A colleague of mine from the motivation, lifestyle group Morning Coach (http://www.morningcoach.com), recently broke down Mr. Ruiz’s Four Agreements – from his book The Four Agreements – into four easy-to-understand principles.
These, I think, are good rules to live by in our work as voice actors and generally speaking – in our lives as members of the human race!
Here they are:
1. Be Impeccable with your words- then we will not spread poison or spells
2. Don’t take anything personal- it is only personal when we view it through our own judgmental perceptions
3. Don’t make assumptions- realize that we do this all the time, thinking we know what someone needs before they are even finished speaking
4. Always – Do your best- this one brings it all home, for doing our best on any given day cannot always be measured the same way, when we are rested we perform better by external measurements than when we are sick or rundown, so are best can change from day to day.
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