Kristine Oller is a woman with remarkable insights into how to get where you really want to go. And her blog is specifically written to help you think about where you’re going and how to get there.
Her post on January 24, 2007 is a perfect example of what I mean. Maybe you’ve been thinking and dreaming about working full-time as a voiceover talent for some time now. How long? It doesn’t matter. However long it’s been, if it seems like a long time, it is.
You’ve made some money doing voiceovers, but not enough to live on. At least not consistently. You’ve talked with people you respect. You’ve read and taken part in discussions online.
These are some of Kristine’s thoughts…
So, whose advice do you follow? Whose opinion matters most? Whose smarts can you count on?
The answer is: your own.
Ultimately, you have to learn how to trust your own gut. Success definitely involves soliciting sage advice, gathering informed opinions and educating yourself, but it also involves filtering all of that information through your gut to determine what â€œfeels rightâ€ to you.
Kristine continues by making a distinction between your brain and your “gut.” My friend Roy Williams would probably say Kristine is actually drawing a distinction between using the left and right hemispheres of your brain.
But the point stands, regardless of the language you use. Eventually, you have to figure out what’s truly right for you.
Take a few minutes, and read Kristine’s entire post. It’s not short, and while I don’t agree with every word Kristine writes; I think it’s well worth your time.
Oh, and while you’re there, if you found benefit in what you read, why don’t you spring for a hot chocolate for Kristine? The links are just to the right of her posts.