How do you start your day when you have an audition?
Do you speak lovingly to yourself, or are you filled with worry, doubt or fear?
How you begin your day, is usually how you live your life. Since every thought you think is creating your experience, it helps to be mindful of what you are telling yourself. We are all using affirmations all day long, the question is, are you affirming the positive or the negative?
You’ll know by the way you feel.
Choose To Change It
If you don’t like how you feel, change your thoughts.
When you start to change your way of thinking, your inner voice will always react immediately with either fear or love.
But what if you used a different criteria for responding to your habitual internal dialogue?
Try this: “If it feels good, it’s true for me. If it feels bad, it’s a lie.” What are you affirming on your audition days?(more…)
Ever find yourself feeling elated, excited + enthusiastic about life and then the next week find yourself feeling disappointed, sad or just crying in a heap?
This was me for the first 2 weeks of May…riding high and then feeling really low.
The highs are easy, right?
But, when the low point came, I found myself saying things like “You know that feeling bad isn’t helping. You have a great life. Snap out of it. What’s your problem?”
Then, I finally allowed myself to just not feel good, to lay on the couch with my dog and simply sob for all kinds of reasons and for no reason at all (while telling him he has it all figured out – after all, “dog” is “god” backwards + that’s gotta mean something!)
I allowed myself to embrace the situation as it was, to feel whatever it was I was feeling without telling myself I should feel better or that I should be doing something else (something other than sobbing with my dog while my sweet husband offered his support.)
And ya know what? I highly recommend it.
What I came to discover is that the way “out” of those disappointing, frustrating + sad moments is to go fully through them.
The best way to handle it all is to allow yourself to come unhinged + give yourself permission to not have to “get it together” on demand.
We all know the feeling of being unstoppable? Those days when you get out of bed before your alarm rings, finish an intense workout, have some stranger smile at you in the grocery store and get a call saying you booked the job. Yeah, those are really good kinds of days, right?
But how do you feel unstoppable when you don’t book the job, no one looks your way + you want to pull the covers over and sleep in?
Well, some days, sleeping in might be just the thing you need.
But if, on most days, you’re waiting to book a job to start feeling unstoppable, you’re going to have a lot of not-so-great days.
Here’s my advice:
Here are 3 ways to start feeling unstoppable… (more…)
As my kids were noticing Halloween costumes in the stores this weekend, I turned a corner and saw the Christmas ornaments being displayed. What?
With only three months left until the end of the year, the feeling of overwhelm can arise from added commitments, responsibilities and heightened expectations.
Maybe you have a long “to-do” list as we head into the holiday season or you’re wanting to tackle that one creative project that you never seem to find time to finish. Perhaps the thought of taking action sends you into overwhelm and you end up cleaning your desk or binge watching Game of Thrones instead?
If we want to overcome overwhelm, we must first understand what it is exactly.
I love this advice, from best-selling author Esther Hicks, and I wanted to offer my own perspective as well.
Last week I shared this great quote from Stephen Covey:
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will + creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…. The power to choose, to respond, to change.
– Stephen Covey
I know this quote inspired many of you, so i thought it was worth repeating.
I absolutely love that he includes “creative imagination” as one of our natural human abilities, since as actors, it is so vital to our success.
Not only will it help you create + fine-tune nuances of a character you’re playing, exercising your creative imagination daily will help you attract more success.
When you’re auditioning and not booking, it’s easy to start doubting your worth, your choices and even your talent.
A few weeks ago, I went on three theatrical auditions, nailed all of them and didn’t book a single one. And yes, I was feeling pretty bummed….for days.
Then last Friday, the same casting director called me for a great role on a new comedy with a director I had worked with last year on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” I went in, felt great about my audition, and then…heard nothing.
Mother’s Day rolled around and I spent it with my family, adding to our growing garden with my two, sweet boys. I started listening to my latest guided meditation Manifesting Miraclesand something shifted within me.
I started to just appreciate the life I was already living and began to give thanks for what was right in front of me. (more…)
I'VE TURNED A SLOW STREAK INTO A BOOKING STREAK AND I FEEL REALLY EMPOWERED.
"Wendy is so generous with her knowledge and understanding of the deeper, inside work that goes into living a healthy, happy, well balanced actor life. Her daily inspirations mean so much to me...and I'm grateful for the custom guided meditation she wrote for me. I've turned a slow streak into a booking streak & I feel really empowered."
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YOUR AFFIRMATIONS ALLOWED ME TO STEP OUT OF THE FEAR AND BE PRESENT IN THE ROOM.
"I just returned from an audition after listening to your guided meditations. Your affirmations allowed me to step out of the fear and be present in the room. As I waited for my audition I envisioned the session being successful and feeling empowered afterward. And it was and I did."
I BOOKED TWO ACTING GIGS IN THE SAME WEEK BECAUSE I HAD HER CD ON REPEAT!
"I listen to Wendy's guided meditations pretty much every chance I get. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have her amazing voice in my ear keeping me empowered, inspired + in the right mental space to persevere day in and day out. I booked two acting gigs in the same week because I had Wendy's Creating Powerful Auditions album on repeat. Thank you WENDY for your positivity + light!"
SINCE LISTENING TO YOUR GUIDED MEDITATIONS, I BOOKED 2 FEATURE FILMS
"I bought Creating Powerful Auditions and I listen to it every morning. "Empowering Myself" is my absolute favorite meditation, sometimes I put it on repeat until I fully and truly feel every declaration. Since I've been listening to your guided meditations I booked my first feature film + also recently booked the lead role in my first horror film. Thank you for coming into my life!”
YOUR CREATION IS...VERY POWERFUL, IT CALMED ME, PREPARED ME & FOCUSED ME + I BOOKED JOBS.
"Since I began using your guided meditations I have now, in only a few months, booked up an entire year of work. Your creation is truly a blessing + very powerful. Before every audition I have done recently I have listened to at least 3 of your tracks and it has calmed me, prepared me and focused me."
I BOOKED THE JOB! LISTENING TO CREATING POWERFUL AUDITIONS MADE A DIFFERENCE!
"Been listening to your "Creating Powerful Auditions" mp3 daily since purchasing about a week ago. Listened to it on the way to an audition...took a few moments before leaving my car to do the visualizations. I walked into the audition room feeling totally empowered, feeling light. I booked the job. I feel your album made a difference. Thank you, Wendy."