Find your acting tribe!
Another question in from a young an who is enrolled in
The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course
He’s been in the course now for a few months and has
been doing well. He’s getting auditions and building
relationships and starting to get acting work. His acting
career is finally taking off. BUT, he is surrounded by negativity.
He asked me what to do about it. It’s really about finding his acting tribe.
Here is my answer to him.
one way for sure is to surround yourself with other like-minded people and
with others who have the same goals and aspirations as you, such as wanting and
striving to start an acting career. In other words, find your acting tribe. That way you fuel each other, feed off each other’s
energy. It’s like that in anything you do in life.
In Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, he says to list the 5 people
you spend the most time with, take the average of their salaries and he
said that he would be willing to bet that the reader’s salary would be
somewhere in that average. His message, he went on to say, is not only do
you learn from the folks around you, you also help each other, understand
each other and feed off each other’s energy. So, his suggestion is to find
those people and make new friends. In this business, that translates to
finding your acting tribe.
We can’t, nor do we want to cut people out of our lives, family members,
siblings, etc., but if we really want to achieve certain goals, that not
only the people we hang around do not have or are not interested in, but who
also try and tear us down, we can, however, find some new friends and
associates and spend a little less time with those who are really not
It’s not always easy to find those people, who like you are interested in an acting career, but usually they are out there somewhere. It just depends on how badly we want to find them.
I hope that helps. Hang in there. There are a lot of other people just like you who want what you want. Go find your acting tribe!
Leave a comment here below and tell me what you think and how you deal with negativity around you?