We have limited time in our days, weeks, and months, right? As actors so often that time is filled with work we are doing just to pay the bills to support our acting career. We have 24 hours in a day-- which can sometimes feel like a lot, sometimes a little. You have more control over your time than you may think. How are you spending yours and how might you be able to make a shift to get more done and find time to rest and recharge so you are ready and confident to book more of the work you want?
Below are three ways to Make More out of the Time You have.
Daily & Weekly Actions
Be sure that the actions you take in your career are actually worth your time and are not you throwing spaghetti against the wall. How can you tell the difference? What is the current goal you are working towards? What are all the actions you need to take (building relationships, attending auditions, practicing mindset, creating marketing materials) to achieve that goal? Eliminate the actions you are taking that are not working. If you’re not sure, get another pair of eyes on your action plan. Consider working with a career coach or mentor - enrollment for the #GlobalActor Power Groups opens up soon - who can help you get crystal clear on your goals and the actions you need to take to achieve them.
Find Your Ideal Actor Day Job
You don’t HAVE to wait tables, temp or work another non-acting related job to support your acting career. If you’ve found a day job you love, well, then keep going, skip this section :) But if you’re NOT in love with your day job, may I offer the day job that shifted everything for me? Narrating audiobooks! The audiobook industry is EXPLODING right now and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. What better way to put your craft to work on a daily basis? Through narrating audiobooks I’ve become the breadwinner in my family AND have a solid income source that I can turn up or down depending on the other acting work coming my way.
Focus, Flex & Free Time
This is my jam for infusing my week with both rest and productivity. It’s scientifically proven that the human brain can only focus for a certain # of hours per day. That said, organize your schedule with 2 hour chunks of FOCUS time for the big rocks, the actions that require the most effort from you and will ultimately provide the biggest results. You may only be able to fit one or two of these blocks in per day. Flex time is time where you are working but maybe your focus is not so intense-- checking emails, updating social media, errands for work, etc. Free time is just that. Put boundaries around daily free time so that your body and mind have time to rest and recharge so that you are ready to focus again when it’s time.
Which of the 3 above will you explore this week? Let me know in the comments below!
I hope you take a moment today to acknowledge and celebrate all the hard work you put in this week. It’s been a crazy busy week in my neck of the woods, so rather than brand new content, I wanted to share a #FlashbackFriday interview that I don’t believe I ever shared on the blog.
This interview hosted by my good friend and fellow working actress Ava Gaudet (RENT, The Society, NCIS) first aired on GoLocalProv. We’re fellow Rhode Islanders ⚓️
Click on the video below to discover:
So what was your biggest takeaway? Leave it in the comments below and then be sure to head on over the join the conversation in one of the most vibrant, free communities on the web, the #GlobalActors FB group.
I booked a BIG job last week which made me realize that my long-term vision is coming to fruition.
Why am I telling you? Because it was all made possible when I got super clear on what I really wanted and set a crystal-clear, vivid vision in place. AND guess what? I know that whatever your long-term vision is... it's possible for you! Whether you know your vision or not, dive into this FB LIVE recently shared inside the #GlobalActors FB group for inspiration and actionable steps on creating and moving towards the just-right vision for you.
I break down the actions I took so that YOU can put your plan in place for what YOU truly want.
Bonus: Also included in this video are some additional Q & A on the topics of agent/actor relationships, self-submitting and more.
Want to catch the next FB LIVE? Be sure to join us inside the FREE #GlobalActors FB Group!
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Ah, the age-old demo question…
If this is your first foray into VO and you don’t have a ton of professional recordings at your fingertips, you DO have options. Check out this week’s video for the answer to this big question.
BONUS: If you’re looking for a place to have your demo done, I know just the place! Just hit play :)
Ready to test the waters and start developing a reel? Let me know in the comments below!
And of course, if you need a little refresher on #VoiceoverCamp you can click here to catch up on the series!
Don’t hesitate to click the button below and download your free Voiceover starter kit today!
How’s your voiceover game coming along?
The past few weeks via #VoiceoverCamp we’ve been discussing how to get started in this lucrative branch of acting.
This week we talk agents.
Do you have commercial representation? How about legit? Check out this week’s video to find out if you need separate representation and more.
Likewise, we want you to know your worth as a VO artist and will be sharing some GREAT resources to help you negotiate and be aware of your rate and how much you should be paid for various gigs!
Let’s get in to it!
So what do you think?
Is it time to look for a VO agent? OR are you ready to be your own agent?
Need to catch up on our last few videos? You can check out the full Voiceover Camp Series here!
PLUS, I have created a Free VO Starter Kit just for YOU!
Get it BELOW!
Do you want to have a career in VO, but aren't quite sure where to begin?
Not sure you can add a new branch of acting while balancing a busy schedule?
Then you're in the right place...
You’ve made it to the second video of Voiceover Camp - a summer-long #AskAnExpert series with Amy Russ of Actor-Webs. If you missed our first video, check it out here.
In this video, we'll dive into 3 easy steps that take no longer than 10 minutes for you to pursue daily..
It gets better...You can conduct these steps on your commute to work, in the shower, even scrolling through your social media in the morning!
Have I caught your attention, yet?
Check out this week's episode of Voiceover Camp and learn these 3 easy steps!
What do you think? Easy, right?!
Ready. Set. Practice.
Why not start here?! Scroll right on up to the beginning of this blog and try reading it out loud like you were talking to a friend. Then to a kiddo. Maybe to a group of co-workers! Go, Go, Go!
And, as always, if you are feeling EXTRA inspired, please grab your complimentary copy of the VO Starter Kit now!
As a performer, body language is absolutely one of your greatest tools to communicate with your audience, right? But what if you only had your voice to express a story?
Enter the major fears that come with a career in voice over. "How do I know if my voice is good enough?" "Isn't it super competitive?" "Where do I even begin?"
DON’T PANIC! I had to overcome the same fears and I’m ready to pass on What You Need to Know Before Starting a Voiceover Career.
This week kicks off Voiceover Camp - a summer-long #AskAnExpert series with Amy Russ of Actor-Webs. She, maybe like you, was curious about the transition I made from one form of acting to working in voiceover. Together, we break down what you should expect before starting a career in voice over, the technique and training that comes with the career, and the big differences in auditioning for a voice over role as opposed to other auditioning opportunities.
SPOILER: What I really wanted to express to Amy was how much voice over has completely changed the course of my acting career. If you approach it with the right mindset & training, it can be the most lucrative and fun branch of your acting career, too!!
So what do you think?
Ready to dive into the world of voiceover?
Let’s do it together!
If you're feeling EXTRA inspired, grab my VO Starter Kit below!
"Don't treat your acting like a hobby and be mad when it doesn't turn into a career."
Actress and audiobook narrator, Callie Beaulieu shared this quote with me during our chat about Power Group this week. It was a thought from her acting teacher, and it eventually led her to the #GlobalActor Power Group where she has worked to own new business skills and becoming savvy in relationship building in order to book more work and feel awesome about both her acting career & personal life.
We get into the benefits of Long-Term coaching in the Power Group!
Check it out!
Sick of waiting tables, temping or working some other non-acting related day job that leaves you feeling exhausted and unfulfilled?
What if there was an acting gig that could provide you consistent work AND flexibility?
Well, there is!
With several national & regional commercials under my belt as well as over 70 audiobooks, I can honestly say voiceover and audiobook narration has changed my life.
And I'm not the only one!
As one Power Group Session comes to a close and another is opening, I thought it'd be the perfect time to sit down with a few actors who've benefited from the program and get their take on how the Power Group works.
First up is Tom Richardson! He fills us in on his journey to landing and narrating his first audiobook!
This summer, I'd love to help you find similar success! :)
Now through July 5th, enrollment is open for the summer Power Groups!
Find the full details here and if you'd like to be sure the program will be the right fit, schedule a quick call with me ASAP. But be sure to ACT NOW, as there are only 5 spots left!
the global actor