AMAW LA: Audition Drill with Nina Rausch Prepare yourself to Book The F#@king Job in 2017! To enroll in this class email: firstname.lastname@example.org Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Your MessageRead more
At the best of times, the Academy Awards inspire something within us that reminds us career breakthroughs are possible. That something magical can happen to all of us and that the real reason we got into this business was to create something meaningful and powerful that could be shared with the world. I thinkRead more
I’ve been known to say from time-to-time that “Things always work out.” A good friend asked me the other day, “Do you mean that as in life – like life in general will work out? Or do you mean ‘Things always work out’ in the entertainment business?” I thought for a second. And thenRead more
Remember just how much you’ve already accomplished in your life. We forget that. Especially when we face constant rejection and hear endless “no’s” and begin personalizing and believing the negation means there’s something wrong with us or we’re untalented or flawed in some way. We start believing the illusion that this business is harder thanRead more
Why are we doing this? It’s important to ask ourselves this question. For whom? Do you ever stop and ask yourself why you want to act? Or Create? Or live your life as an artist? Sometimes we lose connection to – or allow the business to contaminate – the original reasons why we wanted toRead more
Throughout your life and your career, you’re going to have to give yourself the green light. Again and again. No one else is ever going to give it to you. It doesn’t matter what level of success you achieve. How many people know you or your work. How many previous projects you’ve done or ifRead more
Back in April, I lectured about psychologist, Shawn Achor, and all his trailblazing work in the area of brain research connected to happiness. He developed a term called “The Happiness Advantage” that basically shows that when we choose to be happy in the present, all the learning centers of the brain are turned on andRead more
There was a recent New York Times piece entitled, “Where does inspiration come from?” In it, the writer discovered that the genesis of inspiration and creativity isn’t as enigmatic as we once thought. It involves three stages: Step 1: Work. Step 2: Be frustrated. Step 3: Repeat. Artists and creators of many different mediums andRead more
There is a Sanskrit word that’s very popular today called Dharma. No! Not that 1990’s ABC sitcom, Dharma & Greg! Dhamma-vinaya. Which is one’s path. One’s journey. One’s work. There is a beautiful saying that if you’re searching for your path – you’re already on it! If you’re questioning and searching, then things will revealRead more
Fear of failure? Get over it. You’re not scared to fail. You do it all the time, often without realizing it. If you’re reading this now, you’ve probably had hundreds of failures in life leading up to this moment. And you’re fine. You survived them. You’re still breathing. They actually probably proved to not reallyRead more
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