Goal setting | Tackling Limiting beliefs | Boosting confidence | Overcoming overwhelm | Working as a freelancer: Life as an entrepreneur | Designing your week on your terms | Remote working | Combining your skills and your interests
Being a mum of a two year old son and working across a variety of platforms/projects she can also share tips on how to start a personal brand, how to keep motivated and do the hustle so you create your ideal opportunities.
Guess what most actors want to talk me about? Shakespeare? More auditions? How to talk about to their agent without feeling scared/confused?
Yep, that is usually how it the conversation starts (btw I am definitely not the person to talk to about Shakespeare!) but there is always a deeper layer.
Underneath there is usually a money conversation; questions about logistics.
How do I make this work?
Be available for auditions but having a steady income?
Have a flexible job but one that doesn't make it feel like I am selling my soul and giving up on my creative dream.
Finding a way that I can run my acting career and 'the in-between bits' simultaneously; with ease, with no stress and still feel good and ready for the next acting opportunity.
I have a little story for you...
Just a quick intro if you don't know me.
I am Nicky; I am an actor (25 years and still going strong), coach, writer, speaker and a mum. I was also an agent for 5 years and I am a regular writer/speaker/industry expert for the Stage newspaper and Surviving Actors.
Over the years, I have had amazing highlights of my career. I have felt like 'this is it!' and in that moment get the confirmation 'I wouldn't do anything else'.
But then there have been the other times. I am going to call them the waiting years...
' Is this all worth it? I am poor, stressed, miserable and don't feel like I am where I am supposed to be in life'.
' I hate this job... why I am still here...?' Clues were in the dread of going in every morning, a constant slightly angry face and a lack of motivation, purpose and energy.
'I am losing at life. Not only is my acting career not happening, I am stuck in this rubbish situation. Not only do I feel like am a loser but all my other mates seem to have it figured out...fancy holidays to Thailand, buying 'grown up' houses, daily casual social media brags 'Yay, look at my new bag #blessed' Grrr!
'I am at the point where I feel like I am backed into a corner. I can't leave my job as it pays my bills so I am dreading my agent saying I have an audition (let alone the job) because I can't get the time off and I NEED to pay the bills.
Any of that sound familiar?
Yep. You are not the only one. I have coached almost 600 people at the time of writing and many have been actors. I always encourage my clients to dream big, to think creatively, to get laser focused on their 'successful life' BUT in the meantime you have to get paid. Especially if you live in London like I do.
This course has actually been in the works since 2014. At the time I was working as an agent and having very little time or creatively energy for my acting career.
I felt depleted and knew I had to take back the control of my own life. It was time to shake things up and make some much needed changes.
Turns out by changing things and 'deciding', the big Universe (ignore if this phrase if you don't connect with it) got the memo.
Here is what happened:
Very quickly I quadrupled my day rate and I only say 'yes' to the work I love. (Even though it felt scary at first)
I set my own hours and projects.
I increased my output... I got very focused and stopped messing about and playing small.
I got an acting job within a week and filmed a week later
Then two months later my partner and I were lucky enough to become pregnant ... so with a little person (a not so little person these days!) on the way I knew I had to make it work and I have.
The exciting news is, you can do this too...
This course will show you how. It isn't a 'network marketing opportunity' or a 'Get rich quick' scheme. Far from it. This is all about you; your talents, skills, knowledge and expertise and how you can use what you have already to make a living and a comfortable living at that!
What you will gain:
OPTIONS. I want to show you there is another way. Perfect if you are feeling stuck, confused, disheartened and 'poor' in all or some aspects of your life.
CLARITY. As actors we can sometimes gloss over the 'money stuff'. This course will help you to get laser focused, streamlined and smart with your money and your time.
Practical solutions. This is not a 'one size fits all' issue that needs solving. My coaching expertise will help you to find your version of success
The clue is in the URL 'acting career', this is about making your acting career sustainable and profitable so you can continue, thrive and be the best at what you do.
More auditions, acting jobs and money. If you can figure out the 'behind the scenes / in-between contracts' stuff, it will have an amazing and surprising effect on how successful your acting career will be.