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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 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.

May 6, 2018

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...

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp349.

May 5, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp348.

May 4, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp347.

May 3, 2018

"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!

Highlights:
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
22:02 Worthiness
23:40 Having fun bringing in money
28:56 Perfectionism

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp346.

May 2, 2018

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.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp345.

May 1, 2018

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!

Highlights:
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

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp344.

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.

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