“You can live to see the sunrise, or you could die, and...I chose life” -Dave Conley
Kim is so excited to interview David Conley. Founder of Limitl.es, this man turned his life around by just asking himself the right questions.
After fumbling out of college, Dave was invited to be the project manager of AOL and be a government executive but never really found happiness in both. In an unexpected turn of events, his life crumbled when his wife passed away; he gained weight and didn’t really know what he wanted to do from that point on. Despite the shortcomings, Dave opted to choose life. He got up on his feet and made use of his experiences to create a business and a brand for himself. Now he is helping clients to meet themselves and make important environmental changes.
Take a ride with Kim and Dave as they talk about Dave’s tragic experiences, personal successes, and learnings that made him the man that he is today. Stay tuned as Kim gets a surprise interview herself.
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01:47 The fumbling college student
06:58 I chose life
21:19 The question that changed my life
44:17 The interview takes a surprising turn
51:37 Learn to work for change
“The ability to achieve higher consciousness, to actively consciously raise your consciousness.”
Maryann Miller is the founder and president of Institute For Global Transformation, a non-profit organization that was established in 2002. A certified Rayid teacher, new decision therapy practitioner, a published writer and artist, Maryann’s advocacy has always been centered in making the world a better place for everyone.
With a firm belief that humanity is meant to work together, Maryann Miller talks about her advocacy, the purpose of life, setting up your intent and continuous learning. She talks with Kim about how important being grateful for everything little thing is and how this can truly change your perspective about your path.
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01:09 Everything started with a purpose
08:00 There is more to life...
10:45 Setting up your life with intent
19:42 Forever a student of life
28:22 Take part in your gift
“When we force a requirement around a referral, it’s just not going to work, because what we have to understand, the human dynamic and the psychology why a referral actually happens? It’s not about us.”
Stacey Brown Randall would claim that she had her masters in Communication and Ph.D. in business failure, but this is where it all started. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs she knew she wanted her own business but just didn’t know where to start. She moved on to be a productivity coach and focused her energies on helping new businesses and solopreneurs. Now she has created a new business by teaching people how to generate referrals for their businesses without even asking.
Stacey will be talking about how she started; her journey and the truth about what referrals can do for your business. She will also be discussing with Kim why you need to take care of the people who refer you and the famous 5 steps of Staecy Brown Randall’s program.
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01:33 What is Stacey Brown Randall all about?
07:25 The truth about a referral and what it can do for you
14:13 Stacy’s beginnings
26:00 Learn to balance your pricing with what you know about
31:59 Generate more referrals without asking
“When we are not aligned with what we value and not aligned with what we feel is not our purpose, our mind tricks us. It’s very clever on how it’s going to get us back in alignment.”
As she’s some kind of wonder woman, Rachell Kitchen is a certified life coach, mom, homemaker, business woman and a tireless volunteer. She has gone through so many transitions in her life which she has now chosen to use to consciously renavigate her path to where she wants it to go. At 50, Rachell is now helping other women who are in the same dilemma as she was to move forward and create a joyful and fruitful life for themselves.
Let Rachell Kitchen take you on her journey in finding her path in life coaching. Here, she identifies why people self-sabotage, what lessons you need to learn, why giving into emotions are important, and how life coaching is really a serious business. Listen on as Kim herself take in “Aha” moments throughout this podcast, and maybe you can get some yourself.
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01:27 At 50 and a story to tell
14:34 Self-sabotage and why it happens
20:31 Rachell’s “Aha” moment
29:03 Emotions and it is importance in our journey
30:29 The difference between a licensed life coach and a non-licensed life coach
“The favorite part for me is, I’m your partner. I’m here to partner with you and to help you be the best leader you can be.”
Anne Sugar learned a lot from her many years in marketing and one of her favorites was mentoring her team and seeing them succeed. Naturally, in her coaching and consulting business, she enjoys partnering with people to help them become the best leader they can be. Listen as Kim and Anne have a great conversation about the importance of continuing to learn and challenge yourself, creativity and if it can be learned, and how hustle and grind have everything to do with persistence.
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02:03 Learned a lot from advertising, but had to move on
06:15 Having clarity of what is important, challenge yourself, and continue to learn
13:58 Can creativity be learned?
23:37 The word “Help” can come with the good and the bad
28:16 The little wins are exciting
36:20 Hustle and grind
42:46 A little meditation goes a long way
“I believe we are spiritual beings and it’s in our nature to live in unlimited ways. Just figure out how to do what you want to do and if you need support, get support.”
It has always been in Alyson Franz’s nature to be a healer and a helper, so becoming a transformational healer and coach came naturally for her. After going through a major tragedy in her life, Alyson dug deep and did a lot of spiritual work on herself and found that her inner calling was to go back to the people she is truly meant to work with. Join Kim and Alyson as they discuss how beneficial word of mouth referrals are, how chasing money does not benefit you or your business, and the challenges of change and creating new habits.
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01:14 In her nature to be a healer and a helper
11:20 Building a practice up with word of mouth referral
17:20 Scarcity mindset and past insecurities put a damper on business
20:53 Finding the silver lining
28:10 Change and maintaining change
33:53 Remembering everyone’s innocence
42:43 Growing an empire and traveling
“One of my main values in life is to have the freedom.”
You wouldn’t think that an activity such as swimming could provide an online business opportunity, but Kevin Koskella built a membership site and made a living off of it. In addition to the membership site, Kevin is the Founder of Work Hero, a company that takes the technical tasks in running a business off your plate so that you have more time to do what you love in your business. Join Kim and Kevin as they reflect back on the beginning of their businesses, discuss his process of starting an agency, and how important delegation and sleep is to be successful.
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01:00 The unemployable
07:21 Running a business instead of being an employee
15:20 The creation of a great team
24:31 Work to accomplish, not to just work
30:02 Hiring process
39:32 Do not sacrifice sleep
42:59 Targeted audience
“I believe the events in our lives are meant to teach us. The good ones and the bad ones. And it’s up to us to learn them.”
Throughout this life we are faced with challenges of all sizes and Art Costello teaches us that our expectations are what drive us forward. His journey shares moments of joy, times of trial, and how his faith and expectations that there is always something better has kept him going. Listen as Kim and Art discuss faith, the message received on top of a hill, taking control of your expectations, and how Art is never satisfied.
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01:57 An entrepreneur at the age of eight
09:56 From selling Christmas Cards, to a newspaper route, to the Marine Corp
15:45 Learning the lessons that life presents
21:14 Faith and seasons
33:29 Trust your expectations and move forward with them
44:16 What is expectation therapy?
48:22 Art is always looking for the next adventure
“Be awesome at two things and outsource everything else.”
The first part of Rev Ciancio’s career was in the entertainment business where he learned a lot about digital marketing in its early years and owned multiple agencies of his own. Eventually leaving the entertainment world, he switched to hospitality and now is the Director of Industry Insights at Yext, providing tools to help companies both large and small manage their public information online. Join us as we discuss some of the biggest mistakes he finds businesses making, three factors that generate your search results, and how to achieve more reviews without asking for them.
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02:06 The condensed version of his journey
11:30 Don’t forget about local marketing
16:08 How internet searching works
20:44 Generate more reviews without asking for them
30:17 Delegation is important
Are you struggling to find FREE ways to fill your marketing funnel? In this episode, I provide NINE ways and a brief explanation for each!
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“None of us is promised another minute, another day. If you have wisdom inside of you and you have wanted to write a book...don’t wait.”
After successfully helping so many others write their books, she decided to go into the writing business and is now the CEO of The Book Writing Business. Arlene Gale has been writing since she was eight years old and possesses the skills to combine writing and marketing to help others complete their story . Listen as Kim and Arlene discuss her journey of writing her first book, how a clear foundational marketing plan is key for a successful book, and how time is available to write that book, if you make it.
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01:27 Started writing at the age of 8
05:31 Helping people write their stories
09:19 The need for a clear foundational marketing plan
19:19 Marketing outside the box
23:58 Time is available, if you make it
31:01 Content with being perfectly me
37:12 Title matching the content
Happy trails to you in your business… Or are they? Are you like me and riding the horse upside down and backwards? Listen to hear what I mean!
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“What do you really really want?... What would your life be like if you didn't ever have what you really really wanted?... So why don't you have what you really really want?”
While she owned her own software company, Kim Ades, Founder and President of Frame of Mind Coaching, and her team discovered what one key performance indicator made for a better hiring choice. Later, Kim was recruited to a coaching company but something felt off. Listen as Kim Ades shares with Kim her discovery of what interferes with people reaching their goals, what emotional resilience is and how to measure it, and why Kim is not interested in your “why”, but more interested in your “why not?”
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01:06 Going back to the beginning
10:12 Journaling challenge
17:16 Impact or income? Both!!!
24:35 She’s not interested in your “why”
29:04 Parents are confused about their role
36:50 The big FIVE OH
Are you considering your 90 day or 4-month goals when making spending decisions in your business? You should be! Listen to hear my recent mistake, and the resulting “fun.”
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“Everyone is busy in their business, everyone is busy in their operations in their day, but outsourcing really can be the most transformative business tool available today.”
Realizing that his business needed 24/7 care, Derek Gallimore, Founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, decided to outsource in the Philippines. By doing this, it has allowed his team to grow and opportunities to be had. Listen in as Kim and Derek discuss how outsourcing can make the business and actually save the business, the importance of communication, and how standard operating procedures benefit the team.
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01:12 The journey
06:45 What the structure of his business looks like
09:10 Outsourcing is a win/win and can save businesses
19:18 Communication is the key
25:24 The importance of standard operating procedures
34:05 Employees vs outsourcing
Well, my friends! A big change for the Positive Productivity podcast is about to happen! No, it’s not going away, but you’ll have to turn in to hear what’s going on!
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“Great entrepreneurs and great leaders are not afraid to take a risk and fail. The only time we see failure is if you quit.”
After surviving a plane crash named “Miracle on the Hudson”, you would expect some life changes to occur. Dave Sanderson, President of Dave Sanderson Speaks International, was in sales for 31 years and shifted his mission in life to speak and impact others after surviving this traumatic event. Tune in as Dave shares with Kim about the effectiveness of understanding communication styles, taking the power of “why” three steps further, and Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.
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00:56 A new mission in life
03:52 Being in the right place at the right time
09:18 Understanding communication styles
17:38 The epiphanies
26:58 Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome
30:20 Continuing a legacy
Have you become a “Yes Ma’am” or a “Yes Sir?” Are you tired of committing so much to other people that you don’t have time for yourself? If so, this episode is for you!
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Diane Huth’s mission is to help Corporate America change the way it hires, fires, and retires it’s most important employees. Baby boomers are able to offer skills that are learned over time and not instantaneous, giving them an advantage to younger generations. Listen in as Kim and Diane discuss how she helps showcase skills that are learned over the years, all generations can learn from each other, and what defines your personal identity.
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01:16 An accidental career coach
08:06 The best age to start a business
12:40 Insights from baby boomers
22:33 A lifelong journey of learning
35:59 The bankruptcy crisis
43:15 Baby boomers starting their own biz
Have you ever made a snap decision and instantly regretted it? I can tell you I have! In this episode, I’ll give a couple quick examples of why to stay away from snap decisions
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“Anxiety can be so challenging and I just want to encourage people to not have to carry that around forever.”
Abby Rohrer, Master Karma and Anxiety Healer, explains that our anxiety doesn’t just live in our minds, it also lives in our bodies. After healing herself from her own anxieties and compulsive disorder, Abby became passionate about helping others with their compulsions and money karma. Join Kim as she and Abby discuss recognizing karma and if it is bleeding into your present life, clearing your fear of money, and the benefits of releasing what isn’t yours to hold on to.
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01:03 A transformational journey
04:22 Signs of dealing with karma challenges
07:45 Lineage karma
12:15 A few easy ways to clear the karma
19:50 Anxiety healing and money anxiety
28:21 The weight of empathy
33:57 Rising up out of a pit of depression
Lately I’ve been evaluating cost vs. investment, both in terms of time AND money. Tune in to hear what I mean!
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“Growth happens in the uncomfortable zones. Try to do something regularly that scares you a little bit and you will grow a little bit each day as a result.”
From working for a hardware company selling wireless modems, to developing a small program with an email sequence, Tom Kulzer, CEO and Founder of AWeber, now helps about a hundred thousand small business customers send out their email campaigns, automations, and funnel set ups. Join Kim as she and Tom discuss spam mail, benefits of Standard Operating Procedures, and how it’s beneficial to take some time away from the business.
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00:56 The start of Aweber
07:10 A takeaway on college
11:02 How most people view spam
19:20 Quantity over quality with email lists?
24:52 Standard Operating Procedures, you want it uniform but not robotic
36:50 Taking time away from the business is valuable
Considering I find it hard to finish any knitting project, I am thrilled to celebrate being two years and 500 episodes in to this podcast!
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“Decide who and how you want to be in life. And then go after it.”
Mary Ann Robbat, Director & Founder of the Center of Lifelong Happiness, was empathetic and intuitive at very young age. While working in Corporate America, she pushed aside her intuitions until someone asked her when she was going to start using her real gifts. Listen in to this nugget filled conversation with Kim and Mary Ann as she shares her transformation into the coach she is today, we can choose our story, and three simple steps to bring yourself back to center.
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00:57 A young empath and intuitive
09:32 Helping people to be their best versions
16:15 Mind your thoughts
21:38 Shaman and Shamanic healing
27:08 Treating only symptoms doesn’t fix the underlying issue
34:33 Three simple steps to bring yourself back to center
40:33 The Journey of a Healer