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One Secret To Booking More Work

I’m keeping it short + sweet today, as I’m about to head to San Jose for my first ever Tony Robbins Live Event! Woohoo!

Yep, I’m gonna be walking on coals, dancing in the aisles, and gathering more inspiration + insights to share with you all!

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, but never made the time.

I booked the tickets months ago (yep, to leave smack in the middle of pilot season), and even invited my best gal pal to join me.

Not only did I end up booking a great top-of-show-recurring-guest-star gig…but I was able to shoot 2 episodes in the last 2 weeks and just found out that I have this coming week OFF!

I spoke up and gave the production office my out of town dates, but also told them I was willing to move things around a bit, if need be.

(Secretly, I was hoping I didn’t have to cancel on Tony Robbins.)

I kept holding the vision of my friend and I in San Jose, while also feeling immense gratitude for this wonderful job.

And, well, it all worked out.

So, what’s on your joy + fun list these days?

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Is there something you are putting off because you don’t want to miss out on an acting opportunity?

Here’s one secret to booking more:

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How You Can Start Loving It All (Even If You Have The Post-Oscar Blues)

Did you watch the Oscars last night? No matter how it left you feeling, I’m hoping today’s post will uplift you.

Last night, my husband + I were invited to a black tie Oscar viewing party at The Hollywood Museum + I had the dream of wearing a gown from an amazing designer who creates handmade works of art.

Follow me here on instagram to see the pics.

And this morning, I’m back on the set, shooting another episode of a wonderful TV show I worked on last week + am feeling so grateful to do what I love, while also inspiring other actors along the way.

I want you to know that just 4 weeks ago, after having some great auditions and not really booking anything, I was feeling pretty down about how 2018 was going.

I wanted to feel better, but there were days, where I just couldn’t get out of my own funk + lift myself up. Can you relate?
Well, it got me thinking….

It seems we search for ways to feel good, and often run in fear of feeling anything less than what we deem as “positive emotions.”

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What if every emotion you feel throughout your day was here to awaken you?

And what if you could start loving it all?

We often spend our time judging, criticizing + labeling ourselves + our emotions + then adding to the story of what it all means.
What if, throughout your day, whatever thought or emotion was getting your attention, you could simply (more…)

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Where To Focus When Nothing Is Going On…..

When there are slow patches in your career, do you go down the dark rabbit hole of worry + self-doubt?

Do you start obsessing about how you did on your last audition or wondering if you’ll ever get another one?

I know. I’ve been there.

But, when you shift your focus from what is not working to what’s going right in your life, things will begin to shift in your favor.

This year started off kinda quiet for me (well, except all of my free trainings for actors!), and it would have been easy for me to start ranting + raving….

“What are my reps doing?”
“Where are my auditions?”
“What am I missing out on?”

But asking myself those questions only produces answers (and feelings) rooted in lack and fear.

So instead, I focused all of my energy on helping other actors (like you) succeed, while getting into a mental head-space of radical appreciation for what was working in my life.

Why would this matter?

Within the next week, I ended up getting 3 amazing auditions, including a request to read for a different role on a project I had already been in for late last year.

(Something I didn’t even know would come back around, and could have easily spent a lot of wasted time examining what I might have not done “right” at that initial audition.)

And then, a wonderful booking came in (which I can’t give details about yet) and an invitation to attend a red carpet Oscar party.

And all from shifting my focus + how it made me feel when nothing was going on. That’s it.

Sounds simple, right? It Is, but many actors choose to take the struggling route of complaining + blaming + then berating themselves. Then they spend their days busying themselves with “doing more” from this space of lack.

What they don’t realize, is that it’s hamster wheel that just produces more of the same.

So, what if, no matter how things look right now, you told yourself this:

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Instead of spending anytime criticizing or berating myself today,

I marvel at all I’ve done + who I’ve become along the way.

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3 Steps To Take When You Feel Lost

Thirteen years ago, I was on the edge of a devastating breakup and day’s like Valentine’s Day would spark a sadness within me that would turn the rest of February into my least favorite month.

Especially since I had a timeline of how my life was going to go + clearly I was “off schedule,” since I was going to be married with kids by age 33.

When we feel lost in the woods and we can’t seem to find our way, it’s easy to think thinks will never change.

Time definitely gives you perspective, and as I look back now, this is what I wish I knew….

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Love wherever you are in your journey and know that it is all leading you to the light.

Because ultimately, life had even better plans for me.

And interestingly enough, it was after spending a year where I focused on giving myself everything I thought I needed a relationship to give to me, that an old friend (who I did a film with 10 years prior) came along and changed my life. (more…)

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How To Deal With Uncomfortable Feelings

What do most of us do when we don’t want to deal with uncomfortable feelings?

We suppress them. We run from them. We distract ourselves. We check email. Check Facebook. Check Instagram. Check Twitter. Check Facebook Again. We scroll + comment. We rant + rave. We get more frustrated.

Or we distract ourselves in other ways. Some use eating, smoking, drinking. gambling, shopping, blaming, or shaming, all in a massive effort to not feel.

It’s a vicious cycle that may bring instant or temporary relief, but will never provide any long term gain.

Why? All of these activities get us to check out + tune out from what’s really going on.

What if, this week, instead of tuning out to what’s bothering you, you tuned in?

Instead of running from fear or sadness, or trying to suppress shame or disappointment, what if you embraced it + allowed it to be heard.

Here’s what you would d discover….

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What if any time you experienced uncomfortable feelings (more…)

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11 Reasons You Feel Stuck (And How To Set Yourself Free)

When you are feeling down, stuck or frustrated, usually one (or more) of the following is going on within you…

  1. You’re apologizing for yourself + where you are in your career.
  2. You’re needing some external condition to make you happy.
  3. You’re forgetting that saying thank you in advance is a powerful choice.
  4. You’re in your head, allowing worry + doubt to rule your day.
  5. You’re waiting for fear to subside, before you take action.
  6. You’re trying to do everything perfectly, which keeps you procrastinating.
  7. You’re beaten down by rejection + letting it define you.
  8. You’re unaware of your true self + your inner greatness.
  9. You’re focusing on why it might not be possible for you.
  10. You’re needing things to change to feel good.
  11. You’re allowing your current reality to dictate your mood.

Do you notice a trend here?

You’re apologizing, needing, forgetting, waiting, trying, beaten down and unaware.

The good news is that by simply becoming aware of what you’re doing + how it’s making you feel, you can reclaim your power + start feeling unstoppable.

I know that some days are harder than others to get unstuck, so I here are 11 declarations to help you.

This is my “Credo For Feeling Unstoppable.”

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Print it out.  Make it your screensaver.  Recite it every morning. (more…)

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The Real Cause of Your Frustration (And How to Find Relief)

We all do it.

When we are frustrated with our acting careers, we want find someone or something to blame.

So, you tend to blame…

  • Your representation
  • Your lack of auditions
  • Your lack of callbacks
  • Your age
  • Your credits
  • Your ethnicity
  • Your weight/looks
  • Your connections
  • Your mate/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend
  • The casting director who didn’t smile when she/he called your name
  • The execs who didn’t look up when you walked into the room
  • The girl/guy who went in before you that books everything
  • The reader
  • The traffic
  • The weather

But what if whatever you are blaming on this list for your frustration, wasn’t the cause of it at all?

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Isn’t that interesting to realize? “While we think that our circumstances are the cause of our frustration, the real source lies in our being unaware of our higher self. ” – Pir Vilayat

So maybe now the question becomes, what exactly is my higher self, and how the heck do I become aware of this…self?

Well, for starters, your higher self (more…)

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3 Steps To Creating Certainty

Happy June!  I can’t believe we are half way through 2016!?

No matter what you have created (or have yet to create) in your life and career so far this year, remember this…

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Did you really take that in?

“If you have the ability to imagine it,
the Universe has the ability + the resources to deliver it fully to you.”

Abraham-Hicks

So what stops us then? How do we lose our way? Why aren’t we where we want to be?
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How To Find The Solutions To Your Problems

Whenever I have felt really stuck with a problem in my life, it has usually been for one reason.  I’m focusing more energy on how the problem is delaying me, annoying me or frustrating me in some way vs. shifting my mind to finding a solution.

When you are busy talking about, ranting about, texting about, facebooking/tweeting about the problem, you are literally cutting yourself off from finding the solution.

Why?

Telling the story over and over again about the problem (no matter how “right” you may be) is a completely different energy frequency than accessing the solution.

It’s like having your radio dial tuned to 96.7 FM but wanting to hear 106 AM.  The frequencies are not a match.

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When we carry with us anger, regret or frustration day after day, it takes it’s toll on our health + our stress level.  It also keeps us living in the past.

When you sleep, all thought (and resistance) ceases.  If you (more…)

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How To Tap Into Your Own Power + Find The Answers You Seek

One of my greatest teachers has been the late Dr. Wayne Dyer.  My mother would watch his PBS specials when I was a growing up + I would sit with her and eagerly listen to his insightful talks.

One of my favorite quotes that inspires me to continue to create is this…

YourIntuitiveInnerVoice

“Don’t die with your music still in you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice + find what passion stirs your soul.”

Carl Jung believed that intuition was one of the most important abilities that humans have.

As actors, tapping into our intuitive inner voice can be vital to our success, happiness + well-being.

In fact, there is a part of you that knows exactly how to do the audition sides, give the performance, make career decisions + major life decisions.

The power is (more…)

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