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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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May 31, 2018

"If you don't have your motivation in the right place, it's not going to take you where you want to go."

Mimika Cooney has been an entrepreneur since the age of 16, and recently published her book Worrier to Warrior. Join us while we discuss the importance of taking care of yourself, and striving to do what you want to do in order to be happy.

Highlights:
10:54 The unsustainable hustle mentality
21:50 How finding her path has improved her home life
27:30 Learning to remove our filters and be true to ourselves
37:43 Self care with Mimika

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp374

May 30, 2018

On Memorial Day, I found myself worrying once again, this time about the fence panels in our backyard because of an upcoming house appraisal. Little did I know a utility pole fire would burn my problem away for me.

Tune in to hear my story about how the universe came to help me with the problem in my backyard.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp373

May 29, 2018

"Don't focus on the problem, focus on what's on the other side of the problem."

Jim's personal experiences and struggles, even from a young age, have molded the way he interacts with not only his clients, but also the people around him. During our chat we dial in on how to overcome your personal demons, and create meaningful connections with those you want to have an impact on.

Highlights:
6:08 Getting through difficult times
11:26 When the warning light burns out
21:25 Chasing impact, not income
25:51 Amazing experience (link to article about it)
33:52 Setting boundaries with your clients
40:30 Win-Win
43:28 Jim Padilla's Seven keys

 

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp372

May 28, 2018

Most goal setting programs I've ever seen/participated in track in 90-day segments, or just about three months. As we're going into the summer in the United States, I realized that the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day is just over that.

Listen as I share my Summer 2018 personal challenge, and invite you to share your own!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp371.

May 27, 2018

"Just stand up. Take a break."

Aleksandra Nenadic is self-made physical therapist who started her very own physiotherapy practice. Join us as we discuss how you can keep your body healthy in an environment where it's all too easy to let yourself go.

Highlights:
4:40 Keeping a sedentary body healthy
9:54 Ergonomic furniture: is it worth it?
12:45 How to keep your body happy
26:15 Aleksandra's tools for getting where she is today

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp370.

May 26, 2018

Do you have a habit of collecting papers/notes for later, thinking you'll actually get back to them... "one day"?

I know I do!

Listen as I share where my cluttery habit came from, and what we can all do to get rid of this excess emotional and physical clutter!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp369.

May 25, 2018

"That's how I make those decisions. I look to see how it's going to impact my life."

Iain's story starts when he bought his very first motorcross bike at only 11 years old.

Join us as we discuss how to change your mindset in order to find your path to success.

Highlights:
2:26 Iain's backstory
7:33 How Iain was able to retire before 30 years old
13:45 The motorcross race disaster
25:23 Replacing "how" with "who"
36:16 Asking yourself "who am I being"
39:35 How to distinguish good opportunities from shiny objects

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp368.

May 24, 2018

When was the last time you did something nice and completely unexpected for someone else?

If you can't remember, it wasn't recent enough.

Listen as I share free/inexpensive ways we can brighten the day of others in our personal AND professional lives!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp367.

May 23, 2018

"When we're isolated, we're really putting a limit on what's possible."

Emerald Greenforest started out as the Empress of Empowerment for women a decade ago, and transitioned into being the Empress of Encouragement for men after a business meltdown two years ago. Join us as we discuss the importance of collaboration and investment to achieve lifelong success.

Highlights:
3:08 How Emerald became the Empress of Encouragement
9:17 Approaching the cultural pressure to be independent
20:14 Don't spend your money to make money; invest in yourself
24:17 How I helped my husband get more value out of his free time
32:25 Men's most common struggles, and how to approach them

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp366.

 

 

May 22, 2018

Sometimes we should look to the great architects, artists and engineers for lessons as we build our business, and in this episode, I do just that.

Are you priming your masterpiece? Listen to hear what I mean.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp365.

May 21, 2018

"The next phase of evolution will be true partnership between men and women."

Sylvia Becker-Hill grew up in Germany, where she felt held down by the world around her, pushing her towards her career of empowering women to live to their fullest potential in a patriarchal world.

Listen in as we discuss the dissolving of gender roles and embracing yourself in order to succeed.

Highlights:
6:25 Breaking down the glass ceiling in our head
13:50 How my husband supports and empowers me
22:21 Finding a brand guardian
25:26 Sylvia's big "oh, duh" moment
33:24 How knowing yourself can empower you
39:13 Moving through your magic door

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp364.

May 20, 2018

Does increased pressure in your personal and/or professional life lead to decreased productivity? It does for me! Listen as I explain...

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp363.

May 19, 2018

"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.

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp362.

May 18, 2018

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!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp361.

May 17, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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?"

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp360.

May 16, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp359.

May 15, 2018

"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.

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp358.

May 14, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp357.

May 13, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp356.

May 12, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp355.

May 11, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp354.

May 10, 2018

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!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp353.

May 9, 2018

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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp352.

May 8, 2018

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!

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp351.

May 7, 2018

"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.

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp350.

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