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Episode 234: Keeping at it as an Actor

core work May 31, 2023

Keeping at it as an actor.

For me, that means continuing to practice healthy habits as an actor, meaning a devotion to training, business skills, to core work, which is the work on yourself. 

We need to work on these things with diligence, effort, and repeated practice.

But every time we go just a little bit out of our comfort zone, that's where we get stronger, and that's where our new boundaries end. 

We can practice our acting training, do business skills, and work on ourselves even when we don't quote-unquote feel like it.

And again, I would say especially then, because if we don't feel we are worth it and we do it anyway, we are acting our way into right thinking and sending a very powerful message to not only to ourselves, but to the universe as well.  

We can act as if it is worth it. We can act as if we are worth it, but we need to do it and do it, and do it, and do it, and do it day after day, year after year. 

It's unreasonable to expect this a hundred percent commitment to your life and your career.  

In fact, I dare say that success will come when you are ready. So that is why the core work is so important.  

So when that opportunity comes, you know, in and of yourself, that you are enough.  

We need to use our minds to govern our brains. 

And especially using your mind to govern your brain when you find yourself getting tired, stressed, frustrated, et cetera, because that is when you will revert back to old ways of thinking and behaving that will work against you instead of for you. Getting you to work for you instead of against you so you can keep at it. 

Building solid relationships in this industry. Understanding and learning how you tick and operate takes time. It takes self-love, it takes practice, and it takes time, and life experience.  

It takes keeping at it over and over again. 

One of the things my mom always said to me when I was a little girl and, um, things wouldn't go my way. She'd say, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  

And you know when you do that over and over and over again, and just when you think you've got it, guess what you find out. You have more to learn. 

But that's the beauty. That's the beauty of life. That's the beauty of the process of expansion. Keep training as an actor. Keep sharpening your business skills. Keep deepening your core work and learning more about yourself. Keep at it even when you don't feel like it.  

Just keep at it.