A favorite movie quote of mine is from an old movie, “colors”. Now I say in advance I apologize for the dirty words, but here we go….
Two bulls, a baby bull and a father bull are on top of a hill looking over a field of sheep. The baby bull turns to his father and says “Daddy, lets RUN down there and fuck a sheep”. The father turns to his son and says, “Why don’t we WALK down there an fuck them all?”
That is my take on marketing yourself in this industry….plain and simple. What are you in a hurry for? Seriously, what is it? The industry, albeit always changing, is here and I think here to stay, so why rush out there and try to do everything at once? Now, I am not saying only focus on one thing at a time, but when marketing yourself its okay to look at the big picture and realize that there are quite a few “sheep” out there in LA and if you take your time, plant seeds, stay in touch and be aggressively patient, I know that you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Why chase just one thing 100 mph when you can slowly push towards multiple things and not burn out?
To often I have seen the opposite happen. We get a meeting before we are ready, we get opportunities before we are ready and due to that, we aren’t able to bring what we need to the audition or meeting and therefore, waste an opportunity that if you were to wait, it would probably still be there in 6 months or even a year.
Create a PLAN that is consistent, focused and targeted. Stay the course and do you best to stay patient.