I was at a theatre workshop over the weekend during which we presented audition monologues. Scary as hell, incredible learning. Wish you’d been there.
Here are some lessons for life, health, and business from that event:
1. Get in or get out. Nothing is worse than watching or working with someone who doesn’t care. And nothing is more attractive than someone who loves what they’re doing so much that you can taste it in the air around them.
2. Risk is beautiful. Courage is beautiful. Both of them make people radiant.
3. Looking like an untalented, incompetent idiot is a horrible, horrible feeling. It’s going to happen to me at some point if I decide to be courageous.
So decide: courage, risk, and falling on my ugliest loser face from time to time OR safety, a very small life, zero development of my gifts, and never ever finding out who I really am.You pick.
4. Realizing that I don’t die when I “fail flamboyantly”- when people think I’m an idiot for trying, when what I produce is mediocre or worse – surviving that sets me free. And freedom is the best gig ever.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for the conversation,