Dee Wallace writes:
I want us all to look at our beliefs and thoughts about acting and the business (they are two entirely different subjects, you know!).
The purpose of this is to bring to our consciousness any conflicting intentions or beliefs we may be holding that are sabotaging our success.
You can’t JUDGE the “business” or the “jerks who won’t let you audition” and expect to successfully get in a room to do that very thing!
And you really, really want to want to act because if you are conflicted, you will create sabotage around what you think you want!
Some examples of this look like the following: 1. I really want to act BUT I can’t make enough to support my family/am too old, fat, or the wrong type. I don’t have an agent. I don’t know how to get started. It’s a horrible time to begin blah, blah, blah.”
She continues with more helpful examples of self-limiting beliefs and thinking, and also reminds actors:
The business can shift your focus to it being “a job”, and lose the creative essence that is the core of acting. Remember the joy of sharing your heart that made you want to act in the first place. Celebrate yourself and your gift. Ultimately, you stay in joy and create what you want.
Quotes from a previous site – her current site is iamdeewallace.com.
Dee Wallace is author of the book Conscious Creation
Hear our audio interview in post Dee Wallace on Conscious Creation.