We had the good fortune of connecting with Paulette Mihale and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Paulette, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is inevitable. Necessary. It is an integral part of any new endeavor. Any time we step out of our comfort zones and try something new we are taking a risk. Moving forward is a risk. Standing still is a risk. You get to decide what kind of risk you’re want to take.

It’s risky to try something new. But I truly believe our dreams are on the other side of risk. If we never risk, never take that first scary step, then we can never reach our potential. Believe me, if there was a way to just stay home and have dreams come knocking on my door I would have found it by now. But, it takes me making the first move and taking the risk, the risk of failure, to get the ball rolling.

That’s all it takes to be successful. Risking failure over and over and over again. And hopefully you can fall in love with that process. It’s a long journey, and I’ve had to assess and re-assess my relationship with risk and failure and the whole process.

And in all transparency, failure is inevitable. You can’t escape it. What you can do is fail forward. You just have to keep failing forward, brushing yourself off, and risking again and again until your dreams manifest.

Risk is a pretty good gauge for me that I should be pursuing something. If it scares me, if I think it might be risky, then it’s something I’m going to take a good long look at to see if I should do it. My gut never leads me astray, and if it’s “risky” it’s usually my guts way of saying – Do this! Do this!

Pursuing an actress life was a huge risk. Going to a conservatory program and not getting a “real degree” was a risk. Moving from NY to LA and leaving my family behind was a huge risk. I’ve always risked a lot, but the reward has always been worth it. Waking up every day and getting to pursue my souls purpose is truly priceless. I’m grateful every day that I get to live this life.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m most excited to get back to creating and connecting with people again. It’s been a rough year collectively and for me personally, and getting the opportunity to play and create is healing for my soul.

A huge part of where I’ve gotten in my career is thanks to my amazing team and Career Activate. The support and tools I’ve gotten have been integral to what I’ve been able to manifest.

I dont like to look at things as easy or hard. Everything worthwhile takes effort. I just want to make sure I’m putting my effort into the right areas to get the most ROI. Some things that have made a difference for me, that I highly recommend to others are 1) Join Career Activate 2) Do daily personal growth 3) Find a job that supports your passion 4) Surround yourself with motivates, passionate and positive people 5) Visualize every day

My acting niche is women experiencing a heart breaking loss of love. That might sound harsh, and it definitely takes a lot out of me, but I think one of the greatest gifts I can give the world is to get people back in touch with their hearts and feelings.

Pain, sadness, loss, grief, they make us truly appreciate the moments of bliss, love, joy, laughter. I think sometimes we just need to be reminded what it’s like to love again. I hope the work that I create cracks people’s hearts open and let’s the light back in.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow, there’s so much! We would definitely hit up the Grove and go to La Piazza for some filet mignon. Before we left we’d hit up the Farmers Market to grab some goodies and groceries. We’d spend a day in Santa Monica, walking along the boardwalk, taking in the warm sun and salty air. We’d grab dinner at the Lobster and enjoy the ocean views. We’d spend a day walking around Hollywood, taking photos on the walk of fame and grabbing some delish lattes at the Tea Exchange. We doesn’t love a photo with Spider-Man? We would definitely have to spend a day in Malibu, and I’d make sure we drove back on Mulholland Drive so we could stop at night and take in the city lights. Then we’d need a day in Downtown to enjoy The Last Bookstore (yes you really can spend a whole day in there) and then grab the macaroons at Bottega Louie. We would need another day to hit up as many museums as we could – definitely LACMA and the Museum of Illusion. Then we’d head east to walk through Los Feliz, catch a movie at the Vista, then go paddle boating in Echo Park. We wouldn’t be able to get it all done in a week, that’s for sure. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a huge shout out to my amazing agent, Blake Viglione, at Aqua Talent. My wonderful manager, Maritza Cabrera, at CSP Management. My Arbonne team that lifts up my soul every day. The entire Career Activate team for being true go-givers. And last, but certainly not least, my family and friends that have always believed in me and loved me, no matter what.

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