Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dancing in the darkness until the spotlight of attention finds you

Hollywood acting coaches know the audition process is grueling, lengthy and demoralizing. 

But they still encourage their clients to experience it. Not because it’s another chance to get rejected by complete strangers who wouldn’t know talent if it sat on their faces, but because auditions are a moment to act. An opportunity to perform your art and practice your craft in front of a captive audience. 

Even if only for thirty seconds, it’s still stage time. That’s still an output of emotional labor. An occasion to increase your existential strength by articulating your values and principles and life purposes. 

And who knows? Maybe that audition results in a holy shit moment that kicks open the door to future work opportunities. Or maybe the casting director rudely interrupts the actor in the middle of their tearful monologue and says, thanks, we’ll be in touch. 

Point being, auditioning is a part of life. Whether it’s a casting call or first date or job interview or meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time, there are only two things within your control. 

Intention and attention. 

How you talk to yourself before you walk in the room, and how you channel your energy when you’re in it. The rest is in the hands of the gods. 

Use the audition as a moment to act. Leverage something inside of you to create a position of power. Enjoy dancing in the darkness until the spotlight of attention finally finds you.

And trust that the bravery of your value creation will be rewarded.  

LET ME ASK YA THIS...
Will you take people up on the chance to be seen for the hard work that only you can do?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  
scott@hellomynameisscott.com
www.nametagscott.com

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