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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bonnie Gillespie. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bonnie Gillespie, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bonnie Gillespie. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bonnie Gillespie, often where they are interviewed.

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When Your Values & Opportunities Collide with Nancy Jane Smith & Bonnie Gillespie

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How do you decide what to invest in?

How do you examine the opportunity costs of that investment?

How do you make sure you're giving your investments every chance to succeed?

That's what we've been talking about in the Is It "Worth It"? Series. In the last part of this series, I spoke with Michelle Mazur about how to approach investments in your business and with Beryl Young about deciding WHAT to invest in.

In this episode, I want to talk about when an investment seems like a pretty straightforward payoff—but taking advantage of that opportunity might conflict with your values.

The question I’m asking, in addition to the others above, is: how do you balance the financial health of your business against your values?

Of course, those values SHOULD be an important consideration of any investment you’re making. But we all still need to make money in order for our businesses to survive.

In this episode, I’m talking with two guests, Nancy Jane Smith and Bonnie Gillespie, about their thought processes behind making some big business decisions.

Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with thirteen years in private practice and has spent 20+ years working as a counselor and coach for people with high-functioning anxiety. She's written three books on living happier and is the host of the Live Happier podcast.

Bonnie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. As a weekly columnist, she began demystifying the casting process for actors in 1999. Her most popular book is Self-Management for Actors, the curriculum upon which her teaching is based. As a producer and Emmy-honored casting director, Bonnie specializes in indie darlings. Whether casting, coaching, or exploring the woo as The Astrologer's Daughter, she is passionate about leaving this world better than she found it.

Listen to the full episode to hear:
  • What if the ROI could be great, but it conflicts with your values?
  • Why Nancy decided to fully pull her business activities out of Facebook and Instagram—and why they were at odds with her personal values
  • What Nancy’s noticed in her business since leaving social media and how she’s grown her email list without the help of Instagram 
  • How Bonnie uses her Facebook account strictly for business (and how she’s set it up that way)
  • The strategy behind Bonnie’s Facebook ads and why she prefers Instagram and Facebook to other social media or professional platforms
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Sep 15 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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What's on your highlight reel with Bonnie Gillespie

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Our highlight reel is a reflection of our legacy. When thought of in response to the question "what's on your highlight reel?" it is the destination of the path leading to your future.

During our conversation, we talk about the importance of understanding our personal brands, running opportunities through a brand filter, and recognizing the power saying no. Bonnie's mantra is "Let's find out..." when it comes to how she runs her business, how she coaches her clients and how she approaches life.

Aug 08 2020 · 40mins

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Why a Lot of Artists Choose The Artists Path | Bonnie Gillespie

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On this episode of the show I'm joined by Bonnie Gillespie who built her business by demystifying the casting process and illuminating the business side of pursuing a creative career. Her most popular book is Self-Management for Actors, the curriculum upon which her teaching is based. As a producer and Emmy-honored casting director, Bonnie specializes in indie darlings. Whether casting or coaching, she is passionate about leaving the entertainment industry better than she found it.

On the show we talk about:

  • The origins of Self Management For Actors and how it evolved from Bonnie interviewing Casting Directors in 1999.
  • The four pillars of SMFA and the special fifth pillar of Mindset that it's all wrapped up in.
  • Knowing your "Why?" for wanting to be in the business and the importance of being in it for the long-haul and not a short term "win".
  • How there is no excuse to not make your own content consistently and finding empowerment in that. 
  • Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies and the ones that line up most with SMFA.
  • The important and tough work behind recovering the creative adult who was told they were "too much" as a kid.
  • Why a lot of artists choose the artists path.
  • Connecting with your future self in a way that helps you close the gap with your future ideal.
  • Why it is essential for creatives to have a good understanding of money and how to make money work for them.
  • Having an eye on your "pace car" - the person or people who are a little ahead of you and doing the kind of work you align with.

You can find out more about Bonnie here: https://bonniegillespie.com/
And follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonniegillespie and
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonnie.gillespie/

Enjoy the show!

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Jun 14 2020 · 1hr 22mins
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How to Stop Outsourcing Your Enoughness w/ Bonnie Gillespie

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Have you ever felt like you are not enough? Bonnie Gillespie is the guru in Hollywood for self-management and is here today to help you start owning your enoughness. Bonnie had dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress, but when she got an assignment to pull back the curtain on Hollywood and gain some insider knowledge, she realized it takes a lot more than a perfect monologue to become successful in show biz. After writing her book, Self Management for Actors, Bonnie decided to work beyond her current industry so that she could help anyone learn why they are enough.

Show up as Your Authentic Self & Focus on the Long Game

The paradox of self-worth and enoughness is something that many of us struggle with, and it is only by showing up as your authentic self, discovering what it is you want, and learning how to trust that you can stop outsourcing your enoughness. 

Currently we are dealing with the loss of many conveniences and distractions that we often use to draw our energy away from examining our life choices. Bonnie is here today to help guide you to a positive way of thinking that will help you focus on the people who are already on board for you are, instead of trying to convince others of your worthiness. 

Instead of changing who you are to fit the circumstance, Bonnie wants you to show up as your authentic self and focus on the long game so that you can ‘book the room’. Full of inherent wisdom and practical advice, this is an episode you do not want to miss. 

Are you ready to create a life that is designed for you? Share what you loved most about Bonnie’s story with us in the comments on the episode page.

In This Episode

  • Tips for assessing your enoughness in the digital area (11:00)
  • Why you need to start showing up as your authentic self (19:15)
  • What it looks like to outsource your enoughness and how to take it back (23:23)
  • Practical ways to get deeper and learn how to use your trust muscle (28:35)
  • How to get curious about what your body is trying to teach you (31:50)

Quotes

“If I can help a generation of people who get rejected for a living feel as though I am enough, and there is nothing I need to change. I am as I am exactly where I need to be and who I need to be and having the experiences that I need to have, that’s something that I want to bring to more people.” (9:40)

“The way we fix that is by always looking at the big picture. How do I add to my fan base by making the way I show up be authentic and true to the way I am and the message that I want to put out in the world?” (19:52)

“If instead, we put our energy on how to serve the third of the population that is already on board for exactly who I am and what I am effortlessly, we can have massive success. But we spend so much energy looking at how we can convert people who were never into us to begin with.” (22:17)

“What we are seeing happening right now, is so many people have lost the conveniences and the little things they could fill their life and time with that distracted them from the fact that they have actually made a series of life choices that aren’t their own.” (26:10)

“It doesn’t take very long to build that trust back to the point where we can actually listen to our bodies, listen to our guts, listen to those spidey senses that start tingling, in ways that allow our road to be a lot more collaborative.” (32:38)

Links

Self-Management For Actors by Bonnie Gillespie 

Bonnie Gillespie Website

Follow Bonnie on Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

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May 26 2020 · 41mins

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Working with a Casting Director, Staying Healthy in this Business, and When and How to get an Agent (Guest: Bonnie Gillespie)

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Bonnie Gillespie, author "Self Management for Actors," casting director, and enoughness coach to creatives worldwide, kicks off the Intuitive Filmmaker podcast with a real sense of what this show is all about. The craft of filmmaking and staying healthy mind, body, and soul. Bio below.

Host Jenn Page and this week's guest Bonnie Gillespie talk how mindset sustains a creative career, how to work with your casting director, how to know an agent is right for you, how to say yes only to the HELL YESES, and how to stay healthy in this crazy business of show.

Intuitive Conversation: satisfied and striving is better than struggling for your goals.

Some notable quotes:
"The struggle is real, but it’s optional."

“If you have set your true north, if you know if you as a storyteller have certain things for sure going to be part of your story, part of your life, it should get pretty clear which things are on the road toward that and which ones are detours off the road.”


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Hosted by: Jenn Page, Filmmaker
More on Bonnie:
Bonnie Gillespie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. As a weekly columnist, she began demystifying the casting process for actors in 1999. Her most popular book is "Self-Management for Actors," the curriculum upon which her teaching is based. As producer and casting director, Bonnie specializes in indie darlings. Whether casting or coaching, she is passionate about leaving the entertainment industry better than she found it. https://bonniegillespie.com 

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Jan 20 2020 · 39mins
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From One Book to an Empire of Enoughness - The Journey of Bonnie Gillespie (Financial Predictability)

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Bonnie Gillespie built her business by demystifying the casting process and illuminating the business side of pursuing a creative career starting with her first weekly column for actors in 1999. The most popular of her books is Self-Management for Actors, which has been named one of the Top Ten Best Books on Acting Ever Written. She coaches creatives who want more structure and confidence in their lives through private coaching and membership program. 

In this episode, Bonnie shared:

➤ It all started in the summer of 1999 (9:10)

➤ Too much passion is equal to desperation (10:56)

➤ The first moment she realized that her framework for actor works (11:51)

➤ How she was able to get her book “Self Management for Actors” to be a curriculum for certain universities and the foundation of her online empire (14:54)

➤ Repurposing interviews, columns, and answers to her audiences’ questions into her book, which become the top ten best book of acting (17:35)

➤ Her money AHA moment and what she has learned from the wealthy people (28:25)

➤ What has she done to create a sustainable business (32:45)

➤ Building an empire with zero ads spent (37:56)

➤ Lost 25% of her income (39:10)

➤ How did she find profit clarity and more than double her annual income (41:03)

➤ Why she believes passion alone is not enough (44:20)

➤ The enoughness journey (45:38)

Connect with Bonnie:

➤  Website

➤  Facebook

➤  Instagram

➤  YouTube

➤  Twitter

➤  Get on the waiting list to begin your enoughness journey with Bonnie Gillespie

Nov 07 2019 · 50mins
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EP 196: Building An Empire One Piece of Content At A Time With Bonnie Gillespie

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In this episode, you’ll learn how Bonnie Gillespie, the author of Self-Management For Actors, planted a seed before she even started her business. Her bridge job as a show business industry columnist blossomed into an empire that is still rooted in the words she wrote over 20 years ago.

Email by email, article by article, blog post by blog post, book by book, even tweet by tweet, she’s strategically pieced together her body of work.

Bonnie and I talk about how she realized her first book was waiting to be born, the way she used an automated Twitter account to develop a new product, how she stays in dialogue with her audience to fuel the content she publishes, and why she doesn’t buy into guru culture.

The post EP 196: Building An Empire One Piece of Content At A Time With Bonnie Gillespie appeared first on What Works.

Apr 02 2019 · 47mins
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Bonnie Gillespie — Success Leaves Clues

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Bonnie built her business by demystifying the casting process and illuminating the business side of pursuing a creative career. Her most popular book is Self-Management for Actors, which has been named one of The Top Ten Best Books on Acting Ever Written.
In this conversation Bonnie describes the path that brought her LA (twice), and how her actor survival job grew into a career and business that has helped thousands of professional actors navigate their way through a notoriously competitive industry. 
We unpack some of the key topics from Bonnie’s book Self-Management for Actors, including
  • Getting clear on your bullseye
  • Having a daily plan for how you’re going to run your business
  • Studying the success of those who’ve gone before you
  • Web presence
  • Launch at 85%
While much of this advice is given with actors in mind, the concepts are transferable, no matter where your focus lies. This advice will help you develop a clear strategy to move towards your own goals.
As a gift to Studio Time listeners, Bonnie has offered this free resource 11 Days of Free Upgrades to Your Acting Career.


In this episode we discuss:
  • Getting clear on your bullseye
  • “You teach the industry who you are by everything you say yes, and more importantly everything you say NO to.”
  • “A lot of times at the beginning everybody thinks they have to say yes to everything. So they end up not to creating a brand because of saying yes to things all over the dartboard and then they wonder why buyers don’t understand how to cast them.”
  • Having a daily plan for how you’re going to run your business
  • Studying the success of those who’ve gone before you
  • “Success leaves clues.”
  • Paying attention to someone who you could call a pace car is a really great way to have someone who is role modeling for you that it can be done. Then at any intersection where you say “No-one has ever done it this way that I want to do it,” I go “Great, now that’s where you’re going to make your own road.”
  • Web presence
  • “You don’t have to have a website, but you have to be google-able.”
  • "Content is the one way you can make sure you will always be found. If you’re putting enough content out there...if you’re an actor that has a web show that you want to put together and you consistently post to youtube each week, that becomes a DOMINATION that you have on the web that’s actually really beautiful."
  • Rock your headshot. Your headshot is your business card and number one piece of marketing material.
  • Your Actor or Artist Survival Job
  • Launch at 85%
  • "You’re never going to get things out into the world to find what they could be if you keep waiting for them to be perfect."
  • Self taping: not just for actors anymore. 
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Jan 06 2019 · 1hr
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Special Guest: casting director Bonnie Gillespie

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On tonight's live episode of No Filter Friday, Rachel Mullins is joined by special guest Bonnie Gillespie for a special casting couch episode!
Jun 30 2018 · 1hr 2mins
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Self-Management for Actors Author Bonnie Gillespie's Transformation

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When she found herself hiding from a fan, Bonnie Gillespie knew she had to take her physical health more seriously. She decided enough was enough, committed to 30 days of sticking to a plan and the rest? Is history! Bonnie's accomplishments include a 55+ pound weight loss transformation, becoming a pole fitness junkie at the age of 41, and becoming a role model for many in the entertainment industry.  Show notes: http://FitArmadillo.com/Podcast The Fit 15 by Fit Armadillo® #TheFit15 @TheFitFifteen @FitArmadillo Ep 033

Mar 26 2018 · 40mins
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