We had the good fortune of connecting with Joe Delano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joe, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
In terms of work life balance, this past year has been an especially introspective, challenging, and exciting time. One month into the official pandemic lockdown my wife gave birth to our second child, and I lost my main source of income. But I looked at this as a blessing to of course be able to spend more time with my family, while also rewriting the ways that I can make the time to focus on my career. And for me personally it all comes down to maintaining consistent routines. I’ve been able to figure out which habits to stack together to create these routines, while also being open enough to make the appropriate adjustments to my schedule and routines. And while my family is of course always number one, With the things that I’ve learned even in the past year or two I am now better able to manage that balance between life and work more consistently.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My Journey in this creative life that I’ve chosen has been filled with triumph, challenges, aha moments, and the continual process of discovering and re-discovering my humanity and my voice as an artist. And perseverance and belief in myself, though not always unwavering, have been big components of my story. Project wise, I am excited about Psyops Free, which is a film that I am the lead in and is currently gaining a lot of awards recognition on the film festival circuit. And production is also set to begin in late fall 2021 on Peter Estabrooks, a gritty Bonnie and Clyde-esque character piece set on the East Coast.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost, I want to give the biggest Shoutout to my amazing wife. Her support, encouragement, understanding, and unequaled belief in me have been undoubtedly the most integral part of any work and life success that I have and will attain in the future. I have also been working with a therapist who has helped me tremendously in finding my work life balance. And finally, some of the people whose YouTube videos and books have helped and inspired me include Eric Thomas, Ed Mylett, Jim Kwik, Tom Bilyeu, and Jim Rohn just to name a few.
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