RuPaul once said, “We’re all born naked. The rest of life is drag.” Everything we put on the outside, from our clothes to a fake smile, is a facade. Find out how not wearing pants in these days of working at home and Zoom calls can help your career. (more…)
In today’s fast and ever-changing world, ten, five, even one-year plans may completely ineffective. Remember when we all made plans for how 2020 was going to be the year for clear vision and making big leaps forward? How did that work out? Find out how to create in the moment, follow what’s unfolding and build your greatest success. You’ll also hear how you are uniquely qualified for this.
There’s a lot to consider as states and towns start to reopen businesses after having been locked down for two months. Of course, you need to follow your state and local regulations. But as always, I’m more interested in the human side of doing business than regulations. In this episode, I share an email I received, my response and some ideas to reopen your business in the most considerate way possible.
With practically the whole world going virtual overnight, it brings up a lot of questions. For me, one of the big questions is “can it be personal?” To me, it is emphatically a YES and maybe even more so than in person. I offer a few reasons and examples of why. In the end, it’s just another form of communication and offers expanded opportunities if we embrace it.
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s never been more important that the distinction be clear between being a small business and being self-employed. This is why I’m so excited that the next episode on Creative Warriors is with Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). In this episode, I share some preliminary thoughts about the conversation. If you’re self-employed, this is the beginning of change for you.
This pandemic is like computer ram running in the background. Always there, spinning, exhausting. I don’t want to make any assumptions that you feel that way, but if you’re like me, you do. And I’ve heard that from many others. I personally have content fatigue. Tired of creating it and tired of receiving it. So we decided to offer you something very different. I asked my friend, Brant Menswar and his band Big Kettle Drum to perform three of their most uplifting songs. If you need to be held up a little right now, these songs are sure to do it! Enjoy!
What could be better than sitting down with a fellow Warrior who is exceptionally grounded in wisdom who also harbors the unique ability to be an amazing business strategist? It’s exactly what we need at this time. To stay present and prepare for a whole new world. Thrilled to share the Talking Stick with Pamela Slim.
Could there be a less obvious opportunity for you in this crisis? An opportunity to stand out, show up, be in service and be remembered? I think there may be and I explore this opportunity in this episode. It’s just a gut feeling and observation and only time will tell. But whether my theory is right or not, the worst-case scenario is it will give you hope.
It’s natural in a time of crisis for your emotions and mindsets to be all over the place. Ranging from conviction to make best use of the time on hand to wanting to curl up in a ball somewhere. From pushing yourself to keep going to knowing when it’s time for some self-care. The truth is, there’s no right way to do this. What you can expect though is to experience a full range of emotions. That is the crisis paradox.
In this episode, I challenge you to think about the after effect of the global pandemic. It WILL have an effect on your business. For better or worse remains to be seen. But make no mistake. With such a global shift, it will affect your business. Not just now, but perhaps years from now. People’s values will change. What’s important to them will change. The time is now to consider how your business fits into the new “norm.”