393 episodes

Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs and abilities.

Each interview is like a case study on how to transition from employment into self-employment. Stephen also interviews loads of people questioning the status quo of conventional work like Jenny Blake, Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Pamela Slim, David Neeleman, Greg McKeown, Todd Henery, Omar Zenhom, Kwame Christian, Sean McCabe, Mike Vardy, Emilie Wapnick, Erik Fisher, Nick Loper, Elaine Pofeldt, Taylor Pearson, Jordan Harbinger, Neil Pasricha, Tracy Litt, Chris Guillebeau and many more!

Learn how to gain your work freedom as a freelancer, consultant, coach or solopreneur. It is possible! Get started at LifeSkillsThatMatter.com/getstarted

Life Skills That Matter | Create Work That Works For You Stephen Warley | Solopreneur Business Coach

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 156 Ratings

Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs and abilities.

Each interview is like a case study on how to transition from employment into self-employment. Stephen also interviews loads of people questioning the status quo of conventional work like Jenny Blake, Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Pamela Slim, David Neeleman, Greg McKeown, Todd Henery, Omar Zenhom, Kwame Christian, Sean McCabe, Mike Vardy, Emilie Wapnick, Erik Fisher, Nick Loper, Elaine Pofeldt, Taylor Pearson, Jordan Harbinger, Neil Pasricha, Tracy Litt, Chris Guillebeau and many more!

Learn how to gain your work freedom as a freelancer, consultant, coach or solopreneur. It is possible! Get started at LifeSkillsThatMatter.com/getstarted

    Give Your Dream Career A Chance With Kate Beever (393)

    Give Your Dream Career A Chance With Kate Beever (393)

    Music therapist Kate Beever, founder of MaineMusicAndHealth.com wants to inspire you to focus on your dream career path right now as she has done throughout her 20-year career! Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show393

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + Why she says she started a business out of necessity, not necessarily out of a desire to do so.
    + What Kate believes it takes to be a "good business owner".
    + Why you can't fail if you don't quit.
    + How cultivating curiosity makes you feel more positive.
    + How she defines success day by day.

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    • 42 min
    Make An Impact, Not Just Money With Mary Ann Kristiansen (392)

    Make An Impact, Not Just Money With Mary Ann Kristiansen (392)

    Mary Ann Kristiansen, founder of the Hannah Grimes Marketplace and co-founder of the Radically Rural Summit, wants to inspire you to start a business to make an impact, not just money. Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show392

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + Why community is her core source of motivation.
    + Her concept of being "idea friendly".
    + How she challenged her limiting beliefs about what it means to be a leader.
    + How "idea demons" help her overcome big challenges.
    + Why her business incubator has such a high success rate.

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    • 44 min
    Create Lasting Change By Taking Small Steps With Dr. Marcie Beigel (391)

    Create Lasting Change By Taking Small Steps With Dr. Marcie Beigel (391)

    Dr. Marcie Beigel, a behavioral specialist for over 20 years, wants to help you create lasting change by taking small steps, so you can stop feeling overwhelmed. Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show391

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + How she tried on different professional identities to discover the one that truly reflects who she is.
    + The power of consistently taking small steps.
    + Importance of tracking your behavior, so you know how to change it.
    + How she learned how to sell as a coach.
    + Why she felt the need to "pause" her business for over a year.

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    • 47 min
    How to Have a Great Conversation With Taylor Buonocore-Guthrie (390)

    How to Have a Great Conversation With Taylor Buonocore-Guthrie (390)

    Taylor Buonocore-Guthrie, co-founder of Convers(ate), wants to share how to have a great conversation with no agenda, but only to connect and learn from others. Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show390

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + How Taylor defines what it means to be a "facilitator".
    + How technology has adversely impacted our conversations.
    + Making conversations less transactional by practicing "beginner's mind".
    + Suggestions on how to start a conversation with a stranger.

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    • 47 min
    How To Create A Heart-Centered Business With Amber Zaricor (389)

    How To Create A Heart-Centered Business With Amber Zaricor (389)

    Amber Zaricor, founder of Cooperheart Creative, a graphic design agency, wants to inspire you to create a heart-centered business by leading with your heart! Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show389

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + How Taylor defines what it means to be "heart-centered".
    + Why knowing yourself is the most important first step toward starting your business.
    + Why the intangible aspects of your brand dictate the visual aspects.
    + How to get better at saying, "No," so you attract customers who energize you.

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    • 44 min
    Why Your Product Won't Sell Itself With Kyle Ewing (388)

    Why Your Product Won't Sell Itself With Kyle Ewing (388)

    Kyle Ewing, founder of TerraSlate Paper, shares why your product won't sell itself and why you need to embrace sales if you want to work for yourself. Show notes at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/show388

    Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:

    + Why selling is the most important activity during the early days of your business.
    + Why he works harder for less money compared to when he worked for someone else.
    + How he felt when he has 100,000 sheets of his paper with no market to sell to.
    + Toughest lesson he learned as a result of starting his business.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Shana | myidealbalance.com ,

Great interviewer!

Stephen’s podcast is great because you can tell he cares so much about what he is doing as well as every single guest that comes on. He asks unique questions and really digs deep on macro business topics as well and the smaller personal topics that make or break everything else.

casi-loco ,

Pleasantly surprised!

At first I was looking for a useful “tactics” podcast for solopreneurs, but I’m happy that Mr Warley’s show focuses on the mindset and not quick tips. It makes me feel like I’m on the right path - that’s something I didn’t realize I needed but is so critical when starting a business on one’s own. It’s a shame that they are pausing new episodes now that I just found it, but I do look forward to going through previous shows!

Curious Mini ,

Thank you!

Great insights for these sharing and perspective sharing. Looking forward to learning new skills from every episode!

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