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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Longest Journey Begins With One Step....

"The longest journey begins with one step".... I love that line. In life we so often envision our dreams and immediately believe we'll attain them overnight. We see others living the "perfect" life, and imagine ourselves doing the same thing. I bet if you looked below the surface of any person you believe has reached a level of success that you aspire to, you'd find out that he or she has been working hard to achieve that "overnight" success for a long, long time.'re probably wondering why Elmo is staring at you. Well, I watched a great documentary the other night, called 'Being Elmo.' You can find out more at It's the story of Elmo's creator - Kevin Clash. Watching this inspirational documentary really brought into focus how important it is to determine what you love to do, and to take a step every day in the direction of that dream. If you get a chance to watch it, I'm sure you'll see what I mean.

If voice acting is your passion, keep working at it every day and watch how you progress. Try this test: Every morning when you wake up, commit to doing three things that will move you along in your journey. Write them down - - and then do them. Do this for one month, keeping track of each day's goals and accomplishments. After the month, take a look at where you are and where you began. My bet is you'll have progressed much further than you thought.

And remember.....Elmo Loves You!

Good luck! Let me know how you did.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stay Connected With Other Voice Actors

Had a great breakfast this morning with a talented young man who is just getting started in the voice-over world. Talking with him reminded me how important it is to stay connected with other voice actors. Hearing the experiences he is going through just starting out, made me re-evaluate my own efforts and really re-energized me.
Social networking is great - Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc. are useful tools for getting yourself noticed. Nothing, however, can replace the energy that occurs when you talk with a real live person face to face and share ideas and your passion for the world of voice-overs.
So make sure you get out from behind your computer this week and get out there and actually talk with someone! It's invigorating and fun, and I guarantee you'll learn something you hadn't thought of. You'll also be nurturing or beginning a friendship, and that can never be a bad thing.

Great quote for the week:

"Don't ask the world what it needs; ask yourself what makes you feel alive. Go and do that. That's what the world needs." Whitman

Awesome advice!

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