So 2020 sucked for a lot of reasons that we all are aware of and I won’t get into. But, personally, this year has been amazing for me.
I got engaged.
I got a new demo.
New website (coming)!
Received a $10,000 grant to move! (Tulsa, OK, here we come!)
I’ve made incredible connections.
I built the studio of my dreams.
I had my first audition for a major publisher.
I got a new focus on my business and a new well of effort to draw from for the new year.
So, am I bragging? (Maybe a little..?) No! It’s important to take stock of the past year and pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments! We all have *something* we accomplished this year and we deserve that recognition. (And if you spent all year hiding from COVID in your apartment – well I’m willing to bet you needed to do exactly that. Congrats on surviving a pandemic!) It’s important to take stock of the past year – even if it sucked – and find the bright spots. Celebrate your accomplishments! They give you the perspective to see how far you came, and in return, how much further you can go over the next 365 days.
So let’s transition from looking back, to looking forward. I have so, so many goals, I’ll have to pare some down. But here are a few:
Narrate 10 books.
Work with a major publisher.
Book some animation work.
Get new representation.
Double my income from last year.
Buy a house.
There are so many ways to up your VO game in the next year. You could perfect your home studio, get new marketing materials, branch out into a new genre, audition more, get that shiny new mic you’ve had your eye on, perfect your mic technique, get a custom stack, take a class, get new demos – there are endless ways to improve.
What did you accomplish this year? What are your goals moving forward? From where I sit, I’m looking at the dawning of a bright, shiny new year, full of possibilities. Hi 2021, it’s nice to meet you. Let’s be friends.