How to conquer doubt and fear with thought and purpose

You must have heard by now about the power of Thought. I mean if you are active on any social media platform these days, you must have come across some meme, gif, quote, video about how you can accomplish anything in life just by shifting your thoughts. Someone you know must have read The Secret or some other new age personal development book and has eagerly explained to you that your thoughts are the creators of the reality you are experiencing.

First of all let me say that I am happy that you have friends that look out for you! Because your friend, the one who read The Secret and ran to share the newly found knowledge with you, is right... not completely right, but Right!

Thought on its own is not enough.

Until you link thought to a purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.

If you do not have a central purpose in life, any thought you might have, any success you might taste will be accidental and you will not be able to reproduce it at will. Without a purpose in life you allow yourself to become prey of

worries, fears, troubles and self pity.

These feelings will eventually lead you to failure, unhappiness and loss.


You should figure out your purpose in your HEART and set out to accomplish it. Use it as your compass, the steering wheel to your thoughts. Make your thoughts and actions deliberate, conscious, present. Make your PURPOSE the central point of your thoughts.


This is how you can achieve

Self Control and concentration of thought,

how you can overcome weakness of character

and achieve true success!


If you want to strengthen your body you exercise. You go to the gym or you follow a specific routine of exercises. This is how you turn a physically weak human being into a strong one. The same applies to a human with weak thoughts. They can become strong by exercising themselves in right thinking.


Let me support you in putting away aimlessness and weakness and to start thinking with purpose.

Be the person who sees failure only as a path to attainment.

Make all conditions serve you.

Create your circumstances.

Accomplish masterfully.


Thoughts allied to purpose become CREATIVE FORCE!

On November 11 & 12, 2017, in Amsterdam, we will hold our last Acting and Success Workshop of the season.

In this two day workshop you will learn how to identify your Overall Objective, just like an actor does, and how to accomplish it.

I will teach you the tools successful actors use to create their role, so you can create the Role of your life.

We will discover together your purpose and establish the thoughts you need to have to manifest Success. We will also determine the thoughts that are sabotaging you from achieving your true potential and I will give you exercises so you can eliminate them.

For more information and to register click HERE.


Inspired by James Allen, Tony Robbins, Louise Hay, Uta Hagen.

Creative Leadership | June 17.18 | Amsterdam | #thestarinyou


Do you feel stuck?

Do you want more clarity?

Do you want more meaningful satisfaction from your personal and professional life?

I understand what you are going through. I was at the same place, a long time ago. I understand the struggle of doubting your self, of not being sure if you are on the right track, thinking that maybe you are wasting your time.

What is your purpose? How can you use your talents to create the life and business that makes you happy?

This is why I created this program, The Star in You!

I want to help you, support you and coach you. I want to pass on the information I discovered through hard and tough work.

If you are at the point of "Enough is enough", if you feel discomfort, that is GREAT! Because when you are in that state, that is when I can help you the most! That is the optimum mental, emotional and spiritual state for you to be able to make the change and implement the tools I am about to teach you!

In other words, we can turn your "wounds" and vulnerabilities in to fuel so you can achieve your goals, rather having them as obstacles in your way.

"Discontent is a necessity to progress."
- T. Edison

I want to help you move your life forward. I want to teach you the tools you can use to LEAD yourself, your team, your loved ones to success, to clarity, to freedom and empowerment.

We will spend two value packed days together!

We will study the Human Operating System, we will identify limiting beliefs and reprogram them to empowering convictions. We will identify values necessary for your personal success. We will re-establish your self talk.

And we will do all that in a creative, fun way!

Don't misunderstand me... there will be some tears... but they will be the transformational kind.

Don't waste any more time!

Join me today! 

And to make it even easier for you to take the first step towards the life you truly deserve, I have arranged for an Early Bird price.  But be aware... it is time sensitive.

If you feel our energies are connecting, it would be a great pleasure to work with you and support you in this journey.

Looking forward to meeting you in person.



Click on the button above to complete the payment. Regular price €400. For a limited time or until class fills up the early bird price is €320.

Prices excl VAT.

Nancy Bishop, CSA in Amsterdam | April 22nd and 23rd, 2017 | international CASTING and AUDITION Masterclass.

Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation




Nancy Bishop, CSA


22 AND 23.04.2017

Join us as an auditor.

As an auditor you will be able to watch the Masterclass but will not be able to participate in the exercises.

Cost: €50

Book your seat by sending an email to

Please make sure to write "Auditor" in the email subject line. Thank you.


Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American casting director based in Europe. She has cast talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Identity and Snowpiercer. She recently finished work on Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is also an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books.

Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.

Read more on Nancy Bishop HERE.

The Masterclass is hosted by the Theodora Voutsa Productions Foundation and INCasting.




Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique

Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing objectives. Self tape auditions. At the end of class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.


Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting

Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to performcasting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.


Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd, 2017.


10am to 5pm




Maximun participants: 16


Organised by:


Nancy is a CSA member. This means that actors understand that Nancy Bishop follows CSA guidelines for teaching. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and acceptance of actor attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any professional reciprocity, either now or in the future, nor will acceptance of attendance influence an actor's ability to secure a future audition for projects that they may be undertaking. No headshots will be collected at the class. 

"The hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine". [The Artist's Way]

To succeed in life, you need to find the Artist within you. You need to come in contact with that part of yourself that creates. Whether you work in Business, Finance, Marketing, Health, Arts, Culture- whether you do not work at all- to live and experience the life that you want and deserve, you need to unleash your creative powers!

You have creative powers, because you were born an Artist.

Why do some people find it easy to be creative and come up with brilliant and unique ideas and others don't? 

Is it just their type or is it just a matter of behaviour and attitude? Are creative people programmed in a different way?


The good news are that we are all programmed to create.

We all have the series of cognitive processes required for our ability to conceive complex ideas and realise them.

The difference between an Artist, someone who creates their circumstances instead of just reacting to them, and someone who does not believe they are an Artist- and just reacts to the circumstances that Life brings his or her way- is just a THOUGHT.

That thought is called a Confining Conviction, a Limiting Belief, a False Program you downloaded along the way of becoming you.

More good news! You can reprogram these Confining Convictions. You can reprogram them using  the tools provided by The Los Angeles Method, or if you can find another method- with that too. The only prerequisite is that you will WANT to make the change.

You need to want to make the shift. No one can make it for you. It is your Life and you are 100% responsible for it.

What helped me make the shift, what helped me make the change and start creating the life I want to lead, to start designing my life- is ART. Embracing the Artist within me helped me unleash my creative powers. This is why I created The Los Angeles Method- the feeling was too good not to share it with others.
Feeling self confident, powerful, standing on my own two feet, not being afraid to express my self, creating what gave me pleasure and helped me expand and grow, becoming strong to be able to help others rise with me are only a few of the benefits I gained along the way of becoming an Artist.

Art helps you release, unblock your emotions, get in contact with the Authentic and True you. Art supports your critical thinking, grows your self confidence. Of course my suggestion is not to evacuate all the offices, or Universities, or markets and grab a brush, or jump on stage or grab a microphone.

My suggestion is to use the technique of the Artist, the knowledge in creativity, in our every day life.

"The hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art opens your heart; from your heart you can create a stronger and more fulfilling reality.

Artists are entrepreneurs. They are willing to stake everything for the chance to go for it. Artists are drawn to money. The great historical centres of art such as Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, New York were also great centres for business. 

Rubens was a great artist and a brilliant businessman. His assistants would work in his studio- factory in Antwerp and he would travel to all the aristocratic houses selling his work.

Profit buys freedom, freedom buys time, time allows you to create what you want and need.

An enterprising view is necessary for success. 

Find the artist within you, the creator. As Leonardo Da Vinci observed:

" It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

That is the Artist's Way! To turn Nothings into Somethings.