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On THINKING:

Tim Ferriss and How to Develop Mental Toughness: Lessons from 7 Titans
https://live-ga-blog-stage.pantheonsite.io/blog/tim-ferriss-tools-of-titans-book/

21 Proven Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome 
http://startupbros.com/21-ways-overcome-impostor-syndrome/

14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes 
http://highexistence.com/14-lies-your-mind-tells-you/

The 10 Commandments of Brainstorming
http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/20/brainstorming-ideation-ideas-leadership-managing-innovation.html

The Power of Rational Thinking
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelsimmons/2013/07/22/power-of-relational-thinking/2/

The Messy Minds of Creative People
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/12/24/the-messy-minds-of-creative-people/

How Our Brains Stop Us From Achieving Our Goals (And How to Fight Back)
http://lifehacker.com/5928698/how-our-brains-stop-us-from-achieving-our-goals-and-how-to-fight-back

Lateral Thinking
http://99u.com/articles/31987/how-to-apply-lateral-thinking-to-your-creative-work

8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How To Prevent them
http://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them

Scumbag Brain
http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-our-brains-stop-us-achieving-our-goals-and-how-to-fight-back ” target=”_blank

Forget Mindfulness, Stop Trying to Find Yourself and Start Faking It
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/09/forget-mindfulness-stop-trying-to-find-yourself-start-faking-it-confucius 

On SUCCESS:

My Four Cents on Starting A Successful Creative Career by Emily Henderson
https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/four-cents-starting-successful-creative-career

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner’s Reassuring Life Advice for Struggling Artists
http://www.fastcompany.com/3045082/my-creative-life

7 Million-Dollar Habits of the Super Successful
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244458

How to be Successful: 6 New Shortcuts Backed by Research
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2014/11/how-to-be-successful/?utm_source=%22Barking+Up+The+Wrong+Tree%

Molly Crabapple’s 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/04/molly-crabapples-rules-for-c.html

How Love and Integrity Make Success
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/07/how-love-and-integrity-made-we.html?fb_ref=Default&fb_source=message

Process is Primary
http://us9.forward-to-friend.com/forward/show?u=a8b0e968d05b8c09166451657&id=358d4c00cb

How One Director Built A Community, Made Art and Became Oscar-Nominated (Beasts of The Southern Wild)
http://99u.com/articles/7287/Oscar-Nominated-Director-Benh-Zeitlin-on-Not-Waiting-For-Permission#.USZcCWGUSOA.email

Avoiding Failure: 7 Tips NOT to Try to Please Everybody
http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2007/11/28/avoiding-failure-7-tips-not-to-try-to-please-everybody

10 Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/55416/10-rejection-letters-sent-famous-people

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/23050

The Imposter Syndrome
https://counseling.caltech.edu/general/InfoandResources/Impostor

Upper Limit Problem
http://www.daniellelaporte.com/my-upper-limit-problem-and-how-we-resist-joy/

Get That Life: How I Became “Flo” From the Progressive Commercials
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/news/a38633/get-that-life-stephanie-courtney-flo-progressive/

On CREATIVITY

One minute audio and visual article by Ira Glass
http://m.omeleto.com/188186/

Your Fear is Boring by Elizabeth Gilbert
http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/dear-ones-the-other-day-a-brilliant-friend-of-mine-let-me-read-the-first-dra/

The Tim Ferriss Story – The Journey Of an Accidental Author
http://www.deandwyer.com/lsh-show-1-deconstructing-tim-ferriss/

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html

The War of Art (excerpt) by Steven Pressfield
http://www.mediabistro.com/Excerpt-The-War-of-Art-a58.html

On ACTING

‘Silver Linings’ Oscar Nominee Jennifer Lawrence Shares Her Acting Secret: Never Sweat 
http://www.thewrap.com/silver-linings-playbook-oscar-nominee-jennifer-lawrence-shares-her-acting-secret-never-s/

The Secret Life of An Actor: Sacrifice, Sudoku and Sexless Sex Scenes – The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/09/secret-lfe-actorsacrifice-sodoku-sexless-sex-scenes?

11 Fears Every Working Actor Must Overcome – Backstage
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/backstage-experts-answer-11-fears-every-working-actor-must-overcome/

I Can’t Go On! What’s Behind Stagefright? – The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/

Nerves and Narcissism – The BGB Studio
http://bramongarciabraun.com/auditioning/nerves-and-narcissism-2/

The Actor’s Fatal Mistake by Steven Braun, The BGB Studio
http://bramongarciabraun.com/auditioning/the-actors-fatal-mistake/

Casting Director Paul Russell on the importance of mail 
http://answersforactors.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/new-mistake-actors-make-obscurity/

Why Stars Don’t Matter – And Never Have
http://www.vulture.com/2012/07/why-stars-dont-matter-gavin-polone.html

6 Ways To Live In The Moment As An Actor – Backstage
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/6-ways-live-moment-actor/

Your Personal Brand – The Next Step to Anything
http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2013/08/18/your-personal-brand-the-next-step-to-anything/?&_suid=137781740959009549295092001557

6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Agent – Backstage
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/6-ways-improve-your-relationship-your-agent/

Indio-American Actor Aasif Mandvi Talks About Climbing The Hollywood Ladder But Failing To Be A Snake-Charmer!
http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=30056

How Changing Your Outlook Can Change Your Career
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-changing-y our-outlook-can-change-your-acting-career

Why Struggling Actors Need to Produce
http://www.kidinthefrontrow.com/2010/03/why-struggling-actors-should-produce.html

Casting Directors Just Want Love too
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904060604576574662235249974.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Advice on Launching an Independent Career: an Open Letter to an Actor
http://nofilmschool.com/2011/07/advice-launching-independent-career-open/

In Praise of Character Actors
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/movies/in-praise-of-character-actors.html

“Google The Shit Success Story”
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/11/02/skyfalls-berenice-marlohe-talks-shower-scene-bardem-dream

Ready, Set, Act!
http://readysetact.net/blog/

How To Be An Actor Without A Day Job’ Webinar Teaches Actors To Quit Serving
http://www.abcnews4.com/story/30078726/how-to-be-an-actor-without-a-day-job-webinar-teaches-actors-to-quit-serving

On FILMMAKING & CREATING CONTENT:

MovieMaker’s Fourth Annual Guide to Digital Distribution: A Game of Thrones
http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/print/mm_guide_2016/fourth-annual-guide-to-digital-distribution/

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom on Going Viral and the Best Day to Drop a Video
http://www.avclub.com/article/crazy-ex-girlfriends-rachel-bloom-going-viral-and–228066

One Way or Another: Why I Released My Film for Free on YouTube
http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/distribution/one-way-or-another

5 Huge Mistakes You’ll Make in the Film and TV Business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-silvers/5-huge-mistakes-youll-mak_b_6058490.html

5 Cons Filmmakers Fall For
http://www.raindance.org/5-cons-filmmakers-fall-for/

5 things to Keep in Mind When Making a Micro-Budget Movie
http://www.raindance.org/los-angeles/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-making-a-micro-budget-movie/

5 Golden Rules of Moviemaking
http://www.moviemaker.com/articles-directing/jim-jarmusch-5-golden-rules-of-moviemaking/

Five Steps to Making Anything Go Viral
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140813123818-1873769-5-secrets-to-making-anything-go-viral?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_1

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014
http://www.moviemaker.com/articles/50-film-festivals-worth-the-entry-fee-2014/

Next Generation of Movie Stars on Youtube
www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/2013/10/16/the-next-generation-of-movie-stars-are-already-on-youtube/2

Raindance Los Angeles
http://www.raindance.org/los-angeles/

 

On PRODUCTIVITY:

The Art of the Follow Up Email
https://medium.com/@jonahfeingold/the-art-of-the-follow-up-email-29fba12e428c#.pim4stgp3

Get Distracted Easily? It Might Just Mean You’re More Creative Than the Rest of Us
https://designschool.canva.com/blog/distractions-and-creativity/?utm_source=newsletter52&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=thisweekindesign

Morning Routines of the Most Successful People
http://www.fastcompany.com/3033652/work-smart/the-morning-routines-of-the-most-successful-people
Famous to the Family
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/10/famous-to-the-family.html

Morning Routine: Little Hacks with Big Results
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2008/03/17/interview-with-gina-trapani-founder-of-lifehacker-morning-routine-little-hacks-with-big-results-and-more/

The Maker’s Schedule
http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html

Why One Life Hack Can Change Everything
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/09/why-one-life-hack-can-change-everything/

4 Invaluable Benefits to Accountability in Groups
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/4-invaluable-benefits-accountability-groups/?

Productivity 101: A Primer to The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy
http://lifehacker.com/productivity-101-a-primer-to-the-getting-things-done-1551880955

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible
https://zapier.com/blog/scale-yourself-scott-hanselman/

How to be Profilic: Guidelines for Getting It Done by Joss Whedon
http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683167/how-to-be-prolific-guidelines-for-getting-it-done-from-joss-whedon

Improve your Willpower to Reach Your Goals, Keep New Year Resolutions
href=”http://janderson99.hubpages.com/hub/Improve-your-Willpower-to-Reach-Your-Goals-Keep-New-Year-Resolutions

Reducing Decisions to Focus Better
http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/reducing-decisions-to-focus-better/?awt_l=Hy7bE&awt_m=J_HzeofCkcnt7W

What Successful People Do First Hour of Their Workdays
http://www.fastcompany.com/3000619/what-successful-people-do-first-hour-their-work-day” target=”_blank

On HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING:

The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself – And All the Women Around You by Elizabeth Gilbert
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/elizabeth-gilbert-on-failure_n_6608164.html

How to practice Self-compassion
http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/how-practice-self-compassion

A New Definition of Happiness
http://www.livehappy.com/science/positive-psychology/new-definition-happiness

Anne Lamott’s Facebook Post – What We Need To Hear
https://www.facebook.com/AnneLamott/posts/683223041807342

Not By Willpower Alone
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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/01/grit/?utm_source=%22Barking+Up+The+Wrong+Tree%22+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=84ebf1c829-seal_02_01_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_78d4c08a64-84ebf1c829-56803197

7 Things Never to Say to Someone Who’s Suffering from Anxiety
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22342/7-things-never-to-say-to-someone-whos-suffering-from-anxiety.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=151102-7-things-never-to-say-to-someone-whos-suffering-from-anxiety

Are You Secretly Judgmental Of Others? Why It’s An Important Clue About Your Inner World
http://www.heartsintrueharmony.com/m/content/a-big-clue-that-you-dont-love-yourself.html?s=12281

 

On BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURISM:

3 Conversation Tricks to Make People Remember You

7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur 
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/

20 Lists Every Entrepreneur Should Create
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244394

Why Everyone Will Have To Become an Entrepreneur
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228176

College’s Priceless Value
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/opinion/frank-bruni-higher-education-liberal-arts-and-shakespeare.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region

Show Your Work
http://www.toddhenry.com/studying/3-things-show-your-work-edition/ 

Amanda Palmer Takes Connecting With Her Fans to a New Level – NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/arts/music/amanda-palmer-takes-connecting-with-her-fans-to-a-new-level.html?_r=2&hp

The Art of Non-Conformity » Fame vs. Community: The Small Army Model
http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/fame-vs-community/?awt_l=ErWqd&awt_m=Jy2KS2ytpsnt7W

The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2012/04/25/the-7-pillars-of-connecting-with-absolutely-anyone/

How To Network Effectively
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/15/networking-at-whisky-tasting/

How To Follow Up After Meeting Someone In Person
http://pulse.me/s/oXSxw

The God Molecule
http://thegodmolecule.tumblr.com/post/48146343226/here-is-a-tribe-in-africa-where-the-birth-date-of

Build Better Relationships
http://www.inc.com/guides/201101/how-to-build-better-business-relationships.html

Fake It Til You Make It!
http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/fake-it-till-you-make-it-10-ways-to-feel-confident-even-when-you-aren%E2%80%99t/

Riding the Hashtag in Social Media Marketing
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/technology/riding-the-hashtag-in-social-media-marketing.html?_r=0

What Your E-mail Address Says of You to Others
http://answersforactors.wordpress.com
Casting Director Paul Russell’s blog for actors

The Secret to Social Media
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/secret-social-media/?utm_source=Ben+Whitehair+Newsletter+of+Awesomeness&utm_campaign=648d92aa87-Creative_Life_Work_prelaunch_03_04_06_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e18897b79-648d92aa87-324944273

One Word That Can Damage Your Credibility 
http://www.businessinsider.com/former-google-exec-says-this-word-can-damage-your-credibility-2015-6

Ms. In The Biz
http://msinthebiz.com/
Great articles about the business – from self producing, to being accountable to learning stories of success.

3 Things: Show Your Work Edition
http://www.toddhenry.com/studying/3-things-show-your-work-edition/