Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Message To Actors

I say it ALL the time; "There are two kinds of actors..."
But this time, I say it while walking...

People are digging this video on facebook, and if you're interested, follow the link!

Friday, July 18, 2014

When Do You Quit?

When Do You Quit?

I often meet people who "used to be" actors.
They invariably tell me why they stopped, and it's usually some variation of "I had to grow up" or "I just couldn't take the instability" or "THEY didn't know what they wanted". I wish someone would just say "I didn't do what it takes". Here's a story that I wanted to write down, but decided to do a video instead:

So, what will it take for you to quit?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tough Love... Extra on the Tough.

Dear Actor...

Some of you will unsubscribe after reading this,
but that's great- if you don't like it, I hope you do:

Some people will quit acting this year.

Some people have quit already,
but they don't even realize it.

I'm about to test YOU...

Lisa Gold is offering a great video download package
on her website, and I'm telling you to buy it now.

Sometimes I make a commission with a recommendation,
but you should get this because I just think it's fantastic.

Don't even bother reading the rest of this letter,
Go get this RIGHT NOW:

Now, here's how I know if YOU'RE about to quit
acting, or already have but don't know it:

You didn't even go see the webpage I just sent you to.

You didn't just buy the Lisa Gold Video package
despite the fact that I probably have a better
career than you do, and I bought it and am recommending it.

If you are still hemming and hawing, yet have bought
the latest trinket or gone for beers or are looking to
buy some other bullshit instead, you are going to quit.

So- If you didn't just buy that package, I know you
aren't a professional, and are about to quit if you
haven't already.

And y'know what? I'm ok with that-


This is probably the most "harsh" email you'll ever get
from me, but I want you to know the truth- I WANT YOU TO SUCCEED,
and I think Lisa's package will help you no matter where you are
in your career.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dallas Travers Flatters Me

They say that "Imitation is a form of Flattery".

Dallas Travers, a trainer in the field of "The Business Of Acting" has flattered me by imitating my ads, videos, and even my language!

I have a bunch of Dallas' materials, and I think they are great. As a result, I approached her last year about collaborating and helping actors GET OUT of the day job mentality and becoming business owners.

For about 10 years, I've been telling actors to build their own businesses online through my book "No More Waiters- How To Build Your Acting Business Without A Day Job".

People love the book, and I get great testimonials as well as thank yous for inspiring people throughout the years.

But many of the "gurus" think I am barking up the wrong tree, and that actors are lazy, flaky, and not committed enough to their dreams to try something like that.

So, when I approached Dallas about spreading the word together, she said she wasn't interested in being an affiliate for No More Waiters, or working together.

I tried not to take it personally.

And when shortly afterwards, she did a program for actors to learn about how to have a business, I didn't say anything.

She has a great business, and I think people will learn from her.

Even if her course is $700.

That's when I realized why she didn't want to be an affiliate with me.
Why bother selling something for $27 when you can get $700.

Don't hate the player, right?

HOWEVER, when she started advertising to grab some more 700 dollar students, her ad was this...

I mean.... 
does it look familiar?

Here's mine:

When I write my emails and blog posts I often say:
"Stop WAITING tables, WAITING for your Big break, and WAITING for Perfection"

I've been saying that for 10 years.

Her promo video now talks about how actors have to "stop Waiting" and she uses the double entendre also... It also mentions being a "Juggler", and my FIRST CHAPTER in "No More Waiters" is called "The juggling Act Of Death".

So.... what would YOU do if you were me?

You see, I know that I can offer 10 TIMES the value she does, and even give people a business so they can start actually MAKING MONEY instead of just SPENDING it to "learn" from me.

Well, as I muddle over my own decisions, I sit here FLATTERED that maybe someone else thinks this is a good topic for actors to learn from...

- FINALLY!!!!!!

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