• Hate your boss?
• Suck at interviewing?
• Deserve a promotion?
• Can't negotiate your way out of a paper bag?
• Suffering through a professional crisis?
• Have ISSUES?

Then you've hit the right place.

Through brutal honesty and concrete advice, the Reluctant Genius effectively helps you manage all aspects of your job and career. With 18 years of experience in Hollywood, the RG has figured out how to make it to the top AND SURVIVE, somewhat unscathed.

Available for consulting services and speaking engagements. Write to: info@thereluctantgenius.com



Ok. Here's the deal and you might not like me much after you read this. If you don't, then good, cuz I don't want to help you anyway.

Those of you born after 1981, the year of my high school graduation, and a year I chose somewhat arbitrarily for this lambasting, are what I call “Generation Entitlement.” From a lot of the people I've interviewed, I could back this year up to about 1978, but we'll stick to this more narrow margin for the purposes of this beating.

There are roughly 8% of you from this generation who DO NOT feel entitled and will work your ass off for everything you get. The rest of you, get over yourselves cuz we’re sick of you.

To determine if you are ENTITLED, take the following scientifically sound quiz:

• Am I a college graduate who believes I deserve to be in management within 1 year of exiting my fancy school?

• Do I believe that I have EARNED the RIGHT to higher pay and a bigger title after having performed AVERAGELY on my job for 4 months or less?

• Do I believe that I have EARNED the right to higher pay and a bigger title after having performed ABOMINABLY on my job for the past year or more?

• Do I believe I am THE SHIT?

If you answered YES to any ONE of the above answers, you believe you’re ENTITLED and I hope you go away. For the roughly 8% of you who answered NO, then welcome to The Reluctant Genius. You get to move ahead. It’s actually VERY simple and I promise you’ll be successful.

The KEY is for you to use the 92% of idiots who answered YES to the above questions as your BASELINE. (see elaborate graphic below.)

_________GENERATION “E”____________

You simply RISE ABOVE your competition by extolling the fact that you KNOW many of the young people out there feel ENTITLED to big titles and big salaries, but that you’re UNIQUE because you know that these jobs take HARD WORK and TIME and that you’re willing to go THE EXTRA MILE to EARN your place in the company and with this team. You KNOW that you won’t be the Executive Producer in a year, the Brand Manager in 6-months, or the VP of Sales in 2 years. You plan to let your ACTIONS speak louder than your BRAVADO.

I swear to God, if you say this to someone over 38-years-old, they’ll leap up and French kiss you right on the spot. Don’t sue them. It’s not sexual. It’s just that they won’t believe you’re one of that 8% who believes they have to actually WORK and EXCEL at their job to get ahead!

This Generation E is a well-known phenomenon in all circles of management. They don’t fool us, they just annoy us and we’re looking FOR YOU MR. OR MS. 8%! Make yourself known! Come out of the bushes! Reach out and let us know you’re alive! Give us a secret handshake, a wink, a nod, something! We’ve been looking for you for some time and we’re ready to hire you!

LAURA INGRAM -- "DON'T COME IN MY EAR" -- This sums up life in TV



Tracy Mazuer’s coaching skills are entirely responsible for elevating my career and status in the television industry. Tracy has recognized and helped to define a vital yet consistently overlooked part of building and maintaining a successful career in the entertainment industry – how to successfully market yourself.

I have worked in television as a Producer/Director for many years. Prior to discovering Tracy’s abilities, I promoted myself so poorly that...(read more of this testimonial)

"In a town that really has no rules, its nice to know that there's someone out there on your side. The stories use the entertainment business as a background, but all the examples and lessons are applicable to anyone in the working world. And coming from someone that has been getting advice from the Reluctant Genius for over 8 years, let me just say...Its worth the read!" - David Tobin, Producer

"Tracy has been a great coach and mentor to me in my current job search. Having worked for the same companies for many years, my idea of networking was to call my past employers and beg for work. With Tracy’s help I have re-energized my job search, making new contacts and taking meetings more successfully. Her positive and pro-active approach has given me a new way to “work the room.” I feel more in control and positive in meetings than I have in years. Thank you, Tracy." -J.G. Writer/Producer

"Tracy Mazuer's advice and guidance not only helped me to overcome my fears of asking for what I want (and become successful at getting it); she also helped me to realize the true value of my worth to the creative world! After consulting with "The Reluctant Genius", I landed more meetings, got my ideas more streamlined, and most importantly learned the sacred art of kicking ass! She is a rockstar in the consulting world! I would recommend "The Reluctant Genius" to anyone who is looking to get what they want!" --Johnny Appleseed (aka Shawn Colin Young)

"Tracy Mazuer's genius has saved me from many heartaches and headaches. I was reluctant to be as bold as I am in business until I started working with Tracy. She helped me take what I learned in the independent world and bring it to a larger audience. Tracy is part of the genius behind the creation of Stirring Up Trouble! If you are ready to go to the next level (no matter what level you're at) then you must consult with 'The Reluctant Genius' I don't know what I would have done without her!" -filmmaker, writer and host of Stirring Up Trouble
Tracy has a way of teaching you something without pointing her finger, being condescending or coming at it from a “I know it all” attitude, because frankly she doesn’t and nobody does, but she admits it, and that is what makes her “real” and most certainly approachable! Tracy has a way with words and people, truly a gift and surely something that can’t be taught, but she treats you like her equal. She has always been my boss, never vice versa but it’s always seemed as though we were fighting the same battle and we were at war side by side. (read more...)

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