One of the most important rules in business: be authentic. But there is one equally as important in today’s booming business world: stay relevant. Combine these two together, and your business could dominate the marketplace. How do we adapt to the mindset of consumers? How do we look at the business landscape as free range, instead of getting stuck in the habits of big business culture?
Just like a treasured family recipe, your special sauce is a combination of ingredients. I go over them one at a time so you can consider each ingredient and what makes your special sauce. This can become a real “selling” point for yourself. What you’re uniquely qualified for. As I say in the podcast, “You have to own it to give it away.” (more…)
As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time planning our success. How will we get there? What will it take? What should I build my business on? We focus on the building and maintaining portion of our careers or businesses. What about our exit plan? What happens when we’ve reached the end of the road for our business or career? It’s just as important to have an exit plan, as it is anything else in your business.
I’ve been noticing a lot of talk about blocking these days. Blocking the news so they don’t have to deal with it, blocking themselves from social media so as not to waste time, even blocking friends. It got me thinking how this is sort of a scarcity mindset. Blocking certainly isn’t going to get you what you want. So in this episode, I talk about unblocking yourself. Let’s look at several things that block you so that you can unblock yourself and get what you want. (more…)
How do you ensure your business is really doing the most it can for your customer’s needs? Are you taking the right approach? Are you being insightful and innovative? Ken Rutsky joins us to tell exactly how to achieve all these key factors, and more.
In my years coaching Creative Warriors, the thing that I’ve observed that stands in the way from where you are and where you want to go is owning your gift. I mean really OWNING what it is that you are good at and what makes you different. And because what makes you different makes you marketable, owning your gift leads to a successful business. Having a successful business allows you to give more of what you’re good at and who you are. Do you see the positive cycle here? Along the path of owning your gift, you will encounter four phases. In this podcast, I go over the four phases of owning your gift so that you know what to expect and what support you’ll need. Where are you at? (more…)
The caterpillar is a metaphor we often hear for positive change. Take a look at your business, for example. How do you ensure your business is evolving to keep up with the fast pace at which the world constantly moves? Being honest with ourselves, we know the world doesn’t stop turning for anyone. If we want to be successful in our endeavors, we have to keep pushing ourselves forward, ensuring we can evolve and adapt to changes as they come.
Are you proud of yourself? Is there someone in your life you long to hear those four words from? “I’m proud of you.” I share a very personal story and the inspiration behind my social media campaign #ImProudOfYouDay, which is April 4th. And when it comes to being proud, nothing is more important than YOU granting yourself permission to be proud of yourself. Who are you waiting to get permission from? Some inspiring words as to why you should stop waiting and just do it! Be yourself! Live fully! There’s no more time to wait. Grant yourself permission to be your unique self and BE PROUD! (more…)
People say the greatest gift you can give the world is yourself. What’s your story? What makes you different? If you’re looking for a sign to make the leap, this is it. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and reach further than you already are. Maybe you’ve given up because you tried and did poorly. But what is success without failure? James Altucher joins us to discuss mastering the art of doing what you love, and the journey it takes to get there.
To be truly innovative, you have to be quick on your feet and not wait too long. Fear of change and failure can often hang people up and the next thing you know, it’s 3-5 years too late. In today’s fast pace, that can cause you to become irrelevant. I discuss the true nature of innovation as being proactive, to embrace the idea to make a decision and make it right, and the value of putting things out there not fully complete and getting feedback for maximum innovation. I also share news about some pretty big changes coming up with Creative Warriors in the spirit of innovation and timing. (more…)