Well its that time.
We are talking about Booking The Gig, Pilot Season. Is that what its all about??? Hell Yeah!! thats what its all about. Everyone wants to book the gig!! Even me!! I just had a meeting and I wanted that Show more than anything!! I did research... Learned everything about everyone who is a part of the show..googled, prepared, watched....I was ready!! I had a GREAT meeting. I was on fire!! Answered questions, made comments, asked questions and everything.. Did I get the Show??????
NOPE..they went with another choice...Yikes!!!!!!!
Was I bummed??? A little..then I thought about what I tell you guys (my favorite actors) all the time..Every audition is NOT an opportunity to book the gig, its an opportunity to build a relationship!!! I just built three (3) new relationships!! I have to look at it that way because it is the only healthy way to be!! Its True. I am Excited!!! I will continue to cultivate them and I look forward to this.
During this time of Pilots, Series Regulars, Guest Stars, Co-Stars,Up Fronts and Possible Cancellations, we have to try to remember to Be Positive and Stay Up!! Your time is coming!! Be Ready and Be Open!! You may have just built the relationship that will last you a lifetime!!
I have to remember who is watching me. My Mentee, My Child..Erika (The HerShe Group) has been my mentee since September. I know she is watching how I handle situations because I am an example to her. I have to walk the walk and talk the talk. I talk to Erika about staying focused, working hard towards your goal and being positive!! (more about Erika later) We must do the same!!
Rest sometimes, okay cry if you need to, then...Call you family and/or close friends for a Love Up Session (that is when they Love on you, tell you how Fabulous you are, remind you of what you have accomplished, pray for you..everything) then Go to the Gym or Hit the Hill and put on your ROCKY music...feeling strong now.. And come Out Fighting!!
Only the Strong Survive You can Do it!! This is Pilot Season and the Ending of the 1st quarter!! Look back on what you've accomplished and Thank for Most High for each and every 24 hours!! You are making it..One Day at a Time!! Only Read Positive Books!! Only listen to positive motivating music.
When someone around you is complaining and pointing fingers ... walk away!! Excuse yourself. Politely say, your sorry that happened and "Exit, Stage Left" They usually are trying to drag you into a Pity Party..No Way!!
You can only do you and be you! and YOU is Good Enough!!
Know that I am Proud of You All!! And I am Proud of Me!!
Love Twinkie Byrd (Your Biggest Fan)
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