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Like most years, 2012 had its share of ups, downs, set-backs, and awesome surprises.
My family continues to be healthy. And while the occasional wolf may have come to the door, they never got in. I am exceedingly grateful.
I had a handful of professional goals for 2012. Some I exceeded. Some I failed to accomplish. Some I abandoned because they no longer suited my trajectory.
It was a busy year in which I delivered:
→ 32 interactive training events for 26 different clients across a variety of industries.
→ 58 different shows, both public and private.
→ 30 improv class sessions.
→ 1 national commercial.
→ 1 industrial video.
Thank you to everyone who gave me support, advice and help. Please let me know what I can do for you. Below is a cool word cloud representing my 2012. How was yours?
“A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.”
- PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
“I think we are living in selfish times. I’m the first one to say that I’m the most selfish. We live in the so-called ‘first world,’ and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.”
- JAVIER BARDEM
8PM. Time to go to work.
I’ll make a few mistakes tonight. I always do. “The master weaver incorporated the mistakes of his students into a larger pattern.”
A pair of Master Weavers. I get to work with awesome people.
Time to head home. At least I got to wear sneakers tonight.
Late night cut-ups & hiccups. Nonstop hustle. All for the love of the game.
I want to write about the great and powerful thing that listening is. And how we forget it. And how we don’t listen to our children, or those we love. And least of all – which is so important, too – to those we do not love. But we should. Because listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.
Brenda Ueland, from The Art of Listening.
Please take a moment to read this short and compelling essay. It’s great! A big thanks to Melissa Cathcart for turning me on to it. Enjoy!
The temptation to moralize is strong; it is emotionally satisfying to have enemies rather than problems, to seek out culprits rather than the flaws in the system.
William Sloan Coffin, Jr.