Opportunity Knocks by EmpowHer Purpose

E70: Jason O'Mara - Actor, Writer, Director

November 03, 2022 Michelle Valenzuela Wolf
Opportunity Knocks by EmpowHer Purpose
E70: Jason O'Mara - Actor, Writer, Director
Show Notes

Two male guests in a row! 🥰 This week's episode of the Opportunity Knocks podcast features a very special guest and a very special cause - Movember!

Did you know that: 
🔹 In the US, men die 6 years earlier than women.
🔹 4 out of 5 suicides in the US are men.
🔹 1 in 8 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

The numbers are pretty staggering and most people, men and women alike, aren't as aware of these things as they should be. So my guest this week, Jason O'Mara has teamed up with the organization to help increase awareness and raise money to fund men's health projects all over the world. And he did it for very personal reasons. During our time together, Jason speaks to the fact that he is so passionate about this work because he likes supporting the idea that men should talk to each other more. Men need to communicate more and be ok with saying they are not ok and need help. If this doesn't align with everything I am and work towards, what does?!?! 🙌🙌🙌

During our discussion, he'll dig into this but also tap into:
🔹 highlights of his career and how acting became his life's journey
🔹 the importance of the arts and creativity 
🔹 why it's important to be the first one to make a move
🔹 why play needs to be a centerpiece of life if you want to stay young
🔹 how to make ideas real (get them out of your head!)
🔹 how to stay disciplined
🔹 the importance of showing up!

Jason's story about how he broke into Hollywood and became a sought-after actor is incredible and you'll absolutely find it fascinating, but his insights into life, his core values, and the things we should be prioritizing in our lives are what you'll really find astounding about him. Jason is an incredible human and his story is one that will change you and inspire you. This is definitely an episode you won't want to miss. I had so much fun during this one, which you will see via my numerous laughing breaks. 😂😂

And for those that want to get involved with Movember, it's not too late! You can learn more at Movember.com and/or start with a shave (just your face 🤣) and start on your mustache-growing journey!