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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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Jul 31, 2018

Following the lead of our inner demons can have disastrous results in our personal or professional life. Listen to hear my thoughts.

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Jul 30, 2018

“Without sleep, there are no dreams to wake up to.”

Today, Camille Nisich operates as a Sleep and Stress Coach after watching her mom live a life of high stress and little sleep.  Her mom’s health deteriorated due to her ‘high stress’ life and she ultimately passed away when Camille was only 12. Listen in as Kim and Camille discuss how stress is a big-time “sleep stealer” and the many reasons why sleep really is as important as we think it might be!  

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp434

Highlights:

4:36 One of the top “sleep stealers” is stress

8:36 “Sleep is an accelerator for your business.”

10:25 “The Lonely Hours”

14:07 First wave of drowsiness = go to bed  

21:58 A coffee curfew

36:10 People will start to look “aged” when they are sleep deprived

Jul 29, 2018

Is your team in your business working FOR you or WITH you? Listen as I share my thoughts along with a reminder that there is no “I” in “Team.”

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Jul 28, 2018

“As a freelancer, as an entrepreneur, as a business owner you need to build systems of accountability that will help hold and support you.”

Jordan Baker used his expertise in software development to help him create Focuster, a personal productivity tool (aka a scheduling calendar) that helps you manage not only your time but also your focus.  Listen in as Kim and Jordan discuss focus, time, the difference between being productive and being busy, and much more!

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Highlights:

3:15 How to operate in an optimal state - aka being focused

3:32 How I developed Focuster  

6:20 Three ways traditional “to do” lists are broken - 1) don’t account for time, 2) don’t distinguish the urgent from the important and 3) they’re stressful

10:36 Tony Robbins likes to say “If you talk about it, it’s a dream.  But if you schedule it, it’s real.”

11:43 I realized that software can play a role in helping you focus & plan your time

12:50 Work on the right things in the right order because if you’re not doing that, you’re not being productive, you’re being busy

17:04 Time Blocking

25:50 Concentration Meditation

26:07 The reason behind procrastination

27:50 Work Meditation

Jul 27, 2018

Unlike the VHS tapes of days from the past, sometimes we need to stop rewinding our life tape and being unkindly critical to ourselves.

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Jul 26, 2018

“Ultimately as a parent we want our kids to be successful whether it is at home, in business, or their career of choice.”

A young entrepreneurial at heart with her own childhood lemonade stand and homemade Italian cookies as an up-sale, Muddy grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. With thorough administrative experience and know how, she developed Muddy Megabytes, a business that offers administrative services and all things technical. Tune in to hear Kim and Muddy hit topics on husband delegation, teaching children life skills at a young age, and multitasking VS serial tasking.

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Highlights:

00:04 Where “Muddy” came from

4:05 Biggest technical oversight

10:59 Husband delegation

14:23 Home Incorporated

16:35 Yes, I am WORKING from home

22:36 Teaching Kids life skills and business skills

34:19 Multitasking is a lie

39:39 I can’t do it all

Jul 25, 2018

With so many social media platforms taunting us to lose hours scrolling through feeds, I’ve recognized that it’s important for me to choose my primary platform carefully. Listen to hear the platform where I’m spending most of my time… and why!

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Jul 24, 2018

“I am a student of the world, I love learning new things.”

An entertainment lawyer once told Amy that she is nothing, a nobody, and has no money to make it in the entertainment industry. His free advice to her was to write about what she knows, create a blog, a book, and get out there. Now she is an author of a Best Seller “Book of Failures”, appears on a local talk show, has been filmed in a movie, and Amy’s own film is now in development. Listen in as Kim and Amy have a lighthearted conversation about failures, how kids can be a handful, and their advice on embracing your heritage!

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Highlights:

3:31 How her book came to be

9:06 Amy’s words are making people feel, more normal

16:53 The need to be searchable

23:40 The three calls

27:43 Visiting a friend in China

36:57 #Podernfamily

39:04 Now what does that entertainment attorney say??

46:07 Push past the “no’s”

Jul 23, 2018

As a marketing automation and business strategist, it would be almost an understatement to say I have been through a few marketing training programs. One common teaching I have heard, however, is that we should post rants on our feed to get more attention. Listen to hear my thoughts on this!

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Jul 22, 2018

“The most important gift you can give a person is the unconditional belief in their ability.”

Tim was pictured as the poster child of success but in reality, he was miserable in his career; it wasn’t what he had expected. One day he woke up and decided to walk away from it all, leave corporate life behind and started an education software business. Listen in as Kim and Tim discuss core values, developing relationships and social skills, and how opportunities tend to present themselves once you stop chasing them.

 

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Highlights:

2:30 Biggest regrets

7:30 Core Values

12:40 Stop fighting, and just let things happen

14:19 This is how it has been done and should be done

25:25 Building relationships and social skills in this digital world

32:34 Haters are going to hate

39:05 Just believe

46:53 Supporting the community

Jul 21, 2018

We all need to be smart about the ways we spend our time and sanity, and tonight my littles gave me full proof that taking them to the grocery with me is…. Not smart. Listen as I share the story, and why I will be changing my grocery shopping procedure drastically!

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Jul 20, 2018

“The most important thing is to change your mindset, to realize that you can … create a healthy, energetic body.”

Living and teaching the Ageless Living Lifestyle for 35+ years now, Rico Caveglia opened up one of the first modern, personal training studios in San Diego in 1981.  Listen in as Kim and Rico discuss his passion for a healthy lifestyle which can produce ageless living. Why? As Rico explains, our bodies have a genetic potential to stay healthy until 125 years old so our life expectancy could have many more years of good living!   

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Highlights:

10:58 30-Day Clarity Exercise

19:56 The critical importance of the right food, enough sleep, physical movement and spiritual balance

22:17 Mindfulness - being aware of what we’re feeling, thinking and believing

23:18 Your conscious mind can override your subconscious mind

24:10 Master the seven essentials of life - breathe oxygen, drink water, eat real food, eliminate waste products, move our body, get rest & relaxation, and use our brains

Jul 19, 2018

Are you segmenting your email list from the moment someone opts in to your initial offer? Tune in to hear why this should be part of every entrepreneur’s marketing funnel.

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Jul 18, 2018

“We have to be able to decide whether it’s right for our business or whether we’re trying to live up to somebody else’s should’s.”

First, Heather Cameron worked as an electrical engineer in Australia and then the technology bubble burst.  Faced with the question of “what now?” Heather returned home to Canada and earned another degree - this time in Adult Education.  Later, Heather was asked to travel to Zambia to lead a local leadership conference. She quickly said yes! During her experiences at home and abroad, Heather learned she had a passion for helping people - specifically women entrepreneurs - find their focus and help their businesses reach their true potential.    

Listen in as Kim and Heather discuss Heather’s work with women entrepreneurs and how many are susceptible to the world of “should’s.”  As in, I should be doing this or I should be doing that.  Sound familiar? If so, grab a cup of coffee, listen to this podcast and learn how you can get your own “should buster” meter!     

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Highlights:

9:48 Life was good and then it changed, almost back at square one

10:50 Discovered passion for working with women entrepreneurs

11:53 We’ve got so many “should’s” coming at us  

18:11 Social media is one of the biggest should’s out there

46:16 Start to create your own “should” buster

Jul 17, 2018

Is your personal/professional development reading list feeling stale? Listen as I share my summer 2018 reading list!

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Jul 16, 2018

“The common thread always is the people.”

Natasha Todorovic is a trained consultant who has worked with a diverse group of international clients from many different industries and at all levels of management. She uses an approach called Spiral Dynamics which, as the name suggests, requires one to get to the core of who you are similar to how DNA (which rotates around in a spiral) is at the very core of who we are. Natasha is fascinated by the relationships she sees between people because - as she says - that’s where the magic happens.  Listen in as Kim and Natasha have an inspiring conversation about people, collaboration, and clogged pipes.  Trust me, you will be inspired!

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Highlights:

9:56 Getting to the core of who you are

20:20 50% of projects fail because of lack of collaboration

25:30 Spiral Dynamics

27:18 The DNA of our business

30:35 Sometimes the pipes get clogged

31:51 There’s a magic in seeing what’s between the people, rather than focusing on the people

Jul 15, 2018

Are you duct taping together problems in your business rather than investing in the proper solution? Listen as I explain why this could be more costly in the end.

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Jul 14, 2018

“Having one good reference is one thing, but if you have a book of screaming references, that is something you can really sell against.”

After experiencing anxiety to the point of not being able to communicate in his soul sucking cubical, owner of Bare Knuckle marketing, web designer, author, and fellow podcast host Phil Singleton decided to take two weeks to pack up his bags and move to Taiwan for an unexpected ten year stay. Listen in as Kim and Phil discuss web design, successful and not so successful experiences with bartering, and the importance of having a web page for your business.

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Highlights:

1:15 How Phil got to where he is today

9:38 An opportunity was discovered

18:58 Successful and unsuccessful barters

26:08 The importance of a website

35:10 Local niche magazine

44:24 Game changer: being a guest on podcasts

Jul 13, 2018

Do you ever find yourself spinning in circles because you haven’t taken time to plan your tasks or your day? I have! Listen as I share a recent example -- and why we need to remember to slow down.

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Jul 12, 2018

“Even though our hardest times, what can get us through is remembering our past successes.”

Following the death of her mother at age 12, Dianne learned to tap into her young entrepreneur self in order to help supplement her father’s income.  A firm believer in the philosophy that your past successes can help you overcome your current obstacles, Dianne went on to experience relationships with both a non-functioning alcoholic and a meth addict.  Needing to remove herself from those situations and to provide for her children and herself, she found her true calling in life and became an entrepreneur, a mindset coach and a motivational speaker. Listen in as Kim and Dianne discuss all of this!  

 

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Highlights:

7:05 Somebody has to get it together here

8:11 Now what can I sell? Finding ways to make money in a now single-income household

17:37 I had a breakdown

19:24 What gets us through our hardest times is remembering our past successes

29:43 Research, find & use any available resources  

33:20 From $1,600/month to $12,000/month

34:30 Even though I had vision, I still didn’t value myself

43:10 Life coach certification

45:52 Entrepreneur by Design

Jul 11, 2018

Sometimes entrepreneurs can get hung up on their own insecurities rather than take the little leaps of faith which may take them to great success. Listen as I share why we need to go beyond our comfort zone and have faith in ourselves.

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Jul 10, 2018

“I started my life over … with two suitcases, a dog, two cats, and $35.  It hasn’t been easy but it’s been a lot of fun. I got my joy back.”

Lifestyle coach, speaker and author Olivia DeMoss lives to make a positive impact on the people and the world around her. Her smile is so bright you can hear Olivia smiling as she and Kim discuss how she hopes to help people create true happiness and a life of joy or “joie de vivre” by their own design.

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Highlights:

1:11 The difference between happiness and joy

1:28 Happiness is a state of being that comes from the outside

2:04 Joy is an inside job

4:15 Joy is a choice

4:21 “Joie de Vivre” - the joy of life

8:10 You are like a well, you need a source.  Joy makes your well overflow

26:32 Remember to be in gratitude  

42:13 Always be in integrity with yourself

Jul 9, 2018

In 2015, I hired my first business coach, who asked me, “Kim, where’s your Faith in your business?” Listen as I share why I wasn’t sharing it before then, and why we should all be true to ourselves rather than worry about offending others.

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Jul 8, 2018

“When you’re raising a village, it takes a village.”

As an entrepreneur, lawyer, business consultant, creator of online niche blog sites, a wife and mother of five children, and a Team USA Athlete in Triathlons, Rachel Brenke is a wearer of many hats. Listen in as Rachel and I relate to the hustle and bustle of family and work life juggling of schedules and how we are able to keep them organized, the importance of setting up proper legal structures in a business, and some useful advice on copyright infringement.

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Highlights:

00:52 Who is Rachel?

3:55 How does she do all that she does?

9:27 Time management

14:27 Most common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make

22:09 Copyright infringement

31:49 Knowing your business

41:08 Tools to help run businesses successfully

46:27 Archive those emails

Jul 7, 2018

In this episode, I share a major celebration from the Sutton Family, and expand upon the lesson about why it’s so important to keep moving forward -- no matter what challenges life throws at you!

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