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5 Tips On How To Finish The Year Strong

With less than 80 days to go in 2019, (79 to be exact), I want to help you finish the year strong.

If you’ve been struggling in any way lately, just know that you are not alone, that we all have down days + that things can change so quickly (especially in this business)!

If you want to make a massive shift before the end of the year, here are a few things you can do.

1) Come see me in person at my complimentary LIVE masterclass.

In under 90 minutes, I will teach you how to create bigger results with far less effort + let go of all the struggle. To witness the amazing shifts that actors have when they come see me live, is mind-blowing.

Here’s what one actress (and Television Academy member) had to say after seeing me live:
“Attending Wendy’s Live Masterclass delivered a much needed peace, freedom + happiness that I can’t even begin to describe, plus I now have a roadmap for creating real breakthroughs,”

So, if you do one thing before the end of the year, commit to saving your seat for my free masterclass.

I only do these free live workshops once a year + they are filling up fast.

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2) List your wins (from the last decade).

Not only are we closing out another year, but another decade is ending. Crazy, right?

Do you remember where were you in October 2009? Do you realize how far you’ve come since then?

Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to take inventory on it all. Why not take a moment today + think back on your life and career since that time + write out your wins?

Here are some prompts if you need help.

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In the last decade…

  1. I have created…
  2. I am most proud of…
  3. I am most grateful for…
  4. have become more…
  5. I have learned…

When you really stop to focus on all you have done (and who you’ve become along the way), this particular day in October will feel less dire to you. When you can relax about it all and shift your focus, you are not only getting out of your own way, but inviting in more good things to celebrate. (more…)

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Let’s Meet In Person On My City Tour

My heart is so full today. Over the weekend, I sat down face to face with 20 amazing actors in LA and had the privilege of interviewing them individually + hearing their stories of radical transformation.

To sit across from these beautiful souls in such an intimate setting and have them tell me that I’ve helped change their lives, their careers, their relationships, their confidence, their abundance, their entire world, and how they now feel about themselves was a gift that moved me to tears over and over again (even as I recall it now).

Where did it all begin? They attended my empowering free masterclass, where I walked them through the 5 steps to creating real success breakthroughs in their lives + careers.

I realize (especially in this digital age) that there is nothing like connecting face to face.

Which is why I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to cities all over the world to share my uplifting + inspiring Live Masterclass.

And I’d love to meet you in person.

Click here to join me in Los Angeles. 
Click here to join me in Vancouver.
Click here (or the graphic below) to join me in your city. 

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During each stop on my city tour, I’ll walk you through the exact steps that I took to go from feeling lost in my career to booking over 75 TV + Film credits, over 100 commercials + thousands of voice-overs (the same steps now used by actors who are booking leads in films, working on hit TV shows + winning awards, while enjoying more happiness in their personal lives, too).

And I’m coming with special gifts, I know you’re going to love.

So let’s meet up this fall! These events will fill up fast, so save your seat now + mark your calendar.
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2 Things Every Actor Should Do This Summer (And Why It Will Help Your Career)

Remember when you were a kid + you got so excited about the smallest of things?

Riding your bike around the neighborhood.
Eating popsicles on the front porch.
Going to the beach.

Remember how you were so engaged with what you were doing that the time just seemed to fly by while you were laughing + playing?

Watching my kids run + skip down the path to the beach this week reminded me that there are…

2 things every actor should do this summer:

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Relax more. Play more. Start keeping the faith that you are on the right path. (more…)

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The Best Weapon Against Your Challenges

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 items recommended 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….
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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…)

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You’ve Already Won! (And Other Life Lessons From My Emmy® 2019 FYC Journey)

It’s an exciting day! The Emmy® nomination-round voting begins today + it is a dream come true to be on the ballot and be considered for a nomination.

Television Academy Members can view + vote here. 
View my work (or share the love) here.

It’s been an amazing journey (and an emotional roller coaster ride, really) since the beginning of the year.

Today, I thought I’d walk back through the ups and downs of the last six months, and share the lessons I’ve learned along the way with you.

The most recent one came (as it often does), through my 7-year-old son.

When I was about to leave the house last week, all dressed up to go to a “For Your Emmy® Consideration” event + screening, featuring my work on Atypical (Netflix), he took one look at me from head to toe and said, “You’ve already won, Mommy.”

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The smile on his face. The sound of his voice. The love in his heart. The wise words that he shared. All of it, hit me right in the heart.

It stopped me in my tracks, because he was right, on so many levels.

Here’s a quick glimpse back at some ups and downs of the last 6 months (and why you can begin today feeling that you’ve already won, too). (more…)

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Expand To New Heights (Here’s How It Begins)

Can you believe we are 5 months in to 2019?  How are things going for you?  Are you staying on track with the goals or intentions you created in January?

I’m hoping this will help reignite your fire today.

I choose a word each year that serves as the intention behind my thoughts, beliefs + actions, since I know it is our daily habits that create our success.

My word has been expansion.
 
To expand what I think is possible.
To expand what I think I can do.
To expand what I think I deserve.
To expand how I can help others.
To expand how I can serve.
To expand how I can give.

I invite you to do the same…

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So often we want to expand into something bigger or better in our lives + careers, but something gets in the way.

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3 Steps To Getting Better Results

Ever feel like this? Exhausted, not booking, a bit lost or unsure, and maybe heading down a dark rabbit hole of negative thinking…

Even though you know better?
Even though you’re trying to stay positive?
Even though you’re trying keep the faith?

Does it seem like the more you try to do that, the more you feel like you are entering a dark tunnel without the light?

This was exactly the way one of my students admitted to feeling recently + she was actually thrilled to find out she wasn’t alone.

Not only did other actors feel this way, I told her that she basically described my February!

Yes, that’s right. I have plenty of down days too.

I had a month of great auditions + no bookings. I was definitely wondering, “where’s mine?”

I had assumed that the show I had been recurring on (Atypical on Netflix) was back in production, but I hadn’t heard anything about returning for another season.

And when things aren’t showing up the way you’d like, that dark hole can feel like it goes on forever, right?

So what do you do?

I’m all for feeling your feelings + going through them, instead of slapping a smiley face sticker over your pain.

So just know that when you are feeling down, you’re not alone. Reach out + talk to a friend. (Most likely an actor you know is feeling the same way).

Then, remind yourself that tomorrow is a new day + treat it as a blank white canvas.

When you shift your focus, it will help shift how you feel, and ultimately effect what you do.

And as you take a new action, from a better feeling place, the light in that dark tunnel will begin to appear.
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This is exactly what I did. (more…)

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Turning Your Flaws Into Gold

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?

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What To Do When What You Want Isn’t Showing Up: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

I know it’s fun to have what you want show up, easily + effortlessly, but what happens when it’s not coming to you as fast as you had hoped?

When you want something + you doubt it, you add resistance to your own perfect path.

Sometimes when you see another having what it is you want, your ego may convince you that your timing is off, and that it’s not coming to you.

But that is just a game the critical mind likes to play to stay in control.

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If there’s something you want, that isn’t coming, the best thing to do is  (more…)

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Mindset Mantras To End The Year Feeling Great

A short and sweet reminder that you are so much more than your career and your latest credits.

You play many roles in your life + they are all meaningful and valuable.  “Actor” is only one of those roles, just as “what you’ve done” in your career this year is only one facet of the multi-faceted diamond that is you.

So whether you print this out + tape it to your bathroom mirror or screenshot the graphic + save it to your phone, allow it to serve as a loving guide to end the year knowing that not only are you enough exactly as you are right now, but that you are a precious gift.

Treat yourself this way as the year comes to a close + you will start the New Year off in the right direction.

Pause and read this anytime you feel your inner critic try to define you, judge you or criticize you…

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