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How to Be More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine: Chase Masterson (Transcript)

Chase Masterson at TEDxVienna

Here is the full text and audio of Chase Masterson’s talk titled “How to Be More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine” at TEDxVienna conference.

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Best Quote from this talk:

“Every hero has an origin story, one that usually begins with doubt, powerlessness, and fear. Now if you feel doubt, that’s OK. That’s part of your origin story.”

TRANSCRIPT:

Hey, my name is Chase. And I’m usually a pretty happy person.

But in 2005, I became a clinically depressed, alcoholic, self-destructive, ball of rage, due to an act of bullying.

You know, don’t get me wrong. Now before that, life had been pretty good. I was a lifelong actress, singer and dancer. I’d worked hard and been successful.

I landed a role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine which turned out to be the number one syndicated show in the world. I was also recurring on two other television shows at the same time.

So this is what the public saw.

But appearances can deceive. What the public didn’t know is that my life was being destroyed. I’m 12 years sober now. But what happened?

When I got the role on Star Trek, fans asked me what kind of charity I would like to support. Now all the actors had these charities and which one was mine: the answer was easy.

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