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Alright CLASS! Today we’re working on CLOSING JOKES.( We’re looking at our CLOSER and we’re going to TAG it. The TAGS we get from our closer will be inserted into our SET. We’re cloning the best joke in our set and INSERTING some of these TAGS into our FRAME. We begin by looking within the STORY we’re working on. We take our closing jokes from THE FINAL POINT OF OUR STORY. Everyone in my class, as I write out the final sentence in my story or (SET: We call the entire time you’re on stage, from opening joke to closer a SET) look at the last sentence in your story/ set and write it out. Here’s my final sentence of FIGHTING MY DAD: “The harder my dad tried to shake me off his leg, the tighter I locked my arms around his gut and pissed on his hip.”
Alright, this is the last part, the final point the CLOSER of my SET. We first look at the EMOTION. (REMEMBER: the EMOTION WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH PERSPECTIVE OF THE SET! ME/TERROR. DAD/ANGER, SISTER/JOY, MOTHER/ SHOCK, CAT/ANNOYED/HUNGRY.
We begin by ASKING and ANSWERING what’s really being FELT from MY perspective in the CLOSER. (Why was I holding onto his gut? I’m trying not to get beat my dad. Why didn’t I fight back? I was a juvenile delinquent. I had no training. Why did I pee? when the screaming and crying stops is when the peeing starts. ( As I wrote I had no training, I thought of a marine last resort fighting technique, spoke in a gruff Sargent voice: “This is a last resort fighting stance we call, the ‘you’re in it, or ur-in-ating position. perfected in the 80’s by a juvenile delinquent named paul sveen.”
As we ask questions and answer them about our closer we’ll come up with material. REMEMBER TO ASK WHAT WE’RE RESISTING AND Q AND A THAT ALSO. JOURNAL JOURNAL JOURNAL ON THIS PLEASE!
LAST POINT: When our HABIT SWITCHES kick in ( think of all the times during our day when we zone out and unconsciously walk through moments: driving, eating, watching TV, working, tying our shoes, exercising. . .) We are on the stage what we are off of it. When you’re about to ZONE OUT, visualize your set, feel it, see the material, look at the perspectives, voices, Q and A, ask what we’re resisting and fill the doors in the hallway with TAGS. Every time you’re about to slip into unconscious habit, REPLACE IT WITH THE MATERIAL YOU’RE PROUD OF, TAG IT, REHEARSE REHEARSE REHEARSE your set instead of SLEEP WALKING. This exercise will change your life. Replace your 20% unconscious habitual sleep walking with 80% conscious purpose driven results! Build this habit and you’ll build the results and life purpose you dream!
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