Tips on How to Stay Positive in the Fifty Shades of Showbiz

Breaking into the business of acting is tricky. It can be filled with rejection, self-doubt and the disapproval of others. These can be incredibly difficult and strenuous circumstances to overcome. However, we refuse to be brought down at ClaimFame. Instead, we are ready to make adjustments in order to make our acting dreams come true. Let’s set our mind towards positive thinking and get ready to silence all the haters!

1. Stop Seeking Approval – Chances are your mom, dad, husband, girlfriend, etc are not 100% supportive of your goals. Often loved ones want to see you settled and working in a steady job that provides a nice life. Unfortunately, acting doesn’t always fall into that description. In the end, you can’t please everyone. Making yourself happy will leave you feeling much more satisfied than any desk job. Don’t sell yourself short or come under the influence of others. In time, they will come around, especially if you are feeling fulfilled by your choices!

2. Don’t Compare – There is no way you can measure yourself against anyone else. We all have a different trajectory and goals for the entertainment industry. Acting should be a community not a place for competition. Gauge your success on your own achievements and be happy for your fellow actor when they book a gig. I guarantee by letting go of competitive thoughts you will have more energy to put towards your acting and career.

3. You’re Great – Don’t get down on yourself. I know it can be hard, especially when things aren’t going your way. I guarantee that you are your toughest critic and others are proud of you! Keep moving forward. Sign up for a new class, try out for a comedy troupe and surround yourself with like-minded individuals!

Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!

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