BOSS Mindset – Information Overload

Blogs, videos, articles, tweets, podcasts – aaaagggghhhhh! We’re bombarded every single day by so much information. It’s overwhelming. How do we reduce the digital clutter? The Bosses are here to help you clean house. In today’s world of information overload, it’s important to have a plan for your digital exposure and a way to manage the mega-loads of info that leave most voice actors feeling clueless. So, let’s get digital!



Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. Dealing with all the information outlets can be completely overwhelming.

  2. We are often bombarded by so much info that we shut down and don’t know what to do.

  3. Have a clear idea, vision or goal as to what you are trying to learn and how to best use digital content.

  4. Pay close attention to the creators of digital voiceover content. Focus on those who speak to you and help you achieve your goals.

  5. Try not to clutter your head with ‘stuff’ that isn’t applicable to what you want to do.

  6. Limit your social media time by setting allowed hours to engage in social activities.

  7. It takes regimented dedication to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

  8. Our capacity to learn is in blocks of time – usually 10-45 minutes. If you exceed your limit, your head will be cluttered.

  9. Voiceover students tend to put too great an expectation on themselves. They try to know-it-all before starting their business.

  10. Take smart phone breaks. Unplug and socialize the old-fashioned way.

  11. Don’t feel like you have to remain connected all the time. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you don’t set limits.



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Transcript

Announcer: Today’s voice over talent is more than just a pretty voice. Today’s voiceover talent has to be a boss, a VO BOSS. Set yourself up with business owner strategies and success with you host Anne Ganguzza along with some of the strongest voices in our industry. Rock your business like a boss, a VO BOSS.

Anne: So Gabby.

Gabby: [cute voice] Yeah?

Anne: [laughs] What is one of my favorite things to wear in the studio?

Gabby: Ummm…

Anne: [laughs]

Gabby: [stutters] Hmm…umm…

Anne: [laughs] I’ll tell you what, Gabby, it’s BOSS-branded.

Gabby: Is it your BOSS undies?

Anne: [laughs] We have the most amazing BOSS undies! It is, Gabby, it is! The BOSS undies! You need to get yourself into the frame of mind that is going to heighten your performance, just make you feel confident, and a, just like a BOSS.

Gabby: Every day you have an opportunity to put on your big BOSS panties or your big BOSS boxers, and I think —

Anne: There you go.

Gabby: — that that is how you start an amazing day as an entrepreneur.

Anne: Take a look at them on voboss.com. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my amazing, information-overloaded cohost, Gabby Nistico.

[both laugh]

Gabby: Hi!

Anne: Gabby! Yay, me too, I should say.

Gabby: Yeah.

Anne: Both of us, information overload. I am — my head right now, Gabby, it’s just too much. There’s too much. I thought it would be a great time to talk about how we deal with all of this information.

Gabby: Find me anybody in voiceover right now who’s not like “oh my God!” There’s so many avenues, there’s so many outlets, there’s so much to read on the Internet, there’s so many — it just —

Anne: Social media alone is like —

Gabby: Overwhelming!

Anne: Oh my God. Social media, and websites, and casting sites, and — oh my gosh, it’s, there’s, it’s almost like it’s too much, and you don’t even know what to do. I mean even myself, a tech girl, even I am like “oh my God, I need to step back,” because it’s all just too much all the time, and my brain I think is starting to feel the same was as like all of my social media channels, which is like completely overloaded. Gabby, what do we do?

Gabby: I went down a bunny hole that is Reddit the other day.

Anne: Oh yeah. [laughs]

Gabby: Oh my God! I was like, “please, dear God, no, ot another social media. I can’t do this.”