Feeling sincere with the word "Congratulations" when watching someone else celebrate what you are working so hard to achieve yourself can feel impossible. 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 third way to keep your emotions in a healthy place and your friendships strong.
One tactic for harmony between actors is to give each other kudos whenever possible. It may be hard to do, however, especially when your peers are working and you’re not. But, sometimes, taking the focus off yourself can actually help free you up for more opportunities to come in.
Try taking the high road when you need to and express your joy for your friend’s success, even if you currently feel less than successful. This support will greatly strengthen your relationship with a fellow actor. You could actually promote their gigs. Maybe interview them on your blog or post your pride on Facebook. And, if you need to, ask your actors friends to do the same for you.
In the same way that you need to make a plan for your career success, you can plan to navigate how you will handle your fellow actors’ successes. Set clear boundaries, get creative, and celebrate each other’s successes for harmony on and off the stage. Actor relationships can have happy endings, you just need to be an active participant in the plot.
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How often do you celebrate someone else's success? The more you practice it, the easier and more genuine your celebrations will become. Whose success in your circle of actor friends can you celebrate right now?