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 voice overs, 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.