"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
Though 2009 brought me some wonderful opportunities I am more than ready to step into 2010 and all that it will bring! I've deemed 2010 "The Year of the Hustle" so instead of New Year's Resolutions I've decided to create my Top Ten Goals as well as an Action Plan to help me attain them.
    2010 Career Goals
  1. Live a healthier lifestyle
  2. Land a Commercial Agent
  3. Become SAG-Eligible
  4. Get listed on IMDB
  5. Book a national commercial
  6. Land a Manager
  7. Land a Theatrical Agent
  8. Book a co-star credit
  9. Book a lead role in an indy, short or student film
  10. Develop vocal strength/stamina

Action Plan: 1st Quarter

  • Eat more foods made from plants & less made/manufactured in plants
  • Buy/barter dance/fitness membership
  • Create targeted list of agents, managers & casting directors to contact using IMDBPro
  • Minimum of 1 Casting Director Workshop per month
  • Take new headshots: shoot, retouch, print
  • Take Killian's Commercial Workshop

Action Plan: 2nd Quarter

  • Continue eating more foods made from plants & less made/manufactured in plants
  • Actively use dance/fitness membership
  • Continue submitting to agents & managers until I secure representation
  • Minimum of 1 Casting Director Workshop per month
  • Take an improv class {Groundlings or ACME}
  • Create my reel
  • June: Send thank-you notes/gifts to those who've booked me, referred me, etc. during the first half of the year
  • June: Re-evaluate & update my action plan for the second half of the year

Action Plan: 3rd Quarter

  • Continue eating more foods made from plants & less made/manufactured in plants
  • Actively use dance/fitness membership
  • Continue submitting to agents & managers until I secure representation
  • Minimum of 1 Casting Director Workshop per month
  • Scene Study/Audition class {Stan Kirsch or Margie Haber}
  • Add additional footage to reel if available

Action Plan: 4th Quarter

  • Continue eating more foods made from plants & less made/manufactured in plants
  • Actively use dance/fitness membership
  • Continue submitting to agents & managers until I secure representation
  • Minimum of 1 Casting Director Workshop per month
  • Continue scene study class
  • Begin working with vocal coach
  • Add additional footage to reel if available
  • Dec: Send thank-you notes/gifts to those who've booked me, referred me, etc. during the second half of the year
  • Create goals & action plan for 2011!

Some may consider these goals lofty or unrealistic but those are the people who obviously don't know me or the way I operate. Tell me I can't do something and watch it get done just to prove to you that I can. But I'm not fooling myself, reaching these goals will require a huge amount of focus & persistence on my part as well as FAVOR on God's.


As I wrote on twitter & facebook today, I'm ready to embrace all that 2010 will bring with those who have loved, supported and encouraged me along the way. Happy New Year my friends!


7 Responses
  1. Christine Says:

    I love this post and Happy New year brandi :) May all your dreams, and goals come true! I believe in you


  2. Lawfrog Says:

    You can absolutely do it! I have no doubt that you can accomplish all of this and more. GO YOU!!!!


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


  4. Wonderful. I'll be cheering for you! :)...

    Shenita.


  5. AmbitiousB Says:

    I'm late but THANKS for all the encouragement!! It helps.


  6. Brittany Says:

    Now that's what I call a plan! You have it all mapped out..Fantastic! Go for it!

    I love "The Year of the Hustle"


  7. Now THIS is what I call an action plan! Very detailed, very specific. I'm going to borrow your idea and come up with a detailed hustle sheet for myself. :)

    Thanks, Brandi, for your continued support and continued reports! May the favor of God be with you always.

    - Justen


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