Sam Valentine

189. Life with Purpose: Finding Your Way with One Broke Actress & Fast Forward Production CEO Sam Valentine聽

How do you pursue your passions even as life throws you curveball after curveball? Los Angeles actor, Creator of One Broke Actress, owner of Fast Forward Productions, and Co-Owner of The Membership Sam Valentine comes on to share her story of learning to pivot to the next right thing for her in her career in her pursuit of her art. In this solo interview, Emma and Sam delve into their personal journeys, challenges, pivot points, and the nuances of leading a multi-hyphenate career in a rapidly evolving industry. Sam shares her experiences moving from the Midwest to Los Angeles, grappling with the realities of the acting business, learning to run her own ventures, and finding fulfillment beyond traditional career paths. They touch on embracing how success changes with age, avoiding burnout, and the complexities of social media's role in creative careers. Sam also shares her vision for a more inclusive and dynamic future in entertainment and beyond, and leaves us all feeling inspired to pursue our inner artist.

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Topics Discussed

路 Being a Multihyphenate

路 Moving from Small Midwestern Towns to a Big Urban City

路 Acting & Slow Living

路 Surviving Your Early 20鈥檚

路 Art and Lived Life Experience

路 Defining Success

路 The Future of Fast Forward Productions

路 Giving Back with One Broke Actress

路 Mentoring in The Membership

路 The Fluidity of Dreams

路 Burnout in the Pursuit of Many Goals

路 Actor to Producer Pipeline

路 Nature, Jealousy, and Comparison

路 Relationship to Social Media

路 Creating Content of Service

路 Investing in the Good, not the Toxic

Episode Resources:

路 Read Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari

路 Listen to One Broke Actress 鈥淎ctor & TIkTok Star Drew Talbert on Advice for Actors on the Internet, Finding Success, and the SAG Influencer Contract鈥

Connect with Sam Valentine:

路 Fast Forward Productions Website:

路 Fast Forward Productions Instagram @thewomenarespeaking

路 One Broke Actress Website:

路 One Broke Actress YouTube:

路 One Broke Actress Podcast: 路 One Broke Actress Instagram @onebrokeactress: 路 Links:

路 Sam鈥檚 Personal IG @samvalentine:

路 The Membership


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Original music by John Kingsley. Editing and podcast production by Fast Forward Production.

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