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The Nature of the Beast
On my way back from an audition last week it occurred to me that I spent the better part of my 20s and 30s uttering the phrase, “It’s not fair.” I was so busy looking at the success of other actors that I didn’t realize that it was actually chipping away at my confidence and self-esteem. ...
Are You Sacrificing for Success?
While coming back from Raleigh Studios where I had a callback for a film on a Sunday, it occurred to me how much I have sacrificed for the love of my art. On this particular callback, I sacrificed my entire weekend to study for the original audition on Saturday during the second half of Friday, and got the callback on Saturday night, which led to studying all day on Sunday until the producer callback. ...
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Acting
Whenever I hear students ask me questions like, “Am I good enough to make it?” or “Should I quit?” I always say, “How can you quit something you never fully invested in?” It’s one thing to quit and say, “I gave it a solid try. I did everything I needed to do to get myself positioned properly to be seen by the right people who can give me an opportunity and it’s just not working for me.” But it’s another thing to say, “It didn’t work. This career sucks,” and not do anything about it.
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