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Picture Yourself Sightseeing From The Sky!

One thing nearly every major city offers is helicopter sightseeing tours, but many people are often afraid of flying in a helicopter because they don’t know what to expect. It doesn’t have to be a scary experience, though.

What experience is to be had from flying in a helicopter?

Helicopters offer sightseeing possibilities that cannot be had any other way. Close-up sky views are hard to come by in any other fashion and the experience offered from a helicopter is truly one-of- a-kind. They offer much higher visibility than any other craft. A helicopter ride should be on everyone’s bucket list. Imagine experiencing your favorite city, not from the ground, but from hundreds of feet up. What a view that would be!

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What if I have a fear of flying? How can I overcome it?

Riding in a helicopter is not much different from flying in a plane. Once you’re in the sky, the experience is essentially the same, with a few minor differences. Helicopters tend to be louder, which is why you’ll receive a headset to wear during your flight. They also can have more turbulence, but it’s rare that the turbulence will be enough to cause any serious problems. Take-off in a helicopter is definitely different than in a plane. Instead of that sudden acceleration where you are pressed back into your seat, in a helicopter, the force will push you down. Many people liken the experience to riding in an elevator.

What struggles might I face while dealing with my fear? How will it all be worth it in the end?

Take-off will always be troublesome for first time riders with a fear of flying. The initial bumps of departure can seem scary and unnatural, but once the craft is in the air, the smooth ride and amazing views will overcome any lingering fears.

What examples can you share about others overcoming this fear?

Fear of flying is not uncommon. There are numerous celebrities who have had to overcome their fear of flying. Author Ray Bradbury never got on a plane until the age of 62. Gwen Stefani, singer of No Doubt, used to be afraid of flying, as well. If you have a fear of flying, you are not alone, but you also do not have to let it keep you from experiencing the joys of a helicopter ride.

What are some beautiful moments to be had while flying in a helicopter?

Views from a helicopter are unrivaled by any other mode of sightseeing. Imagine looking down on New York City from above, circling the Statue of Liberty at near eye-level, or soaring over Niagara Falls without a barrel.

Fear of flying is common, but it doesn’t have to hold you back. You can overcome your worries and experience life from the inside of a helicopter as you soar through the sky in a way only birds used to be able to do. Don’t let your fear stop you from experiencing the joys of helicopter sightseeing!

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Russell Nohelty’s Inspirational Interview http://mydreamsmatter.com/2016/01/26/russell-nohelty-inspirational-interview/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:33:35 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=4067 About Russell Noehlty’s Publishing Company, Wannabe Press Russell Nohelty is the founder of Wannabe Press and Kickstarter University. He loves writing and publishing, but his true passion is helping creators launch careers with their own two hands. The culmination of that work is summed up in a free 7 day course that shows creators how […]

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Russell Nohelty Wannabe Press Inspirational InterviewAbout Russell Noehlty’s Publishing Company, Wannabe Press

Russell Nohelty Kickstarter University wannabe pressRussell Nohelty is the founder of Wannabe Press and Kickstarter University. He loves writing and publishing, but his true passion is helping creators launch careers with their own two hands. The culmination of that work is summed up in a free 7 day course that shows creators how to develop, launch, deliver, and market their books to become financially independent.

He set up a kickstarter and successfully funded ICHABOD JONES:MONSTER HUNTER to 150% of its goal. Along with a reprint of his first novel Gumshoes and two other properties, Ichabod made up the January 2015 launch lineup of Wannabe Press.

His third Kickstarter, My Father Didn’t Kill Himself, is trying to become the most overfunded Kickstarter of all time by raising 1,000,000% of it’s goal!

About Entrepreneur & Crowd-Funding Expert, Russell Nohelty

Russell Nohelty Wannabe PressRussell Nohelty has written a little of everything in his life; movies, series, web content, articles, and nearly anything where the pen can conquer the sword — along with many where it couldn’t.

Mostly he writes novels, both graphic and traditional. He wrote all of Wannabe Press‘s launch titles and still releases 1-2 books a year.

Russell Nohelty started writing because the voices in his head needed to live on their own. He set up condos for them in the various worlds of his imaginary universes, and he’ll continue to do so as long as he’s able. The fact there are people who like what Russell has to say is unbelievable to him. He truly cherishes every one of his fans.

Inspirational Interview with Russell Nohelty

How long did it take you to get to where you are now?
10 years. Wow. Yeah, almost exactly ten years. I started as a director, then a producer. I was a writer by necessity, not design. Then, I got in a major car accident and was laid up with nothing but a computer.

So I got to writing. TV, Movies, web series. All manner of things that took legions to make…and never did come to fruition.

Then, in 2010, my manager turned me onto comic books, and that led me to writing novels, and the rest is history.

How did you deal with fear, doubt and worry?Russell Nohelty Wannabe Press Inspirational Interview
I cast them aside. I know it’s easier said than done, but I have built up a good network now that I trust to tell me if I’m crazy, and they haven’t told me I’m crazy in a while. In fact, usually when I think about quitting, that’s when they think I’m crazy.

There is always doubt. Sometimes crippling doubt, but there’s also work to be done. And work has to get done.

What people, places or things motivated you to make your dreams come true?
Is it too narcissistic to say myself? I’m very self-motivated. Honestly, while my family is supportive, they all have jobs. Like real jobs, with pensions and 401ks and such. They don’t really, truly understand, they just know this makes me happy.

What I want is the freedom to do what I want when I want it. I also want the freedom to make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes, and own those mistakes.

What struggles did you encounter in order to become successful doing what you love?
All of them. Seriously though, people cut you down a lot. I was very lucky to be very supported in my life, but even then if people aren’t cutting you down, you are cutting yourself down.

Honestly, it’s way easier to take the route of having a job. There’s a guaranteed amount of money you will make, and that amount of money is consistent.

Russell Nohelty Wannabe Press Inspirational InterviewPlus, everybody has a job. It’s what people do. This thing, this making it on your own it’s hard. It’s always hard. It will always be hard. But it’s also much more rewarding.

Who or what inspires you to stay motivated?
I just keep laying track, little by little. I’ve been doing it for years, and it keeps working…somehow. I keep laying down track over and over. After time, that track is very long, and the train keeps bearing down.

It’s really easy to stay motivated if you think of things like that. I just do the work because there’s work to be done. If I have a free moment I do more work because there is time.

Is there anything else you’d like to contribute to this interview?
This is critical. You can do it, too. I mean it’s really not that hard. All you need is focus and grit. You have to be able to weave and bob, understand money is going to be wasted, learn from your mistakes, and never stop.

The biggest thing I can say is that the road to success is paved with people that stopped and quit. Talented people. Way more talented than you and I.

They couldn’t tough it out. They didn’t have a plan. They didn’t have clarity. They didn’t have vision.

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Ace Antonio Hall’s Inspirational Interview http://mydreamsmatter.com/2016/01/01/ace-antonio-hall/ Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:33:29 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=4036 In 2006, Ace Antonio Hall became part-owner for the Hollywood Actors Academy for Performers (HAAPS) in Hollywood; contributing as an Acting Coach. He has acted in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and day-playing as Vanessa Williams’ date in ABC’s show […]

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In 2006, Ace Antonio Hall became part-owner for the Hollywood Actors Academy for Performers (HAAPS) in Hollywood; contributing as an Acting Coach. He has acted in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon, and day-playing as Vanessa Williams’ date in ABC’s show Desperate Housewives.

Although, he has strong acting chops, Ace Antonio Hall has spent the past few years working as a stand-in for various TV shows and films, mostly for the actors, Damon Wayans, Jr., Alfie Enoch and Pharell Williams for Happy Endings, How To Get Away With Murder and The Voice, respectively.

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Ace Antonio Hall is the former Vice President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (2009-2011), and continues to head the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (ScHoFan) Critique Group as Co-Director of critique groups within the society. He is also a member of LASFS and the International Thriller Writers. Montag Press published his YA zombie novel Confessions of Sylva Slasher, April 14, 2013. His short story Dead Chick Walking was published by Calliope (#145 Fall 2014).

Ace won the Honorable Mention distinction from the Writers of the Future Award for his short stories They (2013) and Raising Mary: Frankenstein (2014). In 2015, Hall has sold his short stories to be published with Weasel Press/The Haunted Traveler, Bride of Chaos/9 Tales, Pure Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vol. 4, Jitter/Prolific Press, Calliope Magazine, and Night to Dawn Magazine #29.

Ace Antonio Hall received a BFA from Long Island University and taught English for more than a decade. He is a native New Yorker who now resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Inspirational Interview with Author & Entertainer, Ace Antonio Hall

How long did it take you to get to where you are now?

I quit my job as an educational director for the Sylvan Learning Center, got a more flexible job in entertainment, tossed out my social life, and spent 10-11 hours a day on the weekends writing, I woke up every morning at 4 a.m. to write during the weekday prior to work.

I joined a writing society and critique group and went to many writing conferences and workshops. That was in 2008. Three years later, I sold my novel, and the next and fourth year of that journey, my YA zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher, was traditionally published.

Of course, I might add that I was on an accelerated track because I had a degree with a background in writing. Without that, I’m sure it would’ve taken double the time.

 

What struggles did you encounter in order to become successful doing what you love?

ace antonio hallThere were many, many struggles. Where do I begin?

When I was teaching English in NYC, I thought I knew what I was doing. I had a degree in fine arts, majored in screenwriting and just knew I had a handle on writing. I challenged myself to write my first novel.

The literary agent who read my first novel told me that it was what they called in the literary industry a “kitchen sink” book. Because it had everything in it but the kitchen sink. With confidence, I said, of course! It has zombies, spies, natural disasters, science fiction and horror. Everything anyone could want in a novel! I was sadly mistaken. I had to learn how to focus on one genre.

Sure, any good novel may have elements of a variety of genres, but the core story is driven by one particular kind. I started reading novels only in the genre I wanted to write in so that I could gain an innate sence of tropes, cliches, themes, tones, mood, what was overdone, and what was spoofed.

With my second novel, it was made known to me that my characters were lifeless. My revision of that novel came back with criticism of having poor narrative. And then there was the whole having a good plot thing.

After writing my third novel, and having taken a few writing workshops and sitting in many writing conference panels, I began learning the craft. Once I polished my third novel and ran it through two editors, I sold my novel quickly, gaining interest within fifteen minutes of submissions.

 

How do you deal with fear, doubt and worry?

I embrace fear, ignore doubt and don’t worry.

Many times, my anxiety comes from being rejected or misunderstood. However, the more I’ve written, now well over a million words, and the more I actually get a pen and paper out and study writing, I’m becoming more seasoned.

There was a time when members of my critique group or even an editor may ask a question that intimidated me. That was before I learned to make choices, and I understood that as long as the choices I made were true to my story, were credible or backed by sound ideas, I no longer was intimidated by a question for my motives. I answered with a certain confidence that came from developing my characters and strong world-building.

 

“I’m looking forward to breathing my passion into words and bringing them to life.”
-Ace Antonio Hall

 

Who or what inspires you to stay motivated?

A friend of mine once said, “I read to inhale, write to exhale.” Reading is the number one motivator to my writing. After finishing a good horror novel, it makes me want to write a good story.

I’ve always been a storyteller. Even when I had shoulder-length blond dreads and sung as a frontman for a alt rock group, my lyrics were essentially stories. I love being imaginative and coming up with strange circumstances to put a character into.

I think at this stage of my writing, I can’t help it. I hear characters running dialogue in a scene I’m working on, when I’m driving or going for a run, and I awake most mornings with an idea or scene to flesh out in my stories.

What motivates me is the process. God, I love the process of coming up with ideas, doing a bit of research for places, people or things I don’t know much about. And man, do I love seeing a finished product of my writing. I love words. Especially, if they tell a story.

 

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How To Master Self-Actualization http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/10/09/self-actualization/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:33:26 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3992 Eight Tips to Master Self-Actualization Self-care is essential to living an enjoyable life, but many times, we exert much of our energy towards helping others feel happy and loved. Activities such as making family meals, coordinating celebrations and taking part in extra-curricular activities help us satisfy the basic human need of belonging. As you can see from the graph […]

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Eight Tips to Master Self-Actualization

Self-care is essential to living an enjoyable life, but many times, we exert much of our energy towards helping others feel happy and loved. Activities such as making family meals, coordinating celebrations and taking part in extra-curricular activities help us satisfy the basic human need of belonging.

As you can see from the graph of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (below), belongingness and love are at the heart of the human experience. That’s great! Don’t give that up. Give your relationships the attention they deserve. But REMEMBER TO ALSO DEVOTE TIME TO YOUR OWN GOALS AND DREAMS. Receive joy from the outcome!

How often do you participate in self-actualization?

maslow pyramid of basic human needs self-actualizationWhen was the last time you made yourself a fancy meal, just because you love yourself? Have you ever thrown yourself a party? Most importantly, do you engage in activities that satisfy the need of actualizing your wishes and desires?

If you’re not sure how to take action towards self-actualization, read through the eight tips below. Practice a little bit each day, referring to the graph, as needed.

Practice these eight tips for mastering self-actualization:

1. Gratitude is the Attitude.
Say, “THANK YOU” throughout the day. It may feel silly at first, but a big part of self-actualization is enjoying the journey through all of life’s experiences, including the other needs. So, the more gratitude you have for all life offers, including the basics, your relationships, and so on, the more you will see that is amazing and the more self-actualized you will become. Practice until it becomes a habit. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to make people wonder why you smile all the time .

Try this the next time you make a cup of tea, (or coffee):

“Thank you, tea pot. Thank you, faucet. Thank you, plumber who laid the pipes. Thank you, city for delivering water. Thank you, Earth for having plenty of nourishment. Thank you, stove for always working. Thank you, civilization for being at this standard of living during my lifetime. Thank you, tea farmer. Thank you, delivery driver. Thank you, road construction crew. Thank you, grocery store….”

And so on. . . before the kettle can come to a boil, you will feel rejuvenated. And then, you’ll have tea!

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2. Analyze This! Analyze That.
Take a step back and observe for a moment. Open your eyes, mind, heart, and spirit. Really assess what is in your environment from an objective point of view.

Practice being objective in challenging situations by pretending you are watching yourself in a movie or on television. Observe what is going on in front of you, without reacting to anything personally. What would the character (you) do next? How would they have to act in order to receive the most desirable outcome? Asking yourself these types of questions can help develop self-awareness and ultimately self-actualization.

 

3. Make New Friends. Keep the Old.
Because belongingness and love make up the core of human needs, it’s important to be selective about the people allowed into your inner circle. If someone is taking more time/energy/emotion/devotion than they are giving, it really is okay to say, “I love you, but I can’t give this relationship energy right now.”

That’s not a forever statement! It’s saying that right now, the relationship is not adding to your life; it is taking away. Recognize that feeling, please. I promise – it is possible to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. It’s not to say that they will not challenge stuck beliefs, but they will support whatever it is that makes you feel whole, happy, and loved.

Unfriend. Unfollow. Remember, love can not come from an unwilling participant. Release yourself of any “bad” feelings that come up when you let someone go. Trust that they are on their journey, with their own life lessons to learn, and you are here for your own adventure. Start interacting more with people who motivate you to achieve your highest potential.

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4. Nurture the Body.
Hold yourself accountable to eating right and exercising regularly. Remember, food, water, and physical exertion are essential to self-actualization.

Make smart choices when eating. Indulge in what you love, but watch the portions. Eat healthy, home-cooked meals as often as possible. Drink lots of water, (more than you think you need). And limit processed and unnatural components in your environment.

Good health doesn’t have to be a chore! In fact, do not make it tedious or hard. Try to make it an expression of your creativity by doing activities that make you feel alive. Walking, hula-hooping, dancing, stretching, jumping on trampolines, roller skating are just a few ideas! The possibilities are endless.

There’s no need to make a drastic overhaul. Simply do a little more each day towards the healthy lifestyle your body deserves. Our physical being is the vessel housing our life experience!

 

5. Just Do It!
Did you know in some countries career paths are determined by school-administered aptitude tests and the economic needs of society? Here in the U.S. there is much more acceptance, and even encouragement, towards pursuing personal dreams. Take advantage of the wealth of opportunities and resources available.

What highly unique set of desires is deep within you, just asking to be expressed? How do you want to contribute to your community? One more big question: If you had a copious stream of income; what product or service would you offer?

Focus on the end result. Yes, it’s far away. It won’t always be — if you walk towards that dream! Take baby steps. One each day. An hour here. A task there. Recognize your contributions and mastery of your craft. Embrace your individuality.

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6. Get Out of the Box!
Children are discovering new things every day with open minds and hearts. They are learning rules, concepts, and beliefs as they go along, unaware of “the way things are”. The next time you realize “you’ve always done something that way,” do something completely different. If it makes you tingly in your tummy, you’re on your way to fun and discovery!

Once outside your comfort zone, you’ll begin to notice new ideas and solutions to problems that can’t be seen from inside the box. The longer you linger out here, in imagination, the more creative you’ll become.

If this is difficult for you, try engaging in activities that remind you of happy moments in your childhood. Swing sets and slides work for me. Swimming and playing in water are good for me, too. Try to remember what it felt like the first time you went somewhere special. What things did you and your childhood best friend do together? Do that, no matter how silly!

 

7. Make A Difference
For a long time, I focused on the need to receive financial compensation in return for my services. Everyone deserves fair pay in a world governed by money – including me, but this is a story about how easy it was to start making money by doing what I love. I simply shifted my attention to offering my gift (the thing I love doing most), to others. I made my presence available, and almost immediately, my actions started to make a difference in people’s lives.

The result? I enjoy myself and others benefit from my actions. In turn, I am constantly being rewarded with book sales, booked workshops, and notes of praise from fans. Work falls into my lap and I am directed towards success. I remind myself regularly to take meaningful actions by asking how can I give of myself today? Where is my energy needed?

Shift your perspective towards sharing your gift, and away from fair compensation, and you may discover a dream lifestyle!

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8. Show Time!
There is a seemingly endless supply of books, blogs and articles full of tips about self-care and the maintenance of romantic relationships. I’d like to share something a little different. I like to sing and dance to upbeat music with inspiring lyrics and motivational beats, while thinking about emitting my emotions to the Universe. Yep. I sing to Spirit, nature, God, myself…this helps me feel loved, because, well, I understand that I am connected to and part of the Divine.

It’s kind of like a prayer. So, if you pray or meditate in any traditional way, you’ll reap the same benefits as my song and dance routine. Connecting to spirit can help actualize your goals by offering security through faith. I don’t believe there is a human alive who does not have conversations with themselves; our brains are wired to process thoughts. If you’re not liking the discussion inside, change it up by singing a new and joyous song.

Like this silly song and dance, for instance:

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Friends Are the Family We Choose For Ourselves http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/08/25/friends/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:37:41 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3983 Who Are Your Best Friends? Let’s look closely at the friends we choose. Then, let’s bring it back home and look within -evaluating the choices we’ve made, (yes, please take responsibility), about the company we keep. Making a conscious effort to surround ourselves with inspirational and motivational people has tremendous benefit. Having regular moral and emotional support helps us define […]

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Who Are Your Best Friends?

Let’s look closely at the friends we choose. Then, let’s bring it back home and look within -evaluating the choices we’ve made, (yes, please take responsibility), about the company we keep.

Making a conscious effort to surround ourselves with inspirational and motivational people has tremendous benefit. Having regular moral and emotional support helps us define goals, stay on track, and create lasting changes. It can even improve effectiveness and productivity.

It’s much easier to blame external circumstances, including our friends, when things aren’t going our way than to take personal responsibility. Unfortunately, we can’t change the ones we love to be something they are not. Can you relate to any of these statements?

“My boss is so mean. She won’t give me a promotion.”

“My commute takes forever. Someone should do something about that.”

“My children drive me crazy. They never pick up after themselves.”

“The government can’t be trusted. They are always hiding the truth.”

It took me decades to realize that blaming external circumstances is simply a distraction from the truth: Everything is a reflection of the self. And, I’m sorry folks, but most external circumstances are out of our control — the only thing we have the ability to change is ourselves.

That said, we can take responsibility for choosing the people we interact with. By making wise choices you will experience less frustration and create stronger connections. Your relationships will motivate you to be and do more.

Here are eight qualities to look for when developing and maintaining friendships:

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Eight Qualities To Look For In Best Friends

1. Big Dreamers

If you surround yourself with friends who have big dreams, you won’t be able to resist the inspiration. You will be motivated to chase your own ambitions, because you’ll see first-hand that a dream lifestyle really is tangible.

2. Question Everything

Close-minded individuals are not receptive to new ideas. Goals and growth are only possible with forward movement.  If you make friends with people who question the status quo, chances are you also will start to see things in new ways. New beliefs mean new paradigms, translating into fresh and exciting circumstances. Ah! Growth.

3. Well Traveled

Explorers have priceless experiences that you can tap into for inspiration and motivation. Travel with these friends, or learn about other cultures through conversation. Either way, you are bound to grow.

4. Healthy Lifestyle

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! Food is such an essential part of life. Meals take time to prepare and often feed more than one person at a time. For this reason, we tend to eat whatever is being served in our social circles. Surrounding yourself with people who enjoy healing foods keep your health goals on track.

5. Confidence

There’s a big difference between arrogance and confidence. Unfortunately, both can appear very charming on the surface. Make sure you have friends who know themselves – their good and bad qualities. An arrogant person likely will only boast about their favorable actions, while neglecting to acknowledge their flaws. And, that’s just frustrating. Having confident friends can give you the boost you need to feel more self-assured.

6. Creative Problem Solvers

Not only are creative problem solvers great for finding “The Way To Make Something Happen” — these types of people are usually super interesting to be around! Creative minds envision scenarios that are imaginative and wild — a beneficial energy to have around during challenging moments.

7. Conscientious Decision Makers

Do you feel empowered around people who are dangerous or disrespectful? Probably not. But, if you surround yourself with people who are making choices that bring positive change into the world, you’re sure to feel good about yourself, while motivated to join a worthy cause.

8. In Love with Life

Who would you rather spend time with – a whiney complainer, or a playful free-spirit Make friends with happy people and their joy will rub off on you. You are worth having friends who make life more enjoyable. Take responsibility for who is in your circle and watch as goals become easier to achieve, happiness becomes more regular, and life is a bit more brighter.

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Kate Bergeron’s Inspirational Interview http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/08/11/kate-bergeron/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:33:19 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3909 Kate Bergeron is a Midwestern girl with dreams too big for the little town where she grew up. When she turned 16, she aged out of the children’s theater program and wasn’t allowed to act anymore. So she directed the play instead. Kate moved to Chicago to study acting, and also fell in love with […]

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Kate Bergeron is a Midwestern girl with dreams too big for the little town where she grew up. When she turned 16, she aged out of the children’s theater program and wasn’t allowed to act anymore. So she directed the play instead. Kate moved to Chicago to study acting, and also fell in love with independent film, performance art, …aaaand the drummer in her rock band. Now she’s based in Los Angeles, the biggest pond of all. You can find Kate Bergeron performing around town as an actor and singer, online producing her own material, or in a coffee shop working on her sitcom pilot.

Yes, Kate Bergeron is a dreamer, but a dreamer with drive. And balls. Big, metaphorical balls.


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Inspirational Interview with Actress & Singer, Kate Bergeron

What motivates you to want to make your dreams come true?
Passion. And a strong sense that this is my only life. If this is the only life I get to live, I want it to be a wonderful one in which I get to make a living doing what I love, spend time with people who uplift me, and never live in regret.

What is stopping you from fulfilling your dream career?
The things I love doing are competitive career paths and I think it is only a matter of time, patience, persistence, and resilience. Nothing is stopping me per se. I am doing the things I love on a daily basis. i just hope to be making lots of money doing them in the near future. :)

How are you dealing with fear, doubt and worry?
Morning Pages are useful for working through that. Therapy when needed. Good friends and a glass of wine. I have a very supportive, loving husband who is also an artist and a freelancer so he gets the self doubt and “poser syndrome” that can creep up occasionally.

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And honestly, it just comes with being a creative person and I don’t know that you can escape it so you can either sit and wallow in it, let it win (and some days I do) or you can push forward anyway. It’s a form of resistance. (The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is where I got that phrase, another good book.) I picture it as a bad guy trying to thwart my dreams, make it a cartoonish mustache twirling thing living in my brain and that helps me take some of the power away from that voice.

What steps are you taking towards reaching your goals?
I take classes and practice at home to better my craft(s). I self-produce to get myself out there and challenge myself to learn aspects of my business that I don’t know. I surround myself with people who inspire me and encourage me. I try to put myself in situations where I am not the most skilled in the room so that I learn and grow and feel challenged. I try to push myself outside my comfort zone. On the other end of the spectrum (and the only reason I CAN go outside my comfort zone) I nurture myself. I take time to be alone, to do comforting things, to reassure myself that I am, on the whole, entirely safe and living a comfortable life. I self reflect and take time to sit with a journal or index cards and plot and plan and dream, prioritize and schedule goals (because there are just so many!)

I read inspiring books by other creatives and attend SAG-AFTRA seminars on business, singing, or money management. And I try, TRY to remember that I am only one person with 24 hours in the day and that there is only so much I can do, and I try not to be too hard on myself for not being lightyears ahead of where I currently am.

Who or what inspires you to stay motivated?
As a freelancer, it can be really hard to motivate myself some days. I try to give myself a break and remember that we create and grow in cycles and that some days will be more productive than other. I have started working with Morning Pages again, an exercise I learned from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. It’s spending the first few moments of my morning free writing whatever comes to mind for 3 full pages. No editing. Sometimes it’s just “Blah blah blah, I’m so tired still….” but sometimes some real insights come up. Constantly reexamining what is important to me and what is and is not working is a valuable tool. Sometimes my to do list seems so long and overwhelming and when I write about it in my morning pages, I discover that I actually don’t care about 3 things on that list anymore and can let them go. That’s freeing as hell.

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Embrace Change For These Eight Reasons http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/08/10/embrace-change/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:22:10 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3917 Embrace Change Because… 1. … there will be a reward. If a caterpillar did not go through its metamorphosis period, there would be no butterflies. Change is necessary for each of us to reach the next level. Whether that be physically, spiritually, financially, or emotionally, by welcoming change, we open the door for new strength, wisdom, opportunities and experiences. The […]

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Embrace Change Because…

1. … there will be a reward.
If a caterpillar did not go through its metamorphosis period, there would be no butterflies. Change is necessary for each of us to reach the next level. Whether that be physically, spiritually, financially, or emotionally, by welcoming change, we open the door for new strength, wisdom, opportunities and experiences. The process may be uncomfortable, but the reward is usually magnificent.

2. … change leads to wisdom.
Every time we learn something new, our knowledge increases. As babies, change took us from crawling to walking, from mumbling to speaking complete sentences, from slurping on liquids to eating solid foods. Each new change is an opportunity to become bigger, better, and smarter. Try to see that changes lead to wisdom and you will make adjustments more easily and quickly.

3. … the right people will find you.
Are you still friends with the people you knew in elementary school? If so, that’s great! But, are they the only people you’re close to? Or, have you expanded to include new friends? When we embrace change in our social circles, we expand our network to include more diverse and interesting people.

4. … your body can then heal.
It’s pretty easy, and fairly common, for humans to develop health issues from bad habits. Excessive smoking and drinking, not exercising, and a poor diet all contribute to poor health. One miraculous thing about our bodies is that they have the capability to heal — but first one must embrace change and reverse the damage by making an adjustment to the unfavorable behavior.

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5. … you will master your craft.
When I started my career in graphic design, Adobe had just release PhotoShop 4.0. Imagine if today, almost twenty years later, I was still using that vintage software. I would not be able to impress very many clients! Every time Adobe released a new version of PhotoShop, I had to embrace change and learn something new. Each upgrade ultimately led me to becoming a proficient graphic designer with professional skills.

6. … change offers multiple solutions to one problem.
Let’s say that I need to  get a hold of a friend who has recently moved out of town. Continuing the fantasy, pretend with me that the only way we’ve ever communicated is in person. If I stubbornly insist on communicating in the way in which we’ve always done it (in person), I will only be able to chat with my friend by traveling. But, if I embrace change and consider calling, texting, using Skype, emailing, or even writing a letter — a handful of solutions appear and my friend and I can stay in touch, happily ever after.

7. … insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
I can’t expect to reach millions of people, if I write my inspirational thoughts in a private, personal journal. As I write this blog, I am thinking of new and different ways to expand my reach. Even after I have a fan base, I have to try new things to both keep their attention as well as gain the interest of more fans. If I instead, become content with where I’m at — I will forever stay right here.

8. … you are not meant to stay the same forever.
What if we stayed the same as we were when we were first born. I’m sure our mothers would love this idea, but really, it means that we would still be drooling and incapable of feeding ourselves. It’s an extreme example, but hopefully it illustrates how important it is to simply embrace change and see adjustments as an opportunity to become bigger, better, and more elaborate human beings.

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Kayla Porter Inspirational Interview http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/08/04/kayla-porter-inspirational-interview/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:33:33 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3869 Inspirational Interview with Kayla Porter Kayla Porter’s dream job is to travel around living off of performing and making music. I asked her a few questions about her journey to that dream. Below are her answers. What is stopping you from fulfilling your dream career? During the day I’ll have all these creative ideas, but […]

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Inspirational Interview with Kayla Porter

Inspirational Interview with musician and dancer kayla porterKayla Porter’s dream job is to travel around living off of performing and making music. I asked her a few questions about her journey to that dream. Below are her answers.

What is stopping you from fulfilling your dream career?
During the day I’ll have all these creative ideas, but with everything I have to do in order to just get through each day, I come home exhausted. I am not only physically tired working to pay for food, gas, necessities, but mentally drained going to help a friend in time of need or dedicating all my efforts in school to bring in that 4.0 GPA.

With what I want to do, you can have all the passion and talent in the world and still not become successful. When creating and selling one’s own music, one has to know who and who not to collaborate with, and how to negotiate the contracts or deals, etc.

What motivates you to want to make your dreams come true?
The wave of intense, complete happiness I’ve gotten really loosing myself into a song (whether singing, dancing, whatever) and seeing or hearing the audience enjoying it as well. No experience in the world has given me such a heavenly feeling and it is the one joy in my life that hasn’t abandoned me.

How are you dealing with fear, doubt and worry?
I don’t allow any of that to live in my brain when it comes to dreams. I block out all negative thoughts and reinforce them with positive affirmations explaining how or why my dreams will come true.

What steps are you taking towards reaching your goals?
I am currently taking many classes in the fields of music and dance. I have a part time performing job on the side. I go to as many concerts as my wallet lets me. Recently I bought the essentials needed to record. I collaborated with a music producer over the summer. And, I have accumulated a collection of original songs and seek out opportunities to perform in front of others.

Who or what inspires you to stay motivated?
I inspire myself by believing in myself and my dreams. If I don’t believe in them then how can I you expect others to? I daydream and pictur the possible sounds and sights of when my day comes. I don’t picture failing as a possibility, no matter the chances, and will still hold on to the magical wonder of all the miraculous outcomes branching from my roots of passion.

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Express Your Gifts and Talents http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/08/03/express/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:33:08 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3889 Eight Reasons Why the World Needs You To Express Your Gifts & Talents You might not think that it matters whether or not you pursue your dreams or express your unique gifts and talents, because you’re just one person. Please consider these eight reasons why the world needs you to express your gifts and talents. […]

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Eight Reasons Why the World Needs You To Express Your Gifts & Talents

You might not think that it matters whether or not you pursue your dreams or express your unique gifts and talents, because you’re just one person. Please consider these eight reasons why the world needs you to express your gifts and talents.

1. Money Will Circulate

Oprah is a great example of someone who was raised in poverty and now lives as a wealthy, powerful force. She makes the most of her money by contributing to charitable causes which benefit many people. The world needs more people to express their gifts and talents in this way.
2. Knowledge Will Expand
Looking back at medical practices from the Middle Ages, one might cringe. But, think about how those exact applications led to better performances, eventually taking us into modern day medicine. Look at the expansion of any industry and notice how growth comes about after people articulate gifts and talents unique to them.

3. Interactions Will Synchronize
When someone makes a point to express their unique gifts and talents, they inevitably run into other people who are on the same path. The world needs you to express yourself so that in turn, you give others permission to do the same. Find your tribe, support group, or community interested in your goals.

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4. Hurts Will Heal

Sometimes we bottle up our pain and undesirable emotions because we don’t want to express negative feelings. When we instead decide to communicate ourselves openly and honestly, we make room for healing to happen. The world needs that to happen so that we are not collectively living in pain and sorrow.

5. Dreams Will Come True

Imagine if I were to only think about being an author and illustrator, without ever taking any action. How would anyone on this Earth know of the gifts and talents I have to offer? In order for my dreams of becoming a well-known writer to manifest, I must first take actions that reflect this ambition. The same is true for you. Express yourself!

6. Playfulness Will Ensue

Madonna has been a household name for decades because she devoted herself to expressing her unique gifts and talents. Because of her actions, many have sung and danced to her music. If more people behaved playfully, instead of reacting über seriously to the news, we might find the world to be a better place.

7. You Will Be Remembered

You are a unique individual. The dreams, goals, and ambitions that you think about are yours and yours alone. Even if someone else had the same ideas, the execution would still be one-of-a-kind. The world needs you to be you because no one else can ever complete that task.

8. You Will Find Love All Over The Place

Many people who ignore their dreams find themselves unhappy or unfulfilled. On the other hand, those who regularly express their unique gifts and talents are wrapped up in satisfaction and enjoyment for life. Fall in love with life by making the commitment to express yourself fully.

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Paul Barrow Inspirational Interview http://mydreamsmatter.com/2015/07/28/paul-barrow-inspirational-interview/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:33:14 +0000 http://mydreamsmatter.com/?p=3837 Paul Barrow is a freelance writer and actor who has also worked as a script reader for professional theatres. He is currently working on a comedic fantasy novel about Death (the character, not the concept) and his second full length stage play. He lives in Leeds in the UK and drinks a ridiculous amount of […]

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Paul Barrow is a freelance writer and actor who has also worked as a script reader for professional theatres. He is currently working on a comedic fantasy novel about Death (the character, not the concept) and his second full length stage play. He lives in Leeds in the UK and drinks a ridiculous amount of tea.

You can find Paul on twitter at @VelvetTortoise.

Inspirational Interview with Author & Actor, Paul Barrow

Paul Barrow Inspirational Interview My Dreams MatterWhat is stopping you from fulfilling your dream career?

Like every writer the worries about lack of money and job security are a big part of it. But being totally honest, a major hurdle to overcome was that I simply wasn’t working hard or smartly enough. I fell into the ‘one-itis’ trap many writers do, of spending years writing one project then years trying to get that made / published.

 

In reality, it should be about being continually working, writing new things and making some things myself where possible. It took me ten years to realise this. I have made more progress in the last 2 years than the previous ten combined. To the point where I now do get paid to write and also to read scripts for theatres.

 

I still work full time in a ‘real job’ but it’s a significant step forwards. There’s a huge amount of freedom in realising that what has been holding you back is yourself, because you have the power to change that.

 

What motivates you to want to make your dreams come true?

Getting up on cold, dark Monday mornings to go to work (and I like my job, but not as much as writing!) certainly keeps me motivated to move on to something with a better lifestyle.

 

Writing Pen Calligraphy Paul Barrows Inspirational InterviewFor me it’s never been about fame and fortune and I would go as far as to say that it shouldn’t be for anyone who seriously wants to be a writer because it happens to so few and is outside of your control. I stay motivated because I have stories that I want to tell, I enjoy writing and the tremendous sense of achievement when I finish something. That thing that now exists in the world because you created it can never be taken away.

 

I’m a firm believer in working hard but I hope that one day writing will allow me to work hard on my own terms and leave more time for the truly important things, like time with family and friends.

 

How are you dealing with fear, doubt and worry?

I like the fact that this question assumes that there will be fear, doubt and worry. That’s very important. Because the first step towards dealing with it is realising that literally every other writer also feels it. That takes some of the pressure off.

Personally, I try to focus only on the road slightly ahead. I set myself short term goals of things that are achievable. Finish an article or a chapter, contact a set number of agents or magazines or whatever it is. I find trying to set goals like ‘write a novel’ is counter productive because it’s just too big and too far away and too hard. Take things step by step and it will come.

The worst time for doubt for me is upon receiving the inevitable rejection letters. When you are being told the thing you spent a year of your life writing is not wanted. My best advice would be to already be getting on with something else before you receive the letter. That way you have something else to focus on.

 

Also, talk to other writers. Most of them, in my experience, are really nice people. Twitter has been a brilliant tool for this. I have become friends with many nice, talented people on there. Writing is generally a solitary pursuit. It’s good to get out of your own head from time to time. Also, don’t forget to make time for your ‘real life’. Go out with friends, see a movie or whatever.

 

What steps are you taking towards reaching your goals?

Writing more. This is the number one. This also means spending less time on a first draft. Get it written then worry about getting it right. 

 

I’m also making more content. I am working with a very talented producer called Chris Ayres, writing and filming sketches for his website, Bit of A Geek – which I would urge everyone to check out.

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Finally, it’s really important to keep experience up to date. It’s no good doing a really good job five years ago and relying on that experience forever. I am much more proactive now in searching out opportunities. A lot of it is about having the confidence to ask. As the saying goes, whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

 

Who or what inspires you to stay motivated?

In the very early stages of my career, back in high school, I had an excellent drama teacher called Mr Harrison. He was a huge help and influence on me because he was the first person to give me the freedom to write comedy how I wanted to and put it on as part of the school Christmas comedy reviews. I doubt many people would have given that sort of chance to a fifteen year old with no prior writing experience but it really boosted my confidence.

 

I have to include my parents I this also. No matter what weird thing I wanted to try, from writing to standup comedy or professional acting, they never said ‘you can’t’. They instilled a hard working mentality in me but also a sense that anything can be achieved through that hard work. That support is vital for the dark times staring at a blank screen wondering where the next joke is coming from.

 

Eric Morecambe Paul Barrow Inspirational InterviewIn a professional context, my heroes in the business come mainly from the classic BBC comedy stable. The late greats of British TV comedy, John Sullivan, Eric Morcambe and Ronnie Barker being the ones who come to mind immediately.

 

In writing I still return to American novelist, John Irving, whose book ‘The World According To Garp’ changed my life as a teenager as it was unlike anything I had ever read before. It was the first book that made me think that there might be a place for my voice on people’s bookshelves.

 

Dramatist, Alan Bennett, continues to be a huge influence on me. I met him at a Q&A event several years ago and asked for advice.

 

He said,

Just because you’re young, never think that you have nothing to say. If you feel like you need to say something, there will be other people out there like you who need to hear it said.

It’s the best advice I’ve ever been given. Possibly apart from ‘always check the zip on your trousers is done up before going on stage…’

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