Is there something different about the entertainment industry elite, grasshopper?
You know I always tell it like it is. No sugarcoating. No fluff…
Short answer yes there is. Having studied them, to reverse engineer their formula for success, I discovered a secret that none of them really talk about. I don’t blame them and this release is not about “exposing” them.
The information is out there if you look hard enough. Lucky for you, as a tribe member, I’ve done the digging for you.
Not only am I going to tell you their secret, I’m also going to tell you exactly how you can duplicate their success, by doing what they have done.
So without further ado, here’s the secret…
The industry elite, from Taylor Swift to The Gyllenhaal’s were well funded.
Here’s what I mean.
Taylor Swift was aided in her rise to fame by her ability to blend in as the girl next door. If you grew up in the lap of luxury and on a multimillion dollar estate, she very well could have been the girl next door.
Even though celebs like to play up how they paid their dues and suffered until they finally made it to the big time, those stories are often…embellished.
Take our current example Taylor Swift. When she was shopping for a record deal and couldn’t find one that was suitable and allowed her the artistic freedom she desired, guess who she turned to? Her dad, Scott Swift, wrote a check and founded the record label that she is still signed to today.
Pretty sweet, right?
And she’s far from the only one. Maroon 5 front man Adam Lavine had an upbringing that set him up with the freedom to indulge in creative pursuits. When you’re born into a fashion fortune, you can do that sort of thing.
Oh yeah, his bandmates weren’t exactly roughing it either. They attended the same private schools.
Don’t think it’s only musicians though. Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) was born into wealth, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal come from a successful industry family, Kate Mara was born into a family that founded the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers (a multibillion dollar empire), Allison Williams is the daughter of Brian Williams the NBC anchor that has been pulling in 8 figure pay days since the 80s, the list goes on and on.
This is not intended to be a rich kid bashing whatsoever. This is about reverse engineering success and in order to do that you have to identify where they started from.
Big businesses call it market research. Politicians call it opposition research.
I call it common sense…
Once you identify key success factors, you then figure out how to duplicate that success factor yourself. Sometimes you can do this directly. For example, a key part of Dwayne Johnson’s success was the ability to do his own stunts (it’s hard to find a body double for that guy!).
So if you were reverse engineering him, you could directly duplicate that factor and get stunt training.
Some factors, like the one we’re talking about, are more difficult to directly duplicate. If you dig around the interwebs, you might find blueprints for a garage time machine to take you back in time to your childhood with a winning lottery ticket in hand.
When it’s built and you’ve successfully had a few round trips, drop me a line and I’ll update this release. Until then, let’s shelf that possibility LOL.
So how do you duplicate a success factor like this one?
Short answer: you don’t duplicate it, you have to defeat it. I’ll come back to that in a second.
First, I want to go over a point I made at the beginning. There is something different about the most successful people in the industry. Success leaves clues, and scientists have now discovered the reason that wealth may be generational. Success literally leaves clues in your DNA.
Here’s a stunner: the wealthiest 85 people in the world hold as much wealth as literally all of the world combined. Wrap your mind around that one.
Researchers from New York University and The University of Southern California have discovered the genetic markers for generational wealth. I don’t mean a McMansion and a leased Mercedes kind of “wealth.” This is generational wealth like that of the Rockefellers, the Morgans, and the Vanderbilts (by the way Anderson Cooper is an heir of the Vanderbilt fortune, one of the largest fortunes in world history).
So if Rockefellers are born genetically programmed for success, it’s reasonable to deduce that multigenerational industry families are too.
What does this have to do with your career? After all, you can’t change your genetic markers…or can you?
Again, you don’t duplicate it, you have to defeat it.
See, when you devote yourself to a field of study (whatever it may be) you begin to reprogram you mind for success. So, even though you will be playing catch up, you can in fact rewire yourself for the acting success that you seek.
This means that in order to conquer that success factor, you have to dive deep into your training. If you’ve been here for any length of time, you probably know that I’m not a big fan of training for training’s sake.
The reason I caution against that is that most actors will train incessantly and just expect that the training will magically make roles fall in to their lap. You have to train with a purpose and cover all of your bases so that when opportunity knocks, it won’t find you unprepared.
It’s not just about taking classes and rehearsing nonstop. Simply reading a book has been shown to create powerful neuronets (that’s the brain wiring) too. Look, you can’t conquer what you haven’t yet mastered so if you don’t know the history of the industry, if you don’t know the inner workings of the industry forwards and backwards, you can’t expect to conquer it and leave your mark.
Part of my mission is to give you this through Boost My Star and make it easy for you, so be sure to spend some time reading through each release. When you do this, not only are you getting insider knowledge of how the industry works that you can’t find anywhere else, you are literally programming yourself for acting success.
Conquering this success factor takes a bit of dedication, but it should be fun for you if you actually love what you do.
The other success factor is even easier to conquer. You actually have access to unlimited funds, right now, as you read this.
While it may not be in the form of bank notes, you have more than enough capital available.
Here’s what I mean. The industry A listers, whether they are multigenerational or not, took advantage of their familial wealth to give themselves options and open doors.
You can do the same thing too, without spending the vast sums of cash that they spent.
For example, if they needed to get some face time with a blockbuster producer, they simply bought a table at a charity event and had the producer as their guest. Easy, right?
You have the power to do this too and your capital is worth more to them than money.
I’m talking about social capital.
See, in a world where attention is literally everything, you can swing open doors that previously required a bar of gold to budge.
It’s no secret that a social media influencer can make tons of cash but what’s even more valuable is that once you build an attention asset like an Instagram following, you can leverage that asset (instead of cash) to open doors.
Does Mindy Kaling’s blog ring a bell? How did she get the face time she needed in order to launch her post-The Office career?
Once you build this asset you can either use it to give shout outs to anyone who send you a t-shirt or you can direct that attention and influence towards your larger goal.
For example, if an A lister is looking to meet the marketing demands of her latest project, an online interview that gets 500K views is 3X more exposure than they could get for any of the late night shows.
There are 1000+ ways to leverage this attention to open doors that were previously closed, to meet the people you need to meet, and to thrust your career forward like no other time in history.
I’ve developed something to make this even easier for you. Not only does it help you conquer this success factor, it puts your industry credibility on steroids too. Go here to get the details on that.
In a later release, I’ll dive into some strategies on how you can leverage your new attention asset once you’ve built it, but for now I want to know what ideas you have in mind. Let me know what comes to mind in the comments below or shoot me an email.
What are you going to do now that you know? If you’re serious about making big moves in your acting career then don’t you owe it to yourself to give yourself every advantage possible?
See you at the top,