Tag: Jeffrey Shaw photography

Warrior of Reciprocity

Those of us who strive to grow, develop and get better at what we do seem to often thrive on feedback, self-evaluation and constructive criticism. Does it have to be that way? Can’t we find a positive fuel source? Find out in this episode.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

It’s that time of year when you’re setting a lot of goals. But are you also setting yourself up for disappointment? How do you handle it when you don’t meet your goals? Does the voice of expectation make you feel bad about yourself? How do you reason the idea of setting big goals without setting yourself up for disappointment if you don’t meet your stretch goals? Find out in this episode.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

As my gift to you, I offer you two exercises to bring out more in you than you can imagine for yourself. You’ll have fun with these exercises and set yourself up to have an amazing 2019! Enjoy and I wish each and every one of you a magical Holiday and a prosperous New Year. Go out into the world, Create, Serve and Be Prosperous!

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Warrior of Reciprocity

The idea of changing a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset can seem like a daunting task. Sort of like a complete makeover when all we need is a haircut. This episode offers you ideas on how to pay attention to the subtleties of your thoughts and words to build an abundant mind every day, all day long.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

Common advice is to work ON your business more than IN your business. Great advice for keeping us from getting caught up in trivial tasks at the sacrifice of moving our businesses forward. Better yet though is to work OUTSIDE your business more than ON it. Found out what I mean by that and how this idea can completely revolutionize your business.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

For many entrepreneurs and small businesses, the upcoming holiday season can be the busiest time of year. While hopefully, that’s a good thing, it can also take its toll on your health and mental state. Having been a portrait photographer for so many years and doing 60-70% of my business in the last 3 months, I know this feeling very well. I offer some practical advice on how to avoid and recover from seasonal burnout.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

Why is it we are often encouraged to get out of our comfort zones but rarely encouraged to get IN our comfort zones? Well, that’s what I’m encouraging you to do during this holiday season. Get IN your comfort zone. Shouldn’t it be about balance? If you’re going to stretch outside your comfort zone, which you will as a Warrior, then it needs to be balanced with being in your comfort zone. What better time of year than this season of tradition, celebration and comfort food. 

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Warrior of Reciprocity

No doubt, creating an About page is one of the hardest parts of a website. I share what the objective of your About page should be, what a visitor to your site should be saying in their head as they read it, and some really good tips from a colleague of mine who is helping me with my About page. Be creative, be vulnerable, create a connection, build a relationship and create a killer About page!

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Warrior of Reciprocity

As has become an annual tradition here on Creative Warriors, it’s time to think about your theme for 2019. Your theme is different than a goal, intention, or vision. Your theme is the intersection of what you want and what feels like the right time. Your theme is your guiding star for the year ahead. With just a couple of months left in the year, the time is now to think about it so there’s time for your theme to arise without forcing it.

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Warrior of Reciprocity

As a prelude to the next episode on Creative Warriors with Jessica Pettitt, I share my thoughts on acceptance and being good enough now. We can often get so critical of ourselves and down about where we’re at in our lives, I find the idea of “good enough now” really refreshing. It makes me think about how freeing acceptance is. It is through acceptance and the peace it offers that you are free to change your circumstances. 

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