What Are You Best At?

02.09.10 | 6 Comments

CATEGORIES conversation starter, ideas, rabble rousing, the process

A simple post with perhaps a not so simple answer. But one I’d like you to attempt.

If you had to choose one thing, what are you the best at?

That is all.

Dave Charest

When not acting, playing music, or being a lovin’ husband and Dad - Dave inspires indie artists to make simple changes to their marketing for better results.

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  • Understanding patterns. I recently realized that *EVERYTHING* I’ve ever been good at (dance, engineering, knitting, IT support, cooking, relationships) boils down to:

    – being aware of lots of details
    – sifting them into an understanding of what’s actually going on
    – seeing what to do with that information. (Well, most of the time I see what to do.)

  • Listening. I used to hate that I always the listener in relationships but now I love how well it serves me in my acting.

  • Toni

    I have a very odd left brain/right brain relationship. When I take those personality profile thing-ys, “Intuiting” and “Sensing” are always tied, as in: I’m INCREDIBLY organized – so I’m great at doing things that require extreme anal-retentiveness; and I am a very good playwright partly because I have a vivid imagination and am able to give over to my creative unconscious relatively easily.

  • Thanks for the replies everyone.

    I hope you don’t mind me taking this another step.

    @Nadira Looks like you’ve got a good start for the 13 boxes there. =) (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)

  • @Dawn

    Growing up my step-dad used to always say to me, “You don’t talk much do you? Just taking it all in, huh?”

    He was right. I always find myself listening first, hearing people out then making a judgement on what to say.

    How would you say listening has served you in acting?

  • @Toni I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’ve got yourself a nice little checklist you consult when preparing to write a play.

    Or am I completely off?