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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 discus ...
 
Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
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What’s the best marketing method for any business? It’s creating a remarkable customer experience. An experience that stands out from the crowd. An experience that is so amazing that your customers will share their experience with other potential customers without you even having to ask. Dan Gingiss is an author, podcaster, and international keynot…
 
Best practices don’t always work for marketing. If you want to stand out and get noticed, don’t keep doing what everyone else is doing. That’s the advice from Mike Michalowicz, who is one of my favorite writers and my guest on today’s show. Mike is the author of a string of popular entrepreneurial books, including Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, Cl…
 
It's one thing to be productive. It's quite another thing to be productive and work in a way that is most natural to who you are. Many productivity strategies want you to be and work different than who you are. That's not why you went into business for yourself! I share my productivity strategy which also turned out to be one of the favorite chapte…
 
There’s a gap between what you want to tell your potential customers or audience and what they need to hear. Tamsen Webster is here to talk about bridging that gap or finding the Red Thread that makes your ideas irresistible. Tamsen is a keynote speaker and message strategist with 20 years in marketing, 13 years as a Weight Watchers leader, and fou…
 
Contact Jeffrey- Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Check out everything available for self-employed business owners Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you- The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a…
 
Public speaking can be a huge stretch for most of us. Choosing to play it small isn't the best way to get your message out there. That's why I'm so excited about this conversation with Linda Ugelow. Linda is a speaker, TV host, and speaking empowerment coach. She is also the author of Delight in the Limelight: Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and R…
 
Many people talk about job transition, going from one job to another, or from a corporate job to being self-employed. But we self-employed also go through "job" transition. Times in our lives when we're managing the business we have while also wanting to transition into something else. Maybe a bigger message or impact. This episode will give you so…
 
Pamela Slim is here to talk about her new book, The Widest Net. This is such a timely episode because it’s all about a step-by-step method for finding customers and building a genuinely thriving business. These steps will allow you to discover untapped markets and new customers that you may have missed. Pam is also the author of Body of Work and Es…
 
Don't get me wrong. I love Ben & Jerry's. But I do blame them for this ONE thing. In this episode I offer a strategy to solve the problem they've created as well as a way to solve other problems like prioritizing your goals, what to do on any given day, and how to organize the actions you take. Contact Jeffrey- Website Coaching Support My book, The…
 
The idea of getting more business through social media is pretty standard, but statistics show that 87% of social media users do not get any direct return on investment. Kim Walsh Phillips uses productivity and ROI measurements for direct response social media marketing. Kim is the founder of Powerful Professionals, a business coaching and educatio…
 
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- Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Check out everything available for self-employed business owners Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share!…
 
Different articles and statistics floating around say it costs 5% to 25% more to get a new customer than to retain an existing customer. Creating customers for life is a brilliant business practice. John Jantsch is here to share how we can create customers for life. His new book The Ultimate Marketing Engine is all about a framework that guides cus…
 
There are many terms we tend to call ourselves. Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small business, freelancers. Self-employed seems to be one of the least common. In this episode, I make a strong case as to why you want to call yourself self-employed starting NOW! Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive The Sel…
 
Thinking about the customer experience is a huge part of building a successful business and brand. Sean and Thora Dowdell were able to take the customer experience to the next level and turn the tattoo and piercing model on its head. In 1995, Sean and Thora, along with their partner Chester Bennington started Club Tattoo. They now have six location…
 
One of the greatest brand taglines of all time is Because You're Worth It by L'Oreal. I love their attempt to get customers to feel their sense of worth and to probably spend more on their product than was customary at the time. But should we have to remind others what they're worth? Should we have to remind ourselves? Listen to this episode to fin…
 
Being more productive is a common business goal. We want to get the right things done that will move us forward with our plans. There’s no shortage of available books on productivity and when to say no. Today, we are turning that concept on its head and talking about when to say yes. Don Khouri is the author of When To Say Yes: The 5 Steps to Prote…
 
Most of us are thrilled to have repeat customers, but how do we turn those repeat customers into loyal customers? Loyal customers that not only like our product or service but will go the extra mile to do business specifically with us. These are loyal customers. Many loyalty programs are designed to get customers to come back, but creating genuinel…
 
There are plenty of typical characteristics of success--resiliency, determination, discipline, curiosity, growth mindset, etc. I try to look for not only the unusual answer but also one that provides you with a raw truth. This unusual characteristic of success is just that. A raw truth of being self-employed that will make you more successful if yo…
 
Many of us spend so much time being busy but not accomplishing the things that are most important. Others set goals and spend too much time putting fires out to focus on making the correct progress. I'm so excited to introduce you to Jim Huling. He's the FranklinCovey consultant responsible for the 4 Disciplines Methodology, a simple system for get…
 
Ethical email marketing is more critical now than ever. People are busy and are constantly getting bombarded with emails and sales messages. Now it's so important to serve and sell in a way that resonates with your subscribers. I have the perfect person on the show to talk about serving and selling in a way that puts the FUN back in email. Kate Dos…
 
How do you get someone's attention? How do you make someone feel the energy behind what you do? You need to show up disportionately passionate for their success! The problem is there are many filters that can cause us to hold ourselves back. Holding yourself back keeps you from getting the results you want. Listen to this episode and let it rip!…
 
We have the most incredible show for you today. Everybody’s always talking about meditation and how it has helped with focus, mindfulness, and fantastic morning routines. So many of us give it a try for a while then our practice eventually fades away to the back burner. Ariel Garten is a neuroscientist and one of the founders of Muse. Muse is a hea…
 
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 whil…
 
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 News…
 
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 a…
 
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 subscribe…
 
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 …
 
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 "bus…
 
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 environme…
 
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 subscr…
 
If you could distill the most important business practices down to 4 words, what would they be? Jim Huling, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the 4 words and how to use them to drastically improve your business. Key Takeaways: [3:39] The 4 words you need to know to suc…
 
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 c…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Lisa Cron, author of the new book Story or Die, about how we really make decisions, why humans are so impacted by stories, and how to identify the parts of your story that can impact those you're trying to reach. Key Takeaways: [1:05] We are wired for stories. Stories sway us more than facts [4:14] We like to think that we …
 
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 re…
 
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 i…
 
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…
 
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 C…
 
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 - Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Resources - Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're …
 
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. …
 
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 - Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Resources - Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're …
 
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 experienc…
 
Join 18,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receivemy Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!Contact Jeffrey -WebsiteCoaching Support My book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Resour…
 
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 position…
 
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 tal…
 
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 - Website Coaching Support My book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Re…
 
What do mindfulness and compassion have to do with the workplace? Turns out, a lot. Scott Shute is the head of mindfulness and compassion at LinkedIn. Mindfulness has always been important to Scott. He’s been meditating since he was 13 years old and feels strongly about the importance of mindfulness. He’s also been at LinkedIn for 8 and 1/2 years. …
 
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 - Website Coaching Support My book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Re…
 
Loneliness comes in many shapes and forms. There's also a difference between loneliness and isolation. It's predicted that by 2030, the leading cause of death is going to be mental health problems, and loneliness is a huge factor when it comes to mental health. With the pandemic, lockdowns, and Zoom meetings face-to-face interaction has been reduce…
 
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