Is it possible to get ANYWHERE without really trying?
That subject sounds like a promise from a bad infomercial, doesn’t it? It may have even turned you off a bit. How is it possible to get anywhere in life without really trying?
Let me explain.
If anything at all feels like WORK, your mindset needs to be adjusted.
Most of us choose the industry that we are working in because we are COMPELLED to it. It brings us significant joy and excitement to imagine ourselves performing and playing in a creative realm. It should fuel you and your ambitions.
In other words, if you truly are in alignment, no part of what you are doing should feel like actual WORK. Every effort SHOULD feel effortless.
If the hard work that you have committed yourself to in your career doesn’t feel JOYFUL, but instead– like an annoying chore— that is a strong indication that a major mindset shift is in order. This is because your mental health is out of shape.
How to Get into Tiptop Mental Shape
Train yourself to BELIEVE.
Without belief you will not find the kind of success that will land you squarely on a television or film set, where you belong. This can be one of the toughest things for actors to do. It requires letting go of some pretty limiting patterns that may FEEL comfortable and familiar, but they are only preventing you from bringing you honest-to-goodness results.
If you don’t believe that you truly have something incredible to offer the industry you are working to break into… well, then guess what?
No acting training or audition technique course is going to make a difference for you right now.
On Today’s Show
We’re going to dive more into recognizing when your mindset is working AGAINST you, and how to consciously shift into a more productive —and more JOYFUL— headspace. I am thrilled to bring on my good friend, the incredibly successful television and film actor, director and producer, Jillian Armenante.
Welcome, Jillian Armenante!
As an actress, her film credits include HAIL,CEASAR!, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, BAD TEACHER, A MIGHTY HEART, NORTH COUNTRY and GIRL, INTERRUPTED. Her TV credits include BETTER CALL SAUL, FRESH OFF THE BOAT (recurring as Nancy), SCANDAL, THE FOSTERS, SHAMELESS, PARTY DOWN, CASTLE, THE CLOSER, PRIVATE PRACTICE, GREY’S ANATOMY. She was a series regular (130 episodes) on the CBS Drama JUDGING AMY for which she won a TV Guide Award. Jillian’s theatre credits include THE CIDER HOUSE RULES by John Irving, adapted by Peter Parnell and directed by Tom Hulce at the Seattle Rep Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum in LA & The Atlantic Theatre in NYC. For this role she received a Garland Award, a Theatreworld Award for “Debut on the New York Stage” and a Drama Desk nod.
Jillian Armenante was named Best New Director of 2015 by the prestigious NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors and the Producer’s Guild of America.
Most recently Ms Armenante produced and directed the comedy STUCK by Heather Turman and David Mickel, starring Indie Spirit Award Winner Heather Matarazzo. She produced and directed THE LIST by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, starring Saffron Burrows which recently won an award at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. She executive produced, wrote, directed and acted in the original series KITTENS IN A CAGEbased on the play by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, with Michelle Monaghan, Felicia Day, Misha Collins, Joel McHale available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Playstation. KITTENS IN A CAGE was selected for the New York Television Festival and she just received a Best Feature Award and Best New Director of 2015 from NewFilmmakers LA.
Her company Stoic Entertainment also received a deal to develop KITTENS into an animated series with the Emmy Award winning Bento Box Entertainment.
Kittens has won a multitude of awards including…Temecula, IndieFest Film, NewFilmmakersNY and many, many more…
Jillian Armenante was named Top 100 New Media Content Creators by the New Media Film Festival.