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What Does it Really Mean to Get S#@t Done?

by: Savvy Actor Career Coach Doug Shapiro

As an artist and performer, you are running the business of YOU! Let’s look at some business recommendations to be as efficient as we can be in terms of getting things done for our careers.

Let’s say you’ve made your task list of 6 things that HAVE to get done today and you have allotted how much time each one will get. How to prioritize? Here are three schools of thought to help you MAKE A CHOICE and GET THINGS DONE!

Priority Idea #1: PUT IMPORTANT TASKS FIRST!
In his National Bestseller, The Ultimate Sales Machine, Chet Holmes points out that people tend to put important tasks last because they take the most time or most mental concentration. Well, if you put it at the end of the day, you will either not get to it or not have the mental energy to give it the attention it deserved.

Priority Idea #2: START WITH THE TASK THAT WILL BRING IN THE MOST MONEY!
My husband the Financial Advisor comes at it from another angle. We’re running a business, right? If we’re going to finance the growth of our business through mailings, classes, and seeing the shows in which we’ll one day be performing, the money has to come in first.

Priority Idea #3: START WITH A TASK THAT IS SMALL, TANGIBLE, AND FINITE!
Robert Maurer, Ph.D., in his book One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, recommends approaching daunting tasks (such as tackling your huge to-do list) with small steps. This way, it’s less overwhelming, you have a feeling of completion, and can see that no one died. Some of us just need to have a feeling of completion to get the juices flowing and make ourselves ready to dive into the task-list mindset.

Know thyself, choose your method, and begin!

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How to Bridge the Gap Between Actor and Working Actor

by Savvy Actor Co-Founder Kevin Urban Let’s talk business. Starting a business is one of the riskiest things anyone can do. If an entrepreneur were starting a business, there are certain beginning steps that would be followed. They would… Create a Business Plan Which would include: (Download the 6 Savvy Steps eBook if you haven’t Read the Rest…

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How to be a Social Networking Rock Star

By: Jodie Bentley, Savvy Actor Co-Founder Ok, we all know we need to be on the social networking sites…and I hope you are! Social networking strategy is about staying in the loop, letting people know what we’re up to and providing value to your community. But what the heck should we say? How do we Read the Rest…

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How One Step Can Change Everything

by Savvy Actor Co-Founder Kevin Urban Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that can be captured in this familiar yet powerful quote – “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step.” – Lao Tzu As actors and human beings, fear of failure can be one of our biggest stumbling blocks. Sometimes Read the Rest…

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Stop Apologizing to Get What You Want

by: Christina Shipp I am always shocked how much I hear people apologize these days. Frequently, for things they have no need to be sorry over. Frequently, just for being who they are. And I stand by and think to myself, why on earth are these people giving their power away? Here’s the deal, business Read the Rest…

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