Studio City, CA
What are your Powerful Intentions?
I have been living my dream of being an actress for over 25 years now, and I'm also a motivational speaker and performance coach. I want to inspire other people to live their dreams, as I have been blessed to do. I have even created a Dreamers Network on website as a "support & inspiration" group for us Dreamers. My motto is: "Don't settle for less than wonderful in your life...and don't give up five minutes before the miracle!"
What are your Intended Results in joining this community?
I want to learn from people here, as well as share my help and inspiration as well, so that we can all live our most amazing lives!
Do you feel you have been attracted to be here in an inspired and positively enthusiastic way? If the answer is no, you are in the wrong place! :-} If the answer is yes, Welcome Aboard!
Barbara Niven is definitely living her dreams! She’s one of Hollywood’s busiest actresses, and served on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. She's also a popular speaker and recently joined the speaking faculty of Brian Tracy's iLearningGlobal. You can check out her speaking topics and workshops at http://www.barbaraniven.com/speaker/index.htm. She is living proof that anyone can make his or her dreams come true, at any age. She says, "Every moment you have a choice, to move toward your dream or away from it." Her motto? "Don’t settle for less than wonderful in your life – and don’t give up five minutes before the miracle!" Barbara has created the breakthrough system called ACT as if!, to help you put own your dreams into action. Using acting techniques, it helps you put the Law of Attraction to work for you immediately, in both your personal and professional life. She says, "Many of us spend time and money on DVDs like The Secret, but hit the wall in frustration when, after countless affirmations and visualizations, our lives don’t change. 'houghts become things' is a catchy phrase, but how do you really do that? There’s a missing link between imagining the life we want and living it. You must get it out of your head and into your physical life! That’s where ACT as If! comes in. It helps you kick start your belief system so you can act as if it's already happening...until it is!" She is proof that this works. She didn’t start an acting career until she was almost thirty years old, putting her own dreams on hold while she became a wife and mother in Portland, Oregon. One day she received something in the mail from her upcoming high school reunion that asked, "Have you achieved what you thought you would in your life so far?" She says it hit her like a ton of bricks that she was only living everybody else’s idea of who she should be. She decided she didn’t want to wind up wondering what if at the end of her life, so despite hearing that it was impossible, she talked her way into a news internship at Portland‘s NBC affiliate and sold her first story to network. Then she discovered her real passion, acting, and has been making a living at it, against all odds, for over twenty years. She’s proud her daughter is going after her own dreams now, which are very different from hers. "That is the best gift I could have given her, watching me fight for mine, so that she now has the courage to make her own dreams and destiny come true. It’s not about money. It’s about waking up every day and loving what you do!" Barbara also speaks to corporations and campuses across the country about her struggle and victory over an eating disorder, so that others will speak up about their own secrets and get help. She’s appeared on national television shows talking about the pressure to be thin in Hollywood, and is profiled in a book called "Feeding the Fame: Celebrities Tell Their Real-Life Stories of Eating Disorders & Recovery". In between film assignments, Barbara is in demand as a Presentation and Performance Coach. She teaches speaking techniques and on-camera skills to a wide range of clients. Barbara also takes time to pursue other aspects that enrich her life, and lends her support to numerous charitable organizations. She loves to say yes to adventure, and recently spent a week at a ranch in Montana, learning to herd and cut cattle. She’s also a huge animal advocate, and spends a lot of time on animal rescue efforts.