“You gotta quit that stupid job.”
Former mailman turned real estate investor, Tom Nardone used a secret weapon to his advantage: As a mailman, he could tell which properties were receiving certified foreclosure letters before anyone else knew the property was available. Listen in as Tom and Kim discuss how Tom went from “mailman” to “millionaire mailman” in just under 10 years.
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12:17 Look for problems, not properties
13:27 My simple goal: to buy 3 houses a year
13:53 You gotta quit that stupid job - how Tom decided to leave his job as a mailman
28:35 Self-care: make sure you’re running the business and you’re not actually doing the business
When was the last time you performed an audit of ALL your recurring business expenses? If you can’t remember, I guarantee it wasn’t recent enough. Listen as I discuss spending freezes, and why you may need one!
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“If you control the business, then you control the lifestyle and therefore you have a lifestyle business”
From never owning a computer and having no prior knowledge of internet marketing, self-taught business owner John Lamerton speaks about his journey and what he has learned about life. After the birth of his first child in 2009, John realized his business was not what he wanted it to be and therefore launched his Ambitious Lifestyle business. Listen in as Kim and John discuss “aha” moments, what exactly a lifestyle business is, and some hiring lessons learned along the way.
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1:00 What John does and what he did to get there
3:00 Running the wrong kind of business
8:09 What a lifestyle business really is
11:53 Hiring lessons learned
15:40 Creating hurdles when hiring
23:00 The need to hire support
29:11 Hiring new VS experienced
33:08 High intensity fitness training in a work concept
39:29 Let go of the MD (Managing Director) level
47:22 “Rich people spend money to save time, and poor people spend time to save money”
51:51 One thing John cannot work without
Have you ever allowed a “Momma Hair” day prevent you from getting on to social media and sharing your message? I know I have! Listen as I explain the injustice we are doing to ourselves and others by allowing our “imperfections” to hold us back.
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"Your passion is not your purpose, your purpose is not your passion"
Dov Baron is a life strategist whose goal is to help you tap into your purpose and have the kind of impact you came into this world to have. Following a 120 foot fall down a mountain, Dov learned his real purpose in life and is now better equipped to help others do the same. Listen in as Dov and Kim discuss what it takes to be a vulnerable leader, the difference between purpose and passion, and choosing heart over smart. You'll be glad you did!
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8:34 When you are courageous and share intimate, yet powerful, aspects of your personal faults you can impact more people than you'll ever know
12:13 The Grand Accountability of Life. You are having an impact, the question is: what kind (negatively or positively)?
15:22 Your passion is revealed in your joy, but your purpose is actually revealed in your pain
16:42 Purpose is this One Red Thread that is woven throughout the tapestry of your life
18:11 It's those moments where we stop and we question the very existence of our being, that's when we have access to the purpose of our life
53:23 The treasure you search for is in the cave you are terrified to enter
“Do the best that you can every day and give yourself a pat on the back when all is said and done. You’ve done all that you can do and tomorrow is a new day.”
Why work with pressure and overwhelm yourself with unrealistically long task lists and habit lists. Listen in and find out my recommended amount of personal and professional tasks in a day and take note of where the pressure is and see where you can reduce it.
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"It takes courage not to lie."
Kim O'Neill was a crime analyst but now works as personal development coach with professionals and youth. Listen as we discuss how important self-confidence is with kids, our important role as parents, personal development practices and more!
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2:43 Kim O'Neill describes her work
13:11 You are not taught to be a mom, you just know how to love and then you just do your best from there
22:51 Put sleep back into your business and your productivity improves
29:42 Slow deep breathing brings life force back into your body
“If we are focused on being perfect in everything we do we are never going to get anything done”
Positive Productivity is not about perfection. Listen in as I share a time that I pushed “go” before everything was perfect.
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“I want people to have that lifestyle where they are present to their kids and their family”
While having numerous successful businesses and talent in software project management, Karen was on the rise when something unexpected happened. A motorcycle accident made life very different for her, causing her the need to develop unique strategies to accomplish the simplest day to day tasks. During her healing process, Karen realized these same tools can help so many others. This prompted her development of solutions to allow business owners to be present in their lives outside of their business. Tune in as Karen takes us through her journey of successes and realizations of where she wanted to take her life and how beauty can come from accidents.
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00:47 How Karen got to where she is today
2:15 Evernote- productivity for her motorcycle club
6:30 Personal shopper for systems
9:25 Time based VS relationship based
14:23 Hiring someone with matching values and complementary skills
19:00 Tracking those random thoughts
24:32 Something beautiful from a motorcycle accident
26:35 Conquering shiny object syndrome
32:25 Word of the year
36:31 Task VS project and organizing tasks by energy level
42:54 Nature and knitting breaks- Self-care for Karen
45:05 Find a system that works for you
OK, I admit it. I use electronic babysitters with my three littles. Something happened, however, that made me realize how much time I was allowing these devices to control in my life as well. Listen as I share my recent experience, and the lesson I hope to share with you.
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“Our point is to become a psychiatrist with a knife, actually."
A Harvard graduate, a trauma surgeon, and now the owner and medical director of Adonis Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, Dr. Rina Shinn was a real go-getter from the start. She graduated Harvard in just two years and went on to have a successful career as a trauma surgeon and Chief of Surgery. When her hospital faulted, she was forced to make a tough decision: go back into trauma surgery, working up to 100 hours a week, and give up her personal life with a one year old at home or leave the familiar behind and open her own business. Listen in as Rina and I discuss her education, her early career and how she ultimately made the decision to transition away from a guaranteed paycheck in order to open her own cosmetic surgery and spa center and balance her professional and personal responsibilities.
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5:58 Learning to recognize the truths behind why patients really wanted cosmetic surgery
7:11 Dr. Maxwell Maltz coined the term "self image" in the 1960's
7:19 Unless we change the self image that's inside, anything you do on the outside won't make a difference
7:43 Recently divorced? Better to postpone cosmetic surgery
9:29 The symptoms are being treated, but the cause is not (Kim Sutton)
17:26 Hard work & long hours and still great job satisfaction
21:50 A scary situation - transitioning away from a guaranteed salaried surgical position
22:21 A spiritual transformation is necessary
22:46 Learning new things when you're 50 isn't easy
23:23 No one's grading the entrepreneur
24:41 When it's your own business, make your own decisions
28:01 A psychiatrist with a knife
31:22 Having the correct team
35:44 Don't scare yourself
"Positive Productivity is not about perfection."
Join me as I discuss finding alternatives to life's simple moments when life gets a little "too hot." Literally.
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“The more fun I have in my business, the more money I make”
Cat Stancik is a master profit accelerator and business coach from Action Incubator. Naturally born with determination and the skills to overcome many hurdles, she tells her story of where she comes from and where she is now today- a successful business coach helping others succeed. Listen in as Cat and I have a refreshing conversation discussing topics of worst jobs, what personal development books we would give our younger selves, getting results now- not in a year, and how you are a solution to someone’s problem.
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1:20 I always knew there was something bigger and better for me
3:45 What was your worst job?
7:38 Rules and expectations, successful and safe choices
10:42 Personal development books
14:22 Nurture interests instead of squashing it
16:30 What is Action Incubator?
20:06 Cat’s spin on high performance
25:05 It’s not about getting results in a year, it’s about getting results NOW
31:56 People want to know you’re real
33:42 Play and have fun
36.58 Three steps to take today
"If communication is an issue, let your team know"
We learn from past experiences. Sometimes you have to go through those experiences one, two, and hopefully never three times for them to really resonate. Over the past six years, I wish I had heard this saying and followed through with it. Tune in and listen as I look back on a situation where hiring slow and firing fast would have been beneficial for me.
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“You’re only going to get results by taking action yourself”
Founder of SEO Affiliate Domination, Greg Jeffries, shares the basic tools he needed to get started with his business, the financial struggle, and what it takes to live a comfortable life. Listen in as we discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship and the importance of taking action to propel yourself forward in your business.
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1:38 You gotta start somewhere
5:55 Targeted action
8:50 The magic number
12:40 Stability of entrepreneurship
17:21 Don’t give up- ask for help
21:36 Credit card debt
25:00 Ideal situation for side hustle
28:00 The importance of implementation
33:23 How Greg made it work
41:10 Take actions on what is already working
47:24 Riding trends, go with it
58:20 Remove your blinders- people buy all kinds of products
“Take a look at the people you are surrounding yourself with right now. Are they people who will cheer you on, hearts happy for you, no matter where they are in life? Or are they people who are going to hold you back, talk about you behind your back, and recent you because their life isn’t going so well?”
We’ve all heard about “Fair weather friends”, but what about “Foul weather friends”? You know, the type who will do anything they can to hold us back when they see us about to move past them in one form of success or another. Listen as I share how I discovered a few characteristics of foul weather friends, and what we need to do about them.
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“Pay attention to what gets you stressed out, what triggers you. By paying attention to how you feel moment to moment throughout the day; that you will find what that trigger is to you.”
Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, Robert Plotkin discusses the importance of finding a balance with technology and how developing strong mental habits of mindfulness can help you stay on course throughout your day. Listen in as Robert and I discuss the benefits of integrating moments throughout your day to pause and how they can keep you on task.
2:58 Computers: distracting and stressful
5:45 Find a balance with technology
8:20 Multitasking- is it really efficient?
13:52 Kim’s mindfulness in the AM
18:04 Practice pausing
25:34 Sleep- it’s everything!
27:36 Quality over Quantity
30:42 Experiences and triggers
33:59 Control how and when you’re interrupted on your devices
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"A lot of people are in such a hurry to get things done that often they won't read the minute details."
When you're hiring for your team, it's important to know that they'll fit into the role they'll be filling so that nobody's time gets wasted. Join me as I discuss how I devised a simple test to help weed out the applicants that definitely wouldn't fit into my team.
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“We should be looking out to expand our impact across the world as opposed to shutting ourselves in and trying to say that we’re going to not be included in this global population”
Founder and CEO of CAD Sourcing, Bryan Luoma speaks about the early years of his business, his motivation to employ 60 Philippines, and how it was an opportunity to help family. Listen in as Kim and Bryan discuss the benefits of open communication with in a business, the positive results of expanding our impact across the world, and knowing where your work is most valuable.
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1:30 How Bryan’s journey began
5:10 Desire to help family
7:13 Expanding our impact
10:23 Employee treatment- a benefit to society
14:30 Food for thought: What goes in to cell service?
15:50 The importance of project managers
19:39 Get out of your own way
24:07 How much time are you spending on your business?
28:47 Smooth transitions- SOP
30:41 Benefits of transparency
37:20 Doing good in the Philippines: Cad giving
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Hard stops. For some (like me), they’re extremely difficult to express and even more difficult to enforce. Listen as I share why we need to have them, and the expense incurred by not.
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Melanie Benson is the Profit Amplifier from Melanie Benson Inc. Listen in on my inspiring conversation with Melanie as we discuss her road blocks, pot holes, growth, and transformation into the successful business woman she is today.
1:07 Brief on Melanie’s road traveled- 6 figure biz and burnout
3:25 Unleashing her FIRE, then hitting a pot hole in 2009
4:50 Every level of our growth requires another level of us to emerge
8:06 Burn out happens
12:25 You need a mastermind and an inner circle of people you trust
13:19 You can't solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it
20.33 Creativity addiction
35:52 Be inspired to grow
39:25 Profit leak- what is stealing away your profits?
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It’s easy to get caught up in what we do and don’t accomplish in a given day or week, but when was the last time you took a look at all you accomplished in the past five years? Listen as I share how this was a topic of discussion in my “Unretireables” mastermind group, and how we need to continually give ourselves a pat on the back and allow ourselves time to reach our higher goals.
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"That, I discovered, was the key to everything: understanding myself more, and everyone around me."
Karen Brown is the CEO of Velocity Leadership Consulting and an unconscious mind expert. Listen in as we discuss how your unconscious mind affects your day-to-day decisions, and how you can take control of it to improve your productivity immensely.
1:20 What is an unconscious mind expert?
6:14 Gaining control over your unconscious mind
13:56 My husband, the morning grouch
20:26 Why positive affirmations are so effective
28:45 How sensationalization influences the unconscious mind
37:42 What makes a really good coach?
44:21 How I got my 15-year-old back on track
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"Ignore your smart phone! Ignore your computer! Set out doing what you need to do for YOU first thing, every day!"
What was the first thing you did this morning? Did you look at your email or social media? Or did you take time for you. Take control of your thoughts first thing in the morning and allow yourself to give gratitude to all that you are grateful for and continue to take control of your calendar throughout the day.
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"We choose what we think about."
Debbi Dachinger is a media and visibility expert who started her career on the radio, and continues her work today to help people find their voice and pursue their passion through coaching. We discuss how you can find your own success through improving your self confidence, and working towards your dreams as an individual.
3:08 Debbi's beginnings on the radio
8:30 Taking a step back and addressing a single issue at a time
16:35 The meaning of freedom
32:26 Recovering from a bad start to a day
41:05 The gentleman at New Media Summit
51:13 What Debbi is working on now
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