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Episode 120 · 10 months ago

#120​ Chad Lindsay - Sackville.Live & Filmmaker -BrianVee WhyWeWork


Chad Lindsay is hard working man in the agricultural industry, while at the same time pursuing his passion in film. Chad is a writer and filmmaker, podcast host and creator of Sackville.Live.

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...welcome to why we work with your host,Brian V. As he speaks to people like you from all over the world as wetogether dive deeper into our motivations, struggles, joys, seeminglymissteps, hopes, warnings and advice, which would be an encouragement to usall to get up, get going and keep on working. Working is tough, but workingis good. Now here's your host to why we work. Brian V. I'm Brian V, and this iswhy we work today. I have the great pleasure of speaking with Chad Lindsey.Chad is a writer, director, producer and filmmaker. He's actually an overallpretty talented guy who has a heart for community. And today I want to find outfrom Chad. How important is our involvement in community? Maybe. Whatare some things that we can do to be involved? Join me in my conversationtoday with Chad Lindsey. I'm Brian V. And this is why we work today. Have thegreat pleasure speaking with Chad Lindsey. Good day. Fine, sir. Hey, howare you? I'm doing wonderfully well, thank you, Chad, for coming on here. Wejust had a brief conversation just before this. I realized you are thebrother of Ryan. Lindsey. I really didn't know that until this moment. Andif you're anything like your brother, I think you're probably a pretty swellguy. No. Well, thank you very much. And as I said, Ryan, I'm coming. I'm comingfor you would be interesting to find out. Will you be able to do somethingfor me, Chad? And that is sure. Say what the industry is that you're in.What? You're what you're doing and what you're up to these days. Sure. I, uh,for my day to day job, my Monday to Friday 9 to 5 job. I work in, uh, theagricultural sector sector. I work in the dairy and industrial industry, so Iwork for a company called at Dairy Automation. And this, actually, everytime I say it's kind of a surprise to me. But the technology has movedforward in all industries, and the dairy industry is one that, uh has alsoembraced technology to the point where the company I work for we sell, um,automated or robotic farming equipment. So we sell machines robots thatactually milk cows, makes a farmer's job a little biteasier. Yeah, quite a bit. So we've got robots that milk cows, robots that feedcows, uh, robots that, um, put, uh, betting and shavings in the stalls.Robots that mix food, uh, and nutrition for the animals. So it's It's a It's ahigh tech industry, which is actually pretty cool. Maybe we'll get into that.I know also that you have sackful dot live, and you're also making some filmswriting, producing. But we'll get into this soon enough. What was your veryfirst job, Chad? What was the very first thing that got you out of thehouse making a dollar? It might have been more volunteer. It might have beenyour own business. Yeah, I think the first job. Well, there's two. I guessif you count I was the male star paper boy when I was 11. Um, so every dayafter school, get the papers, deliver the papers, collect the money, whichwas all cash in those days, Um, a gentleman used to come to the house andcollect the money, and then I owed him a certain amount of money and whateverwas left over, I got to keep So, um, that was my first experience withworking and working for money. And then my first job, where I actually got apaycheck and a T four would have been McDonald's in lower Sackville. Dr. Whydid you get the male star job or even...

...the McDonalds job? But was this afamily kind of influence? Or was this used trying to spread your wings? No, IThere was a friend of mine that lived over on Nordic and he was a paper boy.He was a year older than me, and I saw that money he was rolling around with,and I was like, Hey, where'd you get all that money? And, uh, he deliveredthe mail star. I said, How do I get a job there? He gave me the telephonenumber. I called up and said I wanted to be a paperboy and ended up being thepaperboy on Prince Street, the street that I grew up on. As you went intomiddle school in high school, was there a particular job that you kind of stuckto? Was there anything that you did? Maybe family related, knowing that yourfamily does have a business, Was there something that you did that kind oftook prominence in your work. Basically, during the school year when I was inmiddle school and high school, I always concentrated on on the school work, andI worked in the summer and my dad owns a construction company. So my summers,as soon as school was out, I worked full time throughout the summer. Um,just working, getting paid every Friday in those days. And yeah, it was a lotof fun. I was getting paid like an adult when I was 16, 17 years old, sothat was exciting. That was really exciting because I was earning adultmoney as a teenager and it felt pretty good, Chad, knowing that we just talkedabout a moment ago that you went to school with Paul Hollingsworth at SMU.What was what was your your mind molding into for your future in yourcareer from high school? What were you thinking that you want to be or what?Did you want to do it? I have to say it wasn't I think that what I'm doing nowas a passion, which is making films and very low budget television programs, Um,that's what I wanted to do in high school, But I really felt at the timethere was a lot of pressure and this this this sounds horrible. But therewas a lot of people in my life in the school system that said, Chad, you'revery smart. You should go into sciences. You should take science, math and youshould take So I did. I took science, math. I took honors biology. I tookchemistry. I took physics. I took all of these heavy academic courses because,um, that's what smart people did. That's what smart people were supposedto do. And and I'm not saying I'm a smart person. But But what? What Ifound was there was there was just a just a really strong push, Um, and and,you know, in perhaps the defense of guidance counselors and teachers andpeople in there that we're really looking out for my best interest. Um,really said, Well, you know, if you have all of those things, your optionswill be open. So you know you can get your you know, degrees in science, andthen you know you can try doing film and television, and if if you fail,you'll always have. You'll always have science to fall back on. So it's kindof a strange thing. And I see now television and advertisements for, youknow, like trades, you know, like, you know, take the trades, take the trades.And, you know, I I think in the late eighties I think a lot of that was wassomething that I don't I think look down upon is too strong of a term. Butthat's just what comes to mind. It was just something like Okay, well, youdon't need to do that, Chad. You need to, you know, take your science andchemistry and math and, you know, and that's that's that's what I did. And Idon't know if that was necessarily the best course, because I ended up goingto university and doing very poorly. Um, and that was just because I think of mydisinterest, Um, with those subjects.

And I did poorly because I didn'tattend classes a lot as you We're nearing graduation whereyou kind of defining what it was was that you were going to do, or did youstill not know and then jump into different careers before doing what youdo now? Um, I really didn't know I was. I was very nervous as well. I Iremember at that time there was kind of a kind of like, Okay, you're going intograde 11. You have to pick all your courses and you have to be smartbecause the courses you take in grade 11 are going to determine the coursesyou can take in grade 12 and the courses you take in grade 12, we'regoing to determine what you can take it university, and you don't want to dothe wrong thing. So there was There was there was there was a tremendous amountof pressure. And I'm like, I'm 15 years old. Um, you know, I like. I likestaying up late and watch Saturday Night Live and three's company in themiddle of the night while my parents slept. I want to ride my bicycle.That's what I wanted to do. So I was accepted to Nova Scotia TeachersCollege. Um and then back when we had a Nova Scotia Teachers College, I wasaccepted to go there and then, um just kind of got nervous and flaked out anddecided not to go. Um, I think I may have been a good teacher. Had I had Ihad, I had followed through with it. But again, it was just kind of one ofthose things where you know, I I felt at that age I was almost in a state of,you know, there's that term analysis paralysis where, you know, you've gotso many things in front of you that you're afraid to make the wrongdecision. So you make no decision. And, you know, I really felt that, you know,that that kind of described me as a teen and my, you know, 16, 17 and 18years old. When did you start venturing into your creative side in terms ofwhat? Sackful dot live or your ideas of getting behind a camera or in front ofa camera versus the other job that you're doing now with the what is itcalled? Oh, 80 80 l dairy. Um, you know, for me, it was kind of strange becauseit was the end of 2017 where I was just kind of thinking about, you know,things in career and jobs and work. And I was thinking, you know, what would bewhat would be the job that I would love to wake up in the morning and be superexcited to do what would that what would that look like? And I just closemy eyes and I thought about it, and this is going to sound ridiculous. But,um, there was a movie that came out in 1989 called U H F with Weird AlYankovic where he plays. He plays a gentleman that runs a, uh, cabletelevision station, Uh, very much like the old shot cable that we had onSackville Drive. And he goes to work every day and he creates funny shows,and I was like, That would be a blast. And then it got me thinking about youknow what? What is happening with media today and what is happening with ournews. And, you know, when when we were in high school at that age, you couldturn on that Channel 10. Uh, and someone who lived in your communitywould be on the television talking about what was happening in thecommunity and whether I it wasn't something that I wanted to do. From afinancial standpoint, I said, Well, why can't I do that with the Internet. Whycan't I make videos about what's going on in the community? And why can't I dothings that are silly or, you know, funny or sometimes serious and talkabout the history of the community or talk about leaders in the community?And I said, You know what that would be? That would be a lot of fun, and I wouldprobably have a lot of passion for it. So I started up the channel tellingthings about sackful in the areas of news, sports, entertainment in history.

Speaking of community, Chad, where doesyour desire, your love, your appreciation for community come from?And can you speak about that and how important it is for other people inwhatever community you're in to be involved? I think I have a pretty solid like frompeople that I speak with. A lot of people will typically comment on mymemory. They'll say, Wow, I can't believe you remember this thing that wedid when we were kids So I think that I think that my memory triggers a lotof really good stories and feelings about growing up in this community, Um,and also on my mother's side. You know, our family came to sackful in the early18 hundreds. So, um, there's a lot of family history right here in inSackville. And I think that being involved in things like BoyScouts being involved in, um, like Sacco, a canoe club and baseball anddifferent community organizations, Like when I was in scouting, there wasalways things that, you know as A as a scout. You did things for yourcommunity. You learned about either your country or the queen or you wereraising money for different events, are raising money for churches or you weredoing different sales. You were in addition to doing camping and learningthings. I think one of the things that scouting definitely teaches is the factthat you have a role in the community. And you can, despite the fact that youknow when you're in scouting your 11 or 12 years old, that you can take anactive role in your community and you can actually make a difference even asa child. So that's probably where a lot of that came from. I would say, Yeah, it's really important to me beinghere in South Korea. I miss sackful more and more like even looking up someof the songs that you've written that are on your channel, the idea of justsome of those things that I miss. And I know that anyone else in any othercommunity, if they take a step out the front door and look around, they canfind something to be a part of, that they can be proud of. And it's justsomething that helps your small community. And it may help with thingslike depression, you know, loneliness, those sorts of things that people takefor granted and think they're going to find them some other way. Yeah, I definitely think you are righton the money. I think that the everything, everything these days isthat that term the double edged sword, and I think that in many ways thingslike the Internet and the fact that anybody can create content, anybody cancreate any content. Whether you're just typing something into social media,that's that's content. But you can get caught up. You can really get caught upand get angry and depressed, and I even find myself sometimes like, you know,I've got a pretty good life. But, you know, all of a sudden I see everybodyputs their highlights up on social media. Everybody puts up there goodthings. And you're like, Hey, that guy for that new kitchen Or, you know,there's that. There's that element of, uh, of jealousy that can kind of creepup into your life, where you're looking at only the best moments of people'slives and not realizing that you know, that there's other things going on andyou do have it is very tempting to fall into that that way of thinking. So youdo have the ability to create content, you know, maybe do your best, and I'mguilty of not doing it all the time, but maybe do your best to put thecontent out there. That that, you know, maybe it just puts a smile onsomebody's face or somebody like me...

...who's like an idiot dressed up andsinging a song. Um, you know, uh, I you just you just try to, you know, makepeople have a little bit of a better day than maybe they would have withoutwithout it. So Well, I appreciate you saying this because even the lastcouple of days for me, like I mentioned being here, it's kind of tough, butwhere you are, it's kind of tough to and we all wake up and it's not easy toput your feet on the ground to go to work and do it again. And then you seethe highlights on a I mean, I don't think Facebook is doing as good as thejob as it used to do with creating envy in me because it used to have morepeople I knew. But now it's as an advertisement, so I kind of pushedthrough them. But I know they're out there. Whether you look at a Twitter,you look at an instagram and everyone puts their best foot forward. Inreality, most of our back feet or our foot is stepped in something that itseems near impossible to get out of. So I appreciate you saying that it's toughfor you to write the envy, the jealousy, all of that, and it's so easy to getinto. But I think coming back to community is we're being involved. Youhad mentioned your brother earlier, getting involved with hockey, so if youhave kids and doing some sort of things that get you at the house, forces youout. It gets you past that little stumbling block that sometimes peoplehide behind and get to feel comfortable behind and thinking, Oh, I'll just sithere with my misery and my little teddy bear and and feel sorry for myselfbeing forced to get out and doing something in creating content and allof those things that you do and other people do that we see. And we canappreciate it knowing that we're all going through similar struggles. Yeah, I think that's like one thingthat I wasn't brave enough to. I wasn't brave enough to do it, but I was goingto create a series of social media posts like just showcasing real life,as opposed to, you know, like people putting their highlights. So it's gonnabe just, you know, pictures of me, you know, getting out of the shower with mybig gut, you know, things that I'm not proud of. Her things that I try to hide.I didn't have the courage to actually do it, Um, but that's the thing, justkind of like flying in the face of Of all of the positive posts that peopleput. And but, yeah, I probably will never do it. But it was something thatcertainly crossed my mind to just kind of showcase. You know what, what, whatreal life is versus that, that that facade of of success on social media?What is your processes processes that you go through, Whether it's with Safa,live with the filmmaking that you're doing with the other series, or evenwith working in the dairy industry? What is some of the processes, evendifficulties, that you're going through there? I think that to with the day to day with work withwhat's happening in the world, there's a lot of because I work in sales andmarketing. So when when you're in a world where things are changing day today and there's a certain level of uncertainty, I think would be a goodword to describe it, Um, a lot of people may not be ready to make youknow large financial commitments because they're not necessarily surewhat the future will hold. That's my day to day working in sales andmarketing when it comes to making decisions, like right now I'm doing ashow about professional wrestling. Um, and that's and and basically thechallenges you face there are, you know, how can we do this and make it lookincredibly fun and exciting? So, uh, that's that's just kind of my passionThat just is a lot better. And then when it comes to sack holdout live, Ithink I think the I always just ask the question is this is this for thebetterment of the community? Um, I do...

...get a lot of people that send me not alot of people. I will. I will get messages from people who want because Idon't allow people to come to the page and create posts just because I want tokeep it clean from Spam. And But I do get I do get people messages at mesaying I went to this particular business in Sackville and they werereally rude and I want to tell everybody, Please tell everybody not togo to this business. And, you know, I I simply say, Well, I didn't create thePage two dump on them, Yeah, to hinder businesses in Sackville and I canunderstand because it happens to me too like you go somewhere and you'refrustrated, and you want to take it out and you want to tell everybody. Um, butI typically and politely say, you know, I I can't do that. I'm you know, I'mnot going to do that. Um, there was a There was a until I drive in LowerSackville for 20 years, a family would take lanterns and like them. And likeboth sides of the street, it was part of their church, and they they let thestreet and it looked beautiful. And then one year there was a person in theneighborhood that didn't like it anymore and called the fire department.And the fire department came and had to put out all the candles to say, Youcan't do this anymore. And people were understandably very, very upset. And Imade a video about it, and it got, like, 30,000 views. Um, but a lot of thecomments were getting mad, and then people started posting. It was thisperson who lives at this address. Let's go. And I was like, No, no, no, no, no,no, no. It's just like it's like, Hey, wait, let's just not lose sight of thefact that these this was a church making Christmas lanterns like Let'snot let's not turn this into something that flies in the face of what we weretrying to achieve with this. So I think that that's part of it. I think that,you know, when you said earlier, people can be angry, people can be depressed.And you know, if you can if you can try your best because nobody in the worldis perfect, you just try your best to I I think do the do the right thing orthe smart thing. Um, whenever you're putting stuff out there, you know, Isit going to help people? And, you know, you just do your best to to ask thosequestions and and then put the content out and see what happens knowing youhave some. Definitely you have skills in that you're in marketing and salesthat takes skills that are beyond me. The ability to to sell a product toaccept a no to get up, keep doing it again. But is there any other skills,especially knowing that you kind of got into filming and that a little bitlater, or took it more serious. Is there some skill that you had to defineand develop, and even that you're still trying to perfect now for people whoare thinking of getting into the industry? I was incredibly shy. I was. I wasincredibly shy, like sometimes I remember a moment. She ended up beingone of my friends. But I was a teenager like 13 or 14, and a girl came up to meand started talking to me. And I just stood there and I stared at her like,just, like, just stared like she was like, Are you listening to me? And Iwas I was so nervous to say the wrong thing. And then in my mind, I was like,Hey, is she just messing with me? She's not really talking to me because shewants to talk to me. She's just trying to trick me. So I was. I was painfully,painfully shy when I was in that, you know, 13, 14, 15 years old. So I wouldsay that the biggest thing that I had to overcome was shyness, and then thesecond thing I had to overcome was, you...

...know, and it's still it's Still, one ofmy challenges is, is I? I don't I don't want to do things where it would createa situation where people would like dislike me. And I think that that heldme back from creating content that I wanted to create because I was afraidthat people would laugh at me or think I was stupid. And like the first realvideo that I made was the video of the consequent road video. Um, I shot it. Ihad sang it. I had edited and I had hit it and I was sitting there with myfinger on post button and I couldn't do it. I was just like I was just like Iwas like, This is so stupid. This is so This is ridiculous. I'm walking aroundwith my wife's guitar, pretending I'm playing the guitar and I was like,Everyone's going to think of an idiot anyway, So I was like, You know what?Yeah, fine. And I and I and I put it up there and, you know, it was wellreceived. But you know, there's there was that fear that, you know everyone'sgoing to laugh at me, and I'm like, Well, That's the point, Chad. Like, thepoint is, you wanted people to, you know, laugh and, you know, think aboutyou know, all the different. You know, parts of the community in the seventiesand eighties and and share it out and give people something to give peoplesomething to laugh with or at. And I'm at a point now where I don'tnecessarily care if people laugh at me or with me. Um, but for the firstlittle while, it was certainly, uh it was certainly something that hinderedme, I would say for sure, having similar I would wear. I'm sorry. When Iwent to university, I had to present and I remember being so fearful. Idon't remember in high school having to present or getting up so much. I thinkmaybe it's something they didn't do or I just don't remember. But getting upthere, I was afraid so afraid. My knees were shaking. I looked at my teacher.My professor. I'm so scared. Keep talking. Don't talk to me. And theneven with this coming on here in the last year, like doing some lives andstuff, do you remember your first big live or I don't know if it was thatvideo, but the first one that you did in getting over that, Yes, it's still on my channel. That'sone of my first videos that I did. Um, there was a thing. It's like at theLegion. It's a costume party tonight, and I said, Okay, I'm gonna go with myphone, and I'm gonna live. I'm gonna live streaming. So I brought my cameragear and I brought my lights, and I walked in, and it was a costume party,but it was all, uh I figured because I was at the Legion, it would be like,you know, adults and drinking and dancing. But it was a bunch of littlekids, and I walked in with all this camera gear, and people didn't know thechannel at that time. And they were like, Hey, who the hell are you? Andwhy are you filming these kids? And I was like, I'm not filming kids. So Iwalked out into the lobby and I was like, I'm just going home. I'm goinghome. Forget this. And then I was like, No, no, no. I said I was gonna do it.I'm gonna do it. So I took my phone out and I filmed and I was like, Hi, I'm atthe Legion and it's really awesome down here. And I keep looking over myshoulder because people are looking at me wondering who I am. Um, so I waslike, Yeah, come down to the Legion. There's a funny costume party and thenI I hang up. But I said, You know what? I'm gonna leave that stupid video upthere just as because, like, I went there and I was about to live streamand I almost left without doing it. And I was like, You know what? I'm going to.I'm going to do this and and just I would much rather have it completed andawful than walk away and never do it. So I just felt that that that even ifit was horrible, the fact that I actually went through with it would bemuch better. So that was my first video. And now I mean, I think I've got overtwo million views on all my videos. But I mean, if I had, if I had of justbailed in that moment, which is all I...

...wanted to do. Like my body was justlike, get out of here. Like everybody's looking at you. I think you're a weirdo.Um, you know, I never would have done it. So I'm glad that I that I stuck itout and made the stupid video, and I and I left it up. So where are you now?And you're feeling of when you are about to shoot something. Versus atthat point, is this still are you still nervous? Isit that sort of thing? Or if you have gained some confidence No, I I feelgreat. Now, I I feel great, and I feel confident, and I don't have thosefeelings. And it's it's funny because you know, when when I go somewhere andI'm, like, you know, setting up the cameras. I was like, Okay. Are you guysready? Okay. You come over here. Okay. Alright. Ready? 321 Hey, everybody. IsChad with cycle that live and I'm here with and you know, it just it just Butbut yeah, but but it took it took those really awkward ones, and it tookfailing. And I think that you know, whether you're talking about video. Ireally think that that that's kind of the crucible of of learning and growing.And it's very much the same thing with me going out to visit farmers. Um, youknow, farmers live where they work, and you know, many of the farmers. You yougo there and they're used to sales people coming into their yards andtheir homes and, you know, you show up, and oftentimes they're like, Yeah, Idon't just leave. I don't need you to come around here, you know, just gothere. Not being rude. They're just dismissing you. And then, you know, yougo back again and they're like, Oh, you again? Yeah, yeah. I don't needanything. I'm I'm good, I'm good. And by the time you show up on your fourthor fifth visit, it's like, Oh, hey, Chad, how's it going? Hey, come on. Andyou want some coffee? And I think it's almost like a trial of I'm going totell this person to go away and see if they keep coming back just to see ifthey're serious about doing this type of work with me. And it was veryfrustrating for me on from the sales side because I'm just like these guys.Just tell me to leave. And my boss is like, Yeah, well, that's your firsttime out there. He doesn't know who you are. Why would I wouldn't even trustyou. So now I'm at the point where you know, many of these farmers. I wouldconsider friends, um, and have a very close relationship with them. And nowit's a relationship I think of of, of trust. Um, and I just say that tocompare to the video, it's just, you know, just be prepared to go throughand fail over and over again, because every time you do fail, you're justgetting closer to that person to person relationship that you're trying tobuild. And I still have some who tell me to go away. But, you know, Iinterviewed No, no, that's That's okay. It's a good point. And I interviewedanother guy down in the Valley who's in sales as well. And there's somethingyou probably understand this, but he is actually from California, where heactually he left the Maritimes to go to California, givesales a try there and then came back. And it's a huge market where he wassome city in California and he realized that he feels more at home here orthere in the Maritimes in that community comes up again because you'regoing to get a No. But there's only so many people you can go to. So you haveto go back to these people and you know your character. And all of that has toplay a part versus a big city where you go, you get a note, okay? Find whateverto you, and I'm going to go to somebody else. So I'm sure you have this. Yeah.Integrity. This built in love for community that while hard, you know,you mentioned a little bit ago. You know, it's you're not always puttingthe best foot forward. It's it's...

...difficult, but to know that you're aperson of integrity that you're going to come up to someone you're gonna bekind. You're gonna be nice. One you have to if you want to keep in thebusiness, but to it gives you a better appreciation for the people that you'reworking with are working alongside with or trying to get business from. Yeah, I think that's that's definitelypart of it. And then some of the people that are that our customers, thefarmers, uh, they see some of the videos that I make on sexual that lives.So sometimes I show up the farm and they're like, Oh, here comes cabequipped road, you know? And they're like, Oh, give that man a guitar andthey tease me. But I mean, you know, like, it's that it's the good funteasing, uh, that I get So yeah, it's, uh, one of the things that I think wasthe best thing that I did when I first started. So this would have been, youknow, a few years ago, Um, I was supposed to just deliver some paperworkto a particular farmer like Take this up to this man's farm and I walkedaround and the farmer wasn't there and I wasn't paying attention. And therewas a gutter in the barn filled with manure, and I fell in. Um, I fell inthe gutter and I dropped the papers in the manure and I was covered and I cameout and I was like, Man, I was mad and I walked out and I just had a brand newcompany car, pure white company car. And I was like, Well, I can't get inthe car covered in manure. So I stripped down into my underwear, threwall my clothes in the trunk, and I started driving through the country,and I was looking for a place to buy clothes in the middle of, uh, while Iwas coming from Muscat back to shoot at me, and I was trying to find a place tobuy clothes and I couldn't find a place. And then there was a used clothing, Uh,like a Frenchie. Frenchie was going to, uh, called all good things and I calledup and I was like, I was like, Hey, how you doing? Um, you some clothes inthere and she's like, Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was like, Well, listen, I need somepants and this and she's like, Well, come in. I said, I have to be honestwith you. I said, I'm not a country person. I just started a job where I'mdealing farmers. I fell into a cross, got her filled with manure, and I'msitting your parking lot in my underwear and, uh, the lady on thephone says, Uh oh, I've got to see this. And she comes running outside. Shesticks her head in the window and she's like, You really are wearing and I'mlike, Yeah, can you get me some clothes, please? So she got me some clothes andthen, um I changed and I I live streamed the video to the business pageand I said, I'm Chad. I'm the new guy. I don't know anything about farming. Isaid. I just fell in a cross gutter filled with manure. I drove around thecountry and my underwear looking for a place to buy clothes. And the girl fromthe shop is there. I said she sold me some clothes and I told this story, andthe story was probably the best thing I could do. Even though it was veryembarrassing story to me, I was like, I'm gonna I'm gonna tell that this isthe truth. This is meeting. I'm going to come to your farm and I don't knowanything about farming yet. I'm brand new, and this is an embarrassing thingthat happened to me. But the real funny thing is all over Atlantic Canada. Iwould go to affirm the first time, and I'd never met anybody. And there'd be afarmer. He was like, Hey, you're that guy that fell on this shit. Yeah, andthey're like, Come on over here. Tell me, how did that happen? And honestly,it was probably one of the best kind of warm openings to sales that I evercould have gotten because everywhere I went people was like, Hey, there's Chad.There's that guy. And even though I was kind of like, you know, jumping onmyself a little bit, they're like, Hey, there's there's the guy that's not fromthe country that, you know that doesn't know anything about farming. Um, itopened up tremendous number of conversations, and that was it was itwas. Overall, it was a very good thing. Um, the fact that I made a video aboutexplaining how embarrassed I was, um, it really opened the door to, you know,hundreds of conversations all over...

Atlantic candidate With these farmers,you've given some tidbits. Sometimes I almost say timbits, But I'd like to give timbits, too. Forpeople who are getting into work knowing that you work for the male starof the newspaper when you were young, even a McDonald's starting off andchanging or uncertain of your career. Do you have any advice for people whoare just starting off one way or the other? Wow. Um, I'm probably a poor person togive advice, because, um, I think if anybody's starting out, I I would saythat the thing that I I will I will I will. I will focus it on a regretbecause, you know, here I am close to 50 where I feel that I'm finallystarting to do what my passion was when I was 18. So I would I would say topeople that are looking to do something like, go out and do what you'repassionate about. Go out and do it while while you're young were Perhapsyou don't have the responsibility of a family to take care of or a mortgageand do what you're really passionate about and do it 100%. Um, I feel verylucky because I get to do it now. Um, you know, my wife works in the military.I've got a a good job that, you know, helps take care of myself. But my freetime is just pushing my pushing my passion. And I think about Well, whatif you hadn't done that for the last 30 years? You know, you can drive yourselfcrazy thinking about the what ifs, but just do what you're passionate about,and I feel that the other opportunities will open up for you with your passion.Do you have a goal? An overarching goal is something that you would like to seehappen with one of the films that you're making or with your show. Yeah, I I think that the real goal forme and then a lot of ways I have it, Um, but for for me, like creating somecontent that people really enjoy makes me happy. So if I have the opportunityto do that, you know, wake up every day and create something, um, that I'mpassionate about and people watch it or enjoy it. Then then that's a good day.Then, you know, then I've kind of one. So that's that's what I try to do everysingle day. Is there anything on the horizon that you're that's coming up? Um, well, right now, we're essentiallyjust working in kind of low budget Television. So I'm just excited aboutthat. We've done, you know, one show called Halifax Homicide, which actuallyis kind of like a mini documentary about crimes that took place in thecity. We're now shooting a show called Real Wrestling Growing up professionalwrestling with something that really enjoyed. And now I get to shoot that.And I've got a podcast where A friend of mine we basically break down ourfavorite martial arts films. So growing up, I was a huge fan of all thosemartial arts films, and now we just re watch and discuss those movies. So,yeah, it's very satisfying when you can pick and choose what you want to dowith your spare time. So I would encourage others to do the same. Chad,is there anything that people may not understand about you or the work thatyou're accomplishing? That if they understood this, they would have abetter appreciation of the work that you're bringing to the table? No, I think I'm pretty simple. I'm not.I'm I'm like a slinky, Right? Hey, that's a lot of fun, but it's not verycomplicated. Um, I just enjoy, uh, very social. I like spending time withpeople. I like telling stories. I like...

...listening to stories. Um, I likespending time with friends and family, and I love serving my community. Soyeah, those are all just very simple things. Simple things, simple. Jack isthere Chad in a couple of questions I have for you remaining. Is there anyadversity that you have faced where that motivate you in your work? But youalso use this adversity, and you could use this adversity to encourage otherpeople with the adversity that they face in their work or in their life,the biggest adversity that I think I've ever ever faced. It's always me. It'salways been me. Um, it's always been, uh, fearful of something that mighthappen, Um, fearful of Oh, what if I do this or this person might Or I mightnot be able to do this. Um, and you know, I say I say this not as a, uhlike a boastful thing, But any time I've gone out to actually do somethingwith, like, full intent, I've succeeded at it whenever I half heartedly or kindof maybe dip my toes in and I'll just test I'm not really doing this. I'mjust kinda having fun. Um, that's I think when you fail and suddenly whenyou think about all the things that possibly can happen that rarely, everdo happen. Um, anytime that I've ever been stopped from something, it'salways been me. It's interesting because sometimes welook at if someone says, Well, you can do whatever you can do anything. Andthen people think it's anything but, really, If the d marker, the differenceis the thing that you want to do, that thing that you really want to do, go dothat thing right. You can do that thing if you If you really try, don't putyour feet and dive right into it. You know, with being responsible, right?You're not throwing all your chips in necessarily. But having a dabble at itand seeing if this particular thing is for you and I think you're right, ifpeople do the thing that's on their mind in their heart to do, I thinkthey'll find success in it. However that comes. But I think that you know,I'm watching you and you, you're in South Korea right now, which is amazingto me that, you know, we're having a conversation we've never met before.And you're like, I'm going to start this podcast where I'm going to speakto people about work and you're doing it. And when If you can kind of bendyour parameters a little bit because, like, you know, sometimes you seepeople that are delusional Where, uh, you know, sometimes on that fake show,it's a fake show. American Idol, where they're like they have people on therewho clearly can't sing. But they're like, I want to be the greatest singer.Um, I can't sing, but I have a couple of 100,000 views on my music videosdespite the fact that I cannot sing. So I think if you kind of define successin that way, where I'm like Okay, I'm Chad Lindsey. I'm not trying to be agreat singer, Uh, but maybe I'm entertaining. Or maybe I'm funny. Ormaybe there's something in the songs and the music videos that I make thatconnects with people, Um, that gets them to watch it and share it. Then youcan kind of define your success that way because I'll never be able toactually carry a tune. But I can make all the music videos I like that youknow, that people seem to enjoy. So that is successful to me. I agreewholeheartedly, that idea of success. It varies. It's not some dictionarydefinition that means equates to millions of dollars. And you're at thetop of the game. Yeah, exactly. And I mean, you're very successful in thefact that you just started this off and...

...you're calling people up and everyone'ssaying yes to you. So you're obviously doing something right in the way thatyou're approaching this. It's funny. I mean, you have a podcast, too, And theidea of people say, Well, if you get past five episodes, it's almost likestarting your own business. If you get past five years, you're doing well.Like I said, it's not to boast. I think you're 120 the 120th episode in 78months or something, and it's just just doing it right doing it each and I'vescaled it down to doing one a week because I feel like I can do betterthat way. And at one point I had six or seven What am I doing? But whatever itis someone wants to do, just do it. Just try it. And I was just as scaredas you were when you first went live to go live. And even sometimes I'm like,Okay, can I do this? But I really enjoy doing this particular thing. Andthere's lots of people out there, As I said in the beginning who are not doingsomething that they want to do or they haven't defined what it is they want todo, and they're feeling depressed. They're feeling down there, feelingleft out of society. But get out there, do something. Whatever. It may not besomething on a video. It may not be behind a microphone. It may be helpingyour local community council that it may be getting involved in local boysand girls club. Whatever it may be, just get out there and do those things,and you're going to find yourself connected to this world. Notsuperficially like on some social media platforms. Yeah, I agree. Oh, man. We could'vebeen friends all these years when you were like, how did I let this guy Ilike the way you think Well, no, I mean, I think we were indirectly or if yourbrother I mentioned your brother is one of the greatest guys I know justgrowing up in high school, he just was. And I wasn't sure, if your brothers ornot, But knowing that you are, then I can see that connection. How can peopleget in contact with you? Chat? Oh, you can go on Facebook or YouTube and justtype in Sackville dot Live and I will come up One final question chat. Andthat is why do you work? Oh, I should have seen this questioncoming. Um, I don't know. I I feel I feel that I work in from the standpoint,that it's a that for me, it's a means to an end. Um, I do enjoy the work thatI do day to day, but it gives me the opportunity to live my passion. And ifmy passion fails, I'm not financially tied to it. So my passions can fail allday long. But I still go to work every day and enjoy it. I you know, I'm goingto spend eight hours a day at a place I should really enjoy it. And luckily, Ido very, very much just thinking. My dear wife, my passion.It starts costing a lot of money, my dear wife slashed. The accountant willbe very upset. Pay $3500 for a Sachi costume just because I missed him. He'sin storage right now. So you bring it out on Friday night, Honey, I still useit. Our passion. Sometimes, you know, we have checks and balances which aregood. You know, it keeps us on an even keel. Chad Lindsey, writer, director,producer and filmmaker. Check him out. Sacral dot Live. Check them out andfind him on Facebook. I appreciate the time you've given me and I appreciatethe work that you do. Thank you. And likewise, thank you for listening tothis episode of why we work with Brian Wien. Be sure to subscribe, follow andshare with others so they too can be encouraged in their work. I hope that you have yourself aproductive be a joyful day in your work.

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