Anthony Meindl

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    Why You Need To Pay Attention To Your Heart as an Actor

    Just like training your pet snake to do something – besides eat rats and constrict – it's difficult to make changes that are permanent in our own physiological system, if we don’t know how it works.

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    How To Conquer The Stress Of The Audition Room

    Living a more creative, abundant, fully expressed and joyful life benefits from following the major tenets of a spiritual and meditative practice.

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    Embrace Your Vulnerability and Grow As an Actor

    It’s difficult to access that awareness when our minds are so busy churning up so much background noise. But one way our minds can get quieted is when we share with someone special to us the noise that seems to be so loud and troubling.

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    Why You Need To Be Vulnerable As An Actor

    Your light that shines upon the world is different from anyone else’s. How you shine is the individual expression of who you are. Your light isn’t more special than someone else’s – we’re all plugged into the same electrical grid – but it is unique to you.

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    Stop Telling Yourself Lies About Your Career!

    If only we could stop telling stories that contradicted our hearts, who would we be? Amazing Adventurers. Dynamic Doers. Beautiful Bad-Asses. Courageous Creators. But it’s hard because we’re invested in our stories.

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    Don't Blame Anyone Else For Holding You Back

    It’s easy to blame outside forces for where we are (or aren’t) in life. In love. In career. Whether it’s too tight jeans or an agent (or zero agent) or a boyfriend (or lack thereof) or the business.

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    How To Embrace Your 'Type'

    The business is built on “types.” And you’re going to get work according to your type. But we often have so many judgments about those parts of ourselves that we exclude ourselves from even being considered for the job.

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    How Actors Really Get Into Character

    The journalist and sociology researcher, Malcolm Gladwell, does a lot of interesting stuff. His best-selling books explore cultural phenomena, the science behind social shifts, and how our environment shapes and influences us in innumerable ways.

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    How To Use Your Fears and Anxieties To Unleash Creativity

    Birthing creativity from the idea phase into the actual application and expression of form isn’t easy. It’s hard and scary and weird and risky and crunchy and ugly and sometimes it yields amazing results and sometimes it doesn’t.

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    Why You Need to Face Your Fears

    The fears in our heads are always louder and bigger than the actual experience of them in reality. In fact, once we face the things we are most scared of, we realize that they actually aren’t that scary at all.