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Monday Mantra: I Vow to Say Yes to Everything

Last night I watched the film “Liberal Arts” for the first time. The movie stars Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen plays a forward co-ed with her eye on Jesse (Radnor), who is 16 years older. In one of the first scenes Elizabeth’s character Zippy describes how in improv you have to say yes to everything. This concept really struck me as an excellent tool for acting and for life. When you are trying to make something happen for yourself, it’s important to test out new experiences. You never know who you may meet or what you may learn from saying YES. Though its not always comfortable to jump into new situations, Zippy shows that by taking a chance you can learn a lot more about yourself and your limits.

This week I am vowing to say YES to new opportunities that come my way. Will you join me? Try out that acting class, apply to the audition, and join the improv troupe. You may get booked for the role of a lifetime or find a new hobby that you love!

Share what you say yes to this week in the comments below!

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Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!

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