Steve Martin said something about this very subject, and it’s really brilliant. It’s very simple, but very brilliant. “Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” What he is saying is forget the secret backdoors, the gimmicks and tricks, the frustration of feeling that you’re missing some mystical element, and focus on just one thing, become really damn good. Become extraordinary. Take the talent that you have and become so skillful they can’t forget you. To read the blog I wrote on the 3 key factors in GETTING THE PART, go to my blog post directly - http://www.lynettemcneillstudio.com/3-key-factors-in-getting-a-part/ . . . . . .
It sounds so simple, but the first thing you need to do when starting a career is to know that this is what you want to do. Really make the decision that you’re going to do this, then make the commitment. If you’re on the fence, it’s almost impossible to make anything happen. So if you have commitment issues, set them aside, find your inner strength and commit to this wonderful career! We all want to know that we have the talent to make it and that it will happen. Fine. So commit to your career, embrace your talent, and then make it happen – “Just do it”! I have a dedicated blog for helping actors through many obstacles in this industry.