Reboot Your Voice Over Career In 2013
By Rewinding What Happened In 2012
January 3, 2013
By Bobbin Beam
Everywhere, everyone is talking about New Year Resolutions - diets and exercise routines, new marketing, voice over training, business plans and networking campaigns.
Itís all very exciting to begin something new. But then about six weeks or less into the new year, reality hits and all that fresh optimism slows down.
And sticking to your plans is hard. Finishing old, stale "to dosĒ becomes cumbersome if not impossible.
For 2013, I am taking a different approach, taking time to rewind 2012 and assess it - and strategize a reboot of my voice over life.
And I mean voice over and life!
You may know that I experienced a major life-changing event in November, movin from San Diego to Milwaukee. After we arrived at our new place and dug out of boxes, and got some pictures up on the walls, establishing a semblance of order, I once again felt great.
I was able to finally sleep (read: de-stress) without waking up in the middle of the night, grinding over details related to the changes we were making.
Iíve spent time with family and friends and recharging my batteries. I really needed the rest and the break, and welcomed the time immensely.
So now it's time to review 2012. And even though I didnít finish my plan commitments and goals completely, it was a powerful year.
Iím digging though my 2012 written plan, plus emails, my calendar and journal to jog my memory.
Iíve noted what was done and what wasnít.
Now with the help of an article written by author Mel Robbins, I made a chart on paper with the following categories written on the left side:
FILL IN THE BLANKS
You can do the same. Create categories and fill in the blanks - whether you accomplished your goals, or if the action is incomplete.
Write a line-by-line assessment for each category. Donít forget the small things!
You will be acknowledging what was a failure or success in 2012, which will get you ready for a new beginning. This is how to end this year more powerfully.
Go over your list with your inner circle, executive board, spouse, or mastermind partners, and talk about it all:
Bobbin Beam is a very active voice talent based in of the Milwaukee/Chicago area, who specializes in projects for broadcast and business. She also writes a very entertaining and informative blog, Bobbin's Blog.
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