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Goal Setting, Part 3

Goal Setting, Part 3: What Do We Do When We Get Stuck?

t doesn’t matter if you’ve been in your career for a year or for twenty years… we all get stuck from time to time. Maybe it’s a rejection that cuts a little too deep, the fear of not knowing how to do something, the fear of failure, the fear of success, a conversation in our head that tells us we can’t, or that the time’s not right, or that we’re too old, or the economy is bad. Whatever it is for you, it feels real and true and most importantly, it stops you!

Goal Setting, Part II

ACCOUNTABILITY It’s Time to Put Your Butt on the Line by Suzanne Lyons In my last article on ‘Goal Setting’ I stressed the importance of setting goals, creating a strategic plan for your career, and following a timeline with clear specific actions to ensure that your goals happen. It’s all great… in fact, it’s all Read the Rest…

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How to Get a Mentor – Part 3

Mentor Etiquette This paper is the last of my three articles on this super important subject… How to get a mentor. In my first and second articles I looked at: Why should we have a mentor? What is a mentor? Who makes a good mentor? How do you approach mentors? What do you want from Read the Rest…

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How to Get a Mentor – Part 2

What a Mentor Can Provide In my first article on “How to Get a Mentor” I touched on a) What is a mentor? b) Why we should have a mentor and c) Who makes a good mentor. In this article my focus is on a) How do we approach mentors, b) What you can expect Read the Rest…

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How to Get a Mentor – Part 1

In all my years in the entertainment industry, I’ve come to believe that having mentors is one of the single most important things you can do to help speed up your career and ensure your success. There are so many aspects to this topic that I’m going to break this into three separate articles and Read the Rest…

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Networking and Creating Relationships – Part III

How to Create Real Authentic Relationships in the Entertainment Industry A few years ago I asked an executive producer friend a very interesting question. She was in the midst of shooting her MOW (movie of the week) for one of the networks, so I asked what the percentage was of cast and crew who were Read the Rest…

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Networking and Creating Relationships in the Entertainment Industry – Part II

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Career Tips for Actors: Networking and Creating Relationships in the Entertainment Industry, part 1

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Career Tips for Actors: How to Stay Enthusiastic in This Crazy Business

HOW TO STAY ENTHUSIASTIC IN THIS CRAZY BUSINESS By Suzanne Lyons and Kevin McCorkle How do we stay enthusiastic in this crazy industry? An industry where there is probably more rejection than any other business in the world. The result of on-going rejection can be resignation and despair so it’s important that we make a Read the Rest…

Accountability: It’s Time to Put Your Butt on the Line

In my last article on ‘Goal Setting’ I stressed the importance of setting goals, creating a strategic plan for your career, and following a timeline with clear specific actions to ensure that your goals happen.