I’m an enormous lover of non-public improvement books– and Steven Covey’s best-selling guide, The 7 Habits of Extremely Efficient Individuals, is a superb learn with actionable ideas.
On this collection of seven weblog posts, we will likely be taking Steven’s rules, and breaking them down into particular motion steps for ACTORS. So let’s head into level no 1.
1. BE PROACTIVE
So many actors are ready for his or her appearing profession to occur to them. For the cellphone name, electronic mail, alternative, agent or connection to simply fall out of the sky and into their lap. Whereas actually there are some freak success tales of those proper place proper time situations, any actor who’s SERIOUS about their success shouldn’t EVER put all their eggs in woman luck’s basket.
It’s strongly recommended that actors take an ACTIVE strategy to alternatives. So what does that imply? Effectively listed here are just a few concepts.
Search/analysis job alternatives. I counsel that actors do common “workplace hours” the place they will look on-line for audition postings and apply immediately, do agent analysis and outreach, construct new contacts, and get a great understanding of what’s taking place proper now within the trade to be forward of any curves and developments. That is vital to do as recurrently as attainable to keep away from the duty being an excessive amount of of a behemoth. If you verify the casting web sites recurrently, you could have much less to sift by and the method is definitely faster.
Produce Your Personal Work. Don’t look ahead to the cellphone to ring. Pull collectively your individual studying, one-woman present, quick movie, monologue slam– something! Work tends to create work. Fill in your profession blanks with tasks that excite and encourage you, allow you to construct connections and apply your craft.
Construct ACTIVE relationships. Comply with-up with folks. Assist what they’re doing. Spend time constructing helpful connections and relationships. Pay particular consideration to the kind of folks you might be spending essentially the most time with!
Hold a “driver” mindset. It’s about YOU and what YOU are doing. No blame recreation in your agent, the market, the world’s circumstances and so forth. Deal with what YOU can do and what YOU can management. Any power spent on blaming or excuses by no means booked anybody a job. Cease letting these adverse issues dominate your ideas and phrases. Always drive your individual “automotive”.
Motion over Response. Spend extra time specializing in what you need slightly than reacting to all the things the skin world is throwing at you. It’s simple to get distracted and fall off the trail to your objectives by attempting to concentrate to all the things without delay. Take accountability for what you need in your profession and your outcomes. Prioritize the motion steps that transfer your needle ahead over the busy work of life.
Colleen Finnegan Kahl is an achieved Theatre Arts Educator, creator of this text, and President of Actors Connection. Colleen is an knowledgeable serving to aspiring actors put together for casting calls, discover an agent, and optimize their appearing coaching for theater and tv.