This is it! The final episode of our 5-part podcast miniseries, Finding Community.
If you’ve been following along, you know the incredible role a positive, uplifting community can play in your life. It can keep you on track, get you unstuck, make achieving your goals only a matter of time.
But that’s just it: time. Who has time? We’re all busy, juggling a hundred different demands… and now we’re supposed to participate in a community, too?
Has Sean discovered a magical 25th hour you can add to your day? Well… no. But he can tell you how to prioritize what’s important.
Why you don’t have time for community.
The reason Sean created this series is not only to teach you why finding a positive community is so important, it’s also to let you know about a great opportunity.
We’re incredibly proud of the Community Sean’s built at seanwes. The investment for annual seanwes membership increases on March 20th.
Now is the best time to join, get access to all of our courses and training, and lock in the current rate.
We always reward loyalty: when you join before the 20th, we grandfather you in for the duration of your membership.
If joining the seanwes Community is something you’ve been thinking about, now is the time! Go here to become a member: https://seanwes.com/membership
Speaking of time…
You may well be thinking “I don’t have time to participate in a community.”
Frankly? You don’t have time.
You don’t HAVE time to do anything. You MAKE time to do what’s important.
This is true for all of us. We make time, but we only make time for what matters.
If you want all the benefits that come from engaging with a community, you have to decide that engagement is important. You will get out of a community as much as you put in.
This doesn’t mean you have to be someone special, that you have to contribute time and teach people, necessarily…
In great communities like the one we’ve got at seanwes, when you invest time you receive clarity.
The two-letter word that makes time.
You want to make time for community, but you’ve got none to spare!
– Your to-do list is ready to burst.
– You’re feeling overwhelmed.
– You have too much on your plate.
– You’re caught up in the buzz of feeling “busy”.
It feels like we should be busy—after all, you’ve got great things to achieve! But what you are actually getting done? Where are you going?
Maybe instead of being busy, you want to be effective.
Make sure you’re actually headed in the right direction. That the things you’re doing now will get you results. That every step is a step closer to your goal.
You’ll never find time for community… until you make time.
And NO is the two-letter word that makes time.
What will you say no to, so that you can make time for community?
Remember that you’re going to get clarity as a result of this time investment. Decide: When will you engage in community?
Add time in community to your weekly cycle.
We all live our lives in weekly cycles. We expect certain things to happen on certain days of the week. We’re all creatures of habit that way.
It helps when your community fits into your weekly cycle with regular activities. That way, you can plan exactly when you’ll participate.
In the seanwes Community, every Monday we stream our members-only show, Fired Up Mondays. This is your weekly office hours, where members can show up and:
– Ask questions.
– Get answers.
– Get unstuck.
– Find clarity.
Every Tuesday, we live-stream recording of the seanwes podcast. You might be used to the show coming out on Wednesday—we actually record them 8 days in advance!
The podcast is interactive inside the Community. Members not only get an exclusive pre-show and after-after-show, but we open up discussion an hour before the episode streams.
Our members’ questions and live commentary throughout the show is what drives each episode of the podcast.
These events create a consistent time and place for you to engage in community. You can put them on your calendar and plan to be there.
But take note:
If you’re only tuning in but not engaging in discussion, you’re missing out on a lot.
If you’re only engaging during the live show, but never logging in at other times… you’re missing out on even more.
You’re missing the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions, and gain clarity.
You have to decide for yourself that community is a priority, AND decide when you’re going to engage.
But if you just think, “I’ll get involved eventually…” eventually always ends up being never.
Prioritizing community has so many benefits.
Why isn’t community a priority for you right now?
You probably haven’t reminded yourself of the benefits:
– Feel a sense of connection.
– See things from a new perspective.
– Get help from someone with more experience.
– Get unstuck and actually start taking action.
– Make a friend.
– Find an accountability partner.
– Form a mastermind group.
– Get key feedback about your business that completely changes your trajectory.
– Learn about a helpful resource or tool that saves you 5 hours a week.
None of these things happen if you don’t engage in community.
It might seem like you don’t have time for something like community, but maybe the reason you feel so overwhelmed is because you lack clarity.
It feels like you don’t have time, but engaging in a community—asking questions, gaining clarity—is what’s going to help get you unstuck!
– Stop spinning your wheels.
– Work on the right things.
– No more feeling overwhelmed and overloaded.
– Have freedom… and guilt-free free time.
– Stop rushing from one thing to the next.
This is all possible!
Now is the time to engage in community.
Don’t wait until you have the perfect question, or a finished project. Start engaging in community before you feel ready.
Share the journey. Share your creative process. Get feedback the entire time. You won’t regret it!
Maybe you’ll find out you weren’t making the right product in the first place, and someone points you to the four-week Presale Profits class in the seanwes vault.
Now you can validate your product idea and get paid before you even make it.
Think about all the time you’ll save! When you invest time in community, you get that time back.
And that doesn’t even count the ideas and perspectives you’ll get that you would never have even considered on your own.
Joining a community is like joining a gym.
A community is kind of like a gym membership: you get out what you put in.
You have to use your membership to get the benefit… and it’s not unusual to feel resistance to doing it.
Maybe you’ve been thinking of joining seanwes membership just to get access to all the courses, without having to spend thousands of dollars.
But it would also be cool to listen to the podcast stream live… and get access to that Fired Up Mondays members-only show.
Plus, you could ask questions and get clarity in the Community…
You’ve been thinking about all these benefits, but you still feel the resistance. After all, you don’t have time for the whole “community” thing.
Just like when you join a gym for your New Year’s resolution—you sign up for membership and think everything will take care of itself.
Now that you have that gym membership, you’ll finally exercise every day. And that first day, sure: you go, you’ve got your cool new workout clothes, your headphones in, everyone else is there… it’s awesome.
But on day two, you just don’t feel like going.
You tell yourself you don’t have time for the gym today… but you know that’s just an excuse. The fact is, fitness just isn’t a priority for you.
But the more you go, the better it feels.
At first it’s a little awkward. But after each workout, you feel a bit better about yourself.
Soon you start seeing results… and eventually, going to the gym is just something you do.
Joining a community is just the same. If you want the benefits, you have to keep showing up.
Whether in fitness or your creative ambitions, you’re either spiralling up… or spiralling down. Which one will you choose?
Of course, we’d prefer for you to spiral up!
The way to keep that upward trajectory is to stay plugged in to community.
When it comes to deciding what community to join…
Maybe it’s the seanwes Community. We hope so!
If you’re in any kind of creative field, it will be incredible for you. Whether you want to:
– Launch products.
– Sell services.
– Teach what you know.
Everything is here—and the connections you make with your fellow members will be life-changing.
We hope you do go to http://seanwes.com/membership and join—we’d love to see you in the Community!
But whether you join our Community or not, get plugged in to a community. Find your people. Stay plugged in to those positive people who are going to encourage you, make sure you’re taking action, and achieve your potential.
You do have the potential for greatness. Pursue it!
This brings us to the end of our Finding Community series. Remember: the annual seanwes membership investment goes up permanently on March 20th.
And we don’t do discounts. Once the rate goes up, it never comes back down.
Lock in the current rate, and get grandfathered in for as long as you’re a member: https://seanwes.com/membership