Last month we received an email from our National Sales Director about taking control of our lives and living the way we deserve. Don’t live in our dreams but be willing to take action. That’s always a tad hard but I think if we move away from our fears, we feel empowered. For me, my default is to rely on fear as a way not to move forward. As a result, I have to have people in my life that will help me take the action steps. I have different people for different segments of my life. Those people are my mentors. They are my trusted guides. If it wasn’t for them, I know that I probably wouldn’t have stayed in theater (my true passion); wouldn’t have created this blog, wouldn’t have written out a business plan for Theatre Beyond Broadway. I wouldn’t have done anything. I am kind of lazy in some respects.
My two professional mentors are Ken Davenport (Broadway Producer: Godspell and the upcoming MacBeth with Alan Cummings) and Michael Roderick (Broadway Producer: The Scottsboro Boys). They help me take the small actions to build on one another. They ask me questions. Sometimes I can clearly and concisely answer them or sometimes (and this happened last week) I just look at them with a blank stare. I have to figure out what I want and what am I willing to do.
- Am I willing to be inconvenienced to be successful?
- Am I willing to do things that maybe at first make you a bit uncomfortable?
- Am I willing to step out of your comfort zone?
- Am I willing to dream audacious dreams?
- Am I willing to say enough is enough?
The answer is yes. I will do what it takes to be successful in the world that I love. Plus, if I didn’t, I would be stuck in my dreams and in my head…there’s a lot of noise in there.
The 39 Steps open in two weeks! Hope you can make it. Read Ian’s post!
Fridays, February 22 & March 1 at 8:00 pm;
Saturdays, February 16, 23 & March 2 at 8:00 p.m.;
Sundays, February 17 & 24 at 2:00 pm.
Admission: $14 / $12 for Seniors