Anthony Meindl

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    Why 'No' Really Means 'Yes' In Your Acting Career

    Hearing “No” isn’t really that big a deal. But when we associate it with incorrect interpretations in our left hemisphere – we make them mean, “I’m talentless.” “It’s never going to happen for me.” “I suck.” And then we immediately let the “No’s” defeat us.

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    Why Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts Could Land You An Agent

    We often find living our creative lives (and the accomplishing of our goals) to be a haphazard experience. This is partly due to our mind’s many thoughts telling us we can’t have what we truly desire.

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    Stop Caring What Other People Think Of You

    You’ve got to stop caring how you think other people think of you. The truth is – they’re not thinking of you – because they’re thinking of themselves. Like all of us.

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    Stop Waiting and Live Your Life Now

    Stop waiting for things to get better or easier or less busy. Stop saying that you need to wait to be better prepared or more secure or more certain of yourself.

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    Why You Shouldn't Assume Anything As an Actor

    Assumptions often get us into trouble because they generally stem from our fixed conditioned mind patterns that assume things incorrectly based on our paradigms of doubt, fear, and cynicism.

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    Admitting What You Want Is the First Step to Success

    When you’re asked a question, and your response is, “I don't know," wait for the second answer. It’s the true answer that you don’t want to say out loud.

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    Want To Book a TV Pilot? Here's How.

    In my acting, I’d try to pretend to be someone else being the “character.” So I’d play ideas or mimic famous people or show caricatures because how could I ever believe that someone would ever be interested in merely watching me? That could never be enough, could it?

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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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    How To Make Your Inner Journey Inform the Outer

    For many of us, we’ve never been taught to identify with an inner journey. So we seek continuously outwardly. Partly this is due to our living in a culture that only measures results by the things we achieve and the amount of money we make.

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    Why the Industry Needs You Just As You Are

    We mistreat ourselves and allow mistreatment by others because if we truly believed we were enough, we wouldn’t settle for bad behavior that supports our beliefs that we’re inadequate.