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.
“Ways to Instantly Boost Your Productivity” with Angela Proffitt

Angela Proffitt talks about the strategies she uses in her business to boost productivity and lower stress. She talks about the importance of using technology as a tool to reduce paperwork overload, and how backing your files up is a key to being sure you are always prepared.

Direct download: Episode_528_-_Angela_Proffitt.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

The Secret to ALWAYS Communicating Effectively with Angela Proffitt

Angela Proffitt talks about establishing a communication strategy to separate yourself from the competition. When you determine the personality of your team and the personality of each client, you can better match clients with someone who will relate and communicate with them more effectively. This requires you to pre-qualify and analyze each client, then match them with the ideal member of your team to maximize the effectiveness of your communications.

Direct download: Episode_527_-_Angela_Proffitt.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

“Three Ways to Improve Communication Before Saying a Word” with Angela Proffitt

Angela Proffitt talks about 3 ways to improve communication before saying a word. Reframing is the most important take away; understanding how to customize your message for each client type is imperative to success.

Direct download: Episode_526_-_Angela_Proffitt.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“A Plan for Living” with Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and for many years lived with instability, out of control emotions and upheaval as a result of his condition. Through medication, therapy and his own desire, he put his life back on track using the strategies he has now built into his app, “A Plan for Living.”

On this episode, Dave recaps his conversations from episodes 521-524 with mindfulness expert Michael Weinberger and his new app, “A Plan for Living.”

Direct download: Episode_525_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Thriving With Mental Illness” with Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger talks about his battle and journey with mental illness. Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and for many years lived with instability, out of control emotions and upheaval as a result of his condition. Through medication, therapy and his own desire, he put his life back on track using the strategies he has now built into his app, “A Plan for Living.”

On this episode, Michael has great advice for entrepreneurs or anyone who is trying to live a productive, meaningful life while also trying to navigate the challenges of depression, bipolar disorder or other mental conditions.

Direct download: Episode_524_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Importance of Mindfulness” with Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger talks about the third element of what he calls “the big three” of our emotional health: mindfulness. Mindfulness is connecting my thoughts, my feelings, and my body to bring me into the present moment. So literally it’s as simple as slowing your mind down and being able to be present. Mindfulness is also about creating distance between the time I have a thought and the time I react to it.

Direct download: Episode_523_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Peace of Spirituality” with Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger talks about the second of what he calls “the big three” of our emotional health: spirituality. Spirituality is anything that occurs in the universe that you can’t possibly explain or understand. Some things happen around us, and we don’t know why or how they happen, but they happen for a reason. And spirituality is to let go of those things and trust God to take over the things over which I have no control.

Direct download: Episode_522_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Power of Gratitude” with Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and for many years lived with instability, out of control emotions and upheaval as a result of his condition. Through therapy and his own desire, he put his life back on track using the strategies he has now built into his app, “A Plan for Living.”

On this episode, Michael talks about gratitude and its impact on our psyche. Gratitude is appreciating and gaining perspective for what you have. When you spend time looking around and being grateful for seeing the sky or just waking up that day, starting with gratitude helps reframe how you interact with your day.

Direct download: Episode_521_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:00am CST

“How to Lose Your Emotional Obesity” with Laura Coe

Our culture is emotionally obese. 

We are unhappy, we are unfulfilled, we are resentful, and we harbor the emotional issues - from childhood till now - that keep us from achieving our dreams. Whether we know it or not.

From selling her multi-million dollar business to the Fortune 500 to writing her latest book, it's been a journey for Laura Coe. Now she’s here to tell us her story and why we need to address our issues if we ever have a shot at regaining agency over our lives again.

On today’s episode, Dave recaps episodes 516-519 where Healthcare Entrepreneur Laura Coe talks about her book, “Emotional Obesity: A Philosophical Guide to Lighten Your Life.”

Direct download: Episode_520_Laura_Coe.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Workouts for Your Emotional Health” with Laura Coe

Laura Coe says "Workouts for Your Wellbeing" are the key to staying in great emotional shape. And take heart, there’s no physical sweating required. We all have problems in our lives that we’d like to fix. But the first step to addressing those issues, as hard as they are to admit, is to get a realistic assessment of where the pain points are. You are not alone with the crazy thoughts in your head. Getting emotionally healthy is the most meaningful and worthwhile exercise you can do because you’ll live a life that is authentic.

Direct download: Episode_519_Laura_Coe.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Truth About Authenticity” with Laura Coe

Laura Coe says our minds are a great tool for analyzing things, but often not good at telling us the truth. We all have certain people we look at and say, “Oh, man, they’ve got it together!” We project our fantasy to other people, believing they don’t struggle with the same negative thoughts we do, and that’s just not the case. How do you find your authentic inner voice in the crowd of other voices that surround you? The limiting thoughts in your head that come from other places always make you feel weighed down. But when you listen to your deeper, authentic self, you’ll find there’s a lift of excitement and enthusiasm that comes with it.

Direct download: Episode_518_Laura_Coe.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“How to Get Your Mind in Shape” with Laura Coe

Author Laura Coe teaches about how to take back your life and get your mind in shape. We live in a culture where, when we have limiting or negative thoughts, the typical response is, “Man up!” But she says it’s important for us to question the cultural mindset that it’s okay to walk around with these thoughts weighing us down. “Push through no matter what, and just work harder” is not always the answer. Sometimes it’s questioning these belief systems and taking a different path.

Direct download: Episode_517_Laura_Coe.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Why You’re Stressed and Tired” with Laura Coe

Laura Coe says the stress in your life isn’t from lack of time, sleep, or organization, but from neglecting your emotional life. The thoughts in our head that most of us don’t pay much attention to can start to weigh us down. And when we say things like, “I dread this, I feel heavy, or I don’t want to do this,” we don’t realize how much those thoughts start to weigh us down. And just like our physical bodies can weigh us down, our thoughts can as well.

Direct download: Episode_516_-_Laura_Coe.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Embracing and Telling Your Story” with Toan Lam

Everyone has a power. It comes in many forms: your talent (what you're naturally good at doing), resources or network. Everyone -- yes that means you -- was brought to Earth for a reason. It's up to you whether you use it.

On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 511-514 where the inspiring Toan Lam talks about the value of effectively identifying, embracing and communicating your story.

Direct download: Episode_515_-_Toan_Lam.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Impact of Sharing Your Story” with Toan Lam

Toan Lam says we all have the gift of time, however short or long it may be, on this earth. And having unique experiences matters because everything we go through matters. Toan believes life is designed to challenge us so we can grow physically, mentally and spiritually, and it’s up to you to focus in on that and pay attention. When you can share your story, and care about sharing your story, the world around you cares and shares with you.

Direct download: Episode_514_-_Toan_Lam.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Communicate Your Story” with Toan Lam

Toan Lam believes we are all brought into this world with an extraordinary power, with something that makes us different and unique. Nobody will think and say things the way you will. Nobody else has your gifts. We all tell stories in a different way, through our experiences. And the best gift we can give to each other is the gift of “yourself” and your story.

Direct download: Episode_513_-_Toan_Lam.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Identify Your Story” with Toan Lam

Toan Lam shows us how to identify and understand our unique story. Think about what makes you unique and different. If you don’t know, ask your friends, “What was it about me that ‘wowed’ you?” Anytime you are wowed, write it down. You’ll start collecting little pieces of the puzzle of what makes you stand out, and EVERYBODY stands out.

Direct download: Episode_512_-_Toan_Lam.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Embrace Your Story” with Toan Lam

Most people think they don’t have much power, and they don’t matter. Toan Lam says you can affect change just by tapping into the power of your story and realizing you are stronger than you think. We are all brought into this world with an extraordinary power. It’s up to us to discover that power and use it to its fullest potential before we die. That’s real joy. But joy comes from using your abilities, not only to help yourself but give to other people and invest in them.

Direct download: Episode_511_-_Toan_Lam.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Technology to Grow Your Business” with Lisa Zigel

Dave recaps episodes 506-509 where Lisa Zigel, head of marketing at WiseStamp.com, talks about technology you can use to make your life easier and to grow your business.

Direct download: Episode_510_-_Lisa_Zigel.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Hacks & Automations for Your Business” with Lisa Zigel

Lisa Zigel talks about some great tools you can set up once, then let them work for you while you focus on your business. Some could be automation tools for scheduling your email or social media marketing. We also discuss tools like WiseIntro, OptinMonster, and LeadPages, that help you find sales leads or gather names for your email list.

Direct download: Episode_509_-_Lisa_Zigel.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Online Tools To Make Business Easier” with Lisa Zigel

Lisa Zigel talks about online tools that make it easier to market and grow your business. We discuss everything from social media management and content curation to accounting and project management.

Direct download: Episode_508_-_Lisa_Zigel.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“10x Your Gmail with Extensions” with Lisa Zigel

Lisa Zigel talks about the best Gmail extensions for sales and marketing. There are thousands of amazing extensions that can really help you do your job better and market your business. Lisa lists a few Gmail or Chrome extensions she uses all the time that can ramp up your productivity 10x.

Direct download: Episode_507_-_Lisa_Zigel.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“How to Supercharge Your Email” with Lisa Zigel

Wisestamp’s Lisa Zigel talks about best practices in your email signature (what to do and what NOT to do), to help you promote yourself and your business. She’ll cover what kind of features to use in your signature, depending on the products and services you offer. We’ll also discuss email etiquette and other best practices.

Direct download: Episode_506_-_Lisa_Zigel.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

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