A collection of life advice from me and inspiring thought leaders. 
Finding Your Calling In a Sea Of People and a Universe of Unknowns - Brian Patacca
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How To Coach Yourself To Find Your Life's Calling

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August 14, 2020

We run from fear and we run from grief, and the way that we run from grief is to be productive.
Productivity becomes our shield for our feelings that we don't want to feel.

It's like when we get sick...

And our body moves slower. It says "slow the heck down, because I ne...

June 29, 2020

Here’s your dose of realness for today:

Readiness is overrated.

[Mic drop. Fireworks. Spit take.]

Yup. It’s true.

When I was in the early stages of my life coach training, I did an exercise that totally expanded my thinking around readiness. In the exercise, I had to...

June 29, 2020

Got a question for you.

How many hours a week are you acting?

Auditions and workshops don’t count – I’m talking about that rarefied and sacred space in which you actually work on your art.

  • This is the space where the outcome doesn’t matter

  • You’re not getting it r...

May 25, 2020

Ever reached out to someone by email or approached another person at a party and asked for the opportunity to “pick their brain?”

Please promise me that you will never do this again.

Why? Here are four very good reasons:

  1. It’s gross. I mean seriously, consider what y...

May 19, 2020


Do you play football?

Me neither (shocker!).

But football can teach us a lot about how The Universe works. 

Let me do my best to give you an analogy… 

If the Quarterback can see where the receiver is running, they know where to throw the ball...

If you're running all ov...

May 4, 2020

I want to sell my screenplay AND I want to do my podcast AND I want to start my own business and I am seriously going to explode my brain like that Emoji if I keep going at this pace, Brian, help me! 

Ok, friend. I sooo hear you. But please slow your...

April 27, 2020

So this isn’t an exact quote of Voltaire but it’s a darned good paraphrase and I think it’s something we could all stand to be reminded of every now and again.

Does this ever happen to you?

You’re writing a message to someone “important” and you get stuck in a tangled ju...

April 19, 2020

What's it feel like after you leave the room?

I’m talking about your inherent, natural, organic impact. That special feeling you create in a room – whether you’re yucking it up with your squad or going deep with someone one-on-one. 

This question got you stumped? Not sur...

April 16, 2020

Do you remember seeing this on the news?

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens was photographed bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. 

At first, the story was viral trash-talking, but the media quickly changed their tune as actors and commentators from all over the globe o...

March 23, 2020

Best-selling author, poet and philosopher Mark Nepo explains how battling cancer led to a profound spiritual awakening. In 1987, Mark discovered a lump on the back of his head and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. While undergoing treatment, he emb...

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