As a voiceover artist, you are most likely working as an independent contractor. That is to say that you are running your own business. That makes you a small business owner and puts you in charge of your fate. For some, this is an easy role to accept, but for others, personality traits get in the way of success. There are certain traits that can make it harder to make it as a voiceover artist, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible. If you are aware of this personality flaw, you can work to make it better. On the other hand, if you have a winning personality trait, you can make the most of it to help your career along.
The Good Let’s first look at the traits often shared by the country’s leading businessmen.
Courageous Some might call it foolish to take chances, but you can’t build a business if you don’t accept the risk of starting the process. Risk taking, as long as it is done with forethought, can be a very rewarding trait to possess as a business owner.
Confident Do not confuse this with conceit. Confidence is the knowledge that you can accomplish your goal, but that it will require a certain level of humility. You must believe in your talents and your ability to grow a business, or else you'll be doomed to failure.
MalleableThough life would be easier if everything went our way all of the time, but no one ever said life would be easy. You will have to make changes, make exceptions, and make concessions in order to successfully work with others. Clients won’t always have the same vision as you do, and you must be flexible if you hope to continue to build strong relationships in the industry.
The Bad On the other hand, of course, there are those personality traits that could stand in your way, if you don’t recognize them and work to overcome them.
Narcissist The business may be all yours, but your success will depend on many. Don’t get too caught up in yourself. This is a business that will involve putting the wishes of others before your own from time to time. Narcissism could cost your dearly.
Lackadaisical Self-motivation is one of the most important things you can possess when starting and operating your own business. If you are too easily persuaded to sit on the couch or to laze, you will undoubtedly miss the opportunities to grow.