5 Ways To Ensure Success!
Quick tips on creating a long lasting career
Hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as an over night success. Those actors who seem to come out of nowhere, have been busting their butt's for 10 years or more! Here are some ways that you can start paving your OWN unique path to success. Remember, as cliche as it sounds, it really IS a journey. Enjoy it!
1-You are who you hang with- Surround yourself with people who are more successful than you are! It's inspiring. If you don't have successful actor or modelling friends, find a mentor or a coach and get a fresh perspective on your career, find some inspiring conversation or get ideas on your next steps!
2- Constant training- I must sound like a broken record, but its TRUE! Michael Jordan trained everyday to become one of the best basketball players in the NBA and he's... well he's Michael Jordon. Sign up for a class or get private coaching!
3- Try something new- It's GROWTH and it's good for you to be uncomfortable. Go to an open mic, do stand up, write a short film and shoot it or submit yourself for a project that makes you nervously excited. You'll learn something new about yourself and possibly a skill that you didn't have before!
4- Don't take it personally- Unfortunately, in this biz, you'll hear no more than yes. Learning to have a good attitude when you hear no will save you in the long run. And if you get feedback that is well... painfully honest, take it and work harder to be the better. If you get positive feedback, take and work harder to be better.
5- Take it seriously...but don't- This is a business so treat it like one and be professional when dealing with agents, casting, your colleges and everyone you meet. In the same breath, have fun. It's your path to pave, enjoy your successes and yes... your failures too. Chances are you'll learn from them and have a good story to tell. In the end, isn't about how many stories we have to tell?