The Self-Employed Life

The Self-Employed Life

The Self-Employed Life Podcast (formerly Creative Warriors) provides business and personal development strategies for self-employed business owners that create sustainable success. A community of self-employed and small business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and ambitious individuals that need creative solutions in business. Being self-employed and a business Warrior is a mindset, a spirit and a challenge. We need a different way of doing business. This is business with a soul. We discuss marketing, branding, productivity, mindset, building meaningful relationships with customers and living a fulfilling life. In the self-employed life, it's all personal. Small business consultant, business coach for entrepreneurs, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, host Jeffrey Shaw, interviews bestselling authors and experts who will change your way of thinking and provide practical ideas that you can apply directly in your life and business. Two episodes each week- one content-rich interview with an expert and Coaching Break offers a 15-minute break to receive coaching from your host.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 53 min

Have you ever attempted a joke online and it not only fell flat, but it also offended the person on the other end? Communication in a virtual world is tricky and can be filled with landmines of miscommunication. Dr. Nick Morgan is one of the most respected coaches for speakers. He is an expert communicator and is here to explain the five basic problems of virtual communication and how to overcome them. 

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February 22, 2021 13 min
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    Having hope and thinking and talking to ourselves in a way that creates positive thoughts and actions is important for success in life and business. Being hopeful and positive is crucial for the mindset of entrepreneurs. Today’s focus is all about retraining our minds to think in a more hopeful way. My guest is Thane Marcus Ringler. He’s an athlete, entrepreneur, podcaster, author, and a super impressive guy.

     

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    Yeah, I went there. In this episode, I run with an idea I heard from a recent podcast guest that I thought was a brilliant comparison that perfectly demonstrates the importance of consistent daily habits. I'm pretty sure this will get you thinking. And hopefully taking action.   Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!...
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    Creating connection has always been important, but in today’s world with virtual communication it’s especially relevant. Do you ever take the time to think about the impact of your words? Is making every conversation count a priority for you? I have a guest today that is an expert communicator who values the importance of creating intentional connections through meaningful conversation. 

     

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    Have you ever been called a perfectionist? How did you take it? Was it intended to be a compliment or a dig? While it seems like it should be a positive attribute, it's rarely said as a compliment. More often along the lines of being overly picky. Which can eventually cause you to back down. Well, here's a thought that can shift picky perfection into something more positive and unleash the best in yourself and maintain you...
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    Earning a living is something that most of us have to do. Many people dream of being their own boss but often stay in a job that they don’t love, because they think they have security. Sometimes this works out fine and sometimes that security is ripped out from underneath us. This is why I’m such an advocate of self-employment. 

     

    My guest today feels the same way. Fawn Germer is a best-selling author and global leadership speaker....

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    One of my coaching clients posed the question--what's the difference between habits and routines. I had my opinion, but as I always do, I turned to do some research. I was shocked at what I found. It seems my opinion as to what the differences are is completely opposite of how many think. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. But what's most important is how this applies to you and your success. Have a listen.   Join ...
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    Is your brand referable? Many brands and businesses ask for referrals, but what if your brand was so distinctive and top of mind that people got excited to talk about it without any incentive? If that’s the case, you have a referable brand. This episode is all about what makes a referable brand and things you can do so that your brand is referable. 

     

    Michael Roderick is the CEO of Small Pond Enterprises which helps thoughtful give...

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    We get it. Last year was a s*%tshow. We are so over it. In order to emerge strong in 2021, we need to not have last year's conversation. Pivoting, the new normal, challenges, virtual......all that. Now we need to have conversations about the right mindset and right strategies to emerge strong. Having been through a couple of crisis', I share a few ideas on how you can emerge strong in 2021
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    One thing most businesses have in common, especially when it comes to marketing, is they need to get noticed. The attention of followers and potential customers is the key to marketing success. What if you could drastically increase your followers? What if your product or business was at the top of everybody's mind? This recognition would ultimately lead to more sales and business success. 

     

    It's actually possible to creat...

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    Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!   Contact Jeffrey -
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  • Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! 
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    Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting. Most new entrepreneurs and small business people have big dreams and big ideas. This enthusiasm is important when it comes to having the drive and determination to get things off the ground, but it’s also important to keep the fundamentals in mind. Avery Swartz is the author of the best-selling book See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing.

     

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    You may have heard all the rage about the new social media platform, Clubhouse. Or maybe not. Either way, have a listen to hear my first impressions about the platform, how to use it, and how I think it can benefit you in business. It's certainly not for everyone but it does show promise of catching on and you may want to get in early.
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    What do entrepreneurs and comedians have in common? Turns out a lot. From having a strategic mindset to having the determination to keep going, there are so many useful parallels between business and comedy that can benefit entrepreneurs. In my keynote speeches, I often talk about how comedians know how to carve out their niche and attract their ideal audience. Sound familiar? 

     

    Today, I talk with Peter McGraw who happens to be an...

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    January 4, 2021 16 min

    The last year has been hard on all of us. But, in 2020 we learned that life is valuable, that we are valuable and our time is valuable. I want to help you make this year about realizing your value and how to translate that into your business. Let’s make this year the year you get paid your full value, because of the value of what you do for others, so that you can live life having time for what you value most!

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    Most of us have faced some kind of adversity in our life but the current crisis of the pandemic has taken over the entire world this year. It’s apparent there is still a long road ahead but for now there is an opportunity to grow stronger in your business. We all what to have an impact in some way and the people who are thriving at this time are the ones trying to make an impact.   It’s important to widen your perspective by ...
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    Overwhelmed in a world with endless channels to promote our business, describe our vision, and connect with other people, it’s hard to know where to start. LinkedIn is not your mother’s LinkedIn anymore - you’ve been thinking about it all wrong! It has evolved into a storytelling platform, the perfect place for personal brand professionals, and a space that is designed to facilitate a deep connection to your personal brand story....
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    Businesses, big and small, are having to make important decisions and impose rules to keep customers and employees safe as well as follow local laws during the COVID pandemic. While I respect businesses remaining autonomous and paving their own way, often they are inadvertently creating tension between the business and customers. Learn the simple solution to make rules that people will follow.   Join 18,000 subscribers looking...
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    Is it possible that you have fallen out of love with your business? Have you started to resent the long hours and years of hard work? It’s easy to feel trapped and overwhelmed - you don’t want to give up, and you don’t have to. You just need to invest in your business by adjusting the way you think about it, and also the way you run it.   It’s important to learn how to leverage your brain and manage your mind so that you ...
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