Fellow vo actor Stu Gray put this post on his blog a few weeks back and he tagged me to reply. Stu is reading Scott Ginsberg’s, “Make a Name For Yourself”.
Stu says, he especally liked Scott’s Tip #10, and it led to this post. Here it is:
“Become a Student of Success
Study how people have become “successful”. Tips, strategies, methods, etc. Don’t copy them, but look for ideas you can apply to your life.
No better way to get people to answer questions and spark a conversation than on the blog!
Here are the questions Scott suggests to ask (modified a bit for VO Work)”
NOTE: My responses are in bold italic below.
1. What habits have enabled you to become successful?
Success is relative and subjective. It is a journey that will likely not happen overnight. A strong work ethic is key, and so is continuing education.
2. What habits have blocked you from success?
Falling off my plan wagon. (but I get too guilty, and hop back on quickly)
3. What advice would you give a young VO professional?
Persevere, focus, keep your eye on your goals, take action.
4. Whats the best book(s) you have read to help you become successful at what you do?
“The Art of Voice Acting” by James Alburger , “There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is”, Elaine Clark