MyMiBoSo Meets: Anthony Meindl – Embracing Stillness and Action in a Creative Life

MyMiBoSo Meets Anthony Meindl Embracing Stillness and Action in a Creative Life

Editor’s note: This post is part of the “MyMiBoSo Meets” interview series where I introduce you to remarkable individuals who have touched me with their ability to listen to their mind and body in order to create joy and meaning through their Soul.

Our guest this week is Anthony Meindl, founder of the Anthony Meindl Actor’s Workshop where he is an inspirational acting coach (you can find his brilliant lectures on his YouTube channel), multi-hyphenate producer-writer-director-actor, and most recently author of the acclaimed book “At Left Brain Turn Right” (whose tagline is “An uncommon path to shutting up your inner critic, giving fear the inger and having an amazing life”).

I’m lucky to have found Tony when I did when I was living out my former dream as an actress, as his message of saying YES to life taught me not only about how to be a better actress, but also how to live a richer life as a human being. His positive energy is contagious, and I have a sneaking suspicion you’re going to love this man too – so enjoy the interview!

 

Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the insights shared in this interview:

  • How daily practices can give you access to your INNER GPS
  • What to do when the word MEDITATION freaks you out
  • Why it’s totally ok if you don’t follow all of the AHA’S – and what to watch for to know which ones are worth following
  • Why it’s more important to have FAITH rather than holding onto the belief – and what all of this has to do with expectation
  • What your LEFT BRAIN is good for – and what it’s not so good for when it comes to living a creative life

The interview is less than 10 minutes long but packed with great insights, so press PLAY below to meet Anthony Meindl:

 

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I look forward to hearing from you in the comments below!

What is one insight you gained from this interview that you can put into practice in your own life?

And if you enjoyed this, share it (especially with anyone in your life stuck in left brain thinking who could use a jolt to the right!)!


Anthony MeindlAnthony Meindl is an award-winning writer, director, producer, and Artistic Director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (AMAW) in Los Angeles, where it was voted the Best Acting Studio in Los Angeles by Backstage in 2011 and 2012 (Best Scene Study and Best Cold Read). AMAW is also located in New York, London, Vancouver, and Australia.

Meindl’s first feature film, “Birds of a Feather,” won the Spirit of the Festival Award at the 2012 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, and he won Best Director at the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Love, Backstage, and various spirituality podcasts. He has been featured in ABC News, Daily Variety, LA Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and the CW KTLA. He is also the author of the new best-selling book, “At Left Brain Turn Right,” which helps artists of all kinds unleash their creative genius within. Check out Meindl’s free smartphone app on iTunes. ‘Follow Meindl on Twitter @AnthonyMeindl.

  • http://rebecccahulse.com/ Rebecca Hulse

    Sabrina what an awesome video – it really made me laugh and thank you for introducing us to Anthony. What a joy! and his Book title At Left Brain Turn Right – what a beautiful title – checking him out now. xx

    • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

      Isn’t his energy contagious? Yes, being the creative being that you are, I am sure you would love his book (and more of his message)!

      Thanks for stopping by today Rebecca!

      • http://rebecccahulse.com/ Rebecca Hulse

        I always love stopping by your gorgeous wisdom :).

        • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

          The feelings are always mutual, my friend!

  • http://www.scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/ Ellen

    I really liked the part where he said you don’t necessarily need to remember every little insight but instead look for patterns, or for things recurring in your life. I also liked the “follow the noise” meditation idea! My mind never really quiets, even when it is quiet so to hear that I don’t need to force it to is nice…

    • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

      Yes, noticing the patterns is a great way to keep yourself from overwhelm (or guilt or regret) – trusting that the Universe will bring back those insights that are truly worth acting on!

      I’ve begun to notice more and more that my intuition works this way as well – especially during a coaching call! I might have a thought cross my mind, but in my focus on the other person, I usually just let it slide on by. When it’s an important intuitive hit though, you better believe it pops up at least once or twice more, at which point I simply have to share it!
      And doesn’t the “follow the noise” process sound like fun?Let me know if you try it – as soon as I’m done listening to the guided meditations that I’ve created for my group coaching program, I’ll be getting back into a routine of meditating to both the stillness AND noise!

  • Christina

    I loved this interview. You both are so passionate about being in service to people and helping bring out their best, that’s clear. Very inspiring video. And my is he gorgeous!

    • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

      Thank you, Christina! Indeed, he is such a kindred spirit on this path! And I agree – he ain’t too bad on the eyes either ;).

  • ADRIENNE

    Wow. Thanks for such an insightful interview. I’m definitely going to check out Anthony’s book. Shutting off our analytical left brain chatter to allow ourselves to be more creative and insightful is so important. I especially enjoyed his comment on having faith in our own instincts without putting expectations on what the exact outcome will be.

    • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Adrienne! Glad you recognize the wisdom in turning down that left brain noise :).

      And I agree – the faith in ourselves and our own intuition and insights is so important when the ego always wants to creep in with doubt.

  • Jake Meyer

    Intuition is one of those things that it can get you in trouble or it can be very good. Whenever I follow my intuition though I always feel good about my choices and a lot more at peace.

    • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

      Would love to hear how your intuition has gotten you in trouble – got any examples?

      I’ve never experienced my intuition leading me astray, but I do know there have been times when I’ve stopped myself from doing something, thinking it was “intuition,” when in reality it was my ego disguised as my intuition (my ego can be a tricky little bugger!).

      • Jake Meyer

        I would put it as more as not going with the grain or the way things are. Also I put that sometimes just following my gut and not asking for help at work can end up being troublesome.

        • http://www.MyMiBoSo.com/ Sabrina

          Oh interesting point Jake!

          You’re right. Sometimes going with the gut isn’t fully understood by those around us – hence, the “trouble” you’re talking about! That’s given me good food for thought…and another blog post in response!

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