Creative Warriors

Creative Warriors
Creative Warriors is a podcast and community for the self-employed, entrepreneurs, innovators and ambitious individuals that need creative solutions in business. Being self-employed and a 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 of purpose. Everything that it really means to be a Creative Warrior. It is our goal to create, serve and be prosperous. Brand message consultant, business coach and author of LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customers Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible, host Jeffrey Shaw, interviews bestselling authors and inspiring entrepreneurs, 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 a thought-leader and the Talking Stick episodes are casual co

609: Tom Morin - Find Your Most Meaningful Work
Aug 5 • 39 min
I often describe the Creative Warriors community as people who find meaning through their work. Some people are ok with doing less meaningful work because they find meaning in other areas of their life. And others, like many of my coaching clients, are…
608: David Sax- The Soul of an Entrepreneur
Jul 29 • 45 min
As we move deeper into the new normal of our current pandemic-driven lives, we’re starting to see precisely how people are pivoting their careers and choices to provide as best as they can for themselves and their families. With that, we’re seeing a surge…
607: Talking Stick- Is It Really a Pivot You Need?
Jul 27 • 11 min
Pivoting seems to be all the rage these days. Businesses talking about pivoting in order to thrive or survive during the pandemic and subsequent impact on the economy. I propose that most small businesses and self-employed business owners do not need to…
606: Brad Flowers - 5 Steps to Finding a Name That Sells
Jul 22 • 42 min
Everyone knows I love a good system. So when I came across a system for naming things, you know I had to do a deeper dive. There is so much more to finding a name than simply finding something you like. Getting the right name that matches your vision and…
605: Talking Stick- Getting Paid Less Than Your Full Value
Jul 20 • 14 min
Let’s be realistic. When you’re self-employed, there are times you work for less than your full value. In this episode, I lay out an actual, realistic process to determine how much less than your full value you should accept and when to say no. The…
604: Robert Glazer - Elevate Yourself By Building Capacity
Jul 15 • 38 min
One of my favorite quotes that I live by is by Jim Rohn who said, “Your level of success rarely exceeds your level of personal development.” In many ways what Jim is referring to capacity. Expanding our capacity is one thing. But taking care of our…
603: Anne Beall - What the Current Consumer Data is Telling Us
Jul 13 • 50 min
In times of crisis it’s very easy to get caught up in the stress of the unknown. When emotions are running the show, it’s important to take a step back and look at data that can help clarify what your next steps should be. So, what is the research telling…
602: John Voris - Understanding Your Life Theme
Jul 8 • 38 min
It’s my belief that humanity has evolved in the best way possible over all the years I’ve been in business. These days people make decisions based more on energy than logic. And so I’ve begun to wonder: have we fundamentally changed or are we the same and…
601: Talking Stick- Meaning and Marketability
Jul 6 • 17 min
The most basic formula for success is the intersection of meaning and marketability. You have to connect the meaning of what you do to what the world wants. I share three amazing entrepreneurial journeys of clients I recently worked with in my Small…
600: Joie Goodkin - Life Lessons on Grace and Grit
Jul 1 • 43 min
We could all always use a little inspiration from time to time. Sometimes we seek it out. And sometimes it finds us at the just the right time we need to hear it. I consider myself intuitive and confident in my work. And yet, occasionally I stumble across…
599: Talking Stick- Right Speech For Your Business
Jun 29 • 19 min
Some people are feeling like they are walking on eggshells, afraid to say the wrong thing. Yes, there are a lot of changes in the world and in the U.S. that require a whole new level of consciousness about what we say and write. This is particularly true…
598: Justin Foster & Emily Soccorsy - Branding From the Inside Out
Jun 24 • 43 min
When you have the right brand, it sells itself. We’ve talked before about how far branding has come, how it no longer can start with the image and work it’s way inward. These days brands will be exposed very quickly if they don’t come from an authentic…
597: Talking Stick- The Facade Syndrome
Jun 22 • 15 min
In this episode, I point out one of the biggest problems in marketing. Showing up as a superficial, surface level version of yourself that is not allowing customers to see the real you. You need to break down the facade and show up authentically and as…
596: Simon T. Bailey - Find Your Spark for Platinum Customer Service
Jun 17 • 39 min
I love a good ‘why’ story. I’ve shared before my story about Bergdorf Goodman and how I’ve become one of their most loyal customers. I like to share that story because it is part of the foundation of my love for customer service that goes above and…
595: Talking Stick- “You’re bossy”
Jun 15 • 15 min
At a photoshoot years ago, a little girl said to me, “You’re bossy.” At the time it set me back and made me consider whether it was true. Yeah, it was and still is true. Find out why being bossy isn’t so bad, why you should also be bossy and why it’s more…
594: Jason Van Orden - Diversify Your Thought Leader Business Model
Jun 10 • 54 min
Right now thought leaders are facing some of the most vulnerable times they’ve ever experienced. The current crisis has forced some of our most valued thought leaders into reevaluating how well-rounded their business model truly is. This is the time to…
593: Chuck Bamford - How to Apply Informed Strategy
Jun 3 • 44 min
There seem to be as many definitions of strategy as there are people on earth. Practically every business owner has different ideas of what strategy means and how to apply it. It’s time we take a moment to setting our heads straight about strategy.
592: Talking Stick- How Not Wearing Pants Can Help Your Career
Jun 1 • 13 min
RuPaul once said, “We’re all born naked. The rest of life is drag.” Everything we put on the outside, from our clothes to a fake smile, is a facade. Find out how not wearing pants in these days of working at home and Zoom calls can help your career.
591: Shahla Hebets - Shifting to YOU-centric Marketing
May 27 • 44 min
People change fast. So, marketing has to, also. As we take this time to evaluate what’s working in our businesses and what’s not we should also be taking a moment to truly understand what works now that might be different from what was working…
590: Talking Stick- Follow What’s Unfolding
May 25 • 11 min
In today’s fast and ever-changing world, ten, five, even one-year plans may completely ineffective. Remember when we all made plans for how 2020 was going to be the year for clear vision and making big leaps forward? How did that work out? Find out how to…
589: Kim and Todd Saxton- How Businesses Can Avoid The Titanic Effect
May 20 • 46 min
Regardless of what stage of business you are in, it is important to understand how you are positioned if something unplanned were to happen. A crisis- such as pandemic- forces business to roll out their contingency plans, pivot their trajectories, and…
588: Talking Stick- The Human Side of Reopening Your Business
May 18 • 15 min
There’s a lot to consider as states and towns start to reopen businesses after having been locked down for two months. Of course, you need to follow your state and local regulations. But as always, I’m more interested in the human side of doing business…
587: Chuck Swoboda- How a Crisis can Unleash the Innovator’s Spirit
May 13 • 44 min
We are in the midst of one of the most challenging times in world history. But if we’ve learned anything from history, we’ve learned that a crisis has always proven to be a great time for innovation. During difficult times people’s needs shift, which…
586: Talking Stick- Can Virtual Be Personal?
May 11 • 20 min
With practically the whole world going virtual overnight, it brings up a lot of questions. For me, one of the big questions is “can it be personal?” To me, it is emphatically a YES and maybe even more so than in person. I offer a few reasons and examples…
585: Keith Hall - Self-Employed: Present and Future
May 6 • 41 min
I’m very excited to bring you a special and extremely important episode today. Many small business owners are going through a very difficult time. We are worried about our own lives as well as those we serve. We Creative Warriors have heart, perseverance,…
584:Talking Stick- Being Self-Employed
May 4 • 16 min
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s never been more important that the distinction be clear between being a small business and being self-employed. This is why I’m so excited that the next episode on Creative Warriors is with Keith Hall, President…
583: Mike Michalowicz- Fix This Next to Level Up Your Business
Apr 29 • 49 min
We Warriors often try to fix everything that’s going awry in our business all at once. But we often don’t notice that there’s one specific thing that we keep banging our heads up against. Most of the time there is one particular core issue that needs to…
582: Talking Stick- Songs To Hold You Up
Apr 27 • 14 min
This pandemic is like computer ram running in the background. Always there, spinning, exhausting. I don’t want to make any assumptions that you feel that way, but if you’re like me, you do. And I’ve heard that from many others. I personally have content…
581: Michael Stelzner - How to Become Well Known
Apr 22 • 53 min
Everyone knows I’m always looking for new ways of leveraging my expertise. Creatives often believe that the way to becoming well known in an industry is to start with creativity and then strategize around that. But what if we have it backwards? What if…
580: Talking Stick- How To Be in a New World
Apr 20 • 40 min
What could be better than sitting down with a fellow Warrior who is exceptionally grounded in wisdom who also harbors the unique ability to be an amazing business strategist? It’s exactly what we need at this time. To stay present and prepare for a whole…
579: Rhonda Scharf- Turning Tech Fear into Opportunity
Apr 15 • 43 min
The advancement of technology and AI can be a touchy subject for some. However, I love digging into it because I feel it is important - especially now- to find peace with technology and get on the right side of the AI movement. I always want to encourage…
578: Talking Stick- A Fair Chance
Apr 13 • 15 min
Could there be a less obvious opportunity for you in this crisis? An opportunity to stand out, show up, be in service and be remembered? I think there may be and I explore this opportunity in this episode. It’s just a gut feeling and observation and only…
577: David Priemer - Sell the Way You Buy
Apr 8 • 50 min
The greatest gift we’ve been given during this pandemic is the gift of time. Why not use this time then to hone in on developing specific skills, update our materials, and set ourselves up for coming out of this as prepared as ever? For those of us who…
576: Talking Stick- The Crisis Paradox
Apr 6 • 16 min
It’s natural in a time of crisis for your emotions and mindsets to be all over the place. Ranging from conviction to make best use of the time on hand to wanting to curl up in a ball somewhere. From pushing yourself to keep going to knowing when it’s time…
575: Melanie Deziel - How to Generate Unlimited Content
Apr 1 • 47 min
I’ll admit, as someone who is constantly creating content, I’m often overwhelmed by it. But it is a topic that frequently comes up in my client sessions and one that is especially relevant right now. At a time when many of us are home and working on…
574: Talking Stick- The After Effect
Mar 30 • 21 min
In this episode, I challenge you to think about the after effect of the global pandemic. It WILL have an effect on your business. For better or worse remains to be seen. But make no mistake. With such a global shift, it will affect your business. Not just…
573: Ken Foster - Find the Courage to Change Everything
Mar 25 • 47 min
It’s fair to say, times are pretty scary right now. Now, I believe that we can and will get through it. But when things feel chaotic, it can be hard to keep a clear head and heart. It is time to collectively muster as much courage as we can to push…
572: Talking Stick- Constraints Inspire Creativity
Mar 23 • 15 min
What’s possible? We are all living under constraints of some kind during this global pandemic. Entire countries under lockdown. Some states in the US under stay at home orders. Almost everyone forced to work at home. Financial constraints frightening and…
571: Tracy McCubbin- Empower Yourself by Living Clutter Free
Mar 18 • 47 min
As we move deeper into this stressful time of waiting out the coronavirus, many of us are working from home or isolating ourselves for safety. I find that when there is uncertainty or chaos abound, that is when it is most important to push forward with…
570: Talking Stick- How To Thrive in Uncertain Times
Mar 16 • 30 min
The global coronavirus pandemic has almost everyone nervous. Maybe even more so those of us in our Creative Warriors community who are afraid of the impact this will have on their business. But there is another side. It is possible to use this time to…
569: Kelly Smith and Derrin Hawkins- Zappos and The Power of Wow
Mar 11 • 60 min
Every once in a while a company comes around that raises the standard of what business should be. Whether it’s carving out a unique identity, or setting a new standard for exceptional customer service, Zappos has become a shining example of how…
568: Talking Stick- Pricing That Attracts Ideal Customers
Mar 9 • 18 min
Business owners often fear that price and what they charge for their services and products is going to deter customers. Well, guess what? It should! The impression you create as to approximately what your price range is has a lot to do with attracting…
567: Rich Brooks- How Virtual Business Translates Into the Real World
Mar 4 • 52 min
For some of us, online transactions are nerve-wracking. For others, live events are where the anxiety lies. Many businesses do perfectly well existing in one space over the other. But as technology and life become more and more integrated, shouldn’t we…
566: Kathryn Haydon- Non-Obvious Ways to Spark Creativity
Feb 26 • 48 min
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you’re not creative because you’re not in a “creative” field. But creativity is, in fact, for everyone and creative thinking is a skill that anybody can develop. Having a creative process can be an inclusive…
565: Talking Stick- A Different Perspective
Feb 24 • 17 min
Common business advice is to work ON your business more than IN it. Great advice for making sure you don’t get caught up in daily tasks. However, better advice is to work OUTSIDE your business more than ON it. The best thing you can do for your business…
564: Grant Baldwin- Five Steps to Becoming a Successful Speaker
Feb 19 • 60 min
I hesitated to discuss the journey to becoming a speaker because it is such a specific subject and, frankly, there’s a lot of content out there on it. However, there remains a lot of valuable information about the speaking industry that is still untapped…
563: Talking Stick- Clarity is a Process
Feb 17 • 16 min
The process of gaining clarity seems like a never-ending process. But an essential one. We need to constantly learn how to say what needs to be said in our marketing and brand message in a more compelling and concise way. In this episode, I explain the…
562: Andrew Gaffney- Unpacking the B2B Mindset
Feb 12 • 50 min
We often think of B2B as the opposite of B2C; where B2C is about serving people, B2B is serving a company. However, it is important to keep in mind that B2B is still B2H marketing- that is, Business to Human. I’m thrilled to take some time this week to…
561: Talking Stick- How You Make Them Feel
Feb 10 • 13 min
As the famous quote by Maya Angelou states, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Never is this more important than in your brand message and customer experience. Find out…
560: Donald Rattner - How to Design Your Creative Space
Feb 5 • 51 min
Some of you might know that I moved down to Miami from New York City in order to combine my love for city life, architecture, and a more relaxed pace for living. For me, Miami inspires me in more ways than one. Additionally, I’ve always known that my…
559: Talking Stick- Your Work Environment
Feb 3 • 18 min
There are two episodes coming up where I speak to experts about setting up your work environment to inspire creativity, innovation and productivity. In this episode, I add to that conversation a couple tips about considering your health and well-being in…
558: Richard Buchanan- Wild Thoughts to Grow Your Business
Jan 29 • 47 min
I love discovering new ways of thinking, especially if it means finding creative ways to view my business from a different angle. Especially when things are going well, it can be difficult to see the things that might be holding your business back. The…
557: Talking Stick- Creating an Environment for Change
Jan 27 • 16 min
There are many unique challenges to being an entrepreneur. The fact that there’s a fine line, or no line, between ourselves and our business. Therefore, our mindsets can easily get in our way. The fact that we are constantly learning new strategies in…
556: Amanda Slavin- The Seven Levels of Engagement
Jan 22 • 46 min
Has social media ruined the meaning of engagement? Actually, social media is just the base camp for the type of engagement that is currently available to us. There is nothing wrong with getting ‘likes’ but humans are desperate for more. What do we do with…
555: Talking Stick- Engagement is Next Level
Jan 20 • 11 min
Social media has diluted what engagement means. In the real world, engagement means creating real relationships. Not just capturing a “like” or a comment on a post. Engagement means to gain someone’s full attention and create a dialogue, a conversation…
554: Jeff Fromm - Turn Your Purpose into a Competitive Advantage
Jan 15 • 46 min
Most entrepreneurs understand how important it is to have a clear purpose. Unfortunately for many, “purpose” has become more of a marketing tool and has lost its authenticity. There are plenty of brands, however, that have been able to keep their purpose…
553: Talking Stick- Paying Attention Can Save Your Business
Jan 13 • 18 min
The world around us and our customers are changing all the time. Paying close attention to these changes can make the difference as to whether your business stays relevant or not. Have you ever seen a business close and wonder, “how could they have not…
552: David Meerman Scott - Connect With Your Fanocracy
Jan 8 • 52 min
Most of us have something that we’re really into. Maybe it’s a band or a sports team or Harry Potter. Whatever it is, most of us can say we’re big fans of something and that we enjoy sharing in the community of our fellow fans. Often, we think of fandom…
551: Talking Stick- When Your World Gets Rocked
Jan 6 • 13 min
In big ways and in little ways, our worlds often get rocked. Especially as Creative Warriors. It can be something like losing a client, something not working or a sudden change. My world was rocked in a big way recently with the sudden death of my…
550: Shirzad Chamine- Increase Your Positivity in the New Year
Jan 1 • 51 min
We’re going to change things up on Creative Warriors. This week I’m thrilled to welcome a guest who’s 6-week course I will be taking in the new year. Once I’ve finished the course, I plan on having this guest back to discuss my results. Sure, it’s a…
549: Santa Clause and Cecilia Otto - A Special Christmas Episode
Dec 25, 2019 • 16 min
I always love it when an episode lands on Christmas Day! It’s yet another time when I get to reflect and be thankful for everything my Creative Warriors community has given me. So, I wanted to revisit one of our special Christmas episodes where we had two…
548: Anthony Kennada - Understanding Category Creation
Dec 18, 2019 • 48 min
I’ll admit that the idea of creating a brand new category is intimidating. Not many of us feel like we might be the next Steve Jobs. But creating categories is not only more approachable than we think, but often right in front of us. All it takes is a…
547: Talking Stick- Hourly Value of Your Business
Dec 16, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, I offer you a tool to evaluate the true hourly value of your business. I call it the rule of thirds. Listen in and you’ll understand why. Once you understand this, you’ll know better what to say yes to and what to say no to. You’ll be…
546: Charlie Gilkey- How To Go From Idea to Done
Dec 11, 2019 • 48 min
I consider myself a productive person. I have hard systems, apps, and even color-coding that I use to make sure that I complete projects and tasks in a timely fashion and still have time for myself. However, it’s a topic that I love digging into. Who…
545: Talking Stick- Ready For a Big Leap?
Dec 9, 2019 • 14 min
2020 is a leap year on the calendar but it can also be YOUR leap year. The year you make a big leap forward in your life and business. Find out how and the story behind my new talk, Life is an Everything Bagel, that will inspire you to stop choosing…
544: William Arruda - Personal Branding in the Virtual Age
Dec 4, 2019 • 48 min
The world is moving deeper into the digital world and at an alarmingly fast pace. As a result, today’s technology has leveled the business playing field. In this fast-moving virtual age, establishing a strong personal brand has become a critical part of…
543: Talking Stick- Goal Setting Mindsets
Dec 2, 2019 • 15 min
The thing about goal setting is you can set all the goals you want, make all the plans and create the lists, but if you don’t have mindsets to support you, your goals aren’t as likely to work out. In this episode, I share ideas to strengthen positive…
542: Joseph Michelli- Lessons Learned from Airbnb
Nov 27, 2019 • 40 min
As entrepreneurs, we can always learn from studying companies that really understand what they’re doing. From branding to customer service, there is always more to learn. I especially get excited when I get the opportunity to unpack a brand with someone…
541: Jon Warner – The Winning Start-up Formula
Nov 20, 2019 • 45 min
Often when launching a new company or business, we are looking for a map that will guide us from seed to conception. On my journey, I looked for any source that would help me on my path. Some strategies worked, but many of them did not.
540: Talking Stick- Most Common Advice
Nov 18, 2019 • 14 min
There’s one bit of advice I find myself saying to branding and coaching clients all the time, No, I’m not going to reveal it here. You have to listen to the episode! And I would listen as I’m sure if I had the good fortune to work with you personally, at…
539: Laurie Guest – Making Small Decisions for Big Results
Nov 13, 2019 • 49 min
When people think about making changes in their business, they often think about massive life-altering changes. What if the changes we need to make are small detail-oriented changes? Subtle improvements in our customer service that will increase the value…
538: Talking Stick- Suggested Books
Nov 11, 2019 • 22 min
I’m asked all the time what books I suggest. Reading two books a week to keep up with interviews for Creative Warriors, over 5+ years you can imagine how many books I’ve read. These are the best of the best. Links to each book are below. Enjoy and always…
537: David Horsager – The Strategy of Trust
Nov 6, 2019 • 45 min
As Creative Warriors, we’re always looking for ways to expand our business and build new relationships. We often look for things outside of ourselves that will help us gain a strategic advantage. What if the edge we need is something we currently possess?…
536: Talking Stick- Your Theme for 2020
Nov 4, 2019 • 14 min
In what has become an end-of-the-year annual tradition on Creative Warriors, in this episode I share ideas about setting your theme for next year. Why it’s important, how to go about discovering your theme and how your theme integrates into your goals for…
535: Ethan Beute- Rehumanize Your Business with Video
Oct 30, 2019 • 48 min
I am continuously looking for new authentic ways to connect with people. Personal connections have been essential for me when looking to create new business relationships. It’s a vital part of my professional strategy. The goal is to expand my business in…
534: John Jantsch- Blending Business with Mindfulness
Oct 23, 2019 • 45 min
In business, we’re often taught to achieve at all costs. But what if there’s a better way to approach entrepreneurialism that still leads to success and achievement. A way to bring more peace, calm, and artistry to your business life. Being an…
533: Talking Stick- Empathy Intelligence
Oct 21, 2019 • 11 min
After observing a number of situations recently where leaders seem to have a lack of understanding of those they lead, it got me wondering about measurable empathy intelligence. We have tests, assessments and scales for every other kind of intelligence…
532: Kate O’Neill- Merging Humanity and Technology
Oct 16, 2019 • 49 min
Sometimes I have concerns about technology and the impact it is having on society. Whether positive or negative, it has become an integral part of our lives, both professionally and personally. With the advances we’ve made in technology, there are still…
531: Talking Stick- Seeing is Better Than Serving
Oct 14, 2019 • 16 min
We all strive to provide the best customer service possible. But what if good or even exceptional customer service isn’t enough? Excellent customer service is too easy to replicate so it’s still hard to stand out. What could be better than serving people?…
530: John Livesay- Best Selling Through Storytelling
Oct 9, 2019 • 46 min
If you want to attract business you must have a story that is interesting. Business owners often miss out on opportunities or cannot close a deal because they didn’t make a lasting impression. Many think that it’s luck, but it’s not. It is important to…
529: Talking Stick- Aspirational Marketing
Oct 7, 2019 • 11 min
Could it be that we’re becoming more positive? That marketing pain and negativity is no longer what people need to see before they seek a solution? It seems so! Or at least negativity is not all they want to see. Find out how to market aspiration and…
528: Brad Deutser – Finding Clarity
Oct 2, 2019 • 41 min
A lack of clarity can severely hinder the life of a creative professional. You can have a bunch of daily tasks and plenty of work to do, but without clarity, you don’t have a clear idea of why you’re doing it and how it will benefit your overall goal…
527: Talking Stick- Three Months To Change Your Life
Sep 30, 2019 • 14 min
There are three months left to 2019. So I’m challenging you with a series of things you can do for the remaining three months to change your life. Three daily practices for three months. Three things you’re going to start doing for the next three months.…
526: Jessica Abel- Find Your Creative Focus
Sep 25, 2019 • 48 min
Procrastination gets in the way of creative professionals in different ways. We can have too many projects that we’re working on, jobs that don’t feed our bigger goals, and even too many tabs open on our computer. But you’re able to get further if you can…
525: David Hauser- Optimize Your Life
Sep 18, 2019 • 49 min
I used to eat out for almost every meal. I rarely cooked, and my body, skin and bank account were suffering. But then, I changed my eating habits because I wanted to look good. As I got older, my mindset shifted; I realized that how I felt was more…
524: Talking Stick- The Unique Experience of Transition
Sep 16, 2019 • 18 min
Whether you are transitioning from a corporate job to another field or to becoming an entrepreneur and going out on your own, it’s a unique experience. Or perhaps you’ve been an entrepreneur all along but there’s something else you’d like to be doing…
523: William Ammerman- Technology: Fear or Future?
Sep 11, 2019 • 56 min
There are aspects of modern technology and AI that could make us fearful. Companies and governments are using our data to influence us commercially and politically. Even scarier, we often aren’t aware of these actions because they are invisible. However,…
522: Talking Stick- Customer Behavior Gap Part 2
Sep 9, 2019 • 20 min
A continuation of last week’s Talking Stick episode, this week we get more specific on three ways customer’s behavior using technology has changed and how we need to adapt. In summary, they want to stay where they are, one size does not fit all, and they…
521: Sunny Bonnell- Unleash Your Rare Breed
Sep 4, 2019 • 50 min
The Creative Warrior community is made up of misfits; we’re people who think differently than our peers and often feel like outsiders looking in. It’s common to want to change the traits that make us different, but it’s precisely those special qualities…
520: Talking Stick- Customer Behavior Gap Part 1
Sep 2, 2019 • 15 min
One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is keeping up with changes in customer behavior. Never is this truer than the gap that is created between how customers are behaving on technology and how businesses are using technology. In this…
519: Sashka Hanna-Rappl - Being Soul’d Out
Aug 28, 2019 • 40 min
Figuring out your life’s purpose can feel like a daunting endeavor. It’s such a big question, and we often confuse purpose with career. We can get lost in our thoughts when we try to answer the question, “Why am I here?” But if you’re out of alignment…
518: Talking Stick- Your Diversity Opens Your World
Aug 26, 2019 • 13 min
A fun week of travel and several unplanned visits leads me to understand a valuable lesson about having a diverse business model. My hope is that you will be empowered to be true to yourself to build a diverse business model that can open up your world in…
517: Carlos Hidalgo- Redefining the Hustle Culture
Aug 21, 2019 • 48 min
We live in a “hustle culture” that praises getting little sleep, sacrificing everything, and working nonstop. If you watch Shark Tank, you’re familiar with their advice to work 90 hours a week if you want to be successful as an entrepreneur. But putting…
516: Heather Burgett - How To Be A PR Star
Aug 14, 2019 • 39 min
Many people think PR is either going to get you on the Today Show, or get you in magazines which hardly exist anymore. It feels like a mystery that couldn’t possibly work for them. As a result, they don’t attempt to engage in media relationships at all.
515: Kenneth Aldrich - Create an Entrepreneurial Mind
Aug 7, 2019 • 42 min
So much of our success depends on what’s going on inside and how we react to the challenges along the way. If you don’t work on your mindset, you’ll end up giving up when facing adversity. You might even be too afraid to start. Unless you spend time…
514: Talking Stick- How To Level Up
Aug 5, 2019 • 17 min
You know the common term to level up your business? In this episode, I lay out the 4 levels of business development from zero to $1 million to everything in between. It’s only important that you reach the level YOU want to. You’ll gain an understanding of…
513: Chip Conley- Making of a Modern Elder
Jul 31, 2019 • 45 min
We often think of wisdom as flowing downhill, but that’s not the case. Young workers and more seasoned employees have so much to offer each other, especially with the fast-paced changes in technology today. Instead of judging different generations, turn…
512: Talking Stick- Are you fitting life into work or work into life?
Jul 29, 2019 • 18 min
The whole idea of work/life balance is a misnomer. Or is it even work/life balance that you strive for? Perhaps it’s more of a relationship between money and lifestyle. As you’ll hear in this episode, there’s a time to attain and a time to attune. And it…
511: Dov Gordon - The Essence of Sales
Jul 24, 2019 • 51 min
There is no known answer to anything. We often look to “experts” to show us the way when we’re feeling insecure. But this can cause us to lose our intuition in the process. At the end of the day, you are what separates you and your product apart from…
510: Talking Stick- Failure Sucks
Jul 22, 2019 • 16 min
Why has failure been glamourized? As if it’s some badge of honor, a rite of passage or something we need to go through as Warriors. It’s not. It’s all in how you look at it. I share how I look at “failure”, or don’t see it at all actually. You’ll…
509: Susan Steinbrecher - Meaningful Alignment of Emotional Intelligence
Jul 17, 2019 • 43 min
I’ve grown to have an aversion to the term “likemindedness.” If you only hang out with people who share your views, you’ll never be challenged. The bigger challenge is being around people who think differently and still being able to find alignment.
508: Talking Stick- Thresholds and Transitions
Jul 15, 2019 • 18 min
The power of a single word. The power to change your perspective. My hope is that thinking in terms of thresholds as you go through changes in life, particularly in midlife, will help you embrace the process. Which can at times be painful, frustrating and…
507: Chris Griffiths - A Systematic Process to Creativity
Jul 10, 2019 • 51 min
As most of you know, I’m a true systems guy. But not many people think of creativity as something that can have a system. Most assume that it’s something that “hits” you out of nowhere instead of something that you can plan out. However, there is a way to…
506: Talking Stick- Your Inner Lingo
Jul 8, 2019 • 20 min
My book, LINGO is a branding and marketing strategy. But this episode is about your inner lingo. Meaning, I believe it’s incredibly important to pay attention to the energy behind what you say and think. That’s your inner lingo. To accelerate getting what…
505: Elena Anguita - Create Miracles by Spreading Thanks
Jul 3, 2019 • 46 min
Gratitude is a personal practice that takes place internally. It can retrain your brain away from negativity and make you more aware of the good around you. So how can we take gratitude and give it an exponential effect? One way to make it active is by…
504: Talking Stick- Excellence vs. Perfection
Jul 1, 2019 • 13 min
We often wear perfection like a badge of honor. But is it really? Or is it a negative fuel source cloaked in a great outcome? This conversation with a friend over Sunday brunch may give you a different perspective and reframe perfection to excellence. I…
503: Norm Laviolette - Business Lessons from Improv
Jun 26, 2019 • 52 min
I suck at improv. I’ve dabbled in it here and there, but I love it because it challenges me in all the ways I need to grow. I’ve been known to “prescribe” improv to clients, but they often don’t end up taking a class. The fear of looking stupid holds a…
502: Todd Caponi- The Transparency Sale: Unexpected Honesty
Jun 19, 2019 • 51 min
Being vulnerable is difficult for everyone, but it can be especially hard for businesses to embrace. They often think that vulnerability will take away their power. They’re convinced that being honest and authentic will limit their results. But being…
501: Talking Stick- Acceptance and Acknowledgment
Jun 17, 2019 • 20 min
Inspired by a week of events and conversations, I talk about acceptance within ourselves and from others. Similar to my TEDx Talk where I suggest that when we allow ourselves to see what others see in us, that it can help us expand beyond our…
500th Episode Celebration - Behind the Scenes
Jun 12, 2019 • 82 min
Welcome to the 500th Episode of Creative Warriors! In just under five years, we have over a million downloads and 500 episodes. I was planning on getting a “big name” or celebrity to celebrate this milestone, but I realized that none of that really…
499: Talking Stick- What Do You Own?
Jun 10, 2019 • 15 min
This question, “What do you own?”, is both practical and philosophical. I cover multiples sides of the importance of ownership from why it’s important for your business to knowing how what you own can help you carve out a place for yourself in the world.
498: Joshua Spodek - Initiative and Passion
Jun 5, 2019 • 45 min
A lot of us Creative Warriors have lots of passion but no initiative. We have a dream and a talent, but we often don’t know where to put our energy. We can’t tell the difference between passing fancies and things that are worth doing. Fear can also hold…
497: Talking Stick- Entrepreneur Ecosystem
Jun 3, 2019 • 39 min
After last week’s Talking Stick episode when I suggested that the reason Warriors experience so many ups and downs is that parts of their entrepreneur ecosystem are not functioning well, I received a few inquiries asking about the entrepreneur ecosystem.…
496: Michelle Mazur - Find Your Three Word Rebellion
May 29, 2019 • 43 min
Do you show up “salesy” or committed? If you’re passionate, you can be direct and demanding without coming off as a pushy salesman. Get people on your team by having a clear message that is both easy to communicate and easy for others to adopt. In today’s…
495: Talking Stick- The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship
May 27, 2019 • 12 min
Are the ups and downs of entrepreneurship inevitable? The nature of the beast? Or do we cause it? It’s a little bit of both but I believe the biggest culprit is that specialization has caused fragmentation. Find out how to get out of this loop of running…
494: Matthew Neill Davis - The Art of Preventing Stupid
May 22, 2019 • 40 min
You never need insurance until it’s a bad time. Do you really want to make a stressful scenario worse? Probably not. If you can understand that you’re going to need to be in the best state of mind that you can be to handle that future crisis, you’ll be…
493: Talking Stick- Setting The Environment
May 20, 2019 • 17 min
If systems and structure seem rigid or you feel might inhibit your creativity, here’s a different way to look at systems. Find out how setting the environment for what you want can make miracles happen. You’ll hear how setting the environment is the…
492: John David Mann - You’re Richer Than You Think
May 15, 2019 • 47 min
It’s very hard to imagine retirement- it can feel like a far-off dream. It’s difficult to save for something that you can’t even imagine. Because of this, a lot of us avoid thinking or talking about money at all. It doesn’t feel good. Like a diet, budgets…
491: Chris Dyer- Culture is Your Vision and Values
May 8, 2019 • 46 min
Often, as creative professionals, we don’t put much thought into the idea of company culture. But even when your team is working remotely, you can build a successful culture. It all begins with you. If you have a clear idea of your company’s values, you…
490: Talking Stick- Creators as Connectors
May 6, 2019 • 16 min
Have you ever considered the role you play as a connector? In other words, you create something for someone so that they can reach the audience or people they want to reach. When you think about it that way, it increases the level of responsibility and…
489: Jane Pollak - Too Much of Not Enough
May 1, 2019 • 44 min
I’ve never had a guest on to talk about a memoir, but I thought Jane Pollak’s journey would be beneficial for the Creative Warrior community. Jane was a successful artist decorating eggs bought by people like Steve Jobs and featured at The White House,…
488: Talking Stick- The Courageous Warrior
Apr 29, 2019 • 12 min
Being a warrior is courage on steroids. It takes so much courage to put ourselves out there, to risk failure as well as the risk of the burden of responsibilities of success. Courage has been on my mind because of the recent Netflix special with Brene…
487: Jennifer Allwood- Creating a Scaleable Creative Business
Apr 24, 2019 • 42 min
Making your creative business profitable is a constant struggle for artists. Because our services are often something we’ve done for free, we feel guilty charging a lot of money. We get stuck in the loop of doing work at lower rates for friends and family…
486: Talking Stick- Trifecta of Success
Apr 22, 2019 • 23 min
Ever have that feeling that you’re working really hard but hardly getting ahead? You know….running on a hamster wheel? It’s likely because you’re applying a lot of effort and strategy but getting in your own way with mindset blocks. In this episode, I lay…
485: Raana Zia - Create Your Desired Life
Apr 17, 2019 • 45 min
A lot of times we set intentions, but we don’t get the results we want. This is because we are out of alignment. We have a vision, but we don’t actually believe our goals could come true. Manifestation is a powerful tool, but you have to align your…
484: Heather Hansen - Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself
Apr 10, 2019 • 40 min
When I had back surgery, my doctor told me everything that would happen except for one thing: there would be machines on my legs pumping my blood. I woke up and immediately thought I was paralyzed. If my doctor had told me this was going to happen, it…
483: Talking Stick- Think Like a Leader
Apr 8, 2019 • 12 min
Entrepreneurs don’t often think of themselves as leaders. Thinking like a leader will help you think bigger and step into creating the impact you want on your community and in the world. When you think of people like Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Oprah…
482: Laura Gassner Otting - Live Limitless
Apr 3, 2019 • 42 min
Balance is impossible to find. There are always challenges and unexpected responsibilities that throw off this fictional ideal. There is no perfect ratio of work life and home life that will magically solve your problems.
481: Talking Stick- Diverse Marketing for Different Personalities
Apr 1, 2019 • 13 min
Within many languages, there are accents. Similarly, when you speak the lingo of your ideal customers, there are different personalities. So while you want to attract and appeal to the narrow audience of ideal customers, you can also appeal to the…
480: Jennifer Iannolo - Self-Directed Empowerment
Mar 27, 2019 • 42 min
So often we disempower ourselves because we look through a lens of excuses. When our businesses aren’t doing well, we’ll say, “The economy is bad” or “Email marketing is dead” instead of looking for ways we can do better. It’s time to stop depending on…
479: Arthur Joseph - Voice is Power
Mar 20, 2019 • 40 min
I talk all day long. Speaking is my profession, so I take care of my instrument by steaming my throat every morning and doing vocal warm-ups. It’s no different than the drills I would practice if I were an athlete- talking is my sport. But vocal training…
478: Talking Stick- Frictionless Customers
Mar 18, 2019 • 15 min
There are many business models based on a frictionless experience for the customer—rideshare apps, food delivery, etc. In this episode, I reverse the thinking. How about as businesses we concentrate on attracting frictionless customers? Those that are the…
477: Steven Griffith - The Time Cleanse
Mar 13, 2019 • 44 min
People often say to me, “I don’t have enough time.” This is a scarcity mindset. If you don’t have enough time, what else do you not have enough of? You actually do have enough time, you just might be feeling powerless to choose how you spend it.
476: Talking Stick- Your Values, Your Time
Mar 11, 2019 • 13 min
Are you allocating your time towards what you say you value? This episode will prepare you for the next episode with Steven Griffith who offers strategies to do a time cleanse. By doing a time cleanse, you can create the time to really put your time…
475: Ian Altman- A New Selling Mindset
Mar 6, 2019 • 48 min
We spend too much time trying to “sell” to people who are not a good fit for our business. How many business cards for people who will never use your service do you need? The answer is zero. We also often use violent sports or battle analogies to describe…
474: Talking Stick- Conversations Create Movement
Mar 4, 2019 • 15 min
I’m fortunate to have many conversations in a single day with a diverse group of people in person and online. I’m always looking for connections between conversations as an indicator of what the world needs or how people are evolving. I’ll bet you’ll…
473: Nadia Finer - Embrace What Makes You Different
Feb 27, 2019 • 43 min
As small businesses owners, we can often put ourselves down. We say, “Oh, it’s just this little thing I do.” Often it’s the mom or dad who is running a business but also shuffling kids around or the creative with their own small list of clients. It’s so…
472: Talking Stick- You Can’t Afford Not To
Feb 25, 2019 • 33 min
My good friend, Melissa Smith happened to be visiting me in Miami so in this episode, we chat about resistance to getting help and the different types of support you need for your business. Melissa is an expert in remote work and virtual assistants and…
471: Douglas Vermeeren - How Successful People Think Differently
Feb 20, 2019 • 40 min
It’s hard to talk negatively about positive thinking. But positive thinking means you’re actually attached to the negative. If you think there was a reason for suffering it will cause you to stay in suffering.
470: Talking Stick- Drive, Impatience and the Mid-Life Entrepreneur
Feb 18, 2019 • 15 min
There are so many of us driven to do big things in the second-half of our lives. Feeling driven with a strong passion combined with impatience can be frustrating. What I’ve realized along my personal journey and in speaking to others is that some…
469: Holly Hatam - Make Money Doing What You Love
Feb 13, 2019 • 34 min
Artists are so often plagued by feelings of self-doubt. We’re afraid to go after what we really want because we wonder if we’re competitive enough to create a sustainable life. We’ll talk ourselves out of pursuing a career in the thing that we love and…
468: Talking Stick- Stop Trying So Hard
Feb 11, 2019 • 21 min
We Warriors are wired to work hard. Say that 10 times fast!:) That’s true in business and often in life. I wonder, though, if it’s how we should be showing up in the world. I wonder if the world wants a different way. Is it really how we get what we are…
467: LuAnn Nigara - A Well-Designed Business
Feb 6, 2019 • 46 min
LuAnn Nigara co-owns, with her husband Vince and cousin Bill, Window Works in Livingston NJ. It is a 10-person firm, specializing in window treatments and awnings, with annual sales of 2 million+, and have serviced more than 25,000 clients since opening…
466: Talking Stick- How To Structure Your Year To Meet Your Goals
Feb 4, 2019 • 23 min
A month into the new year, how are your goals going? In this episode, I share a new way to set goals and structure your year. A way that I believe accomplishes the balance between setting your sights on big dreams while also taking care of yourself and…
465: Scott Beebe - Business On Purpose
Jan 30, 2019 • 40 min
So often we get bogged down doing the daily tasks of our business. We’re spending time doing the marketing, the accounting, the receivables, and on and on. We can barely get our head above water to allow us to see our bigger picture.
464: Talking Stick- What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us Where We Want To Go
Jan 28, 2019 • 12 min
Some new thoughts on the classic phrase, “What got us here won’t get us where we want to go.” Perhaps it has more to do with old ways of thinking that are holding us back rather than adopting new practices and habits. I also share some thoughts about…
463: Steve Woodruff - Clarity to Get Heard and Get Referred
Jan 23, 2019 • 43 min
It’s hard to come up with a good answer to the question “What do you do?” We want to respond with something that is memorable, that incites conversation, and that can lead to a referral. So how can we find a sentence that does all that? By getting clarity.
462: Chris Westfall - Creative Spirit is the Foundation of Leadership
Jan 16, 2019 • 35 min
It’s time to redefine leadership. Often when we talk about leaders, we are talking about CEOs of companies, but here’s the truth: we are all leaders. It’s important that we, as Creative Warriors, learn to own that fact. The basis of leadership is…
461: Talking Stick- Find a Positive Fuel Source
Jan 14, 2019 • 9 min
Those of us who strive to grow, develop and get better at what we do seem to often thrive on feedback, self-evaluation and constructive criticism. Does it have to be that way? Can’t we find a positive fuel source? Find out in this episode.
460: James Fell- Holy Sh!t Moments and How To Make Them Happen
Jan 9, 2019 • 40 min
We’re often taught that slow and steady wins the race. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the idea that small, incremental changes are the best way to create life-lasting change. But what if our biggest improvements actually happen in a…
459: Talking Stick- The Paradox of Goals and Expectations
Jan 7, 2019 • 11 min
It’s that time of year when you’re setting a lot of goals. But are you also setting yourself up for disappointment? How do you handle it when you don’t meet your goals? Does the voice of expectation make you feel bad about yourself? How do you reason the…
458: Alan Stein, Jr.- Raise Your Game in 2019
Jan 2, 2019 • 47 min
I’m always the person who comes up behind. I tend to take more time studying and can be pretty meticulous, but as the finish line approaches I sail ahead. Now, I embrace this trait- I know that it’s actually those “unseen hours” of preparation that are…
457: Darren Virassammy - Focus on Your Strengths
Dec 26, 2018 • 46 min
It’s human nature to focus on what’s wrong. We’re often taught to achieve balance by strengthening our weaknesses. But what if we just need to be aware of our weaknesses and not necessarily spend time on them?
456: Talking Stick- Two Gifts to Bring Out The Best in You
Dec 24, 2018 • 11 min
As my gift to you, I offer you two exercises to bring out more in you than you can imagine for yourself. You’ll have fun with these exercises and set yourself up to have an amazing 2019! Enjoy and I wish each and every one of you a magical Holiday and a…
455: Lisa Nirell- Mindful Marketing: Be Present and Profitable
Dec 19, 2018 • 34 min
So often, the words we use around marketing are overly aggressive. We say that we want to reach a “target audience,” we need to “penetrate” the market, or we need to “push” our product. But words have energy. To attract our ideal customers we have to…
454: Talking Stick- The Subtleties of an Abundant Mind
Dec 17, 2018 • 11 min
The idea of changing a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset can seem like a daunting task. Sort of like a complete makeover when all we need is a haircut. This episode offers you ideas on how to pay attention to the subtleties of your thoughts and…
453: Mo Bunnell - Selling IS Helping
Dec 12, 2018 • 48 min
One thing I truly believe creatives struggle with is feeling like a sleazy salesman. We want to focus on our craft and become hesitant about the business development side of what we do. Most of the time that means selling ourselves short, and not getting…
452: Talking Stick- Work OUTSIDE your business more than ON it
Dec 10, 2018 • 8 min
Common advice is to work ON your business more than IN your business. Great advice for keeping us from getting caught up in trivial tasks at the sacrifice of moving our businesses forward. Better yet though is to work OUTSIDE your business more than ON…
451: Viv and Tash - How Instagram Can Humanize Your Brand
Dec 5, 2018 • 47 min
Tasha (Tash) and Vivien (Viv) are Instagram Experts who met at Otago University a few years ago while studying Food Science. With numerous positive testimonials and a growing client base, Tash and Viv left their ‘real’ jobs and began to focus on spreading…
450: Paresh Shah - How To Be a Lifter and Inspire Others
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
Many of us grew up thinking that if you work hard and you don’t give your boss any trouble, you’ll you have a nice future. There was a clear hierarchy, and you had to stay in your lane. But as the world is changing, the definition of leadership is…
449: Talking Stick- Avoiding Seasonal Burnout
Nov 26, 2018 • 17 min
For many entrepreneurs and small businesses, the upcoming holiday season can be the busiest time of year. While hopefully, that’s a good thing, it can also take its toll on your health and mental state. Having been a portrait photographer for so many…
448: Jay Acunzo - Break the Wheel
Nov 21, 2018 • 46 min
Jay Acunzo is waging war against conventional thinking. He is a globally touring keynote speaker, author of the book, Break the Wheel, and the founder of Unthinkable Media, which creates documentary series with B2B brands. Previously, Jay was a digital…
447: Talking Stick- In Your Comfort Zone
Nov 19, 2018 • 12 min
Why is it we are often encouraged to get out of our comfort zones but rarely encouraged to get IN our comfort zones? Well, that’s what I’m encouraging you to do during this holiday season. Get IN your comfort zone. Shouldn’t it be about balance? If you’re…
446: Ilise Benun - The Niche Debate
Nov 14, 2018 • 45 min
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…
445: Talking Stick- Creating a Killer ABOUT Page
Nov 12, 2018 • 22 min
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…
444: Michael Bungay Stanier - Bring Out The Best in Others
Nov 7, 2018 • 48 min
Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company that champions coaching as a force for leadership development and culture change. They teach managers leaders practical tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less.
443: Talking Stick- Time to Think About Your Theme for 2019
Nov 5, 2018 • 14 min
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…
442: Jessica Pettitt - Good Enough Now is the Starting Place
Oct 31, 2018 • 40 min
Jessica Pettitt. Jessica, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work…
441: Talking Stick- Acceptance
Oct 29, 2018 • 12 min
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…
440: Robbie Samuels- Networking as a Marketing Strategy
Oct 24, 2018 • 55 min
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…
439: Talking Stick- Get Your Body Moving To Get Your Brain Grooving
Oct 22, 2018 • 29 min
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…
438: Shep Hyken - The Convenience Revolution
Oct 17, 2018 • 48 min
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…
437: Talking Stick- Business in the Selfie Age
Oct 15, 2018 • 19 min
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…
436: Blair Enns- Pricing For Creative Businesses
Oct 10, 2018 • 50 min
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,…
435: Talking Stick- What Do You Want To Move Away From?
Oct 8, 2018 • 17 min
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…
434: Jay Baer - Discover The Power Of Talk Triggers
Oct 3, 2018 • 37 min
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.
433: Chantelle Adams - Your Why Needs to Be Bigger Than Your Fear
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
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…
432: Talking Stick- 10,000 Miles With My Dead Father’s Ashes
Sep 24, 2018 • 33 min
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…
431: Daniel Pink - Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing
Sep 19, 2018 • 44 min
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 functi
430: Talking Stick- Wisdom from Whales and Dolphins
Sep 17, 2018 • 33 min
I absolutely love this conversation with Anne Gordon! Anne is founder of After years of whale watching tours, interactions with dolphins and guiding her guests to interact with these magnificent creatures, she has compiled a…
429: Melissa Agnes- Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World
Sep 12, 2018 • 47 min
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…
428: Talking Stick- Finding Self-Love
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
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…
427: Corey Poirier - Your Why Not is More Important Than Your Why
Sep 5, 2018 • 41 min
Corey Poirier is a multiple-time TEDx, MoMondays and PMx, Speaker. He is also the host of the top-rated ‘Conversations with PASSION’ Radio Show, founder of The Speaking Program, and he has been featured in multiple television specials. A columnist with…
426: Talking Stick- Things Are As You See Them: The Power of Perception
Sep 3, 2018 • 41 min
I could go all Matrix on you and put your brain in a knot. But the truth is, things are as you see them because of how you perceive them to be. Is it a good day or bad day? Depends how you see it. Was that a good thing that happened or a bad thing?…
425: Tom Schwab- The Power of Podcast Interview Marketing
Aug 29, 2018 • 41 min
Tom is the founder of Interview Valet, the category king of Podcast Interview Marketing. Tom knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Drawing on his engineering,…
424: Peter Kozodoy- How Honesty WILL Increase Your Profits
Aug 22, 2018 • 45 min
Peter is an Inc. columnist, keynote speaker, Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, and the Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising. His articles on business, leadership and entrepreneurship regularly appear in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post and…
423: Talking Stick- Understanding Millennials
Aug 20, 2018 • 34 min
If you’re in business and plan on being in business for the next several years or more, you better plan on understanding the often misunderstood millennials. They are a major buying force. From a marketing perspective, they are both predictable and…
422: Marc Gruber- 3 Steps to Discover Your Most Valuable Market Opportunities
Aug 15, 2018 • 39 min
Marc Gruber is a world-leading researcher in the domain of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. He is Vice President for Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He received multiple ‘Thought Leader’ awards…
421: Talking Stick- Stories To Create Relevancy
Aug 13, 2018 • 28 min
Story telling in business has become the “in” thing. It’s a great way to tell the story of your business and why you do what you do. But let’s flip this around. How about stories that create relevancy with your ideal customers? Told in the right way,…
420: Gregory Diehl- You Are Your Brand
Aug 7, 2018 • 44 min
On this episode of Creative Warriors, I am joined by branding expert Gregory Diehl. Gregory Diehl is the author of multiple Amazon best-selling books on identity development for businesses and individuals. He is also the founder of Identity Publications,…
419: Talking Stick- Work with Your Gift
Aug 6, 2018 • 41 min
Many people have a hard time charging what they are worth. This is often because it’s easy to not see value in what comes easy to you. Your gift. Most people have no problem charging a lot for what’s hard or takes up a lot of time. It’s actually the other…
418: Christopher Wirth- No Quit Living
Aug 1, 2018 • 42 min
Christopher is the Founder and President of No Quit Living. NQL is a Speaking, Coaching and Training Company that focuses on a number of topics, such as: Accountability, Goals, Time Maximization, Networking, Leadership, Sales, Personal Development and…
417: Talking Stick- Recognition without the Ego
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
One of the things that holds many people back is a fear of becoming “that person.” As if getting recognition or having financial success is going to inherently change who you are. If you are kind-hearted, person-driven, in the first place - it’s unlikely…
416: Neen James - Attention Pays
Jul 25, 2018 • 46 min
Download this episode to learn all about her insights and how you can increase your revenue through your attention to others.
415: Talking Stick- On Being a Misfit Entrepreneur
Jul 23, 2018 • 40 min
Unleash your inner misfit! In this conversation with serial entrepreneur and host of Misfit Entrepreneur podcast, Dave Lukas, you’ll learn how to leverage all that makes you unique. Being a misfit entrepreneur is about finding what makes you think…
414: Chris Ducker - How to Be a Youpreneur
Jul 18, 2018 • 45 min
Download this episode today and learn how you can build a brand that will hold up to any kind of economic change by having an audience that will support any of your endeavors.
413: Talking Stick- Resilience: How to survive when your world is on fire
Jul 16, 2018 • 41 min
To succeed, even survive, as a Creative Warrior takes resilience. You will get knocked down at times. Discouraged. Impatient. What really matters is your ability to get back up again. Perhaps not just survive but THRIVE after a big set back. Sandra…
412: Jim Rembach - Unlocking Your Emotional Intelligence
Jul 11, 2018 • 42 min
Ever feel like you’re not smart enough for business? That maybe you don’t have the IQ you need? To be honest, it’s not about your IQ. It’s about your emotional intelligence. Let’s face it, most business isn’t conducted with logic: it’s conducted with…
411: Talking Stick- Purposetivity: Productivity tips for purpose-driven entrepreneurs
Jul 9, 2018 • 36 min
There are plenty of tips and suggestions out there about how to be more productive. But like a lot of business advice and how-tos, they don’t necessarily work for right-brained, creative thinking and innovative people. Karen Fritz has a superpower to see…
410: Karen Briscoe- Success from 5 Minutes a Day
Jul 4, 2018 • 39 min
As creatives we’ve all heard about the importance of creating good habits. After all, it’s not people who decide their destiny: it’s their habits that decide it for them. One problem I’ve noticed a lot of people I coach have is that they try to do too…
409: Marina Darlow - Making Work Fun with Systems
Jun 27, 2018 • 41 min
Many Creative Warriors tend to think it’s impossible to harness the thing they are best at: creativity. They think it’s just a fountain that you let explode, and try to sort it all out later. There is a way to help with this, and it’s by creating a solid…
408: Talking Stick- Finding Your Purpose Through a Near Death Experience
Jun 25, 2018 • 37 min
I wrote an article years ago called, When Your Purpose Is Out To Kill You. In the case of our guest, Paula Brown, a near-death experience helped her find her purpose. And then, as is often the case, when we find our purpose it can feel like it’s out to…
407: Mark Bowden - The Power of Body Language
Jun 20, 2018 • 44 min
There’s one thing I’ve always been intrigued to study, and I’m sure you have too: body language. The idea that people may be saying more than they realize; that you’re uncovering their secrets. It’s a really exciting thing. There are a lot of myths,…
406: Talking Stick- The Difference Between What We See and Reality
Jun 18, 2018 • 34 min
Does it seem crazy to have a conversation with an addiction expert on a podcast about entrepreneurship? Let me ask you this. Have you ever felt like your reality was different than what people thought about you? Have you ever felt like an “imposter?” The…
405: David Burkus - Unlocking the Power of Your Hidden Network
Jun 13, 2018 • 46 min
If you’re like me, chances are you don’t like the idea of networking. It might feel a little sleazy, and conjure up images of a guy at an event passing out business cards to everyone he meets. In reality, that isn’t networking - or at least it shouldn’t…
404: Talking Stick- The Disparity Between Men and Women in Entrepreneurship
Jun 11, 2018 • 49 min
The inequality between men and women in the corporate world is well documented and often a topic of conversation. Rightfully so. But why is there a disparity between men and women in entrepreneurship? An area of life that both men and women should be in…
403: Jesse Cole - Be Crazy or Be Forgotten
Jun 6, 2018 • 42 min
Most entrepreneurs I know enter a business looking to do what someone else does, only do it better. In the end, how much better can you do? 10%? 15%? You don’t want to do what everyone else does, you’ll just get lost in the crowd. Instead, do the exact…
402: Talking Stick- Being a Highly-Sensitive Person
Jun 4, 2018 • 44 min
Do you consider yourself to be a highly-sensitive person? I would think most Creative Warriors are highly-sensitive people. I know I certainly am. At least in that, I am easily moved to being emotional and I am highly-sensitive of people around me. This…
401: Steve Olsher- Discover Your WHAT
May 30, 2018 • 40 min
Do you have moments of feeling unfulfilled in your life? Perhaps you’re chasing the wrong purpose. To really know what you should be doing in life, you need to discover your WHAT. What is it you’re good at? What is it you are meant to do? So many people…
400: Ulli Appelbaum- How to Balance Creativity and Logic to Help Your Brand
May 23, 2018 • 44 min
Something that has always fascinated me is brand storytelling. Many large businesses are straight to the point and matter of fact about their products and services. It makes them feel cold and like a machine, just looking to get in and get out with my…
399: Talking Stick- The Root of Happiness
May 21, 2018 • 14 min
Usually when we look at happiness, we wonder why we are not happy or as happy as we’d like to be. Well, what about the opposite? What about wondering why you feel happy and there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t be happy? That got me curious as to…
398: George Zwierko- Improve Your Marketing with Video
May 16, 2018 • 41 min
You know that I am all about making an emotional connection with your audience. Some may feel that’s difficult in our tech heavy world, where it almost seems like we are losing that touch of humanity. In reality, it’s easier than ever - thanks to video.…
397: Talking Stick- The Journey To TEDx and How You Can Make Your TEDx Dream Come True
May 14, 2018 • 35 min
The video for my TEDx talk at TEDxLincolnSquare came out last week. Along with messages of congratulations, many people have asked about how they too, can get the opportunity to speak at a TEDx event. In this episode, I not only offer some practical tips…
396: Anthony Metivier: How Improving Your Memory Can Improve Your Business
May 9, 2018 • 42 min
As you know, I am a big advocate of building that personal relationship with your clients. It’s what will keep them coming back to you again and again. Think about it, how special do you feel when someone remembers your name? What about when they remember…
395: Talking Stick- Make Space For What You Really Want
May 7, 2018 • 11 min
It’s one thing to say “no” to what you don’t want to do anyway. It’s quite another thing to say “no” to things that you do want to do. Why would you? To make space for what you REALLY want to do. Now that’s commitment! Find out about the benefits of…
394: Melissa Smith- Gain Time and Increase Revenue with a Virtual Assistant
May 2, 2018 • 47 min
Most Creative Warriors struggle with trying to do everything and spend the least amount of time doing the thing they are best at - being creative. If you want to advance your business, there’s no reason you should be the bookkeeper, or the person making…
393: Talking Stick- Branding is a 9 Second Pitch
Apr 30, 2018 • 14 min
Do you know how it’s difficult to develop an elevator phrase or a 2-minute pitch? How hard it is to get your point across and say all that you want to say in a short period of time? Now imagine when it comes to getting the attention of a prospective…
392: Michael Barber - Email Marketing Done Right
Apr 25, 2018 • 43 min
Some people think email marketing is dead. They couldn’t be more wrong. If you want to really build success in your business, one of the most important things you can do is build a strong email campaign. In the end, it’s the only online marketing asset…
391: Michelle Weinstein- Self-Worth and Your Sales
Apr 18, 2018 • 38 min
Do you ever worry that you’re charging too much for your services? If you’re like most of my Creative Warriors, you do. So many times creatives lack self-worth. They discount themselves so much, that in the end even their clients don’t value them as much…
390: Talking Stick- Your #1 Growth Strategy
Apr 16, 2018 • 12 min
What’s the fastest way to grow your business and be profitable? Should I tell you or make you listen to the episode? Hmm…..alright, I’ll tell you. It’s to only work with your ideal customers. Does that sound obvious? Then why do so many businesses accept…
389: Joey Coleman- Never Lose A Customer Again
Apr 11, 2018 • 47 min
So many businesses today stress one thing: customer acquisition. As important as this may seem, studies have shown that 20-70% customers stop doing business with a company in the first 100 days. Then what? Ultimately, customer retention is what will make…
388: Talking Stick- How To Create Amazing Customer Retention
Apr 9, 2018 • 20 min
Customer retention is one of the most important metrics for any business to follow. In this episode, I share my thoughts and practices about how to create amazing customer retention to prepare you to learn the strategy to do so from the guest on our next…
387: Lauren Fritsch - How to Stop Choosing Between Joy and Money
Apr 4, 2018 • 40 min
As people we all want two things: Joy and Money. It’s been a stereotype that we have to choose between one or the other. How many times have you seen the cliche of a starving artist on the verge of eviction every month, or the business man who hates his…
386: Talking Stick- Ideal Customers Bring Out Your Best
Apr 2, 2018 • 11 min
Like my TEDx talk, Validation Paradox: Finding Your Best Through Others, in this episode I clarify how working with your ideal customers also brings out your best. By surrounding yourself with people who can see more in you than you can see in yourself,…
385: Pia Silva - Badass Branding for Small Businesses
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
Branding is something that confuses people. When they hear the world they think pretty colors and pictures, catchy slogans and jingles, or large marketing departments and resources a solopreneur couldn’t afford. When it comes down to it, branding really…
384: Talking Stick- From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Mar 26, 2018 • 13 min
After years of coaching clients through major pivots in their lives and having done more than a fair share of pivots in my own life, this episode will offer you some things to consider. There are several things that are inherent in making a change and…
383: Tricia Brouk & Jamie Broderick- Behind the Scenes of a TEDx Talk
Mar 21, 2018 • 40 min
Public speaking is people’s #1 greatest fear. But why are we so scared of it? Is it because we’re afraid to be judged by others or is it because we aren’t passionate about the ideas we’re speaking about? When you get in front of an audience and you’re…
382: Talking Stick- The Secret Language of Customer Experience
Mar 19, 2018 • 14 min
One of the more important topics in my book, LINGO, is about customer experience (Chapter 9). It’s very important we think about customer service different than we used to. Simply put, we should consider not giving the experience we want our customers to…
381: Josh Haynam- Quizzes as a Marketing Strategy
Mar 14, 2018 • 42 min
The word “quiz” can conjure up images of stressful days in school, or gimmicky Buzzfeed posts your friends have shared. In reality, quizzes are one of the most powerful marketing tools you can use today. People don’t want to be one of a million, or
380: Talking Stick- What It Really Means To Speak Someone’s LINGO
Mar 12, 2018 • 17 min
By traditional definition, lingo means to speak the jargon of a group or individual. It’s important as we continue to discuss lingo and the lessons taught in my book, LINGO, that you understand how I define it. I define lingo as understanding someone’s…
379: Brian Boxer Wachler- The Power of Perception and a Success Mindset
Mar 7, 2018 • 38 min
Perception is everything in business. You want people to be able to look at you and your brand, and feel a connection. When a customer feels they know you, what you stand for, and even who you are on a personal level, they will want to be loyal to you.…
378: Talking Stick- Building a Community, Not a Business
Mar 5, 2018 • 12 min
When you think about your business as building a community and not just a business, it ups the game about how you think about the people who are going to provide for your business and your life. You will treat them as you would treat your friends and…
377: Tara Gentile- Disrupting Your Life and Business
Feb 28, 2018 • 47 min
We always hear the story of someone quitting their 9 to 5 job in the corporate world to become an entrepreneur. What happens when an entrepreneur feels a need to shift? What about when they feel their mission is complete, and they want to move on to…
376: Thom Singer- The Paradox of Potential
Feb 21, 2018 • 41 min
There is an interesting thing that happens when it comes to labeling people with their “potential”. Some people think they are reaching their full potential, but if you’re like me you feel like you’re not there yet. When we say someone has a lot of…
375: Talking Stick- The Secret Language of Service
Feb 19, 2018 • 12 min
I wrote LINGO to teach the 5-Step Secret Language Strategy to attract your ideal customers. What I realized afterward are all the other ways knowing your ideal customer’s secret language can affect your business in a positive way. For example, in this…
374: Jarie Bolander - The Culture of Entrepreneurs
Feb 14, 2018 • 44 min
Being an entrepreneur can often feel like a life or death situation. You make feel awkward, uncomfortable and nervous. Believe it or not, these are all strengths. To stay on top you need to stay hungry. You need to feel worried your life will sink,…
373: Talking Stick- Law of Attraction vs Taking Action
Feb 12, 2018 • 13 min
This will probably be a pretty good debate between the law of attraction and taking action. While I look at both sides, in the end, you’ll come to understand that it’s a blend of both. But I do take a side. You’ll have to listen to know how I chose and…
372: Robb Holman- Leading Others From The Inside Out
Feb 7, 2018 • 38 min
Many times people try to lead Creative Warriors from the outside. They offer us material bonuses, or things that just aren’t satisfying. Creatives, though, chase purpose and fulfillment. That means we need to start at the heart, start with passions, and…
371: Lynn Robinson- Put Your Intuition to Work
Jan 31, 2018 • 31 min
There’s one thing so many of us do in business that hurts us more than helps. That is using our logic brain. Sometimes we need to shift our focus to our intuition and just trust our guts. Our intuition can guide us to the right path in so many ways that…
370: Talking Stick- Business with a Soul
Jan 29, 2018 • 12 min
I explain why the phrase “business with a soul” is in the intro of every Creative Warriors episode and why it’s time has come. It’s about more than having integrity in business. I think that’s a given with heart-centered and purpose-driven entrepreneurs.…
369: Todd Henry - Be the Leader That Creative People Need
Jan 24, 2018 • 51 min
One of the biggest steps we have to take as creatives is working for ourselves, and starting our own business. This can come with its own set of challenges, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. You may think of yourself as a solo worker, but the moment you…
368: Talking Stick- The New Niche
Jan 22, 2018 • 9 min
One of the concepts in my book LINGO that I am most excited to get out there and unleash Warriors from the restraints of out-dated business ideas is The New Niche. The old niche was restrictive—forcing creative people to limit themselves by choosing one…
367: Vincent Pugliese- Freelance Your Way to Freedom
Jan 17, 2018 • 37 min
There’s a big misconception about money. So often we hear that money is the root of all evil. At the end of the day though, we all need it to pay our bills. Money itself is just a thing, and it’s all about how you choose to use that thing. Money itself…
366: Talking Stick- The Planning Paradox
Jan 15, 2018 • 12 min
While you’re still in planning mode for 2018, I wanted to offer you something to think about—The Planning Paradox. The paradox is that if you plan too far ahead or too much, you might miss opportunities unfolding right in front of you. But if you don’t…
365: Steve McKee - Branding to Create Affection
Jan 10, 2018 • 38 min
Branding is something entrepreneurs often overlook and misunderstand. Many people think of branding as just being something that represents your company visually. It actually goes much deeper than that.
364: Talking Stick- The Story of Two Plants
Jan 8, 2018 • 12 min
What can you learn about managing your energy and your perspective on life from two plants? You might be surprised! This episode is a bit of a koan, a story about two plants on my terrace that will provoke thought. There’s no right or wrong. No conclusion
363: Nicholas Webb - Creating the Perfect Customer Experience
Jan 3, 2018 • 50 min
The world of business is changing so fast. Sometimes it feels overwhelming and hard to keep up with. To be honest, though, all we have to do is listen.
362: Talking Stick- Getting Ready for 2018
Jan 1, 2018 • 9 min
It’s that time of year when we bring one year to a close and prepare for the next. We excitedly set our goals and make our plans. All good! Except we often don’t cover all four of the areas that I think are essential to making your goals come true— visi
361: Donovan Janus - How to Win Your Day
Dec 27, 2017 • 43 min
Have you been ending your days going, “Wow what have I done today?” or “I didn’t get nearly everything I wanted to done. Chances are you’ve fallen into the multitasking trap, and spent a lot of your time and energy on content switching.
360: Talking Stick- Special Christmas Episode
Dec 25, 2017 • 16 min
What a special treat that today’s episode lands on Christmas Day! So, we had to create a unique gift just for you. We have two guests! First, we have the very rare opportunity to chat with the big man himself— Santa Claus! I mean, seriously, how often do
359: Garrett Gunderson- Overcoming a Scarcity Mindset
Dec 20, 2017 • 41 min
Have you ever found yourself saying, “I can’t afford that.” Well, chances are you’re living in a scarcity mindset and it’s holding you back. When you live in this mindset you stop yourself from progressing. You hold yourself back and try to pres
358: Talking Stick- Having a More Mindset
Dec 18, 2017 • 10 min
This episode will offer you a counter-balance to the next episode with Garrett Gunderson when we discuss overcoming a scarcity mindset. I’m suggesting that perhaps the way out of a scarcity mindset is by having a MORE mindset. Having a strong desire for m
357: Scott Sonenshein- Stretch What You Have and Achieve More
Dec 13, 2017 • 36 min
How many times do you feel like you don’t have what you need to be successful? Chances are you have everything you need to make your goals come true, you just have to learn to stretch. Many people spend all of their time looking for that perfect tool t
356: Talking Stick- What’s Your Theme for 2018?
Dec 11, 2017 • 12 min
It’s time for my annual conversation about your theme for next year. Listen in to hear how your theme is different than goals and how to allow your theme to present itself. While like most people, I’m sure you have plenty of goals and plans for next yea
355: Bryan Falchuk- Live A Better Life Everyday
Dec 6, 2017 • 38 min
Have you ever had goals set for a certain time? Like wanting to get fit in time for summer, or wanting to lose some extra weight for a wedding. Finally the day comes, then what? Are you done? Do you move on to the next goal and forget about it?
354: Talking Stick- Change judgment to productive evaluation
Dec 4, 2017 • 10 min
The end of year can be a tricky time of year. We can often get very judgmental about how the year went. Whether we met our goals, accomplished what we set out to. I’d like to offer a different perspective. To change the inner voice of judgment to a much
353: Sharon Spano- Freedom From Chasing Time and Money
Nov 29, 2017 • 44 min
Do you know where your concept of time and money stems from? Chances are what you were taught as a child, and believed to be a concrete idea, is hurting both your personal and business life. Luckily this can all be changed.
352: Talking Stick- The Relationship Between Time and Money
Nov 27, 2017 • 11 min
We say “time is money”, but we often don’t act like we really get the intrinsic link between time and money. Or at least, we don’t act like we do. Because if we did, if we really understood that how we feel about one affects the outcome of the other, then
351: Tommy Breedlove- Choose Goodness
Nov 22, 2017 • 42 min
Do you feel like you’ve been making all the right choices in life, but you’re still unhappy? Chances are you’re making compromises and not choosing for yourself. Sometimes we make choices because we are told it is the right route, or make choices fo
350: Talking Stick- Stay ahead with Preemptive Productivity
Nov 20, 2017 • 15 min
Being a Creative Warrior requires efficient use of your time so that you can put your attention towards the areas of your business where you can create maximum value. To do your best work. The best way to be productive and stay ahead is what I call Preemp
349: Phil Jones- Exactly What To Say
Nov 15, 2017 • 43 min
If you have two identical companies selling identical products with the same marketing strategies, chances are one of them will make it and they other won’t. Why is that? The power of words.
348: Talking Stick- Are you sure you’re ready?
Nov 13, 2017 • 10 min
At the end of my book LINGO, I offer 3 mindsets and 3 daily practices that will help you unblock yourself so that when you apply the strategies offered in the book, you don’t get in your own way. The first of these mindsets is asking yourself whether you
347: Akshay Nanavati- Why You Should Embrace Your Fears
Nov 8, 2017 • 36 min
Fear is one of our biggest obstacles. It’s often times the thing that holds us back, especially as creatives. It’s easy to take the safe road in life, but when we go down that path we never get to challenge ourselves.
346: Chris Spurvey- The Mindset of Selling
Nov 1, 2017 • 36 min
Sales is a fundamental aspect of all business. However, today when we think of sales the images that we conjure up aren’t usually too nice. We think of someone who is pushy or maybe even sleazy. The fundamentals of a good salesperson, and what it takes
345: Talking Stick- Ingredients of Greatness
Oct 30, 2017 • 39 min
Lessons in life come in various forms. Even through food! What you do when nobody’s watching says a lot about your character. That includes what you cook, and the way you cook it. If you really want to cook amazing dishes, you’ve got to be an optimistic
344: Michael Hudson- Mastering the Art of Communication
Oct 25, 2017 • 38 min
When you’re in business all speaking is public speaking. The reality is that whether you realize it or not, every time you have an encounter with someone or a group you are stepping to the front of the room. To be an impactful business person you must m
343: Talking Stick- Business Lessons Learned from the Yoga Mat
Oct 23, 2017 • 11 min
Years of studying yoga taught me some interesting business lessons. There’s even a lesson in that for you. Always look for every opportunity to learn something about your business from a different perspective. This invites innovation and a different way o
342: Moustafa Hamwi- What Are You Thirsty For?
Oct 18, 2017 • 36 min
In this world it is so important to do what you love. Finding your passion is what will lead you to a beautiful and fulfilling life. Following your passion means you’re waking up before your alarm goes off because you can’t wait to get started instead
341: Talking Stick- Who really is your Ideal Customer?
Oct 16, 2017 • 15 min
In this workshop-style episode, I’m going to ask you 4 questions that will help you align with your ideal customer. Not being aligned with your ideal customer is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. You will exhaust yourself and not get anywhe
340: Isaac Mostovicz- Behavior of The Luxury Market
Oct 11, 2017 • 40 min
When people come to you to buy something they aren’t trying to fulfill a basic need. They may come to you with what sounds like something basic, but it’s your job to find and understand the deeper need they are seeking. For example, when I was in the
339: Talking Stick- A Mediocre Relationship is Not Good Enough
Oct 9, 2017 • 10 min
My primary interest in this episode was to talk about a pattern I’ve been seeing that I think is important to point out. One that may make or break businesses moving forward. But in looking at this pattern, I couldn’t help but notice the process of notici
338: Dan Gingiss- How To Create Exceptional Engaging Experiences on Social Media
Oct 4, 2017 • 45 min
Most companies shy away from social media, because they are afraid of complaints. They are worried an online presence will give opportunity for their brand to be tarnished by trolls and people who just want to complain about things. However, social media
337: Talking Stick- Learn to ASK
Oct 2, 2017 • 13 min
Why is it so hard to ask for what you need? Does it even occur to you to ask for help? And if it does, are you clear on what to ask for? Learning to ask and believing there is a world of support available for you are essential to your success. This episod
336: Eddie Yoon- Superconsumers: The Key to Superior Growth in Business
Sep 27, 2017 • 48 min
Every business needs consumers. They are what use our productive, and ultimately decide if they are coming back. What we really need to focus on are superconsumers. Superconsumers are the people who are always at opening weekend every time a new Disney, M
335: Talking Stick- What you really deserve to get paid
Sep 25, 2017 • 11 min
When determining your prices or what you should charge for your services, you probably think about your time, material cost, and overhead. In this episode, I discuss a few costs to you that you deserve to be compensated for that you may not think of. Hidd
334: Maryse Cardin- Transform Your Self-Talk
Sep 20, 2017 • 38 min
If someone you knew and loved messed up, would you call them an idiot? Would you tell them how stupid they are? Of course not. You’d tell them it was ok, and you’d support them to learn from their mistakes and move of. So why do we talk to ourselves t
333: Talking Stick- Business Lessons Learned from a Hurricane
Sep 18, 2017 • 20 min
While hunkered down at a friend’s house last weekend to wait out massive Hurricane Irma to make landfall on my home in Miami Beach and all of the state of Florida, I had a lot of time to think. What occurred to me was the similarities between the experien
332: Gretchen Rubin- Create Your Own Happiness
Sep 13, 2017 • 41 min
Happiness is a tricky subject. We all want it, and we never feel we have enough of it. So many people feel happiness is something that magically comes into their life from time to time. If you want to be happy, or happier, you have to work at it.
331: Beate Chelette- Growth Architecture: What It Is and How It Leads to Success
Sep 6, 2017 • 42 min
Too many times we put our minds in the wrong place when it comes to building and growing our business. We try to create the perfect product, then search out clients based on what we’ve made. Or we try to find someone just like us to lead and build our b
330: Talking Stick- Self-Worth and Your Money
Sep 4, 2017 • 15 min
It’s not a coincidence that the word “worth” has to do with how you feel about yourself and money. The best way I know of to overcome money issues is to increase your self-worth. To understand that you are worth more than the nonsense of being stuck in mo
329: Scott Allan- Learn to Create a Rejection Free Persona
Aug 30, 2017 • 36 min
As creatives we have this mentality that rejection is the worst thing that can happen. We spend all of this time on our passion, perfecting what we’re doing, and really trying to make everyone happy. One piece of criticism can easily ruin our day.
328: Talking Stick- Getting real about rejection
Aug 28, 2017 • 12 min
Rejection is a part of life as Creative Warrior. But it shouldn’t become a fear that holds you back from creating and risking. So let’s get real about rejection and break it down. Is it real? Do you have proof that you have a legitimate reason to fear rej
327: Daniel DiPiazza- Score The Life You Want
Aug 23, 2017 • 47 min
A lot of people look at Millennials as entitled. Others look at them as lazy. The truth is they are just shifting perspective and are incredibly resourceful. Millennials have found ways to solve new problems by taking the knowledge from previous generatio
326: Talking Stick- Integrity in Business
Aug 21, 2017 • 9 min
People toss around the idea of integrity in business but I wonder if most really understand what it is. Perhaps more importantly, what the true downside is of being out of integrity. Integrity to me is more than a moral compass. It’s the integration of yo
325: Joshua Spodek- Become The Person Other People Want To Follow
Aug 16, 2017 • 46 min
When you think of a good leader, what do you think of? A good leader is someone who really knows the people that are following them. The people who follow them also know all about the leader. There needs to be a strong level of empathy. People need that e
324: Talking Stick- You ARE your business
Aug 14, 2017 • 11 min
When you’re a Creative Warrior, there is virtually no separation between you and your business. In fact, what we explore in this episode is the power to get the results you want in your business by advancing your personal development. The anchor of this e
323: Sunni Brown- The Power of Doodling
Aug 9, 2017 • 36 min
Have you ever been in a meeting where you saw someone absentmindedly scribbling on a paper instead of listening to the presentation? Did you think they were being rude, not paying attention, and clearly not interested in what was going on? You couldn’t
322: Christopher Lochhead- Learn How to Be a Category King
Aug 2, 2017 • 45 min
As entrepreneurs we usually try to think of the next best product people will want. We come up with an idea, make it happen, and expect to see success. We know our products are better than anyone else’s on the market, and that’s all we need to be the
321: Talking Stick- To niche or not to niche?
Jul 31, 2017 • 11 min
One of the most common debates in business is whether to niche or not to niche. I suppose it works for some but I believe it is counterintuitive to the Creative Warrior’s natural way of being. Do one thing? For just one group of people? But we are capable
320: Jason Kotecki- Avoid Adultitis by Breaking the Rules
Jul 26, 2017 • 41 min
We always hear people say, “Act your age!” But what does that really mean? What is someone who is 41 supposed to act like that’s different than someone who is 40? We are told we have to grow up, but that can come with some dangerous consequences. Wh
319: Talking Stick- Play by your own rules
Jul 24, 2017 • 12 min
When in business, we can often start following the “rules” of our industry. Thinking the way it’s been done is the way it “should” be done. Of course, there also all these rules in life about proper behavior and the normal way to be in the world. Is norma
318: Denise Jacobs - How To Overcome Your Inner Critic
Jul 19, 2017 • 43 min
Everyone knows that nothing holds a creative back more than themselves. We all think that we’re not good enough. We get jealous of others, and give up before we even try. We believe our skills just aren’t good enough.
317: Talking Stick- Facing the Soul’s Gatekeepers
Jul 17, 2017 • 11 min
There’s this interesting phenomenon that I’ve experienced and have coached many clients through. It’s what I call the Soul’s Gatekeepers. It’s the challenges, doubts, and inner conflict that shows up when you least expect it. You’re proud of what you’ve a
316: Anna Akbari- Hack Your Way to Happiness
Jul 12, 2017 • 40 min
Do you ever feel down and worry you’re going to be stuck there? Don’t worry, that’s a common feeling and one you should let go of. Everyone’s life is full of peaks and valleys. Just know that you’ve felt happiness before, and that you’ll feel
315: Talking Stick- How To Get Out Of a Funk
Jul 10, 2017 • 17 min
As entrepreneurs and Creative Warriors, being in a funk every now and then is to be expected. It’s unavoidable. Putting ourselves out there as we do, we subject ourselves to many circumstances and emotions. All of which can cause us to get in a funk now a
314: Jonathan David Lewis- Use Your Survival Instincts in Business
Jul 5, 2017 • 41 min
We often blame outside sources for our own shortcomings. Some people blame money, others blame the economy, but very few are willing to accept responsibility. In the end, not looking internally to find the problems means you’ll never be able to find a p
313: Talking Stick- The Challenge Between Creativity and Communication
Jul 3, 2017 • 11 min
One of the biggest challenges creatives have in business is that if what we are doing or what we have created is truly unique, then people won’t know to ask for it. So, on one hand, we need to be unique and stand out. On the other hand, we’ve been told we
312: Peter Winick- Close The Gap Between Reality and Ideas
Jun 28, 2017 • 38 min
Do you ever wonder why things aren’t working? Maybe your numbers aren’t as high as you want them to be, or maybe you’re not getting the response from a market you wanted. We live in a world of data, and data doesn’t lie. It’s like you aren’t a
311: Talking Stick- Discover the Creative Warrior Leader in You!
Jun 26, 2017 • 11 min
It seems entrepreneurs don’t often consider themselves to be leaders. Well, I challenge that notion. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are perfectly poised to be leaders in their communities and have a major impact on the world. I point out that lea
310: Tamsen Webster- Find Your Red Thread™
Jun 21, 2017 • 45 min
We often believe that if we throw a wide net we’ll catch more fish. This mentality doesn’t actually work in business. If you spread yourself too wide you won’t be able to find the audience you need. You’ll end up having a hard time explaining your
309: Talking Stick- How clear is your message?
Jun 19, 2017 • 12 min
This is the first time I’ve ever done a Talking Stick episode as a prelude to another episode. But the interview I have coming up with Tamsen Webster about finding your Red Thread™ is so important, I thought it would be helpful to provide you with some
308: Jenny Blake- The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One
Jun 14, 2017 • 42 min
It’s common for people to build a business or start a career and then see it all start to fall apart. We may begin to lose that sense of fulfillment, or our sales start to suffer. This doesn’t mean we are failures or aren’t good enough. You’ve pro
307: Talking Stick- Change your thoughts, change your results
Jun 12, 2017 • 14 min
It can seem a little trite to say “change your thoughts, change your results.” We’ve heard it too often without anything concrete to help us understand it’s effectiveness. My take on this is as Creative Warriors, we do need a different way of thinking bec
306: Michael Glauser - Visiting Entrepreneurs Across America By Bike
Jun 7, 2017 • 38 min
We often times ask ourselves, “How am I feeling?” When we focus on this question, we concentrate on the negatives. What we should be asking ourselves is, “How am I thinking?” You need to concentrate on your outlook and the positive aspects of the
305: Talking Stick- How To Make Being in Business Easier
Jun 5, 2017 • 12 min
As it’s been said, entrepreneurs will work 80 hours a week for themselves to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else. While I respect hard work, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, I offer 3 ways to make being in business easier in you
304: Monica Leonelle - 7 steps to making money with your passions
May 31, 2017 • 41 min
What’s stopping you from making money on your passions? Do you feel you’re not ready yet? That your work isn’t good enough? That you just don’t have the time to get it all done? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the problem is yo
303: Talking Stick- Memorial Day Honor Your Past
May 29, 2017 • 9 min
In this special Memorial Day episode, a day when we honor the armed forces in the U.S., I wanted to suggest that we honor our past as well. So often as we move through life, transitioning from one thing to another, we close the door on the past instead of
302: Sheryl O’Loughlin- Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart
May 24, 2017 • 41 min
There’s a delicate balance between work life and personal life. If you have too much of one and not the other it can make you feel depressed, lonely, and uninspired. Some people put work before their loved ones, and this causes them to run into a rut. Y
301: Talking Stick- Authenticity Paradox
May 22, 2017 • 9 min
We always seem to be encouraged to find our authenticity, our purpose, and our why on our own. Like it’s solely our work to do. I explore and encourage the idea that maybe it’s not our work to do in isolation. That in fact, perhaps we really find ourselve
300: Scott Hartley- Technology Will Always Need Your Humanity
May 17, 2017 • 33 min
Technology moves quickly, and is growing at an exponential rate. As entrepreneurs, or solopreneurs, how do we keep up? Startups and tech companies alike have been breaking the barriers we know with the tech industry. Tech companies aren’t just exclusive
299: Talking Stick- Why isn’t my marketing working?
May 15, 2017 • 9 min
When your marketing isn’t working and getting you the results you want, I want you to consider what I call the 3 M’s—money, market, and message. It’s usually one of these three reasons why your offer isn’t getting a response. Most of the time it’s the me
298: Lolly Daskal- The Gap that Keeps You from Your Greatness
May 10, 2017 • 39 min
Being a leader takes a lot more than just telling people what to do. It’s about accountability and impact. As individuals, we are capable of so much more than we could even imagine at times. We are all naturally polar with our personalities, and until w
297: Talking Stick- Are You Too Much?
May 8, 2017 • 9 min
One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing people being told they’re too much. Or people believing they’re too much because they’ve heard it their whole life. It seems to be very typical for us creative thinkers, groundbreakers, and trail blazers. Instead of
296: Ryan Esbjerg- Flex Your Face to Start a Movement
May 3, 2017 • 40 min
Our days can be long. Sometimes hard, tiring, and just plain exhausting. What makes you smile? When do you stop yourself throughout the day to take a moment and appreciate a small celebration? We can get caught up in what we’ve done wrong, or what we do
295: Talking Stick- What got us here, won’t get us to where we want to go
May 1, 2017 • 16 min
As I’m writing my upcoming book, LINGO, I know I need to answer for you the very important question, “Why this book now?” What’s makes this book relevant NOW? What do you need to know that’s going to help you take your business into the future? In this Ta
294: Nicole Ertas- How To Be an Agile Brand To Stay Dynamic
Apr 26, 2017 • 39 min
One of the most important rules in business: be authentic. But there is one equally as important in today’s booming business world: stay relevant. Combine these two together, and your business could dominate the marketplace. How do we adapt to the minds
293: Talking Stick- What’s Your Special Sauce?
Apr 24, 2017 • 11 min
Just like a treasured family recipe, your special sauce is a combination of ingredients. I go over them one at a time so you can consider each ingredient and what makes your special sauce. This can become a real “selling” point for yourself. What you’re u
292: Eric Gilboord- Make Your Mark and Leave Your Legacy
Apr 19, 2017 • 45 min
As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time planning our success. How we will get there? What will it take? What should I build my business on? We focus on the building and maintaining portion of our careers or businesses. What about our exit plan? What happ
291: Talking Stick- UNBLOCK to Get What You Want
Apr 17, 2017 • 13 min
I’ve been noticing a lot of talk about blocking these days. Blocking the news so they don’t have to deal with it, blocking themselves from social media so as not to waste time, even blocking friends. It got me thinking how this is sort of a scarcity minds
290: Ken Rutsky- Your Customer’s Story is Your Business
Apr 12, 2017 • 39 min
How do you ensure your business is really doing the most it can for your customer’s needs? Are you taking the right approach? Are you being insightful and innovative? Ken Rutsky joins us to tell exactly how to achieve all these key factors, and more.
289: Talking Stick- The Path to Owning Your Gift
Apr 10, 2017 • 14 min
In my years coaching Creative Warriors, the thing that I’ve observed that stands in the way from where you are and where you want to go is owning you gift. I mean really OWNING what it is that you are good at and what makes you different. And because what
288: Sid Mohasseb- The Caterpillar’s Edge: Evolve Your Business
Apr 5, 2017 • 36 min
The caterpillar is a metaphor we often hear for positive change. Take a look at your business, for example. How do you ensure your business is evolving to keep up with the fast pace at which the world constantly moves? Being honest with ourselves, we kno
287: Talking Stick- Pride and Permission
Apr 3, 2017 • 11 min
Are you proud of yourself? Is there someone in your life you long to hear those four words from? “I’m proud of you.” I share a very personal story and the inspiration behind my social media campaign #ImProudOfYouDay, which is April 4th. And when it comes
286: James Altucher- Reinvent Yourself to Share the Unique You
Mar 29, 2017 • 48 min
People say the greatest gift you can give the world is yourself. What’s your story? What makes you different? If you’re looking for a sign to make the leap, this is it. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and reach further than you already are.
285: Talking Stick- Innovation and Timing
Mar 27, 2017 • 16 min
To be truly innovative, you have to be quick on your feet and not wait too long. Fear of change and failure can often hang people up and the next thing you know, it’s 3-5 years too late. In today’s fast pace, that can cause you to become irrelevant. I dis
284: Ibs Hyder- From Passionate Idea to Taking Action
Mar 25, 2017 • 39 min
Would you consider yourself brave enough to put your ideas out into the world, to share with anyone willing to listen? Most of us haven’t found that sweet spot of bravery yet. How do we channel that warrior spirit that leads us to success within our goa
283: Tom Asacker- Who is the Director of Your Mind?
Mar 22, 2017 • 37 min
Do you ever find yourself making up stories? Reaching a particular conclusion based off emotionally charged thoughts or intentions? We all do it. We find ourselves worrying over things we did not, or do not, need to. When that’s the case, who is really
282: Talking Stick- Money: Are you a master or disaster?
Mar 20, 2017 • 24 min
This episode is all about money. What it really is, why it’s such a challenge to be a money master, and some practical tips you can apply right away. The goal is for you to become a money master. The most important concept and practical step on your way t
281: Julie Williamson- Build a Business That Matters
Mar 18, 2017 • 36 min
There’s a million reasons to go into business. Here on Creative Warriors, I believe the reason to go into business is to build something that matters. To know our contributions matter. How do you create the most value within your business, though? With
280: Erik Wahl- The Spark and Grind of Being a Creative Warrior
Mar 15, 2017 • 40 min
Creativity can be hard to reach at times. As we know, it takes a lot of time and effort to become the ultimate creative warrior. Often times, it can be a struggle to find the creative voice inside yourself. In order to do so, it takes inspiration and hard
279: Talking Stick- What do I do with my “why” and “story”?
Mar 13, 2017 • 17 min
For years, there’s been a lot of emphasis on knowing your why and telling your personal story. All good stuff! But now the question seems to be, “what do I do with all this?” It’s a valid question. Many people think, if it’s just for me, is it really impo
278: Sam Weinman - Win at Losing
Mar 11, 2017 • 35 min
What can we gain from losing? Some of you might say nothing, but hold your horses! How can we truly learn to see the positive in losing? Is it even possible for those of us who consider ourselves to be extremely competitive? There are some real benefits t
277: Danielle Harlan- Become the Leader You’ve Always Wanted
Mar 8, 2017 • 38 min
Does the world change, causing people to adapt? Or do people change, and the world inevitably changes in response? Danielle Harlan senses a new type of leadership in the world, and believes these new Alpha Leaders will soon change the way the world of lea
276: Talking Stick- Does perfection block your authenticity?
Mar 6, 2017 • 21 min
I was challenged recently to reveal more of myself. Shocking to me because I generally feel like I say TOO much. This got me thinking about how in our quest to be our best, to do a great job at whatever we do, can our perfection block our authenticity? If
275: Dorie Clark - Get Recognized for Your Expertise
Mar 4, 2017 • 44 min
It’s time to get out there! It takes a lot of time, and a lot of effort to become an impressionable thought leader. How does one get there, though? What steps does it take to achieve recognition and social proof in your field of expertise? It’s time t
274: Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network
Mar 1, 2017 • 38 min
Networking can feel like a chore sometimes, but it doesn’t have to! Networking is all about forming connections, problem solving, and growing your reputation. With all the technology and platforms that can be used today to network, we have to utilize ou
273: Talking Stick- Dualities of Being an Entrepreneur
Feb 27, 2017 • 10 min
Being an entrepreneur is full of dualities. One minute you’re on top of the world. The next, you’ve been knocked down. We’re almost always facing the best of times and worst of times, at the same time. We might be struggling in the moment, but the future
272: Evan Carmichael - What’s Your One Word?
Feb 25, 2017 • 43 min
If you were to pick one word to represent your authentic self, what would it be? What does your story add to your competitive advantage in the world of entrepreneurship? Evan Carmichael joins us today to discuss the art of finding your one word, and the p
271: Steve Gilliland - How to Hide your Goat
Feb 22, 2017 • 29 min
Do you find others pushing your buttons easily, or “getting your goat?” Steve Gilliland joins us today to discuss what it means to “find your goat,” and address the characteristics within ourselves that let others push our buttons. It’s time to
270: Talking Stick- Don’t Just Work Hard. Do The Hard Work.
Feb 20, 2017 • 6 min
It’s very easy to get caught in a cycle of working hard and feeling like you’re not really getting anywhere. You know, like a hamster wheel. It may be because the “real” work to be done, is the hard work. The inside work. That’s the hard work. The persona
269: Kevin Johnson - The Entrepreneurial Mind and How to Achieve That Way of Thinking
Feb 18, 2017 • 39 min
Being an entrepreneur is something many dream of, but few achieve. In order to be an entrepreneur, you need to seek risk and think outside the box, when others around you may be seeking refuge. How do we get to the point of stepping outside the lines, and
268: Andy Molinsky - Taking the Big Leap Isn’t The Only Option You Have
Feb 15, 2017 • 41 min
It’s easy to become stagnant in our comfort zones. Many of us never leave, and adapt habits, tasks, and jobs based on our default personalities. What if I told you stepping outside of your comfort zone didn’t take one big leap? You can still create a
267: Talking Stick- From Personalized to Individualized
Feb 13, 2017 • 9 min
There’s a trend going on in business that you’re going to want to pay attention to. It’s a shift from being personalized to individualized. Meaning, it’s no longer good enough to simply personalize things. To be an effective marketer in the future, it’s g
266: Len Sherman- If You’re in a Dogfight, Become a Cat. Do the Unexpected.
Feb 11, 2017 • 40 min
The world of business is more competitive than it has ever been. As we know, it is one thing to do your business well, but a completely different thing to stand out and compete against all your other competitors in our own specific industries. It’s time
265: Klyn Elsbury- The Time is Now To Be All In With Your Life!
Feb 8, 2017 • 39 min
Warriors, we often forget the time we have on this earth is limited. We don’t all live life on a day to day basis, doing exactly what we want to do, all while pursuing our dreams. We say we can tomorrow, or take advantage of the idea that tomorrow will
264: Talking Stick- What Support Do You Need?
Feb 6, 2017 • 11 min
The leading authority on personal development in the world, Marshall Goldsmith, says it’s crazy to think we can accomplish big things on our own. I tell the story about a crazy daily habit he has! So I explore some of the different options you have to gai
263: Rhett Power- How Small Action Steps Lead to Big Changes
Feb 4, 2017 • 40 min
Forming good habits is not nearly as easy as it sounds. So often, we set high goals for ourselves and then are quickly discouraged when we can’t immediately meet them. Instead of making huge, overwhelming goals, we can instead create small action steps
262: Michael E. Gerber- Beyond The E-Myth: Go Big, Go Bigger!
Feb 1, 2017 • 41 min
We talk about creativity all the time, but what does it really mean to be creative? How do we really push at boundaries and stay creative when we need our jobs and incomes to be stable? Finding creativity and balance is one of the biggest challenges for a
261: Talking Stick- How To Keep Going
Jan 30, 2017 • 11 min
We all face challenging times. Persistence is one of the greatest attributes in being successful. In this episode, I offer specific ideas and strategies to help you to keep going. Because you must. You have much to offer and any challenging time is just t
260: Sam Bennett- Don’t Look Back or Forward—Start Right Where You Are
Jan 28, 2017 • 44 min
There’s something very calming and accepting of the idea to just start where you are. Especially at this early part of the year, when we’ve set big goals for the year ahead, and maybe even judged ourselves for how the last year ended. To start where y
259: Chris Myers- Financial Strategies From Start-Up to Exit
Jan 25, 2017 • 41 min
Get ready to learn smart, practical tips in managing the finances of your business, from start up, to your exit strategy. We’re diving in to everything from bootstrapping to bank loans, from managing your debt, to managing your data. These are the finan
258: Talking Stick- Don’t Let Your Environment Limit You
Jan 23, 2017 • 6 min
Ever feel like you’re being held back by the situation you’re in? Maybe it doesn’t seem like you have the opportunities others may have. Or, feel limited by the resources around you? It may be that you are letting your environment limit you. In this episo
257: David Hoffeld- Create Positive Customer Interactions by Understanding How to Sell
Jan 21, 2017 • 41 min
Many entrepreneurs, particularly creatives, are uncomfortable with selling. What if you thought about selling differently, so that it didn’t feel like selling at all? What if you had a system to guide you? And what if you could selling into your most ge
256: Joseph Michelli- How to Improve Your Business
Jan 18, 2017 • 36 min
Creating an exceptional and unique customer experience may be one of the best differentiators of your business today. It can help you stand out in your market, your industry, or even in the world, if that’s what you choose. In today’s episode, plan on
255: Tiisetso Maloma- Nip Anxiety in the Bud with Creativity
Jan 14, 2017 • 34 min
To be an entrepreneur is to expect a certain amount of anxiety. Anxiety that can be an indicator that you’re playing it big, or anxiety that can be debilitating and block your creativity. We’re going to break it down to make sure that your anxiety doe
254: Larry Robertson- The Art of Learning Creative Language
Jan 11, 2017 • 51 min
What is the difference between the right and left side of the brain? We’re going to take a very left brain look at the right side of the brain to understand the nature of creativity and figure out what creates breakthrough ideas, the creative process, a
253: Talking Stick- How Business is Like Dating
Jan 9, 2017 • 8 min
Let’s have a little fun and compare business to dating! You might be surprised how many similarities there are. I talk about blind dates, giving it all away too quick, rushing to get a commitment, and even when to break up. Over the years, I often make co
252: David Shriner-Cahn- Practices in Overcoming the Plateau
Jan 7, 2017 • 38 min
You know the phrase, “it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters”? Well I do think if it’s the destination you do want it can be pretty darn good. I do agree it’s the journey that matters most, which is perhaps why we find being at a
251: Mick Ebeling - Making the Impossible, Possible
Jan 4, 2017 • 44 min
You look around and see you people doing some pretty amazing things in the world. Whether it’s business accomplishments or changing the world for the better, things that seem impossible. Mick Ebeling is certainly one of those guys. It makes me wonder, i
250: Talking Stick
Jan 2, 2017 • 8 min
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again when so many people set goals and create big plans for the New Year. Now, let’s not make fun of all the goals that don’t happen. It’s become so commonplace to make fun of all the failed goals. Instead, I want t
249: Fawn Germer- How to Find the Motivation to Hit Reset on Your Life
Dec 31, 2016 • 37 min
Whether your life’s going swimmingly well or it has its challenges, there are always times we wish we could hit a reset button. That’s the wonderful thing about having a whole new year ahead of you. That doesn’t mean you wipe out what has been, it mea
248: John Ruhlin - Perfect the Art of Gift Giving
Dec 28, 2016 • 41 min
Happy holidays to all of you! It is the season of giving. Often that means giving gifts. We are so fortunate today to speak with a master gift giver. John Ruhlin not only captures the spirit of generosity, and reciprocity in his gift giving, but also gift
247: Talking Stick- Closing The Gap
Dec 26, 2016 • 9 min
In this inspiring end of year podcast, I help you close the gap between where you are to where you want to go to make 2017 your biggest year ever. Biggest in the sense that you take full ownership of who you are and let it shine brightly. You’ll learn how
246: Ricardo Bueso- The Impact of Giving
Dec 24, 2016 • 37 min
In the couple days leading up to Christmas Day here in the United States, we have something very special for you. This time of year conjures up all sorts of feelings. Tradition, family and friends gathering, surprise and delight, and of course, gratitude
245: Margie Warrell- Stop Letting Fear Have the Last Word
Dec 21, 2016 • 39 min
Being a creative warrior and an entrepreneur takes bravery. If you weren’t courageous you wouldn’t have taken the leap to where you are today. But courage is also an ongoing action. To live our best lives we need to be always challenging and pushing a
244: Talking Stick- Break Through the Breakthrough Problem
Dec 19, 2016 • 10 min
Encouraging someone when they’ve hit a wall and are frustrated is, of course, a good thing. Reminding them that it’s “always darkest before the dawn” and “change is right around the corner” is also helpful. But there are times these encouraging words just
243: Thomas Sterner- How Inner Discipline and Focus Drive Personal Success
Dec 17, 2016 • 48 min
As creative warriors, our challenges in staying focused are well documented. We chase a lot of squirrels as we like to say. So what’s the difference then, between being focused, and being fully engaged? And how can we, with practice, train our minds to
242: William Ury- How to Get to “Yes” Within Yourself
Dec 14, 2016 • 39 min
Ask almost anyone what their greatest obstacle is, and they are likely to say themselves. What we can learn, and you can learn to do so in this episode, is to get to yes within yourself. To let go of the inner battle, look at your most worthy opponent in
241: Talking Stick- The #1 Thing
Dec 12, 2016 • 10 min
I was asked recently what I thought the #1 thing was that people needed to know that would make the biggest difference in their business and life. That’s no easy question to answer! It was a case of knowing the answer but not having the words to describe
240: Daniel Priestley- Strategize Being In-Demand
Dec 10, 2016 • 44 min
Daniel Priestley started out as an entrepreneur at age 21 and built a multi-million-dollar event, marketing and management business before the age of 25. A successful entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author, Daniel has built and sold b
239: Josh Linkner- Reinvent Your Business
Dec 7, 2016 • 43 min
This week we’re talking with Josh Linkner about reinvention. This isn’t your typical reinvention, like to resurrect from the dead, no, this type of reinvention in the words of our guest is the necessary process of proactively crafting a new future, an
238: Talking Stick- Listening and Timing
Dec 5, 2016 • 9 min
Do you know that feeling when you hear something exactly when you needed to hear it? Feels great, right? While it often feels like a coincidence, doesn’t it make you wonder if it is? I’m a believer in collective consciousness— that there is a constant st
237: Radim Malinic- How to Break Down Your Creativity Roadblocks
Dec 3, 2016 • 40 min
On this week’s episode, we have Radim Malinic joining us to discuss how to successfully bridge the gap between business and client when designing. We also dig deeper into breaking down roadblocks that may come with on demand creativity. Radim Malinic is
236: Mark Coleman- Make Peace with Your Mind
Nov 30, 2016 • 41 min
We usually refer to the cost of doing business as time and money spent. As creative warriors, since it is often our own talent and skills that we derive our income from, we need to consider the other costs of doing business. The real costs of business, su
235: Talking Stick- End of Year Habits
Nov 28, 2016 • 13 min
Newton’s law of motion says that something in motion stays in motion. Using that theory, I stress the importance of taking advantage of this busy time of year to plan out next year. I offer you my top 7 habits to bring the current year to a close. You’ll
234: Neil Patel- Achieving the Hustle Sweet Spot
Nov 26, 2016 • 38 min
We hear a lot about both hustle, as well as the balanced life these days, and it can be difficult to understand how the two work together. If we are supposed to be hustling, is it even possible to lead a balanced life? Which of the two should we be strivi
233: Roger Housden- Dropping the Struggle
Nov 23, 2016 • 35 min
Hard work doesn’t have to be a struggle. Pouring your energy into a project isn’t the same experience as struggling, although it can feel like you can’t have one without the other. The truth is, it’s when we’re not fully focused on what we’re
232: Talking Stick- Are We There Yet?
Nov 21, 2016 • 8 min
You know jet lag, right? Your body needs time to catch up to the time difference. In this episode, I discuss the lag time between being ready for the results you want and the results showing up. Whether its changes in your business or personal growth, it
231: Faisal Hoque- Survive to Thrive with Resilience
Nov 19, 2016 • 37 min
Imagine having more questions than answers about one of the most important aspects of life. That’s how I feel about resilience. Are some of us born more resilient? Is there a difference between resilience in our businesses vs. our personal lives? Do…
230: Mike Michalowicz - Profit First
Nov 16, 2016 • 46 min
Today’s episode is life-changing and offers a specific plan to develop financial freedom in your life. One of the best ways to be creative and enjoy the process is not to have to live a life where you are working to pay your bills. I’ve learned that…
229: Talking Stick- I Am Power
Nov 14, 2016 • 8 min
This past week in the U.S. has shook many people to their core. There are many people who can’t understand why. Name calling, lack of compassion…all sorts of ugliness going on. It’s like watching your children fight and sometimes you know what’s best is
228: Damon Brown - Making an Entrepreneurial Impact
Nov 12, 2016 • 41 min
It seems that many entrepreneurial journeys just seem to unfold, as opposed to executing some grand master plan. Today our guest is here not only to use himself as an example of what he did with 15 hours per week but to offer you some great bite-sized…
227: Scott Adams - How to Fail and Still Win Big
Nov 9, 2016 • 47 min
Our guest today says “never take advice from a cartoonist.” So today we’re going to take advice from a cartoonist. But, in all fairness, our guest is no ordinary cartoonist, he’s the creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams. We’re chatting a bit about…
226: Talking Stick- A Confidence Boost
Nov 7, 2016 • 8 min
I’m certainly not immune to having moments of lacking confidence. Are any of us? I guess there are some that are confident all the time. In this episode, I discuss that often confidence gets thrown into one big bucket of “less than” rather than getting to
225: Ariel Hyatt - Crowdfunding Creates Community
Nov 5, 2016 • 43 min
Have you ever considered a crowdfunding campaign to support one of your creative endeavors? Have you been unsure if crowdfunding is right for you or the thought totally overwhelms you! We have the leading expert on crowdfunding here to help reset our…
224: Todd Kashdan - The Upside of Your Dark Side
Nov 2, 2016 • 40 min
Embracing your shadow side doesn’t have to be scary or full of anxiety. It can be a creative place where we solve problems and learn how to manage life a bit more efficiently. Where being whole is working with both your light and dark side to step…
Talking Stick- Pattern Interrupters
Oct 31, 2016 • 18 min
Patterns and habits to our ability to actually get things done in our lives. But is there value in purposefully interrupting the pattern of your life? What good comes from choosing to do things that will take you out of the cycle and pattern of life that
222: Carson Tate - Work Simply
Oct 29, 2016 • 40 min
I love this phrase by our guest today; You can’t outwork your busyness. But don’t we go down trying! We had a great conversation today about how you can learn to work simply by understanding your unique personality traits. Instead of the…
221: Michael Dermer - Advice From the Trenches
Oct 26, 2016 • 36 min
Does being an entrepreneur sometimes feel like a lonely experience? Even if people surround us, our struggles are our own and non-entrepreneurs don’t necessarily get it. So today we’re getting some advice from the trenches on entrepreneurship,…
220: Talking Stick- Strive To Be Bored
Oct 24, 2016 • 8 min
Admittedly, this is some of the strangest advice I ever give. Telling my coaching clients to strive to be bored. But listen in and there’s a good chance this may be helpful advice for you too. Do you want more business yet find yourself overwhelmed with w
219: Ron Tite - Creativity Gives You the Edge
Oct 22, 2016 • 41 min
Has the time come for artists, creators, and innovators to rule the world? Does the artist have not only the skills to succeed in today’s world but also something to teach the “non-artist.” According to our guest, we all have an inner artist that…
218: Jonathan Fields - Creating The Good Life
Oct 19, 2016 • 48 min
The Good Life means something a little different for everyone. Are some people just more fortunate? Or can we have a strategy to create the good life for ourselves? Today we’re going to explore some key aspects of a good life and along the way offer…
217: Talking Stick- Own Your Space
Oct 17, 2016 • 6 min
Why does one brand sky rocket to the top and outshine the rest? Is it because they’re better? I get asked this question often and I can assure you, it certainly isn’t because that brand is better. If you know you are just as good at what you do as your co
216: Misty Lown - One Small Yes
Oct 15, 2016 • 41 min
Life sure can get overwhelming. And often it’s because we’ve said yes to too many things. Or is it that we’ve said yes to the wrong things? With our guest today, Misty Lown, we’re going to discuss how you can get the results you want out of…
215: Richard Godfrey - Closing the Gaps
Oct 12, 2016 • 41 min
Picture this; you are standing on the side of a chasm, or a canyon and where you want to go is to the other side. Will you build a bridge to get to the other side or stay where you are? Can you fuel the effort it will take to get to the other side?…
214: Talking Stick- Whose Economy is it Anyway?
Oct 10, 2016 • 7 min
Professionals and trend watchers keep giving different names to the economy. You know, the intangible economy, the sharing economy, the gig economy, and so on. I think they’re all missing what it should actually be called. The one name and one type of ent
213: Peter Legge- Save The Best For First
Oct 8, 2016 • 42 min
Warriors, imagine having the opportunity to sit down and chat with a legendary successful entrepreneur who has made an indelible mark on the world. What questions would you ask? What advice would you seek? What secrets of success would you want to…
212: Tony Gaskins- Leave No Stone Unturned
Oct 5, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s guest truly changed the direction of his life. His experience shows us that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you’ve been through; or mistakes you may have made along the way, if you want to improve your life, it is up to you…
211: Talking Stick- How To Get Paid What You’re Worth
Oct 3, 2016 • 14 min
This episode really gets to the heart of what I want for YOU. To be valued for what you do and get paid what you’re ACTUALLY worth. And I lay it all on the line. I share the one strategy that I can attribute all my success to as a photographer and a busin
210: Howard Lim - Authentic Branding
Oct 1, 2016 • 42 min
Differentiation is the ticket to success. Figuring out how you and your brand stands out in a word of sameness is critical. We have a lot of responsibilities in business— to manage our business, take care of our customers to mention a few, but I…
209:Terri Sjodin - Getting Scrappy
Sep 28, 2016 • 34 min
Too often entrepreneurs get stuck thinking they aren’t ready, or they don’t have the resources or money to advance their business. It doesn’t have to take a lot to have success; sometimes you just have to get scrappy! A scrappy strategy can make…
208: Talking Stick- What’s Going Right?
Sep 26, 2016 • 7 min
I had this idea recently to start a journal called What’s Going Right? The idea is to reverse paying attention to only the things that are going wrong. Come on. We all do it. Several things can go right in a day and all you’ll pay attention to is the one
207: Dan Englander - Selling Without Sacrificing Creativity
Sep 24, 2016 • 42 min
Do you have to sacrifice the integrity of your creativity to sell what you are offering? Can you be a creative person in business AND a good sales person? Must we choose between being good at what we do and being good at selling ourselves? Would you…
206: Jonah Berger - Invisible Influence
Sep 21, 2016 • 43 min
Whether you are aware of it or not, we are all influenced every day by the behavior of others. Our purchases, our behavior, our big and small choices. Sometimes influence is invisible; sometimes it’s much more apparent, and often we see how others…
205: Talking Stick- Advice I Gave My Kids That’s Good For Business
Sep 19, 2016 • 10 min
I loved raising my kids! The best and most memorable conversations I’ve had in my life have been with my three kids. A recent conversation with my daughter got me thinking about some advice that I used to give to my kids that I think applies equally well
204: Marshall Goldsmith - Leveraging Your Triggers
Sep 17, 2016 • 42 min
Let’s face it. Creating behavioral change in our lives is not easy. But it can be done to create the lives we want. We’re going to talk to the world authority on behavioral change, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, about the use of triggers. How triggers in…
203: Karen Leland - Brand Mapping Strategy
Sep 14, 2016 • 41 min
Often when we think about branding, we think about image most of all. Branding is so much more than that. Excellent branding is a system of consciously delivered strategies. It’s practically your business model, representing who you are, who you want…
202: Talking Stick- When Your Goals In Life Are Bigger Than How You Live Your Life
Sep 12, 2016 • 8 min
Creative Warriors are dreamers. Of course, that’s fantastic! For many of us, our dreams and goals become bigger than how we’re accustomed to live our lives. So what do you do? What do you do when your goals in life are bigger than how you live your life?
201: Douglas Kruger - Is Your Thinking Keeping You Poor?
Sep 10, 2016 • 45 min
Do you think money is the root of all evil? I hope not because that would make becoming wealthy very uncomfortable, and probably super unlikely. We’re going to explore the difference between thinking poor and thinking rich, and dismantle…
200: Akash Karia - 7 Things Resilient People Do Differently
Sep 7, 2016 • 50 min
Life is full of ups and downs. Being an entrepreneur, a small business owner, and putting yourself out in the world in whatever way you do is challenging. It can feel like a roller coaster at times. Getting through it all is what makes you a warrior….
199: Talking Stick- Observations From 200 Episodes!
Sep 5, 2016 • 10 min
In celebration of our 200th episode, I share what I’ve observed from interviewing best-selling authors and inspiring entrepreneurs over the past 2+ years. Of course, each guest is an individual with their own unique strengths. However, there are…
198: Brian Solis - Create a Frictionless Customer Experience
Sep 3, 2016 • 29 min
I know entrepreneurs and small businesses get the idea that we must create great experiences for our customers. That what a customer is paying for is the overall experience. But how many of us are doing anything more that what our customers expect?…
197: Srini Rao - Be Unmistakable
Aug 31, 2016 • 50 min
We all have challenging moments in life regardless of how successful and impactful we become and “Just because you’re unmistakable doesn’t mean your unbreakable.” Today, I have the privilege of interviewing the host of Unmistakable Creative…
196: Talking Stick - The Goal Paradox
Aug 29, 2016 • 7 min
You know how sometimes you hear that you should go strong for your big goals? But then others will say that if you come on too strong that people will back off? So which is it? Well, that’s the problem. It’s both. It’s what I goal The Goal Paradox….
195: Jason Vitug - Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life
Aug 27, 2016 • 46 min
Today we’d like to help you get on top of your finances by demystifying some of the common misconceptions about money and values. Aligning your values with a constant flow of money is not necessarily about discipline, but more about understanding…
194: Adam Markel - Reinventing Your Career and Life
Aug 24, 2016 • 47 min
Is it time for a change in your life? Can you feel it but aren’t sure what it is or what life would look like on the other side of this shift? Maybe change is needed, or maybe it’s simply time for an adjustment that will allow greater flow and ease….
193: Talking Stick- The Power of Three
Aug 22, 2016 • 8 min
I often find when giving advice to my coaching clients, that my suggestions have something to do with the number three. There’s a power to three. So in this episode, I offer my top business tips that come in threes. Practical tips that you can apply…
192: JP Kühlwein - Rethinking Prestige Branding
Aug 20, 2016 • 45 min
Do you consider yourself, your brand or your company to be a prestige brand? Are you or do you hope to be catering to the higher-end of your market? Being a prestige brand takes a lot more today than just throwing a higher price on it. In this…
191: Jackie Huba - Fiercely You
Aug 17, 2016 • 43 min
Do you ever feel like you’re holding yourself back? Not being your most confident, bold and unabashedly you for fear of “being too much?” Who better to learn from about being unapologetically you than drag queens! Today we’re talking about what…
190: Talking Stick - Momentum Thinking
Aug 15, 2016 • 9 min
A little preview of what my upcoming book is about. How to escape living your life in the Zone of Expectations and instead, live in the Zone of Possibilities. What holds you back? Trust. Trusting in what you can’t expect because you don’t know what’s…
189: Tim Hughes - Social Selling
Aug 13, 2016 • 41 min
If you’re active on social media as a small business and are wondering, like many if it’s worth anything more than connecting with friends, this episode is for you. Today’s conversation is not about social media, but rather social selling and how…
188: Ian Chamandy - Why Should I Choose You?
Aug 10, 2016 • 43 min
We all know in business that it takes more than one thing to be successful. But, if I had to say that there was one magic key or thing that everything else is built on, it would be knowing what makes you different, unique. This work is the primarily…
187: Talking Stick- What I Learned From Fatal Attraction
Aug 8, 2016 • 8 min
What does one of the most famous movie lines of all time have to do with your business and personal life? “I won’t be IGNORED, Dan!” You might be surprised. Or maybe not because this is the way my whacked mind works. Probably best you just…
186: Kathryn Budig - Aim True
Aug 6, 2016 • 40 min
Today we’re talking about yoga, inner wisdom, alignment, and balance. With a smattering of authenticity and truth. You might be wondering why? How will this help me in business and life? Well, when you aim true it’s more likely that you will find…
185: Chris Friesen - Achievement From the Inside-Out
Aug 3, 2016 • 38 min
Who doesn’t want to achieve great things in their life? Isn’t that why you listen to Creative Warriors— to get ideas, be inspired and learn how you can achieve your goals? Our guest today is an expert not only in goal setting and achieving what…
184: Talking Stick - Having a Beta-Mind
Aug 1, 2016 • 7 min
What holds you up from getting started? From jumping in with both feet? From getting out there? Or what’s holding you up from your next adventure, or new business endeavor, or going to the next level? Is it feeling like you’re not ready? Or maybe…
183: Joshua Becker - The More of Less
Jul 30, 2016 • 46 min
Do you have too much stuff? Do your home, office and life need to be decluttered, so you can gain time to pursue all the things you as passionate about? I hope today’s episode inspires you to do more with less. And live your life with more freedom…
182: Heidi Reeder - Commit to Win
Jul 27, 2016 • 39 min
Of course as a Creative Warrior you are passionate about what you do. But are you committed to it? Are you committed to doing something with it? Are you committed to seeing your big dream become your reality? Are you committed enough to make it…
181: Talking Stick - What’s Next in Inspiration?
Jul 25, 2016 • 9 min
Times change, people evolve, and understanding what society needs is an important part of success. In fact, being sensitive to changes is the optimal way to stay ahead of change so that you can adjust accordingly. I believe the world is in need of a…
180: Julie Cottineau - Build a Breakthrough Brand
Jul 23, 2016 • 38 min
There’s branding, and then there’s branding with a twist! Find out how to get your brand to stand out in a competitive market. Take off your brand blinders and leave “me too” marketing behind. Today’s episode is full of tremendous insight and…
179: Anders Ericsson - Are We Born with a Natural Gift or Talent?
Jul 20, 2016 • 47 min
As Creative Warriors, we all strive to be experts in our fields and masters at what we do. Today, we’re talking about the new science and research behind expertise with one of the world’s leading authorities on performance so that you can deliver…
178: Talking Stick - Emotional Branding Part 2
Jul 18, 2016 • 21 min
We have something truly special for you today. A two-part episode on the topic of Emotional Branding. You might be wondering, “what is emotional branding?” Emotional Branding is for businesses that need to trigger the emotions of prospective clients…
177: Talking Stick - Emotional Branding Part 1
Jul 18, 2016 • 10 min
We have something truly special for you today. A two-part episode on the topic of Emotional Branding. You might be wondering, “what is emotional branding?” Emotional Branding is for businesses that need to trigger the emotions of prospective clients….
176: Stephen Key - One Simple Idea
Jul 16, 2016 • 33 min
Have you ever had a great idea, the next big invention, that you wished you followed through on? Today we’re speaking with an accomplished inventor about idea generation and finding a lane in life that’s perfect for you, despite your personal…
175: Helene Segura - Working Smarter, Not Longer
Jul 13, 2016 • 38 min
If you could hire a special agent in your business, to come in and obliterate your biggest problem, what might you want to get rid of? How about inefficiency? Today we have with us an Inefficiency Assassin, who’s going to help you take out this…
174: Talking Stick - Authenticity
Jul 11, 2016 • 8 min
The message about authenticity has gotten through loud and clear. We know that to be in business today and build real relationships with those we do business with based on trust, we must be authentic. I’m thrilled entrepreneurs and Creative Warriors…
173: Matt Inglot - Profitable Freelancing
Jul 9, 2016 • 43 min
Do you consider yourself a freelancer? I never have. I’ve considered myself a small business owner, an entrepreneur, but never a freelancer. In fact, I’ll admit to thinking freelancer had a bit of a negative connotation for me. That it meant I would…
172: Karin Hurt - Winning Well
Jul 6, 2016 • 35 min
Does the thought of managing other people make you uncomfortable? Would you rather just do everything yourself? What if managing people felt right? That it’s about building relationships not just getting results. It is possible to feel like you’re not…
171: Talking Stick - Amazement
Jul 4, 2016 • 7 min
Beyond joy. Beyond gratefulness is Amazement. That feeling you get when you stand at the foot of the Grand Tetons. Or on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Or hold a newborn baby in your hands. Or look up at fireworks exploding above your head. A slight…
170: Wendy Lipton-Dibner- Currency of IMPACT
Jul 2, 2016 • 46 min
Time and again we hear that we should focus on impact more than money. Often easier said than done when you’re in the throes of living. We’re going to explore the concept of focusing on impact more than money, the strategy and missing pieces that…
169: John Cawley - Cause Marketing
Jun 29, 2016 • 43 min
Cause Marketing Inspiration and purpose are usually staring us right in the face. Tapping into both takes innovation, grit and a personal connection to solving a significant problem for others. Today’s guest has that along with a strong…
168: Talking Stick - Compel Don’t Tell
Jun 27, 2016 • 9 min
No one likes a know it all. Don’t we all want to get away from the person at a party that goes on and on about themselves? Don’t be that person as a business. Don’t tell prospective clients about yourself. Compel them, magnetize them, fascinate them….
167 Cara Bradley- On the Verge
Jun 25, 2016 • 39 min
Do you know that feeling when you are on the edge of something great happening? A tipping point? When it feels like the wind is at your back and you are working at your peak performance? Today you’re going to review some suggested methods that can…
166: Christine Hassler- Expectation Hangover
Jun 22, 2016 • 40 min
Today we’re talking about expectations or more precisely when things don’t turn out as we expected. What our guest calls an Expectation Hangover. Our conversation is full of great takeaways and tangible actions you can all take to meet your goals and…
165: Talking Stick- Doing Your Best and Sometimes Not
Jun 20, 2016 • 8 min
I’ve always hated the typical business advice “don’t take it personally.” As Creative Warriors it IS personal. We are always trying to do our best. We care deeply about what we create and the outcome we produce. How can we not take that personal?…
164: Nick Friedman - College Hunks Hauling Junk
Jun 18, 2016 • 40 min
Today’s episode is a mind-opening conversation proving that anything is possible. If you’ve ever thought that’s not going to work in my industry or, sure, maybe for someone else but not me, think again. Our guest today has achieved phenomenal…
163: Ryan Holiday - Ego is the Enemy
Jun 15, 2016 • 39 min
There may be a subtle, or not so subtle, enemy keeping you from what you want and enjoying what you already have. An enemy that we have control over yet is not so easy to look in the eye, but we must at least consider it’s presence. That enemy is…
#162 Talking Stick - Price Objection
Jun 13, 2016 • 8 min
I get it—no one likes to have their prices challenged. Having been a high-end portrait photographer for 32 years, the most expensive in my area, I got challenged a lot. So I’ve got your back on this topic. Listen in to learn how to respond to the…
161: Dan Millman- Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World
Jun 11, 2016 • 41 min
Today we’re talking about the Four Purposes of life. We’re peeling back how that’s different than your personal purpose and what that has to do with your career choice and calling. And how to effectively embrace your purpose even if what you’re…
160: Jeff Benedict - The Intersection of Happiness and Despair
Jun 8, 2016 • 38 min
We all face hard times. Challenges in life. Sometimes larger than we can ever imagine surviving. It’s in those times you realize you have the power of choice in how to respond in those circumstances. Today we’re talking about making a choice when…
159: Talking Stick- Behavioral Boomerang
Jun 6, 2016 • 9 min
We all know on some level that how we treat others is how we can expect to be treated. This simple truth seems to be often overlooked in business. But this is not about consequences. This is about the power you hold to create just the type of business…
158: Jason Fried - A Different Perspective
Jun 4, 2016 • 49 min
Often in business, we can find ourselves battling with different advice. We hear one thing works and then we hear the exact opposite. We’re left wondering who to believe. What advice do we follow? Our guest, today in a lot of ways, has a very…
157: John O’Leary - Life On Fire
Jun 1, 2016 • 49 min
There are a lot of inspirational stories. And then there’s the story of today’s guest, John O’Leary. His story is unlike any other I’ve ever heard. John’s sharing his amazing story to set your life On Fire and help you to make the 7 choices…
156: Sherrie Campbell - Being Your Own Person
May 28, 2016 • 36 min
What does it mean to love yourself? How is that different than being confident or even conceited? And what does this matter to you as a Creative Warrior? Today we’re exploring inner emotions that lead to tangible results and a life of direction….
155: Sally Hogshead - Take Back Your Brand
May 25, 2016 • 51 min
It is more important than ever to have a clear and compelling brand. You, lucky warriors, get to spend time today with one of my favorite people who I believe is doing some of the most important work the business world has seen. You must be…
154: Danny Flood - Connecting with What Gets You Excited
May 21, 2016 • 39 min
It seems more people today crave a location independent lifestyle than ever before. With the freedom to live wherever they want, live the life of their dreams and even run a business or two on the go. Today’s guest has done just that, and we are…
153: Danny Gregory - Shut Your Monkey
May 18, 2016 • 33 min
You know that nagging little voice in your head that holds you back and makes you doubt yourself? Today we’re talking about what you can do to quiet down your inner critic so you can innovate and generate creative flow with Danny Gregory. Danny…
152: Michael Grandinetti - Business Lessons From an Illusionist
May 14, 2016 • 44 min
When I imagine what would be one of the most challenging careers and businesses to build no matter how talented you are, a magician comes to mind. Today we’re speaking with world-renowned magician Michael Grandinetti to find out how he did it…
151: Karan Bajaj - Creating a 4/1/4 Life
May 11, 2016 • 40 min
As creative warriors, every day we are integrating our creativity with the busyness and the stress of everyday life. Not an easy thing to do. Today, Karan Bajaj is sharing lessons he’s learned seeking a creative life and striving to be a yogi in the…
150: Chris Cooper - The Power to Get Things Done
May 7, 2016 • 36 min
The Power to Get Things Done It would be great if we could only do what we love to do in our business. Most of us would agree that’s not realistic, yet that might be exactly what we are doing and the key thing that could change everything! Today…
149: Josh Davis - Two Awesome Hours Every day!
May 4, 2016 • 45 min
Ever wish you could figure out how to get more done? What if working smarter meant working with the way your brain is wired instead of against it? Today we are digging into how to gain two AWESOME hours a day instead of working more to accomplish…
148: Chris Dessi - You Are Your Brand
Apr 30, 2016 • 49 min
We live at a time when having a personal brand is much more than an indulgence meant for icons and celebrities. It is a way to showcase who you are and what you care about. Perhaps, like many of the warriors in our community, you are your brand, and…
147: Jackie Huba - Business Lessons from Lady Gaga
Apr 27, 2016 • 40 min
You better believe it! Lady GaGa knows how to build customer loyalty with values and meaning. Beyond her exceptional ability to stand up and stand out, Lady GaGa gets how to step way outside of what is to create something new and exciting…
146: Mark McGuiness - Motivation for Creative People
Apr 23, 2016 • 41 min
Have you ever struggled with motivation or jumpstarting a creative project? Or get confused by the fact that you are procrastinating doing what you are most passionate about? Motivation in creative work can be very complicated, but it doesn’t have to…
145: Eric Weiner - Geography of Genius
Apr 20, 2016 • 42 min
Throughout history, there have been pockets of creative genius; from the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Italy to Silicone Valley, CA. In this episode, we’re taking a journey around the world to explore the impact of environment on creative…
144: Arel Moodie - Be a Better Communicator
Apr 16, 2016 • 40 min
Of course, everyone wants to be likable. In business, it can be the difference between success or defeat. So, what makes someone likable and how are some people just instantly likable? Today we’re talking about likability and how small shifts…
143: Aaron Anastasi - The Voice of Your Dreams
Apr 13, 2016 • 42 min
If you ask, most people will say their biggest challenge is themselves. What may not be clear is the real impact the voices of limitation can have on us. Many unwittingly act or live in a way that is more aligned with their limiting beliefs versus…
142: Peter Sims - Little Bets, Big Impact
Apr 9, 2016 • 26 min
The surprising truth about highly successful people is they are not crazy risk takers. Yes, they all take many risks, but they are, calculated risks! What today’s guest calls Little Bets. We’re digging into ways to hedge your success by taking…
141: Chris Guillebeau - Born For This
Apr 6, 2016 • 39 min
If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might have known all along what you were meant to do. But for most, this is a process of discovery. So how do you figure out what you’re meant to do? Or what if you want to try something new?…
140: David Kerpen - The Art of People
Apr 2, 2016 • 37 min
What could be more important than building relationships? Our guest today says, success in business and life is simple….be likable. Today we’re talking about the art of people. Dave Kerpen is the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a…
139: Steven Kotler - BEING BOLD
Mar 30, 2016 • 43 min
I often refer to us Creative Warriors as brave souls for putting ourselves on the line every day. Today, we’re talking about being bold. Which got me thinking about the difference between being brave and being bold. I think being bold is bravery…
138: Amy-Jo Martin - Renegades Write the Rules
Mar 26, 2016 • 47 min
It’s time to shake up your social media strategy! If you’re currently active in social media, our guest today will help you improve your strategy. If you’re not using social media to promote your brand, this episode hands down will…
137: David Burkus - 10 Myths of Creativity
Mar 23, 2016 • 43 min
We all know something about creativity, and yet much of the universal beliefs surrounding creativity may, in fact, be myths. Today, our guest is debunking some common held beliefs that will surprise you! We’re exposing The Myths of…
136: Nick Kullin - Building a Buyer Persona
Mar 19, 2016 • 48 min
Whether you refer to it as an avatar, perfect client or buyer persona, the message is clear. If you want to connect fully with your clients, you must clearly understand how they think, act, react and feel. In today’s episode, we’re peeling…
135: Michael Gelb - Creativity On Demand
Mar 16, 2016 • 40 min
One of the challenges of being a creative warrior, a creative person in business, is we are often called upon to be creative on-demand for those we serve. Today we’re discussing how to cultivate our creativity and the creative process so that…
134: Susan Steinbrecher - Lead Well, Live Well
Mar 12, 2016 • 32 min
As an entrepreneur, small business owner, creative warrior, or even a parent, do you consider that you are, a leader? Today we’re discussing leadership in the only way that makes sense for a Creative Warrior: Heart-Centered. Susan Steinbrecher…
133: Julia Cameron - It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again
Mar 9, 2016 • 33 min
Have you ever wanted to be apart of a rare chat with a masterful creative thinker who has spent a lifetime helping others dare to live their dreams? That day has arrived! We have with us the amazing and legendary Julia Cameron. Julia is most known for…
132: Kary Oberbrunner - Living a Life of Freedom and Independence
Mar 5, 2016 • 42 min
Today’s guest struggled to find his distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others achieve their true potential. He is the…
131: Orna Ross - The Creative Process Unpacked
Mar 2, 2016 • 37 min
We all know the creative process is, well just that, a process. It takes presence, principles, and practice to create a rewarding process. Our guest today is sharing her insights on the creative process and discusses her soon to be release series, Go…
130: Amy Morin - 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
Feb 27, 2016 • 35 min
Take back your power, embrace change, face your fears, and train your brain for happiness and success are some of the big promises that will come from listening in on today’s chat, the 13 things mentally strong people DON’T do. We are unwrapping how…
129: Taylor Pearson - The End of Jobs
Feb 24, 2016 • 39 min
Are you excited about the times we are living in? Do you believe that NOW is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur? Are you looking for real info to encourage you to go on or make a change and do what you love? Today we dig into exactly why…
128: Zephan Moses Blaxberg - Life Re-scripted On Your Own Terms
Feb 20, 2016 • 39 min
Often we live our lives as if the script was written for us. Following the plot, surrounded by some characters we like, some we don’t, living as if the script is complete and our responsibility is just to take our role. Imagine if you were making a…
127: Bob Proctor - The Art of Living
Feb 17, 2016 • 43 min
We are honored to share the time we spent with the global legend of self-development, Bob Proctor. Listen in while he shares the insights, inspiration, ideas, and strategies that have ignited career transformations, personal epiphanies, inner…
126: Christina Salerno - Own Your Quirk
Feb 13, 2016 • 37 min
There is so much to learn about how to live peacefully with yourself, give the world the best of who you are, and at the same time build a successful business. Over the years, I have heard creative warriors describe themselves in all sorts of…
125: Bryan Caporicci - The Lie of Busy
Feb 10, 2016 • 43 min
Have you ever noticed how some people, maybe even you, talk about how busy we are as if it’s a badge of honor? Instead of bragging about how much time off we have, how much we’re enjoying our lives, we often default to proudly proclaiming how…
124: John Murphy - Being a Zentrepreneur
Feb 6, 2016 • 45 min
Personal development and spirituality are undeniably a part of being an entrepreneur. When you’re in business as a Creative Warrior and offering the world your talent, putting yourself and your emotions on the line every day, it becomes clear that you…
123: Jo-Nà Williams - Artist Empowerment
Feb 3, 2016 • 43 min
We’re always in transition, right? Sometimes it’s obvious like a career change. Sometimes it’s more subtle as we grow, change and mature. Today we have someone who has helped many artists and creatives transition from hobby to…
122: Tara Hunt - How To Have Social Currency
Jan 30, 2016 • 41 min
You know the old phrase “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know?” Never has that been truer than today in the world of social media and online presence. Today we’re talking about being a person of influence and how your social currency is a…
121: David Shands - Sleep Is 4 Suckers
Jan 27, 2016 • 37 min
Today we’re getting our hustle on with a guy who has little time for sleep. Let’s face it, success is hard work and sometimes the best thing we can do is be honest about that. Too many people in the get rich quick online marketing world make it…
120: Steve Kamb - Level Up Your Life
Jan 23, 2016 • 46 min
At the end of the day, being happy and successful is about owning who you are and making it work for you. Today we’re speaking with the superhero of nerds, RebelOne, to learn about how to level up your life and bring out the superhero in you. Many…
119: Angela Martindale - Warrior Well-Being
Jan 20, 2016 • 39 min
When you’re doing amazing things in the world as a Creative Warrior, it’s imperative you take care of yourself. There’s a good chance that without you, you wouldn’t have a business. So today we’re changing it up a bit and talking about your health and…
118: Dan Gregory - How To Get Out of Your Own Way
Jan 16, 2016 • 41 min
Being a small business owner is double the work. We have to develop as an individual and business while gaining a clear understanding of what our customers value. Joined by a behavioral researcher and strategist Dan Gregory, we dig into how to get out…
117: Joe Calloway - The Art of Attracting Business
Jan 13, 2016 • 47 min
It’s safe to say that all small businesses want customers to be drawn to them, but unlike a moth to a flame, we want them to stick with us and not get burned. We want to be magnetic! Today you’re going to hear about how to be magnetic and the art of…
116: Ian Ryan - Busting through fear and building confidence
Jan 9, 2016 • 33 min
Without a strong mindset, you won’t be able to create better habits in your life. Without good habits, you will never gain any serious momentum with your biggest goals. Sometimes you can hear the same inspiring messages over and over and yet do…
115: Thom Singer - Get the most out of conferences you attend!
Jan 6, 2016 • 49 min
We’re coming upon that time of year when there’s tends to be a lot of conferences. Our guest today is a conference catalyst who will help you get the most out of the conferences you attend and perhaps completely change your mind about why and how to…
114: Jocelyn Glei - Creativity and Meaning
Jan 2, 2016 • 42 min
One of the more challenging transitions for a creative person is to see themselves as a business. Today’s guest writes about work and creativity in the age of distraction. She is interested in inspiring you to be creative, and get into action, so you…
113: Ari Meisel - Less Doing, More Living
Dec 30, 2015 • 30 min
As Warriors often do, we’re going to take an opposite approach to the New Year. While everyone is is talking about more goal setting and freshening up their to-do lists for the new year, we are talking about doing less. We have some great advice,…
112: Tara Swiger - Craft Your Business
Dec 26, 2015 • 38 min
Today we’re going to travel along on the journey of an uncommon entrepreneur. Our guest has gone from having a “real job,” to becoming a yarn maker, to helping thousands of others build successful businesses as creative makers. An exciting,…
111: Paul Busse - All Aboard The Holiday Express!
Dec 23, 2015 • 28 min
We have a guest as close to Santa Claus himself as we can ever get. Year after year his creations inspire all the wonder, the joy, the childlike spirit, that is this time of year. It was a privilege and honor to get a glimpse into the creative process…
110: Bob Berg & David Mann - Being A Go-Giver
Dec 19, 2015 • 50 min
In this season of giving and receiving, we are fortunate to have the co-authors of the book The Go-Giver to help us get to the heart of what it means to give and receive. The value of understanding how to give and also receive is one of the many gifts…
109: Ann Handley - Everybody Writes
Dec 16, 2015 • 41 min
Do you think of yourself as a writer? In today’s online world, we’re all writers. Between emails, social media posts, marketing materials, and content creation we are all writing more than ever before. Learning how to be an effective writer is key….
108: Ann Rea - Crushing The Starving Artist Attitude
Dec 12, 2015 • 38 min
When was the last time you heard a creative person say “I don’t have a career I have a business? Well, buckle up because we’ve invited the Warrior of No Fear to join us for a passionate conversation about being a successful artist and business owner….
107: Art Markman - Making Smart Change
Dec 9, 2015 • 47 min
Let’s face it. It’s hard to make changes in our lives. We’ve all heard really good information about creating change. But what you’re going to hear today, may be the best we’ve come across. It’s a clear, systematic, effective way to make a Smart…
106: Robert Rausch - Maximizing Your Personal Energy
Dec 5, 2015 • 43 min
A Creative Warrior wants to be at their best. Maximizing personal energy so we can put our best work out in the world. For many of us this is a key motivation. Today we are digging into where we get our energy from, what sustains it and how to best…
105: Shama Hyder - Zen Marketing
Dec 2, 2015 • 39 min
We don’t often think about our online marketing, social media or website as being peaceful. Our guest today has a way of making the complex-simple, the noisy-quiet and marketing a bit more zen-like. Known as the “Zen Master of Marketing”…
104: Michelle Gielan - Broadcasting Happiness
Nov 28, 2015 • 39 min
I’m looking forward to an awesome conversation today! That is what’s considered a power lead. Leading with a powerful and optimistic statement that hopefully made you feel optimistic too. In this episode, you’re going to hear about power leads and…
103: Achim Nowak - The Moment
Nov 25, 2015 • 35 min
Welcome to our special Thanksgiving episode! When you think about it, Thanksgiving is a savory holiday. The stuffing, the turkey, the delicious pies. All savory. But these are also the moments that can so easily slip by in all the busyness and be…
102: Noah Fleming - Cultivate Customer Loyalty
Nov 21, 2015 • 46 min
As a business coach, the quickest way I see that most entrepreneurs can improve their business is by nurturing their past client relationships that they have left dormant. The potential to dramatically improve your business with this one thing alone…
101: Kia Kight - - Compose Your Life - A Violinist’s Perspective
Nov 18, 2015 • 44 min
We have a compelling and beautiful story of an artist, in this case, a violinist, who despite being incredibly talented and accomplished, sought to use his instrument for an even greater purpose, inspiration. Kai Kight shares his music and journey and…
100: Jeffrey Shaw- An Intimate Portrait
Nov 14, 2015 • 74 min
Creative Warriors podcast has been an amazing journey that has inspired us, motivated us, and changed our world as we knew it. There is nothing quite like having a “real” reason to do some of the geeky things Jeffrey loves to do most; read…
99: Joseph Jaffe - Z.E.R.O. Marketing Budget
Nov 11, 2015 • 43 min
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if marketing your business and your work didn’t cost anything? If your marketing budget was Zero? Not only is it possible, but it may also just be the best way to promote your business. One of the most sought-after…
98: Tracy Matthews - Selling Luxury
Nov 7, 2015 • 37 min
While every industry has it’s nuances; there can also be remarkable similarities and crossover that all entrepreneurs can leverage. Today you can glean lessons from a coach to jewelry designers about marketing, selling a luxury item and how to succeed…
97: Rohit Bhargava - Leverage Trends To Increase Your Business
Nov 4, 2015 • 40 min
How helpful would it be to be able to spot a trend? In business, it can mean the difference between staying relevant or fading away. We’re digging into how to spot trends. We also chat about trends that will affect all Creative Warriors, from selfies…
96: Chad Pollitt - Motherly Advice about Marketing
Oct 31, 2015 • 41 min
Just do as I say! How often did you hear that from your mother? Today we’re going to hear a lot of the phrases your mother used to say, and surprisingly how valuable marketing lessons can be extracted from that motherly advice to grow our…
95: Bernie Roth - Life By Design
Oct 28, 2015 • 37 min
It’s fair to say that most education is about learning techniques, processes and rules that will help us avoid failure and excel. We learn to become our best selves; sometimes reducing our creativity and taking on behaviors that eliminate the space…
94: Tanya Geisler - The Impostor Complex
Oct 24, 2015 • 34 min
At times, most of us question whether we’re good enough or worry we simply are not ready to do something we desire. That people might think we’re not really who they think you are; that you are an impostor! Creative Warriors is digging into negative…
93: Lee Silber - Diversify Like Crazy!
Oct 21, 2015 • 41 min
Have you ever seen someone with a rewarding and diversified career that is constantly motivated and thought, how do they do that? I want that! Today we are going to get the insights and motivations of one of the more diversified guests we’ve had on…
92: Tara Gentile - Quiet Power Strategy
Oct 17, 2015 • 40 min
We all know, it’s a noisy world. There is a constant flow of content being created and consumed. You can stand out from the noise, by tapping into what makes you effective and compelling. You can use your quiet power to separate yourself from the…
91: Tony Crabbe - Thrive in a World of Too Much
Oct 14, 2015 • 39 min
Are you living a life of constant busyness? Feeling like you rarely get to shut completely down? Take some time to find out why this is happening and more importantly get some solutions on how to change it up! Tony Crabbe is the author of the book…
90: Tiffany Han - Raise Your Hand and Say Yes!
Oct 10, 2015 • 39 min
Building a business based on bold, inspired action is not something that just happens. It’s a process that takes support, acceptance of rejection and a willingness to embrace your inner resilience. It’s not about being 100% ready; it’s about stepping…
89: JV Crum III - Conscious Business
Oct 7, 2015 • 48 min
Many entrepreneurs, particularly creative warriors, seem to somehow “find” themselves in business one day. As if it wasn’t planned as much as it was a transition that just happened. Whether you’ve been in business a long time,…
88: Beth Buelow - Expand Your Capacity Zone
Oct 3, 2015 • 50 min
Have you ever felt like the only way your can change things is by being outside your comfort zone? That, unless you are in a constant state of being on the edge, life will simply stay exactly the same way? This is not true for everyone, especially for…
87: Marc Guberti - Teenage Entrepreneur Crushing it!
Sep 30, 2015 • 41 min
It’s a frequent occurrence to seek out seasoned mature people for advice, training and inspiration. It’s pretty rare to find a 17-year-old who since 11 has created online resources to help elevate people’s lives. Proving that anything is possible if…
86: Greg McKeown - “The Benefits of Pursuing Less”
Sep 26, 2015 • 33 min
It’s fairly safe to say that most if not all of us are aware of the benefits of having more. That more is better and less is bad. Well, that’s not necessarily true. Essentialism is the pursuit of less, but better. In essence it’s about Living…
85: Geeta Nadkarni - Not So Quiet PR
Sep 23, 2015 • 39 min
There comes a point in every entrepreneur’s life when you realize that your message can not be delivered one person at a time if you want to have an impact. And before you know it you’re Googling your fingers off trying to figure out how to increase…
84: Mark Barden - A Beautiful Constraint
Sep 19, 2015 • 43 min
At one point or another, everyone has felt that some limitation has kept them from meeting their ambition. It is human nature to see the problem and the limitation first. And it’s not always easy to find a solution that will make a real difference. If…
83: Emilie Wapnick - Being a Multipotentialite
Sep 16, 2015 • 36 min
We have all felt societal pressure, to pick a “niche” and focus on the one thing we should do. Many of us have fought hard to live up to that expectation, at times feeling downright bad that we would fail if we did not conform. Well, that is simply…
82: Tim Fargo - The A, B, C’s of Success
Sep 12, 2015 • 33 min
Business doesn’t have to be all that complicated. Sometimes a reminder to just keep it simple and get down to business is the best advice you can get. In other words, clarity and action will get you where you want to go! After numerous failed…
81: Jeffrey Hayzlett - Think Big. Act Bigger. Be Relentless.
Sep 9, 2015 • 35 min
One of the biggest core issues people face is linking their vision to actions that will make their goals a reality. It’s not about competition, the weather or a life event. It’s about connecting the dots and being relentless. It’s about plain…
80: Jim Joseph - Be a Brand Not a Product
Sep 5, 2015 • 37 min
Building a brand is all encompassing. It includes your product or service and also includes your brand image, why you do what you do, knowing who you serve and so much more. You will never look at branding and positioning the same way after you listen…
79: Andrew Tarvin- Humor That Works
Sep 2, 2015 • 37 min
It is possible to be more productive, less stressed and happier at work. Sadly, 83% of Americans are stressed at work, 55% are unsatisfied with their career and 47% struggle to stay happy. Andrew Tarvin is a Humor Engineer. Most people learn…
78: Sean D’Souza - How To Increase Prices (without losing customers)
Aug 29, 2015 • 45 min
If you’re looking for help understanding how to price your product or service and raise your prices, then this episode is for you. Banish the confusion, stop second guessing yourself and get down to business. Sean D’Souza was a guest a…
77: Mitch Joel - Reboot Your Life
Aug 26, 2015 • 43 min
Life is not linear. It’s excitingly squiggly! If we embrace this thought, we will certainly have more joy, create a bigger impact and work with and not against the inevitable changes that we all face. Mitch Joel has been called a marketing and…
76: Ramon Vullings - Cross-Industry Innovation
Aug 22, 2015 • 39 min
One of the best places to find fresh ideas could very well be completely outside of your current industry and commonly used resources. Cross-industry innovation is a way to create what is next and separate yourself from what is. Ramon Vullings…
75: Dorie Clark - Stand Out
Aug 19, 2015 • 37 min
Being unique is career insurance. There is no better way to stand out from your competition than to take your big idea, make it unique and put it out into the world. If you are passionate about helping others, Dorie Clark has exceptional advice on how…
74: Lela Barker - Creating a Compelling Brand
Aug 15, 2015 • 42 min
If you’re in business, YOU are your brand, and you are marketing yourself and your talent. Whether you want to build an empire, relaunch, transform or kick off a new venture every successful creative brand must have a solid business…
73: David Meerman-Scott - Marketing Without Fear
Aug 12, 2015 • 42 min
Our always-on, web-driven world has new rules for competing and business growth. Advanced planning is out – agile is IN! Businesses who are real-time responsive will be far more successful than those who fear change and stick to a preconceived…
72: Lynette Crane - The Confident Introvert
Aug 8, 2015 • 36 min
Have you ever wondered why success and acclaim don’t necessarily go to the most talented or skilled, but more often to those who are most visible? Today we are deconstructing what it means to be an introvert and how to leverage the positive aspects of…
71: Todd Henry - Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice
Aug 5, 2015 • 38 min
When the authentic voice of your work is clear, the impact you create is louder than words. It takes a strong sense of identity, vision, and mastery, and we are going to dive into the critical topic of knowing your authentic voice. Critical because…
70: Sheevaun Moran - Inner Game
Aug 1, 2015 • 40 min
We all face disappointment, failure, and loss. Some of us even experience near death struggles. There are even times when entrepreneurs feel they can’t go on. Your turning point will come by deciding what is important to you and taking…
69: Simon T. Bailey - Shift Your Brilliance
Jul 29, 2015 • 37 min
Having the right mindset for the new economy is not an option if you want a sustainable business. Life and business are always in a state of change; how we evolve, engage and energize makes all the difference in our future. Simon T. Bailey is…
68: Jonathan Rivera - Stop Trading Time for Money
Jul 25, 2015 • 37 min
Building a business takes a leap of faith. Achieving your goals takes persistence and coming back after losing it all takes a big dose of resilience. Jonathan Rivera gave up trading time for money as an electrician 11 years ago to pursue freedom. He…
67: Robin Houghton - The Golden Rules of Blogging(and when to break them)
Jul 22, 2015 • 40 min
Blogging like all forms of communication is less daunting when you know the rules(and when to break them). It’s even easier when you find an expert who is willing to offer valuable insider tips and insights. Robin Houghton has 20+ years of…
66: Jennifer Lee - Business the Right Brain Way
Jul 18, 2015 • 39 min
The act of being in business is one of the most creative things a person will ever do. While starting or running a business may appear to be nothing like “creating” your chosen work, it is, in fact, more closely aligned than you think. Jennifer…
65: Dale Partridge - People Over Profit
Jul 15, 2015 • 48 min
People or profit is not an either or choice. The way to do business today is to put people over profit. It is by its very nature a values-based approach to sustainable business and growing profits. It is as Dale Partridge says “not a liability but a…
64: Hal Elrod - Create Your Miracle Morning
Jul 11, 2015 • 41 min
The Miracle Morning is the tool Hal Elrod created to completely change the trajectory of his life. He is living proof that you can overcome adversity and create an extraordinary life and business. Hal was hit head-on by a drunk driver (at 80…
63: Chris Brogan - The Value of Community
Jul 8, 2015 • 23 min
Building your business is not about hiding what makes you unique. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! It’s about embracing what makes you unique! If you’ve ever felt like an outsider, this is for you! Chris Brogan’s insights on business,…
62: Alan Iny - Thinking In New Boxes
Jul 4, 2015 • 34 min
It’s human nature to simplify the complex and put everything in a box. What if it’s not possible to NOT think in a box? Then you need to think in NEW boxes. Alan Iny’s insights provide a fresh perspective at a time when creativity is more…
61: Dr. Susan O’Malley - Tough Cookies Don’t Crumble
Jul 1, 2015 • 37 min
We laughed, we got teary eyed and had more takeaways than expected!If you know what it’s like to fall down and get back up than this episode will rock your world. Drawing on her own challenges, Dr. Susan inspires audiences by delivering personalized,…
60: Cole Hatter - Tragedy To Triumph
Jun 27, 2015 • 46 min
Sometimes nothing is more comforting than being inspired by someone else’s success and motivated through their struggle to forge a new path. Cole Hatter made the fundamental decision not to squander a moment of his life because he almost lost it…
59: Warren Berger - The Power Of Questions
Jun 24, 2015 • 34 min
See how innovators and dynamic businesses harness the power of inquiry—one of the most effective forces for igniting change. Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the worlds leading innovators, red-hot start ups, designers, and creative thinkers…
58: David Parrish - T-Shirts and Suits: The Business of Creativity
Jun 20, 2015 • 43 min
Creativity and profit do not have to be mutually exclusive of one another. You can in fact be creative and have a profitable business that brings you and others great joy. We are pleased beyond words to have a leading voice on the subject of passion…
57: Doug Sandler - Why Nice Guys (and gals) Finish First
Jun 17, 2015 • 40 min
“Why Nice Guys (and gals) Finish First”
56: Bryan Kramer - Human to Human - #H2H
Jun 8, 2015 • 41 min
The way we use social media continues to rapidly morph and change at a pace most could never have imagined. When social media is used well it can dramatically increase your ability to successfully navigate this web of technology, literally removing…
55: Achim Nowak - Why Deep Connection Accelerates Personal Success
Jun 2, 2015 • 39 min
Technology has made it socially acceptable to communicate in sound bites at a furious pace. At the same time we seem to know less and less about how to deeply, profoundly connect. Without a balance between the two, disconnection is inevitable says…
54: David Goldstein - Your Personal Style of Creativity
May 27, 2015 • 42 min
To remain competitive, every person needs to act more creatively. The good news is that everyone can be creative in their own way, using their natural strengths and personal style. It doesn’t require that all the stars in the sky align. Instead…
53: Doug Sundheim - Smart Risk Taking
May 18, 2015 • 36 min
We take risks everyday, because everyday we are making decisions that will produce outcome of some type, both professional and personally. It really comes down to what are you willing to take a stand for. In other words, what brings you meaning….
52: Barry Feldman - Content Marketing That Rocks
May 13, 2015 • 38 min
The world of online content creation can be a overwhelming place for the creative business owner. Even when it’s not, at minimum, its daunting. It’s common knowledge that in todays content laden eEnvironment that top performers offer…
51: Cornell Thomas - The Power of Positivity
May 6, 2015 • 35 min
Why Me? Why is this unplanned uncomfortable thing happening? I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who at one time or another has not had that thought or stayed in that mental space a little longer than they wanted to. Every once in a while…
50: Sean D’Souza - What Makes Your Customers Buy
Apr 29, 2015 • 45 min
Why do some customers buy—and more importantly what causes them to hesitate? That’s what Sean D’Souza spends most of his time digging into. And it’s this deep understanding of what causes customers to buy and keep coming back, that has created…
49: Honore’e Corder - Business Dating
Apr 22, 2015 • 42 min
I’m thrilled to bring back to the Creative Warriors podcast serial author, business coach and speaker, Honorée Corder. She is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including her newest publication “Business Dating:…
48: Ted Rubin - Return on Relationship
Apr 13, 2015 • 36 min
Today is the age of influence! Anyone with the will can build a brand, effect change and make a difference. In many ways it the height of creativity. You can use todays technology and your skills in ways that are limited only by your imagination. Big…
47: Denise Martin - Words Do Create Your World
Apr 3, 2015 • 49 min
Words create worlds. It’s true in how we speak to others and how we speak to OURSELVES. If you are feeling like some of the “tape” running in your head is not serving you or your communications are just not landing with customers,…
46: Dr. Julie Connor - Dreams to Action
Mar 30, 2015
Dream big, plan well, work smart, and pursue your passion with confidence are the life altering topics that Dr. Julie Connor has made her mission to bring to the world. As she said during our interview “I’ve spent half of my life teaching…
45: Randy Gage - Think Prosperity
Mar 25, 2015 • 44 min
“There’s more of an idea shortage then a money shortage.” says author Randy Gage. That can be a hard pill to swallow when you personally are feeling the pinch. Yet it’s hard to argue that fact when there is literally gazillion…
44: Jeff Goins - The Art of Work. What’s Calling You?
Mar 16, 2015 • 46 min
Do you think you know what your calling is? Your purpose or your why? In his latest book, “The Art of Work”, author Jeff Goins takes on these big questions, makes it remarkably simple, and offers practical ways to find your calling in…
43: Tiamo DeVettori - When Your Dream Becomes Your Business
Mar 10, 2015 • 42 min
Every once in a while you meet someone who is unabashedly introspective while at the same time outwardly insightful. Tiamo De Vettori is most definitely a Creative Warrior. Taking his passion, his hobby, and turning it into a diversified business that…
42: Kathleen Gage - Power Up For Profits
Feb 27, 2015 • 36 min
Kathleen Gage is a “no-nonsense, common sense” speaker, author, product creation specialist and owner of the highly successful company, “Power Up for Profits.” An expert in the business of online marketing, Kathleen helps her…
CWU - Gift 1
Feb 27, 2015 • 56 min
41: Miki Agrawal - DO COOL SH*T
Feb 24, 2015 • 33 min
What sucks in your world could very well be your opportunity for innovative ideas, solve a problem and create something that is as unique as you are. I spoke with serial lifestyle entrepreneur Miki Agrawal who says all of her businesses have revolved…
40: Scott Steinberg - Make Change Work For You
Feb 17, 2015 • 35 min
There is no change that is completely free of risk. In fact, I would say that change without some level of risk is not really change at all. It’s window dressing. I had an interesting conversation about finding ways to increase your value in an…
39: Jeanna Gabellini - Rock Your Profits!
Feb 11, 2015 • 40 min
Jeanna Gabellini is a Master Business Coach who supports conscious entrepreneurs to double (and even triple) their profits by leveraging attraction principles, proven strategies, and fun.
38: Diane Currie Sam - Your EPIC Story in Business
Feb 4, 2015 • 38 min
We are taught from an early age that we are thinking creatures that feel. The truth is that we are feeling creatures that think. The power of communicating your story can be your greatest differentiator in business. It stands to reason that connecting…
37: Todd Henry - Die Empty
Jan 29, 2015 • 35 min
“Make sure you are not leaving things inside you that are meant for others” is just one of the many insights from my conversation with Todd. I was thrilled to have author, speaker, trainer and podcast host Todd Henry to discuss creativity,…
36: Chris Reimer - Happywork
Jan 27, 2015 • 33 min
“Design your own user experience,” or someone else will do it for you! A fascinating chat with author Chris Reimer that included paradigm shifts and work life balance insights along with the value of being happy both at and away from your…
35: Danielle Watson - What a Purse Has To Say
Jan 20, 2015 • 35 min
What does a purse say about someone? If you consider not only the choice of style but also the stories behind the items inside, well, I would say a purse has a lot to offer about who someone is. Danielle Watson is an anthropologist and the creator of…
34: Rory Vaden - How to Multiply Time
Jan 15, 2015 • 48 min
Does the idea of being able to multiply time sound too good to be true? Rory Vaden’s new book called “Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time” will prove otherwise. In it he profiles some of the most successful people on…
33: Michael Port - Find Your Best Performance
Jan 12, 2015 • 51 min
Talk about doing what you’re meant to do. Sometimes it can be easy to overlook the obvious. While Michael Port is a 5 time author, international keynote speaker, trainer and business coach, he is also an experienced actor having appeared on Sex…
32: Brian Whetten - A Little Process for Making Big Decisions
Jan 9, 2015 • 42 min
Ever get caught up making a decision? A big or small decision? Of course you have. We all have. Fear of making the “wrong decision” can cause inaction and missed opportunities. What if you had a practically fool-proof method for decision making,…
31: Brian Clark - Your Online Platform
Jan 5, 2015 • 44 min
Having an online “presence” is more than just being online. It’s your platform says Brian Clark. A place to be noticed, share, give and receive. A place to get your message out and a place to be found. Not unlike a stage a speaker…
30: Ellen Rogin - Picture Your Prosperity
Jan 2, 2015 • 44 min
Ellen Rogin is the rare person that is as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of belief. In her book “Picture Your Prosperity”, Ellen offers one of the most progressive approaches to what makes many people run…
29: Honore’e Corder - Setting Goals That Stick
Dec 29, 2014 • 36 min
At the close of every year you take pause, look back, while also looking forward to plan your New Year. Whether you are a big goal setter or not isn’t relevant. The reality is a calendar year is a big marker for everyone. The reality is that…
A Positive Escalator - We Are All Going Up!
Dec 24, 2014 • 4 min
Highlights from various past episodes on Creative Warriors including Jay Baer, Jordan Harbinger, Ted Coine, David Mead, Ben Newman, Kevin Swan, Thai Nguyen and Corwin Hiebert
28: Bob Pranga - Dr. Christmas- Tree Stylist to the Stars
Dec 22, 2014 • 33 min
Bob Pranga aka Dr. Christmas dropped in to chat about being a Christmas tree stylist to the stars. Bob has pulled off many holiday miracles for star studded celebrities including Candice Bergen, Mario Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, Alison Sweeney, Nancy…
27: Dr. Matthew Kaplowitz - A Ferrari mind with bicycle brakes
Dec 15, 2014 • 34 min
The inner workings of creative minds and some of the challenges we face with clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Kaplowitz. More importantly we discussed how to manage our Ferrari mind when we have bicycle brakes. How when you feel like you have a…
26: Corwin Hiebert - Inspiring Creativity and Commerce
Dec 9, 2014 • 35 min
The #1 challenge a creative person faces every day is creating demand for their work. Without demand you simply can not sustain a profitable business using your talent. This is one of the many topics I happily discuss with todays guest Corwin Hiebert….
25: Ted Coine - The Human Side of Social Media
Dec 2, 2014 • 45 min
Since 2008, “social media” as we knew it has changed and continues to morph into something much more than a form of entertainment or a way of doing business. It has given all of us the ability to connect on an intimate level that is so…
24: Selina Maitreya - A Feast for the Soul
Nov 25, 2014 • 43 min
Gratitude, abundance and grace are always at hand. I am thrilled to offer a cornucopia of insights on this special Thanksgiving Day episode from todays guest, spiritual teacher Selina Maitreya. I had the great pleasure of speaking to Selina, about how…
23: Ben Newman - Are You 100% In The Game?
Nov 17, 2014 • 36 min
“YOUR success is not just about changing YOUR habits, it’s about changing the way YOU think.” That quote from best-selling author and international speaker Ben Newman may put you on edge or intrigue you and the reality is it should…
22: David Mead - of the Simon Sinek Team
Nov 11, 2014 • 41 min
David Mead is part of New York Times best-selling author Simon Sinek’s team. You may know Simon from his famed TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire” and for being a passionate thought leader that is internationally recognized and…
21: David duChemin - How To Feed A Starving Artist
Nov 2, 2014 • 40 min
I sat down with photographer and author David duChemin to discuss his latest book “How To Feed A Starving Artist”. We discuss everything from the #1 money issue most creative business owners face to how a semi-debilitating accident changed…
20: Greg Taylor - Be A Solopreneur No More
Oct 30, 2014 • 37 min
WordPress and marketing expert Greg Taylor shares with us his experience about team building, collaboration with others and problem solving. This interview is full of practical business advice including some awesome WordPress tips. Greg is a…
19: Jordan Harbinger - How Business is Like Dating
Oct 21, 2014 • 38 min
A lively conversation with relationship expert Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm about how business is a lot like dating.
18: Jay Baer - YOUTILITY: Why Smart Marketing Is About Help Not Hype
Oct 14, 2014 • 40 min
Digital marketing expert and best-selling author Jay Baer says that the difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to the success of your business in the age of information overload. Jay…
17: Kevin Swan - An Entrepreneur Putting Family First
Oct 7, 2014 • 33 min
Unassuming lifestyle entrepreneur Kevin Swan joins us today to discuss his latest “project”—packing up his family in an Airstream trailer and traveling across the USA. It’s about making decisions and acting on them. It’s about kicking…
16: Dan LeFave - Having A Money Making Mind-Set
Sep 30, 2014 • 36 min
Money mind-set expert Dan LeFave and I discuss money and the unspoken conflict that many creative business owners face. It can be a challenge with something as “tangible” as money to believe that it has anything to do with how we think. The truth is,…
15: Tom Asacker - The Business of Belief
Sep 23, 2014 • 32 min
It all start with our beliefs! In this chat with 5 time author Tom Asacker, we’ll look at why we get stuck in our beliefs, how we can change the stories we tell ourselves to change our results, and how BELIEF is the next big thing in business.
14: Thai Nguyen - Making a Living, Living The Dream
Sep 17, 2014 • 32 min
Thai Nguyen is a self proclaimed professional re-inventor. He’s a 5-star chef, an international kick-boxer, a writer, speaker, and mindset-transformation coach. Thai is the true meaning of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. As Thai says, “making a…
8 examples of why success is about YOU
Sep 15, 2014 • 4 min
13: Nancy Michaels - Reinventing Your Life
Sep 9, 2014 • 41 min
The queen of reinvention, Nancy Michaels has pulled through coma, brain surgery, multiple life threatening complications, rehabilitation, divorce, loss, the challenges that come from being a single parent of three, and is a self sufficient business…
12: Chris Guillebeau - Finding The Quest That Will Bring Purpose To Your Life
Sep 2, 2014 • 33 min
Chris Guillebeau, New York Times best selling author, modern-day world traveler, and host of World Domination Summit join us warriors. He shares his thoughts on what a quest is and how having a quest can completely change your life experience. Chris…
11: Lori Nordstrom - An Intimate Portrait
Aug 26, 2014 • 35 min
Photographer Lori Nordstrom speaks about her business, the charity she started and her overall thoughts on being a successful entrepreneur. It was a lively and transparent conversation that offered some great insights. To know Lori is to love and…
10: Barry Friedman - Juggling is Not The Final Act
Aug 19, 2014 • 34 min
When I first heard about a guy that created an abundant lifestyle as a juggler I was immediately intrigued. As one half of the world famous juggling duo The Raspyni Brothers, Barry Friedman exemplifies the creative warrior spirit. Free to create with…
9: Mauricio Estrella - Change Your Life by Changing Your Password
Aug 11, 2014 • 34 min
Is it possible to change your life by changing your passwords? Yes, you read that right. Your passwords. The ones you use dozens of times a day to access everything. Today’s guest, Mauricio Estrella, knows first hand that it certainly is! He has used…
8: Warren Broad - It’s The Landing That Counts
Aug 4, 2014 • 38 min
Let’s face it. We all fall emotionally, spiritually or financially at one time or another. When we focus on our landing instead of the fall we get the opportunity to start our journey in a different way. Much of success in business and in life…
7: Bob Burg - Being a Go-Giver in business
Jul 29, 2014 • 37 min
Can a subtle shift in focus really make that big of a difference in your business and income? Author Bob Burg says, “absolutely, yes!” Especially when that shift in focus is from making money as the target to serving others as the target. You…
6: Brett Relander - What You Need to Know About Google+
Jul 14, 2014 • 40 min
Sometimes you sit down to have a chat with someone who has done some pretty impressive things, like gaining 90.000 followers on twitter in short order or 4,000 fans on G+ in 5 months and you ask yourself, How? What exactly does someone do to…
5: Jeremy Cowart - Photographer and Humanitarian
Jul 14, 2014 • 28 min
Awe-inspiring celebrity photographer, published author, humanitarian and social media guru Jeremy Cowart proves that you can make a great living doing what you love, give back to causes close to your heart all while fully embracing the creative…
4: Rick Tamlyn - Play Your Bigger Game
Jul 8, 2014 • 37 min
Is it possible to find your compelling purpose and truly have the life of your wildest dreams? Actually, anything is possible. “Life is all made up” says Rick Tamlyn, published author, speaker, business coach, Coaches Training Institute leader and…
3: Nathan Holritz - Work/Life Balance
Jul 1, 2014 • 37 min
Nathan Holritz is an accomplished wedding photographer, creator of Photographers Edit service and the brain child of, a movement of sorts that empathizes with the imbalance in our lives. Providing peer recognition, tips and…
2: Michael Port - Creative Thought Leader and Author
Jun 24, 2014 • 37 min
Michael Port has been called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal and is a coveted New York Times Bestselling business author. I sat down with this 5 time author, international…
1: Sally Hogshead - How The World Sees You
Jun 17, 2014 • 36 min
Sally Hogshead, New York Times best-selling author of “How The World Sees You”, speaker hall of fame inductee, and creator of Fascination Advantage® Assessment is living proof that to add the greatest value you can to the people around you, simply…