Ever screw up an audition because you were so focused on getting the lines right? I have.
Ever get all of the lines right, feel amazing about your performance, and not get hired? I have.
Ever screw up some of the lines, feel like you could have done better + book the job? I have.
Why? Because, it’s not about the lines. It’s not about being perfect.
And, in those moments, I wish I had today’s mantra right in front of me to remember that:
We all do it. We allow the inner critic to take over + it often keep us from trying, leaping, asking, changing, and adventuring into the unknown.
After years of listening to my own inner critic, I now realize that it is simply my ego just trying to keep me safe. The ego likes control + is not a big fan of change. But within change is where growth + expansion reside. And I believe we have chosen to become actors in order to grow. (more…)
How do you react when a problem arises? Do you get caught up in chaos + allow your mind to overwhelm you with worry + negative thinking?
When we are in the middle of solving a problem, it is actually the best time to remind yourself that:
When you know that all is really well, you see every problem as an opportunity to learn, grow + expand. (more…)
When I watch my 2 toddlers run around in our backyard, I am reminded of our innate sense of play.
They so purely embody that feeling of having fun, not caring who is watching + not bothered by what others are doing.
What if you reclaimed the “I Am Here To Play” perspective this week? What if you walked into every audition thinking:
As actors, that is usually why we pursued this path – to creatively play for a living. It’s easy to lose that sense of play when you start giving every audition a lot of meaning + importance.
And even though you have rent or a mortgage to pay, getting back to playing in the audition room will help you succeed every time. (more…)
Ever book an acting job + immediately feel like it’s not enough in some way? Or not get the job + feel hopeless?
Though the source of your frustration may seem like the job or lack of it, your suffering comes from having thoughts that argue with WHAT IS.
No matter how much acting success you obtain, your ego will probably always want a juicier role, a bigger credit, a better agent + more opportunities. (Even Meryl Streep has complained that there is not enough great writing these days.)
And although it’s good to have desires, your ultimate happiness lies in how you feel about yourself today, no matter what is happening in your career. When we rely on the conditions in our acting careers to determine our happiness, we give away all our power.
The fastest way I have found to instant happiness (and ultimately, more career abundance) (more…)
I express gratitude for all have done + who I have become.
I take a deep breath in + feel a deep sense of gratitude for all of the wonderful things I have accomplished in my life so far. I exhale + let go of needing to compare myself to another actor’s journey.(more…)
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!"
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'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."
Community, iCarly, Good Luck Charlie
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."
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."