Bay Area musician and acting coach Bobby Weinapple
Living with an attitude of gratitude, Bay Area musician and acting coach Bobby Weinapple reinvented himself during the COVID-19 pandemic and debuts a song of hope on Dave’s show. Weinapple discusses his teaching philosophy with sports metaphors–how performers can get themselves in peak state while living in the moment–not getting caught up in script memorization as keys to character development. He addresses personal development with habit forming in any area of life as critical to growth. Weinapple also explains why his dog’s approach to the Coronavirus offers insight into the animal’s political leanings.
For more info on Weinapple and where you can get his music: www.robertweinapple.com /musician.
Bay Area Musician and Acting Coach Bobby Weinapple Debuts Post-Pandemic Inspirational Song
"It's really interesting if we don't chose where we place our focus, we tend to focus on negative things. If there are 100 people in the audience and 99 of them are our friends, our family and loved ones and one of them is a critic from The Chronicle, where's your focus going to be?....We all were cavemen thousands of years ago and the way we survived: we cam out of cave and we'd look around and and we'd say is there anything out there that's gonna eat us?"
"For a number of years, you're lucky if you're even breaking even let alone making any money. I still remember saying 'yes' to high school sideline up in Sacramento for $125. So after I would drive there and back with the gas and whatever cheap fast food I was buying that day., I'd get ready in a Target of Bed Bath and Beyond bathroom.....and just having one more thing to put on the resume reel. One more practice because it's all about the reps."
"Every day you've got to get yourself up. You've got to use that drive to...answer the bell. And that's one of the things that appealed to me about the 4 x 4 x 48 is that essentially what your doing is--you're not taking a punch. You're not in a ring. But there are similarities to a boxing match in that you need to answer the bell not once, not twice, but you need to do it twelve times."
"If you're not nervous, that's a problem...Pressure is a privilege. I think that may have been Billie Jean King. And to really understand that and get after it, it's really important. And I think there's a balance, too. Of recognizing you are enough, too. And that's what Jenna Fischer talks about in her book that sometimes you don't have to be over the top--that you are enough."
"I think it's foolish to believe that teams don't have some type of dysfunction within them regardless of their record and place in the standings. And this, obviously has gone public But I feel this is more trending toward a bump in the road than an implosion because those guys realize how special it is what they have and I think they'll be hungry to rekindle it and get back to that level of play soon.