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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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Dec 31, 2019

“So when you hide yourself or you put yourself in the shadow, how are you serving the greater cause of this message that you were positioned to be the vessel for?” - Sue Salvemini

Sue Salvemini returns for another conversation with Kim! The dynamic duo dives deep into a discussion about intentionality, excuses, vision, value, progress and more!

06:57 Create as you go
18:29 The death of Kim’s first vision board
21:17 Security
30:17 Judgement
33:16 The relationship between grace, judgement and self-forgiveness
36:26 Perfectly imperfect
38:38 God’s children
43:11 A vessel for a greater message
45:01 The inner critic
46:38 The maximum effective range of excuses

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Dec 26, 2019

Which seat are you sitting in on your airplane of life?

Are you sitting in the middle seat and allowing the circumstances of life to control life? Or are you sitting in first class, enjoying the best conditions possible?

Think about it!

Mesmerized by the presence of American icons, Rachael Jayne Groover moved from Australia to the United States to create a more abundant life. And that she did! Rachael Jayne created the Art of Feminine Presence, and over the past 10+ years has impacted the lives and businesses of tens of thousands around the globe.

Listen as Rachael Jayne and Kim Sutton discuss the importance of getting out of our head and allowing ourselves to share our mission, vision and values in confidence.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp633.

Dec 24, 2019

JoAnne Funch has been an entrepreneur since 1996. After relocating cross-country in 2007 following the death of her husband, JoAnne felt the need to meet people and determine her new path. Today she is a LinkedIn expert and the Chief Connection Officer of LinkedIn for Business.

Hear about the good, bad and ugly ways you can use LinkedIn to build your business as JoAnne and Kim Sutton share real-life examples.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp632.

Dec 19, 2019

Following her careers in the military as well as in medical field working with executive leadership teams, Sue Salvemini took a step back to explore her values and purpose. Today Sue is the founder of Focal Pointe Consulting Group, where she works with executives and professionals who don’t feel like they make a difference.

Listen as Sue and Kim Sutton get raw and real in a conversation about gratitude, life's struggles, making a difference, following our passion and purpose and much more.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp631.

Dec 17, 2019

As the oldest in his family, Rocky put himself through college by working at UPS. To his father’s urging, Rocky implemented a “yes and thank you” practice, and spent 30+ years with the company before retiring.

Retirement, however, wasn’t for Rocky, and together with a few (former) UPS colleagues, he founded 3Sixty Management Services.

Join Rocky and Kim Sutton as they chat about putting our faith in our people, process improvements, overcoming fear and much more!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp630.

Dec 12, 2019

As crazy busy as an entrepreneur’s life may feel, time is never an excuse for not taking care of ourselves.

Today’s guest, Samantha Brody, is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist from Portland, Oregon who also serves clients and community members as an online entrepreneur. In addition, she is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress From the Inside Out, which was published by SoundsTrue.

In this episode, Kim Sutton and Samantha share the importance of addressing our personal needs, and the consequences of ignoring them.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp629.

Dec 10, 2019

Born and raised in New Zealand to a Canadian mother, Nathan grew his wings flying many intercontinental flights. Through his experiences with the pilots in air, Nathan discovered his love for flying and piloted for his first time at age 12.

Listen to hear how Nathan transitioned from a successful career as an airline pilot to entrepreneurship and coaching — and why!

Kim Sutton and Nathan Seaward dive deep into over-committing, quality vs. quantity, scarcity mindset, comparison syndrome, the stress of entrepreneurship and more!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp628.

Dec 5, 2019

“When you’re doing your best work, you’re giving those clients the best of you, so that IS serving them.” - Dave Lewis

Amazing conversations can come out of chance encounters, and that’s exactly how today’s conversation came to be. (Hint: Kim met Jessica through Instagram — listen to hear the full story!)

Are you struggling with saying no — to yourself or others, do you wonder how to stay authentically while making money, or are you challenged while working with a significant other? If so, this conversation is for you!

02:17 Overcoming fear
02:53 Being on the same page — but different
06:23 Why Kim’s Dave doesn’t work with her
09:27 Jessica and Dave’s entrepreneurial journeys
12:51 Chronic Idea Disorder
15:27 Keeping on or stopping
16:11 Caffeinated showers
17:32 Talking and processing
18:43 The mental music playlist
20:36 Getting better at saying “No”
25:08 “Serving”
32:17 Coasting
35:59 “Someday Syndrome”
36:07 Beta launching courses
38:29 Staying authentically you on social media
39:13 Purposeful Parentpreneurs

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Dec 3, 2019

“You don’t want a nest egg, you want a goose. You want to buy a goose that lays eggs every month. You don’t want a nest egg. A nest egg will depreciate.” - Natali Morris

Natali and her husband worked for the news, but decided they didn’t want to be dependent on their news jobs. They taught themselves to invest in performing assets, and began investing in real estate. Now they teach others to invest in real estate, as well as teach families to empower their finances through the Financial Freedom Academy.

Listen as Natali and Kim Sutton talk about a smarter way to invest, why our finances need to be a team project and more!

Highlights
06:16 Financial lessons from Kim’s parents
12:17 How to support your significant other with healthy conversations about money
19:41 Deciding together
23:56 Shrinking your life
36:10 Every family is a business
39:25 What is your freedom number?

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Nov 28, 2019

“It’s not about being liked. It’s about standing for something and allowing those people to follow you.” - Keri Murphy

At twelve years old, while undergoing a pre-teen crisis, Melinda decided her role in this lifetime was to be the best person she could be. Through her career in Occupational Therapy and with indigenous healing, Melinda realized a desire to help people out of physical pain as well as helping them create the life they wanted to live.

Listen as Melinda and Kim Sutton share an enlightening conversation about boundaries, value, breathing, the mind-body connection and more. As an added bonus, Melinda walks us through an enhancing your boundaries exercise!

05:54 Being a sponge
09:25 Time, energy, focus, determination and procrastination
13:10 Occupational therapy
16:25 Becoming more selective
21:45 Awareness of the connection between our mind and our energy
22:52 Enhancing your boundaries
27:37 Feeling it in yourself
31:53 The body-mind connection and hormones
44:43 Our Catch 22

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Nov 26, 2019

Your mind can never return to the level of thought that it previously engaged in when you expanded by exposing it to a new way of thinking. ~ Glenn Garnes

How are you building your business? From your heart or your wallet? And, are you building your reputation from a place of giving or getting? Today’s episode will make you think hard about these points!

Glenn Garnes become an attorney to make his parents proud, but after realizing the money he was making wasn’t making him happy, closed his law practice. Today Glenn and his company focus on personal development, health and wellness and professional development. They specialize in helping people focus on their number one asset - themselves.

Listen as Kim Sutton and Glenn Garnes share how our businesses can be used to enrich lives — both our own and others’!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp624.

Nov 21, 2019

As a child, Tim was anxious and fearful and had a dream of being/feeling safe as an adult. A psychology course in high school set him off on his entrepreneurial journey and he now empowers clients with the techniques to feel more safe, peaceful and prosperous.

Listen as Tim and Kim discuss self-awareness, change, mindset, their interpretations of success and more!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp623.

Nov 19, 2019

Self-employed since 1992, Marie Elizabeth Mali is a relationship coach for creatives who found herself in a cycle of giving her work more time and attention than her significant others. Listen to hear how she created a business out of the lessons she needed most.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp622.

Nov 14, 2019

After a stress-related incident sidelined Sam Lui in the late 2000’s, he found himself at home caring for his children. It didn’t take him long to realize he had been so focused on his work, that he had estranged himself from his kids, and committed to changing this for the long term.

Sam’s entrepreneurial journey, like so many others, has been an evolution. Today, Sam is the owner of Agency Cinco and LocalAssist.co, where he supports clients with search engine optimization and website maintenance.

Listen as Sam and Kim chat about integrity, parentpreneurship, boundaries and more!

03:15 The importance of connection
08:47 Stepping back to become closer
12:54 Employment | Daddy | Entrepreneur Differentiators
23:47 Integrity
26:04 Not everyone is going to like everything
27:24 Personal integrity
31:40 Managing stress
33:50 Being at the beck and call of others
36:21 Pomodoro Technique and Pareto Principle

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Nov 12, 2019

“It’s not about being liked. It’s about standing for something and allowing those people to follow you.” - Keri Murphy

Our guest today, Keri Murphy, has over 30 years experience on-camera, and over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Founder of Inspired Living.

Listen as Keri and Kim debunk the myths about perfection, flaunting, over-sharing and connecting to our audience. As an added bonus, Keri shares her formula for content creation. Get your pen and paper ready and get inspired to record your next videos!

02:37 Flaunting
04:07 When numbers can be important
05:37 The need to be liked
07:47 Relating to perfect
10:58 People who don’t resonate
17:22 Formula for Content Creation
26:16 Five Types of Videos you use in your business
28:48 Authenticity vs. transparency
40:35 When to start

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Nov 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered if you were doing the right thing? Have you wondered if you are on the correct life path or what your purpose of life is? In today's episode, Kim dives deep into conversation with David Adelson to discuss alignment, integrity, and the intersection of the two.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp619.

Nov 5, 2019

Millie Blackwell was born into an entrepreneurial family, and grew up on her family's apricot orchard. As she saw the family business evolve, she learned valuable life and business skills which impact her still today.

Listen as Kim Sutton and Millie Blackwell share an interesting conversation about fruit farming naming conventions, the idiosyncrasies of retail organizations, the plusses and minuses of Chronic Idea Disorder, and more!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp618.

Oct 31, 2019

“If you need a loan to survive, you have other things going on. If you need a loan to help grow your business, that’s where we can help be a partner.” -Mark Ritter

Mark is the CEO of MBFS, a credit union community he founded in 2001. Despite common misconceptions, credit unions offer many of the same products and services as large corporate banks. MBFS helps connect consumers with credit unions around the nation which can help them with their needs.

Mark Ritter and Kim Sutton dive into business finances and banking in a conversation about credit unions and corporate banking for entrepreneurs.

02:02 Figuring it out
04:00 The difference between a credit union and a corporate bank
08:23 The history of credit unions
18:18 The initial focus of credit unions in America
20:46 The difference between getting a business loan at a credit union and getting a business loan at a corporate bank
22:47 Kim’s family’s struggle with getting a mortgage
24:54 What MBFS does
28:25 How Kim built her first business the wrong way

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Oct 29, 2019

What are the mental barriers getting in the way between you and achieving your vision? Are you focusing on too much? Doing too little? Making emotional decisions too quickly? Getting caught up in not-enoughness? If any of the above resonates, this episode is for you!

Join Donnie Boivin and Kim Sutton in a raw and real conversation about the good, bad and ugly sides of entrepreneurship and the coaching industry!

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp616.

Oct 24, 2019

After working for a thought leader for over 15 years, the thought leader retired and Lorianne lost her job. Corporate America didn’t have a place for her, so, at 60 years old, Lorianne started her business, LVS Consulting.

Today Lorianne works with speakers, authors and podcasters, helping them increase their online presence.

Listen as Lorianne and Kim Sutton share a friendly chat about team building, authentic audience growth, speaking vs. podcasting, entrepreneurship with a family and much more.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp615.

Oct 22, 2019

Ed Squire was sexually abused multiple times as a child, and for years he hid his story. After suffering a meltdown, he realized he could no longer stay silent.

Ed is the Founder of MeTooWhatNow, a non-profit focused on helping individuals thrive after life trauma.

Join Kim and Ed as they share their Faith, stories of resilience, and the importance of sharing our message and impacting the world through our experiences.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp614.

Oct 17, 2019

Michael Zipursky is a serial entrepreneur and started his first business out of high school. Through his 19+ years in business, he has started 5 companies, sold 2, and spent 10+ years coaching and training consultants on how to grow a successful consulting business. Today, Michael is the Co-Founder of Consulting Success.

Listen as Michael and Kim Sutton dive into the business practices and mindset of successful consultants and entrepreneurs.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp613.

Oct 15, 2019

Alexia Vernon won Miss Junior America at age 19, however it took years before she became comfortable on stage, representing her true self. Today, Alexia is an impactful speaking coach helping entrepreneurs embrace and express their true voice.

Listen as Alexia and Kim Sutton chat about the importance and potential impact of speaking your true voice, their first speaking experiences, the entrepreneurial mindsets of men as opposed to women, online course design and more.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp612.

Oct 10, 2019

The words you say, and how you say them, have the potential to change a person’s experience with you greatly. Simple words like, “thank you”, “just” and “no” have more power than you may think.

Want to know how to say more with less words? Listen as Kim Sutton and Greg Alcorn dig into every dialogue, and the slight shifts we can make to create a massive impact.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp611.

Oct 8, 2019

In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to push “send” or “post” rather than “think.”

On this episode of Positive Productivity, Kim Sutton chats with Kristin Johnson, the author of “Ain’t You Got No Manners?” about online etiquette.

Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp610.

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