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I have to say that I completely understand where you are coming from because I battle with this every single day of my career. This job can be unforgiving and the people can be ruthless. You can spend every waking moment working on your craft only to have someone with less skill and talent get the gig you wanted only because they wanted someone cheaper or they liked them personally better.
It is all subjective and that is incredibly difficult when we work so hard to continue growing. That is why I decided to turn my key focus onto the ones I love and not dedicate every moment on the job I love. My wife and son are the most important things to me and knowing this and setting up my priorities and time to show that was very difficult but, incredibly rewarding. I make sure that that time I spend in the office is 100% dedicated to the office without any distraction or screwing around and then when I leave, I leave my work there.
This business does get crazy sometimes and you will have to work long days sometimes but, that is the key word “sometimes” it should never be all the time like some might think.
I agree with you that this industry only has a couple thousand companies that we could get jobs from but, that is the top tier companies. There are so many small businesses and companies that do much smaller work but, stay busy and need artists that if your willing to do smaller work they would love to hire you. I know we all have dream places and dream jobs and we all want to do killer work with awesome people but, when I have to choose between doing killer work at a top tier company and not seeing my family or doing smaller work and seeing my family I will choose the later.
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