Put a Little Love in Your Heart*
(audio version of blog below)
While recently recording a couple of scripts, I recognized how I “put love” in my recordings and what that means… Not every script is necessarily loveable, but I do treat each script with love and care. So, what the heck does that mean?!?
Integrity. I set my intention to work and read and deliver with the integrity that comes from putting my heart into my work. Otherwise, to me, there is no point in being in business.
Whether to be in best voice, to be an effective entrepreneur, or to give my best to my family, setting an intention is a remarkable tool in getting it right/putting your best foot forward/being your best self/doing the best you can/creating the life you want.
In Ten Tips for Talking, mentally prepare is one of my top tips, so each time I put on my headphones, move up to the mic, and listen back to a recording, I consciously intend to put out an audio file that is up to my standards.
A childhood friend of mine, Janice Dean, demonstrated this in her first published children’s book, Freddy the Frogcaster. When I read it cover to cover, and all the accompanying notes, I received a real sense of the love she put into it. While a children’s book could be potentially simplistic, Janice included such cleverness and heart. It is indeed entertaining and educational. (Her follow-ups are Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard and Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane.)
What this is all about is setting an intention, a way to mentally prepare. The intention of living and working with integrity has been a natural extension of who I am. However, on any given day, I consciously choose different intentions to inspire me. For more ideas on setting intentions, check out this HuffPost article, 7 things to keep in mind when setting intentions.
You don’t need to be an entrepreneur, or in voiceovers, or even in business, to set an intention and realize the benefits. How ever you walk in this world, an intention will set you on the path of your choosing.
CLICK TO HEAR SONG>>*”Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, and Jimmy Holiday
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Lisette van Raadshooven said:
Love this! I reap so much self-satisfaction and self-worth when I live with intention and put my heart into anything I say and do. Thanks Natasha for the confirmation and for shining a light on good intentions.
Thanks for the beautiful comment! Not sure if you noticed, but on the top of each blog now, and soon in the archived blogs, I have recorded an audio version of each post so you can listen while you read. Audio blog from a voice-over person. Duh!!? Why didn’t I think of it sooner!! 🙂
Lisette van Raadshooven said:
That is brilliant and so personal. Thank you.
Mary Jane Copps said:
Now this is brilliant – I listened to the audio while I read and it gave such wonderful life to your words. I think I might have to steal this idea. And thanks for sharing your wisdom on “intention” it is a valuable tool that many of us neglect.
I am proud of the addition of audio! Indeed, it takes the blog to an even more personal place for me. Now to reach more people! 🙂
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