Category: Entrepreneur

THE WARRIOR OF COMPASSION

Sometimes even when we’re working on our ‘calling’ we don’t even realize we’re working like machines. Many of us have lost our sense of wonder. We no longer look at the world in awe. We begin to believe that desiring something other than what we have is somehow a negative feeling. We Creative Warriors talk a lot about finding our ‘why.’ But what about getting to the why of your ‘why?’

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

There’s no doubt our businesses are experiencing a huge disruption with the pandemic and resulting economic slowdown. But if you look at the long history of disruptions you’ll see a few patterns emerge. One is to hang on. With patience, it will come around. Second is that you often end up with a hybrid model. Have a listen. There is likely more hope than you might be feeling right now. (more…)

THE MEANINGFUL WARRIOR

I often describe the Creative Warriors community as people who find meaning through their work. Some people are ok with doing less meaningful work because they find meaning in other areas of their life. And others, like many of my coaching clients, are transitioning out of corporate work into that of self-employed to find more meaning in what they do.

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THE GRANDFATHER WARRIOR

As we move deeper into the new normal of our current pandemic-driven lives, we’re starting to see precisely how people are pivoting their careers and choices to provide as best as they can for themselves and their families. With that, we’re seeing a surge in the entrepreneurial spirit, and many are investing their time into realizing their self-employment dreams.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

Pivoting seems to be all the rage these days. Businesses talking about pivoting in order to thrive or survive during the pandemic and subsequent impact on the economy. I propose that most small businesses and self-employed business owners do not need to make a pivot. They need to evolve instead. Listen in to understand the important difference for you and your business.

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THE STRATEGIC BUSINESS MOVE WARRIOR

Everyone knows I love a good system. So when I came across a system for naming things, you know I had to do a deeper dive. There is so much more to finding a name than simply finding something you like. Getting the right name that matches your vision and that actually sells can be much trickier than one might think.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

Let’s be realistic. When you’re self-employed, there are times you work for less than your full value. In this episode, I lay out an actual, realistic process to determine how much less than your full value you should accept and when to say no. The intention is to make you feel empowered, not ashamed. (more…)

THE UNDERSTANDING WARRIOR

One of my favorite quotes that I live by is by Jim Rohn who said, “Your level of success rarely exceeds your level of personal development.” In many ways what Jim is referring to capacity. Expanding our capacity is one thing. But taking care of our capacity is just as important. 

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THE THOUGHTFUL WARRIOR 

In times of crisis it’s very easy to get caught up in the stress of the unknown. When emotions are running the show, it’s important to take a step back and look at data that can help clarify what your next steps should be. So, what is the research telling us about consumers right now? And how can we use that information as Self-Employed business owners?

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THE WARRIOR OF KNOWLEDGE 

It’s my belief that humanity has evolved in the best way possible over all the years I’ve been in business. These days people make decisions based more on energy than logic. And so I’ve begun to wonder: have we fundamentally changed or are we the same and what has changed is simply how we talk about business?

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