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7 Reason to Harness The Power of Feeling Good Now

Haven’t you noticed with some people, success just seems to find them…over and over?
Things align for them.  Success comes easily.

What is their secret?  Connections, training, looks?

None of the above.

If you interviewed 100 successful people in our business, the common denominating factor in their success would be their…consistent state of mind.

More often than not, they don’t get stuck in a state of struggle, but find reasons to feel good now, matter what obstacles they may be facing.  They make feeling good #1 on their To Do List.

From the outside, it may seem as if they are often “in the flow” .Which also means they don’t allow setbacks or rejection to destroy them.  They also “go with the flow” more easily not allowing fear to stop them.

FeelGoodNow

By postponing your happiness, you are actually disallowing the things you want to FLOW into your life! Look for reasons to feel good now every day + watch what shifts in your life + career.

You might hear most actors say…“I will feel so good when…”

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3 Words That Can Change Everything…

IAcceptMyself

No matter how high you climb in your acting career…there will always be someone further along.

So often actors tend to compare “up” to others who have more success which only makes them feel “less than.”

This is your ego’s way of keeping your competitive mind active.

But when you shift from the mind that compares to the mind that creates, you will shift how you feel about yourself, as well as the abundance that shows up for you.

You are a divine being having a human experience.  When you spend your time wishing you were further along, had more credits, were prettier, younger or whatever other thought your inner critic distracts you with, you actually cut off your own creativity in this moment. You deplete all of your power.

It would seem as if “the industry” is doing it, but it is actually coming from your own projection of thought from your competitive mind that believes the supply of roles + opportunities is somehow limited.

When you can literally state “I accept myself.  I accept my life + my career exactly as they are right now,” + mean it, you raise your self-worth and you begin to realize, there really is no competition.

Then you give yourself the gift of accepting this moment exactly as it is, or another way to explain (more…)

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The Power of Taking A Break

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday that marks the end of summer for many, but it was originally intended to celebrate the working class in the late 1800’s.

I’m sure anyone who was alive back then would be amazed to see how we can now connect with someone on the other side of the planet at the speed of light.

My 3 year-old squeals with delight at the sight of the Netflix logo on my iPad, knowing he can connect with Mickey Mouse in seconds.

Even I squealed with delight the first time I saw actors connecting with my work from India, South Africa, Australia and other countries around the world.

And yet, how connected are we with what is right in front of us?

All of this fast-paced technology in the palm of our hand can get addicting + distracting if we don’t know how to take a real break from “virtually connecting” to really connect.

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10 Lessons Robin Williams Taught Me About Life

ALotToLearn

When I heard the news of Robin Williams death, I thought it might be a wonderful mistake.  An internet hoax. A joke. Obviously,  it wasn’t.

And yet, now that I’ve read so many amazing stories from those I know who were lucky enough to work with him + others I don’t know who loved him dearly, I can only look at his death + the above quote +  think …yes, there is still a lot to learn. (more…)

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The Secret to Success: 4 Steps To Getting C.A.S.T.

Do  you know how powerful you are?  Really?  Do you know that whatever you can conceive as true, you can bring into being?

But here’s the catch:  You don’t get what you want. you get what you believe, or as Wayne Dyer simply states, “When you believe it, you will see it.”

So, if you’ve been taking lots of action to achieve your goals + not getting the results you desire, odds are, at a deep subconscious level, what you believe to be true about yourself + your dreams being realized needs to shift.  When your beliefs change, so do your actions + ultimately so do your results.

“Your mental visualization will be accepted by your subconscious mind.  If you dwell on obstacles, delays + difficulties, your subconscious mind responds accordingly, and you block your own good.”
~ Joseph Murphy (The Power of the Subconscious Mind)

So the next time you feel frustrated that what you want is taking too long to get here, remember this:

 ItIsDone

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How To Ask For What You Want

When was the last time you ASKED for what you wanted?
So many actors spend their time complaining about what isn’t happening instead of taking action to create what they say they want.

AskForWhatYouWant

ASKING improves your chance of receiving by 200%!
Instead of resenting someone (ie. your current representation) for not offering to get you in certain Casting Director offices, why not ask for what you need?  With all the clients they have, they might not even know a certain CD has never met you, and you won’t know unless you ASK!  So, why don’t you try it?  If you don’t ask, the answer most surely will continue to be…no.

I actually began my voice-over career by ASKING… (more…)

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6 Words That WIll Shift Your Mindset

What if today, you could know,for certain, the following to be true:
IAmOnTheRightPath
You can know this for certain, simply by choosing to own the feeling.  Once you do, you are allowing these 6 little words to change how you feel, shift your mindset + ultimately alter what comes your way.

 
Owning these 6 little words will certainly bring a sense of confidence + a relaxed easiness into your auditions,  your callbacks, and your meetings.  And who doesn’t want to work with that actor?
You don’t need to wait to book the right job to feel this way, you can choose it now, in this very moment.
 
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5 Ways To Shine Your Light Brightly

Do you ever dim your light so those around you won’t feel threatened?  Do you ever make “less” of booking a job or doing something fabulous so you don’t shine too brightly or seem boastful?  I have.

Maybe it’s a “nice-girl-from-the-midwest” thing, but it never leaves anyone feeling good…not me, not them.  Once I realized that “dimming my light” was not helping anyone else shine brighter or feel better, I realized it was just a learned behavior that I could undo.  And I did!

Imagine living from a place of knowing:

YourCapacityToShineIsEndless

As Marianne Williamson says, “Your playing small does not serve the world.”

Here are 5 ways to let your light to shine brightly. (more…)

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5 Ways To Be Free + Brave In Every Audition

On the heels of  the USA’s 4th of July holiday, I feel so lucky to live, as our “Star Spangled Banner” song lyrics states: “in the land of the free + the home of the brave.”

I’ve been thinking alot about these two words lately, and what it means to be free + brave. 

These two powerful words seem to also apply to being an actor.  This career path lends itself to having a free schedule, one that changes daily that can leave you with either to much free time or feeling a deep sense of freedom, joy + creativity, depending on how self-motivated you are +  what you do to stay inspired + growing.   Then, to put yourself out there, day after day + face rejection of all kinds, definitely makes pursuing an acting career a brave choice.  How free + brave do you feel?

Well, in the audition room, the more free + brave you can be, the more likely you are to be remembered, called back + hired for the job.

Ultimately,

Free+Brave

When you are concerned about what everyone else thinks, odds are your actions won’t be coming from a place of feeling free + brave.  Once you let that go, you will find more peace + creativity in your life + your acting work.

As C+ C Music Factory says: “Free your mind + the rest will follow.”

Here are 5 Ways To Be Free + Brave In Every Audition (more…)

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How To Become The Happiest Actor You Know

There are 2 important questions you need to ask yourself:

1) How happy are you right now?
Do you know that everything you want is because you think you’ll be happier once you have it.  Every role, every possession, every relationship, every award, every accolade.

2) How much fun are you having on your journey as an actor?
Many actors who are unhappy today say they’ll just be happy when they “are on a series, book the job, or make a million dollars,” yet we’ve seen so many examples of actors with tons of success who are still miserable.

Why? Because you can’t have a happy ending to an unhappy journey.   You’ve got to find ways to get happy now no matter what is going on in your career or life.
HappinessIsAnInsideJob

Happiness is an inside job. You don’t have to wait for your circumstances to change to find joy, but instead try changing where you are focusing your attention.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer

Here are 7 habits to becoming the happiest actor you know:
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