When you’re ambitious + hard working, and things aren’t showing up exactly as you’d like, when you’d like, it can be frustrating.
Or when you’ve just finished working on a job + all of a sudden there’s a slow period, it’s easy to get caught up in wondering. “What’s next?”
Or when you audition for something, and you’re “pinned” or put on “watch + advise,” end up getting released, and you have to go back to trusting that something even better is on it’s way. (This was me a few weeks ago).
In fact, today I want to share with you what’s gone on in the last month inside my own journey navigating #actorlife + how I’ve had to practice trusting the process.
Last month, I auditioned for a recurring guest-star role on a cool drama. My audition felt great, the casting director loved it, and I thought certainly, I’d have to mark my calendar for this 4 episode arc that would shoot in Atlanta.
I’ve been committing to a set of daily morning success habits lately that have really helped me to feel good, stay inspired and get more done in less time.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but since your morning habits effect your whole day, see if you can implement a new one this week.
Try it for 21 days + see how you feel.
These are my top 5, and are all designed to help you begin your day in a proactive, positive + productive way.
1. Make Your Bed. (5 minutes)
Making your bed sets the tone for your entire day. When you take a few minutes + make your bed, you are beginning the day already accomplishing something and you are also taking a mindful moment to train your brain that the little things matter + your living space is important.
Sure, it’s easy to say, “It’s just going to get unmade later,” but that’s kind of like saying , “Why wash the dishes, if they’re just going to get dirty again?”
I’ve taught me children (my youngest one still has his moments of “it’s just going to get unmade later). to take pride in their rooms and that making their bed is part of taking care of their things, starting the day off right + feeling good about what they did themselves.
When we start the day with our bed made, we can use this mindset towards completing other tasks where the same dilemma arises, and we tell ourselves, this would be “easy to do or easy to blow off.”
As Nike says, just do it.
2. Drink Something Healthy (10 minutes)
We’ve had a juicer for years that has been gathering dust, but once I started reading all about @CeleryJuiceBenefits from the Medical Medium, and saw all the ways people healed all kinds of things on his Instagram Stories, I was in.
So I dusted off the juicer + now I make 16oz of celery juice a daily habit. (it’s been 45 days so far!).
Whether you do celery juice or some lemon with water, make your morning beverage (before your coffee) something that will flush toxins from your system + hydrate you.
You’ll be amazed at how easily this will become a habit that effects the rest of your day (and the well-being of your body + mind).
3. Write In A Journal (10 minutes)
Instead of checking social media, email + looking at the twitter news feed, check in with yourself first.
This has become a habit that has helped me so much lately.
Instead of checking “out” by diving deep into my phone, I like to begin each by checking “inward” first.
I sit in my backyard, and make a rapid fire list of all the things I am (more…)
I hope you’ve been enjoying July! (Whether it’s summer or winter where you live, I love connecting with actors all over the world each week).
That is the beauty of modern technology.
On a side note: I’m not sure how I missed feeling 2 earthquakes in one weekend, but I hope all of my Southern California readers are all okay.
Make sure you have shoes near your bed, flashlights and a battery powered transit radio as the very basics of your earthquake preparedness kit. Here is a full list of itemsrecommended by the Red Cross.
I just learned how to turn the gas off and the water main off at our house, just in case. Do you know how to do these things? Make sure you do.
I moved here 5 days before the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, and that one shocked me to my core. (So maybe that’s why the Universe made sure I was swinging on a swing with my kids this time around).
Whether it’s a dealing with a natural disaster or even dealing with the daily life of being an actor, I know this to be true…. No matter where you live, I hope you’ve also been taking time to pause this month, to get outside + enjoy nature, without checking your phone.
With modern technology at our fingertips all day long + requests coming at us from all angles, giving ourselves permission to pause, to take a break, as well as not check social media or email one more time, can be challenging.
Our brains inherently want to remain active + in charge, and not relinquish control.
But when we choose to pause, we not only give our brains a rest, but we are also (more…)
Happy April! Happy Spring! Are you ready for a new beginning?
Are you ready to really step into the spotlight in your life + your career?
What does it take to truly shine like the brightest star?
From images we see on social media or in magazines, it often looks like perfection + flawlessness.
But if we are to tell stories that reflect humanity, then flawlessness and perfection are not a true reflection of who we really are.
There are many other stories that needs to be told.
So what if stepping into the spotlight in your life + career, meant stepping up + owning your imperfections and your flaws, not waiting to be ready or perfect or flawless, but showing up + rising up in a way that lets others see the real you…now?
What if the way was through the consciousness of love, where there are no limits?
In the Japanese culture broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty.
What if stepping into the spotlight meant taking all the flaws that you might try to hide (or the parts of you that may feel broken) and instead you loved them, revealed them + celebrated them?
I want to express a heartfelt THANK YOU for coming along with me in January as I shared my free videos, my free online masterclass, my multi-city live events and all the exciting news about my 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 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….. Yes, I want you to express radical appreciation for all you have done + who you have become. (more…)
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."
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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."
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."
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!"
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 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."