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A Friend

A Friend

By: Jay

Director's Chair  I have been talking with a friend of mine who has resurrected their acting career and union membership after a very long hiatus from the industry and is looking for representation, a talent agent.

They are very good, have a fantastic acting coach and are brushing up on film and television acting techniques.

Now about the comments they are receiving from different people in the industry, they are not always positive.

So, how are they dealing with all these comments?  First and foremost my friend has had many obstacles to overcome and is not of the mind to accept any negatives after all they have been through.  They are affirming throughout the day that they are “drawn to the right talent agent at the right time and the right talent agent is drawn to them at the right time,”  right roles, etc.,  always affirming the positive and visualizing their career taking off and being a full time, award winning, well paid actor.  Believing in ourselves, our talent and ability is a key to moving ahead in any life/career choice we make.    

Each of us has had to overcome obstacles in our life/careers and it is about being positive in moving forward that has carried us to our goals.  We affirm the positives throughout the day, we take time to meditate, sit quietly and visualize the completion of our goals and see ourselves enjoying and reaping the benefits of these goals.  But most of all, we are thankful for having now achieved our goals, even though they may not be in sight.  Life is what we make it and what we proclaim it to be in our thoughts and words.

All of us have encountered people in our field of work who like to spew negatives about how hard or difficult it is or how long it will take to advance, etc.  It is only as hard or difficult as we choose to make it.

Treat yourself well and take time to do the inner work and watch it appear in the outer world, cause and effect.

Shakespeare wrote,

“All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts…”

Perhaps it is time to rewrite the current script and create a more successful version of the character you are now portraying on the stage of life.

The reviews are in and the critics are raving about your success!!

Jay

Today’s Positive Thought

Today’s Positive Thought is by Oscar Hammerstein.

A bell is not a bell till you ring it.

A song is not a song till you sing it.

Love was not put in your heart to stay,

Love is not love till you give it away.

The Stage

   Ah, the stage and screen.  Having had the opportunity to meet  a couple of well-known entertainers from years gone by and discuss how they became successful was an insightful experience.  What I learned was the importance of perseverance and the cultivation of your craft, be it acting or business or another creative endeavor.  Needless to say, a positive attitude was very helpful and part of their success.   

At a conference, I met a well-known character actress who was starring in a sitcom.  When I asked how she became so successful she laughed.  We sat down and began talking. She talked about how in NYC she was a member of a small group of  actors and actresses who first starting out would meet once a week and talk about shows, auditions, etc. The purpose of the meeting was to affirm each as a success in the industry and in high demand.  Some got roles on B’way, a commercial, a cameo or role in a series on television.  All through their meetings never was there any talk of not making it, the focus was on success.  They continued to meet until some moved to Hollywood or became a mainstay on B’way.  Always in contact theycredited how important and supportive their weekly meetings were in getting them jobs and notoriety. What was their secret?  It was coming together as a group and affirming their success, each affirming for everyone their success in the business. Never doubting that they would be successful.

I had the opportunity to know, for a number of years, a successful business woman. During the Depression when she or another family member was in need of a job they all went to a well-known, albeit expensive, restaurant and celebrated that the one who wanted the job had obtained it.  The next day or two sure enough they got the job. 

During my life I have been graced with opportunities to meet and know a variety of well-known figures, they were humble and never bragged.  Each was successful in their own right.  Some came up the ladder, others  from prominent families who made it on their own.  Their desire was not only to be successful but to give to others and see them succeed.  

If you or someone you know is going though a tough time suggest coming together and affirm the goal of success in whatever is needed; somehow and someway it will come to pass.  Always know for yourself your success in life and in the field you have chosen.  Life will always honor you at your own valuation.   

Shakespeare wrote, and I paraphrase, All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players…  Well, begin acting the part of a successful individual.  You never know who you will meet or the opportunities that will be presented. If you believe in you so will others. 

Ok people, quiet on the set.  Action.

Enter stage right,

Jay

Exit Stage Left.  In memory of Moki, Lucille, Bob, D.K. and all I knew in front and back of the camera. In memory of Frances and Millicent, two wonderful and forthright women.

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