103. Kayla Adams – The Importance of Building a Foundation to Support Your Dreams

In this episode, Lance and Kayla Adams shared the struggles in reaching personal goals and of everyday life situations. Kayla shared the perfect mindset and also gave tips on how to achieve the desired results. Kayla also talked about the benefits of making daily journals and how it improved her daily life. 

Kayla Adams was born and raised in a small town outside Vancouver BC, Kayla grew up fascinated with storytelling. Her weekends were spent alongside her best friend creating and shooting movies with her 8mm camcorder.  As Kayla grew up, she quickly realized she could not ignore her curiosity for acting. This curiosity led her to Vancouver Film School where her first formal training began. 

Since moving to Los Angeles, Kayla has dedicated her life to the arts and landed her first lead role in the feature film “HEX” shot on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Since then, she’s worked alongside Brad Pitt and Donald Sutherland in the upcoming feature film “AD ASTRA,” filming “ROGUE WARFARE” summer of 2018, and written and starred in the short film “BOUND” which has been accepted into multiple Film Festivals and garnered Kayla a nomination for Best Actress.

Destined to expand, ask deeper questions and constantly challenge herself, Kayla’s future in the arts will undoubtedly be meaningful and magical! 


Kayla answered, “Always use your voice even when it shakes.” 


● [00:05:26] Reframe your thoughts

● [00:09:22] Giving it your best

● [00:13:50] Getting comfy with rejection 

● [00:16:48] Building a support system

  • [00:26:35] Appreciating pain and beauty in life
  • [00:34:31] Just be authentically you
  • [00:39:32] Benefits of making a daily journal

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