It’s Miatta. I was gonna post this at the Facebook group, but since so many there already own/know the SMFA principles, I just wanted to share with everyone.
Basically I wanted everyone to know just how freeing this acting life can become using the SMFA principles. Reading up on actor mind taffy has allowed me to leave the audition completely satisfied just knowing I booked the room. I have had recent auditions where casting LOVED what I did. I don’t know if I will get cast, but that is okay, cause I did the damn thing and can now leave it there. I know it is literally not anything I did wrong when I don’t get cast, but that I am just not right for the part. I don’t cry or tear myself down after auditions, which is effin’ amazeballs.
The second thing that I noticed, and this was gradual, is how accepting I am of my type. This didn’t happen right away. I did my typing exercises with many people (friends, acquaintances, strangers) last year. I did the research on people who I think are most like my brand and type. And over the course of last year, I have come to completely know better who I am, and what I can offer to my buyers. I don’t submit on everything, ’cause that is a waste of everyone’s time. And because of that, I have booked 6 out of the 7 projects I submitted for in January.
Of course my brand/type could change. I want to lose weight and get into better shape. But for now, I am embracing what I have to offer and going with it.
So thank you Bonnie. And anyone that hasn’t read the book, GET IT NOW. It seriously focuses me and gets me back on track… Every. Single. Time.
Ah, Miatta, you are a goddess! Thank you for this. I am so excited that you are done with actor mind taffy, that you’re booking the room, and, um, holy cow — six out of seven booked? That’s inspiring! YOU are inspiring!
Thank you for sharing this with me, and with the readers of my column. If you haven’t written a review of the book at Amazon, I’d love it if you’d share your love there too. If you’re comfy doing so, of course.
Either way, you’re a rockstar and I’m so grateful to you for being in the world of SMFA and for sharing your victories along the way. I love all of this. And you! XO and stay ninja!
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