If you have an interest in more than one form of art in the entertainment business, you are multiplying your chances of making it big if you choose to pursue your passions. If you have an interest in both singing and dancing, for instance, you can garner a ton of experience in both by taking classes and being open to opportunities that focus on one or the other or both. If you are interested in both modeling and acting, seeking out commercial opportunities could mean booking a bunch of work.
Of course, you’ll want to have a solid understanding of the route you’re hoping to take before you take a leap of faith and hope for the best. But, no one said you have to narrow your options down to only one thing and employ tunnel vision on your way to the top.
Having a general interest in a variety of opportunities and choosing to dabble in these in the beginning of your career can also help you figure out which ones are passionate about. Maybe you try out the radio scene and quickly realize you’d rather focus on television. Maybe you think you want to be an onstage actor and, in pursuing local theatre opportunities, you begin to realize you’re not so fond of this path. You’d rather do film.
Just as in all curricular and extracurricular activities you attempt to do throughout your school years, you’ll likely take interest in different things and discover what you’re good at and not so good at. By trying out a few options and narrowing down your choices, you’ll have a much better understanding of what steps need to be taken to get your career into full swing.
You never have to stop having an interest in more than one path, either. Take a look at all of the top celebs that have taken their time figuring out which career path is best for them and how continued to pursue more than one talent. Your career can be multi-dimensional and in deciding to keep it as such, you better your chances of staying busy.
Of course, there may come a time in which one area really takes off and you choose to focus the majority of your efforts to this craft. That’s okay. That’s great, actually. If you are highly successful in one area, pursue it all the way to the top. Just leave yourself enough room to do anything else that makes you happy.