Achieving Great Success Starts With a Bit of Reprogramming
Much like the butterfly that has the ability to alter the weather with a simple flap of its wings, we have the power to create change…within ourselves, in the lives we lead, the careers we choose, and in the world we live. It all starts with a simple mindshift. (simple… really?) Yes. Really.
Believe in MAGIC.
Inspiration is everywhere. Whether you study and observe those that have succeeded in your field before you, practice positive thinking or simply choose to become more mindful, you are essentially taking resources within yourself and applying them to your greatest intentions.
This process not only benefits YOU and your career, but it serves the community around you as well.
Tap into your highest human potential.
As creatives, we often don’t know where to start.
Many years ago, I began my journey as an actress with a deep desire to make an important mark on the world through performance. I knew when I arrived in Hollywood that I had QUITE an uphill battle ahead of me, but I didn’t care. I was determined to create a thriving career ON MY TERMS, prove to the naysayers that IT COULD BE DONE…and I didn’t care that I didn’t HAVE A CLUE where to begin.
…But I had more than “a clue”.
I had a VISION that fueled so much passion in me… nothing would allow me to back down. Ignorance was most likely bliss… because if I REALLY KNEW what was ahead of me, I might not have ventured forward. I HAD TO BELIEVE IN MIRACLES– and I learned to close my eyes and ears to the negative chatter.
Now, when I am asked about HOW I got to where I am… I can’t help but think of the times I was knocked down and ALMOST didn’t get up.
What got me up was the CLEAR VISION of where I was going. These moments taught me that MAGIC was possible.
The Magic is already within YOU.
When I say “magic,” I am talking about ALL that has been accomplished by those who had visions, followed their instincts, and broke new ground DESPITE being told it couldn’t be done… or despite the unexpected setbacks…or despite a moment of doubt.
I am talking about those who trusted their heart even when their head told them it wasn’t logical, those whose ideas were rejected – whose confidence and self worth was marred – and those who found a way to create MEASURABLE SUCCESS against the odds.
We must NEVER stop learning from those who have created magic before us. Every day new paths are paved FOR US … so that we may be able to create our own. When you turn your passions into something that fuels and sustains you,
MAGIC defies the laws of science.
We are all up against SOMETHING…that is what makes life INTERESTING. Trickery or not, the BELIEF in MAGIC is what fuels our spirit and feeds our energy to keep going.
On Today’s Show
Please join me in welcoming to the studio my very dear friend, an incredible woman leader who has always given great respect to her emotional capacity as well as her extreme ability to defy the stakes, Kathleen Davison.
Every time I interview her I introduce her as one of my FAVORITE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, and for those who are being introduced to her for the first time, it won’t be hard to understand why. I have had the great privilege of standing in this life with Kat, having a deep and profound friendship with her, as well as basking in the glow of her authentic inspiration.
I have watched Kat experience —in just one year— a brain tumor, sustaining brain damage, the loss of her beloved dog just a few days before brain surgery, marriage separation, becoming a single parent of 2 young children, and the loss of her father. Despite everything, Kathleen went on to finish her film, make an award-winning directorial debut, win a boat load of awards, and has taken on even more projects since then.
Kathleen has never lost sight of herself or the desire to experience life to it’s fullest …because to her… abandoning hope has never been an option.
Welcome Kathleen Davison!
President and founder of Painted Saint Entertainment, Kathleen Davison is an award-winning filmmaker whose directorial debut films, Effloresce and Primrose Lane, have garnered over 63 festival accolades, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor. Primrose Lane is currently in development to continue as the episodic series, The Passage. Davison’s next slated feature film is Revolution Now (2018), the story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, quickly finding herself embroiled in sex scandal and sabotage. Davison is attached as co-writer, director, and producer.
Kathleen apprenticed with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Frank Darabont, Glen Morgan, and James Wong. She is a Sundance Fellow, founding member of Greenlight Women, member of The Alliance of Women Directors and Women In Film. Kathleen holds a BA in theater from Penn State University. Learn More —>