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Tangible insights on creativity and business every Wednesday.

Want to make a living with your passion? From products and marketing to professionalism and clients, you'll get answers to the hard-hitting questions.

Join entrepreneurs Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson as they let you inside their discussions on the many facets of making a living online. You'll come away from every episode with something of value that you can apply to your business.

Rekindle Your Passion

367: Rekindle Your Passion

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 57 minutes

Do you have a long lost passion you want to go back to?

Sometimes burnout causes you to stop doing something you once loved, or maybe life just got in the way.

But what are you truly passionate about? How can you be sure? How do you rekindle a passion from the past?

Maybe it’s the timing. Maybe it’s the loss of interest.

Maybe… just maybe… there’s something still there.

How to Stay Productive When Things Don't Go According to Plan

366: How to Stay Productive When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 7 minutes

I live in Texas where we’re starting to get 100° days as summer is just around the corner.

But no problem, right? That’s why we have air conditioning.

Well… until your air conditioning unit decides to stop working.

That’s what happened over the weekend. I had to cancel a class I was doing because it was too hot to record.

But no problem, right? We’ll just have someone out to fix the air conditioning unit!

Well… until you realize that it just so happened to be a holiday and all the businesses are closed.

If you’ve been to Texas before, you know that having a broken AC unit is no trivial thing. I won’t exaggerate by saying it’s a “life and death” matter, but it can be pretty miserable.

We ended up sleeping downstairs on the couch where it was cooler.

Today, Ben and I were scheduled to record our podcast like we normally do, but we ended up canceling. We’re still trying to get someone out today to fix our air conditioning.

Now, I’m sure by the time you hear this, everything will be fine, but I wanted to talk about how I stay productive even when things don’t go according to plan.

How to Do a Daily Video Show (seanwes tv)

365: How to Do a Daily Video Show (seanwes tv)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 1 hour, 19 minutes

Our daily video show, seanwes tv, is back! We publish new videos 7 days a week.

Today, we’re talking about what goes into making a daily video show.

Whether you want to make videos every day or even just publish more consistently, you’ll get a lot out of this episode.

Learn about streamlining your setup, creating an editorial calendar, planning ahead, creating a buffer, and more.

5 Important Things to Consider When Putting on Your First Conference

364: Breaking Down Client Meetings (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 – 57 minutes

We pick up from where we left off in Part 1: the middle of a client meeting role play.

Ben had just finished pretending to be a “client from hell” and I’m about to demonstrate how to wrap up the client meeting professionally once I’ve recognized the red flag and decided to pass on the client.

This episode produced some great “aha!” moments for people—things started to click.

I think you’re really going to get a lot out of being a fly on the wall.

5 Important Things to Consider When Putting on Your First Conference

363: Breaking Down Client Meetings (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 40 minutes

Wow, what an episode!

This recording was so jam-packed, we had to split it into two parts.

Ever wondered what happens in a client meeting—or, at least, what should happen?

You’re in the right place.

Today, we’re talking all about how and when and why to meet with your client. Learn what you need to prepare for, how the meeting should go, what you should say, and more.

Feel confident going into the meeting and build trust with your client.

How to Take an Energizing 20-Minute Nap

362: How to Take an Energizing 20-Minute Nap

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 19 minutes

I used to hate naps. I worked for a decade without ever taking a single nap.

But now, I take naps on a regular bases.

What changed? Why 20-minute naps? How did I go form someone who wasn’t a “nap person” to someone who takes naps?

Well, a few things changed: waking up at 4:30 AM consistently, my mindset around naps, and buying a $10 sleep mask.

I share details about how I relax my mind, my thoughts, and my body to rest long enough to quickly rejuvenate in the middle of the day and avoid the early afternoon slump.

Feel Like Everything You Have to Say Has Already Been Said Before?

361: The Right Questions to Ask in Your Client Questionnaire

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 1 hour, 25 minutes

You want great clients and you don’t want bad clients.

That’s simple enough.

But you can’t convert bad clients into good clients. So how do you get the clients you want?

The only way to get great clients is to filter the bad clients out. The way you filter is by using a questionnaire.

A questionnaire is a form with a series of questions you ask potential clients before they are able to get in touch. Based on their replies, you can determine if it’s worth your time to talk to them.

You can learn a lot about someone by their answers to a few questions—but they need to be the right questions.

In this show, we cover the right questions to ask on your questionnaire!

How-To Guide: Attracting Clients

360: How-To Guide: Attracting Clients

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 1 hour, 57 minutes

Want clients and want them NOW?

Good news: I’m going to share all of the ways I know to get great clients.

I’ve got half a dozen different methods you can use to attract clients. No one method is the silver bullet, but you’re going to have success if you try these.

The goal is to get clients to knock on your door, but that doesn’t mean you have to be passive. We talk about some ways you can be PROACTIVE in getting new clients.

How to make money, do what you want, and enjoy your life.

359: Make Some Extra Money by Doing Client Work

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 1 hour, 8 minutes

Do you have two hands and a willingness to work hard?

Good news! You can make some money.

You have skills and experience that others don’t have. You can use those skills to do work for people to make some money.

Client work is the best place to start and it’s the fastest way to make money in the short term.

Now, you may have heard some horror stories about working with clients, but this doesn’t have to be your future. We’re going to tell you how to avoid all of those headaches right from the beginning.

Sean McCabe
Sean McCabe
Ben Toalson
Ben Toalson


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