What Is Success?
I don’t think success can be measured. I think success is defined by your expectations, aspirations, and attitudes towards reaching them. I also don’t think success is ever an end result, because no one ever reaches a junction and decides to stop trying. That seems to be the way of things. It’s rather like evolution.
Take these daily tips and make them a part of YOUR creative evolution!
DAY ONE – Make a Plan
In order to achieve anything, you have to know exactly what you want to achieve. Here is a simple process that will help you to work that out.
A) Make a list of things you worry about regarding your career (Things that are NOT working)
B) Divide the list into two categories:
1. Concerns you can do something about
2. Concerns beyond your control
C) Cross off the things that you cannot control and STOP TRYING TO CONTROL THEM!
D) Beside each of the items that you can control, include an action item. For instance, if you’re concerned about an impending deadline, make a list of all the things required to get the project completed.
Make a commitment to attack everything within your control and be intentional about not worrying about the things you can’t.
92 percent of the things artists worry about are beyond their control! Keep the 8 percent that you can control and are working, under control!
DAY TWO – Up Your Profile
As an actor, it is your duty to create your own Corporate Identity. Corporate Identity is a combination of color schemes, designs, words, etc., that a firm employs to make a visual statement about itself and to communicate its business philosophy. For an actor Corporate Identity includes, Headshots, Resume, Post Cards, Business Cards, You Reel, Your Email Signature.
A) Spend today defining your own Corporate Identity, what is your Philosophy?
B) Explore creative way to consolidate and market who you are as an actor.
Rocket Propelled Ltd offers a free site for you to post your reel to aggregate potential interest. Post your reel at: http://www.facebook.com/rocketpropelledltdreels
DAY THREE – Put Yourself on Tape
Whether you have an audition or not, you should be putting yourself on tape on a DAILY basis.
A) Find sides or a script or transcribe a scene from your favorite movie.
B) Get a fellow actor to rehearse the scene with you.
C) Tape the scene and then teach yourself how to upload that file and create an email attachment AND clickable link.
There are a number of groups of actors in LA who do this together, one of my favorites is ARC or “Actors Rising Club” who meet once a week, rehearse for an hour and then tape the scenes. Check them out: http://www.meetup.com/Actors-Rising-Club-ARC/
COST: FREE-$5 (ARC charge a small admin fee)
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