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Balancing Careers

with Erikka J

Prioritization is the most important skill for entrepreneurs. In this episode, Anne & Erikka go through the essential skills you need to balance multiple careers. Whether you are working from home or juggling a corporate and creative career, you can’t forget to take time for yourself. Breathe, and know that once you step in the booth, the time you spent recharging on a small break between meetings will pay off. Career balance includes finances, family, personal needs, passion and most importantly a long term vision of your career…

Anne & Erikka discuss prioritization, planning, and scheduling as a freelancer. Plus, balancing personal and professional commitments.

"Know what you are trying to do with voice over & make a long term strategy to make that dream a reality." - Erikka

About Erikka

DC born, Atlanta based voice actor, singer/songwriter and entertainer Erikka J is known for her rich powerhouse vocals, soulful tenor to soprano range, and commanding stage presence. As a writer, she is dedicated to giving her fans, or "Jewels" as she has named them, meaningful, honest, and relatable lyrics. During her time in Richmond, Virginia a reputation for delivering quality, heartfelt, attention grabbing performances earned her the honor of opening for Grammy-winning recording artist Chrisette Michele. Erikka has headlined events at notable venues such as DC's historic Blues Alley Jazz Club and the Dumfries Summer Concert Series. Though classically trained at DC's Duke Ellington School of the Arts and influenced by vocal staples such as Mary J. Blige and Billie Holiday, Erikka has a deep rooted love for hip-hop that is evident in her delivery. She lives up to her "Natural Born Hustler" mantra with accomplishments such as landing music video placements on BET Soul,,, and Russell Simmons' All Def Digital YouTube channel, as well as lending her voice over talents to notable clients such as Google, Amazon, Apple News+, and the DC Lottery.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Entrepreneurs must know how to prioritize tasks. #VOBOSS

  2. Know which clients, agencies, and professional connections are top priority.

  3. Communicating about what you can & cannot get done is essential. #VOBOSS

  4. The flexibility of working for yourself or working from home is creating your schedule, but you must be accountable to yourself. #VOBOSS

  5. Don’t forget to set boundaries with work, especially when working from home.

  6. Your body will start to tell you when you are not balancing work & personal needs. If you need to, do a body scan!

  7. Build breaks into your day for food, fresh air, and clearing your head. #VOBOSS

  8. Balance your finances! Checking what you are spending vs. making helps you know what business investments you could be making, or if you need to be focused on bringing in cash.

  9. It will take time to build your career in voice over. Expect it to take 5 years. #VOBOSS

  10. Figure out your long term goal & purpose with your jobs, side hustles, and professional commitments. Are they just for capital? Are they building you towards a full time career?

"Feeling stagnant in a job is the worst thing for me, personally & professionally." - Anne

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