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For me, life is a huge movie set!

Movie sets have something magical about them. There is a dynamic surrounding them… everyone is there to fulfill the vision of one director and to tell one story. For me, the magical moment happens a few seconds before we start shooting (nothing can start before the director says so). It’s the moment the director shouts: Stand-by, Silence, Lights, Camera… ACTION!!! On ‘Action’, cameras are rolling, actors are acting, and the movie is being shot (with complete silence on set – all we can hear are voices of the actors). I know nothing more stunningly exciting than that!

As an actress and filmmaker, I have learned very early that making a film involves a budget, a team (sometimes a huge one) and many key components, among which: a compelling story you want to tell, a screenwriter to write the script, a director to make the movie, a producer to make it all happen, a distributor to release it afterward, actors to play all parts, an editor to put it all together… and ideally a ‘star’ to make it successful! Once all is shot, edited and released, there is no going back. It’s over, done! Everyone needs to live with the result, whether good or bad.

But you’re in luck today, because for you, it’s the opposite!!!

As the big boss of the story of your life, you can make it what you want it to be – and no one can tell you they don’t like YOUR story. You call ALL the shots! And the good news is: you can keep changing the story as many times you want along the way, and replace all characters in the film (since you are the star, screenwriter, author, producer, director, editor and distributor). Consequently, if you don’t like the final result, you can get back on set, or in the editing room, and re-edit / shoot another version of your story.

We are all actors in our own movie of life. 

You may not be able to go back in the past and change the beginning of your old story. But today, you have all at your disposal to start a whole new chapter, and change the ending of your story. And that, my friend, is your new beginning starting today.

Tony Robbins was right when he said: “When someone says it takes 10 years to make a change, what you really find out is: Change happens in a moment. It probably took you 10 years to get to the moment where you say: Never again. I quit. Let’s begin. I love you. I do. It’s over. Our entire life changes in a moment.”

Today, I’m here to say it doesn’t have to take 10 years, or not even 1 year to make that shift in your life or career. You can start today! Sometimes, all we need is a shift in the negative story we tell ourselves; it might be our lack of confidence, or that bold move we never dared to make… Get educated about what you want to do by taking an online class for instance, or by reading the best books out here that can propel your success.

Take a decision and change your story, change your life!

I hope those quotes can inspire you to understand there’s nothing wrong with you and that the world is your movie set. You are the boss with ultimate power. You can fire and replace anyone in your story and start over as many times as you need. And only you can say: …Light, Camera, ACTION!!!

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe


 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson


“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”- Jim Rohn


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou


 “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.” – Hayley Williams


“There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.” – Nelson Mandela


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


“The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.” – Ralph Marston


“You have to always be ready, always be alive, and always be willing to move in a new direction.” – Kevin Spacey


“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett


“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten.” – Richard Branson


“A Year From Now You Will Wish You Had Started Today.” – Karen Lamb


And remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life! Enjoy it to the fullest and start over, if you feel it’s the necessary thing to do! Still wondering how to take your life to a new direction? The first step is: Make a DECISION, then take ACTION! Do not stand still, the show must go on. Do what feels right for you (no matter what other people say – remember it’s YOUR life, not theirs). Let’s get going! Here are some free resources that may help.

Stand-by, Silence, Lights, Camera… ACTION!!!


Hope you found this article useful. IF SO, Please share with your network!!! Let me know what you’re struggling with when it comes to launching your own business, product or service and please share if you have other useful tips for new entrepreneurs.

Award-winning actress, filmmaker, speaker and business owner, Fabienne Colas is the ‘Queen of Festivals’ and founder of a successful entertainment & media empire – which includes 7 successful festivals in Canada, the USA and Haiti; a production company and several other ventures. CEO/Founder of Zaza Production, Fabienne helps people unlock their greatness, launch their products and services, reposition their brand and bring their business to the next level.