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Why Do We Prevent Our Best Work From Coming Out?

Working with thousands of actors, artists, doctors, coaches and entrepreneurs, I notice that we all have areas that we keep hidden from others – and from ourselves. And what I find fascinating is that when those hidden areas are no longer held tight – presence and creativity abound. TO BE CLEAR… The stories, the incidents,Continue Reading

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Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman & Christopher Walken

I recently worked with Nicole Kidman on a movie called The Family Fang directed by Jason Bateman. My first day Nicole was topless – and Jason’s direction to me was… “Just respond naturally.” That handled that scene. But as we got further into the process there was a more complex scene between Nicole and meRead more…

The Worst Class Ever! The Science of Spontaneity.

Sit down, Benjamin! Today, class, we are going to look at acting as the science of spontaneity. Just to be very clear we will NOT be having ANY bathroom breaks until class is complete. I don’t care how bad anyone has to go. I trust that is clear.   Let’s begin… QUIET!!! One of theRead more…

My Run in with Bin Laden

A few weeks ago I returned from traveling through Morocco. Itinerary: Marrakech – Fes – Chefchaouen. From the moment I set foot in Marrakech – the experience was full on. People started talking to me, offering to help me, wanting to sell me something, wanting to hear about USA. This was my first adventure inRead more…

How Do I Stop My Hands from Shaking at Auditions?

Often people come to Committed Impulse because they want to handle an unwanted physical reaction that happens to them in auditions. These physical reactions have included… Sweating Numbness Shaking hands Twitching legs Dynamic farting (maybe I exaggerate) Turning red in the face Breaking out in a rash on the collar bone Leg twitching Light headednessRead more…

How to get out of your own way so you can be a star.

You know at your core that what you have to offer the world is pretty darn extraordinary. But moments later… You don’t believe that to be true at all. Why does that happen? Let’s break this down a bit to see what’s really going on. It’s pretty simple really. Maybe not what you expected… ItRead more…

CI Guest Stars.

Hi. Michelle Sims here, the Director of Operations at Committed Impulse. Recently, in class, someone asked Josh what led him to be a teacher. He told the story of how the actor training he received was very logical – but ended up putting all his attention in his head. When he became a member ofRead more…

How To End Chronic Pain.

  Sure, Committed Impulse training includes a comprehensive approach to creating a character as well as all the tools you need to craft a compelling performance from your truth. Further, CI holds the key to being creatively invincible. By that I mean no matter what you’re feeling or what kind of self defeating thoughts areRead more…

Your Two Options When You Screw Up

If you’ve trained in the Committed Impulse approach you’re oh so familiar with the 25 minute warm up called The Series. The Series is physically rigorous – but it is not exercise in the traditional sense. The Series is designed to redesign how you create. Specifically, these 25 minutes will pull your attention from yourRead more…

The Universe is at your command. Guide it wisely.

For so many years I thought the best attack on business was to be really rigorous. Push to the point of exhaustion if necessary. Push that rock up the hill, and shit.   Endurance was the the way. But now… I’m starting to see there’s another possibility. I am not 100% sure about it –Read more…