Time for the words you may not have even realized you’ve been waiting for…

OK… ready?

You need to take a vacation.

Besides the fact that, you know, we all just survived a global pandemic, I believe the obsession with always being “available” is leaving actors drained and uninspired.

And guess what happens when you’re drained and uninspired?

You don’t book.

It’s time to push back on our overworking tendencies and trust that if an opportunity is for you, a vacation isn’t going to change that. Like at all.

I’ll say it again.

If it’s for you, you’ll receive it no matter what.

Don’t get me wrong, booking out still makes me a little nervous! But as I pack to depart on a two week trip tomorrow, I know that the initial nervousness to send that book out email was so worth it.

So give yourself permission to BREATHE!

À bientôt, mes amies !

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru



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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her 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 Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.


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