• Jo Kelly

This is the best thing that can happen to you as an actor

How do you usually react when you’re being challenged when you’re acting? When you’re not in sync with your co-stars or the director or anything that’s happening that’s not going your way.


Usually actors say they retract and are blocked from doing their best work. Most commonly they say they feel their instrument closes up and they become unavailable for their characters.


That can be unfair because they were ready and prepared before an external obstacle interrupted them.


How about if you consider that the challenges that are happening to you are actually happening FOR you. When you watch my training you'll discover that they might be the radical opportunities that you’re looking for! The moments when things don’t go according to plan can be “magical accidents” for you where only you can deliver the scene in your authentic, unique way.


Play with the obstacle and don’t shrink from it. Integrate it for your character and you will have a one of a kind performance that no one could possibly do what you just did. Then the “problem” becomes a radical opportunity to create an Oscar-winning performance. This is when you go from good to genius.


The key is FREEDOM.


It’s about being free. You won’t be able to access your freedom because you’ve been conditioned to recoil when magical accidents arise. You were raised to follow a plan that will please others and that there are mistakes if you don’t do things the right way.


This has nothing to do with art.


If you’re still resistant to your instinct, your instrument is blocked. You can’t be in the moment when you act because you can’t surrender.


In the Reset Journey, actors are resetting their instrument in order to be fully present to whatever is happening, internally or externally. They uncover their incredible magnetic power of presence- being who you are at any cost, all the time.


You touch your genius when you can truly BE.


Watch my training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.



I hope this was insightful. If this resonates with you and you’re ready to get out of the prison of that old conditioning, I urge you to check out the Reset Journey from Resistance to Freedom. Get in touch with us click here and write us an email with the word RESET BLOG and we’ll send you some info.


And to take the conversation a little further, I’d love to hear from you.

Post a comment in our private Facebook Group, so we can take the discussion farther. You’ll also get access to more videos and resources, and connect with more than a THOUSAND like-minded actors across the globe for extra accountability.

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See you there!

Jo Kelly

Creator, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are two ways I can help you:

1- Join my free Facebook Group, THE INSTINCTIVE ACTORS’ SOCIETY, exclusively for actors who are ready to go from good to great and become undeniable.

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2- Get on the waitlist for my program, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom, and stop struggling to access your natural, authentic talent in the audition room or on set. You’ll learn how to reset your instrument to be 100% instinctive and free in just 33 days.

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