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How to Thrive with Performance Anxiety

12 January 2021

You aren’t broken if you experience performance anxiety. Your body is simply doing what it has been conditioned to do since the beginning of time.

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Fame: Quickly won, Quickly lost

20 November 2020

Fame. A complex topic, we know, but one we’re gonna attempt to tackle here regardless. As a sneaky opponent for the vast majority of our actors, this is how we start to unpack what has become such a loaded subject for so many in our field.

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An Indian Parable and the Actor's Mindset

24 October 2020

There are a great number of things outside our control as actors, but one of the things we can control is our mindset.

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29 August 2020

We’re often asked why we’re called The Actor’s Dojo. The “actor” element being pretty self-explanatory as we solely exist to pioneer actor empowerment, but the “dojo” part sometimes raises an eyebrow.

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what can actors learn

from einstein + neuroscience? 

17 August 2020

Shakespeare himself said in Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Objective reality will remain objective reality, but our decision to interpret that ... is always entirely ours.

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Mindset Matters Most:

Our Recommended Reading List

10 July 2020

Here, we’ve partnered with Amazon to bring you a list of our top five mindset reads.

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21 May 2020

This may seem to leave us with very little within our power, but that is really the point. There’s a reason why horses are given blinkers when racing: it narrows their focus and concentration.

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Your Success Is More Than Yours

27 March 2020

A person’s “success” belongs to more than just them. The achievements of the ... protagonist are only made possible with the help (whether direct or indirect) of many, many others, and similarly, their wins are also the wins of these people too.

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Dealing with a bad performance

28 February 2020

Giving a bad performance does not make you a bad performer.

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Three Lessons Actors Can Learn from Athletes

8 January 2020

Elite athletes are always training. Even in the off-season, the world’s best are still putting in the time and effort to hone their skills and craft … You can either get results or have excuses.

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Bamboo: Tree of Unexpected Actor Wisdom

12 August 2019

We actors can do a pretty good job of planting the metaphorical seed (our wildest dreams and ambitions), and tending to it regularly (through training, experience and exposure), but we can also be pretty guilty of digging up the damn seed to see if it

has grown yet. Or yet. Or yet.

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Defining Your Own Success As An Actor

5 June 2019

My challenge to you is to take a moment to really discern what constitutes success for you as an actor. The idea here is to ensure you are living life by your design, not by someone else’s default.

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29 December 2018

The thing is, that endless and draining spiral of self-pity doesn’t help, and comparisons (at least in this instance) don’t actually matter.

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