22: CONFIDENCE Part 1 – with John Wayne Shafer | SOSstudio

Confidence Part 1- with John Wayne Shafer SOSstudio.co-Session22


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Your training and instincts WILL get you there. Trust that. Click To Tweet

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • John contemplated 3 categories in life: personal/financial/professional goals and merged them. When he noticed that they were not equal and that adjustments needed to be made… He changed his career to refocus.  He now revisits this challenge every 5 years.
  • John had always been an actor but he had also been teaching because he loved it. When he stepped back, he noticed he had “accidentally” built 2 resumes: acting and teaching. Boom. Second job with no additional effort.
  • Biggest changes to the acting world in the last 10 years? The “fashion” stuff: headshots layout, rapidfire auditions, instant response times (like going from audition to callback to on set in 24 hrs…) 
  • Our greatest tool to prepare is Time but, in the world of instant everything, time is not a luxury we are often afforded. This is where training, instincts, & confidence come into play… and where fear is the death of these
  • Another of John’s “must-haves” is seeking feedback from likeminded peers and then implementing the feedback that provides not just notes, but also solid reasons why.


You have to have the ability to let go of fear. Click To Tweet

If you're focused on the work in the right way, in an open way, then you're doing your job. Click To Tweet

The extremes of the experience shouldn't dictate to you what your instincts are. Click To Tweet


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Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for tuning in to my conversation with John! We’ll continue the topic of Confidence next week with an actress who just ended her run with an off-Broadway smash hit and her plans for moving forward. If you want to add your voice to the conversation, please leave a comment below and we’ll keep talking!

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Thanks again for joining us, and a very special thanks to John Wayne Shafer!. Until next time!


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