Rejection sucks, but it's part of our lives as actors. The sooner we learn to deal with it, the sooner we can start building a kick-butt personal brand. Amid all of the confidence exercises for actors, there's one fact that helps me get over my nerves.
If you want to know how to be a confident actor, remember that everybody is human the next time you're nervous about an audition or if you ever get to read with a well-known actor!
I'm going to let you into my brain today to share all of the crazy things I think about to remind me of this truth that I hope will give you more confidence in auditions.
1. EVERYBODY POOPS
Yea, I said it. Toilets are the great equalizer of man. If you ever end up in the audition room with your celebrity crush, remember this--they get into that awkward butt wiping position, too. I hope...
2. EVERYBODY HAS NOSE HAIRS
That's right, even the hottest celebrities have nose hairs, and with the continual updates in HD cameras, SURELY they get a trim...
3. EVERYBODY FARTS
They might not talk about it, but they do.
4. EVERYBODY GETS BAD BREATH
Errrbody gets stanky mouth at some point.
5. EVERYBODY PICKS THEIR BOOGERS
And rolls them into tiny tennis balls.
So there are my five tips on how to be confident in acting auditions. Hopefully these reminders will help you avoid your audition rejection depression. Now get out there and show those auditions who's boss!
Now that you're ready to be more authentically you and not give a crap about what everyone else thinks, it's time to start being the boss of your acting career.
If you want an easy way to boost your confidence everyday, express gratitude. There's an easy way to do it that double as great marketing.
What if I told you that you're wasting your money on printing and mailing headshots and postcards to casting directors? I know for a fact what you mail to the most popular casting directors will get returned to sender.
Instead, you should start correctly writing thank you cards to people you've already worked with if you want your mail to actually get opened. It will also increase your chances of getting cast again by the same people.
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If you continue to ignore the business and marketing side of acting, it won't just go away. Your personal brand is the foundation of your acting business. Start building your personal brand package today. Read my post Personal Branding Brainstorm for Actors to learn more.