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.
"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!
Are you getting seen for every project you KNOW you're right for?
If no, why not?
Do you know how to represent yourself (submit, pitch & negotiate) with confidence?
Ready to begin working with your dream agent or manager?
Do you HAVE an agent or manager but still feel yourself wanting more in regards to the state of your career?
Let me help-- I LOVE working with actors like you so you'll feel empowered to:
I'll share the formula which I've used (to a so far 100% success rate) to help actors add a new agent or manager to their team.
But don't just take my word for it, check out Katie's success!
If you're looking for similar success in gaining representation and cultivating strong ties with your reps, I'd love to invite you to join us in the #GlobalActor Power Groups this summer!
Find full details here!
And feel free to schedule a quick chat with me if you have any questions :)
But ACT FAST as ENROLLMENT closes on Sunday, July 8th or as soon as groups are full!
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!
So what do you think? Could you use some guidance through the process?
Let's schedule a quick chat to make sure The Representation Hustle will be the perfect fit for you and your acting goals?
Click here for the full details on The Representation Hustle (dates, investment, etc.) and please ACT FAST as I currently have just 2 spots left in this session!
Registration closes on April 14th!
Wanna connect further? Come on over and join us in the #GlobalActors FB Community. Discussion, accountability and FB Live trainings await!
So what do you think? Ready to give Voiceover a try?
Let's schedule a quick chat to make sure It's All About VO! will be the perfect fit for you and your acting goals?
And Click here for the full details on It's All About VO! (dates, investment, etc.) and to find out more about the Early Bird Bonus which will expire April 3rd!
Do you find yourself in the difficult position of having to "move back home" to your small town, or away from your acting community?
Maybe it's not a choice...
a loved one is sick...
or you need a break from the anxiety & expenses that can sometimes accompany city living...
Please know that you are not alone AND that this doesn't mean the end of your acting career...
Click on the video below to discover the plus side of moving back home.
Thanks for watching!
If you'd like some support & strategy to make your time back home a major turning point in your career, let's get to it via the #GlobalActor Power Groups! REGISTER TODAY to secure your spot! Click here.
I look forward to helping you make the MOST of a possibly difficult time!
Are you sick of waiting tables, bartending and/or temping?
I get it.
These day jobs can take a toll on your mind and body and while bringing in an income, the often long, exhausting hours (over several years) can rob you from time and energy you'd rather spend on your main hustle- the acting career!
What if there was an ACTING DAY JOB that could pay all your bills?
Well, I know of one...
Check out MY favorite ACTOR DAY JOB in the video below!
So now you know :)
If you'd like to give AUDIOBOOK narration a try, let's get to it via the #GlobalActor Power Groups! REGISTER TODAY to secure your spot! Click here.
I can't wait to help you find JOY in your DAY JOB!
the global actor