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Olatunde Sobomehin and Sam Seidel on How to Blaze Your Own Path and Make Work That Matters

Sam Seidel and Olatunde Sobomehin’s journey to uncover what makes creative hustlers successful took an unexpected turn when they discovered the vital role of strong values and principles. Their findings, captured in their book, Creative Hustle, offer a new perspective on achieving creative success. Keep listening to find out why.

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Folks who seem to reach these levels of putting their creative work into action in the world have strongly held values, strongly held principles that guide them.

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Olatunde Sobomehin and Sam Seidel Join Me to Discuss How to Blaze Your Path and Make Work That Matters.

The Passion Struck podcast welcomed Sam Seidel and Olatunde Sobomehin, co-authors of the book Creative Hustle. Their passion for understanding the intricacies of creative hustle led them to discover the vital role of strong values and principles in one’s journey. Through their conversations with successful creative hustlers, they found a common thread: a clear framework of values that guided decision-making and gave direction.

This clarity helped these individuals filter out distractions and focus on their true passions, channeling their creativity into meaningful work. Sam and Olatunde captured these insights in their book, aiming to inspire and guide others in their quest for creative success. The key takeaway: having strong values and principles can profoundly impact one’s creative hustle, leading to incredible achievements.

In the episode, Seidel and Sobomehin emphasized the role of having a clear framework to help navigate the infinite possibilities that exist for creative individuals. They also discussed the importance of community and the people one surrounds oneself with in developing and advancing one’s career. The authors shared insights and actionable advice on how to combine passions, values, and professional aspirations, as well as the power of routines in achieving goals. Listeners seeking to discover their creative purpose and make meaningful work will find valuable insights and inspiration in this episode.

By listening to Tunde and Sam, you will be able to:

  • Discover the significance of upholding solid values and principles in your creative endeavors.
  • Uncover the impact of community and networking on progressing your career.
  • Recognize the necessity of a well-defined framework when making decisions as a creative professional.
  • Explore ways to blend your passions, values, and career aspirations for fulfilling outcomes.
  • Realize the effectiveness of daily routines and practices in attaining your creative objectives.
  • And much, much more!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
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Courage and Self-Affirmation

Having the courage to chase one’s dreams and the ability to affirm oneself is crucial for achieving a successful creative hustle. Creative professionals must overcome obstacles and doubts while being steadfast in their pursuits. Additionally, self-affirmation builds self-confidence, enabling individuals to face challenges head-on and persevere.

Creative Hustle by Sam Seidel and Olatunde Sobomehin for passion struck's recommended book list

During the podcast, Sam Seidel shares the story of rapper and school founder David TC Ellis, who demonstrated courage and resilience in overcoming personal difficulties to create an impact in the world. As the authors call him a “creative amplifier,” David’s story serves as an inspiration for other creative professionals to find the courage within themselves and persist in the face of adversity.

Takeaways from the Book
Creative Hustle encourages readers to lead fulfilling lives by embracing and nurturing their creative abilities. The authors challenge conventional thinking by urging people to pursue their passions and use their unique talents to contribute positively to society.

Sam Seidel and Olatunde Sobomehin express their hope that readers will find inspiration and practical advice to guide them in discovering their creative purpose. By embracing strong principles, cultivating habits and practices, and demonstrating courage in the face of challenges, individuals can unlock their full potential, resulting in a successful creative hustle and a more rewarding life overall.

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About Today’s Guest, Sam Seidel

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Sam Seidel, a passionate advocate for education and hip-hop culture, is the Director of Strategy and Research at the Stanford D School’s K-12 Lab. He is also the author of the book “Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education.” Aiming to bridge the gap between educators and hip-hop enthusiasts, Sam’s work focuses on the transformative impact that hip-hop culture can have on education. He has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections of these two fields, striving to create better understanding and appreciation between them.

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Olatunde Sobomehin is an entrepreneur and social innovator with a lifelong dedication to youth empowerment. He is the founding CEO of Street Code Academy, a community-based innovation hub that provides free training in coding, entrepreneurship, and design. Olatunde has also taught public speaking at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. With a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford, he has used his education and personal experiences to drive positive change in the lives of young people, helping them unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

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John R. Miles is globally recognized as an expert in intentional behavior change, leadership, personal mastery, and veteran advocacy. He founded and serves as CEO of PASSION STRUCK®. This media company boasts a significant social media following and tens of millions of annual views on its podcasts and YouTube channels. His podcast, Passion Struck with John R. Miles, sets records and has held the top spot among alternative health podcasts. Furthermore, John is the author of the upcoming book “Passion Struck,” which is set to be published in early 2024.

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