This week’s challenge is: invite one new industry connection to coffee!
We are all very busy people, I get it and that combined with being creatures of habit means we most often end up spending our time hanging out with people we already know and love. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Foster those special relationships in your life! BUT! I challenge you to invite someone new or someone you’d like to know better to coffee this week. Is there someone down ahead of you along the road that you admire who you’d love to pick their brain about career things? Is there someone new in your class who you don’t know well yet? What about that person you met at that networking event, got their card and never followed up with? Get connected people! Commit to setting a date with someone and strengthening our community! Feel free to share with me about your experience over on Instagram @itsaslateofmind or @alison_haselden. I love to hear from you!
This Week’s Guest: Jesse Malinowski
Alright now on to the good stuff. This week I was joined by the wonderful Jesse Malinowski. Jesse is an actor who you might have seen in projects like 24: Legacy, Good Behavior, or Boy Erased. He is also an entrepreneur and one of the founders of Get Scene Studios and Actors Spark. One of my favorite things I learned about Jesse is that he is SO passionate about helping actors truly believe they can do this! In an industry filled with ‘no’s’, his goal is to be a ‘yes’!
We dive into SO much in this episode. Our focus is primarily on what the building blocks of a career really are. There are certain steps that every actor needs to take at some point in your career, and at the end of the day there’s no skipping steps in this business. Even if you happen to get lucky and start booking quickly, there are foundational lessons, best practices, and character qualities that must be strengthened if you want to thrive long-term in this industry.
We also have a candid conversation about humility and managing our egos. No one is immune to the plights of the ego- we all have one! As an actor, often we are presented with quite a few more ‘ego traps’ than folks in other careers. It’s critical that we acknowledge our egos and remain aware of them as we navigate our acting careers. What do you struggle with? What are some ‘ego triggers’ for you? All of us have slightly different ones, so it’s important to get to know your ego and how to keep it in check!
Have you listened to Jesse’s episode? Tune in now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or one of the seven other podcast platforms It’s a Slate of Mind is available on today!