Posts in The Mindset
How To Stay Disciplined (When It's Not Your Strong Suit)

Staying disciplined consistently is not an easy task. One of the most challenging things about a career in the theatre is the constant change of schedule. You have to be able to turn your schedule on a dime so that you’re available for opportunities when they arrive. So, if you’re like me and can’t really stay disciplined well on your own, here’s some tips on how to make it a reality.

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The Only Word You Need to Know for 2018

Ah, the first week of the new year, the time for resolutions and goal setting. I bet your ideal to-do list for 2018 is exhausting. Sure, it’s all doable, but with the pressure of making resolutions, we tend to put too much on our plate all at once. Then we feel a sense of failure having barely accomplished anything on our list within some arbitrary period of time.  This is why I think it’s important to focus on a word instead of a resolution.

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How To Let It Go After An Audition

You just finished an audition. How do you feel?

Quite often, we can spend hours boggling over how an audition went, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: no one in the room is thinking as hard about your audition as you are.

How can you learn to bounce back after a bad audition, and set yourself up to repeat a stellar performance after a great one? Here are four suggestions to help you let it go after an audition, so you can concentrate on what's next..

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Is An Agent the Key To Booking Work?

The decision whether or not to find an agent is one of constant discussion among actors. However, you never see much discussion over what mindset you should be in when you start your representation search, and that’s unfortunate. Teaming with an agent is a very personal and sometimes frustrating process for an actor, and finding a good agent can be even harder. So you want to be in a good place before you begin.

Here are three questions to help you take stock of your mindset and career before you start searching for an agent.

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How to Handle That One Person in the Cast

Imagine this: You just booked this great job! Congratulations! The material is outstanding. The creative team is on your target list. Everything seems perfect, and then you find out there’s one person in the cast that just gets under your skin!  It’s not a hard and fast rule, but typically there’s always one. Here are 4 suggestions to help you prevent negative cast interactions from taking even a bit of energy away from your creative enjoyment of the job.

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The MindsetBret Shuford