Booking off a self-tape. Do you believe that can happen?
Or do you have thoughts like, “I’m better in the room” or “They’ll never watch this anyway.”
That’s exactly what one of my students, Dominic Ryan, a London based actor, used to think too. He told me this recently, “I was never a fan of self-tapes, as I felt my true personality never came across like it did in the room.”
So what shifted for Dominic? I share it in a quick video here, as well as the exact tool he used (and how you can get it for free) to get in the zone, confidently prepare a self-tape audition in London + book a feature film…that shoots in Russia!
In fact, I’ll send you this “secret self-tape audition weapon” for free when you register for my upcoming brand-new FREE LIVE masterclass happening this week!
With less than 7 weeks left to go in 2019, I’ve been reflecting a lot on this past year. My intention for 2019 has been expansion.
But ultimately to expand more, I had to do a lot more of the stuff that scared me. Did fear + doubt show up? Absolutely.
But instead of retreating + turning back, I found ways to simply keep going + push through it.
I realize, looking back, I just got more comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s how I knew I was expanding.
I love teaching actors all I have learned, and this weekend I had an amazing time doing just that in my free live masterclass in LA, where I encouraged actors to reframe how they look at fear.
Instead of running from what scares you, try looking at it from this perspective, “If it scares me, it’s calling me.” Powerful, right?
Here’s a peek inside the LA Masterclass (and all the love flowing in the room). And then the sweet feedback I received shortly afterwards. It’s been so rewarding to help others along the way.
So this time last year, I decided to lean into what scared me, which was taking my live masterclass to other cities outside of Los Angeles. It’s something I had never done before, so it was exciting, but definitely brought up some fears.
After being invited to New York + Atlanta, I knew I had to go, to not only meet my students, who were having all kinds of breakthroughs after doing my Success Breakthrough Workshop online course, but to also connect with actors in real time, face-to-face and share my teachings + my story live.
Like so many actors who come to my free masterclass, Atlanta-based actress, Lauren Buglioli was “struggling with a lot of self-imposed doubt and fear” too.
Today I want to share her inspiring story.
I think these stories are so important, because so often we just see the shiny outcome or the #BookedIt graphic + rarely hear about the struggle.
And yet, every actor goes through them. Most do it silently. Many don’t know where to turn. Some end up quitting the business.
But the ones that work through their struggles + create real breakthroughs are truly the most inspiring stories and my favorite to share.
So this is Lauren Buglioli’s #SuccessBreakthrough Story… Facing Fears + Finding Happiness
Ok, so the bright shiny part is that Lauren is now recurring on Tyler Perry’s The Oval.
But we’re also going to learn about her new inner game approach, which has gifted her with not only more bookings, but more happiness, freedom + peace. Lauren knew she needed to do something different to change her results + her state of mind.
So what was the first thing that Lauren did to shift her life + career?
She decided + committed to showing up to my free live masterclass in Atlanta.
I’m coming back in early January (and we’ve added new cities too).
Dates are set + these events will fill up fast, so grab your comp ticket now.
So let’s dive in. Lauren, congrats on all the awesome work. I’d like to begin when we first met. What had you been struggling with in your life or career when you first attended my free live masterclass?
I was struggling with a lot of self-imposed doubt and fear. I was unconsciously looking for outside proof that I was “enough” and kept finding evidence of how well I thought everyone else was doing (as if social media or Facebook posts paint the whole picture of someone else’s life…)
I’m still working on all this daily. Inner work is now part of my daily routine.
That can be so debilitating for actors. So you knew you needed(more…)
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 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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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!"
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!”