"Be careful what you ask for because it's gonna come in the most mysterious miraculous ways, and it doesn't always feel good."
Amy is a life and business coach, and host of her own podcast, who speaks with me today to discuss her journey of self-discovery. Join us as we explore how taking new chances and opening our eyes to the opportunities around us can lead to your best life.
4:20 The start of Amy's journey
7:22 A bump in the road to success
14:18 Getting a foothold in Amy's new career
16:10 My soulmate spec sheet
23:17 Something else, something better, IS coming
30:48 The miracle of learning to be still
37:40 Continuing on her road to success
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A hungry stomach and a carton of eggs inspired this episode. Is your business scrambled? Listen to hear how we need to incorporate the right ingredients to allow our businesses and ourselves THRIVE!
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"There's always an opportunity for us to lift our head and begin to have a higher purpose."
Robb was a high school and collegiate athlete when an unexpected health issue sidelined him. Miraculously healed, he realized he needed to shift his purpose.
Listen as Robb and I chat about our purpose, serving others, authenticity, self-discovery and more!
05:50 A modern day miracle and Robb's wake-up call
12:50 Working out our gratitude muscle
14:41 Robb's wake-up ritual
16:25 A story about Kim's sisters, a tire and a pizza
21:39 "Is it a first world problem or a third world problem?"
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Perhaps it's just because I'm a talker and I love a good conversation, but with every new email that hits my inbox, I detest people who sell to me via cold emails.
Listen as I share my feelings on how we should stop selling and start communicating.
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"What is wealth, without the health to enjoy it?"
Anthony is an Iraqi War Veteran who found himself struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression and sense of purpose after leaving the service. Through his journey, he discovered his mission is to inspire men to reclaim their health, sense of adventure and purpose.
Listen as we chat about PTSD, anxiety, depression, men's health and overcoming struggles.
03:20 Anthony's reminder that he wasn't home safe
06:15 Anthony's health and wellness enlightenment
07:38 Men's Health Month (did you know this existed? I didn't!)
09:18 I share a little of my husband's own struggle during his military service and after leaving the service
12:05 Redefining one's mission and life -- in or out of the service
16:25 The STRONG Method
19:36 I share how I was admitted to the mental hospital and how I was "treated"
29:24 Taking back our power
31:10 Anthony's promise to himself
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Recently I've realized that my workaholism has taken hold of my life... again. However...
I also know I have an addictive personality, and I tend to get sucked into ANYTHING I do.
Listen to hear how I am combating my workaholism by rewarding myself with other activities.
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"Life is a series of subtle -- and sometimes not subtle -- mistakes and errors as you go along, and fortunately that's where a lot of the biggest gains happen. It's in those failures."
James' adult life has been filled with one failure after another, and we start this episode with a string of bloopers just to make an (unintentional) point! We chat about our mistakes, living abroad, our podcasting journeys, authentic conversations and more!
02:45 Perfectionism is a failure
04:04 Allowing space for failure and innovation
08:00 James' biggest but best failures
11:42 A BIG sleep deprivation induced failure of mine
12:41 How James wound up in the Middle East
13:38 Don't let your fear conquer you. Conquer your fear.
23:24 James' podcasting journey
38:39 ... and then his book writing journey!
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A couple weeks ago, my son's, his classmates and the parents were horrified by some breaking news. The tour company hired to take the class on their school trip to Washington D.C. had essentially stolen our money and closed up shop.
But the story didn't end there.
Listen to hear what happened next, and why it's important to keep our chins up when bad things happen.
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"Everybody needs mindfulness... And so many of us grow up without knowing what it is."
In 2003, Bruce was a music teacher who got tired of seeing bullying swept under the rug. He put together a bullying and mindfulness program/production, and took his show on the road.
Listen as we chat about how Bruce's program evolved, how we incorporate mindfulness into our lives, our kids, our businesses and more!
05:06 I share my middle/high school bullying experience
08:10 We chat about New Media Summit and my mindset shift between two events
10:15 I share -- and we discuss -- my oldest child's bullying story
13:00 When I stopped putting up with bullying in my first marriage
18:14 Mindfulness in my entrepreneurial journey
19:46 Creating stories and chronic worrying
30:35 Bruce's mindfulness during his transition from teaching to entrepreneurship
47:00 Sometimes you just need to keep up with the flow
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Are you currently the bottleneck in your business? I know, without a doubt, that I'm the bottleneck in mine! Listen to hear the growing pains I'm experiencing, and how you can push past the same!
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Dr. Heidi spent 25 years consulting in the corporate space teaching technology when she realized the human component needed to be addressed. Now she teaches individuals how to work with technology so they thrive in the digital era. Listen as we chat about good and bad ways to use technology, multitasking, shiny object syndrome and more!
04:40 Setting up boundaries with technology
10:45 The digital self profiles
25:00 Digital systems strategists - why I believe we all need one in our business
29:30 Mapping out our tech eco-system
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Have you ever driven behind a driver who refused their directionals? I have, and it drives me CRAZY! Listen to hear how I relate this to the misguided journeys of entrepreneurs!
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"Nothing is unbelievable any more."
In 2012, Kristiina found herself unhappily working in a J-O-B. She turned to God for answers, and received the one she least expected....
QUIT (your job).
Listen to hear how the Garage of Blessings started, and where it has grown to today!
NOTE FROM KIM
As the host of the Positive Productivity podcast, I can tell you that every, single guest has provided me with insight and information I needed to hear.
This episode was no different, but I will tell you that it was recorded on one of my most difficult days since launching the podcast in 2016. Kristiina's message touched me so deeply, that while she was talking, I was on mute, sobbing. (Listen for my sniffles... you will hear them).
Following our recorded conversation, Kristiina and I chatted a little longer, and she provided me exactly the advice I needed, right then: "Be still and listen."
And so I did.
By the end of that day, the extreme stress that was wrecking havoc on me and my family was taken care of.
Thank you, Kristiina, for all you did for me and my family, and all you do for thousands of people.
03:47 Matthew 6
06:35 Kristiina quits her job
10:35 Organized chaos
16:42 How Garage of Blessings got its name
18:15 Being blunt with God
19:28 Blessings start coming in for the Garage of Blessings
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Despite being episode 349, this episode marks episode 350 of the Positive Productivity podcast. I made it! So here's to all the tornado sirens, lawn mowers, kids, cats, dogs, birds and demolition derbies I ignored to get myself here...
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"Get out and play."
Anne studied animal biology and zoology, and was a zoologist and animal trainer when a job took her to Panama. Listen as Anne and I talk about Anne's major life change, her entrepreneurial journey, the benefits of connecting with marine life, the support we have in our businesses and more!
06:05 Anne discovers a major void in Panama's tourism market
10:52 Anne combines her spiritual side with whale watching
16:00 How a client found happiness
18:30 Being right there in the moment
24:16 How Anne would change her life if there was $100M in her bank account
26:45 Support in our businesses
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Do you ever feel as though you speak a language no one understands? Maybe you share that language with me -- it's called "Typo." Listen to hear how my brain and mouth disconnect, and how I deal with it.
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"Life is about having free agency."
Lisa is an energy practitioner and healer who helps people release the blocks that are keeping them from feeling happy. Listen as we chat about how we were raised, following our intuition, perfectionism, worthiness and more!
03:50 How Lisa learned to embrace her gifts as an adult
09:00 Kinergetics - what is it?
14:09 Muscle testing
17:30 The struggle is real - but it doesn't have to be
23:40 Having fun bringing in money
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While I am at the beginning of a weight loss journey, today I'm not talking about the scale what weighs you. I'm talking about scaling up our businesses.
Listen as I share a recent revelation I've had about my business, and how I'm looking to take it to the next level.
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Christine was our guest on episode 122, and since then has written, edited and published her first book, The Income Replacement Formula. In this episode, we chat about Christine's writing journey, revenue models authors can build behind their books, quality marketing vs. quantity marketing and more!
03:55 Christine describes her journey as an author
07:55 How to use a book to secure high-end clients
14:10 Christine's seven simple tips
16:30 Icky sales techniques
20:20 Give in public, sell in private
26:30 Quality marketing vs. quantity marketing
28:28 Christine's self-care and systems during the writing process
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Do you wear a perpetual frown? If so.... Stop... And Listen!
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"It's important that we all have multiple resources available to us to bring ourself back to center."
As an adolescent and young man, Jeff became aware of how alcoholism had impacted his family dynamics. As he grew older, he took these lessons and turned them into a career. Listen as we discuss inter-generational transmission, our culture's emphasis on treating symptoms rather than causes, the various forms of addiction and more!
10:15 Shifting thinking to prevent/cure addiction
12:15 Workaholism as a form of addiction
24:40 How we want to feel at the end of the day
40:10 The difference between therapy and coaching
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Are you able to explain what you do to people in a way they understand? Or do you sound like a doctor using words with too many syllables?
In this episode, I explain what I do (build marketing funnels) in a way I hope all listeners understand, and encourage you to find a way to do the same for what you do as well.
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"You don't deserve to EVER be mistreated."
Rosie and her daughter endured years of emotional abuse while living in the Middle East with her (ex) husband. In 2009, however, Rosie engineered an escape. Listen as we share our stories of abuse, escape and entrepreneurship!
08:30 How Rosie escaped
11:15 I share my experience in an emotionally abusive and controlling marriage
16.50 Rosie's journey after her escape
18:22 Conversations with God
30:20 Does Rosie feel safe now?
39:20 "My goal is to end family terrorism."
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Have you noticed in your personal or professional life that there are activities that when YOU do them take considerably more or less time and effort than when you outsource?
Listen as I share a couple of my own personal experiences, and my advice for planning your time appropriately.
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"Bliss is your birth right. Chose to claim it -- every single day."
In this episode, Moneeka Sawyer shows just how important pushing forward through adversity is. After suffering severe depression due to discrimination, Moneeka was introduced to tools and strategies that allowed her to attract and keep joy in her life. Listen to hear how she has turned joy into money -- and is teaching others to do the same!
09:30 The definition of bliss
11:00 "Things will be good when..."
17.25 I admit I'm not happy all the time -- and how I react when I'm not happy
20:00 Feeling emotions vs. displaying emotions
24:14 What success looks like to Moneeka and I
26:18 How Moneeka got into real estate
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