The Warrior Artist Podcast

The Warrior Artist Podcast
The Warrior Artist Podcast- Created and hosted by Justin Bell Guarini. An inspiring and uplifting podcast dedicated to revolutionizing the way Performers (especially Music Theater Performers( approach the work, dedicated to ending the cycle of victimization that we all feel, and dedicated to nurturing and strengthening the WARRIOR ARTIST within all of us.
Ep#71: “Learning To Forget”
Mar 7 • 18 min
Burn the sides and music!!! Not really though, please don’t do that…but listen to this episode as Justin explores the art of learning to analyze and then forget our past mistakes.
Ep#70: I Love Therapy
Mar 6 • 21 min
Justin talks about a phrase that his therapist gave him and how it can help us break “The Cycle” of pain and suffering that we go through every day as performers.
Ep#69: “The Crowbar”
Mar 1 • 16 min
Justin reads an excerpt from his upcoming book “Audition Secrets”
Ep#68: “Who Needs Me On My A-Game?”
Feb 28 • 22 min
Justin talks about Intention: starting your day with it, and using its awesome power to completely shift your perspective from victimization to empowerment before you enter a situation.
Ep#67: “His Balls Are Everywhere”
Feb 27 • 16 min
In this episode, Justin questions why we don’t take full advantage of the priceless (and FREE!) information that’s right at out fingertips.
Ep#66: “Now Everyone Hates Me”
Feb 26 • 18 min
In this episode Justin tells a story about his middle Son, and shows us how investing in a particular habit can make dramatic shifts in our performance and art.
Ep#65: “Billy Porter is a Hooker”
Feb 25 • 14 min
In this episode Justin continues his thoughts about how we performers are all salespeople, uses the amazing Billy Porter as an example, and shows us one of the greatest secrets to setting yourself apart from the herd of performers around you.
Ep#64: “The Red Keep”
Feb 21 • 32 min
Justin breaks down an idea that might turn you off at first but if you stick with him…you’ll feel the fire and hear the message.
Ep#63: “The Weirdest Audition EVER”
Feb 20 • 18 min
In this episode Justin tells the story of a truly strange audition he once had, and pulls two valuable lessons out of the strange brew just for you.
Ep#62: “$2.07 Worth Of Dust”
Feb 19 • 25 min
“If I do not go within, I go without”. Justin takes us back to his roots in Atlanta and finds the inspiration for this episode in a sermon where a Pastor breaks down the elemental worth of the body.
Ep#61: “It’s OK to be a Hooker”
Feb 15 • 24 min
In this episode Justin tells a story about the difference between having 100k followers and 17k followers on Instagram…and how you can create irresistible follower, Casting Director, and artist community magnets.
Ep#60: “True Wealth”
Feb 14 • 25 min
In the episode Justin talks about a High School Broadway Cares benefit he hosted, how the experience brought him back to what actually matters, and how it helped him to realize what true wealth really looks like.
Ep#59: “Excuses Are Tools Of The Incompetent”
Feb 13 • 22 min
Justin shares a story about his daughters artwork that leads us into a lesson about a major flaw in the way we sometimes present our art.
Ep58: “Your Movement Is Meaningless”
Feb 12 • 25 min
In this episode Justin talks about how movement without meaning makes your performance mean less…and how to fix it!
Ep#57: “Lead, Follow, Walk With”
Feb 11 • 23 min
In this episode Justin dives into a concept that is a key to achieving any successful outcome.
Ep56: “I Love Craps!!”
Feb 5 • 35 min
In this episode Justin uses his love of Craps as a jumping off point to ask one all important question: “What do you attach your self-worth to?”
Ep#55: “Be A No-Ninja”
Jan 31 • 30 min
Ever wonder why you feel like the proverbial headless chicken…running around but not really getting anywhere in your career? Justin has an answer that might surprise you.
Ep#54: “Rich Dad/Poor Dad”
Jan 30 • 43 min
Have you ever been treated like “The Hired Help”? In this episode, Justin breaks down how to begin the shift away from being one of the cattle and toward stepping into your own power.
Ep#53: “What The Heck Is ‘ROI’?”
Jan 28 • 36 min
In this episode, Justin talks about a business concept called ROI, how it applies to artists and performers in a way that artists and performers rarely think about, and how to increase your ROI with 3 easily applied secrets.
Ep#52: “Sometimes You Have To Relearn What You Already Know”
Jan 23 • 15 min
In this episode Justin talks about how checking his ego at the door and inspecting the foundations of his training can lead to new growth and/or create shifts that can yield massive results.
Ep#51: “Why Were You Born?”
Jan 22 • 20 min
In this episode, Justin asks two vital questions, and his answers lead him to reveal a major reason why he gives 100% each night he steps out on the stage.
Ep#50: “You Have Nothing To Prove, And Everything To Show”
Jan 21 • 22 min
In this episode Justin shows us how a shift in perspective away from spending time and energy trying to prove yourself can actually attract more of the things you want in your life.
Ep#49: “I Commit Murder Every Week”
Jan 20 • 16 min
Justin isn’t THAT kind of murderer, but in this episode he tells us how he’s been able to grow rapidly and hit his goals faster by committing a kind of murder that benefits everyone involved.
Ep#48: “We Can Only Save The People Who Swim Towards Us”
Jan 18 • 32 min
In this episode Justin teaches us a valuable lesson about “haters”, and how we can begin the process of deflecting the slings and arrows that come our way.
Ep#47: “Find Your Biggest Weakness”
Jan 17 • 22 min
In this episode, Justin shows us that our weaknesses aren’t something to hide from, but to bring into the light, examine, and then work on until they crumble to dust under the weight of our new found strength.
Ep#46: “Fear of Success”
Jan 16 • 34 min
Justin loves rollercoasters. The ups and downs and ups of his career, and his willingness to hang on for the ride, can prove that…but what stops most people from achieving success? Fear of failure? Maybe…or maybe not. In this episode Justin gives us a new…
Ep#45: “Your Window Of Opportunity”
Jan 15 • 24 min
In this episode Justin talks about his fear about running out of time to have the kind of success and career he wants, and shows us how the “closing window of opportunity” is, overall, just a myth.
Ep#44: “Embrace The Humiliation”
Jan 14 • 27 min
Humiliation is a part of our business. Justin recounts a tale of his own humiliation in the audition room, and shares some stories and insights about our collective suffering at the hands of the powers that be.
Ep#43: “16-bar cuts”
Jan 13 • 18 min
In this episode Justin talks about his first cattle call audition and how to make 8/16/32 bar cuts in songs really shine.
Ep#42: “Rise Together”
Jan 12 • 26 min
How can you achieve the success you see your peers have without copying, hating, or being jealous of them? In this episode, Justin shows us how to rise together.
Ep#41: “Are You Two Having Sexual Intercourse?!”
Jan 11 • 20 min
In this episode Justin tells the tale of one of the rudest questions he’s ever been asked, and how it relates to being prepared for anything.
Ep#40: “One Paper Towel Can Change The World”
Jan 10 • 26 min
In this episode, Justin shares the secret of micro adjustments, and how they can make HUGE differences in your life and career.
Ep#39: “Sometimes You Just Have To Commit”
Jan 9 • 25 min
Justin takes us behind the scenes of his hellish first major album experience, tells us about the worst/best studio recording experience he’s ever had…and how it taught him how to actually find success in the ashes of his “failures”.
Ep#38: “Polly Pickup”
Jan 8 • 18 min
In this episode Justin talks about one of his favorite performers James Monroe Iglehart, and how one piece of bubble wrap could have potentially destroyed his career. Safety first!!
Ep#37: “I’m being paid nothing for this”
Jan 7 • 19 min
In this episode Justin talks about how sometimes working for free is the best way to get paid what you’re worth.
Ep#36: “I Feel Like I’m Dying”
Jan 6 • 22 min
Judging tells a story about the worst flying experience he’s ever had, and turns it into a lesson on fear and how to overcome it.
Ep#35: Pt 2- “I Love Being A Failure”
Jan 3 • 16 min
One of Justin’s most embarrassing moments turns into one of his greatest lessons on success.
Ep#34: “I Love Being A Failure”
Jan 2 • 15 min
Justin recounts one of the worst/best moments in his life…and how being a “failure” helped him embrace the skills he needed to level up and achieve the success he deserved. is up and running!!
Jan 1 • 1 min
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Ep#33: “What Is Lagom?!”
Jan 1 • 12 min
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s 2019 and Justin returns with a tale straight outta Sweden!
Ep#32: “Flop Sweat!!”
Dec 23, 2018 • 30 min
Justin’s Broadway debut is the perfect setting to discover a funny theater phrase and the way to create unforgettable moments.
Ep#31: “10,000 Mini Moments Of Joy”
Dec 22, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode Justin talks about a game called Crazy Grandma, and how his kids made him appreciate the free performance/improv lesson(s) he gets every single day!
Ep#30- “Why Are You So Cocky?!”
Dec 21, 2018 • 22 min
A rude question from a reporter at the MTV Music Awards sets Justin on the path of discovering how to better receive compliments.
Ep#29: “My Best Wasn’t Good Enough”
Dec 20, 2018 • 34 min
The epic tale of Justin’s Hamilton Audition.
A Quick TY!
Dec 19, 2018 • 2 min
The air is hummin’…and something great is comin’! TY!
Ep#28: “I’m Good At Sucking”
Dec 19, 2018 • 24 min
A sun-blinded Justin recounts how it’s easy to be consistent…consistently BAD…and how to fix it!!
Ep#27: “It’s EASY To be a hater”
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, Justin talks about a life-changing talent show performance, and shows you how to turn that “hateration” into energy that can actually serve you at a high level.
Ep#26: “We’ve Got Magic To Do Just For You”
Dec 17, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode Justin talks about his cousin Samuel L. Jackson’s birthday party, and how we make ourselves out to be victims in the audition room
Ep#25: “Stop And Smell The Manure”
Dec 16, 2018 • 24 min
There is a victory in every single defeat. Just need to know how to sniff them out.
Ep#24: “The $168/mo Dog”
Dec 15, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode Justin is shocked by how much insulin costs, breaks down why we “fan” over artists and shows…and asks how we can better sell ourselves by creating an experience.
Ep#23: “Learn To Forget”
Dec 14, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode Justin talks about preparation, being alive in the moment and how we can avoid “pretending” in our performances.
Ep#22: “Why, God, Why Today…
Dec 13, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Justin talks about how the questions we ask ourselves can make or break us
Ep#21: “ I’m a liar and my pants are on fire”
Dec 12, 2018 • 12 min
Have you ever heard that little voice in the back of your head telling you how TERRIBLE you are at pretty much everything? Justin talks about negative self talk and gives you an exercise that will help you turn down the volume on all the noise in your…
Ep#20- “Fame Is For Suckers!!”
Dec 10, 2018 • 31 min
*Send Justin direct messages, comments, and episode ideas on the VOXER app- search for “LiveToPerform” and drop him a line. He’ll respond directly to you.* In this episode Justin explores the falsehoods of game and how to use it as a tool instead of an…
Ep#19- “Stop Rocking Back And Forth…You’re Going To Make Me Seasick!”
Dec 9, 2018 • 16 min
In this episode Justin discusses our number one job as performers, as well as some common and strange things he notices a lot of his clients doing, and offers an exercise that can help you take the steps cut out distracting movements from your performance.
Ep#18- “Oh Please, Please, Please Won’t Somebody Love Me”
Dec 7, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode Justin gives you a valuable lesson on doing the work, and the sticky trap we all fall in when we live for the applause.
Ep#17- “Patti LuPone Magically Gave Me Acid Reflux”
Dec 6, 2018 • 15 min
Patti LuPone teaches Justin a lesson he’ll never forget, and he gives you a explanation and exercise on being an “Active Listener”
Ep#16: “I Loved The Story, The Show Was Kinda Crappy”
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
Learning to analyze our victories as well as our defeats gives us a better chance to find consistent victories.
Ep#15- “We Used To Argue Over Who Would Be Michael Jackson”
Dec 3, 2018 • 13 min
Justin give you an experiment to try, and shows you how finding your unique voice & style is just like making a salad.
Ep#14- Plata o Plomo
Nov 29, 2018 • 8 min
Silver or Lead. Justin talks about the struggle to break free or give in.
Nov 29, 2018 • 11 min
Justin gives you a small shift in your perspective that can reap HUGE benefits!!!
Ep.#12- NERVES!/Tell The Truth…
Nov 28, 2018 • 12 min
Justin gives you a simple, yet POWERFUL way to beat back your pesky nerves in an audition…and why lying about your nerves can set you up for failure in an audition.
Stop Trying To Hit Home Runs!!
Nov 13, 2018 • 12 min
Justin uses a baseball metaphor to tell a story about how to stop stressing and start connecting.
Ep#10: A Questions Of Status
Nov 12, 2018 • 14 min
Justin explores some questions we ask ourselves (and each other) all the time, and how we use them to (for better or worse) determine our own self-worth.
Ep#9: Contribution is the Key…
Nov 8, 2018 • 12 min
Justin got bored with just talking about himself (Origin Story), so in this episode he takes a bit of a left turn and talks about how contribution is the key to continued growth. If you feel like you’re in a plateau, or stuck in your artistic life…one of…
Ep#8: My Origin Story: Part 2
Nov 7, 2018 • 9 min
The second installment of Justin’s Origin story where he talks about the struggle to fit in, and how being of mixed race gave him a rich tapestry of experience in a lonely landscape of isolation.
Ep#7: My Origin Story: Part 1
Nov 5, 2018 • 0 min
Justin takes you back to the beginning in a fun, funny, and touching look back at why he fell head over heels in love with being an Artist.
Ep#6: It’s not the WHAT, it’s the WHO
Nov 4, 2018 • 13 min
After trying the Emotional Hacking Experiment from Ep#5, Justin offers his insights and a shift in perspective that helped him break through his biggest challenge.
Ep#5: An American In Paris
Nov 3, 2018 • 7 min
What if we can hack our emotional like a computer programmer can hack an electronic bank vault? Justin gives you an experiment to try…
Ep #4: My Hair Is On Fire, And I Don’t Care.
Nov 2, 2018 • 12 min
Nerves are normal, but it never feels that way in the moment. Justin offers and exercise that can help you to not just overcome your nerves but to use them as the fire that lights your performance from within.
Ep#3: The Power of Questions
Nov 1, 2018 • 18 min
Our questions determine our successes and our failures. Justin offers a formula that can help you get what you most desire.
Ep #2: A Taste Of My Origin Story
Oct 31, 2018 • 15 min
When we’re caught in the rush and craziness of the day…and we question why we even got involved in this business in the first place…how do we reconnect with our passion and remember our “ah-ha” moment?
The Warrior Artist Podcast Ep#01
Oct 30, 2018 • 2 min
The Warrior Artist is a podcast created by veteran performer Justin Bell (Guarini) who has spent over 16 years performing at the highest levels in show business(6 Broadway shows, National Television Commercials, Daytime Talk Shows, Hosting live Red…