and I definitely wouldn’t have told my agent “No, I’m going.” when he suggested I turn down the initial audition for my role on Atypical (that has now turned into 4 wonderful seasons in a role I love to play).
And I definitely wouldn’t have been up “For Your Emmy Consideration As Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series” for my work on Atypical.
If I let fear stop me, I wouldn’t have done any of those things. None of it.
Many actors are starting this week feeling overwhelmed, frustrated + not knowing where to begin to create the success they crave in 2021.
But if you were with me throughout The 5-Day Success Breakthrough Experience and my Free Masterclasses this past week, you are feeling lighter, clearer, empowered, focused, recharged and excited for the road ahead.
My heart is so full today, as thousands of actors from all over the world joined me in learning how to shed all kinds of limitations, fear, self doubt and now know the exact steps to take to begin their breakthrough year.
In fact, inside of 90 minutes, those who came to my Live Masterclass Encores this weekend shared these vulnerable moments with me….
HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS:
You can watch the REPLAY now. << no opt in required. Come learn the 5 steps to radically transform your acting career + your personal happiness (and see what all the buzz is all about).
I’ve spent the last 7 days watching brave + committed actors dive inward + take an honest look at what’s been stopping them from creating more success + happiness in their acting careers + their personal lives
Here’s what I want to share with you today – as we begin the 3rd week of 2021.
To radically transform your career, you must first radically transform your inner game.
Yes, it all begins, by looking within.
Why? Well, real transformation can’t happen without conscious awareness…
Yes. When I acknowledge + accept, I can transform.
For most actors, it’s way easier to spend the day/month/year blaming their agents, weight, looks, age, lack of connections or number of auditions for their lack of results.
I have two gifts for you today. One to help you say goodbye to 2020 (hallelujah!), and the other to help you begin your best year yet. (Bring on 2021!)
Let’s start with the New Year gift, shall we? I’m so excited to personally invite you to kick off January with me LIVE! I’m hosting a totally free 5-day event where I’ll walk you through the exact steps to begin your breakthrough year. Click here to register + save your spot.
I know this year has been a doozy, so I’m kicking off 2021 helping actors to reflect, release, refocus, reignite + reimagine what is possible in 2021. You’ll learn proven strategies + simple tips to help you gain clarity, eliminate overwhelm + jumpstart January in just 5 days.
Ok here’s the gift to help you say goodbye to 2020 (and feel good about where you are in life + career).
As the year ends, and you take stock of all you’ve learned in 2020 (so many lessons, right?), I hope you’ll pause today + remember that you play many roles in your life and they are all meaningful and valuable.
“Actor” is only one of those roles, just as “what you’ve done” so far in your career is only one facet of the multi-faceted diamond that is you.
Here is a loving reminder to help you end the year knowing that not only are you enough exactly as you are right now, but that you are a precious gift.
Today, I want to express my sincere gratitude for YOU. I am so thankful to share this journey with you. Yes, 2020 has been quite a year, and we both know that tending to your own inner peace has never been more vital and necessary.
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Actors who have been listening to my audios for years tell me that “Wendy’s guided meditations are like combining a soothing sanctuary, an empowering coaching session and a dose of vitamin C for the actor’s soul all in one audio.”
If you could use some soothing + mentoring on repeat to help you through the holidays and beyond, treat yourself to some sacred gifts now. They’re good for your soul, your career and your well-being.
Hope you had a fun + safe Halloween weekend. Personally, I’ve cried a few times this past week for all kinds of reasons. You too?
As you may know, I got choked up while sharing my very vulnerable story about growing up with shame, anxiety + around mental illness (and how it has all shaped the work I do with actors).Click here to watch the video.
I cried again reading your beautiful responses and how sharing my story helped you to realize not only are you not alone, but that it’s okay to share your vulnerability and your pain as well. In fact, your deepest pain can become your greatest gift, if you can face it, feel it and heal it. I hope you now know, we are all in this together.
Then, over the Halloween weekend, as I was folding 3 piles of laundry on the bed with my ever-supportive husband, while my children were bouncing off the walls from a candy-induced sugar rush, I broke down again.
Can I just say…tears are a breakthrough. So please, by all means, go ahead and cry your eyes out (especially if you’ve been holding it all in lately for whatever reason).
Ok, so in addition to feeling emotional about politics + pandemics, heck, I’ve had some great self-tapes lately, and I haven’t heard anything yet, and it all just got to me.
I know as actors, we each put our whole heart into what we do, and sometimes it’s hard to let it all go and be present in the moment. (Yes, I struggle with this too).
So I made this quick video to walk you through exactly what I do when I’m deeply frustrated (and how to release it in seconds). And whether you use my method this week to deal with politics, pandemics or post self-tape, I truly hope this helps you. (And you enjoy my Halloween makeup).
Click the video below to learn my 2 step process for post-selftape meltdown frustration. (I think you’ll love it!)
I hope this helps you to know that every actor goes through these kinds of moments.
Whether you’ve been part of this amazing community for years, or are just joining me, I wanted to share a deeply personal story with you today.
Everything we go through in our childhood affects who we become, and as I was thinking about “why I do this,” why do I help to uplift + empower actors to create major breakthroughs in their careers and their personal lives, well, it all begins with my story of how I grew up…
When I was growing up, I was deeply ashamed of my childhood home.
My mother, though she was amazing in so many ways + supportive of my creative endeavors, was also a compulsive hoarder.
Click the video below, as I reveal what I learned from growing up with shame, anxiety + around mental illness.
And if you prefer to read the story as I tell it, here is the rest of the transcript that begins above… (more…)
Ok, so right now, I know a lot of actors are frustrated when doing self-tapes and often tell themselves, “I’m so much better in the room.”
I get it that you might miss the connection, the interaction and the feedback of an in-person audition, but this thought of “I’m so much better in the room” is not serving you in any way when you’re about to do a self-tape.
In today’s quick video, I share how you can flip the script.
When you’re about to self-tape, stop telling yourself, (more…)
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."
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!"
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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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 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."