What I Know For Sure About Actors
In the back of every The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey writes a little article called “What I Know For Sure”. I love these pieces because they are from her heart and they speak her truth.
So, since this is a special time of year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I know for sure about actors…about YOU and hope it inspires you… or at least brings a little smile to your face.
Having worked with thousands of actors like you over the years – from brand-spanking new to working actors to household names and beyond – there are some things I’ve become keenly aware of about YOU…even some things that you don’t notice about yourself, so I thought I’d share them here.
What I Know For Sure…About You
You hide it not so much from others, although that happens too. You mostly hide it from yourself. You fail to recognize your own beauty, your own magnificence as a person and as an actor. And, when you do, sometimes it scares you and you don’t believe what you just saw. You tell yourself lies about it and convince yourself you’re ordinary.
But you’re not…
You’ve chosen to be an actor. You’ve chosen to open your heart and soul to the world and share your gifts for imagining, creating and living the experience of other people. You tell stories in ways other people couldn’t even dream about. You give of yourself. You create. You channel the beauty of you into your work as an actor. Ordinary? Nope.
You may be down with the “want it all” part, but you have trouble with the “you deserve it” part. You want to live your life each day as a working actor – an actor who gets amazing opportunities, works on fantastic projects with amazing actors.
You want to make your living every single day BEING an actor, traveling, speaking amazing words from gifted writers.
You want to get that guidance from those amazingly talented directors collaborating and creating magic on film.
You deserve that. You do.
But sometimes you forget that you deserve to have it, and you settle for crumbs and tell yourself “that’s just the way it is”, which leads me to…
You surround yourself with others who have lost touch with who they are. You make yourself smaller to fit into their world. You choose to believe limiting thoughts because you’ve heard them so often you buy into them as true. You want “them” to like you.
But you’ve forgotten.
You can’t BE less than all of you and squish yourself into the limitations you’ve adopted from others and have it all.
When you let your light shine and allow the true magnificent you to be all that you were meant to be, it is actually a gift to others…
Be that gift. Let your light shine.
What I know for sure is that now is your time.
There is no other time than NOW for you to declare unequivocally that you DESERVE to have your dreams of being an actor be your reality.
Now. Not next month, next year. NOW.
It’s NOW O’Clock. Your acting career is happening NOW. >>Tweet This<<
Your life is happening NOW.
Decide to jump in. (I’ll throw you a life preserver if you need a little reassurance)
What I know for sure is that I will be there to help you any way I can.
I will continue to give you every tidbit of knowledge, experience and inspiration that I can muster to help you get to The Red Carpet.
What I know for sure about ME is that I was meant be there to help YOU.
And that I will.
You DESERVE The Red Carpet,
P.S. I will be doing my annual New Year’s Day free LIVE teleconference call this year where I will share my plan for you to UNLEASH YOUR MAGNIFICENCE and go “Beast” in your acting career in 2017. If you want to be on (and trust me, you do), click the image below to register now. BEAST MODE: ON
Your turn! Which one resonated with you most? Are you ready to take 2017 by storm? Please share it in the comments below :-)
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