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Getting Stuff Done

One of the more fascinating things about creatives is how we choose this life of ours with no rules, no bosses, no timeclock to punch, no deadlines… and then we crave structure. Ah, yes. We’re…

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Fixing Money Anxiety

I know. You’re already thinking, “Yeah, right, Gillespie. Like YOU’RE gonna fix my money anxiety. Pff. Okay.” Go with me a sec, wouldja? See… after a convo with Ramit Sethi (yes, that Ramit Sethi), I…

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Don’t Go It Alone

I was watching a talk presented by the badass Mel Robbins. She’s new to me since a ninja shared this quick interview at our Self-Management for Actors Facebook group a couple o’ months ago. Aside…

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Passport Credits

I spend a lot of time working with creatives on their brands. Wait wait wait! Before you zone out and your eyes glaze over and you think, “Ugh, not again on this BRANDING thing!” bear…

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Audition Landmines

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed lately everyone’s just feeling a little *extra* from time to time. Sure, it’s the final week of Mercury retroGRACE, it’s disasters in the world — natural…

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Are You Living in the Past?

One of the biggest A-HA moments I can help give actors and other creative storytellers is about one of the most frustrating things I see going on out there. Living in the past. It’s ridiculously…

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Data Never Lies

I was speaking to a class of undergrads at UC Irvine on Tuesday (this is one of my very favorite things to do, BTW, travel to a college campus, sit up on a stage in…

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Boundaries Like a Mo Fo

Hello beautiful people! Let’s get to some next-tier livin’! In a fab ladydate with one of my favorite producing teams this morning, the topic of boundaries came up. Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed…

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Don’t Be “That Guy”

Hello and woo HOO! It’s freakin’ August! *How* is that possible? Eesh! Okay, so you know “that guy” right? That guy who self-promotes in a way that’s basically entering a party wearing a sandwich board…

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