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Monday, August 27, 2012

Motivational Mondays: Stop doing what you've always been doing

I'll admit I'm a victim of banging my head against the wall several times, doing the same thing over and over again, until I get a hard lesson which (ALAS) forces me to change my ways.  Once I stop doing what I've always been doing, the results completely change and I'm always left wondering "why didn't I figure this out sooner?"

As creatures of habit, we are are so set in our ways, our pattens of behaviour that many of us are not even aware that the way we act can easily be the very block from getting what we want. The saying goes" If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." It's so true and yet we all wake up on the same side of the bed, call up the same people, take the same classes, find a job using the same approach..

This week I challenge you to try doing something different in order to get what you really want.  Take a look at something you always do and see how you can go at it different.  For instance, if your looking for an agent and all you've been doing is sending them your headshot and resume via email but have gotten no response. Why not find out if anyone you know is with that agent and can give you some advice or offer you a referral?  Why not call their office and see if they have received your stuff and if there is anything else you should send? And if your brave enough, why not find out who the agent is that represents the department you want to be in (dance, commercial, tv etc.) and ask if they would go for lunch (on you of course;).  I've done all of these before when looking for an agent and it got me a lot closer than simply hitting send on an email.

Stop doing what you've always been doing. Be creative and have fun with finding different solutions to get to the same place.  Trust me, there are many if you take the time to look.  Step out of your boundaries and see what happens....


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