Interview with Jeff Finley - Journey of Self Discovery - Ep 031 Steady Focused
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back we are continuing with our 4 part mini-series on world travel. Today on the show we've something a bit off the beaten path for Steady Focused. We sit down with a good friend of mine Mr. Jeff Finley to dive into his journey of self discovery.
Jeff Finley was one of the most influential graphic artists in the country, a partner at Go Media, arguably one of the most elite design firms around. He created and was the main energy behind Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (WMC Fest), which became the blueprint for design conferences that have sprung up all across the country. He was on top of the world, or so it appeared from the outside looking in.
Then one day, he stepped away from it all. Divorced, resigned from Go Media, stepped away from WMC Fest, packed up all his things and hit the road on a journey of self exploration.
This is a inspirational episode. Highlights for me are when we discuss fear of disappointing others, and when Jeff answers the question "What do you say to someone who is lacking the courage to step into their calling".
Lots of golden nuggets in here guys.
02:00 Jeff's history - founder of WMC Fest, author, heavy weight graphic artist, then burning out and doing a 180.
04:20 Fear of disappointing others, while being called to follow your own path
06:45 Leaving opportunity on a journey into own being
07:45 43 day road trip - "Starseed Tour"
08:40 Moving to Austin, Tx creating Starseed Supply, Co
11:00 Journeying to Europe
20:30 Facing repressed emotions
21:33 Jeff's 3 books - Thread's Not Dead, Wake Up The Morning Routine, Maker Mistaker
24:30 Ideas are seeking people who are capable of bringing them to life.
28:00 "Wherever you go, there you are" Your surroundings change, but you're the same person
32:06 What's next?