Recently, I had the great pleasure of being a guest on Daniela Acitelli‘s fabulous Narrator’s Cup of Joe show. Daniela is an effervescent and skilled interviewer who asks meaningful questions and makes you eager to tell her all of your secrets! I know I did!
Naturally, I want to share some links to expand our discussion and give you some helpful resources. I’ll add the time codes below with the links.
03:42 The first time I identified my day job employer on my blog was in the article titled My life as a secret agent.
13:37 Here’s Neil Gaiman’s exact quote from his 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia:
I decided that I would do my best in future not to write books just for the money. If you didn’t get the money, then you didn’t have anything. If I did work I was proud of, and I didn’t get the money, at least I’d have the work.
15:24 (also 48:55 and 58:09) I’ve written about Evernote several times on my blog:
- Putting the “I” in Organized
- Why Use Evernote for Audiobook Pronunciation Research
- Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
17:38 This site has a good overview about the Myers-Briggs Personality test.
23:07 I had never told people about the reason I played oboe until Daniela asked what drives me. (Didn’t I say that she got me to tell all?!) I mentioned being able to stand out in high school band by playing oboe in this article about listening to the still small voice.
After the call concluded, I wrote in the Narrators Cup of Joe Facebook group:
I realized I said “I don’t audition well.” I am going to speak affirmations to change that negative energy so that my grade school past doesn’t become my narrator future!
36:36 The article I wrote when I finally left my day job was 5 Quick Tips for Following Your Dreams.
37:10 Bonnie Gillespie introduced me to the term “thrival job” in her column about them. I wish I’d known the phrase when I wrote Plugs for a day job and the environment.
38:31 The book I discussed was Barbara Sher’s I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What it Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It. I’ve written several articles that reference Sher’s books:
- How to lose friends and irritate people
- Creating your roadmap to success
- Every passion does not lead to a career choice
40:13 Drew and I dished about how we met in this 2:28 video we created to promote an audiobook we narrated together.
43:07 Volunteering as a reader for your state’s reading service for visually impaired people helps you grow skills and provides a needed service to the community.
1:01:36 I use a lot of shortcuts and automation to get more things done, as I described in this article.
1:05:56 I placed these reminders on my office desk to help prevent the distractions of social media from negatively taking root in my spirit. Left to right, they say:
Find joy in every journey. Laugh.
I have arrived. (You can make Bart Simpson write your own message on his chalkboard at this site.Take a screen shot and print the picture for your own reminder.)
Run your own race.
1:08:08 If you also want to read Nancy Cartwright’s columns in Animation World Network, let me point out:
- She wrote about “deciding to win an Emmy” in this one in the last section The Moral to the Story?.
- After she surveyed her readers in 2008, she printed an excerpt from my response in item #4 of this column.
- She also graciously wrote me a personal and meaningful email in reply to my survey answers! I actually got to thank her for her fantastic advice 10 years later at That’s Voiceover in 2018! Naturally, I took copious notes in Evernote of her talk and Q&A that day. (Being able to share my Evernote pages on-line is one of over 30 ways I use Evernote on my job.)
1:11:02 In this article, I quoted Eckhart Tolle’s profound statements about giving out what you think you lack as a reason to create your own projects.
1:13:18 If you’re interested in the power of affirmation spoken to that face you see in the mirror, I highly recommend Louise Hay’s book Mirror Work: 21 Days to Heal Your Life.
1:17:59 My travels have inspired a number of my articles, including:
- 10 Business Tips From My Day at the Great Pyramids
- Shining the light on pitches to prospects
- Cruising for a competitive advantage
- 5 marketing lessons from Ralph the artist
1:18:50 OF COURSE I’ve written about and posted pictures of Barry Manilow on my blog, mostly about him as a marketing example we can all follow!
- Hollywood Star Search
- 3 Cs of Branding Illustrated by Barry Manilow
- 3 Cs? Make that *4Cs* of Branding Illustrated by Barry Manilow (this one includes an audio clip where I actually got to SPEAK with THE MAN!)
I really enjoyed my far-reaching conversation with Daniela and hope that you did, too!