with Erikka J
How do you plan to avoid risk? BOSSES, we’re here to help! In this episode, Anne & Erikka dive into the essential planning every entrepreneur should be doing for balance in their business & life. From setting up your 401k to planning for retirement, they bring it all back to how balance is managing and planning for what the future holds. Set up your will, find a good life insurance plan, and know that your future self will be thanking you for all the hard work.
Anne & Erikka tackle the not so fun but essential aspects of planning for a balanced career + secure future as a creative entrepreneur.
"If you have contingencies in place and you prepare for the future, you'll be fine." - Erikka J
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, MTV.com, VH1.com, 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:
A balanced career requires you to be present in the daily tasks but also constantly planning for the future you want.
During a pandemic, it is essential to think about your health and how you’re insured. #VOBOSS
Take advantage of all retirement investment options given by the company you work for.
It is never too early to think about retirement! #VOBOSS
Look for a financial planner who you can connect with + who is looking out for your financial future.
Get life insurance.
As much as we don’t want to think about dying, it is an essential part of planning.
Sort out your wills, power of attorney, and trusts far ahead of time.
Planning + understanding usage of your voice can lead to passive income streams.
Now is the best time to start planning. #VOBOSS
"A lot of people come to this craft without thoughts of investing in the business." - Anne
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