By: Brian Gilleece
Let's chat about prioritizing what you say you "want"...
"There's no such thing as not having time, there's only what you make a priority"
Let's never forget, YOU said you want this life. This job. To explore this side of yourself and show the world what you have inside. YOU choose to be here and the only person who can really affect the outcome is YOU. Don't get it twisted.
DO YOU TALK THE TALK OR WALK THE WALK?
The longer you are here, the more you will see people who tell you they "want to be the best," but their work habits are average. You will see people who think telling you how great they are is the same as showing you, people who don't act with integrity, people who just talk.
Agents, Casting, Producers, Directors etc... etc... etc... have seen thousands of actors walk through the doors, and just about everyone of them I'm sure talked about how BAD they want the success, how talented they are, how they will do ANYTHING. But, somehow, 99% don't prioritize this career. And agents, casting, producers, Directors etc... know this as well. Is this who you want to be? Part of that group?
Have you ever felt like some of these people are at an arms length from you? Like they won't really let you in, or the communication is not quite available? Do you know why? Because of what I just said above, you are part of the 99% who only TALK, until you prove you can WALK.
Do you send self tapes in late? Do you pencil whip your work at class? Are you in class? Is your relationship with your agent/manager nothing? What would your employer say about you? Are you a good employee? Do you give it your all for them? This ALL reflects on you and shows people all they need to know. Everything you do or don't do, is everything you are. Thats it.
WALK THE WALK
I have a goal for you this week: who are you going to prove it to this week that you WALK THE WALK? Will you connect with your agent? Learn something about a Casting Director? Do your BEST work in class? Do you BEST self tape ever? Find a creative way to reach out to casting? What will you do to show you go the extra mile and show people you can Walk the walk?
WAKE UP TO FACTS
(from fearless motivation)
HAVE THE COURAGE TO MAKE YOUR DREAM A PRIORITY.
If you think this is stupid, if you think it's not actually like this, if you think I'm being dramatic, if you think you don't actually have to be obsessed, if you think you don't have to push or be the best every single day... well, you may have already lost.
FIND A NEW LEVEL, THERE WILL NEVER BE A WEEK LIKE THIS WEEK, A DAY LIKE THIS DAY!