Dee Bradley Baker's "All to Know About Going Pro in V.O."

General Advice

I’m old enough to see that many of life’s helpful stand out truths are pretty obvious: 


Explore, learn and try anything that interests you- always. Don’t wait for permission to start.

• Find the intersection of what you love and what you’re good at and follow that.

• Be honest with yourself and seek honest input & correction.

• Follow your own weirdness, passion, idiosyncrasy.

• Make doing things you love a habit, regardless of payoff

  • Make a habit of collaborative creating!

• Don’t let success diminish your gratitude.

• Apply the rules of good improv to life and work:  Second support, “yes-and,” make lots of offers, don’t bail, listen and be open, let the story play out the way it wants to rather than forcing your ideas or grandstanding.

• Focus your mind & efforts on what you can influence that you care about and forget the rest.

• Your friends & relationships frame your future, so surround yourself with people headed where you want to go.

*Stay open to change. Listen to understand.

• Give yourself a break, celebrate all victories.

• Say what you want out loud- all the time. Mind your mantras.

© Dee Bradley Baker 2023

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