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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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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

In this special Memorial Day episode, a day when we honor the armed forces in the U.S., I wanted to suggest that we honor our past as well. So often as we move through life, transitioning from one thing to another, we close the door on the past instead of integrating our past into the future. Instead of closing doors, I suggest every door be left open a crack so that in the words of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
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WARRIOR OF CALM 

There’s a delicate balance between work life and personal life. If you have too much of one and not the other it can make you feel depressed, lonely, and uninspired. Some people put work before their loved ones, and this causes them to run into a rut. You lose out on that much needed break to develop the love you can spread across all aspects of your life. Don’t stress though, you can easily find that balance that makes you a Creative Warrior in everything you pursue!

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

We always seem to be encouraged to find our authenticity, our purpose, and our why on our own. Like it’s solely our work to do. I explore and encourage the idea that maybe it’s not our work to do in isolation. That in fact, perhaps we really find ourselves in the interplay of others. While we have an inclination of our “possible selves,” it is aligning with where we belong that really brings our the most of what we’re capable of being. That’s the paradox. Do we bring our authenticity to others or do others bring out the authenticity in us?
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STRUCTURING WARRIOR

Technology moves quickly, and is growing at an exponential rate. As entrepreneurs, or solopreneurs, how do we keep up? Startups and tech companies alike have been breaking the barriers we know with the tech industry. Tech companies aren’t just exclusive to “techies” anymore. Shocking, isn’t it? It’s become all inclusive, extending to the right brainers as well, or as Scott Hartley calls them, the “Fuzzies.” This week we discuss automation, self driving cars, and all other aspects of technology. Don’t worry though, it’s here to help us!

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity

When your marketing isn’t working and getting you the results you want, I want you to consider what I call the 3 M’s–money, market, and message. It’s usually one of these three reasons why your offer isn’t getting a response. Most of the time it’s the message. I go through each of the 3 M’s in detail for you. I even keep a post-it note on my computer that says “3 M’s” to remind me to consider these three reasons when my marketing isn’t working.
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THE HERO WARRIOR

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.

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WARRIOR of Reciprocity


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!
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