.


Saul Blinkoff is a Hollywood filmmaker and animator, known for his work on Disney classics like Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tarzan. He is also a sought-after speaker and host of the Life of Awesome podcast, where he shares tools for success and fulfillment.


In this episode, Ilana and Saul will discuss:

- Clarity in goal-setting

- The importance of mentors

- A meaningful life vs. a happy life

- The movies that changed Saul’s life

- How practice converts weakness to strength

- Going above and beyond to achieve your goals

- The beliefs behind Saul’s resilience

- The influence of friends on personal growth

- Striving for excellence over settling

- How negative comments almost derailed Saul’s dream

- Converting weakness to strength with practice

- How Saul secured his dream internship at Disney

- The potential for greatness in everyone

- His pivot to a speaking career

- And other topics…

 

Saul Blinkoff is a celebrated Hollywood filmmaker known for his work with major studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Netflix, and Amazon. He began his career as an animator on Disney classics like Pocahontas, Mulan, and Tarzan. He has also worked on popular children's series like Doc McStuffins, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, and Llama Llama. In addition to his work in animation, Saul has directed high-profile commercials and consulted for studios worldwide​. Saul is a sought-after speaker and host of the inspirational podcast Life of Awesome, where he shares practical tools for success and fulfillment​.


Connect with Saul:

Saul’s Website: https://www.saulblinkoff.com/  

Saul’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saul.blinkoff/  


Resources Mentioned:

Saul’s Podcast, Life of Awesome: https://www.saulblinkoff.com/podcast 

Rudy: imdb.com/title/tt0108002 

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A Dream Come True: How Saul Blinkoff Pushed Past Rejection and Landed His Dream Job at Disney

A Dream Come True: How Saul Blinkoff Pushed Past Rejection and Landed His Dream Job at Disney

Ilana Golan