Twists and Turns


This morning, while drinking my coffee I found myself reflecting over my past and thinking about the time I spent in live theatre as an equity stage manager. I was thinking about how much I enjoyed the theatre when it was empty a couple of hours right before the show. I was going over all the various plays from the dramas, to the comedies and even several musicals I managed.

You’re properly wondering why the podcast is about live theatre today.

Well, I wanted to talk about the surprising twists and turns that storylines take, and how they create motivating, exciting and intriguing plots.

A better example might be the movies. We go to the movies to see our hero face challenges and struggles, and come out on the other end victorious! I believe that is one reason we love comic book hero’s like The Avengers.

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Black Widow.

In the new Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, they are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. The ultimate test! The fate of the planet! Oh my! I haven’t seen the movie, but I can imagine the challenges and struggles they’ll face.

We love this stuff. Even as adults, we eat it up. I know this is over the top for us average everyday Joe’s, but, most of us pray daily for an uncomplicated life’s.

  • I hope there’s no line at the grocery store this afternoon.
  • I pray the red light doesn’t catch me.
  • Man I hope no one in the office speaks to me today!

You have to ask yourself, how can you have a fantastic journey while living an uncomplicated life? You have to engage!

While I finished my coffee I Googled the lives of just a couple of my mentors. I found lives filled with conflict and defiance on one side, while balanced with great rewards on the other side.

The universe we live in is filled with questions, endless series of trials and never ending strife. Isn’t it time we dive in headfirst and just live full out?

Take time today to turn around look at head-on at the conflicts in your life. Are there hidden opportunities within them? How are they shaping your life? Your character? What’s your story today? What could it be tomorrow if you were living your life to its fullest and without fear?

Think about it. Live your life to your fullest potential, and start living your dreams today!

Until next time,
Live Bold. Be Di’namic!

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