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Your 'Gratitude Attitude' Can Shape
Voice-Over Success. So Be Thankful! 
By Bobbin Beam
Voice Actor
Gratitude, by definition:
Noun. the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.
Also, I found an intriguing description of gratitude in Wikipedia. Gratitude can be viewed as emotion. And as a motivator of behavior, there is a suggestion that people who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being:
Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships. Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self acceptance.
At the web site,, an article on the topic of gratitude states how sincere gratefulness works from a strictly scientific perspective:
Everything within our universe broken down into it's purest form is a vibrating mass of atoms and subatomic particles (energy). Through the Law of Attraction, the energy (vibrations) that you resonate and project based on your thoughts, feelings, and emotions determines your "vibrational frequency," which broadcasts that frequency, attracts to it energy or vibrational frequencies that harmonize or resonate with it, which determines the events, situations, and circumstances that you attract and eventually see manifest into your life.
I agree. I find I am gravitated to people who seem to have what I call ďpositive vibes.Ē
And I do believe that the human mind follows in the directions of its thoughts.
That is in an incredibly empowering truth, which has everything to do with gratitude.
Now, some may wonder, what in the heck does this have to do with voice-over work? In my opinion, absolutely everything!
Do you have a desired outcome in mind when you create your business, strategic or marketing plan for your voice-over business?
If so, be grateful for your vision and belief in your abilities.
Do you have any blessings to be counted today? A loving family? How about a great audition? Are you healthy? Had a good meal? Seen a gorgeous sunset? You get the idea.
Now, are there any obstacles in your career path you can view in a new light?
How about ways you can optimize your business by obtaining voice-over coaching that will keep you current with new trends?
By following through with the direction of your thoughts, youíll be happy to reinvent your value proposition to the marketplace.
Perhaps you can begin a routine of journaling what you are thankful for, or by posting affirmative quotes or words in your workspace or in the studio.
I have all sorts of self-talk messages posted around my office and in my studio.
Try a weekly assessment of your ďgratitude attitude."
Donít forget to thank your clients!
And donít expect too much too soon. Slow and steady wins the race, so donít give up.
And please donít compare yourself to anyone else. Be thankful for the one and only you on this planet!
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Cicero
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Bobbin Beam is a very active voice talent, based in the San Diego - Los Angeles 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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Comments (1)
Bettye Zoller
12/8/2009 at 12:26 AM
Good copy Robin! My interview in Backstage West, the paper, came out in the Thanksgiving week issue. Access it online at
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