When Healthy Means Business

with Kesha Monk

Have you tapped into the healing power of voiceover? In this episode of the Entrepreneur Hustle Series, Anne and special guest co-host Kesha Monk talk about how your health can impact your business. Listen to learn what keeps these two “fresh and flavorful,” how VO can be therapeutic, and why being your authentic self can help you rock your business like a BOSS.


Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. If you’re having a health crisis, you may still be able to accommodate and evolve your business

  2. Sometimes a health crisis can bring new perspectives and joy to your work

  3. When you’re not feeling well, sometimes the creative aspect of your business is a nice distraction

  4. Voiceover can allow a flexible work-from-home schedule that can accommodate your health conditions

  5. As horrible as it is to be chronically sick or ill, it can put things into perspective. If you can get through that, nothing can hold you back from being the real you behind the mic

  6. Find something that brings you joy when you are ill, like voiceover

  7. The emotional component of an illness and conquering your fears can be just as hard as the physical recovery

  8. When you can bring an emotional component of yourself to the read, it will help you to sound more authentic 

  9. You can use the emotions of your healing journey to help your acting behind the mic

  10. If you have a passion for authentically using your voice to read and express, you have a chance for success

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

Read more on health and business on Anne’s blog
Recorded on ipDTL


>> It’s time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry’s top talent today. Rock your business like a boss, a VO BOSS! Now let’s welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza.

Anne: Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, with very special, extra special guest and colleague and friend, Miss Kesha Monk. Kesha!

Kesha: Hello! How you doin’, baby girl?

Anne: I am doing fantastic. How ‘bout yourself?

Kesha: I feel good. I really, really do. It’s a new year, you know. It’s, I feel fresh and flavorful.

Anne: Ooh, fresh and flavorful, I love that. You know —

[both laugh]

Anne: Speaking of, speaking of fresh and flavorful, I need to actually go on a diet. Well I’ve been needing to go on a diet since this whole pandemic thing, because my husband —

Kesha: Oh Anne, stop.

Anne: — my husband’s man cave is the kitchen. So he has been, you know, having a whole lot of fun in the kitchen, so. But he can, he can cook healthy just as well as he can cook, you know, decadent things probably I shouldn’t have as much of, but he’s so darn, so darn good.

Kesha: I’m sure, I’m sure. What a blessing, a man who cooks? What’s that?

Anne: I know, I know. Hey you know, speaking of health, Kesha, you know, you and I have been through a few trials and tribulations together in regards to health, and I think in talking with you, talking about it with you in the past, it has definitely affected our outlook in life and our outlook on our businesses. I thought it would be a good time to talk about those trials and tribulations, because you know, it’s crazy out there. And people are — thankfully I’m healthy, thankfully you’re healthy right now. But there are some people who aren’t, and I think there’s a whole mental game there that can maybe, I don’t know, we can strike some positivity in people if they’re not healthy and how they might be able to continue on with their businesses or evolve their businesses. You had talked to me about, you know — we’re kind of soul sisters in the fact that we both survived cancer. You survived cancer multiple times.

Kesha: A couple of times, three times, yeah.

Anne: Yeah, I think, let’s talk about, like what, what did that do for you in regards to your voiceover career? Or in life of course, that’s like the bigger question, right? What did that do for you in regards to being successful and wanting to make things, you know, joyful and just work for you?

Kesha: Well, so check it out. I actually, I was a radio personality before I made the transition to voiceover, right? And during my downtime, I, you know, admitted — and again, 20 years in radio, Anne. I’ve worked in the biggest markets, I’ve had an incredible career. And cancer kind of put my on my back, you know what I mean?

Anne: Yeah.

Kesha: And so once I accepted the fact I would not be able to go into the radio station — doing chemo and stuff took up all of my time. I used to do chemo like 12 hours at the, I like to call it the cancer correctional facility, you know?

Anne: Good name for it.

Kesha: Truly. Yeah, I used to do 12 hours of cancer in the, in the chemo center. And then I would literally have to go home with a pump as the chemo continuously flowed through my veins for an additional three days. And then you know, the nurse would have to come down and take the needles out, so forth and so on. I could not go in and out of the radio station. I don’t do well sitting still, you know.

Anne: Right, me either.

Kesha: Even though I wasn’t feeling my best —