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Bonus Episode: Yeah, Now We Got 2 Strikes

business tips Jul 14, 2023

Yeah. Shit, we don't have one strike going on. We now got two.

So, what are we going to do about it? Well, I think the first thing I'm just going to do is I'm just going to share with you my feelings about it.

I do think this strike is necessary. AI is terrifying for the actor, and I am so proud and honored to be a part of a union that recognizes that.

Having your image so that a company just can use it, however they want to use it is just unacceptable.

I don't think it's worth it.

So what do we do now?

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The three pillars are the three things that I really think you want to focus on.

Two of them in particular right now.

One, you're acting training. This is not the time to slide.

This is the time to ensure you are still going to the gym.

This is the time to work out your actor body.

I have the Acting Business Bootcamp Strike Challenge that I gave all of my Weekly Accountability Group actors.

It's a monologue workout to keep you going as an actor.

I'm asking for you to get six monologues on tap. Okay? That means, just like you would pour a beer, you would pour this monologue.

So I'm asking for at least:

  1. One contemporary comedic monologue
  2. One contemporary dramatic monologue
  3. One classical comedic monologue
  4. One classical dramatic monologue
  5. One Shakespearean comedic monologue
  6. And one Shakespearean dramatic monologue

This is one thing that you can do for your acting career.

Another is reading the suggested books we recommend in our weekly newsletter.

You can do these things to keep you lubricated, to keep you going as an actor, to keep you motivated, and to keep your skills so that you are hireable.

The second pillar is the business skills.

Now, again, in that Masterclass, I talk about which business skills you need to be concentrating on.

And in this downtime, this is the absolute best time to get ready to go because, let me tell you, I can guarantee you two things.

One, these strikes will end.

This, too, shall pass.

 Two, I guarantee you this: when it happens, the floodgates will open.

So you want to be prepared not only as a warmed-up, ready-to-compete actor, but you want to have all of your materials speaking the "Language of the Agents and the Casting Directors."

So that leads me to the last pillar I want to talk to you about to work on while we have this quote-unquote break.

That would be the work on yourself. And right now, I'm doing a free month of coaching.

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That is teaching you self-confidence and self-esteem.

This, too, shall pass.

Everything is going to be all right, but let's use this time to get ready and prepare for those damn floodgates to open.