Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe it’s November already. I’ll be performing tomorrow in Bad Luck Burlesque at The Strand Ballroom and I’m teaching and performing next Saturday at RuffleCon. Hope to see you there! And now… here’s your tip!

80% of success is just showing up.
–Woody Allen (attributed)

This is one of those quotes that shows up in a bunch of different forms and can’t be positively traced back to the original source. I like this phraseology best.

It’s often hard to get motivated and sometimes we’d rather stay home, cuddle the cat, eat chips, and watch Netflix. Just by getting your ass in gear and showing up for whatever it is, a class, an audition, a rehearsal, an interview, &c., you’ve done most of the hard work.

I’m reminded of someone I knew, who like most of us, hated going to the gym. His deal with himself was that he could blow off a workout, IF he got dressed, drove to the gym, got out of the car and touched the gym’s doorknob. And most of the time, having gotten there, he figured he might as well go inside and work out.

And if you don’t show up, you’re pretty much guaranteed not to succeed.

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.

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