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Comedy writer/comic/author/radio personality/journalist Jeffrey Gurian brings you an inside look at the comedy world with interviews from the biggest A-list stars including Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers, Nick Kroll, Bill Burr, Russell Peters, Amy Poehler, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman and so many more! Mixed in with Jeffrey's take on the events of the day, and reports from GNN, (Gurian News Network) the most unusual stories from around the world missed by mainstream ...
 
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The InnovaBuzz Podcast explores the minds of innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives. You’ll learn about values, strategies, tactics and mindset from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Join internationally recognised transformational marketing strategist, speaker and podcaster, Dr Jürgen Strauss, as he chats with awesome guests who are committed to innovation, service and modern marketing. Each episode is a conversation with inspiring people who make wonderful contributions t ...
 
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 ...
 
Where do brilliant ideas come from? And, is it possible to do great work under pressure every single day? The Accidental Creative podcast explores how to stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work as a creative pro. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversatio ...
 
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Some of what we think we know about relationships is actually... wrong. So many of the tried and true axioms that are passed along are simply not helpful. We need to better understand what the research truly says if we want to be better collaborators, better leaders, and better human beings. Eric Barker is the best-selling author of a new book Play…
 
Our guest in this episode is Elle Ballard, a certified Leadership and Personal Brand Coach, best-selling Author, and Speaker and founder of the Women of the World Network, where she is building a legacy of powerful women and making a positive mark in the world to benefit all humanity. When Elle came to the U.S. she had to start everything from scra…
 
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…
 
What if the thing you do is highly competitive? How do you get noticed? On this episode, Amos Heller (touring bass player for Taylor Swift and many other artists) shares how he went from barista to touring bass player and some things he learned along the way that anyone can use to gain a foothold in a competitive industry. Mentioned in this episode…
 
Our guest in this episode is business and leadership coach, Craig Lomax. Prior to his career as a coach, he co-founded and directed Rock-N-Water, an adventure camp in California, for thirty years. Craig coaches high performers who want the results with less anxiety and more life. In our conversation Craig talked to me about The core of great leader…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Have you ever considered whether the work you’re doing today will still be around in five years? How about ten or twenty years? Many people don’t think strategically about how to create work that will resonate deeply for a long time to come. In this interview from 2017, Ryan Holiday discusses his book Perennial Seller that examines work that lasts …
 
Our guest in this episode is Mike Wittenstein, the founder and managing partner at Storyminers. Mike shepherds mid-market companies to higher operating results and profitable exits using Storyminers’ unique combination of Story, Strategy, Experience Design, and Technology. His robust story-driven process helps bring clarity to their stories, strate…
 
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…
 
I have been waiting for this announcement for over a year. Last Thursday I sent an announcement to all of our subscribers of 3 Things, my Sunday email that goes out each week with three creative sparks, that I've been working on a secret book during the pandemic. In fact, the book is about twice as long as any of my previous books and I wrote it in…
 
Our guest in this episode is Amit Lakhwani, co-founder and managing director of Global Vision Technology, a marketing company focused on driving growth through core principles of innovation. Amit is also co-founder of AppuSocial, a social media scheduler for authentic engagement. AppuSocial can save 10+ hours of time for any Small Business Owner or…
 
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…
 
Everyone desires to make an impact through their work. But, there are some creative pros who seem to constantly separate themselves from their peers by delivering greater value. How can you become one of these impact players? Today's guest is Liz Wiseman. She's the best-selling author of several books, including Impact Players: How to Take The Lead…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Farzad Rashidi, the lead innovator at Respona, the all-in-one digital PR and link-building software that combines personalization with productivity. He also runs the marketing efforts at Visme, where he helped the company gain over 12 million active users and pass 2M monthly organic traffic. In our conversation Farzad t…
 
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…
 
Have you ever considered launching out into your own business? If so, today is just for you. We have on the show Jeffrey Shaw, author of The Self-Employed Life. We discuss everything from how to know when to make the leap to how to sustain yourself each day as a self-employed entrepreneur. This episode is sponsored by Shopify.…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is John Rossman, the author of The Amazon Way book series, a former Amazon leader and Managing Partner at Rossman Partners. John is an expert leveraging the Amazon leadership principles to help others innovate, compete and win in the digital era. One of the leading innovation speakers, John delivers practical techniques an…
 
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…
 
As I mentioned a few episodes ago, if I had to choose one gift to impart upon every person I meet – one master key that unlocks their potential – it would be bravery. We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and – God help us – in our politics. If more people committed to making brave choices daily, we would see st…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Roy Osing, a former president, CMO and entrepreneur with over 40 years of successful and unmatched executive leadership experience in every aspect of business. As President of a major data and internet company, his leadership and audacious ‘unheard-of ways’ took the company from its early stage to $1 Billion in annual s…
 
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 …
 
There are two distinct walls that we encounter in the creative process. The first is what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. It's the barrier that keeps us from getting started with our most challenging work. But, there is also a second wall. It's the one we hit when we've achieved a little momentum, and we're tempted to quit. We must learn to pus…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Tim Redmond, CEO of Redmond Growth Consulting, an organization designed to help you grow your profits, grow your business and grow your life through Tim’s innovative coaching process. With his extensive business experience, Tim and his team will bring you through a process to significantly develop your marketing, lead g…
 
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…
 
It's been a long year, and many creative pros are experiencing some level of creative burnout. It's taken everything we have to deliver on expectations over the past year, and as we now return to a sense of "normal", the uncertainty and expectations are likely to rise even more. On this episode, I offer six tips for dealing with those moments when …
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Rita Roushdy, an international award winning money mindset expert and business coach who works with high level women in business, specialising in uncovering unconscious limiting beliefs and supporting them in becoming a powerful magnet for wealth in all areas of their lives. In our conversation Rita talked to me about B…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Genein Letford, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of CAFFE Strategies, LLC. Genein is a national thought leader and creator of the concept of ‘Intercultural Creativity®’. Her 7 Gems of Intercultural Creativity is a leading framework that encourages corporations in their diversity and inclusion development while develop…
 
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 …
 
Our guest in this episode is Matt Garman, the CEO and Founder of Sales Plus Profit, a successful sales consultancy, that helps businesses achieve their true potential by implementing his Sustainable Sales System©. Matt is also the creator of Sales Enabla; the first dynamic sales playbook and author of “Learning the Ropes: Achieving Sustainable Sale…
 
Technology is an extension of your capacity to accomplish your will. So, it gives you a “longer lever” when you want to move big rocks. However, we are finding that technology is encroaching upon us in ways we couldn’t have anticipated ten years ago. It’s more difficult to find the space necessary to do the important, creative work we’re tasked wit…
 
Our guest in this episode is Erica Holthausen, the founder of Catchline Communications, a collective of writers and editors partnering with consultants and business coaches to position them as sought-after experts. She coaches her clients through the process of writing, editing, pitching, and publishing high-quality, original articles. Her clients …
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Sherrie Clark, the founder and CEO of Storehouse Media Group as well as a best-selling and award-winning author, ghost writer, author coach, editor, publisher, and book marketer. She uses her 17 years of acquired skills, accomplishments, and experiences to raise up best-selling and award-winning authors, many of whom ar…
 
In the creative process, one of the silent killers is expectation escalation. It’s very important that we have a healthy understanding of our abilities and developmental opportunities, but for some of us, myself included, our expectations of ourselves and our work is our greatest competitor to full, free creativity. In his work On Intelligence, Jef…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Chris Michel, founder of Coach Chris Consulting, Sales and Business Coach and author of the Red Chair Experience. Chris is a son, a brother, a father, and now a grandfather, who grew up west of Chicago. Like most, he has had his ups and downs during his life journey. His spiritual walk has led him to develop a desire to…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Brad Tornberg, of E3 Business Consultants. Brad has provided consulting, across a range of areas to over 300 clients. His unique experience allows him to oversee the entire management of a client’s technology environment and can evaluate the entire organizational management and structure of the business. Utilizing busin…
 
We live in an age in which we often only see the best aspects of the lives of others. People share their successful destination, but not the (often difficult) journey they took to get there. This leaves many people thinking there's a missing "manual" that everyone else has but they somehow overlooked. Today's guest is Josh Peck. His new memoir Happ…
 
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…
 
Our guest in this episode is Riley Jarvis, the Founder & CEO of TheSleepConsultant.com, an organization that helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performers transform their sleep to significantly boost their productivity and energy levels. Riley started through his own health journey many years ago and discovered that sleep was the missing link that…
 
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