1 Simple Thing Podcast | Build a Better Business by Building a Better You!
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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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