Life is like an art performance, so why not be the Executive Producer and create the role you want to play
Remember scenes from your past where you got lost in so many competing directions? Each was convincing and alluring, but equally fatal when you mistook it for the real role you were meant to live.
Freedom to choose your role in your own wide-eyed movie of life is the ultimate freedom. Think about what character you would play if you were the Executive Producer. Think of how you would not have to offer up numbing entertainment to those who applaud conformity and reward brilliance with sanitized mediocrity.
“In my roles as an Executive Producer of TV shows, magazines, extreme sports expeditions, and business ventures, I needed to constantly reinvent and change the parts I played. I do this as if a tourist in my life. It's my Art Performance. It's a Vision Quest.” maria camille
Think about how every phase of your life demands a different role. It could be an incredible experience if you spent the time to create the parts you want to play.
Confidence and freedom are what you gain.
So much brilliance and wit rots away when you don’t care what part you play. Do not wait for someone else to produce your life.
What do Executive Producers do?
They develop their own ideas about the roles they want to create.
They drive their vision, story, art, and quest forward in epic proportions.
They create their own style and put a spin on how they want their role to evolve.
They do not look for what’s happening — they create what’s happening.
They do not look for the — It Factor. They are It.
Executive Producers keep ownership of the role they create. An Executive Producer does not sell out their character, instead, they nurture their character into the main scene.
They do not rely on governments, religions, and guru’s to show them how their story unfolds — they learn to make decisions wisely and manifest options for every situation their character comes up against.
Executive Producers hone their skills with other passionate producers — Those creative, driven souls who brave the negativity of the complacent, celebrate risk, and do not fear losing themselves.
And, if you become a master Executive Producer, it’s like being your own Life Coach
They notice when their passion is slipping and reinvent a new role before it’s too late.
They carefully develop each part they want to play like it’s their own Life Workshop.
They master change and reinvent themselves often to keep their role strong and moving forward. If not, they know someone else will come along and take their part.
They take time to develop the power and presence of their character. They make sure their role is completely authentic and not made up. They know authenticity only empowers and enhances their role.
They develop each role to have it’s own significance and form of grace. They practice and repeat until their part becomes intuitive.
They develop special opportunities for themselves. They start by revealing their Potential.
They give a Samurai commitment in their movie of life — even when they are hanging-off-a-cliff with no way to survive.
When they master their role they often become a Hero.
But a good Executive Producer knows beforehand the trap of becoming the Hero. They know having special powers is completely beside the point and the truth is that of a bigger purpose.
They keep mindful of developing an ego character who wants success fast.
They know they need to fully understand the purpose and potential within their role. Otherwise, their role will never mature and gain momentum.
They know they have to love their role to the extent they would play the part even if no one was watching and no money was attached. It’s just the role they are interested in. It’s the art of who they are. It has to be that pure.
And, because master Executive Producers control their production -
They develop their part so they never reach a complete ending.
They keep their role always flowing into new developments, successes, and insurmountable challenges. This is what gives their character appealing energy. People want to see what happens next.
Even if their role is to die, people know they will be coming back in another lifetime to play an even bigger part.
They become a Legend.