Having support in a creative industry is invaluable! The best support comes in the form of relationships -- the people around you who keep you focused, positive, and active. Having relationships with other actors can be tricky, though. Artists are sensitive souls and it may be difficult to keep jealousy at bay when you discover your friend lands that big break. Life coach and entertainment business strategist Dallas Travers offers the second way to keep your emotions in a healthy place and your friendships strong.
2. Turn Your Creativity into Creation
If you really want to get along with your fellow actors, staying grounded and focused on your own journey is key. But let’s be real… jealousy and a little competitiveness are often a natural side effect of the business.
Use the feelings of jealousy or envy you have as fuel to create more. Work on your one woman show, write a blog post, pick up the phone and ask for a meeting with your ideal agent. Rather than wallow and wish things were different, take action. You don’t need to wait to feel better to do this, just take action and your feelings will shift.
Action is the best cure for jealousy, confusion or all around stuckness.Be wise about your choices when taking action, though. Treat everyone around you with respect and professionalism so that your energies are spent building bridges rather than burning them. Where in your career do you pour your energy when you start feeling jealous (aka: "fueled")?