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:
It’s not: Why didn’t I get a callback? Why didn’t I book that other job? Why aren’t I further along?
Quite the contrary.
Unconditional self-love is accepting whatever is going on within you without trying to change it, alter it, make it go away or tell yourself “I shouldn’t be feeling this way.”
When you are about to beat yourself up for __________ (insert your favorite reason here: not being further along, not being more positive, not booking the job etc.) you are putting a condition on how much you choose to love yourself in this moment.
The #1 Question To Ask To Transform Your LIfe + Acting Career: (more…)
The holiday season can bring up a lot of emotions.
So often, we get preoccupied with our long to-do lists + family obligations, that before we know it, we feel overwhelmed, run-down or even get sick.
The radio may tell us “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but when we have sadness, anger, frustration or other emotions that we don’t take the time to express, experience and move through to completion, they tend to get stuck in the body.
Years ago, I faced debilitating back pain after a snowboarding incident. When the pain kept recurring, a friend gave me a book that changed my life.
In his fascinating book, Healing Back Pain, Dr. Sarno talks about the mind’s effort to repress emotions. According to Dr. Sarno, the mind tricks you into not facing repressed emotions by making you focus on pain in the body.
In other words, most humans would rather tend to their physical pain than deal with their emotional pain. That made sense to me, as I was spending most of my time + energy tending to my physical condition.
Once I allowed myself to release the emotional pain that I had been suppressing at that time, there was no need for the physical pain, and it literally disappeared overnight. I was amazed.
Now, whenever I begin to feel sick or feel stress mounting in my body, I always try to do some emotional release work. (This doesn’t discount seeing a doctor when you have acute or chronic pain)
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