Using Your Problems to Build a Business | Episode 015

Play

015-Converge

Photo Credit: @Doug88888 via Compfight cc

Buster Benson has been around the block a few times in the online space. As a former Amazon employee and current Twitter employee he has had his hand in all kinds of online projects including six or more of his own personal projects. Some of them have translated into viable businesses and some of them haven’t.

Either way, Buster is committed to discovering how we change ourselves.

Listen in as Dane talks with Buster about several of his projects, the idea of using data and measured results to solve problems and the idea of beginning with your biggest problem and trying to solve it before jumping into creating a business.

As always, thanks to Triple Scoop Music for providing the music for today’s show.

Also, a big thanks to Anna Queza our sound engineer over at AQreative for mastering this episode.

Sites & projects mentioned on the show:
750words.com
43things.com
Pea Brain
Robot Co-op
Man Versus Himself: a novel

A Pure Creative Place | Episode 014

Play

JenOmar

Jen Adrion and Omar Noory call their creative business an accident, but is it really? In this episode Dane talks with Jen and Omar about their seeming haphazard beginnings, the success that has followed and how you can do the same.

Discover how they have made a living making the art they love. The kind that comes from that pure creative place that artists long to create from but often don’t because they fear it won’t pay the bills.

[Continue reading]

Skill is the New Black | Episode 013 Converge

Play

Skill is the New Black

Photo Credit: ShotHotspot.com via Compfight cc

A peek into the life of one extraordinary individual who is living the life of his dreams traveling the world.

In this episode of Converge Dane Sanders is joined by creative entreprenuer Jake Jorgovan who up and moved to Mexico to live the life of his dreams.

Dane and Jake explore the idea of the American dream, working remotely, what that means and how to do it. Jake describes his formula for how to put yourself in a position to go anywhere in the world you desire and still make a living.

He boils it down to three things:

[Continue reading]

Seth Godin: Is Photography Dead? | Converge 012

4455129423_fb34b1ddd3

There is no denying the creative landscape has changed and is continuing to change. The tools needed to create are available to anyone able to scrape up a few hundred dollars. In this episode of Converge join Dane Sanders as he talks with … [Continue reading]

A Creative and Meaningful Life| Converge Episode 011

Converge-011

What does it look like to model your life around creative, meaningful work? Maybe you are working a non-inspiring nine to five job that you desperately want to trade for a life of freedom and creativity that feeds your soul and your family. Perhaps … [Continue reading]

It Starts with Food | Converge Episode 010

It seems everyone wants to change something grand in their lives (professional and personal). But what if changing one thing in just one part of your life had a disproportionate effect on the greater whole? That idea is precisely what Dallas and … [Continue reading]

How to Unleash Your Best Work Today | Converge Episode 009

Die Empty - Todd Henry

Welcome to the business of creativity podcast. Today on Converge, I had the chance to spend some time with Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative as well as his new book, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day. Seth Godin calls it one of … [Continue reading]