171 episodes

Welcome to the Waking Up From Work Podcast and thank you for joining us in getting to work, making work a passion.

This podcast is a home to anyone pursuing a creative career or looking to live full time doing what they love. 

Interviews and discussions with music industry leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, freelancers, and DIY personalities. It's about pursuing the new American dream that isn't focused on a house, a car, or accolades but on living doing exactly what you want to do, exactly how you want to do it. 

Help us build a community of creatives looking to better themselves by seriously pursuing their passion with action in order to make it a reality instead of just a dream. Candid conversations and deep dives into the process behind doers creating the life they want to live. Real advice and thoughts on taking the leap and taking it seriously. 

From side hustle to all in

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Waking Up From Work Dave Swillum

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to the Waking Up From Work Podcast and thank you for joining us in getting to work, making work a passion.

This podcast is a home to anyone pursuing a creative career or looking to live full time doing what they love. 

Interviews and discussions with music industry leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, freelancers, and DIY personalities. It's about pursuing the new American dream that isn't focused on a house, a car, or accolades but on living doing exactly what you want to do, exactly how you want to do it. 

Help us build a community of creatives looking to better themselves by seriously pursuing their passion with action in order to make it a reality instead of just a dream. Candid conversations and deep dives into the process behind doers creating the life they want to live. Real advice and thoughts on taking the leap and taking it seriously. 

From side hustle to all in

One Life, No Noise

Waking Up From Work

Keep connected with us!

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www.wakingupfromwork.com

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    Creating A Vision Board

    Creating A Vision Board

    E171:

     

    In the past we’ve talked about how impactful and statistically proven it is that when we write things we intend to do they are more likely to happen on prior episodes. Why should your bucket list or long term visions be any different? A vision board is a great tool for anyone to just show visually what their intentions are to keep their eye the prize, stay top of mind, and help create regular action to move towards the things we want the most. On today’s episode I talk about what they are, how they can be made in a number of ways, and where I think the ideal location of one is to help you go after the things you want to tackle before you are out of this world! A 0 bs talk on a self help principle I find very helpful to have around my office and think to. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    What is a vision board? 
    Why use one? 
    What should be on a vision board?
    Where should it be located? 
    Writing down goals or putting them into a physical form make them more likely to succeed
    Make it how YOU want
    Ways to make a vision board visually appealing as a room piece and not noticeable right off the bat to others if you don’t want to share yet
    Examples from my personal board 

     

    Quote’s

     

    “These are the things that I intentionally put time, energy, and money into to make them happen like 100%. This is a thing that’s going to happen in the 5200 weeks I’m alive. “ - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “ Have a bunch of images that represent things that are part of your vision in a way that is appealing, exciting, and in a place that you see frequently.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Tik Tok

    @broadwingofficial

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

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    Email

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    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

    • 29 min
    Tips On Building YOUR Team W/ Dave Swillum

    Tips On Building YOUR Team W/ Dave Swillum

    E170:

     

    Everyone who wants to be the best needs a TEAM. On todays episode we talk about signs of which places are best to build a team around, industry differences, personal differences, what to look for in your team, and what that looks like in your life. In art, business, or life everyone needs a go to to help them with things they aren’t good at or hate doing so let’s talk about making the best one to help you on your mission. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    Building a team
    It doesn’t mean you are hiring all these team members
    Every industry is different 
    Every person has different strengths and weaknesses to focus on building around
    What do you procrastinate? 
    What are you not as good at 
    faster, better, or at scale
    Types of things to look for out of your team
    They have to be the best 

     

    Quote’s

     

    “Finding the right people who are willing and able to work with you really well at the tings you need them to do whenever you need them to do those things and getting into a rhythm with them that allows you to amp up whatever you do.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “ If I don’t like something I say it really early right away. This gives the opportunity to correct something or change their relationship with you.” - Host Dave Swillum 

     

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

     

    Email

    wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

     

    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

    • 23 min
    You Aren’t Posting Too Much W/ Dave Swillum

    You Aren’t Posting Too Much W/ Dave Swillum

    E169:

     

    After hearing many creatives / business owners discuss feeling like they are over posting and from the other side not feeling or seeing that at all I wanted to talk about it. Anyone that isn’t an ego maniac feels a little bit of guilt plugging their own thing in general or like they are posting their content a little bit too much but I’ve almost never seen someone do that in real life. On today’s episode we talk briefly through promoting your creative or business with social and outreach without being “too much” and some of the ways to identify. Action verses results, public perception, and touch points for action. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    You aren’t posting too much
    Social is a moving target
    Perception v reality 
    What they actually see v what it feels like for us
    We are posting to something much more complicated than what it feels like to us
    Average of 7 touch points with one person to get someone to take an action in something
    Types of content and the changes in how it is perceived 
    What actually bothers people and what doesn’t? 
    Giving content breaks & planning strategically 

     

    Quote’s

     

    “ Almost no-one ever posts too much.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “ The amount that you are posting isn’t necessarily what people see.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “ It’s way quitter in real life than it is in your head.” - Host Dave Swillum 

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

     

    Email

    wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

     

    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

    • 21 min
    Skate Life, Music, Clothing & Being Your Version of Pro W/ Colin Trombley

    Skate Life, Music, Clothing & Being Your Version of Pro W/ Colin Trombley

    E168:

     

    Skateboarding, clothing brand, helping / building communities, and vocals for a metal band. On this episode we speak with Colin Trombley who I was fortunate enough to meet recently skateboarding over my head while I played guitar in one of my upcoming music videos! Colin and I talk about what it’s like to be a pro in your way, content fatigue, building a brand around what you love, mentors impact and much more. Music, creative, business, and skate life in this one. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    Being self conscious of showing your practicing of an art to others
    Building a community 
    Not doing it the way it’s always been done just because that’s the way it’s always been done
    Content fatigue 
    Places to encourage children to be creative and meet others when they are young
    Skate life 
    Mentors that have a huge impact on your trajectory 
    Learning about how others live and culture through your passion
    Being exposed to a diverse city of people frequently 
    Don’t let things get stagnant 
    Books can change your life

     

    Quote’s

     

    “That’s going pro in my own way.” - Colin Trombley 

     

    “I don’t walk into a place and judge a situation by just what I see.” - Colin Trombley 

     

    “You don’t want something to get too stagnant until it disappears.” Colin Trombley

     

    Colin’s Links

     

    IG

    @colin_trombley

    @shreddedeast

    @in_shallows

     

    Shredded East Website

    https://www.shreddedeast.com/

     

    In Shallows

    www.inshallows.com

     

     

    Resources Noted In This Episode: 

     

    Kith

    https://kith.com/

     

    Chill Foundation

    https://www.chill.org/

     

    Barking Up The Wrong Tree 

    by Eric Barker

    https://bakadesuyo.com/

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

     

    Email

    wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

     

    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

    • 1 hr 2 min
    You Don’t Need To Starve To Be An Artist W/ Dave Swillum

    You Don’t Need To Starve To Be An Artist W/ Dave Swillum

    E167:

     

    Let’s bust down the myth that you need to live as a starving artist. On this episode today we talk through many new ways to bring in income from what you have already or reduce overhead cost so we can focus on what we love or design our life to do what we love and have the overhead we feel comfortable with. So many people have given up on their passion because they thought they couldn’t support a family or themselves the way they want but fail to put in place some planning to help them accommodate or make the income they want while doing what they love and take some of the stress and grind off themselves as they build their dream. Brief episode today on someways to approach. You can have your cake and eat it too, you don’t need to starve to be an artist. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    You don’t have to be a starving artist long term
    You can have your cake and eat it too
    Long term financial planning
    How to make more from what we already have
    Designing your living situation to kill your overhead or make money 
    Creating more passive ways people can invest in your brand
    Turning your knowledge into income
    Automatically moving money to a goal you have from the income you’ve generated
    Do what you need to do but you don’t need to forever

     

    Quote’s

     

    “ Let’s get rid of the idea of the starving artist.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “ How can I take this thing and make it so I have low cost, no cost, or I’m making money off of it?” - Host Dave Swillum

     

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

     

    Email

    wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

     

    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

     

     

     

    • 31 min
    Investing In Result’s | Garbage In Is Garbage Out W/ Dave Swillum

    Investing In Result’s | Garbage In Is Garbage Out W/ Dave Swillum

    E166:

     

    As I’ve grown in business and creative over the years I’ve continually found value in finding mentors or education that make me get to a result faster. Today we talk about investing in  a result big to get big results. What stops us from doing it and what’s a scam? I talk on this short episode about ways to get to the result with other resources other than just money, how to gauge if it’s worth it, and how the roll coaster feels when you do with the reward at the end. If you want results you need to invest in them. 

     

    Let us know what you think of this episode and hit me up @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    Investing in results
    Garbage in is garbage out
    What are you not good at? 
    Easy to invest in what’s always been done, scary to invest in new
    People are built to become better
    Hesitation 
    Investments we’ve always made but never feared are way bigger
    The result is the most important 
    Result over investing in anything
    How to make sure you are investing in something that get’s the result not a scam
    Compounding effect of lost/gained years

     

    Quote’s

     

    “What are my gaps? What are the things that I’m not good at and I need help with?” - Host Dave Swillum 

     

    “ I don’t feel that we should be hesitating in investing in ourselves, investing specifically in a result we are looking to get when we have been investing in less scary things our whole lives.” - Host Dave Swillum 

     

    “ What do you want to make happen? What’s the number one thing you want to be a part of your life? What is the result you are trying to get? What can I do or who can I work with to get me that result?” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo Follow & DM Me!

    @davewakeup

     

    Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)

    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork

     

    Email

    wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com

     

    Youtube Channel & Series

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ?view_as=subscriber

     

    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

    www.crawlspaceaudio.com

     

    Dave’s Alternative band Band Broadwing 

    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/i-dnt-wnt-2-b-anyone

    • 32 min

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