In Episode 248, Trev and AJ kick off a somewhat philosophical discussion about the actor / casting director relationship—that is to say, it’s all about collaboration: good actors make casting directors look good. Then they respond to a listener question about staying the course versus diversifying the toolset, before sitting down for Part 2 of their chat with productivity and success transformation coach Craig Ballantyne.
“If you had to do something, you could do it. It’s just that you don’t want to do it. Stop blaming your genetics and accept that you’re unwilling to pay the price.”
That may sound like tough love, but it’s really not. It’s just the truth.
Part 2 of our chat with Craig is a deep dive into the principles in his book The Perfect Day Formula—which, again, Trev cannot recommend enough. It’s a game-changer: concepts, language, exercises, and verbiage that can support anyone, regardless of profession or circumstance, in seriously leveling up their day, and their life.
But, lucky for us, the entertainment industry is predominantly a morning industry. Unless you’re working in theatre, call times are often early in the morning. Sure, it fluctuates, but if your goal is to be a series regular on a major network primetime TV show, the nuts and bolts Craig shares in this interview are practices you can begin practicing now. One of those “be ready so you don’t have to get ready” things.
Not to mention: rising early with a dedicated routine that renews, strengthens, and creates unstoppable momentum for the day ahead is a core and almost universal practice among the world’s top achievers.
From adhering to Craig’s 5 Core Success Principles, to following The 3 C Formula, to how Craig structures his own typical “perfect day”—the product of years of personal testing, tweaking, and optimizing—to the first and most important thing any of us can do to get started tomorrow, this is an interview I think you’ll love.
It’s a conversation about discipline, to be sure. But it’s also a conversation about tenacity, about showing up a little better each day, and about knowing what’s important in life—and building everything else around that. It’s a conversation about how to live with vision and how to dance with life.
But most of all, it’s a conversation about structuring our lives so that our choices, moment to moment, have meaning purpose.
Hope you’re enjoying learning from Craig as much as we are.
Get up and get after it,
P.S. The full interview with Craig—no bookends!—is available for download inside the Membership.
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