I had a doctor’s appointment today. I have been taking prescription drugs for several years to prevent migraine headaches, and I have decided that I don’t want to take daily medicine for the rest of my life. I want step down the dosage so that I’m off the drugs completely.
While the doctor is willing to accommodate my request, I noticed that she told me more than once that I would probably start noticing an increase in headaches and would need to go back on the medicine. Maybe, but I don’t think so.
The mind is an extraordinary thing. In order to make any positive change in your life, you have to change your thoughts.
I reach for the most powerful, positive thought possible, using techniques that I have learned from many people. For instance, I often hear from people who feel they can’t follow their dreams of voice-over careers or other things because they have full-time jobs. I use the words of Barbara Sher when I tell them to think of their full-time job as a subsidy to their art. I learned from Dr. Wayne Dyer that you must bless your job with love and realize that it is a stepping stone on your life’s pathway.
For the career changers, I learned from Louise Hay that you must start thinking in terms of being ready to release your current position with love to the next person who would be delighted to have it. Train your mind to think of the delicious possibilities that you desire. If you want a voice-over career, visualizing the outcome is the first step you should take on your journey. If you know where you’re going, you will be able to figure out the actions you need to take to get there.
Last year at this time, I was preparing to go to Brazil for a class titled The Inner Game of Voice-Over taught by my coach Susan Berkley and her co-instructor Rich Jones. Those two people are as warm and gracious as the Brazilian sun, and I was a like a flower on a spring day when taking direction from them. Our time together did much to help me analyze my thinking on various topics. They taught based on Dr. Norberto Keppe’s psychological work
I have talked about Susan previously in my blog, so you probably know that she’s the voice of AT&T and other big companies, and she runs a production company. Rich is an award-winning voice talent who now lives in Brazil. Rich has started a podcast titled Thinking With Somebody Else’s Head that challenges some of the popular beliefs held in the world. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like you to listen to his recent episode titled Some Truth About Love.
Rich reminds me on his podcasts that love and beauty are all around us. When I think of the world that way, I know that I don’t need to be so focused and driven on producing results in my voice-over career that I have to take drugs everyday to ward away migraines.