Dealing with Job Loss of a Booking

I want to talk with you today about the disappointments of the industry. And let me just tell you, there are some things that are unbelievably exciting that happened to you in the acting and modeling world, and there’s some things that can be really very difficult to deal with.

So I just want to talk with you a little bit today about how to best deal with a loss of a booking.

Now, sometimes it doesn’t even have to be a booking that you actually lost. But this did happen to me fairly recently where the project just got cancelled. And, you know certainly, depending on the importance of the job, how big of a job it was, how much you really wanted to do the job, that’s going to, change the way that you’re feeling about it and dealing with it.

But I can tell you, basically, what I try to do is not to get too excited, not to get to down whether I get the job or don’t get the job. And there is always a slight reserve in the back of my mind, like for instance today; I just find out that I got a 3-day contract on a new television series.

So, look, I’m very excited about it but I also know in the back of my mind, there’s a possibility they could cancel the scene, they could cancel my character, they might not ever shoot it, they might cancel production, who knows? There are a million and one things that could happen where I might not get a chance to do the job.

So I guess what’s really important is, you know, when you hear things, if it is something that’s very exciting, okay, well enjoy it, but wait until it actually happens. Wait ’til it takes place. Wait ’til the check clears and then start letting, you know, people know about it and that’s something that you like to do.

But the other thing too is, you could feel bad about it if something gets cancelled, but you have to understand it’s nothing personal. And you’ve got a couple options either you can, sit around and mope for days, or you can say – you know what, I feel horrible about it, I feel really bad, I’m really disappointed, now, let’s go on to the next project, let’s keep positive. Let’s keep auditioning. And that’s really what I recommend that you do.

So anyhow, I hope this was helpful information for you and I look forward to talking with you soon.

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