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8 Reasons Why Seth MacFarlane Is So Successful

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Seth Macfarlane Creator of Family Guy

We all know that if you want to be successful you must be willing to put in a lot of hard work and dedicate yourself to whatever you are hoping to accomplish, 100 per cent. These accomplishments can be whatever you would like them to be, whether it is learning a new skill, getting that promotion at work that you have been after for so long, or even something as amazing as getting your own television series.

That brings us to what, or rather who, this article is actually about. “Family Guy” creator, Seth Macfarlane. In this article we will look at Seth Macfarlane in great detail and list eight reasons why he has become so successful.

So without further ado, here are eight simple reasons why and how Seth Macfarlane became so successful.

 

1. He mastered the basics

Seth Macfarlane Voice Over TEDSeth Macfarlane had always showed a passion for animation, so it was of no surprise to his friends and family, that he decided to study animation once he had graduated high school.

He studied hard and put in a lot of hard work and effort and was rewarded with his Degree in fine arts, a feat that he is still extremely proud of to this day.

 

2. He is focused and ambitious

Seth MacFarlane OfficeAs well as having a talent for, and showing a great passion for animation, Seth Macfarlane is also extremely ambitious and focused. He went into high school and further education knowing exactly what he wanted to achieve.

He not only wanted to get into animated TV, he originally wanted to work for Disney. Once he graduated he changed his mind and decided that maybe Disney wasn’t for him.

How many students can say that “meh maybe I won’t work for Disney after all, I have bigger goals”? Not that many, that’s for sure.

Seth had to be rushed to hospital a couple of years ago suffering from severe exhaustion. He has since learned how to be more balanced yet effective with his time for lower stress and better performance.

 

3. He is a talented singer & musician

Seth Macfarlane MusicianHe can play the piano extremely well and is a singer who trained with a number of highly talented voice coaches, he has appeared as a vocalist at a number of concerts, including the BBC proms.

In 2011 he had signed his first record deal and released his own album soon after, “Music is better than words”.

 

4. He can act

Seth MacFarlane Gilmore GirlsNot only is he a writer, singer, animator and voice actor, Seth is also a talented actor in the real world. His voice acting talents are legendary and have won him a number of awards.

Seth has also had a number of guest appearances on TV shows and films in non voice acting roles, including “The Gilmore Girls“.

 

 

5. He is willing to help others

Seth Macfarlane Gay RightsAnother great characteristic trait of Macfarlane’s is that he is charitable and willing to help others.

He regularly appears at college campuses and speaks to the students there, he donates money to charities and actively supports the rights for gay marriage.

 

 

6. He knows that eventually, hard work pays off

Seth Macfarlane WinningAs a result of all of his hard work Seth has been rewarded with a number of prestigious awards over the last few years. Emmy awards for “outstanding voice over performance” as well as his singing abilities. Annie awards, Webby awards, Teen choice awards, his nominations and victories in these categories should speak for themselves.

Seth was also “The Youngest Executive in TV History” landing himself a role as EP at Fox when he was only 24 years old.

 

7. He is creative

Seth Macfarlane Family GuyOf course no article about Seth Macfarlane would be complete without talking about these great shows. It all began in 1999 when Fox agreed to let Seth make an entire first series of Family Guy. The show received a mixed reaction at first but eventually the world embraced it and let its comedy genius into their hearts. He later went on to co-create the, just as funny, American Dad and, The Cleveland show. Seth Macfarlane recently teamed up with Mark Wahlberg to create a box office movie called “Ted” and is filming a new movie at the moment called “A Million Ways to Die in the West“, starring Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris and Amanda Seyfried to name a few.

Seth Macfarane’s TV shows and movies provide laughter and entertainment to audiences all over the world, and the viewing figures and DVD sales are simply astounding all because of his amazing creativity and direction.

 

8. He was persistent in pursuing his dreams

Seth Macfarlane SuccessSo far you may think that Seth’s life has sounded like a pure success story, but there have been a number of obstacles and hurdles that he has had to overcome to get to where he is today.

During the early seasons of Family Guy, the show was actually cancelled for a number of years. This had been Seth Macfarlane’s dream, his very own series, and it was vanishing right before his eyes. Instead of giving up and calling it quits, he kept on at Fox insisting that the show could make them all a lot of money. It was not until Fox noticed the shows impressive DVD sales that they decided that Macfarlane had been right and they revived the show.This was actually the first instance that a TV show had been revived based on DVD sales.

 

Seth Macfarlane’s Harvard Speech

 

So there you have it, multi-talented, humble, generous, hard working and willing to help others. These are just a few of the reasons that Seth Macfarlane has become as successful as he is today. If you want to be successful then you must be willing to follow your heart and put in the work. Nothing in life worth having comes easy, but the end results will be more than worth all the time and effort. Good luck with whatever goals you may have in the future.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

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7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

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10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

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