Positive Productivity with Kim Sutton | Empowering Entrepreneurs to Achieve and Appreciate Personal and Professional Success

Positive Productivity is NOT about perfection. When we stop worrying about perfection and instead focus on living as OUR authentic, transparent, entrepreneur selves, we can achieve our goals and make our dreams a reality. Listen as Kim and guests discuss how to live a positively productive life in the areas of entrepreneurship, digital marketing, outsourcing, team building, online business, networking, relationships, work/life balance and more! #positiveproductivity
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Positive Productivity with Kim Sutton | Empowering Entrepreneurs to Achieve and Appreciate Personal and Professional Success




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Apr 16, 2019

Once you’re there, you can recognize that vulnerability is a strength and not a weakness.

After experiencing tragic loss as a child, it took Linda Olson years to own and share HER story. Today Linda is a speaker, trainer and story coach, and empowers others to tell their story.

During their chat, Linda and Kim share their stories as well as the reasons why sharing stories opens doors of possibility and strength.


2:45 The place of vulnerability
12:08 Coming to complete healing
20:52 Kim’s chiropractor changes her life
24:25 Choosing to step off the highway of negativity
26:52 Holding the torch, taking action and running into the storm
29:19 The backlash and benefits of sharing our stories
30:39 Stepping INTO your power and OUT of fear
32:18 Peeling the onion

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Apr 11, 2019

Kim Sutton has dedicated 2019 to increased self-care and personal development. In this episode, she shares the books she read in the first quarter, and the takeaways she took from each.

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Apr 9, 2019

The stronger your relationship is with others, the more you can accomplish together.”

Kerry has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has been an executive coach for almost 20 years. Today she helps small business owners get out of the mom and pop role, and she also helps business partners strengthen their relationships.

Listen to hear Kerry and Kim chat about their entrepreneurial journeys, the value of communication and relationships, the benefits of boundaries, and more!


3:27 Slow down and talk to people
8:00 Patience
9:53 Celebrating accomplishments
11:33 Accepting compliments
21:11 Being sold to
22:17 Asking questions
23:37 Bad coaches
31:20 Background moods
40:57 Proper hiring practices of coaches

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Apr 4, 2019

Start tracking the most important numbers for your business.

Natasha Vorompiova found herself at a crossroads after moving to a new country with an infant, and decided to give entrepreneurship a shot. In the years since, she’s transformed her organizational skills into a sanity saving service for small business owners.

Listen as Natasha and Kim dive deep into one of the pillars of Positive Productivity… Systems!

4:00 Raising a baby and a business at the same time
6:48 The growth that accompanied systems and structure
10:40 Kim shares her child-induced first small business experience
14:15 College expectations for Kim’s kids
18:56 The one-month boredom cycle and shiny idea syndrome
25:03 How does Natasha work with her clients?
33:27 Tool minimalism and process automation

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Apr 2, 2019

PP556: Helping Entrepreneurs Soar After an Eye Sore with Christy Laurence

“If you want something badly enough, you can make anything happen for yourself.”

Christy was working in corporate marketing when she realized a pain point in the area of Instagram marketing. After falling ill with the flu, an idea for an app went big.

Listen to hear Christy’s journey as an entrepreneur and app designer.

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Mar 28, 2019

Kim Sutton was recently inspired to rename her "Get Shit Done" list. Listen to learn why, as well as what the change has meant for her productivity.

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Mar 12, 2019

Let’s pull it out of our head and out of our heart and into our life. And let’s make THAT the thing we show up in everyday.

Erica has been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but a successful entrepreneur for 10. During multiple climbs up the wrong mountain, she learned what true success looks like to her, and fought back against burnt-out and external satisfaction.

Listen as Kim and Erica chat about climbing their own Mount Dooms, essential entrepreneurial self-care, and alignment with our internal navigation systems.


3:20 The lessons learned from climbing the wrong mountain
7:50 Pursuing impact and purpose rather than income, and quality before quantity
9:15 How we show up in our lives in our own ways
12:10 Making our dreams a reality
15:05 Erica’s acronym for RAT RACE
20:15 How Erica sets goals
24:40 Stop “should’ing” on yourself
31:19 How can we live a happy life experience when we’re carrying a lot of baggage
48:50 “It only gets better”

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Mar 5, 2019

There’s two ways we can look at the world. There’s a fixed mindset… and there’s a growth mindset… People who have a growth mindset are more likely to be successful.”

The entrepreneurial world is very small, and, coincidentally, Bonnie Fahy and Kim worked together 5-6 years before this conversation.

Bonnie was a balloon artist, who, after learning about SEO, became a consultant. At a conference party, she was amazed by the $38K+ bar bill they racked up in a couple hours — and didn’t even flinch over. She wanted to know how they managed to make the money to afford such bills.

Listen to hear Bonnie and Kim dive deep into the topic of outsourcing!


3:30 A $38,000 bar bill
5:30 Changes
15:10 Building a team without bankrupting yourself
19:00 Diligently delegating to we can stay in our genius zone
30:15 Intrinsic fit factors
30:45 Interview projects
34:55 Kim’s hiring disqualification process
36:20 Bonnie’s hiring process

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Feb 28, 2019

As we work to grow, personally and professionally, it's important to be mindful about the circumstances - internal and external - which may hold us back. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few ways she's been caught up in her own Cinderella tale, and how you can prevent doing the same.

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Feb 26, 2019

“Focus on your next 90 days… People over-estimate what they can do in a day, and under-estimate what they can do in five years.”

Peter Shinen grew up in a family business, and saw the business scale tremendously. Having seen growth from the ground-up, he’s now taking his experience to empower entrepreneurs as an ROI maximizer.

During their chat, Peter and Kim dive in to parentpreneurship, and the five F’s: faith, family, fitness, fun and finances.


3:40 Parentpreneurs and the lack of business boundaries
12:00 How do you balance as a parentpreneur without guilt?
19:00 F-It: Faith, family, fitness, fun and finances
21:55 Love others as you love yourself
39:15 Accountability partners
42:20 Maximizing the day’s bookends

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Feb 21, 2019

The missing piece is always action.

Julie started her entrepreneurial journey as a real estate investor in 2001, and wrote her first book to share her experience and expertise in that field. After being told the book wouldn’t sell, she took it to a #1 Amazon Best Seller. Book Launchers came to be after friends and colleagues wanted to know how Julie took her self-published book to the top.

Listen as Julie and Kim talk about the right and wrong ways to write and market your (next) book!

3:57 Why Kim resisted writing her book, and the objectives she has for her book today
6:10 Tactful marketing and business objectives within the pages
7:56 What’s your most important thing right now?
13:37 Which comes first? The book or the platform?
18:30 Book marketing dos and don’ts
25:18 The wizard and the tentacles
28:40 Buying your way on to the Amazon Best Seller list
40:00 How important is passion in the book-writing process?

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Feb 19, 2019

Don’t wait to be ready. Take imperfect action.

Michelle has been a professional performer for 30 years, and was called to be on stage as a child despite a ton of fear. Today, Michelle is the founder, owner and CEO of The Inspired Voice Business Coaching, and helps others find and free their voice.

During their conversation, Kim and Michelle discuss the multiple levels of visibility and authenticity we all need to have to take our lives to the next level.

4:35 Kim shares her fear of video
5:55 Authenticity, vulnerability and un-perfectionism
8:19 Systemizing visibility
10:30 Record and release method
11:45 Where does stage fright come from?
19:05 Willingness to play bigger
24:42 Our public vs. private personas
37:10 Self-expression and self-care
42:55 Different creation styles

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Feb 12, 2019

It’s really not about the money. It’s about the purpose and what you’re doing.

Debra is the CEO of Creative Mind Media, and coaches based on Jungian psychology. In this powerful conversation, Debi and Kim dive deep into how our businesses are a reflection of our mind, and the action steps we can take to see immediate improvement!


1:50 What is Jungian psychology?
7:40 Oneness and Imposter Syndrome
10:20 Looking externally vs. internally
11:27 Feel good goals and deadlines
12:30 The shadow (duality)
21:08 What public rants say about you
31:40 The three levels of being
40:30 Non-judgement and alignment of actions

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Feb 7, 2019

If you’re not having fun, stop doing it.

Johnathan started his entrepreneurial journey at 14 mowing lawns. Today he is the Co-Founder of Penji, a provider of unlimited graphic design. Listen as Johnathan and Kim chat about mindset, team building, productivity, delegation and more.


9:00 Johnathan defines “Lucky” and explains his thoughts on luck
10:50 What Penji does
12:55 Cutting back on service to step up success
15:40 Unlimited graphic design
20:40 Ego and how it affects business growth
28:00 Helping our team members achieve THEIR dreams
32:25 Instagram pods
48:00 Task prioritization and delegation

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Feb 5, 2019

It’s good and healthy to aspire and to drive and to be committed. And it’s also good and healthy to know that you will fall short and you are still of value. You are still of worth. You are still ‘perfect.’”

Shannon is the CEO of Future State, however it was a full-circle journey which brought her to this role. During their deep conversation, Kim and Shannon chat about health and wellness, leadership, employee care, and a whole lot more!

The “price” of free
14:00 Setting examples as leaders when valuing our own health, wellbeing and success
20:20 What do Shannon and Future State do?
25:58 Shannon explains what a B Corp is
28:45 Impact AND income
40:02 Qualities of a successful CEO

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Jan 31, 2019

Maintaining physical, emotional and financial health requires letting go of what's not working in our lives. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few recent experiences, and challenges you to make room for good.

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Jan 29, 2019

Jac Julien is an anti-hustle coach who helps people get out of the grind and back to working in flow. Listen as Kim and Jac cover a wide variety of topics including mompreneurship, time management, mental health, delegating tasks and more!

The need which led Jac to become an anti-hustle coach and the changes which resulted
8:15 “What does hustle mean to you?”
13:00 Bartering with time and money
21:40 Balancing the simple pleasures (aka time sucks) with productivity
28:30 What would Jac delegate?
32:30 39 going on 13
37:00 Hiding anxiety
39:00 Jac’s Why

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Jan 24, 2019

Alison Donaghey was a single mom on welfare when her boyfriend died, leaving her to figure out what to do next. Listen to hear how Alison turned a challenging time into a thriving business!

10:45 Ignorance is bliss
11:45 Kim shares her story of leaving her ex-husband
14:00 Growing a team and growing pains
15:40 Domino Thinking: Challenging people to think about what they’re thinking about
19:15 Honoring your worth
22:15 Alison’s sleep schedule
25:30 Alison’s journey as a podcaster
29:00 We all need something to hate
33:50 Cause and effect strategy consulting
45:00 Self-inflicted victimhood

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Jan 22, 2019

If your life is calling you to do something greater, then your responsibility is to not do it, but rather cause it to happen.

Jarrod Haning is a serial entrepreneur, whose experience taught him the critical skills and mindset needed to take a business from suffering to successful. Listen as Jarrod shares a boatload of golden nuggets!

3:50 Jarrod’s entrepreneurial journey
9:00 “I was switching horses because I thought there was something wrong with my horse.”
10:10 “Stop working 1-on-1”
14:00 “Grow happens when they’re doing it, not when you’re talking about it.”
20:15 I’ve been riding my horse upside-down and backwards
22:12 “Are you determined to find a way? Or are you determined to find a reason why you can’t but others can?”
23:20 Jarrod shifts again… And how/why it happened
29:40 “Being focused on getting things done doesn’t cause things to get done.”
31:53 “You cannot solve a bad solve a bad strategy with stubbornness.”
34:53 The fire chief analogy
47:48 “If I’m doing the work, my company’s falling behind.”

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Jan 15, 2019

“Really find a way to put in practice the things that fuel your most creative energy”

Steven Little is the founder and managing partner for Zero Limits Ventures. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 13 and when he turned 15 he sold his first company for not less than 6 figures. Listen to Steve as he brings Kim through his amazing adventures as an entrepreneur and shares his learnings about starting and selling his businesses.

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1:20    The start of Steven’s journey in business

10:51  Steve’s first important lesson about the value of business

17:05  How do entrepreneurs drive value for their business?

28:43  Treating your business as an income source and not as an asset

41:16  Mission orientation as a significant value driver

Jan 10, 2019

If you want something badly enough, you can make anything happen for yourself.

Matt Sweetwood turned tragedy into triumph after he suddenly became a single parent of five, with a struggling business.

Listen to hear how Matt learned to look at life through a different lens and turned life around for him and his family.

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Jan 8, 2019

“Yogaha is the science of how to live right. It is very important to incorporate it in every aspect of our life.” -Shanthi Yogini

The vital question: What really is Yoga? Many are aware of what Yoga is but only a few understand what it really is or how it should be done. Today’s interview with Yoga Teacher-Trainer and #1 International Best-Selling Author, Shanthi Yogini will bring us back to the authenticity of Yoga and how we can all benefit from it.

Started out as a software engineer,Shanthi Yogini was giving back as much to the society. But realizing that she neglected giving back to herself, she made a life-changing decision. So for today’s lesson: Yoga101. Empty your vessels as you learn Yoga in its purest form. Also, as a sweet treat, join our very own host, Kim Sutton as she attends her first-ever Yoga class!


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Episode Highlights:

01:24   3 Questions

07:04   Yoga Beneath the Surface

18:51   Yoga 101

35:45   Bit by Bit

41:29  The WH’s of Yoga

Jan 3, 2019

I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions, so in 2019, I decided to take on the year differently. In this episode, I share my 19 for 2019 list, as previously shared on my blog.

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Jan 1, 2019

Cody Dakota Wooten and Kim Sutton discuss multiple facets of leadership, including mentorship, communication, delegation, self-care and more!

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Dec 27, 2018

“Life is too short for you to live in the shadows. We were created by light … Do not give the power of your light. Claim it for yourself!”- Belkis Clarke-Mitcham

Life is marked with so much pain that it became a normal part of living. But how can we choose to be happy amidst all of these? Kim interviews Belkis Clarke, a Spiritual Life coach and a Motivational Teacher.

Robbed out of her childhood innocence by abusive people, Belkis struggled with a load of negative emotions while growing up. Suicidal attempts were her way out until she came to the realization of transforming her own life on the basis of her worth. Today, she is geared by her own experiences and passion to help others hold on to their own happiness. As their discussion goes on, Kim as well, shared her own life lessons and was able to find out what she wants to be as a speaker.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can break away from the chains of traumatic events in your life. Stay till the end and learn how you can get your free gift from our guest Belkis Clarke!


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Episode Highlights:

02:35   From Light to Darkness: Losing Childhood

09:03   A Tiny Spark of Light: Opening Up

20:30   Let There Be Light: Acceptance

29:02   Going Out Into the Light: Healing Your Source

38:50   Unleash the Light: In 90 Days

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