Week 15 - The Dirty Little Secret
Week 14 - Seriously or Personally
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.”
Week 13 - Unprepared
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.
Week 12 - HABIT OF INVENTED SUFFERING
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....
Week 11 - The Noise
This week, let us devote to a new habit.
The habit of self compassion.
Week 10 - Grow Up
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.
Week 9 - If you want to win, you have to fail...
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.
Week 8 - Critical
So many of us are AFRAID of the very thing we need MOST. Remember learning to walk or talk? Do you remember the crazy amounts of times you fell or said the wrong thing? No. And it was WAY more than you are failing now.
Week 7 - CONCRETE GOALS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE
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.
Week 6 - Roller Coasters
“Concrete dreams, on the other hand, are based on EFFORT and a keen sense of what is possible. Concrete dreams juxtapose what if with the MAYBE. They expose us to hope and risk at the very same time. Living with the POSSIBLE takes guts.”
WEEK 5 - WHY WE TAKE A PASS
All that we love and feel truly turned on by in life comes with TENSION. Without this tension, there’s no true freedom...
Week 4- Stupid
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.
Week 3 - Freedom and the Problem with Freedom
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.
WEEK 2 - ARE YOU STUCK?
As Seth Godin writes: “Now, more than ever more of us have the freedom to care, The freedom to connect
The freedom to choose. The freedom to initiate. The freedom to do what matters.... If we choose.”
Week 1: HERE WE GO....
ARE YOU STUCK? You ALWAYS have power.
The escalator stopped. It wasn’t personal. It didn’t do it TO YOU, it just did it. Start Walking =D
Week 29 - Lastly
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.”
Week 28 - Fierce Trust
Welcome to your big, bright, magical life.
It is yours, and your alone.
Week 27 - Do Something Else
The FIERCE TRUST comes when you put yourself, your work and your heart out there knowing you could, probably will and feel like you will break if you DO fail.
Week 26 - Wonder
Waiting for auditions is rough. Waiting for auditions after having had a bad one, or none for a while, lethal. You MUST DO SOMETHING ELSE.
Week 25 - Interesting
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.
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!