Moving to the Other Side

Where do I start?

I wanted to tell you all a story about the past 3 years summarizing how persistence, successes, major failures, risk taking, and ultimately being fed up with the direction my life was taking and the need for change, leading to the present. But rather than droll on & turn this post into a book, I’ll just make note of a few key moments that are the most relevant to the ultimate point.

The Vision
I’ve always had this picture in my head of the direction I wanted my life to go. The freedom to work on my own creative ideas, travel, attending events, movies, pretty much making a living while doing what makes me happy, because operating on someone else’s schedule doing work that doesn’t mentally fulfill me in an environment that is horrendously inefficient is not my idea of living. Having to make a nearly 20 minute drive almost completely zoned out, knowing that there is something much more stimulating that I could be doing is no way to live!

So what are my options? Change the situation of course! Between sources such as Under30Experiences, Fast Company, films, books, blogs and the social media pages of different companies, I pretty much never run out of motivation to make the transition. And these are just the first sources to pop into my head……….

Attempts to Make it Happen

So this is the part where everything gets pretty wild & in some cases, desperate. Among my numerous attempts to move towards the freedom lifestyle include my 1st attempt to strike out on my own, which led me to getting $500 & a paid internship from a crowdfunding campaign for my first startup idea while I was still in school (For more details on that story, feel free to read My Story to the Young Creatives) to my most recent attempt being filming (which is still a ultimate goal of mines), but led to a failure so huge that even giving away free movies & movie posters didn’t help!

There are plenty of other examples that I could throw out and I have since learned a lot from those experiences. Trial and error has been the name of the game, because if I don’t try anything, how do I expect to get anywhere?!?!

My Current Reality

This is my fresh start! The starting point where I can work on one thing that I enjoy, build it, and transition into other ideas as time passes. My current reality is Wingfield Pictures!

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This is my latest business that makes and sells consistent reminders (or posters if you prefer). Motivating others is something that I enjoy doing and this is a way for me to reach more people and encourage them to go the extra mile. You have to go out & make things happen, persistence is everything! You’ll never know how far you can go or how close you can get if you never make the first move.

I’d love it if everyone viewing this would take a look at the new site www.wingfieldpics.com, and even if you don’t leave with a purchase, feedback on the site is also very much appreciated. Consistent reminders are available, both framed and unframed, in the sizes listed below.

  • 12″ X 18″
  • 18″ X 24″
  • 24″ X 36″

Feel free to comment below about your transitions. In progress? Already made it? Let me know!

Thank You All for Listening,
Brandon

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Moving to the Other Side

  1. “Beause operating on someone else’s schedule doing work that doesn’t mentally fulfill me in an environment that is horrendously inefficient is not my idea of living. ” very correctly described. This is what most of us experience but vwry few are lucky ones to escape it.

    1. True, but that’s the great thing about motivating others to make the escape, no one can make the distinction between who can escape and who cannot, which opens the door for people such as myself to not only make the transition, but also encourage whoever’s willing to listen to do the same!

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