“Let’s pull it out of our head and out of our heart and into our life. And let’s make THAT the thing we show up in everyday.”
Erica has been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but a successful entrepreneur for 10. During multiple climbs up the wrong mountain, she learned what true success looks like to her, and fought back against burnt-out and external satisfaction.
Listen as Kim and Erica chat about climbing their own Mount Dooms, essential entrepreneurial self-care, and alignment with our internal navigation systems.
3:20 The lessons learned from climbing the wrong mountain
7:50 Pursuing impact and purpose rather than income, and quality before quantity
9:15 How we show up in our lives in our own ways
12:10 Making our dreams a reality
15:05 Erica’s acronym for RAT RACE
20:15 How Erica sets goals
24:40 Stop “should’ing” on yourself
31:19 How can we live a happy life experience when we’re carrying a lot of baggage
48:50 “It only gets better”
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“There’s two ways we can look at the world. There’s a fixed mindset… and there’s a growth mindset… People who have a growth mindset are more likely to be successful.”
The entrepreneurial world is very small, and, coincidentally, Bonnie Fahy and Kim worked together 5-6 years before this conversation.
Bonnie was a balloon artist, who, after learning about SEO, became a consultant. At a conference party, she was amazed by the $38K+ bar bill they racked up in a couple hours — and didn’t even flinch over. She wanted to know how they managed to make the money to afford such bills.
Listen to hear Bonnie and Kim dive deep into the topic of outsourcing!
3:30 A $38,000 bar bill
15:10 Building a team without bankrupting yourself
19:00 Diligently delegating to we can stay in our genius zone
30:15 Intrinsic fit factors
30:45 Interview projects
34:55 Kim’s hiring disqualification process
36:20 Bonnie’s hiring process
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As we work to grow, personally and professionally, it's important to be mindful about the circumstances - internal and external - which may hold us back. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few ways she's been caught up in her own Cinderella tale, and how you can prevent doing the same.
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“Focus on your next 90 days… People over-estimate what they can do in a day, and under-estimate what they can do in five years.”
Peter Shinen grew up in a family business, and saw the business scale tremendously. Having seen growth from the ground-up, he’s now taking his experience to empower entrepreneurs as an ROI maximizer.
During their chat, Peter and Kim dive in to parentpreneurship, and the five F’s: faith, family, fitness, fun and finances.
3:40 Parentpreneurs and the lack of business boundaries
12:00 How do you balance as a parentpreneur without guilt?
19:00 F-It: Faith, family, fitness, fun and finances
21:55 Love others as you love yourself
39:15 Accountability partners
42:20 Maximizing the day’s bookends
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“The missing piece is always action.”
Julie started her entrepreneurial journey as a real estate investor in 2001, and wrote her first book to share her experience and expertise in that field. After being told the book wouldn’t sell, she took it to a #1 Amazon Best Seller. Book Launchers came to be after friends and colleagues wanted to know how Julie took her self-published book to the top.
Listen as Julie and Kim talk about the right and wrong ways to write and market your (next) book!
3:57 Why Kim resisted writing her book, and the objectives she has for her book today
6:10 Tactful marketing and business objectives within the pages
7:56 What’s your most important thing right now?
13:37 Which comes first? The book or the platform?
18:30 Book marketing dos and don’ts
25:18 The wizard and the tentacles
28:40 Buying your way on to the Amazon Best Seller list
40:00 How important is passion in the book-writing process?
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“Don’t wait to be ready. Take imperfect action.”
Michelle has been a professional performer for 30 years, and was called to be on stage as a child despite a ton of fear. Today, Michelle is the founder, owner and CEO of The Inspired Voice Business Coaching, and helps others find and free their voice.
During their conversation, Kim and Michelle discuss the multiple levels of visibility and authenticity we all need to have to take our lives to the next level.
4:35 Kim shares her fear of video
5:55 Authenticity, vulnerability and un-perfectionism
8:19 Systemizing visibility
10:30 Record and release method
11:45 Where does stage fright come from?
19:05 Willingness to play bigger
24:42 Our public vs. private personas
37:10 Self-expression and self-care
42:55 Different creation styles
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“It’s really not about the money. It’s about the purpose and what you’re doing.”
Debra is the CEO of Creative Mind Media, and coaches based on Jungian psychology. In this powerful conversation, Debi and Kim dive deep into how our businesses are a reflection of our mind, and the action steps we can take to see immediate improvement!
1:50 What is Jungian psychology?
7:40 Oneness and Imposter Syndrome
10:20 Looking externally vs. internally
11:27 Feel good goals and deadlines
12:30 The shadow (duality)
21:08 What public rants say about you
31:40 The three levels of being
40:30 Non-judgement and alignment of actions
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“If you’re not having fun, stop doing it.”
Johnathan started his entrepreneurial journey at 14 mowing lawns. Today he is the Co-Founder of Penji, a provider of unlimited graphic design. Listen as Johnathan and Kim chat about mindset, team building, productivity, delegation and more.
9:00 Johnathan defines “Lucky” and explains his thoughts on luck
10:50 What Penji does
12:55 Cutting back on service to step up success
15:40 Unlimited graphic design
20:40 Ego and how it affects business growth
28:00 Helping our team members achieve THEIR dreams
32:25 Instagram pods
48:00 Task prioritization and delegation
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“It’s good and healthy to aspire and to drive and to be committed. And it’s also good and healthy to know that you will fall short and you are still of value. You are still of worth. You are still ‘perfect.’”
Shannon is the CEO of Future State, however it was a full-circle journey which brought her to this role. During their deep conversation, Kim and Shannon chat about health and wellness, leadership, employee care, and a whole lot more!
8:00 The “price” of free
14:00 Setting examples as leaders when valuing our own health, wellbeing and success
20:20 What do Shannon and Future State do?
25:58 Shannon explains what a B Corp is
28:45 Impact AND income
40:02 Qualities of a successful CEO
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Maintaining physical, emotional and financial health requires letting go of what's not working in our lives. Listen as Kim Sutton shares a few recent experiences, and challenges you to make room for good.
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Jac Julien is an anti-hustle coach who helps people get out of the grind and back to working in flow. Listen as Kim and Jac cover a wide variety of topics including mompreneurship, time management, mental health, delegating tasks and more!
3:20 The need which led Jac to become an anti-hustle coach and the changes which resulted
8:15 “What does hustle mean to you?”
13:00 Bartering with time and money
21:40 Balancing the simple pleasures (aka time sucks) with productivity
28:30 What would Jac delegate?
32:30 39 going on 13
37:00 Hiding anxiety
39:00 Jac’s Why
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Alison Donaghey was a single mom on welfare when her boyfriend died, leaving her to figure out what to do next. Listen to hear how Alison turned a challenging time into a thriving business!
10:45 Ignorance is bliss
11:45 Kim shares her story of leaving her ex-husband
14:00 Growing a team and growing pains
15:40 Domino Thinking: Challenging people to think about what they’re thinking about
19:15 Honoring your worth
22:15 Alison’s sleep schedule
25:30 Alison’s journey as a podcaster
29:00 We all need something to hate
33:50 Cause and effect strategy consulting
45:00 Self-inflicted victimhood
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“If your life is calling you to do something greater, then your responsibility is to not do it, but rather cause it to happen.”
Jarrod Haning is a serial entrepreneur, whose experience taught him the critical skills and mindset needed to take a business from suffering to successful. Listen as Jarrod shares a boatload of golden nuggets!
3:50 Jarrod’s entrepreneurial journey
9:00 “I was switching horses because I thought there was something wrong with my horse.”
10:10 “Stop working 1-on-1”
14:00 “Grow happens when they’re doing it, not when you’re talking about it.”
20:15 I’ve been riding my horse upside-down and backwards
22:12 “Are you determined to find a way? Or are you determined to find a reason why you can’t but others can?”
23:20 Jarrod shifts again… And how/why it happened
29:40 “Being focused on getting things done doesn’t cause things to get done.”
31:53 “You cannot solve a bad solve a bad strategy with stubbornness.”
34:53 The fire chief analogy
47:48 “If I’m doing the work, my company’s falling behind.”
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“Really find a way to put in practice the things that fuel your most creative energy”
Steven Little is the founder and managing partner for Zero Limits Ventures. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 13 and when he turned 15 he sold his first company for not less than 6 figures. Listen to Steve as he brings Kim through his amazing adventures as an entrepreneur and shares his learnings about starting and selling his businesses.
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1:20 The start of Steven’s journey in business
10:51 Steve’s first important lesson about the value of business
17:05 How do entrepreneurs drive value for their business?
28:43 Treating your business as an income source and not as an asset
41:16 Mission orientation as a significant value driver
“If you want something badly enough, you can make anything happen for yourself.”
Matt Sweetwood turned tragedy into triumph after he suddenly became a single parent of five, with a struggling business.
Listen to hear how Matt learned to look at life through a different lens and turned life around for him and his family.
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“Yogaha is the science of how to live right. It is very important to incorporate it in every aspect of our life.” -Shanthi Yogini
The vital question: What really is Yoga? Many are aware of what Yoga is but only a few understand what it really is or how it should be done. Today’s interview with Yoga Teacher-Trainer and #1 International Best-Selling Author, Shanthi Yogini will bring us back to the authenticity of Yoga and how we can all benefit from it.
Started out as a software engineer, Shanthi Yogini was giving back as much to the society. But realizing that she neglected giving back to herself, she made a life-changing decision. So for today’s lesson: Yoga101. Empty your vessels as you learn Yoga in its purest form. Also, as a sweet treat, join our very own host, Kim Sutton as she attends her first-ever Yoga class!
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01:24 3 Questions
07:04 Yoga Beneath the Surface
18:51 Yoga 101
35:45 Bit by Bit
41:29 The WH’s of Yoga
I've never been good at New Year's Resolutions, so in 2019, I decided to take on the year differently. In this episode, I share my 19 for 2019 list, as previously shared on my blog.
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Cody Dakota Wooten and Kim Sutton discuss multiple facets of leadership, including mentorship, communication, delegation, self-care and more!
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