Bushes, Trees, and Groundhogs

I went for a jog Monday afternoon, and as I was stretching, I realized how little I am actually in the moment. As I started running I tried to focus on my environment and surroundings and not think about the past or the future. Every two minutes I would think about the future which included…

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Turn the Page

We all have that page that is extremely difficult to turn in life, that weighs us down, and is left open. The page we can’t turn includes our regrets, and more specifically, the memory with the most guilt. The more guilt we have associated with a memory the harder it is to turn that page….

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Capacity: Mental/ Physical/ Emotional

Recently, I heard a football coach talks about his players’ mental and physical capacity this off-season and how much more they can handle this year as compared to prior years. He went on to say that the higher one’s capacity the better the performance on and off the field for his student athletes. Capacity can…

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Upstage or Downstage?

The majority of my actors when performing want to perform as far back as possible (upstage) to hide and feel safe. I am constantly asking my actors to perform downstage and be closer to the audience. I have observed over the years the actors who perform downstage lack self-confidence and have trouble communicating clearly and…

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CQ= Generate + Select + Execute

We know our IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence), however, few know CQ (Creative Intelligence). Here is a definition of CQ: Creative intelligence is the ability to go beyond the existing to create novel and interesting ideas. Creative people come up with ideas that are like undervalued stocks, which are generally rejected by the public at large….

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One day in LA while trying to get an agent, I executed on an original idea and turned it into an action. As an actor, a high priority was getting an agent, and one way to get their attention, was to mail them your head shot, resume, and a cover letter. I remember being in…

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Connect the Dots

Once you “Connect the Dots” on your life your perspective changes. Understanding where you come from and where you are going adds purpose and meaning to one’s life. For some of us, our “dots” are all over the place in that we have changed careers, professions, started new businesses, and gone back to school for…

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We Need New Heroes- 2018

Who are your heroes in 2018: TV stars, athletes, movie stars, super heroes, models, politicians or singers?  We idolize their personalities, wealth, music, athletic abilities, looks and songs.  We ask for their autographs, go to their concerts, and watch them on TV.  However, are these the heroes we want?  Do they have the qualities that…

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Creative Debt

I attend a weekly meeting every Tuesday morning with a group of Christian business owners and the leader of the group is a man named Eric. The group has 5-7 people who show up at 7:00 am- the early time keeps the group small. Eric asks probing questions each week which make us re-think how…

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“It is Better to Fail at your Own Life than Succeed at Someone Else’s*”

I lived in LA for 7 years and had a few successes and many more failures. One of the successes I had included doing a commercial for Procter & Gamble which allowed me to get into the Screen Actors Guild. I remember during the orientation they told us this is the only union in the…

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Visionaries- Why so few?

Ever wonder why so few people get the label “Visionary?” This word is reserved for the elites like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Why are there so few visionaries in the world? What is a visionary? A visionary is someone who thinks about or plans for the future with imagination and…

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge”

Albert Einstein famously said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Do you agree with this statement? I would say most men and women in working America would disagree. The question becomes why? Why do we put a higher premium on knowledge than imagination? Compare knowledge and imagination in these 3 areas: #1 Idea Generation- Imagine…

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