This week I spent looking out for resources to help in my quest to come up with a better plan of action—more sophisticated and pointed than my usual. What I found is that there are a lot of opportunities for actors and artists to spend money (seminars, classes, workshops, more classes) and no clear answers about what works and how. How to go about being successful as an artist is kinda like theorizing about the creation of the universe—there are lots of theories but no one really knows.

Two years ago I collaborated with coach Dyana Valentine—a true master of getting people to do what they say they want to do. One of my favorite things she said to me when I was hesitant to move forward, “What’s your problem?” My kinda language. What I took most from working with her was a faith that if I followed my gut instinct and created a strategy that is fun, effective and well-researched it will all work out. She gave me three words to sum it up: strength, courage and conviction.

Well, now that I reminded of myself of great advice what else do I need to make a better plan? Hmm…I think maybe narrowing down specifics and nailing that down into steps—in a way that doesn’t create more stress. More on that later…


Bloggers Bio: Lauren LoGiudice is an actor, model, performance artist, writer, host, producer, improv comedian and amateur chef. A native New Yorker—born in Queens, now living out in Brooklyn—who likes to shake the dust of the outer boroughs off to travel the world, living and working in places that range from India to Mexico to Italy. Part of the slim minority who does not like bacon, potato chips or milk chocolate. Often seen in farmer’s markets trolling for and the latest weird vegetable. Eats her greens. (