Do you ever feel like too much time is passing? And you’re not making enough progress in your acting career?

Here’s what I have to say about that…

Here’s the article that contains Ann Dowd’s speech if you want to read it.

These words resonated deeply with me:

“Trust yourself and trust that there is a place at the table for you.”

Sometimes it seems like we are at the mercy of external factors. Like “Yeah, someone FINALLY gave Ann Dowd her big break, and she was 56!”

But that’s not true.

Humility and gratitude and our own faith are all things that we do have control over.

You got this.

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Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru



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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.


  1. Ajarae, thank you for commenting on this topic. I smile a bit when I hear you refer to yourself as “old” (I probably have socks older than you) or even 56 as old. I’m 65 and started acting two years ago. I couldn’t agree more that it’s the journey that’s most important. For any other choice, there lies madness.


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