Whether or not you were nominated for an Oscar, SAG, Emmy or Grammy this year, and whether or not you’re a seasoned pro or a struggling artist, the message is crystal clear: Hold your desire for excellence high above your craving for riches and fame. Given you now have the opportunity to present your work to thousands if not millions of people, continue to strive for mastery over mediocrity. Commit to learning all you can about your particular craft and business, and absorb as much knowledge about our ever-changing industry as you can hold. You’ll end up “ahead of the pack” with more confidence, and a greater, more worthy expression of your unique talent.
“I’m looking for the truth. The audience doesn’t come to see you, they come to see themselves.” —Julianne Moore, Best Actress