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FTPLT Productions’ mission is to highlight interesting, inspiring & resilient people who’ve chosen unconventional paths, experienced uncommon things, or who have been subject to difficult or unusual conditions or circumstances on their journey — and to provide a platform to share their stories & the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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Now seeking interview subjects for a video documentary series (and podcast) about resilience & hope.

If you’ve struggled at times and have learned valuable lessons as a result, I’d love to talk to you (whether you consider yourself successful or not). Because the fact is, the struggles of our lives often provide far more valuable lessons than our successes ever do. I want to help you share your story and the things you’ve learned along the way.

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” — Zero Dean (founder)

Do any of these describe you?

  • Have you chosen a challenging or uncommon path in life?
  • Have you had an uncommon job or rare life experience?
  • Have you ever been forced from the path you were on because of something unexpected?
  • Do you live unconventionally — perhaps as a van-lifer or someone who lives off the grid?
  • Have you had to deal with challenging circumstances just to survive?
  • Have you ever been homeless?
  • Have you ever felt like you’ve had to hide who you truly are just to fit in or meet someone else’s expectations?
  • Have you ever felt like you were on the wrong path in life and then changed your life to go after what you truly wanted?

And, most importantly, have you learned valuable lessons as a result of your life experiences?

If you think you’ve learned something worth sharing, see the Info for Guests page and then apply here if you’re interested.

"I might have something to share, but I'm not sure my story is 'important' or 'inspiring' enough."

What people consider important or who they consider inspiring is subjective.

When people live through challenging experiences, they often don’t consider their actions to be particularly noteworthy because they only did what they had to do to get through them. But the fact is, the challenging experiences that people live through teach lessons that change the lives of those who have them. And in turn, could change someone else’s life when shared.

If you feel like you’ve learned something from a life experience that might help someone else if they knew what you do, I would like to hear your story and help you share it regardless of how important or inspiring you think it is.

Success is about much more than the act of accomplishing goals, it’s about the journey to achieve them — and how that journey changes a person & what it teaches them — regardless of whether one ultimately ends up where they intended to go when they started.

The Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled Project

It’s about resilience.
It’s about hope.
It’s about adversity.
It’s about defying the odds.
It’s about staying true to yourself.

It’s about goals, dreams & aspirations.
It’s about success, setbacks — and failure.
It’s about healing.

And it’s about sharing what you’ve learned to help others.

Rough cut excerpts from early video and podcast segments

Please note that the tone & style of individual segments will vary greatly depending on the guests involved. These excerpts are presented as rough examples & do not reflect final polish or presentation.

Current status:

I departed San Diego in late August and made my way across the USA and up to Maine before heading south down the east coast. I spent a couple of months in Florida before resuming my journey.

For my current location, please see the red marker on map below. If you’d like to meet-up — for any reason — while I travel, be sure to get it in touch.’

For more detailed project related updates, be sure to subscribe to the FTPLT blog below

I currently have three project-related castings posted on Backstage.com:

Lessons Learned From The Path Less Traveled
Scars: Their Stories & What Was Learned
Video Interview & Podcast Project

Red marker: Location when last updated Blue: Heading East or North — Purple: Heading South or West

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