image credit: iqoncept Do you ever feel stuck? The improv comedy idea of “yes, and” may be just the thing you need to get free, get out of your comfort zone, and get going!”Yes, and” is a powerful phrase that originated in the world of improv comedy. In improv, it’s all about building on the

Saying “Yes, And” to the Unknown: How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Achieve Success

Just a little bit of motivational fun for you. Enjoy! I originally posted this video on TikTok. If you like it, you should follow me there as I post of a lot of these short type of videos on that platform: Avish on TikTok

A “Garbage Themed” Moment of Motivation

In improv comedy, then general rule is to be flexible and let the improvisation take you wherever it will. To put it another way, in improv you have a “flexible goal,” and a “flexible path.” (I am working on a whole matrix thing about fixed/flexible and goals/paths…) Off-stage that approach can be nice, but you often

Fixed Goal, Flexible Path (Using the Improv Game “Pardon”)

A simple difference between great improvisers and good, mediocre, or bad improvisers is how they respond to “Happy Accidents.” Here is a short video where I talk more about that (there’s a transcription of the video below): This is very true for improv comedy performance, but it also applies off-stage, when mistakes happen and things

Take Advantage of “Happy Accidents”

One of the most useful skills you can develop, whether it’s as an improv comedian or in your “regular life,” is the ability to be in the moment. Here is an example of the improv game, “Last Letter, First Letter.” In this game I tell a story, but each sentence has to start with a word

Be in the Moment!

One of my favorite improv games is a rather obscure one called “Scenes Without the Letter___.” You can see an example I did for TikTok here (and if you are on TikTok be sure to click here to see my videos and follow me there!): When done right, this game is fun, funny, high-energy, and

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