“The camera can capture my face, but until it captures my soul, you don’t have a movie.” – KW
I watched a motivational video today by P.J. Dixon, with a powerful and timely message. I am often paralyzed by indecision, overwhelmed with all the options and directions available to me.
The speakers advice was to incorporate the method of P.D.A. – Power Decision Action.
- Power. Put yourself in a position of power by aligning your mind, heart and spirit. This can be done in whatever method you prefer – meditation, prayer, stillness, etc.
- Decision. Once you are in a position of alignment, simply ask yourself, “what’s next?” And the decision will come through you.
- Action. As soon as the decision comes to light, immediately take action. Don’t role over in bed, or go on Facebook, or go to make a sandwich etc. This is the most important part. No decision can be made without action. You must put your decision into action ASAP.
I will be incorporating this into my life starting today. I know if I approach my decisions with this method, I will be able to work towards all my goals with clarity and confidence.
Things are actually going amazing for me right now. I’m living in the present and magical people and opportunities have been appearing in my life left and right.
I’ve been meeting so many creatives to collaborate with, and I’m looking forward to what we create. The ONLY mini con is, in terms of actual paid opportunities, there’s a lot of warm eggs… and I’m wondering when they are going to hatch. I keep feeling as if I will achieve and attract life-changing happenings this year, but at the same time… I’m asking myself… okay so what are they?
There’s also the “move to L.A.” bug that keeps buzzing in my ear…. but what about the momentum that is building over here?
what if, what if, what if.
Today’s Facebook wisdom:
“There are issues in every relationship and in mine, we’ve established this concept of “love you more” which means that “I love you more than anything that has happened, is happening or could happen”. This has allowed us to overcome small issues and truly love each other through the tough times. This morning I was reminded that this action can also be used when dealing with people other than your spouse. More importantly, this method should be used on ourselves daily. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “I love you more” and mean it. Love yourself more than your failures, your mistakes, and your flaws. Love yourself fully so you can love others to the best of your ability!”- JF
So after waking up and having an amazing day, compared to the yesterday of crappiness… I realize that I need to change my perspective on auditioning. Despite being an actress, and despite having solid interview, presentation and public speaking skills, there have been numerous times where I have fell flat in the audition room. (Not as bad as yesterday’s incident though.)
Before, I used to think I needed more training, (which I always will) but I really just need more confidence and a change in perspective on auditions.
In the corporate world, I can interview my pants off for any marketing role I desire. I walk into every interview extremely confident in my expertise, knowing exactly what value I bring to any company, what I’m worth, and I view every interview as a mutual evaluation. So why the hell would my approach to auditions be any different? And why haven’t I connected the two sooner?! I’m baffled at why I haven’t transferred these skills over, until now.
From this day forward, I am viewing each audition as a simple meet-and-greet. The part is already mine, and qualification is not a question, they just need to see me. The only thing left is a merely a matter of is this the right fit? and do I want to collaborate with this particular production/project?
Boom. New perspective.
I already feel empowered.
My takeaways from the audiobook:
Your life purpose is whatever you choose it to be, and you can change it whenever and however many times as you want.
Every action you take has a consequence and it affects the person you choose to be. There is no such thing as an isolated occurrence. If you choose to snooze your alarm, take the easy route, wait to go to the gym or act on your dream project tomorrow, it all has a major affect on the person you choose to be. This impact can be positive or negative and is completely up to you. Choose wisely.
My latest audiotreat is Miracle Morning, by Hal Erod. It took a while (about 5 chapters of fluff to be exact) for the book to warm up, and the narrator’s delivery is beyond cheesy, but now it’s gotten to the good part. I’ll be sure to share my takeaways later in another journal entry.
However, I do want to share an important takeaway from the book right now– the concept of choosing your purpose. In the book, Erod makes a great point: too many people are waiting to discover their life’s purpose, when in reality they get to decide what it is. What’s even better, he says, is that your life purpose can be whatever you choose it to be, and you can change it whenever and however many times you want. How cool is that!
If you’re looking to choose your purpose in life, here are additional tips (from me!) on how to get the most out of the exercise:
- Try to keep it as simple as possible, you’ll get straight to the point and it’ll be easier to remember.
- Meditate on your strongest skills and your sources of joy. Do you notice any themes? What do they all have in common?
- When choosing a purpose there is no right or wrong. Just make sure you stay true to you. I.e. a dancer might decide their purpose is to “push the limitations of the human body” or “spread joy and love through dance”
Here’s what I chose this morning:
My purpose is to empower others through the art of storytelling.
If I had a million bulletpoints the subtext would say:
- by sharing lessons learned along the way
- with joy, laughter and positive energy
- To help them live their best life (one of my versions had this in there at first, but I cut it down)
- MAN,WTF! stands for music, acting, (k)nowledge, technology, writing, film, and anything goes! =) I might take it out later, but the acronym made me laugh so much, I just had to keep it for now.
So there you have it:
Empower others through the art of storytelling.
Haha it gets me every time. I’m already imagining when I share this during my appearance on Ellen *smirk emoji*