By Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Dec 22 2015 10:37PM
In the performing arts — well, in any profession — as in life, be it money, relationships, hobbies, the pursuit of perfection or happiness, possibilities are endless.
Whether you create your own projects, collaborate with others, are hired for a gig, work a day job, marry a loved one, start a family, win the lottery or scrape by with pennies, possibilities of what life may bring you always exist. That is, of course, as long as you stay open to those that present themselves and seize them.
Negative possibilities may present themselves. Those that tell your instinct to run for the hills. Even those may bring about possibilities because if you run for the hills, who knows who you may meet at that new climb.
A possibility you seize may turn sour, but you’ve met others on this journey and it is through them new possibilities arise for the future and beyond: new collaborations, new conversations, new friendships and new relationships, newfound wealth.
Little did I know that studying Fanny Brice 10 years ago for a YEAR (classes, private lessons, research up the wazoo) to portray her in a production of "Funny Girl" at regional dinner theatre that “said” it wanted to seriously consider me to play her would turn into the life force that drives my career. That turned my “special skill” into a passion. That turned that passion into a humming business mind, which, in turn, turned into a consulting business advising others, numerous other entreprenerial endeavors and a WALL of memorabilia given to me by FANS!
Little did I know studying this gal for a job I DID NOT get (Yes! Did i mention that I didn’t actually get that gig for which I studied a year? Ah, the glory of show business.) would create a series of circumstances that would turn into something so huge for me! Never in a million years.
Be Fearless. Embrace possibilities in career, in money, in relationships and in life!
With the end of the year and a new one looming, think back on all the possibilities that you encountered this past year. Did you say yes? Did you seize the day? Did you plant that seed and watch it grow?
2016 is fast approaching. Why not make it a year of possibilities!