Open the Right Doors

Sarah Schreiber shares the twists and turns of her career–from performing in theatre to hosting on the Home Shopping Network to now announcing for WWE backstage–highlighting the importance of experiencing everything, being proud of your work, and finding your “sweet spot.” 

What’s inside: 

  • 2:40 : Where are you located? What brought you there?
  • 3:42 : What’s a typical day-in-the-life for you?
  • 4:45 : How did you end up on David Letterman? 
  • 10:15 : What is the story behind your unexpected Shakespeare performance? 
  • 16:41 : Is there a difference between how you grew up and your lifestyle now? 
  • 20:22 : Have you ever had to take a leap of faith? 
  • 26:47 : What did you have to ditch to get the success that you have?
  • 29:50 : Do you think you would be able to appreciate the “slow-down” of Florida as much if your path leading up to that was different? Would you have made the same decisions?
  • 31:20 : What kind of rewards have you gained that would blow your younger self away?
  • 36:33 : What is WWE and what’s it like to announce for them?
  • 43:20: Do you feel like you’ve “made it”? 
  • 46:08 : How does self-care fit itself into moments of rejection and/or unemployment?
  • 47:42 : How has your physical health and state been affected by the industry?
  • 52:51 : Who inspired you? See it to be it. 
  • 55:54 : Would one need specific education to do what you do?
  • 57:53 : Any recommendations for listeners? 
  • 59:35 : How can listeners connect with you and follow what you’re doing? 

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Key Quotes:

  • “Don’t overthink! Don’t overthink. That’s been an amazing lesson.” 
  • “I never let myself overthink it…I knew I just had to do it.” 
  • “A support system is key to everything.”
  • “Every job you do, you add another skill”
  • “Live theatre–there’s nothing like it.” 
  • “I give everything to my parents–200%–I am where I am because of them”
  • “Theatre–I chose theatre. Because no matter what, that’s my passion.”
  • “I think it’s important in building yourself as a human–having core values–and not letting your career take over your whole life.”
  • “Slowing down is great…it’s healthy for my mental state because my career is constant. Constant.”
  • “Everything has been a reward. Even the downfalls–which is what they taught me.”
  • “I saw myself in musical theatre. I saw myself on that path–believing that was it…You think that’s what you’re supposed to do, but just wait. Take the opportunities. Don’t be afraid to explore other things in the field.” 
  • “Don’t be so blindsided on one goal.”
  • “Sometimes you push away from the door that’s opening because you keep banging on the one that’s solidly locked.” 
  • “What we do–we have to wear armor. Because my emotion is in everything I do. My love and passion is in every moment of my career.”
  • “Mental care is so important.”
  • “The extreme of anything is unhealthy.” 
  • “Theatre is my therapy” 
  • “Don’t be ashamed of work that is not your career”
  • “Work brings career opportunities when you least expect it”
  • “I saw my determination, I saw where I wanted to go–but honestly I could NEVER have seen all of the things I’ve done.” 
  • “We are selling ourselves. We are a business.” 
  • “It’s about keeping up–sending out those emails, reconnecting with those people…They remember those things. People remember your work ethic.”
  • “See it all. Live it all.” 
  • “Everything in the field is inspiring. Be inspired. Be excited. Question. Listen–two ears, one mouth.” 
  • (On WWE:) “It’s Shakespeare and Gladiator in one!”

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