Acting Goals: 5 questions + 5 reasons why most people never achieve their goals

Acting Goals:
5 important questions for actors + 5 reasons why most people never achieve their goals

I decided to make this video for all of you, my friends at ActingCareerQuickStart.com for the beginning of this new year. Why? Because it’s the time for New Year’s messages. You know, the ones that say, “I hope you achieve your dreams” and stuff like that. Well, I wanted to create a video for you that tells you how to reach your dreams, whatever they are, acting or anything else. But let’s focus on your acting career.

Before you look at the video here below, think about these questions BEFORE YOU SET NEW ACTING GOALS that you once again risk not achieving, start to think about why you haven’t achieved those goals and how you can increase your chances of achieving the new ones you set for yourself. Here are the questions to help you think about your acting goals.

5 VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR ACTORS

a. Where were you in your acting career, with regard to your acting goals 12 months ago? Think about it. On a scale from 1 – 10 where were you? 1 means that you were nowhere, no acting auditions, didn’t know what to do, no agent, not in acting school. Nothing. 10 means that you were a successful working actor making a full-time living only from acting. Where were you 12 months ago?

b. Where are you today with regard to your acting goals, in your acting career? On a scale from 1 – 10 where are you? Think about it. If you are here reading this, then I can only imagine where you must be, but that’s ok. Just keep reading. 1 means you are still nowhere, no better off than you were last year this time. 10 means that you have made significant progress, at the top of your game. Where are you?

c. Are the things that you have been doing over the last 12 months to start your acting career actually, to reach your acting goals working for you? Are they helping you to get auditions, get an agent, learn the business, learn how to get casting directors to call you in for auditions, get acting auditions, etc.?

d. Where will you be in your acting career 12 months from today if you keep doing those things? In other words if what you have been doing to reach your acting goals is working and you are getting results, then of course you will want to keep doing those things. If on the other hand, those things that you have been trying are NOT working for you, then I ask you, where will you be in 12 months if you keep doing them? That brings me to the last question.

e. Now that you have thought about where you were 12 months ago in your acting career, the things you have been doing to start your acting career and whether they are working for you or not, now the question is, what are you going to do?

NOW SET YOUR NEW ACTING GOALS:
VIDEO: 5 Characteristics your goals need to have = 5 reasons why most people never achieve their goals

NOW you can start thinking about your acting goals that you want to set for yourself for this year. Now is the time, after you have thought about what you have done, what’s worked and what didn’t. Now you can set new acting goals in a smarter and more intelligent way, avoiding the same old mistakes and increase your chances for success. How do you do that?

When you set goals of any kind for anything you want to achieve in life, you will want to make sure that there are 5 characteristics that your goals have. In other words, there are 5 mistakes that people make when setting goals that end up being the reason why most people never achieve those goals they set. That’s what this video is all about. It could be a great time investment for you I like to be concrete and practical and so I will share this video with you.

ONE LAST THING

One last thing. Remember that big goals are made up of little goals. Don’t try and set one big, huge goal, because you risk being disappointed because you can’t achieve it all at once. Setting goals that are too big can be overwhelming. Break your big goal down into little, bite-sized chunks, each of which are easier to reach by themselves. Reach each little goal one by one and you will see that you will slowly make progress to achieving your bigger goal.

In conclusion

The key to achieving your acting goals is this. If you have been doing things over the last 12 months that have been helping you, then keep doing them. Congratulations.
If you have been doing things over the last 12 months that have not been helping you, then you have two choices. Either keep doing them and getting nowhere, or change something.
If you want to change something towards meeting your acting goals, The Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Video Course could be exactly what you need to finally start doing the right things in the right order and finally getting your acting career off the ground!

I not only wish for you that you achieve your dreams in this New Year, I also hope to have showed you how to make them come true. All the best!

If you know someone who could benefit from this information, please pass it on.

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Tony
Fellow Actor
and Creator of
the first ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

and someone who
genuinely wants to see
you happy doing
what you love: Acting

Contact talent agents but no calls! Why not?

I contacted talent agents but none called me! Why not?

How many times have I heard this one?

“I sent out my headshots and resume to five agents. It’s been two months now and still haven’t heard anything yet! What should I do?”

HERE’S MY ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION:

Stuffing envelopes with pictures and a resume is easy. The most important thing you should do in that situation is this.

“Start thinking long-term about your acting career instead of short-term.” Stop being in such a hurry!
Change your mentality and do the right things, which is, by the way, not sending out mailings to five agents and hoping to get called. That’s a short-term, low-probability-of-success thing to do.

It’s a waste of money and time for you and the person you mailed to. And besides, it doesn’t do wonders for your motivation and self-esteem.s

Contacted talent agents but no calls!

What you need to do lies in the answers to the following questions:

• What are you trying to achieve by sending out those mailings? No I mean what’s your goal?
• What is your type?
• Is your package “lined up?” Are all of its components speaking the same language?
• Do you know what the average response rate is for unsolicited mailings and how to beat the odds?
• Did you follow up with those mailings and do you know one of the best ways to follow up to increase your chances of getting called by the person you mailed to?

www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Contacted talent agents but no calls!

Besides the questions I listed above, there are so many other questions that new actors need to be able to answer and can’t, which is a big part of the reason why many of them aren’t getting anywhere.

In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course, we not only answer all those questions and many, many more, but I actually take you personally through them step-by-step and show you on video exactly each and every step you need to take to make sure your mailings and your online marketing efforts are a success.

That’s just one of the many reasons I tell potential students that if you follow my advice, the things you learn in this course with me and the other industry professionals you’ll find there, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t already be acting during the course, which means within just a few months!

The last question I ask you now is, “Do you think you will be acting in just a few months, if you keep sending mailings out like you are doing now?”

If not and you want to increase your chances for success and beat that ticking clock, (time’s a wastin’!) I’m here.
www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Stuffing envelopes is easy [fname]. Starting to get acting work and keep on getting it for a long time is a lot harder. Most people, if they are honest with themselves, need help. What about you?

End of answer.

If you have a similar problem about how to contact talent agents and not getting any calls, then think about how you intend to resolve this problem. Alone or do you need help to learn how to contact talent agents in the right way to increase your chances of getting them to call you in for an interview?
Here’s information about actor headshots you might find useful.

What do you think about this post? Leave your comment here below.

Audition for acting jobs: Question: How to audition for acting jobs?

How to audition for acting jobs

Q & A with Tony: How to audition for acting jobs

Here is the question I received from a young man named John.

I was wondering, how can you tell that a agent or a audition is a scam?
Also, how can I enter a audition and access my inner objects and motivation on the spot?
Lastly, What do I do about physicality during an audition?

MY ANSWER

Hello John,

With regard to accessing your inner objects and knowing what physicality to use, you need to take acting classes that will help you with all that. The mere fact that you asked me that question tells me that you are not ready to audition.

Take acting classes first before you start trying to audition John. Trust me.
If you continue to pursue acting auditions without taking classes, thinking that someone will discover you and then everything will be ok, you are just alluding yourself. Think about this. Once you get an acting job, you have to be able to keep it. If the director has to tell you how to access your inner self and coach you on set to do what you should already know how to do, he will get upset with the casting director who cast you and he will get upset with you and you’ll get fired.

It’s a long journey, but one well worth the while if you are really into it. Here are one video I highly recommend you watching:

http://actingcareerquickstart.com/acting_career/2012/07/how-you-start-an-acting-career/

and this link for you to read:

http://www.actingcareerstartup.com/taking_acting_classes.html

You aren’t the only one to ever ask me this question. Many before you have asked similar questions. Now let me tell you what many will do after reading this answer. Many will go and look on the internet and try to find other people who will tell them what they want to know and then they will be happy and discard the information that I have given them. They might even find people who will tell them where they can audition, maybe even sell them stuff like audition website subscriptions, which I already know will be a complete waste of money. But for the moment they will be happy until they find out that what I said was true. One day then, maybe when it is too late, they will figure out that they needed to take classes after all. At that point usually too much time has passed by and they lost interest in acting.

Don’t let that happen to you. If you really love acting John, then go about it the right way. There are no short cuts.

Let me know if you have other questions.
http://www.actingcareerquickstart.com/ACQSPresentation.html

Tony
Fellow Actor
and Creator of
the first ever
Acting Career Quick Start
Home-Study Course

and someone who
genuinely wants to see
you happy doing
what you love: Acting

A Very Positive Acting Career Quick Start Student!

Message from an Acting Career Quick Start student

I would like to share with you a message that I just received from one of my students.
He is doing great things in the program and getting incredible results. Brent Bauer
is his name. He is getting regular auditions and getting regular acting work.
One of the reasons that he get’s these kinds of results is, because he is extremely
positive and a great example to follow.

“Hey Tony,

start an acting career
Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course Graduate is getting regular auditions and regular acting jobs!

I’ve been doing pretty good.  Keeping busy. I have an Open Call tomorrow for another agent that’s more local and an audition next week for a film.  I’m also going to a wrap party tomorrow for one of the films I recently finished and finishing up another film by next weekend.  With the Open Call I’m going to, I recently did previous work with this agent when she needed an extra for a commercial a few weeks ago.  Today, she contacted me about possibly auditioning for a SAG commercial.  Right now, I’m on hold for a Monday audition if they want to see anymore (they had callbacks today but might want to see more talent).  Regardless, that’s a good thing, right?”

 

This is what he wrote me at the end of his last mail to me.

“Tonight I had an audition for a musical. I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t do musicals. So…why would I go to the audition? Because it was uncomfortable. When I’m at film auditions, I’m confident. I know what I can bring to the table, and I represent that character. It’s comfortable. Doing a musical piece with a pianist? Not so much. That’s what made it great. Did I screw up my song? You bet…. I was completely off with the music and all over the place. Am I going to beat myself up over it? No. Did I fail? Perhaps. That’s great. In everything, it’s good to sometimes do things that make you uncomfortable. It’s good to fail. Bill Gates says that if you want to be successful, double your failure rate. I had a great experience that no one can take away from me. Failure makes you stronger. In this business of acting, failure is a part of life. That’s what makes you enjoy your acting career successes even more. On a side note, I did nail my monologue!”

A positive mental attitude can do wonders for your acting career!
Brent is proof of that.