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Has this ever happened to you...you read or hear something that resonates deeply with you...you know makes you stop in your tracks and say wow.
...and then you start hearing and seeing signs of it everywhere?
Then we're definitely twinsies! (I'm embrassed that I said that too, but keep reading.)
Two years ago I came across the famous Jim Rohn quote: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
...and I've been obsessed with this principle ever since.
A year ago, I was channel surfing and came across a talk Steve Harvey was having where he said: "If 9 of your friends are broke, you'll be the 10th one."
And last month I was at a Tony Robbins seminar and he said: "You become who you spend time with."
At this point, it was simply a great reminder. A reminder to check-in with myself and the people I'm surrounded around.
This is so important for ACTORS. (Heck for a life lesson.) But, I'll just chat with your actor side right now.
The largest contribution to your success are the people you hang around. I believe this with every fiber of my being.
I created my Working Actor PowerGroups and Think Bigger Tribe Facebook group on this concept. I wanted spaces where actors could Think Bigger and be around other actors on a positive pursuit.
I think we all know that person who is always complaining: "I've tried everything! It's not going to happen"
Who is always seeing things from a negative perspective: "It's just going to go to a name anyway."
Who always believes things are not fair: "No agent wants to work with me. or Why do I have to go into NCIS for the 11th time. Gimme the job already!"
Maybe you're this person in your group...are you?
And if you are, that's ok. Awareness is the first step to change. You simply cannot change anything you are not aware of. But, now that you know -- what would you like to do about it?
These may all be "true" stories, but they are just that -- stories.
It doesn't surprise me one bit that the group of actors in my circle are constantly booking. Constantly writing and pitching and getting curious on how to get to the next level.
You MUST be around people that inspire you, that stretch you, that elevate you.
So, let's chat...truth time. One thing you can do, right now, is take some life & career inventory.
Who do you hang around? Who do you spend the most time with?
What's the conversation sound like? Is it positive? Or are you hanging around a bunch of "talkers" not doers?
Take this first step and then comment to changing your story, your group, to a more effective and inspiring one. Just think of the world of possibilities you could be stepping into...
I want to hear from you. Email me back here or tweet me @ThinkBiggrCoach
One of my personal goals is to reach more actors, I'd love it if you shared this with your Actor friends. Let's grow our Think Bigger Tribe!