If you don’t want to be an actor with all your heart, mind, body and soul, then do something else. This is a challenging business. You have to really want it. You’ll need to devote yourself 100% to being the best you can be. This industry is filled with talent and you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Take classes, take care of yourself, eat right & exercise daily, invest wisely in your career with professional photos & a strong resume. When you find a good manager or agent to represent you, continue networking and marketing yourself. Promote yourself. Create a good database and send out updates about what you’re doing & where your work can be seen. Talent is important, but I’ve seen many talented actors fail because they don’t do the marketing that’s required. You’re a product. Make sure that you advertise & promote it well. Keep believing in yourself. There will be many rejections, but persevere. Be well prepared & show up at your appointments on time. Do your best in the audition room, walk out confidently , then let it go. Focus on what’s next. It’s not good to dwell on the past or beat yourself up. Learn from your mistakes. You will succeed if you believe you will. Be bold, daring and courageous. Trust your instincts. Make strong choices. Take risks. Dream big, and live your dream!