Have you noticed, sometimes, that the harder you work, the tougher life often feels? (While others seem to float magically through life?)
Have you noticed that the more you push, make giant to-do lists + tell yourself you need to do everything at once, the more exhausted you feel?
Have you gotten so used to doing things this way, that you’ve even forgotten what brings you joy?
I know, because I operated like this for YEARS.
Yep. I used to be that actress who would never leave town (FOMO), was constantly working on improving my skills + definitely put “fun” last on my long list of “things to achieve this week.”
And it’s not to say, I’m against, working hard + mastering your craft. I still put my time in, but I just do it from a different place these days. A more aligned place. A place where I’ve first made joy + fun a priority. (Isn’t that why we’re all doing this?)
What I’ve noticed is that when you get back to what brings you joy, things start showing up more easily. People offer more assistance. And opportunities come when you least expect them.
When you’re finding joy in your life, Universal forces begin to work in your favor.
So how do you get into a state of ease and flow in your life, and have everything fall into place?
Take time for what brings you joy. (Hint: It’s kinda why we’re all here.) The achievement of anything that you desire must be (more…)
I know most actors go through some version of this conversation:
I’ll feel happy when…
I get a new agent. I get auditions from the new agent. I get more auditions from the new agent. I get callbacks from the auditions. I book the job. I book a bigger job. I book 3 big jobs in a row that don’t conflict with each other. I book a VO campaign. I book a 6 figure VO campaign. And on and on and on.
It’s almost like scrolling on social media. No matter what you find, you are training your brain to search for more, because what you find is never quite enough.
And sometimes we get so busy searching and seeking and looking for something (or even someone) to complete us or make us feel whole or make us feel like we’ve accomplished something, that we fail to realize our happiness is right here in this moment…whether we get the agent, the job, the bigger job, the campaign or not.
Yep. Right here in this moment, is not only where your joy lies, it is also where your true power lies.
Most rarely align with their true power because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxing, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. – Abraham-Hicks
Most believe in efforting their way through. But when things aren’t showing up, and you’re feeling bad about it in any way, it’s always a reminder to (more…)
How do you start your day when you have an audition?
Do you speak lovingly to yourself, or are you filled with worry, doubt or fear?
How you begin your day, is usually how you live your life. Since every thought you think is creating your experience, it helps to be mindful of what you are telling yourself. We are all using affirmations all day long, the question is, are you affirming the positive or the negative?
You’ll know by the way you feel.
Choose To Change It
If you don’t like how you feel, change your thoughts.
When you start to change your way of thinking, your inner voice will always react immediately with either fear or love.
But what if you used a different criteria for responding to your habitual internal dialogue?
Try this: “If it feels good, it’s true for me. If it feels bad, it’s a lie.” What are you affirming on your audition days?(more…)
When you try to fix something, you fixate on it. You spend your time + energy focusing on the problem.
Albert Einstein once said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
So whatever feels like a problem this week, what if you simply reframed your thinking?
Better yet, instead of wishing things were different, what if you didn’t even see them as problems, but rather as the perfect next steps along your path?
I had an epiphany this week, in the midst of watching the Hollywood Reporter Roundtable discussion of dramatic actresses, (where Oprah and Nicole Kidman talk about being nervous and being scared of making fools of themselves), and I realized that thinking you will feel differently when you get to somewhere other than where you are right now, is an illusion.
And I just started asking this question…. What if everything was perfect exactly as it is right now? What if you didn’t need one thing to change for you to feel good?
What if the timing of all that is and isn’t happening for you was perfect? (more…)
Do you scroll through email and social media before you even get out of bed? It’s not uncommon, but it’s also not helping you to be productive.
When your morning habit is to tune into what everyone else is doing, needing and wanting, you lose the valuable connection with your own inner knowing.
This connection is very powerful + will guide you throughout your day, but it’s not found by scrolling through Instagram.
Social media will most likely lead you to comparing and despairing. (Not ideal for motivating yourself to take action, first thing in the morning.) Since your life is created by your habits, to wire yourself for success, you must (more…)
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