Ep. #15: Imagination Practice (Part One)
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Let’s talk about GROWING YOUR ACTING TALENT.
We live with tiny weights tied to the strings of our imagination.
Spending all day with a Daily Body and Intellect that knows our limits.
That knows exactly what is not possible. What cannot be done.
In our artistry section we are wisening our instrument daily. It’s life work.
But we want muscles now.
🔥 We want to break free of limitation … now.
🔥 We want to grow possibility … now.
🔥 We want something to accept us for who we are and grow us forward from there.
And we want it now.
This week, we’re applying our Olympic Spirit to the next area of our instrument, the next piece of our humanity … our Imagination Practice.
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… and it's just so exciting what we're aiming for but the constant obstacle that I run into is writing it down, so I just wanted to … note the challenge (it) actually creates for us mere mortals out here who are trying to get better.
Before your answer, I'll just say I'm reminded of Anthony Robbins, Tony Robbins, the famous personal coach …
In his courses, at the end of the first lesson, his instruction is to do something and to write it down. And he later explains the reason he does that is that it weeds people out.
He says if people aren't going to actually write it down, they might as well not even listen …
Thank you. First of all, this is a fantastic question.
As much as I would want to only work with actors who are ready to roar and do their best … we should never let the technique forcibly weed people out.
It should be something that invites people in.
Because every single one of these things - like writing it down - it's hard for a reason, right?
I don't know that the reason is a person is weak, or can't do it, or shouldn't …
You're doing exactly the thing that I would ask for, which is to speak up about it.
Because now we can take this thing that's a challenge, and we can look at how to progress on it, and eventually turn it into a strength.
First, I'll say the reason for writing it down and then I'll share with you a way forward if it's a little bit challenging …
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Something for you to think about. A Thursday Thought inspired by our work.
What’s a character you can’t imagine yourself living through truthfully?
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