Charting A Course

by | Career Advice, Personal

      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.



  1. Hi!

    This is a brilliant blog Bobbin. I understand what you mean.

    I’ve been replacing a few demos on my website and on etc. because I can now see how they can be improved.

    I’ve got new equipment and have learned more about delivery. So it’s been off with the old and on with the new. This voiceover life is a continual work in progress isn’t it?!



  2. Stefania,
    Thank you for your kind words. Our work, like life is always a work in progress, at least for me. I’m not the type to kick back and rest. There’s always something to work on! Voice over acting skills improvement is at the top of my list, today. I also just purchased a few new voiceover and recording books to add to my library.
    All The Best,
    Bobbin Beam

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