YOUTUBE: Navigating Uncertainty: Supporting WGA Strike and Insights with Guest Mel Mack
The entertainment industry is one of the most unpredictable fields to work in. Whether you are an actor, writer, director, or creative professional, the industry's ups and downs can take a toll on your mental and physical health, self-care, and financial stability.
As a creator, rejection is a common occurrence. It's easy to feel defeated and doubt your talents when you face constant rejection. For instance, it can be incredibly challenging when you are new to a city, have no support system, or find it hard to get others to believe in your dreams.
However, as creatives, we are uniquely positioned to create the impossible, to inspire others to follow their dreams, and to bring our stories to life.
In times like these, it's essential to remember that you are not alone. The unions coming together to support WGA is an excellent reminder that we are part of a community of Dreamers, Go-getters, Doers, Creatives, Speakers, Writers, Animators, Stunt people, Editors, Gaffers, Casting Directors, ADs, and much more, all working together to create art that moves people.
We are ESSENTIAL.
A few ways you can navigate this unpredictable time is prioritizing self-care, which is essential for creatives in any industry.
This means taking the time to reset and care for your mental health while being mindful of your finances.
Reconnect with your craft. Set new goals.
Connect with others.
Write that dream script. Visit family.
Build a community. Rejuvenate.
Joining the picket lines can also be a great way to show solidarity and fight for writers and your rights as creators.
You may face rejection, unexpected challenges, and disappointments, but staying true to your passion and perseverance will help you reach your goals.
Whether you are just starting or are a seasoned professional, taking care of yourself, staying connected with others, and continuing to create can help you navigate the unpredictable entertainment industry.
If you want to continue this topic, join Janel Kolski and I as we chat with the incredible Mel Mack about the importance of Mindset for Actors, Self-taping insecurities, branding, networking, and more in a NEW episode of MINDSET ARTISTRY on Youtube at 8:00pm.
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