I’ve been thinking about you. Yep! I’m always thinking about ways I can help, support, educate and inspire you. I know you can do this.
You know how I always say, “Reading out loud just 5 minutes a day can be a game-changer in building your overall VO performance skills?” Well, here are a few other ideas to think about:
What if… you applied “The Power of 5” in these simple ways?
You sent your demo to 5 production houses, 5 days a week?
You picked up the phone and called 5 potential new clients?
You spent 5 minutes perusing LinkedIn for potential VO business connections?
You read 5 scripts out loud?
You submitted 5 auditions?
You recorded 5 scripts out loud and practiced editing them?
You spent 5 minutes sketching out your home studio?
You spent 5 minutes brainstorming your website domain address?
You came up with 5 positive VO affirmations: I am a voice actor. I am talented. I am a gifted storyteller. I am awesome. I can achieve my goals.
You wrote down 5 specific goals for yourself toward achieving paid voice over work.
You began a visualization list of your 5 potential dream clients/projects.
Do you see where I’m going with this? I know you do. 😉 The results will blow your mind!
Here’s a riddle I love: “What’s the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
My point is very simple. Start taking those little bites each day. Trying to do it all in one big gulp will get you nowhere fast. You can 100% DO this.
I was once you. Yep! Voice over workshops. Mucho prep. Patience. First demo. First cold call. First booking. First repeat client, and so on. Rinse and repeat! It’s going to be you, too. You just have to start.
Do something each day toward your VO goals—but make sure to read EVERY SINGLE DAY. You’ve gotta hone those skills! How many days do you think passed that Tiger Woods didn’t pick up his clubs to practice? Or Michelangelo decided he didn’t feel like painting? Or Michael Phelps thought he’d just lie by the pool and gaze at the water instead of swimming? You can’t skip “doing the work!” And all I’m asking you to do is chunk it down into 5’s.
While I’m on the topic of that fantastic number…here’s a high-5 for just for YOU! Because I’m cheering for you! Always.