As Creative Warriors, we’re always looking for ways to expand our business and build new relationships. We often look for things outside of ourselves that will help us gain a strategic advantage. What if the edge we need is something we currently possess? A gift and an ability that is within us already.
I am continuously looking for new authentic ways to connect with people. Personal connections have been essential for me when looking to create new business relationships. It’s a vital part of my professional strategy. The goal is to expand my business in an organic way that genuinely connects with the people I intend to work with professionally.
In business, we’re often taught to achieve at all costs. But what if there’s a better way to approach entrepreneurialism that still leads to success and achievement. A way to bring more peace, calm, and artistry to your business life. Being an entrepreneur is similar to being an artist. You are creating something from nothing, and you genuinely care about what you’re creating. For Creative Warriors, your business is truly an extension of you and what you want to offer the world.
Sometimes I have concerns about technology and the impact it is having on society. Whether positive or negative, it has become an integral part of our lives, both professionally and personally. With the advances we’ve made in technology, there are still some significant questions about its impact. Will it lead us to a perfect or a dystopian future? Is it possible to merge technology and humanity in a positive, constructive way?
If you want to attract business you must have a story that is interesting. Business owners often miss out on opportunities or cannot close a deal because they didn’t make a lasting impression. Many think that it’s luck, but it’s not. It is important to spend time molding, crafting, and perfecting your story; it can change your future. Success depends on the stories we tell about ourselves and our business.
A lack of clarity can severely hinder the life of a creative professional. You can have a bunch of daily tasks and plenty of work to do, but without clarity, you don’t have a clear idea of why you’re doing it and how it will benefit your overall goal strategy. With clarity, you can stay flexible on the path to achieving each goal. Clarity of purpose, clarity of direction, and clarity of identity are vital to business and personal success.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 speaking their Secret Language.