This post will be short, but it contains one of the powerful lessons I’ve learned. It has taken me a long time to realize that my 2 biggest obstacles were mental and of my own doing:
- frustration about what I thought I hadn’t achieved and my perceived lack of time to achieve it
- comparisons to others and jealousy about their success (frustration’s wicked twin sibling).
- It was physically demanding to work a full day and then come home and do marketing, recording, and editing on evenings and weekends to further my voiceover career.
- The job itself was mentally draining because I worked for 25 years as an IT specialist who was responsible for the end user hardware and software, computer networks, and email systems. I had a problem-solving job that required constant communication with the customers. This job also occasionally caused me to work late or on weekends, disrupting any other plan.
- I wrote on my blog about my feelings of being a secret agent in both the day job and voiceover camps. Note my comment on that post about:
A) how to manage voiceover clients while working full-time, and
B) not letting fear and a scarcity mentality cause you to make bad decisions.