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Having The Strength To Say It Isn’t The Right Path & Change It Up W/ Meagan Swillum

Having The Strength To Say It Isn’t The Right Path & Change It Up W/ Meagan Swillum

November 3, 2020
E82:
 
It isn’t easy going after your dream and it’s even harder to say it isn’t the right path after giving up so much. My wife Meagan and I sold our house, lived long distance as a married couple for a year (would have been 4) and dealt with depression and other hardships to give her the ability to get into and be a part of a doctoral degree pursuing her Vet degree. After all of that it was difficult for Meg to say it wasn’t the right path but in the process she found what she was meant to do.
 
While at school Meg was in business clubs and realized she liked the business aspect of running a vet practice but didn’t visualize herself practicing the medicine, just running the business. Listen to the story of what she’s working on now on her own entrepreneurial story and what it’s like to tell your spouse, friends, and family and make a change.
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Changing your mind
  • Hitting the world after college
  • Is this the right path?
  • Depression & struggles
  • Pressures of a doctoral program
  • Fate?
  • COVID influence
  • Trying your hardest and not getting the reward
  • Being good in practice doesn’t make a good owner
  • What is the marketing calling for?
  • Short term rentals
  • What are you getting energy from?
  • What’s taking it away?
  • Give yourself time to think
 
Quotes
 
“I was never that type of student that could just roll out of bed and get A’s on my courses. I always had to work for every course to get what I needed.” - Meagan Swillum
 
“I’m gonna cry for 30 minutes, take a shower, wash it off, then get back to work until 2AM. Give yourself time to think about it.” - Meagan Swillum
Meg’s Links
 
IG
@awayinmaine
 
Youtube Channel
 
 
Meg’s Recommended Resource
 
The Book On Managing Rental Properties
by Brandon Turner of Bigger Pockets Podcast
 
 
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@davewakeup
 
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More Than An Athlete W/ NFL Running Back, Rapper, & Photographer Jonathan Hilliman

More Than An Athlete W/ NFL Running Back, Rapper, & Photographer Jonathan Hilliman

October 27, 2020
E81:
 
Another episode with another mixed background guest we are excited to chat on. Today we speak with NFL running back, rapper, and photographer Jonathan Hilliman. We speak through the experience of going after the NFL and what it’s like inside. Being more than an athlete and bringing out that creative side through music art, and mindset.
 
Jonathan speaks to Black Lives Matter prepping for a release focused on it next month and his newest EP out called “Long Over Due” noting a hiatus he took from writing and performing in rap. Discussion around being a renaissance person and doing your best and staying focused on your craft despite how big or small the stage or field is.
 
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Professional sports and creative living
  • Renaissance mind set
  • Breaks
  • Going after the NFL
  • Add something new to your game
  • Be different
  • Don’t think too much about it, just try
  • It’s what you’ve been doing for how long
  • Being more than just an athlete
  • Don’t judge till the end
 
Quotes
 
“It get’s to simplifying the moment and seeing it for what it really is rather than looking around and being like Whoa! You gotta be like we are playing the Washington Redskins at 1 o’clock at Giants stadium.” - Jonathan Hilliman
 
“When you’re depressed or sad, when you’re in pain, that’s all you can really see, what you’re sad about right now. Even in the dark clouds and the rainy day the sun is still there, but you don’t really see that you say man it’s dark. Don’t judge something until the end of it. It’s not over.” - Jonathan Hilliman
 
Jonathan’s Links
 
Twitter/Instagram
@thrilliman
@rnlthelabel
@imperialvisionz
 
Jonathan's Recommended Resources
 
by Tim Grover
 
 
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64 Jobs, 4 Businesses, & Finding Your Purpose W/ Tanner Campbell of Portland Pod

64 Jobs, 4 Businesses, & Finding Your Purpose W/ Tanner Campbell of Portland Pod

October 20, 2020

E80

 

After having 64 jobs and 4 businesses win and fail Tanner is here to talk through where he’s been and what he’s up to now. Today we are joined by Tanner from Portland Pod based in South Portland, ME. Tanner has grown his own podcasts and now works everyday to help others to the same.

 

He speaks through his story and we talk on a lot about that. Being resistant to the issues that come your way and enjoying the process. Understanding your audience and making connections while still working on your craft to form a the marriage between the two. We all search for meaning and have expectations on when it should be delivered. Let’s talk about when and how that should look. Creative service business, creative life, and getting creative to make that life a reality COVID and beyond.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Resilience
  • Enjoying the process
  • Understanding your community
  • Searching for meaning
  • Changing with the move
  • Ethical choices in business
  • Creating luck
  • Creating the vibe
  • Knowing when it will work
  • Skills gathered from previous roles
  • Success isn’t linear
  • Short cuts aren’t good
  • Business owner verses Entrepreneur

 

Quotes

 

“People don’t like cockroaches but when the nuclear bomb hits they’re the only life left.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“You have a path, it’s not destined for you, its the path that you have and you don’t really have a choice about that path but you have choice about what you do with the things that happen to you when you’re on it.” - Tanner Campbell

 

“There is success and there is prolonged, sustained, feelings of security which is to me what I think success really is.” - Tanner Campbell

 

Tanner’s Links

 

Website

https://portlandpod.com/


Twitter/Instagram

@theportlandpod

 

Facebook

facebook.com/portlandpod

 

Tanner’s Recommended Resources

 

Community Texting Software

https://www.community.com/get-a-number

 

Gary Vaynerchuk

https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

 

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Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

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Being Authentically You - Rap, Wrestling, Hardcore Music, & Beliefs W/ TJ Vegas of Kill Murray

Being Authentically You - Rap, Wrestling, Hardcore Music, & Beliefs W/ TJ Vegas of Kill Murray

October 13, 2020
E79:
 
Growing up playing music it was always awesome to get to know a promoter and it only happened when you got along with them well. That’s how I know our guest today. TJ Vegas is currently host and one of the founders of the Just Plain Filthy Podcast and lifestyle brand. He blends his love for wrestling, hardcore and alt music, and beliefs into one brand and group to be apart of.
 
Today we talk on being authentically you as part of your band. Solo time and collaborative time. Creating controversy and pushing diversity forward and the local music scene during COVID times leading toward the future.
 
 
In This Episode We Cover
  • Trial and error
  • Starting young
  • Starting an agency
  • Solo vs collaboration
  • Taking breaks
  • Like minds
  • One love of many things combined
  • Authentic you
  • Being an outcast
  • Controversy in art
  • Heavy topics forward
  • Merch sales
  • Building your own brand
 
Quotes
 
“I would just walk there after school and book shows on my own.” - TJ Vegas
 
“I would use the library printer to print out all the flyers for my shows.” TJ Vegas
 
“We want to make a family for people who don’t have a family.” - TJ Vegas
 
“I believe that people can’t keep up the act. Its exhausting to not be you. You literally wake up and you’re that person.” - Host Dave Swillum
 
TJ Vegas & Just Plain Filthy Links
 
Instagram/Twitter/Tik Tok/Facebook
@killmurray603
 
Twitter/Instagram
@jpfpodcast
 
Website
 
 
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Just In Time Buying Habits For Creatives & Start Ups W/ Dave Swillum

Just In Time Buying Habits For Creatives & Start Ups W/ Dave Swillum

October 6, 2020

E78

 

We all want all the gadgets and gear when it comes tor our creative career, business, hobbies, and passion but we shouldn’t always act on those impulses. When you are working to go full time keeping overhead low and mitigating debt and risk is the name of the game. Buying what’s needed to get the job done and give the time and quality needed is important but overbuying is really easy and justifying not acting until you have something is easy to do. Let’s talk about a buying habit that has helped me buy what I need over what I want for growing a business. Just in time buying habits for business and creatives.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Start faster with Debt or take longer with less overhead?
  • Chicken or the egg with gear and equipment
  • Managing risk
  • Deciding on market or gut
  • Lead business model
  • Just in time buying
  • Buy what you need to do the job
  • Get it if you NEED it
  • Excuse of gear stopping you from starting
  • Value of time
  • Where should you save?
  • Not saving on the things you shouldn’t save

 

Quotes

 

“ I would take the deposit and go buy the equipment to do the gig.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ It’s really easy to tell yourself because you don’t have the best mic that you can’t start a podcast, that if you don’t have the best computer in the world you can’t buy an interface and start recording at home. Can you do the thing with something else in the meantime?” - Host Dave Swillum

 

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Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing

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The W’s Of Sharing Your Vision W/ Dave Swillum

The W’s Of Sharing Your Vision W/ Dave Swillum

September 29, 2020

E77:

It’s hard enough finding what your true vision for life is let alone finding where and when to share it so it benefits your efforts. Join me on this quick solo episode breaking down what I’ve learned and experienced from sharing my vision with others.

Controlling the energy and pressures induced from sharing it with others to help you get closer to your creative goals. Not everyone should know what you are planning all the time because they may not help while others definitely should. Sometimes it isn’t the time or place but manifesting comes from sharing what you can offer to the world. Let’s chat.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Writing, telling others and saying out loud manifests
  • Finding your people
  • Who can and can’t hear it?
  • Where will you get negative and positive reactions
  • Energy & Pressure
  • Accidentally challenging others
  • Self awareness and empathy
  • Trial vision sharing
  • Putting out bread crumbs of the vision to gauge the room
  • Is it an open or closed conversation?
  • You need a compass that people see

Quotes

“ When you right it down or say it to other people you are creating pressures and energy that make it more real or easier to achieve.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ In the middle can be a slippery slope because you can be in the middle for a long time. You can get one goal done and go on to another and it stays in the middle.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ Gauge your room, gauge yourself.” - Host Dave Swillum via Meagan Swillum

 

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Having Your First Baby While Starting Your First Business W/ Coach Jake Lospennato

Having Your First Baby While Starting Your First Business W/ Coach Jake Lospennato

September 22, 2020

E76:

Another repeat guest now that we are getting two years out from launch a lot has changed. Today is about sharing something I’ve never been able to speak to with certainty but hear a lot of listeners and friends speak on. How do you start a business when you have a kid? We’ve had some amazing guests that do both but I wanted to share a fresh perspective on both the business and being a parent.

Please join me with Coach Jake Lospennato again to speak on being a new father and new business owner full time. It isn’t easy but it can happen and in this episode you’ll hear how if you thought about it before past or pre tense. Talk about societal pressures, having the right partner, being the best you can for your child BY pursuing your dreams, balance, and a lot more.

In This Episode We Cover

  • Having your first child while going after you dream

  • Leaving something you tried hard for

  • Recreating the vision

  • When Income disappears

  • Focusing on being a dad to focus on the dream

  • List out everything that you’ve done

  • Having the right partner

  • Perspective shift

  • Societal norms that get in the way

  • The fear of having kids and being stopped

  • There is no 100%

  • Boundaries

  • Balance

Quotes

“We didn’t plan to have a child, it was a surprise. Ashley is a rockstar mother and it helps so much because she supports me to be able to do what I do. Having a partner like that, I’m not sure everyone has a partner that’s that supportive. If your partner isn’t that supportive. Really put some thought into if you want a partner like that if you are trying to transition into a business.” - Jake Lospennato

 

“ It’s always a work in progress, you’ll never be 100%.” - Jake Lospennato

Jake’s Resources

You Were Born Rich

By Bob Proctor

https://amzn.to/2FUBkb0

The Secret

By Bob Proctor

https://amzn.to/2FUBkb0

Dr. Joe Dispensa

Jake’s Links

IG

@coachjakelospennato

 

FB

Jake Lospennato

 

Website

www.coachjakelospennato.com

 

 

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Drums, Real Estate, & Business Oh My! W/ Jamie Ryan

Drums, Real Estate, & Business Oh My! W/ Jamie Ryan

September 15, 2020

E75:

Sorry the title is super lame but I am too so that’s kind of part of it. Another IG connection. Jamie has tuned in on and off for some time now and we connected more through IG and found we have VERY similar interests and live really close which is weird because I am a pretty mixed dude. Fun episode, stays light hearted but hits on a lot of points between all the interests.

We talk on why the blend makes sense and how it helps and hurts us. Lifestyle choice and design, and dig into each piece. If you like all or none there’s something here but still really at large why we both ended up doing all these things. What blend makes you up?

In This Episode We Cover

  • Taking opportunities as they come

  • It’s easy to stay in a job you don’t like

  • Blending what you like

  • Glass ceiling

  • Lifestyle choice

  • Seeing opportunity

  • Renovations

  • Paying or doing?

  • No overhead means freedom

  • Sacrifice now

  • When are you setting up for? Long term?

  • No input/output for time anymore

  • Success leaves clues

  • Harness your 20’s

  • Start early

Quotes

“ I”m taking opportunities as they come and I’m letting the universe guide it. Whenever opportunities come, take advantage of them, and play your best hand with the cards that you got.” - Jamie Ryan

“Dealing with bosses and having that glass ceiling above over your head. Like your working your ass off and they’re only giving you like $20 dollars an hour with a little bit of commission. I can’t deal with that.” - Jamie Ryan

 

“None of it is cool, none of it is a fun thing but If I could do this for a little bit then I could wake up and do whatever I want then it’s worth it.” - Host Dave Swillum

Jamie Ryan’s Resources

The One Thing

By Gary Keller

https://amzn.to/2ZCEwPf

 

Bigger Pockets Podcast

https://www.biggerpockets.com/

 

Jamie Ryan’s Links

IG/FB

@jcryan25

 

Groove Renovation’s

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Make It A Problem First W/ Dave Swillum

Make It A Problem First W/ Dave Swillum

September 8, 2020

E74:

If you have problem taking action this one’s for you. Solo episode w/ Dave in shorter length. I’ve seen countless creatives and business owners prevent themselves from taking the next steps because they come up with problems that don’t exist yet. They come up with how something will be a problem before knowing.

This episode is about walking through why it makes sense in some situations to actually cause a problem you need to solve to get your business or creative life moving forward. We can all say we don’t have time, its too much money, I can’t from this area, I don’t know the right people…….we can’t have these problems until it happens. Let’s talk it out on E74.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Taking an action
  • You can always solve a problem
  • We solve problems all day
  • You are choosing your problems
  • Creating Action
  • Limiting Belief
  • No one has time
  • A real problem
  • The mind is trained to protect
  • We need risk
  • Mitigate it
  • We fix our biggest problems first
  • Problems are still problems, but what do you want?

 

Quotes

 

“ No one has time, if you have time you fill it up with shit to do. No one has time…..it’s the biggest limiting self belief.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“Make a problem a real problem.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“You will by habit focus on your biggest problems first.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

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Less Is More: “Alternative” Living W/ The Hunters Van Life

Less Is More: “Alternative” Living W/ The Hunters Van Life

September 1, 2020

E73:

In today’s episode Dave speaks with long time friends Ethan and Katelynn Hunter of Hunters Van Life. For awhile now I’ve wanted to interview some van life or other “alternative life” people out there to get perspective on the why behind it. I believe the why is the same why many of us have just in a different approach at achieving a life we want to live all the time being creative and having time to create.

 

We speak about the process, working for what you want to have happen. Control on life and perspective of time. Perception of the life and time we want verses what we actually have to do and what is not real. Lots of deep conversation sprinkled with some pre-game wine and jokes between friends. Lots to think about here but not too deep to go for a run and hang with us.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Seeing where your money is going
  • Wanting less
  • Having less
  • What do you need, what do you care about?
  • What is for you? What other ways can you live?
  • Minimum expenses
  • Creating a schedule
  • When you want you can make it happen
  • Things have to suck sometimes
  • Time when your in it vs when you look back
  • Controlling time
  • There are other ways to live

 

Quotes

 

“We just worked two weeks, now we are all set for the next 3 months.” - Ethan Hunter

 

“ You don’t have to do the 9 to 5, you don’t have to buy the house with the picket fence and fill it up with things. There are other ways to live. People think this is what we are supposed to be doing and if you aren’t feeling like thats meant for you or that brings you true joy then there are other ways.” - Katelynn Hunter

 

“When there’s something that you really want you just do it, you make it work. If there’s something you really want I truly believe you just make it happen.” - Katelynn Hunter

 

“I need that game to play, I need the other game to play, and I know that.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“When your in your 30’s or 40’s looking back 6 months feels like nothing. When your in 6 months, 6 months feels like 10 years and your like this is awful, how am I still doing this?!?!” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Ethan & Katelynn Website & Links

 

Website

www.thehuntersvanlife.com

 

Insta

@thehuntersvanlife

 

Ethan & Katelynn’s Noted Resources & Artists

 

Eamon & Bec

www.eamonandbec.com

 

Trent & Allie

www.trentandallie.com

 

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