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  • The Audition

    I was thinking about this video clip today....even though many of you "Positive Thinkers" may have aleady seen it, I thought maybe some might NOT have.  It's entertaining as well as a great lesson for us all to keep in mind as we pursue our desires in the VO business!  Never give up, and never stop being who you really are!

  • You are very welcome, Larry!

    Andy, thanks so much for your lovely blog article. That was so nice of you.

    I am LOVING NYC!!!

    Hugs

    Penny
  • What tremendous inspiration I've been getting from these posts and articles at a time it's truly needed. 

    I want to thank Penny for this beautiful Positive Thinkers pin I received for being the 1000th member.  It's sits right in front of me in the studio.  My sincere thanks.  I wish you all a productive and gratifying week ahead.

     

  • Thank you Andy! Beautiful!
  • In celebration of recent positive events, my latest blog post is titled "Positively Positive"
    Apart from the deep insight one might expect on this topic (!), it includes a compilation of videos, some you've seen, some you haven't. Dig out the tissues, and prepare to be inspired: http://andyboyns.com/2011/05/positively-positive.html
    Positively Positive
    This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some while, and the delay is down to everything going so well as a result of all the positive things go…
  • I know all of us have heard this   before but It doesn't hurt to be reminded.I have this list posted on my noticeboard:-

    This is  from Bob Fraser a fellow actor

    Staying in good physical condition is a pretty good habit
    that will keep you healthy. However, your mental condition
    is crucial to your dreams of acting success.

    Because this is a business that has as its main feature a
    great deal of rejection (everybody gets rejected, even big
    stars), it is a good idea to get yourself into peak mental
    condition.

    I call it "the success mindset" - and it's a form of mental
    power.

    So, here's a 9 step mental conditioning regimen. Practice
    them every day and the inevitable rejection and frustration
    you face will never get the best of you.

    1. It's usually not about you. I know this is hard to get,
    but believe me, most other people are not thinking about
    you when they do the things they do or make the decisions
    they make. Always keep this in mind when you are on the
    receiving end of a bummer.

    Just repeat ... "It's not about me, it's not about me."

    2. Keep your accomplishments in mind. Again, it's easy to
    forget what you HAVE done when faced with something that
    hasn't worked out for you. But you must keep a good tally
    of each forward step, every little victory, and all the
    small things you get done every day.

    Don't forget this golden oldie: "The longest journey begins
    with the first step." Every little accomplishment is getting
    you closer to your goal.

    3. You are already a member of the club. You are a human
    being and like all of the other members of the club, you
    may sometimes feel as if you have something to prove. You
    don't. Other people's opinion of you will not change your
    membership  status. You cannot be drummed out of the club.
    You will always be a human being and you don't have to go
    out of your way to prove it.

    Relax.

    4. You are not a walrus. No matter what anybody else says,
    you are not THEIR definition.  If other people say things
    trying to make you feel less than great, it's their problem
    not yours. Wisecracks at your expense are usually just some
    poor loser's attempt to be more than they are - by making
    you less than you are.

    Ignore them. They will go away. Or you will.

    5. As I point out in CUE - The Professional Actors Guide,
    love is the engine of success. Be a loving person, love what
    you do, love those who love you - and please don't forget
    that anyone who tries to make you hateful is attempting to
    rob you of your engine. Don't let them do this. You need
    this engine to get where you want to go. Love your enemies
    - it will drive them crazy. Hate your enemies and it will
    drive YOU crazy.

    Don't get crazy until you have REALLY good health insurance.

    6. There is no perfect. Oh, we try ... but it just doesn't
    exist. Don't let your desire for the perfect picture, the
    perfect part, the perfect timing or the perfect opportunity
    stop you from going forward in a less than perfect way.
    Going forward is the only way to attain the goal. Waiting
    for the perfect is a plan to keep waiting forever. I repeat,
    there is no perfect.

    Don't wait. Do it now.

    7. What you happen to like is important. If you're a fan of
    coffee tables made out of a wagon wheels ... go for it.

    Never think that trying to live your life in accord with
    someone else's ideas of what is 'right' will ever work for
    you. It won't.

    The reason this is important is this: following your likes
    and dislikes will allow you to be mentally at peace and
    emotionally fit. Best of all, trusting your taste will keep
    you away from doing things that can be disastrous to your
    mental health.

    Follow YOUR bliss.

    8. Nothing ever works the way it is supposed to. It's like
    physics or something. What this means is that when things
    don't work out for you, (which happens to everyone on a
    regular basis) you shouldn't attach too much importance
    to the event.

    It is the very randomness of our universe that guarantees
    that bad things will happen from time to time. It is almost
    always a terrible idea to make big decisions based on one
    event... so don't.

    We all have issues. Deal.

    9. Always remember to breathe. You would be surprised at
    how many bad decisions you will make while holding your
    breath. A good deep breath can save you money, save jobs,
    save relationships ... and keep you alive. It's this last
    thing that I attach a lot of importance to. Almost no one
    becomes a star after they're dead. Okay, some painters ...
    but they don't get to spend the money.

    As you have already learned from Arnold Schwarzenegger -
    repetition is the mother of fitness. Keep repeating these
    exercises and you will prevail.

    Just do it.

    *      *     *     *     *      *     *     *

    Bob's an actor, writer, director, producer and show-runner.

    He's also the author of CUE - The Professional Actors Guide,
    The Audition Project, Headshot Secrets, The Agent Code,
    Action - The Acting Career System, and An Actor Works -
    12 hour acting career workshop on video.


     

  • Thanks for the video, Penny.  It's so true.  We create our own realities by the way we look at situations and react to them.  We have a choice in how we react.  Positive or negative?

  • Those of you who feel disposed to help out across the country via Red Cross/Salvation Army, it's not just my town that's hurt it's the WHOLE state of Alabama that is in desperate straits. Please help all that you can.
  • Good video, Penny.  Thank you.
  • CLICK here for a very enlightening little video! You'll like it, my wonderful positive thinkers!

     

    It's all about perception!

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!

     

    Hugs,

     

    Penny

     

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