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Success in the Entertainment Industry is an inside job and it starts and is sustained with your mindset and the thoughts you hold dominate in your mind. Hosted by working actor and certified life coach, DaJuan Johnson (Amazon’s Bosch, Grey’s Anatomy). The TBAP brings listeners into the minds of their fellow artists and industry professionals with honest conversations about their inside journey and path to “making it.”

Think Bigger Actors Podcast DaJuan Johnson

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    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

Success in the Entertainment Industry is an inside job and it starts and is sustained with your mindset and the thoughts you hold dominate in your mind. Hosted by working actor and certified life coach, DaJuan Johnson (Amazon’s Bosch, Grey’s Anatomy). The TBAP brings listeners into the minds of their fellow artists and industry professionals with honest conversations about their inside journey and path to “making it.”

    Episode 205: Caroline Liem

    Episode 205: Caroline Liem

    Today’s podcast guest is Casting Director Caroline Liem who is ALL ABOUT MINDSET and what a better place to talk about it than on the Think Bigger Actors Podcast. We talk about her work with a Shaman, How a casting director threw a shoe at the door and in those next couple of moments how she knew she wanted...rather needed to be a different kind of casting director. Of course we talk about Self-Tapes because I have a casting director here and I want to make sure you’re getting the up to date information on your tapes. And more.
    And we really stop and breakdown CLUBHOUSE...and why I think actors -- yes, my people -- are using it the absolute wrong way. Yup, shots were fired...gauntlets thrown on this episode. 
    As always, stick around after the podcast for the D-12 shot. Where I get to bring it all together. 
     
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube + Subscribe: DaJuan Johnson - Think Bigger Coaching for Actors www.thinkbiggercoaching.com
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching and @dajuanjohnson
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.
    #Skiptheline #seeyouonset








     

    • 57 min
    Episode 204: Raymond Lee

    Episode 204: Raymond Lee

    Today’s podcast guest is Raymond Lee. Maaaaaan, this guy right here. This is an actors ACTOR talk. This guy works all the freaking time. All the time. The new Top Gun, Here and Now, Kevin can go F himself and so much more….  
    Get ready for this deep dive conversation. 
    We talk about how he feels he did NOT skip a step getting to where he is now in his career, 
    What happens when you eliminate the “shoulds.” 
    What he does consistently that he didn’t before,  
    What is it really like being at CAA? Does he feel lost there or not…
    How he’s been with about 8 agencies...he’s changed agents every year or every other year
    Why we share the same thought on almost getting made when we get a callback. 
     
    ** I’m going to say this because I love you...if you miss his How do you prepare for a role? From the Audition to booking it and how it’s different when he books the role. That's on you. Oof! **
    As always, stick around after the podcast for the D-12 shot. Where I get to bring it all together. 
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube + Subscribe: DaJuan Johnson - Think Bigger Coaching for Actors www.thinkbiggercoaching.com
    Follow me on the 'gram! @thinkbiggercoaching.com and @dajuanjohnson


    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group -- where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level. #Skiptheline #seeyouonset

    • 59 min
    Episode 203: Alexis Allen Winter

    Episode 203: Alexis Allen Winter

    This episodes guest is Casting Director - Alexis Allen Winter. I sat down with her and it was only fitting that we talked ALL THINGS SELF TAPES. Because I am committed to helping you uplevel your self-tapes and get you BOOKED & BUSY! It’s refreshing to speak with a CD that is really dropping golden nuggets about the self tape process, what she wants actors to know about it, why SELF TAPES are truly here to stay…
    And why she supports my thoughts that actors need to STOP ROMANTICIZING the room! In fact we dive all the way into why the casting room is outdated and feels like Something that started in the 50’s, but  we’ve never changed it. So. True. 
     
    Also, in this episode we also chat about: 
    Casting in different markets besides L.A.  Diversity In Casting -- what’s been done now State of the Union regarding casting -- when are we getting back into the rooms Memorized  The most important thing for an actor  
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube + Subscribe: DaJuan Johnson - Think Bigger Coaching for Actors 
    www.thinkbiggercoaching.com
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching and @dajuanjohnson
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.
    #Skiptheline #seeyouonset

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 202: Kirby Howell-Baptiste

    Episode 202: Kirby Howell-Baptiste

    In this episode, I get to talk with Kirby Howell-Babtiste. If consistently working actor were a meme -- she’d be on it. It’s been inspiring watching her career sky rocket from the moment I met her at a studio I was teaching at, to working together in the ABC SHOWCASE together -- then working on set together on a pilot -- to watching breakdown come across my desk with “Kirby Howell-Baptise” attached to this project. Mind blowing to see her go from submitting on actors access to being repped by CAA, the biggest agency in our industry. 
    Phew! In this episode we break it all down: 
    From Submitting on LA Casting to CAA. 
    “Business Mondays” - How setting aside time every Monday for the business side of Acting set a solid foundation
    How she genuinely doesn't believe she's ever lost out on one role
    How writing has brought her great empowerment.
    How the things that you’ve actually lived through are so interesting and so unique, so varied in what we want to see.The stories you have to tell are way more interesting than half the things than some writers are imagining.
    Why not being teachers pets is a WIN!
    Why she’s never thought about quitting acting before.
     
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube + Subscribe: DaJuan Johnson - Think Bigger Coaching for Actors www.thinkbiggercoaching.com
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching and @dajuanjohnson
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  
    #Skiptheline #seeyouonset 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 201: DaJuan Johnson

    Episode 201: DaJuan Johnson

    Back for Season 2 of the Think Bigger Actors Podcast and couldn't be more excited! 
    So much has changed since we left each other at the end of last season. A Think Bigger Summit, Masterclasses of Self Tapes That Book -- but none more life changing than ending 7 seasons on BOSCH. Yup, the show I was a regular on for seven seasons has come to an end. This episode is all about the top ten things I learned on the show. 
    From how to negotiate money, asking for what you want, being addicted to notes on set and so much more. 
    www.thinkbiggercoaching.com
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching and @dajuanjohnson 
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  #Skiptheline #seeyouonset

    • 36 min
    DEI: SPECIAL EDITION PART 5

    DEI: SPECIAL EDITION PART 5

    Special Edition Episodes of DEI Training 
    I wanted to tackle DEI -- Diversity Equity and Inclusion -- training from its roots. I decided to start with me and like any other normal person share it on a podcast. 
    I can't show up effectively, the way I want to as a leader, mentor, coach, friend, Think Bigger Tribe member without also doing my work. So here we are. 
    In these 5 episodes, you will see ME, DaJuan Johnson, become the STUDENT as I learn about my roots and how they affect my experience as a person of color. I sat down with Dr. Maisha Beasley, a DEI expert, and dove in head first. 
    What you're about to hear is me at my core...vulnerable, raw, and here for it all. 
    Through the podcast I want you to imagine a TREE. Roots, Trunk and the Leaves...this is how we will tell the beginning of my DEI story. I say beginning, because I am clear that there is more work to be done. 
    Episode 1 - We talk about my ROOTS. How growing up in a home where all I wanted to do was get away from the violence, but always had to be home before the streetlights came on, subconsciously shaped my earlier DEI experience. A time where I didn't fully see color and thought of my friends -- white, latinn, mixed -- as my siblings. A time that changed quickly...
    Episode 2A + 2B: We get into the "TRUNK" of my experience of DEI and talk about how I learned to "CODE SWITCH" to survive. To get ahead. To be successful. How being bused into a new high school that needed to fill a “black quota” changed my life. How my family made it clear, there were certain people -- in my family -- I was not supposed to be like.
    Episode 3A + 3B: We finish it off with the "LEAVES" of the tree and how I gave myself the "golden ticket" when I stopped trying to be someone else and stepped into DaJuan. 
    Here is where we tie in all of the traditional DEI terms and apply them to my story as a whole. 
    My highest intention here was to learn. And through sharing MY STORY, I hope you see YOUR STORY in it too. I hope that you see that DEI is truly about relationships at its core. I'm sure I stepped in poop on this podcast a couple of times, but what I know for sure is sometimes you have to step in poop to become the leader you are meant to be. My hope is it becomes less and less poop because...I'm here to lead. 
    Connect with DaJuan Johnson:
    Official Website: www.thinkbiggercoaching.com & www.dajuanjohnson.com
    Instagram: @thinkbiggercoaching & @dajuanjohnson 
    Youtube Channel
    Facebook:
    Twitter
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook Group: where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  #SeeYouOnSet
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

JuanCarlosInfante ,

DaJuan is the Truth

Incredible podcast. DaJuan is a great host, an amazingly talented actor, and better yet, an outstanding human. Love his personal story, advice, his guests, charisma, and honesty. He truly cares for all to succeed. I can’t help to cheer for him.

Linda Eicher ,

D12 SHOT!

I’m so grateful I found DaJuan and my Think Bigger TRIBE! I’ve found DaJuan to be genuinely transparent (doesn’t mind sharing when he’s had a yuk day), insightful regarding people and how difficult this business can be without support, and he is committed to suiting up, showing up, and giving 100%! I do better when I have my D12 shot!

loving the craft ,

Think Bigger Actor Podcast

Straight shooting straight from the heart! Can’t help loving DaJuan’s honesty, generosity and limitless vision for artists who put in the work.

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