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Creative Warriors is a community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and creative small business owners. Brave souls taking the road less traveled, forging our way through the world creating businesses marketing ourselves and our talents. Business coach, entrepreneur and warrior himself, Jeffrey Shaw, interviews leading authors, successful entrepreneurs, and well known creatives and artists, who will offer you inspiration and best business practices that you can apply directly in your life and business. The goal is to Monetize What Is Meaningful. Topics include social media, marketing, time management, creativity as well as many out-of-the-box innovative business ideas. Check out http://creativewarriorsunite.com for show notes on every episode as well as a treasure trove of resources, content and trainings carefully curated for the Creative Warrior.

Creative Warriors is a community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and creative small business owners. Brave souls taking the road less traveled, forging our way through the world creating businesses marketing ourselves and our talents. Business coach, entrepreneur and warrior himself, Jeffrey Shaw, interviews leading authors, successful entrepreneurs, and well known creatives and artists, who will offer you inspiration and best business practices that you can apply directly in your life and business. The goal is to Monetize What Is Meaningful. Topics include social media, marketing, time management, creativity as well as many out-of-the-box innovative business ideas. Check out http://creativewarriorsunite.com for show notes on every episode as well as a treasure trove of resources, content and trainings carefully curated for the Creative Warrior.
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Creative Warriors is a community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and creative small business owners. Brave souls taking the road less traveled, forging our way through the world creating businesses marketing ourselves and our talents. Business coach, entrepreneur and warrior himself, Jeffrey Shaw, interviews leading authors, successful entrepreneurs, and well known creatives and artists, who will offer you inspiration and best business practices that you can apply directly in your life and business. The goal is to Monetize What Is Meaningful. Topics include social media, marketing, time management, creativity as well as many out-of-the-box innovative business ideas. Check out http://creativewarriorsunite.com for show notes on every episode as well as a treasure trove of resources, content and trainings carefully curated for the Creative Warrior.

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Episodes

446: Ilise Benun - The Niche Debate

11/14/2018
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So many creative professionals get frustrated with the idea that they need to have a “niche.” We don’t like to feel like we’re being painted in a corner. It can feel paralyzing. We think to ourselves, “Why do I need to choose just one thing!” Most of us are driven by feeling fulfilled by the creative work that we do. We don’t want to sacrifice it for the sake of the business. So how can we find the direction that will make us successful in our work and then focus on it? The good thing is,...

Duration:00:45:40

445: Talking Stick- Creating a Killer ABOUT Page

11/12/2018
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Not 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! The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us hear from you. Be part of the conversation...

Duration:00:22:58

444: Michael Bungay Stanier - Bring Out The Best in Others

11/7/2018
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So often, we rush into giving advice to others. We don’t see the people around us as creative and whole so we don’t believe they have the tools or knowledge to achieve their goals. In an effort to help, we can actually stunt others’ growth. However, if we stay curious and ask the right questions, we can help the people around us realize they already have all the answers. We can learn how to bring out the best in others. This will only help us as we build our teams and strategize towards our...

Duration:00:48:53

443: Talking Stick- Time to Think About Your Theme for 2019

11/5/2018
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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. The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us hear...

Duration:00:14:49

442: Jessica Pettitt - Good Enough Now is the Starting Place

10/31/2018
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I’m as guilty as anyone for saying “good isn’t good enough.” Our society encourages people to be the best they can be; even capitalism is based on the idea that everything has to be exceptional. But perfectionism can stop us from even beginning. The acceptance that we are good enough now is critical to success in our work. We’re all made up of incongruences, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not good enough or worthy enough to begin. Those of us from diverse backgrounds are especially...

Duration:00:40:26

441: Talking Stick- Acceptance

10/29/2018
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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. The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us hear from you. Be...

Duration:00:12:28

440: Robbie Samuels- Networking as a Marketing Strategy

10/24/2018
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So often we can feel sorry for ourselves because we’re not given the opportunities we think we deserve. We feel overlooked and unappreciated. When we take this attitude, we are avoiding taking responsibility for our relationships. You can’t complain about the results you’re getting if you’re hiding in the corner. I’ve never been comfortable networking, and it took a mindset shift for me to realize I needed to “get over myself.” The reason I avoided networking is that I had a mindset of...

Duration:00:55:12

439: Talking Stick- Get Your Body Moving To Get Your Brain Grooving

10/22/2018
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For a lot of entrepreneurs, our businesses are much more technologically driven, forcing us to spend more time sitting in front of a computer. The negative effects of sitting are serious, including restricted blood flow and pressure on the spine. As I've said many times, Warriors have to take care of themselves because, without us, it's likely our businesses would not go on. That's why I have this chat with fitness expert, Jeremy Abramson. To get you moving. To make sure you stay healthy....

Duration:00:29:15

438: Shep Hyken - The Convenience Revolution

10/17/2018
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Businesses need to pay close attention to how society is changing. Due to technology, things are moving at a faster rate than ever. Customers previously had to choose between convenience and lesser quality or less convenience and higher quality. Now, they expect both. If your business is not able to adapt to current demands, it won’t survive. Today’s customers expect great customer service, speed, and a good price all at the same time. Your business isn’t just being compared to other small...

Duration:00:48:34

437: Talking Stick- Business in the Selfie Age

10/15/2018
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What if I said doing business in the selfie age is a good thing? Well, I think it is. But not in the way you might be thinking. Listen and learn how your customer's "selfishness" is an opportunity for your business. How customers are empowered today like they never have been before. Why you want to understand this concept to build a business that speaks to your ideal customers, allows them to create the experiences they want, and to know what is most convenient for THEM. The Talking Stick...

Duration:00:19:48

436: Blair Enns- Pricing For Creative Businesses

10/10/2018
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Pricing for creative services has always been a difficult topic. As creative entrepreneurs, we often feel embarrassed about charging a high amount for our work. We’ll set rate based on time spent or put a fixed package rate up on our website. As a result, we often undervalue our services. The prices you set shouldn’t be based on the cost of the input or the market value of the deliverables. They should be based on the value that you’re adding to the client and also the risk that you’re...

Duration:00:50:35

435: Talking Stick- What Do You Want To Move Away From?

10/8/2018
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In the worlds of personal development, motivation, and positive thinking, were are usually encouraged to move forward. While that is likely the goal, maybe we have to first get frustrated enough about what we want to move away from in order to fully commit to where we want to go. A compelling topic and I look forward to hearing your perspective! The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us hear from you. Be part of the conversation - Join our community Facebook group, Creative Warriors...

Duration:00:17:45

434: Jay Baer - Discover The Power Of Talk Triggers

10/3/2018
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Entrepreneurs know the power of word of mouth, but not many of us put strategies in place to utilize it. We use the same, tired strategies of discount codes for referring friends or a BOGO sale to bring in new customers. Research shows that one out of two products are purchased because of word of mouth, but still we leave it up to hope or the chance that something will go viral. Instead, you can learn what your customers want and create something remarkable that they’ll need to tell their...

Duration:00:37:42

433: Chantelle Adams - Your Why Needs to Be Bigger Than Your Fear

9/26/2018
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Are there things you’ve always wanted to do, but you keep making excuses not to? Well, there’s only one thing holding you back. It’s a four letter word that starts with an “f”: fear. A lot of times, this fear keeps us from ever truly knowing what we will enjoy. It stops us from even attempting certain things. For example, I used to be terrified of heights. If I would look down from a high place, my stomach would drop, I would start to tremble and I kept myself from experience anything that...

Duration:00:42:19

432: Talking Stick- 10,000 Miles With My Dead Father's Ashes

9/24/2018
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Usually on Talking Stick, we talk about business quests. Our guest today, David Galaudet, shares the story of a very different quest. A personal quest that led him on a 10,000 mile journey with his dead father's ashes. As you might imagine, there are plenty of life lessons to be learned here. All shared with a touch of humor. One highlight is our conversation about what keeps us on a quest when we really have no idea where we're going or perhaps, even why we're doing it. The Talking Stick...

Duration:00:33:07

431: Daniel Pink - Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing

9/19/2018
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Have you ever noticed that there are times you feel more productive during the day? Ever felt like there are certain hours when your brain just doesn’t work? Well, it’s not all in your head. We all have internal clocks that dictate our body’s functions - and your brain is no exception. We all go through three phases in a day. We have a peak phase, a trough phase, and a recovery phase. You might think that the best time to be creative is in the peak phase, but in reality you want to save...

Duration:00:44:43

430: Talking Stick- Wisdom from Whales and Dolphins

9/17/2018
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I absolutely love this conversation with Anne Gordon! Anne is founder of WhaleWatchingPanama.com. After years of whale watching tours, interactions with dolphins and guiding her guests to interact with these magnificent creatures, she has compiled a wealth of wisdom from whales and dolphins that we can all learn from. Consider this- whales have been on earth for 30 million years! We humans are toddlers in comparison! This is a wonderful treat! The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us...

Duration:00:33:54

429: Melissa Agnes- Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World

9/12/2018
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In today’s world companies have to be transparent - whether they like it or not. If you try to hide things, consumers will find it and use any avenue they can to exploit it. Most recently you’ve seen this from Facebook and Uber. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself. The first thing you need to understand is that every business will face a crisis at some point. Sometimes it’s because of an employee, sometimes it’s because of a claim that is simply not true (of which I...

Duration:00:47:43

428: Talking Stick- Finding Self-Love

9/10/2018
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What really is self-love? Is it different than self-worth? I think many of us, myself included, think we don't have an issue with self-love. Why then do we speak to ourselves, judging and criticizing ourselves, in ways that we would never speak to a friend? Joie Cheng shares her journey through suicidal thoughts to finding self-love. A journey she tells in her book, Naked Truth. The Talking Stick is in your hands now. Let us hear from you. Be part of the conversation - Join our community...

Duration:00:38:27

427: Corey Poirier - Your Why Not is More Important Than Your Why

9/5/2018
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Being an entrepreneur - you always hear how important it is to know your “why". The truth is, you probably have several "whys". We all do, we all have more than one goal and a purpose behind it. What can be just as important, if not even more so, is your "why not". It can be pretty simple to know what your driving force is to want to do something - but we rarely analyze what is holding is back. What is it that keeps us at a standstill? You need to know why it is that you are feeling...

Duration:00:41:37