BY JENNIFER JAMES

Mindfulness and I found each other about 11 years ago. I was at a serious crossroads in my life. I was in a rut, a bit of a depression to be completely honest. It was the second time in my life I had actually been in a true depression. It felt like everything was collapsing. I would keep looking up and around and I would see “good things”, I had a job, I was married to my soulmate, I had a lot of close friends. It felt like from the outside looking in life should be great…


BROKEN HEART

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I sit here writing this and my heart feels broken. I look back at my last two blogs, it has been a year of chaos and crazy. For the first few months of 2020 I felt a want or a longing to find a way to connect. My father had announced at the end of 2019 the start of his new and better life by remarrying a stranger and the hurt and pain of his message to our family was cutting deep. I spent the last few months trying to navigate minefields, difficult conversations, and feeling like I…


By Jennifer James

Before I get back to my story I wanted to share a bit about why I felt it was important to open up and write. A few people contacted me after I released my first blog and shared their support and curiosity. I am truly appreciative of the heartfelt notes and connection. Mostly people were wondering why I chose to write about my experiences now. Here’s a few reasons that may satisfy the curiosity…

  1. Stories connect us. I love connecting with people.
  2. We learn through storytelling. I love education and teaching.
  3. Storytelling and writing are emotionally healing…


By Courtney James

Admit One Productions

Every time the pitch date gets closer my blood pressure begins to rise. I tell myself not to look at the calendar above my desk, but I do. I know this hanging reminder is important to my daily routine but it can also be a distraction. I’ve managed to control this feeling I get before a big pitch for quite some time but with the pandemic, these pitches have new profound meaning of what they could mean for me and my family. The COVID shutdown put Hollywood out of business for the time being and the uncertainty…


By Jennifer James

For those of you who don’t know me, people often describe me as calm, level headed, and generally viewing the world as half glass full. I am also extremely direct. I tell it like it is, sometimes it gets me in trouble…

I know through experience, that in order to move forward and manage change we have to acknowledge, respect and learn from our experiences and that includes loss.

My life has always resembled a roller coaster. I have experienced a lot of transformation. This past year has challenged and pushed me beyond my boundaries, stretching my…


By Courtney James

Every great story you are going to write in your life begins with an idea that consumes you. Not everyone is going to understand your idea, and the passion you share to tell it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth pursuing. Storytelling is subjective and the biggest thing that needs to be recognized is the concepts you create are not bad (I feel you can pull a good story from any idea) but writing them to showcase requires practice. I’m a firm believer that you need to challenge yourself. Sometimes the best way to do this…


When it comes to Marketing and start-ups, I find myself often having conversations about getting back to the basics. With some companies and individuals, we even go right back to the beginning to rebuild and evolve.

Are you just starting a new business? Are you excited to have finally figured out your company name? Maybe you’ve even figured out your brand identity too? So… what’s next? What do you do first with these two big accomplishments under your belt?

It can feel overwhelming on what it takes to make a business successful even if your confident in a direction you’ve…


Are you afraid of asking a question? Perhaps “the question” that could change your entire future… Do you think fear could be holding you back? I know for me fear has held me back in the past and a lot of times I ask myself why I let it take control. So why do we let it control us? Why don’t we push back harder and be the boss of the situation? And why do we create this narrative that is so negative? It’s often the little thoughts in our heads that are holding us back from achieving our greatest…


by Jennifer James

I have had so many conversations lately about brand identity and how we define ourselves personally, that it felt timely to write a blog about it. No matter who you are, what age or stage of life you are in, one of the most important things today is being able to articulate clearly who YOU are and what YOU do in a well-defined and easy to understand statement. This is also better known as your personal brand, your identity statement, or as so many people love to say, your thirty second elevator pitch. …


I find I get mixed reactions from people when I ask the question, what is your personal identity? Quite often it’s a very polarizing reaction. People either jump in with their immediate one sentence, clearly defined “I am a filmmaker, I have known I wanted to be since I was 5 years old….” OR the complete opposite; I see fear begin to percolate in their eyes and this sense of unknowing or panic starts to creep in. They look at me and start to stumble, they tell me what they do and their title at work but then start to…

ADMIT ONE PRODUCTIONS

Meet Courtney & Jen James 😃 Two storytellers that enjoy sharing experiences about life, filmmaking, and mindful reinvention.

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