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.

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July 21, 2021 51 min

Two things that can hold any entrepreneur back are lack of time and fear. We have a fantastic show because I’m talking with someone who can solve these two problems and other issues that can hold us back. Kasey Compton went from bankrupt to Boss Babe when she took her first company from zero to $3 million in less than three years. She did this while not ditching her life. 

 

Kasey is the author of Fix This Next for Healthcare Provi...

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While we as entrepreneurs are often trying to fix many things at once or don't even know where to start, there's one thing that should be fixed first that will help your business the most. Find out what it is and what to do next. ? Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive The Self-Employed Life Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here! ? Contact Jeffrey-
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    The difference between going big in your business or repeating the same actions comes down to your mindset. How we think, and mindset blocks can prevent us from having what we want and deserve. Julia Pimsleur is the author of Go Big Now: 8 Essential Mindset Practices to Overcome Any Obstacle and Reach Your Goals. Today, we talk about her new book and the life-changing importance of mindset. 

     

    Julia is an entrepreneur, speaker, coa...

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    Under every story there's another story. It's one thing to understand the story behind your purpose and why you do what you do. Underneath that there's a story of proof. A story that makes sense of it all. When you recall that story of proof, it validates it all and gives you a deeper passion and commitment to the work you do. ? Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to rece...
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    Revenue doesn’t always equate to business profit. As entrepreneurs, we have the power to create intelligent accounting practices that include profit as a priority when money begins coming in. Being profitable is a common struggle for new and established businesses. When business owners are minorities, some of the usual efforts come with additional challenges. 

     

    Susanne Mariga is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Tax C...

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    Being at the midpoint of the year, here's a great idea and practical action you can take to finish up the 2nd half of the year in a big way to meet your goals. Give this idea a try! It's worked for me in multiple businesses and for many of my coaching clients! Also, let me know what ideas you come up with.   Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive The Self-Employed...
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    Have you ever wondered why an eight-hour workday is standard for most workers? It's not because of productivity or circadian rhythms. The eight-hour workday was another innovation by Henry Ford. During the industrial revolution, most workers worked 12 to 16 hours a day, six days a week. Ford reduced hours and doubled pay, creating a safer environment and a customer base for his products. 

    Stephan Aarstol is another innovative l...

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    Self-employment can certainly be a roller coaster. The ups and downs and money is often a driving force of those emotions. Here's a practical solution to even out the ups and downs that come from the emotions around money. The important take-away is that you must stay 90% of the time in money-making mode not in money-losing mode. ? Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive ...
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    Success and happiness are essential to all of us, especially entrepreneurs who often strike out on their own to be happier and create their success. If this is you, today's episode will inspire and excite you. Dr. Pele is the author of the new book Social Velocity: Why Going Fast Won't Get You Far. He believes that you have to be happy before you can find success. He also has an incredible story to back up his theory. 

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    June 21, 2021 15 min
    When a coaching client asked on a call for advice on how to say "no", I realized how quickly I have learned to filter the option through my brain in order to know when to say "no". Here are three simple criteria for you to use so that you know when it's best to say "no". ? Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive The Self-Employed Life Nutshell Ne...
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    Do you know what it means to be business intrigued? Answering that question is what this episode is all about. Many professionals have experience with their craft or trade, but sometimes they have to learn about business through experience and the school of hard knocks. There seems to be a lack of business education in the professions. Kiera Dent is doing her best to bridge this information gap and help professionals get the most f...

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    Timing is rarely perfect in life and business. We might feel compelled to leave a steady job to start our own business but think it's not the right time. Or something inspires us to reach out for coaching support but it doesn't seem like the right time so we talk ourselves out of it. In this episode, I encourage you to listen to the inkling you are experiencing. It's quiet but saying a lot. ? Join 18,000 subscriber...
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    Do self-employed people need to cultivate leadership skills? Most of us know the answer is a resounding yes! Being a leader is even more critical when you are the person calling the shots for your business and livelihood. That’s why I’m thrilled to have today’s guest Jim Knight on the show. Jim’s new book, Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand’s Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results is all about the challenges that up-and-coming le...

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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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    You are a big deal. If you don't believe me, you will by the end of this episode. Erin King is the author of You're Kind of a Big Deal: Level Up by Unlocking Your Audacity. Her book is all about leveling up by thinking of yourself as a big deal, having the audacity not to care what others think, and lessons and stories from some of her challenges. 

     

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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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  • My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available!
  • Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! 
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  • Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have ...
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    John Ramstead is a former Navy fighter pilot. He’s also been a Fortune 500 manager and a passionate serial entrepreneur. He is currently a leadership coach, author, and host of the Eternal Leadership Podcast. He also has a new book called On Purpose With Purpose: Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. He shares his unique perspective and experience to help leaders unlock who they are at their core. Some of the best books are life ...

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    Phil Buckley is the author of Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night and his new book Change on the Run: 44 Ways to Survive Workplace Uncertainty. He has over 25 years of experience helping global businesses drive performance through change. He’s also held multiple senior leadership positions, and he’s the host of the Change on the Run podcast. 

     

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    What do you think of when you think of swagger? This episode is about thinking about swagger in a different way. Leslie Ehm is the author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want. Which just happens to be one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I found it life changing, and I’m excited to have Leslie here to talk about it. 

    Leslie Ehm is an evangelist of creativity and collaboration. She’s been ...

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