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What is Work?

On this week’s edition of Who Got the Gig, we’ll discuss why work is integral and how the having it or the lack of it makes such an impact on our lives.

What is your definition of work?

Add a comment to share your thoughts.

What is Work?

Work is meaningful, work is essential. Through our work we use our talents, gifts and strengths to the best of our abilities to serve other people. Through that service, we see a return that sustains us.

When you’re doing work that relates to your areas of giftedness, there’s a great deal of fulfillment and fruit that comes of it.

What Does Work Do?

Work provides for our families, pays the bills and is a steady reminder that we are needed.
Work is a comfort for those who have it and a yearning for those who don’t.

For some, work is a means to an end, but for others, work can be a joyous element of their lives that sets them apart.

Having work or a way to contribute makes us feel like we matter, have a purpose and adds to our human dignity.

This Is Why We Do What We Do

The principal reason why we founded this marketplace and invested in the name Voices.com is because we believe that work is of vital importance. We wanted to create a place where people could find work to support themselves and their families.

David and I love what we do and hope that the same passion comes through every encounter you have with our company.

This very column celebrates work and achievements in the field, regardless of where you got your voice over work from. Feel free to share about jobs you’ve booked that deserve some extra attention.

What is Your Definition of Work?

Any comments?

Looking forward to hearing from you,



  1. Stephanie;
    I believe in TODAYS Economy
    Work is LIFE!!
    Without it You have No Home/Food/Etc
    I had a GREAT week last week!
    This week a little Slow! BUT I booked a job thru Voices.com
    for Next week And more CRANKING car ads
    for “Rutan Interactive!

  2. When I was a jr. high/high school band director, there was plenty I loved about my job, but there was also plenty that I dreaded. I would hear about people who “loved every minute” of their jobs, and I wondered if that was possible. Just over a year ago, I decided to change career paths, and now, as a budding voice actor and teacher of private percussion, guitar, and voice lessons, I’m discovering first-hand what those people were talking about. Now I can say, as one of my old college professors used to, “I get paid to have fun.”
    –Allen Ellis

  3. Hi Stephanie
    You explained what work is very eloquently. I would be hard pressed to better your definition.
    But I would add this observation:
    When you are doing what you were made to do, and love what you are doing, it’s really not work at all. Sure, it’s work on the surface. But it’s a pleasure when it all comes together harmoniously.
    I’m sure you’ve heard this quote before, but it bears repeating and it’s on the wall in my studio:
    “The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: Find what it is that interests you and that you can do well. And when you find it, put your whole soul into it–every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
    –John D. Rockefeller III
    Warm regards…

  4. Chet…
    You are on the money with that thought. I’ve always thought life is too short to go thru it doing something you don’t like! I am blessed to have a career path that I love! And really, the only obstacle to my success is me! There is no limit to what we can do individually in this industry. Not many careers where you are the boss! Honestly – vo is so much fun, if I didn’t have any obligations, I’d do it for free!
    larry wayne

  5. Indeed Stephanie’s words are eloquent and inspiring they reminded me of why our work should be enjoyable…it is a gift!
    (Ecclesiastes 2:24) With a man there is nothing better [than] that he should eat and indeed drink and cause his soul to see good because of his hard work. This too I have seen, even I, that this is from the hand of the [true] God.

  6. I am the director of career services at a community college in PA and am writing a book about finding meaning in work. I ran across this blog and was intrigued by your definition of work. I would like to talk to you further about using some of your information/perspective in my book. Thanks.