Posted by Brian Patacca

Hello, Stage 32 Members! We are excited to bring back Brian Patacca, a professional working actor, host, and the Founder of ActorSalon New York & LA. Below, are a few clips from his Actor Real Talk series that are sure to inspire and direct you to growth, wherever you are in your career!

The constant grind of the business of acting can be exhausting and soul-sucking and at times feel fruitless. At any given moment, there is a list of things you can be doing: taking improv classes, hitting up agents, designing postcards, working on your website, producing a web series, etc...

The overwhelming amount of tasks can drain your checking account and leave you wondering where the day went!
Brian is here to remind you to work SMART, not HARD: There is a difference between busy and effective.
Check out the videos below and remember that you can't do it all and your TIME is your most valuable resource.
In our first clip, Brian talks about the one thing that you should be doing EVERY day- no ifs, ands, or buts.
The value of submitting:
Our second clip deals with burnout. With all the work and pressure that goes into your career, it's understandable to feel discouraged at times but you can't let that distract you from your goals. 
Getting back in touch with what you love about acting (your career):
Lastly, you can't do it all- And you shouldn't!
Do less...Be better:
Now go off and get to work! And don't forget to have a life. At the end of the day, a rich, happy life only makes you a better actor.

About Brian:

Brian currently makes a living as an actor; working in commercials (70+), hosting, voiceover, television, theatre, and print. He has worked on both coasts and around the globe, including Dublin, London, and on the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and Mediterranean Seas. He lives in Los Angeles, but called Manhattan home for 11 years. He freelanced with 12 agents before choosing his current representation. Brian spent his first two years in New York as an advertising account executive and copywriter for Broadway shows and subsequently worked as a career coach (leading to the creation of Actor Salon).Actor Salon is a career and life coaching organization for actors with locations in Los Angeles and New York City. Brian is a great fit for all unstructured professionals who seek rigorous accountability, marketing innovation, forward-thinking, goal-focused and soul-satisfying success (e.g., freelancers, entrepreneurs, writers, photographers, designers, etc). Most importantly Brian is holistic in that he believes in treating the whole person, this includes relationships and desires. He has found that success is often found in life and career simultaneously. He helps clients by alleging their actions toward the life that they want. You can connect with Brian here on Stage 32!

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