In the voiceover world, they say, “Beware January and June.” So, if your June is not what your other colleagues may be experiencing business-wise, you need to come up with ways to regroup. Regrouping should lead to more jobs, better auditions, and more revenue doing what you love. Unconventional methods of regrouping can lead to better creativity and a renewed focus for business success.
Regrouping does not have to be boring. The more exceptional your activities, the better. Use this slow time for decisive actions that can keep you going through the slump and emerge as a powerful voiceover talent. Below are some ideas on how to regroup to keep you going and working your daily voiceover business tasks:
Consider taking up painting or even finger painting.
Try a new hobby.
Look up an old friend or make a new one.
Volunteer at a summer camp.
Visit a church on Sunday instead of sleeping in.
Change your hairstyle or change the color.
Make something using paper-mâché.
Go to the circus.
For one day, smile and speak first to everyone you meet.
Remind yourself of past victories and great business accomplishments.
Take a day trip.
Eat breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast.
Start your Christmas (what YOU want) list.
Let your kids cook for you one day or break your diet for one real meal.
Meditate on positive things.
Look at good comedies for one weekend and laugh like you mean it.
Play in the rain.
Think of five things you are thankful for in your life.
Stay away from sad or violent movies for one week.
When it comes to renewing, think out of the box. Voiceovers should not be arduous, although sometimes it can feel that way. There is no downer as marketing for work and not getting the results you want and need. So use these times to change your thinking and regroup your world.
Need more? Trent Hamm’s “The Frugal Introvert: Fifty Ways to Have Fun By Yourself on the Cheap,” gives ideas for having the fun solo.
Now go out there and be like other folks for a while. Come out of your vocal booth and use this (unplanned) little break in June for a mini-renew time. It will refresh your spirit more than you can imagine.