What To Do When You're Just Not Feeling 100% | Workshop Guru
Happy Tuesday! Today we were going to go over how to Taft-Hartley yourself, but unfortunately… I woke up without a voice. There is a major bug going around LA and this made me realize what a common problem this is. How many times have you had something important planned, like auditions, filming, or in my case filming this episode, and as luck would have it- you end up sick! So this week, I wanted to help.

This week on #Gurutips, I’m highlighting some easy things that I do to help me avoid getting sick and what to do when you’re just not feeling 100%. Always be sure to self-evaluate, if you’re really ill, then don’t go to the audition. Your agent will understand, and the casting director certainly won’t hold it against you- they don’t want to be sick either. (They might even thank you for your honesty!)

Next week we’re back on schedule! We’ll be going over how to Taft-Hartley yourself (make yourself SAG-AFTRA-eligible) which will propel yourself forward. Joining the union is a big step, but sometimes it can be tough just to get in. Keep yourself informed by watching our previous #GuruTips episode on When To Join SAG-AFTRA, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any new episodes!

I know that you have lots of questions, and I want to make it easy for you to get them answered. Do you have a burning question that you want me to answer in Guru Tips For Actors? Email us your questions and we’ll address it in a future #GuruTips episode!

To life!

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. Ah! So many people have been sick this month!
    I went to Earth Bar and got a wellness infusion, filled with nutrients for combating a virus and it helped me recover faster. I highly recommend! 😉

  2. Face melter or ginger shots. Zinc. Check out an holistic pharmacy or store. Elderberry for throat and lungs. Slippery elm. Mastic gum for ulcers. :p. Holly basil to relax and calm sleep. – laura ann tull


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