What Motivates You?

with Erikka J

Iterate or evaporate. In this episode, Anne & Erikka are here to get you out of a funk. Whether it’s a slow season in your genre or you are feeling like work isn’t coming as easily as it did a few months ago, your hosts are here to cheer you on. Connecting with a community can help motivate you, but really the only person you have to impress is yourself! This industry requires you to be consistent, tenacious, and ready to keep going even when it feels impossible. Reflecting on recent accomplishments or setting new goals can reignite that fire. Maybe you need to journal about why you got into voice over in the first place. Whatever it is, we are here for you and if you need a little boost, put this episode on repeat!


Anne & Erikka chat about motivation, share tips to break negative cycles + provide the balanced outlook you need during slower seasons.

"Motivation is a muscle." - 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, 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:

  1. Reach out to a friend, colleague, coach or some other support system when you’re feeling down.

  2. Don’t let a lack of motivation fester! #VOBOSS

  3. Instead of being surprised by the slow moments, anticipate them.

  4. Understand the times of year the voice over business & your specific genre slow down. #VOBOSS

  5. Track of your accomplishments. Looking back at all the goals that have come to fruition can give you a motivating reality check. #VOBOSS

  6. Play the entrepreneur game. Use both passion & financial metrics to get you back on track.

  7. Create incremental short term goals and huge long term goals. #VOBOSS

  8. Foster an abundance mindset to remove mental, financial and career blockages. #VOBOSS

  9. Do not let your identity, gender, or age limit your goal setting. #VOBOSS

  10. Remember why you got started in voice over to reignite your passion + bring it back to every aspect of your business. #VOBOSS


"This industry requires you to be tenacious & consistent." - Anne

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