I know what you’re thinking… “This girl is a stunt driver?”
Trust me, I thought the same thing.
But, I worked in the industry as a stunt and precision driver for quite a few years, and loved every opportunity that came my way.
So, what was the main take-away that I learned from those years of stunt driving?
The major lesson that I still use today is what I learned on the very first day… Don’t be afraid to say, “Yes.”
I’ll explain what I mean in today’s video.
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As Richard Branson says, “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
This was exactly how I started my stunt driving career. The opportunity came my way, and a casting director asked me if I could do it. Scared out of my mind, but trusting that I would figure it out, I said, “Yes.”
Besides, in the entertainment industry (as with most industries), the way others view your work is 97% from your confidence, and only about 3% from your skill.
So, I walked onto set with as much confidence as I could muster. As with anything new, there were a few bumps in the road (so to speak), but once I got the hang of it, I got more comfortable, and boom! My career in stunt and precision driving was born.
I was able to make ends meet with an amazingly exciting career, all because I took a chance and said, “Yes.”
Now, I’d love to hear from you. What opportunity came your way that was completely outside of your comfort zone, but you said “yes” to anyways? Or why did you say “no”?
Comment in the section below, and let me know your thoughts.
Until next time, keep being amazing.