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I Will Thrive

I Will Thrive

By Wesly Lapioli
They say repetition is the mother of mastery. We’ll be testing out that theory in a high stakes game with my life. “I Will Thrive” is my new maxim, motto, and mantra. Hey I’m Wesly. I’m a dude guy that’s been pushing for over a decade to pursue a career creating music and film. I have stories that involve some of the biggest stars in history. It’s time to tell those stories. Along with funny accounts of past failures and successes, you’ll also follow me as I build businesses – so I never have to go back to passionless work again. Every Wednesday.
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You'll Never Believe What John Cleese Said To An Aspiring Filmmaker (John Cleese Saga Part 3)

I Will Thrive

You'll Never Believe What John Cleese Said To An Aspiring Filmmaker (John Cleese Saga Part 3)

I Will Thrive

I Lost 80 Pounds In A Year, So What?
Yeah I lost 80 pounds in about a year.  I talk over how it happened, what I learned at a donut shop, and why it doesn't matter, but it could.
February 11, 2021
Why I'm Conflicted About The Tom Cruise Rant as a Filmmaker and a Parent
Wesly talks over what yelling brings to the table, and whether or not he agrees with Tom Cruises recent freak out.
December 17, 2020
How Do You Feel About Cover Songs? Lets Bicker
How the heck do you feel about cover songs? I have very particular feelings as a musician. Let's talk and bicker this sucker out.
December 09, 2020
Time To Narrate Our Own Lives & The Worth Of Humans
It's been a crazy ride. Bill Murray thinking about slapping me, John Cleese almost narrating my life, and countless other insanities over the past decade of trying to be a creative person. Time to narrate my own life!
December 02, 2020
Don't Die Dumb (Using Death As A Catalyst To Live)
It's strange that it can take death to help us to remember how to live. Let's chat on that and how my grandfathers deaths changed my life.
November 26, 2020
Dear Psycho, Aren't You Going To Get A Real Job? (The Language Of Money)
In this cute classic, Wesly gives an update on the state of his financial endeavors. Did you know there's a language of money? He didn't know jack. Episode 25.
November 19, 2020
What The Heck Is The Church Of Empathy And Respect?
Ep 24. Ever heard of The Church of Empathy and Respect? This message is for all humans, a call for happier and more positive lives. It's very possible with a few subtle adjustments.
November 11, 2020
The Most Embarrassing Embarrassment Of Embarrassments And Other Miseries
Episode 23. Wesly shares some of his most embarrassing embarrassments. Enjoy.
November 06, 2020
I Passed Out 2,000 Cards By Hand, This Is What Happened
Episode 22. Sometimes you gotta just test ways to reach people. With very limited funds, I gave passing out 2000 cards by hand a shot. It was hilarious.
October 28, 2020
The One Secret I'll Take To The Grave and What Does It Really Freaking Mean To Be Successful?
Episode 21. I have one secret I'll never tell anyone. Let's talk about that secret along with what it means to be truly successful.
October 21, 2020
Is Comic Con A Good Place To Network?
Episode 20. I spent three days at a Comic Con trying to network and the results were hilarious. A famous celebrity full on pushed me out of the way.
October 14, 2020
Plain Old-Fashioned Stupidity, Confessions, and a Funny Bottle of Dumb
Episode 19. It's a good idea to occasionally review the hilarious stupidity in ones life to laugh and learn from it. This is the time when I do just that.
October 08, 2020
How $2 Got Me 1 Million Views & 10,000 Subscribers in Two Weeks on YouTube
Episode 18. After a decade of posting to YouTube, the specific use of $2 is what made all the difference in getting my first video with a million views.
October 01, 2020
What Happened? The Grand Stinking Finale Of The John Cleese Saga (Part 5)
Episode 17. Find out how the whole crazy story ends of John Cleese agreeing to narrate my short comedy film in this 5th part of the saga!
September 23, 2020
Why John Cleese's Agent Is A Total Douche Bucket (John Cleese Saga Part 4)
Episode 16. I'm not one to call people a douche bucket, but this guy was. I don't care how important you think you are, no one deserves to be treated like inferior horse dodo.
September 21, 2020
You'll Never Believe What John Cleese Said To An Aspiring Filmmaker (John Cleese Saga Part 3)
Episode 15. John Cleese read my script and something miraculous happened. This is part 3 in my John Cleese saga.
September 19, 2020
An Easy Tip To Write Your First Comedy Story (John Cleese Saga Part 2)
Episode 14. In part two of the John Cleese saga, Wesly shares an easy tip to write your first comedy story. For your pleasure or pain, his script that will be pitched to John Cleese is shared. 
September 16, 2020
How To Break Into The Film Industry (John Cleese Saga Part 1)
Episode 13. I've learned a lot the hard way in my journey to making films. Avoid the same mistakes and watch the entire 5 part series of episodes of the John Cleese Saga.
September 14, 2020
What In The Swear Wording Hawk?!
Episode 12. Ever wonder if the universe is trying to tell you something? Whether it's the universe or not, I've had some crazy hawk experiences worth evaluating.
September 11, 2020
(Part 2) How to Get Bill Murray to Want to Slap You Upside The Face
Episode 11. Part 2 of my first Bill Murray encounter. If you want to get Bill in a movie, read this and pay close attention to what not to do. BLOG version of this episode VIDEO version of this episode
September 09, 2020
How to Get Bill Murray to Want to Slap You Upside The Face (Part 1)
Episode 10. Trying to get a script into Bill Murray's hands is serious business. It's something I know a good deal about. It's time to tell my first Bill Murray story. VIDEO version of this episode PODCAST version of this episode
September 07, 2020
Being Cut Off From a Friend or Loved One
Episode 9. When a close friend or loved one completely breaks any association with you, it can be unbearable. Lets talk it over and support each other, because.... we're gunna need it. VIDEO version of this episode BLOG version of this episode
September 04, 2020
Is He Going To Lose His House? Time to Create!
Episode 8. When you're on a journey of starting up businesses after losing a job, and you have five kids, you get asked a lot of questions. This episode is all about being transparent and answering those questions. BLOG Version of this episode VIDEO Version of this episode
September 02, 2020
The Science Of Rejection & A Terrible High School Date
Episode 7. Rejection hurts, and the pain can be felt just by simply thinking about it. Let's overcome it! Wesly looks at the science of rejection while sharing a funny story of terrible date.   BLOG version of this episode VIDEO version of this episode
August 31, 2020
When I Lost $20,000 On An Idea…
Episode 6. Wesly evaluates some of his many failed past ideas, culminating in the time he lost $20,000. It's a funny and epic letdown to consider in the journey to thrive into the future.   BLOG Version of this episode VIDEO Version of this episode
August 29, 2020
Creative Success & What Did the Mormons Put in The Water?
Episode 5. Wesly digs into his past starting at the beginning and what led him to Utah. He talks over the many successful people with roots in the area, like Brandon Sanderson, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, and Stephanie Myers. He talks over changing our past selves so we can stop the negatively charged questions and lies we tell ourselves about ourselves.  BLOG version of this episode VIDEO version of this episode
August 26, 2020
How to Think about Money, Labels, & Failure
Episode 4. Wesly talks about a deep yearning to be successful in the creative world inside of spending his life in a passionless career, and wow failure plays into that desire. Counseling Myself with Myself begins. A good way to think about crappy self labels and money are proposed. BLOG version of this episode VIDEO version of this episode
August 24, 2020
Schadenfreude & I'm Not Going to Cut My Hair Until...
Episode 3. Wesly makes a juvenile yet perfect vow. He doesn't look like Jesus, but he did do some acting in a bible movie as a hairy guy once. He introduces Counseling Myself with Myself.  Blog version of this episode. Video version of this episode.
August 21, 2020
A Weird Way To Get Someone To Think of You Always – A True & Funny Story
Episode 2. Wesly recounts an intense tale of being remembered every single day. That leads into discussing the soul yearning desire to create art and future plans.  Blog version of this episode. Video version of this episode. 
August 19, 2020
I Will Thrive! I’m On Jim Carrey and Steve Job’s Team. You?
Episode 1. This episode is all about the conflict of having to create art versus the need to make money. Wesly decides to team up with Jim Carrey and Steve Jobs in their ways of thinking about life and careers. Wesly kicks off the I Will Thrive journey! Blog version of this episode Video version of this episode
August 17, 2020