Julie Craig went from not working for over a year (and feeling pretty hopeless) to manifesting all kinds of miracles in her career, including 3 new bookings + getting noticed by network execs.
Now she’s recurring on Murder In The First and just signed with a new manager!
So what shifted in under 90 days? Julie says it herself,“the thing I had to really work on was my inner game.”
During our interview, Julie shares how the tools in my Spotlight Club helped her to go from feeling stuck in pure lack mentality to manifesting miracles in less than 3 months.
I’m honored that my work helped this lovely, young actress to reignite her career + her spirits. Hope you enjoy her inspiring interview.
What had you been struggling with in your life or career prior to joining Spotlight?
I had been really struggling with staying positive. I felt completely stuck, like I was spinning in circles and not moving forward in my life or career. I had a lot of momentum in the New York theatre scene and it seemed like as soon as I got to LA, everything stopped…just crickets…for years!
I tried switching representation a couple of times, but that never made a difference.
I got myself a few opportunities just by building relationships on my own, but the frequency of auditions (and therefore jobs) was really depressing. I had a hard time expecting anything but what I was experiencing, which created pure lack mentality and I felt kind of hopeless.
I was working a million jobs and barely staying afloat financially so that I could keep my schedule flexible for the auditions I wasn’t even getting! So I was pretty down in the dumps about what I was doing with my life as I watched the years fly on by.
What made you decide to join Spotlight + how long have you been using the tools?
I think I discovered you because I had just finished an awesome book called “You Are A Badass,” which has a whole section at the end about the value of seeking out and hiring coaches.
This blew me away! It put me into such an amazing frame of mind.
I started using it before my acting class even and my work improved! It made me realize that the thing I had to really work on was my inner game. Everything you said at the workshop resonated with me. I had read a bunch of books about this stuff, but I’d never really made it a practice.
The difference between you and all the books was you seemed to have the tools to take it from being a good idea, to a routine that was easy. I knew I’d actually do it.
I had no excuse for not being able to sit and listen to a meditation for 15 minutes a day. So I joined The Spotlight Club. This was only 3 months ago.
Wow! Thank you. So, you’ve had many miracles show up recently, tell us about that.
To really give you a sense of how miraculous this was, I hadn’t booked an acting job in over a year and I’d had about 3 auditions in that time so things have been slow so say the least.
In a few months, since joining Spotlight, I booked two Taco Bell commercials, was a reader for a pilot table read where I shook Harvey Weinstein’s hand, a network exec saw my work and gave me his card and said if I’m ever right for anything they’re doing to just email him and I signed with a new manager.
Then, in just a week since beginning the Manifesting Miracles meditation, I was OFFERED (never used that word before) a role on a tv show that now allows me to put the word RECURRING on my resume for the first time! They brought my character from last year back for another episode! This is not a coincidence!
I have never in 6 years in LA had so much going on in my career at once. I am so beyond grateful for you, Wendy Braun. Your meditations are everything. Truly miraculous and I’ve proven it.
Also, I must be carrying myself differently and the inner work is coming through because even random people are noticing.
That’s amazing! Which Spotlight tools helped you the most to start manifesting miracles?
I do the journal almost every day. I take the pressure off myself to write super long winded answers if my morning is pressed for time. I just answer the questions plainly and simply and it is enough and makes a big difference. I am in the best frame of mind to start the day.
The key I think is to not judge myself while meditating. Some days it is very easy to go on the journey the meditations take you on, and other days I can feel myself resisting to go there emotionally or distracted. But most of the time, I end up getting there by the end.
I really feel the feelings. That is key I think. As actors we are already so good at imagining things and feeling things that aren’t really even there. So we should be experts at this kind of work!!
What advice would you give to actors who haven’t booked in a long time?
Persistence! Just keep going! And really truly find that place in your heart where you believe in your talent to take you all the way. The rest of the details all fall into place. Stop trying to figure out how, just keep taking action and follow leads and make turns when it’s not working.
But keep believing, keep going, and keep taking action. Also love yourself.
Do everything you can to be nice to yourself and express love, even when you don’t feel it.
Buy yourself flowers for no reason, take yourself to a movie, light a candle and read for fun. Little things add up. When you connect to kind and loving feelings for yourself and trust the Universe with your dreams, that is one powerful combination.
What are three words that best describe you?
Passionate, brave, genuine.
Tell us which of Wendy’s audios are on “Julie’s Favorites” playlist?
Where can we find you online?
Any parting words or a favorite quote?
I am collector of quotes…here are some favorites…
On the other side of your fear, is your freedom. -Jen Sincero
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. -Steve Jobs
I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become. -Oprah Winfrey
Thanks Julie! What an amazing inner + outer game transformation. I’m excited to see what’s ahead for you. Keep us posted!
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