Do you celebrate the success of others?

[Headshots North Hollywood by Vanie]

Or do you run off to your little corner,

jealous and resentful because you haven’t yet achieved the same success?   A friend and colleague, Blake Discher says, and I’m paraphrasing, “Don’t hang out with the guys grumbling in the corner about how they can’t get work”.

IN FACT, he teaches a great seminar called Stop Grumbling-Get Out There.  Although it’s geared towards photographers, it’s great advice for any individual in the business of marketing themselves, actors included.

Head shot Photographer Amber Hubert: Sexy Girl Next Door / Chris Palmer: Best Friend

head shots in LALilia B. : Kids Headshot

AS YOU STRUGGLE THROUGH THE BUSINESS OF ACTING, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that every success story has a lot of struggle and a few failures behind it.

It’s also important to realize that everyone’s path to success will be different, and only you can create the path for yourself.  What works for someone else may not work for you.

Actor HeadshotDouglas Olsson: Salesman / Joel Conte: Edgy Young Detective

If you judge others and begrudge them their success, you are not taking into consideration the struggles they may have gone through, either financially or emotionally, to beget work in their field.

Even if, in your eyes, they’ve had no struggles, congratulate your colleagues for their success and ask how they did it instead of grumbling in the corner!

Head shot PhotographersRhyan Schwartz: Guy Next Door / Quirky Office

GENUINELY EXPRESSING INTEREST in their career automatically opens doors for you. There is value in networking with those more successful than you.  After all, they might just need your type on the next project they work on!

As you navigate your way through the business, keep in mind that celebrating the success of those around you will bring the same success to you!


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  1. eCommerce Tricks

    I LOVE photography! I enjoy looking at great photos. I have a Canon XSi with fantastic Tamron lens and I also sell cameras as part of my online business. Your photos look astonishing! I enjoyed them. Thanks

  2. Tom K.

    The quality of your work never ceases to amaze me. You have a tremendous talent.


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