Author: jeffrey-shaw

THE WARRIOR OF SELF BELIEF      

Procrastination gets in the way of creative professionals in different ways. We can have too many projects that we’re working on, jobs that don’t feed our bigger goals, and even too many tabs open on our computer. But you’re able to get further if you can focus on one goal. If you have to think about what to work on, you’ll suffer from decision fatigue which leads to procrastination.

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THE DO IT WARRIOR      

I used to eat out for almost every meal. I rarely cooked, and my body, skin and bank account were suffering. But then, I changed my eating habits because I wanted to look good. As I got older, my mindset shifted; I realized that how I felt was more important than how I looked.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

Whether you are transitioning from a corporate job to another field or to becoming an entrepreneur and going out on your own, it’s a unique experience. Or perhaps you’ve been an entrepreneur all along but there’s something else you’d like to be doing that’s more meaningful to you. Transition has its challenges while also being incredibly exciting. I offer some common experiences and tips to expect as you transition from one thing to another.

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THE CURIOSITY WARRIOR      

There are aspects of modern technology and AI that could make us fearful. Companies and governments are using our data to influence us commercially and politically. Even scarier, we often aren’t aware of these actions because they are invisible. However, the new data-driven frontier gives us a lot to be excited about as well.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

A continuation of last week’s Talking Stick episode, this week we get more specific on three ways customer’s behavior using technology has changed and how we need to adapt. In summary, they want to stay where they are, one size does not fit all, and they want to feel like one in a million. Listen in to understand the strategies you’ll need to keep up and be ready for the future. Until it changes again.

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THE WARRIOR OF COURAGE       

The Creative Warrior community is made up of misfits; we’re people who think differently than our peers and often feel like outsiders looking in. It’s common to want to change the traits that make us different, but it’s precisely those special qualities that will make us the most successful in business and life. So how can we learn to embrace our imperfections?

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is keeping up with changes in customer behavior. Never is this truer than the gap that is created between how customers are behaving on technology and how businesses are using technology. In this two-part series, I will address this problem. In this episode, Part 1, we focus on websites and how mobile-user behavior is having a major impact on marketing your business. (more…)

THE BADASS DRAGON WARRIOR       

Figuring out your life’s purpose can feel like a daunting endeavor. It’s such a big question, and we often confuse purpose with career.  We can get lost in our thoughts when we try to answer the question, “Why am I here?” But if you’re out of alignment with your purpose, it can throw your whole entrepreneurial “ecosystem” off. Your purpose is not something that will box you in or keep you small- it will make you feel expansive.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

A fun week of travel and several unplanned visits leads me to understand a valuable lesson about having a diverse business model. My hope is that you will be empowered to be true to yourself to build a diverse business model that can open up your world in ways that you can’t imagine right now.

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THE COURAGE AND VULNERABILITY WARRIOR       

We live in a “hustle culture” that praises getting little sleep, sacrificing everything, and working nonstop. If you watch Shark Tank, you’re familiar with their advice to work 90 hours a week if you want to be successful as an entrepreneur. But putting so little priority on personal relationships and self-care is ultimately toxic and unsustainable.

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