Today I had a revelation. It actually started last night. Truly it started about 10 years ago. But today it all made sense.
It started in an acting class over a decade ago. I had no aspiration to professionaly act, but this class in Beverly Hills was filled with a magic I can’t explain to transform reality. I don’t think 80% of the class had a burning desire to be a professional actor, but 99% of the class was there for the growth.
The other 1%… They got removed from the class.
At the time I thought it was brutal to take cynics and give them a chance to break free of their cynicism or else leave. Why did it matter if they were just sitting there? Did it make a difference if they wanted to do this or not? As long as they paid shouldn’t they just get to watch even if they didn’t participate?
I had all these doubts about this extreme methodology.
I wanted everyone to be happy. We couldn’t just cast people out, you know?
I spent a long time “chasing waterfalls” trying to prop people up who had no interest in being propped up. I would go out of my way to show people a better way to do something, a happier side of life… I would bend over backward to take the critic and try to make them the biggest mascot.
My way did not work. Not at all.
Today I wonder: is people pleasing holding you back? Moreover: are you letting dissenting voices drag you off your mission? Continue Reading…
Are you open to the magic that can happen today, or, are you sort of committed to things being the same-same-same?
Things really changed for me when I stopped saying that I’m open to anything happening and started to actually feel open to anything good happening.
When you really feel that kind of openness to magic, it seems to surprise you everywhere! Continue Reading…
Genius. It’s what makes you uniquely you. It’s taking your talent and developing it to its farthest reaches.
Genius is not your job, career or what you do all day. Genius is identified in your approach to things and the way it is remarkably your own.
I solidly believe we are all geniuses at our core. We are all execptionally talented, able and powerfully gifted in some way.
Sometimes its a trick to take your genius and make it into a career. But if you are passionately cultivating that genius, I don’t believe its so tricky!
What makes a genius a genius? How can you cultivate more of your own genius? Continue Reading…