We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimera Morrell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kimera, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Had to learn this one the hard way! Entrepreneurs are at high risk for burn out! I’m quite happy with my work life balance now, but it was quite a learning curve. When you’re following your passion it can be exciting to want to work non-stop on your business, sometimes taking no breaks and forgetting to eat meals! But this can royally work against you. Fatigue is real, burn out is real, and REST is real. I had to slow down, and ironically it made me progress faster. I set my goals for the day and make an agreement with myself that once I cross off the days tasks, I’m not allowed to work anymore that day. I feel truly balanced and highly productive. I am nourished, I am exercising, and I am relaxed and present to whatever I am focusing on when I get proper rest. Especially as a vocalist, the work life balance keeps my vocal health in check as well!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m in the business of music in a very broad way. Best way to describe me is I’m a Music Entrepreneur. I’m passionate about diversifying my income within the scope of a music career, and I love teaching other musicians how to do the same. It wasn’t so obvious when I graduated college with 2 BA’s in Recording Engineering and Music Business. It really took about 11 years of trial and error, lots of tiny wins and big fails to find the right path. Now that I’m on it, I want to help other musicians skip the “starving musician” phase. There are countless ways to earn a living in music. I believe in putting your eggs in many baskets, or rather spreading a wide net. I enjoy revenue from being a demo vocalist and songwriter for hire, getting music into tv and film, licensing acapellas and beats, selling sample packs, creating NFTs, selling e-books, consulting other up and coming music entrepreneurs, creating vocal VSTs, and more. I’m obsessed with expansion, and I’m excited for where my life is going!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m in San Diego now! We’d have to visit the sea lions in La Jolla, grab lunch at Swami’s in Encinitas, and have dinner in downtown San Diego. Definitely save a day for the zoo, and also explore Balboa Park. Hit up Mission Bay for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing, and then take the ferry from downtown to Coronado Island.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Mom! She always supported my dream to work in music- a very competitive field. I know many people who’s parents pressure them to be lawyers and doctors, and I’m very lucky and grateful for a mom who didn’t think twice about backing me when I chose to follow my passion.

Website: kimeramorrell.com

Instagram: instagram.com/kimeramorrell

Facebook: facebook.com/kimeramorrell

Other: tik tok @kimeramorrell

Image Credits
Sara Saleh

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