12 Days of Advice: Day 11

Another actors tidbit from Amy Jo Berman but can be applied to any occupation and even relationships too:

If you gave an absolute KICK-ASS audition, you may not get the role simply because you’re too tall and the person playing opposite you is 5’2”…or you look like the Producer’s brother and he hates his brother.

But most often, the reason you don’t get the part even when you’ve given a totally amazeballs audition, is because of your mindset.

You may have a deep-seated belief that you don’t deserve it or you’re not good enough and that comes through your amazing audition and tells the Casting Director not to hire you.



12 Days of Advice: Day 9

I can be frugal to a fault. I have no problem spending or traveling a few extra hours to get a good deal, or save money. But over the years, I’ve learned that it’s okay to pay a premium in exchange for peace of mind.

Let me say that again for the people in the back:

It’s okay to pay a premium in exchange for peace of mind.

Definitely DO NOT go overboard if you don’t have a premium amount in your bank account. haha But if paying an extra $50 to fly into BUR rather than LAX, spending $15 on an uber late at night rather than public transport, or spending $ on a unique experience you really want to do while traveling will contribute your overall happiness, decrease your stress and significantly save time, I say go for it.



12 Days of Advice: Day 3

Today’s advice is from a few days ago from TUT – The universe talks.

There is no scorekeeping.
Everyone lives each day for him or herself, no matter what they did.
No one owes anything to anyone, no matter what happened.
And from this, what I hope you most get, is that whatever you do next, you do it for the joy it brings you.
Rock on,
  The Universe
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12 Days of Advice: Day 1

I know the 12 days of Christmas begins on Christmas day, but this is “12 Days of Advice” so I’m starting whenever I damnnnnn please. December 1st because it feels right.

I’ve been seeing and overhearing some amazing insights lately, so I’m going to list out my finds for 12 days in a row.

Day 1:
Artist Teresita Fernandez’ Commencement Speech. She gave this speech a few years ago, but it’s a classic and can be applied to any field. Give it a listen.


Advice for Creatives / Hustling in LA

Took a dance class to support my acquaintance from college who’s been doing his thing out in LA. I asked him and his sister for advice and here’s what they had to say:

  • Keep a checklist of what you want to do and who you want to work with. Check it often.
  • “Always feed the beast of your career.” Work within your craft/ industry. (As opposed to sourcing income from a diff industry/focus. It’s easy to get distracted.)
  • Don’t let the Sunshine get to you. NY is all about the grind, but in LA, it’s more laid back. Don’t do it. Keep your hustler mentality. It’s a trap!