We hear this a lot: “I just need to book one co-star job and then…”
YES booking your first co-star job is EXCITING, MEMORABLE, and DEFINITELY something to be proud of.
YES booking your first co-star job can help you land representation.
YES booking your first co-star job can lead to booking MORE jobs in general.
BUT (and this is a big-fat-BUT)
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.
You are responsible for your future success, not your booking.
Point is: that phrase = a LOT of pressure. And not necessarily productive pressure.
Point #2: This is the type of mindset that can limit your art.
Instead of focusing on your craft, your character, the moment before, the why…
You find yourself distracted by *that* thought.
Point #3: Even when you do book it (and you WILL), it won’t take away any amount of daily hustle.
When you get the call/email/text saying “you booked it!” What should you do?
Celebrate, of course! Eat the cake, Door Dash the tacos, make the margaritas, text your family.
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘵.
Don’t use those 1 or 2 bookings as a crutch to “slow down” — let them push your momentum. Ask yourself: how can I maximize this moment? Think big.
PSA: Don’t let the hustle stress you out. Rest, self-care, family time are all EQUALLY important. See tip #4 to help you with this balance.
So what are some effective ways you can keep up the momentum? Here are five, to start you out:
1. Don’t stop learning (this means trying new methods/acquiring new skills that will help you in your career)
2. Be inspired by other people’s success, not defeated. Take notes and feed off the encouragement.
3. Time is precious. 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂.
4. Try time blocking. Time blocking allows you to systematically dedicate specific blocks of time in your day to certain tasks in order to get more accomplished.
5. Write. Journal. Brain dump. Have an idea? Don’t wait. Stop what you’re doing and write it down. IMMEDIATELY. Thought of someone you should email/follow up with? Don’t wait. Write the email. NOW.