Author: jeffrey-shaw

WARRIOR OF RESILIENCE

We often believe that if we throw a wide net we’ll catch more fish. This mentality doesn’t actually work in business. If you spread yourself too wide you won’t be able to find the audience you need. You’ll end up having a hard time explaining yourself and your business, and people will not trust that you can do everything you claim.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

This is the first time I’ve ever done a Talking Stick episode as a prelude to another episode. But the interview I have coming up with Tamsen Webster about finding your Red Thread™ is so important, I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some context ahead of time. What you’ll discover is that there is a thread, a throughline, in all that you do. You may not be able to see it yourself yet. This so important for us Creative Warriors who often feel like we’re all over the place. Finding your Red Thread™ clarifies your message. The clearer your message, the more opportunities will come your way. Listen to this episode and then follow up by listening to the very next episode with Tamsen Webster.
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WARRIOR OF DRAGON TAMING

It’s common for people to build a business or start a career and then see it all start to fall apart. We may begin to lose that sense of fulfillment, or our sales start to suffer. This doesn’t mean we are failures or aren’t good enough. You’ve probably just outgrown your current situation. It may be time for you or your business to pivot and find a new direction.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

It can seem a little trite to say “change your thoughts, change your results.” We’ve heard it too often without anything concrete to help us understand it’s effectiveness. My take on this is as Creative Warriors, we do need a different way of thinking because we’ve been handed a bunch of mindsets that don’t work for us. We are often told to act differently than what’s natural for us and how other businesses work doesn’t work for us either. So, it’s time to get our minds in the right place. I introduce a brand new FREE tool for you, The 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs, to get you to think differently and keep you on track.
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WARRIOR OF TENACITY

We often times ask ourselves how we are feeling. When we focus on this question, we concentrate on the negatives. What we should be asking ourselves is, “How are we thinking?” You need to concentrate on your outlook and the positive aspects of the journey you are on.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

As it’s been said, entrepreneurs will work 80 hours a week for themselves to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else. While I respect hard work, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I offer 3 ways to make being in business easier in your marketing, working with the right customers, and with customer service. The best part is, these 3 ways of being are exactly what customers want from you today!
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WARRIOR OF TRY and TRUST 

What’s stopping you from making money on your passions? Do you feel you’re not ready yet? That your work isn’t good enough? That you just don’t have the time to get it all done? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the problem is you.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

In this special Memorial Day episode, a day when we honor the armed forces in the U.S., I wanted to suggest that we honor our past as well. So often as we move through life, transitioning from one thing to another, we close the door on the past instead of integrating our past into the future. Instead of closing doors, I suggest every door be left open a crack so that in the words of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
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WARRIOR OF CALM 

There’s a delicate balance between work life and personal life. If you have too much of one and not the other it can make you feel depressed, lonely, and uninspired. Some people put work before their loved ones, and this causes them to run into a rut. You lose out on that much needed break to develop the love you can spread across all aspects of your life. Don’t stress though, you can easily find that balance that makes you a Creative Warrior in everything you pursue!

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

We always seem to be encouraged to find our authenticity, our purpose, and our why on our own. Like it’s solely our work to do. I explore and encourage the idea that maybe it’s not our work to do in isolation. That in fact, perhaps we really find ourselves in the interplay of others. While we have an inclination of our “possible selves,” it is aligning with where we belong that really brings our the most of what we’re capable of being. That’s the paradox. Do we bring our authenticity to others or do others bring out the authenticity in us?
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