10 years ago Cissy Jones was living the Silicon Valley startup life of 100 hour work weeks, sleeping at the office and was smothered by the ‘what have you done for me lately’ mentality of that world when one day her aunt asked her, what would be your dream job.
Her answer, “I want to be a voice on the Simpsons.” 👈 🚀
A lot has happened since answering that question 10 years ago.
Cissy is a professional Voice Actor in LA, a massive voice in the Gaming world and just earned one of the highest awards in her industry by the BAFTA Games Awards that honors ‘outstanding creative achievement’ in the video game industry.
How her Dad’s love of his profession and a simple question from her aunt would change her entire direction.
How it is actually possible to fit in 100 hours of work when she was slogging it out in Silicon Valley just after college.
How she fit in voice acting school and keept up with the pace of Silicon Valley.
Moving to Los Angeles to start and build her voice acting career using the tools that she’d learned in Silicon Valley.
Never having a doubt that she was meant to be on this Voice Acting path.
The validation she felt winning the award for Performer at the BAFTA Games Awards.
If you like this story of massive life & career reinvention, also check out my conversation with Steph Jagger. She quit her job to ski around the world for one year and in the process broke a downhill world record. Listen to episode #89 with Steph here.
Thank you to Randall Ryan, fellow podcaster and friend back in Austin for introducing me to Cissy.
If you or you know of someone that pulled the ripcord to completely reinvent their life, I’d love to know about it. You can reach me at gohuntlife.com
I interviewed Cissy while I was sitting in a concrete conference room at TERC3R Piso coworking space in downtown Guanajuato Mexico so any background noise that you might hear is definitely on me. And on that note, a shout-out to my editing crew at Castle Media Group in Austin. Thank you Thomas Umstattd and the crew there for putting this episode together.
Twitter and Facebook: @cissyspeaks
YouTube 2016 Gaming Reel: Watch It Here
Acceptance speech for winning Performer at the BAFTA Games Awards 2017: Watch It Here
👍 FOLLOW US 👍
Review the Go Hunt Life podcast on Apple Podcasts.
PrintDirtCheap.com – Rockstars in printing with over 30 categories of printing products doing it FAST and doing it CHEAP. Use promo code ‘LIFEHUNTER’ for $10 off of your print job or request a free sample of their work.