On Saturday 2/25, I’m auditioning for the Listen to Your Mother Theatre show (a spoken word “thing”) in San Francisco. It’s part of a national theatre show that’s happening all across the country on Mother’s Day and I’m thrilled!
I hit on something yesterday I’d love to share something with you…
Last year, I auditioned here in LA (for the LA show).
Though I would have loved to have taken one of the 10-11 spots (but of course), I wasn’t upset I didn’t get the part. How could I be?
I do what I do (and give it all I got) regardless of the outcome.
What’s important is the doing, not the outcome…falling in love with the process.
I was EXCITED to have gone through the process, felt uber comfortable and had so much fun. In fact, as I walked out of the audition room with the producers in 2011, I told myself regardless of what happened I’d keep going in search of these unique speaking/performing opportunities. The mesh of my love of writing and performing is pretty awesome.
Anyhow, this is what I wanted to share…my piece last year was comedic. It was much more intellectual / coming from “the head” versus the heart. There’s nothing wrong with that, however, I’m convinced if there’s a chemistry match between myself and the producers this year, I’ll grab one of the spots because this piece is ALL heart. All my story. All truth and, truly, all of my (personal) brand…
It’s exactly what I coach my clients on…not leaving anything on the table.
For ideal clients to know, like and trust us we must show US.
This goes if you’re branding yourself or branding a company name. Essentially, you’re behind it all. So…show WHO you really are.
I joke that just as the camera adds ten pounds, so does your website, networking events, newsletters and all of your touchpoints. So…showing up as the true, brightest you helps. Oh does it ever.
How could you show up as more of who you really are? What are you hiding behind; anything?
How could you show up as more of you on your blog, in social media, in your newsletters, at networking events etc?
Of course, branding and showing up as the authentic YOU requires more than just the sharing of stories, of course, however, this is where branding starts; getting to the core of you and the unique flavor you bring to what you do and the industry you’re doing it in…do it. Show your special sauce.
And love the process. The outcome we truly have no control over but I’m willing to bet if you’re giving it all you got, it will be a good one, even if you have to audition twice 😉
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