I got married!
That’s me and my lovely bride Marni on The Promenade in Las Vegas. We got married on The High Roller Observation Wheel.
Crazy, right? It was an amazing experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Now that I’m married and my perspective on many things has changed, here’s some advice that I try to live by. This applies to both significant others and clients. 🙂
The most important factor in a relationship is respect. I talked about it in this blog from a while back. Respect your clients, respect your partner, and respect yourself. Respect them the way you would want to be respected.
All relationships are based on communication and trust. If lines of communications are open, expectations can be managed and many problems avoided. Set everyone up for success by voicing concerns and anticipating issues as far in advance as possible.
Love is a verb, not just a state of being. It’s an active thing that must be demonstrated not just with flowers & candy (or marketing materials) occasionally, but with consistent, positive, day-to-day actions. Determine how you and your significant other likes to give and receive love. Check out my 5 Love Languages blog post to see what I’m talking about.
Happiness is a choice. I talked about this at length in this blog post, but it bears repeating. Getting married doesn’t automatically equal happiness. It won’t get served to you on a silver platter. Happiness is a decision you make regardless of your financial or social situation. It’s not your partner’s job to make you happy, it’s YOUR job to make you happy.
NEWS AND NOTES
Thursday, February 7th @8PM EST: My next Edge Studio Business and Money 201 webinar will be “Rates, Negotiating, and Billing”. We’re gonna talk about, well, rates, negotiating, and billing. Click here to sign up.
Wednesday, February 20th @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio Marketing 201 webinar will be “4 Words That Will Kill Your Marketing”. We’ll talk about how think like an effective marketer. Click here to sign up.
SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, February 26th @9PM EST: I will be leading a “Managing Your Money” webinar hosted by the wonderful Julie Williams. Details to come…!
Sunday, March 3rd @10AM EST: I am honored to be one of the guest speakers at the NY Audiobook Business Workshop hosted by Scott Brick and Johnny Heller. I’ll be speaking about the business of voiceovers. Learn more here.
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, March 24th @1:30 PM EST: I will be leading a “Managing Your Money” workshop at Arts On Site in NYC. We’ll talk about all things financial as a voiceover business and how to files your taxes in 2019. I will post the link when tickets are available. FYI the VO of NYC donation-based events sell out FAST so when tickets go on sale, don’t dawdle!
March 29-31, 2019: VO Atlanta 2019! My Breakout Session will be “The Sales Funnel” and my X-Session will be “Managing Your Money”. There are still a few X-Session seats left so sign up today!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a voiceover business & marketing consultant known as the VO Strategist and produce the comic book “Agent 1.22”.