by Bill DeWees on January 5, 2011

Have you heard the voice of Ted Williams?  Not THE Ted Williams of major league baseball fame, the OTHER Ted Williams that lives on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.  If you haven’t yet, you probably will soon as a recent video of him on YouTube has gone viral in a big way attracting a lot of media attention.

Do you know what the most amazing thing to me about this story is?  His great voice?  While his voice is definately awesome, that’s not the most important part of the story.  Ted explains in the video that he has always wanted to work behind the microphone.  He became involved in drugs which turned his life in the wrong direction, but now he’s been clean and sober for 2 years.  The most amazing part of his story is the fact that in spite of his fight with drugs and his current situation of living on the street…..he still has a dream!

Ultimately our dreams, desires, and determination, not our talent, drive us forward.  Don’t get me wrong, his natural God-given gift is a HUGE bonus.  Most of us in the voice over business would kill for pipes like Ted’s.  It’s just that in the final analysis, life doesn’t favor the talented.  It favors the persistant, those who have through sheer force of will, and a little faith, made the most of what they’ve been given.  Refusing to focus on what they don’t have, but rather on that which they aspire to.

Ted Williams is great…but not just because of his voice.  Ted Williams is great because in spite of his circumstances he faces life with a smile, a kind word, and with the hope and confidence that his dreams can still come true.

What’s your dream?

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Who Is Bill DeWees and

Bill DeWees is a professional voice over talent and voice over coach. Bill's voice over credits inlude Warner Bros, Microsoft, Dell, National Geographic, AstraZeneca, Whirlpool, Quicken and many more household names both globally and across the US.

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