I got an email from Betsy recently, and she said to check out the link she’d included. She thought it would be a great way to illustrate my “You are enough” diatribe.
She was so right. Check it out.
And if you’re not familiar with that diatribe, here you go (once again):
You are enough.
You have everything you need, already inside you.
It is all ready for you, the moment you need it.
If you ever need anything else, it will be presented to you at the moment you need it.
As you step in front of the mic or camera, there’s no need to try to instantly become more professional.
Or try to be immediately more prepared.
Or to somehow quickly become a “better” version of yourself.
No tension. No apprehension. No shooting your cuffs, putting your head on a swivel, or donning a temporary suit of armor.
Relax. Take a breath. Set your mouth at neutral. And simply shine.
Because you. are. enough.
Take advantage of your natural, awesome self.
And use that. Shake that moneymaker.
If you’ve never seen that before, well…now you have. I mention it a lot because we get wrapped up in making things far more complicated than is ever necessary. And usually, just like Occam’s Razor, the simplest, most direct path to the answer is often the best.
And here’s the example that Betsy sent me:
(I’m on Quora a lot, answering questions about acting and VO.)
Have you felt your life getting simpler, or more complicated? Which works better for you? What have you been able to simplify lately? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope this helps!