Are you ready for this? Then grab your cup of joe and let’s go!
Time for some straight talk.
Sometimes I get up and I DO NOT want to talk…for ANYONE!
“Nah, you don’t go through those seasons as a VO. You LOVE your work!”
Well, yes. Yes, I do.
Nevertheless, life reminds me that while I am a creative, and while I absolutely enjoy using my gifts and skillsets in my voiceover work, this VOPreneur has her seasons of difficulties and fatigue.
Perhaps this speaks into self-love (my last blog post), or perhaps I’m just feeling like I don’t want to work.
So, what in the world do I do when everything in me just wants to shut down my studio and call it a day?
I change my vantage point on the mountain top, that’s what! What in the world am I talking about?!
Well, have you ever looked up a mountain or steep hill from the bottom? It looks SOOOOOO daunting, doesn’t it? I want to quit before I even start!
All I can think about is how long the journey’s going to be. Am I right?! I’ve told my brain that it’s too difficult; It’s more than I can handle.
This thought process will tire me out before I’ve even allowed myself to get a foothold on what I’m privileged to do.
This is when I give myself permission to “take 5.” In those 5 minutes of “self-talk”…
- I remind myself how blessed I am
- I think about all I’ve accomplished
- I meditate on the truths of how I’ve grown because I’ve dared to do things while I’m fully afraid…and succeeded.
Once my allotted time is complete, I reposition my vantage point (now I’m on top of the mountain looking down…in my mind), and I step into my booth with a different attitude. One of gratitude, thankfulness and joy. After all, I’m doing what I love! How many people have an opportunity to do that?