Category: Entrepreneur

WARRIOR OF FAITH 

We always hear people say, “Act your age!” But what does that really mean? What is someone who is 41 supposed to act like that’s different than someone who is 40? We are told we have to grow up, but that can come with some dangerous consequences.

When we try to “grow up” we lose the ability to take chances. We become afraid of the world. Adults don’t play in the rain, they cower under umbrellas to escape the little drops of water from falling on us. We begin to follow rules because that’s what we were always told to do. There’s no reason for me to wait 30 minutes after eating before I swim. It has no science behind it, and yet many people still believe it’s true. We follow so many rules blindly, and it may be time to start letting it go.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

When in business, we can often start following the “rules” of our industry. Thinking the way it’s been done is the way it “should” be done. Of course, there also all these rules in life about proper behavior and the normal way to be in the world. Is normalcy the path to creating an outstanding life? I think not! Learn about the importance of playing by your own rules. Trusting yourself and standing out. 
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WONDER WOMAN WARRIOR

Everyone knows that nothing holds a creative back more than themselves. We all think that we’re not good enough. We get jealous of others, and give up before we even try. We believe our skills just aren’t good enough.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

There’s this interesting phenomenon that I’ve experienced and have coached many clients through. It’s what I call the Soul’s Gatekeepers. It’s the challenges, doubts, and inner conflict that shows up when you least expect it. You’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, you’re on the cusp of a major breakthrough, you know you’re on track and ready to give back, and BAM! You’re faced with all this stuff that holds you back. Why is that? We explore the Soul’s Gatekeepers. The perfect lead into the very next episode which is about overcoming your inner critic.
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WARRIOR OF PATIENCE 

Do you ever feel down and worry you’re going to be stuck there? Don’t worry, that’s a common feeling and one you should let go of. Everyone’s life is full of peaks and valleys. Just know that you’ve felt happiness before, and that you’ll feel it again. Trust in your journey, and let your happiness come from the path you are on. I know it’s easy to say but taking action or even truly understanding why you aren’t happy can be difficult.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

As entrepreneurs and Creative Warriors, being in a funk every now and then is to be expected. It’s unavoidable. Putting ourselves out there as we do, we subject ourselves to many circumstances and emotions. All of which can cause us to get in a funk now and then. But we don’t want to stay there too long. It can suck the life out of us and kill our productivity. So here are some funk-buster ideas to get you moving again. And yes, dogs help. 
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THE BRUCE LEE WARRIOR

We often blame outside sources for our own shortcomings. Some people blame money, others blame the economy, but very few are willing to accept responsibility. In the end, not looking internally to find the problems means you’ll never be able to find a proper solution. This is commonly the reason many businesses and entrepreneurs fail. There’s a level of pride and ego that stops you from seeing it as your fault.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

One of the biggest challenges creatives have in business is that if what we are doing or what we have created is truly unique, then people won’t know to ask for it. So, on one hand, we need to be unique and stand out. On the other hand, we’ve been told we must be searchable. Now, this is a dilemma. Yet another example that what got us here won’t get us to where we want to go. Being searchable may not be the answer. If we create our own category, we may also have to create the communication.  
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WARRIOR OF DISCIPLINE

Do you ever wonder why things aren’t working? Maybe your numbers aren’t as high as you want them to be, or maybe you’re not getting the response from a market you wanted. We live in a world of data, and data doesn’t lie. It’s like you aren’t analyzing your results properly. One of the first steps you need to take in order to come up with a solid strategy is to be able to properly gather analytics look at the statistics you need. From there you can find your audience and really come up with a plan to build your brand.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

It seems entrepreneurs don’t often consider themselves to be leaders. Well, I challenge that notion. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are perfectly poised to be leaders in their communities and have a major impact on the world. I point out that leadership doesn’t have to look like the stereotype corporate leader. Creative Warrior leadership is a quiet confidence that is passionate, empathetic, compassionate, and loving. Exactly what we need more of! You’ll also discover how Creative Warrior leadership can help you in your business every day!
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