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I made a little video for you. Mind taking 3 minutes to watch it? It’ll explain everything.
WHY I’M HERE TO HELP
You might have a hard time believing this, but one of the darkest times of my whole life (I’ve had a few!) was when I was performing in musical theatre full time. Yep, I was an employed actor getting paid decent money to perform 8 shows a week in an incredible show. And yet the whole experience had me depressed, suffering from crippling anxiety and losing the will to live. One of the main reasons was because acting was everything to me – it defined me and my success AND I was completely rely on it to pay the bills. Not fun.
When I hit rock bottom I knew something had to give. Turns out is was a few things, actually! First up, I had to do a 180 with my mindset – no more victim mentality and feeling powerless because it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Next, I started exploring ways of making money as a self-employed person so I 1) didn’t have to rely on acting to pay the bills and 2) had WAY more time to work on my craft. Boom – hello, freelance life!
And finally, I went on a journey to start embracing who I really was instead of trying to fit some mould I thought the industry wanted to fit me in. That led me to writing and producing my own show, firing an agent who didn’t “get” me, launching a YouTube channel and eventually moving to Vancouver.
And today, I’m trying to share all of the lessons I learnt to help you shortcut some of this process and find your own happy place in the industry and – more importantly – yourself. Below I’ve included a few great places to start!