That's the question I've been pursuing for the past year.
Not just for my clients, but also for myself.
See, when I began studying this whole "success" thing 10 years ago, I was hyper focused on goals and strategy.
And it worked really well.
It's how I booked my first TV show after only 2 weeks in Los Angeles, and then every TV show after that for the next 10 years.
I'm still obsessed with strategy (just ask my clients) and I believe it's one of the biggest missing pieces for most people struggling.
But a year or so ago, I was introduced to a fascinating concept: that things don't have to be so hard.
Abraham Hicks calls this "upstream" -- that feeling of swimming upstream against the current.
Abraham encourages us to swim DOWNSTREAM, and let things be easier and more joyful by being more intentional with the life we manifest.
Working in an industry that is practically the sponsor for "this shit is really hard," I was completely fascinated with this new concept.
In the beginning, I was like, "NO. You don't understand. Hollywood is really freaking hard. That's just the way it is. This downstream business can't apply to this."
So typical to reject something new and hold tightly to things being hard.
But deep down I was really interested in learning how to make things easier.
Yes, strategy makes things in your career happen MUCH faster.
But that doesn't take away all the challenges. It doesn't take away the struggles, and it doesn't necessarily make the journey that much more enjoyable because so much of it is based on HUSTLE.
So I finally surrendered to this new concept.
Because who wouldn't want to believe that things could be easier and feel more in flow?
What I found has been pretty remarkable.
Over the past year, I've been integrating ease and flow into my client work. I've been studying and reading and listening and participating --- taking in everything I can to understand this and help my clients pursue their careers in a way that feels easy.
The results have been really freaking cool -- one client was able to drop her bartending shift because money from her Hollywood career started pouring in. Another client met their dream management team. Another booked their first big role. So. Much. Fun.
One of the ways I've studied this, is by listening to The Jess Lively Show, a podcast that thoroughly dives into not only the Law of Attraction, but the science behind our behaviors, actions, and manifesting abilities.
I became completely obsessed with this podcast because Jess does an amazing job of breaking all this down in a relatable way.
A few weeks ago, I signed up for a coaching session with Jess, so I could finally ask her my burning questions about all of this and how to help my clients in a bigger way.
Jess recorded that coaching session as a podcast and the episode was released this week.
I'll be honest... the moment I saw it went live I completely panicked.
I was suddenly terrified of what people would think...would they judge me for being vulnerable? Would my clients hear this and think differently of me? Would the audience listening get ANYTHING helpful out of this?
But a bunch of heartfelt, warm messages began pouring in.
So today, as I woke up, I thought I should share this podcast episode with you.
I'm still super scared, but I wanted to do this for a few reasons:
1. You may also be interested in learning how to make your Hollywood pursuit easier.
2. Jess had me do an exercise where I get answers from within, by checking in with my intuition -- and I encourage all of my clients to do this. It can be really easy to get lost in everybody else's opinions, but at the end of the day YOURS matters the most when it comes to YOUR career.
3. If you've ever thought about working with me, this episode will help you get to know me. You'll hear my vulnerabilities. This is not an interview where I'm "on". This was a session where I reached out to a coach to get my own coaching. So this is the purest, most real version of me you'll get to hear.
By the way, I'm still implementing strategy.
I'm still reverse engineering my clients' dreams and helping them get to the "next level".
I don't think that love for strategy will ever go away.
But I'm also incorporating ease and flow. I'm also sharing with my clients things I've learned from this session (and all of my other studying) -- how they can make this whole journey easier and minimize the struggle.
If you give the podcast a listen, please let me know what you think. I would love to hear if this helped you in any way. You can send me a DM on Instagram @hollywoodsuccesscoach.