8 CAREER TRANSFORMING TRUTHS FOR ALL ACTORS

Shaun Grant
8 min readAug 4, 2019

Whenever I write something like this, my objective is to teach in love and intuitively channel wisdom and guidance that everyone can benefit from. The longer I’ve been an actor, the more I realize that it becomes less and less about headshots, submissions and workshops and more about self-love, growth, love of the craft, love of fellow actors and passion.

Within these five elements contain every bit of success and fulfillment you could ever desire. Great thing is, it rarely happens outside of you. These shifts take place within. And within these five shifts, I’ve discovered eight life/career transforming truths that can open up so much more for you as a performer.

1. SUPPLEMENT YOUR ACTING WITH SOMETHING ELSE YOU LOVE JUST AS MUCH.

We all have had the habit of taking all of our energy and loading it onto our careers without taking anything else into account. Although this may work well for a bit, eventually it burns you out and impedes your progress.

Take some time to do some deep introspective work and ask yourself, “Other than acting, what else do I really enjoy doing?” For me it was fitness and life mastery coaching. Here comes the greatest benefit of having another passion supplement your acting: You don’t become attached to outcomes and you don’t get desperate.

I can remember starting out and really really wanting to book some important auditions. When I didn’t book them, my life would fall apart for a short time. Too much of my happiness was invested in booking the gig. Since booking was the source of my happiness, you can imagine what non-booking did to me, my confidence and well being.

Looking back on it now, the best approach was to get excited, do my best and accept whatever outcome that happened as the perfect outcome for all involved.

2. DEVELOP A POWERFUL MANTRA FOR YOUR CAREER.

I wrote an article here, on the Power of The Spoken Word for Actors and it really hit home for me, that whatever I speak or write down in my…

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Shaun Grant

Shaun Grant is a dynamic entreperformer that is a recognized authority in personal performance & transformation. Consciousness in all areas is what he lives for