Charting A Course
What do you know about Columbus Day?
Today felt a bit quieter than the usual… On Columbus day, when I was growing up in Wisconsin, Columbus Day was a full-blown holiday. You probably know this as one of those days you might get lucky and take a day off from work, the banks are closed and there’s no mail delivery…and , oh yes, probably that it is a day to commemorate and celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.
What a bold dreamer Chris was. A risk taker for sure. And an amazing inspiration to me as as I continue to chart my course in this voiceover career.
In August, I was feeling like the wind was leaving my sails, and the seas were calm. Too calm. I took time during that lull to get some voice coaching and talk with a consultant, renewing myself with resolve and focus. Then I wrote down some short-term goals, recorded them and posted the piece as a podcast.
September came and the breezes of the new and changing seasonal changes were afoot.
Unlike Christopher Columbus, his journey had culminated with the discovery of the new world. For me, I’ve discovered new voices and approaches to vocal deliveries. I discovered how to let go of the headphones, and get out of my way and stop listening to the sound of my voice. I found quite a few new customers, and unearthed some and renewed relationships with some “golden nuggets” while developing and executing a marketing campaign.
As I look ahead at my own course, I sense the winds of change and embrace them as I sail toward the next level. I look to the sky, the horizon, and commit to the joy of the journey. I take a little time to gain a solid sense of direction, and realize such discoveries are the journey and the destination. Until the wind shifts again.