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Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?

Posted by frankjamesbailey on August 22, 2017 at 7:45 PM



Where Will You Be In 10 Years?


Almost every employer asks you that question. Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? Well, let’s back this up a bit and reverse it!


Where were you 10 years ago? Or what were you doing 5 or 10 years ago? (That would be 2007) and did you see yourself being where you are NOW back then?


For me, it’s like this. 10 years ago this month (August of 2007) I was living in Van Wert, OH. I was working the morning show 6 – 10am at a radio station. I was walking / running & working out everyday. I was in the best physical shape of my life. 200 lbs and solid!


My daughter was just over 6 months old and my wife Amy and I had been marred a little over a year. At that time (10 years ago) life was easy and things were great.


If someone were to ask me back then, “Were do you see yourself in 10 years?” I would have NEVER in a million years have said, “Hmm…I see myself working from home as a full time voice actor and I will also publish 2 books by then too.” Yea…I would have never crossed my mind back then. Well, the seeds of voice acting were in my head but not as a full time working from home voice actor…know what I mean?


Anyway, I know that question is just a goal question. What employers SHOULD ask is, “What are your planes for the future?”


MY plans for the future are this...I would love to voice cartoons, any kind of animation character (villains would be nice but it doesn’t really matter) I would love to voice a video game character or an anime character would be cool too! I would LOVE to have Tercona be animated into a cartoon within 5 years! 10 years is a long tern goal. After all I know these things take time.


If someone were to ask me right now, “Were do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?” (2027) I would honestly have to tell them….


...I have NO clue! 


So how about it? Where were you 5 or 10 years ago and did you see yourself being where you are NOW back then?

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