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Overwhelmed by all the hats you wear in life? Listen in as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. We explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
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2020 WINNER BEST PODCAST - New Media Film Festival. Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Having both been caregivers for a family member affected with Alzheimer’s, Susie Singer Carter and Don Priess both know this is a disease that cannot be faced alone. In fact, their Oscar Qualified film based on Susie's Mother, MY MOM AND THE GIRL starring Valerie Harper in her final performance - has and continues to touch people all over the world. Their goal was to let others know they ...
 
The Self-Employed Life Podcast (formerly Creative Warriors) provides business and personal development strategies for self-employed business owners that create sustainable success. A community of self-employed and small business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and ambitious individuals that need creative solutions in business. Being self-employed and a business Warrior is a mindset, a spirit and a challenge. We need a different way of doing business. This is business with a soul. We discus ...
 
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As a coach, of course I support both men and women in business, but a significant number of my clients are women. As a result, I was eager to interview Carrie-Ann Barrow and discuss her experiences a successful serial entrepreneur and as author of the book The Queen’s Decree. Carrie-Ann’s message is clear: at any age, you can reclaim your power to …
 
This week I was excited to welcome Omar Zenhom to the show. Omar is the host of the award-winning podcast The $100 MBA Show and the creator of the popular software tool Webinar Ninja. In this conversation, we cover a range of business and entrepreneurial topics including preparing to make the leap from a nine to five job to an entrepreneurial lifes…
 
As I like to say, you can’t stop a moving train. In business, I have often seen people try to fight off technology transformation…to no avail. This resistance can be a detriment to small businesses, but I get it – change can be hard, and feelings of being left behind or finding yourself suddenly irrelevant are understandably fear-inducing. Yet, cha…
 
To celebrate this milestone of 800 episodes in 8 years, I share with you 8 lessons that you can apply in your business. These are lessons that I may have learned through podcasting but they apply on a much broader scale that I believe will be valuable for you. Thank you for listening! Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare vide…
 
Phil Simon is a frequent keynote speaker, recognized collaboration and technology authority, and college professor for hire. He is the award-winning author of a dozen books, most recently Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace. He helps organizations communicate, collaborate, and use technology better. In this conversation Phil talks with Erik …
 
Our guest, Rayna Neises, has the story no one wants to have. Rayna lost both of her parents to Alzheimer's disease 20 years apart. Her mom was diagnosed when she was just 16, living 12 years with the disease. Her dad lived 14 years with the disease being diagnosed just 6 years after her passing. But even still, Rayna feels blessed to be able to sha…
 
What do we tend to center our business goals around? Revenue, right? In this episode, find out why that might not be the best idea…and what to do differently. As my guest, Eleanor Beaton, says, “the hunt for immediate revenue can hold us back from making long-term decisions that actually create sustainable, long-term wealth.” In this fascinating co…
 
Kate Kraschnefski, aka KK, is Head of Compliance and Training for the Australian Institute of Fitness - and the new host of The Fitness Industry Podcast! Here, she chats with Oliver Kitchingman about her own early days as a PT; how club operators can help reduce team member attrition through focused mentoring and support; and the role that variety …
 
By nature of being self-employed, you are likely a very independent thinker. This is another case of what works for you can also work against you. Your independent thinking may be what's holding you back from scaling faster and getting the results you want sooner. Have a listen and find out how. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx Lincoln…
 
This week I had a wonderful conversation with Jason Harris about his new book The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer. In this chat, Jason dispels some of the toxic chatter about influencers in the internet age and reminds listeners that the art of influence and persuasion is more about compassion, emp…
 
Saving for your later years is the ultimate in making sure your hard work pays off. Yet oftentimes, the personal traits that make us great entrepreneurs are also traits which can make it difficult for us to save for retirement. In today’s conversation with guest Tara Nolan, we discuss retirement for the self-employed — perhaps not the sexiest of to…
 
This week I had a great conversation with John Brandon focused on his new book, The 7-Minute Productivity Solution: How to Manage Your Schedule, Overcome Distractions, and Achieve the Results You Want. This was an excellent discussion on the power of taking just seven minutes out of key moments of your day in order to more effectively plan for your…
 
Imagine every week being a ‘winning week’ – a week in which you make real progress towards building the business and life of your dreams. Learn how to ‘win your week’ in this empowering conversation with Demir Bentley. We talk about avoiding a limiting mindset, leveraging a weekly plan, giving yourself flexibility, and most importantly, being produ…
 
This week a had a wonderful discussion with Kendra Adachi both about her new book, The Lazy Genius Kitchen as well as her podcast The Lazy Genius, and her previous book The Lazy Genius Way. In this conversation, we discuss how vital it is to give yourself permission to be lazy about things that are not priorities while learning to manage and priori…
 
Dealing with discounts is not easy but something we often face. Made more challenging by the fact that as self-employed business owners, we are often in one to one relationships. Here are some do and don't about discounts I think you'll find helpful. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resour…
 
What does it mean to be truly fulfilled? And how does that differ from being happy? In this episode, featuring guest Tony Martignetti, we explore the notion of fulfillment. According to Tony, fulfillment is a mindset. As he says in his book, “Happiness and fulfillment are a place to come from, not a place to go to.” A pattern I’ve been noticing, es…
 
Kim Horner is Head of Operations for the Australian Institute of Fitness, the largest and longest established fitness training organisation in Australia. Here, Kim chats with The Fitness Industry Podcast’s Oliver Kitchingman about the evolution of its professional development arm - Network - to an ‘all you can eat’ subscription service for online c…
 
Annie Wood is a Hollywood native, neurodiverse, Israeli-American actor (Good Luck Chuck, My Sister’s Keeper, Becker) an internationally exhibited mixed media artist, an author, screenwriter, and playwright. Annie was the host and co-producer of the nationally syndicated dating game show, BZZZ! making her the 3rd female solo dating game show host in…
 
This episode is inspired by a wonderful quote by Wayne Dwyer - "Abundance is not something you acquire. It's something you tune into." In this episode, I share some strategies so that you can tune into all the abundance around you. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you – T…
 
This week it was truly my privilege to speak with Dr. Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley about their new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. Ken Blanchard needs no introduction to many listeners as he has been a leading voice in business and leadership for decades. In this conversation, Ken and Randy share…
 
As self-employed business owners, we just keep going, and going, and going. But I don’t believe any of us is exempt from sometimes feeling stuck in a rut or drained of inspiration. In today’s episode, our guest Susie deVille helps us not only reclaim our sources of inspiration, but actually end up feeling buoyant! This buoyancy, resulting from insp…
 
Can you believe we're half way through the year already? It's a great time to check in and see where you're at as you enter the second half of the year. This has always been a valuable time of year for me to set forward a plan and I share four specific things for you to consider at this half year check-point. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch m…
 
This week I had an inspirational conversation with Julie Solomon about her new book, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstopable. Julie was refreshingly candid about her "origin story" and her struggles to break through into a lifestyle of more healthy habits and proper boundaries. This conversation covers a lot of ground as we unpack so…
 
Ultimately, all business is about persuasion – persuading someone to choose your services, persuading someone to buy from you, etc. In fact, relationship-building in general is a form of persuasion. But persuasion does not have to be manipulative. Rather, as today’s guest Karen Grill tells us, persuasion strategies allow us, as business owners, to …
 
We're not traditional businesses and rarely are we making a pitch to a bank to get funding for our businesses, so we tend to not need a traditional business model. But I keep getting asked for help with a business model. What most people really need is an action plan so I break it down into the four plans you need that collectively you could call i…
 
This week I had a delightful conversation with Ashish Goel centered on his new book, Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making. Ashish and I explore ways in which we can summon our inner courage both in times of crisis and in our everyday work lives. Ashish also breaks down some of the ways that fear can deceive and even paraly…
 
I have always believed in the integration of mindset, purpose, and doing all the “inner work” as a main aspect of our self-employed business lives. I have always turned to personal development first in order to more effectively develop my business. Today’s episode is all about the importance of mindset…and about how the right mindset can help us to…
 
This week I was delighted to speak with Dr. Susie about her new book: Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities. We have a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the vital importance of design when developing team-building exercises and curriculums focused on the key role that empathy and belonging have …
 
Is it possible to decide that it is so, whatever it is that you imagine for yourself, and have it be true? I think it kind of is. But....it's very important to distinguish this idea of what our guest, Jason Drees describes in the next episode as Frame Shifting and "fake it till you make it." What I'm speaking about in this episode is not "fake it t…
 
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Abby Marks Beale about her latest book Speed Reading: A little Know Time-Saving Superpower. In this conversation, Abby debunks some of the myths and biases surrounding the practice of speed reading while sharing some practical, and easy-to-use tips on beginning to ramp up both your reading speed plus yo…
 
Could it be that after all we've been through over the past couple of years that something positive can come of it? In a big way? In my experience, significant world events have always been followed by a shift in values in society that in hindsight, we realize was a really good thing. It's possible the shift we're seeing now is from mediocrity to s…
 
Self-employed individuals and small businesses are a critical part of the US economy. One important subset of self-employed businessperson, whose work uniquely impacts both the US economy and US lifestyle, is the “mompreneur.” In this episode, we’re joined by two mompreneurs who have founded their business specifically to support other mompreneurs …
 
This week I had the privilege of speaking with Michael Reddington. Michael is an expert forensic interviewer and the President of InQuasive, Inc., which provides businesses and leaders with the tools they need to improve their leadership by activating the truth in all of their business interactions. In his new book, The Disciplined Listening Method…
 
Today’s episode is a very special interview with my good friend and editor, AJ Harper, who has done more for raising the bar for writing good books than anyone I know. Generally, a ‘good’ book doesn’t simply function as a “better business card” or marketing tool for a personal brand or business. Rather, a ‘good’ book becomes a “must-read” that read…
 
This week I was excited to welcome back to the show Joshua Becker. Joshua is a best-selling author, speaker, and blogger whose latest book, Things That Matter...Overcoming Distractions to Purse a More Meaningful Life is available now. Joshua and I break down some of the many insights and discoveries covered in the book including the 8 major distrac…
 
There's no shortage of demands put on you between your personal life and owning your own business. The key is, can you get them to work together instead of in conflict? Here are some ideas to make it all easier and be at your best, delivering your peak performance. We need to think differently about this than those with traditional jobs. So here yo…
 
Expounding on the theme of ‘creating your own good luck’ discussed in a recent episode, today my guest Jen Nash and I talk about how the things that so many of us want – career success, financial security, an exciting life, or just ‘getting lucky’ – may be achieved simply by the power of connection. If, like me, you don’t like “networking,” this en…
 
In episode 56 of Love Conquers Alz, my outstanding guest co-host, Rosanne Corcoran and I have a very candid and extremely important conversation for anyone who has a loved one in a nursing home or anyone planning to live a long and fulfilling life. Like me, Rosanne cared for her mother, Rose, over a 12 year span. in 2019, Rosanne started a regional…
 
When you've been in business as long as I have and coached other business owners for 15+ years, you start to notice some cycles people get stuck in that are common and pretty predictable. I wonder if you'll recognize yourself in any one of these cycles. It might also help you to understand what's coming. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TED…
 
We may be given life, but life itself is not a given. It is to be earned. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith about what it means to live a deliberate life, avoid regret, and achieve an ‘earned life.’ For Dr. Goldsmith, an earned life occurs when our risks, efforts, and commitments are aligned with a higher purpose, regardless of …
 
How do you even answer the question, "How do I get more customers?" That's a huge, open-ended question with many possible answers. So, I made a formula of it to help you see the big picture and break it down to actionable steps. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you – The …
 
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