Do You Need To Spring Clean Your Voice Over Business?

Do You Need To Spring Clean Your Voice Over Business?

We call it Spring Cleaning… but is that really what it is?

Isn’t it, more often than not, about removing the old and making way for the new?

When you start going through the closets in your house, are cleaning them up or clearing them out?

Personally, I’m clearing them out. Usually with a great big honking garbage bag that, when filled, gets dropped off at Goodwill or whomever else is accepting clothing donations.

One of the things I’ve come to believe is that when you want to bring new things into your life, first you need to part with some of the old. If this weren’t true, then each spring we’d all just build bigger closets!

Spring Cleaning Your Voice Over Business

empty-closet2A year ago, when I was looking to get a new Sennheiser MKH-416, I decided to make room for it by giving away an old mic I had used for recording.

A few weeks ago, put an old USB interface up for sale to make way for a new Yamaha AG03.

Last summer when I was wanting to redesign my office / studio space, the first thing I did was sell all the furniture that was already filling the space.

In order to make way for new things, first I needed to let go of and clear out the old stuff.

Some call this the Vacuum Law of Prosperity. I call it logical.

When a voice over script arrives my inbox, I record it immediately. Why? The sooner I can get it done and delivered, the sooner I create an opening for the next job to come in.

Let me offer another suggestion of how one might put this into practice.

If you’re filling your day working on $25 jobs, how would you expect to have room for the $250 ones?

What’s Gotta Go?

We talk about all the things we want to do. Changes we want to make. Equipment we want to get. Training we want to take. But talk doesn’t get us very far, does it? Sometimes the first thing you need to do is take a little step of faith to solidify your commitment and prove your serious.

As Spring Cleaning season ascends upon us, let me encourage you to take a look in your own closest… and studio… and client list… and equipment cupboard… and wherever else you may be holding on to things you need to let go of.

If you want to make way for new, bigger, better, etc… first you’re going to have to create some space.

What do you need to eliminate?

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About Marc Scott

I've been doing voice work since 1995. When I'm not recording jobs, sending auditions, working on demos or writing new posts, you might find me on a fire truck. I'm proud to serve my community as a Volunteer Firefighter.