The POWER of Belief

Belief is a powerful thing, but to gain access to the power of belief you must genuinely believe in all things – you must come to an understanding that is beyond reason – that’s why it’s so hard to truly believe, but if and when you believe, magic happens.

For example – I got an internship with a best selling author last summer, Ryan Holiday. Do I have any degrees in writing? No, but I have been blogging for multiple years and I also share similar interests as Holiday. He speaks about mentorship and has written that he gets thousands of emails from people asking to intern with him, and he says no…So why did he say yes to me? 

For example – I got an internship with a best selling author last summer, Ryan Holiday. Do I have any degrees in writing? No, but I have been blogging for multiple years and I also share similar interests as Holiday. He speaks about mentorship and has written that he gets thousands of emails from people asking to intern with him, and he says no…So why did he say yes to me? 

Because I’m awesome? Maybe.

Because I can do a backflip with people helping me? Quite possibly.

Or because an opportunity presented itself to me and I was prepared, and I believed in the possibility of working with him?

“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”
Zig Ziglar

You can read the full story here, published on Thought Catalog

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:7

“Love believes all things and yet is never deceived.” 
Soren Kierkegaard

9 Paulo Coelho Quotes on Being Tested in Pursuit of Your Dreams

1) “The closer he got to the realization of his dream, the more difficult things became…In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, not impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”

2) “It’s only those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.”

3) “‘I had to test your courage,’ the stranger said. Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.”

4) “…You must not let up, even after having come so far. You must love the desert, but never trust it completely. Because the desert tests all men: it challenges every step, and kills those who become distracted.”

5) “‘Once you get into the desert, there’s no going back,’ said the camel driver. ‘And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.’”

6) “What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’”

7) “He realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.”

8) “…Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”

9) “In his heart, he felt a strange sense of joy: he was about to die in pursuit of his destiny.”

Free Monologues

Just getting started on this. If you have any character ideas that you’d like a monologue written for please send it my way and I’ll draft one up for free!

Monologues For Kids
Spinosaurus

Monologues for Tweens and Teens
V-Sauce Michael

Monologues For Adults
“Carpe Diem” A Robin William’s Compilation (from Dead Poet’s Society)

Spinosaurus Monologue

Kids Ages 4-7 Monologue
Playing as their favorite dinosaur!

Spinosaurus: (Begin with loud roar) “I am the King of the dinosaurs! I eat ALL the dinosaurs I see, and when I’m full I dig a hole and sleep in it. My claws are sharp and long enough to scratch my tail when it itches. You might hear me coming with my howling growl (Loud growl) I AM THE SPINOSAURUS!”

V-Sauce Michael Monologue

V-Sauce rationalizes why the Earth is flat.
Gender Neutral, Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults

V-Sauce Michael: “Michael V-Sauce here, the intellectual. Here to discuss how the Earth is flat…Facts. I say. Have proven the flatness of the Earth. Look at this picture right here…A donut, yes. But this picture, the Earth, flat. Hmm. Yes. You see. Facts. Some are convinced the Earth is a flat donut, and that may be the case. The sun cooks the Earth, “Donut” and in turn it is flat. Worms eat the Earth so we see that it is edible. An edible donut. Yummm. You see. Sauce. Michael. V. The intellectual. Out.”

About – Acting

Hello. My name is Ken and I teach acting classes. I’ve always loved acting but didn’t really get involved until my early 20’s when I got the opportunity to be an extra in the feature film Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams. 50 Cent was also in the film. I was on this set for five days and really got insight into the process of filmmaking, especially observing the great director Antoine Fuqua.

Anyway, this led to more opportunities as an extra on some big sets including: Concussion, Love The Coopers, Mindhunter, and Banshee. Although I was “just an extra” these experiences are timeless and I’ll never forget them. During this span I also received my Masters in Education, and a couple years later I was hired as an acting teacher. I still act, as well as teach acting, and know that a good original monologue can be hard to find.

As my passion for writing increased I wrote a couple monologues for students, based on some of their improv, and figured I’d share those monologues, and others I’ve created, for all to use!