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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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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

Do you wear a perpetual frown? If so.... Stop... And Listen!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp343.

Apr 29, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp342.

Apr 28, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp341.

Apr 27, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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."

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp340.

Apr 26, 2018

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?

I have!

Listen as I share a couple of my own personal experiences, and my advice for planning your time appropriately.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp339.

Apr 25, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp338.

Apr 24, 2018

As a mom of five with three ages four and younger, I've learned to be creative when it comes to getting my kids ready and out the door in the morning. Listen as I share another of my morning hacks, bagged clothes.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp337.

Apr 23, 2018

Brittany Hoopes grew up wanting to be an actress, however, after completing her education and a few professional roles realized she had another life role she wanted to pursue. Listen as Brittany and I discuss goal setting, realizing our true identity, pursuing our dreams and more!

Highlights:
04:45 My "Aha!" moment
09:30 Entpreneurial turning points
18:12 Chronic Idea Disorder, idea management, and goal redirection
32:30 Inspired action
34:55 Journey of Un-Striving

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp336.

Apr 22, 2018

As a mom of five with three ages four and younger, I've learned to be creative when it comes to getting my kids ready and out the door in the morning. Listen as I share one of my newest morning hacks, "Beat the Coffee."

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp335.

Apr 21, 2018

"We don't have business problems. We just have personal problems that reflect in our business."

Extus moved to the U.S. from St. Lucia and entered the marines. After leaving the service, he started a business -- and struggled big before making it... BIGGER! Listen to hear how he turned his struggles around!

Highlights:
01:30 Entrepreneurship vs. The Marines
05:00 Extus shares his struggles
07.45 I sure my biggest entrepreneurial mistake
12:40 Business problems vs. personal problems
16:00 Meta programs
27:40 Systems builder mentality
44:00 Would Extus be able to remove himself from his work for a month?

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp334.

Apr 20, 2018

The first quarter of 2018 found me once again chasing income, growing frustrated by missing goals. Then I realized why. My motivation and focus were being were straying from the impact I truly want to make.

Listen to hear how music is helping me turn it all around!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp333.

Apr 19, 2018

Haley started her entrepreneurial journey as a web designer in 2012, but found herself miserable. She re-entered the workforce in 2016, learned LOADS about productivity and planning, and transitioned back into entrepreneurship.

Listen to hear how she is now helping entrepreneurs through Profit Planner!

Highlights:
03:15 I share my own entrepreneurial journey along with my hope planning method
04:30 Methods and tools Haley uses and teaches
07:50 Time traps entrepreneurs face
10:00 Haley's SOA method
14:00 The Captain of the ship
16:22 The practices of rich vs. poor people
35:00 Haley's favorite tools

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp332.

Apr 18, 2018

Take a moment and look at your web browser.

How many tabs do you have open?

Today I am issuing the Three Tab Challenge!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp331.

Apr 17, 2018

"Choose to ask for help."

Gina was a teacher when a skiing accident left her wheelchair bound. Listen to hear how, despite physical struggles, Gina thrived -- personally AND professionally!

Highlights:
01:30 Gina shares her background
10:50 I share how I've faced my own struggles and have been inspired by mentors who have overcome theirs as well
15:00 Discussing personal and professional development
20:30 The readiness and openness necessary for learning and development
34:00 Tempered steel

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp330.

Apr 16, 2018

Are you going to events and presenting yourself on social media as an alternate version of yourself? If so, stop it! It's time that we, as entrepreneurs, start showing our true colors and stop worrying about other peoples expectations!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp329.

Apr 15, 2018

"You can save a lot of trouble by communicating up front."

Say has been a writer since she was a child, and initially wanted to be a novelist. Her journey, however, has taken her down the path of copy writing. Listen as Say and I chat about team building, effective communication, and much more!

Highlights:
15:40 The attention span of humans
17:25 Scheduling our work weeks
26:00 Say's thoughts and strategies on team building
32:00 Trigger-based tasks vs. pulse based tasks
38:50 Non-violent communication

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp328.

Apr 14, 2018

As I prepare to leave for the April 2018 New Media Summit, I realize I have a problem with over-packing... And it extends beyond my suitcase. Tune in to hear what I mean, and how many entrepreneurs face the same struggle!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp327.

Apr 13, 2018

"Your relationship with food is all up in your brain."

Jenny was in health education for 13 years when she left to start her coaching practice. She now helps people heal their relationship with food.

Listen as we chat about lazy food, food triggers, motherhood, making time for self-care and more!

Highlights:
05:50 Kim shares her family's experience with "lazy food"
06:30 The energy required to take care of ourselves
08:15 Kim's garden... Or lack thereof
10:40 Not taking time vs. not prioritizing
12:30 Making "lazy food" nutritious
15:15 Discussing the show "This is Us"
18:05 Common causes for unhealthy food relationships
20:55 Grocery store confessions
31:40 Moderating activities so they don't become addictions
36:30 Jenny's support network

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp326.

Apr 12, 2018

The boundary between being an optimistic and having big dreams and being a realistic and knowing our limits can sometimes be blurry and baffling. Listen as I discuss why we NEED to keep counting our chickens before they hatch!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp325.

Apr 11, 2018

Jennie had been a writer and/or working in publishing for years when a colleague asked for help writing/finishing their book. Listen as Jennie and I chat about her company and strategy, and as she coaches ME about MY book!

Highlights:
05:45 Would Jennie do it again?
09:00 The importance of asking for help
13:00 I share my resistance behind working on my book
15:00 Not doing vs. doing bad
19:05 The fear of success
27:15 Visualization exercises
31:20 Jennie coaches ME!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp324.

Apr 10, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to not respond to emails, text messages or other communication, especially when the conversation is heated. However... Many times we can be the bigger person when we have the last laugh vs. the last word. Listen to hear my thoughts.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp323.

Apr 9, 2018

"If you really want true success, then you need to look at all the pieces that make it."

J.J. empowers her clients and audience in the areas of health, wellness and relationships through her books, podcasts and coaching work. Listen as we chat about personal motivation, relationships, excuses, taking action and more!

Highlights:
02:35 A major key to achieving success in ANY area
04:45 The Invisible Fitness Formula
06:00 Non-Substance-Based addictions
07:00 Willpower
11:45 How J.J. manifested her husband
25:00 Kim's J.J.-Inspired "Duh" moment
34:35 The first step of action

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp322.

Apr 8, 2018

The three pillars of Positive Productivity are Self-Care, Systems and Support. Listen to how setting up Facebook Messenger bots has helped me get more of all three pillars, along with just a few of the activities I have it doing for me!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp321.

Apr 7, 2018

"Awareness of your choices is the key to freedom."

Mary went out on her own at age 16, and overcame amazing odds after starting her business at age 24! Listen as we share our entrepreneurial journeys, our thoughts on debt collection tactics, overcoming struggles and more!

Highlights:
02:20 Mary shares how she came to start her business at age 24
04:55 Mary shares her approach to debt collection
05:25 Words that Work
10:00 The "But" excuses and the beliefs behind them
10:38 Investng in ourselves as entrepreneurs
18:50 Five Steps to Break Through Your Break Down
19:38 How our brains love lists

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp320.

Apr 6, 2018

Do you ever forget that you're not a rubber band? I have! Listen to hear how we need to pull back and stop stretching ourselves until we snap!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp319.

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