Mitchell Mullins is a visual content creator. In 2018 alone he spent 300 days on the road traveling the world for both client and his own personal work. He has learned to let his work speak for himself and he hopes through it, it helps lead, instill confidence and inspire others to chase their passions every second of everyday.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, his childhood was filled with creativity. He first picked up a camera at the age of 11 to record his brother on a trampoline and never seemed to put it down. After finishing up high school he attended Savannah College of Art and Design with intent to study film. 6 months later, not satisfied with school, he dropped out, bought a flight to California and joined his buddy Jackson Thomas on a road trip.
While driving on the freeway in the early morning of April 13, 2017, their 15 passenger van blew out one of its front tire which led to the van swerving and flipping 6 times before landing right side up. Mitchell’s friend Jackson who was driving at the time had to be airlifted to the nearest hospital. Fortunately, they both survived this traumatic accident and so he tattooed the word “alive” with a line through it on his wrist as a mark of gratitude which he is reminded of daily.
In this episode Mitchell discusses the importance of letting off the gas pedal & reflecting, the benefits of watching and listening to other people, how to avoid the comparison trap, why fulfillment is a higher version of happiness and why we must tell our truth.
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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)
2018 Mitchell spent 300 days on the road traveling (5:55)
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Childhood was filled with creativity (9:35)
Picked up a camera at 11 years young to film his brother on a trampoline. Hasn’t put it down since (12:55)
Struggled with social anxiety in high school (14:10)
Father taught Mitchell work ethic as he saw/helped him with his real estate property (16:15)
Attended Savannah College of Art and Design to major in film. Dropped out 6 months later (19:35)
Road tripping the West Coast with his friend Jackson Thomas (22:05)
Driving back to Tennessee, Mitchell & Jackson rolled their 15 passenger van on the freeway on April 13, 2017 (25:05)
Tattooing “alive” with a line through it as a mark of gratitude to being alive today (41:35)
To emotionally connect with people through content, tell your truth (45:15)
Surrounding yourself with passionate people, you up your levels of passion (47:40)
Traveling around the globe, one of the greatest lessons Mitchell has learned: listen to other people (50:05)
Changing up the process helps us find our style/lane (53:55)
Don’t fall into the comparison trap, do it for YOU! (60:25)
Getting in the creative flow includes blocking out time, putting down the phone and blasting music (63:15)
Focusing on getting bigger projects with different companies and seeing where the passion takes him (67:00)
Best advice to young creators: don’t stop, keep creating (73:05)
“The Process” Podcast, Mitchell cracks open peoples processes (75:55)
Doing what he loves with the people he loves is what makes him happy (80:20)
Figuring out who “Mitchell Mullins” is to the world and letting his visuals speak for himself (83:20)
If he had to call and thank 1 person today it be his brother (86:45)
Mitchell’s purpose is to live his life and use his actions to help lead, instill confidence and inspire others (88:05)
Ask Bobbay 1 question: What makes you feel alive? (91:05)
Where to find Mitchell on social media
Advice for finding a passion/purpose (98:35)