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Success In Hollywood

Success in any endeavor, including Hollywood, entails 4 things.

1, Knowing what you want

2, Knowing why you want it

3, Knowing how to get it, and

4, Knowing where you are now

This seems simple enough, but remarkably, most people don’t follow this simple formula or know it. Having seen over ten thousand models and actors in-person, and spoken with over fifty thousand by phone over the years, we have learned some things about artists goals. Most artists say they want to be an actor or model or band, singer, producer, writer, etc., but don’t know the steps involved.

Let’s break them down one by one.

1, Knowing what you want includes knowing what you do not want. What could you know you do not want? You may want to be an actor or actress. OK, what is wrong with that? The first problem is WANTING it. When you want something, you keep it far away from you. Don’t want to be something you are not. Just BE it. In other words, stop saying that you want to be a director, just direct. Shoot something—anything—even on your phone, and then start CALLING yourself a director. Be what you want to be. In present time. When you refer to yourself as that which you want to be, then you are no longer searching in future tense. You now ARE, in the present. And when you treat yourself as you want to be, then others will start to as well. And, we generally behave ourselves in the manner in which others treat us.

Now that we have the covered, what KIND of actor, director, artist, or person do you want to be? A poor one? One who no one knows outside of your close friends and family? Or a world famous one? Do you want to be famous and then die broke and poor and miserable? Winning no awards, and everyone forgets your name? Do you want to be famous for anything? Even robbing a bank? Or do you want to a top, respected, award winning star, respected and admired widely around the world, forever?

The problem with most people, including artists when it comes to reaching their goals, is that they don’t have clearly defined goals.

You MUST clearly define your goal.

And by realizing what you do NOT want, you will better focus on what you DO want. So, write out your goal. Do it NOW. What do you want? Write down your goals and review them daily, before bed, and when you wake up and throughout the day.

2, WHY do you want it?

Do you want to be a famous singer because you want to be rich? That’s the wrong reason if that is the ONLY reason. Why, is because there are far easier ways to get rich than being an entertainer. Do you want to a famous director because you love a film that changed your life and you think it looks easy and fun? This also may not be the right reason. Find the reason WHY you want what you want, and make sure that it is stronger than anything you can imagine doing. You must be hugely passionate about it.

3, Now, how do you get it?

One simple method to get what you want, is to observe the paths of others in your chosen field, and see how they got what it is YOU want. Certainly, not all people are the same and thus not all paths are the same, but you may find some similarities—some clues of direction that you too can workably follow. This means—study the successful, and also get a mentor. Get someone that will teach and guide you, and hold you accountable to your goals. It has never been easier to get free or low cost education, training, or mentorship from the biggest, richest, most famous, and most talent people in entertainment than now.

If you are seeking to prosper in any area of the arts to a higher position than you are now, and you have not signed up for Master Class, what are you waiting for? You would be kind of crazy not to in my opinion. Natalie Portman teaching acting?! Martin Scorsese, Jody Foster, and Spike Lee teaching filmmaking?! Alicia Keys and St. Vincent teaching music?! Seriously?! Master Class is a GOLD MINE of information from the top of the top. And it’s inexpensive. And no, they are NOT paying me!

4, Know where you are now.

This is important to note, because most people aspiring to be great in Hollywood do not know where they are now. They are either stuck in the past, as in past mistakes and hang ups, or they are stuck in the future, as in—they think they are a star NOW, when they are nothing of the sort. They may be good at dreaming and playing make-believe of what they want and where they want to be, but they get confused and start believing that they really ARE as great as they want to be. And then when Hollywood—meaning the agents, managers, casting directors, or others don’t agree that they are not yet ready to be a star, or not talented enough—they go ballistic and become verbally abusive, or start slandering or libeling those in the industry that don’t share their opinion of their greatness. Or they have meltdown and crawl back to wherever it is they came from, forever scarred and dejected. I’ve seen this all play out, again and again. Don’t let this be you.

Know WHERE you are now. Be brutally honest with yourself. But then—forgive yourself for whatever it is you think you did wrong. And move on to make yourself better and better day by day.

A good idea is to at times, operate just a few minutes in the future.

In other words, instead of being in your head stuck in the past or stuck in your future idea of yourself a year from now, operate with your mindset just a few minutes ahead, so that you are envisioning what you want minutes from now, just ahead of present time. In this manner, you will be generally in the here and now when it comes to your goals, but will be operating slightly ahead of the curve, so that your vision helps to manifest your present reality. With intention, and without delusion.

For example, lets say you are calling up a top manager whose phone number you just discovered, and you want to ask them to represent yourself. You have read all about them, got the name of the CEO written down, researched him or her, and are now reading to call. Instead of worrying about whether or not they will take your call or reject you, you are instead “predicting” seconds into each moment of the future, exactly what will happen. Your thoughts therefore should be something like this, “They are going to answer and take my call now. They are going to put me right through to the CEO. They are taking my call. They like me. We are getting along so well. I made them laugh. They are interested in me. They are going to look at my reel and meet me. They are signing me!” Your talk to your self should be like this ALL the time. Words and thoughts are the precursor to actions, and therefore they are POWERFUL. Use your words and your thoughts wisely! Bless yourself, don’t curse yourself! PREDICT the future you want to create, and speak of it happening in the present tense. What we think and expect is often what we create into existence.

Remember, you are your greatest enemy in Hollywood, and the greatest enemy to your success—or—your best friend and your best helper.

Are you going to be your best friend, or your best enemy? You know what you need to choose. So do it now.

I’m not talking about sports games, or only one position that is open and only decided by one person. But generally speaking, in terms of the overall goals for yourself, no one has the power to make you win or lose, to succeed or fail. Only YOU do. There are enough people on planet Earth to help you reach the highest goals you have envisioned for yourself. You do not need a million people to help you. You do not even need a thousand, or a hundred people to help you. You only need one. It’s not a matter of CAN you succeed, it is a matter of WHEN. And that when is up to you. When YOU are ready, then you will.

I hope this has helped you.

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Transcending The Pandemic: Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker

World Renown Self-Help Author and Spiritual Leader Discusses How to Transcend The Pandemic Fear Program

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker, image (c) 2020, Rev. Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker

Mother * Grandmother * Best-Selling Author * Minister * Emmy-Winning Television Minister & Producer * Counselor * Business Executive * Motivational Speaker * Opera Singer * Gardener * Yogini

One of the premier inspirational and spiritual teachers and empowerment speakers on the planet, Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker is listed by “Ten Women of Power,”  a best-selling book by Laurel King, as one of the 10 most powerful and inspirational women in the world. The San Diego Press Club honored her as Woman of the Year, and twice as Headliner of the Year. Her 1980’s Emmy Award winning International Television ministry “With Love, Rev. Terry” aired across 400 stations, reached millions, and inspired many to pursue a life of service, life-coaching, spiritual teaching, and healing.

Rev. Dr. Terry has remained the single most influential spiritual trailblazer of her time, as her television ministry outreach and books made Metaphysical teachings part of mainstream America. Her pioneering work opened the door for a plethora of motivational speakers, best-selling authors, ministers, and leaders to come forth and succeed. Those who have been touched and inspired by Dr. Terry’s lectures, seminars, television and radio programs, and books reads like a Who’s Who of Leaders in business, inspiration, and arts, including, Mark Victor Hansen (Author of Chicken Soup of the Soul), Marianne Williamson, Anthony Robbins, and Neale Donald Walsch.

Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker’s unique experiences and accomplishments cover a vast and impressive array of areas as; spiritual researcher, minister, best-selling author, television and radio minister and producer, counselor to the stars, and international inspirational leader. With kindness, generosity, and compassionate wisdom, she offers spiritual seekers, entrepreneurs, and leaders her knowledge, experience and expertise.

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker took a 50 member church in San Diego and brought it to an 8,000 member church with 5,000 on Easter Sundays, and expanded that with an international network television ministry reaching millions in 400 markets in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Guam.

She and her staff, volunteers, and contributors created a volunteer system of 600 volunteers; six teaching centers in California with weekly classes on video, a children’s school K-6, youth group,  a published monthly magazine titled “The Open Door,” a 24 hour prayer ministry; and five Winner’s Circle Breakfast Clubs throughout California.  She also created practitioner, facilitator, and ministerial training, with regular classes holding 800 in attendance, a thriving book store; Singles Club of over 1,500 members; plus community outreach.

In 1995 she was admitted to the Orange Coast College Hall of Fame, as one of their top students and one of the most prominent alumni in the fifty-year history of the College.

Books:

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker’s six Best-Selling books highlight the body of her work, including; “What You Think of Me is None of My Business,” a classic pioneering book on codependency and personal power; Number One on the New York Times Best seller list,  “How To Have More in a Have Not World,” “The Inner Path From Where You are To Where You Want To Be,” “Love and Power in a World Without Limits,” “Dare to Be Great,” and her newest, “Live Your Bliss.”

Media:

King World produced an infomercial for her course 21 Days to Personal Riches. She has been interviewed and featured for her work in the most important magazines, newspapers, and television and radio programs in the world including: Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN, Good Morning America, Donahue, Sally Jessie Rafael, Tom Synder, Regis Philbin, People Magazine, US Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, & London Times, which all chronicled her breakthrough motivational, inspirational and leadership technologies and her empowering upbeat “You can do it” philosophy. Her students included Michael Jackson, among many more stars.

Education:

In 1973 she graduated from the Ernest Holmes School of Religion in Los Angeles, CA and received her license as a fellow and minister of Religious Science. After serving for two years as an assistant minister in La Crescenta, CA in 1975 she was ordained. Terry received her secular education at the University of Southern California, Pasadena City College, La Verne College, and Orange Coast College where she was homecoming queen and freshman class president.

Dr. Cole-Whittaker is a devoted spiritual researcher especially the English translations of the Puranic teachings as the crème of Vedic knowledge. She is self-educated given that what she was seeking to learn about was not taught in any private or government educational system. Her studies include; Metaphysics; the New Testament of the Bible; Eastern Mysticism; Gnosticism, singing, spiritual psychology, career and life’s work fulfillment and success, win/win business practices; Native American spiritual practices; health and nutrition; gardening, and many subjects all pertaining to living in harmony with one’s self and nature.

Honorary Doctoral Degree

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2009 from the Holmes Institute of the Centers for Spiritual Living, previously known as the United Church of Religious Science.

In 1985 Dr. Terry left San Diego to continue her spiritual quest and moved to Washington State where she built a retreat center with an amazing organic garden and conducted retreats. She traveled with her students to holy sites around the world including Egypt; Glastonbury and Stonehenge, UK; Peru and Machu Picchu; Jerusalem; Nepal; and India.

Having found what she had been seeking spiritually, Dr. Cole Whittaker took initiation from Vedic and Puranic scholar Sri Haridas Sastriji Maharaj Babaji in Vrindavan, UP, India in 1999 in order to study the Puranas and Vedic-Vaisnava culture. Adventures in Enlightenment, formed a Trust in India in 1999 for the purpose of sharing Vedic knowledge with the Western world and to give aid to the poor.

Dr. Cole-Whittaker resides at Mount Shasta, California in order to be close to the stunning nature found there. She continues to teach, share the wisdom of the ages, and empower her students to discover and prosper from doing their life’s work, trust themselves, and attain God-realization and actualization.

She is currently creating new books, new internet services, and offers retreats, counseling, ministerial training and ordination, certification for Empowerment Facilitator, Spiritual Counseling, and the authorization to teach from her books.

Her work is unique in that the wide spectrum of her studies and accomplishments offers her students the knowledge and support for attaining their goals, purpose and mission whether that be spiritually, materially, or both. “All is possible” is her motto.

The following is our exclusive interview with Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker for The Hollywood Sentinel: 

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The Land of Artists

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD;  In Theaters November 22, 2019. Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in the drama of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor. Directed By: Marielle Heller. Written by: Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. Inspired by the article “Can You Say. . . Hero?” by Tom Junod. Produced By:  Youree Henley, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, and Leah Holzer. Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper. Image, (c) 2019, Sony, Columbia, Tri-Star, used with kind courtesy. All world rights reserved.

Soulless Hollywood and the Bad People in It

I recently met someone who supposedly follows the so-called “law of attraction.”  Yet one of the first things she said to me was to criticize “Hollywood,” and in their words, all of the “soulless, terrible people in it.”

What exactly is Hollywood? In reality, Hollywood is one of over 100 neighborhoods in Los Angeles with a population of around 85,000 people. According to the Los Angeles Times, the median income for Hollywood proper residents is around $34,000 per year.

West Hollywood, an actually incorporated city, has a population of around 37,000, and an average annual income of around $67,000.  Are these the people this person was attacking, and that so many others thoughtlessly, automatically attack? No.

When most people think of Hollywood, they think of the entertainment industry. And more particularly, the music industry and even more so, the motion picture industry.

There is not one person in civilization who has not been affected by the entertainment industry, whether it be radio, music,  movies, TV, or today, motion picture on the internet.

Yet although Hollywood is known as the entertainment industry; the entertainment capitol of the world of Hollywood–and the motion picture industry, is actually all throughout Los Angeles County.  And the wider entertainment industry is of course, existent throughout many parts of the United States and the world.

When people refer to Hollywood however, they often refer to all of mass media, including the news, radio, magazines, and newspapers. While indeed Hollywood, and to be more accurate–Los Angeles–is the media capitol of the world, it is obviously, not the only place where mass media is created.

Those that work in Hollywood; the entertainment industry, often get maligned by those who do not work in our industry, just as this supposedly enlightened woman I encountered, so callously spoke.

With an average of 600 movies made per year, and nearly 500 TV shows made last year, “Hollywood” is a multi-billion dollar per year industry, that employs people around the world. In addition to adding to the economy, the motion picture industry gives entertainment, happiness, and pleasure to literally billions of people–with the help of the internet; around the world.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are around 400,000 people working in the motion picture industry. Think of that; just under a half a million women and men; most of who have dreamed, trained, struggled, and finally made their dreams come true of working on a creative field they love so much.

From the hair and make up person, the film editor, sound designer, wardrobe designer, set designer, writer, producer, actor, actress, casting director, special effects artist, fine artist, and even the set construction crew, transportation crew, and more, Hollywood is filled with both skilled and creative labor and talent from many areas of industry and the creative arts.

Hollywood is made and kept alive not only by its audience, but by the creative artists who struggle, work, and make manifest their labor, creative vision, and dreams every day. Many work 12, 14, or more hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week. When the film or show is wrapped, most are unemployed, and go back to hustle and try do it all over again.

Hollywood is not a thing or a place to hate. Instead, Hollywood is more like a state of mind of an artist, and the manifestation of the artists work in the biggest of ways.

To hate that; to hate Hollywood, and to call us all soulless, bad, or evil, is not only foolish and immature, it is dangerous and reckless. It is feeding the same biased, stereotypical, hateful propaganda used by certain alt-right media and alt-right politicians to degrade and denigrate an entire group of people–the artists of the world. It is to contribute to the very degradation of a society that Hollywood simply, largely reflects.

Hollywood is a rich, beautiful, exciting place filled with dreamers, believers, and creators who MAKE their dreams happen. It is a place where the artists of the world dream of coming to, and some do, to share their dreams and talents with the world. It is a place not to hate and scorn, but to celebrate. Because ultimately, Hollywood is the land of artists. It is the land where, as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “Dreams DO come true.”

May YOUR dreams come true, and may you enjoy this new issue of The Hollywood Sentinel.

–Bruce Edwin

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