Place this in a prominent place, i.e.: bathroom mirror, bedroom wall, etc…—so you can read it daily!)
YOU ARE SPECIAL…
No one else possesses your unique blend of non-verbal, verbal, and visual attributes. Your particular voice, personality, mannerisms, sense of timing, etc…blend to make me a ONE OF A KIND.
THIS CONCERNS YOU…
When you go on an audition, sure—there will be others there…some with more experience, special talent, etc…, but what no one can do better than you is to BE YOU and directors know this,
Madison Avenue would love for us to constantly compare ourselves to each other because that’s how they get products sold, however, point of fact is that it is IMPOSSIBLE for us to compare to anyone else…because, we are ONE-OF-A-KIND…which means WITHOUT COMPARISON! (This is one of the main reasons we get stress…because we try to be exactly like others when in fact, it is impossible)
Those in the industry know the fact that YOU ARE SPECIAL (indeed, each of us is). The important thing is that YOU realize it, too. This is not “hype”…this is fact: Somewhere out there is a script that can be made extra special because of YOUR UNIQUENESS. The more you start to realize this, the more you increase your chances of supplying what producers are looking for.
BELIEVE IN YOUR UNIQUENESS
Realizing JUST HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE has nothing to do with conceit. It has to do with facing facts and the fact is you are SPECIAL. Before anyone can believe in you…YOU have to believe in yourself. This is the single most important ingredient in the making of a winning human being. WINNING STARTS WITH BELIEVING IN SELF.
WHY YOU ARE HERE…
You are here today, to not only learn…but to discover…Develop, sharpen and polish those traits of YOURS that not only make you unique, but have the potential to make you a VERY DYNAMIC PERSON.
DISCOVER AND SHARE
Being “unique” is not a negative factor…it’s a positive one. Each of us has hidden talents, what a shame not to try and find them. There are a great many things in life, both large and small, that can be made much better because of coming in contact with your uniqueness. You owe it to yourself and mankind to share your special-ness with us.
TAKE PRIDE IN YOURSELF
We must learn to become our own best friend. We know that it is a fact that we are “SPECIAL”. We need to remind ourselves CONSTANTLY…until we are convinced.
ACTORS TEND TO BE SOME OF THE SHARPEST AND MOST SENSITIVE PEOPLE ON EARTH…
Actors are unique…yes…but not isolates. Just as springs and gears are each unique to each other when put in a clock, they must all fit and work together to make a clock tick. So, it must be with you. The coming together is everything. There is NO ROOM in OUR BUSINESS for “Primadonnas”. The “shoot” is everything. Welcome to the industry. BE PROUD OF YOURSELF, AS A PART OF IT.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you choose to be SOMEone…you will be. Realistically, no one is going to help you but YOU. You will always find a helping hand…at the END OF YOUR OWN ARM! If you truly want to be the BEST YOU CAN BE, you MUST WORK AT IT. Take time to work with your audition scripts daily.