In a world of constant viewership and yearning for approval, and especially in the performing arts industry, it’s easy to get trapped in a negative mindset.
These people don’t respect me so I’m going to ignore them.
This person doesn’t like my work.
That group of people doesn’t hold me in any sort of high regard like they do others.
In these moments, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself,
“Do I give my energy freely and often?”
“Do I engage with people in my industry thoughtfully and supportively?”
“Do I show respect with an open heart and open mind?”
“Do I show up, truly?”
We can only get back what we put out into the world, and generosity, community and connection make the world better. Take it one step further than you did before.