PES: Keep Ownership of Your Time
“No one spends your time better than other people.” —PES
We all need help with our creative work and PES knows the importance of asking for and allowing help to happen. Building a support team that sees and understands his passion was the cornerstone to his career taking off—and he thanks his wife for most of it.
No is a wonderful word.
PES has learned that dealing with the demands of creative success means saying “no” to things that don’t align with his creative goals. What's even better than saying no is having someone else say no for you. His wife Sarah is the gatekeeper of what does and does not happen in their business. She says yes or no and saves PES the trouble of fielding that stuff.
We love that she’s there to be the shit-filter—that’s important, because it’s impossible to control just when the opportunities will come in. PES does his best to balance passion projects and paying the bills. And he’s still trying to figure out how best to monetize his art.
He's got major online game.
This film genius knows a thing or two about the power of the internet. Two of his short films have gone seriously viral, combining for more than 150 million views on YouTube. His “Fresh Guacamole” is the shortest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. Perhaps you’re one of the 66 million people who have viewed it?
Catch them while you can.
PES films works because PES focuses on the ideas (he’s careful to capture his ideas, knowing that otherwise they’ll be lost) while Sarah executes the business side of things. They’re an effective duo, he says, because they have complimentary rather than conflicting skillsets. She brings stability while he’s prone to flights of fancy.