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  1. Georgia
    May 31, 2016 @ 8:48 pm

    Great video and I agreed with everything Coley says. I have Think and Grow Rich in my library of books but never got around to reading it so I will now for sure. Personally, there was a time when my mind was taking over all my acting choices and this affected my confidence badly. Unsurprisingly, I never booked anything during that period. So I decided to step away from acting and decided to learn fire poi (YouTube it to see videos but it’s basically twirling 2 balls of fire at the end of a chain). What surprised me from learning this new skill that I can now add to my resume, is not only the confidence it gave me but the peace of mind. Strange you’d think since I’m literally playing with fire. What happened to my mind is that I stopped trying to control things and just started trusting my instincts, my muscle memory and myself – that I knew what I was doing and to be present in the moment. And this made me feel so calm. The upshot is that I started booking more because I came into the room completely open to whatever was going to be thrown at me and trusting the skills that I knew I had. I guess taking my mind away from the end goal actually made me calmer. Of course, I also read. A lot! And I’m always learning something new. Latest project: learning sign language. Keep up with the videos, they’re great! 🙂

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  2. rosie gordon
    June 1, 2016 @ 5:55 am

    This is very true about keeping the mind active by reading. It is also important for other important medical related reasons. I
    am not able to read any books now,however am constantly reading journals,articles,etc. on acting mostly now. Thus I am getting my mental workout indeed!

    Thank You

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  3. Ajarae Coleman
    June 1, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

    Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. xo

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  4. Ajarae Coleman
    June 1, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

    Great, Rosie! Glad you are getting it in somehow. 🙂

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  5. Sandra Roque
    June 2, 2016 @ 3:42 am

    Hi!
    It’s an interesting coincidence – or maybe not one – that I just got “As a man thinketh” three days ago. I haven’t touched it, yet, since I’m still reading something else. I do love to read. Not only it’s a kind of “zen” time, for me, but, being a curious person, I enjoy learning about different subjects and/or feeding my imagination.
    I also have fun adding new skills to my bag of tricks.
    I agree with you, guys, in that as humans, we need a well-rounded integration of mind, body and soul. And as artists, we can’t really do without.
    I’ve been learning some business skills and want to get back in shape and improving in martial arts.
    So… I’m curious to see what Coley will propose next week, as for “body”! 😉

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  6. Ajarae Coleman
    June 4, 2016 @ 6:29 am

    It’s so funny how things like that happen! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the book. And I’m looking forward to week 2 as well!

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  7. Coley Mustafa Speaks
    June 9, 2016 @ 3:25 am

    This is a great story! Yes, thank you for this Georgia! Letting go…being free…and trusting yourself is key to self-empowerment. All things can work in your favor if you choose to believe and see the opportunities. It sounds like that is exactly what happened when you transferred your lessons of the “fire” to your craft in the room. Awesome!

    Best of Luck!

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    May 1, 2018 @ 6:11 am

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