This website gave some excellent tips on how to be resilient in your chosen career. One of the suggestions I would like to look into is number 1: “Get Connected. Develop a strong network of positive relationships. Go out to events even when you don’t feel like it. Join groups. Recruit mentors and find ways to mentor others.” I definitely want to expand on this idea, it is another way I can get information: from people.
Another tip was: "Choose optimism. Positive people are more resilient than pessimists, and you can work to become more optimistic. A starting point is to stop thinking so much about what goes wrong and start focusing on what goes right." I think being optimistic about this inquiry and the challenges it will present will help me get the full benefits and get the most out of this experience.
I thought that this tip was very good for my inquiry because I always worry about things and doing too much.
"Don’t rush. This is a business (you are that business) that takes time to build. Set attainable and reasonable goals such as finding the best classes for you and starting to work on your skills and craft and art. Don’t stress yourself out that you have to be auditioning for and meeting casting directors right away. Get your ducks in a row before you put yourself out there, so you can make the best possible first impression."
Another tip from the same website that I thought was great:
"Start by taking every opportunity to act for its own sake—in class, in a play, in something you shoot on your own. When you do that consistently, the business reveals itself."
I would like to take on this kind of method because it is easy to incorporate into my life and will make this inquiry less stressful. I am already getting experience in Shakespeare and productions in school and because I am into drama I got invited by Leigh to be one of the extras for the Power Rangers T.V show.
Tip: Being a good person is just as important as being a good actor.
At a certain level, any of the five people up for a part could do a good job in the role. Are you someone I want to be in a rehearsal room with for a month? A movie set for six months? A TV series for seven years? It takes time to build a reputation. The way you do that is by treating everyone with respect and trying your best to do good work.
It takes persistence to have a life in this business. If you really are going to spend your life as an actor, then the fact that the first year or two was hard is a drop in the bucket. I need to be aware of this if I want to have a successful career and inquiry.