You Can Make It in Show Business

How you can make it in show business

Fame – television series

You can make it in Show Business!  

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “What is the secret to making it into show business?” Here’s the short answer; study, study, and study some more! You are just like an athlete, you’ve got to be the best of the best to compete in this business.

The long answer is you’ve got to start with passion for what you want to do. If you love what you do, you work diligently to master your craft, and you persist, you will succeed. First off, let me give you my definition of success. Success has nothing to do with how much money you make or what kind of celebrity status you achieve. Those things do not equal success in my opinion. If you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t matter how much money you make. 

And being a celebrity has very little to do with talent. Celebrity is a plus but not mandatory. There are lots of reasons why people become celebrities and talent is usually not one of them. Ask yourself if you’re happy doing what you’re doing. If the answer is yes, then you are a success! The money will follow your passion, but never let it be your motivation.

I believe the key to being a brilliant performer is being a well-rounded human being. The more skills you have developed combined with a wealth of knowledge give you a much better chance of working in show business. Read the paper and or listen to the news. Know what’s happening in the world around you. Be knowledgeable in as many subjects as you possibly can. This will not only make you a better performer, but a person as well. There is far more demand and way too much supply so you will need every possible advantage.

Always strive to be the best (as a performer and a person as well). I can’t stress this strongly enough; that there are a plethora of performers ready, willing, able, and waiting in the wings, so to speak. Never stop honing your craft. Remember, this is what you love to do. If it stops making you happy, change careers!

I have two pieces of advice that were given to me early in my career and it changed my life:

  1. Be the best you, you can be. No one is going to be better at it than you. Don’t try to be somebody else. Chances are there will be somebody better at it than you.
  2. Learn to love auditioning because you will be doing a lot of it. If you’re enjoying yourself your audience will too.

You can make it in Show Business!

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