“Everyone is busy in their business, everyone is busy in their operations in their day, but outsourcing really can be the most transformative business tool available today.”
Realizing that his business needed 24/7 care, Derek Gallimore, Founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, decided to outsource in the Philippines. By doing this, it has allowed his team to grow and opportunities to be had. Listen in as Kim and Derek discuss how outsourcing can make the business and actually save the business, the importance of communication, and how standard operating procedures benefit the team.
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01:12 The journey
06:45 What the structure of his business looks like
09:10 Outsourcing is a win/win and can save businesses
19:18 Communication is the key
25:24 The importance of standard operating procedures
34:05 Employees vs outsourcing
Well, my friends! A big change for the Positive Productivity podcast is about to happen! No, it’s not going away, but you’ll have to turn in to hear what’s going on!
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“Great entrepreneurs and great leaders are not afraid to take a risk and fail. The only time we see failure is if you quit.”
After surviving a plane crash named “Miracle on the Hudson”, you would expect some life changes to occur. Dave Sanderson, President of Dave Sanderson Speaks International, was in sales for 31 years and shifted his mission in life to speak and impact others after surviving this traumatic event. Tune in as Dave shares with Kim about the effectiveness of understanding communication styles, taking the power of “why” three steps further, and Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome.
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00:56 A new mission in life
03:52 Being in the right place at the right time
09:18 Understanding communication styles
17:38 The epiphanies
26:58 Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome
30:20 Continuing a legacy
Have you become a “Yes Ma’am” or a “Yes Sir?” Are you tired of committing so much to other people that you don’t have time for yourself? If so, this episode is for you!
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Diane Huth’s mission is to help Corporate America change the way it hires, fires, and retires it’s most important employees. Baby boomers are able to offer skills that are learned over time and not instantaneous, giving them an advantage to younger generations. Listen in as Kim and Diane discuss how she helps showcase skills that are learned over the years, all generations can learn from each other, and what defines your personal identity.
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01:16 An accidental career coach
08:06 The best age to start a business
12:40 Insights from baby boomers
22:33 A lifelong journey of learning
35:59 The bankruptcy crisis
43:15 Baby boomers starting their own biz
Have you ever made a snap decision and instantly regretted it? I can tell you I have! In this episode, I’ll give a couple quick examples of why to stay away from snap decisions
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“Anxiety can be so challenging and I just want to encourage people to not have to carry that around forever.”
Abby Rohrer, Master Karma and Anxiety Healer, explains that our anxiety doesn’t just live in our minds, it also lives in our bodies. After healing herself from her own anxieties and compulsive disorder, Abby became passionate about helping others with their compulsions and money karma. Join Kim as she and Abby discuss recognizing karma and if it is bleeding into your present life, clearing your fear of money, and the benefits of releasing what isn’t yours to hold on to.
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01:03 A transformational journey
04:22 Signs of dealing with karma challenges
07:45 Lineage karma
12:15 A few easy ways to clear the karma
19:50 Anxiety healing and money anxiety
28:21 The weight of empathy
33:57 Rising up out of a pit of depression
Lately I’ve been evaluating cost vs. investment, both in terms of time AND money. Tune in to hear what I mean!
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“Growth happens in the uncomfortable zones. Try to do something regularly that scares you a little bit and you will grow a little bit each day as a result.”
From working for a hardware company selling wireless modems, to developing a small program with an email sequence, Tom Kulzer, CEO and Founder of AWeber, now helps about a hundred thousand small business customers send out their email campaigns, automations, and funnel set ups. Join Kim as she and Tom discuss spam mail, benefits of Standard Operating Procedures, and how it’s beneficial to take some time away from the business.
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00:56 The start of Aweber
07:10 A takeaway on college
11:02 How most people view spam
19:20 Quantity over quality with email lists?
24:52 Standard Operating Procedures, you want it uniform but not robotic
36:50 Taking time away from the business is valuable
Considering I find it hard to finish any knitting project, I am thrilled to celebrate being two years and 500 episodes in to this podcast!
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“Decide who and how you want to be in life. And then go after it.”
Mary Ann Robbat, Director & Founder of the Center of Lifelong Happiness, was empathetic and intuitive at very young age. While working in Corporate America, she pushed aside her intuitions until someone asked her when she was going to start using her real gifts. Listen in to this nugget filled conversation with Kim and Mary Ann as she shares her transformation into the coach she is today, we can choose our story, and three simple steps to bring yourself back to center.
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00:57 A young empath and intuitive
09:32 Helping people to be their best versions
16:15 Mind your thoughts
21:38 Shaman and Shamanic healing
27:08 Treating only symptoms doesn’t fix the underlying issue
34:33 Three simple steps to bring yourself back to center
40:33 The Journey of a Healer
Being on a new fitness and nutrition plan is difficult, but for someone who doesn’t enjoy exercise, it’s even more difficult. Listen in to hear how I’m making exercise tolerable!
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“None of it’s personal.”
Devin Galaudet is an author and an avid traveler. At a young age he was told by a teacher to give up writing and spend more time in woodshop. Fortunately, he never gave up on his dream. Now he is a travel journalist and has visited 85 different countries! Join Kim and Devin on part one of their light hearted conversation discussing his history with his father, his favorite places he’s visited, and where he is headed next.
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04:33 A liar, a thief, and a conman
09:27 A beggar and a backpack with patches
20:17 Fascinating and favorite places
28:01 Good people doing good things
33:04 Walking tall when you’re feeling down
40:00 Visiting the “Windy City”
46:35 Just get out and travel
What can happen in a year? A whole lot! Listen as I share with you a year in review for me both personally and professionally.
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“I love feeling like I am in control of my destiny and I’m not reporting up to a boss. I am the luckiest person in the world for what I get to do every day.”
Matt East, Owner of Matt East & Company, has been living his best year of his life yet! He enjoys working one on one with his clients to help them get clarity in their direction, creates massive goals, and designs plans to achieve them. Listen as Kim and Matt have a relaxed back and forth dialog discussing which podcasts they listen to, what they miss about Corporate America, and why knowing your “why” is so important.
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01:25 The best year of his life
03:30 Missing the commute
08:30 Podcast list comparisons
18:35 Working for a startup company to personal coaching
23:09 Ketogenic diets and lifestyle changes
28:50 Get it done before forty
38:04 Marketing funnels
42:08 Knowing your “why”
47:45 The “Goal Giver’s” goals
Where are you finding inspiration? Recently I asked my list the same question, and in this episode I share some of the responses!
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“Work life balance is obtainable. The most important thing I have found is the willingness to prioritize, maybe more important than that is to accept the implications of that prioritization.”
James Sudakow, the Principal of CH Consulting, thought that his business would be a one year experiment and then he would return to Corporate America. Nearly ten years later, he has written multiple books and put his own words into action in his business. Listen in as James shares with Kim his realization of his need to give up growing his business, figuring out your boundaries and sticking to them, and how documenting a day in a life can help you manage your life and work balance.
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00:50 A one year experiment turned into almost 10 years!
13:10 Work life balance
22:46 Defining boundaries and figuring out what works best
26:30 “Super Hero Syndrome”
31:30 Utilizing the resources you have available
34:02 A day in a life...
Are you preparing for success? Or are you working too close to the work (aka IN your business rather than ON your business?) Take a step back today and consider the best path to creating a better life and business!
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“It’s not about when, it's about how we get there. Then I think we can all enjoy the journey a lot more.”
After graduating from college Jacob Baadsgaard helped Fortune 500 Companies track analytics. While digging through data and sorting through common mistakes, he had his “Aha” moment. He decided to teach companies how to be smart with their money and help them with their marketing data. Tune in as Kim and Jacob discuss some common mistakes he has found companies make, big hurdles and how to get over them, and his number one question when interviewing.
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00:44 The “Aha” moment
05:53 Common mistakes companies make
11:15 Going from 1 person to 120
20:48 Leaping over those hurdles
24:30 Disruptive Advertising
30:24 Allowing for time off
38:27 Two tips for a leg up
Do you have SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) set up in your business? Or is the person who performs a task the only person who knows how to complete it? Tune in to hear my thoughts!
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“It’s not about what you do, it’s not about the deliverable. You will earn significantly more income for who you are, not what you do.”
Jim Palmer, owner of Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind, found himself climbing the corporate ladder back in the early 2000’s while working as a VP in marketing. Eventually, his position was eliminated. While off for a year due to unemployment, he received news that he had cancer. Nowadays, you will find Jim working his dream business from his 50 foot home on the water. Listen in as Kim and Jim discuss his multiple successful businesses, how he does it from his floating home, and the concept of the mule and the magician.
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01:23 Finding the “best time” to start a business
07:08 The difference between a small business and an entrepreneur
18:25 Living on a boat!
24:41 What does a Dream Business mean to Jim?
28:08 The mule and the magician
35:36 Don’t worry about what others think
44:33 An ideal client for Jim
Four days in to eating healthier and implementing a fitness plan, I am already seeing amazing changes in my life. Listen to hear what I changed, and what that, in turn, has done!
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“I want to help people get involved and participate in creating healthier, cleaner and safer communities.”
Jody Holmes is a Coach from Essential Education Center and has a strong passion for environmental protection and the importance of it. Connection with nature can be therapeutic for mind, body, and soul. Join Kim and Jody as they discuss the importance of living in the now, enjoying silence, and rooftop gardens.
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00:43 We all share the same home
06:22 Live in the NOW
10:59 Enjoy the silence
18:37 Guilty pleasures and healthy options
22:03 Serial reader
I can’t tell you how many times I hear gasps of surprise when I share I have five kids and a podcast. Listen as I share my thoughts on kids, commitment and more!
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“Take control of your infertility struggles. Infertility should not own you. You do not have to be a victim of your infertility.”
Battling her own 11 long and trying years of infertility has allowed Pradeepa to find her purpose in life: to help men, women, and couples get through their infertility and make it suck less. Join Kim as Pradeepa shares her agonizing battle with infertility, the light at the end of the tunnel for her and her husband, and how she is able to help so many others with their own battles of infertility.
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00:57 11 years in the making
05:50 Unexpected shame and jealousy
09:19 Fertility is financially draining as well as physically and emotionally
17:42 Intimacy becomes mechanical and less…intimate
26:28 Her purpose in life
36:26 Take control of your infertility struggles