Week 15 - The Dirty Little Secret

In Open: An Autobiography he tells us the secret he learned becoming a tennis phenom...

I feel, in fact, as if I’ve been let in on a dirty little secret: winning changes nothing. Now that I’ve won a slam, I know something that very few people on earth are permitted to know. A win doesn’t feel as good as a loss feels bad, and the good feeling doesn’t last as long as the bad. Not even close.”

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Week 14 - Seriously or Personally

Auditioning is deeply personal and so, not booking the job can feel deeply personal. The biggest mistake of the audition process can be that we are more concerned with the casting director liking and validating us then serving the story and character at hand.

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Week 13 - Unprepared

You are ALWAYS unprepared. That is how it works.

The only problem is, we have started using “I am not ready” as an excuse to not do it, take the chance, take our turn, show up...

But if you don’t show up...you will never be there.

It isn’t about READINESS but WILLINGNESS....

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Week 11 - The Noise

We SUFFER when we identify ourselves with the fearful, untruthful, shaming voice. We drive ourselves crazy listening to the incessant noise of the Ego aimed to keep us small.

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Week 10 - Grow Up

It is time to grow up. To accept your mission. To know you are here to GIVE something, not only to sit placidly and ask the world to give to you.

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Week 8 - Critical

There is something inherently brave about being an actor. We put ourselves, and the depth of our feeling on display. We give it away and we do this on a platform full of judgement and criticism. We are brave.

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WEEK 5 - WHY WE TAKE A PASS

So many of us, much of the time, listen to the excuses and justifications telling us why NOT to do something and convince ourselves we have EVERY RIGHT to NOT do it, even if we want to and we take a pass.

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Week 4- Stupid

Seth Godin says “stupid is the emotion associated with learning.” It is NECESSARY. The only ways to avoid it are: 1. Avoid change 2. Avoid freedom. Neither seem that appealing if we are here to live the life of an artist.

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Week 1: HERE WE GO....

Seth Godin’s claim is that this is our birthright. We are creators and artists and it is ALWAYS our turn for whatever we wish to play, create, move or express. What is DOESN’T promise is that is will be “guaranteed to work.” He says, “It might now work. I hope you do it anyway.”

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Week 26 - Wonder

The Soul came for creation. For art. For expression. For love. That is who you are. You won the jackpot. Your Ego has been so busy searching for a pot of gold it didn’t realize it already had it. It has YOU.

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Week 25 - Interesting

We must activate our interest in life. Not just in learning to nail an audition or do choreography. We must learn to truly play on this big world playground and take in all the majesty and adventure around every single corner!

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