A Year Without Work. How is this possible? What changes did Sean McCabe have to make in his life to step away from his own company? How will this impact his community, finances, and personal life? What was his inspiration for taking a year off work? Find out on this edition of After Hours.
Find out more about Sean McCabe’s year long Sabbatical.
02:20 – Who is Sean McCabe
06:00 – How Sean McCabe get started
10:00 – What does workaholism mean to Sean McCabe?
12:30 – Why did Sean McCabe feel guilty about not working?
17:00 – What does a work week look like for Sean McCabe?
20:00 – Do you need to take every 7th week off?
22:30 – How to know if you’re burnt out
27:00 – The difference between work and play
30:00 – Was Sean working or playing when started SeanWes?
35:00 – How does Sean feel about having so much choice?
45:00 – Thinking about doing what you love versus actually doing what you love
52:00 – How much did Sean’s company make throughout the years
55:00 – Making money vs. making a business
59:00 – How Sean is able to make a living while on sabbatical
1:04:00 – The difference between a sabbatical and a vacation
1:10:00 – What does Chris think about a sabbatical?
1:12:00 – What’s the Futur’s monthly revenue?
1:27:00 – Why doesn’t Chris take a sabbatical?
1:40:00 – Where creativity comes from **
1:47:00 – Im am a designer i can’t afford to take a sabbatical tomorrow, what are 3 things I can do this weekend to either move towards taking a sabbatical or things I can do when I am not working to recharge?
2:02:00 – How is Chris able to give everything away for free?
2:09:00 – people tend to quit after taking the 7th year, how do you deal with turnovers?
2:13:00 – How does Sean respond to the haters?
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