After committing to his health and losing a hundred pounds, Josh Peck had to readapt his life, redefine his brand, and find his new place in the entertainment industry if he wanted a lasting career so he got creative. Thinking like an entrepreneur, Josh capitalized on early social media platforms to build an impressive following that allowed him to connect with fans while creating pathways for meaningful professional opportunities.
In part one of the two-part season 7 premiere of the FOMO Sapiens podcast, former child star and author of the new book Happy People Are Annoying, actor Josh Peck joins me in a discussion about personal health journeys, professional transformations, and how entrepreneurial thinking played a huge part in being able to take control of his career and insure a promising future.
I’ve always thought that artists, musicians, actors, and other performers were not much different from entrepreneurs; they have to have faith in their brand (themselves) and they have to be able to sell (their talents) to investors (audiences and decision makers). Josh explains the approach and perspective he took in order to apply entrepreneurial thinking to leverage his talents and build his creative career.