The Day Job: What I Chose and Why

Isn’t is fun to daydream that one day you will be discovered as this magnificent talent and swept away into a life of financial security and acting jobs galore? Yes, for most actors this dream is alive and well. In the real world, most working actors do not make their living at it. So, actors have come up with creative ways to supplement their income.

You may have heard of many different types of career choices for actors, often times waiting tables or becoming a bartender is the easiest option; But those careers may not offer the long term solution to your problem-which is- Finding a position that you enjoy, with the flexibility to spend time honing your craft. In fact, many server and bartender positions are nighttime/weekend jobs, which in and of itself is not necessarily conducive to being your  most productive self.  Translation: Being exhausted and not wanting to jump out of bed for those 6:00am call times!

What I want to share with you are details about a job that is not talked about much, something you don’t study in school or necessary plan to work into your life, yet something that could be your secret to success between now and your big break! PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Read more

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I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed, and shocked; after all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was my career) and I was being asked this by my agent. I couldn’t comprehend how my bookings, my time and my commitment could be viewed by anyone else as something different than what I thought they were, which was me actively working towards acting as a profession. Difficult as it was to have that question asked, it has changed my perspective. It has made me realize that there is a national industry standard, and that I maybe wasn’t playing my cards right.

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I now look at things differently. I learned to judge my work from the viewpoint of someone who would want to hire me; it was a game changer.  Read more