Wait – not an actor? Make no mistake, this IS about you, too.
After a day of auditioning, the director has narrowed it down to two actresses. They both did a fantastic job. The director loves them both. Tough decision ahead. The part, of course, goes to only one of them.
Let’s follow both actresses and see what happens.
One of the actresses leaves the audition and immerses herself in her day. She reads a book; she visits with a friend; she puts her laundry in the machine; she eats some mad, crazy, delicious pizza; she helps an old lady across the street; she takes a power nap; she goes to her day job and commits to it as if that is what she’s supposed to be doing. She digs into whatever is in front of her as if it matters.
The other actress wanders through her day analyzing her audition. “It went really well. There was a good energy in the room. Hmm…should I have asked to try it again? I could have done better. I could have shown them more. I’m not sure I wore the right blouse. Dammit. Maybe my agent can get me some feedback…shit, my agent is at lunch. Who is he having lunch with? Probably a more important client. I need this job. I fucking sucked in that audition…again!”
I don’t have scientific proof for what I’m about to say. I do, however, know there is truth in it.
When the director is pondering his decision, he’s going to be influenced by how these two actresses are partaking in their lives. I understand this may sound a little woo woo. But as he looks at their headshots trying to make this tough decision, my strong bet is that he will pick the actress who is immersed in her life, not the one in drama mode. It’s not logical why he picks the one actress over the other. He’s just gets a better feeling about her.
Remember, intuition is prevalent in all of us. And even though the director is not in physical proximity to these actresses, he is still receiving information.
Live like it matters. It does.