About: The Phenomenal Experience

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The Phenomenal Experience is life.

Specifically, your life.

If you really stop and think about it, isn’t this just a phenomenal experience you’re living? From your simplest moments to your greatest achievements. We have this extraordinary opportunity to lead lives filled with hearty laughter and thrilling adventure. The power is within each of us to shape our own experience however we want it to be. It really is phenomenal.

Or, it can be.

But ask yourself: Are you living a life that is truly phenomenal?

In May 2009, Jeff Bollow decided he wasn’t. And that’s when he knew the time had come. It was time to man up, face his fears, and write a book he’s been thinking about for over 15 years.

That book is called Phenomenal.

The Phenomenal Experience is three things:

  1. Life itself,
  2. Jeff’s experience writing and promoting Phenomenal, and
  3. A live presentation of the ideas in the book.

This website aims to bring you an extraordinary and powerful insight you can apply immediately:

You are phenomenal.

And not in some New Age-y self-help kind of way. It’s objectively true, whether you believe it or not, whether you accept it or not, whether you apply it or not. By definition, you are phenomenal, and that makes your life “the phenomenal experience”.

If you embrace the concept daily, and live accordingly, your life itself can reach spectacular new heights. More adventure. More happiness. More purpose.

This blog has two layers of value. You’ll experience one layer before you read Jeff’s book. You’ll experience a much more profound layer after you read the book.

Here’s how it works:

When Jeff decided to follow his heart, cancel all his film and television projects, and write this book, he explored the very idea of you are phenomenal. He discovered that being phenomenal has some very specific and powerful implications. When you realize you’re phenomenal, don’t you owe it to yourself (and the world) to live accordingly?

Well, that’s what Jeff realized.

And he decided to take action. This site (and the coming book) is his contribution.

Over the coming months, Jeff will blog about his experience writing and promoting his upcoming book Phenomenal. Over the coming years, this site will celebrate everything we are.

About Jeff

Jeff Bollow is a writer, director, producer, speaker, teacher, film festival organizer, and former actor with a very diverse biography. He is the author of 2 previous books: Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed and Apple Training Series: iLife 08, and the director/producer of the ATOM-Award-winning educational DVD Making Fantastic Short Films. He is co-founder of New Zealand’s Big Mountain Short Film Festival and the founder of Australia’s Screenplay.com.au, where he created the FAST Screenwriting Workshop — the #1 independent screenwriting workshop in Australia, and the FAST Screenplay online screenplay development system. He has spoken to audiences about filmmaking, acting, and screenwriting in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States. Previously as an actor, Jeff had brief appearances in over 50 film and television productions, including Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and Columbo. He has been featured in several magazine and newspaper articles around the world. For his full biography, visit www.jeffbollow.com

Ironically, Jeff’s key interest in making film and television projects has always been to spread and share the ideas he believes so passionately about. In 2009, after five consecutive projects either stalled or disintegrated, Jeff began to question why: What was he doing wrong? The answer was simple. He wasn’t following his heart and doing what he knew he was here to do. It was then that he made the decision to write his new book Phenomenal.