It's that time again—a recap of the highlights and reflections of my life in 2020, including what happened in the past quarter. I hope that it inspires you to reflect, make some decisions you've been putting off, and strategize your plans for 2021!
Show Notes - http://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/2020-recap
Originally a stage actor, Mia Bankston is a full time voice actor in NYC, and my biz bestie. This talented lady voices for clients like OWN, Nick Jr., McDonald's, Toyota, Pandora Internet Radio, Secret Deodorant, Pantene, Shea Moisture,Bank of America, and NBC just to name a few. And in this episode, we talked about how you can slowly and surely transition into full-time voice acting, even if you have a full-time job right now. This conversation is one where you need to sit down and take notes. Let's go!
Are you interested in freelancing or becoming an entrepreneur? Hilary Sutton has some advice for you. As the CEO of HSL Digital she runs a content marketing consultancy from a loft above her bedroom, with a little one in tow! We talked about how the pandemic has created a resurgence in the freelance world, mindset shifts to make when transitioning to working for yourself and working from home, and the best freelance opportunities to get started with.
Marisha Tapera is voice actor in the DC area who has built her long career in VO, by managing her incremental growth as a voice actor and business owner with the concept of "hurrying slowly." In this second installment of my ColorVO Collective series highlighting talented, unknown Black voice actors, she describes how her journey into VO has been full of self-discovery, brought her some surprising advice and truths, and embracing your unapologetic authenticity.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8Ds0rkmsz0I
In 2006, Stacey Simms' son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, only one month before he turned two. She started blogging about her family's experience with T1D a few weeks later. Stacey now hosts the award-winning podcast, Diabetes Connections, and is the author of the book, “The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom.” In this podcast episode, we discussed:
Damon Alums, the Urban Legend of voiceover, celebrated his birthday with me on the podcast. In this first of my ColorVO Collective series highlighting talented, unknown Black voice actors, we had a blast talking about doing VO part-time, how being a Blerd (Black nerd) is an asset as a voice actor in animation, why racial representation and authenticity matters in VO, and how the voiceover industry is kinda like a cut of brisket! I'm so glad to be a part of your smokewood squad, Damon 🙂
Show Notes - https://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/damon-alums-colorvo-collective
You can't listen to those who say you can't do it. I've been doing it this year and no signs of stopping. Here's my quarterly life update with lots of gems for you.
Biz happenings, breakups and boundaries
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In this episode, I talked to Dr. Lise Deguire, who suffered third-degree burns on two-thirds of her body when she was just 4 years old. After decades of surgeries and treatments to heal her injuries, she shares how she worked through the internal and external pain of her childhood to find a path towards love, health and joy in her life. Lise also gives you tips on how to cultivate strength and resilience, and offers wisdom and hope for anyone who is suffering from life’s challenges.
We're celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Kickin' it with Daree without much fanfare. For a goal-getter like me, I wish I had more to report now with half of the year over. But as you know, this has been no ordinary year.
Show Notes - https://www.kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/5-years-in+life-update-2nd-quarter-2020
Are you self-aware? Do you know what your triggers are? In these times, we must stand for what we believe in and be clear about it, but that can't happen until we do the work on ourselves. So in this episode I discuss thought work, the George Floyd case, and ways to get actively involved with racial reform and civil rights in America in 2020.
Show Notes - http://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/examine-yourself
Our world as we know it is in the midst of a massive reset, as the COVID-19 global health crisis sparks an overwhelming sense of uncertainty, change, and concern. In a sense, many of us are grieving our sense of normalcy that is gone forever. And for those who are already grieving, the side effects of this pandemic can easily trigger us to remember and reflect on the grief we experienced when we lost our loved ones, and suddenly had to cope and readjust our lives to a new normal. This might be hard to hear, but we can’t go back to the way things were. In this solo episode I share my thoughts and recommendations on dealing with grief, learning acceptance, and moving forward as the pandemic continues.
Show Notes - http://kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/we-cant-go-back
Shayna Rattler and I recorded this conversation one week before the U.S. shut down for the pandemic. These days, as people are grappling with layoffs and so many other changes in these uncertain times, I've been hearing from a lot of businesses and entrepreneurs who are making pivoting their product or business offerings, or deciding to change careers.
Shayna is passionate about helping others who are burned out from their career align with God’s principles to drive the next chapter of their life. I think it's a conversation that's right on time, as we talked about how to make shifts in various areas of your life.
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What's been going on? The first quarter of 2020 is a wrap, so it's time for my life update.
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As we close out Women's History month in the middle of the COVID-19 mandate of social distancing, using your voice more important than ever—it's not a choice. Learn how to use the power of your voice in this episode where I talked to Julie Fogh, half of the dynamic duo that is Vital Voice Training:
Michelle Glogovac is a podcast producer, pitcher, and host who launched her business after 18 years in corporate aviation. When we recorded this podcast episode a couple of months ago, the only Corona we knew about came in a glass bottle with a twist of lime and maybe some grenadine! But it's a timeless message: transferring skills from a previous corporate job into something they love, while working from home— even with small children. We talked about:
I'm honored to feature Dr. Kate Clancy this week during Women's History month. She is a champion of my theme of empowering women to use their voices and not being afraid to speak up. We talked about Chelsea Handler's documentary, workplace aggression, her testimony at a congressional hearing, how her menstrual cycle research turned into advocacy against sexual harassment, and how we as friends and leaders can effect change in the culture.
Show Notes - https://www.kickinitwithdaree.com/episode/no-more-gas-lighting
Are you interested in doing voiceovers part-time, as a side hustle? It's a coveted work-from-home career, and in this episode, I share with you the e-course I developed by popular demand to help navigate the process of launching a business in VO.
VOcality course http://bit.ly/vocality-ecourse
5-Day Facebook Challenge https://www.facebook.com/groups/619989361897813/
VO Consultation https://dareeallen.as.me/
Free VO Resource Guide http://bit.ly/DareeVoiceoverResource
VO Mentoring playlist (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rEGSlKOlM&list=PLvCwxNMPnkbHQTu_w6doFxYmcnWHCKxwf
Self-Publishing e-course: http://KickinitwithDaree.com/resources/
Online dating can feel like a Catch-22. It's a way to meet people whom you wouldn't ordinarily run into in real life, but how do you navigate the so-called rules of dating when there are so many rules and advice about when to call, when to text, ad nauseum?
Veronica Grant is a Love Coach for successful women who feel like they have it all except love, and helps them find it. She shares why there's no stigma with online dating, dealing with mistrust and baggage from past relationships, how to set up your own rules for dating, and working on your relationship with yourself.
January is Sex Trafficking Awareness month, and Arzo Yusuf visited the Kickin' it with Daree podcast to talk about it. She shares her connection to the cause, how we can prevent it, and support survivors.
Arzo is the former President of the Board of Directors of Angels Nest which provides shelter, food and resources to youth that have aged out of foster care or are homeless. She is also the CEO & founder of a company that launched a new indie beauty brand called Sexy Boss Babe, a social enterprise. A portion of proceeds of each product is donated to charities that help foster youth and victims of sex trafficking.
For almost 20 years Penni Zelinkoff (aka "PenniZ") focused on rehabbing real estate, but after a divorce and a cross-country move, she realized she needed to rehab her life.
PenniZ visited the Kickin’ it with Daree show to share how the weight of feeling that she was not _____ enough as she was (imposter syndrome) stemmed from an event that happened when she was 6 years old. It took over 40 years for her to finally start to love herself, transform her mindset, made choices to change her life and helps others live their very best life.