Wingfield Pictures Opening Sale! 

Hey Everyone,

So lately my goal has been to spread this new site as much as possible! Everything is progressing nicely and that is really all I could ever hope for. So now I wanted to make a way to say thank you for the initial support that has been given to me as well as give a nice welcoming gift to all of you being introduced to Wingfield Pictures for the first time.29ADFE63-53A7-44FE-BE74-99D280F642F7

So for the next week, if you make your way over to the Wingfield Pictures site, you will be able to get 25% off of your entire order! Just apply the discount code WINGFIELDPICS during the checkout process and grab some consistent reminders! Feeling pretty optimistic about where this is leading, and would also love to get some thoughts & opinions from you all about the site and the posters if anyone’s willing.

Thank You all again for the support, it’s VERY much appreciated.

-Brandon

 

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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

 

 

Build Upon the Point

Hey Everyone,

It’s really interesting how much validation a video less than 2 minutes can provide. What may seem like a small feat for others, the feeling of knowing that it’s something that I managed to pull off successfully (for the most part) is what’s so important. For over a year now, the goal has been to motivate the aspiring creators not only through my own actions, but also by sharing the minds of other creatives who are making an impact in their own way. The starting point has been made, now I want more, I want bigger, I want better.

The only way I can see myself continuing to build upon this starting point and encourage others is by continuously persisting, progressing, and adapting. I’ve been rejected and flat-out ignored by so many companies, there’s no way I couldn’t of thought about quitting at some point, but by not giving up, I was able to take advantage of the latest opportunity presented to me in my own backyard. Also, there has to be a support system along the way. Knowing that I could potentially encourage others to move forward with their ideas and knowing that there are people who can encourage me is what justifies this journey and makes it worth the push. Let’s all make a move in the right direction and do something out of the ordinary, something that allows you to explore your curiosity, and help the next person along the way. For the people who choose, or have chosen, to stand next to me, I cannot thank you enough.

Thank You All for Listening,
Brandon

Highlights: Atlanta Startup Village #30 (Video)

Hey Everyone,

Recently, I was able to film an event at the Atlanta Tech Village, and man was that an experience! The place was packed, full of positive energy, hungry people eager to get their startups into the minds of the audience, it was exactly the type of environment I needed to be surrounded by. The video, nor the editing process did not go as smoothly as I had hoped, but I am still for the most part satisfied with the end result. So here is the highlights video of Atlanta Startup Village #30!

Be sure to check out each of the presenters:

GamePlan: http://gameplanlearning.com/
Blahah: http://www.blahah.com/
LenderCast: https://lendercast.com/
PayRight Medical Solutions: http://www.payrighthealth.com/
BonFire: https://www.bonfire.it/        App (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bonfire-fire-up-your-social/id795977954?mt=8

Don’t forget to also subscribe to The Wingfield Blog!

Thank You All for Listening,
Brandon

Persistence Really is Everything

Hey Everyone,

So it’s been a little over a week since my last post but it feels like it’s been at least 3. Working hard, cutting back on most of the social aspects of my life, cut back on driving unless it was absolutely necessary, all in an effort to regroup and do something great. Well, the work has paid off!

Later on tonight, I will be shooting a video of a presentation at the Atlanta Tech Village! 5 startups will be pitching their companies, including one that I will be doing an extended interview/profile video for. This has been an almost 7 month process with little to no results, but now things are changing and looking much more brighter. Also, I wanted to share this with as many of you as possible, so I want to do a little bit of live streaming using Periscope. You can watch via the web or the app. You can follow me @livingwingfield and I should be streaming around 7:00 PM ET. I hope to see you there, there’s gonna be a lot of first’s tonight. Thank You to all of you who have been supportive of this journey, I appreciate each and every one of you. I will send out reminders through Twitter & Instagram, also @livingwingfield.

Sincerely,
Brandon

Reinvigorated

Reinvigorated

So I’ve taken a step back from posting for almost a week to regroup, get my mind together, and think about my next move. Didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, just watched a few videos, relaxed, and even got the opportunity to repair an Air Hockey table almost from scratch (Did pretty well if I do say so myself). There was some time spent thinking about why my campaign was a complete fail and why my attempts to promote it didn’t work either. I came to the conclusion that

A) Maybe it was a bit premature to ask others to help me out, but for the past 2 years I’ve held the mentality to jump off the IMG_1420IMG_1412cliff & see what happens.

& B) It doesn’t matter anymore. It’s in the past now, let’s move forward.

The opportunity to make the money is still there, but for now, let’s focus on what’s happening next. That focus as of late has been to dig deeper to find companies closer to home that I believe people would love to learn about. As I was researching and sending off E-mails, I felt something. It was the same feeling I got years ago when I first realized that I could make the ideas in my head possible! I found myself pacing back & forth, trying to figure out the best way to word my E-mails, hoping that it will lead somewhere.

We’re supposed to work because we believe in something, because there’s a picture engraved in our heads that we would love to see become a reality, if not for ourselves, then for others. I work because even though I have had my share of successes, I have still failed to make my visions a reality, so far. My mind is calm knowing that I’m drawing closer to making it happen, and that along the way, I can draw in more people to affect in a positive way. I am reinvigorated and ready for the next challenge.

What are your visions? Let’s discuss them! I want to hear from all of you. Also be sure to subscribe to The Wingfield Blog.

Thank You All for Listening,
Brandon

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The Starting Point

The Starting Point

If you’re reading this, I want to encourage you. You may or may not know this, but you’re much closer to achieving what you want than you think. Want or trying to create a product, business, travel, help others? You can achieve any of this and more once you consistently incorporate certain thoughts into your mind. I want to take this time to breakdown the issues, dispel the myths, share my own experiences and other examples of creating a starting point for yourself.

The “Perfect” Start
There is no such thing. Myth debunked. We often feel as though we need x amount of money upfront, the perfect equipment, the perfect business plan, which could be further from the truth. Most people think in terms of starting off on a large scale rather than starting small and working upward. Don’t worry, I thought the same thing at one point. The truth is that there is a pattern, the people who you see that are successful have all done this at some point. Creating a starting point for yourself consists of

  1. Learn the goal
  2. Define the goal
  3. Research the resources and tools you can utilize to achieve the goal.
  4. Step out and achieve that goal
  5. Learn and adapt as needed.

15713478778_5ca6299c77Lack of money, fear of failure, making a mistake, wanting to be perfect, being considered different or weird, if you read or watch anyone who’s ever made you want to do something special, you’ll see that they’ve all been through it. One or numerous failures never means the end. You learn from your experiences, and then regroup. If you’re still not convinced that starting somewhere is not worth it, ask yourself these questions.

  1. Is it better to learn while doing, or not learn at all?
  2. Will you not regret trying?
  3. What’s the harm in just trying & see where it leads you?

You will be surprised what happens when you do some research & ask a few questions. Even now, I drop as many e-mails as possible to try and gain more opportunities. I’ve overcome so much fear that it doesn’t even phase me anymore. My first attempt at crowdfunding led me to a HR job, and there was a time where clicking the confirm purchase button on Amazon for equipment was a tough thing to do. Equipment is resell-able, money is always attainable, but opportunities are very limited.

The Mindset
Someone or some event in our lives captivated us to where we want to do or project the same feeling that inspired us onto 2996851664_52c315c745others. Typical thinking is that because we are unable to do the exact thing we want in a relatively short period of time, unsure of where to start, hit a roadblock, or hit frustration because of the results or lack thereof, it automatically becomes hard, or not worth it.

Are you really going to allow success to pass you by because you are temporary unable to bypass a problem?

Think of the proper mindset like this, if you don’t reach out, you know you won’t get it. But if you do reach out, the chances of getting what you want automatically increases. Learning, creating, and problem solving is what makes success much more worth it. You can make money, but knowing that you accomplished something that others were not even willing to try and powered through is a reward that’s both internal and external. Share this advice with those who you feel could use it, provide encouragement to the next person.

Let me know what you think and if there’s anymore advice you would like to give.You can still enter the Movie Pack Giveaway for some cool prizes & also be sure to subscribe to The Wingfield Blog.

Thank You for Listening,
Brandon

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