OK, I had a 5 day job that went away last week. I would have made $12,000.
Then, I had a 6 day union job offered to me.
They really wanted me.
But I was already on hold for a 2 day commercial.
Just so happens, this company I was on hold with, is starting to be my biggest company. They are hiring me for all their Directors, so it’s very exciting.
I call them up, “Hey, it’s Janet. I have a 6 day job offered to me the same dates as your 2 day job. Do you want to book me?”
They are like, “Let me check with the Producer.”
She emails me back, “YES Janet, Book, Book, Book! ;-))))”
At the time, I was like “Darn, 2 day job versus a 6 day job!” But, I thought, “The 2 day job is fine because I want to keep this new company happy.”
So, I turn down the 6 day job.
That was Friday.
THEN, I get an email yesterday, from the 2 day job people, “OHHHH, Janet! OMG, So sorry! We have to cancel! There is no sound now in this spot. Can you get the other job back???”
Well, that job has been given to someone else…
In the last month, I’ve had $35,000 of work that went away. $35,000 down to a big 0.
This will happen to you too. You’ll see. It’s the nature of the business.
How do you handle the disappointment?
Well, here’s how I see it, after 17 years in the business.
Work comes and goes.
If you want to be happy in this business, you need to be aware of the thoughts that are circulating in your mind.
What you focus on, gives you your emotions. And your emotions are your quality of your life.
If you focus and label things as bad, you’ll feel sad … and a whole bunch of disempowering emotions.
You tell yourself you’re going backwards instead of forwards. You’ve got no power.
So instead, I take a deep breath and turn my focus to a concept that calms me down and gives me power…
That concept is:
I’m talking about FAITH in yourself. And faith that if you keep taking actions toward having a good career, you will have a good career.
See, I know that a less confident person tries to HOLD ONTO everything.
I don’t need to HOLD ONTO things, because they come to me. How?
I put out LOVE to people. They smile when they think of me…
How do I know this?
Because I get a lot of love back from people.
So… it’s all good. We will all work again. This happens to all of us, in this business.
We lose work and we get work.
It’s not just you, it happens to me too!
Just know, you WILL work again.
Have faith that you’re doing things right.
And know that this is the business. It’s like this!
I’ve been doing this for 17 years.
Jobs move around, jobs change, people on the job changes, you don’t need to know why…
Just have faith that you’re doing things right. Know the future is bright.
It’s a better place to stand and YOU WILL BE MORE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF YOUR OUTLOOK.
You can’t hold onto things. Expect good things and they will come to you.
Hope this helps you. Cause I want you to know that if it’s not this opportunity, there will be another. And another.
Especially when you’ve got such a great perspective on life!
P. S. By the way, you know that job that I lost? Well, I got another job for those same 2 days! Then, another 1 day job the day after.
So, my schedule is still pretty full… it’s just a rollercoaster to get it filled up! ;-)
That’s why you need to protect your mind, so you don’t go up and down all the time!
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