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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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Apr 2, 2019

“If you’re too scared to share your idea, then you’re never going to get ahead; and if you do have a good idea, you just have to accept that it will be stolen”

 

Plann is an award-winning Instagram planning, scheduling, analytics application, and Christy Laurence just happens to be the founder. It all started with the idea of creating a tool that can help people to best utilize the marketing strengths of Instagram. With the help of a common flu that escalated to destroying Christy’s Vestibular function, she was able to find time to slowly sketch out the app. Through sheer determination and passion, Christy gave up her corporate salary in exchange for tech and knowledge to launch her idea to the world.

 

Christy details her experiences from the creation of the app, how much it costs for her to have the tech created and how she started to monetize her creation. She also talks about how Instagram is really a marketing tool, how Plann can help you in your business and how important it is to ask for help.



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Episode Highlights:

02:34  It started with post and delete

06:18  Sending idea out into the world

14:50  Apple vs. Android

24:50  Usual mistakes done on Instagram

33:35  Engaging conversations

41:08  Challenges Christy has faced

Mar 28, 2019

Kim Sutton was recently inspired to rename her "Get Shit Done" list. Listen to learn why, as well as what the change has meant for her productivity.

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp555.

Mar 26, 2019

“It's so important, to first and foremost, just know who you are, and then find the right support, so that you can truly be supported and guided to create your own success”

 

Are you a highly sensitive entrepreneur? If you think you are, this podcast would be the best one for you to listen to. Kim talks to founder and leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur movement Heather Dominick. Here she talks about the strengths and shadows of being a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur.

 

Heather is a student of the psychological and spiritual curriculum of a course in Miracles for over 30 years. Her journey to self discovery has led her to where she is right now. Combined with her knowledge of Dr. Elaine Aron’s research and studies about Highly sensitive individuals, Heather was able to come up with 12 HSE shadows and strengths. Join Kim and Heather as they break down the health issues, discuss the coping mechanisms, possible triggers of being an HSE and how a change in perception is the true game changer in being an HSE.

 

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Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp554



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Episode Highlights:

01:06  This is where it all started

08:57  Health issues involved in being highly sensitive

16:52  Shadows vs Strengths

24:57  The gift of these 2 words

38:18  Greatest HSE Strength

Mar 21, 2019

“Give somebody fish they'll eat for a day, teach them how to fish they will eat for life”

 

Chief Awesomeness Officer is just one of the many titles that Arthur Carmazzi holds in his lifetime. He is also the founder of the Directive Communication Psychology, a motivational Keynote Leadership speaker and he has also been named as one of the top 10 leadership Gurus Globally.

 

At a very young age, Arthur already had a knack for being an entrepreneur. He sold bubble yum and fake tattoos during his early teen years and with this, he was able to buy his first car during 8th grade. After an amazing business streak, he got stabbed in Puerto Rico and his life completely changed. He traveled the world for 3 years, met a girl, followed her to Korea, went broke, went half a million in debt and got a job which he did not like. But during his lowest point he had an epiphany that paved the way to his now most successful ventures.

 

Discover how Arthur came up with the concept of Avalon, his ideas for Directive Communication Psychology and how Gamification came about. Here in this podcast he also talks to Kim about his Squadli app, his book and how his creations can lead your company to a higher performing culture.

 

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Episode Highlights:

01:57  What is a Chief Awesome-ness Officer?

03:58  Entrepreneur at a very young age

17:17  Directive Communication Discovery

21:02  Bali in the beginning

26:38  Let’s talk Gamification

Mar 19, 2019

“I am willing to take all the risk and be disliked by people because I know that the positivity that I spread completely outweighs that negativity”

 

Trevor Perry is a URXO perspective catalyst and his passion is to let people know that they are EXTRAORDINARY, hence the URXO title. Coming from a small country town in Australia, Trevor was a very entertaining young kid who was very good at Math. With this, he went on to be an Accountant and thought this would be his career for life; not until his divorce. Going through a hard time he went into improv and street theater and rediscovered himself. He then found a passion for storytelling.

 

His message is all about being extraordinary, finding your passion and learning to overcome your fears. In this podcast he also talks about MAD or your “make a difference thing” and the equation on how to live an extraordinary life.

 

Let Trevor and Kim guide you as you find your life message and become the person you are meant to become.

 

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Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp552



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Episode Highlights:

01:55   URXO is not just a Russian boys name

04:10   Starting point for Trevor

13:18   Fear and how it holds you back

15:18   Finding your passion

22:23   The equation for living an extraordinary life

Mar 14, 2019

“Along the way, there are silver linings, and if we are not still we don't see them, just be still...those silver linings are what can bring you joy”

 

In this podcast, Kim will be talking to Laura Frankln Pederson, founder of Choose Joy foundation. Laura started the foundation at 2010 to honor the memory of her blogger sister Sara Frankln.

 

Listen as Laura chronicles her journey from the time when her “Gitzen girl” passed away, to her breast cancer struggle, to the time when it all dawned on her that joy is a choice. Laura will also be discussing with Kim about her ministry, about how changing your perspective can change your life, why you need to be still and why we need to trust God above all.

 

Check out my website: http://thekimsutton.com/

Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp551

 

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Episode Highlights:

00:03 That perspective

03:05  When everything started for Laura

07:01  Sara Frankl’s as God’s disciple

10:42  The main word is not joy; It’s “CHOOSE”

19:07  Leap of faith

Mar 12, 2019

Let’s pull it out of our head and out of our heart and into our life. And let’s make THAT the thing we show up in everyday.

Erica has been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but a successful entrepreneur for 10. During multiple climbs up the wrong mountain, she learned what true success looks like to her, and fought back against burnt-out and external satisfaction.

Listen as Kim and Erica chat about climbing their own Mount Dooms, essential entrepreneurial self-care, and alignment with our internal navigation systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

3:20 The lessons learned from climbing the wrong mountain
7:50 Pursuing impact and purpose rather than income, and quality before quantity
9:15 How we show up in our lives in our own ways
12:10 Making our dreams a reality
15:05 Erica’s acronym for RAT RACE
20:15 How Erica sets goals
24:40 Stop “should’ing” on yourself
31:19 How can we live a happy life experience when we’re carrying a lot of baggage
48:50 “It only gets better”

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp550.

Mar 5, 2019

There’s two ways we can look at the world. There’s a fixed mindset… and there’s a growth mindset… People who have a growth mindset are more likely to be successful.”

The entrepreneurial world is very small, and, coincidentally, Bonnie Fahy and Kim worked together 5-6 years before this conversation.

Bonnie was a balloon artist, who, after learning about SEO, became a consultant. At a conference party, she was amazed by the $38K+ bar bill they racked up in a couple hours — and didn’t even flinch over. She wanted to know how they managed to make the money to afford such bills.

Listen to hear Bonnie and Kim dive deep into the topic of outsourcing!

HIGHLIGHTS

3:30 A $38,000 bar bill
5:30 Changes
15:10 Building a team without bankrupting yourself
19:00 Diligently delegating to we can stay in our genius zone
30:15 Intrinsic fit factors
30:45 Interview projects
34:55 Kim’s hiring disqualification process
36:20 Bonnie’s hiring process

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp548.

Feb 28, 2019

As we work to grow, personally and professionally, it's important to be mindful about the circumstances - internal and external - which may hold us back. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few ways she's been caught up in her own Cinderella tale, and how you can prevent doing the same.

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp547.

Feb 26, 2019

“Focus on your next 90 days… People over-estimate what they can do in a day, and under-estimate what they can do in five years.”

Peter Shinen grew up in a family business, and saw the business scale tremendously. Having seen growth from the ground-up, he’s now taking his experience to empower entrepreneurs as an ROI maximizer.

During their chat, Peter and Kim dive in to parentpreneurship, and the five F’s: faith, family, fitness, fun and finances.

HIGHLIGHTS

3:40 Parentpreneurs and the lack of business boundaries
12:00 How do you balance as a parentpreneur without guilt?
19:00 F-It: Faith, family, fitness, fun and finances
21:55 Love others as you love yourself
39:15 Accountability partners
42:20 Maximizing the day’s bookends

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp546.

Feb 21, 2019

The missing piece is always action.

Julie started her entrepreneurial journey as a real estate investor in 2001, and wrote her first book to share her experience and expertise in that field. After being told the book wouldn’t sell, she took it to a #1 Amazon Best Seller. Book Launchers came to be after friends and colleagues wanted to know how Julie took her self-published book to the top.

Listen as Julie and Kim talk about the right and wrong ways to write and market your (next) book!

HIGHLIGHTS
3:57 Why Kim resisted writing her book, and the objectives she has for her book today
6:10 Tactful marketing and business objectives within the pages
7:56 What’s your most important thing right now?
13:37 Which comes first? The book or the platform?
18:30 Book marketing dos and don’ts
25:18 The wizard and the tentacles
28:40 Buying your way on to the Amazon Best Seller list
40:00 How important is passion in the book-writing process?

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp545.

Feb 19, 2019

Don’t wait to be ready. Take imperfect action.

Michelle has been a professional performer for 30 years, and was called to be on stage as a child despite a ton of fear. Today, Michelle is the founder, owner and CEO of The Inspired Voice Business Coaching, and helps others find and free their voice.

During their conversation, Kim and Michelle discuss the multiple levels of visibility and authenticity we all need to have to take our lives to the next level.

HIGHLIGHTS
4:35 Kim shares her fear of video
5:55 Authenticity, vulnerability and un-perfectionism
8:19 Systemizing visibility
10:30 Record and release method
11:45 Where does stage fright come from?
19:05 Willingness to play bigger
24:42 Our public vs. private personas
37:10 Self-expression and self-care
42:55 Different creation styles

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp544.

Feb 12, 2019

It’s really not about the money. It’s about the purpose and what you’re doing.

Debra is the CEO of Creative Mind Media, and coaches based on Jungian psychology. In this powerful conversation, Debi and Kim dive deep into how our businesses are a reflection of our mind, and the action steps we can take to see immediate improvement!

HIGHLIGHTS

1:50 What is Jungian psychology?
7:40 Oneness and Imposter Syndrome
10:20 Looking externally vs. internally
11:27 Feel good goals and deadlines
12:30 The shadow (duality)
21:08 What public rants say about you
31:40 The three levels of being
40:30 Non-judgement and alignment of actions

You're invited to find the show notes, resources and transcription for this episode at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp542

Feb 7, 2019

If you’re not having fun, stop doing it.

Johnathan started his entrepreneurial journey at 14 mowing lawns. Today he is the Co-Founder of Penji, a provider of unlimited graphic design. Listen as Johnathan and Kim chat about mindset, team building, productivity, delegation and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

9:00 Johnathan defines “Lucky” and explains his thoughts on luck
10:50 What Penji does
12:55 Cutting back on service to step up success
15:40 Unlimited graphic design
20:40 Ego and how it affects business growth
28:00 Helping our team members achieve THEIR dreams
32:25 Instagram pods
48:00 Task prioritization and delegation

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp541.

Feb 5, 2019

It’s good and healthy to aspire and to drive and to be committed. And it’s also good and healthy to know that you will fall short and you are still of value. You are still of worth. You are still ‘perfect.’”

Shannon is the CEO of Future State, however it was a full-circle journey which brought her to this role. During their deep conversation, Kim and Shannon chat about health and wellness, leadership, employee care, and a whole lot more!

HIGHLIGHTS
8:00
The “price” of free
14:00 Setting examples as leaders when valuing our own health, wellbeing and success
20:20 What do Shannon and Future State do?
25:58 Shannon explains what a B Corp is
28:45 Impact AND income
40:02 Qualities of a successful CEO

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp540.

Jan 31, 2019

Maintaining physical, emotional and financial health requires letting go of what's not working in our lives. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few recent experiences, and challenges you to make room for good.

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp539.

Jan 29, 2019

Jac Julien is an anti-hustle coach who helps people get out of the grind and back to working in flow. Listen as Kim and Jac cover a wide variety of topics including mompreneurship, time management, mental health, delegating tasks and more!

HIGHLIGHTS
3:20
The need which led Jac to become an anti-hustle coach and the changes which resulted
8:15 “What does hustle mean to you?”
13:00 Bartering with time and money
21:40 Balancing the simple pleasures (aka time sucks) with productivity
28:30 What would Jac delegate?
32:30 39 going on 13
37:00 Hiding anxiety
39:00 Jac’s Why

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp538.

Jan 24, 2019

Alison Donaghey was a single mom on welfare when her boyfriend died, leaving her to figure out what to do next. Listen to hear how Alison turned a challenging time into a thriving business!

10:45 Ignorance is bliss
11:45 Kim shares her story of leaving her ex-husband
14:00 Growing a team and growing pains
15:40 Domino Thinking: Challenging people to think about what they’re thinking about
19:15 Honoring your worth
22:15 Alison’s sleep schedule
25:30 Alison’s journey as a podcaster
29:00 We all need something to hate
33:50 Cause and effect strategy consulting
45:00 Self-inflicted victimhood

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp537.

Jan 22, 2019

If your life is calling you to do something greater, then your responsibility is to not do it, but rather cause it to happen.

Jarrod Haning is a serial entrepreneur, whose experience taught him the critical skills and mindset needed to take a business from suffering to successful. Listen as Jarrod shares a boatload of golden nuggets!

3:50 Jarrod’s entrepreneurial journey
9:00 “I was switching horses because I thought there was something wrong with my horse.”
10:10 “Stop working 1-on-1”
14:00 “Grow happens when they’re doing it, not when you’re talking about it.”
20:15 I’ve been riding my horse upside-down and backwards
22:12 “Are you determined to find a way? Or are you determined to find a reason why you can’t but others can?”
23:20 Jarrod shifts again… And how/why it happened
29:40 “Being focused on getting things done doesn’t cause things to get done.”
31:53 “You cannot solve a bad solve a bad strategy with stubbornness.”
34:53 The fire chief analogy
47:48 “If I’m doing the work, my company’s falling behind.”

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp536.

Jan 15, 2019

“Really find a way to put in practice the things that fuel your most creative energy”

Steven Little is the founder and managing partner for Zero Limits Ventures. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 13 and when he turned 15 he sold his first company for not less than 6 figures. Listen to Steve as he brings Kim through his amazing adventures as an entrepreneur and shares his learnings about starting and selling his businesses.

Check out my website: http://thekimsutton.com/

Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp534

 

Follow Kim on:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyannesutton/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekimsutton

 

Highlights:

1:20    The start of Steven’s journey in business

10:51  Steve’s first important lesson about the value of business

17:05  How do entrepreneurs drive value for their business?

28:43  Treating your business as an income source and not as an asset

41:16  Mission orientation as a significant value driver

Jan 10, 2019

If you want something badly enough, you can make anything happen for yourself.

Matt Sweetwood turned tragedy into triumph after he suddenly became a single parent of five, with a struggling business.

Listen to hear how Matt learned to look at life through a different lens and turned life around for him and his family.

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp533.

Jan 8, 2019

“Yogaha is the science of how to live right. It is very important to incorporate it in every aspect of our life.” -Shanthi Yogini

The vital question: What really is Yoga? Many are aware of what Yoga is but only a few understand what it really is or how it should be done. Today’s interview with Yoga Teacher-Trainer and #1 International Best-Selling Author, Shanthi Yogini will bring us back to the authenticity of Yoga and how we can all benefit from it.

Started out as a software engineer,Shanthi Yogini was giving back as much to the society. But realizing that she neglected giving back to herself, she made a life-changing decision. So for today’s lesson: Yoga101. Empty your vessels as you learn Yoga in its purest form. Also, as a sweet treat, join our very own host, Kim Sutton as she attends her first-ever Yoga class!

 

Check out my website: http://thekimsutton.com/

Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp532

 

Follow Kim on:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyannesutton/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekimsutton

 

Episode Highlights:

01:24   3 Questions

07:04   Yoga Beneath the Surface

18:51   Yoga 101

35:45   Bit by Bit

41:29  The WH’s of Yoga

Jan 3, 2019

I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions, so in 2019, I decided to take on the year differently. In this episode, I share my 19 for 2019 list, as previously shared on my blog.

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp531.

Jan 1, 2019

Cody Dakota Wooten and Kim Sutton discuss multiple facets of leadership, including mentorship, communication, delegation, self-care and more!

Get the show notes and transcription at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp530.

Dec 27, 2018

“Life is too short for you to live in the shadows. We were created by light … Do not give the power of your light. Claim it for yourself!”- Belkis Clarke-Mitcham

Life is marked with so much pain that it became a normal part of living. But how can we choose to be happy amidst all of these? Kim interviews Belkis Clarke, a Spiritual Life coach and a Motivational Teacher.

Robbed out of her childhood innocence by abusive people, Belkis struggled with a load of negative emotions while growing up. Suicidal attempts were her way out until she came to the realization of transforming her own life on the basis of her worth. Today, she is geared by her own experiences and passion to help others hold on to their own happiness. As their discussion goes on, Kim as well, shared her own life lessons and was able to find out what she wants to be as a speaker.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can break away from the chains of traumatic events in your life. Stay till the end and learn how you can get your free gift from our guest Belkis Clarke!

 

Check out my website: http://thekimsutton.com/

Shownotes: http://thekimsutton.com/pp529

 

Follow Kim on:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyannesutton/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekimsutton

 

Episode Highlights:

02:35   From Light to Darkness: Losing Childhood

09:03   A Tiny Spark of Light: Opening Up

20:30   Let There Be Light: Acceptance

29:02   Going Out Into the Light: Healing Your Source

38:50   Unleash the Light: In 90 Days

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