And it almost cost me ten thousand dollars.
The lesson I learned that day has been one of the cornerstones of my success as a voice talent. Before I share that lesson with you, let me ask you this:
Have you heard of the Calimero complex?
It is named after an Italian/Japanese cartoon character named Calimero, and many freelancers seem to suffer from it.
Calimero is the only black chick in a family of yellow chickens, and he still wears half of his eggshell on his head. It is as if he never really made it out of the nest.
Calimero is the archetypical underdog. He often gets in trouble and believes the whole world is out to get him. When the show reaches a dramatic climax, Calimero usually utters the following catch phrase: