Set Your Actor Goals for 2021

2021 goals how to be a good actor how to be a successful actor Mar 01, 2022
Katherine Beck, The All American Actor’s Podcast

Today we are talking about your acting goals for 2021 so you can be the working actor you dream to be. Learn how to set your actor goals for the new year.

In today's episode, I'm going to show you my way of setting goals for the year. Learn an easy way to map out your Actor goals so you feel focused instead of overwhelmed and learn how to be a successful actor. 

 Using this easy system for writing down your goals you'll be able to actually reach your goals.

By the time you finish listening, you'll know:

  • Why it's so important to set Actor goals for yourself.
  • How to structure your goals for the new year.
  • your goals for 2021!

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    You're listening to the All American actors podcast, Episode 10. In today's episode, we are going to set your actor goals for 2021. That's coming up next. Ready to go behind the scenes and learn what it really takes to build a sustainable career as a working actor in the US film and TV industry. Join me Catherine bag, your all American accent coach, as I give you the insight and inspiration to take action on your career, learn my best tips and tricks to performing with an American accent and hear from working actors and other industry professionals. To give you a comprehensive overview of this biz we call show them. This is the all American actors podcast. We will get to today's episode in just a moment. But I just want to start by sending out a massive thank you for listening to this podcast for showing your support. And if you enjoyed the podcast, go ahead leave us a five star review. And when you do, you'll get a chance to be featured as our star listener of the week. And I'll even give you a special shout out right here on the show. So if you liked this episode, go ahead and leave us a review. Now, I don't know about you. But I was never really good at soccer. I liked soccer, I just wasn't very good at it. I just could not kick a goal for anything. But what I was always really good at was setting goals for myself, see what I did there. So whether it was for acting or anything else, I love setting goals. And I love a good to do list. And what I've noticed in coaching actors over the years is that not many actors think about goal setting for your business. Because let's get real well, many of us we became an actor for the love of the craft the love of performing, right? Not many of us think about the business side of acting. But the reality is that you need to think of yourself as a business. And as an actor, you got to think Well, what do you have to offer? What makes you unique? So if you're not thinking of yourself as a business and setting goals for your business, then you may be holding yourself back from furthering your career. And what happens when our business doesn't grow? Well, as actors, we usually have a day job, right? That other job that we have that's currently paying the bills paying for that weekly acting class, those new headshots. But that day job isn't always our dream career, right? So if acting is your dream career, then we can't just think of it as a craft. We can't just enjoy the creativity, we need to start thinking of it like a profession, a business. And what's the easiest way to get started in your business as an actor setting goals? So let's set some big actor goals for ourselves for this new year in 2021, shall we? Alright, first, I want you to take out a pen and paper or pencil and write down where you are right now in your career this day, right now, put it down, put down the date and write down where you are right now in your acting career. I want you to make a list of all your accomplishments and a list of your actor assets. And what I mean by that is, what sort of assets do you have for your acting career, your headshots, your real, your list of skills. So for example, all the accents you can do at a professional level. Now like I'm okay, get this accent, it's sort of passable. But like if you were put on set, you could sound like an authentic speaker in that particular accent. Or it could be a particular sport that you're really good at, you know, you know what I'm talking about. So your skill set. So make a list of those assets and take a moment just to have a look at what you wrote down. All right, do you want to draw a line through the middle of that piece of paper and make another column I want you to write down where you would like to be one year from now. So imagine it is January 2022. And I want you to write down whatever comes up for you. Where do you see your acting career? Where do you see yourself as a business for 2022 your acting career. So it doesn't matter what comes up, just write down whatever comes to mind, just put it down on the page. Okay, so now let's figure out how we're going to get there. So I like to work in 90 day cycles. So let's travel back 90 days from that one year mark. So it's about three quarters into the year. And I want you to ask yourself, what would I need to accomplish here at this moment to be able to achieve my goals at that one year mark? So it's probably about September ish, almost to the end of the year. You got like another 90 days to go. What do you need to do at this point in order to achieve your goals at that one year mark? Once you've written that down, I want you to travel back another 90 days. So now we're at that six month mark. And I want you to ask yourself again, what do I need to do now? What should I be doing right now, at the six month mark in order to achieve my goals for that three quarters of a year mark, and I want you to write down those goals on your page. Now that we've done that, you're going to travel back again, another 90 days, and you're going to be at your three month goals. And again, what do I need to accomplish at this three month marker to get me to my six month goals? And so once you've written down your three month goals, I want you to travel back yet another 90 days to where we are today. And those are your goals for today. So what do you need to do now? What goals do you need to set yourself up for in order to get yourself to that three month marker for your three month goals, and very important to make sure you've got today's date on there, your starting goal date, make sure you write down the date for your three month goals. Write down the date for your six month goals, and the date for your one year goals. And now that all of that is done, I want you to look at what you wrote down, let it sink in and tell yourself, I can do this, I will do this. I am taking steps each day to achieve my one year goal. And finally, put your goals somewhere where you can see them to remind yourself of your goals remind you to take those action steps to actually do what's on your list. And you'll find that if you follow this goal setting activity, it's really helpful to give you that motivation to do the work to achieve your goals. Whenever someone joins my online American accent program, my students will tell you the first thing I ask them to do is post their goals send their goals to me because I want it to be a reality for both you and for me. So we put it down on the page with the date and we put it out to the universe. And that is what I want for you too. So let's get to work. And let's make 2021 a year to remember a year where your career takes off. And you can forget about that day job and enjoy your life as the working actor you've always dreamed to be. And I've got something really exciting happening right now you can register for my free five day American accent challenge which is happening on January 11. We're going to work together for five days. I did this in October and it was really incredible. The actors that participated absolutely loved it. So I am doing it again. And so if you want to register and work with me over those five days, all you need to do is sign up at Katherine slash challenge. And you're also more than welcome to jump on my waitlist. For my online American accent program. American accent freeway I just opened up the waitlist. So if you want to be one of the first to register to be notified when I open the doors very soon, make sure you sign up at Katherine slash waitlist. And if you ever have a question you'd like to ask me, or if you've got any topics you'd like to hear on the podcast, go ahead and send me a DM on Instagram at Katherine underscore, underscore you can find me there, send me a DM and let's chat. And coming up next week on the show I will be sharing with you the number one reason why most us accent reels fail. I will share with you what not to do and what to do to really make your American accent real standout. That's coming up next week on the show. And don't forget to make sure to share this show with all your actor friends. Let them know what's coming up next week and invite them to tune in with you and learn how to become the all American Actor so you can be the working actor you dream to be until then go practice your American accent and I'll see you back here next time.