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The Dolan Diaries

The Dolan Diaries

By Jeff Dolan
Counter-culture writer-director Jeff Dolan reflects on being an artist in a business world. He explores spiritual and philosophical themes around creativity, entrepreneurship, high performance, and culture while sharing his journey as a new filmmaker.
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Simple Success Swinging Singles with Jake Jorgovan
Earlier this year, I checked in with an entrepreneur friend of mine to compare notes on what he is learning about being vulnerable, personal branding, story, traveling, and hiring good people. The one and only, Jake Jorgovan, a writer, podcaster, and location-independent entrepreneur. I catch up with him in France, and he delivers knowledge bombs that could change your very approach to business. Show notes at
November 29, 2019
Red Bull Academy Reflections on Lisbon
Fresh off our Red Bull Futur/io Academy win and trip to Lisbon, I got a chance to speak with fellow winner, Jan Leitenbauer (@janfuture), from Vienna, Austria, on our experience creating a desirable future with our new projects Create Marty and, along with all things bitcoin and crypto. Red Bull Futur/io IOTA Bitcoin The Project Terra0 Shermin Voshmgir Tesla Network: Tim Draper urges Argentina’s president to legalize Bitcoin to improve Economy: Show notes at
June 30, 2019
Red Bull Academy Win
An update on a win for my film, Phase 6, and thinking through the question of how often you should put out content. "Wilmington filmmaker among winners of global contest" by Johanna Cano (Watch winning Phase 6 Trailer here) Show notes at
March 19, 2019
Phase 6 Film Trailer Release
I'm so excited to release the trailer to my original sci-fi shortfilm Phase 6 in a unique way ... I've edited the one minute trailer into an entry for the Red Bull Futur/io film contest. Watch, vote, and comment there: Show notes at
February 22, 2019
Getting There By Being Here
Thoughts on achievement by asking the deeper questions about who we are instead of what we do. Show notes at 
January 20, 2019
The Only Thing Nobody Can Copy with Nick Nanton
Emmy Award winning director Nick Nanton breaks down the essence of branding, story, success mindset, and normalizing surrounding yourself with extraordinary.  Show notes at
October 28, 2018
How To Make A Billion Dollars with Adam Eidson
A conversation about the power of knowing what you want, self awareness, and why what you think you want is too shallow. CrossFit Entrepreneur Adam Eidson takes us on a journey of pain, risk, and hope. Show notes at 
July 5, 2018
Entrepremedian JaMarr John Johnson
A fascinating conversation with comedian and entrepreneur JaMarr John Johnson about comedy, his unique perspective on business, and how you can better connect with an audience. Show notes at  
March 22, 2018
Brand Leverage
An exploratory look at the risks of leveraging other platforms and brands to short-cut the journey to build ours in an age that makes it so easy and attractive. Show notes at  
March 11, 2018
Sustainable Content Creation
Key questions to uncover what can fuel sustainability over time in creating your content and some roadblocks to avoid. Show notes at   
March 4, 2018
Gun Responsibility
In the Hollywood versus NRA debate on gun control, I had to take a look at myself as a filmmaker. Show notes at   
February 26, 2018
Fighting The Dark
Are you communicating your message regularly and clearly enough to overcome the negative noise of the world? Show notes at   
February 18, 2018
If You Can’t, You Must
When we write off new approaches or strategies, we typically start with changing the wrong thing. Show notes at   
February 12, 2018
Tale of Two Wants
What do you want in life? And how do you look at it? Show notes at 
February 5, 2018
It’s Not Too Late
My journey to date as a writer-director and the encouragement I needed to push my first sci-fi narrative short Phase 6 to completion. Show notes at 
January 28, 2018
Giving Up ‘Get Yours’ Mindset
A counter-cultural way to treat others. Show notes at 
January 21, 2018
Passive Offensiveness
The true cause why there is a lot of offended people in the world and a proposed solution. Show notes at 
January 14, 2018
Cryptos Are The Next Internet
Questions to consider on how cryptocurrencies will change us and why it is worth your attention. Show notes at 
January 7, 2018
Presence in a Fake News World
Presence in a Fake News World Show notes at 
January 1, 2018