Kaizen for Actors

Safety quality complexity and speed 

Must have goals, and rules of engagement like frequency, private time, discipline to do the work then enjoy, 

Enough already Grasshopper! It seems that everyone in the industry is chasing the magic formula for finally making it in this business. 

Fortunately, it now comes in pill form! Take 2 everyday and you will wake up a star in no time… 

Obviously I’m kidding, but it you look around at your circle of industry friends they are pretty close to searching on Amazon to see if that exists. 

When I talk to actors nowadays, everyone is obsessed with new success hacks, affirmations, nailing the perfect morning routine so that you can carry positivity throughout the day, etc… 

All of that is important but what if you didn’t need any of it? 

What if the secret to making big career moves had nothing to do with any of that? 

Imagine if all you had to do, in order to build the career of your dreams, was just one thing every day?

How To Prepare for The Most Common Type of Audition

Everyone loves a good character role. Some actors like playing the villain that is out of this world insane. 

Others like playing in period pieces. Whichever character role is your favorite, chances are you have probably spent a ton of time preparing yourself for it. 

What if that was mostly in vain? 

See character roles are such a small portion of what you will be auditioning for that spending a lot of time preparing for them is counterproductive. Plus, on the grand scheme, it is one of the easier roles to play. 

By far, the toughest auditions and the toughest roles to play are the ones you will be faced with most often, yet most actors seldom put much effort into preparing for them.

My Biggest Mistake of 2018

Grasshopper, I may have led you in the wrong direction. Here’s why… 

I was having “lunch” with a friend recently, or at least trying to. 

I couldn’t get him to focus on our conversation, or lack thereof, for 2 seconds. He was too busy posting to social! 

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when this happens? 

As I started to think it over, I realized that it happens with my industry friends all the time. With my non-industry friends, it seldom happens. 

My inquisitive mind, led me to chase that rabbit and ask questions. 

And I hate what I found!... 

The Mysterious Package (ScottiLeaks 3.0)

A knock at the door in the evening is seldom a good thing. The day the package arrived was like any other, until then. 

I opened the door signed for the package and accepted it. I immediately felt a shiver run down my spine. My blood went cold, and I felt the gravity of what I was holding before I opened it. 

I sat the package on the counter and almost ceremoniously poured myself a drink. I’ll admit, I did hold the package to my ear and listened for a ticking sound. LOL 

Being in the industry and having watched more than my fair share of action movies, I pulled my shirt over my mouth and nose as a precaution (as if that would work anyway!) and carefully pulled at the gold ribbons. 

As they came off, it was as if the contents of the package had been held under pressure and the paper gently released. It was like the contents breathed a sigh of relief for finally being freed. 

You might appreciate the reference Grasshopper… 


You know I’m not one to review movies. I kind of feel like, in our business, the saying should be “those who can do, those who can’t review.” 

So, this release is not a synopsis or a review of Pretty Woman. It’s more of an unlikely case study of how to succeed as an actor. 

In the unlikely event that you haven’t seen the movie, I highly suggest you watch…just be sure and read this release first and take the steps outlined at the end. Then you can relax and watch the movie with an entirely new paradigm. 

One of the most iconic scenes of the movie speaks volumes and depicts the way that casting directors see you. Peel the onion with me and you’ll see what I mean… 

Dare Take The Actor’s Success Quiz?

Over the years I’ve surrounded myself with mentors that are much wiser than I am and I’ve noticed something. 

The effects that simply knowing what you’re about to learn, can have on your acting career could be monumental. 

See, every high performing person that I’ve ever met has resonated with versions of the same ideals. 

I have distilled them down into the Actor’s Success Mini quiz, which I have included for you here in this release. 

How to Get on A Talk Show for $1.80

As actors we all love the spectacle (self included). It’s just our nature. When you start to think of it in terms of what this might do for your career, it’s kind of a double edged sword. 

There’s a time and a place for everything, of course. 

When I first heard of what we’re talking about today, I have to admit. I brushed it aside for a while. It made sense. I knew that it could work for actors but there was no “spectacle.” The creative side of me just let it go. 

Recently, I started hearing about this again from fellow actors and other people in the public eye. My interest was piqued when I saw it happening in real time, with my own two eyes. 

The Audacity of…

There is a guy that most of you have never heard of. Get this… 

He founded and runs a company that claims to be able to land on the moon and will begin rare earth mineral mining operations (plentiful on the moon) by 2019. 

Whether you think he’s nuts or you admire the will to be bold, there’s something to note. 

Here’s the thing: his company is the only one in the world with an international permit to land on the moon. The permits to launch have long been secured and the technology is like 97% of the way there. 

Wondering what this has to with your acting career? 

Grasshopper, it’s undeniable that our beloved industry is going through a transition. Most of us can agree that it was long overdue. When an industry, or any part of society goes through this, it can either come out gloriously on the other side or whither and be forgotten to the sands of time. 

Our industry will be markedly different in the next 12 months and in 24 months it will be almost unrecognizable to the unseasoned observer. 

Here’s the part that everyone is missing, yet it’s what producers and CDs are scrambling for…