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    7 Things To Do Every Morning

    As we recently entered 2013, I offer my suggestions to add to your New Year’s resolutions. My list of "7 Things To Do Every Morning" will help you to run your business more effectively and be more efficient and productive.

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    How To Know Which Pilot Season Roles You're Right For

    We are coming into an amazing pilot season. Most actors would love to see themselves in a series lead role. It is vital to understand the steps to get there. And to get real with yourself on what step you are on.

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    Why Actors Act Against Their Best Interest

    We all, at various detours of our journeys, pull ourselves into these destructive weigh-stations of negative reflection. Yet when that nagging inner-voice routes its phantom calling to our cranium, we sometimes have the tendency to wallow in the false comfort of empty self-pity.

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    Introduction To Meditation For Actors (Part 1)

    In the next couple of weeks I will share some of the steps of the Meditation for Actors practice. I hope you’ll join me. It’s a beautiful and powerful journey.

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    How What You Do Affects How You're Perceived

    Our attire and our personal hygiene send strong messages. People may not consciously note that you look clean and neat, but they definitely notice when you are sloppy or otherwise not well-groomed.

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    How To Assemble the Best Team For Your Career (Part 1)

    I never met an athlete who wanted to be on a losing team. They know that being good at what you do may get you in the game, but it won’t win you a championship trophy. The same is true for actors. Your team matters.

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    How To Find the Perfect Day Job

    Actors need to "get real" about what it actually takes to make it as an actor. I’ve waxed philosophic about training to the point of being an expert, and making a real commitment of time and energy. So, you can guess my position on day jobs.

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    How To Maintain Perspective in Your Acting Career

    When we don’t keep things in perspective and only on what isn’t working, we become defeated by rejections and challenges and lose perspective. Contextually, we’ve probably made great progress in order to get to where we now stand.

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    Why 60 Minutes Can Make a Difference

    Maybe try letting the first hour of your day be about embracing yourself. Creativity often strikes in the early morning.

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    Create a SWOT Report for Your Acting Career

    Although this may not guarantee hoped for results, it certainly increases the odds that specific planned action will bring a higher measure of success.