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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

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 70 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 110: Justina Machado

    Episode 110: Justina Machado

    Today is a HUGE ONE -- I sit down and talk to veteran actress and my good friend Justina Machado. You might know her as the lead of ONE DAY AT A TIME or from the critically acclaimed show SIX FEET UNDER  or Queen of the south, Jane the Virgin...her credits seriously go on and on. Final Destination, The Purge, she does VO...I’m just sitting there with my kids watching cartoons and I’m like, wait is that Justina? 
    We talk about: 
    Not beating yourself up anymore 
    Landing her FIRST LEAD of a show. #1 on the callsheet
    How Justina altered my acting career with some on set advice
    Taking control of your social media from the beginning
    The roles that Justina says NO to
    Her very special relationship with her manager 
    Why Justina feels you have to make peace with Hollywood
    And so much more…
     
    Instagram @justinamachdo
     
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    www.thinkbiggercoaching.com 
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    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  #Skiptheline 
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    • 57 min
    Episode 109: Dylan Mooney

    Episode 109: Dylan Mooney

    In this Episode, I share my "I don't know, felt cute, might delete later" moment, plus I sit down with Dylan Mooney. Actor and Co-Founder of the Actor app Actor Trade. 
    We discuss: 
     
    Getting his Series Regular show and it not being renewed
    Why he doesn't feel there's a "making it" in the industry
    Your main job on a set -- that will get you another job 
    The messages he got from Hollywood being a person of color,  
     
    Building an App that actors can use across the world -- funded from a craigslist post! 
     
    Link to Actor Trade App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/actor-trade/id1260291254
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  #Skiptheline 
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    • 52 min
    Episode 108: Hashtag Booked

    Episode 108: Hashtag Booked

    In this episode, I sit down with LaNisa Frederick and Danielle Pinnock, the creators of the comedy instagram sketch series Hashtag Booked. We talk about creating a series based on their misfortunes of being actors of color in showbusiness. With 28K followers and growing on instagram, mentions in Forbes, Essences and Shondaland -- these ladies are on fire! The career and life nuggets they drop in this episode are priceless. 
    How their stop talking and start doing it attitude helped them build a brand
    How they used to film their series on a cracked iPhone
    Creating a show while continuing to work on network TV 
    Their THRIVING VO careers -- 1st black female in Call of Duty! & Thundercats!
    and more! Check out their series on instagram: @hashtagbooked #hashtagbooked 
     
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come to take their career to the next level.  #Skiptheline 

    • 46 min
    Episode 107: Jeffrey Todd

    Episode 107: Jeffrey Todd

    In this episode, I chat with Jeffrey Todd in Casting about the entire casting process for actors. Jeffrey has been a casting assistant in major offices that have cast shonda rhimes shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Scandal to offices like Fox’s 911, The Walking Dead, The Society and Schooled. Some of the highlights: 
    What blew his mind when he first went into casting
    His mission for every actor that he brings into the audition room
    What being an actor before getting into casting has taught him
    Why he retired from acting
    The entire casting process
    Why the actor has more Power than he thinks
    What an actor should NEVER bring into a room
    What booking actors are doing that you might not be doing
     
    This episode is FIRE! Don’t forget to Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching
    Join the FREE Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come for support, community and to uplevel their careers! #Skiptheline #TribeTalk #GetitGetit

    • 50 min
    Episode 106: Keston John - Part 2

    Episode 106: Keston John - Part 2

    PART TWO of my chat with actor Keston John (@kestonjohn) we dive more into the theatrical side of his career. From the pain of this industry - not getting the roles, how he handles pilot season, and how he booked IN THE DARK...by passing on it at first. 

    Don't forget to stick around for the D-12 shot at the end

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    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like minded actors come for support, community and to uplevel their careers!

    • 22 min
    Episode 106: Keston John - Part 1

    Episode 106: Keston John - Part 1

    In this TWO PART special bonus episode, I speak with actor Keston John. His long list of credits include James Cameron’s "Avatar" 2, 3, 4, & 5, a Series Regular Role on the CW’s "In the Dark"…and too-many-to-name high profile VO jobs, like She-Ra on Netflix & Avengers. We cover it all and the mindset behind booking career changing roles. 
    But, first...we dive into how one of his instagram posts stopped me in my tracks and shined a light on something I’ve been feeling for a while, but never had the words to articulate...until this moment and I do it on this show. We go head first into the protest and black lives matter as a person of color in this industry. 
    Stick around for a very special and vulnerable D-12 shot at the end.
    Follow me on the ‘gram! @thinkbiggercoaching
    Join the Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group – where a Tribe of like-minded actors come for support, community and to up-level their careers!  #Skiptheline #TribeTalk #GetitGetit

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Lazy Trekkie ,

Inspiring, Honest, The REAL Stuff

DaJuan, thank you so much for creating something that is simultaneously actionable for us working actor types but ALSO such a thoughtful, personal examination of our business, our craft…and our humanity. Amazing.

Shunt8 ,

So positive

DaJuan has actionable steps and positive ways of looking at thing that are literally changing my life. Thank you DAJUAN!

Milkymeghan ,

DAJUAANNNNNNNNNNN

DaJuan,
You know I’ve been obsessed with you since day one of coaching together. Your authenticity and humbleness is admirable. I love listening to your podcast because it feels like we’re working together again. I love how honest you are in your episodes and I can’t wait to dive in and learn even more for you. Thank you for having such a soothing voice and shining your light on being mentally strong in this acting world. :)

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