15 Words To Instantly Shift How You Feel Right Now

I want to express a heartfelt THANK YOU for joining me in January as I shared my free masterclasses and all the exciting news about The Success Breakthrough Workshop.

Whether you were moved by what I shared in the free trainings or decided to dive deeper with me in the course, I am grateful for you.

Today, I want to share a simple message that, when you stop + take it in, will profoundly + instantly shift how you feel.

As actors + creative people, I know this to be true for many of us….

It’s so easy to look ahead + wish we were further along.
It’s so easy to let that job that you didn’t book, even though you rocked the audition, get you down.
It’s so easy to scroll through Instagram + see everyone’s best version of their life + feel like you’re missing out on something.
It’s so easy to let negative thoughts run your day + effect how you treat others.
It’s so easy to find fault within ourselves + those we love the most.

But today, I want you to pause. Today, I want you to take a moment and do this…..
Express radical appreciation

Yes, I want you to express radical appreciation for all you have done + who you have become.

❤️ Because when you look back and marvel at yourself + your life, moving forward becomes easier.
❤️ Because when you see each rejection as just part of the path to something even better, not getting the job becomes no big deal.
❤️ Because when you get excited for another’s success, you are that much closer to aligning with your own.
❤️ Because when you choose a more positive thought, you light up in a different way.
❤️ Because when you look for things to appreciate in yourself + others, more things like it reveal themselves.

So, pause. Breathe. Put the phone down. And give thanks for your journey so far.

“Today, I express radical appreciation for all I have done + who I have become.”

You have no idea how close you are to so many wonderful experiences.

Radical appreciation will not only speed up the process, but it will also make getting to where you want to go way more fun.

Here’s to a week of expressing radical appreciation.

Leave a comment below + let me know what you’re appreciating in your life today!

I am appreciating you!

Love + Gratitude,
– Wendy

P.S. Want extra guidance and mindset tools to make radical appreciation a simple daily practice? Join me here.

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63 thoughts on “15 Words To Instantly Shift How You Feel Right Now”

  1. Radical gratitude that you came into my life, Wendy. Radical gratitude for your effervescence and joyful spirit. Feeling so much gratitude for so many things in my life—the little stuff—like food, water, shelter, a good cup of tea. Right now I’m feeling a little stuck as to where I belong in the entertainment industry. I’m a storyteller and a aspiring actress. Both are full time jobs. Have to find a good mentor and coach to guide me. Other than that, life is good!

  2. Thank you, Wendy. I practice radical appreciation for all that I have done and been in my life, and all that I have, and it allows me to see how far I am from where I was, the huge hurdles I have overcome, the person I have become, no matter what “credits” I receive or have from the outside world. I am whole and complete, and today I celebrate and focus on how much fun I can have and how good I can feel.

  3. Yes, yes, and yes! Thank you Wendy for inspiring us to look at the positives as move forward on our creative journeys. Those bumps in the road become stepping stones. Have a wonderful day!

  4. I am grateful for who I am and where I am right now as am going through a change period of creating some focused ways of self care and self love through new habits and ongoing mindset work I do to bring more support and connection to myself.

    Each day brings something new and a new allowance and focus to take a new leap into the next part of my life. Grateful for all I meet and learn from and grateful that I get to cheer others on in their own journey as well.

  5. Michelle Stuper

    I am appreciative for YOU this week Wendy! I had a difficult week last week professionally, and this was exactly what I needed to hear. I can’t thank you enough! 💕

  6. Good morning.
    This email reminder definitely made me see my “now” in a different manner. The last few months have been really slow for bookings but as I look back on the spaces my God has placed me in already then I can’t help but be grateful!🙌🏽💖

  7. I am appreciating the breakthrough workshop and all it is opening up to me. This journey is giving me great insight into what I have to offer others and is just what I need to appreciate myself and my talents.

    1. I’m so glad to hear this Terry! And love having you in The Success Breakthrough Workshop and all the insights its given you so far. (And that’s after only 2 Modules!) I’m excited for the many breakthroughs ahead for you!

  8. I am appreciating that I have started a YouTube comedy channel (Suddenly Skits) with a girlfriend (actor) and we do comedy skits, that we write and perform. We have 5 skits that are up so far, and shot another one a few days ago.
    I am appreciating that I’m becoming more mindful of my thoughts, moods and feelings and am using more positive language.
    I am appreciating all the wonderful resources that Wendy has for us, that we can dip into whenever we need to. Thanks Wendy with love and gratitude ❤️💕💃🥰

    1. YES! Go Paula! So glad you’re in my course + coming back for another round! Good for you and all you are appreciating. Glad my resources help you so much! xoxo

  9. Hi Wendy,
    Just today I saw this and settled in. But just prior, I came in from feeding the wild critters in my backyard. The wind is howling and spitting snow showers here in the Twin cities. I took a moment to sit on the arm of my couch and look out at all the birds, deer and squirrels, even one wild bunny under my deck came out. I got so calm and just took it all in. I was overwhelmed with peace. I am learning to experience the miracles around me in a deeper way. That sounds corny but I feel so much stronger.

  10. Sandie Szczepaniak (Sepaniak)

    When I read your inspirational messages, it makes me pause, think, and almost always makes me feel lighter inside. They give me hope, encouragement and my day does seem to get brighter when I start to see what really matters. I feel a shift coming…

  11. I’m appreciating you and Actor Inspiration today. It has literally woke me up to defeating thoughts, mindsets that I didn’t recognized and identified as myself with. Thank you for helping on this path to increased level of consciousness. The audio tapes not only teach but allows me to experience the changes in my body, which gets me out of head knowledge and into really living in new truths.

    1. So glad this resonated with you! “Living in new truths” takes mindful practice. So glad you’re diving deep with me in my course!

  12. I appreciate all the amazing people I have been able to meet and get to know/ become friends with in the industry and personally I appreciate the resilience not to give up in my dreams and hopes for the future (also thank your workshop was really helpful, inspiring) .

  13. Thank you for this! Just what I needed. It is so easy to fall back into that mindset of am I really good enough for this industry. Who am I kidding…I am not unique enough etc. It really has so much to do with mindset. I am so happy I joined you in your class!

    1. YES! So happy you are doing the course too! We dive deep into all of this + you will have practical strategies to help with this + so much more! Glad this resonated!

  14. I needed this message today, especially as a theatre actor in the area. It’s been a struggle lately to keep our doors open and everyone safe, and over the weekend I had a nervous breakdown from everything that’s been going on all around me and at my part-time jobs. It was all too much for me. At this point, I’m doing all I can to show myself a lot of self-care and love, and this message is the start of it. It’s a big one considering I have a big virtual audition tomorrow, and I needed to see this loving message so badly today. Thanks so much!

  15. It’s less about appreciation but satisfaction. I know I have done all I should and could multiple times. I have treated my art with respect. So, whatever comes, up or down, I know I did everything I could.
    And not who I have become, but who I am, more mystified where the strength came from to endure so much all along.

  16. Jacqueline Schreiber

    Wow, thank you, Wendy. It took a few seconds for me to let it sink in, and then I got teary just reading it. Then I said it out loud (barely) and got choked up. I guess I could benefit from appreciating myself a bit more! It’s so easy to pick on all the things I don’t do right, or, do wrong – all the negatives. So it’s great to “allow” myself to acknowledge and appreciate myself, instead of just other people. But it’s hard! Work in progress… 🙂

    1. YES! Isn’t it amazing how easily we forget to do this. (And it’s not like scrolling social media is going to remind you! HA!). So good for you, for allowing the message to sink in. Tears are a breakthrough. xoxo

  17. Bernadette Speakes

    This is exactly what I needed today. I had an emotional trigger this morning, feeling like time was running out for me to truly accomplish more in my life. This feeling totally dismissed all that I had already done, and the beautiful experiences I had already lived. Thank you for the reminder to stop, listen, and breathe! This allowed me to remember, and appreciate all the blessings in my life with FULL gratitude.

    1. So glad this is “exactly what you needed today.” That always makes my heart sing. Way to re-frame things for yourself and turn around an emotional trigger. YES!

  18. Peace, W B! Your and inspiration, that caught me off guard indeed. The ability, of reaching me when I least expect. Seeing things far ahead, sparking the active force of determination and the will, to move forward when times, are difficult! Wow! I’m in awe! For it is indeed, time for me to start my purposeful odyssey, that people see in me. My soul yearns for it, nagging my consciousness to get off of that job, that’s weighing you down! Yet, I proceed negating it, and suffering each day, I leave such a draining day of energy decapitation. In conclusion, I just received a text from producers of submitting a short audio, for positions awaiting for me. Wendy, you represent that powerful verb many use, but don’t fulfill LOVE! You are definitely a force to be respected! Enjoy ✌️😎

    1. So glad this spoke to you and helped you. Keep seeking to appreciate yourself (even on those draining days) and allowing your heart to lead and you will find your way.

  19. I’m appreciating all my blessings and the personal growth God has allowed me to experience. I can look back and see behavior and attitudes that have changed for the better. There is still transformation and growth to come and now I’m looking forward to the journey and how it will empower my career and service to others. Thank you for helping me move forward, with more gratitude!

  20. I’m grateful for where I am and who I’m becoming in life. I’m grateful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back, a heater, transportation, family, and friends, good mindset , etc.

    1. What a wonderful place to dwell in today. Many have this but can’t find the gratitude, so cheers to taking it all in and knowing how blessed you are.

  21. I love these words. I have had a stomach ache for several days, after a very unpleasant encounter with some people at my day job. Anticipating seeing them has made me sick. I realize that is how casting directors also make me feel. It’s the same thing, the anticipation of how to face hostility ( or even danger at day job) or rejection from a CD. Your words immediately erased my body sensation and shifted my focus.

  22. I don’t feel any different. I feel pathetic and like I havent done or become much of anything. I feel like Biff Loman.

    1. I hear you. It may take some time. But if you can imagine your highest self, the part of Jonas that only loves…he is looking at you with appreciation and adoration today. (He’s not comparing your journey with anyone else’s). He’s just looking at you through the lens of love. See if you can connect with that.

  23. Thank you Wendy.
    I did some deeper looking at this yesterday and even a day later i am back in a bit of feeling of tension but its powerful strong thing to reflect and appreciate all that is and our life is a journey that allows us to expand and grow and for that I am grateful.

  24. “Today, I express radical appreciation for all I have done who I have become.”

    I appreciate my health, my family, and myself. I’ve finally learned it’s ok to let go, to release unrealistic expectations and goals without guilt. It’s ok to do less – just make sure to do my best at whatever I do choose to do.
    Currently is not the right time for me as I know I’m not in a position to give 100% to the courses (and I’m ok with that – I would just feel like a failure otherwise)… as I know that one of these days I will be!!!

    Thanks, Wendy!

  25. Tamara C. Moore-White

    Hi Wendy, I’m thankful for the family I have , the family I’ve lost, my failures, my successes, the pain & the joy. These things have molded me prepared me to step into Greatness. Thank you for sharing and being a bright light. Blessings!

  26. Much needed this morning 🙂 I truly appreciate the ability to learn from the downs and how to handle the “not so good days” and turn them into positive and productive days. Life is made of so many different levels and being able to handle each one with coolness and ease is such a blessing. Slowly but surely 🙂

  27. I really needed this today, to remind myself of all I have accomplished, and that I have so many blessings in my life. Thank you!

  28. I am deeply thankful for all the great opportunities I am getting. I look forward to seeing where the next one takes me.

  29. Today I am appreciating my coworkers at my day job who help me laugh all day as we make money to fund our lives and dreams.

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