A personal trainer once shared this wisdom with me:
The gap between someone who works out for 10 minutes a day, and an Olympic athlete, is not that big.
The vast difference between an Olympic athlete and someone who doesn’t work out at all is insurmountable.
A person who commits to working out 10 minutes a day has the same set of values as an Olympic athlete:
Showing up for yourself every single day no matter what is the key ingredient to success.
(Ok ok, as far as olympic athletes go there are other factors – physique, ability, coaches, training, a high threshold for pain, an Olympic sized drive to win…)
On the other side of the British version of the coin, the person who doesn’t show up consistently struggles with:
- Stop and start syndrome
- Lack of improvement
- Always playing catch up
- Inconsistent results
- No momentum
I think the same principle can be applied to an acting career.
Imagine the vast difference between an actor who spends just 10 minutes a day marketing, versus the actor who spends zero time on it.
You will be miles ahead of the game if you show up for yourself in this way.
What can be accomplished in just 10 minutes, you may be wondering.
Here are few possibilities:
- Researching a networking event and scheduling it in your calendar
- Call a friend to invite them to said event
- Write a thank you note to someone you recently met, worked with, or were hired by
- Engage with industry professionals on social media
- Call a friend and ask for a referral to an agent
- Laser focus on a search for auditions on a site like Cast It Talent
- Read an industry trade publication like deadline.com so you know what’s going on your industry
These are just a few possible steps you can take to keep the ball rolling in your acting career.
Olympic athletes achieve greatness because they show up and do the work every day – no matter what. Actors who put the time in every day to market their career (and of course spend time on their craft as well), are the ones who create lasting success.
No matter where you are currently at in your career, if you haven’t been marketing yourself, try putting in just 10 minutes a day. You’ll be off to a great start.
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