“You have to keep working so those opportunities come up.”

Tony is a Chicago based actor and certified life coach. What’s remarkable about him is his authenticity and genuine connection to his vulnerability and humanity as a creative artist. Tony shares his “breakdown moment” that led him to this clearer realization of who he is as a creative person and how that actually helps people (including himself). It’s one of my more favorite stories from the podcast. 

I’ll share some of Tony’s words with you that I believe give a fantastic perspective on his approach to this creative life we all live.

“I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of people settling for less. They go for the “it is what it is” mentality and that, “you just can’t be happy all the time.” I call bullshit. I say that once you learn more ways to be authentically happy, you get to do more of what you love. You also get to enjoy life a little more because the shitty times are less shitty. You get to enjoy the process of “working your way up” if that’s where you are. Or if you’re already “up,” you get to appreciate what you have more than you already do. All while spending more time doing things you love that have nothing to do with work – family, friends, baseball games, etc. Doesn’t that sound nice? (I think it does.) Let’s go get ’em.”

Resources In this Episode:


Tony’s Website

Tony’s Podcast, Actor Problems