Just Do It!!!

Ok yes so I stole that directly from Nike… please don’t judge me. But it fits perfectly into what I want to talk about today. And that quite simply is: If you want it, go and do it!!!

So what the hell am I talking about? It’s actually a very simple principle. If you want something in life, YOU need to go get it. No one is going to give it to your free. If you want something you have to work your butt off for it. And let me tell you something, the harder you work for something the sweeter it is when you get it.

This whole blog came from a discussion about taking the leap and starting your own business. I did this when I decided to started doing voice overs full time. Getting rid of “The Man” and working for myself and being responsible for my own success or failure. Now that isn’t for everyone and I do realize that. But if you have been sitting around for any length of time and saying “I want to” or  “I could” or “I should” JUST DO IT!

Take the leap. Have faith in yourself. Are you ready to jump off the cliff, quit your full time job and dive deep into something full time? Maybe, maybe not. You have to do your homework. I’m not saying take a blind leap, do the prep work, but start today. Waiting until tomorrow, or until the time is right; the time is now. It will never get better than now.

The state of our economy and the state of the employment industry these days more and more people are branching off and working for themselves and becoming masters of their own destinies. There’s nothing stopping you but yourself.

Until the next time you hear me, be good to each other and be nice. It’s not always easy to do, but it is free.

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How to handle busy days…..

I have to say that the last couple of days have been extremely busy for me. It seems that sometimes it’s either feast or famine…..

Some days it’s scraping for work, and other days it’s all I can do to keep up with the workload. Starting the day off with The Madhouse radio show, then moving the mic from that direction to the booth to record (metaphorically it is the same mic in the same booth after all) voice overs is a complete change in mental direction. Then the variety of work; auditions, quick spots, long form narrations…. the work is as varied as can be.

All I have to say is this. When you find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with the workload staring you in the face (smile at it and be thankful you have it, I know I do) just take a deep breath, stare it right back and get to it. Don’t let it intimidate you, show it who’s boss.

With that being said make sure to take frequent breaks and keep yourself hydrated. I’ve noticed over the last couple of days my throat hurting at the end of the day even with as much as I try to take breaks and keep the old pipes lubricated.

I’m going to be doing a video about this soon My YouTube Channel regarding hydration and voice overs. A lot of people drink water or tea, I prefer Powerade (orange and fruit punch are my favorites) to keep myself going through out the day. No I don’t get anything from them, but I am open to it (hint hint Powerade if you are listening)

Just keep at it and don’t give up. Persistence is the key here. Don’t give up and believe in yourself. You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it and work hard.

Until the next time you hear me… be good to each other. Remember, it doesn’t cost anything to be nice.

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