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Acknowledge Your Own Successes and 4 Other Useful Tips

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Acknowledge Your Own Successes and 4 Other Useful Tips
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Miss this great advice from our Backstage Experts? These five tips are sure to get you moving on the road to success.

DON’T SEEM TOO EAGER.
“Just as it’s important to walk in with confidence and say a quick hello to all the people in the room, it’s also equally important to not walk in with this sense of desperation that you have to win over everyone in the room at the first moment.” —JOSEPH PEARLMAN

WARM UP SILENTLY.
“If you mouth the words of your song in rhythm, you will be warming up your articulators (jaw, tongue, lips). Additionally, several postural muscles of your larynx will be moving and getting warm, even though your vocal cords will still not be touching.” —ANDREW BYRNE

DON’T TRY TO CONTROL EVERYTHING.
“Combating control with control never works. It shuts out all possibility for solution. It shuts out all possibility of truthfully living in the moment in our work. It shuts out generating the kind of awareness that we’re looking for in life.” —ANTHONY MEINDL

ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR OWN SUCCESSES.
“Most of us are quick to find fault within ourselves and what we do. I strongly suggest that you always take a few minutes to acknowledge yourself for what you’ve accomplished, or when you have done your creative best—whether or not you get the job or the positive feedback you desire.” —CAROLYNE BARRY

DON’T MEASURE (LACK OF) SUCCESS WITH WEALTH.
“It’s time for us to stop thinking that financially struggling artists make the best art. The most skilled actors often are those with ample chances to practice their craft.” —HARVEY YOUNG

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