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Are you afraid of being successful?

You might feel that you have been training for a long time, that you feel very free when you work on your scenes and you can take many challenges because you trust in your talent and the depth of your commitment. In other words, you may feel like you’re doing everything right and that all your ducks are in a row. And yet, you may not get all the success after all that investment in your acting career.

One thing you can do is to look at your relationship with success so you can discover what’s blocking you. You can start by asking yourself questions like: “What’s my relationship with success?”, “What did my mom and dad say about success?”, “What do you think about successful actors?”, “What does success mean to you?”, etc and then get to the texture of your answers. You may see if it has to do with creating content or doing plays or films that have some depth and value for you; or if it has to do with being seen by everyone and being working all the time. Having some introspection about the kind of success that you want may prevent you from projecting a generic idea about success and therefore from being afraid of it.

When you watch my training below you'll discover that the problem is that when actors get into the industry, some of them take it for granted that they have to be famous and work non stop without realizing that all those external objectives are not the ones that are going to make them fulfilled. It always has to be from the inside out. Actually, some of the actors that are working all the time as lead roles are terribly unhappy because they forgot themselves in the process. Would you still call that success?

Another issue is that some actors have some degree of unworthiness in them. Part of them may see success as a solution to all their inner problems of unworthiness. But at the same time, they may have a tendency to hide so that their unworthiness is not exposed and seen by everyone.

The opportunity here is to realize that you may have some fear of being seen and that the root of it is some unworthiness, which is the result of your conditioning. As a child you were raised to behave a certain way and repress your most authentic feelings so you could fit in and please others. The work to do is to unlearn that conditioning so you can get back to who you are and be with that. Then, you will feel worthy just because YOU ARE.

Watch the training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.

After you watch the training, I'd love for you to join in the conversation happening in our private Facebook Group THE INSTINCTIVE ACTORS' SOCIETY. You can get answers for your specific situation directly from me and connect with HUNDREDS of like-minded actors across the globe, so we can move things forward faster together.

If you're not already a member, be sure to request to join ASAP here.

See you there!

Jo Kelly

Creator, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom

P.S. Whenever you're ready, here are two ways I can help you:


  • Get on the waitlist for my program, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom, and stop struggling to access your natural, authentic talent in the audition room or on set. You'll learn how to reset your instrument to be 100% instinctive and free in just 33 days.



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