Caring for Your Instrument as an Actor

Our Instrument.  It is our everything.

For it is the very essence of you.  Without it we can not be nor become the actor in which we dream of becoming, the one that has that amazing and oh so dazzling career.

Just like a musician can’t play out his or her genius when the instrument’s not tuned up, we as actors have to stay tuned up to emotionally, physically and soulfully play out all the beautiful elements of the stories we get to tell with strength, vigor, and ease.

I’ve been experiencing trying to work with an instrument that’s not been fully tuned up […]

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3 Gratitude Gift Ideas to Say Thanks in the Industry

To give or not to give? That is the question.

From person to person in the industry, the opinion will vary depending on advice they have been given, their own experience of giving, gratitude and/or receiving gifts themselves during the holidays.

A big no-no mentioned by casting directors and agents is giving them homemade goodies. If they don’t have a super close relationship with you where you’ve invited each other over for dinner before – it leaves them wondering if your hands were clean or if the cat jumped up on the counter top and put his paws all over the cooking […]

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How to Stop Prolonging Your Success

Don’t Settle For What’s Easy.

Yep, that’s right.

Stop prolonging success. Depending on where you are at on your acting journey – success for you may be just around the corner, just around a turn or two, or after many miles, twists, and turns of being in the driver’s seat.

Oh yes, YOU are in the driver seat more than you may realize.  This is a good thing – that it’s NOT solely up to our representation, casting directors, directors, or producers for our careers to unfold the way we are hoping and wanting them to.

Now realize this…that means you hold the power […]

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Let’s just admit it – we all go to the movies or binge watch our favorite shows to escape from the stress and sometimes the boredom – of our everyday lives.

Oh, how it’s just so juicy, captivating, and fun when we have our favorite characters to root for in a storyline we’re all enthralled in!

In ways, these characters become our role models, our heroes, and our motivators.

It’s easy to see who the hero is in action and adventure movies.  You’ve got one guy (or girl) who, against all odds and enemies, figures out a way to save the day, defeat […]

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Staring Fear in the Face as an Actor

FEAR.

Most of the time, just on the other side of fear is liberation and elation.

Throughout our acting journey we get to face sooo many scary experiences.  What scares you most in your acting career?  Is it performing, the audition process, thinking no one will want to represent you, going in for a producer session, or the thought of you not “making it”?

It was time…I CHOSE to face a BIG fear of mine right in the face.

For at least 5 years, the notion of taking an improv class kept knocking at my door and I wouldn’t answer it. Then I […]

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5 Ways to Harness a Flow in Your Acting Career and Life

Harness a Flow in Your Acting Career and Life

The New Year has begun.

What will you make of it?

Pilot Season is among us, commercial auditions have geared up again, holiday eating has come to an end, healthy eating is calling your name, monthly bills continue to stack up, work at your side job is back in full effect, downtime with self, fam and friends still remains a – must, and goals for your New Year…have been written or – not.

So, how’s it been going thus far for you?

Like really…which below feels oh so like you.  Are you…

– Feeling pumped that the […]

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Staring Fear in the Face as an Actor

FEAR.

Most of the time, just on the other side of fear is liberation and elation.

Throughout our acting journey we get to face sooo many scary experiences.   What scares you most in your acting career?  Is it performing, the audition process, thinking no one will want to represent you, going in for a producer session, or the thought of you not “making it”?

It was time…I CHOSE to face a BIG fear of mine right in the face.

For at least 5 years, the notion of taking an improv class kept knocking at my door and I wouldn’t answer it. Then I […]

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Take a Step Back to Propel Yourself Forward

In life, sometimes you have to take a huge step back, take time away, and surrender in order to propel yourself forward.

For me? Life spoke of change several years in a row.

It felt like one big whirlwind. One year I took a lot of hits from peeps I used to call friends, the next I suffered the huge loss of my Mother, to the next – I went on a big upswing of a lot of wins in my acting career – TV here I come!

I found myself caught up going in the direction of wherever the wind blew.  And […]

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Don’t Throw in the Towel

Do you plan to stay in the game?

Sometimes a major player in the game gets hurt and has to stand on the sidelines, but one thing he knows for sure, he’ll be back in the game.

At Coach Summit, one of my fave things to do is the Super Saturday workout at the crack of dawn, led by all the celebrity trainers like – Chalene Johnson, Shaun T., Autumn Calabrese, and Tony Horton to name a few. Usually every year I share sweaty pics from the infamous workout that’s among thousands of other coaches.  This year it was 25,000 of us!

Broadway […]

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Let’s just admit it – we all go to the movies or binge watch our favorite shows to escape from the stress and sometimes the boredom – of our everyday lives.

Oh, how it’s just so juicy, captivating, and fun when we have our favorite characters to root for in a storyline we’re all enthralled in!

In ways, these characters become our role models, our heroes, and our motivators.

It’s easy to see who the hero is in action and adventure movies.  You’ve got one guy (or girl) who, against all odds and enemies, figures out a way to save the day, defeat […]

Read More