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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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Oct 16, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Oct 11, 2018

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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Oct 10, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Oct 9, 2018

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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Oct 8, 2018

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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Highlights:

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

Oct 7, 2018

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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Oct 6, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Oct 5, 2018

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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Oct 4, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Oct 3, 2018

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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Oct 2, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Oct 1, 2018

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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Sep 30, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Sep 29, 2018

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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Sep 28, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Sep 27, 2018

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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Sep 26, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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...

Sep 25, 2018

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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Sep 24, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Sep 23, 2018

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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Sep 22, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Sep 21, 2018

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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Sep 20, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

Sep 19, 2018

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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Sep 18, 2018

“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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Highlights:

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

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