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Taye Diggs

Manage Your Ego by Living In Gratitude

When I run into the same awesome person a couple times in a row, I take it as a sign that I need to get them on The School of Greatness.

This is what happened with today’s guest. I had a friend who offered to introduce me to the amazing actor and Broadway star Taye Diggs, but when I ran into him twice in a week, I knew it was time.

I’m so glad I got him on the show because he has a wealth of experience and insight to share.

Taye discussed how he has learned to manage the ups and downs of the acting industry from a young age. He goes into managing his ego, practicing gratitude, and pushing himself out of his comfort zone even though he’s achieved success.

"I prepare as much as I can and then I leave space for something that is unplanned."  

We also discuss what it takes to maintain a healthy intimate relationship between two driven, successful people and what he has learned from being a parent.

Taye is a talented man in many ways, but I was especially impressed with his dedication to helping others and his vulnerability.

I’m excited for you to hear his wisdom in Episode 342.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Who do you think is the most courageous actor right now? (7:31)
  • If you could only sing, dance OR act for the rest of your career, what would you choose? (10:57)
  • What’s the most challenging part of the business for you? (21:21)
  • How do you practice self-love without feeding your ego? (26:26)
  • What holds back young actors and what should they be focusing on? (33:07)
  • What was it like working with Shonda Rhimes? (36:27)
  • How do you prep for really big moments on stage or in film? (43:31)
  • What’s the quickest way for you to get in the zone? (49:44)
  • How did you maintain a quality intimate relationship with a fellow actor who was up to big things? (52:44)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How getting outside your comfort zone is like flexing a muscle (6:02)
  • Taye’s viewpoint on African-American actors in Hollywood (24:48)
  • The value of experiencing friction in life (35:13)
  • Taye’s tips for fixing a mistake you make on stage (48:15)
  • Plus much more…

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Music Credits:

Music Credit: The Adventure by Ghost’n’Ghost

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