“I Don’t Know…”

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset.” -Sara Blakely “As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.” -Socrates Bill: So-cratz – “The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing”.Ted: “That’s us, dude.” –Bill & Ted’s Excellent AdventureContinue reading ““I Don’t Know…””


“The Tao can’t be perceived. Smaller than an electron, it contains uncountable galaxies.” –Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu (Stephen Mitchell translation) “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine I was thinking a little deeper on yesterday’s post about bonds. I started wondering what exactly areContinue reading “Electrons?”

Practical Acting Books

There are many great acting theory and technique books out there. Far too many to list here. Below are three practical ones. They’re all short, yet pack a punch. They’re filled with strategies you can use for your auditions, rehearsal or performance. (1) “A Practical Handbook For The Actor” by Melissa Bruder, Lee Michael Cohn,Continue reading “Practical Acting Books”

The Perfectly Acceptable Plan

“First do what is necessary. Then do what is possible. And before you know it, you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis Of Assisi “Progress equals happiness.” – Tony Robbins For anything you want to accomplish, first get out a pen and paper and write down all the possible steps from start to finish.Continue reading “The Perfectly Acceptable Plan”

Explode Into It

”You get a feeling of electricity. Sparks seem to shoot from him.” -Sportswriter Jack Zimmerman writing about Walter Payton (aka “Sweetness”), legendary Chicago Bears running back You will get nothing and go nowhere by half-assing it. Instead, as my good friend Tony Ciccone used to advise when we were kids… “Johnny….Explode into it.” Don’t playContinue reading “Explode Into It”

“Don’t Half-Ass It”

In addition to the both us being super famous movie stars, Matthew McConaughey and I have one other thing in common…(Okay. He’s the movie star. I was just testing to see if you’re paying attention.) We both have dads who believed in us. In his excellent and engaging book/memoir Greenlights (I highly recommend the audioContinue reading ““Don’t Half-Ass It””