• NAB: Avoiding Negativity 08/10/2018  3:21pm

    Hey AU world, just barreled through a month of the “audition/callback for the creatives/thinking I had booked/ and not getting it” blues for multiple shows. Trying hard not to fall down the self-pitying hole in frustration and was wondering what you do to rid your heart of negativity in this business. Any and al suggestions are welcome!

    NameonEveryonesLips

    *and all...stupid fat thumbs 😂

    NameonEveryonesLips 08/10/2018  3:23pm

    Things that might help:
    -remembering that just getting a callback is awesome!
    -knowing that you have made a good impression which will serve you in the future
    -holding onto the idea that everything happens for a reason;perhaps something even better will come out of this tough experience!!
    -remembering that this business is crazy and brutal but that you have value and that you are loved and talented and awesome,no matter how worthless the audition process might make you feel.
    Sending you love and light. I hope this helps a bit :)

    peaceandlove 08/10/2018  4:03pm

    I always remind myself that it’s a numbers game. For me, on average it’s ten auditions for one callback, ten callbacks for one job. If I can go back and honestly say that I haven’t reached one hundred auditions since my last gig, then I tell myself I still have to go to more auditions before it’s time for the next.

    Tyrannosaurus Rex 08/10/2018  11:49pm

    Best piece of advice I've ever received. Don't try to win the callback. Try to win the room.

    Hope you get more positive results from your hustle soon.

    somethingtoconfessa 08/12/2018  11:26am

    Someone posted this a while ago, and it has stuck in my head since.

    Whenever they went to an audition they felt they bombed, a callback they knew they didn't book, or simply didn't get seen at the open call- they went out and bought a plant! Just a little one, like a baby succulent. And filled their windowsill with them, so that they could see a visualization of their failures as growth.

    I may be remembering it a little wrong, but I thought it was such a lovely idea.

    madelinepurr 08/13/2018  2:25pm

    @madelinepurr, yes, I remember seeing that, too! I think they might have posted that on one of my old posts, actually... similar topic. :) And @peaceandlove, I just want to steal that beautiful thing you posted and paint it on my ceiling, lol. OP, we've all had those rough stretches, and I hope you are feeling some good vibes and support from the rest of us. <3

    Rose4386 08/14/2018  10:44pm