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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. 

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Waking Up From Work Dave Swillum

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    • 5.0 • 39 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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    Creating New Sounds & Dumpster Drums W/ Creative Percussion Founder Kevin Feeney

    Creating New Sounds & Dumpster Drums W/ Creative Percussion Founder Kevin Feeney

    E108:


     


    Creative things happen when you let a builder make percussion instruments or a drummer build things…..or both. Today we have on Kevin Feeney from Creative Percussion. Kevin is the founder of this boutique hand crafted made to order percussion instrument brand out of NH distributing to famous musicians and shops around the world. We speak on how it happened, how he creates sounds, creative process, and a lot more. Join us today as a musician, creative, or business owner to talk through it.


     


    In This Episode We Cover


    Starting out with dump salvage material


    Saving your body from hard labor work


    Getting ideas in dreams


    Investing in creating even if it doesn’t finish that day


    Creating new sounds


    Trying new things


    When ideas won’t leave you alone


    Things happen for a reason


    Doing things your way


    Selling physical products across the world


    Dealing with injuries


    Endorsing artists


    Toxic social


     


    Quotes


     


    “Done is better than perfect any day.” - Host Dave Swillum


     


    “They sat on my bench for a year and I thought I wonder if I could make a bass drum beater out of that?” - Kevin Feeney


     


    “I don’t do things normal, I don’t know any of the rules for metal making….I’m a wood worker so I treat it like wood.” - Kevin Feeney


     


     


    Resources Noted In Podcast


     


    Inshot video editing on your phone


    https://inshot.com/


     


    Kevin’s favorite Tequila


    https://casanoble.com/products/anejo


     


    Frequency Healing


     


     


    Creative Percussion Links


     


    Website


    www.creativepercussion.net


     


    IG


    @creative_percussion
     


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


    Website


    www.wakingupfromwork.com


     


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    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave


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    Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Imposter Syndrome: How To Identify & Move Past The Biggest Thing In Your Way As A Creative W/ Dave Swillum

    Imposter Syndrome: How To Identify & Move Past The Biggest Thing In Your Way As A Creative W/ Dave Swillum

    E107:
    This episode I had to talk about the biggest issue in the way of every creative and entrepreneur out there….IMPOSTER SYNDROME. This is something that luckily is talked about a fair bit in modern self help but with over 100 episodes in on living a life you and want and living creative full time I knew this was something we had to speak on. Whether you know what is or don’t this episode is for you. We work through how to identify imposter syndrome in yourself with common indicators, how to work through it, and examples/common place on this very frequented feeling of high achievers and many others.
     
    In This Episode We Cover
    Things to detect imposter syndrome in yourself
    All types of people experience imposter syndrome in all stages of their career.
    When you are living in imposter syndrome
    Self awareness
    It comes in waves through life at different stages
    There are always people better and worse than you at what you do
    You are something to someone regardless of your opinion on yourself
    No one cares what you’ve done in the past if your results are what they want.
    Why achievers are disproportionately affected by imposter syndrome
     
    Quotes
     
    “ You build a universe inside your head that makes you feel this way like you’re underserving of that title even if you’re in it.” - Host Dave Swillum
     
    “If you’re procrastinating it why are you doing that?” - Host Dave Swillum
     
    “ People will always be better than you and always be shittier than you. No matter how long you’ve been doing whatever it is that you’re doing you have to remember whenever you’re judging yourself off of others people are always going to be better than you at something and always be shittier than you at something!” - Host Dave Swillum
     
    Resources Noted In Podcast
     
    Imposter Syndrome Definition
    Harvard Business Review
    https://hbr.org/2021/02/stop-telling-women-they-have-imposter-syndrome#:~:text=Imposter%20syndrome%20is%20loosely%20defined,they're%20deserving%20of%20accolades.
     
     
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    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
    www.crawlspaceaudio.com
     
    Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing
    www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com
     
     

    • 38 min
    Life As A Digital Nomad, Killing Ego, & Scaling A Creative Business W/ Max Sher of The Sher Agency

    Life As A Digital Nomad, Killing Ego, & Scaling A Creative Business W/ Max Sher of The Sher Agency

    E106:
     
    Ever wanted to travel the world while working doing what you love? Consider being a digital nomad then. It’s possible in today’s age with the tools we have at the ready to work a creative business and travel the world and we hear a bit about it from Max Sher of the Sher Agency. Max works with a agency team he put together in some unique ways to work from moving every couple months to explore while creating custom websites for customers. We talk through the process of doing something like this, scaling a creative business, and overall killing ego so you can let others work in your business with you so you can help more people and live with more freedom.
     
    In This Episode We Cover
    Being a digital nomad
    Starting an agency
    Starting up a business in college
    Networking in new places
    Challenges of travel life
    Getting into the digital nomad life
    Controlling your overhead
    Looking at real estate choices of overhead
    Bringing in income online
    Tricks to get a better rate at long term airbnb
    How to manage a creative business team remote
    Niching down in your business
    Working with a team across different countries and states ,,,
    Taking a step back to go forward
    Growing pains
     
    Quotes
     
    “I feel like everywhere I go, this is where I’m staying but then someone tell’s me some cool place I should go then I go.” - Max Sher
     
    “We had to spend the night at a gas station. We were in our chairs sleeping in this car at a pump waiting for a tow truck that was not coming!” - Max Sher
     
    “It’s a game of I need to keep my overhead down, I need to control the overhead that I induce and I need to control and generate income from something that can be facilitated perfectly online.” - Host Dave Swillum
     
    Max’s Links
    IG
    @max_sher
     
    Website
    sheragency.com
     
    Episode Recommended Resources
     
    Atomic habits
    by James Clear
    https://amzn.to/3vn6tIi
     
    Hiring contract work:
     
    Virtual workers from  the Philippines
    onlinejobs.ph
     
    upwork.com
     
    fivver.com
     
    Podcast I love!The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
    https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/
     
    Online Mastering Software I Use A lot!
    maastr.io
     
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    Website
    www.wakingupfromwork.com
     
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    @davewakeup
     
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    Youtube Channel
    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
    www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    First Release In 17 Years, Working The Music Industry & Dealing With The Loss Of Chester Bennington W/ Reach NYC Rene Mata, Nick Cavagnaro & Volbeat Rob Caggiano

    First Release In 17 Years, Working The Music Industry & Dealing With The Loss Of Chester Bennington W/ Reach NYC Rene Mata, Nick Cavagnaro & Volbeat Rob Caggiano

    E105 :
    On this episode we interview Rene Mata from Reach NYC after his band came out with their first release in over 17 years! We learn why they gap and why the come back with his hard rock band. The podcast was recorded while Rene was in studio to work after the show so we also hear from band guitarist Nick Cavagnaro and producer and former guitarist of Anthrax and current lead guitarist for Volbeat Rob Caggiano. We talk through stories in the scene, working in the music business, and unfortunately the groups experience with their friend Chester Bennington of Linkin Park’s passing. Very interesting but heavy episode hitting these topics. Let us know what you think.
     
    In This Episode We Cover
    Growing up as a 90’s kid loving music
    Music appreciation and perspective
    Long term friendships in bands
    Early hardcore and metal influences in music
    Getting turned down from record labels
    Connecting people
    When things go down with your record release
    Working for labels
    Managing producers
    You need to go all in
    Being honest with yourself and your clients
    Dealing with a close one’s suicide
    Quotes
    “ I’m gonna give you respect I don’t care if you are a garbage man or if you’ve sold 20 Million records I’m gonna treat you the same.” - Rene Mata
     
    “You’ve gotta be committed to going all the way for it, there’s no putting your foot in, you gotta go all the way. But you do have to be honest with yourself. What am I lacking?”
     
    “You need the friction sometimes to make good art.” - Host Dave Swillum
     
    Reach NYC’s Links
     
    IG
    @reachnyc
     
    FB
    https://www.facebook.com/reachnycmusic/
     
    Video Release
    https://www.revolvermag.com/music/see-reachnycs-new-video-back-dead-featuring-papa-roach-singer
     
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    Website
    www.wakingupfromwork.com
     
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    For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
    www.crawlspaceaudio.com
     
    Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing
    www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Don't Should Yourself, Every Person Is Creative, & Practice VS Talent W/ Angie Follensbee-Hall

    Don't Should Yourself, Every Person Is Creative, & Practice VS Talent W/ Angie Follensbee-Hall

    E104:
    Speaking to Angie today we get the insight of another creative working in a physical creative space coming from a background in craft paper molding, Yoga, creative business coaching, and more there is a lot in this episode. We talk through mindset topics, health tie’s to creative and following the right path for you or not, and identifying yourself as a creative or not. Angie and I jump into what can happen when you get some early win’s and prove your concept and talent verses practice. What is talent? Let’s talk.
     
    In This Episode We Cover
    Following the path you were meant for
    Tie between flow space from Yoga & Creative Space
    Different threads that make up who you are
    Creativity isn’t simple
    Every person is creative
    We box things in
    Getting confidence it can work
    You can do this, this can happen
    Talent verses practice
    What makes talent?
    Environment factors
    Don’t should yourself
    Quotes
    “It’s not simple, the reason why we do all these other weird things is because if you’re a creative you’re a creative. Creativity is not simple or linear. It’s in every person and it’s about where is that coming out? What’s the travel method of that? - Host Dave Swillum
     
    “I paid for our honeymoon from an art show when I was right out of college.” - Angie Follensbee-Hall
     
    “Don’t should all over yourself.” - Angie Follensbee-Hall
     
    Angie’s Links
     
    Angie’s Website
    https://angiefollensbeehall.com/
     
    IG
    @angiefollhall
     
    FB
    https://www.facebook.com/angiefollensbeehallcreativepurposementor
     
    Angie’s Recommended Resources
    Christo: Running Fence
    https://christojeanneclaude.net/artworks/running-fence/
     
    To Be A Water Protector
    By Winona LaDuke
    https://amzn.to/3mEOxGb
     
    The Practice Shipping Creative Work
    by Seth Godin
    https://amzn.to/326JUez
     
     
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    Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing
    www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Finding Your Way To Stay Centered W/ Dave Swillum

    Finding Your Way To Stay Centered W/ Dave Swillum

    E103:
    Have you ever felt away from your center? Like you have plans and actions you are taking but float away from the why and what is happening past the calendar? I think this year of any we all particularly have felt drifting from our center selves after being out of our norm for so long or locked up inside away from socialization. I took a long weekend away off grid in a cabin where I saw no other people just playing guitar, reading, and thinking. This helped me get back out of it a bit and keep marching forward. I’ve found I need to stir things up either by displacing myself, making it so I need to live differently day to day or shake it up in some other way to keep my compass and stay fresh. Let’s talk about ways to stay or get back to center.
     
    In This Episode We Cover
    Getting centered and staying there
    Being aware and being proactive
    Keeping true north
    Taking time to reflect on your own actions
    Shaking things up
    True quite helps me
    Do things different
     
    Quotes
     
    “ When we’re not centered and we don’t have a true north and know what’s going on it’s really hard to tell why we do anything that we do.” - Dave Swillum
     
    “ How cool am I with me? Those are hard questions to ask and they aren’t always frequently asked.” - Dave Swillum
     
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    www.broadwingband.bandcamp.com

    • 21 min

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