When you know how to work when you’re worrying, then you’ll be a powerful force in the film industry. Most people get nervous about working in the film industry. Opportunities abound to make a big impact on the world, and you can connect with top industry insiders on set. The key is to work anyway.
The last thing you want is for worry to derail your career. Everyone in this industry has their fears. We think that the more we worry the more we can figure things out. All of your worrying is only going to make you suffer.
Once you realize that everyone is worried about something, you understand that everyone is having a similar experience. You aren’t unique. Everyone else wants to look good, just like you.
You have to be OK with it. The path to a successful career in the film industry is supposed to be uncomfortable. Just begin. Once you start the day, you realize you’re good.
A-List founder Janet Urban often relates how she’s lived through being nervous. She wanted to impress people. She was worried how she would ever make enough money. She was someone who did not want to be nine to five. Her desire to work in the film industry overcame her worry.
This doesn’t mean that she no longer worries. It just means that she has learned to deal with it. People worry at all levels in the film industry, from a new production assistant all the way to the producer. It’s human nature.
One of the most common things people worry about is how they look. They simply want to look good, and do a great job!
When you make your job about the production and not about yourself, when you think about how to help other people on set, you look good.
Sometimes the worry creeps into your mind right on the spot. You learn to be with it and still do a good job.
It’s human nature to worry. It’s our way of wanting to be the best we can be, to live our lives to the fullest. It’s OK to worry, just don’t let it stop you from pursuing your dream. Top industry insiders worry just like you and they succeed.
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