Archive for Ramblings
So Its been almost 6 months since I’ve written anything for The Voice Emporium and for my regular readers I apologize. The truth is that in some cases there was not much to report about and in others I was extremely busy.
As most of you have already forgotten I am not a full time Voiceover artist, though that is the goal, the dream, the target, which means that for around 8 hours everyday for 5 days a week I am not available to record or write for my blog or do much in the voiceover-verse. I was given a promotion and handed 23 people and a company to manage and that has meant longer hours at work and many sleepless nights trying to figure out solutions for problems that I never knew I would ever be involved in.
A few weeks back I did something pretty stupid and though it didn’t hurt anyone but myself… I guess.
Almost every man I know wants to drive like a pro. Its a strange thing this fascination the male members of the human species have with moving vehicles. Not so much tractors and heavy machinery… with those we would like to think of ourselves as instinctively intuitive, as in, you can operate this behemoth of a machine instinctively without instruction or prior training. But the truth of the matter is that there are good drivers, and bad drivers… and everyone in between is the norm… the moderately good drivers. The truth is that if I decide to drive a Caterpillar Earth Mover without instruction… I wouldn’t be able to make it move.
In the Acting world there are those who are called character actors. People like Heath Ledger, Danial Day Lewis and Johnny Depp. Those people are well known for their chameleon like versatility. Almost like they have multiple personalities. On the other side of the spectrum you have actors that play themselves over and over in movies. Seth Rogan (I still like his work… but seriously lets face it … its the same guy over and over) Adam Sandler and David Spade is another.
Then you have some of those dedicated actors… who are good, well liked, prepare like crazy… and have talent. Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Gary Oldman.
I’m sure every actor out there wants to be known as versatile. That would mean he gets more work doesn’t it? If they can play the Good guy and the Bad guy with equal conviction …. then the doors of possibility are endless.
Lately, which I must admit is kind of sad, I discovered that there are two (or three) kinds of people in the business world.
No matter how sophisticated and advanced the science of barter and exchange gets … in the end it boils down to those 2 (or 3) kinds of people. The Salesman and the Businessman
Now that is not to say that Businessmen cannot be effective at sales… no I am, in fact, speaking of a state of mind. I won’t mince my words in this article mainly because I don’t have much time to write it… but this is a point that I found enlightening though obvious.
By using the term Salesman I do not mean people who work in Sales… rather I am talking about a definition I came up with to define a specific business character and their business model.
The last few weeks have been hectic. My family and I have moved to a new, bigger apartment and the move was both time-consuming and expensive.
Part of the reason why we needed to move was because my wife and I found ourselves between a rock and a hard place when my wife’s Aunt (Paternal Uncle’s New Wife) that owns the apartment we lived in and was renting it to us got divorced from My wife’s Uncle.
So we ended up in a situation where the landlady wanted her apartment back and I wouldn’t give it back to her because we had…Read More
I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people that likes to have a plan B. A contingency solution for a possible problem or situation that might come up.
I see the Plan B ethos as necessary, like some people who lavish gifts on their spouses so that if they accidentally forget an anniversary the repercussions aren’t as dire.
The B in Plan B
Having a Plan B for possible business situations can be a life and career saver. I believe the B in Plan B stands for creating multiple contingencies for your business plan/modal.
That sounds kind of technical but the…Read More