Monday, January 31, 2011

What Do You Appreciate Today?!

I appreciate:
God's mercy, love and grace
My niece, she always puts a smile on my face just by seeing her picture or hearing her talk her baby talk!
All the Goodness that comes my way each and everyday
My family, friends and loved ones!!

Thank you Lord in Jesus name Amen!

What do you appreciate today?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Seminar: Being Your Own CEO Feb 5, 2011

As an actor you are your own small business. In school you were taught if you were the most talented at your craft you’d be successful. But what was left out is what makes the difference in you having career for life or going out of business quickly! To succeed and make a great living you need to THINK like an entrepreneur and take care of all aspects of your business from CEO to Secretary. In BEING YOUR OWN CEO you’ll learn:
  • The 5 “hats” you must wear in order to have a fully functional business as an actor – CEO, Artist, Marketing/PR, CFO and Secretary. You already have all of these skills and will learn how to apply them to your career
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and the 5 small things that will make the biggest difference
  • To create habits including the 7 most essential that highly effective and successful actors do EVERY DAY
  • How to do today what others won’t so that you can do tomorrow what others can’t!
  • How to organize your time and prioritize effectively to accomplish the steps in your business plan
  • How to create a business plan that will fast forward you to the career you’ve always wanted STEP by STEP – Leave the workshop with a plan in place! 

Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2010
Location: Actors Connection
630 9th Ave., Suite 1410, NYC
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Only $69

Stay Blessed!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

SKINS: New Show on MTV

SO....people have been really voicing their opinions about this new show on MTV, Skins. The show is about teens participating in sex and drugs and being able to successfully hide it from their parents. Some parents want the show removed because the cast is underage. But COME ON PEOPLE....y'all don't watch Intervention? Majority of the addicts on that show said they started drinking and doing drugs as young as 7yrs old!

I mean how do you get drugs and alcohol at 7yrs old?!! So wake up parents....this show is a true portrayal of what a lot of teens are doing....I don't think that it will encourage teens to partake in these unhealthy activities..the ones that are going to experiment...will experiment; the ones that won't...won't....

But I do think that these parents need to stop having a hissy fit and use this show as a platform to talk to their kids about drugs, alcohol and sex! They get started younger and younger these days!!

Stay Blessed!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hair Goals- 2011

Hey Y'all with the new year I've been making a lot of goals.....and I've decided to make a hair goal as well.

My hair is natural (not relaxed). I've been natural off and on since '99, and I've big chopped 3 times since...the last time I big chopped was in June '05. Here are pics:

The reason I chopped my hair off so much was out of pure frustation...I would get frustrated with my hair for whatever reason and I would get scissor happy and have this "I'll teach you" type attitude and just whacked it off. My goal has always been to have long hair so a few months of wearing my hair short I'll crave to have "hair" again and for awhile I was wearing a lot of weaves and wigs...then in '07 I started wearing my real hair out...not relaxed of course. I had to learn how to take care of my hair all over again.

I'm natural but I'm not chemical free...I love color...however, in 2007 I colored it too much. 

I didn't have any bad experiences...but I noticed the more I colored the more my curl pattern was less defined. I decided to let the color grow out completely. So for a year and a half I kept my hair hidden with wigs.

Fast Forward to 2009...I started wearing my real hair out again and I did something to get my hair really tangled...I got scissor happy again out of frustration and chopped off about 3-4 inches of my hair. That day I vowed to not use scissors out of frustration anymore. I started looking at YouTube and getting advice on how to take care of natural hair...the proper way to handle it and care for it. I learned the keys to retaining length. It's not about growing's about retaining the length of the hair that you grow. My hair goal for this year is to retain all 6 inches of growth. I must make sure that I do not slack off on my hair care and I must be very patience and gentle.

Every three months I will do a LENGTH CHECK to keep track of my growth!

Here is my starting point:

Keep you posted!!!

What Do You Appreciate Today?!

I appreciate:

  • Waking up this morning in perfect health with sound mind and body
  • Seeing the Lion King on Tuesday-Awesome Play!
  • That today is Friday and I can take a nap when I get home if I want to!
  • Today is my Auntie Paulette's Birthday-Love you auntie!
  • My mom's boss is talking about hiring her on permanently!
  • My family, friends, and loved ones, those here and those that have past away---love you so much guys!! I'm truly blessed!
  • God's love mercy and grace
  • The great advise I received this week from Rob Grauert...been a blessing in getting me started on the right path towards my career! (we don't even know each other personally but he's been a major help)
  • That God forever and always places the right people along my path to show favor upon me and always has me in the right place at the right time!
  • That God continues to watch over me, my family, friends and loved ones, guiding us, guarding us, protecting us, covering us, blessing us, uplifting us, and bestowing upon us His unfailing love and mercy!

In Jesus Name...Thank you Amen

What do you appreciate today?

Stay Blessed...TGIF!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gratitude Wednesday!

Hi Everyone!!

Your Gratitude Statement for Today: "Father God, thank you for helping me to guard my words & my thoughts so that I do not go against your favor at work in my life, in Jesus name. Amen"

Stay Blessed My People!!

Much Love, Many Hugs, and Lots of Kisses!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Step Into Your Season!!

Hey People!

Just a quick note here: I wanted to share with you a message that I received from Joel Osteen today!!

2011 is time for us to hold on to our dreams and desires....not give's time for us to be strong, faithful and live up to our full potential!

It's time to make moves toward our goals and build a brighter and better future. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!!

Joel shared a declaration for you for this year: By Faith declare: “2011 is my year! I’m stepping into a new season. I’m letting go of what didn’t work out. I’m putting on a new attitude and enlarging my vision. I’m going to go into this year with a new fire and greater expectancy. I’m pressing forward to step into my season!”

Speak this over your life, over your circumstance and believe that it shall come to pass. BELIEVE and if you waver remind yourself of this....remind yourself of GOD's promises and love and know that He's faithful to those that believe!

Do your part and God will definitely do his!

Here's a prayer for you:

Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word which sets me free. I declare by faith that my due season is here. I will stand strong, I will keep believing, I will keep praying, I will stay faithful to Your Word. Thank You for the harvest of blessing in store for me in my future. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Stay Blessed!

Monday, January 24, 2011

TeleSeminars Provided By Act Outside The Box

Some I've posted some great info about seminars/workshops by Lisa Gold at Act Outside The Box...well if you can not make it to one of the workshops then you do have the choice of listening to one of her tele-seminars!!

Hope this info is helpful!

Stay Blessed!!

Actors in Action by Lisa Gold From Act Outside The Box!
Teleseminar Series  
Actors in ActionLearn everything you need to know to impact your year, from the comfort of your own home. All teleseminar downloads are in MP3 format for you to listen to and review. Also includes PDF docs, handouts, and other great resources.

Mind Your Business
How do you keep going when you don't "feel" like it? How do you separate yourself from your product? In this seminar, we discuss knowing the "why" behind you being an actor, who are you serving and what your purpose for being on stage is.  We'll review objectives and goals, probable obstacles, expectations and managing them and look at the histories of other successful actors.  It was NOT overnight success!  It was hard work and you have to do it too!
Single Teleseminar Download  $9.95

Networking Know How

Think "being yourself" is easy in this business? We're so used to performing that the simple art of networking is HARD for most actors. Most folks stand around waiting to be approached or wonder how to approach others; what to say; how to open a conversation. Let's just say it - you're scared! Networking Know How is JUST WHAT YOU NEED to gain the proper skills and confidence to meet, speak with, and keep in contact with people you meet socially and professionally.
Single Teleseminar Download  $9.95

Research, Resources and Relationships
95% of professional actors can't tell you who the casting director or director is of any given New York television show, Broadway show, nationally known film office or other easily found information. Do you know who the PLAYERS are? The people that could become some of the most important relationships of your career? Find out how to find out, why it's important and how to develop and maintain these relationships.  Also get info on "hidden" resources.

Single Teleseminar Download  $9.95

Money, Marketing and Mailings

One of the habits of highly successful actors is to keep a database of their target market (i.e. agents, casting directors...) and mail to them regularly. Learn how to create and manage the money to effectively market to the people who can get you work! Find out exactly how often is too often or not often enough for theatre, film, television, soaps, print and commercials. 

Single Teleseminar Download  $9.95 

 Click Here to Order All Four for only $29.95 and save!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Vacuum Law of Prosperity

Hey People

A few posts back I mentioned to you about clothes swapping and I said how I was always giving away my clothes and shoes or what have you ever since I was a little girl and as a result of that habit I've always had more than enough of those items. I never really gave stuff away expecting to receive those things back in abundance, I just did it because I knew that there were others out there less fortunate than I and I could help them by giving them something I no longer had interest in. Some things never change...I'm naturally a giving person (to an extinct I guess ha!)

Well the Vacuum Law of Prosperity states: "The universe cannot put good into your hand, until you let go of what you are holding in it." You have to give to receive, you have to let go of the bad to make room for the good, you have to release the old to open yourself up for the new!

Wes Hopper wrote a post about the Prosperity Law and I want to share it with you here: 

"The 5th principle of gratitude is giving. There are two major reasons why giving is so important. The first is that life is a flow of energy. If all you have is a flow in, but no flow out, you're stopped up. The flow in will slow way down.

The second reason is that what we focus on grows. If you don't give, you're focusing on not having enough. Do you want "not enough" to grow in your life? Giving isn't always money. You can give time, talent, support and physical items.

Just remember that we tend to get paid back in the same currency we give. If you want to get money, give money. The amount you give is only important in that it's a measure of how prosperous you believe you are. As you might expect, the more prosperous you think you are, the more you give and the more you receive.

You don't give to receive, but you give out of gratitude for what you have. No matter how little you think you have, there are people with less." (c)

So continue to show your gratitude by giving out of the kindness of your will come back to you in abundance!!

Stay Blessed!