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Trusting Yourself As An Expat Thespian

You decided to move overseas for your career because of passion for the craft.  You saw a unique opportunity of growth and development that was untapped. However, deep down there is always that feeling of not doing enough? Today's post? 

Trusting Yourself As An Expat Thespian 

Have You Invested - Your acting career is a business and like any business it needs funding. Ask yourself where you have invested in your career. The typical investments are always visible such as headshots, acting classes, and a great acting book. However, it's the things that aren't as visible that you should consider such as social media training, career consultation, and new ways to hone your bodily instrument. You're the CEO, CFO and any other title that comes with a business, so treat your artistic career as the business you know it can be. 

Do You Push Yourself - Yes, I'm speaking of comfort zones...again!  But this time it's the comfort zones that you can enjoy not necessarily the ones that are extremely uncomfortable.  For example, try creating your own content, doing stand up comedy or take an improv class. You can even try something that has nothing to do with acting, like volunteering. Finding ways to push yourself is a sure ingredient that you're doing your best. 

Trust That Feeling - People who feel like they haven't done enough are usually people who are constantly taking inventory of their careers. Think of it this way, if you weren't nervous about performing you wouldn't practice as much. The feeling of not doing enough shouldn't be absorbed as a negative outlook, but a positive look inward to what can be done more effectively for your acting career. So when that feeling of doubt arises, smile and take a fine tooth comb to your career. 

Trusting your decisions, your schedule and your plan takes risk.  And risks are always a crucial part in any business...Expat Thespian! 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you agree? Please reply in the comments below with your thoughts. 

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia is an award winning actor who built his film career in Seoul, South Korea.   He began to flourish in 2010 gaining experience in film, television, and theater. He is known for Jojakdwen Doshi (2017), Haebangchon (2015) & Gamgi (2013).