Episode 33

Jeffrey Shaw: Crafting your best self-employed life

Transitioning to a self-employed life isn’t easy, especially if you’ve been in a corporate role for years. Most of us want to get back more control over our lives. So rather than the Great Resignation, it’s a positive choice towards a new lifestyle. But the reality is that it’s hard to pull off. You have to make many more choices, develop a business, a brand and then there’s all of the supporting machinery you’ve been used to having on a plate (for all of its bureaucracy).

How do you craft a great self-employed life? Jeffrey Shaw should know, having spent his life self-employed since the age of 14. He now coaches small businesses.

In this podcast find out how to:

  • Design the personal ecosystems you need to support a growing business.
  • Enrol your customers — rather than marketing to them.
  • Marry woo-woo with the wallet.
  • Look after your mental health.
  • Make difficult choices.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Flashes+Sparks.

More 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.

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

04.20 Shifts towards self-employed life.
07.42 Self ecosystems.
12.58 Woo-woo and wallet.
17.31 Mental health.
22.00 Validation paradox.
25.36 Intentionality and serendipity.
28.15 Hard decisions.
33.17 Filter of discernment.
35.49 Choices.
38.44 Advice.
41.35 His impact.

“I am willing to get as woo-woo as anybody, but I really like a business outcome.”

Jeffrey Shaw, small business coach, speaker & author

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