The film industry is an exciting place to be, so focus on the right thing. There is so much opportunity for career progression. You can climb the career ladder when you develop relationships and have the right mentality. Focus on results, not on your fears.
When you hear the words, ‘focus on results’, what do you hear?
How about your friendships and your relationships. So much of the film industry happens on set with the relationships you make with other professionals. Instead of thinking, ‘get get get’, think about the other people and what they need. Smile, be thoughtful, and pay attention. Slow down in your mind and be part of a film crew doing great work.
This is a different kind of mindset than the one you have coming from your survival job. It’s important that you get the shift because professionals in the film industry work with who they want. This means you want to be someone they want to work with. Invest in people and dig into your crafts and see what makes people good. When your focus is on the collaboration and not on what you can get, everyone sees it and wants to work with you.
Lauren had an aha moment. She had a mindset shift and realized that doing great work is what it’s all about. She figured out they will hire her and decide whether or not they want to hire her again.
How you think about this job is going to determine whether you’re super successful. When you think collaboratively, you are thinking the right way.
When you start out, you don’t have to go in and try to impress everyone as if you know everything. Most people understand when you start out you are there to learn. What they often want to know is how well you work with others on a set. They are looking at your attitude and work ethic.
Investing in relationships can be more important than coming to set with a bunch of technical know-how. You can get all the technical know-how on set from insiders who are going to train you. Even better than that – you are around people who you love to be with. This is one of the biggest benefits to being in the film industry.
Join my free Career on Fire Workshop
Join us on our FREE Career on Fire live call training this weekend!
10 am pacific Saturday and SundayLearn more
Here’s what you’ll learn in this workshop:
- Freelance work you can be doing online to gain acting, VO, singing, camera, and writing experience for your resume, so you can hit the ground running when the business resumes. (It’s going to be gangbusters in 1-2 months from now!)
- Use this time to work on yourself – Overcome fear and doubt so you can put yourself out there and get working!
- What you NEED to focus on right now, first, second, third to make real progress in the next 2 months towards your PROFESSIONAL career.