On criticism

“Certainly we all need critics, and I suggest that clients welcome constructive criticism as opportunities to see themselves through new eyes, to learn, and to grow. But then it- along with all of the wonderful compliments- must be set aside. While on stage, let prior, future, and even current opinions fade- including your own. They no longer and do not yet exist. All that is present is the moment. Do your best, open your heart, and share yourself.”