Category: Creativity and Innovation

WARRIORS OF CREATIVITY, BREATHING, MOXIE, & SURRENDER       

Welcome to the 500th Episode of Creative Warriors! In just under five years, we have over a million downloads and 500 episodes. I was planning on getting a “big name” or celebrity to celebrate this milestone, but I realized that none of that really matters. What matters is the community of warriors we have built in over 200 countries and all the people behind-the-scenes who make this all possible.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

This question, “What do you own?”, is both practical and philosophical. I cover multiples sides of the importance of ownership from why it’s important for your business to knowing how what you own can help you carve out a place for yourself in the world.

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THE CURIOSITY WARRIOR       

A lot of us Creative Warriors have lots of passion but no initiative. We have a dream and a talent, but we often don’t know where to put our energy. We can’t tell the difference between passing fancies and things that are worth doing. Fear can also hold us back from putting all of our energy into something because we’re scared that we’ll get stuck on the wrong path.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

After last week’s Talking Stick episode when I suggested that the reason Warriors experience so many ups and downs is that parts of their entrepreneur ecosystem are not functioning well, I received a few inquiries asking about the entrepreneur ecosystem. In this episode, I explain the many elements of a healthy entrepreneur ecosystem.

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THE TRUST WARRIOR       

Do you show up “salesy” or committed? If you’re passionate, you can be direct and demanding without coming off as a pushy salesman. Get people on your team by having a clear message that is both easy to communicate and easy for others to adopt. In today’s world, people are bombarded with messages constantly; you need to have a catchy, direct “hook” to get them to notice. Keep it around 2-5 words, make sure it’s positive, and tie it to a greater purpose. It’s time to make communication matter again.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

Are the ups and downs of entrepreneurship inevitable? The nature of the beast? Or do we cause it? It’s a little bit of both but I believe the biggest culprit is that specialization has caused fragmentation. Find out how to get out of this loop of running around all over the place to support what should be an integrated ecosystem of entrepreneurship.

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THE KICK ‘EM IN THE NUTS WARRIOR       

You never need insurance until it’s a bad time. Do you really want to make a stressful scenario worse? Probably not. If you can understand that you’re going to need to be in the best state of mind that you can be to handle that future crisis, you’ll be able to effectively prepare. I personally am a huge insurance buyer. My father died without health insurance, so I’ve had health insurance since I was 19 years old.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

If systems and structure seem rigid or you feel might inhibit your creativity, here’s a different way to look at systems. Find out how setting the environment for what you want can make miracles happen. You’ll hear how setting the environment is the current way of doing business and how you can apply the idea of setting the environment in your daily business life.

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THE PUPPY DOG WARRIOR       

It’s very hard to imagine retirement- it can feel like a far-off dream. It’s difficult to save for something that you can’t even imagine. Because of this, a lot of us avoid thinking or talking about money at all. It doesn’t feel good. Like a diet, budgets are something we have negative feelings toward and ultimately end up abandoning.

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THE WARRIOR OF DISCIPLINE       

Often, as creative professionals, we don’t put much thought into the idea of company culture. But even when your team is working remotely, you can build a successful culture. It all begins with you. If you have a clear idea of your company’s values, you can make sure everyone you work with is aligned with those values.

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