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.

Episodes

August 10, 2022 43 min

As a coach, of course I support both men and women in business, but a significant number of my clients are women. As a result, I was eager to interview Carrie-Ann Barrow and discuss her experiences a successful serial entrepreneur and as author of the book The Queen’s Decree. Carrie-Ann’s message is clear: at any age, you can reclaim your power to choose. In our inspiring conversation, we talk about issues that often impact women i...

Share
Mark as Played

As I like to say, you can’t stop a moving train. In business, I have often seen people try to fight off technology transformation…to no avail. This resistance can be a detriment to small businesses, but I get it – change can be hard, and feelings of being left behind or finding yourself suddenly irrelevant are understandably fear-inducing. Yet, change is inevitable…which is why Steve Prentice joins us in this episode today. In this...

Share
Mark as Played
Share
Mark as Played

What do we tend to center our business goals around? Revenue, right? In this episode, find out why that might not be the best idea…and what to do differently. As my guest, Eleanor Beaton, says, “the hunt for immediate revenue can hold us back from making long-term decisions that actually create sustainable, long-term wealth.” In this fascinating conversation, Eleanor and I talk about the need for long-term thinking, the downsides o...

Share
Mark as Played

Saving for your later years is the ultimate in making sure your hard work pays off. Yet oftentimes, the personal traits that make us great entrepreneurs are also traits which can make it difficult for us to save for retirement. In today’s conversation with guest Tara Nolan, we discuss retirement for the self-employed — perhaps not the sexiest of topics, but highly necessary! In this hopeful and judgement-free conversation, Tara and...

Share
Mark as Played

Imagine every week being a ‘winning week’ – a week in which you make real progress towards building the business and life of your dreams. Learn how to ‘win your week’ in this empowering conversation with Demir Bentley. We talk about avoiding a limiting mindset, leveraging a weekly plan, giving yourself flexibility, and most importantly, being productive in a humane way. So many of us chose to become self-employed in the first place...

Share
Mark as Played
Dealing with discounts is not easy but something we often face. Made more challenging by the fact that as self-employed business owners, we are often in one to one relationships. Here are some do and don't about discounts I think you'll find helpful.

 

 

Contact Jeffrey –

 

  • Website
  • Books
  • Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share!
  •  

     

     

    Valuable resources to help you –

     

     

  • The Self-Employed Business Instit...
  • Share
    Mark as Played

    What does it mean to be truly fulfilled? And how does that differ from being happy? In this episode, featuring guest Tony Martignetti, we explore the notion of fulfillment. According to Tony, fulfillment is a mindset. As he says in his book, “Happiness and fulfillment are a place to come from, not a place to go to.” A pattern I’ve been noticing, especially post-pandemic and in the midst of the so-called “Great Resignation,” is peop...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    This episode is inspired by a wonderful quote by Wayne Dwyer - "Abundance is not something you acquire. It's something you tune into." In this episode, I share some strategies so that you can tune into all the abundance around you.

     

     

    Contact Jeffrey –

     

  • Website
  • Books
  • Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share!
  •  

     

     

    Valuable resources to help you –

     

     

  • The Self-Employed Business Institute You know you...
  • Share
    Mark as Played

    As self-employed business owners, we just keep going, and going, and going. But I don’t believe any of us is exempt from sometimes feeling stuck in a rut or drained of inspiration. In today’s episode, our guest Susie deVille helps us not only reclaim our sources of inspiration, but actually end up feeling buoyant! This buoyancy, resulting from inspiration, and which Susie describes as a “delicious lightness of being,” is actually s...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    Can you believe we're half way through the year already? It's a great time to check in and see where you're at as you enter the second half of the year. This has always been a valuable time of year for me to set forward a plan and I share four specific things for you to consider at this half year check-point. 

     

     

    Contact Jeffrey –

     

  • Website
  • Books
  • Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share!
  •  

     

     

    Valuable...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    Ultimately, all business is about persuasion – persuading someone to choose your services, persuading someone to buy from you, etc. In fact, relationship-building in general is a form of persuasion. But persuasion does not have to be manipulative.  Rather, as today’s guest Karen Grill tells us, persuasion strategies allow us, as business owners, to effectively describe what our business offers, so that potential clients can see our...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    We're not traditional businesses and rarely are we making a pitch to a bank to get funding for our businesses, so we tend to not need a traditional business model. But I keep getting asked for help with a business model. What most people really need is an action plan so I break it down into the four plans you need that collectively you could call it a business model. But more importantly, it's an action plan to get results ...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    I have always believed in the integration of mindset, purpose, and doing all the “inner work” as a main aspect of our self-employed business lives. I have always turned to personal development first in order to more effectively develop my business. Today’s episode is all about the importance of mindset…and about how the right mindset can help us to do the (seemingly) impossible. In my conversation with Jason Drees, we talk about st...
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Is it possible to decide that it is so, whatever it is that you imagine for yourself, and have it be true? I think it kind of is. But....it's very important to distinguish this idea of what our guest, Jason Drees describes in the next episode as Frame Shifting and "fake it till you make it." What I'm speaking about in this episode is not "fake it till you make it." Find out the difference and how you can shi...

    Share
    Mark as Played
    Maybe, like me, you have a love-hate relationship with email marketing, and yet as a small business owner, you acknowledge the importance of marketing emails. In this conversation with Rob and Kennedy, founders of EmailMarketingHeroes.com, we discuss how to make more sales and grow your business by sending out more emails…that people actually love receiving! In our discussion, we talk about the power of email marketing to build gen...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Could it be that after all we've been through over the past couple of years that something positive can come of it? In a big way? In my experience, significant world events have always been followed by a shift in values in society that in hindsight, we realize was a really good thing. It's possible the shift we're seeing now is from mediocrity to substance.

     

     

    Contact Jeffrey –

     

  • Website
  • Books
  • Watch my TEDx Lincoln...
  • Share
    Mark as Played
    Self-employed individuals and small businesses are a critical part of the US economy. One important subset of self-employed businessperson, whose work uniquely impacts both the US economy and US lifestyle, is the “mompreneur.” In this episode, we’re joined by two mompreneurs who have founded their business specifically to support other mompreneurs and lifestyle brands. Join me in this invigorating and inspiring conversation with tw...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Today’s episode is a very special interview with my good friend and editor, AJ Harper, who has done more for raising the bar for writing good books than anyone I know. Generally, a ‘good’ book doesn’t simply function as a “better business card” or marketing tool for a personal brand or business. Rather, a ‘good’ book becomes a “must-read” that readers actively recommend to others. In this conversation, AJ shares her “reader-first” ...

    Share
    Mark as Played

    Popular Podcasts

      Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

      Crime Junkie

      If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

      Stuff You Should Know

      If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

      The Daily

      This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

      The Bobby Bones Show

      Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

    Advertise With Us

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

      Connect

      © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.