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How To Know If It’s Time To Leave

As an actor, you can grow accustomed to unpredictability and constant change, whether it’s surprises on stage, trying to schedule your day around a last minute audition, or switching day jobs to better accommodate the actor lifestyle. Amidst all this movement, it can feel pretty great when you land a long-running stage production, television show or even a J-O-B that pays the bills consistently and still gives you enough time to pursue acting. That feeling of stability is really nice, but it can also make things difficult when you begin to sense that it’s time to leave. When you’re getting ready to make a big decision about whether you stay or go, take yourself through this process to get to the bottom of where your heart is really leading you.

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Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

A lot of actors feel that if every spare minute is not being spent in pursuit of acting goals, they’ll fall behind schedule or that they somehow won’t deserve the success they desire. So, they busy themselves. They look for things to do just to stay occupied rather than working in an effective way – maybe by taking bigger risks but also having a more balanced life. They’re addicted to being busy. If this sounds like you, it’s time to really consider this question: Who would you be if you weren’t working all the time? Watch this week’s Acting Business Bite to learn the simple step I took myself to exercise the muscle of self care and get in the habit of taking downtime.

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3 Steps To The Production Team Of Your Dreams

These days, a lot of actors are taking the reins of their career and creating new work that lets them shine in the roles they want to play. It is so empowering to know that you’re taking positive steps to create the career you envision, and it can also be overwhelming to produce your own work. What can you do when you have an idea you want to execute, but you don’t have an established production team (and you’re not prepared to spend thousands of dollars)? Follow these three steps to put together the production team of your dreams with or without a blockbuster budget.

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The Four R’s to Acting Success

Does this sound familiar? First, you need to seek representation. Once you have an agent or manager, you will book more work. Then, once your resume is in place, you’ll develop this great reputation which will easily and naturally lead to good relationships within the industry. Most actors – and don’t worry if you’re one of them – think this is the acting success paradigm. The truth is you’re pursuing it completely backwards.

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How To Avoid Burnout And Still Stay On Track

Let’s face it, actors, you are really busy people. Not only do a lot of you work a day J.O.B. (or sometimes a night J.O.B.) to keep the bills paid, but you’re also putting time, energy and focus into crafting an abundant, creative career. You have a lot to do, and sometimes, you take on too much. When an exciting acting opportunity pops up or there’s a chance to work an extra shift and bring in a little more money for the month, it’s tough to say no. But if you don’t have a good system in place to take care of yourself, you can easily get overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at a few strategies you can put into place that will keep you on track and avoid burnout.

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How to Juggle Your J.O.B.

This week’s Business Bite is for all the nine-to-fivers out there wondering how on Earth you can balance an acting career while working 40 hours a week. Well, I’m here to tell you that it IS possible + the key is not how much time you have to spend.

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How To Avoid Hamster Wheel Marketing

Let’s face it, there are SO ways for you to keep busy as an actor. But are you just busy being busy? Do you feel like you’re exerting a lot of effort and still not moving ahead? This is a marketing mistake I see so many actors falling into, and it doesn’t have to be this way.

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How a Mastermind Group Will Make You Famous…

Well, maybe a mastermind group won’t make you famous, but it will make you more productive, confident, and successful. If you’ve ever thought about forming a mastermind group or if you want to make sure your mastermind group rocks, you’ll love my article featured in Backstage.

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How to Invest Wisely in Your Acting Career

An acting career is expensive with countless places to invest your cold hard cash. And if you’re like most actors, you want to put everything you can toward classes, subscriptions, and events but you don’t actually have a system in place designed to help you avoid over-spending so you can put your money where it matters most.

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You DO Need a Website

Alright, we all make mistakes, and I’m no exception. A couple of years ago, I published a blog post arguing why an actor doesn’t really need a website. Well, times have certainly changed. So, I admit it… I was wrong. Find out why by watching this week’s Acting Business Bite.

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