And I found out……nope. Improv is much more than that.
Improv isn’t about me being the funniest or the quickest or the most memorable person on stage and in fact, it’s not about me at all. It’s about connecting with a partner and making magic together.
As I continued to do more and more improv, something strange happened.
I started seeing it everywhere. I saw it at work, in relationships, in writing and art, in business and in exercise. Everything was improv. Most of all, I saw how the principals behind improv were helping me live a better life and it blew. my. mind.
I’m a loud mouthed extrovert that – through improv – learned how to share the stage and appreciate the genius in everyone. I’ve begun to make peace with failure and even seek it out. I’m learning to call out the fear in my life and move past it.
Your story might be different than mine. Maybe you’re shy and don’t like being in the spotlight. Maybe people are a mystery for you. Maybe your team at work can’t come up with any good ideas or do anything together without tension. Improv has something for you too.
In fact, I believe that I believe that the magic behind improv can change individual lives, families, organizations and the entire world.
I wanted to find out what happens when I put aside my fear of failure and commit to doing something that scares the crap out of me. I wanted to find out if improv really can help solve the world’s biggest problems. Most of all, I wanted everyone to have access to the gifts of improv no matter who they are.
I’m not that special. I don’t have any advanced degrees, and I’ve only been doing improv since 2012, but I do have a fire-y passion and a lack of common sense and I won’t stop.
So that’s why I do what I do. Do you want to jump down the rabbit hole with me?
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