166 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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    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
    Working With What You Have To Create The Life You Want W/ Andrew Oliver

    Working With What You Have To Create The Life You Want W/ Andrew Oliver

    E165:


     


    On this episode we speak with musician, entrepreneur, and inventor Andrew Oliver. We speak through balancing your passions and distributing your creative / marketing with all your worlds. Leaving school early and going for it and what pursuing a healthy financial life in the creative arts looks like. Today’s episode is great for any creative looking to make a living doing things they love, start up life, and inventing new things.


     


    Let us know what you think @davewakeup on social or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com.


     
     


    In This Episode We Cover


     


    Leaving college early


    Going into gigging full time with your original music


    Developing your first physical product


    Itching your own scratch


    Pillars of your business / content


    Distributing all your creative


    Working with what you have


    Working with others that can do things you can’t


    Getting back that child like wonder and exploration


    Approaching finance sustainability as a creative starting out


    Piecing together your income and diversifying risk on the streams



     


    Quote’s


     


    “When I’m most rigid and most busy I’m the least creative. When I’m on vacation I always write new songs. My mind get’s in that creative zone where it wants to stimulate itself.” - Andrew Oliver


     


    “Working with what you have and not being afraid to work with what you have is the first step.” - Andrew Oliver


     


    “That lack of things they have to create with pushes them way outside the box to form the disruption.” - Host Dave Swillum


     
     


    Andrew’s Links


     


    IG


    @flippinoliver


     


    Andrew’s First Physical Product


    https://www.getdummiez.com/


     


    Andrew’s Custom In Ear’s


    https://www.wavscustom.com/?fbclid=IwAR1C62P2LPhKFdJQa7Vm0I3DdIEw2-XQnx4irkspkMD-ZJ1bOoS2yRDyEi0


     


    Andrew’s Music


    https://www.brotheroliver.com/home


     


    Andrew’s Media / Record Label


    https://www.facebook.com/forthrightrecords


     


     


    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links


     


    IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo 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 8 min
    Don’t Lose Your Passion Pursuing Your Passion W/ Dave Swillum

    Don’t Lose Your Passion Pursuing Your Passion W/ Dave Swillum

    E164:

     

    Today’s episode is a reminder for those working in what they love and a cautionary note for those going after it or thinking about it. When we start doing what we love as a business or a life style seriously it’s really easy to follow that professionalism and drive into an unhealthy space that ruins both for us. On today’s episode we speak briefly to keeping something available that doesn’t need to matter so you can keep that reason you got into what you love in the first place alive and spill it into everything you do. Let us know what you think @davewakeup or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com. 

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    Don’t lose the child like feeling
    Why you got in to this in the first place? 
    What is your F it is why I’m doing it thing? 
    Preventing becoming jaded
    Working to keep life in your creative
    Doing the thing you started 
    Separating pieces of you from your business
    Separating the you from your creative

     

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo 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 

     

    • 26 min
    Owning The Losses, Staying Curious, and Boutique Brands W/ Ciara Stockeland

    Owning The Losses, Staying Curious, and Boutique Brands W/ Ciara Stockeland

    E163:

    Today we speak through staying curious, owning your losses with the wins, gratitude to combat complacency, entrepreneurship, your first iron man, and a lot more. Entrepreneur, small business coach, and boutique clothing store owner Ciara Stockeland and I chat on this one over a large range of topics pushing mindset, business, creative, and much more. Let us know what you think @davewakeup or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com 

     

    What you are trying to start?

     

    How’s it going? 

     

    Are you thinking a physical location or virtual only? 

     

    Let us know

     

    In This Episode We Cover

    Boutique retail 
    Coming from a family of small business owners
    What would make my business different? 
    Staying curious 
    Learning from your business while its alive and adding to your concept
    When it’s not working and people shove forward
    It’s easy to own our wins, but we blame our failures on others
    Gratitude v complacency 
    How to be a good mentee

     

    Quotes

     

    “This is working, this isn’t working, how can we stay curious?” - Ciara Stockeland

     

     

    “If it’t not working you have to stop trying to move forward doing the same thing and expecting different results.” - Ciara Stockeland

     

     

    Resources Noted In This Podcast

     

    Atomic Habits 

    https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits

     

    The Compound Effect

    https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Effect-Darren-Hardy/dp/159315724X

     

    The Boutique Workshop Podcast

    https://www.theboutiqueworkshop.com/the-inventory-genius-masterclass?gclid=CjwKCAjwy_aUBhACEiwA2IHHQC7TPLgHorDcK0jb0Rn6bvLBzCuzahapy0tg1Y3PJ7Ix_Kzo0tSu1BoCm50QAvD_BwE

     

     

    Ciara Stockeland’s Link’s 

     

    Personal Brand Website 

    https://ciarastockeland.com/

     

    Boutique Workshop Site

    https://www.theboutiqueworkshop.com/


    IG

    @cstockeland

    @joinboutiqueworkshop

     

     

    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

     

    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
    It’s Not Coming To You, You Need To Go Get It W/ Fabiana Claure

    It’s Not Coming To You, You Need To Go Get It W/ Fabiana Claure

    E162:

     

    On today’s episode we are joined by Fabiana Claure focusing on a sustainable, abundant living as a musician and creative without the one to one ration of time in the equation. Fabiana brings insight on how to remove the “you” from the time without removing the you from your output to customers. We speak through bringing business to creative (I know I talk about it a lot), taking a brick and mortar remote, starting different income streams from your current gifts, and much more. Overall a great episode for anyone trying to live the life they want by design and share their gifts with more people for more income. Hit me up with your thoughts @davewakeup or wakeupfromworkpodcast@gmail.com!

     

     

    In This Episode We Cover

     

    Learning business as a creative
    Don’t wait for it to come, create it
    Mentors
    When both partners in a  couple are in creative careers
    Starting a brick and mortar music school
    Operating a brick and mortar remotely with systems
    Starting a new program from scratch
    Starting a business with a young child
    Taking action even when others don’t understand your decisions
    Creating life on your own terms
    Artists NEED to make money to make more art

     

    Quotes

     

    “Well I love to play the piano but how will I make a living with this, there’s no more degrees I can’t keep going to school.” - Fabiana Claure

     

    “There’s no box that I drop that resume in, it’s a different battle as a creative.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    “It’s not coming to you, you need to go get it and that’s ok but you need to know that.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

     

    Fabianas’s Links

     

    Fabiana’s Guide

     

    https://fabiana.lpages.co/the-mpu-guide-opt-in/


    Fabiana’s F Book Community

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicianscreatingprosperity

     

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

    IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo 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 16 min
    The Idea Is What Made It Good, Everything Else Was Just Extra W/ Dave Swillum

    The Idea Is What Made It Good, Everything Else Was Just Extra W/ Dave Swillum

    E161:

     

    Short episode talking on creation and the initial idea as the most important. If you have something holding you back from releasing something think back to some of your favorite songs, vacations, and other memories. Was it that their production and set up was perfect that made them impactful to you and amazing? The best things are the things that exist and the best initial spark that’s captured so make sure you release it. In this episode we speak through the process and getting action behind it. 

     



    In This Episode We Cover

    The best ideas are the idea not the production 
    Why am I hesitating ? 
    No one actually knows what they are doing 
    Does this matter to stop this from being released? 

     

    Quotes

     

    “Things are as good as the things that are made for how they are relative to the people of the time.” - Host Dave Swillum

     

    Resources Noted In This Podcast

    Zane’s Episode 116

    https://www.audible.com/pd/Airforce-Audio-Engineer-100-All-In-W-Zane-Pugh-Podcast/B098QHYWND

     

     

    Waking Up From Work Podcast Links

     

     IG / Tik Tok / Clubhouse / Twitter / HiHo 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 

     

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Emily Aborn ,

How has it taken me so long to write a review?!

Ika-rumba! Ok, maybe I already have but even if I have, I love this podcast! I love how honest Dave is in sharing about the ins and outs and ups and downs of entrepreneurship and life. AND the very tangible takeaways and reflection points. Keep the solocasts coming in the New Year! Those are a favorite!

Dog food guy ,

Live creatively

I love listening to Dave’s perspective and ideas about how to live on your creativity. While I’m not in the position to leave my full time job and survive on my own creativity, I feel like every episode gives me something to think on and gets me one step closer. The interviews with entrepreneurs are great, and the solo episodes are always spot on. This is THE podcast to listen to if you have ever felt like there is more to life than working for someone else and need to embrace your own creativity.

Tash_rd ,

Great motivational podcast

I honestly love listening to this podcast. I was looking for something motivational and thought provoking that I can listen to before work and this is it! Some things are thoughts I didn’t even know I was struggling with. This really helps with getting my thoughts together and helping me decide what thoughts and practices I want to continue and which ones I want to stop. Thank you!

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