BOSS Mindset – Workaholic? No! Not Me!

If you’re a workaholic…you might want to start working on that! Voice actors are no stranger to the 24/7 work week. There’s good and bad sides of working around the clock and nobody knows better than the workaholic ying and yang, Gabby and Anne. They cover the pros and cons, what their work lives look like and give you helpful strategies to get the most out of your work week (which is hopefully only 5 days long).


Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. There has to be something besides work to keep things fresh and creative.

  2. Take a vacation and just STOP

  3. Constant work is constant stress

  4. When you set work hours and take weekends off, you become more productive


  6. Make sure the hours you are working is filled with stuff that you love

  7. Not too long ago, the majority of businesses were closed on Sundays

  8. Is working around the clock creating guilt, hurting relationships or burning you out? Make a change!

  9. Self-care is the best thing a boss can do

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Anne: OK, now, let’s get on with today’s episode. Hey, everybody. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my wonderful cohost, Gabby Nistico. Hey, Gabby.

Gabby: Hello.

Anne: How are you Gabby, today?

Gabby: I’m good. I’m a little short on time though.

Anne: Oh no.

Gabby: But big shock, right?  We’re kind of slaves to the clock, aren’t we?

Anne: That’s the truth. I will tell you, I am exhausted because I ended up working pretty late last night. You know, I think we should talk about this. Are you a slave to the clock? Are you a slave to your email kind of like I am?  And are you working around the clock?

Gabby: Yeah, I feel like, you know, a lot of people in voiceover are doing this. We do, we become workaholics. We work round-the-clock, work seven days a week. I always ask the question of why, and then you know, today I think we are gonna talk a little bit about the good, the bad, and the guilty of working round-the-clock.

Anne: I will tell you, Gabby, that I’m guilty of a lot of work.

Gabby: mm-hmm.


Anne: Working probably the seven days, that would be the first thing that I can, I can attest to. It is just in terms of — I feel like for myself when I’m trying to work my business up to another level that I need to have kind of an extra push. And my extra push just kind of stayed there. And so that pattern of working seven days a week — I mean, I’ve gotten much better lately. I’ve tried to make it six days a week — was, oh, was tough on me, really tough on me.

Gabby: By far you are the workaholic of, of our little family here, right?

Anne: Little bit, little bit.

Gabby: Everybody on our staff at VO BOSS knows this, jokes about it, occasionally gets you in trouble, which I always find humorous.

Anne: uh-oh. uh-oh.


Gabby: Because you will text us or email like at all hours of the day and night, right?

Anne: I know.

Gabby: You and I are on different coasts.

Anne: Yep.

Gabby: So you know, it will be 3:00 in the morning, and I’ll get a text from you. And it is really funny because — OK, I kind of laugh it off. Honey, you are a workaholic. So I think all of our staff and everybody here on the team has learned to know this is just Anne’s process. And when an idea pops into her head or she thinks of something, she just has to just dump the thing out of her brain.

Anne: It is a brain dump, yes.

Gabby: And it doesn’t mean that you expect us to be there, be available or anything like that.

Anne: oh no, not at all. Because if I don’t write it down, oh my gosh.

Gabby: Your lovely and incredibly talented assistant Diana has said to me on multiple occasions, if I worked as many hours as Anne, I’d be a multimillionaire.

Anne: No.

Gabby: And we all find that fascinating. I mean, my question to you, honestly, Anne, is when do you sleep, when? Seriously.

Anne: I actually do sleep, but I do work an awful lot.

How do I, how do I — [LAUGHTER]

Why, why do I work? A lot of it is like sheer determination and drive. But that’s not to say that other people that don’t do that don’t have determination and drive. It’s just for me the way I process things, I believe.

Gabby: mmm.

Anne: And it has come and bit me in the butt a couple of times. Healthwise I would say, you know, it’s not always the best thing to be working round-the-clock. I mean, there has to be, uhh, there definitely has to be something besides work to keep yourself fresh and creative. And I really try to beat myself over the head over that so that I can just stop, smell the roses, go do something fun, because I need to have that refresh. And as a matter of fact, I was just thinking about that the other day. I need a vacation where I just have to stop.

Gabby: And don’t work.

Anne: I have to stop. Yeah. And not work. And not work at all. Completely cut myself off. I could be, and I think this might be the case for a lot of people out there, I could be slightly addicted to technology.


Anne: There, I said it.

Gabby: You think?

Anne: There, I said it.