We all know that acting is a competitive field.
The process can be frustrating, humbling and embarrassing. Adding insult to injury, often your time and effort is not respected. Casting directors, producers and others leave you waiting and waiting, while they chat, eat, or take phone calls from VIPs (or not). It is challenging to overcome that annoyance and “kill it” in the room.
So what do you do when you feel unimportant, like a small fish in a big pond? Well, you have two choices, you can get angry or use that time to breathe and say, “I am enough,” I am somebody.” Your mood doesn’t have to be swayed just because someone doesn’t know your value. As artists, it’s your job to be in touch with your emotions, but they don’t have to dictate your life. You are in charge of how others make you feel. You have a choice.
Don’t let that feeling of disrespect color the audition.
Choose to not let those feelings overcome your process. Instead, patiently wait, recognize that people can make you feel bad because of their behavior, and don’t let it penetrate. So, the next time you feel like a small fish, take a deep breath and keep swimming.
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