“Remember, pressure is a privilege.” It was some of most mysterious — and meaningful — advice we’ve ever received. Today, we explain why this nugget of knowledge will keep you sane, drive you to new heights, and sleep better at night. Sometimes.
Pressure is a Privilege
Many businesses are chock full of pressure, and the entertainment industry is no exception. When millions of dollars are at stake on your project, when hundreds of crew members are counting on your quick decisions, when networks and studios need you to “get it right” — well, it’s possible to break down under that pressure and start to cave.
When the pressure mounts, your heart races and your knees start to shake it’s crucial that you remind yourself of one very important, very true fact — all that pressure is a privilege.
Some of what we cover today:
- What feeling pressure really means
- How we handle high-pressure situations
- Why pressure is a good thing
- Why anyone in the entertainment industry feels pressure
- The reason you better feel pressure if you want success
NOW… press that giant red “PLAY” button above and embrace that pressure.
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