Category: Talking Stick

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

While hunkered down at a friend’s house last weekend to wait out massive Hurricane Irma to make landfall on my home in Miami Beach and all of the state of Florida, I had a lot of time to think. What occurred to me was the similarities between the experience of a hurricane and business. Things like how to manage fear, what it means to be prepared, and the importance of our time. It also proves that there’s something to be learned from everything.
 (more…)

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

It’s not a coincidence that the word “worth” has to do with how you feel about yourself and money. The best way I know of to overcome money issues is to increase your self-worth. To understand that you are worth more than the nonsense of being stuck in money issues. Sure, you can change your mindsets about money and improve your spending habits. Both are good ideas. But above all, you need know that you and what you are here to accomplish are worth way more than the struggle of dealing with money issues.
 (more…)

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

Rejection is a part of life as a Creative Warrior. But it shouldn’t become a fear that holds you back from creating and risking. So let’s get real about rejection and break it down. Is it real? Do you have proof that you have a legitimate reason to fear rejection? Are you giving rejection more meaning in your life than it needs? In the end, it’s still in your power to decide how you respond to your fears. So let’s get real about rejection, put your feelings about rejection in their proper place so you can move on to your greatness. Who has time for this? 
 (more…)

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

People toss around the idea of integrity in business but I wonder if most really understand what it is. Perhaps more importantly, what the true downside is of being out of integrity. Integrity to me is more than a moral compass. It’s the integration of your values and your behavior in business. It’s knowing that what people don’t see behind the scenes is more important that what they do see. 
 (more…)

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

When you’re a Creative Warrior, there is virtually no separation between you and your business. In fact, what we explore in this episode is the power to get the results you want in your business by advancing your personal development. The anchor of this episode is my favorite quote by Jim Rohn–“Your level of success rarely exceeds your level of personal development.” Think of this as a moveable ceiling. You raise the ceiling by advancing yourself and your level of success rises to meet your new height.
 (more…)

WARRIOR of Reciprocity

One of the most common debates in business is whether to niche or not to niche. I suppose it works for some but I believe it is counterintuitive to the Creative Warrior’s natural way of being. Do one thing? For just one group of people? But we are capable of being good at many things. To say nothing of it being a smart business model in today’s world is to have multiple streams of income. Listen in to how I define the New Niche and how old niche is about narrowing and New Niche is about expansion.
 (more…)

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. 
 (more…)

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.
 (more…)

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. 
 (more…)

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.  
 (more…)

Sign up for our twice-monthly NUTSHELL NEWSLETTER! Everything you need in one place-- podcasts, videos, books and more!
Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible
In LINGO, serial entrepreneur, business coach, and host of Creative Warriors podcast, Jeffrey Shaw reveals how to make your business irresistible to your ideal customers by showing them that you “get” them.