Today’s story is not directly related to my usual topics of voiceover, marketing, or audiobooks. Instead, it’s a Law of Attraction story that I hope encourages and inspires you to do what you love and pursue your dreams because you just never know where they will lead! In addition, you’ll be able to see some Law of Attraction principles at work that you can use in building your voiceover career or pursuing any other passion.
Drew started scuba diving in 1983 just because he and his college roommate thought it would be a fun thing to do. Since we live in Atlanta, you can imagine that his opportunities to go diving were somewhat limited. However he took special diving trips as often as possible and would go diving on our vacations. He didn’t seriously pursue diving until we went to Hawaii in 2000.
Note that he continued to take classes in an interest that was merely a hobby. If you are planning to enter a new career, such as a job shift to voiceover work, additional instruction will be necessary to gain subject mastery.
Long before the Georgia Aquarium opened at Thanksgiving, 2005 — in fact, in 2003 or 2004 when construction was still underway — a friend mentioned to Drew that he was going to apply to volunteer at the Aquarium. He hoped to be a scuba diver.
Drew had expressed his interest in the job and maintained contact with the department manager during his volunteer stints. Once he finished his Dive Master certification, he notified her about his upgraded qualifications.
She told him to submit an application even though they currently had no vacancies.
At that point, they invited him and 2 other people who had passed all the tests for an interview.
He had the swim tests, presentation, and interview on Monday 7 June. At the end of the week, he had the DREAM JOB!