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A Balancing Act is a podcast for anyone in the arts desiring more. The focus is on sharing conscious, uplifting, inspiring conversation about navigating the ups and downs of this beautiful, crazy business.

A Balancing Act Analisa Leaming

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 107 Ratings

A Balancing Act is a podcast for anyone in the arts desiring more. The focus is on sharing conscious, uplifting, inspiring conversation about navigating the ups and downs of this beautiful, crazy business.

    Thomas Jones: The Myth of Unemployment & Other Tales We Tell Ourselves

    Thomas Jones: The Myth of Unemployment & Other Tales We Tell Ourselves

    It’s the final episode of the season and I am so excited for you to hear this conversation! After having Thomas Jones on the show two other times this season I really feel that this is the perfect way to wrap up what we have been chatting about. We take a deep dive into getting out of your own way and giving yourself permission to reinvent yourself. You are not the person you were in the past. We discuss facts versus thoughts and how YOU are the creator of your own reality. 
    Grab my brand new 6-minute performance meditation here.
    Peruse all of the books discussed on all 3 seasons of A Balancing Act here. 
     
    Ready, Set, Action:
     
    Think about the last time you were fulfilled and joyful. Close your eyes and remember the last time you were in absolute bliss and everything was going your way. Let it fill you with possibility, joy, and happiness. Do this 5 minutes a day for 5 days in a row. See how it affects you. Build positive possibilities. Live into it.
     
    A big thank you to this season’s sponsor The Paradox Process!
    To set up a discounted first session contact ParadoxExperience@gmail.com! 

    Music by: Joel Waggoner - Unlikely Warrior
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sierra Boggess: A Conversation about Nerves, Creativity, and Loving the Work

    Sierra Boggess: A Conversation about Nerves, Creativity, and Loving the Work

    I am so excited to welcome back Sierra Boggess to the podcast this week! She is a light in our industry and I absolutely love chatting with her. She shares some awesome stories from her recent experience at the Hollywood Bowl. We talk about anxiety and what being present in the moment really means. We talk about her belief that we should strive to take more responsibility and how ultimately that leads to more power. Check out Sierra’s Light Lessons!
     
    Ready, Set, Action:
    Before your next audition or performance:
    Give yourself an extra few minutes and put on a song you absolutely love. Dance around, sing in your hairbrush, let go. Tap into your inner child and invite them out to play. Now allow the creative juices to keep flowing into your audition or show! 
     
    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Paradox Process and in this episode you get to hear how the Paradox Process has helped Sierra personally! The Paradox Process brings the conscious mind to present by eliminating negative emotions from the past, and clearing anxieties and worries about the future. Contact ParadoxExperience@gmail.com to set up a discounted first session! Join the Monday Night Paradox Process Group meets at 8pm in person or live stream! Learn more at ParadoxProcess.org
     
    Music by: Joel Wagonner - Unlikely Warrior 
     

    • 45 min
    Kemper Florin: Redefining Success and Having it All

    Kemper Florin: Redefining Success and Having it All

    Today’s episode is with my dear friend Kemper Florin. We met while we were both studying at the Eastman School of Music. We chat about her shift away from full time performing to arts administration. She speaks about having a family and how that has had an effect on her mindset. We talk about self-esteem and how to fight the limiting stories we tell ourselves. Join us as we challenge the conventional definition of success!
     
    Ready, Set, Action:
    Carve out time for silence this week. Listen and find those small inner voices. These quiet moments can cause something wonderful to  bubble up within you ... only if you give it the proper space.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Thomas Jones of the Paradox Process! Does your anxiety and fear about auditioning prevent you from doing your best? Have you ever wondered why some seem fearless to audition and perform? The Paradox Process is a technique to identify, communicate and change negative feelings and perceptions. Hear what a session with Thomas is like from an earlier episode this season where he has a live therapy session with Brittany Bohn. Contact ParadoxExperience@gmail.com to schedule a discounted introductory session and join the Monday Night Paradox Process Group!
     
    Music by: Joel Waggoner - Unlikely Warrior
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Analisa Leaming: Lessons Learned on the Road

    Analisa Leaming: Lessons Learned on the Road

    I'm going solo! I created a short episode to reflect on this past year and all of the things I've learned on the First National Tour of Hello, Dolly!
    Sign up for Monday's workshop:
    Learn to Love Acting Again + BOOK MORE WORK 
    What it’s for:
    As we head into audition season, join Analisa and Jack for two hours to make a massive leap in how you approach auditions and your craft. In the first hour, you’ll learn incredible tools to begin applying immediately. In the second hour, you’ll have the chance to be coached and watch Jack coach fellow artists in getting out of their own way and booking the jobs they want.

    Where: Online
    When: August 5th 7-9pm EST



     
    Music by:Joel Wagonner- Unlikely Warrior

    • 22 min
    Jessie Mueller: A Conversation with a Tony and Grammy Award Winner on her Balancing Act

    Jessie Mueller: A Conversation with a Tony and Grammy Award Winner on her Balancing Act

    Today’s episode is with Tony and Grammy winner Jessie Mueller! I’m beyond thrilled to share this conversation with you because Jessie is someone I have long admired. Getting to sit down and pick her brain was a treat. Jessie talks about her focus on the work, her views on “strength”, and about her time on and off stage. She talks about what she feels has kept her grounded and her strong belief that your personal life feeds your life onstage. 
    BIG NEWS! 
    Jack Plotnick and I are teaming up on an ABA online workshop called, “Learn to Love Acting Again + Book More Work”. You may remember Jack from earlier this season! Join us in less than two weeks on Monday, August 5th at 7pm EST if you want to explore tools to get out of your own way and fall in love with the work again. Visit www.abalancingact.biz/workshops/ to learn more and secure your spot! See you there!
     
    Ready, Set, Action!
    Take a minute to think about what the word “strength” has meant to you up until this moment.  Now think about how Jessie frames the word “strength” in her life.  Make a list of the things or events that have shaped your “strength”.  Let this list lift you up the next time you are feeling less than strong. I promise, you are strong and you can do this!  
    Music by: Joel Wagonner - Unlikely Warrior 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kaitlin Shaw: A Casting Director's Perspective on What's Happening in the Audition Room

    Kaitlin Shaw: A Casting Director's Perspective on What's Happening in the Audition Room

    Another first this week on the podcast! I am joined by casting director, Kaitlin Shaw, who has been working at Tara Rubin Casting for 11 years. She shares with us why she loves being a casting director, what to focus on in an audition and why she thinks of herself as an advocate rather than a gatekeeper. I’m so thrilled to bring this new perspective to the podcast! This episode is sure to leave you charged and empowered for your next audition.
     
    Take Action: 
    Take 5 minutes and jot down all of your beliefs about auditioning and casting directors. Don’t judge it, just get it all out. (This CD doesn’t like me, I don’t have the right rep, I prepare and then I choke. I don’t prepare enough and try to wing it. Etc.)  After listening to the episode and from a place of power ask yourself if there are any beliefs you can throw out.  Then pick some that need your honest attention. Maybe you need to do some work with someone on a belief or two.  Commit to choosing different thoughts that will yield better feelings. Write down 5 new ones that you will begin to practice. (I am good at auditioning. I show up prepared and am able to play in the room. I choose to share my gifts. I don’t need validation from anyone behind the table. I release and destroy the need for anyone to like me.)   
    This episode is sponsored by Thomas Jones of the Paradox Process. The Paradox Process brings the conscious mind to present by eliminating negative emotions from the past, and clearing anxieties and worries about the future. This results in an emotional shift that uncovers insight, thus allowing the individual to reveal the best version of him or herself. Curious about what a session might be like? Take a listen to the previous episode to hear Thomas in action in a therapy session with one of my castmates. Contact ParadoxExperience@gmail.com to set up a discounted first session!
    Monday Night Paradox Process Group meets at 8pm in NYC and virtually!
    Retreat in Tulum, Mexico “Getting What You Want” August 5th - 10th 
     
    Join my husband, Joseph Glaser, for a Free Financial Seminar on Saturday July 20th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Open Jar Studios in NYC. Email him to secure your spot! joseph@josephglaser.com
    Music by: Joel Wagonner - Unlikely Warrior 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Mackenzieryanduan ,

A must listen for all creatives

I just want to thank you for your podcast! I’m a performer on a cruise ship and your podcast is my sea day treat when I run on the track! It just has fantastic insight and I love how you have really broken the myth that if you could do anything else you should. It’s made me believe my career doesn’t have to be black and white or linear so thank you for that!!

headofharr ,

A Breath of Fresh Air

I binged all three seasons of this podcast upon my return to NYC after two years of being away at sea. It put me in the perfect headspace for my transition back to city life.

Mooha25 ,

Amazing

A fantastic podcast for all artists of any age. All the conversations are a healthy, reflective place that furthers self improvement. Its one of those great podcasts that inspires you to have an internal dialogue within yourself.

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