Make A Living With Your Passion
Doing what you love full time is possible. I’ll show you how to make it a reality.
Serious about growing your business? Want to join a community of entrepreneurs who are doing the same? Connect with many like-minded individuals in the Community who are eager for camaraderie and accountability.
“It is the insightful discussion with creative friends you wish you had after listening to every seanwes podcast.”
“The seanwes community has been an incredible resource that has sparked a significant change in my life.”
Every Wednesday and Friday, I put out a fresh new podcast episode centered around helping you make a living with your passion. It’s being said, “This podcast sets the standard of what podcasting should be,” and that “every episode has at least 5 inevitable takeaways.”
Others are saying, “Put simply, I dare anyone to listen to one episode and not go on a binge listening spree.”
You’ll get tangible insights on creativity and business, delving into topics like growing your audience, making more money freelancing, marketing and selling products online, overcoming creative block, handling fear of failure, time management, and much more.
I guarantee you’ll come away from every episode inspired.
270: How to Create an Interesting Story That Gets People Addicted to Tuning in to Your Content
If you don’t have an interesting challenge, you can’t create an interesting story.
People enjoy stories where someone faces, and ultimately overcomes, a big challenge.
Think of any TV show you’re watching to right now. In any given episode, someone wants something, they can’t get it because of some obstacle, and they spend the course of the show doing what it takes to try to get it.
Every compelling story is comprised of several common elements and you can use these elements intentionally to craft a compelling story.
Aaron Dowd joins me to talk about creating your interesting story to get people addicted to tuning in to your content.
269: How to Have Six Months of Income Saved in the Bank
70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
It shouldn’t be like this.
You’ve got to get ahead. In your personal life and with your business, you need to get ahead of barely making it month to month. You’re living in stress and you’re stuck in Scarcity Mindset.
You need money in the bank. At least six months of income. You need enough cash in the bank to cover all of your expenses for six months if nothing was coming in.
I call this figure “The New Zero”. To calculate it for yourself, take your monthly expenses and multiply them by six. If monthly expenses for you and your family are $5,000, you need $30,000 in the bank (six months). That means if you have less than $30,000, you need to see that as being in the hole. If you have $24,000, think of that as having -$6,000. You are below the minimum threshold.
This is not a luxury. This is a necessity. Living paycheck to paycheck in scarcity should not be a reality you accept. It should not be something you get complacent about. It needs to be something you work to get ahead of.
When you’re in scarcity mindet, you can’t make objective, long-term decisions about your future. You can’t have the life you want to have. You end up overworking. You don’t have the freedom to delegate or hire new people.
In this episode, we talk about the practical aspects of getting that money in the bank, two kinds of hustle, when to invest, and getting rid of debt.
Learn Lettering Celebrates 10,000 Students!
The year was 2013. Things were going very well. I was charging 5-figure rates with clients for my hand lettering and selling physical products with my designs every day.
But we need to roll back the clock a little bit further.
The year was 2010. I was designing websites for 8 to 10 hours a day. During my nights and weekends, I practiced hand lettering for 6 to 8 hours outside my day job. I did this every single day for years.
Yes, I really did spend 6 to 8 hours every day practicing hand lettering in addition to having a day job. No, I didn’t do anything else. I sacrificed everything. I dedicated my life to the craft because I enjoyed it. It wasn’t making me any money, but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of pursuing it.
I created lettering for two years. Nearly every day I posted, nobody noticed in the first two years. Nobody cared.
Until they did.
Here’s Why You Should Go to Creative South
You may have heard about this little conference in cozy Columbus, Georgia called Creative South.
It’s like a well-kept secret. You certainly aren’t ever going to stumble across it accidentally because—let’s be honest—it’s practically in the middle of nowhere. You’re never just going to “find” yourself in Columbus, Georgia like you would San Francisco or New York City.
But there’s a certain southern charm and hospitality that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You’ve never known friendliness until you meet the generous reception that is Creative South.