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Onward Creatives

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand. Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to build a business your customer will love. 
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Jul 3, 2020

The world needs your greatness.  It's not only the thing that you need to discover but it's also your superpower.

You're more than a role...title...job description...service....or product.  You're specially wired, gifted and talented to solve a problem.  You're here to make the world a better place.

 

 

Are you ready to develop your greatness?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jul 1, 2020

If you're not sure what to do next, you're not alone.  Think about 2020: COVID-19, social unrest, masks, hazmat suits, killer hornets, locusts, and the threat of a Nickelback reunion tour (not true but would definitely fit in 2020).  Add to that the unemployment rate and the uncertainty and it's easy and perfectly normal to feel unsure.

I have a solution and it all has to do with the way you think about yourself.  If you few yourself as a job/role/title/position then you wake up daily with the need to find work.  Even if you own your own business it's easy to think of yourself as a product/service.  What if we changed this?

You are a solution.  You're a problem solver.  I want you to reframe how you think about yourself, your company, your art form, whatever you have as a solution to someone's problem.  This is the way to create opportunity in the midst of a crisis.

 

Are you ready to develop your greatness?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 26, 2020

Opportunity: a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

We often thing wrongly about this word because we think of it as the result instead of the circumstances.  "Opportunity" isn't a result, it's not a job, internship or study opportunity.  Opportunity is what you currently have.

COVID-19, the recession, your creativity and restless spirit: this is your set of circumstances....this is your opportunity.  What will you do with it?

 

Are you ready to develop your greatness?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 24, 2020

It's easy to feel overwhelmed right now.  2020 has been one hell of a year so far and the impact on our lives and minds is significant.  I'm hard wired as an achiever and love the hustle, but I'm pushing a different message for this season.  These are unique times and a lot of us are wondering what to do next.

Here are four things to do when we don't know what to do:

1. Pause don't quit

2. Feed your soul and mind

3. Focus on the priorities

4. Allow for evolution

 

Are you ready to develop your greatness?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 19, 2020

Greatness = the quality or state of being great (as in size, skill, achievement, or power).

We all have the ability to be great.  Few of us ever discover and believe in our greatness.  Even fewer take the time and effort to develop it.  Greatness is seen in the spotlight but developed in the shadows.  It requires grit, determination, and an unholy amount of patience.  But to those who push through, they have impact and can change their world.  Here's to Greatness!

 

Are you ready to pursue greatness?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 17, 2020

LinkedIn, I've always considered it to be the nerdy, stuffy brother in the social media family.  A few weeks ago I started experimenting with this platform and I've been blown away.  It has quickly become my favorite space to engage and network.  

The key to LinkedIn is adding value to your connections. LinkedIn is a long game where you build community, foster connections and engage people.  The way that you think precedes the thing you sell.

LinkedIn is all about Humans doing business.

 

What will you do this week on LinkedIn?  Share with us on the Facebook Group

 

 

Are you ready to pursue your dream?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to Five Minute Friday.  Steven Pressfield says "Most of us have two lives.  The life we live, and the unlived life within us.  Between the two stands Resistance."

What does the unlived life feel like?  What does your ideal life feel like?  What do you feel like on your ideal day?  Define it, own it, go after it.  This is where the battle occurs....on the delta between the life you live and unlived life.

Are you ready to pursue your dream?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 10, 2020

Fear is always there.  It keeps you alive, it keeps you safe, it preserves.  It also prevents us from going after our possibilities.  Fear robs of success far more times than failure ever does.

We can't ignore fear but we need something to motivate us to move in spite of the fear.  We need a big dream. A dream worth waking up for, a dream that means something to us, a dream worth fighting for.

To rob fear of having the final word, you need to know:
what you want, why you want it and what you're going to do about it.

Share your big dream with us on the Facebook Group

 

 

Are you ready to pursue your dream?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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Jun 5, 2020

There are so many competing voices in our heads "Work more"..."Work less"....which can leave us asking "What do I need to do?"

We can learn from the others, from people like me, but we have to decide for ourselves what matters.  We can shape the voice inside our heads.

Are you ready to pursue your dream?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

Onward Creatives

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Jun 4, 2020

Have you ever bought a new red car, maybe a BMW or a Camry and suddenly you see them everywhere?  This is the called Red Car Syndrome and is based on Baader Meinhof Phenomenon.  It happens when when you see, buy or learn something new and suddenly you see it everywhere.

Red Car Syndrome can be harnessed to help you discover and engage the opportunities that are important to you.  How do we harness the power?

1. Surround yourself with the positive, the helpful

2. Know what you do well

3. Know what you want

 

Are you ready to build and grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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May 29, 2020

Do you want unlimited potential?  Do you want to be agile and always progressing?  Be a learner!  Curiosity, humility and perseverance will take you to places you never imagined possible.

 

Are you ready to build and grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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May 28, 2020

There's always competition and they usually have more money to spend on ads and marketing.  How can we compete?  We have to change the conversation and make it all about the customer.  Better business happens when we place the customer at the center of everything we do.

 

Are you ready to build and grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Sign up for the Monday Launch

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May 20, 2020

No matter what you're selling, you have an ideal avatar.  Only toilet paper and bread have universal audiences, everything else is niche.  The two key elements to selling is an understanding of your avatar (customer persona, ideal customer) and your unique value proposition.  In this podcast I'll help you define and connect with your ideal avatar.

 

Are you ready to define and engage your avatar?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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May 15, 2020

When is the best time to take action?  Now.  So many times we want to wait until it "feels" right or the goosebumps hit and we feel like it's the right time.  Ready isn't a feeling, it's a choice!

 

 

Are you ready to take action?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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May 13, 2020

Uncertainty happens to all of us.  We're all feeling it right now but the truth is that face it all the time.  It's easy to let the uncertainty rob us of our confidence.  So how do we stay confident?

1. Know yourself

2. Do what you do best

3. Keep your perspective

4. Assess the real cause

5. Engage a Growth Mindset

 

Are you ready to grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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May 8, 2020

You can't stand out as a Creative Entrepreneur by playing it safe.   The world wants more Freddie Mercury from all of us.  Go give it 150% and be larger than life!

 

 

Are you ready to grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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May 6, 2020

"How does one become a butterfly?  You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." -- Trina Paulus

Success is a journey. The truth is, you can't stay where you are and journey onward, it's not possible.  Part of the success journey is the season of sacrifice.  This season requires that we sacrifice a few things, making different choices.  If we want to succeed we much chose:

Future over Feelings
Growth over Safety
Action over beliefs

Are you ready to grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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May 1, 2020

If you want to see an increase in your business, you have to try more and fail more.  Whatever you want more of, make more attempts.  It's simple but it requires that we exert more energy and get used to failing often.  Are you in?

 

This is the first episode of Five Minute Friday, a weekly podcast to help you end out the week.

 

Are you ready to grow your business?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Apr 30, 2020

The chaos of the Corona virus has definitely thrown a lot of us a curveball.  If this was a movie it would be a plot twist, something unexpected that changes the course of the rest of the story.  With this in mind I've done three things in my own life to start building momentum again!

1. Write my life story.  Where do I want to be at 70 years old.  What have I accomplished?  What am I known for?

2. Focused on self-awareness and alignment.  I've spent some serious time defining my strengths and looking at Enneagram.

3. Connecting with others on the same journey.  Community has been amazing during this process!

 

 

Are you ready to make a pivot?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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Apr 22, 2020

None of us could have ever predicted the way this crisis and the impact that it would have on our lives and business.  Many of us went to bed one night with a solid plan and a steady business and woke up the next morning to an inbox of cancellations.  Sometimes life changes, sometimes we change and we're left wondering "Now What?"

If you're ready for a change, it's time to pivot!

There are seven steps to an effective pivot:

1. Define your why
2. Choose a new destination
3. Find/build a new tribe
4. Look for the gaps
5. Resource and invest
6. Develop a launch plan
7. Make the shift

 

Are you ready to make a pivot?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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Apr 9, 2020

We’re living in a revolution! We're watching as brands that only "sell" are struggling with what to say.  In many ways, they've gone silent.  In their place has emerged an amazing group of content creators teaching us to cook, dance, paint, think and live.  Social is fostering humanity and it's becoming the new normal. 

It's time for all of us to rethink social media and how we can truly engage and invest in our followers.  If you want to build a brand or business that will thrive in the post Corona economy, now is the time. 

 

Do you have an idea that you want to see developed?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

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Mar 27, 2020

There's a lot to be concerned about right now, related to health and finances.  Many of us are being effected in either or both of these areas.  In spite of this, there are also amazing things happening.  It's actually possible to create momentum for your life and business during this lock-down, here's how:

1. Turn off the news

2. Set a launch date

3. Set goals and learn

4. Remember this isn't a staycation

5. Go all in on social, add value and try new things

 

 

If you need help, reach out!
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Mar 20, 2020

The impact of the Corona virus is truly unprecedented and the uncertainty can be overwhelming.  We know that to protect ourselves physically we need to stay inside and wash our hands frequently.  But how do we protect our mentality and our actions?

1. Mindset.  This is truly key to our survival.  

2. This isn't a staycation.  It's time to rethink and pivot.

3. Solve problems.

4. Celebrate the beauty. 

 

If you need help, reach out!
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Mar 12, 2020

We have it all wrong!  We've been told the key to success is to study someone and copy them....become their little disciple and that this will lead to success.  The issue is....you're not them....you are you!  

Each one of us is uniquely wired, skilled and gifted to do certain things in a way just as unique as we are.  This is what I call your magic, the thing you do unlike anyone else.  When you find it and are brave enough to own it....amazing things happen!

 

 

Ready for some help on the journey?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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Mar 6, 2020

Are you feeling drained?  Are the long hours taking their toll?  Are you possibly questioning your own sanity?  Welcome to entrepreneurship!  It's all exciting on Instagram but in reality it can be exhausting and if we're not careful we can lose the joy that we first launched with.  

Here are eight ways to stay energized:

1. Build a business that matters to you

2. Stick to your values

3. Don't compare yourself to others

4. Focus on the customers

5. Remove the toxicity

6. Embrace the pivot

7. Celebrate everything

8. Remember, it's just business

 

Ready for some help on the journey?
Let's Talk!

Welcome to the Onward Creatives podcast. A weekly podcast that helps you find clarity and take action so you can build and grow your brand.

Each week we go beyond all the hype and the noise and we help chart a course to make a living doing what you love.

Don't do it alone!  Join the community!

Onward Creatives

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