I don’t think there’s an actor alive who hasn’t felt hopeless and discouraged at some point. It can drive us mad to not get auditions, not get work, not get an agent, or not get recognition. We can become filled with self-doubt and wonder if the situation will ever change. Even when the work is steady for awhile, there’s always the fear the streak of “good fortune” could change overnight. It’s no wonder so many actors resort to self-destructive behaviors during the course of either launching or maintaining a career.
So if it’s you who is sitting alone quietly right now trying to solve the problems in your head by yourself, remember you’re not really alone. There are a whole lot of actors around the globe, new and experienced, dealing with the same situation. But instead of blaming others for their lack of auditions, bookings, income, etc., many of these professionals are following strategies taught to them.
I have a list of 10 things I encourage you to integrate into your daily and weekly lives when you’re feeling at your lowest. If this is your first time reading my blog, this list will give you a clear sense of how I see an actor’s role within the industry as a whole. Take time to read and reflect on each one before moving on to the next. Continue reading