Archive for Taji Related Incidents & Experience
If this is the first time you’ve been to the Emporium then let me introduce myself. My name is Mahmoud Taji, I am a voiceover artist based in Cairo, Egypt and for those that haven’t been following recent world news that basically means that all hell has broken loose around me.
I’m not Egyptian but I’ve lived here on and off for 18 years… almost half my life. I went to high school here, I graduated university here, got my first job here, got married here, and both my children were born in the land of the Pharaohs and now this is the country that I will be leaving for the sake of my family’s safety.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, its a little stupid, but hey if you’ve made it to this page and are reading these words then its not that big a deal. So yeah, the secret is that I would probably post more on my blog if I didn’t have to come up with a customized image for each posting.
See… I told you it was stupid.
Today’s post, (and so soon since your last one too taji) is a bunch of brain farts and things that I wanted to put out there and discuss with my readers.. or myself, out loud.
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.
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
Sometimes I make an effort to come up with a subject to write about on Taji’s Voice Emporium, and sometimes stuff happens that needs to be shared.
Today I learnt a business lesson the hard way. I broke all the usual rules to please a client and ended up putting myself between a rock and a hard place.
Mottoes to live by
- Don’t Assume anything… assuming makes an ASS out of ME and U.
- CYA – Cover Your Ass
- When the time comes to do the right thing… Man Up
In business they always tell you that Pointing fingers is a waste of time because by the time you reach the point where you have to point fingers then a disaster has already happened.
Except that pointing fingers is a good way to figure out where the problem happened and at what point in the business process it happened. Pointing fingers is not only something that happens between people but something that you can practice on yourself to audit your business.