Sunday, May 6, 2012
A book for actors that's not about acting
Also, the book got me thinking a bit about how actors' lives are different. We have comparatively few habits and routines - I do different things just about every day. I go different places to work my multiple day jobs, and my schedule is constantly changing as I add auditions and fold in new projects or say good bye to old ones. Because my day to day isn't 'routine', there are a lot of things I don't do habitually.
Even so, this book is still a terrific read. You'll learn about keystone habits, and see how habits are influenced by groups, and understand why even when you build a strong habit, it may still falter under extreme pressure.
An excerpt from the book is available here. It's a guide to how to replace a 'bad' habit with a better one.