Chipping Away the Day

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Have you ever looked at your upcoming day and wondered how you’ll get it all done? Our schedules can be so stuffed with commitments and chores that it’s a reasonable question. I’ve found this happens often in freelance work. We begin our day with one job in the wings and before we know it two or three more need to be worked on. One might be from previous auditions sent out, another revisions from already recorded projects and still another for new work never anticipated.

Several years ago, I read a book that mentioned doing worst things first. In other words, instead of doing what we enjoy first we should tackle what we don’t enjoy up front. That way we’ll have something to look forward to the rest of the day. This works fine until the tyranny of the urgent rears its head. When it does, we’re off to battle what has to be done whether we like it or not. Either way, it’s a great way to start chipping away at the giant bolder in front of us.

When I came across the videos below I was disappointed in myself. How dare I complain about all I have to do! Why would I ever allow fear to prevent me from learning something new or move out of my comfort zone?

How do you get through your day? Better yet, what’s standing in your way?

Voiceover - My Favorite Part

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Between auditioning, marketing and doing the business of voiceover, I actually get to do voiceover… my favorite part of the job. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been up to. It’s a joy collaborating with production companies worldwide!

The Georgia Commuter App is an easy (and lucrative) way to earn money.

Instead of taking hours, now Avaya users can check the health of their solution in minutes.

Rock On-the-Go is a nifty idea. Thanks to Piehole for the opportunity to collaborate!

Happy Heart Day!

Lisa Rice wrote this.

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.” -Albert Ellis

Looking for a great story to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Below are a few of my favorites. What are some of yours?

A true love story…

Letter in the Wallet

Some flicks…

The Crown

Poldark

Pride and Prejudice

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

Far and Away

The Count of Monte Cristo

Becoming Jane

John Adams

Jane Eyre

Tuck Everlasting

The Young Victoria

The Notebook

And tunes…

At Last

Fix You

This Kind of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

- IDIOMS -

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Although idioms occur in all languages, the English language is estimated to have at least twenty-five thousand. This can make learning it troublesome. These groups of words with figurative or sometimes literal meanings have been borrowed from various areas of life. Phrases such as “running around like a chicken with its head cut off” or “putting all our eggs in one basket” originated with farming. Financial advice is full of them. In fact, I wrote an entire blog post using them here. Blacksmithing has generated some, too. Take a look below:

The Magic of You

Lisa Rice wrote this.

In voice over, one of the foremost things every talent can bring to a project is themselves. Literally. We each come fully loaded at birth with an incredible package of uniqueness. Combine our life experiences, personality and individual perspective and one script can be interpreted multiple ways.

If you’re not familiar with biometrics take a moment to learn more here. The movie Minority Report highlights ways this technology might be used with advertisers in the future. See the short snippet below.

But before you go there, treat yourself to the fascinating information from this TED talk. You are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. Each of us can rejoice in this fact!

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