Execute. Achieve. Accomplish.
Memorize those three words because they should be in your Script of Life.
Living in today’s world is hard; it just is. You’re either in it for the count or you’re a lump on the casting couch.
There is no easy way to be a part of the entertainment field. Following these three simple steps will help you navigate the rough business known as show business.
EXECUTE – carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, or course of action)
Have you ever procrastinated? You know you have… so get that sly grin off your face.
Let’s take the word “procrastinate” out of your vocabulary and replace it with “execute”. Strike “procrastinate” right out of the ballpark because if you procrastinate in show business, you may be ousted.
Focus on executing from the moment you receive the message that you have an audition. You should immediately begin working on your character, memorizing your lines and putting together a list of questions to ask the production. Because if you don’t, the next person in line will. And guess who the producers and directors would prefer to work with? You got it! Someone who executes.
ACHIEVE – successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage
Once you’ve shifted gears and learned how to execute like it’s second nature, you’ll be happily on your way to achieving your goals.
The goals you want to achieve can go way beyond the obvious objectives (such as performing better now that you’ve learned your lines,) Items you may want to achieve as an actor are things such as taking more acting classes; working on your voice, body and imagination; having confidence.
Achieving your goals will bring you great accomplishment.
ACCOMPLISH – achieve or complete successfully
Ah! You’ve perfected your role and the job is done. Not so fast, buster.
The end of a production is not really the end because you’re really just getting started. In order to go above and beyond, you want to accomplish other things such as making genuine connections; marketing the product and yourself; having an attitude of gratitude.
By constantly pushing through the boundaries, you open yourself up to more accomplishments.
Join us on Twitter to list CHARACTERS that use the three steps: Execute. Achieve. Accomplish.
We’ll start the list…
Ellen Ripley – Alien film series, played by Sigourney Weaver
Han Solo – Star Wars, played by Harrison Ford
Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada, played by Meryl Streep
Iron Man / Tony Stark – Marvel Comics, played by Robert Downey Jr.
Sarah Connor – Terminator franchise, played by Linda Hamilton
Fox Mulder – The X-Files, played by David Duchovny
Elle Woods – Legally Blonde, played by Reese Witherspoon
John McClane – Die Hard series, played by Bruce Willis