We began the work of becoming an essentialist actor last week. This week I’m tackling one of the biggest struggles all of my clients have: feeling like you just don’t have enough time in the day to finish what you need to get done.
There’s a lot to do as an actor, and too often we get caught up in things that don’t matter as much as our acting careers do.
This week I’m showing you easy steps that you can take to make each hour the most productive you can make it.  Remember, we all have 24 hours in a day, so how you choose to handle each hour counts!

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Here’s my weekly theme schedule:
Mondays – Acting craft and professional development, like acting class.
Tuesdays – Self-care and household tasks, like getting errands done.
Wednesdays – Managing Acting Resource Guru, such as meetings with our team.
Thursdays – Working on my acting marketing, like adding footage to my reel, or getting my postcards and email newsletter designed.
Fridays – A catch-up day to work on the things I didn’t get to earlier in the week.
Saturdays – Creativity! This is when I get most of my writing done.
Sundays – Rest and relaxation and focusing on my spiritual practice… AKA my day off.
Remember, these are the themes that work for me. So what would your themes be? Share them in the comments below!
And if you’re ready to up-level your career, the time is NOW. You HAVE to check out the Get It Done Group, because registration ends in two days on THURSDAY (or when spots sell out)!
With personal coaching from me and support from other actors who ‘get it’, you’ll get clear on your goals, revitalize your focus, craft a plan to book your next big job, sign with your dream rep, get your creative projects off the ground, and make the next six months the most productive yet. If you want to get more info and reserve your spot, check out ActorsGetItDone.com! We start after Labor Day…
See you in the group!!

Ajarae Coleman | Workshop 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.


  1. Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!


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