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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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Oct 4, 2018

“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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp500

 

Highlights:

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

Oct 2, 2018

“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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp498

Highlights:

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

Sep 30, 2018

“None of it’s personal.

Devin Galaudet is an author and an avid traveler. At a young age he was told by a teacher to give up writing and spend more time in woodshop. Fortunately, he never gave up on his dream. Now he is a travel journalist and has visited 85 different countries! Join Kim and Devin on part one of their light hearted conversation discussing his history with his father, his favorite places he’s visited, and where he is headed next.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp496

Highlights:

04:33 A liar, a thief, and a conman

09:27 A beggar and a backpack with patches

20:17 Fascinating and favorite places

28:01 Good people doing good things

33:04 Walking tall when you’re feeling down

40:00 Visiting the “Windy City”

46:35 Just get out and travel

Sep 28, 2018

“I love feeling like I am in control of my destiny and I’m not reporting up to a boss. I am the luckiest person in the world for what I get to do every day.”

Matt East, Owner of Matt East & Company, has been living his best year of his life yet! He enjoys working one on one with his clients to help them get clarity in their direction, creates massive goals, and designs plans to achieve them. Listen as Kim and Matt have a relaxed back and forth dialog discussing which podcasts they listen to, what they miss about Corporate America, and why knowing your “why” is so important.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp494

Highlights:

01:25 The best year of his life

03:30 Missing the commute

08:30 Podcast list comparisons

18:35 Working for a startup company to personal coaching

23:09 Ketogenic diets and lifestyle changes

28:50 Get it done before forty

38:04 Marketing funnels

42:08 Knowing your “why”

47:45 The “Goal Giver’s” goals

Sep 26, 2018

“Work life balance is obtainable. The most important thing I have found is the willingness to prioritize, maybe more important than that is to accept the implications of that prioritization.”

James Sudakow, the Principal of CH Consulting, thought that his business would be a one year experiment and then he would return to Corporate America. Nearly ten years later, he has written multiple books and put his own words into action in his business. Listen in as James shares with Kim his realization of his need to give up growing his business, figuring out your boundaries and sticking to them, and how documenting a day in a life can help you manage your life and work balance.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp492

 

Highlights:

00:50 A one year experiment turned into almost 10 years!

13:10 Work life balance

22:46 Defining boundaries and figuring out what works best

26:30 “Super Hero Syndrome”

31:30 Utilizing the resources you have available

34:02 A day in a life...

Sep 24, 2018

“It’s not about when, it's about how we get there. Then I think we can all enjoy the journey a lot more.”

After graduating from college Jacob Baadsgaard helped Fortune 500 Companies track analytics. While digging through data and sorting through common mistakes, he had his “Aha” moment. He decided to teach companies how to be smart with their money and help them with their marketing data. Tune in as Kim and Jacob discuss some common mistakes he has found companies make, big hurdles and how to get over them, and his number one question when interviewing.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp490

 

Highlights:

00:44 The “Aha” moment

05:53 Common mistakes companies make

11:15 Going from 1 person to 120

20:48 Leaping over those hurdles

24:30 Disruptive Advertising

30:24 Allowing for time off

38:27 Two tips for a leg up

Sep 23, 2018

Do you have SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) set up in your business? Or is the person who performs a task the only person who knows how to complete it? Tune in to hear my thoughts!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp500

Sep 22, 2018

“It’s not about what you do, it’s not about the deliverable. You will earn significantly more income for who you are, not what you do.”

Jim Palmer, owner of Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind, found himself climbing the corporate ladder back in the early 2000’s while working as a VP in marketing. Eventually, his position was eliminated. While off for a year due to unemployment, he received news that he had cancer. Nowadays, you will find Jim working his dream business from his 50 foot home on the water. Listen in as Kim and Jim discuss his multiple successful businesses, how he does it from his floating home, and the concept of the mule and the magician.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp488

 

Highlights:

01:23 Finding the “best time” to start a business

07:08 The difference between a small business and an entrepreneur

18:25 Living on a boat!

24:41 What does a Dream Business mean to Jim?

28:08 The mule and the magician

35:36 Don’t worry about what others think

44:33 An ideal client for Jim

Sep 21, 2018

Four days in to eating healthier and implementing a fitness plan, I am already seeing amazing changes in my life. Listen to hear what I changed, and what that, in turn, has done!

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Sep 20, 2018

“I want to help people get involved and participate in creating healthier, cleaner and safer communities.”

Jody Holmes is a Coach from Essential Education Center and has a strong passion for environmental protection and the importance of it. Connection with nature can be therapeutic for mind, body, and soul. Join Kim and Jody as they discuss the importance of living in the now, enjoying silence, and rooftop gardens.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp486

 

Highlights:

00:43 We all share the same home

06:22 Live in the NOW

10:59 Enjoy the silence

18:37 Guilty pleasures and healthy options

22:03 Serial reader

Sep 19, 2018

I can’t tell you how many times I hear gasps of surprise when I share I have five kids and a podcast. Listen as I share my thoughts on kids, commitment and more!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp485

Sep 18, 2018

“Take control of your infertility struggles. Infertility should not own you. You do not have to be a victim of your infertility.”

Battling her own 11 long and trying years of infertility has allowed Pradeepa to find her purpose in life: to help men, women, and couples get through their infertility and make it suck less. Join Kim as Pradeepa shares her agonizing battle with infertility, the light at the end of the tunnel for her and her husband, and how she is able to help so many others with their own battles of infertility.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp484

 

Highlights:

00:57 11 years in the making

05:50 Unexpected shame and jealousy

09:19 Fertility is financially draining as well as physically and emotionally

17:42 Intimacy becomes mechanical and less…intimate

26:28 Her purpose in life

36:26 Take control of your infertility struggles

Sep 17, 2018

After nearly 40 years of life, I finally invested in personal support. Listen to hear who I hired, and what prompted this major life change!

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Sep 16, 2018

“I have to say that I use intuition everyday...yes, you have to take the experience and education in mind, but really I am using it everyday.”

For the last 19 years, Destinee Berman- Launch Strategist, has been a marketer in the Silicon Valley area. Four years ago she had an intuitive breakthrough to help healers and spiritual business owners use online marketing to get their word out to other people. Join Kim as Destinee shares about the power of intuition and how it can be used every day, sometimes less is more, and her baby: Launch Your Calling.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp482

Highlights:

00:58 An intuitive breakthrough

07:20 Avoid the disconnect

12:44 Stick to the course and trust your intuition

20:58 Launch Your Calling

25:09 What Destinee’s support looks like

34:25 Focusing on Instagram

Sep 14, 2018

“Constantly putting everybody in front of yourself is poison disguised as nobility.”

Growing up in a very religious family, Amy Smith, Certified Confidence Coach of The Joy Junkie, realized after the death of her father and her own personal experiences of learning to speak up, that she wanted to teach others to find their voice and speak up for themselves. Join Kim as Amy shares the importance of the belief in your own value, allowing yourself the freedom to feel what you feel and how to express your feelings in a healthy way!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp480

 

Highlights:

00:55 The realization of her mission

09:02 There are reasons why we are those “yes” people

15:01 Fight or flight

25:23 “Constantly putting everybody in front of yourself is poison disguised as nobility.”

31:52 How to approach people when they are offensive to your beliefs or lifestyle

42:36 Two challenges for you!!

47:24 Getting in touch with Amy

Sep 12, 2018

“I spend my life asking people to tell me stories. As a result I get to hear stories and I get to be reminded about my own stories. So if you can just be a person who makes space for others to speak, I think that’s a beautiful thing.”

 

Matthew Dicks is first a father of two and a husband, followed by an elementary school teacher for 20 years, a writer and novelist, and also a storyteller. Join Kim as Matthew shares with her some pointers he teaches in his classes on storytelling, how he always makes time for his children, and how he occasionally lets his inner kid’s dreams come true.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp478

Highlights:

00:54 Father and husband first

03:44 Launching Speak Up

10:10 How to tell a better story

20:21 Cutting out the “Just give me one more minute”

29:58 Connect with strangers and cry

37:25 Ice cream for breakfast

Sep 10, 2018

“Remember that you are worthy. You are worthy to have, you are worthy to be, you are worthy to do whatever you want in your life. And to remember love YOU first.”

Kim Trosper, who is a Corporate Trainer and Empowerment Coach, was told when she was young that children were to be seen but not heard and that she was selfish; this stuck with her. In her 20’s she volunteered, worked with homeless, and became a foster parent. Eventually she adopted two children and had one biological child. Kim shares that after many years filled with major challenges, due to the mental health of one of her adoptive children, she had to make a very difficult decision. Listen in as Kim Trosper opens up to Kim about her incredible journey, how her work transitioned into coaching, and how she was deemed “Queen of Stinkin Thinkin”.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp476

Highlights:

01:00 Labeled as “selfish”

04:35 “You can’t give from an empty cup”

9:00 Working with a major challenge

16:31 Life after the big decision

21:58 The art of speaking up

24:57  Queen of Stinkin Thinkin

28:21 Affirming the positive is better

34:22 Teach your children about self-care and to be easy on yourself

Sep 8, 2018

“I wanted to inspire people with magic and teach how magicians think. The magician’s mindset is all about making the impossible possible in your own life and being productive with it.”

At the age of four Victoria Mavis had her first contact with magic. On her seventh birthday she received her first magic set and performed her first stage show. Now, a world known magician, podcast host and author, Victoria shares with Kim about the art of improvising, clearing out your mind with meditation, and the magic behind podcasting.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp474

Highlights:

00:56 It was magic at the age of four

5:04 Dreamt of having her own show

7:57 Scripts and the art of improvising

15:12 Journaling

23:28 Podcasting is a magical world

32:47 Unleashing the endless possibilities of podcasting

37:45 A sense of purpose

40:53 The next ninety

Sep 7, 2018

I’m often asked how I “do it all.” Truth be told, I don’t. I have Team Awesome supporting me and doing most of it. Listen as I share who’s on my team and what they all do!

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Sep 6, 2018

“So if you go for it and you have persistence and resilience and surround yourself with a tribe of people I think that either the short term or long term you will be successful.”

Amani Robert, the Chief Musical Curator from The Amani Experience, knew for a long time that he wanted to become a DJ before actually starting his own business and pursuing his dream. In the meantime he finished school and joined Corporate America and worked for Marriott at many different locations. During his corporate journey he had the opportunity to watch and take notes on DJ’s wherever he happened to be located. After moving to California he finally took the plunge and started his business on the side and now is a full time DJ, music producer, and professor. Listen in as Amani joins Kim to discuss his biggest lesson learned, you can do a lot but you can’t do it all, and what DJing as a profession is like!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp472

Highlights:

00:52 Growing up in hotels

8:28 Favorite parts about what Amani does today and his biggest lesson learned

12:39 You can do anything you put your mind to, but you can’t do it all

22:08 Silent Discos

29:07 Love songs and dedications to a thought leader

35:24 Amani’s team

Sep 5, 2018

Despite all the episodes where I tell you to sleep, today I have contradictory advice… When You’re On a Roll… Rock It! Listen to hear what I mean!

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Sep 4, 2018

“Figure out what it is that you should be doing, that you know you’re not doing, that could make your professional or personal life just a little bit better. Find a way to make sure you do it.”

Bestselling author and CEO of People G2 and ChrisPDyer.com, Chris Patrick Dyer started his company that performs pre-employment screenings, tenant screenings, and all things people related in 2001. After realizing that the culture was broken within his company, Chris took the time to evaluate his business and decided to eliminate the water cooler chat and all typical office situations and become a 100% remote business. Tune in as Kim and Chris discuss how culture should complement your company, background checks are good for knowing your risks but also can validate accomplishments, and hiring for personality versus skills.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp470

Highlights:

00:50 Being THE leader of a company

7:44 Culture within his company

11:31 Hiring for personality VS skills

14:00 Background checks help ensure who you are hiring

19:55 PeopleG2

27:28 Radio Show and Working Wardrobes

30:55 Action steps for hiring someone

Sep 3, 2018

Earlier this summer, I shared with you my 12-week summer challenge. In this episode, I’ll share how I did.

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Sep 2, 2018

“Your goal as a professional is to simply be a little bit better tomorrow than you are today.”

Wanting to start his own business, CJ McClanahan was introduced to a franchise broker who introduced him to the business coaching world. Now a business coach, author, and Podcaster, CJ coaches and trains executives on defining their success so that they are able to enjoy their journey. Tune is as Kim and CJ discuss how systems allow CJ to scale clients, his podcast show, and how consciously being grateful is important to practice.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp468

Highlights:

1:05 Introduced to the coaching world

7:20 Systematized just about everything

12:39 Professional speaking and Success 2.0

19:23 The dilemma of over achievers

25:46 Practicing gratitude

30:34 Two Rule Pledge

Sep 1, 2018

In the six years I have been in business, I have engaged in several barter agreements. Listen as I share the pros and cons, and how you can make a barter more favorable for both parties!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp467

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