On Your Terms: Living a Healthy Self-Employed Life with Jeffrey Shaw
“Existing as an entrepreneur in an unhealthy ecosystem doesn't have to be our reality,” says Jeffrey Shaw. He says that to create a healthy ecosystem you need three factors – personal development, business strategies, and daily habits. As one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in the United States, he learned how to set up better circumstances for success while being self-employed. He chats with Erin about finding ideal clients, learning about the emotional journey of customers, and knowing the power of motivation and momentum. Learn more about Jeffrey at jeffreyshaw.com and listen to his podcast The Self-Employed Life. His books are called The Self-Employed Life and LINGO. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
77. On the Big, Bold Choice of The Self-Employed Life with Jeffrey Shaw
Today I’m joined by Jeffrey Shaw, author of The Self Employed Life and host of the podcast of the same name. Jeffrey is a champion of self-employment and through his book, podcast, institute, and coaching guides people to lead a successful life of self-employment.In this conversation, we hear what pulled Jeffrey into self-employment for his entire career and what’s given him the focus to support others choosing this courageous path. We cover a lot of ground discussing what calls people to self-employment, the importance of giving yourself a runway before making the leap, getting clear on who you are and your offer, accepting the integration between our businesses and our lives, and much more.Jeffrey - Thank you so much for being on! I so appreciate all the work you do to champion self-employment and to guide those courageous souls choosing this path.Resources MentionedFind Jeffrey: https://www.jeffreyshaw.com/Get the book: https://www.jeffreyshaw.com/the-self-employed-lifeThe Self Employed Business Institute: https://www.selfemployedbusinessinstitute.com/The Self-Employed Assessment: https://selfemployedassessment.com/Thanks for Listening!If you liked this episode, please rate, review, and share the episode. Thank you so much!Get show notes for this episode at https://sustainableambition.com/podcast I’d love to hear what’s on your mind! Take the Sustainable Ambition Listener Survey: http://bit.ly/sapodcast-survey Submit a question or comment for future episodes at podcast@SustainableAmbition.com Get my curated bi-weekly Sustainable Ambition Forum newsletter. Sign up https://sustainableambition.com/subscribe
In this week’s episode of the SIMPLE brand podcast, I talk with Jeffrey Shaw, author of The Self-Employed Life!When someone goes into creating a small business or becoming self-employed, one main reason is to have more control. Unfortunately, too many self-employed business owners find out the "self-employed life" can feel like a roller coaster where they have even less control than before. We’re being bombarded by and chased by way too many demands. It’s becoming harder to get traction in our business. And, if we do make traction, sometimes it comes at the sacrifice of our friends and/or family. It’s exhausting. Too many business owners and business leaders become burned out, or sometimes, even worse.What if you could have far more control over your business than you previously thought? It turns out, you can. The key is setting up the right environment for sustainable success and happiness through a Self-Employed Ecosystem.Thankfully, this week’s guest can help with that! He actually developed the Self-Employed Ecosystem concept. It’s Jeffrey Shaw!Jeffrey's a highly sought-after keynote speaker. He’s a LinkedIn Learning instructor and a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. He’s the founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute, the host of the top-ranked Self-Employed Life podcast, and the author of the bestselling book: The Self-Employed Life.Jeffrey and I talk about how to help business owners gain control of their business and life by creating the environment for the results they want instead of an environment that goes off the rails. And much of that is through creating Jeffrey’s Self-Employed Ecosystem. And honestly, even though these lessons are designed for self-employed business owners, I think they’ll help any busy leader!RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODEJeffrey's siteJeffrey's book - The Self-Employed Life
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. Mentioned in this episode:This episode is sponsored by ShopifyIt's your turn to get serious about selling and try Shopify today. Visit Shopify.com/accidentalcreative for your $1/month trial today.
Jeffrey Shaw: Crafting your best self-employed life
Lancefield on the Line
About Jeffrey:Jeffrey Shaw is a speaker and small business coach who helps self-employed and small business owners gain control of their business in what seems like otherwise uncontrollable circumstances.Drawing on his experience as a renowned portrait photographer, Jeffrey shows business owners how to see business through a different lens and strategies to compose the often-chaotic pieces of life and business into sustainable success. Jeffrey’s TEDx Lincoln Square talk is featured on TED.com, he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, an in-demand keynote speaker at conferences, events and universities, a LinkedIn Learning instructor and contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine.More on Jeffrey's background, values, and services. Self-employed assessment. Self-employed Business Institute. My resources: Sign up to my Flashes+Sparks for stimuli, ideas, guidance and tips on how to lead your team, organisation or self more effectively, delivered straight to your inbox: If you're not subscribed already do subscribe to my youtube channel where you can watch the conversation. Take the Extraordinary Essentials test to identify your strengths and development areas. For more details about me: ★Services to CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals. ★About me - my background, experience and philosophy. ★Examples of my writing. ★Follow me and engage with me on LinkedIn. ★Follow me and engage with me on Twitter.
Jeffrey Shaw is a successful entrepreneur and digital commerce expert with over 15 years of experience leading b2c companies. As the Founder & CEO of Underground Cellar, Shaw brings his deep experience modernizing otherwise archaic industries through technology-first innovation.Underground Cellar is a wine company that reimagined the way customers purchase and experience wine with its innovative “gamification” AI technology that is integrated at the core of the platform. Consumers can discover premium wine at lower costs through free upgrades to rare and private-stash bottles from the most prestigious wineries in the industry. With their state-of-the-art storage feature, CloudCellar, consumers can easily build their own wine collection virtually up to 500 bottles for free and can be shipped at any time.Underground Cellar: LIVELIFE100 for $100 off your first order! Free wine!www.undergroundcellar.comSponsored by Engineered Sleep! Use code LIVE10 to get 10% off your order.https://engineeredsleep.com/
From humble beginnings, Jeffrey Shaw became one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in the United States. After 35 years of exceptional service to his exclusive clientele, Jeffrey decided to share his knowledge of business, branding, and marketing to support self-employed and small business owners as well as progressive-minded companies.
Making a Difference as a Masterful Observer with guest expert Jeffrey Shaw
My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle
Jeffrey Shaw, author of The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable SuccessBill Ringle and Jeffrey Shaw discuss the importance of having a skilled external observer in your business life to help you "see the label when you are inside the bottle" for small business leaders.>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.MQ4B Booster 22.2 — Gathering insights from BlindspotsInterview InsightsTop 3 TakeawaysSelf-employed people are invested in their businesses at a closer level than employees and find again and again that to grow your business, you must grow yourself.Being self-employed does not give you total control over your business. Some circumstances will be liable to change whether we like it or not.Taking an impartial view of ourselves is not easy. Sometimes we shy away from acknowledging how good we are and how better we can be because we are taught to stay humble. This is why it is good to have other people in our lives to give us an objective view of our potential.Read the Show Notes from this EpisodeWhile he did not realize it at first, Jeffrey's mother was his biggest inspiration growing up. [01:25]Paralyzing shyness was a struggle for Jeffrey as a child, but the path to overcoming this weakness led him to a very successful career in photography. [02:44]How other people can see more in us than we do ourselves? [05:07]CASE: Deb, a corporate executive turned self-employed who leaned to give her business the air to breathe to get positive results. [06:12]An introduction to the self-employed ecosystem and the reality of being self-employed. [09:54]The realizations that led Jeffrey to start his coaching business. [11:28]The value of having a solid clientele. [MM:SS]Due to being self-employed his entire career, Jeffrey truly has an edge in coaching his self-employed clients. [14:55]Applying the ’ From-To' format to articulating the change you want in your business or life.[17:52]Motivation comes second to momentum. [21:24]Jeffrey shared what led him to start his podcast, The Self-Employed Life. [24:15]Jeffrey describes the audience avatar for The Self-Employed Life. [28:16]My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [29:06]Expert BioHow many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. As a speaker and small business coach, Jeffrey Shaw helps self-employed and small business owners gain control of their business in what seems like otherwise uncontrollable circumstances.Drawing on his experience as a renowned portrait photographer, Jeffrey shows business owners how to see business through a different lens and strategies to compose the often-chaotic pieces of life and business into sustainable success.Jeffrey’s TEDx Lincoln Square talk is featured on TED.com, he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, an in-demand keynote speaker at conferences, events and universities, a LinkedIn Learning instructor and contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine.Contact Info and Social Media for JEFFREY SHAWPrimary websiteTravels from: MIAMI, FLConnect on: Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube | FacebookResources Mentioned During the InterviewBelow are key people, places, books, quotes, websites and other resources that we discussed, so you can explore further.
I’ve always thought I was a voracious reader, until I met Liz Scully. Trust me – you really need to hear how much she reads, and how she does it. We also discussed the joys of an audiobook, and how they help us get through books we wouldn’t have attempted on paper. After that, Liz introduced me to a business strategy book. Even if you aren’t a business person, don’t miss this conversation. “Lingo” is not really about business, but about psychology – why do we buy certain things? Why do we feel comfortable in certain places? Who do we think we are when we buy things? I learned a lot about business in this book, but even more than that, I felt like I learned a lot about myself. Also, Liz is So. Damn. Funny. Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book Ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website Do you have a book you want to tell me about? Go HERE to apply to be a guest on the Best Book Ever Podcast. Host: Julie Strauss Website/Instagram Guest: Liz Scully Website/Instagram/Alter Ego’s Instagram Discussed in this episode: Lingo: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible by Jeffrey Shaw Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 by Harald Jähner Blackwell’s Bookshop in UK Devil Wears Prada Blue Sweater Scene Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Anthony Trollope Charles Dickens Swans Way by Marcel Proust Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Note: Some of the above links are affiliate links, meaning I get a few bucks off your purchase at no extra expense to you. Anytime you shop for books, you can use my affiliate link on Bookshop, which also supports Indie Bookstores around the country. If you’re shopping for everything else – clothes, office supplies, gluten-free pasta, couches – you can use my affiliate link for Amazon. Thank you for helping to keep the Best Book Ever Podcast in business!)
Jeffrey Shaw - The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable Success
The Pursuit of Learning
In recent years, self-employment has become something that interests many people across the globe. While it has a plethora of benefits, being self-employed comes with a set of unique challenges as well. Our guest today is someone who has made a remarkable career out of helping entrepreneurs and business owners navigate the world of self-employment. Jeffrey Shaw, business coach, speaker, and the author of ‘The Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable Success,’ joins us today to take a deep dive into business and personal development strategies for entrepreneurs and small business owners.We start the conversation with some of the things that inspire and motivate Jeffrey and some of the learnings from his long career as a business coach. Getting into the concepts of self-employment, Jeff shares his thoughts on the reasons that motivate people to lean towards self-employment and a concept that he’s included in his book; the self-employed ecosystem. Throughout the episode, we dive deep into each of the three key elements of the self-employed ecosystem.Diving into the first element of the ecosystem, we talk about how to overcome the fear of success, how we sometimes become an obstacle in our own path to success, and what we can do to overcome the limiting beliefs that hold us back. He further explains how setting intentions can become a powerful catalyst to success and some scientific research that demonstrated the power of intentions.Jeffrey’s perspective on marketing is quite unique and fascinating. We talk about why some of the commonly used terms in marketing have a negative impact on our mindset and attitude towards our customers and why he prefers to use terms that resonate closely with the relationships we build with our customers. Wrapping up the episode, Jeffrey dives deep into some of the habits self-employed people should implement in their lives that will lead them to success.Resources:Connect with JeffreyWebsite: jeffreyshaw.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffreyshawauthorTwitter: @jeffreyshaw1Jeffrey’s BookThe Self-Employed Life: Business and Personal Development Strategies That Create Sustainable Successgoodreads.com/en/book/show/57405745-the-self-employed-lifeMentioned in the EpisodeExistential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power by Carolyn Elliottgoodreads.com/en/book/show/50915816-existential-kink