Definition: Gratitude: Thankful appreciation for favors received.
John McCarthy Casting says that there are up to 2000 people auditioning for every single role and that if you get an audition you should be grateful.
To those of us in Los Angeles pursuing our dream, we forget that we are very lucky to live in the Entertainment Industry capital – Los Angeles. We forget to be grateful that we have agents and managers. And we get to go to auditions for commercials, television, and film that other people watch at home. Many people around the world would love to be able to do these things. I know because I get emails from people from all over asking how they can get the opportunities that we have.
For those of you not in Los Angeles, maybe wishing you had the opportunity to be here, if you’re reading this blog then you have a computer or access to a computer, believe it or not, you’re lucky too.
Other people in this world are not so lucky. Kids in Iraq, Darfur, even our own country, such as the ravaged East Coast, don’t have the luxury to think about acting because all they can think about is how their family will survive the winter.
Your next audition, be grateful for the opportunity to be seen by this Casting Director, be grateful to your agent for the work they did to get you the audition, and be grateful to anybody or anything that helped you get to that audition – maybe a kind boss who let you out of work or your car that got you there safely. Notice how the audition goes – I just bet – a little better.
Thank you for reading my blog and supporting my business that allows me to take care of my family while doing what I love.
Blessings to your and your family. Happy Thanksgiving.