Lots of acting career coaches will tell you that you need to learn how to be pretty good at all the administrative tasks of being an actor to be successful.

So you’re running around trying to be a professional social media manager,
graphic designer, film editor, website programmer, headshot retoucher….

…oh, and also, a good actor. When you actually have the time.

This is a terrible idea, and it’s holding you back from meaningful success in your
acting career. Watch this video to learn what you should do instead.

You might have heard of the 80-20 rule… but do you know what it ACTUALLY means? And how it relates to actors? Learn how you can use this principle to move forward in your acting career with these tips from @ActResourceGuru @Ajarae! #ActorsLife #8020Rule #ParetoPrinciple #ShareClick to Tweet This Episode of #GuruTips!

Now I’d like to hear from YOU! How can you apply the Pareto Principle, or 80-20 Rule, to move forward faster in your acting career? Tell me in the comments below!

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To your momentum,

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.


  1. Namaste _/\_

    Love this video Ajarae

    One of my favorite and most annoying things I picked up while serving in the military before I started acting haha
    This is one of those principles I feel keeps me the sanest lol.

    I’m hoping folks watching really pick up how awesome this is even with the ease (grace) in which you are presenting it. 🙂

    Thank you always for your commitment to the industry and consistency in helping us gain new perspectives!! 🙂


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