My Ultimate Resource Guide For Actors

(AKA What I WISH I Knew About At The START of My Career!)

My Ultimate Resource Guide For Actors

(AKA What I WISH I Knew About At The START of My Career!)

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Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do... I only recommend what I actually use! 

Jump To Resources For:

Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do... I only recommend what I actually use! 

My Self-Tape Set Up:

Lighting Kit
Value-packed, budget-friendly, professional lighting kit. Includes 2 umbrella reflectors, 3 light stands, bulbs and equipment carry bag. 
Camera
The camera I use for my photos, social media content, filming short clips and more. I really like it because it's a great starter camera and a joy to use!
Affordable Lav Microphone
A great choice for a lavalier microphone. This one has a long wire for ease of use, connects to pretty much every device, and has a great sound quality!
For Voice Over Auditions
 A solid microphone set up for voiceover auditions, podcast interviews, youtube videos, song recordings and more. I love that it plugs directly into my computer and is easy to set up.
On-The-Go Phone Light
A useful tool to have these days, this selfie ring light is perfect to stick to your phone or laptop. It works really well, plus it has 3 different lighting modes.
Adobe Premiere Elements
This program is easy to learn, great for self-tapes, content creation, editing films and more. (If you're more advanced in editing, I'd recommend checking out the Pro version!)

Affordable Acting Training from The Experts:

Masterclass
Learn from the best in the world, from the comfort of your own home and at your own time. A collection of online class for all skill levels for acting, filmmaking, screenwriting and more!
Larry Moss
Get inside the mind of the world's most famous acting guru through his detailed book on technique. Moss has coach Oscar-winning actors such as Leo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank and more!
Margie Haber
Straight from the #1 Audition Technique expert and teacher, comes her insightful book. Margie has coached household names such as Brad Pitt, Halle Barry and Vince Vaughn.

Resources for TRUE Actor Side Hustles:

One Funnel Away Challenge
If you want to learn business or expand your own, this is the best $100 you will ever spend. Taught by $100M entrepreneur Russell Bruson and his team of coaches. This is the best course I have ever taken.
Affiliate Bootcamp
If you want to earn a commission by promoting other people's or company's products, look no further than this free course. You'll get access to tons of step-by-step action plans to create a profitable side hustle!
Network Marketing Secrets
For my networking friends: this is the ultimate guide to attracting the right people who are super interested in what you're selling, and sign up in your downline! Get your free copy of this book by clicking the button below.

Additional Business Tools I Can't Live Without:

ClickFunnels
Building an online business? ClickFunnels makes it easy to build beautiful websites and profitable sales funnels. No need to learn how to code or work with a web designer.
Fiverr.com
Need an editor for your youtube videos? A film poster designed? Whatever you need, Fiverr's got the solution. Find any service from talented freelancers around the globe in under 5 minutes. 
Traffic Secrets Book
Learn evergreen marketing tactics and traffic strategies to get more people to see your website, your socials, and your art. Order your copy for free today by clicking on the button below!
Adobe Stock Images
 The ultimate one-stop-shop for access to millions of royalty-free stock images, photos, graphics, and more. A very helpful resource when creating content and promotional materials.
Placeit
I use this tool solely for the mock up generator - it is incredible! Create professional images for your t-shirts, books, film promo, festival buzz and more in minutes! 
Canva
 I am not a designer and yet I have designed more than ever before (easily and for free!) with Canva. Use it for creating postcards to casting, youtube thumbails, screening invites and more!

My Morning Ritual:

The Class Workout
My go-to at-home workout. Practiced by actors such as Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts, The Class is a transformative workout of body and mind. I rarely skip a day!
Yoga Mat with Markers
Eco-friendly, non-slip yoga mat for daily exercize and streching. I love this mat because it has lines and markers on it for proper posture, it's super durable and even comes with a carry strap!
Motivational Water Bottle
Reusable, BPA-free 1 gallon water bottle with fun motivational tracking that helps me drink more water throughout the day. It comes in a variety of colors and option with a built-in straw!
Passion Planner
 All-in-one planner that is designed to help increase your productivity, organization and focus. These planners come in a variety of sizes, colors, and calendar options.
Favorite Green Drink
My all-time favorite green drink packed with superfoods, a caffeine boost and a hint of watermelon flavor. My daily dose of all things nutritious - that actually tastes great!
Favorite Pre-Workout
 The best pre-workout I have found to date. It keeps my energy up, levels my mood, is a healthier choice compared to others in the marketplace, and has a great selection of tasty flavors! 

AJ's Book Club: The Books That Have Shaped My Life

Big Magic
The guidebook for living a creative life by multiple NYT best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. This book talks about creativity, approaching projects, inspiration, and courage. 
Real Artists Don't Starve
A no-nonsense practical guide to using your creativity as a competative advantage in the marketplace. Every chapter is based on a principles that you can implement immediately.
Willpower Doesn't Work
Instead of relying on limited willpower, learn how to change your environment and set yourself up for success. This book shows you how to create consistency and crush your goals quickly.
The 10x Rule
 In this book the author breaks down how to create massive action to create more of what you really want. I recommend the audio version as it is a great blend of intense and inspirational.
Breaking The Habit...
If you want to truly expand your thinking of what is possible for you, then look no further than this book. Packed with scientific data and incredible real-life examples.
The Alchemist
 An enchanting novel filled with wisdom and lessons about going after your dreams. A story well-known and loved all over the world - and even Will Smith's favorite book!
The Obstacle Is The Way
This book dives deep into history, philosophy and even stoicism. Filled with amazing stories of triumph from some of our greatest heros. It made me tougher and more resilient.
Essentialism
 A must-read if you are feeling overwhelmed, unproductive or overworked. This concept of essentialism has shaped pretty much every area of my life and I am happier for it.
The Millionaire Fastlane
 This book (and especially it's sequel) are kinda like stepping into the Matrix. If you can't handle it, don't do it. Awesome info for wealth-creation and outside-of-the-box thinking.
The Magic Of Thinking Big
The best way I can describe this book is: personal development 101. An insightful, easy read full of practical actions you can take to improve the quality of your life.
The Hero's 2 Journeys
My TOP recommedation. Ideal resource for writers, screenwriters, actors, storytellers and filmmakers to learn how to structure your stories from the experts. Very enjoyable!
The Talent Code
Greatness isn't born. It's grown. And this book proves it. This is a must read for all artists who have the desire to either get unstuck and/or keep improving thier craft.

What I'm Currently Testing Out:

QuickBooks
 Bookkeeping made simple. This is an awesome accounting software for small business owners to keep everything organized. Will let you know how I like it soon!
Content Masterclass
This class teaches both the theory and the practice of creating the right kind of photo and video content for social media, in order to get the visibility you need. Excited to dive into this one!
No Filter Necessary
 Online makeup course! A proven, shockingly simple makeup routine for creating a camera or stage ready face in 15 minutes or less. Can't wait to do this one! Lots of great testimonials!

The Programs That Changed My Life:

Unleash The Power Within
I have done this event multiple times! It's amazing! Now virtual, a 3.5 day personal development event with #1 Life Strategist Tony Robbins. Lots of fun, powerful stories and strategiest to break through limiting beliefs and take control of your life!
Date With Destiny
Truly a life changing experience. I flew to this event in Florida and now it is in the comfort of our own homes! Discover your purpose, work on your relationships, your goals and so much more with Tony Robbins as your guide. It's phenomenal!
2CCX Coaching Program
The virtual business conference of the year. I've attended twice already - it's awesome. Includes a lineup of A-list speakers, step-by-step processes and inspiration all around. The cart opens up only a few times a year and it's very affordable!
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