Beware of the Monstrous MIND CHATTER!!
For many of us, we are so used to the cynicism of the industry we are in, that we have forgotten anything else to be considered NORMAL. Negative chatter might seem harmless at first, but if you are not prepared for it, the chatter will gradually erode your belief in yourself and cause you to start questioning your value as an artist.
It’s All in Your Head!
It’s pretty easy to find yourself disenchanted with your acting career when you are surrounded with thousands of other disappointed artists in LA, but the negative space you have found yourself in? No one to blame but yourself. No matter how much you might feel infected by other’s pessimism, it’s only the voices in YOUR head that you need to learn to drown out.
And you absolutely CAN.
It starts with your ability to first recognize limiting beliefs that do not serve you.
Identifying self-defeating thoughts is half the battle! The other half of the battle is having the ability to shift perspective and focus your attention ONLY on the things that will have a positive impact in your career.
On Today’s Show…
…I’ll be sharing with you some tools that will help you understand where the toxic mind jabbering comes from, why its important to acknowledge it, and how to overcome it using strategies that will help you redirect your energy into inspired action.
I’ll be sharing the space with my very good friend, super successful actress, comedian and writer, Darlene Hunt, who has honestly… in all my years of knowing her… never projected anything but a truly positive energy. You are in for a real treat!
Darlene Hunt is an actor/writer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Hunt studied theater at Northwestern University outside of Chicago, the Royal National Theatre in London and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. While in college she co-wrote a play aimed at high-school students entitled No Problem (Dramatic Publishing), which she toured across the country.
As a comedian, Hunt has also toured comedy clubs across the country and has been featured at the Chicago Comedy Festival and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. She has performed as a member of the world-famous Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles and has studied with Second City in Chicago.
As an actor, Hunt co-starred with Ted Danson on ABC’s Help Me Help You and on the big screen she has played opposite Jude Law and Lily Tomlin in David O. Russell’s film I Heart Huckabees. Other Film credits include A Lot Like Love with Ashton Kutcher, Idiocracy directed and written by Mike Judge, and The Merry Gentleman directed by Michael Keaton. She has also been seen in numerous commercials and television shows and recurring roles on Parks and Recreation and Suburgatory.
Hunt also starred with Sean Hayes (from TV’s “Will & Grace”) in Platonically Incorrect, a play that she also wrote. It played in Los Angeles and New York and was later developed into a pilot by ABC. She wrote several more pilots for various networks before creating the critically acclaimed and award winning series, The Big C for Showtime. The Big C stars Laura Linney who plays Cathy Jamison, a Midwestern teacher who decides to change the way she lives her life after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. Laura Linney won a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance in this role.