You have the opportunity in this world [to]... impact and help many people that are looking for that little piece to get them over that hump.” -Tim Meuchel
Success is a universally elusive concept. Everybody can define the word but only a few can really give life to its meaning. If your entrepreneurial journey is a struggle, maybe you’re up for a little restructuring. Today, Tim Meuchel shares his own ups and downs and the lessons he’s learned along the way. As a fellow in business, he had his own guilt trip and seasons of nothingness. Born from his failures was the 10 Factor program, the entrepreneur’s blueprint to success which will be introduced in this episode. Tim also shares 3 things that can help you to get to where you want to be. Tune in and learn about these awesome tips and skill sets. Know your worth and hold on to it. Only then can you hear success knocking on your door.
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02:18 What It’s Like To Have A Good Job At A Good Company
12:12 The Road To 10 Factor
19:10 Talk More About Struggles More Than Successes
21:41 Hold On To Your Worth
28:18 The Guilt Trip
33:23 3 Things That Will Get To Where You Want To Be
38:50 Don’t Work Alone
44:40 Be Consistent
“You're never going to have the perfect team. You're never going to be the perfect manager, you're never going to have a perfect business...what matters is how we treat ourselves and how we treat the people around us as we make those mistakes so that we can become better and better all the time.” - Breanne Dyck
You have the power to build your dream team and it doesn’t have to be a perfect team. Perfect doesn’t need learning and growth and it’s definitely not a place for a visionary like you. Today, CEO Breanne Dyck joins the platform to share how to build the team that you want. She also shares some values and skills that a good leader must have to keep the team going and scale the business at the same time. Whether you’re new in business or a seasoned executive, you are worthy to feel the fruits of your success and deviate from the day-to-day stress of being in authority. Tune in and learn how to structure your business to get the results you want with a team of experts in a healthy work environment.
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02:37 Everything Lego
08:09 More Success More Stress
12:41 Visionary Pyramid
21:21 Starting A Business
32:20 Good Use Of Time
39:14 Team Zone Of Genius
48:11 Visionary CEO
“If you really want to succeed as an entrepreneur you really have to start looking at what you’re doing on a daily basis and think about what you can delegate, defer or delete.” - Scott Carson
Kim’s good friend, Scott Carson, joins on this episode of the Positive Productivity podcast for a feel good (and funny!) glimpse behind the scenes of both of their businesses. They share their thoughts on marketing, internet trolls, time management and more!
Scott Carson is known as “The Note Guy”, and for the past 15 years has been investing in distressed (mortgage) notes. He is the host of The Note Closers Podcast and is syndicated on 17+ radio stations across the United States.
05:53 Starting the Note Closers Podcast
11:11 Kim’s last experience with Periscope
12:56 The results we focus on
16:25 Kim’s fear of sending emails
20:36 Kim’s podcast strategy
21:53 Busy being busy
24:03 Repurposing content
25:19 Surviving and thriving as a multi-passionate entrepreneur
31:25 Scott’s biggest blessing from his business
36:10 Scheduling our goals to happen
38:57 Letting the bad clients and stress go
41:50 Scott’s ideal life
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“If you are completely confident in yourself and you trust yourself and your trust is coming from inner trust, then it doesn’t matter what’s happening on the outside.” - Joy Idries
Life’s challenges have the ability to transform us or paralyze us. Which do you choose?
Today’s guest, Joy Idries, found herself struggling with challenges of the past when she was transformed in a weekend. Listen as she and Kim Sutton discussed the struggles which held Joy back, and the growth she experienced when she was finally able to move forward.
04:16 Sending a shock through the system
05:28 A pattern of dangerous situations
12:39 Introductions to positive psychology
14:33 The healing retreat
18:18 From enlightenment and education to entrepreneurship
20:07 Fear and doing what’s easy
20:54 Cleaning up our vocabulary
22:18 Being grateful for the future
24:01 Next level you/Kim
27:57 Sharing our imperfections
30:55 Different types of intuition
35:04 Inner adventures
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“9 times out of 10, if something is not working in your business, most the time, it’s your messaging.” - Holly Chantal
It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it and why you do it. Tune in Holly Chantal and Kim Sutton talk about how your mindset, integrity and messaging can attract — or repel — your ideal clients.
00:53 Fluffy text
03:13 Holly’s journey
06:47 Learning to say "no"
07:58 Recognizing who is/isn’t a really great client
10:21 Definition and Transition
19:40 Price anchoring and setting
23:29 Next level Kim
25:04 Getting the sale vs. delivering the value
27:42 Walking away from clients
29:36 Next level Holly
33:33 Dressing for “success”
35:50 Frequency of family interruptions
37:38 Teaching young children about entrepreneurship
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As a child, Monte Wyatt was recognized by family members as being a leader, and through his education and career has been influencing others to become better leaders, themselves.
Listen as Monte and Kim chat about the importance of focus and priorities, staying in our genius zone, abundant vs. scarcity thinking, mindset and more!
Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp640.
As a teenager, Marc Guberti's mother suggested he create a blog to stay occupied. What nobody could have expected was that Marc's blog helped Marc become a multi-faceted, multi-passionate entrepreneur who, within a decade, has written over 20 books, hosted three podcasts, amassed a surprisingly large audience on social media AND developed multiple streams of income.
Listen as Marc and Kim Sutton chat about how Marc chooses his projects, how he maintains focus, the definition of good marketing, Chronic Idea Disorder, the quirks of being a multi-passionate entrepreneur and more.
Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp639.
Hope Zvara was at a business mixer in her town when a conversation with a stranger took an unexpected turn and changed Hope’s future.
Listen as Hope and Kim Sutton chat about entrepreneurship, self-care, action, work-life balance and more!
Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp638.
Nathan Hirsch became an entrepreneur in college when he opened a bookstore selling college textbooks. After receiving a cease and desist letter from his university due to his overwhelming success, he ventured into unknown territories where he experienced surprising results.
Listen as Nathan and Kim Sutton chat about outsourcing, finding creative solutions as entrepreneurs, the need for systems and processes in our businesses and more!
Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp637.
Do you consider yourself to be a people pleaser, over-achiever, and/or not-rock-the-boater? Is saying “yes” a knee jerk reaction which you regret as soon as the words leave your mouth? If you resonate with any of the aforementioned, this episode is for you!
Nancy Levin was the Events Director at Hay House for 12 years but it wasn’t until she went through she went through a crisis that the lessons she learned from the great minds she worked with really landed with her.
Listen as Nancy and Kim Sutton chat about boundaries, mindset, confidence, perfectionism and more!
Get the show notes and transcription at https://thekimsutton.com/pp636.
“Our content is a conversation. And the more we step into that and feel comfortable being real, the more they get to see what it would be like to work with us.” - Deb Coman
Connecting with your audience — and knowing who your ideal audience is — is key to converting content views into revenue. Join Deb Coman and Kim Sutton as they discuss how to create and share content, the value of authenticity and much more!
06:15 Taking the next, right, step
08:55 Right steps vs. left steps
13:23 What our business doesn’t have to be
14:54 Comprehensive content marketing strategies
17:29 Kim’s challenge with over-committing
21:42 What success means
25:08 Good Better Best
29:36 Seeing the opportunities to scale
31:55 The first client Kim left voluntarily
33:57 Defining your values
35:35 How Kim is using Pinterest
36:58 What to set up before hitting “Publish”
45:03 Knowing our audience
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“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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”
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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“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!
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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“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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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.
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.
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.
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
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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