Tag: business best practice

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.
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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.
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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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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 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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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 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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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

This is the first time I’ve ever done a Talking Stick episode as a prelude to another episode. But the interview I have coming up with Tamsen Webster about finding your Red Thread™ is so important, I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some context ahead of time. What you’ll discover is that there is a thread, a throughline, in all that you do. You may not be able to see it yourself yet. This so important for us Creative Warriors who often feel like we’re all over the place. Finding your Red Thread™ clarifies your message. The clearer your message, the more opportunities will come your way. Listen to this episode and then follow up by listening to the very next episode with Tamsen Webster.
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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

It can seem a little trite to say “change your thoughts, change your results.” We’ve heard it too often without anything concrete to help us understand it’s effectiveness. My take on this is as Creative Warriors, we do need a different way of thinking because we’ve been handed a bunch of mindsets that don’t work for us. We are often told to act differently than what’s natural for us and how other businesses work doesn’t work for us either. So, it’s time to get our minds in the right place. I introduce a brand new FREE tool for you, The 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs, to get you to think differently and keep you on track.
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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

As it’s been said, entrepreneurs will work 80 hours a week for themselves to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else. While I respect hard work, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I offer 3 ways to make being in business easier in your marketing, working with the right customers, and with customer service. The best part is, these 3 ways of being are exactly what customers want from you today!
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