The inspirational journey of Von Wong in 5 minutes.

By on October 2, 2013

Quitting a job I knew that I was never going to be passionate about to embark on an epic journey was a pretty simple decision. Following one’s passion is a simple straightforward decision because the alternative is so unpleasant that following it becomes a necessity to continue surviving. It does not require courage, but conviction.

The last year and a half of my life, since I quit the 9-5 have been a roller coaster of ups and downs and I have undeniably grown; like a weed… chaotically and explosively. It’s been fun, exhilarating, consuming and fulfilling.

I’m not the type of person that really sets small term goals, as I like to focus on the bigger picture (i.e become main-stream media famous!) but if I look back on the last year, I’ve managed, in retrospect to achieve a lot of unconscious goals that I had never bothered to formulate into words – from getting an agent, co-directing/co-producing a short film, to getting my first billboard, to making my first viral video, to hanging out with Kirsty Mitchell and make an appearance on Creative Live.

Though no single event alone has significantly altered my life, together they make an interesting ball of chaos that has been steadily rolling down a road (hopefully) headed towards success.

Taking all that information and putting together into a meaningful 5 minute presentation where each 15 seconds the slide would automatically change to the next was an extremely challenging task. It took a 3000 word draft and two weeks of work to iron it out but at the end of the day… I think I managed to pull something half decent together.

I hope you guys enjoy it:

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  • http://www.transitionsphotography.ca Erin Lang

    Wow, your work is amazing, what an inspirational talk. You have inspired me!

    • http://www.vonwong.com/ Benjamin Von Wong

      Thanks!

  • Eva

    You are rewriting the rule book. The Von Wong Rulebook.

  • David M Reynolds

    :) good memories Ben!

  • Yves Été

    inspiring, great. Thank you Ben