Jul 4, 2022 • 28M

The Elysium Aesthetic

Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success

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Aaron Ganz
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Les Alyscamps (Vincent van Gogh)

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Class Five of The Elysium Aesthetic. We begin each month with a week one perspective-shaper for the tools and practices we’ll be covering over the next three weeks in each of our three areas of lifelong growth: artistry, instrument and craft.


Do I dig deeper … or is this the finish line?

Olympians know when they’ve put in a good day of training.

They can leave their practice facilities with peace of mind and recharge for the next session.

When actors experience success, on the other hand, we face a crossroads …

Are these signals of success coming from my intellect or my artistic truth?

We have an intellect eager to settle. An instrument facing the unknown. A yearning to embrace our instincts. A feeling of untapped potential just below the surface.

How do we know when another level exists?

How do we know what to do to access it?

This week we’re forging into our process a way to ensure we leave no artistic truth behind.

The muscle, the perspective builder, of Never Settling For The First Taste of Success.

New to the work? These free chapters of our overview are where we recommend you start: Kindred Spirits, What Is Good Acting?, Growing Excellence, The Muscles of Preparation.

Monthly Tune-Up

This Month’s Focus

Class Five: Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success

Today’s Class

Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success (Notes)

Today’s Target

Knowing when your work is complete … and when to forage fearlessly forward.

Last Week

Nature Transformation

Next Week

Motivation Muscle


Artistry: Elysium Artist, Personal Crafting Schedule, DEAR (3Qs, MoM, New Knowings)
Instrument: Physical Practice, Imagination Practice, The Veil
Craft: EA First Rehearsal, Rehearsal Report, Learning Lines, Nurture Transformation, Nature Transformation

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