Questions To Help You Make Progress (and Celebrating One Year of Blogging)

This week my blog celebrates its one year anniversary. Wow, that went fast.

52 weekly posts (plus one bonus post to celebrate Shereen’s milestone).

This week I will spend some time reflecting on how I did, what I learned, and what I’m going to do about it.

Seems like this is the perfect time to share with you the questions I’ll ask myself so that you can do the same at your next milestone.

What went well?

Be specific.

What went less well?

Be even more specific.

What am I going to do about the thing(s) that went well?

Here I typically give myself two options: 1) Maintain the status quo. 2) Level up. And then I expand on what that looks like.

What am I going to do about the thing(s) that went less well?

Here I have three options. 1) Accept it. 2) Eliminate it. 3) Improve it. Again, I dig deep into what that looks like.

The questions are simple. And if you can answer them honestly, you will fast-track your growth and development.

Thank you, dear readers. Here’s to the next year of blogging!

If you know someone who might benefit from the ideas I share here, I’d love for you to share the blog with them. Together we can create change within our industry and bring more humanity into our work.

In case you missed any of this year’s posts, here they are in order:

The First Post

Should I Take This Job?

Imposter Syndrome

Make Your To Do List Actionable

Let Us Not Confuse Waiting in Line With Productivity

And… So

The Voices In My Head Are Telling Me to Quit. I’m Telling Them to F*ck Off.


Pay Attention and Reiterate

Point the Finger… At Yourself

If You See Something, Say Something

What Is My [Stereo]Type?

Taking Time Vs. Wasting Time

Procrastination Vs. Curiosity

The Panic Zone

Positive Affirmations

Fear to Faith

The Season of Giving

Promises, Promises

Audition Logs

Get Your Game Face On

Second Guessing Myself

Donate Your Bio

We Get What We Tolerate

Express Your Gratitude

Beating Resistance

Thanks For the Feedback

Two Kinds of People in This World

Words, Words, Words (aka “The Spruik Post”)

Why Email Is the Devil, or Science!

Thank You Notes

Read. The. Script.

Spring Cleaning For Your Audition Book

Cross That Bridge Before You Come To It

Shereen Ahmed Is Eliza Doolittle

Set SMART Goals

When the Answer Is No

Make a Choice

Creativity Scars

Seek the “Yes”

Stop the Gossip

Be Audacious

Am I Ready?

Stop the Morning Scroll

The 20% Exercise

When Will I Get What I Want?

Reach Out

Curve Balls

Saying “Yes” to Something Means Saying “No” to Something Else


5 Ways to Make It As an Actor

Bullsh*t Advice For Actors