I’m happy to posting again! Sometimes, it takes me awhile to figure out if the things I have going on are worthy of sharing, or not. I respect everybody’s time and attention span, and I don’t want to put something out that’s a waste of either. But I think this post has something you might relate to.
Do you ever feel that you’re not expressing your whole, authentic self?
I mean, not all the negative stuff, or the “why do doors have handles and not buttons or switches” kind of thing, but the basic you. The version of yourself where you’re the most authentic.
Since my wife and I committed to me pursuing voice over full time, there’s been a fundamental shift in how I approach the world. Voiceover is hard work. Getting started in voiceover is even harder. My wife makes a solid living, and we don’t need my income for very much at the moment, but I do need to work, to make some cash, to get us where we want to be, and to be around other humans. So, I have a part time job as a Captain at a swanky hotel grill.
*FYI: Captain is a fancy, upscale term for Server-With-Supporting-Staff.*
I meet the kindest most gracious people, and have a blast with most of them, planning out how to make their visit memorable, and fun. I get to offer fantastic and unique food and drink experiences, and I also get the chance to interact in a way I think is my most authentic…
These are things I get to say every night:
“You wanna try something cool?”
“Can I make a recommendation that’ll blow your socks off?”
“Are you feeling adventurous?””
“Have you heard of such-and-such?”
“Do you know the secret of the whatever-it-is?
And my favourite: “Do you wanna have some fun?”
“Do you wanna have some fun?” for me, is the most authentic version of myself!
It’s the most central to who I am, and the way I want to approach my marriage, relationships, my side gig, and to get it back on message, my voiceover career.
Voiceover is FUN! What a cool way to spend your time, communicate to people, make money, and work with people who are looking to represent their business in their most authentic way possible. See what I did there?
My VO career is just getting started(again). It’s not where I want it to eventually be, but I’m sure enjoying the path to get it there.
So, my point is, if you pursue the thing that brings you joy, by supporting it with work that allows you to be joyful by bringing joy to others, that’s a recipe for success.
If this resonates for you, leave me a comment on the box below!
Also, if my message is convoluted…let me know that too!
Each post I do, I’m trying to clarify my points more and more, and be more concise.
My innate writing style is definitely….
using or expressed in more words than are needed.
synonyms: wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prating, jabbering, effusive, etc., etc., etc., etc.,