Archive for the ‘Actor Mindset’ Category

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What I Know For Sure About Actors

In the back of every The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey writes a little article called “What I Know For Sure”. I love these pieces because they are from her heart and they speak her truth.

So, since this is a special time of year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I know for sure about actors…about YOU and hope it inspires you… or at least brings a little smile to your face.

Having worked with thousands of actors like you over the years – from brand-spanking new to working actors to household names and beyond – there are some things I’ve become keenly aware of about YOU…even some things that you don’t notice about yourself, so I thought I’d share them here. Read more >>

5 Steps To End Excuses & Stop Struggling As An Actor For Good

TRUTH: Every actor struggles…SOMETIMES.

The key is SOMETIMES.

If you find that you're in an endless cycle of struggle and you don't know how to get out of it, there is good news!

Once you know why it's happening and the 5 steps you need to take to break out of it, you can be on the road to success! Yay!

And that's exactly what you're going to discover in this video (below)… Read more >>

3 Steps to Transform Your Acting Career with A Simple Mindset Tweak

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Do you feel like you have the “acting career from hell”?

Where you feel like you’re doing so much, yet getting so little in return…

And all you want to do is ACT, but you can’t seem to make it happen.

And you just feel stuck and deflated…

The wind is definitely NOT beneath your wings right now.

Can you relate?

Probably.

The question is: are you ready to do something about it?

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How To Be An Actor Without Limits (aka How To Awaken Your Inner Lady Gaga In Your Acting Career)

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It’s time to awaken your “inner Gaga”.

Yup.  You have one.

If you’re an actor, you have an “inner Lady Gaga” dying to bust you out of “struggling actor prison” and guide you to the red carpet…

And, by the end of this blog, you'll know exactly how to access that dormant creative power and truly be limitless in your acting career. Read more >>

Cracking The Casting Director Code: 28 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Part (And What To Do About It)

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“Nailed it!”

You know that thought you have right after you totally rocked your audition?

When you are just radiating excitement  (maybe the Casting Director even  gave you feedback about what a fantastic job you did). You walk out of the room with an unwavering confidence, leaving an aura of creative genius trailing after you.

You think…”Yeah, I got this!”

And then…

SMACK!

…You find out you didn’t get the part.

Your mind starts racing, wondering where things went wrong, and what you could have done differently. You feel the tortured claws of rejection grasping at your throat, and you can’t help but wonder:

What did I do wrong?

Don't worry, you're gonna find that out in just a sec… Read more >>

Breaking Out of Co-Star Jail: 3 Tips to Level Jump from Co-Star to Guest Star In Your Acting Career

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Uh-oh… You’re stuck in “Co-Star Jail!”…

You know, that feeling when you see another two-line audition come your way and you think…

  • “I’m better than this!”
  • “I didn’t train for so many years to do two lines!”
  • “Ugh…I just can’t look another small role in the face and feel good about it!”

Can you relate?

It happens to every actor at some point….

At all levels of the business…

Not just Co-Star. Read more >>

The Ultimate Guide For Coping, Handling & Dealing With Rejection In Acting

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on REJECTION in Acting — why coping, handling & dealing with rejection doesn't work and how you can win the battle with feelings of rejection in your acting career:

Part 1 – [You Are Here] – Why Every Actor Should Be Deconstructing Rejection Instead of Trying To “Deal With It”
Part 2 – Rejection In Acting: How NOT To Take It Personally & Let It Roll Off Your Back (coming soon)
Part 3 – Rejection Re-Mix For Actors: 3 Steps To Handling Rejection That Actually Work (coming soon)

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Rejection sucks.

Sorry to be blunt, but it’s true, isn’t it?

Haven’t you felt that way when you get rejected for a role?

But here’s the rather surprising news about rejection… Read more >>

2 Audition Tips To Master The Last Minute Audition “Sides Switcheroo”

What is an audition “Sides Switcheroo”?  It goes something like this…

You get the sides.  You work really hard on them.  Maybe you get coached.  You've got this!  You feel good about your choices. You are thoroughly prepared and ready to go in and give it your all. The audition is just a couple of hours from now.  Lots to do before then…and suddenly your phone rings. It's your agent…

Guess what? There are NEW sides and they want you to read those instead of the ones you've been working on.  Ugh.

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If you’ve been auditioning for a while, then you know what I’m talking about. If you're newer to the business, then it's best you learn how to master this now because it happens…often. Read more >>

Don Draper’s Advice For Actors

If you’re a “Mad Men” fan, you know that the series finale recently aired…And it got me thinking about you.  Yup…YOU and your acting career.

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Pour yourself a scotch, light up a cigarette and I’ll tell you all about it.  ;-)

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Shockingly Simple Sabotage You Inflict On Your Acting Career Daily

There is one simple thing you may be doing that’s hurting your own acting career.

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It’s not obvious. It’s sneaky. It’s subtle…It’s shockingly simple.  But it has profound results. And it’s all in the VIDEO below.  Read more >>