Being a leader takes a lot more than just telling people what to do. It’s about accountability and impact. As individuals, we are capable of so much more than we could even imagine at times. We are all naturally polar with our personalities, and until we learn to own those sides, we won’t be able to reach our true potential as leaders. We must be whole in order to help others or even help ourselves.
One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people being told they’re too much. Or people believing they’re too much because they’ve heard it their whole life. It seems to be very typical for us creative thinkers, groundbreakers, and trail blazers. Instead of letting others try to limit us, it’s time we embrace it! (more…)
Our days can be long. Sometimes hard, tiring, and just plain exhausting. What makes you smile? When do you stop yourself throughout the day to take a moment and appreciate a small celebration? We can get caught up in what we’ve done wrong, or what we don’t have, and we forget to take time to just smile about what we DO have. That’s exactly why Ryan Esbjerg started “Flex Your Face.”
As I’m writing my upcoming book, LINGO, I know I need to answer for you the very important question, “Why this book now?” What’s makes this book relevant NOW? What do you need to know that’s going to help you take your business into the future? In this Talking Stick, I share 4 differences between what got us here and what will get us to where we want to go in our businesses. With an important question for you at the end. (more…)
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…)