This article courtesy of Jack Turnbull at Actorsite
The Chaos Theory
and your Acting Career
Chaos theory says that in times of chaos, patterns emerge.
Pattern 1: Actors who work on skills daily and relentlessly
have far more confidence when they get called in to
audition...in times of stress, we resort to habits, if you
have good practice habits, you have great skills to
fall back on. That's why we have so many Actorsite Workouts
Pattern 2: Actors develop relationships with Casting Directors
book more work. Casting are those who are PAID to remember you
and to know who you are as an actor and what you are about so
relationships with Casting are SO IMPORTANT to a career.
Pattern 3: Actors who drop off headshots to busy casting
offices get more appointments than those that don't. Add that
Actors who participate in ACTORSITE DROPS get more appointments
than those who don't.
Pattern 4: Actors who send postcards regarding their recent
success to Casting Directors get called in more than those
Pattern 5: Actors who generate their own work have long and
Pattern 6: Actors who join the Actorsite have a huge leg
up on those who flounder alone or under the distraction of
many groups who sideline you until you are "ready".
Pattern 5: Actors who drop off headshots to busy casting
offices get more appointments than those that don't.
There are so many patterns that we note and recommend for
our members...Join today
When the going gets tough...
SAVOR THE BAD TIMES, THE SLOW TIMES, THE TRYING TO
MAKE THE RENT TIMES.
SAVOR THE STRUGGLE WITH YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS,
YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
Savor the honing of acting skills, the honing of survival skills,
the honing of people and networking and creativity skills.
Savor these times as you live them, because as you grow older,
you will look back on these times as the BEST TIMES OF YOUR LIFE.
Remember that this struggle is TRULY LIVING.
NOBODY has it easy. NOBODY.
:ook at many of the "LUCKY" ones who fall into a great role
at a young age (good for them) or who came from a famous
show business family (that's hard too!) so they have a head start.
The blues are sooo much worse when you've had something and
had it taken away. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE MISSED.
Use the dark times, the deeply hurt times, the sad times.
the poor times, the desperate times,
USE THEM TO MAKE YOUR LIFE FULL and fulfilled, because if
you see these as a passing phase and not the MAIN PART OF
THE JOURNEY...then you are missing out on SAVORING THE GOOD
These are the good old days. Build on them for creative success!
All the best, Jack
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Want to know more about the chaos theory?
You may have already heard about this idea or maybe this is the first time you've heard about it but
experimenting with this idea of chaos is presumed to have started with a weatherman named Edward Lorenz, back
The Chaos Theory birthed the Butterfly Effect which basically shows that the smallest of changes in the initial conditions provided
in any experiment can drastically affect the longterm behaviors within any system.
Complete article: The Chaos Theory: A Brief Introduction
So, how might this apply to the development of your skills as an actor? Well, making small, positive changes will, at some point, create a ripple effect of
change within your whole system, for the good.
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