Are you sacrificing your dream to make money? Does your job leave you little time to do what you love? Does time freedom seem forever out of reach? Vincent Pugliese the guest on this episode of Converge would have answered YES to all three of these questions. He was working a full time job that barely paid the bills. He desperately wanted to pursue his passion for photography but was held back by financial stress. In this episode of Converge Dane dives deep into the mindset and choices that took Vincent from a struggling amateur photographer to a successful entrepreneur who runs his own business and controls his schedule. To find out how he did it and how you can start moving towards freedom in your own life, listen to this episode of Converge.
When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose
Vincent Pugliese was your typical lazy high school student. By the time graduation came around he had no aspirations for college and had built no opportunities for himself. Having nothing to lose he jumped into photography knowing that he would have to work hard in order to succeed. Somethings all it takes is to ignore the risks and jump into your passions. On this episode of Converge, you will hear how having nothing to lose enabled Vincent to take advantage of rare opportunities.
The power of truly wanting something
Life wasn’t easy for Vincent. The Job, wife, and Kids all demanded his time leaving him little room to pursue his dreams. Yet, he knew he wanted to be a photographer and provide through that line of work, so he never gave up. When you truly want something, you find ways to make it happen instead of letting life get in the way. Listen to this episode of Converge to hear how Vincent made time for his passion.
Is humility required when building a business
Life is tough, no one can argue that fact. Building a business can be even tougher. When everything seems to be against you it can help to have some humility. Coming to a place of accepting that you don’t have all the answers and may need to ask for help can enable you to break through into success. In this episode of Converge Dane dives into the struggles of building a business and how humility helped Vincent Pugliese succeed.
If you are not where you want to be, it’s probably your fault
It is easy to look ahead and long for what is to come. That raise, that vacation, that place of freedom where you can pursue your passions. Often times looking ahead can distract us from what needs to be done now in order to get to that desired place. If you’re not where you want to be, it’s probably your fault. In this episode of Converge Vincent Pugliese shares his struggle to attain freedom and how he came to grips with the fact that the only one holding him back was himself.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:20] There are so many tools available to us
- [0:50] Dane’s guest today is Vincent Pugliese
- [3:00] Vincent’s background
- [4:00] Vincent was a slacker through high school
- [4:30] The ingredients that helped Vincent gain traction at the beginning of his business
- [6:20] The power of truly wanting something
- [7:00] When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose
- [8:00] Building his dream from scratch enabled him to be free to take advantage of opportunities
- [9:00] Is humility required to build your own success?
- [11:00] Vincent works the jobs he wants and passes up those he doesn’t
- [12:50] Freedom does not equal wealth but wealth can bring freedom
- [14:00] Freedom is not about getting rich quick
- [14:25] It’s about living the life you want while doing the thing you want
- [18:45] The 5 stages of Freelance to Freedom
- [20:00] If you’re not where you want to be, it’s probably your fault
- [23:10] Success is a lifestyle
- [26:00] If Vincent can do it, so can you!
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