Why Actors Are the Perfect People to Prompt ChatGPT

In the age of artificial intelligence, actors find themselves in a unique position to harness the power of AI tools like ChatGPT. While anyone can interact with AI, actors bring a distinct set of skills that make them exceptionally adept at prompting and guiding these digital companions. Here’s why actors are the perfect people to prompt ChatGPT: 1.  Mastery of Language and Emotion Actors are trained to understand and convey a wide range of emotions and nuances in language. This skill is crucial when interacting with ChatGPT, as it allows them to craft prompts that are not only clear and concise but also imbued with the right emotional tone. Whether they need ChatGPT to generate a heartfelt monologue, a comedic dialogue, or a suspenseful narrative, actors know how to set the scene and guide the AI towards the desired output. 2.  Creativity and Imagination One of the core strengths of actors is their boundless creativity and imagination. They are accustomed to exploring different charac

Challenging Beliefs About Money

When I think about money, my first thought is that there is never enough of it. Bills always seem to fill the space between my money and what I owe. I have isolated my biggest spending category as eating out. Having other people prepare my food is the biggest expense that I currently have. I’m a big DoorDasher and enjoy the social aspect of going out to eat. Sometimes you want to be around strangers when you are eating a meal. Despite these habits, I’m determined to make a positive change. My goal is to save $100 from every paycheck for an emergency fund covering 3-5 months of expenses. This requires me to live a modest life within my means and forgo things that I want to do that require funds. It’s going to require some sacrifice, but it will be good sacrifice. Here are some helpful tips to challenge your beliefs about money: 1. Track Your Spending One of the first steps to understanding your financial habits is to track your spending. Use a budgeting app or a simple spreadsheet to lo

Embracing Change: Limiting Social Media and Reorganizing Life

In today's digital age, our online presence can often feel overwhelming. Recently, I've taken a step back from social media and focused on cleaning up my digital footprint. This process has made me acutely aware of what's out there about me and has prompted me to remove old profiles and content. My hope is that, in time, search engines will catch up, and these changes will be reflected online. Reorganizing life is never easy. I've gone through several phases where I've had to reinvent myself or re-evaluate my priorities. One crucial lesson I've learned is the importance of eliminating things that no longer serve you. It's about saying "no" to what doesn't align with your goals and values. For me, that means focusing on being the best employee and father I can be. My primary aim is to make a positive impact on my daughters' lives and, ultimately, create generational change for the better. The actions we take today lay the foundation for a br

How to Channel Anger Into Motivation

Anger is a normal and natural human emotion, but it can also be destructive if not managed properly. When anger is not addressed and dealt with in a healthy way, it can lead to physical and emotional problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. However, anger can also be harnessed and transformed into a powerful force for good, if you know how to do it. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ways in which anger can be turned into motivation, and provide you with some tips and techniques that you can use to do so. First and foremost, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of your anger. Anger is often a result of feeling frustrated, powerless, or upset about a particular situation. Once you have identified the root cause of your anger, it’s easier to channel it into productive action. One way to turn anger into motivation is to channel it into specific, achievable goals. Instead of letting your anger simmer, use it to drive you forward and help you achieve what you wan

My Story This Far

I was born in Ada, Oklahoma, a small town in the southern part of the state, but I was raised mostly in Seminole, a slightly larger town about an hour away. Growing up, it was just my mom and me, as my dad wasn't really a part of my life. My mom did her best to provide for us, but it wasn't always easy, and I often found myself getting into trouble as a teenager. One of the things I struggled with the most was my relationship with alcohol. I started drinking in high school and, unfortunately, it quickly got the better of me. I was constantly getting into arguments and almost getting into trouble with the law. It was a dangerous and destructive path that I was on, and it took a devastating event to finally make me realize that I needed to make a change. One of my close friends was killed in a car accident, and it was a wake-up call for me. I realized that I needed to straighten up and fly right if I wanted to have any chance at a happy and successful life. It wasn't going to

If You Build It, They Might Come

  The 80's classic Field of Dreams is about a man who builds a baseball field in a cornfield. He keeps hearing the idea that "If you build it, they will come" and eventually he builds the field and Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Yankee's show up. He is promised that if you he builds this baseball field, then they will come. Eventually, people show up from out of nowhere and they, because he built the field, show up.  It's a baseball fairytale, and it is extremely misleading. Mainly because people don't just show up to a thing you create. But we expect them to do so. And we are not happy when they don't.  As a theatre artist for most of my life, I have tried on more than one occasion to build something that people would show up to. I constantly try to affirm the idea that this is great and that they need to be here. And hope that the magical word of mouth will do it's job and make whatever I'm doing a viral success.  Because, hey, it worked for Kevin

We Might Be Through With the Past, but the Past Ain't Through With Us.

 I've been noticing a trend lately, and it's a trend of people being stuck in the past or stuck in the way things "used to be" and it's depressing. Or at least that is the way things were explained to me. When we are stuck in the past, we are depressed. When we are stuck in the future, we have anxiety. When we live in the present moment, we are at peace. What really make the difference is perspective. How we look back on the things that we have done and how we look forward to the things that we will do. Living in Tulsa, I see it ALL THE TIME....just mention "The Zingo" or "Crystal's Pizza" or any of the other nostalgic things that are no longer around, while new restaurants struggle to find an audience and hold the same weight. We think about a more prosperous time when we were able to have no worries and loathe the times that we do have worries. And don't even get me started on people who want to move somewhere or moved from somewhere.