Are you preparing for success? Or are you working too close to the work (aka IN your business rather than ON your business?) Take a step back today and consider the best path to creating a better life and business!
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“It’s not about when, it's about how we get there. Then I think we can all enjoy the journey a lot more.”
After graduating from college Jacob Baadsgaard helped Fortune 500 Companies track analytics. While digging through data and sorting through common mistakes, he had his “Aha” moment. He decided to teach companies how to be smart with their money and help them with their marketing data. Tune in as Kim and Jacob discuss some common mistakes he has found companies make, big hurdles and how to get over them, and his number one question when interviewing.
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00:44 The “Aha” moment
05:53 Common mistakes companies make
11:15 Going from 1 person to 120
20:48 Leaping over those hurdles
24:30 Disruptive Advertising
30:24 Allowing for time off
38:27 Two tips for a leg up
Do you have SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) set up in your business? Or is the person who performs a task the only person who knows how to complete it? Tune in to hear my thoughts!
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“It’s not about what you do, it’s not about the deliverable. You will earn significantly more income for who you are, not what you do.”
Jim Palmer, owner of Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind, found himself climbing the corporate ladder back in the early 2000’s while working as a VP in marketing. Eventually, his position was eliminated. While off for a year due to unemployment, he received news that he had cancer. Nowadays, you will find Jim working his dream business from his 50 foot home on the water. Listen in as Kim and Jim discuss his multiple successful businesses, how he does it from his floating home, and the concept of the mule and the magician.
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01:23 Finding the “best time” to start a business
07:08 The difference between a small business and an entrepreneur
18:25 Living on a boat!
24:41 What does a Dream Business mean to Jim?
28:08 The mule and the magician
35:36 Don’t worry about what others think
44:33 An ideal client for Jim
Four days in to eating healthier and implementing a fitness plan, I am already seeing amazing changes in my life. Listen to hear what I changed, and what that, in turn, has done!
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“I want to help people get involved and participate in creating healthier, cleaner and safer communities.”
Jody Holmes is a Coach from Essential Education Center and has a strong passion for environmental protection and the importance of it. Connection with nature can be therapeutic for mind, body, and soul. Join Kim and Jody as they discuss the importance of living in the now, enjoying silence, and rooftop gardens.
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00:43 We all share the same home
06:22 Live in the NOW
10:59 Enjoy the silence
18:37 Guilty pleasures and healthy options
22:03 Serial reader
I can’t tell you how many times I hear gasps of surprise when I share I have five kids and a podcast. Listen as I share my thoughts on kids, commitment and more!
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“Take control of your infertility struggles. Infertility should not own you. You do not have to be a victim of your infertility.”
Battling her own 11 long and trying years of infertility has allowed Pradeepa to find her purpose in life: to help men, women, and couples get through their infertility and make it suck less. Join Kim as Pradeepa shares her agonizing battle with infertility, the light at the end of the tunnel for her and her husband, and how she is able to help so many others with their own battles of infertility.
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00:57 11 years in the making
05:50 Unexpected shame and jealousy
09:19 Fertility is financially draining as well as physically and emotionally
17:42 Intimacy becomes mechanical and less…intimate
26:28 Her purpose in life
36:26 Take control of your infertility struggles
After nearly 40 years of life, I finally invested in personal support. Listen to hear who I hired, and what prompted this major life change!
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“I have to say that I use intuition everyday...yes, you have to take the experience and education in mind, but really I am using it everyday.”
For the last 19 years, Destinee Berman- Launch Strategist, has been a marketer in the Silicon Valley area. Four years ago she had an intuitive breakthrough to help healers and spiritual business owners use online marketing to get their word out to other people. Join Kim as Destinee shares about the power of intuition and how it can be used every day, sometimes less is more, and her baby: Launch Your Calling.
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00:58 An intuitive breakthrough
07:20 Avoid the disconnect
12:44 Stick to the course and trust your intuition
20:58 Launch Your Calling
25:09 What Destinee’s support looks like
34:25 Focusing on Instagram
Recently I’ve seen an increase in engagement on my Instagram profile, and while social media analytics may be a mystery to some, I know exactly why this increase occurred. Want to hear? Tune in!
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“Constantly putting everybody in front of yourself is poison disguised as nobility.”
Growing up in a very religious family, Amy Smith, Certified Confidence Coach of The Joy Junkie, realized after the death of her father and her own personal experiences of learning to speak up, that she wanted to teach others to find their voice and speak up for themselves. Join Kim as Amy shares the importance of the belief in your own value, allowing yourself the freedom to feel what you feel and how to express your feelings in a healthy way!
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00:55 The realization of her mission
09:02 There are reasons why we are those “yes” people
15:01 Fight or flight
25:23 “Constantly putting everybody in front of yourself is poison disguised as nobility.”
31:52 How to approach people when they are offensive to your beliefs or lifestyle
42:36 Two challenges for you!!
47:24 Getting in touch with Amy
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? If so, do us all a favor and go back to bed!
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“I spend my life asking people to tell me stories. As a result I get to hear stories and I get to be reminded about my own stories. So if you can just be a person who makes space for others to speak, I think that’s a beautiful thing.”
Matthew Dicks is first a father of two and a husband, followed by an elementary school teacher for 20 years, a writer and novelist, and also a storyteller. Join Kim as Matthew shares with her some pointers he teaches in his classes on storytelling, how he always makes time for his children, and how he occasionally lets his inner kid’s dreams come true.
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00:54 Father and husband first
03:44 Launching Speak Up
10:10 How to tell a better story
20:21 Cutting out the “Just give me one more minute”
29:58 Connect with strangers and cry
37:25 Ice cream for breakfast
Do you allow your team to shine or are you keeping them hidden in the background? Listen in as I discuss having a team and how they can help you blossom!
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“Remember that you are worthy. You are worthy to have, you are worthy to be, you are worthy to do whatever you want in your life. And to remember love YOU first.”
Kim Trosper, who is a Corporate Trainer and Empowerment Coach, was told when she was young that children were to be seen but not heard and that she was selfish; this stuck with her. In her 20’s she volunteered, worked with homeless, and became a foster parent. Eventually she adopted two children and had one biological child. Kim shares that after many years filled with major challenges, due to the mental health of one of her adoptive children, she had to make a very difficult decision. Listen in as Kim Trosper opens up to Kim about her incredible journey, how her work transitioned into coaching, and how she was deemed “Queen of Stinkin Thinkin”.
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01:00 Labeled as “selfish”
04:35 “You can’t give from an empty cup”
9:00 Working with a major challenge
16:31 Life after the big decision
21:58 The art of speaking up
24:57 Queen of Stinkin Thinkin
28:21 Affirming the positive is better
34:22 Teach your children about self-care and to be easy on yourself
As a mom of five and small business owner, I often find myself pulled in 18 gazillion directions. Amazingly, however, kids and clients create similar challenges. Listen to hear what I mean!
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“I wanted to inspire people with magic and teach how magicians think. The magician’s mindset is all about making the impossible possible in your own life and being productive with it.”
At the age of four Victoria Mavis had her first contact with magic. On her seventh birthday she received her first magic set and performed her first stage show. Now, a world known magician, podcast host and author, Victoria shares with Kim about the art of improvising, clearing out your mind with meditation, and the magic behind podcasting.
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00:56 It was magic at the age of four
5:04 Dreamt of having her own show
7:57 Scripts and the art of improvising
23:28 Podcasting is a magical world
32:47 Unleashing the endless possibilities of podcasting
37:45 A sense of purpose
40:53 The next ninety
I’m often asked how I “do it all.” Truth be told, I don’t. I have Team Awesome supporting me and doing most of it. Listen as I share who’s on my team and what they all do!
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“So if you go for it and you have persistence and resilience and surround yourself with a tribe of people I think that either the short term or long term you will be successful.”
Amani Robert, the Chief Musical Curator from The Amani Experience, knew for a long time that he wanted to become a DJ before actually starting his own business and pursuing his dream. In the meantime he finished school and joined Corporate America and worked for Marriott at many different locations. During his corporate journey he had the opportunity to watch and take notes on DJ’s wherever he happened to be located. After moving to California he finally took the plunge and started his business on the side and now is a full time DJ, music producer, and professor. Listen in as Amani joins Kim to discuss his biggest lesson learned, you can do a lot but you can’t do it all, and what DJing as a profession is like!
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00:52 Growing up in hotels
8:28 Favorite parts about what Amani does today and his biggest lesson learned
12:39 You can do anything you put your mind to, but you can’t do it all
22:08 Silent Discos
29:07 Love songs and dedications to a thought leader
35:24 Amani’s team
Despite all the episodes where I tell you to sleep, today I have contradictory advice… When You’re On a Roll… Rock It! Listen to hear what I mean!
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“Figure out what it is that you should be doing, that you know you’re not doing, that could make your professional or personal life just a little bit better. Find a way to make sure you do it.”
Bestselling author and CEO of People G2 and ChrisPDyer.com, Chris Patrick Dyer started his company that performs pre-employment screenings, tenant screenings, and all things people related in 2001. After realizing that the culture was broken within his company, Chris took the time to evaluate his business and decided to eliminate the water cooler chat and all typical office situations and become a 100% remote business. Tune in as Kim and Chris discuss how culture should complement your company, background checks are good for knowing your risks but also can validate accomplishments, and hiring for personality versus skills.
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00:50 Being THE leader of a company
7:44 Culture within his company
11:31 Hiring for personality VS skills
14:00 Background checks help ensure who you are hiring
27:28 Radio Show and Working Wardrobes
30:55 Action steps for hiring someone
Earlier this summer, I shared with you my 12-week summer challenge. In this episode, I’ll share how I did.
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“Your goal as a professional is to simply be a little bit better tomorrow than you are today.”
Wanting to start his own business, CJ McClanahan was introduced to a franchise broker who introduced him to the business coaching world. Now a business coach, author, and Podcaster, CJ coaches and trains executives on defining their success so that they are able to enjoy their journey. Tune is as Kim and CJ discuss how systems allow CJ to scale clients, his podcast show, and how consciously being grateful is important to practice.
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1:05 Introduced to the coaching world
7:20 Systematized just about everything
12:39 Professional speaking and Success 2.0
19:23 The dilemma of over achievers
25:46 Practicing gratitude
30:34 Two Rule Pledge
In the six years I have been in business, I have engaged in several barter agreements. Listen as I share the pros and cons, and how you can make a barter more favorable for both parties!
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