What's up guys and girls!! Thanks for stopping by here on DaleyPlanet! I wanted to write a blog today to remind all of my readers about how much power we all have within us. Each and every one of us have a tremendous amount of power to take charge of our lives- today!
As I've mentioned in the past on my blog, I firmly believe that it's crucial that we do our best to live each and every day to the fullest. That obviously doesn't mean that you're going to have endless parties every single day. (I mean, you might, which would be sickkkkk!!! --but chances are you will have some days that are better than others). If you're having a day that isn't one of your best, I would encourage you to remind yourself that you always have a choice. You always have a choice whether you're going to face the day with a good attitude or a bad one. I often hear about people feeling like they are "stuck" in a situation in their life in which they are unhappy. Are you one of these people? Maybe your job isn't the ideal one that you dreamed about, or maybe you just can't seem to find a good guy or girl to seriously date! Or perhaps you're dealing with a physical illness, or a loved one who is sick. Life can be SO hard sometimes. You may even find yourself dealing with thoughts of just wanting to give up! Well, you can't give up. You have to remind yourself even during very difficult times, that life will get better. Things will improve. Many people love ya!! (I'm one of them.) I feel that you must believe without a doubt that you're going through a situation in your life for a reason, even if you don't know exactly what that reason is at the current time. Afterall, I don't think there are coincidences. There is a plan for all of us, in my opinion!
As the title of this post reads, "You gotta take charge of your life!" You really gotta! Now, there are many things in life that are out of our control, however we do have the power to take charge of how we choose to look at today. Will you choose to look at your current situation with a negative mindset? Or a positive one? The choice, no matter what you're dealing with, is still up to you. I believe that taking charge of your life today, by choosing to remain as positive as possible, will ultimately help you! Keep your head up! :)
What's up everyone!! As you know, I've written about this topic in the past. Today, I wanted to clarify some of my thoughts. Some of you have been asking my opinion on whether or not I believe one should pay money to attend a casting director workshop. My response, after doing some thinking, is usually, "yes and no". (You're probably thinking, that's helpful, huh!?) Haha!
What I mean is, you have to be really careful with SOME of those workshops, and you must be cautious about with whom you're taking them from. There certainly ARE casting director workshops (and companies) that are very helpful, and also reasonably priced! You will definitely come across CD's (casting directors) who truly are there to meet actors, discover new talent, and share insightful information about the entertainment biz!
However that being said, there are also many CD's, and companies that host the CD's, that don't really have YOUR best interest as a performer at heart. As is true in any business, making money is probably the ultimate goal, right? Well, you NEVER want to get into a situation that you pay money to read for a CD who literally just takes that money and is not helpful at ALL. It is those workshops that leave you feeling as though you've essentially just paid for an audition, (which is kind of odd in general, might I add) and got totally ripped off by some CD who didn't even act as though they wanted to be there in the first place. Yeah it's true, unfortunately some CD's are bitter towards actors. --- This is where I'll add this quick NOTE: Always avoid bitter CD's! They aren't fun to deal with lol. --- OR worse, you realize that you've spent money reading for some random casting assistant who may not have any say at all in the actual casting process at the time of the workshop.
Again, as I mentioned before, I have been very fortunate to meet some wonderful casting directors, CD associates and even CD assistants who LOVE conducting workshops, are very helpful, and love helping actors! The good ones are out there, you simply must seek them out!
My advice to you is to do your research on the casting professinal that you are signing up to take a workshop with! Also, make sure to do research on the company that hosts the CD workshop! (Seriously don't waste your money on the ones that charge an arm and a leg for a workshop.) And MOST importantly, be sure to get into a good acting class! Whether your class is conducted by a CD or an acting coach, make sure that he or she will truly help you develop your craft as an actor, and not just take your money without being helpful. The bottom line is: yeah, there are some CD workshops can certainly be helpful. Whether you choose to pay to attend these workshops or not, it is ultimately your talent that is what will carry you in this biz. ;)
Jesse Daley is an actor and a writer who lives and works in Hollywood, California.