120 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

One Life, No Noise

Waking Up From Work

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Waking Up From Work Dave Swillum

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 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!

Our Website
www.wakingupfromwork.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/wakingupfromworkpodcast

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    Near Death Experiences, Spirituality, Getting A Grant, & Rewiring Your Brain W/ Branden Densmore

    Near Death Experiences, Spirituality, Getting A Grant, & Rewiring Your Brain W/ Branden Densmore

    E120:


     


    On this episode we speak to recovery / life coach Branden Densmore out of Maine. Branden and I met online connecting on his posts on the influence of previous guest Jesse Harless’s new book that I’ve been working on the audio book version on while this was done. Branden is also on a path of helping the recovery community enter into entrepreneurship. We speak through his history, recovery, and his current business. We speak through having natural curiosity, getting a grant, spirituality, organized religion, being different in school growing up,, and investing in yourself. Good for creatives for mind set and raising capital and great for entrepreneurs for the story and more.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    The recovery community are the best people!

    Finding a competitor in your niche and being pumped

    High-school dropout

    Living in-authentic life

    Near death experiences

    Realizing the ability of your own non-existence

    Natural curiosity

    Rebelling in school

    Near death experience

    Going through the 12 step program

    Not receiving back

    Rewiring your brain during entrepreneur transition

    Relationship with money

    Investing in  yourself for the first time

    Spirituality

    Organized religion


     


    Quotes


     


    “ I started working at some non-profit organizations, but it was like my needs weren’t being met. I would give, give, and give but not really receive.” - Branden Densmore


     


    “ There’s something you’re not getting or there’s a mission that’s not being fulfilled that sparks you to be an entrepreneur. This isn’t filling me up everyday.” - Host Dave Swillum



    “ We all have the ability to choose our meanings in life, if something happens in our life we can choose to interpret that however we want. People will give us meanings all day long but we can choose our own meaning. Give up on the positive opinions of others.” - Branden Densmore


     


    Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode


     


    Your local SBA


    https://www.sba.gov/


     


    If Not You Then Who


    by Jesse Harless


    https://amzn.to/3jaKkZe


     


    The Science of Getting Rich


    by Wallace Wattles


    https://amzn.to/3jaKqQA


     


    Branden’s Links


     


    FB


    Branden Densmore


    https://www.facebook.com/coachbranden/about/?ref=page_internal


     



    FB Group


    Spiritual Entrepreneurs & Recovery Warriors


     


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Who Need's To Leave Your Life NOW & Who You Need To Bring In To It W/ Dave Swillum

    Who Need's To Leave Your Life NOW & Who You Need To Bring In To It W/ Dave Swillum

    E119:


     


    Every person in your life has an impact on how you feel, think, and operate. When we are going after our dreams and thinking outside the box as creatives and entrepreneurs people will create friction with you. People will question you, or believe in you but just live things that are negative to your missions which makes it harder for you to keep away from the habits you don’t want to portray. People are typically in good intention but we are the sum of the 5 people we spend the most time with. That’s why it’s important even if we aren’t looking to take people completely out of our life because we love them, we at least be very aware of what affect they have and make alterations to change that affect if it’s negative. It’s time to get the people harming you out of your life and bring in people that challenge you and make you stronger. We don’t have to get rid of loved ones we care for but it may be time to alter how they show up and appear in your life in order to form the life you want instead of what others want of you.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    Who needs to leave your life?

    Who needs to come in to your life?

    You are the sum of the 5 people you hang with the most

    We are altered but all who are around us

    Difference between belief in you and challenging you

    Do they hear you out? Or not

    Time wasters - No respect for your time

    Bad influences are sneaky

    Breaking down mentors

    People that ask how, not black or white

    Sniffing out if people are fake supporting you on the internet

    Do the actions line up with the words?


     


    Quotes


     


    “ If someone’s f($*% up your steps, then it’s really hard to get to where you want to go to.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    “You can’t really feel good and meet good people and get them in there if you are bogged down by negative things and people that are messing with your dream.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    “They radiate something that makes you want to glow more.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode


     


    Crab Bucket Mentality


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_mentality#:~:text=The%20metaphor%20is%20derived%20from,ensuring%20the%20group's%20collective%20demise.


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


    Merch To Support Us!


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 42 min
    It's Ok To Exit, Even If It's Not On Your Terms: You're Fired II W/ Peter Maslanka

    It's Ok To Exit, Even If It's Not On Your Terms: You're Fired II W/ Peter Maslanka

    E118:


     


    One of the best part of hosting this podcast has been meeting you all out there so this episode is extra special with a listener coming on! After losing his job and searching for others conversation on the topic Peter found our podcast by looking up “Getting Fired’ and finding our episode 57 on when it happened to me! Peter reached out to the show via our email and we’ve connect on so much ever since on purpose, work outs, journaling, and investing. On this episode Peter and I connect on the shared thoughts on FU money and getting fired for the first time then speak on navigating that space and the development that comes after something like that. If you are working on financial independence, ability to have more control at your job, scared of being fired or just were, or want to hear more on personal growth and investment this episode is for you. Thank you Peter for listening, reaching out, and connecting through the show!


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    Coming out stronger than before

    Finding advice through podcast

    Meeting people from digital to real life

    Being caught off guard

    Reframing the situation

    Looking back through journaling to understand your current self

    If anyone has control on anything in your life they can make losing an option

    How to journal

    Looking at yourself over time

    Public speaking

    Social experiments for growth

    Having FU money (ability to handle surprises)


     


    Quotes


     


    “It’s important to reframe the situation. Instead of thinking about what’s wrong thinking about what’s right.” - Peter Maslanka


     


    “It’s ok to exit, even if it’s not on your own terms. There’s no shame in exiting, no shame in getting fired there’s always something out there for you.” - Peter Maslanka


     


    “Everyday is gonna be it’s own thing, you don’t know what’s gonna happen even when you feel like you’re comfortable and you know exactly what’s gonna happen. Someone else can make choices to change up your day. Whether it’s work or it’s other things. We don’t have control like we think we do.” - Host Dave Swillum 


     


    Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode


     


    Toast Masters Public Speaking Groups


    https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/public-speaking-tips


     


    Awareness by Anthony De Mello


    https://amzn.to/3BnQU6Y


     


    Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins


    https://amzn.to/3zftAXn


     


    The Position of FU from The Gambler movie


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdfeXqHFmPI


     


    Peter Maslanka Links


    Twitter


    @peter78989


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


    Merch To Support Us!


    https://wakeup.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR30nyVXdpFaax0mN0CRcC_mVjNzafbMo0spds82eoG-GMo01HG6Uq0dvzw


     


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 59 min
    Understanding Time Along YOUR Journey: Competitive Urgency Vs. You Have Time! W/ Dave Swillum

    Understanding Time Along YOUR Journey: Competitive Urgency Vs. You Have Time! W/ Dave Swillum

    E117:


     


    Many times when we are purpose driven or after a dream we have added difficulties in perceiving and controlling our time because we spend additional years putting in the work. Sometimes when we aren’t happy with what we are doing we need more “competitive urgency” or drive thinking what would I regret right now if I instantly turned 90 or what would my obituary read tomorrow? Other times we are working with hat urgency but it may take us away from the moments we aren’t meant to think that way where we need to accept that we have time. We have a lot of time in context to where we are at with our goals.


     


    This episode quickly dives into the medium between these two feelings and opens discussion for you based on where you are personally at. Some days I need to get back after it and others I need to chill out a bit and be where my feet are. Either way let’s look at a large concept of time and break it down a bit for how we process on our journey of purpose in creative.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    Competitive urgency

    How we think of time as entrepreneurs and creatives

    How time is related to time

    We age ourselves with our own perception

    What would your obituary say if you died tomorrow ?

    You have time

    Take time to enjoy the process

    There are mundane periods and that’s normal

    Time & Money as resources for a business


     


    Quotes


     


    “ Every single thing that we buy, anything that has any price on it and anything that is priceless is based on the human perception of time. I believe we pay to save time or how we want to spend our time in some way.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    “ If you act young then you’re young, if you act old then your old.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 20 min
    Airforce, Audio Engineer, & 100% All In W/ Zane Pugh

    Airforce, Audio Engineer, & 100% All In W/ Zane Pugh

    E116:


     


    Zane and I met a few weeks back over coffee when he was up in New England and we had the best conversation so I wanted to bring some of it out here as well. Hear in on his story finding his path as an audio engineer through his life coming out of the air force soon. We talk on positivity in the music industry and all industries, coming back from depression into your life purpose, being all in, and everything involved. Zane and I talk on some audio topics but the episode will be helpful to anyone pursuing a creative business, living their purpose, and going after what t hey love all in.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


     


    Connecting with other positive people in your industry

    Starting a creative business while in the armed forces

    Meeting people in person

    Being uncomfortable with yourself

    Joining the armed services

    Going in different artistic directions

    Not being able to get behind a project

    Contemplating suicide and deciding to move forward and crush your dream

    What do I want to develop myself in?

    Are you all in?





     


    Quotes


     


    “I remember being like I think I can do this, I think I can do this audio engineering thing.” - Zane Pugh


     


    “I was trying to be a makeshift version of someone else instead of myself.” - Zane Pugh





     


     


    Resources Noted In This Episode


     


    Jval’s 4 Books


    The Slight Edge

    https://amzn.to/3xjE1sn


    Profit First

    https://amzn.to/3wiTI1H


    The Go Giver

    https://amzn.to/3qMrfAf


    So Good They Can’t Ignore You

    https://amzn.to/3dImB0z


     


    Anything You Want


    Derrick Sivers


    https://amzn.to/2SRFrve


     


    Jordan Valerie


    https://www.jval.me/


     


    Zane’s Links!


     


    IG


    @zane.pugh


     


    www.zanepugh.com


     


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


    Merch To Support Us!


    https://wakeup.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR30nyVXdpFaax0mN0CRcC_mVjNzafbMo0spds82eoG-GMo01HG6Uq0dvzw


     


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    No One Else Is Going To Wake Up In The Morning And Feel Inspired For You W/Jim Chester of Influencer Authority

    No One Else Is Going To Wake Up In The Morning And Feel Inspired For You W/Jim Chester of Influencer Authority

    E115:


    Take marketing and journalism and blend it with your beliefs and passions in health! Jim Chester of Influencer Authority and Chirohustle creates podcasts, documentaries, and works to create influence and help in the chiropractic space. We speak through business, mindset, and content creation. How to communicate effectively through many mediums, growing impact, and selling your skill set. Jim recently started a new podcast to see if he could do proof of concept after growing his first so rapidly. We speak through some of his routines and history in improvement.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    Marketing and Journalism in the modern age

    Sharing a story

    Owning a niche and vertical

    American Healthcare system

    Pro active verses reactionary health

    Responsibility

    Communication

    Knowing your role

    Funding documentaries

    Influence

    Starting a podcast

    Your impact

    Give people what they want sell them what they need





     


    Quotes


     


    “ No one else is going to wake up in the morning and become inspired for you, No one else is going to feed you better food but you, no one else is going to go put the miles in the trails or hours in the weight room but you.” - Jim Chester


     


    “ We control what happens when we wake up each day but people like to say that isn’t not in their control because it feels better. Every day is a choice.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    “ Does the guy who makes the car sell the car? I’m the guy who sells the car I’m not the guy who makes the car or services the car.” - Jim Chester


     


    “Do you know how many times Thomas Edison tried to make a light bulb before he got it right? He tried to create a lightbulb 5,000 times before he got it right.” - Jim Chester


     


    Resources Noted In This Episode


     


    Palmer Rugby Recruiting Video


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D28wPvIJGhI


     


    Ghost Tapes


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5365842/


     


    BJ Palmer Green Books


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5365842/


     


    Men of Iron


    https://menofiron.org/


     


    75 Hard Challenge


    https://www.menshealth.com/uk/fitness/lifestyle/a35029546/75-hard-challenge/


     


    Chiropractic: The Documentary


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6181966/


     


    Think and Grow Rich


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5365842/


     


    How to Win Friends and Influence People


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5365842/


     



    The Greatest Salesmen In The World


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5365842/


     


     


    Jim’s  Links!


     


    Chiro Hustle


    https://www.chirohustle.com/


     


    Influencer Authority Facebook


    https://www.facebook.com/Influencer-Authority-Podcast-110699134433977/


     


    Influencer Authority IG


    https://www.instagram.com/influencerauthoritypodcast/


     


    Jim’s IG


    https://www.instagram.com/jimchesterchiro/?hl=en


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


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


    @davewakeup


     


    Merch To Support Us!


    https://wakeup.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR30nyVXdpFaax0mN0CRcC_mVjNzafbMo0spds82eoG-GMo01HG6Uq0dvzw


     


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


    https://www.patreon.com/wakingupfromwork


     


    Facebook Community to connect to creatives


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupfromwork/about/


     


    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 Indie Band Broadwing


    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/broadwing/tennessee


     

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Hunawtf ,

Lots of really great insight in every episode

Lots of really great insight in every episode

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Creatives- here you’ll feel at home

The way the host interacts with their guests in incredible, so comfortable and insightful. If you’re a creative looking to get inspired- look no further.

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