Some motivation words for people who still struggle with their “confidence”…
A lot of times, people in the audio industry, of course in all others too, ask “How do I get a job? How do I get hands-on a project?”
The answer is obvious: “Reach out to people, and ask them if they need your help…”. Sometimes I think that too many people are afraid of being rejected…
All I can say is that if you are and still continue being this person, you’ll probably never end up being where you wish you want to be now…makes sense, right?
And what’s the biggest excuse?
“I’m not sure if I am good enough…”.
Now I ask you…who said that you need to be the best, and how do you know what “good enough” means for others? Why do you start limiting yourself, if no one else is doing it for you?
Reach out and ask. You get rejected or ignored?
Repeat this process 100x times and if you still haven’t found someone who believes in you and your talent, then write me a PN and let’s talk about your situation.
No matter where you are, no matter what you do. There are always people out there who NEED YOUR HELP!
But please don’t comment on this post by telling me that “But you can work from home (online) and I do have a job that doesn’t allow me to do so…”.
Don’t tell yourself these lies. Don’t allow yourself to give those kinds of excuses. You have MORE than one talent. And you know it. And you can always find a way how to share this talent with the world. You just need to want it and start looking not only forward, but right and left as well.
Let me ask you: If you spend three hours daily on Insta, Facebook and YouTube, and Co. what do you do? Looking at pictures of others how beautiful their life is? Reverse it and start showing others how great your talent is. I’m pretty sure that you CAN share your talent and/or expertise online. If others can, why not you?
Look, even this type of post to share with the world is not scary for me. Why? If I would ask myself every time I post something…What do people think of me? Will they resonate with the content? Do they like what I have shared?
Seriously? I don’t care. If you don’t resonate with it, so be it. Then I know that I don’t need to waste my time arguing with these people what I think and what they think of a specific topic. But there will always someone who WILL resonate with your words. With your content. With your type of thinking, humor, behavior, etc. and those are the people that you need to find out there!
Start a blog if you are afraid of being in front of the camera and you prefer writing. Start a YouTube-Channel if you feel that your message transforms best with your physical emotions. Start to talk about your niche. Start to talk about your talent, about how you can help others. Start to share what you can do best. And finally, start to see how you grow with the people who have found you, day after day, week after week, month after month…
There are so many fake people out there online who talk shit that no one needs…and still, they have success. Now imagine if you don’t talk shit and start sharing your craft and emotions with people who resonate with it…
Of course, if you have questions about “HOW” to start your journey you can reach out and I will be glad to help you.
Besides all the talking…I have done many things this year…at some point, I was physically and emotionally done – exhausted. Yes, it was hard. Yes, it is hard. And it will always be. But what I have learned is…it’s not about the “end-result”, it’s about the journey. It’s about who you meet and the road to your goal that you want to achieve.
As I have said, you will always find people who share the same things as you do. There is nothing out there, that is not possible to find. Go online, and start to search…but please…don’t give up after 5 minutes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people to GIVE your help!
Said-Done. Now I am officially the Lead Sound Designer for an indie game.
To your success,