Yabuts, Whatifs, and Iwish’s

by | Nov 14, 2008 | Op/Ed | 3 comments

'Bout this time reality sets in. 

Another year has slipped by, and what do I have to show for it?

Iwish I'd…
a) made more cold calls
b) answered more auditions
c) managed my budget better
d) sought more coaching

Yabut I had all these other things pulling my attention away!
Yabut I need better equipment.
Yabut
I can't seem to get an agent.

Whatif that ONE BIG job had come through!
Whatif I had ISDN?
Whatif there wasn't so much competition!

You have control over two things in your world:
1) your thoughts
2) your actions

You know what I wish?
—————————————–
I wish I had Bob Souer's energy.
I wish I had Amy Snively's humor.
I wish I had Liz de Nesnera's heart.
I wish I had Peter O'Connell's savvy.
I wish I had Pat Fraley's pipes.
I wish I had Rick Party's website.

I don't.

But I DO have SOMETHING to offer, and it's uniquely mine.

…and here's the thing:  somebody somewhere right now is looking for just the combination of talents I bring to the table for THEIR project.

I just need to find 'em!

Gee, Iwish I'd gotten another newsletter out by now!

CourVO

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3 Comments

  1. Anthony Mendez

    Funny you should post this, Dave…
    Around this time, I’m usually finalizing and making moves for January. It’s the best time to do it.
    I have never reviewed how I’ve done that year… there’s always going to be SOMETHING more, but what you DID is perfect – the trick is learning to accept that.
    Love your blog – always something to think about! Enjoy the Holidays!
    -Anthony
    (CourVO sez: You’re a blessing to me, Anthony, for responding the way you do!)

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  2. Peter O'Connell

    Dave:
    Thanks for the kinds words but you are doing just fine in the VO biz while also feeding your inner male gadget knowledge addiction. We’re all learning together and that’s what makes the web more valuable than just as an online store.
    Best always
    – Peter
    (CourVO sez: See?! I said you were savvy!!)

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  3. Liz de Nesnera - Bilingual English/French VO talent

    Awwwww, Dave….you are the best.
    You know what I wish?
    —————————————–
    I wish I had Bob Souer’s energy.
    I wish I had Amy Snively’s humor.
    I wish I had CourVO’s insight.
    I wish I had Peter O’Connell’s savvy.
    I wish I had Pat Fraley’s pipes (well…that would be kinda weird…but you know what I mean! ;-).
    I wish I had Rick Party’s website.
    I don’t.
    But I DO have SOMETHING to offer, and it’s uniquely mine.
    …and here’s the thing: somebody somewhere right now is looking for just the combination of talents I bring to the table for THEIR project.
    I just need to find ’em!
    —————————————-
    LOVE THAT! Words to remember!….LUV YA!
    Peace!
    Liz
    (CourVO sez: Liz, you made my day/night! Thanks!)

    Reply

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