AJ Paratore is a Stuntman

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This week we join AJ Paratore, professional stuntman, for a conversation about taking risks, how a life risking profession makes you zen calm about the small stuff, and professional hustle. AJ is a stuntman, ninja warrior, romance author, and part-time pirate. We discuss his journey from college dropout, to craigslist stuntman, to a professional career and work on shows such as Blacklist, FBI and Homeland.

Topics include finding work you love, adapting to new challenges and opportunities, persistence, hustle, and what it takes to work in one of the most dangerous professions.

Show Notes

  • Not sweating the small stuff
  • The dynamic and variable nature of stunt work
  • AJ's most exciting and most terrifying stunts
  • An unrelenting pursuit of things that make you passionate
  • Embracing failure on a daily basis


Big thanks to NGHTSWM for the use of their song, Fiji, on this show.