Yesterday while waiting for my car to be serviced at the dealership, I noticed an employee walk into the room where I was sitting to get coffee. I noticed how he walked into the room, his energy. He stepped into the room with his hands back, a straight spine and a slight bit of force in his step. He was full of confidence. It was refreshing to see his confidence. If he was a car salesman at that dealership, he was probably the top selling car salesman. If he was the head of finance at that dealership, he was probably the best head of finance. If he was the manager at that dealership, he was probably the most loved manager. That is how he carried himself and I recognized it.
As I was sitting there I thought about confidence and how important it is to harness confidence when preparing for an audition, gearing up to perform a role and building a solid acting career.
Our belief in our skills and abilities shows up for us when we step into a room, even before we say a word. This is why confidence is important.
Confidence is trust in yourself and your ability to do what you set out to do.
You must trust yourself and your own abilities if you are looking for a director or a casting director to feel secure in hiring you for a role. I know there are many times where we are given chances in life, yet I hope you start to build your career on trust and confidence versus chances.
So what can you do to build your confidence?
- Know and understand that you are enough
- Create quotes or phrases that affirm that you are enough, write down and say these phrases aloud 10-20 times per day.
- Practice your skill and talent by taking classes or performing monologues in front of an audience weekly
- Practice your auditioning skills by booking and going on auditions
Building your confidence will definitely speak for you whenever you step into a room. You want others to also know that you are secure in your skills and abilities.
It is time to grow in confidence.
Paid Actor and Founder of Paid Actor