MY WEEKLY PROGRESS
This week's unique voice overs consisted of a Harvard University research paper I recorded for a client for one of their classes on the famous campus. It's unimaginable that my voice will be heard in a classroom inside Harvard University, but it certainly has or will be! YEAH!!! Just yesterday, I recorded a voice over for Cantu the famous hair product brand. It was fun to go into my bathroom cabinet and pull out a product from a company which I recorded a voice over for. What an accomplishment! I do love Cantu's leave in conditioner. There were also countless videos I had to put together for clients and quite a lot of podcast intros for clients in Michigan. One of the best parts of being a voice over artist is being able to work with people from all over the world.
In terms of my self-improvement progress through You Are The Project this week I am working on getting back focused. The car accident threw a big wrench into my life! I'm now bouncing back and moving forward again, I can't stay down for too long.
I plan on taking more time to meditate and doing it more than once throughout my day. I have learned that I need more alone time to talk with God and bring myself back down to Earth, to connect and center myself.
I also plan on reading a new book once a week as I honestly love reading and I know how much my ancestors fought for me to have such a privilege. I cannot take that for granted.
I am working on becoming more patient and understanding and I know how impatient I can be and have been. Since I'm such a forward moving person, I move at a much faster pace than most of the people I know. In doing that, I have often times become impatient because I just assume that everyone can go as fast as I do, but that isn't the case. I recognize that my impatience has made me somewhat judgmental as well so I am practicing patience and understanding. Two wonderful virtues to have.
I must pick my Spanish up again! I am learning that I take for granted things that are free, as does most people, so I am going to hire a tutor to help me with my Spanish. I already purchased a Spanish learning course, now I think the tutor will certainly keep me focused even more. I look forward to truly being bilingual.
I have lately been thinking that I want to revamp my first book, Growing Up Black in America Without Experiencing Racism: A New Reality and Hope for the Future. It is still a mouth full for a title and subtitle, but I love it! I have a friend who recently moved back to Vegas and she wants to go out with me and market my book so I'm thinking a revamp might be great. Technically, this version on Amazon is the second edition since I made an edit not too long after it was published. The people who purchased it from my kickstarter have a unique version. I could make another edited on into he 2018 version, but I may just order more copies and market it as is. We shall see.
My second book, my voice over book, is coming along pretty well! I wrote majority of it while I was in Japan this past December & January. I am now putting some finishing touches into it including adding pictures and more helpful tips for those who want to become a voice over artist. Below is a cover I created for it, but I'm not sure if it will be the final cover just yet. When I wrote my first book, a lot of things changed when I was going through the process of writing it including the cover and the title of the book.
Last week I reserved a book about Madam C. J. Walker at the library. She was the first female millionaire in America! I found it so exciting to read about a black woman who was the first female millionaire in America all the way back in the early 1900s! I'm sure I learned about her in school, but could not recall anything except that she created hair products for black hair. It was a fascinating and empowering experience to read all about her as an adult, especially as an entrepreneur. Since I do have financial goals myself, I look to Madam C. J. Walker in terms of my possibilities. Seeking out the opportunities that are unlimited. She has totally opened my mind, just by reading about her life. It goes to show, you never know whose life you can affect by living yours to the fullest. Oh did she do exactly that! Below she is being a total BOSS LADY while driving her Model T Ford. You go Madam C. J. Walker! YOU DID THAT!
This week I am reading: Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson. It is an amazing read for the mind. It is a must read for those who stress out about a lot of things that do not matter in the long run. I used to be one of those people so I am glad I purchased this book! It contains 100 small chapters of about 2-3 pages each of very useful information to help us all navigate life with a bit more ease. Stay blessed, smile, and be thankful. -Shenteria
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