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From College to the Art Industry: Find Your Path to Success with Whitney Keeter
Episode Summary –
Navigating the transition from college to a life of professional success can be daunting. There will most likely be numerous rejections before you finally land a “yes”, but this doesn't mean that you aren't valuable or capable. It's just part of the process. As you move forward, it is important to learn how to separate your business and personal successes so that rejections don't feel like personal attacks.
If you want to be successful in the art industry, it takes long term commitment and effort. Put in the time and energy to increase your visibility and improve your skill set while also establishing and maintaining relationships with other industry professionals. Show enthusiasm for the work that you do, learn from those around you, and prove yourself as a capable artist so that you can climb the ladder to greater success.
In this episode, Whitney Keeter, a Professional Stage Manager, shares her story of transition and success in the art industry. While sharing her insights, she emphasizes the need to protect yourself by separating your personal life from your career. She further advises us to get out of survival mode and work from our happy place for ultimate satisfaction.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:39] Whitney shares her backstory and journey in the art industry.
[04:42] Who is a stage manager? What is their role in the theatre? And how has Whitney managed to be successful in it?
 Whitney’s favorite performances and shows that she has been part of in her career.
[12:55] Whitney’s list of superpowers that set her apart and has helped her in her journey.
[15:35] The best way to navigate the transition from college to earning a living and Whitney's experience in the space
[22:38] What did Whitney do to continue her education post-college to stay relevant to the changing environment?
[27:18] What does working from your happy place mean to Whitney?
[30:16] How to separate your personality from your job to protect yourself and still be present in your work.
[34:39] Whitney’s advice for someone starting out on how to find their unshakable success.
About Whitney Keeter –
Whitney is a PSM and Production Supervisor for The Play That Goes Wrong in NYC and has been a Professional Stage Manager for 15 years—worked up from small regional theaters in Alabama to commercial theaters in NYC.
About the Host –
Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster
She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.
Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.
How to Connect with Belinda:
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth