Category: Personal Development

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Story telling in business has become the “in” thing. It’s a great way to tell the story of your business and why you do what you do. But let’s flip this around. How about stories that create relevancy with your ideal customers? Told in the right way, stories can create a bond between you and your ideal customer. So it’s not about you or your business. It’s also not a story about them. It’s a story of shared values and life experiences to create relevancy and build relationship.
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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Many people have a hard time charging what they are worth. This is often because it’s easy to not see value in what comes easy to you. Your gift. Most people have no problem charging a lot for what’s hard or takes up a lot of time. It’s actually the other way around. What comes easy to you is likely what you should charge the most for. Mellissa Seaman will help you find your gift and work with your gift, not against it.
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THE NO QUIT WARRIOR    

Running a business is a lot like playing sports. Now, I’m not a big sports guy myself, but I certainly respect the passion and drive that athletes have. One of the most important things that sports does right, which a lot of businesses fall short on, is having the support from others.

Entrepreneurs tend to try to do it all themselves, which in the beginning is a necessity. As your business starts to grow, though, it quickly becomes a team sport. You need to know who to have that makes up for your weakness, and who you can pass the ball to when it’s required.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

One of the things that holds many people back is a fear of becoming “that person.” As if getting recognition or having financial success is going to inherently change who you are. Sure, perhaps it does for some people. But if you are kind-hearted, person-driven in the first place, it’s unlikely success is going to change you into someone you’re not proud of. Often, quite the opposite. Financial success can free you to do your best work and give back. In today’s marketing world, recognition is also often necessary. Or, as I like to say, “recognition is a strategy, not a goal.”
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WARRIOR OF LIGHT     

Do you ever feel ignored if you are out to eat with someone and they keep checking their phone? Does it make you feel insecure? Well, you’re not alone. We all feel that way.

Today it seems like everyone pays attention to their device and not the world around them. It’s an addiction not many people are addressing, but lucky for you this can easily play in your favor as an entrepreneur.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Unleash your inner misfit! In this conversation with serial entrepreneur and host of Misfit Entrepreneur podcast, Dave Lukas, you’ll learn how to leverage all that makes you unique. Being a misfit entrepreneur is about finding what makes you think differently and using it to your advantage. You’ll also learn about the power of choice. I’m sure you’ll find our conversation motivational!
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HEALTH AND FITNESS WARRIOR       

All of us entrepreneurs have heard about the importance of building a brand. What you’re not hearing enough is the importance of building a personal brand. People don’t follow a brand, they follow the founder. They don’t think SpaceX, Virgin, or Apple. They tend to think Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Steve Jobs.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

To succeed, even survive, as a Creative Warrior takes resilience. You will get knocked down at times. Discouraged. Impatient. What really matters is your ability to get back up again. Perhaps not just survive but THRIVE after a big set back. Sandra Younger has a survival story few of us could ever imagine. Sandra not only survived but is using the experience in great service to others. Many lessons to be learned in this episode!
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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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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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