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It's About Getting Better, Not Booking

Step 8: It’s about getting better, not booking. Don’t measure your success by comparing yourself to others. I tried it. It doesn’t work.   Let’s get this cliche out of the way “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Even if you manifest a future where booking is the goal you still (logically) must do it one step at a time. Pointing to your goal is like pointing at the moon and expecting to be standing on it. Yes, you need a plan and a vision, but first, you need clarity of being. Your mind and...

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The 12 Things You Must Do to Become a Better Actor

THE 12 THINGS YOU MUST DO TO BECOME A BETTER ACTOR AKA THE 12 THINGS I BELIEVE MAY BE HELPFUL TO SOME, IF YOU PRACTICE THEM I have been doing this for a long time now. When I began this journey Mork and Mindy, Taxi, Barney Miller were the top shows on TV. The Shining, Raging Bull, Caddyshack, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back were in the movie theatres. There was no World Wide Web, the iPod was 20 years away, the iPhone 26 years away and Mark Zuckerberg won't be born for 4 more years. The letters BIPOC and...

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You've Got An Audition: Part Six

THE HOBBIT BOOKS THE JOB  (YOU GOT THE JOB: NOW YOU CAN CHILL) First of all, you got the job. Congratulations. Do a victory lap and give yourself a big psychic hug. Share with friends and loved ones. Take in your moment – you’ve worked hard for this and so enjoy the victorious sensation for a while, before you start worrying about your day or days on set. Remember the following: 1/ They believe in you! They picked YOU over many others (sometimes 100+ people,) and YOU were the one they chose. 2/ They believe that you fit into the...

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You've Got An Audition: Part Five

THE UPS AND DOWNS – LIFE’S JOURNEY “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” Carl Jung If you are going to stay in this business for the long haul one has to learn how to see life as a continuum or a wave not as a stock market graph. The tide comes in, the tide goes out. Beware the fate of Smeagol (Gollum) and your desire for the shiny object. In this blog I’d like to explore a few exit strategies to find your way out of this intricate web we weave for ourselves. We...

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