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“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.
We buy from those we trust and we trust those we know. You may have the solution to someone’s problem but if someone doesn’t know that your solution can be trusted, it’s going to be a tough sell.
Familiarity is key. You want people to be comfortable with you and you want to make a personal connection. In relational terms you want to court them—flirt with them even! It sounds crazy, but people crave this.
We get so caught up in pitching and teaching and providing samples that we forget one of the biggest hooks: story telling.
You’ll hear more on that analogy (along with riveting story of 3rd Grade Ben & The Note), but I’ll also be talking about the 3 modes a client or customer is in.
Most people are only reaching customers in 1 or 2 of these modes. Sure, you can still make some sales and land some gigs, but you’re missing out on so many opportunities. You’ll learn what those are and how to attract people in each one of those modes.
You know what’s frustrating? Seeing someone make doing something hard look easy.
What’s worse is when you don’t know that it’s actually hard to do and you think that it should be easy. Then you just end up feeling bad about yourself for not be able to do it.
They make it look so effortless. Surely they’re not spending hundreds upon thousands upon tens of thousands of hours working at it.
But in fact, they are.
The easier they make it look, the harder they’re working. As you read this, no doubt those people are working on their craft.
I want to demystify the process for you. I’m going to take you behind the scenes and show you exactly what it takes and all that I’m doing to make everything happen. You’ll witness the things that aren’t normally visible to you.
I’m going to get real and I’m going to tell you how many hours I work a week (hint: it’s not a two-digit number). In this episode, I’m also going to be fully honest and tell you that I often forget to eat. Neither of these are things I’m proud of and neither are healthy. I’m not censoring any of this, I’m simply showing you the reality that is behind the curtain.
I’m not promising it’s going to be pretty (it never is behind the curtain). You’re getting a real look inside the well-oiled machine. I’m showing you because I want you to see that it’s not a machine at all.
Doing what you’re passionate about for a living is a lovely idea. But everyone has bills to pay.
We all know someone who quit their job to pursue their passion and ended up hating what they do because it “became a job” to them.
What happened here?
Motivation is a strange concept. We’re motivated by many things. We’re motivated when we’re excited, when we’re scared, and when we’re determined.
It seems like the will to do many things comes naturally but when actively sought, motivation appears to make itself scarce.
You would think we could reverse engineer motivation.
But motivation isn’t something you can conjure on a whim. You can’t fabricate motivation, you have to foster it.