Actors vs Entrepreneurs: How Different Are They, Really?

The uncertainty, the high stakes, the roller coaster of drawn-out lows followed by a project that blasts off and has you working 16-hour days…

Being an actor and being an entrepreneur is similar in many respects.

I’m not saying that they’re the same thing, but it occurred to me that some of the toughest challenges and most rewarding elements of both of these professions have a lot in common. Actors and entrepreneurs need a very similar skillset to overcome the challenges of their jobs and thrive in the ecosystem of their respective lines of work.

But that’s just my opinion. What do you think?

How different is the mindset of an actor vs that of an entrepreneur, really?

I made a survey to find out.

If you self-identify as an actor or an entrepreneur (or maybe both, why not?), weigh in on the survey and see how these two high-volatility professions stack up against one another:

  • What are the top challenges in each line of work?
  • What’s the most difficult part of the job?
  • What’s the most rewarding part of the job?
  • Is it more difficult to be an actor, or an entrepreneur?
  • And finally, which one is more fun?

Share your opinion—let’s see if we can find any trends.

Take a few seconds and participate in the survey here:

Provide your email in the survey and you’ll get a ping when the numbers are in!

By Sarah Tolle

Actor, writer, storyteller.

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