What steps can you take to build and shape your own personal brand and freelance business? What choices will you have to make to define who you are? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Redd Horrocks, a former circus stage manager turned professional voiceover artist  shares her thoughts on how to choose the right professional pursuits, the importance of saying “no,” and how you can tap into online marketplaces to build your freelance business.  I also share some thoughts on why saying “no” is so important to building your personal brand.

Key Career Insights

  1. As a freelancer, feeling like your clients or business could suddenly disappear is a very common feeling.
  2. Planning is useful, but you should also stay focused on the present. Don’t look too far ahead. Things can always get better or worse, and it’s not always easy to tell.
  3. You don’t have to be hustling all the time. You have to make sure you practice some self-care so you don’t burn out on the business you’re trying to grow. It’s okay to say “no.”

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Listener Challenge

During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of saying no to certain projects or opportunities that don’t reinforce your personal brand. What will you start saying “no” to to avoid diluting the person you’re trying to become? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

About Redd Horrocks, Voiceover Artist

Redd Horrocks Voiceover ArtistRedd Horrocks is a Freelance Voiceover Artist. Her career started in 2003 with a chance encounter with a video game developer, and has continued to grow ever since. She has worked with a plethora of clients from more than 100 countries, completing over 50,000 different projects for anything you can think of, and some things she can’t forget. She recently launched Instant Voicemails that offers a range of professionally recorded greeting options. She’s originally from West Sussex, England, but currently resides in America. Follow Redd on Facebook.

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About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu is dedicated to helping people relaunch their careers and have more meaningful careers. As a public speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch® podcast, he shares insights from relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals to more effectively marketing their personal brands.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.