No Genius Mistakes

My friend and world-class acting teacher, Howard Fine, often says, “There are no genius acting mistakes.”  What he means is that no matter how accomplished the actor, if something isn’t going well in a scene, it’s always the basics.  Not listening, not having strong actions, not playing the given circumstances, etc…We don’t reach a levelContinue reading “No Genius Mistakes”

Why Affirmations Might Work

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about affirmations.  Lots of interesting things about quantum physics, the observer effect, the reticular activation system, etc…Fun, rabbit hole stuff. But what if the reason affirmations might work is simply that they force us to pick? To pick one thing we really want and focusContinue reading “Why Affirmations Might Work”

More Power Than You Think

“When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re only 40 percent done. You still have 60 percent left.” -David Goggins, Navy SEAL, “Toughest Man Alive” In Living With A SEAL, Jesse Itzler describes his month long odyssey of living with David Goggins. It’s compelling as hell. Primarily because of what Itzler is tasked withContinue reading “More Power Than You Think”