I don’t normally post pics like this for a number of reasons, but I’d like to share 2 things with you guys:
➡ 1) I stopped drinking a while ago and if you’re thinking about trying it or doing it >>> GO FOR IT. Your productivity & energy levels will go through the roof, you’ll wake up feeling ready and super excited to get stuff done and… you’ll lose weight ? Yes, there are people who drink and drink and seem to manage it all, but this isn’t about comparing yourself to others. This is about you and who want to be and what you want to achieve. This is about finding new ways to live your life to the fullest. There are audio books out there and plenty of websites, but at the end of the day, you have to want it. You’ll have to figure if the advantages and benefits of sobriety outweigh whatever you think alcohol is giving you. Again, I’m not judging anybody. I’m trying to show you new options if you feel “stuck”.
➡ 2) I get asked a lot by other actors if I have any advice / suggestions on getting work. I’m always happy to share my techniques and experience, but nobody ever asks “How do I make sure my instrument (aka my body and mind) is operating at peak performance?” If you want A LOT of work, you’d better be ready to give A LOT of energy and stamina. On stage and off stage. On camera and off camera. What are you eating on a daily basis? What’s your exercise plan? Do you look after your skin / appearance? Your vocal skills? Your mind and imagination? Where are you finding inspiration? Are you training with other actors? How “free” are you within yourself? Do you know your triggers? Your habits in front of a camera? Are you physically and mentally strong enough for a 14 hour outdoor shoot in the rain in some remote field? Has your mind got the stamina and strength to stay focused and alive while you’re waiting in your trailer for 4 hours?
Maybe you’re doing all of this already, maybe you’re not. I’m not judging anybody, but I’m highlighting that it’s not enough to apply for a trillion jobs IF YOU’RE NOT READY.
Look in the mirror. That’s where the work starts. It’s your journey. Make it awesome you bundle of goodness!