Life is like an art performance, so why not be the Executive Producer and plan the role you want to play
Remember scenes in your life 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 play.
Choosing the perfect role in your own wide-eyed movie of life is the ultimate freedom.
Think about what part you would play if you were the Executive Producer. You would not have to offer up numbing entertainment to those who applaud conformity and reward brilliance with sanitized mediocrity.
In my role as an Executive Producer of TV shows, publishing, extreme sports expeditions, and business ventures, I have to constantly reinvent and change up the roles I play. I do this as if a tourist of my life. It's my art performance.
Think about how every phase of our lives demands a different role. It could be an incredible experience if you spent the time while on retreat to create the role and character you really want to play.
Confidence and freedom are what you gain.
So much brilliance and wit rot can away when you don’t design the role you want to play. I think you should not wait for someone else to produce your life.
If you became the Executive Producer of your life, this is how you would think:
You develop the roles in your life story you want to play. Developing your role can be intense as it renders everyone else’s role for you unimportant while you drive your story, art and quest forward in epic proportion.
You create your own vision, ideas, and purpose!
You develop your own style and put your own spin on how your role will develop.
You do not go look for what’s happening — you make up what is happening. You do not go look for the — It Factor. You are It.
You keep ownership of the roles you create. You do not sell out your character, instead, you nurture the character into the main scene.
You never know exactly how your movie of life will turn out, so you learn how to make decisions quickly and to manifest options for every situation your character comes up against.
You hone your 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 becoming your own Life Coach
You will develop skills like this:
Master EP’s notice when their passion is slipping and reinvent a new role before it’s too late.
As they carefully develop each part they want to play, it’s as if they are developing their own Life Workshop.
Master EP’s reinvent themselves often to keep their story strong and moving forward. If not, they know someone else will come along and take their part.
Master EP’s take time to develop their character's power and presence. They make sure their role is completely authentic and not made up. They know that authenticity is key in the role created.
Master EP’s develop their role with its own significance and form of Grace. They practice and repeat and practice and repeat until their role becomes intuitive.
Master EP’s develop special opportunities for their role. They start by revealing their characters Potential.
Master EP’s give a Samurai commitment to their roles - even when they are hanging-off-a-cliff with no way to survive.
Master EP’s advance their roles and become heroes. But they know beforehand the trap of playing the hero role. A hero knows that having special powers is completely beside the point and the truth is that of a bigger purpose.
Master EP’s are mindful of not developing an ego character who wants success fast. They know they need to fully understand the purpose and potential within their role. Otherwise, the role will never mature and gain momentum.
Because master EP’s control their production, they develop their role so they never reach a complete ending. They are always flowing into new developments, successes, and insurmountable challenges. This is what gives their character appealing energy. People want to see what happens next.
Master EP’s keep developing their roles so they never end. Even when 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.
Master EP’s 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.