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Welcome to the 1 Simple Thing Podcast, where we help you "build a better business by building a better you." 5 days a week we feature guests who are experts in life...marriage and family, health and fitness, emotional spiritual and mental health. You know...the things that we often overlook, but can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Each day you’ll get 1 Simple Thing you can do to start down the road to change. No big list, no unattainable goals. Just 1 Simple Thing.
“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 2 - Mike Vardy”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 2 on the list. Episode 194: Measuring Your Productivity. We hope you enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

 

You can't manage what you don't measure. On this episode author and productivity expert Mike Vardy talks about conducting regular reviews so you can move forward in the right direction. Mike shares how we can start to review more regularly so that we can make greater progress beyond today.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 3 - Derek Coburn”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 3 on the list. Episode 312: Networking 3.0. We hope you enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

 

Author Derek Coburn helps us upgrade our networking efforts to what he calls Networking 3.0.Instead of handing out business cards and looking to benefit yourself, Derek teaches a change of mindset constantly places the focus on your existing clients, and people in your network. In Networking 3.0 you are always mindful of and spotting those win-win connections that would benefit them, not you when you are meeting new people at events.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 4 - Pat Williams”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 4 on the list. Episode 202: The Key to Influence. We hope you enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

 

Pat Williams talks about how our character is the key by which we influence others on a personal level. It is also our character that ultimately becomes the guiding force that results in genuine success throughout our lives. Pat reminds us that we all are role models, and we can never rest on our oars in these areas of character: honesty, integrity, responsibility, humility, hard work, perseverance, and courage.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 5 - Dr. Bill Dyment”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 5 on the list. Episode 206: Don’t Try Harder, Get More Connected. We hope you enjoy it and Happy Holidays!

 

Author and speaker Dr. Bill Dyment talks about how we often try to do things by ourselves through sheer willpower. He teaches that, through support, we can begin to burn those changes into our psyche, even in our emotional DNA. Therefore, we must strategically choose those people closest to us. This process is an extremely critical step in getting to the goals and successes we want to achieve.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 6 - Maura Thomas”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 6 on the list. Episode 309: Tools are only half of the solution. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

 

Maura Thomas teaches that we need more than just a set of tools to be productive. We also need a workflow management process to understand how to use these tools and how are they going to serve us, rather than adapting to some tool somebody told us was useful.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 7 - Derek Coburn”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 7 on the list. Episode 311: How to Stand apart from your competition. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

 

Author Derek Coburn talks about how we often look at networking as a means to get new customers. But he says our biggest opportunity is to grow our network to better serve our existing clients. The key is to be mindful in helping your clients expand their horizons to help them grow their business.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 8 - Maura Thomas”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 8 on the list. Episode 306: Stop Sabotaging Your Productivity. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

 

Author Maura Thomas explains that focus is like a muscle; the more you work it, the stronger it becomes. The problem is our typical daily behavior weakens our focus muscle because we’re constantly distracted. And the more constantly distracted we are, the shorter our attention span and ability to focus becomes.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 9 - Robert Stover”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 9 on the list. Episode 234: Your Ideas Need a HERO. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

Author Robert Stover says if you have ideas in life it’s going to be risky. You don’t know if they’re going to work or not. But if you don’t passionately fight for why it will work, or accept the first brush aside comment like, “that won’t work,” then you’re never going to change the game. So you have to dig in and fight for it.

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“Top 10 of 2015 - Number 10 - Hal Elrod”

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2015 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today’s is number 10 on the list. Episode 331: Why You Want What You Want. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

In part 1 of the 4 Keys to Achieving Extraordinary Goals, bestselling author and success coach Hal Elrod teaches us that the first step in achieving extraordinary goals is to first have clarity. Listen and learn how to develop the clarity to know what you want and why you want it.

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“Living Life Intentionally” with Jeff Sanders

Are you the kind of person who hopes things happen? Or are you the kind of person who makes things happen? On today’s show Dave Kirby reflects on conversations with Jeff Sanders on episodes 351-355. He also shares his own thoughts on living life intentionally.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jeff_Sanders_-_Episode_355.mp3
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“Rewind Your Week” with Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders talks about the importance of reviewing our productivity and schedule each week. You can structure the review however you want. The point is that you feel like you understand what you did and what you are going to do. By reviewing your week you will understand what went wrong, what went right, and how you are going to make the week coming up the best it can be.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jeff_Sanders_-_Episode_354.mp3
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“Equilibrium Zero” with Jeff Sanders

Author and podcaster Jeff Sanders shows us why it’s important to reach what he calls “equilibrium zero.” That’s a state where you are working from a very clean space. You want to achieve the simplicity of only working on one thing at a time, and that only happens when things are clean and organized. You then get to that state where you can say, “I have processed everything around me so now I can give all of myself to my next task.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jeff_Sanders_-_Episode_353.mp3
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“The IDEAL Morning Routine” with Jeff Sanders

Author Jeff Sanders talks about how to structure our morning routine to help us dominate our day. The actual routine begins the night before. Decide what time you want to go to bed to wake up when you want. You can choose whatever focus you want with your early mornings but having a philosophy or a strategy is important because it helps to know what you want your mornings to mean to you. Knowing your morning objective is important so you can then plan the exact habits you need to accomplish your goals.

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“Forget Annual Goal Setting” with Jeff Sanders

We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to plan an entire 12-month period. However, it’s never really effective because most of those goals have been ditched completely by the end of January. By the end of the year, you have forgotten most of the goals you set at the beginning of the year, or you’re scrambling to get them done at the last minute. On this episode, Jeff Sanders gives us an alternative to annual goal setting that is much more effective.

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“Vision to Reality” with Honoree Corder

Dave recaps episodes 346-349 where guest Honoree Corder shares lessons from her book, “Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results”

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“Create an Inspiring Vision” with Honoree Corder

Honoree Corder gives us the first step to creating a compelling, inspiring vision. Your vision is the less concrete, less defined thing you want. Your vision is the energy and driving purpose behind your goals. When you set your intention, when you have a vision of how you want to feel some day, it can feel a little indefinable. But you still commit to moving in that direction the best you know how. You then identify the first goal you can see based on where you want to go.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Honoree_Corder_-_Episode_349.mp3
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“Big Hairy Audacious Goals” with Honoree Corder

Honoree Corder talks about why we need to set big goals. Really big goals. She says you know you’ve set the right big hairy audacious goals when you feel a little nauseous. You’ve got a feeling in the pit of your stomach that says, “I REALLY want that. I have to work hard to make that happen.”

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“Plan A and ONLY Plan A” with Honoree Corder

Honoree Corder talks about committing ourselves to Plan A without a backup Plan B. A backup plan offers us another option when Plan A gets tough. But there is some providence that steps in that will help you to find your way when you unrelentingly commit to your goal. You will meet the right people. You will come across the right piece of information. When you trust the fact that you’ve made the right decision for yourself, and you’re moving forward, and you just keep walking. If you are 100 percent committed, then you will get where you want to go.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Honoree_Corder_-_Episode_347.mp3
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“Short-Term Massive Action” with Honoree Corder

Honoree Corder talks about how short-term massive action can change our ability to reach our goals. The problem isn’t necessarily that we don’t know what to do, it’s that we want more of what we want RIGHT NOW. So we give up what we want later for what we want right now. We want instant gratification, yet real results don’t happen that way. They happen one day, one choice at a time.

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“Strategies for Life, Love & Work” with Anne Grady

What is happiness? How do you define it? Most of us have some vague idea of what it means to be happy, but do we know how to get there? On today’s 1 Simple Thing, I’m sharing my thoughts on what happiness is and how to get there.

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“Rethink Happiness” with Anne Grady

Author Anne Grady shows us how to rethink what it means to be happy. We often think we must achieve something new to be happy: “If I get a master's degree I’ll be happy,” “If I get married I’ll be happy,”  or “If I get this car I’ll be happy.” The reality is that you can achieve all of your dreams and still not be happy. You’re never always a certain emotion, and it’s really about taking time to acknowledge the good ones when they happen so that you can make it through the bad ones. If you chose to dwell on all of the negative things, you’re going to find them all the time. Life has ups and downs, and you get to choose where you want to focus.

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“Define Success” with Anne Grady

Most of us don’t aim too high and miss our goals. Most of us aim too low and achieve them. We don’t want to think about what could be possible because the next thought is, “Well I don’t know how I would do that.” So we settle, and that’s how we get stuck. Defining success means you have to let yourself dream big and identify what you want your ideal life to look like, then start making choices based on that. What you think about, you create; and if you are thinking about a definition of success, you’re more likely to take steps to create it rather than just react out of instinct.

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“Get Unstuck” with Anne Grady

Author Anne Grady talks about how to get unstuck. Perhaps some people see a beam of light and hear angels singing, and magically pull themselves out of being stuck. But for most of us it’s about taking it little chunks at a time and figuring out how to get out of the ruts we’ve gotten ourselves into. It’s very easy to settle into routines and get comfortable, but if we stay there, we don’t grow.

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“Realize Your Courage” with Anne Grady

Habits are a benefit in our lives. They keep us from having to think about certain tasks we perform regularly. You don’t have to think about how to brush your teeth because it’s a habit. Our thought patterns can also become habits. And if those thoughts are negative and limiting, we begin to find reasons to support the message, and they become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Today Anne Grady helps us find our courage, overcome those negative thought habits and allow ourselves to move forward.

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“Create Agreements Everyone Wants to Keep” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington shares a technique for creating agreements everyone wants to keep. It may be difficult, but it’s easier done than not done, which is always going to be harmful and tear at our relationships. That’s why it’s so important to have some tool or technique to be able to maintain the closeness and respect while resolving conflicts.

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“How to Break ANY Power Struggle” with Dr. Rob Pennington

We might have different values or goals. Perhaps we have the same perception of the facts and maybe we have the same goal, but we have different ways we want to get there. That constitutes a difference of opinion. Often, it’s a difference of opinion that turns into a power struggle – who can yell the loudest, who can be the most threatening. Dr. Rob Pennington teaches us how to overcome any power struggle with a simple negotiating question.

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“Find the Agreement Hiding In Every Misunderstanding” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington says 75-80% of conflicts are because of a misunderstanding. If you realize that and discover the misunderstanding, the disagreement goes away, and you come to an agreement. Perhaps you just could not see the agreement because you believed the misunderstanding to be correct.

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“Conflict Is Not Personal (It's Just Difficult)” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington teaches us to recognize that conflict, while difficult, is not personal. Isn’t it true that the person you are in conflict with would be the way they are whether you’re there or not. If you realize that simple fact, then you realize it’s not personal. It has more to do with the way they have learned to behave or their values, etc. That’s valuable information if you want to have influence.

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“Achieve Your Extraordinary Goals” with Hal Elrod

Dave Kirby reflects on the incredible conversations over the last few episodes with Hal Elrod, and shares his thoughts on what your life might look like if you create and achieve the most extraordinary goals you can imagine.

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“Upgrade Your Circle” with Hal Elrod

In part 4 of the 4 Keys to Achieving Extraordinary Goals, bestselling author and success coach Hal Elrod talks about intentionally upgrading your circle of influence or the quality of people with whom you surround yourself on a regular basis. If you are serious about achieving extraordinary goals and living an extraordinary life, then surround yourself with like-minded people, books, videos, or online communities filled with those who are living the life to which you aspire.

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“The Power of a Partner” with Hal Elrod

In part 3 of the 4 Keys to Achieving Extraordinary Goals, bestselling author and success coach Hal Elrod talks about the importance of an accountability partner. Hal also teaches a simple format to make our accountability sessions more effective.

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“Get Better Beliefs” with Hal Elrod

In part 2 of the 4 Keys to Achieving Extraordinary Goals, bestselling author and success coach Hal Elrod shares practical ways to develop extraordinary beliefs that change our mindset and allow us to achieve truly life changing results.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Hal_Elrod_-_Episode_332.mp3
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“Why You Want What You Want” with Hal Elrod

In part 1 of the 4 Keys to Achieving Extraordinary Goals, bestselling author and success coach Hal Elrod teaches us that the first step in achieving extraordinary goals is to first have clarity. Listen and learn how to develop the clarity to know what you want and why you want it.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Hal_Elrod_-_Episode_331.mp3
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“Hit The Mark!: Improve Your Focus, Boost Your Energy and Make The Most of Your Time” with Erik Fisher

We all want to be the best version of ourselves. We want sharper focus and more energy. We want to make the most of our time and productivity. On today’s episode Dave Kirby recaps and shares his thoughts on his conversations with Erik Fisher, based on his book; “Hit The Mark!: Improve Your Focus, Boost Your Energy and Make The Most of Your Time.”

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“Boost Your Energy TODAY” with Erik Fisher

Author and podcaster Erik Fisher talks about common energy drains, proper energy management, and being attuned to our natural rhythms. Eric shares some simple energy boosters to make you feel better and more productive today.

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“Learn to Set Boundaries” with Erik Fisher

Author and podcaster Erik Fisher talks about techniques to set boundaries without feeling like a robot. Boundaries can sound hard and restrictive, like a ball and chain. Erik shares that boundary management is really about choice management. To achieve our desired outcome, we must be intentional in making choices that help us produce our best work.

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“Become a Master of Time” with Erik Fisher

There are two types of time: clock time and relative time. Clock time is 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour. It doesn’t change. Relative time changes based on the amount of enjoyment we get. That’s why we say “time flies.” On this episode, author and podcaster Erik Fisher shares strategies to help you make the most of your time. It starts with finding the things that energize us so much that it’s easy to manage our time and be productive.

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“Sharpen Your Focus” with Erik Fisher

We often want to focus on certain changes in our lives, yet we end up somewhere completely different. On today’s episode author and podcaster Erik Fisher talks about focus being “the target.” And just like hitting a target, you must have a clear vision of what it looks like. Today Erik is showing us how to sharpen our focus so we can hit the target every time.

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“Rewrite Your Story” with Dana Wilde

We all have a story. Every person, experience and thought in our lives has been a part of that story. But what if your story is limiting you? What if your past is keeping you from your future? On today’s episode, Dave Kirby has some thoughts for you on beginning a new story…one that is full of all the good you have wished for.

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“Create Positive Expectations” with Dana Wilde

You’ve tried setting goals. You’ve been through all the goal setting workshops. You’ve bought all the materials. You’ve downloaded the app. Yet you still have trouble setting and keeping your goals. Why is that? And what’s the difference between setting goals and having positive expectations? Author Dana Wilde reveals how your brain is working perfectly on your behalf when you are setting these positive expectations because we are taking it beyond hope; we are taking it to belief and expectation.

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“What’s Your Story?” with Dana Wilde

What story are you telling yourself on a daily basis? We all have a story. We have that internal dialog that is going on. We have assumptions of who we are, and where we are headed in life. Is your story something that is reinforcing or limiting you? Dana Wilde talks about the “cycle of perpetual sameness” and how most people only experience incremental growth in their lives, or in their business, because they continue to go on this cycle of perpetual sameness.

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“Change Your Inner Voice” with Dana Wilde

We all talk to ourselves. Now you might not walk down the aisle of the grocery store mumbling under your breath, but we all have an internal dialog going on all the time and it is either limiting us or empowering us. On this episode author Dana Wilde helps us develop an empowering internal dialog that will propel us toward our goals.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Dana_Wilde_-_Episode_322.mp3
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“Thoughts Control Feelings” with Dana Wilde

Bestselling Author Dana Wilde talks about how our thoughts control our feelings. Do you think you are successful because of what you do? Or, do you think the success that we experience starts on a much deeper level? Say our mindset? Dana explains how our mind, how our thoughts, impact our future success. Once you start to figure out that the thoughts in my head, the thoughts I am thinking, are what are creating these emotions, now it gets really easy to be happy, to be productive, and get things done.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Dana_Wilde_-_Episode_321.mp3
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“Start with Why” with Simon Sinek

Everything we want to accomplish in life begins with discovering our own “why.” It’s our burning reason and purpose for what we do. All the great leaders in history began with knowing why, and it’s the answer to that question that will lead us to greatness as well. On this episode, Dave Kirby his conversation with Simon Sinek shared from his book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Simon_Sinek_-_Episode_320.mp3
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“Ask For Help” with Simon Sinek

Bestselling author Simon Sinek says we do not have to know all the answers, and we do not have to pretend we do. And when we are willing to admit we don’t know and ask for help, it’s amazing how many people will want to help us. When we give someone the opportunity to contribute to our lives, that also gives their lives purpose.

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“Admit What You Don’t Know” with Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek talks about how most of us know what we do, but we don’t have a purpose, belief, or cause that’s driving that decision. When you have a sense of purpose - when you know why - everything begins to make sense. It’s amazing the clarity we get when we have a sense of why we do what we do.

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“Ask Questions” with Simon Sinek

Bestselling author Simon Sinek talks about the power of asking questions. We stop asking as many questions as we should and sometimes we just take things for granted. The great leaders are often like little kids in how they ask questions and consume information. They don’t always agree with everything, but they listen intently to see if there’s anything they can learn. They do less of the talking and more of the asking.

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“Discover Your Why” with Simon Sinek

Bestselling author Simon Sinek talks about discovering your own unique why. It’s your sense of purpose, sense of cause, or sense of belief. All the great leaders in the world - whether it’s Steve Jobs or Martin Luther King - had a crystal clear sense of purpose, cause, or belief. They understood their why, and that’s what drew us to them… and inspired us to follow them.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Simon_Sinek_-_Episode_316.mp3
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“Start Making Meaningful Connections” with Derek Coburn

Most of us have only experienced the negative type of networking. Standing around at a party handing out business cards to people you don’t know, hoping to find a needle client in the haystack. On this episode, Dave highlights some of the un-networking strategies Derek Coburn shared in episodes 311-314 from his book, “Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections.”

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“Trigger Ongoing Reciprocation” with Derek Coburn

Derek Coburn shows us how to merge client appreciation with networking and, if done the right way, how it can be very beneficial to you and your business. By making existing clients happy, you increase the likelihood of them staying your clients. And through them you gain opportunities to meet more people than you would have met otherwise.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_314.mp3
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“How To Build a Valuable Network” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn talks about how to build a valuable network without attending networking events. Derek’s method is to host an event comprised of a community of people who have a pay it forward mindset and genuinely want to add value for one another. After you have added tons of value for these individuals, after you have made really valuable connections, and after you have been the one who brought people together in a meaningful way, they are going to WANT to help you any way they can.

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“Networking 3.0” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn helps us upgrade our networking efforts to what he calls “Networking 3.0.” Instead of handing out business cards and looking to benefit yourself, Derek teaches a change of mindset constantly places the focus on your existing clients, and people in your network. In Networking 3.0 you are always mindful of and spotting those win-win connections that would benefit them, not you when you are meeting new people at events.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_312.mp3
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“How to Stand apart from your competition” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn talks about how we often look at networking as a means to get new customers. But he says our biggest opportunity is to grow our network to better serve our existing clients. The key is to be mindful in helping your clients expand their horizons to help them grow their business.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_311.mp3
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“Personal Productivity Secrets” with Maura Thomas

Modern life has given us so many distractions and interruptions that we have a lost our ability to focus and concentrate. The abundance of devices and notifications has robbed us of our attention span. On this episode, Dave Kirby recaps episodes 306-309 with thoughts on his conversations with guest Maura Thomas about her book, “Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention... and regain control of your life.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_310.mp3
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“Tools are only half of the solution” with Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas teaches that we need more than just a set of tools to be productive. We also need a workflow management process to understand how to use these tools and how are they going to serve us, rather than adapting to some tool somebody told us was useful.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_309.mp3
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“Stop the mental chatter” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas gives some great advice on controlling the mental chatter in our heads that creates stress and distraction. Most people are not very good at keeping track of all of the details. We write stuff down, but we write it down in various places: a notebook, sticky notes, flagged in email, or on the dry erase board in the office. We end up having all these bits of information swirling around in our heads and scattered in a million different places all at the same time. It’s a system that feels productive, but it isn’t because when it’s time to retrieve or access the specific information we’re in a frenzy trying to figure out where to look.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_308.mp3
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“Take control of your technology” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas talks about how, as a society, technology is there for our convenience, yet we let it interrupt us all the time and don’t control it. We need to control our technologies, so we’re not constantly interrupted, making it impossible to focus.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_307.mp3
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“Stop Sabotaging Your Productivity” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas explains that focus is like a muscle; the more you work it, the stronger it becomes. The problem is our typical daily behavior weakens our focus muscle because we’re constantly distracted. And the more constantly distracted we are, the shorter our attention span and ability to focus becomes.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_306.mp3
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“What Does it Take to Change?” with Kerry Patterson

If you’ve tried and failed to create lasting change in your life, it might be because you have relied primarily on willpower. And willpower will consistently let us down. Instead, Kerry Patterson has made a career of studying the science required to make lasting change. Today Dave Kirby recaps his conversations with Kerry on Episodes 301-304 and shares some thoughts about what he’s learned.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kerry_Patterson_-_Episode_305.mp3
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“How to Change Anything” with Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson shares practical applications on how skillful “changers” have created vital behaviors to dramatically improve results with colleagues, loved ones and in themselves. Learn how real people have integrated all of the strategies and tactics of the new science of personal success into an effective change plan, helping them find career success, weight loss, financial fitness, addiction recovery, or relationship renewal.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kerry_Patterson_-_Episode_304.mp3
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“Overcoming Bad Habits” with Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson teaches us to be mindful of our friends and the impact they have to either motivate and enable us to do the right thing, or motivate and enable us to do the wrong thing. Likewise, the physical world is acting upon you in ways you don’t even realize. And because we don’t intuitively look to the physical world we miss a great opportunity to create and maintain change.

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“Creating Lasting Change” with Kerry Patterson

To create lasting change, we must have the motivation to change and also the ability to change. Kerry Patterson warns of what he calls "the willpower trap." It's the trap of thinking willpower alone is enough to create lasting change. At some level, you might succeed in the short term, but over the long run you won’t be able to keep it up. Instead, what we need is a desire to change, combined with a cohesive strategy to apply the proper skills required for long-term success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kerry_Patterson_-_Episode_302.mp3
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“Willpower is Not Enough” with Kerry Patterson

Willpower is not the answer to creating change in your life. Kerry Patterson says when you have lasting problems and you’ve tried and tried, willpower is not enough. That’s where skill comes into play.  When you learn how to bring certain skills into play, depending on what challenges you are facing, you are 10x more likely to create lasting change.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kerry_Patterson_-_Episode_301.mp3
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“Launching Your Personal Search for Success” with Richard Shell

On episodes 296-299, author Richard Shell has shared insights and wisdom from his book, “Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success.” Today Dave Kirby recaps those conversation and offers his own thoughts about what our personal search for success feels and looks like.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Richard_Shell_-_Episode_300.mp3
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“Job, Career, or Calling?” with Richard Shell

Author Richard Shell asks us an important question: Is what you do a job, a career, or a calling? All are respectable and valid, but a calling, or what Richard calls “meaningful work,” is the ultimate goal. It allows you to work in your area of genius while also gaining the inner satisfaction that comes from both excellence and totally enjoying what you do.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Richard_Shell_-_Episode_299.mp3
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“Are you at peace with your family?” with Richard Shell

Richard Shell talks about how our journey of success draws upon another journey, and that’s the journey to responsibility. It’s often the case that your dreams may lead you to want to draw pictures next to a pond,  but you’re responsible for family and have make a living to support your family. We must learn how to balance our duty to fulfill ourselves with our duty to be responsible for the welfare of those we love. How well you manage that will be part of your success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Richard_Shell_-_Episode_298.mp3
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“What is happiness?” with Richard Shell

Richard Shell helps us appreciate the different kinds of happiness. He reminds us to recognize that you’re likely to be somewhat mistaken about it sometimes, and just let life flow. Let the experience of your life guide you to what brings you the greatest sense of satisfaction and connection.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Richard_Shell_-_Episode_297.mp3
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“STOP living someone else’s dream!” with Richard Shell

Richard Shell shares that success is a journey of self-discovery first, and then choosing the tools that will work for you. First get some idea of what the word success means to you. Don’t allow yourself to chase someone else’s dream, but find the thing that will give you true satisfaction. Then find how to advance toward your goal using your unique combination of talents.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Richard_Shell_-_Episode_296.mp3
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“Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice” with Todd Henry

In a world that tempts us to be who others think we are or want us to be, how do you find your authentic voice? On this episode, Dave Kirby shares his thoughts and recaps what Todd Henry’s three elements of your personal voice engine from his book, “Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Todd_Henry_-_Episode_295.mp3
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“Develop True Mastery of Your Craft” with Todd Henry

Author Todd Henry talks about the third element of your personal “voice engine:” Mastery. Todd teaches that mastery is really about owning your platform. It’s about developing what you need to do to put your work in front of other people. Mastery is how people first experience us and our work. So what are the set of skills you need to practice on a daily basis so you can become a master of your craft and be able to deliver at a moment’s notice?

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Todd_Henry_-_Episode_294.mp3
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“Find your True Vision” with Todd Henry

Author Todd Henry talks about the second element of your personal “voice engine:” Vision. Identify and care deeply about the people you want to serve, and have a vision for where you can take them. Figure out how you can take what you care about and shape it so it overlaps with what your audience cares about. Then they can see your point of view and move with you.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Todd_Henry_-_Episode_293.mp3
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“Find your true Identity” with Todd Henry

Author Todd Henry talks about the first element of your personal voice engine: Identity. Todd says It’s important to understand what you stand for. It’s important to understand what you care about, the battle lines you’ve drawn, and the principals that you’ll go to the mat for every time. And you should be known for those things over time.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Todd_Henry_-_Episode_292.mp3
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“Find your authentic voice” with Todd Henry

Todd Henry talks about rooting your work in something that really matters to you. He offers advice on how to find ways to infuse that into your day-to-day activity, so it connects with other people in a deep and resonant way.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Todd_Henry_-_Episode_291.mp3
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“It Takes Guts To Be Happy” with Julia Loggins

For us to find the success we desire, we have to be healthy & full of energy. If youre not, then we have some tips for you on this episode of 1 Simple Thing. Today Dave Kirby recaps his conversation with Julia Loggins on episodes 286 - 289, plus shares some of his own thoughts on our our body to be its own healer.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Julia_Loggins_-_Episode_290.mp3
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“I Know What To Do. I Just Can't Do It!” with Julia Loggins

Author Julia Loggins talks about that somethinginside of us that sabotages us during the moments when we want to turn things around. For some people, it could be childhood trauma, for others a lack of self-respect. Julia shares some simple and practical tips in todays episode to chip away at the sabotaging part of ourselves, allowing us to find our way to the health and happiness we deserve.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Julia_Loggins_-_Episode_289.mp3
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“BALANCE Your Acid & Alkaline” with Julia Loggins

Author Julia Loggins explains the connection between our wellness and the acid/alkaline balance in our bod-ies. She says the toxins in our environment make it important to give a little extra focus on that balance. We are now living in a much more toxic environment than our ancestors, and that toxic environment has a huge effect on our toxicity.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Julia_Loggins_-_Episode_288.mp3
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“ENERGIZE Your Lymph System” with Julia Loggins

Julia Loggins talks about The Lymph System. Our bodies are 75-80% fluid, mostly comprised of blood and the lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic fluid handles flushing toxins out of our body. It is also in charge of our level of inflammation. And inflammation has been tied to most -if not all- the disease we experience. Julia gives us some simple advice and tips on how to maximize the efficiency of our lymph system.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Julia_Loggins_-_Episode_287.mp3
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“IGNITE Your Inner Healer” with Julia Loggins

Most of us dont know the incredible power we all have within us. Author Julia Loggins reveals that our bodies and minds have an outstanding power to come to our rescue.  All we need to do is just open up our minds and hearts to the possibility that this inner healer exists.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Julia_Loggins_-_Episode_286.mp3
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 “Play It Away” with Charlie Hoehn

Charlie Hoehn had it all: a successful career, good money, living his dreams. But he found himself so overworked and burned out that he started having panic and anxiety attacks. He realized he needed to make a change in his life. His remedy? Play. On this episode Dave Kirby recaps episodes 281-284 where Charlie Hoehn shares lessons from his book, “Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Charlie_Hoehn_-_Episode_285.mp3
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“How To Play Away Your Worries” with Charlie Hoehn

Author Charlie Hoehn shares how most of us are not aware how insidious our lifestyle and habits are in erod-ing the quality of our lives. Most illnesses are a result of social isolation, sleep deprivation, or nutritional defi-ciency. Charlie gives us three suggestions to remedy our stress:

•Engage in healthy play.

•Take a 20-minute nap every day.

•Have meals with people you love as a natural way to cure anxiety and    improve the quality of your life and overall happiness. 

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Charlie_Hoehn_-_Episode_284.mp3
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“Get Rid of Your Anchors” with Charlie Hoehn

Author Charlie Hoehn talks about anchors, the things that keep holding you in place or pulling you back, agi-tating your anxiety and stress. The anchors are points in your environment or your daily interactions that you have to let go of (or replace) to find the balance and peace you want in your life. 

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Charlie_Hoehn_-_Episode_283.mp3
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“Give Yourself Permission to Rest” with Charlie Hoehn

Author Charlie Hoehn talks about how the concept of play or rest is a paradox. Technically your productivity is zilch during that time. You are taking time away from work. But that time off refreshes the mind and allows you to reboot. You come back, and the quality of your work and the speed at which you churn it out is so much better than somebody whod been working non-stop.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Charlie_Hoehn_-_Episode_282.mp3
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“Play Away Your Stress” with Charlie Hoehn

Author Charlie Hoehn talks about the importance of reintroducing play into our lives to help alleviate the stress of overworking. When youre working, think of how can you make the process more enjoyable and fun for you and your co-workers. Charlie teaches us to start viewing your work as a means of fun, as the game you choose to play, rather than just an obligation you have to fulfill in order to make money and attain success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Charlie_Hoehn_-_Episode_281.mp3
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“Doing Business with Integrity & Authenticity” with August Turak

There is no better success strategy than simply committing ourselves to be a person of the highest character. The ability to make and keep promises builds trust, and when people know they can trust us, they are more likely to do business with us. On this episode, Dave Kirby looks back and shares his thoughts on the important lessons August Turak teaches from his book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_August_Turak_-_Episode_280.mp3
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“Protect Your Personal Brand” with August Turak

Author August Turak talks about the importance of protecting your personal brand. Be willing to make promises and never make people ask. A trait of notoriously unreliable people is a refusal to make promises in the first place. Nothing builds trust better than delivering on your promises without forcing people to ask you about them. August reminds us to be constantly mindful of the fact that the more selfless you become, the more successful you will be.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_August_Turak_-_Episode_279.mp3
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“Under Commit and Over Deliver” with August Turak

Author August Turak encourages us to under commit and over deliver. Only make promises you know you can keep. The quickest way to lose love and respect is failing to keep our promises. August says if you are constantly in the habit of over-committing and under-delivering then make a conscious effort to turn it around.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_August_Turak_-_Episode_278.mp3
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“Keep Your Promises To Yourself” with August Turak

Author August Turak says keeping promises to yourself is synonymous with self-control. Self-control is essential to being a trustworthy person. And authenticity is critical to success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_August_Turak_-_Episode_277.mp3
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“Honor Your Promises To Others” with August Turak

Author August Turak reminds us to keep our promises, even trivial promises. Others will gauge your reliability on the big things from how you handle the little ones. August shares that the greatest executives are distinguished not by their skills but their values.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_August_Turak_-_Episode_276.mp3
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“How to Create Distinction” with Scott McKain

Todays marketplace is crowded. Customers are being deluged with ads and requests for their time and attention. Its easy for your business to get lost in the crowd. Today we share valuable advice from author Scott McKain based on his book, Create Distinction: What to Do When ''Great'' Isn't Good Enough to Grow Your Business.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_McKain_-_Episode_275.mp3
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“Design Your Ideal Customer Experience” with Scott McKain

Author Scott McKain talks about the fourth cornerstone of distinction: having a customer experience focus. Distinctive organizations and individuals focus on the experience. What does it feel like to do business with you? Scott says ultimate customer experience is finding a way to create an experience that is unique and compelling. Make sure it just feels better to do business with you over your competitor. 

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_McKain_-_Episode_274.mp3
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“How to Tell Your Story” with Scott McKain

Author Scott McKain talks about the third cornerstone of creating distinction: communication. Distinctive organizations and individuals communicate through the power of story. Scott reveals that every distinctive company has some story behind it that unites and bonds us with that organization. Its one of the critical components that every business and individual needs to be distinctive in the marketplace.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_McKain_-_Episode_273.mp3
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“The POWER of Creativity” with Scott McKain

Scott McKain talks about the second cornerstone of creating distinction for our business: creativity. He reminds us that we dont have to be creative from A to Z. If were creative at one specific point, it can totally revolutionize our business, and cause others to perceive us as distinctive in the marketplace.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_McKain_-_Episode_272.mp3
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“Let’s Get Clarity” with Scott McKain

Author Scott McKain discusses our modern competitive world, and what it takes to stand out and distinguish ourselves from others. On this episode, he talks about the first cornerstone of distinction: Clarity. Who are you? Who are you not? What do you stand for? Why would a customer choose you instead of the alternatives in the marketplace? 

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Scott_McKain_-_Episode_271.mp3
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“It's Your Biz” with Susan Solovic

Theres never been a better time to go into business for yourself. Many of us want to, but dont even know where to start. Author Susan Solovic shares tips on the strategies and mindsets you need in these highlights from episodes 266-269, based on her book It's Your Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Susan_Solovic_-_Episode_270.mp3
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“Invest In Talent” with Susan Solovic

Author Susan Solovic encourages you to hire people who are smarter than you are, especially people who have talents and skills you dont have. Equally important is to put the right people in the right seats, and those who are ready to row in the same direction, so you all have the same vision.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Susan_Solovic_-_Episode_269.mp3
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“Keep an Eye on Your Cash” with Susan Solovic

Author Susan Solovic talks about the importance of managing your money when you start a business. Susan points out that entrepreneurs are creative people, and sometimes dont know the fundamentals of good accounting and money management to grow their business and make it financially worthwhile.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Susan_Solovic_-_Episode_268.mp3
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“Find your true value” with Susan Solovic

Author Susan Solovic says success in business does not necessarily require innovation to the point where youre creating markets or coming up with the next cool, sexy gadget. Instead, its those small little tweaks in your business operations that produce outrageous success for you. Create a noticeable difference so that people have a reason to select you over the competition and to stay loyal to you.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Susan_Solovic_-_Episode_267.mp3
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“Change your Attitude” with Susan Solovic

Author Susan Solovic gives advice on becoming your own boss. She talks about the critical step of Changing your Attitude; to have the mindset that says, I believe in this, Im passionate about this, and Im going to do whatever it takes. Im going to be persistent, and Im going to see that this works.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Susan_Solovic_-_Episode_266.mp3
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“Becoming a Category of One” with Joe Calloway

What does it mean to become a “Category of One”? How can we so differentiate ourselves from our competition that we stand out from the crowd? On this episode we recap episodes 261-264 and highlight what Joe Calloway talked about from his book, “Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Joe_Calloway_-_Episode_265.mp3
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