We all do it because it’s a part of being human. We have a built in mechanism that continually distracts us by looking outside of ourselves. Because of this we give away our power by always trying to figure out what others are thinking. All along the easiest thing to do was to put the focus back on ourselves. We can never know what others are thinking because much of the time they don’t know themselves. Take for instance an actor that assumes that a director will have a sure idea of what they are looking for. But in the majority of cases they really don't know. They know it when they see it. That is where confidence plays such an important role. Staying true to ourselves is empowering. It brings a confidence, an ease that stands out from the crowd. It adds dimension to any role or audition material. In order to bring this to the room we must have an understanding what we are selling to begin with. This leads us to the two most imporatnt questions we should continually ask ourselves- “Who am I? and What am I selling?” As we continue to understand how our uniqueness sets us apart our auditions improve and confidence builds. When we do this we won’t be so worried about what others are doing. We have a firm foundation of where we stand in regards to our work and that is what we can bring to the table.