Friday, September 18, 2009

question 200: what does it take to make it in the entertainment industry?

Though this is a general question, I waited until today to answer it, in order to do so, in a specific way. As you can see, this is my 200th day in a row of blogging answers to your questions. I made a commitment to you, 200 days ago, and I have done whatever it takes to keep that commitment. At one point, I had to pre-answer 30 questions for the month of June because I was in an intense training and knew it would be overwhelming for me to have to come up with answers everyday.

What does this have to do with your question? Well, if you haven't started making the connection already, my answer is "commitment." This industry doesn't have specific steps that lead to specific results in a specific time frame. It is your job to set up goals for yourself and commit to them FULLY. Will there be moments when that commitment is tested? Yes. It's how quickly you reconnect to that commitment that counts.

"Commitment" is a mindset. There are many tools, strategies, and systems that I can coach you on toward "making it." However, if the commitment is not there, making it is unlikely. I can give you the roadmap, and then you must take action and drive!

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