Don’t sweat the small stuff – celebrate it!

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It’s been a weekend of celebration!IMG_5456

Fireworks for the fourth, my bday on the 6th and…drum roll please…

Our show got extended!

Best birthday present!

Woo hoo!  Yee haw! Fabulous! Happy Dance!

It’s such a great day when the hard work pays off.  Big success comes from small action over a long period of time.

One of our goals was to get picked up for an extended run, and the entire cast and crew worked hard to make that happen.  I’m really proud of the work we’ve all put into the show, and even more ecstatic that the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Of course, whether or not we got picked up was not our decision.  All we could do was show up and give our best.

joythiefWhen you do take action and it doesn’t lead to instant results, it can be easy to forget to give yourself credit for the action in the first place.  We all fall into the compare/despair trap sometimes.  Sometimes we look at other people and compare our level of success with theirs.  Other times we compare our internal vision with our outer circumstances.

“I have decided this is what should be happening in my life/career and since it isn’t, I feel like a failure.”

It’s a trap that keeps you stuck.  And when you wire your brain to connect taking action with results that you aren’t happy with, it can create the habit of having negative associations with taking action.

I encourage my clients to celebrate the actions that they take along the way.  Results only come from the accumulation of small actions taken over a long period of time.  Training your brain to associate taking action with a feeling of success and celebration will encourage you to take more action.

It’s as important to celebrate the big wins as it is to celebrate the daily action.

At the end of the day, results are out of your hands.  The real success is in taking the action.

And when the results are in your favor, well that’s just icing on the (birthday) cake!

52If you’d like to celebrate our show’s success and catch me onstage, I would be honored to have you in the audience of the encore show for “52 Pick Up”.  Of the nearly 300 plays at the Fringe Festival, ours was one of just a handful that were chosen to return for an encore performance.

It’s happening this Saturday July 12 @ 9:30pm in Hollywood.

Tickets are available here (and if you’re coming, buy soon, seats are very limited!)

If you missed it, 52 Pick Up is a 2 person play that tells a love story in 52 scenes.  The title of each scene is written on a playing card, and at the beginning of each show, the cards are shuffled.  They are turned over one by one, so the actors (audience, director, and even lighting person) have no idea what the next scene is going to be until it happens.

Talk about being in the moment!IMG_5358

More shows are coming in the fall, details TBD, but if you’re in town, catch this encore performance.  I’ll be sharing the stage with the fabulous Nick Hardcastle.

See you at the theatre!

And in the spirit of celebration, THANK YOU for being here!  I’m so grateful to you for reading this, sharing it, liking it, commenting, and being a part of this crazy life in the entertainment industry.

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Leave a comment. What are you celebrating this week?  What are you grateful for?  I wanna hear from you!

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Natasha Younge July 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Congrats on your play extension, Emily!


Chantal Mariani July 17, 2014 at 1:21 am

Dear Emily,

You, are just THE BEST!!! Your last 2 blogs have lifted me up from some unusual very down feelings due to unexpected life traumas. They were EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR!!!

May the universe bless and keep you, and return the love you so generously share, times one million, and ad infinitum!!

Much Love,
Chantal Mariani, NY


emily July 17, 2014 at 5:33 am

Glad to hear it , Chantal! Hope you are doing well and sending you lots of love. xoxoxoxox


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