You can’t be everything to everybody. A truism because it’s, you know, true. In life, we are many things to a variety of people: Spouse, partner, parent, sibling, employee, manager, cook, athlete, artist, voice actor. It’s exhilarating. And exhausting. Why do we insist on being some many things in our voice careers when, let’s face it, we’re only really excellent at one, and pretty good at a couple other things?
All that time spent pitching jobs we perform adequately, if not brilliantly, might be better spent unearthing projects – some right in our own back yard – that best flaunt our talent, and better suit our unique sensibilities. Streamline and simplify. In other words, find your niche. (more…)