I have been laid off from two great jobs in Public Relations. To fill time while I looked for another job, I turned to a long time interest of mine—Acting. So for the last year, I've been doing extra work in film and TV, going on auditions and working on an independent film. My question is—should I continue in the 'performance' arena or should I go back to trying to find an office job?
Should you? I think you already know the answer to those questions. In your heart, you always know what you 'should' do. The doubts come when you think of the 'shoulds' that have been placed on you by external expectations. These could be related to family, parental, partner, educational and mostly societal expectations.
The other SHOULDS come from fear. Fear of not having enough money. Fear of not being able to live comfortably. Fear of what others will think. Fear of failure. Fear of SUCCESS.
My advice: Take advantage of the free time you have and explore as much of this business as you can. Listen to your body. When does it feel most fulfilled? Is it on stage? Is it on a film set? Is it connecting with new people doing PR work? Is it helping others?
It's important to search for your own truth. No one can tell you what that truth is. Only you will know.
This search may take a while, but you'll know when it comes! The next step is living your truth, which may be a harder road. But I can guarantee you that once you start living it, the money will come.
P.S. My guess is that you don't really want to go back to a 9–5 office job :)
Marisa Liza Pell
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Marisa Liza Pell, M.A., CEO of Knowledge For Living, has been advising individuals and groups for nine years.
She is known throughout the Mid-Atlantic as a gifted motivational success coach and intuitive advisor. Born with heightened clairvoyance, she intertwines this extraordinary awareness with coaching to assist her clients on every level.
Marisa's passion for the arts also fuels her work as a recognized theatre director, writer and video producer.
Marisa holds a Masters of Arts degree from Emerson College, Boston and an Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, PA.
In Boston, MA, she co-hosted a holistic and intuitive call-in LIVE radio show in association with nationally renowned healing and spiritual center Open Doors. After relocating to the Philadelphia area, she appeared on 610WIP sports talk radio, taking part in specialty talk segments, live call-ins and sports predictions. Most recently, she teamed up with Philadelphia rock station 93.3 WMMR for unedited readings on air.
Knowledge For Living was created this year to offer a combination of success coaching, intuitive advising and motivational seminars to clients so that overall well-being and balance is achieved.
She has recently teamed up with BigBreakNY.com and Creative Acting Company (NYC) to offer a new lectures series to professionals in the entertainment industry. You can read more about her lecture series in her online interview with BigBreakNY.com.
Marisa believes in making the most out of life through creative passion, which is the driving force behind her work.
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