I was reading an article recently by Dr. Kem Thompson (www.totalsuccessforwomen.com) on the difference between “hope” and “speculation”. I tend to agree with Dr. Kem’s views. When I hope for something it’s like — maybe it will work out, maybe not. But, if I expect a particular outcome, I feel more empowered. If one method of achieving a voiceover – or other – goal doesn’t work out, I can find another way to approach the challenge. Maybe it’s like a maze. The end (expectation) is there, we just have to find the right path — or sequence of turns — to get us there.
By the way, it’s really cool when someone comes into our lives to help us find the way! Cuts the journey time in half! Thank you to all the people that have come into my life to help me on my voice over journey (and my life journey!). And, I hope I’ve been useful and inspirational to others as well.
It’s time to start another Goal Map to plan a move to the next level of my voiceover career. From time to time I re-read Brian Mayne’s most excellent book, Goal Mapping – The Practical Workbook – How to Turn Your Dreams into Realities. It’s about making little (or big) maps that show the path from where you are now, to where you want to be. You do one version with words of your goals in writing, covering the categories of main goal, when you want it accomplished, as well as the reason why, sub goals, who and how. And you indicate a time line from when you’re starting to your target date.
It’s kind of a tree with your timeline as the trunk; your main goal on top of the timeline; and branches indicating all the other points.
The second version of goal mapping covers the same structure, but everything is done in pictures that we draw ourselves. So that it has the energy of our own creation vs. using images from a magazine or newspaper.
If you follow through and do the actual work that you committed to do — goal mapping can work. I used it on planning a trip to Italy and things did work out.
Brian’s website is: www.liftinternational.com
When we were in Toronto, we enjoyed the very best view of the city from the observation floor of the CNTower. We had to queue (line up) for about 1-1/2 hour, but it was worth it. You can see all of the city and the lovely marina; you can take your picture standing on the glass floor if it doesn’t make you quesy to look all the way to down the ground through the glass; AND there’s a nice restaurant there where you can have a meal or a good cup of coffee, and rest your weary feet after all that standing up and walking around.