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Posted by admin, June 10, 2014 4:03 pm

~ 10 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way ~

#6 Try Something New – Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

How often have you been inspired to do something new, only to find yourself grounded in the fear of stepping out of your comfort zone? Did you ever break free from that inner fear of emerging from the old to create the new?

French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Andre Gide once wrote, “One cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This can easily translate into the idea of getting out of your comfort zone.

As an acting coach, I see my job as one which challenges my actors to get out of what is familiar to them and to stretch past their own limits. My students who make the most progress are the ones that take the biggest risks. They are the ones who boldly do the things that take them the farthest out of their comfort zones.

If you aspire to be a successful, working actor and stepping out of your comfort zone scares you, do it anyway.  This is your career.  Your dream.  You owe it to yourself to release whatever fears you have of being a successful actor.

Don’t worry that you’re the only one who gets scared. You’re not alone. I once heard Oscar- winning actress Helen Hunt say that she took the roles that scared her the most because she knew that’s where she would grow and learn the most.

Are you ready to stretch past your limits? If so, this is your wake-up call to try something new.  If not now, when?  If not you, who?


Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.

In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 Questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages visit


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