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Enjoy

Coff CrescecntHave a Fantastic weekend!  Be it celebrating with friends, going out for breakfast, off to the movies or theatre later in the day  or just lazing around, enjoy yourself and all the activities of the day.

Sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of cofffe or tea, reading the paper and planning the day with a joyful heart is the beginning of a great day!

Enjoy!

Jay

Hi

   Hi Everyone,

I am not one who shares personal information…yet today I want to share a few details in light that it can help you or someone you know who is in a quandary about where to go in life. 

Last year I had a full respiratory arrest, in a coma and there was a bit of time that oxygen was cut off to my brain, no major damage but just a twinge, so I have had to learn to deal with that uniqueness.  It has taken an abundance of determination, facing challenges, and allowing me to experience whatever it was I needed to experience to get to where I want to go.  Slight as it may be it still has had a profound affect on all things in my life.  From these experiences I have gained better insight and understanding of myself as me.  Decisions have not been easy for me and things I used to do in a twinkling of an eye, well, took a very long time to accomplish, outside my norm.  

This blog was my first step to regaining my creativity and life, literally. 

Newness is in my life.  As I am gaining more strength and mental determination, coming into my own so to speak, choices/decisions have been made and are now taking form.  I have made a decision to follow childhood dreams and resurrect my acting and writing careers.  I have had a 36 year hiatus from the stage and 20 years from television.  Looking at some head and body shots from decades ago of a slimmer and full head of hair me, my wife and I just laugh and wonder where the hair went…ah, genetics.

Determination has been revived and new plans of action are taking place for the acting and writing careers.  In order to get my feet wet; before I reactivate my union membership and secure talent and literary agents, community theatre is my start.   

Being a motivational speaker, writer, columnist, retired minister, and host/interviewer/creator/producer for two cable television shows all have been good prep work and stepping stones back to the fields I love and enjoy.

Looking back at my past accomplishments has enlightened and also astonished me…I forgot so much of what I did way back when.  How about you? Have you looked back at your past accomplishments, talents and abilities that have been in memory storage?  Take a bit of time and look back by creating a resume of your accomplishments.  If you are like me it will perk you up, spur you onward and forward.  It was in looking back that a boost of self-confidence filled my heart, my mind and my soul to pursue this new direction and it will for you too.

Don’t be like me and wait until you have that brush/experience with death to follow your dream(s).  Why not take a stab at something new and express your talents and abilities, dabble and get your feet wet, experience a new way of living and being; for that which is inside you is aching to be expressed.  Take a chance on yourself and allow yourself to be the you, you really are.  Know that to you all things are possible.

To all of you, thank you for being there and being part of my growth and continued growthI can’t tell you how important your support has been and is to me.  As the writing continues and new goals/ pursuits are achieved you will be one of the first to know.

Enter stage right…  

Jay   (I have just received a phone call informing me of a role in, The Odd Couple.)     

Your Goal

   Your Goal today is to be you.  The Successful, Prosperous you.  Set the stage, your work location. You are playing the role of the successful individual, obviously a part that not only suits you but is you.  As the curtain rises you are center stage, lights come up slow and as you turn to the audience, a round of applause greets you…a smile of confidence on your face you begin your dialogue… A standing ovation at the end of Act I.  Act II, you are now captivating the audience with your presence and delivery, a  spotlight follows you from stage right to stage left and your success is stunning everybody, the critics are writing rave reviews in their heads as they take in your performance…OMG, Three curtain calls, all standing ovations!! Act III, the after party, and everyone is congratulating you.  The papers are delivered, critics are acclaiming you a success and the show a smash hit!  How does it feel to be a successful star?  That is what you are so better get used to it. Can I have your autograph?

A star is recognized and born.

Jay

A Reminder

  A reminder.

All the world is a stage and our thoughts and beliefs are writers and directors.  Our life follows the script that is invisibly written by beliefs, concepts and dominant thoughts. 

Rewrite!!  Ok, time to rewrite the script. 

If we are not liking the way the play is unfolding, time to rewrite the script we way we want it to depict the main character, us.

Take a moment today to begin the rewrite and create the proper character you desire; wealthy, healthy, joyous, happy, confident.

Every moment of every day you have the power and ability to rewrite the script to your liking.  Behold your magnificence and the power of the pen, the thought, the belief, the concept to change your life.

Did you see the shiny new star on your dressing room door?

Let the play begin.

As the curtain rises Act 1, Scene 1 begins with you… 

Jay

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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