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Episode 2: Meet The Co-Host

Updated: Feb 25, 2019


Episode 2

Last episode we kicked it off with a meet and greet with host Dave Swillum and a message about what we are about! In this episode we introduce Ryan Carrigan and go over his background and the decision to take your Wake Up From Work seriously.

What does it look like when you make the decision to go after your dream right now instead of thinking of it as a dream or a future possibility? What actions take place when your taking real action?

Ryan and I met in high school doing slam poetry after we took a creative writing course together. We kept in touch as acquaintances while working through college and didn’t reconnect full on until 8 years later when Ryan reached out to connect on pro audio and how he could pursue his voice acting in a real way. After a deep dive discussion over drinks we woke up and started a podcast about the journey of going after what you really want in a real way.

Ryans Bio:

Ryan got a bachelors in psychology with a focus in cognitive psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and started a position in clinical psych as a mental health and substance abuse counselor. After some issues with the way the industry was conducted Ryan began pursuing a career voice acting while working his day job to help him fund the venture.

In This Episode You’ll Discover

  • Who the hell is Ryan Carrigan?

  • Form a positive feedback loop

  • How do your family & friends play react to when you share your vision and goals?

  • Nothing happens overnight

  • Dave’s statistics are fictitious almost all the time…….

  • Monetizing creativity

  • What sets you apart?

  • When was the moment?

  • How much time do you waste in the day? What can you do on the in between to progress and stay motivated?

  • Time value of money and time management

  • Be hungry


“Where you put your attention, your reality unfolds” Co-Host Ryan

“Give yourself permission” Co-Host Ryan

“It’s about fighting comfort constantly” Host Dave Swillum


Dave's recommended book

Originals by Adam Grant

Ryan's recommended Podcast/website

Voice Acting Mastery with Crispin Freeman

Waking Up From Work Podcast Links






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Dave’s audio business

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