Will Day started out his career
with a 2-year stint in the Peace Corps after college. He then went
on to a successful career in the financial industry on Wall Street.
But something felt like it was missing. In 2001, he enrolled in the
Masters of Architecture program at Pratt Institute and then went to
work as an architect. But that also never felt right.
It wasn't until he decided to finally follow his passions as a
full-time artist that he realized that he had been trying to force
a square peg into a round hole.
But the best part about this conversation is that it's not all
about how everything worked out wonderfully. I love Will's honesty
about the realities of creating a living through art, how to find
creativity in the chaos, and so much more.
Here is what we chat about in this episode:
How to find your creativity in the chaos.
How to learn to listen to your inner voice.
How to stop forcing something that isn't working.
How to apply business principles to an artistic career to set
yourself up for success.
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