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Each episode of Halfway There features an ordinary Christian sharing their story of spiritual formation on the journey of life with God. Go beyond the classic Christian testimony into the ups and downs, the joys and the difficulties of being a Christian in the 21st century. Our guests offer insights and hope from their own stories. If you ever wondered if God is active and alive, this show is for you.
 
The Hard Thing podcast is focused on helping people improve their lives by learning how to do hard things. It's more than just another personal development podcast or self-help podcast. This podcast is really about helping you overcome your challenges and adversities and accomplish the achievements that, deep down, you know you want to do, but maybe you don't believe in yourself enough, or you're just scared. Listen as I interview guests who have overcome average by doing hard things. Each o ...
 
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The Self-Employed Life

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The Self-Employed Life

Jeffrey Shaw is a speaker, small business consultant, business coach for en

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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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Who doesn’t love the coffee business? In the US, the growth of coffee chains is fascinating. Michael J. McFall began his career with BIGGBY® COFFEE at the original store in East Lansing in 1996 as a minimum-wage barista. He’s now co-CEO, and over the last twenty-two years, he and business partner Bob Fish have created one of America’s excellent spe…
 
Contact Jeffrey- Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Check out everything available for self-employed business owners Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you- The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a…
 
Today we discuss COVID 19, personal choices of consequence and resilience. Welcome back to the 126th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with Steve Giblin, author of the new book Walking in Mud Here are some highlights from today's show: Steve's hardest thing was making it through Hell Week in BUDS and then serving as a…
 
Dorsey Ross is a public speaker and podcaster. He was born with Apert’s Syndrome. Today, Dorsey shares his parent’s choice to nurture and support him, going to college when many didn’t think he could, and becoming a speaker and podcaster. Dorsey’s story is full of challenges that he’s overcome with God’s help. His spirit will encourage you to face …
 
Host Warren Wandling takes you behind the scenes to get to know a variety of leaders and the keys to their success. Discover strategies, tips and resources from leaders and entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles to build resilience and achieve success. In this episode, Warren introduces you to Lathan Craft. Episode 81– Discover the Impact of […]…
 
Being self-employed can be exciting and fulfilling. It also can have ups and downs, especially when starting. That is why changing your thinking to an extended game plan can help alleviate some of the stress and uncomfortable moments. It also allows us to be more realistic about our projects and aspirations and prevent panic and throwing in the tow…
 
Jeff is a Transformational Coach and the Founder of Coaching Transformation Academy, a program that trains coaches who change lives. He has been practicing transformational coaching professionally since 2001 and certifying coaches since 2017. In addition, Jeff is the President of Convergence Point Coaching since 2009 and co-founder of Soul Care wit…
 
Today we discuss trauma, coping, and more. Welcome back to the 125th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with Victoria Song who recently wrote Bending Reality. We also got some great action items from today's guest: 1. Examine the stuck areas of your life 2. Find examples that prove what you want is possible 3. Examing …
 
Christa Hutchins equips busy communicators and leaders with project management and problem solving skills so they can turn their big ideas into a successful ministry or business. Today, Christa shares how she experienced her faith as just one part of her life, how a public failure taught her humility, and how that led her to new opportunities. She …
 
What do I find is the biggest obstacle in my coaching clients that's keeping them from getting more of what they want? Whether that's more business, more money, time, happiness, ease. What's in the way for most people is believing they deserve more. I mean, really believing they deserve more. Not just wanting more, but deserving more. Here are some…
 
Host Warren Wandling takes you behind the scenes to get to know a variety of leaders and the keys to their success. Discover strategies, tips and resources from leaders and entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles to build resilience and achieve success. In this episode, Warren introduces you to Bill Coletti. Episode 80– Discover the Keys to […] T…
 
Does your work light you up? Do you feel energized and happy with every step you take? Have you thought about whether your work and actions are in alignment with your heart? Mary Tess Rooney is the founder of True Stride, a movement to help individuals unlock their Heart Value to elevate everything they do. Mary is a Heart Value expert, author, spe…
 
Bill is the President and Founder of FiveTwo, a network that equips faith-based entrepreneurs to launch a variety of sustainable startups and nonprofits. In 2015, the network launched a “Mother Teresa meets a friendly Mark Cuban” training process that helps entrepreneurial leaders to launch and grow ministries, nonprofits, and businesses that make …
 
Travis Johnson is an active duty officer in the United States navy and the host of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast. Today, Travis shares about moving dozens of times as a child because of his mom’s mental illness. He also shares how he felt the Lord’s presence, got out of the abusive situation, and found stability in the Navy. Travis has found a wa…
 
Today we discuss hiding from problems and coming to terms with reality. Welcome back to the 124th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with Simon Chapple. Here are some highlights from today's show: Simon's hardest thing was quitting alcohol and exploring what comes after We talked about the masks we wear and what we hid…
 
There's no doubt being self-employed is stressful. That's to be expected. But when stress, a busy season, or an overwhelming time goes on for more than three months, it's now a chronic problem and taking its toll on you. So, you need a strategic way to recover. Just waiting for it to end and then thinking you're going to easily heal is not enough. …
 
Founded in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 1984, Marketplace Chaplains has expanded every year for the past 37 years. Founder Gil Stricklin’s visionary leadership and willingness to obey God’s call, along with support and encouragement from his wife Ann, fueled him to persistently present the idea to Dallas-area business leaders for years. Over 1,700 …
 
Is your business ready for what’s around the corner or even to meet whatever challenges you face today? Being vigilant and not falling into the trap of complacency is the key to meeting challenges when they arise. Len Herstein is a brand strategist, speaker, and CEO & President of ManageCamp. He’s also the author of Be Vigilant!: Strategies to Stop…
 
Today we discuss leadership. Welcome back to the 123rd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with David Fivecoat. Here are some highlights from today's show: David graduated from West Point and from Ranger School David followed the path of people he admired Everyone needs a support group when doing hard things David expla…
 
Tiffany Jo Baker is a caffeinated mom of two teen girls, surrogate mom who has delivered five babies for three families dealing with infertility. Today, Tiffany shares how she went her own, self-destructive way as a teenager, and the dramatic steps her parents took to get her back. She also shares how she became a surrogate mom, and the calling the…
 
Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plates. Unfortunately, ideas, worries, excitement, and whatever else is on our minds can carry over to our evenings and nights, sometimes keeping us up at night or causing restlessness. Even though mulling these thoughts over can sometimes result in breakthroughs, not getting proper sleep can take its toll and prev…
 
Warwick Fairfax is the founder of Crucible Leadership, a philosophical and practical breakthrough in turning business and personal failures into the fuel for igniting a life of significance. Fairfax was only 26 when, as the fifth-generation heir to the Australian media empire bearing his family name, he led―and lost―a multibillion-dollar public tak…
 
Today we discuss identity Welcome back to the 122nd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with host of the Causing The Effect Podcast, Scott Gazzoli. We got some great action items from today's guest: Emotionally detach yourself from strategic objectives Be your truest self today Figure out what you really want to do Stop…
 
Scott Distler is an author and the lead pastor of an Evangelical Free church in Northern Michigan. Today, Scott shares about the mentors who shaped him, how a betrayal sent him into a dark time, and the steps he took to get out of it. Scott learned to slow down and make space for his relationship with God in the difficult season and he shares those…
 
There's this thing called Parkinson's Law which is about time and productivity. It has so many applications in business, I'm surprised we don't hear about it more. In this episode, I share specific ways you can apply Parkinson's Law to grow your business. Be forewarned--there's a bit of magic to this fundamental truth. Contact Jeffrey- Website Coac…
 
3 life-threatening illnesses have given Tom Hulsey a wonderful perspective on life. He never intended to take this journey, but through his cancer and a heart attack, he found a sense of a higher meaning in his plight by switching from nursing his personal sense of tragedy(s) to encouraging empathy for others. Tom's journey has created a passion in…
 
What’s the best marketing method for any business? It’s creating a remarkable customer experience. An experience that stands out from the crowd. An experience that is so amazing that your customers will share their experience with other potential customers without you even having to ask. Dan Gingiss is an author, podcaster, and international keynot…
 
Welcome back to the 121st episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with John Ramstead. Here are some highlights from today's show: How do you measure your life? John shares his traumatic injury that changed his life forever John was in the presence of God We also got some great action items from today's guest: 1. Practice wh…
 
Alicia Michelle is an author, Bible teacher, podcaster and certified NeuroCoach. Known as the Mindset Makeover Coach, she equips Christian women with practical brain-and-biblically-based tools so they know HOW to renew their minds in order to overcome negative thinking and cultivate godly confidence. Today, Alicia shares how campus ministry changed…
 
Host Warren Wandling takes you behind the scenes to get to know a variety of leaders and the keys to their success. Discover strategies, tips and resources from leaders and entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles to build resilience and achieve success. In this episode, Warren introduces you to Jeremie Kubicek Episode 79 – Unlock the Potential [……
 
Best practices don’t always work for marketing. If you want to stand out and get noticed, don’t keep doing what everyone else is doing. That’s the advice from Mike Michalowicz, who is one of my favorite writers and my guest on today’s show. Mike is the author of a string of popular entrepreneurial books, including Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, Cl…
 
Jim and Martha Brangenberg committed their lives to full-time ministry as teenagers and later recognized that their workplace answered that call. As entrepreneurs and business owners, Jim and Martha learned their work was significant in the Kingdom of God and able to reach people who would never set foot in a church. Since 2013, Jim and Martha have…
 
Today we discuss leading yourself, knowing yourself and loving your people. Welcome back to the 120th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with Jimmy Blackmon. Jimmy Blackmon is among the most combat experienced leaders of the modern era. He has led high risk missions all over the world including serving as the air missi…
 
John Ramstead is a keynote speaker and trainer, former combat Navy fighter pilot, leadership coach, international podcast host and bestselling author of On Purpose with Purpose–Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. Today, John shares about losing his dream of being a Top Gun pilot, the accident that nearly killed him, and the process of healing p…
 
It's one thing to be productive. It's quite another thing to be productive and work in a way that is most natural to who you are. Many productivity strategies want you to be and work different than who you are. That's not why you went into business for yourself! I share my productivity strategy which also turned out to be one of the favorite chapte…
 
Dr. Johnny Parker is the Director of Counseling and Men’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. As an executive coach, keynote speaker and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Johnny Parker helps pro athletes, CEO’s, ministry leaders and high-achievers experience authentic success by viewing their …
 
There’s a gap between what you want to tell your potential customers or audience and what they need to hear. Tamsen Webster is here to talk about bridging that gap or finding the Red Thread that makes your ideas irresistible. Tamsen is a keynote speaker and message strategist with 20 years in marketing, 13 years as a Weight Watchers leader, and fou…
 
Today we discuss obsession, trauma, limiting beliefs, and more. Welcome back to the 119th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with best-selling author and podcast host, Michael Unbroken. You can listen to his show, thinkunbrokenpodcast.com. Here are some highlights from today's show: We all need to learn to love ourselv…
 
Dr. Heather Thompson Day is a speaker, writer, author of 7 books including her latest It's Not Your Turn. Today, Heather shares how her faith changed when she broke off an engagement and decided to wait on the Lord. She tells how she learned to listen to her feelings but not let them drive her and why she is striving to be more present in her inter…
 
Contact Jeffrey- Website Coaching Support My book, The Self-Employed Life is now available! Check out everything available for self-employed business owners Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you- The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a…
 
Public speaking can be a huge stretch for most of us. Choosing to play it small isn't the best way to get your message out there. That's why I'm so excited about this conversation with Linda Ugelow. Linda is a speaker, TV host, and speaking empowerment coach. She is also the author of Delight in the Limelight: Overcome Your Fear of Being Seen and R…
 
Jordan Raynor, the author of Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive is a serial entrepreneur and national bestselling author who has helped millions of Christians around the world connect the gospel to their work through his “The Call to Mastery” podcast, devotionals, and two other books. He …
 
Today we discuss trust, parenting, espionage and persuasion. Welcome back to the 118th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Today I share my conversation with former CIA Intelligence Analyst, now author and mom, Christina HIllsberg. You can reach out to Christina on her website (https://www.christinahillsberg.com/) where you can also find her new boo…
 
Many people talk about job transition, going from one job to another, or from a corporate job to being self-employed. But we self-employed also go through "job" transition. Times in our lives when we're managing the business we have while also wanting to transition into something else. Maybe a bigger message or impact. This episode will give you so…
 
It's no secret that we're pushed to the limit. Today's professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek? As top business thinker a…
 
Pamela Slim is here to talk about her new book, The Widest Net. This is such a timely episode because it’s all about a step-by-step method for finding customers and building a genuinely thriving business. These steps will allow you to discover untapped markets and new customers that you may have missed. Pam is also the author of Body of Work and Es…
 
Traci Rhoades is an author, blogger, and Bible teacher. Today, Traci shares her early curiosity with hands on faith, why a humanities class opened her up to more Christian traditions, and how reading more widely led her deeper. She also shares why she wrote her book Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost. Traci’s story teaches us that different …
 
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