I recently received a question from one of the actors in my "Don't Act, Just BE" community. It went something like this...
"Jo, I'm a little limited in the roles I can book where I am living now, but I'm unsure about making the move to L.A. It's a scary decision. What do I do?"
That is a great question!
First of all, I want to acknowledge that a big move to a city where you don't know anyone takes GUTS! Moving is one of most challenging life events, and many actors actively avoid taking the leap into a different market.
So if you're even THINKING about making the move, give yourself a high five from me.
Now, instead of offering you a lifeless to-do list for setting up shop in another zip code, I think it's more important to help you get into the best mindset for a smooth and successful transition.
It’s going to set the tone for all the minutiae you will work through to logistically move.
You want to look at this decision from the same perspective you used to decide to become an actor in the first place. In fact, the work actors do with me as a coach is all about getting their instrument ready to dive into a character, so let's explore the what it means to be ready to dive into a new place!
I recently hosted a LIVE training session and Q&A to take a closer look at how to make the move to the "Big City" - be it Los Angeles, New York, London or Paris, and while it's normally just for members of my private online community, I'm sharing it with you today.
Here are a few highlights we covered:
Why do you want to move to a bigger city?
How to shift your mindset from regional work to the big (city) leagues
Creating a vision of how and what you want to get out of your new city
So, if you've been contemplating moving to a new, wider acting market, be sure to watch the video below.
Tell me what you think in the comments. Ask. Share. Complain. And let’s open the debate, so we can go deeper together.
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Happy trails, my friend!
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