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Laurieby Karen Michel Pavlick

My child is stuck in the body of an actor!

In order to begin something new
You must do something new

QUESTIONS: I’m just feeling “stuck” in auditions, I keep getting the same result—which is no result. Now, I fear auditioning. HELP!

ACTORS: My sister and I have been toasting to “New Beginnings” before the New Year even began. We both wanted this year to be different than the last. It was important for me to reflect come December and see that I just didn’t just “talk” about doing something new, I actually did something new.

What keeps us the same is “habits.” What stops us from taking action is fear and we call it “stuck.”

Just last Sunday, my sister, who is a wardrobe stylist, was asked to audition as a dancer for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is a great hip-hop dancer, but her fear of auditioning and performing in front of a large audience was keeping her from getting in her car!

I reminded her that we always toast to “New Beginnings” and in order for anything new to come into our lives, we have to do something new, and it’s more rewarding, no matter what the outcome, when fear doesn’t stop us.

She went, auditioned and is now on the team! I couldn’t be more excited for her, but it also inspired me. Now I believe I can find a way to go to Bolivia with my church to do charity work, something I have always wanted to do.

The bottom line is you have to get out of your own way!

This month, I invite you to do one thing you have feared doing.

Is it time to get that new agent? I was afraid to leave my agent, because I was with them for years and really liked them, but I wasn’t getting out. Now, after two changes, I have an amazing manager and go on close to 2-4 auditions almost every day! In just this past week I filmed a TV show and 2 commercials. Something new begins by doing something new!

What else have you always wanted to do? Is it time to start writing a book, go back to school, talk to a long lost friend or perhaps take dance lessons? I no longer want dance lessons to be on my to-do list!

The only way out is through.

Get through that audition by being prepared and getting there on time but once you walk in that door, let it go and get out of your own way! Stop over-thinking the lines, the money you could make and the “end result.”

That’s what’s keeping you stuck.

There is nothing more rewarding than doing what you feared doing and doing it!

If you are looking for an end result, walk through it.

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