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WhyWeWork BrianVee

Episode 120 · 1 year ago

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

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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 we together dive deeper into our motivations, struggles, joys, seemingly missteps, hopes, warnings and advice, which would be an encouragement to us all to get up, get going and keep on working. Working is tough, but working is good. Now here's your host to why we work. Brian V. I'm Brian V, and this is why 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 overall pretty talented guy who has a heart for community. And today I want to find out from Chad. How important is our involvement in community? Maybe. What are some things that we can do to be involved? Join me in my conversation today with Chad Lindsey. I'm Brian V. And this is why we work today. Have the great pleasure speaking with Chad Lindsey. Good day. Fine, sir. Hey, how are you? I'm doing wonderfully well, thank you, Chad, for coming on here. We just had a brief conversation just before this. I realized you are the brother of Ryan. Lindsey. I really didn't know that until this moment. And if you're anything like your brother, I think you're probably a pretty swell guy. No. Well, thank you very much. And as I said, Ryan, I'm coming. I'm coming for you would be interesting to find out. Will you be able to do something for 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, the agricultural sector sector. I work in the dairy and industrial industry, so I work for a company called at Dairy Automation. And this, actually, every time I say it's kind of a surprise to me. But the technology has moved forward in all industries, and the dairy industry is one that, uh has also embraced technology to the point where the company I work for we sell, um, automated or robotic farming equipment. So we sell machines robots that actually milk cows, makes a farmer's job a little bit easier. Yeah, quite a bit. So we've got robots that milk cows, robots that feed cows, 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 a high 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 films writing, producing. But we'll get into this soon enough. What was your very first job, Chad? What was the very first thing that got you out of the house making a dollar? It might have been more volunteer. It might have been your own business. Yeah, I think the first job. Well, there's two. I guess if you count I was the male star paper boy when I was 11. Um, so every day after school, get the papers, deliver the papers, collect the money, which was all cash in those days, Um, a gentleman used to come to the house and collect the money, and then I owed him a certain amount of money and whatever was left over, I got to keep So, um, that was my first experience with working and working for money. And then my first job, where I actually got a paycheck and a T four would have been McDonald's in lower Sackville. Dr. Why did you get the male star job or even...

...the McDonalds job? But was this a family kind of influence? Or was this used trying to spread your wings? No, I There 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 delivered the mail star. I said, How do I get a job there? He gave me the telephone number. I called up and said I wanted to be a paperboy and ended up being the paperboy on Prince Street, the street that I grew up on. As you went into middle school in high school, was there a particular job that you kind of stuck to? Was there anything that you did? Maybe family related, knowing that your family does have a business, Was there something that you did that kind of took prominence in your work. Basically, during the school year when I was in middle school and high school, I always concentrated on on the school work, and I 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 lot of fun. I was getting paid like an adult when I was 16, 17 years old, so that was exciting. That was really exciting because I was earning adult money as a teenager and it felt pretty good, Chad, knowing that we just talked about 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 your career 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 now as 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 time there was a lot of pressure and this this this sounds horrible. But there was a lot of people in my life in the school system that said, Chad, you're very smart. You should go into sciences. You should take science, math and you should take So I did. I took science, math. I took honors biology. I took chemistry. 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 supposed to do. And and I'm not saying I'm a smart person. But But what? What I found 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 and people 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 options will be open. So you know you can get your you know, degrees in science, and then 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 kind of a strange thing. And I see now television and advertisements for, you know, 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 was something that I don't I think look down upon is too strong of a term. But that's just what comes to mind. It was just something like Okay, well, you don't need to do that, Chad. You need to, you know, take your science and chemistry and math and, you know, and that's that's that's what I did. And I don't know if that was necessarily the best course, because I ended up going to university and doing very poorly. Um, and that was just because I think of my disinterest, Um, with those subjects.

And I did poorly because I didn't attend classes a lot as you We're nearing graduation where you kind of defining what it was was that you were going to do, or did you still not know and then jump into different careers before doing what you do now? Um, I really didn't know I was. I was very nervous as well. I I remember at that time there was kind of a kind of like, Okay, you're going into grade 11. You have to pick all your courses and you have to be smart because the courses you take in grade 11 are going to determine the courses you can take in grade 12 and the courses you take in grade 12, we're going to determine what you can take it university, and you don't want to do the wrong thing. So there was There was there was there was a tremendous amount of pressure. And I'm like, I'm 15 years old. Um, you know, I like. I like staying up late and watch Saturday Night Live and three's company in the middle 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 Teachers College. Um and then back when we had a Nova Scotia Teachers College, I was accepted to go there and then, um just kind of got nervous and flaked out and decided not to go. Um, I think I may have been a good teacher. Had I had I had, I had followed through with it. But again, it was just kind of one of those 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 got so many things in front of you that you're afraid to make the wrong decision. 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 18 years old. When did you start venturing into your creative side in terms of what? Sackful dot live or your ideas of getting behind a camera or in front of a camera versus the other job that you're doing now with the what is it called? Oh, 80 80 l dairy. Um, you know, for me, it was kind of strange because it 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 be what would be the job that I would love to wake up in the morning and be super excited to do what would that what would that look like? And I just close my 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 Al Yankovic where he plays. He plays a gentleman that runs a, uh, cable television station, Uh, very much like the old shot cable that we had on Sackville 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 you know what? What is happening with media today and what is happening with our news. And, you know, when when we were in high school at that age, you could turn on that Channel 10. Uh, and someone who lived in your community would be on the television talking about what was happening in the community and whether I it wasn't something that I wanted to do. From a financial standpoint, I said, Well, why can't I do that with the Internet. Why can't I make videos about what's going on in the community? And why can't I do things that are silly or, you know, funny or sometimes serious and talk about 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 would probably have a lot of passion for it. So I started up the channel telling things about sackful in the areas of news, sports, entertainment in history.

Speaking of community, Chad, where does your desire, your love, your appreciation for community come from? And can you speak about that and how important it is for other people in whatever community you're in to be involved? I think I have a pretty solid like from people that I speak with. A lot of people will typically comment on my memory. They'll say, Wow, I can't believe you remember this thing that we did when we were kids So I think that I think that my memory triggers a lot of 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 early 18 hundreds. So, um, there's a lot of family history right here in in Sackville. And I think that being involved in things like Boy Scouts being involved in, um, like Sacco, a canoe club and baseball and different community organizations, Like when I was in scouting, there was always things that, you know as A as a scout. You did things for your community. You learned about either your country or the queen or you were raising money for different events, are raising money for churches or you were doing different sales. You were in addition to doing camping and learning things. I think one of the things that scouting definitely teaches is the fact that you have a role in the community. And you can, despite the fact that you know when you're in scouting your 11 or 12 years old, that you can take an active role in your community and you can actually make a difference even as a child. So that's probably where a lot of that came from. I would say, Yeah, it's really important to me being here in South Korea. I miss sackful more and more like even looking up some of the songs that you've written that are on your channel, the idea of just some of those things that I miss. And I know that anyone else in any other community, if they take a step out the front door and look around, they can find something to be a part of, that they can be proud of. And it's just something that helps your small community. And it may help with things like depression, you know, loneliness, those sorts of things that people take for granted and think they're going to find them some other way. Yeah, I definitely think you are right on the money. I think that the everything, everything these days is that that term the double edged sword, and I think that in many ways things like the Internet and the fact that anybody can create content, anybody can create 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 up and 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 everybody puts their highlights up on social media. Everybody puts up there good things. 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 creep up into your life, where you're looking at only the best moments of people's lives and not realizing that you know, that there's other things going on and you do have it is very tempting to fall into that that way of thinking. So you do have the ability to create content, you know, maybe do your best, and I'm guilty of not doing it all the time, but maybe do your best to put the content out there. That that, you know, maybe it just puts a smile on somebody's face or somebody like me...

...who's like an idiot dressed up and singing a song. Um, you know, uh, I you just you just try to, you know, make people have a little bit of a better day than maybe they would have without without it. So Well, I appreciate you saying this because even the last couple of days for me, like I mentioned being here, it's kind of tough, but where you are, it's kind of tough to and we all wake up and it's not easy to put your feet on the ground to go to work and do it again. And then you see the highlights on a I mean, I don't think Facebook is doing as good as the job as it used to do with creating envy in me because it used to have more people I knew. But now it's as an advertisement, so I kind of pushed through 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. In reality, most of our back feet or our foot is stepped in something that it seems near impossible to get out of. So I appreciate you saying that it's tough for you to write the envy, the jealousy, all of that, and it's so easy to get into. But I think coming back to community is we're being involved. You had mentioned your brother earlier, getting involved with hockey, so if you have kids and doing some sort of things that get you at the house, forces you out. It gets you past that little stumbling block that sometimes people hide behind and get to feel comfortable behind and thinking, Oh, I'll just sit here with my misery and my little teddy bear and and feel sorry for myself being forced to get out and doing something in creating content and all of those things that you do and other people do that we see. And we can appreciate it knowing that we're all going through similar struggles. Yeah, I think that's like one thing that I wasn't brave enough to. I wasn't brave enough to do it, but I was going to 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 gonna be just, you know, pictures of me, you know, getting out of the shower with my big 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, just kind of like flying in the face of Of all of the positive posts that people put. And but, yeah, I probably will never do it. But it was something that certainly crossed my mind to just kind of showcase. You know what, what, what real 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 even with working in the dairy industry? What is some of the processes, even difficulties, that you're going through there? I think that to with the day to day with work with what's happening in the world, there's a lot of because I work in sales and marketing. So when when you're in a world where things are changing day to day and there's a certain level of uncertainty, I think would be a good word to describe it, Um, a lot of people may not be ready to make you know large financial commitments because they're not necessarily sure what the future will hold. That's my day to day working in sales and marketing when it comes to making decisions, like right now I'm doing a show about professional wrestling. Um, and that's and and basically the challenges you face there are, you know, how can we do this and make it look incredibly fun and exciting? So, uh, that's that's just kind of my passion That just is a lot better. And then when it comes to sack holdout live, I think I think the I always just ask the question is this is this for the betterment of the community? Um, I do...

...get a lot of people that send me not a lot of people. I will. I will get messages from people who want because I don't allow people to come to the page and create posts just because I want to keep it clean from Spam. And But I do get I do get people messages at me saying I went to this particular business in Sackville and they were really rude and I want to tell everybody, Please tell everybody not to go to this business. And, you know, I I simply say, Well, I didn't create the Page two dump on them, Yeah, to hinder businesses in Sackville and I can understand because it happens to me too like you go somewhere and you're frustrated, and you want to take it out and you want to tell everybody. Um, but I typically and politely say, you know, I I can't do that. I'm you know, I'm not going to do that. Um, there was a There was a until I drive in Lower Sackville for 20 years, a family would take lanterns and like them. And like both sides of the street, it was part of their church, and they they let the street and it looked beautiful. And then one year there was a person in the neighborhood 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, You can't do this anymore. And people were understandably very, very upset. And I made a video about it, and it got, like, 30,000 views. Um, but a lot of the comments were getting mad, and then people started posting. It was this person 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 the fact that these this was a church making Christmas lanterns like Let's not let's not turn this into something that flies in the face of what we were trying 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 world is perfect, you just try your best to I I think do the do the right thing or the smart thing. Um, whenever you're putting stuff out there, you know, Is it going to help people? And, you know, you just do your best to to ask those questions and and then put the content out and see what happens knowing you have some. Definitely you have skills in that you're in marketing and sales that takes skills that are beyond me. The ability to to sell a product to accept 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 bit later, or took it more serious. Is there some skill that you had to define and develop, and even that you're still trying to perfect now for people who are thinking of getting into the industry? I was incredibly shy. I was. I was incredibly shy, like sometimes I remember a moment. She ended up being one of my friends. But I was a teenager like 13 or 14, and a girl came up to me and 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 I was 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 she wants 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 would say that the biggest thing that I had to overcome was shyness, and then the second thing I had to overcome was, you...

...know, and it's still it's Still, one of my challenges is, is I? I don't I don't want to do things where it would create a situation where people would like dislike me. And I think that that held me back from creating content that I wanted to create because I was afraid that people would laugh at me or think I was stupid. And like the first real video that I made was the video of the consequent road video. Um, I shot it. I had sang it. I had edited and I had hit it and I was sitting there with my finger on post button and I couldn't do it. I was just like I was just like I was like, This is so stupid. This is so This is ridiculous. I'm walking around with 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 well received. But you know, there's there was that fear that, you know everyone's going to laugh at me, and I'm like, Well, That's the point, Chad. Like, the point is, you wanted people to, you know, laugh and, you know, think about you know, all the different. You know, parts of the community in the seventies and eighties and and share it out and give people something to give people something to laugh with or at. And I'm at a point now where I don't necessarily care if people laugh at me or with me. Um, but for the first little while, it was certainly, uh it was certainly something that hindered me, I would say for sure, having similar I would wear. I'm sorry. When I went to university, I had to present and I remember being so fearful. I don't remember in high school having to present or getting up so much. I think maybe it's something they didn't do or I just don't remember. But getting up there, 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 then even with this coming on here in the last year, like doing some lives and stuff, do you remember your first big live or I don't know if it was that video, but the first one that you did in getting over that, Yes, it's still on my channel. That's one of my first videos that I did. Um, there was a thing. It's like at the Legion. It's a costume party tonight, and I said, Okay, I'm gonna go with my phone, and I'm gonna live. I'm gonna live streaming. So I brought my camera gear 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 little kids, and I walked in with all this camera gear, and people didn't know the channel at that time. And they were like, Hey, who the hell are you? And why are you filming these kids? And I was like, I'm not filming kids. So I walked out into the lobby and I was like, I'm just going home. I'm going home. 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 at the Legion and it's really awesome down here. And I keep looking over my shoulder because people are looking at me wondering who I am. Um, so I was like, Yeah, come down to the Legion. There's a funny costume party and then I I hang up. But I said, You know what? I'm gonna leave that stupid video up there just as because, like, I went there and I was about to live stream and 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 and awful than walk away and never do it. So I just felt that that that even if it was horrible, the fact that I actually went through with it would be much better. So that was my first video. And now I mean, I think I've got over two million views on all my videos. But I mean, if I had, if I had of just bailed in that moment, which is all I...

...wanted to do. Like my body was just like, 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 it out 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 at that point, is this still are you still nervous? Is it that sort of thing? Or if you have gained some confidence No, I I feel great. Now, I I feel great, and I feel confident, and I don't have those feelings. And it's it's funny because you know, when when I go somewhere and I'm, like, you know, setting up the cameras. I was like, Okay. Are you guys ready? Okay. You come over here. Okay. Alright. Ready? 321 Hey, everybody. Is Chad with cycle that live and I'm here with and you know, it just it just But but yeah, but but it took it took those really awkward ones, and it took failing. And I think that you know, whether you're talking about video. I really 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, you know, farmers live where they work, and you know, many of the farmers. You you go there and they're used to sales people coming into their yards and their homes and, you know, you show up, and oftentimes they're like, Yeah, I don't just leave. I don't need you to come around here, you know, just go there. Not being rude. They're just dismissing you. And then, you know, you go back again and they're like, Oh, you again? Yeah, yeah. I don't need anything. I'm I'm good, I'm good. And by the time you show up on your fourth or fifth visit, it's like, Oh, hey, Chad, how's it going? Hey, come on. And you want some coffee? And I think it's almost like a trial of I'm going to tell this person to go away and see if they keep coming back just to see if they're serious about doing this type of work with me. And it was very frustrating 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 first time out there. He doesn't know who you are. Why would I wouldn't even trust you. So now I'm at the point where you know, many of these farmers. I would consider friends, um, and have a very close relationship with them. And now it's a relationship I think of of, of trust. Um, and I just say that to compare to the video, it's just, you know, just be prepared to go through and fail over and over again, because every time you do fail, you're just getting closer to that person to person relationship that you're trying to build. And I still have some who tell me to go away. But, you know, I interviewed No, no, that's That's okay. It's a good point. And I interviewed another guy down in the Valley who's in sales as well. And there's something you probably understand this, but he is actually from California, where he actually he left the Maritimes to go to California, give sales a try there and then came back. And it's a huge market where he was some city in California and he realized that he feels more at home here or there in the Maritimes in that community comes up again because you're going to get a No. But there's only so many people you can go to. So you have to go back to these people and you know your character. And all of that has to play a part versus a big city where you go, you get a note, okay? Find whatever to 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 putting the best foot forward. It's it's...

...difficult, but to know that you're a person of integrity that you're going to come up to someone you're gonna be kind. You're gonna be nice. One you have to if you want to keep in the business, but to it gives you a better appreciation for the people that you're working with are working alongside with or trying to get business from. Yeah, I think that's that's definitely part of it. And then some of the people that are that our customers, the farmers, 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 cab equipped road, you know? And they're like, Oh, give that man a guitar and they tease me. But I mean, you know, like, it's that it's the good fun teasing, uh, that I get So yeah, it's, uh, one of the things that I think was the best thing that I did when I first started. So this would have been, you know, a few years ago, Um, I was supposed to just deliver some paperwork to a particular farmer like Take this up to this man's farm and I walked around and the farmer wasn't there and I wasn't paying attention. And there was a gutter in the barn filled with manure, and I fell in. Um, I fell in the gutter and I dropped the papers in the manure and I was covered and I came out and I was like, Man, I was mad and I walked out and I just had a brand new company car, pure white company car. And I was like, Well, I can't get in the car covered in manure. So I stripped down into my underwear, threw all 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 I was coming from Muscat back to shoot at me, and I was trying to find a place to buy 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 called up and I was like, I was like, Hey, how you doing? Um, you some clothes in there and she's like, Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was like, Well, listen, I need some pants and this and she's like, Well, come in. I said, I have to be honest with you. I said, I'm not a country person. I just started a job where I'm dealing farmers. I fell into a cross, got her filled with manure, and I'm sitting your parking lot in my underwear and, uh, the lady on the phone says, Uh oh, I've got to see this. And she comes running outside. She sticks her head in the window and she's like, You really are wearing and I'm like, Yeah, can you get me some clothes, please? So she got me some clothes and then, um I changed and I I live streamed the video to the business page and I said, I'm Chad. I'm the new guy. I don't know anything about farming. I said. I just fell in a cross gutter filled with manure. I drove around the country and my underwear looking for a place to buy clothes. And the girl from the shop is there. I said she sold me some clothes and I told this story, and the story was probably the best thing I could do. Even though it was very embarrassing story to me, I was like, I'm gonna I'm gonna tell that this is the truth. This is meeting. I'm going to come to your farm and I don't know anything about farming yet. I'm brand new, and this is an embarrassing thing that happened to me. But the real funny thing is all over Atlantic Canada. I would go to affirm the first time, and I'd never met anybody. And there'd be a farmer. He was like, Hey, you're that guy that fell on this shit. Yeah, and they'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 ever could 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 on myself a little bit, they're like, Hey, there's there's the guy that's not from the country that, you know that doesn't know anything about farming. Um, it opened up tremendous number of conversations, and that was it was it was. Overall, it was a very good thing. Um, the fact that I made a video about explaining 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. For people who are getting into work knowing that you work for the male star of the newspaper when you were young, even a McDonald's starting off and changing or uncertain of your career. Do you have any advice for people who are just starting off one way or the other? Wow. Um, I'm probably a poor person to give advice, because, um, I think if anybody's starting out, I I would say that the thing that I I will I will I will. I will focus it on a regret because, you know, here I am close to 50 where I feel that I'm finally starting to do what my passion was when I was 18. So I would I would say to people that are looking to do something like, go out and do what you're passionate about. Go out and do it while while you're young were Perhaps you don't have the responsibility of a family to take care of or a mortgage and do what you're really passionate about and do it 100%. Um, I feel very lucky 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 free time is just pushing my pushing my passion. And I think about Well, what if you hadn't done that for the last 30 years? You know, you can drive yourself crazy 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 see happen with one of the films that you're making or with your show. Yeah, I I think that the real goal for me and then a lot of ways I have it, Um, but for for me, like creating some content that people really enjoy makes me happy. So if I have the opportunity to do that, you know, wake up every day and create something, um, that I'm passionate 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 every single day. Is there anything on the horizon that you're that's coming up? Um, well, right now, we're essentially just working in kind of low budget Television. So I'm just excited about that. We've done, you know, one show called Halifax Homicide, which actually is kind of like a mini documentary about crimes that took place in the city. We're now shooting a show called Real Wrestling Growing up professional wrestling 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 our favorite martial arts films. So growing up, I was a huge fan of all those martial 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 do with 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 that you're accomplishing? That if they understood this, they would have a better 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 very complicated. Um, I just enjoy, uh, very social. I like spending time with people. I like telling stories. I like...

...listening to stories. Um, I like spending time with friends and family, and I love serving my community. So yeah, those are all just very simple things. Simple things, simple. Jack is there Chad in a couple of questions I have for you remaining. Is there any adversity that you have faced where that motivate you in your work? But you also use this adversity, and you could use this adversity to encourage other people 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's always been me. Um, it's always been, uh, fearful of something that might happen, Um, fearful of Oh, what if I do this or this person might Or I might not be able to do this. Um, and you know, I say I say this not as a, uh like a boastful thing, But any time I've gone out to actually do something with, like, full intent, I've succeeded at it whenever I half heartedly or kind of maybe dip my toes in and I'll just test I'm not really doing this. I'm just kinda having fun. Um, that's I think when you fail and suddenly when you think about all the things that possibly can happen that rarely, ever do happen. Um, anytime that I've ever been stopped from something, it's always been me. It's interesting because sometimes we look at if someone says, Well, you can do whatever you can do anything. And then people think it's anything but, really, If the d marker, the difference is the thing that you want to do, that thing that you really want to do, go do that thing right. You can do that thing if you If you really try, don't put your 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 it and seeing if this particular thing is for you and I think you're right, if people do the thing that's on their mind in their heart to do, I think they'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 amazing to 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 speak to people about work and you're doing it. And when If you can kind of bend your parameters a little bit because, like, you know, sometimes you see people 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 there who 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 videos despite the fact that I cannot sing. So I think if you kind of define success in that way, where I'm like Okay, I'm Chad Lindsey. I'm not trying to be a great singer, Uh, but maybe I'm entertaining. Or maybe I'm funny. Or maybe there's something in the songs and the music videos that I make that connects with people, Um, that gets them to watch it and share it. Then you can kind of define your success that way because I'll never be able to actually carry a tune. But I can make all the music videos I like that you know, that people seem to enjoy. So that is successful to me. I agree wholeheartedly, that idea of success. It varies. It's not some dictionary definition that means equates to millions of dollars. And you're at the top of the game. Yeah, exactly. And I mean, you're very successful in the fact that you just started this off and...

...you're calling people up and everyone's saying yes to you. So you're obviously doing something right in the way that you're approaching this. It's funny. I mean, you have a podcast, too, And the idea of people say, Well, if you get past five episodes, it's almost like starting 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 78 months or something, and it's just just doing it right doing it each and I've scaled it down to doing one a week because I feel like I can do better that way. And at one point I had six or seven What am I doing? But whatever it is someone wants to do, just do it. Just try it. And I was just as scared as 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. And there's lots of people out there, As I said in the beginning who are not doing something that they want to do or they haven't defined what it is they want to do, and they're feeling depressed. They're feeling down there, feeling left out of society. But get out there, do something. Whatever. It may not be something on a video. It may not be behind a microphone. It may be helping your local community council that it may be getting involved in local boys and 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. Not superficially like on some social media platforms. Yeah, I agree. Oh, man. We could've been friends all these years when you were like, how did I let this guy I like the way you think Well, no, I mean, I think we were indirectly or if your brother I mentioned your brother is one of the greatest guys I know just growing up in high school, he just was. And I wasn't sure, if your brothers or not, But knowing that you are, then I can see that connection. How can people get in contact with you? Chat? Oh, you can go on Facebook or YouTube and just type in Sackville dot Live and I will come up One final question chat. And that is why do you work? Oh, I should have seen this question coming. 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 that I do day to day, but it gives me the opportunity to live my passion. And if my passion fails, I'm not financially tied to it. So my passions can fail all day long. But I still go to work every day and enjoy it. I you know, I'm going to spend eight hours a day at a place I should really enjoy it. And luckily, I do very, very much just thinking. My dear wife, my passion. It starts costing a lot of money, my dear wife slashed. The accountant will be very upset. Pay $3500 for a Sachi costume just because I missed him. He's in storage right now. So you bring it out on Friday night, Honey, I still use it. Our passion. Sometimes, you know, we have checks and balances which are good. 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 and find him on Facebook. I appreciate the time you've given me and I appreciate the work that you do. Thank you. And likewise, thank you for listening to this episode of why we work with Brian Wien. Be sure to subscribe, follow and share with others so they too can be encouraged in their work. I hope that you have yourself a productive be a joyful day in your work.

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