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Isn’t it crazy how one conversation can change the course of your life? If I had written a “Best of 2014” list on December 27th it would already be wrong.
Normally, I do mini sabbatical episodes. Normally, they are short. Normally, they are solo shows. Normally, they have me playing kalimba in the background. Normally, they’re pre-recorded.
Nothing about what you’re going to hear in this episode is normal.
2014 was an amazing year. More than a quarter of a million dollars from one product. Two new full-time employees. Over 100 podcast episodes. A daily video show. Redesigning my entire website. Live streaming a fully-produced, multi-DSLR video show multiple times a week. Starting Small Scale Sabbaticals. Launching and growing the Community to 3-figure membership and beyond.
But I haven’t even told you the crazy part yet.
That’s because the crazy part was one conversation over coffee just 2 days ago that changed the course of everything. You’re about to hear a recap of this past year, but what the seanwes brand is, what it means, and what it will become in 2015…
…will all change.
If I had written a “Best of 2014” list on 12/27 it would be wrong now. I love how life can change from one conversation. 2015 will be huge.
— Sean McCabe (@seanwes) December 31, 2014
In this more “unplugged” version of the seanwes podcast, Aaron Dowd unexpectedly joins me on my sabbatical to record this special edition recap episode.
Here’s a glance at some of the topics discussed:
Things That Went Well
- Learn Lettering (Over a quarter million in revenue alone)
- seanwes Community (Launching and growing to 3-figure members)
- seanwes podcast (100 episodes)
- seanwes tv (daily video show – 36 episodes)
- Redesigning my site (Massive ground-up rebuild over the summer)
- Saying no to speaking (Did a couple workshops, but really wanted to focus)
- Hiring 2 full-time employees (Plus multiple contractors)
What Didn’t Get Finished
- The Overlap Technique (Why my book didn’t get finished as soon as I hoped, and why it wasn’t entirely a bad thing.)
Of course, Aaron didn’t join me just to talk about my past year. He came on to talk about a pivotal meeting he and I had just last weekend.
A meeting that changed the course of the year to come.
What started as a quick coffee turned into a massive, 5-hour brainstorming session. In this episode, you’ll hear about my big expansion plans for the seanwes brand as a platform and a network.