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May 26, 2021

688: John Ramstead - What You Can Learn About Business from a Navy Fighter Pilot 

John Ramstead is a former Navy fighter pilot. He’s also been a Fortune 500 manager and a passionate serial entrepreneur. He is currently a leadership coach, author, and host of the Eternal Leadership Podcast. He also has a new book called On Purpose With Purpose: Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. He shares his unique perspective and experience to help leaders unlock who they are at their core. Some of the best books are life books, and this is one of them. 

 

John has an amazing life story. Being a fighter pilot required a massive amount of learning. Each mission had hours of preparation and planning and then a review and feedback afterward. He had to learn as if everyone’s life depended on it. This experience changed his perspective on business. He would create a game plan before every sales meeting. In 2011, he had a nearly fatal horseback riding accident, leading to traumatic brain injury, 25 surgeries, and two years of hospital care. 

 

He puts these life lessons in his book and shares many of them with us today. We get to learn about OODA or observe, orient, decide, and act. We discuss the fighter pilot’s perspective on vision. John shares his long-term vision to help and inspire people. He also shares his story from fighter pilot to entrepreneur and how he suffered his near-fatal accident. He shares his quest to find the best version of himself and discover who he really is. We talk about creating in collaboration and more in this inspirational episode. 

 

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

 

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com 

 

John Ramstead thank you so much for being here!

 

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

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Take The Self-Employed Assessment!  Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that’s keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You’ll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap.

Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

 

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

 

May 19, 2021

686: Phil Buckley - How To Survive Uncertainty 

Phil Buckley is the author of Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night and his new book Change on the Run: 44 Ways to Survive Workplace Uncertainty. He has over 25 years of experience helping global businesses drive performance through change. He’s also held multiple senior leadership positions, and he’s the host of the Change on the Run podcast. 

 

I’m excited to talk with him about his new book and all of his ideas about implementing change in a positive way. Change on the Run features tried-and-true strategies to help all of us implement change in the best way possible for our careers and our businesses. We talk about emerging strong in 2021, and ways to create a growth oriented mindset. Phil shares the importance of having confidence, so that you can find the right answers. 

 

We also talk about how teams finding answers together can lead to action and how that action leads to momentum. This is an action packed podcast for finding your strengths and the foundations that your business was built on and then thinking about ways you can adapt those strengths to your current business environment. There is an explosion of opportunities out there if you are willing to find them. Hopefully, this interview will inspire you to move forward in a positive way.

 

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

 

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com 

 

Phil Buckley thank you so much for being here!

 

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

Join 17,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive

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Take The Self-Employed Assessment!  Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that’s keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You’ll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap.

Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

 

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

May 12, 2021

685: Leslie Ehm - Having Swagger No Matter What Life Throws at You 

What do you think of when you think of swagger? This episode is about thinking about swagger in a different way. Leslie Ehm is the author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want. Which just happens to be one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I found it life changing, and I’m excited to have Leslie here to talk about it. 

Leslie Ehm is an evangelist of creativity and collaboration. She’s been a singer, script editor, TV host and the President & Chief Fire Starter at Combustion. She’s worked with agencies like Leo Burnett, JWT, and Taxi. She’s worked with global clients including Google, IKEA, Pesico, and more. She’s super fun to be around and a friend of mine. 

We dive into the concept of swagger, and how excited Leslie is about the release of her new book. Leslie shares how she redefines swagger and how it can help us manifest who we truly are. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s not what you think it is. We talk about the journey and evolution of swagger, introverts and swagger, the layers that separate us from who we really are, and more as Leslie breaks it all down. 

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com.

Leslie Ehm thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

Join 17,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive

my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!

Guest Contact –

 

 

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Take The Self-Employed Assessment!  Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that’s keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You’ll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap.

Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

 

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

May 10, 2021

684: Coaching Break - How to Make Intentions Work for You 

May 5, 2021

683: Scott Shute - Mindfulness and Compassion to Grow Your Business 

What do mindfulness and compassion have to do with the workplace? Turns out, a lot. Scott Shute is the head of mindfulness and compassion at LinkedIn. Mindfulness has always been important to Scott. He’s been meditating since he was 13 years old and feels strongly about the importance of mindfulness.  

 

He’s also been at LinkedIn for 8 and 1/2 years. He didn't always have the amazing title of head of mindfulness and compassion, but he was able to create a position that completely aligned with his goals and purpose and with the people oriented focus of LinkedIn. Scott is also the author of The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out. 

 

We have a great conversation where we talk about what The Full Body Yes actually means and how LinkedIn is redefining the importance of people and members. Scott's book is a series of stories from his life and the lessons that he's learned. In this show, he shares some of those lessons and some of his life experiences. We talk about learning to trust your gut, shifting your perspective, and so much more. 

 

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

 

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com 

 

Scott Shute thank you so much for being here!

 

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

Join 17,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive

my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!

 

Highlights –

 

[02:14] Scott is really excited about his new found personal practice. He traded commuting time for meditating time, and now his practice is more regular than ever. 

[03:04] At LinkedIn, Scott is the head of mindfulness and compassion. He's been meditating since he was 13. He's been at LinkedIn for about eight and a half years. He wanted to bring mindfulness to work and started leading one meditation class.

[05:24] His job is mainstreaming mindfulness and optimizing compassion.

[06:58] LinkedIn has an amazing culture, and Scott is helping it to grow. They do everything they can to help their employees including mindfulness. Mental exercises keep us at our best.

[07:46] Compassion also shows up in everything they do. It's about how they treat each other.

[09:36] Scott shares how customer impact and member experience is first in product development. 

[12:07] For Scott, The Full Body Yes means every atom of his being is aligned to something. It's when you have a deep knowing that this is the right thing to do.

[14:57] Scott shares a decision-making technique. Our bodies know at a deeper level than our mind.

[17:02] When we doubt ourselves the mind is getting in the way.

[18:27] We need to learn to trust our gut and trust our bodies to know what's right.

[21:01] Being able to shift your perspective from life is happening to you to life is happening for you makes life much more powerful.

[24:08] As a divine individual, how can you move from life happening to you to life happening through you?

[26:27] Scott shares how he learned to appreciate things that are just for him. He didn't always need external validation.

[30:30] Time can be a killer of our good intentions. 

[34:42] LinkedIn employees are more important to the company's success than ever. The power of work is being put into the hands of workers. They are trying to move beyond white collar workers to all workers.

[37:46] Scott defines compassion as having an awareness for others, a mindset of wishing the best for them, and the courage to take action. 

[43:21] Scott goes back to his practice and more in the Rapid Round. He also issues a gratitude challenge.

 

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Take The Self-Employed Assessment!  Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that’s keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You’ll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap.

Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

 

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

 

May 3, 2021

682: Coaching Break - Flipping the Mic: Leslie Ehm Interviews Jeffrey Shaw to Celebrate the Launch of The Self-Employed Life 

Apr 28, 2021

681: Bill Howatt - Loneliness and Entrepreneurship 

Loneliness comes in many shapes and forms. There's also a difference between loneliness and isolation. It's predicted that by 2030, the leading cause of death is going to be mental health problems, and loneliness is a huge factor when it comes to mental health. With the pandemic, lockdowns, and Zoom meetings face-to-face interaction has been reduced even more.

Dr. Bill Howatt  has over 30 years experience in mental health, addictions, HR, and leadership. He's published over 400 articles and 40 books. His latest book is The Cure For Loneliness, and it's all about feeling connected and escaping isolation. Feeling connected to others is good for our mental health. There is also a wide spectrum of connections from a simple smile from a stranger to a hug from a relative.

His book is a step-by-step workbook to help readers move away from isolation and loneliness. We dive into some of the principles in his book and talk about different forms of loneliness. We talk about how you can be lonely even if you're in a relationship. We talk about isolation. We tackle some of the problems that are being exacerbated by the recent pandemic, and Dr Howatt shares some solid advice on how to conquer loneliness and improve our mental health.

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com 

Bill Howatt thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

Join 17,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive

my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!

 

Highlights –

[02:23] Bill is excited about his new English bulldog puppy, Link.

[03:13] Jeffrey shares startling statistics from Bill's new book. Loneliness can reduce longevity by 70%.

[03:40] Bill has been seeing patients for over 30 years. Loneliness has been seen as more of a symptom and doesn't meet any of the criteria of mental illness.

[04:25] Bill talks about the difference between loneliness and isolation and different types of loneliness.

[04:53] By 2030, the leading cause of death is going to be mental health problems. What predicts mental health?

[07:11] People in relationships where they don't feel valued become lonely. In a relationship, both people need to opt into it and choose each other.

[07:59] Loneliness comes in all different shapes and forms.

[09:44] The pandemic has actually eliminated the fragility of human beings in that we actually need social connections. We have lost our micro interactions from eating at restaurants to working in an environment surrounded by other people.

[13:57] Bill shares a story about a conversation with his dad which illuminates how mental blocks can stop us.

[16:46] Our emotional brains don't use logic. We are often wrong and form false conclusions. Our brains will learn our negative thoughts. 

[19:12] Lonely people either retrench and push people away or become like a workaholic and hide their emotions.

[20:09] Reframing feelings of loneliness. We aren't looking for social connections when we're in work mode, but when we come out of work mode we are.

[20:51] People need people. Lonely people don't know how to close the connection gap and meet their needs.

[22:55] Zoom and social media are more of a bridge during the pandemic.

[23:15] We often look for happiness on the outside. We need to build relationships with ourselves, so people can build relationships with us.

[23:44] The key to moving away from loneliness is developing self resiliency and compassion towards ourselves. Happiness means we need to be comfortable in our skin.

[24:23] There's nothing humans get more excited about than having a social interaction with someone who they deeply value.

[25:09] Introverts still like being around people; they just get a charge from being able to reflect on the day.

[25:56] Extroverts need people to charge where introverts need solitude to charge.

[27:48] Many people are experiencing a perceived isolation from COVID-19, and they don't know what to do with it.

[28:59] There can be a conflict if you only have one person to give you your charge.

[29:18] The relationship matrix. 

[33:00] You have to be intentional about your mental health just like you need to be intentional with your exercise.

[34:18] If you give away more than your relationship matrix requires without getting back, you can be lonely. Prioritize yourself.

[34:53] If you're experiencing current feelings of loneliness, put it into context. What is loneliness? What is isolation? Where are you today? Where do you fit in on the relationship matrix? What can you do today? What will the result be?

[38:00] If you're in the absence of hope or you don't see a future, it's time to reach out for help.

[39:14] Bill's book is based on a cognitive behavioral approach to help people. It's a preventative approach. It's meant to help people have a journey to move away from loneliness or just to improve their relationships.

[40:44] Find out what super healthy habit that we all should be doing sustains Bill in the rapid round.

 

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Take The Self-Employed Assessment!  Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that’s keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You’ll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap.

 

Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

 

Apr 26, 2021

680: Coaching Break: Are You Feeling The Weight Weight Of The World On Your Shoulders? 

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Make sure YOUR voice is heard as a self-employed business owner and add your name to the Voices of the Self-Employed advocacy group! A grassroots movement to protect your rights and influence legislation. Add Your Name Here!   Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life(May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

Apr 21, 2021

679: Codi Shewan - Life and Everyday Legacy 

Have you ever thought about the type of legacy you want to leave behind? Have you ever thought about living your life with purpose everyday and living your legacy now? Today, I have a conversation about the impact of your legacy, what you leave behind, and how to live your legacy and purpose now. Codi Shewan is the author of Everyday Legacy Lessons for Living With Purpose, Right Now

 

Codi brings such a unique perspective. For years, he was a funeral director. By facing death, he learned lessons about living and life. He's now a speaker, trainer, and consultant whose passion is helping people create impact now and live their best lives and legacies. I love having conversations with people who look at things in a different way. Codi's experience as a funeral director has taught him about living. 

 

He uses some of the things he learned at that time to help people show up powerfully and live their purpose now. We talk about the idea of reframing legacy, the impact you make on the world, and missed moments and regret. Codi says that everyday legacy is how we respond to life's events right now. This information and his unique perspective will help all of us be more present and live our legacy in the current moment. 

 

And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss an episode.

 

Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com 

 

Codi Shewan thank you so much for being here!

 

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. 

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

 

Join 17,000 subscribers looking to do "business with a soul" and sign up to receive

my Self-Employed Nutshell Newsletter! Sign up here!

 

Highlights –

 

[02:32] Codi is excited about his new book and how well virtual live presentations have been going for him during COVID-19. He can't wait to get back to live presentations. 

[04:18] Staring death in the face has taught Codi about living not dying. 

[05:03] Codi's book is about how to show up powerful and with purpose right now. He uses some of the constructs that he had during his career as a funeral director.

[07:24] One of the biggest things that Codi was able to reframe was the idea of legacy. Understand how your work impacts those you serve and the impact you make on the world.

[11:44] Missed moments are one of the things people regret the most. Sometimes we are so close to things that our perspective is myopic. 

[13:15] When someone dies, the perspective changes immediately. Don't leave yourself left with a one-way conversation.

[15:17] Journeys can have positive outcomes. There's a difference between being present and having presence. 

[18:39] A funeral director can create a relationship in a very short time and help families navigate the death of their loved one.

[20:55] What will you be remembered for? What is required to achieve what you want to be remembered for?

[23:26] Share with people what you value about them and their lives.

[28:39] Codi shares the importance of having conversations and interactions to get the best from a person. Enable those around you to have more presence. Micro acknowledgement. 

[31:49] Judgment is often from a place of ego. Ego feeds on experience. We have a choice to be judgmental or choose grace.

[33:48] Everyday Legacy is how we choose to respond to life's events at the snap of a finger.

[36:09] Always lean into who you are and your true authentic self. As we age, we start to realize who is really important.

[38:49] Create space for who you are and how to be in this world.

[40:57] We wouldn't be who we are today without the summation or collection of all of our experiences.

[43:07] Codi continues living his legacy in the Rapid Round. Find out his best business tip, what you should make time for, and more. 

 

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Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website and are all your marketing materials speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Often it’s not which is why you’re not converting traffic and leads to clients and attracting your most profitable customers. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I’ll take a look at your website. If I have suggestions for you to improve your brand message (I almost always do), we’ll set up a complimentary 30-minute call to discuss. A select number of websites are also chosen for my LINGO Review Video Series. Fill out the application today and let’s get your business speaking the right LINGO!

 

Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.

 

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