So, yesterday I had a crazy day and I realized something that I hope comes a long more ofter…I was amazed at my ability to do something.
Now, I am sure most of you have experienced this at one time or another, and yesterday was that time for me. I had a V.O. audition, which I don’t have that often, most of my auditions are on camera, so I really didn’t know what to do to prepare besides the lines and some ideas. V.O. is a dream of mind, I love it, and always feel at home in the sound booth, so this is good, but I shocked the shit out of myself yesterday and it taught me something very valuable from here on out, just let go and do it!!!
Just let go and do it!
I learned that I’ve got all the tools I need, right here, and when I just let go and don’t think about it, awesome things happen. (That is, after you’ve done your preparation :) I got in the booth and did my thing, cool, then they threw stuff at me like do it gangster style, with a high voice, with sass, and commanding…Ok, if I had time to think about all that, I would have held myself back, but because I didn’t have time to, I just dived in head first, literally, I wasn’t sure what was coming, but was trusting my instincts and talent and years of experience to get me through, and it did! Holy shit! I totally let go, was doing whatever I needed to do to get the voice where I wanted it and didn’t care what I looked like or what they thought…(this is a big one!)
I got out of the booth, drenched with sweat and feeling so excited and alive. They were great and whether I get the part or not, the lesson here is just do your work and let go, you got this!!!
When I got in my car I took a breath and thought, “Oh, that is what I do this for”. You can lose sight of something sometimes when you are looking for the end result, which is me most days, but if you are present in the moment and giving it your all, you just might amaze yourself. I am going to try and take this experience into all my auditions and bookings and hell everything in my life, of complete submersion in what it is I am doing. Not worry about what they think or if I am saying this or that right, or whether I will get the job…just rocking it out as best I can in every given moment.
No matter what you do, you can amaze yourself. Try it today, just do one thing with total submersion, diving head first into it and you will be amazed!