I’m currently reading Amy Poehler’s new book Yes, Please. I couldn’t wait until I finished reading it before writing a post about all the things I’ve learned. Her book is awesome! Go buy it or download it to your reading gadget. I love the word gadget it’s so 1950’s. Anywho, her book is mostly about her life and career. But even if you aren’t an aspiring comedic actor/writer you can still take so much from this book.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from Auntie Amy is that you can’t want your career too badly. This sounds kind of crazy at first. But what she is saying is you have to be willing to let the powers that be intervene. This is hard for humans; especially women. We are so hell bent on trying to control everything in our lives that we have no idea how to just chill out and let nature take its course. Obviously, there’s a healthy balance to this, don’t just quit your job and do nothing. That’s how you become homeless. I mean you have to trust that all your efforts will amount to something.
I have struggled with balance of “I’m not doing enough and I’m doing too much” every day. But I’ve come to the realization that I am doing everything I’m supposed to do and I cannot control whether or not I get hired over the next person or if my pilot script (that I still haven’t written) gets turned into a show. All I can do is keep up the good work and not stress myself out. So that’s what I’m doing today, chillin’ the fuck out. And also trying not to be homeless.