Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HOLAwave: Are You Losing The Chase?

[HOLAwave represents a series of guest blogs by industry insiders giving informative and educational tidbits for the Latino performer. They can range from acting and auditioning advice, tech tips, legal advice, marketing, producing tips, and so on. Get caught up in the wave– the HOLAwave.]

(This blog was originally published here.)

"You can get tired chasing a dream."

That's what this actress told me when we were going home from her show.

She had just done King Lear, and she told me about how tired she was of juggling a day job, and trying to build her acting career.... So I told her what I always tell everyone....

If you want to be a successful actor, why not do something that teaches you about business instead of being a waiter, or a caterer, or whatever?

Bones Rodríguez is an actor, author and "entreperformer" who was born and bred in New York City. He can be seen in a bunch of commercials, plays, television shows, and independent films. He is the author of Captain Kirk's Guide To Women, published by Simon and Schuster in 2008, as well as a number of other books, including No More Waiters: How To Build Your Acting Business Without A Day Job and Half-Assed Health: How To Look Good Naked... Without Starving, Suffering or Surgery, among others. As an entrepreneur, he helps people build their own part-time online business, so they can work from home but still earn an income. For more information, click here, here or here.

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