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by Alison Haselden
It's a Slate of Mind

Ep. 64: 5 Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up On Your Acting Career


There comes a time, or two, or three, or a hundred, when an actor feels like they will never make it in the entertainment industry. This business is hard, and there are so many factors, mostly outside of our control that can determine whether or not we find the success we dream of.

And speaking from experience, this feeling SUCKS. It can be devastating and put you into a funk that can last for days or months even. It can shake the very foundation of who many of us are and that’s never a fun experience, but if sorted out properly, it can actually serve as a catalyst for something greater.

Whether you’ve been there before, are feeling that way right now, or are looking to the future, it’s important to understand your options in these moments and some positive ways to move forward without falling into the same vicious cycle. Today I’m sharing 5 steps I would recommend taking when you feel like you’ll never make it as an actor. These are things I’ve done myself and have been suggested by many coaches and mentors over the years. As always, take what works for you and leave the rest.

About the show:

It's a Slate of Mind with Alison Haselden is a video-podcast designed to spark honest, unfiltered conversations within the entertainment industry community about things we're all thinking but don't talk about enough. It can feel isolating in this digital age (anyone else trapped in a self-tape bubble?), but we don't have to go it alone. Alison invites you to join her circle of friends new and old as we tackle the industry together. Alison Haselden grew up as a child actor and singer (her first time on set was age 6!) performing in commercials, print ads, film, TV, professional theatre, and recorded music between Orlando, FL, Nashville, TN, and Los Angeles, CA. She's now Atlanta, GA based pursuing film and TV as well as screenwriting.

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Episode 64

Season 4

by Alison Haselden