Author: jeffrey-shaw

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

There are plenty of tips and suggestions out there about how to be more productive. But like a lot of business advice and how-tos, they don’t necessarily work for right-brained, creative thinking and innovative people. Karen Fritz has a superpower to see patterns in the chaos. Since much of creativity comes from chaos, that’s a great place to start when trying to learn to be more productive!
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THE RESOURCE WARRIOR          

As creatives we’ve all heard about the importance of creating good habits. After all, it’s not people who decide their destiny: it’s their habits that decide it for them. One problem I’ve noticed a lot of people I coach have is that they try to do too much all at once. They try to change their entire routine for the day, and it makes things complicated. Chances are a huge change, even an hour or more, can be nearly impossible to turn into a habit. You’re more likely to fall back into your old habits and not make the progress you want.

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THE SYSTEM WARRIOR          

Many Creative Warriors tend to think it’s impossible to harness the thing they are best at: creativity. They think it’s just a fountain that you let explode, and try to sort it all out later. There is a way to help with this. It’s by creating a solid system. It seems like rules would restrict your creativity, and a system would burn you out: but that’s actually not true. A good system will allow your mind to do what it does best. It’ll autonomize the tedious things that waste your time every day.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

I wrote an article years ago called, When Your Purpose Is Out To Kill You. In the case of our guest, Paula Brown, a near-death experience helped her find her purpose. And then, as is often the case, when we find our purpose it can feel like it’s out to kill us. Metaphorically that is. Because of what we sacrifice. How hard it is to transition. That we can feel like we have no choice but to follow what’s in our hearts and the quest we’ve been handed. I think you will be able to relate to Paula’s experiences.
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THE DON’T PANIC WARRIOR          

There’s one thing I’ve always been intrigued to study, and I’m sure you have too: body language. The idea that people may be saying more than they realize; that you’re uncovering their secrets. It’s a really exciting thing. There are a lot of myths, though, in the study of body language. The first is that people can’t lie with their bodies. Of course we can, and of course we all do. All it takes is being aware of what your body is doing, and know what other people may be reading.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Does it seem crazy to have a conversation with an addiction expert on a podcast about entrepreneurship? Let me ask you this. Have you ever felt like your reality was different than what people thought about you? Have you ever felt like an “imposter?” The truth of entrepreneurship is that the image of success and happiness we project isn’t always what’s going on behind the scenes. Not that different than what an addict and the people him or her are managing. Very compelling conversation.
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THE WHO CAN HELP ME WARRIOR          

If you’re like me, chances are you don’t like the idea of networking. It might feel a little sleazy, and conjure up images of a guy at an event passing out business cards to everyone he meets. In reality, that isn’t networking – or at least it shouldn’t be. You’re already in a huge network. You’re probably six degrees away from meeting everyone you already need and want to meet.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

The inequality between men and women in the corporate world is well documented and often a topic of conversation. Rightfully so. But why is there a disparity between men and women in entrepreneurship? An area of life that both men and women should be in charge of their destiny. Did you know women often charge less than men for the same services? Cynthia and I tackle this very touchy subject, deciding that talking about it is the only way to bring about change. 
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WARRIOR OF GRATITUDE          

Most entrepreneurs I know enter a business looking to do what someone else does, only do it better. In the end, how much better can you do? 10%? 15%? You don’t want to do what everyone else does, you’ll just get lost in the crowd. Instead, do the exact opposite.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Do you consider yourself to be a highly-sensitive person? I would think most Creative Warriors are highly-sensitive people. I know I certainly am. At least in that, I am easily moved to being emotional and I am highly-sensitive of people around me. This is an eye-opening conversation with Debbie Lynn. In the end, I think you’ll find this is not something to be changed but rather leveraged. But being highly-sensitive can have its challenges and we discuss how you can live more peacefully.
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