Managing Negative Emotions

Managing Negative Emotions

Learn tools for managing negativity, depression, nerves, anxiety, and procrastination. This section focuses on reducing the yucky feelings most actors encounter in their pursuit of a career in film and TV.

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Managing Negative Emotions
  • I've Been Dropped By My Agent - How Do I Recover From This Blow?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How do I recover when dropped by my agent?
    Is it one if my agent drops me?
    Is my manager drops me, should I quit?
    Should I quit if my reps fire me?
    What happens if my rep fires ...

  • The Breakdown Says The Character is Hot But I Don't Feel That Way About Myself?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Why am I being asked to go in for a role when the breakdown says sexy?
    I keep going in for roles that are asking for models - I don't feel that way about myself, help!
    How do I ...

  • I Have Actors Friends & Their Success Makes Me Feel Down On Myself. Help!

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    How can I keep up with my peers?
    I'm getting depressed because all my friends are doing better than me - what do I do?
    Do my friends look down on me for not being as successful as them?
    ...

  • How Do I Stay Optimistic When Bad Actors Are Getting Roles Over Me?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Am I a bad actor if a bad actor beats me to a role?
    Why am I not being chosen for roles over bad actors?
    Am I that bad an actor if another actor who I think is terrible is more ...

  • I'm Losing My Passion For Acting, How Do I Get It Back?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How can I get my passion for acting back?
    How do I reclaim my passion for acting?
    Is acting over for me if my passion goes?
    How do I get my mojo back for acting?
    How do I fire u...

  • How Can I Act From A Place Of Relaxation In An Audition Environment?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How do I stay relaxed in auditions?
    How do I overcome nerves in the audition room?
    How do I stop being anxious in the audition room?
    Auditions make me anxious! Help!
    How can I s...

  • I am Still Auditioning For Co-Stars - How Do I Stay Positive?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Why am I auditioning for co-start if I have played leaded?
    Why should I audition for co-start if I have been guest stars?
    Is my career dying if I'm back auditioning for co-stars...

  • How Do I Stay Positive When There Are No Auditions Around?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How do I stay positive when I don't have opportunities?
    How do I keep from getting down when I don't have auditions?
    I don't have auditions, how do I stay positive?
    I'm down bec...

  • How Can I Commit To Self Tapes When I Keep Thinking No-One Will Watch?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Are my self tapes being watched?
    How do I know my self tapes are being watched?
    Should I bother self taping, how do I know they are being viewed?
    Should I phone in this self tap...

  • Should I Keep My Auditions Secret From My Actor Friends?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Should I share audition details with friends?
    Should I hide audition details from friends?
    Will actor friends steal auditions from me if I tell them about it?
    Will actor friends...

  • My Resume Doesn't Stack Up To Others My Age - Help!

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    My resume is small compared to my contemporaries, is it over for me?
    How do I overcome a small resume?
    Does my slimmer resume at my age affect my casting?
    How do I overcome my s...

  • Is It Bad That I Feel Jealous Of My Successful Friends?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Why am I jealous of my actor friends?
    Am I bad person to be jealous of my actor friends?
    My more successful actor friends make me feel bad about myself, what do I do?
    Why am I s...

  • I Have Actor Friends & Their Success Makes Me Feel Down On Myself. Help!

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How do I manage my self esteem when everyone is doing better than me?
    I'm getting depressed because everyone seems busier than me - help!
    Why do I feel like the only person not ...

  • The Breakdown Says The Character I Am Auditioning For Is Ugly, What Should I Do?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    I don't look ugly like this character, should I still audition?
    Should I still audition if I don't match the appearance breakdown of a character?
    Am I ugly enough to go for this...

  • How Do I Stop Comparing Myself To Others In Audtion Waiting Rooms?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    How do I stop psycing myself out in waiting rooms?
    Why do I sabotage myself in waiting rooms?
    Why do I compare myself to other actors in waiting rooms?
    How do I stay focused and...

  • Why Do I Convince Myself I Am Not Right For Every Character I Audition For?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Why do I talk myself out of auditions?
    Why do I tear myself down before auditions?
    Can you tell me why do I not see myself ever getting roles?
    Why do I talk myself out of gettin...

  • I'm Told I'll Never Make It, How Do I Combat Expressions Of My Deepest Fears?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    People tell me to give up, should I?
    Should I give up if people tell me to do?
    I'm told I'm failing, is it time to give up?
    If my family are discouraging me from acting, should ...

  • I Have A Mental Illness, Is Acting Right For Me?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Can you act if you have a mental illness?
    Is it safe to be an actor when you have struggles with a mental illness?
    Should I not act if I am mentally ill?
    Is acting and mental il...

  • I Have Nothing Coming Up, How Do I Stay Positive?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Any tips on staying positive when things are slow?
    Work is slow, how do I stay positive?
    I have no acting gigs, is it over for me?
    How do I stay optimistic when I have no auditi...

  • I Don't Feel I Look Perfect Enough, How Can I Learn To Accept Myself?

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    Am I to ugly to be an actor?
    Am I not pretty enough to be an actor?
    Can I overcome my looks to be an actor?
    Can I be an actor in spite of my looks
    Are my looks holding me back f...

  • Is It Bad That I Feel Jealous Of My Successful Friends?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Why am I jealous of other actors?
    How can I stop being jealous of other actors?
    What is jealousy telling me about my career?
    How can I manage my jealousy of other actors?
    Am I a bad pers...

  • I Have A Mental Illness, Is Acting Right For Me?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Will I hurt myself as a mentally ill person by pursuing acting?
    Is mental illness possible to manage within an acting career?
    Can trauma be used in a healthy way in my acting career?
    Can...

  • A Lot Of My Acting Friends Are Negative, How Do I Help Without Getting Down?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    How can I avoid negativity with friends that are down?
    Ant tips in not getting down with friends that are negative?
    Should I stay away from actors that are negative?
    How can I lift other...

  • Should I Keep My Auditions Secret From My Actor Friends?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Should I hide my auditions schedule from other actors?
    Will my actor friends take my opportunity if I tell them about my auditions?
    Do actors steal auditions?
    Will my actor friends call ...