The Whimsical World of Angela Cohen

Actualizing the Cartoonish Thoughts in my head

Manifesting what you want

on April 9, 2012


I work with an amazing Career Coach by the name of Dallas Travers. She’s wonderful at lighting at fire under my ass and debunking limiting beliefs. Most recently, she suggested I tape auditions for roles I’d like to be brought in for and send them to Casting Directors with whom I have strong relationships.

In my search for the right role & script, I found a project I thought was a good fit. I worked on the sides, had them ready to work on in my on-camera acting class that week, and planned to tape and send off my audition. In the meantime, I reached out to be a reader at ABC that week and was simultaneously researching other roles to request auditions for. I came across one being cast by a CD who had called me in multiple times in the past, yet I hadn’t heard from in some time. I spoke to my accountability partner a about it a few times, wondering why this CD hadn’t called me in, and checked to see if she was getting my monthly newsletter. As it turned out, she had unsubscibed 7 months prior! I was immediately deflated, thinking she didn’t want to hear from me and had lost interest in me as an actor.

I sucked it up, pulled it together, and resolved to focus on my taped audition- something I did have control over. Wouldn’t you know, an hour before my acting class, I get a call from my manager with an audition from this very CD for a recurring role in a new pilot she was casting! Talk about a complete 180 from what I had been thinking!

Well, this goes to show how most of us take things too personally when we have NO idea what’s really going on with other people. AND, this brings me to the larger point of MANIFESTING what you want. The CD who called me in also happened to work for ABC in the past. And the script I had been working on to tape showed UP in the office at ABC as the very one I was to be reader for that day! (which had since been changed to a 38 y.o. woman of color, which as you can tell from my photo, I clearly am NOT).

The exciting news is, some things happen for a reason and others happen because you Make Them Happen…but at the end of the day, these all end up being the exact same thing. Manifest Destiny, my friends. It happened in the creation of America, the land of dreams that become realities, and it happens everyday for the people who BELIEVE they can make them happen. I’m happy to say, I’m one of those people. Are you?

I’d love to hear your story below!

2 responses to “Manifesting what you want

  1. John Cramer says:

    This is the kind of story actors need to hear frequently to help them stay focused on what they can control and keep a positive attitude. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Jen Ponton says:

    Delightful, Angela! Love it! 😀 Great action to be taking in general, and you can tell how spot-on you were, as the Universe paid on it immediately! 😉


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