I start filming this week.
Ray Donovan Season 7. Thrilled to keep Stu Feldman alive.
So, of course I want to be fully prepared for all my scenes. Inner Atomics choices made – so I can step into the creative unknown.
But there is a newer practice that I want to share with you that I have found extremely beneficial.
This practice may seem odd because, well, we live in a culture of DOING – getting things done – achieving. We’re always seeking the latest tool to generate the biggest success.
We read all the books about productivity – overcoming obstacles – all with the intention to make our dreams come true.
Interesting thing is…
When I ask groups of people WHY they’re working so hard, stressing so much, pushing that ball up the hill…
When they boil it down to what they really want – it’s quite simple…
A feeling that they’ve arrived. The fruits of their labors have paid off. They can sit back and take a deep breath. With no guilt. They can relish in their life.
I can relate.
And that is why this practice, or tool, I’m going to share with you, is so important.
I’ve been assigning this practice to the actors and entrepreneurs in CI. With great results. But, it’s a most unusual homework assignment. Ready?
Yup. Sit somewhere. Hang out. No mechanical devices. No Aperol Spritzes (maybe after). And just do NOTHING.
Look around. See what’s there. Breathing is always a pretty good thing to do. Other than that, catch when your mind starts ramping up and just drop it. Because your assignment is to do nothing.
Just hang out.
Maybe this sounds ridic. “I have so much to get done.”
But, trust me, this is a profound practice.
Just sit. If there is a true impulse to do something – OK – do it until the impulse is over. Like take a little walk. Then just sit again. Look around. That’s it.
I’m strongly suggesting you do this for 30 consecutive minutes this week.
And write down your experience below.
I’m curious what this is gonna like be for you.
And, guess what – yes – this will ultimately create a more efficient, alive, and productive you.
Sometimes we need to STOP so we can restart.
Give it a try and let us know, below, how it goes.
Have a delicious day.