In an earlier episode, we discussed the Law of Vacuum and how to make space for new opportunities. Once we make space, we can take action to accomplish our goals, which is also known as the Universal Law of Inspired Action. Each inspired step we take, large or small, can take us closer to our desired outcomes. Listen and find out how Anne and Pam have applied these concepts to help grow their respective businesses, and how you can develop a success mindset to move your business forward.
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
Like attracts like
As creatives, are we not the hardest on ourselves?
We are so hard on ourselves, and think, “I can’t do that” – but remember, you get exactly what you think.
Your intuition is there for a reason. It’s your internal GPS.
Set your sights on what you want to have in your business.
Once you make space, you can take inspired action.
Align your vibration to help attract things that you desire.
Be clear about what you want in your life and your business.
Our thoughts become words, and words become actions.
Referenced in this Episode
Direct links to things we brought up ++
Recorded on ipDTL
Learn more about the Law of Inspired Action
Badass editing by Noah at Carl Bahner Audio
>> It’s time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premier business owner strategies and successes being utilized by the industry’s top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS. Now let’s welcome your host Anne Ganguzza.
Anne: Hey everyone, welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host Anne Ganguzza, along with my amazing special guest cohost Ms. Pamela Muldoon. Hey Pamela, how are you?
Pamela: Woo! The crowd goes wild, Anne. [laughs]
Pamela: I’m great. I’m fantastic.
Anne: So you know, Pam, in an earlier episode, we talked about this really cool universal law called the law of vacuum.
Pamela: We did.
Anne: Where if there’s an empty space, the universe wants to fill it. So I’ve decided [laughs] I would like to intentionally [laughs] set my sights on something, to fill it with something that will serve me and my business.
Pamela: Absolutely. Yes, yeah, we talked about using our time with more intention and putting activities in that either move our business or our life or both forward.
Anne: Yeah, and of course we introduced this 30-day challenge.
Anne: And so we were, we were needing to really fill that void with something that will grow our business.
Pamela: [laughs] Yes, and for some reason I felt filling the void with Facebook livestreams. What the heck was I thinking? [laughs]
Anne: I was filling the void with really concentrating on my blog.
Anne: And so I have been able to get out blog articles now that I’ve made that intention and I’ve fulfilled my 30 minutes a day, I’m going to do my blog. I have to say, I got a couple of blogs out, and I have never had a better reception to my blogs. I’ve had people email me. I’ve had comments about how inspired they were about one of my last blogs called “An Interview with Mrs. C,” which was my high school English honors teacher. And how I related my relationship with her in what I do presently is in coaching and doing e-learning projects. And it was just such a cool article, and it was the hardest one for me to write. And you know why?
Anne: Pam? Because she’s my English teacher. So I was afraid I was going to like –
Pamela: No bad grammar.
Anne: – make a punctuation error, it was going to be bad grammar. And I thought, I could just see the red pen coming out.
Anne: And so I kept procrastinating. I mean, I interviewed her a few months back, and I kept procrastinating the writing of the blog because I was like, I was nervous. But I was like no, I have to honor this conversation that I had with her because number one, I was so honored that she would even have a conversation and be up for the notion of being interviewed, and it just worked out to be really great all the way around. I feel that the fact that I wanted to do this blog, and I was inspired to do this blog, I figure that filling the void of the vacuum with that, there is also a universal law about law of inspired action. Maybe we should talk about that.
Pamela: Yes. I would love to. I think this is a great example. And I love that you’re getting such positive results from it, not only from your audience but personally, because it also – there’s this alignment feeling we have when we’re doing things that feel right. Just feels good. It’s kind of – you know, one of my favorite life and business coaches I’ve worked with often reminds me, it’s not supposed to be hard.
Pamela: So [laughs] when it’s challenging, there’s something out of sync. When it feels easy or inspired, I just love that word, right, when it feels inspired, it flows. Right? We’ve all had moments like that, but I don’t know if we pay attention enough to that moment to really go “wow, that was really cool. I want more of that.”
Anne: So like I think this might be talking about two laws working together or maybe three, right? Because I think the law of attraction is to set your sights on –
Anne: – something that you want and align your vibration, at least that’s what some people say, to align their vibration. That’s what I like to think of it. I remember, gosh, all my life, I’ve kind of been practicing that, but I didn’t realize that it was called the law of attraction.
Anne: Back in college, okay, going, stemming from my high school days, I was cocky, I was just a little, yeah.
Pamela: You were confident.
Anne: Okay, I was confident, I was a little confident. I think maybe a lot of creatives might share that with me.
Anne: I was confident with my English teacher, if you read my article. It was all about, you know, I was like I don’t need this class. I’m good. I don’t need to do the homework [laughs] you know. And it was just really obnoxious of me. And I really much credit and kudos and honor to my English teacher. But I remember in college too, me and my girlfriend would always say, well, we always get what we want when we want it, and so I think that was trying to align ourselves to what we wanted. I believe that that’s now the law of attraction. Is that correct?
Pamela: Yeah, it very much is in line with this law of attraction. And I know over the last probably 15 years, this law has gotten a lot of attention, right, and sometimes negative, sometimes positive. It depends how you’re reading into it. But I think the important part there is you really are understanding and being very clear in what you want. It’s this idea that like attracts like. If you look around at your friends, you tend to gravitate towards that, which is similar or like. I mean that’s a natural thing that we do.
Pamela: Well, we have the ability to attract things into our lives based on I do believe our thoughts become words, and our words become actions. And therefore you get what you literally ask for. [laughs]
Anne: Seems to be paralleling a Facebook post. Right? Like begets like.
Pamela: But it’s very, like it’s those words in our head. And think about this as a voice actor or anybody in the creative arts. Are we not the hardest on ourselves? I mean seriously, the words – I know you’ve written and spoken about this in the past, the imposter syndrome, you know, things like that. I’m guilty of it. I’ve been working through this for about 40 plus years. I don’t think [laughs] it’s not like, this is, I don’t know if it ever ends, but we’re so hard on ourselves. We listen, we listen to our auditions, or we look at a spec, or you know, a list of specs – “ugh, I can do that. That’s not me.” Well, you get exactly what you think. Right? It’s that whole combination of if you really believe it, that’s exactly what you’re going to experience. Does that make sense?
Anne: Totally, absolutely.
Anne: And I think if we’re going to put this in the performance perspective –
Anne: – of our voiceover careers, I think we all know, we all feel like when we’re aligned with the script and when we’ve really nailed it – now does it necessarily mean that we’re going to get the job? Because we can nail many scripts without necessarily getting the job. But I think it’s always very intuitive and very – it’s very much an emotion fuel based thing when we nail a script. We’re like, “I don’t even know what I did, but I nailed it.” It’s more of a feeling that comes to –
Pamela: It’s that inspired flow. Right? Yeah.
Anne: It is, it’s a feeling. And so I believe the law of attraction in there is setting your sights on, okay, let’s do this. This is going to be aligning your vibration or your mindset to getting something done. And I think that the inspired action is actually taking the actions to do whatever it takes to get those things to come to fruition. And it reminds me of the very simple but yet wasn’t thought that I had last summer of “oh, I’d like to move. [laughs] I would like to live somewheres else,” and that just began this thought process, right, of where I decided to align my vibrations to, I’m going to move. Because I want to spend the next 10 to 15 years of my life in a place that brings me joy. Not that my other house didn’t, but I was kind of looking for a change. And I literally, without even talking to my husband, because he was away on a business trip – that’s what he gets.
Pamela: He was eventually clued in, I’m sure.
Anne: I said “I want to move.” And then I started looking online, right, started, inspired action. I was looking online, found myself at a realtor who actually happened to be in the voiceover industry a few years back, and we were really good friends. So we also aligned. And she’s the one who actually helped us find our new house. And then my husband came back from his job – I don’t know if anybody knows this story. And I said “oh by the way, I’ve got a really cool place we need to go look at. I put a – by the way, I put $25,000 down on it already. So I think you’re going to love it.” But that’s how inspired I was, that I went full into it.
Pamela: Yes, yes, and there’s that commitment piece that also, I mean, I know Jerry, so I’m laughing out of knowledge.
Anne: But I know him too, which is why I –
Anne: I want everybody, before they freak out and say “oh my God, Anne just went and bought a house without her – with her husband being on a business trip.” But if you know Jerry, like I know Jerry very well, we’re very in tune with one another.
Anne: We pretty much – I pretty much know that he would love it. So I went ahead and did it.
Pamela: Absolutely. I’m only, I’m only chuckling because of course you’re not going to do something that you really, isn’t going to be inspired. That was an inspired action I think for you to put $25,000 down.
Anne: It was.
Pamela: This is what’s really important. You know, you first started with this idea of “I want to move,” but then you became, I’m going to make an assumption here, but you became more specific with what that move started to look like. And I think that’s where the big difference is. Like we are going to attract stuff. It’s just a matter of whether we’re happy with it. Right? At the same time, another way to kind of test this theory, if you’re new to this idea – you’ve been doing it all along whether you realized it or not, but now you want to do it with intention, right, that law of vacuum. You want to bring intention into this process. So one of the things you can try to do – I don’t know if we’re driving around as much as we used to [laughs] because of Covid, but I would sometimes think, okay, I want a new car. And I would think of a very specific make and model. I want a Toyota Corolla, or – that’s probably not a good one because it’s the most common. But let’s think of [laughs] you know, I have a Mini-Cooper. Right? I have a Mini-Cooper convertible. And so all of a sudden, and maybe you’ve experienced this, right, where all of a sudden you think that thing, and then you see them everywhere. You literally start seeing that make and model everywhere. It’s always been there, but you see it. You’re aware of it.
Anne: Right, right. Good point.
Pamela: But it’s also because we have what’s called a reticular activating system. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this.
Anne: I have not. What is that, say that again?
Pamela: Reticular activating system.
Anne: I love that.
Pamela: That once our brain locks onto something, it wants to fulfill it. Okay? It’s like a GPS. When I tell myself, “I want a Mini-Cooper convertible,” I don’t care where you live. All of a sudden, you’re going to see them. [laughs] It’s just going to be this thing.
Anne: You’re focusing, right? You’re focusing your everything, your vibrations, your brain. Yup.
Pamela: Your brain, think of it as a computer which is really, I mean, computers are created because humans created them, right, so they came out of the ultimate brain, computer, right, the ultimate computer. And so we have that capability. So what would that look like if you were to do this around your business in terms of marketing –
Pamela: – for specific genres? Which is why, when we talked about in the content marketing series, right, Anne, we talked pretty extensively about being very specific on personas, right? This is part of that. If you just want to say,” I want to do e-learning for a major company,” that’s a start. But now it’s “I want to meet the training and development person for McKesson.”
Anne: Oh yeah. Absolutely.
Pamela: The inspired action is going through the activities that put that into motion.
Anne: Absolutely. It’s kind of like, Pamela, I mean, I’ve been listening to – you know, I listen to Gary Vee all the time, and Gary Vee, how long has he been saying he’s going to buy the Jets?
Pamela: Right, oh he will someday.
Anne: He absolutely will. He’s manifesting it simply by, you know, putting it out there and just saying it and putting it in his sights. And I truly believe – Pam, back in like, I don’t know, 2010, 10 years ago, I remember absolutely creating this book that I wrote down. It’s kind of like the goalsetting thing, where you write down your goals, but I had set my sights on having a certain amount of success. I know that this kind of goes around in a lot of the accountability groups is, if you set a number, I want to make this number, and you write down goals to get to that number – I believe, I’m fully in belief that it will happen, and you just need to have that number. It’s kind of like I used to talk about money blocks, right, things that were blocking us from receiving money. I think there’s another law out there, a universal law, that allows us to attract that money to us if we can see it, and we can set our sights on it, and we can actually write it down, take inspired action, which is what your BOSSes are doing for the 30-day challenge.
Pamela: Yes, we’re inspired, and who knows? Like I kicked off my challenge of the Facebook Lives, I think I’ve said it, you know, a couple of times in the beginning, I said I’m really curious to see where this plays out over the next 30 days. And I’m saying that because the inspired action is actually doing this daily consistent thing. I’ll be the first one to tell you, yes, there were days I did not want to do it, but I did it because one, it’s very visible. [laughs]
Anne: Oh yeah.
Pamela: Now that I’m in, I’m all in. I’m not gonna, I can’t, I just don’t to be that person who fell flat, right? Text you, “I did it today, yay. “
Anne: I’ve watched your livestreams. You’re doing amazing. By day three, you were like, you’re a champion like of the livestream there.
Pamela: Be careful what you – be careful. Now I’m ready, I’m here, guys. So now I’m focusing on inspired action. I’m just doing the activity. But when I also say I’m really curious to see how this all plays out, what is going to come into your life that may feel like it’s out of left field, but it was all due to the fact that you did something to move forward –
Anne: Absolutely. Well, you know –
Pamela: – and let other things coming in.
Anne: Now that we’re talking, my gosh, I think of all these examples of how that has happened to me. You know, the VO BOSS podcast, in the very beginning, I was like, you know what? I’ve never done a podcast. I’ve always wanted to do one. I want to learn, see what it’s all about, see if – it sounds like fun. Maybe I’ll do that. And four, over four years later, you know, here we are.
Pamela: I know. I remember sitting at that restaurant, and was it – in Irvine, California.
Anne: Yeah, at The Counter, I think.
Pamela: And this is what I remember, I think. I remember you saying “hey, could you spend some time with me to talk about this?” And we started talking. And then I think I asked you something like, “how were you planning to do the format?” And you said, “well, I want you to cohost it with me.” [laughs]
Anne: Yeah, Pam. I was hoping you would do that with me. [laughs]
Pamela: Talk about, you know, inspired action. It makes me chuckle now as we talk about this.
Anne: I know.
Pamela: I can see Anne Ganguzza from four years ago saying “I’m going to have this, and it’s going to happen,” and then it took four years, but… [laughs]
Anne: But you were the catalyst that helped me to launch that, which was really incredible. Pam, oh my gosh, it’s like, I’m almost like a little verklempt here.
Pamela: Are you getting goosebumps? Whenever I get –
Anne: I am.
Pamela: – goosebumps, or my hair stands up on end, that tells me I’m in line. I’m aligned.
Pamela: I love when that happens. And yes, woo, there they are! [laughs]
Anne: It’s really funny because we didn’t even – like I wasn’t even thinking about talking about that today, but it’s just all this has come together. Like it was an idea. Hey, I want to see what doing a podcast is all about. And then I talked to you, and I was like, well Pam, you know, you’ve done this before.
Anne: So yeah, you’re going to help me cohost it, right?
Anne: And then we actually laid down the groundwork for VO BOSS.
Pamela: We did. We did, we worked a lot on it, and I really did try to figure out how to make it work. It was interesting timing. And this is the other thing about all of this. It should not be hard.
Pamela: I think I finally released the ability to do it because I knew it was feeling hard, and it was just challenging because I had just taken on this new job with this agency, just moved to Henderson right around that time, in Nevada here. There were a lot of changes going on in my own personal life, so I released it. I’ll be the first to tell you, Anne, I didn’t want to release it, but I knew I had to release it. Right?
Anne: Right, right.
Pamela: So again law of vacuum, right, I needed to release it, and then you could move forward. And yeah, now we fast forward four years later, and life changes. We all have –
Pamela: – you know, problems change, how we spend our time changes.
Anne: But we’re still here.
Pamela: Yeah, we’re still here.
Anne: And here you are, and that’s what’s really cool. It’s like kind of come full circle.
Pamela: Yeah, it really has.
Anne: And I don’t know what’s going to come next, but it’s something that I know I don’t want to give it up. You know it’s one of those things where – creating podcasts by the way, for all you BOSSes out there that have done that, or are doing that, or thinking about doing that, it’s not just the simple fact of talking for a few minutes into the microphone.
Anne: There’s a whole, you know, behind-the-scenes sort of – it’s a passion project for sure. It does consume some time for me, but I’ll tell you what, I love it so much, I’m not going to give it up. It has brought so many cool things by the wayside that I wasn’t prepared to get, just like I think, Pam, your livestream has, has probably, you know, given gifts that you’re not even sure where they came from, but they’re there.
Pamela: And I know we’re going to be having a kind of a debrief conversation with some of our members. We had, what, 13-plus people or 12-plus people sign that contract. Even knowing that we touched those 12 or 13 people enough to make an inspired action – their inspired action was filling out that contract, Anne, right, and moving forward.
Anne: And even for the people that did not fill out the contract, right, I know that there’s a lot of people, now we’ve planted a seed.
Anne: So if they did not take it with us at the 30-day challenge, it’s not like they won’t take their own.
Pamela: So we may have to do it again, Anne.
Anne: That’s right, we’ll have to do another 30-day challenge.
Pamela: This might be just a thing. This might be a thing we’ve started.
Anne: I kind of like these universal laws. It’s funny because I think we know about these universal laws, and if we really tried to sit back and think about our own lives, and our own businesses, and how things have evolved and happened, I think we can relate to a lot of them. Hey, I’m all for what works, and I think anybody that knows me knows that I have always run my business I always say by my gut, and that a lot of that takes into account these laws.
Pamela: Your intuition, it’s there for a reason.
Pamela: It’s that internal GPS of sorts that we need to really listen to. We can all probably give one, two, or 10 examples of what happened when we didn’t listen to our instincts, right? [laughs]
Anne: Right, absolutely. So BOSSes out there, set your sights on what it is that you want and what you want to have in your business moving forward. And I really believe that the universal laws will come in and help put them in place for you.
Pamela: Just like they did for us four years ago. [laughs]
Anne: Absolutely. Absolutely. And I would like to give a great big shout-out to our sponsor ipDTL, because again, they were also [laughs] something that I had set my sights on a long time ago when they first came out. And I thought, what a cool piece of software. No, but I actually spoke to Kevin. They are amazing.
Pamela: You were inspired – that was inspired action. Right?
Anne: It was inspired action. You know, I’ve actually been teaching with ipDTL at least six plus years. I absolutely love them, super functional, allows me to connect with you, Pam, and to connect with my students, and to connect with my clients. You guys can find out more at ipdtl.com. Have a great week, and we’ll talk to you next week.
Pamela: Bye now.
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