Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!!!

Not that you noticed…but it’s Squirrel Appreciation Day.

As a squirrel, I find no one appreciates me like they should….sigh. So I decided to just appreciate myself today. To celebrate, I’m binging on nuts (and lollipops) and playing some risky chicken with the neighborhood drivers. Speaking of chickens, I can voice those too. Bok Bok.squirrel-collage

Remember if you’re ever in the market for a pet squirrel, or any rodent for that matter, give me a holler (or a squeak), and I’ll come scurrying right over.

 

And here’s some squirrel fun if you find it in your heart to celebrate this awesome day that should totally be declared a Federal Holiday!!! Duh.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYV5fcDdJ9dtqxeYpd86BiVwkdmPNT_t

Thanks a gazillion to Hi-Rez and School Zone for allowing me to part of the above projects!

Recipe for life

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Remember that gig you REALLY wanted? The one you were PERFECT for. The one you were CREATED for? The one that had YOUR NAME written all over it? …The one you DIDN’T BOOK? 😭

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Focus forward. “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3: 13-14)

I think that sums it up nicely!

Love,

Hollypop 🍭

Happy Thanksgiving Little Turkeypops!

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When I count my blessings, I am so grateful to God for you! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends and loved ones!🦃

Love,

Hollypop!🍗🍭

Pointers from a straight shooter

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See what I did there? POINTERS???…from a STRAIGHT SHOOTER??? Omgosh I’m hilar. But how true are these words?! There are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.

In voiceover, that means do your due diligence. Market yourself. Make connections. Study with the best. Get awesome demos. Research. Create. Work your booty off.

These same principles can be applied to how you live your life. Study. Make friends. Be a friend. Represent. Imagine. Work your little tail off. And be on time.

Love,

Hollypop 🍭

Happy thoughts from a guy wearing tights!

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Sometimes, it’s all about a change in our mindset. I’m def not saying let’s be happy and fake! That’s not authentic. But we can choose how we think about things. We can choose joy.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

I think I’ll go put on my wings now.

Love,

Hollypop! 🍭

Wisdom from Gus Gus’ BFF!

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I mean, really. Just because “everybody else is doing it,” or “it’s always been done that way” doesn’t mean you must follow suit! Be an individual. Think outside the box. Take a stand! Be different. Be YOU.

I’d like to think this applies to our jobs, our relationships, and the way we live our lives. So I’m asking myself, how have I acted differently from all the others lately? What about you?

Love,

Hollypop! 🍭

Wise words from a tubby shirtless goat-man!

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Listen to Philoctetes from Hercules! I’ve been working this business since 1999. Of course I didn’t start out full time. And of course, I didn’t book much at first. BUT. Don’t give up! Because we all know that giving up is for rookies.

In the wise words of Paul the apostle, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Sow good seeds now. In your business. And more importantly, in your life.

Love,

Hollypop 🍭

Cristina Milizia – Joyful Voice Over!

cristinagoofToday’s Featured Artist is veteran voice over talent AND Global Voice Acting Academy founder, Cristina Milizia! If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Cristina, you are really missing out! She is embodiment of joyful voice over!

I’m about to shock you with a number. She’s been a working VO talent for 24 years. Yes. TWENTY FOUR years. And yes, that’s a current pic of her cute little winky self! Let’s just say she got an early start!

I was blessed to meet Cristina at the Voxy Lady’s Summit. Not only was I shocked by her wealth of knowledge, but I was enamored instantly with her contagious, genuine, light up the room personality!

lalathekoalaThis young sprite has already overcome greater adversity than most of us will in a lifetime. Yet she hasn’t let it stop her from rocking the VO world and creating the Global Voice Acting Academy! The GVAA is graced with some of the top, most experienced coaches in the business. Everett Oliver, Anne Ganguzza, Katie Leigh, Brad Venable, MJ Lallo, Joyce Castellanos, and Elaine Clark to name a few! WOW! Obviously, the GVAA is home to many amazing coaches, but it has also has become a go-to resource for many with it’s ah-maz-ing GVAA rate guide!


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Cristina has voiced hundreds of toys, commercials, and games in her already long career! Some of her most notable roles are Monster High’s Moanika (Mattel), Doc McStuffins’ Lala the Koala (Disney Junior) and several voices on League of Legends! At this rate, there’s no stopping Cristina, and I must say, it couldn’t happen to a nicer girl! 🙂 Let’s hear more from Cristina now!
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Elastigirl’s Tip o’ the Day!

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Be true to yourself.

Don’t compromise on a gig with which you don’t feel comfortable.

It’s never right to do the wrong thing.

And it’s never wrong to do the right thing.

Character counts.

Love,

Hollypop 🍭