A GIVING ACTOR OR ACTRESS, IS THE ONE WHO SUCCEEDS

Shaun Grant
5 min readFeb 9, 2019

One of the greatest quotes I’ve ever come across that has helped me in my life and in my acting career is:

“If you’re lacking in anything, it means that you’re not giving enough of it.”

With this quote alone, I’ve been able to rise up from financial ruin, excess weight and career stagnation. When my acting career came to a complete standstill, just a few years ago, I knew that I had to not only change, but transform what I was doing.

I noticed something truly profound. This industry is built on, well basically, doing everything possible to help yourself. What would happen if we changed that entire dynamic? What would happen if every actor or actress decided that they would turn their attention towards helping each other?

I can honestly say that more performers would have more fulfilling careers at a faster rate. Zig Ziglar used to say, “To help make your dreams come true, all you have to do is help enough people make their dreams come true. I’d like to give you a few examples of how this will work for actors, but before I do I want to explain why it will work so well.

People in the industry never forget your kindness. When you’re in an environment that’s all about competition, creativity, generosity and kindness stand out every time.

A couple of years ago in Los Angeles, I was sitting at my home relaxing when I got the call from a producer that I had met and exchanged contact information with. He was shooting a pilot and three of his crew members decided not to show up. Holy Cow! What a scenario right? Well, I didn’t really know him that well, but I liked him and I wanted to help him out.

In all the hoopla, I was a bit anxious because I had absolutely no experience working as a crew member other than a transportation production assistant and standard production assistant. But, I asked myself, “If I was in this situation, I would definitely want someone to bail me out.

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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