So Im sure you all know this but I wanted to share this little guide I found on staying sane as an actor. http://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/guide/an-actors-guide-to-staying-sane
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This is one of the best lists of its kind that I've seen, Tony. Love that the first one is about support and collaboration. So vital. Appreciate you sharing this.
Thanks RB, I agree as creatives its far too easy to become isolated and withdrawn.
Absolutely true, Tony. This business is not for the weak. But it's incredibly easy (and understandable) to have moments of weakness. Nothing like a great support system to help one through the rough times and to assist in keeping an eye on the destination.
Thanks for sharing this Tony! I like the idea of building an actor support system/friend network. I find one of my greatest mood boosters is simply hanging with people of like mind and goals.
It's one of the many reasons I started this platform, Jackie. It's difficult for a creative who doesn't have other creatives in their circle to find the empathy and support they truly need to keep moving forward.
Ironically I had a slight freak out this morning over applying for auditions and feeling I'm shouting into a void. But after a chat with other creatives I didn't feel so alone.
Glad you shared that, Tony. As it comes to applying for auditions and the actual audition process, control what you can control...then let it go!
I love Stage 32!
Thanks RB, Im treating it as a learning experience; kind of like an acting right of passage. I'll hold my hands up here as I am a bit of a control freak.
Isn't the community amazing, Jackie? Progressive, selfless, talented and collaborative.
Believe me, Tony, I understand the feeling. But, I learned a long time ago that if I do the best I can, I've done all I can. Brian Cranston often tells the story about how he would take every audition home with him. He would sweat every detail. He'd wonder if he made an impression. One day, he just asked himself, "Did I do everything I could to be certain that my performance was the best it could be?" He was satisfied he did. From that point, he never worried again. And from that moment forward, he booked more jobs than ever before. Control what you can control and don't sweat what's out of your control.