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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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Aug 6, 2018

When we feel resistance in our business, usually it’s because we’re doing something we shouldn’t. Listen to hear a recent example from my business, and what you should do about the resistance you feel in your own.

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Aug 5, 2018

“Most people’s biggest challenges are not skill sets they don’t have; they are patterns that are sabotaging their own success and the success of people around them.”

With a masters in communication, Jason Treu- Executive Coach from Jason Treu executive coaching, has the ability to go into businesses and discover the blind spots from within. He is able to spot the patterns that are destructive and correct them so that growth, relationships, and trust can occur. Listen in as Kim and Jason have a mindful conversation about internal blind spots, what is holding you back, and how psychological safety is a major factor of high performance.

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Highlights:

1:06 How Jason started out

7:01 Looking at the blind spots

14:14 Hitting the ceiling

23:25 Why what Jason does is true

34:47 Project Aristotle- Google’s study

48:36 Lead with vulnerability and build trust fast

55:50 The need for accountability

1:02:02 Confidence and Competence

1:08:28 Masterminds

Aug 4, 2018

Recently I was woken, before dawn, by a preschooler who didn’t want to sleep. Listen to hear the beautiful gift he shared with me, and the lesson I learned from it.

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Aug 3, 2018

“The essence of what I do is creating a culture. I actually go in and create a culture. The first way to do that is to look at what is deficient.”

Raised on a small country farm in Australia, Spike decided at the age of 8 years old that he would either be a doctor or go into the military. At the age of 15 he began an apprenticeship in the military and had the opportunity to become a Special Forces operative with training in industrial engineering and total quality management.  Listen in as Spike shares with Kim the way to unlock profits inside a business, how safety is a key ingredient to a successful team, and the benefits of strong communication.

Get the show notes, transcription and resources mentioned at http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp438

 

Highlights:

1:27 Spike’s journey

6:12 Working with resistance in a company

12:59 Businesses have to provide safety

21:16 A favorite success story

28:17 How do you keep your presence from being scary?

35:02 What is in store for the next 90 days?

39:49 Bullet proof safety

Aug 2, 2018

Have you ever been in a relationship where someone assumed something about you which was totally untrue? I know I have! Listen as I share my thoughts on communicating vs. assuming.

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Aug 1, 2018

“What really matters in our life is being confident in who we are and what we believe in and also our relationships, the people we surround ourselves with.”

Having a sense of the life that she was living wasn’t enough, Petia moved to the US from Czech Republic when she was 21 years old, finished college, and joined the corporate world.  After five years of corporate life she felt as though her life was a mess, battled eating disorders, low self-esteem, and hated life and herself. She needed a change and decided to hire a life and business coach. Petia discovered her path in life; she is now a Confidence Coach from Be Strong Minded and is impacting lives whether in her private sessions, in her Be Strong Minded podcasts, or on her social media outlets. Listen in as Kim and Petia reflect on how similar their lives are, knowing your value, and how meditation is power.

 

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Highlights:

1:37 Petia’s story

6:38 Making a difference- one post can help one person and that is enough

15:14 Social media manager to confidence coach

19:45 How do you put a price tag on yourself?

26:26 Can I get a discount on your services?

30:15 It’s not about the woo woo

32:41 Meditation is power- listening to your heart, not your head

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!  

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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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