Today’s blog is a rather seat of the pants affair. I’m just going to sit here and write!
What a paradoxical topic I’ve picked. As a firm believer in positive thinking, I think we should set no limits on what we can achieve, how high we can go in our lives and careers. There are plenty of other peeps who’ll take on that job for you. With training and ongoing self-improvement we can raise the bar for ourselves.
However, sometimes, maybe we bite off more than we can chew. I was approached to do a spot of copywriting. The pay wasn’t much, but I thought let’s give it a go…multiple streams of income and all… however as it turned out – though I got kudos for being a good writer -I didn’t quite have the technical expertise to handle that topic. Really, I shouldn’t have tried it in the first place. But, I was eager to give it a go.
So therein comes — know your limits. It’s ok to say ‘No’ that’s not for me. I’m very good at doing this with consideration to voice over gigs, now I must apply that in other areas of life. Of course I didn’t get paid. But it was still a good learning experience. Learned fast. Today, was faced with a similar scenario — No, no, no — leave it for someone else for whom it would be a valuable experience.
There are so many things we can do in life…why bother with the other…the Universe will provide if we keep our eyes and hearts open.
I found out about a very interesting group called Meet up. I’d heard about it a while back, but had forgotten all about it. I learned via Facebook, that there’s going to be a meet up in London for Voices 123 peeps. So as I’m registered on the site, I figured this would be a great time to expand my voiceover London circle. They’re meeting at a pub in Soho, on Monday, 28 June at 6:30pm, if anyone’s interested in going. This meet-up was initiated by Gary Terzza. I look forward to meeting him and the others. Here’s a link to the Meet-up page: London Voices123 Meet-Up
Voiceover artist Bobbin Beam wrote a great blog recently on movement whilst doing voiceover recording. It was a very inspirational and useful piece. I’ve found myself, that it really helps to move around. Even sometimes, I just like to hold my hands up in the air to open my chest and feel a bit freerer. If you have a little trawl through YouTube and look at the videos of Robin Williams or some other actors doing animation voiceover, you’ll see they’re all over the place. Sometimes, doing a quiet moment in a session, I’ll find myself making little, tiny movements to almost bring myself and my energy field in closer. It all helps!
My little podcast stefsvoice4u Broadcast is coming along. I’m up to number 6. You can even subscribe via iTunes now. So feel free to have a listen, and maybe even subscribe?!
Voiced a couple of marketing messages recently and an environmentally-oriented piece. Then, …Auditions, auditions and more auditions!
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