Episode 33

Jeffrey Shaw: Crafting your best self-employed life

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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.

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

Jeffrey Shaw, small business coach, speaker & author

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.
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