Conquer fear

Mindsets- “Attack”

I had a guest instructor at my acting studio this past weekend and he told my actors to “Attack:” Attack the script, get in character, be loud, and don’t hide from the audience. It is all about a mindset, when we attack our situation more times than not we are going to come out with…

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Think Different

Fierce Conversations- Politics

In today’s politically charged environment I thought it was fitting to do a “Fierce Conversations*” blog. Fierce Conversations is about having those difficult conversations we avoid, the one’s we don’t want to have and put off. When we avoid these conversations communication breaks down, resentment grows, productivity suffers, loyalty wanes and relationships crumble. We know…

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Go to Mars

“Choose to go to the Moon”

President John F. Kennedy taught us to dream, to think bigger than our current situation, and make bold choices. JFK motivated his citizens to do the unthinkable and unimaginable which included going to the moon. All of us can have our own “Moon” experience if we: 1. Set goals- Create big, bold and audacious goals…

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I re- watched Steve Job’s commencement speech at Stanford University and he talks about living the lives we want to live, not the life someone else wants us to live- “Dogma.” The last thing I want to think about is that I am living someone else’s life and not being true and authentic to myself….

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Smash the Box


We are surrounded by “Noise” which includes tweets, texts, emails, blogs, podcasts, TV shows, live streaming music, ads, phone calls, likes, and all other acronyms you can think of. This “noise” keeps us from silence where we can think, reflect, and take the time to discover our dreams, passions, and purpose in life. We all…

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Energy= Success

One’s energy, not financial position, will determine one’s success. We all want to be around people who have good energy, who make us feel good about ourselves and others during our interaction. The more positive energy people have, the more success they will have in business, relationships and at work. Think about the people you…

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“I Am the Greatest”- Power of Words

Muhammad Ali said “I am the greatest” and he was the champ! When Interviewed, Ali said he kept telling himself and others that he is the “greatest” hoping that it would come true someday. And sure enough it did, but where the power lies are the words he used to describe himself: greatest, champ, butterfly,…

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Motivational Speaker

We Know About the “Why”… What About the “Want”

Simon Sinek made knowing your “Why” very popular during his TED Talk presentation. Recently, I also heard a gentleman at Toastmasters International give a talk on his “Why” and how it changed his life. I want to go one step further, the “Why” is important but just as important is the “Want.” What do we…

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Live outside the box

Change Roles/ Change You

I had a student in my film acting class who was a doctor at The Ohio State University and he took the class to improve his presentation skills. His name was Zulfiqar and he went by “Z.” Z took the 8 week film acting course and after the class ended, he and I were backstage,…

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Running With the Herd

When we run with the herd we don’t think original thoughts, push the boundaries, innovate or create. I run with the herd and my goal is to separate from it and think independent and original thoughts which are the catalyst for creativity! I am reading a book titled, “Think Like a Freak” and this quote…

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I know a friend who puts two $100 bills in his wallet so he never feels broke. He hides them in the back of his wallet and only uses them for an emergency, however, just knowing they are there makes him feel like he always has money. I never have money in my wallet, everything…

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“Speak Plain and to the Purpose” William Shakespeare

I communicate much clearer and effectively when I speak direct and with a purpose. When I try to make up stories or give excuses the communication process breaks down in that I don’t really say what I mean, or the person receiving the message misunderstands what I was trying to say. I am part of…

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