Monday, November 16, 2009

entertainment industry coach question 259: How many years do you have to be in the industry to be considered “experienced”?

I’m not sure why you’re asking me this question. I need more context. But for now, I’ll say, “Confidence can be more powerful than experience.” In other words, if you have enough experience to know how to do your skill or craft, confidence will get you a job over someone who’s been in the industry for 20 years and still doesn’t consider him/herself experienced “enough”.

Don’t get caught up in number of years. Our industry doesn’t have a rule book. Work on your skill/craft/art, educate yourself on the nature of our industry and the business side of the business, and finally, build your confidence.

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