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Shift Your Mindset!

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With a career in the entertainment industry it’s easy to get discouraged, I get it. And when we get discouraged with anything that we love, it’s easy for the majority to think it’s time to change paths- because that’s the easy route.

Most of the time it is because something or other isn’t working out the way we think it should, other times we begin to feel like each day is a repetition of the last, or we straight up just get bored- ready for the next thing. It’s in our nature.

When this happens, it’s mostly a temporary mindset about our situation, and we can’t forget that this industry is what makes us tick. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t be here.

I drove cross country 7 years ago with a car full of clothes, shoes, books, an old box tv and a thousand dollars…. to do what? To MAKE IT…. and if you’re reading this, I know you can relate and did something similar.

I’m still here…. and so are you. Whether you’ve been here 7 years like me, or 7 days, it doesn’t matter. You’re here, right?

Don’t give up on your dream because of something that can be easily changed or shifted, like your mindset!

Just like in our love life, we may have to “spice up” our work life. We might have to remind ourselves why we fell in love in the first place. We also have to ask ourselves if we weren’t in entertainment, what else could we see ourselves doing? The majority of us won’t be able to think of anything else we’d prefer to do…. and that’s why we’re here.

I’m the reminder you needed, and it’s okay to need a reminder- we all need it once in awhile; the reminder that you wouldn’t be here doing what you do if you weren’t meant to be.

Now, go do what you were meant to do and stop second-guessing your decision to be YOU-

I’ll leave you with one of my faves…

This article was inspired by my dear friend Cori, who was my reminder.

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Lindsay Cooley

About Lindsay Cooley

Lindsay's mission in life is to set an example for everyone to believe in themselves and live the life they’ve always imagined! She believes that everyone deserves to be extremely happy, no matter what anyone else says! Shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York for the SUNSHINE, Lindsay fell in love with the entertainment industry and worked in the Adult Commercial Department at The Osbrink Agency until she was recently scooped up by FORD Models to be an Agent at their office in Los Angeles. At FORD she is able to contribute more of her expertise in fashion, which she LOVES. With a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, putting people into advertising is a natural fit. Above and beyond submitting/pitching client’s everyday she helps style test shoots, gives personal wardrobe advice and thrives on bringing positivity into any aspect she can. In addition Lindsay loves going to the beach, live music, wine tasting (cab and chard are her faves), spin class, painting and writing!