Everything listed under: Motivation + Momentum

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    Accountability Partners: What They Are + Why All Actors Need One

    For all of the awesome, collaborative aspects of the acting profession, being an actor can most often feel like a solitary pursuit. If you’re like a lot of actors, this freedom is a double-edged sword. Perhaps you put off making decisions or following through and find your career stagnating with the same decisions still not made and the same tasks left undone months later.

    The good news is you don’t have to go it alone...  Continue Reading ...

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    The Perks of Being an Extra

    If you’re a new actor who wants to break into TV or film, you may wonder what it’s like to work on a professional set. Some actors worry that if they nab even a small role in a big project before ever stepping foot on a set, it could add stress to what should be an amazing experience. 

    One way to gain professional on-set experience is to get hired as a background actor or “extra” on a couple of big projects. You’ll get paid to be an actor, get an education on how a real set works, and gain the confidence that only comes from real-life experience. I call it getting your set legs! 

    Here are some steps to help you get your set legs:   Continue Reading ...

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    How to Prioritize as a New Actor

    How do you prioritize what to do as a new actor? —Lauren S., Washington

    Anyone new to acting is undoubtedly excited to launch their career. But to avoid frustration and spending a lot without tangible results, you need to prioritize how to spend your time and money. There are four steps to make the best use of your resources for the long haul.  Continue Reading ...

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    How to Stop Fearing Auditions + Make Them Fun Again

    Do you have a love/hate relationship with auditions? Most actors want more opportunities to audition, but the process can be nerve-wracking. And we all know that audition nerves can kill your chances of getting booked.   Continue Reading ...

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    Actors - Harness Your Power in 2017

    Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to buckle down and harness all the excitement the new year brings.

    I usually do this sometime in December, but somehow last month got away from me. Maybe you’re in the same boat? It’s okay - we’re still in January - plenty of time to catch up!

    So, if you haven’t already, sit down and focus on what you want to achieve this year using the following steps:  Continue Reading ...


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