“One of my main values in life is to have the freedom.”
You wouldn’t think that an activity such as swimming could provide an online business opportunity, but Kevin Koskella built a membership site and made a living off of it. In addition to the membership site, Kevin is the Founder of Work Hero, a company that takes the technical tasks in running a business off your plate so that you have more time to do what you love in your business. Join Kim and Kevin as they reflect back on the beginning of their businesses, discuss his process of starting an agency, and how important delegation and sleep is to be successful.
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01:00 The unemployable
07:21 Running a business instead of being an employee
15:20 The creation of a great team
24:31 Work to accomplish, not to just work
30:02 Hiring process
39:32 Do not sacrifice sleep
42:59 Targeted audience
“I believe the events in our lives are meant to teach us. The good ones and the bad ones. And it’s up to us to learn them.”
Throughout this life we are faced with challenges of all sizes and Art Costello teaches us that our expectations are what drive us forward. His journey shares moments of joy, times of trial, and how his faith and expectations that there is always something better has kept him going. Listen as Kim and Art discuss faith, the message received on top of a hill, taking control of your expectations, and how Art is never satisfied.
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01:57 An entrepreneur at the age of eight
09:56 From selling Christmas Cards, to a newspaper route, to the Marine Corp
15:45 Learning the lessons that life presents
21:14 Faith and seasons
33:29 Trust your expectations and move forward with them
44:16 What is expectation therapy?
48:22 Art is always looking for the next adventure
“Be awesome at two things and outsource everything else.”
The first part of Rev Ciancio’s career was in the entertainment business where he learned a lot about digital marketing in its early years and owned multiple agencies of his own. Eventually leaving the entertainment world, he switched to hospitality and now is the Director of Industry Insights at Yext, providing tools to help companies both large and small manage their public information online. Join us as we discuss some of the biggest mistakes he finds businesses making, three factors that generate your search results, and how to achieve more reviews without asking for them.
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02:06 The condensed version of his journey
11:30 Don’t forget about local marketing
16:08 How internet searching works
20:44 Generate more reviews without asking for them
30:17 Delegation is important
Are you struggling to find FREE ways to fill your marketing funnel? In this episode, I provide NINE ways and a brief explanation for each!
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“None of us is promised another minute, another day. If you have wisdom inside of you and you have wanted to write a book...don’t wait.”
After successfully helping so many others write their books, she decided to go into the writing business and is now the CEO of The Book Writing Business. Arlene Gale has been writing since she was eight years old and possesses the skills to combine writing and marketing to help others complete their story . Listen as Kim and Arlene discuss her journey of writing her first book, how a clear foundational marketing plan is key for a successful book, and how time is available to write that book, if you make it.
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01:27 Started writing at the age of 8
05:31 Helping people write their stories
09:19 The need for a clear foundational marketing plan
19:19 Marketing outside the box
23:58 Time is available, if you make it
31:01 Content with being perfectly me
37:12 Title matching the content
Happy trails to you in your business… Or are they? Are you like me and riding the horse upside down and backwards? Listen to hear what I mean!
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“What do you really really want?... What would your life be like if you didn't ever have what you really really wanted?... So why don't you have what you really really want?”
While she owned her own software company, Kim Ades, Founder and President of Frame of Mind Coaching, and her team discovered what one key performance indicator made for a better hiring choice. Later, Kim was recruited to a coaching company but something felt off. Listen as Kim Ades shares with Kim her discovery of what interferes with people reaching their goals, what emotional resilience is and how to measure it, and why Kim is not interested in your “why”, but more interested in your “why not?”
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01:06 Going back to the beginning
10:12 Journaling challenge
17:16 Impact or income? Both!!!
24:35 She’s not interested in your “why”
29:04 Parents are confused about their role
36:50 The big FIVE OH
Are you considering your 90 day or 4-month goals when making spending decisions in your business? You should be! Listen to hear my recent mistake, and the resulting “fun.”
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“Everyone is busy in their business, everyone is busy in their operations in their day, but outsourcing really can be the most transformative business tool available today.”
Realizing that his business needed 24/7 care, Derek Gallimore, Founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, decided to outsource in the Philippines. By doing this, it has allowed his team to grow and opportunities to be had. Listen in as Kim and Derek discuss how outsourcing can make the business and actually save the business, the importance of communication, and how standard operating procedures benefit the team.
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01:12 The journey
06:45 What the structure of his business looks like
09:10 Outsourcing is a win/win and can save businesses
19:18 Communication is the key
25:24 The importance of standard operating procedures
34:05 Employees vs outsourcing
Well, my friends! A big change for the Positive Productivity podcast is about to happen! No, it’s not going away, but you’ll have to turn in to hear what’s going on!
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“Great entrepreneurs and great leaders are not afraid to take a risk and fail. The only time we see failure is if you quit.”
After surviving a plane crash named “Miracle on the Hudson”, you would expect some life changes to occur. Dave Sanderson, President of Dave Sanderson Speaks International, was in sales for 31 years and shifted his mission in life to speak and impact others after surviving this traumatic event. Tune in as Dave shares with Kim about the effectiveness of understanding communication styles, taking the power of “why” three steps further, and Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.
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00:56 A new mission in life
03:52 Being in the right place at the right time
09:18 Understanding communication styles
17:38 The epiphanies
26:58 Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome
30:20 Continuing a legacy
Have you become a “Yes Ma’am” or a “Yes Sir?” Are you tired of committing so much to other people that you don’t have time for yourself? If so, this episode is for you!
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Diane Huth’s mission is to help Corporate America change the way it hires, fires, and retires it’s most important employees. Baby boomers are able to offer skills that are learned over time and not instantaneous, giving them an advantage to younger generations. Listen in as Kim and Diane discuss how she helps showcase skills that are learned over the years, all generations can learn from each other, and what defines your personal identity.
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01:16 An accidental career coach
08:06 The best age to start a business
12:40 Insights from baby boomers
22:33 A lifelong journey of learning
35:59 The bankruptcy crisis
43:15 Baby boomers starting their own biz
Have you ever made a snap decision and instantly regretted it? I can tell you I have! In this episode, I’ll give a couple quick examples of why to stay away from snap decisions
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“Anxiety can be so challenging and I just want to encourage people to not have to carry that around forever.”
Abby Rohrer, Master Karma and Anxiety Healer, explains that our anxiety doesn’t just live in our minds, it also lives in our bodies. After healing herself from her own anxieties and compulsive disorder, Abby became passionate about helping others with their compulsions and money karma. Join Kim as she and Abby discuss recognizing karma and if it is bleeding into your present life, clearing your fear of money, and the benefits of releasing what isn’t yours to hold on to.
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01:03 A transformational journey
04:22 Signs of dealing with karma challenges
07:45 Lineage karma
12:15 A few easy ways to clear the karma
19:50 Anxiety healing and money anxiety
28:21 The weight of empathy
33:57 Rising up out of a pit of depression
Lately I’ve been evaluating cost vs. investment, both in terms of time AND money. Tune in to hear what I mean!
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“Growth happens in the uncomfortable zones. Try to do something regularly that scares you a little bit and you will grow a little bit each day as a result.”
From working for a hardware company selling wireless modems, to developing a small program with an email sequence, Tom Kulzer, CEO and Founder of AWeber, now helps about a hundred thousand small business customers send out their email campaigns, automations, and funnel set ups. Join Kim as she and Tom discuss spam mail, benefits of Standard Operating Procedures, and how it’s beneficial to take some time away from the business.
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00:56 The start of Aweber
07:10 A takeaway on college
11:02 How most people view spam
19:20 Quantity over quality with email lists?
24:52 Standard Operating Procedures, you want it uniform but not robotic
36:50 Taking time away from the business is valuable
Considering I find it hard to finish any knitting project, I am thrilled to celebrate being two years and 500 episodes in to this podcast!
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“Decide who and how you want to be in life. And then go after it.”
Mary Ann Robbat, Director & Founder of the Center of Lifelong Happiness, was empathetic and intuitive at very young age. While working in Corporate America, she pushed aside her intuitions until someone asked her when she was going to start using her real gifts. Listen in to this nugget filled conversation with Kim and Mary Ann as she shares her transformation into the coach she is today, we can choose our story, and three simple steps to bring yourself back to center.
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00:57 A young empath and intuitive
09:32 Helping people to be their best versions
16:15 Mind your thoughts
21:38 Shaman and Shamanic healing
27:08 Treating only symptoms doesn’t fix the underlying issue
34:33 Three simple steps to bring yourself back to center
40:33 The Journey of a Healer
Being on a new fitness and nutrition plan is difficult, but for someone who doesn’t enjoy exercise, it’s even more difficult. Listen in to hear how I’m making exercise tolerable!
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“None of it’s personal.”
Devin Galaudet is an author and an avid traveler. At a young age he was told by a teacher to give up writing and spend more time in woodshop. Fortunately, he never gave up on his dream. Now he is a travel journalist and has visited 85 different countries! Join Kim and Devin on part one of their light hearted conversation discussing his history with his father, his favorite places he’s visited, and where he is headed next.
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04:33 A liar, a thief, and a conman
09:27 A beggar and a backpack with patches
20:17 Fascinating and favorite places
28:01 Good people doing good things
33:04 Walking tall when you’re feeling down
40:00 Visiting the “Windy City”
46:35 Just get out and travel
What can happen in a year? A whole lot! Listen as I share with you a year in review for me both personally and professionally.
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“I love feeling like I am in control of my destiny and I’m not reporting up to a boss. I am the luckiest person in the world for what I get to do every day.”
Matt East, Owner of Matt East & Company, has been living his best year of his life yet! He enjoys working one on one with his clients to help them get clarity in their direction, creates massive goals, and designs plans to achieve them. Listen as Kim and Matt have a relaxed back and forth dialog discussing which podcasts they listen to, what they miss about Corporate America, and why knowing your “why” is so important.
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01:25 The best year of his life
03:30 Missing the commute
08:30 Podcast list comparisons
18:35 Working for a startup company to personal coaching
23:09 Ketogenic diets and lifestyle changes
28:50 Get it done before forty
38:04 Marketing funnels
42:08 Knowing your “why”
47:45 The “Goal Giver’s” goals
Where are you finding inspiration? Recently I asked my list the same question, and in this episode I share some of the responses!
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“Work life balance is obtainable. The most important thing I have found is the willingness to prioritize, maybe more important than that is to accept the implications of that prioritization.”
James Sudakow, the Principal of CH Consulting, thought that his business would be a one year experiment and then he would return to Corporate America. Nearly ten years later, he has written multiple books and put his own words into action in his business. Listen in as James shares with Kim his realization of his need to give up growing his business, figuring out your boundaries and sticking to them, and how documenting a day in a life can help you manage your life and work balance.
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00:50 A one year experiment turned into almost 10 years!
13:10 Work life balance
22:46 Defining boundaries and figuring out what works best
26:30 “Super Hero Syndrome”
31:30 Utilizing the resources you have available
34:02 A day in a life...