Saul Blinkoff is more than what meets the eye. Not only is he an incredible storyteller who animated the world’s most-loved characters – Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Tarzan… He’s also one of the most uplifting and inspiring humans I’ve had on the show because of his “Life of Awesome” philosophy. In this episode, Saul discusses the importance of failure and discomfort for success, how he’s turned his weaknesses into strengths, his personal measurement of success and he guides listeners on how to find meaning in life. If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know where to turn to next, tune in to this episode – I guarantee it will light a fire inside you!
02:15 A brief introduction to Saul
05:05 Do people identify themselves as the Hero or the Sage?
12:32 Why pain and discomfort will set you up for success
17:01 Saul’s first exposure to Disney
20:54 How to turn your weakness into strength
24:22 How Saul measures success
28:53 An interview that changed Saul’s life
34:05 Finding meaning in life
47:14 Why Saul loves animation
56:44 Why Saul hosts regular group trips to Israel