You might not want to hear it, but complaining is a chronic habit that ultimately keeps you stuck.
Have you ever tried to go through your entire day + not make one complaint? It’s not easy, right?
You might not even be aware of how often you complain, because it’s become so habitual. For many of us, complaining has become our standard mode of operation.
We complain the audition is taking too long.
We complain about the traffic.
We complain about the line at the grocery store.
Then we get together with our friends and when they start to complain, we chime in easily + add to it, until everyone is bonding over a big-warm-complaint-bonfire. (And I can’t say I haven’t been there. I have.)
So, here’s one simple way to get unstuck.
Become mindful of how often you complain + stop yourself in your tracks.
In fact, this is my SPECIAL INVITATION to have you join me in making November a complaint free month.
How do you do it? Here are 4 steps to making November COMPLAINT FREE.(more…)
Whether you are feeling frustrated with your acting career, or the current political climate (or both), keep in mind, that often, the deepest upsets + challenges arrive just before a HUGE transformation.
One of the most helpful ways to move through all the uncertainty, is by realigning with love.
And the most simple + practical, yet highly underused method to reconnect, is right within your own body…the breath.
We often run through life unaware of the capacity that breathing deeply has to alter our state of mind, our health + our joy-factor.
In under 5 minutes, it can turn your awareness from worry, doubt and anxiety to a state of love, surrender + trust.
And guess what? In doing so, you will be contributing to peace in the world.
It has been scientifically proven that deep (more…)
None of us are immune to feeling cranky. It happens.
We all have bad days, maybe even a few frustrating months, or for some Americans, an election that didn’t turn out the way they wanted.
I’m all for feeling your feelings, acknowledging your pain and your hurt. That is part of being human,
But at some point, whether it’s in regard to your acting career, your personal life or another’s political view, you have to find a way to shift from focusing from being critical to being compassionate (towards yourself + others). That’s when things begin to shift.
I’m going to leave the political debate for those on Facebook (P.S. it’s OK to take a break from that too)
And stick with inspiring and uplifting you, which is always my weekly intention.
But, it’s not that I am immune to crankiness. (more…)
I just got back from a great vacation in Puerto Vallarta with my family. Yes, in the middle of October! Between the water slides, the surf break right out front and the chocolate fondue fountain at dinner, everyone in the family had a blast. (Oh yeah, and catamaran rides were included!)
I remember years ago, in my single days, I was so focused on pursuing my career, that not only did I rarely take a vacation, I barely took a day off!
What I know now is that we all need a break. Not only is it good for your body, it refreshes your mind, your soul and your perspective.
So, as the holiday season approaches and your schedule gets busier – remember to (more…)
Did you watch the Emmys last night? Did it inspire you or leave you feeling dejected? Well, today is a new day + I have 2 important questions for you…
1) Who won Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series? Yeah, I just turned it off, and I’d have to Google it to be sure.
2) When’s the last time you thought a loving thought about yourself?
Last time you booked a job? When you had a great audition? After positive feedback at a callback?
I’m hoping, it was seconds ago.
If the Emmys had you comparing + despairing, then you can use these 9 thoughts as a beginner’s guide to loving yourself while pursuing your acting career. (Instead of waiting for the next booking (or an Emmy nomination) to do so.)
When you begin to flow loving thoughts your way every day, often they open up a waterfall of emotions that have been pushed down or locked away.
See what happens when you allow these 9 loving thoughts to touch your heart.
Whichever one resonates with you the most, is probably the one you most needed to hear (or tell yourself).
Repeat them out loud to yourself + see what happens. (more…)
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."
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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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."
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!”
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!"