Category: Creativity and Innovation

WARRIOR OF DISCIPLINE       

Being an entrepreneur can often feel like a life or death situation. You make feel awkward, uncomfortable and nervous. Believe it or not, these are all strengths. To stay on top you need to stay hungry. You need to feel worried your life will sink, because if you become complacent someone else will come along and take over the space. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to be the first out of the gate. Just because you aren’t the first person to do something doesn’t mean you have any less of a chance of success.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

This will probably be a pretty good debate between the law of attraction and taking action. While I look at both sides, in the end, you’ll come to understand that it’s a blend of both. But I do take a side. You’ll have to listen to know how I chose and why. I also brought in a clip from my interview with Bob Proctor from two years ago. Bob was featured in the movie The Secret. You might be as surprised at what he had to say as I was.
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WARRIOR OF KINDNESS       

Many times people try to lead Creative Warriors from the outside. They offer us material bonuses, or things that just aren’t satisfying. Creatives, though, chase purpose and fulfillment. That means we need to start at the heart, start with passions, and work our way from the inside out. Ultimately that means we should be working on our strengths. We should dedicate ourselves to what we are not only good at, but what we love doing. Let other people who are better than us in other areas work on our weaknesses.

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SPIRIT WARRIOR       

There’s one thing so many of us do in business that hurts us more than helps. That is using our logic brain. Sometimes we need to shift our focus to our intuition and just trust our guts. Our intuition can guide us to the right path in so many ways that our conscious brains wouldn’t normally see.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

I explain why the phrase “business with a soul” is in the intro of every Creative Warriors episode and why it’s time has come. It’s about more than having integrity in business. I think that’s a given with heart-centered and purpose-driven entrepreneurs. It’s about unifying the effort we apply with what’s going on inside to get the results we want. I think you’ll gain a lot out of this episode and see how this principle was the entire foundation for my book, LINGO, releasing tomorrow, January 30th, 2018. Go Warriors!
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WARRIOR OF LOVE AND WISDOM       

One of the biggest steps we have to take as creatives is working for ourselves, and starting our own business. This can come with its own set of challenges, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. You may think of yourself as a solo worker, but the moment you start working for yourself or step up to a higher position you become a leader. Even if your team is remote, and you have Virtual Assistants or freelancers you’re still a leader.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

One of the concepts in my book LINGO that I am most excited to get out there and unleash Warriors from the restraints of out-dated business ideas is The New Niche. The old niche was restrictive–forcing creative people to limit themselves by choosing one thing to do and one audience to serve. The New Niche is expansive. Find out what it is and how to serve multiple audiences.
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WARRIOR OF SELF-BELIEF       

There’s a big misconception about money. So often we hear that money is the root of all evil. At the end of the day though, we all need it to pay our bills. Money itself is just a thing, and it’s all about how you choose to use that thing. Money itself can’t be evil, because it’s just an idea. When you have money, it allows you more opportunities and freedom. More money means you have more chances to help, give back, and achieve growth.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

While you’re still in planning mode for 2018, I wanted to offer you something to think about–The Planning Paradox. The paradox is that if you plan too far ahead or too much, you might miss opportunities unfolding right in front of you. But if you don’t have a plan you might run amuck. What’s a Warrior to do? Listen in and find out.
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WARRIOR OF EMPATHY      

Branding is something entrepreneurs often overlook and misunderstand. Many people think of branding as just being something that represents your company visually. It actually goes much deeper than that.

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