My wish for you is that, in this moment. you realize you have so much to celebrate.
Today, I am celebrating the sacred space we share together as actors on this journey.
Today I am looking back + celebrating the past year of Actor Inspiration.
It has been so rewarding knowing that whether I am feeling up or down, whether I booked the latest job or haven’t had an audition in weeks, I can share my heart, mind + soul with you here and it helps you on your journey.
In fact, one of my favorite comments to read after a blog post from an actor is, “This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I felt like you were talking directly to me.”
And in many ways, I am. Doing this work each week has helped me to feel a deep connection to those on a creative path – heart, mind + soul.
Below is a visual review of what we’ve uncovered together this past year.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s fun to play for a living, that’s for sure…but I had no idea how much this work of helping + inspiring other actors along the way, would end up helping + inspiring me.
Here’s to a year worth celebrating.
Feel free to leave a comment below + let me know which graphic speaks to you the most today.
Love + Gratitude,
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On this very day, December 12th, 19 years ago in 1997, my father passed away laying in hospice in the family room of my childhood home, the only home I ever lived in before moving to Los Angeles.
He died 3 years after I moved away. He was 77 years old, had me when he was 50, and was my biggest supporter, my biggest fan and my biggest cheerleader.
My father never met the man whom I would one day marry. I never got to do the father-daughter dance with him at my wedding. And he never got to meet or hold either of his grandsons, who he would have adored.
It also hits me in smaller moments. Like ones I’ve had this month, when I didn’t get to call him and tell him that I’m guest-starring, playing a pilot, on Grey’s Anatomy (he was a pilot in WWII) or that I booked a recurring role on a new Netflix comedy series and will be shooting 3 episodes before mid-January.
I know he would have been proud. He always encouraged me to “keep going.”
But his spirit has lived on within me every single day of my life. Guiding me, nudging me, quietly whispering to me to “keep going” despite setbacks, to get up when I have fallen and to keep shining my light, even on the cloudiest of days.
I’m making it quick today, as it’s 4th of July here in the U.S (one of my favorite holidays) and we are having friends over for our 1st annual 4th of July pool party. (I’ll fill you in on how I created my dream backyard in another post.)
As I was thinking of all the freedoms I am so blessed to enjoy in this country (including connecting with actors all over the world!), I ran across this quote from Steven Covey…
What an amazing reminder that we all possess the natural abilities of (more…)
When you’re auditioning + booking, you feel on top of the world, and when you’re not, it can sometimes be hard to get up in the morning or even know what to do with your day. I get it. I’ve been there. It’s frustrating, to say the least.
But guess what? As actors, more often than not, there’s going to be times when it feels like “nothing is going on” + things feel uncertain.
The good news? Those times can also change on a dime.
So, instead of filling the void with doubts, what if you began to actually love the void?
The late, great Wayne Dyer really explains it best…
I’ve taken so many quantum leaps during times of uncertainty, that I know personally it is not only possible, (more…)
Did you know that first few minutes of your morning can effect the tone of your entire of your day?
Does your day start with checking your phone before even getting out of bed? Do you start reacting + responding to email requests + social media posts even before getting dressed? (Yes, I’ve done it too!)
Unfortunately, we are all trading this very valuable time of day for other people’s agendas.
If checking Facebook sends you into a jealousy tailspin + makes you feel defeated before you even try, then why begin your day that way?
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
No matter where you get to in your career, there will always be someone else farther along.
The competitive mind loves to compare and despair. Your ego will convince you that if you just had: a better agent, more credits, a bigger role, more lines, a nomination, or a trophy from the Academy that you would be happier.
When jealousy moves into your mind, it often brings with it a few close cousins, namely fear + doubt. All of this mental gymnastics is really an illusion, albeit very convincing , to keep you believing that you are separate. The more you allow jealousy to lead your thoughts, the deeper you are rooting yourself in a state of lack, and of course, none of it feels good.
It is the creative mind, not the competitive mind, that connects you to your true power, abundance + worthiness.
So, what to do when jealousy strikes? Make this your priority:
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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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."
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!"
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."