However this finds you right now -
Or getting cozy with some warm cocoa…
I’m motivated to drop into your inbox this weekend with another Mistake I see creatives make >>> that I really want you to AVOID in 2024!
If you missed last week’s content - the first of this series– check it out here.
I cover Shiny Object Syndrome - how to determine if you fall susceptible to it and what to do instead so that you’re less distracted + get more mileage out of the limited time and energy you have to give to your career.
This week, I’m highlighting Another Mistake I saw a TON of creatives make this year:
Subscribing to Other’s Limiting Beliefs
I can’t count the amount of times I worked with a client this year who had had a family member, colleague or even COACH tell them their goal or long term vision was not possible OR that they should lower their expectations.
Now, as a coach, I am both a motivator and practical strategist, but it is NOT my job to limit you, it’s my job to help you explore your highest potential and actually achieve it.
You are receiving the results you’re currently receiving because of the the thoughts you are having and the situation that you’re in.
Your situation includes your environment, including the people and perspectives you surround yourself with…
The actions you taking…
The thoughts you’re having.
And of course there are many other reasons you may be where you’re at right now – including living in an inequitable world… I get it… some of these big things we cannot completely control or change singlehandedly… So what I’m talking about today is what’s within your control…
The first step to moving towards your dream life and career, is making sure you’ve set up a thriving environment for yourself! ☀️
🌟 An Environment where you have folks to turn to who actually believe in you… who hear your dreams and goals and encourage you forward… who are there for you when you’ve had a bad day... and who remind you that you are enough, you will be okay.
So when you think about the long-term vision + goals or habits you're looking to develop in 2024, I want you to ask yourself:
Do I believe this is possible?
Am I receiving messaging that this isn't possible?
What are naysayers saying?
How does it help them if I limit myself?
How can I add more hopeful content and/or people into my life?
And if you're not sure where to start, please know that I care about your dreams. And if you want to work together in 2024, I'd be honored to be your coach - to help you stay encouraged and in practical action.
The world always benefits when creatives believe in themselves, shine brightly, have more resources and the healthy environment to thrive.
So, today I want to remind you that:
You are worthy.
You are worthy of the goals you’ve set out for yourself.
And if you don’t 100% believe they’re possible, take a look at your environment and make one change today to help you believe in yourself more and stay motivated so that you continue to take action expressing yourself as an artist today and every day.
Please drop a note in the comments and let me know what you think - I’m curious to learn how this sits with you.
If you'd like a resource to help identify a limiting belief and learn how to change this belief (or beliefs), I'd love to point you to Days 2 + 3 of my Dream Big, Plan Smart training which you can access for free for a limited time here.
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!
If you are feeling motivated to dive in and make your closet your favorite spot in your home, be sure to get in on Jeannie's upcoming Capsule Wardrobe course, which begins in just a few days, click here and remember to use code ELISE for 10% off. (Code can also be used for consultations!)
And leave a comment below on how you are currently feeling about your closet!
How often do you think about the colors you wear? When heading to an audition, networking event, getting your headshots done, or anywhere else in daily life do you struggle with "what to wear"?
I’d always heard that “blue makes you pop onscreen”. Also that “black is slimming and looks good on anyone”. While these colors may work well for many people, according to my recent color consultation, there is really only like one specific shade of blue that looks good on me, and my best colors are actually greens, browns, plums, etc. Most blues & black wash me out :)
For my birthday this year I gifted myself a color consultation with the Color Guru herself, Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney, and am so glad that I made the investment!
Jeannie helped me get clear on what colors don’t work for me, highlighted those that make me glow (including gold vs silver jewelry) and shared fabulous resources (including makeup & color card) which have made shopping, and getting ready every day SO much easier!
As an actor, it is VITAL that we feel confident in every room we walk into, which is why I’ve invited Jeannie to share her mission with The Global Actor Community via a conversation on “How Color Can Boost Your Confidence (& Acting Career!).
Listen in on our chat here--- Jeannie shares her #1 Key to Looking Better, Feeling more Beautiful AND also simplifying your wardrobe!
Check it out!
If this video has you curious about YOUR colors, you’ll definitely want to check out Jeannie’s upcoming Capsule Wardrobe Course which INCLUDES the same kind of personal consultation I had! Find that here, and don’t forget to use Promo Code: ELISE for 10% Off!
Be sure to check back in next week for Part 2 of our color chat :)
So, your life's dream was to move to NYC... or LA and "Make It" as an actor...
You got to said city and gave it as good of a shot as you could... but it wasn't enough... for whatever reason you've found yourself back in your hometown when you swore to yourself you'd never go back.
Actor Nightmare, right?
While, it might seem like complete surrender at first, moving back home does not necessarily have to signal the end of your acting career.
In today's video- with Ava Gaudet of #TipsOfTheTrade -- we get real-- we've actually both been here before, and are pumped to share some tangible tips that we discovered along the way.
Check it out!
Be sure to pick up your free gift: The Global Actor GPS here!
This is the third of 3 videos Ava & I shot together. Be sure to check out our previous videos "How to be a Working Actor from Anywhere" and "How to Break Down Big Career Goals" here!
And be sure to leave any thoughts or questions in the comments below :)
Is the expense of living in a major market like NYC or LA causing more stress in your life than progress in your career?
What if you didn't actually have to live in one of these two cities in order to be a working actor?
Well... contrary to popular belief, you don't actually HAVE to live in NYC or LA to make all your money from acting, and in fact, you may be able to get the work you've been seeking in a smaller community.
Curious to learn more?
In this week's video, hosted by Ava Gaudet, (Bwy: RENT TV: NCIS, Ugly Betty), we discuss the origin story of The Global Actor and explore a few key steps you can take right now to move forward in your acting career, no matter where you are currently living.
Check it out!
Click here to get your hands on your free copy of The Global Actor GPS!
And then, in the comments below, let us know where you live and how you are or are NOT making it work in that community. Would love to know! We're here to support :)
In the past few blog posts/videos, you've learned
In this week's 4th and final video with Kari Nissena, she let's us in on a juicy insider story from her own acting career. Find out why she thinks it is so very important to just "Put A Date on the Calendar!"
So, how can you apply this advice to your own acting career?
Well... What is an event or milestone that you can schedule and then work towards? Even if you don't know how to get there right now-- put it on your calendar and share what and when it will be in the comments below :)
And if you haven't yet, be sure to pick up Kari's FREE GIFT at - tinyurl.com/FreeGift3Steps
You can further connect with Kari at any of the links below:
GET MORE INFO HERE:
Be sure to check out Ep. 1, Ep. 2 and Ep. 3
AND Then join us in the #GlobalActors FB group for ongoing discussion, tips, and tools for your acting career!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Whether you are reading this on February 14th or you have just come across this post, it's always a good day to show yourself some love & care...
As I write to you I am in the middle of a challenging, exciting rehearsal process for a play and as I try new things I find myself needing to come back to the well of self-love often. Saying to self "SHOW UP. BE CONFIDENT. And PLAY!" I don't know about you, but sometimes I take this whole "play" thing a little too SERIOUSLY. And seriousness can only take you so far in "play".
As you find yourself in the middle of a busy audition or performance season, it is super important that you keep your mindset fresh & positive.
You and your mindset have the power to be your greatest fan and your greatest obstacle in your acting career.
So I've put together a few ideas to practice being your greatest FAN today:
1.) Write A Love Letter to Yourself.
What are you most proud of in this moment? In the past month? year? Decade? What is your favorite song? Personality trait? What makes you smile? Light a candle, put on some inspiring music and write... let yourself know how proud you are of all you are up to in your life & career. Acknowledgement is powerful. Use a tool like FutureMe.org to schedule this love letter to arrive in the form of an email you'll receive weeks or months down the road.
2.) Create a "Kind Words" Folder in your Email Inbox.
It's time to flag, save, and remember all of those beautiful things other have said about you. Take photos of thank-you notes you may have received from fellow actors on an opening night, or directors/teachers complimenting your work in and out of the audition room. Send these pictures to your email inbox and place in your new folder titled "Kind Words"-- or come up with your own title if you wish! This is a place for fabulous reviews or emails that "just make your day". It's also a place for you to come back to and review when you're NOT feeling like your biggest fan. Let it serve as motivation that you ARE loved and your work does have an impact on others in the world.
3.) Make an Artist Date with Yourself.
Okay, this one comes to you via Julia Cameron and her book The Artist's Way. An artist date is a date just for yourself, that you go on by yourself. Treat your artist self and explore your sense of play. It may be a museum visit, going to see a play or concert on your own. Check out this list of 101 artist date ideas!
Please share below how you are celebrating some self-love today! And e-mail this post to yourself, add it to your new "Kind Words" folder, and come back to it at those times when you are needing a little pick-me-up!
All my love, Elise
Happy (almost) New Year!
Depending on which time zone you may be in at the moment, you may have already rung in 2018! Cheers!
I have been heavily relaxing this week (which is why you have not heard from me in a bit). I hope you had some time off too... time to recharge as you get ready to kick off 2018 with grace, prosperity and creativity!
As I left my favorite barre class this morning, I couldn’t wait to sit down and write to you, so here we are...
How was your 2017?
What were some milestones reached?
Some personal & professional highs? And lows?
Did you set a goal for yourself and reach it? If you didn’t quite reach it, did the goal set you in action and maybe lead you toward some other pretty nifty achievements?
If you didn’t set any goals for yourself, how did this year go career-wise?
If you have been following my blog for any bit of time, you know I am BIG on setting goals, breaking them down into smaller actions and GOING FOR IT. I absolutely LOVE to reflect and plan this time of year, and invite you to do the same for your acting career.
So, I’ve created a simple roadmap just for you to "Celebrate Your Success & Manifest More in 2018"! Claim yours now!
the global actor Notes