Steve Stanulis Shares Critical Life Lessons He Learned From His Own Success Journey  

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Karishhma Mago   Contributor

Steve Stanulis Shares Critical Life Lessons He Learned From His Own Success Journey  

Education is vital. The ever-growing amount of student debt proves that thousands of Americans put the desire to learn above all else. As valuable as the guidance of ivy-covered institutes can be, the most crucial lessons are often learned outside of classrooms and lecture halls. The true keepers of knowledge are those who have forged their own paths to success. Steve Stanulis is one such individual who is a self-made success. He shares some critical life lessons from his vast and diverse experience.

His journey has taken him from upholding the law as a New York City police officer to rewriting the script of what entrepreneurial success can look like in Hollywood. Navigating worlds as diverse as these requires a skill that, according to Steve Stanulis, is one of the most crucial that life can teach you; adaptability. "Being able to adapt means being able to keep the flame of success alight with only your determination as an accelerant," He shares, "If you refuse to adapt, then you are placing hurdles in your own path and hindering your long-term success." From providing security to the higher echelons of Hollywood to establishing himself in front of and behind the camera, Steve Stanulis appears to have embodied the power he speaks of. Those watching his career saw him take on roles opposite acting stalwarts like Tony Danza and Anthony Michael Hall. Then, he pivoted into the role of company founder when he established Stanulis Productions Inc in 2012. He shares that adaptability dovetails perfectly with another priceless lesson that his journey bestowed on him; the power of your mindset. "The strength of an entrepreneur lies within their mindset. A growth mindset, one that transforms every challenge into a lesson, is powerful enough to overcome any obstacle."

2019 saw the eclectic entrepreneur create Stanulis Films, which was born from the multitude of his successes within the world of film and beyond. His reputation as an entrepreneur who aims to enlighten and change minds was made clear with the creation of his podcast IndieWorld. "Emotional intelligence, empathy, and a willingness to know about the lives of others, are skills that you learn when you follow the less-traveled path. IndieWorld explores that path. The podcast promotes every aspect of the independent industry, including art, music, and film. It looks to elevate the creativity of the minds who are shaping the world to come." What is Steve Stanulis's final lesson, an insight for those tentatively setting out on a journey of their own? "You are your greatest asset. Invest in yourself. Invest your money, your time, and your dedication in the one asset that no one else has access to; your mind."

You can't always control the things that happen to you in life, but it's clear from Steve Stanulis's journey that you can choose what kind of person they shape you into. 

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Karishhma Mago   Contributor