Competition is thick in showbiz and it’s easy to get jealous. Our media saturates us with daily images of what “could” and what “should” be. Perhaps you’ve looked to celebrities and actors whose careers you want to emulate and get “jealous” of what it “looks” like they have. But don’t be! Did you know that THERE IS NO ONE OUT THERE LIKE YOU? You bring an individual set of skills, experiences, and appearance to the table that no one else in the world has. This is your power…so use it!
So rather than reading celeb gossip online, or perusing Facebook posts of your competition, why not put that energy into yourself? Remember, these people just “seem to have it all.” Put down the distractions and go inwards–what makes you unique? Define this and love yourself and you will go far. Yea, yea, it may sound cheesy, but until you love yourself and believe in your abilities to make it in this industry, no one else will.
As an exercise today, or before you go to bed tonight, I want you to write down a list of 10 things that make you unique. Then, look at these ten character traits and think about how you can apply them to your acting career and bring them to any character you play. I bet you’ll be surprised by just how much power you see you have. Just by being…you!
Spend time applying to casting calls, creating your own content, or taking an acting class. Do things that will get you farther, not stall your progress. Because you have everything you need inside of you to make your dreams happen. Cut out the noise and go spend some time doing things that are good for YOU!