HOW TO USE THE ACTORS’ BUSINESS PLAN TO GROW YOUR CAREER | Brian Medavoy

HOW TO USE THE ACTORS’ BUSINESS PLAN TO GROW YOUR CAREER

“What should I do?”

Why Actors Need A Business Plan

The Actors’ Business Plan is meant to be a living, breathing document that evolves as your career does.

The Three Core Values Of The Actors’ Business Plan

And Now, Here Are The Questions To Ask Yourself…

1. What’s Your Story?

2. Who Do You Know?

You’re more connected than you realize.

3. Who Do You Want to Know?

4. Why?

5. Are You Willing to Be Uncomfortable?

6. Are You Reading Enough?

7. What Are Your 6-Month and 1-Year Goals?

When you can set short, attainable goals you can clearly see the progress you’ve made and celebrate what you’ve accomplished rather than dwell on what you haven’t.

8. Who is Slightly Above Where You Are?

9. What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

Don’t cop out by twisting your weaknesses into strengths. “I care too much” or “I work too hard” are nice tricks in a job interview but when the interviewer is yourself, you have to cut the bullshit. Working too hard is a weakness if it’s burning you out and sacrificing your strengths.

10. How Do You See Yourself?

Don’t try to make yourself into something you’re not. We can’t all look like Chris Hemsworth. Focus on leaning into the things you can control.

11. What Are You Giving Back Daily?

12. Who Are Your Top 5 Agents and Managers And Why?

13. Should You Get A Manager Or An Agent First?

14. What Can You Do Today?

You’re not going to score a defining role every day but you can put in valuable work every day towards achieving your goals.

15. How Do You Define Success?

When you can define what success means to you, you can better inform your decisions on the road to get there. In fact, the road itself becomes clearer.

One Final Note…