Quit Your Day Job With Dan Brophy


*A podcast for frustrated creatives. How do you turn what you love into what you do? Each episode I talk to my favourite creatives to discuss the tools and tricks associated with turning your passion into a career. Here at 'Quit Your Day Job', we believe that the pursuit of what you love is just a process - and one that is available to anyone. So what are you waiting for? Your journey to feeling more connected to who you are and what you do starts now...


  • From Blog to Book: Committing To Writing Every (Single) Week with Ashe Davenport, (Sad Mum Lady)

    'From Blog to Book: Committing To Writing Every (Single) Week' with Ashe Davenport, (Sad Mum Lady)

    15/06/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    You've got a successful blog, you've built an audience, everyone tells you that you should write a book. Now I guess it's juts as simple as writing the book. Right?! For creatives of ALL disciplines, the hard part isn't STARTING a project, it's FINISHING. While our passion project is the thing we love to do, sometimes GETTING IT DONE is the hardest part. I chat to newly minted author, and old friend, Ashe Davenport (Sad Mum Lady) all about the process of writing: How much time she dedicated to it each week How she outsourced professionals for feedback - and at what stage in the development process How she overcame the paralysing self-doubt that threatened fo derail the project. This is a great chat for anyone who is dying to GET OUT OF THEIR OWN WAY in order to DO THE THING they love.   FOR MORE ON ASHE DAVENPORT: www.Instagram.com/AsheDavenport www.booktopia.com.au/sad-mum-lady-ashe-davenport/book/9781760877637.html   FOR MORE ON DAN BROPHY: www.linktr.ee/danbrophy IF YOU FIND THIS PODCAST INSPI

  • How To Know When Its Time to Launch Your Passion Project? with Trevor Ashley (The Lyin Queen)

    'How To Know When It's Time to Launch Your Passion Project?' with Trevor Ashley ('The Lyin Queen')

    02/12/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    On this week's Quit Your Day Job podcast (link in bio), I chat to Australian theatre LEGEND Trevor Ashley (Hairspray, Liza on an E, Fat Swan) - AS HE GET'S READY TO GO ON STAGE at the Sydney Opera House for his new play. 'The Lyin' Queen' was six years in the making before premiering this month - I wanted to chat to Trevor about the process of nurturing a PASSION PROJECT for that long - and how to know when it's time to launch!This is a great episode for anyone looking to TAKE THE LEAP into sharing their work... maybe the time is now?! LINKS: https://www.thelionqueen.com.au https://www.instagram.com/trevor_ashley/ Check out my Creative Wellness Vlog: https://www.instagram.com/danbrophy/

  • Whats Your Secret Sauce? Connecting Your Business To Your WHY with Shira OSullivan-Linker (gentSac)

    'What's Your 'Secret Sauce'? Connecting Your Business To Your WHY' with Shira O'Sullivan-Linker (gentSac)

    23/10/2019 Duración: 01h17min

    Shira O'Sullivan Linker is the founder of 'gentSac' an online and retail store in The Galeries in Sydney's CBD which curates luxury men's grooming products from around the globe. However, Shira is passionate about inspiring men to take as good a care of their inner life as their outer-self. For more: www.gentsac.com.au www.instagram.com/gentsac www.instagram.com/life.of.shira For more on host Dan Brophy www.instagram.com/danbrophy

  • Make Your Best Work by Setting Intention with ØFFËRÎNGŠ (Missy Gilbert) (Artist, HyperReel

    'Make Your Best Work by Setting Intention' with ØFFËRÎNGŠ (Missy Gilbert) (Artist, HyperReel

    09/10/2019 Duración: 01h27min

    How do you get out of your own way and make your best work? Artist Missy Gilbert AKA ØFFËRÎNGŠ says its by focusing on WHO the work is for. By dedicating it and setting intention for the work, it allows you to get out of your own way and channel your greatest level of focus to maximise your creative output. Missy is an artist, though she has only just started to call herself that - after 21 years working as a freelance creative. I wanted to talk to Missy about why it's so hard to claim that title - especially given she is one of the most successful creatives I know working across events (the immersive dining behemoth 'Hyper Real' in conjunction with Chin Chin Restaurant), Performance Art (QVB After Dark, Sydney) and she even runs a 2000 square meter artists space, The Nest Creative Space in Alexandria, Sydney! Missy shares much wisdom and magic - enjoy! For more on Missy: https://www.instagram.com/i_am_offerings/ For more on Dan: https://www.instagram.com/danbrophy/    

  • Who Are You NOT To Write Your Book? with Mike Campbell (Coach, co-founder ManiFest)

    'Who Are You NOT To Write Your Book? with Mike Campbell (Coach, co-founder ManiFest)

    01/10/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    An entrepreneur journey lead Mike Campbell  from personal trainer to men's coach, published author and co-founder of men's health symposium 'Manifest' (Sydney Town Hall, Nov 16-17, 2019) More on Mike: http://mikecampbell.com.au www.instagram.com/mikecampbellmc https://manifestaus.com More on Dan: www.instagram.com/danbrophy

  • Turn What You Love Into A Business with Tess Robinson (Smack Bang Designs)

    'Turn What You Love Into A Business' with Tess Robinson (Smack Bang Designs)

    15/08/2019 Duración: 55min

    Tess has literally written the book on how to start - and grow - a creative agency (it's 263 pages and fabulous, an available for sale on her website, below). If turning your solo-preneur career into a small company is something you are entertaining, then this one's for you. Also you should listen because Tess is something of a low-key, genius. To see how it's done, check out:  https://smackbangdesigns.com https://www.instagram.com/smackbangdesigns/   For more on Dan: www.instagram.com/danbrophy    

  • How To Find Your Best Process for Focus Every Day with Hannah  Eliza Reilly (Actor / Writer / Directors)

    'How To Find Your Best Process for Focus Every Day' with Hannah & Eliza Reilly (Actor / Writer / Directors)

    01/08/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    Hannah and Eliza Reilly are a force to be reckoned with... Between them, in the last couple of years they have contributed to almost every media platform in the country, from TV (2 ABC series) to radio (Triple J's The Hook Up), to theatre (Belvoire Theatre) to standup (Sydney Comedy Fest)... They have just launched their own all-female writers room here in Australia and are about to launch TV careers in the US. But this is no overnight success. This is the result of over a decade's worth of dedication to their goals. The secret of their success? Among other things, their creative partnership.

  • How To Identify Signs That You Are On The Right Path with Vanessa Muradian (Yoga Teach  Sexologist)

    'How To Identify Signs That You Are On The Right Path' with Vanessa Muradian (Yoga Teach & Sexologist)

    25/07/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    Vanessa Muradian was working as a Newscorp journalist before the universe - her passion for real conversations about sex and sexuality - got in the way. For more on dan: www.instagram.com/danbrophy For more on Vanessa: www.instagram.com/miamuse.intimac www.instagram.com/vanessa.muradian

  • Dont like it? Disrupt it! with Josh Reid Jones (Just Be Nice Project)

    'Don't like it? Disrupt it!' with Josh Reid Jones (Just Be Nice Project)

    09/07/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    Josh Reid Jones was frustrated with the inefficiencies of the not for profit space, so he turned it on its head and started Just Be Nice Project - a world-first that matches people who want to give to charities with the organisations that need their specific skills. We can all stand to be more 'disruptive' in our thinking - and it it our greatest frustrations are usually a key to our greatest breakthroughs. Submit a 'creative process' question to my IGTV Vlog: https://www.instagram.com/danbrophy More on Josh: https://www.instagram.com/joshreidjones/ https://www.jbnproject.com/

  • You Can Do More Than You Think with Carla Uiarte (Artist  Designer)

    'You Can Do More Than You Think' with Carla Uiarte (Artist & Designer)

    03/07/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    Carla Uiarte is a multi-hyphenate artist, designer, filmmaker, art-gallery curator - but most impressive of al, is her philosophies on the fluidity and fluency that all creatives have - but so few take possession of. This is an incredibly motivating chat with an incredible creative.

  • Give them what they want... to give them what they need with Ross Harding (Finding Infinity, Off The Grid Festival)

    'Give them what they want... to give them what they need' with Ross Harding (Finding Infinity, Off The Grid Festival)

    02/04/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    My guest this week is Ross Harding.    Ross is creative sustainability professional, whose brainchild is the 'Off The Grid Festival' - a solar powered dance party that takes place right in the Melbourne CBD.   Coming from an academic background in engineering and finance, Ross has found a way to combine his passions for conservation and social change with his love of techno and having a gosh darn good time.   What started as a day party just off the Melbourne city grid evolved to encapsulate a festival of ideas featuring Australia’s leading environmentalists, architects, activists, entrepreneurs and foodies. This is how you make environmental awareness cool.   I wanted to talk to Ross about how he went from working in the corporate space to starting his own festival, from conception to completion and the hurdles along the way. For Ross this is but a small stop on an ever-evolving journey to create real change in his local environment - with a view to affect b

  • 21 From Barristers to Baristas - I Quit Law to Open a Cafe with George Woodyard (BART Jr.  Southside Charmer, Sydney)

    21 'From Barristers to Baristas - I Quit Law to Open a Cafe' with George Woodyard (BART Jr. & Southside Charmer, Sydney)

    19/03/2019 Duración: 59min

    Have you ever thought about opening your own cafe or restaurant?   My guest this week did... until she decided to. George Woodyard is the owner, operator and cook at restaurant and bar, Bart Jr.   Bart Jr may be named after a notorious stray cat in Sydney's slowly gentrifying Redfern neighbourhood, but there's nothing scrappy about this local institution.    The bar food menu is full of 'the best version of old favourites' - and a couple of your next new favourites.   For those of you who don't know that my entire life revolves around food, let me tell you: the way to my heart is through my stomach. When George designs a dish, it's the key ingredient that is celebrated. To taste a dish that is nothing more a baked potato, it's like no potato you've ever eaten.  You can't imagine octopus fresher or more lithe. It comes garlic-infused and accompanied by a homemade hummus.  The atmosphere is a vibrant small bar on a corner in a quiet neighbourhood.

  • Ep 20 How To Be A Full Time Artist with Will Huxley (artist, THE HUXLEYS)

    Ep 20 'How To Be A Full Time Artist' with Will Huxley (artist, THE HUXLEYS)

    12/03/2019 Duración: 01h39s

    My guest this week is artist Will Huxley. Along with his partner in art and life,  Garett, he forms one half of The Huxleys, which is a 'performance art experience' allowing him to play in the space of experimental theatre, costume design, photography and video.   The Huxley's two of the most recognisable artists in the country - mainly due to their larger-than-life costumes and colourful performance that are as layered with meaning as they are widely accessible.  They have been guests of every major art event and profiled by every major media outlet in the country. You may have seen them turn up to a functions in giant inflatable costumes and their glitter infused mock-glam-rock act Style Over Substance in which they perform as a band without music.   Will and I came up alongside each other at film school. Since graduating in the middle of the 2000s have faced the disillusionment of trying to work out where we fit in ever-narrowing film and TV industry.  We discuss the way Will has f

  • Ep 19: Turn Your Passion into a Business (via E-Learning) with Amber Renae

    Ep 19: 'Turn Your Passion into a Business (via E-Learning)' with Amber Renae

    04/03/2019 Duración: 49min

    This week's guest on the Quit Your Day Job Podcast is a consummate creative entrepreneur, Amber Renae. She discusses making the transition through various career reinventions - from stylist, to TV presenter, to online marketing guru and personal branding coach.   We discuss:   How do you know when it's the right time to quit your day job?   Adjusting your mindset to make the most of set-backs.   Up-skilling and gathering the tools you need for your next career reinvention.   Building your own online business and growing your database of true followers - which then become your loyal customers.   This is a great chat for anyone looking to create a career path that speaks tp their spirit - and a reminder that the journey is along one, your 'overnight success' may be the result of years' worth of learning, planning and testing.    If you're a fan of the Quit Your Day Job series, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review - and don't forget to share it with

  • Ep. 18 Launching Your Own Online Publication with Damien Woolnough (Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bizarre and now: Marry The Man)

    Ep. 18 'Launching Your Own Online Publication' with Damien Woolnough (Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bizarre and now: Marry The Man)

    19/02/2019 Duración: 53min

    Damien Woolnough is the the former editor of Vogue.com.au, deputy editor of Elle magazine and fashion editor of The Australian.   2018 has seen Damien step out from behind the masthead of other magazine titles to launch his own online publication: Marry the Man, a luxury lifestyle online platform and one-stop-shop for the increasing wave of men looking to do just what the title says - perfectly timed with the changing of the law in support of gay marriage in Australia earlier this year.   Marry the Man is defined by its well-curated lifestyle content and colourful, beautifully simple design. It is a timely and unique offering with a built-it, niche audience of traditionally double-income-no-kids earners looking to spend - making it incredibly desirable to perspective advertisers.    This is a great conversation for anyone looking to launch their own online platform, or those interested in the digital publishing space for fashion and lifestyle.

  • Ep 17: Your Dream Job May Not Exist Yet with Kale Brock (The Gut Movie)

    Ep 17: 'Your Dream Job May Not Exist Yet' with Kale Brock (The Gut Movie)

    25/10/2018 Duración: 57min

    My guest today is journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Kale Brock.   Kale cut his teeth in the media landscape as a teenage presenter on the TV series Totally Wild - AKA my childhood dream job.   This year has seen Kale tour the country to promote his feature-length documentary The Gut Movie, a cinematic and widely accessible investigation into how our gut health can influence everything from our immunity to our happiness.   Kale is my favourite kind of creative. He is a renaissance man with a can-do attitude; researching, writing, presenting and shooting content that has filled two published books (and counting) as well as a steady stream of short film, podcast, vlog and blog content that has filled his channels to the point that has carved out a niche as the distinct voice in the gut health space - which is one of the fastest growing areas of health and wellness.   If 'Quit Your day Job is a philosophy then Kale is living it: the perfect example of what happens when you marry wha

  • EP 16: ‘Finding a Career Path That Will Lead You to Your Creative Destiny’ with Frida Las Vegas (Designer  Pop-Artist)

    EP 16: ‘Finding a Career Path That Will Lead You to Your Creative Destiny’ with Frida Las Vegas (Designer & Pop-Artist)

    06/09/2018 Duración: 01h05min

    My guest this week is designer, artist and pop-phenomenon Stavroula Adameitis - though you may know her by her pop art moniker, Frida Las Vegas (www.instagram.com/fridalasvegas).   I have long been a fan of Stav’s creative output, from her illustration, to her actually LOL-inducing Instagram captioning for said illustration, to the practical application of her aesthetic through jewellery design and now fashion and textiles and a foray into the “serious art world” through gallery shows and neon-fused illustrated artworks.   There are a few people in the world who gave me more life as a creative. She is one of the most focused and dedicated practitioners I have observed, a master class in leveraging your skills to earn an income to facilitate a creative practice that speaks to your soul.   I wanted to talk to Stav about the practical side of how she structures her day and designs the life to facilitate the work. She shares wisdom around motivation, determination and how to tackl

  • Ep 15 Slow Fashion, Small Business  Self Care with Gwendolynne Burkin (fashion designer, bridal)

    Ep 15 'Slow Fashion, Small Business & Self Care' with Gwendolynne Burkin (fashion designer, bridal)

    08/07/2018 Duración: 01h18min

    Gwendolynne Burkin is part of an exciting generation of Australian fashion designer that came up a the late 90s independent fashion boom time alongside alum such as Akira Isagowa and Lisa Gorman.   But since then, a lot has changed in the Australian Fashion industry. Many of the names defined that period - how we dressed, what our high streets looked like, and the way Australian style was defined in the eyes of the world - have disappeared due to influences like highly competitive off-shore production, and inevitable defeat of online shopping by fast-fashion and overseas mega-brands.   For Gwendolynne to still be in business 21 years later is a small miracle, due mainly to a series of creative business reinventions. I wanted to talk to Gwendolynne about what it was like coming up in that era of promise - and how she has managed to continuously adapt and evolve within her industry in order to do what she loves.   This is a great episode for anyone who is looking to start their own business - esp

  • Ep 14: Stepping Back to Redefine Your Why with Jez Smith (Photographer - Vogue, Harpers)

    Ep 14: 'Stepping Back to Redefine Your Why' with Jez Smith (Photographer - Vogue, Harpers)

    04/07/2018 Duración: 01h06min

    Jez Smith is a photographer. He as created arresting images of world-famous talent such as: Christy Turlington, Cate Blanchette, Serena Williams, Miranda Kerr, Megan Gale and Jennifer Hawkins. And he has shot for publications like: Vogue Italia, Hapers Bizarr UK, Instyle, Elle, GQ and The Australian's Wish Magazine (my personal favourite).   When it comes to shooting high-end fashion photography in Australia, Jez Smith has a reputation for being one of the best in his field.    Why then, after almost 20 years building that reputation did he decide to move afield and relocate back to London for fresh start?   This episode explores a theme that has come up a lot with my guests of late, and that is self-preservation & self care - which is not only necessary for those looking to forge a career doing what they love. It’s as important – if not more important – for those who are already working within the field of their passions - because your livelihood depends on your abil

  • EP 13: ‘FINDING YOUR MISSION THROUGH MISFORTUNE’. Mel Brady (Stylist / Model / Embrace-Age Activist)

    EP 13: ‘FINDING YOUR MISSION THROUGH MISFORTUNE’. Mel Brady (Stylist / Model / Embrace-Age Activist)

    08/06/2018 Duración: 01h29s

    For as long as I’ve known her, Mel Brady has been a stylist. However in the last couple of years, she has made the transition to model. And while this doesn’t sound too unusual in this, the era of ‘the slashie’, what is unique about this situation is that Mel is her mid-fifties… which has then meant she has added another slash to her career catchphrase: activist.   Because, I found out, being a women in your fifties who decides not to fade into sexless oblivion IS is act of social rebellion - particularly, it would seem, in the eyes of the media.   And thus the Embrace Age movement was born, in which Mel has rallied women from around the world to share their ideas of just how they choose to see themselves through the media.   I wanted to talk to Mel about the growing popularity of this grey-roots movement - and the career in styling and image-making that got her to this place of proudly authoring her own content.   This is a great episode for anyone who is lo

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