Name: Robert Mazza
Occupation: Casting Director
Relationship Status: Dating someone new and getting to know each other.
Decade: Fabulous Forties
What are Five Words That Describe Your Life Right Now? Growing, Compelling, Fun, Flirtatious, Appreciative
What are Five Words That Describe Your Ideal Future? Ecstatic, Smiling, Laughing, Sexual, Prosperous
Tell Us About The Last Time You Followed Your Heart? I always manage to hit the highest peaks and plummet to the lowest valleys, all the while at peace with the fact that it was my heart that took me there.
Tell Us About A Time You Did Something “Crazy”: I am a romantic, so to me, there is no crazy when it comes to love. Unless its restraining order crazy. But that’s a different question.
Please Define The Following Words:
Love: Undefinable. Also completely intangible and often elusive. But I know it once I am in it.
Friendship: A rare connection between two people who inexplicably are drawn to each other, will protect each other, will often hurt each other, yet have reason to continue as friends.
Fear: Anxiety caused by a story you tell yourself which is most likely 99% untrue.
Forgiveness: Letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different. (Oprah said it and I adopted it.)
Partnership: Mutually agreed and desired relationship on whatever terms both parties agree to.
Perfection: Imperfection is perfection
Success: Unconditional love and happiness
Happiness: Personal success
Men: Human beings who have a penis (the rest is interchangeable.)
Women: Human beings who have a vagina (the rest is interchangeable.)
Independence: Freedom to do whatever you want to do without any assistance.
Leadership: Inspirational, strong people who can share information without condescension.
Tell Us About Your Last “A-Ha” Moment? After reading “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, I realized it was the simplest 4 rules for a happy life. It was so obvious and all it took was someone to spell it out.
Share The Five Things You Have Learned About Life Thus Far:
1. Everyone dies
2. Everyone fails
3. You will get hurt no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
4. Getting hurt is the catalyst to growth.
5. You can make your life as happy and successful as you choose to make it.
Who Inspires You and Why? Anyone who goes unrecognized, yet is creating positive change in their community.
What Person In History Would You Most Like To Meet and Why? Marilyn Monroe. She seems to have experienced some of the same peaks and valleys that I’ve experienced in my life.
What Famous Person (Scientist, Actor, Musician, Writer, etc.) Do You Most Identify With and Why? I don’t identify with anyone specifically.
What Brings An Instant Smile To Your Face? When a baby smiles at me.
What Angers You? Hypocrisy of any kind. And rude cashiers at Duane Reade.
What Do You Feel Is The Biggest Waste of Time? Regret
What Is The Best Advice Anyone Ever Gave You? No one else is better than you. But you aren’t better than anyone else.
What is The Worst Advice Ever Tossed Your Way? Taste this….
What Advice Would You Give Someone Looking To Achieve What You Have Professionally? Always ask for what you want. No one knows what you want, need or desire unless you ask them for it or tell them what you need, want and desire.
What’s the Best Relationship Advice You Would Give Someone Single and Looking? Listen to what your intuition tells you in those first 2 minutes. It’s always correct.
What’s the Best Relationship Advice You Would Give Someone Getting Married? If you aren’t ready to do some incredibly difficult yet extraordinarily rewarding work, then don’t get married yet.
What’s the Best Relationship Advice You Would Give Someone Getting Divorced? Realize you have an amazing amount of intelligence and courage to know that you need to step out of something that isn’t working. It’s not a failure. It’s a successful step into an unexpected direction.
How Do You Handle The “Sky Falling”? Grasp for personal gratitude and appreciation.
What Is Your Greatest Indulgence? Travel
How Do You Overcome Fear? By doing what I fear and always realizing it was never as bad as I thought it would be.
How Did You Move On From Heartache? By marching forward. No particular formula or path can fit every situation.
How Did You Let Go Of The Past? Never do. To let go of the past would mean it has never happened. Unfortunately, that is impossible.
What Advice Would You Go Back and Give The Younger You? Aside from buy AOL stock? I would tell the younger me that he could do anything he wants to do and to never let anyone tell you otherwise.
What is Your Life Motto? The golden rule. Do unto others….
What is The Greatest Achievement of Your Life Thus Far? The joy that both traveling and my dog Kiko brings me.
What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be? He made people laugh and always surprised us.