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The 2 Biggest Factors That Keep You From Your Dreams

The two biggest factors that keep you from your dreams might actually surprise you.

They are…needing + wanting.

The definitions of want + need actually imply a lack of something deemed necessary, and are at the opposite energetic spectrum of feeling fulfilled + satisfied.

So, it might be time to take a closer look at what you are “needing + wanting” and ask yourself “Why does this matter so much to me?”

If you want to get somewhere in your career because you need it to define:

  • your value
  • your worth
  • your importance
  • or that you “really matter…”

Then what you want will continue to elude you.  Why?

This kind of thinking actually puts you in a state of lack – needing some outer circumstance to give you the abundance you seek.

The reality is that it actually works the other way around.

Best selling author Abraham-Hicks states it so simply + yet profoundly with these seven words…..

Until It Doesn't Matter
Did you really get that? Until it doesn’t matter, it can’t be.

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Why Giving Thanks In Advance Is So Powerful

The most powerful of all human emotions?  Gratitude.

We see it expressed on every single awards show pouring out of the winning actors.

Maybe you saw it just last week in the eyes of every single baseball player on the Chicago Cubs – and in the eyes of every single fan after the rain delay and the amazing 10th inning win.

It’s a pure combination of happiness, joy and love. (As a Chicago native, I’m still feeling this powerful emotional combination after the first World Series win in 108 years!)

But what if you didn’t wait until after something amazing happened to express gratitude? What if you didn’t wait until Thanksgiving?  What if you started giving thanks in advance, now?

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How To Overcome Overwhelm

How is it October already?

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.

So here we are together….

So how do you overcome overwhelm?


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The Strongest Factor That Determines Your Success.

What’s the strongest factor that determines your success?

You might think it’s your talent, your representation or your connections.

Those things may help open doors for you, but what will ultimately lead to lasting success is…
your self-esteem.

What you believe to be true about yourself not only fuels what you do, but how you do it and your expectations  you have about the outcome.


Such a great reminder from John Assaraf:

“The strongest factor for success is self-esteem.
Believing you can do it.
Believing you deserve it.
Believing you will get it. “

Notice how believing you deserve it comes before believing you will get it.

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Why Visualizing Is Vital To Your Success

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.



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How To Book More Acting Work With One Simple Mindset Shift

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 Miracles and 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.-17

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How To Take A Quantum Leap In Your Acting Career

What if you could “spring forward” in your acting career this week?

Maybe you’ve been climbing the ladder rung by rung, and even achieved a decent amount success so far.

When this is the case, it’s human nature to want to continue down the same path and stay attached to doing things in the same way.

But what if the success you are currently experiencing in your life or career was a mere small percentage of what you were capable of accomplishing?

Here’s an idea worth pondering today….

The mind is such a powerful tool + most actors use it to create a role , but rarely use it to take a quantum leap in their careers.

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3 Tips To Achieving Greater Success In Your Acting Career

Ever wonder what might be stopping you from achieving greater success in your acting career?

Best selling author + quantum leap expert, Price Prichett states,
“Most people operate with a mindset that assumes success comes one step at a time.”

Why? Because it feels way easier and much safer than making quantum leaps.

Our mind either tells us that career quantum leaps rarely happen or that we are not ready for something quite that big.
Our common sense may not even believe a quantum leap is possible, but (more…)

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3 Strategies To Help You Get What You Want…Faster

There are three powerful strategies to help you get what you want…faster.  They will sll help speed up the manifestation process of your biggest dreams.

Add just one into your daily routine + you will feel a shift.  Make all three a daily practice + you just might need to set new goals by June.

  1. Visualizing what you want + feeling yourself living it.
  2. Letting go of what no longer serves you. (people, thoughts, beliefs)
  3. Taking bold action.

If you’re feeling a slow start to the new year, odds are you might need to add one (or all three) of the above strategies to your daily habits.

If you feel stuck in any way, it’s a signal to alter your brain’s focus from the thoughts you are thinking and the beliefs you are holding to be true to something more empowering.

Simply taking time daily to let go of thoughts that don’t feel good + no longer serve your vision will help you gain clarity on what bold action to take next.

These three strategies are all intertwined.  When you visualize what you want + find the feeling place of it, it’s easier to let go of negative thoughts + the next logical steps will be more easily revealed to you.

The subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between what is real + what is imagined.  The language of your subconscious mind is one of emotion.

That’s why guided meditation + visualization is one of the fastest ways to retrain your brain, because it helps you find the feeling place of what your big dream will feel like, and the subconscious mind begins to act as if it is so.

As actors, we use the power of our imagination + visualizing all the time for a role.  Why not use it to upgrade your career?

When you have a crystal clear vision of your big goal, knowing what it is you need to let go of is the next crucial piece of the puzzle.

The real reason bigger desires often take longer to manifest, is because you have to let go of your smallness to let in something that big.
– Jafree Oswald

Your smallness is always chosen by you + today, you can choose to let it go.

Here’s to allowing in something really big + knowing you deserve it.

Love + Gratitude,


Morning Mindset Meditations:

Here are some mindset mantras to help you get started:

I get to choose today which story I want to believe as true and that which is simply created by my mind.

As I relax into this very moment, I access my pure awareness.

I change the course of my life today by changing the focus of my thoughts.

I take time to align my mind with what I want + the next logical step is always revealed to me.

I lean into what scares me + know that I am safe.

I am ready for huge changes in my life. I am ready to let go of what no longer serves me. 

I act before I feel 100% ready. My inspired action always propels me forward

I am limitless. I am powerful. 

I take time to see + feel myself living my biggest dream.

I don’t have to know HOW I am going to get there.

I take action expecting things go well for me.

If a setback occurs, I don’t give up on myself.   I keep going + allow the lessons to light the way.

I am guided.  I am ready.  I am enjoying the journey + ready for something even bigger to manifest in my life beginning now.

Take the guesswork out of visualization + meditation + use my latest guided meditation + visualization audio: Manifesting My Big Goal (+ The Power Of Letting Go).  It’s FREE in January.  Details here.
What bold action are you going to take this week?  What are you excited to let go of?  Leave a comment below.

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The #LettingGoLIst: What Every Actor Needs To Do To Achieve A Big Goal

Did you watch the Golden Globes?  Jim Carrey’s presenter speech made me laugh, smile + nod my head, yes.

To sum it up, after being introduced as “Two-TIme Golden Globe Winner Jim Carrey,” he amusingly continued to poke fun at defining himself by his achievements.

In his words:
“Yes, I’m two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey. 
You know, when I go sleep at night, I’m not just a guy going to sleep.  
I’m “Two-Time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey” going to get some well-needed shut eye.  (audience laughs)
And when I dream, I don’t just dream any old dream.
I dream about being “Three-Time Golden Globe winning actor, Jim Carrey.” 

Because then I would be enough.
It would finally be true…and I could stop this terrible…search
for what I know ultimately won’t fulfill me.

…But these are important, these awards…
from our perspective this (Golden Globes) is huge.”
– Jim Carrey

It was really an amazing reminder of how the ego will always fight to define ourselves by our achievements + that after you win 2 Golden Globes, you’re most likely gonna want to win another one.
Today’s post is intended to serve as a loving reminder that no matter what your big goal is, letting go of needing to prove that you are enough will serve you well in all areas of your life.

In fact, as you make lists of “things you need to do” to accomplish your big goals this year, keep this in mind….


When you set a big goal, you embark on a journey of self-discovery.  You will learn not only who you need to become, but what you need to let go of along the way.

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