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Advice For Actors: 39 Tips To Inspire, Uplift + Empower You

As the year comes to a close, I hope you’ll take time to reflect not only on what you’ve done personally + professionally, but what you have learned, who you have become + how you have grown.

ActorInspiration.com has become a sacred space to help inspire, uplift + empower other actors, as well as share the ever-evolving journey of the artist.

I am honored + humbled to be your guide.

When you choose to focus on all you’ve learned this year + how you have grown, then you also honor all the ups + downs, twists + turns that make up your life + acting journey.

Here is a visual review of what we’ve uncovered together about ourselves this past year, and although I may be the writer, I feel a deep connection to you as I write.

In fact, my favorite moment, whether it’s through an email, a tweet, a post or a comment. is when someone tells me, “That was exactly what I needed to hear today.”

We really are all connected.

Here are 39 Actor Tips To Inspire, Uplift + Empower You

May you end the year feeling proud of who you have become, knowing that you are on the right path and that all is really well.
Love + Gratitude,
~Wendy Braun
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Why You Don’t Get What You Want + What To Do About It

Here’s the underlying reason why you don’t get what you want..

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It’s the real truth…you don’t get what you want, you get what you expect.

The great thing about knowing this, is that you have the power of your practiced expectation.

You can learn to shift your focus + begin to practice expecting the best life has to offer.  How often do you hear actors (or yourself) say…

I’ll never get a callback.
I always get stuck in traffic.
I’m never going to book this job.

If any of those statements sound familiar, I invite you to remove 2 words from your vocabulary.
1) Always
2) Never

There are moments using these 2 words may make your circumstances feel true, but these statements are merely negative expectation.   The important thing to know is (more…)

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Monaco, Cannes + Prince Albert: My Journey From Dancer To Actress

When I first moved to LA (5 days before the Northridge earthquake of ’94), one of the first jobs I booked was a 3-month dance contract to perform in Monaco at The Monte Carlo Sporting Club.

In sharing my journey, I can’t help but give you some gold nuggets of advice to inspire you along the way.  Enjoy.

Here are 11 Truths I Learned On My Journey From Dancer to Actress:

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1) YOU MIGHT NOT GET THE GIG THE FIRST TIME AROUND.
I had auditioned for this same gig the year prior when I was back in Chicago + I didn’t get it.  One year later, (more…)

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The Mindset You Need To Soar Even Higher

You are closer than you think. What if you allowed this to be your truth today?

Doesn’t that feel exciting?  Let it in.  Doesn’t it feel better than worrying or wondering where your next success is or why it’s not here yet?

What if you allowed this statement to be your truth this week, this month, or even for the rest of the year?

With this as your mantra, how do you think it might change the way you walk into your next audition, callback or meeting?   How might it change the way you treated people throughout your day?

What you want already exists. You are so much closer than you think.  It’s just waiting for you to know it, believe it, expect it + then let it all go.
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Will Smith, The Power of Intention + Me

Will Smith is larger than life.  His presence lights up the room.  I witnessed this first hand when he cast me in his directorial debut on “All Of Us,” a sitcom that he + Jada Pinkett had created together years ago.
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Will Smith + Wendy Braun on the set.

He is magnetic, full of life + a positive force of energy.  Working with him was uplifting, inspiring + tons of fun.

The funny thing was, about 6 weeks earlier, I had cut out a picture of him (more…)

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How I Let Go + Let In Success

I auditioned for a fun role on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” a week ago, Thursday, and when I didn’t hear anything by Friday, since these things cast fast, I figured I didn’t get it.
 
I let it go.  I honestly didn’t really think about it.  I didn’t ruin my weekend lamenting or thinking “where’s mine, woe is me or why didn’t I book that?” (which, of course, we all do from time to time.)  
And I realized…
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In fact, I turned my attention to the present moment + found myself feeling good about what was right in front of me.
 
How exactly did I let go + let in my success? (more…)

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5 Steps To Inviting In More Success

I know two things about you:
1) That you are filled with unlimited possibilities. 
2) That you want every single thing you desire because you think it will feel good once you have it.

Here’s what I also know about your desires:
 “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)  
So why are so many people not getting what they truly want?  The answer might surprise you:
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Yes, the key to tapping into your unlimited self, aligning with the dreams you want + inviting in more success is finding ways of feeling good now.

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15 Habits That Will Increase Your Acting Success

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day here in the United States, I have to share a quick story (and then I’ll reveal the 15 Habits That Will Increase Your Acting Success.)

Yesterday, Ray Charles’ Georgia On My Mind was playing on my Pandora playlist.  My 6-year-old was coloring at the kitchen table and asked, “Mommy, is this Martin Luther King singing?”  Fascinated by his question, I asked, “What made you wonder that, honey?”  My son replied, “Well, he’s singing about the peace he finds, and that’s what Martin Luther King was all about…peace.

It was a moment that took my breath away: My kindergartner knowing of the peace that MLK Jr. was seeking and me letting my son know this amazing leader did it all with love and not hate.

I honor Martin Luther King Jr. today as his brightly lit legacy continues to remind us all to stick with love:

“I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Speaking of love, hopefully you love being an actor.  If you ever feel at a loss for what to do next, this week’s post will shine a light on 15 Habits That Will Increase Your Acting Success.

Since our destiny is created by our habits, and our habits are created by our choices, it really all comes down to the habits +  choices we are making in our own lives + careers daily that will effect our success in the long run.

 ” Many of life’s circumstances are created by three basic choices:
the disciplines you choose to keep,
the people you choose to be with,
and the laws you choose to obey.”
~ Charles Millhuff

So, this is a great time to ask yourself 3 important questions.

  1. Are the disciplines you choose to keep helping or harming you?
  2. Do you surround yourself with people who uplift you or who put you down?
  3. What habits do you choose consistently and how do they effect your  success + happiness? (I believe in both)

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Here are 15 Habits That Will Increase Your Acting  Success: (more…)

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Advice For Actors: 30 Of My Best Tips

Here’s a look back at 30 of my favorite insights to help you expand your heart, mind + soul, as well as your acting career.

I initially created ActorInspiration.com as a way to give back + provide powerful, mind-shifting resources + tools for actors to feel encouraged, empowered + uplifted.

In less than a year, I am amazed at the impact my heart-centered work has had on the careers + lives of so many actors around the world.

Thank you all for inspiring ME!

Enjoy + feel free to leave a comment below + let me know which one(s) spoke to you today.

Love + Gratitude,

~ Wendy Braun 

Advice For Actors: 30 Of My Best Tips:
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