work
work / playA false dichotomy
When you start with money,you give it the power todictate what you do withyour life.
“Why?”ask
Photo courtesy of Adam Senatori.
Photo courtesy of Adam Senatori.What about you?
1/3 of your life you spendWORKING
WORK
WORK SLEEP
WORK SLEEPOTHER
WORK OTHER
WORK OTHEROver half ofyour wakinglife you spendWORKING
Find yourPASSION
“It’s not likeyou hate whatyou do…”
Don’t dismiss DoingWhat You Love as a“first world problem.”
What holds us back?
What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown
What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown2.  Fear of Taking a Risk
What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown2.  Fear of Taking a Risk3.  Fear of Losing Job Security
“I have a wife and kids, andIm stuck in a dead end job.Is there any hope for me?”
1. Yes. It is possible.
1. Yes. It is possible.2. It will require seriousdiscipline with your time.
1. Yes. It is possible.2. It will require seriousdiscipline with your time.3. You will need the fullsupport of your family.
Find Make the time.
Do you…
•  Watch TV Shows?Do you…
•  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?Do you…
•  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?Do you…
•  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?•  Play video games?Do you…
•  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?•  Play video games?•  Watch Netflix movies?Do you…
It’s a matter of priority.
Those who are doing things thatyou admire aren’t blessed with25 hours in a day.They sacrifice. They make time.
What are you not doingto make something moreimportant possible?
The Overlap Technique
1. You won’t know your passionuntil you’ve tried it for awhile.
1. You won’t know your passionuntil you’ve tried it for awhile.• Use your day job to supportthis period of exploration and...
2. Set a consistent scheduleand stick to it.
2. Set a consistent scheduleand stick to it.• Whether you spend 1 hour or4 hours a day, be committedand be consistent.
3. Build a portfolio and startworking with clients (or selling).
3. Build a portfolio and startworking with clients (or selling).• Think of an adequate numberof portfolio items—double it.
4. Save every bit of money fromclient work (or sales).
4. Save every bit of money fromclient work (or sales).• This is the money you use toturn your passion to a fulltimepursuit.
5. There is never going to be a“perfect time” to make the jump.
5. There is never going to be a“perfect time” to make the jump.• There will always be a “leap offaith” moment.
Your passion may be somethingyou can’t possibly know at thispoint in your life.
Assess your general interests
Assess your general interestsLook to the intersection ofyour two primary interests.
LOGIC
LOGIC CREATIVITY
CREATIVITYLOGIC
CREATIVITYLOGICMusic
CREATIVITYLOGICMusicDesign
CREATIVITYLOGICMusicDesignTypography
Hobbies & WorkDon’t have to be separate
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  1. 1. work
  2. 2. work / playA false dichotomy
  3. 3. When you start with money,you give it the power todictate what you do withyour life.
  4. 4. “Why?”ask
  5. 5. Photo courtesy of Adam Senatori.
  6. 6. Photo courtesy of Adam Senatori.What about you?
  7. 7. 1/3 of your life you spendWORKING
  8. 8. WORK
  9. 9. WORK SLEEP
  10. 10. WORK SLEEPOTHER
  11. 11. WORK OTHER
  12. 12. WORK OTHEROver half ofyour wakinglife you spendWORKING
  13. 13. Find yourPASSION
  14. 14. “It’s not likeyou hate whatyou do…”
  15. 15. Don’t dismiss DoingWhat You Love as a“first world problem.”
  16. 16. What holds us back?
  17. 17. What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown
  18. 18. What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown2.  Fear of Taking a Risk
  19. 19. What holds us back?1.  Fear of The Unknown2.  Fear of Taking a Risk3.  Fear of Losing Job Security
  20. 20. “I have a wife and kids, andIm stuck in a dead end job.Is there any hope for me?”
  21. 21. 1. Yes. It is possible.
  22. 22. 1. Yes. It is possible.2. It will require seriousdiscipline with your time.
  23. 23. 1. Yes. It is possible.2. It will require seriousdiscipline with your time.3. You will need the fullsupport of your family.
  24. 24. Find Make the time.
  25. 25. Do you…
  26. 26. •  Watch TV Shows?Do you…
  27. 27. •  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?Do you…
  28. 28. •  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?Do you…
  29. 29. •  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?•  Play video games?Do you…
  30. 30. •  Watch TV Shows?•  Habitually check Facebook?•  Browse Reddit?•  Play video games?•  Watch Netflix movies?Do you…
  31. 31. It’s a matter of priority.
  32. 32. Those who are doing things thatyou admire aren’t blessed with25 hours in a day.They sacrifice. They make time.
  33. 33. What are you not doingto make something moreimportant possible?
  34. 34. The Overlap Technique
  35. 35. 1. You won’t know your passionuntil you’ve tried it for awhile.
  36. 36. 1. You won’t know your passionuntil you’ve tried it for awhile.• Use your day job to supportthis period of exploration andpractice.
  37. 37. 2. Set a consistent scheduleand stick to it.
  38. 38. 2. Set a consistent scheduleand stick to it.• Whether you spend 1 hour or4 hours a day, be committedand be consistent.
  39. 39. 3. Build a portfolio and startworking with clients (or selling).
  40. 40. 3. Build a portfolio and startworking with clients (or selling).• Think of an adequate numberof portfolio items—double it.
  41. 41. 4. Save every bit of money fromclient work (or sales).
  42. 42. 4. Save every bit of money fromclient work (or sales).• This is the money you use toturn your passion to a fulltimepursuit.
  43. 43. 5. There is never going to be a“perfect time” to make the jump.
  44. 44. 5. There is never going to be a“perfect time” to make the jump.• There will always be a “leap offaith” moment.
  45. 45. Your passion may be somethingyou can’t possibly know at thispoint in your life.
  46. 46. Assess your general interests
  47. 47. Assess your general interestsLook to the intersection ofyour two primary interests.
  48. 48. LOGIC
  49. 49. LOGIC CREATIVITY
  50. 50. CREATIVITYLOGIC
  51. 51. CREATIVITYLOGICMusic
  52. 52. CREATIVITYLOGICMusicDesign
  53. 53. CREATIVITYLOGICMusicDesignTypography
  54. 54. Hobbies & WorkDon’t have to be separate
  55. 55. seanwes.com
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