I just wrote the subject line on Twitter in response to voice talent Alison Pittman’s tweet:
seeps through yr fingers into the keys of yr keyboard&beyond
A negative mindset will prevent you from achieving the success in voice-over that you desire. I previously have written about the power of words and the reason you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people. However, I admit I’m not always good at implementing these points for myself.
No matter what your circumstances, you can find something more positive to think/say/write/do about it. If a client is slow to pay you, you can think about the pleasure you had in doing the job. You can think how nice it is that you aren’t depending on that payment for your next meal. Once you begin to appreciate all of the good things in your life, you’ll find more to appreciate.
- I have clients who love and respect me.
- I have clients who want to work with me.
- My clients bring me interesting and well-written scripts that are a pleasure to perform.
- I love when people tell me they recognize my voice after hearing me on an audiobook or national TV commercial; it makes me know I am doing work that means something to people.
- My clients value my time and pay me promptly. In fact, they usually pay me before I can send an invoice.