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 2016. Number 1: Alex Charfen

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 1 on the list. Episode 482: Entrepreneurial Suppression: Why You Feel Like You Don’t Belong. We hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!

Alex Charfen says the world is uncomfortable because EPT’s make them nervous. Most people want things to stay the same. Societal systems (like public education) are set up to standardize behavior and suppress what’s unique, different or new. Recognizing this, entrepreneurs can reverse the cycle of Entrepreneurial Suppression to maximize their unique attributes and live in their strengths.

Direct download: 1-_Episode_482_-_Alex_Charfen.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Top 10 of 2016. Number 2: Brian Fisher

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 2 on the list. Episode 459: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. We hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!

Brian Fisher says fear and procrastination are two of the biggest enemies that will rob us of success. He says the one thing that cures fear is action. You have to be persistent and keep taking consistent action to achieve your success. Always remember that doors may open and doors may close, but there’s always something good that will come out of it when we are persistent and take action.

Direct download: 2-_Episode_459_-_Brian_Fisher.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016. Number 3: Sir John Hargrave

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 3 on the list. Episode 371: Develop Jedi Focus. We hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!

Studies show that meditation makes you healthier, makes your relationships better, and makes you calmer and more focused. Sir John Hargrave teaches a concentration hack to strengthen that “top-down” attention to make ourselves better able to stay focused on the things we want, like our tasks at work. It also helps us resist those “bottom-up” interruptions like random thoughts and text messages that jump out at us constantly.

Direct download: 3-_Episode_371_-_Sir_John_Hargrave.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016. Number 4: Glenn Livingston

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 4 on the list. Episode 547: Silencing Your Inner Saboteur. We hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!

Glenn Livingston says it's not that complicated, there’s you, and there's your inner saboteur. The moment you hear any voice in your head that justifies your unhealthy eating or excuses behavior that you don’t want in your life, you know that’s coming from your inner saboteur. The key is to draw solid lines in the sand and recognize the inner saboteur when it speaks. There all types of creative rules you can set up for yourself to maximize freedom and control and silence your inner saboteur.

Direct download: 4-_Episode_547_-_Glenn_Livingston.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016. Number 5: Kute Blackson

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 5 on the list. Episode 569: Love Now. We hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!

Kute Blackson reveals the real purpose and power behind everything we do…love. But how do we bring love and peace in the world if there’s no love and peace in ourselves? How do we bring love and community in the world if there’s no love in our hearts for ourselves? At the end of our lives, everything boils down to this: did you love fully or did you spend your life holding back?

Direct download: 5-_Episode_569_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016 - Number 6 - Michael Weinberger

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 6 on the list. Episode 522: The Peace of Spirituality. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

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 under-stand. 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: 6-_Episode_522_-_Michael_Weinberger.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016 - Number 7 - Stephanie Melish

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 7 on the list. Episode 578: Being A Copycat Instead Of A Unicorn. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

Stephanie Melish talks about the difference between being a copycat and a unicorn when it comes to our business. The copycat will always be one step behind the original, and you are probably not going to win that way. But when you strive to be the unique version of yourself - the unicorn within you - you can begin to create something the world has never seen. You have a unique perspective, voice, and vision, and the world needs people who can share that vision instead of just copying someone else’s.

Direct download: 7-_Episode_578_-_Stephanie_Melish.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016 - Number 8 - Patrick McGinnis

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 8 on the list. Episode 418: The Secrets of a 10% Entrepreneur. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

On this episode, author Patrick McGinnis talks about how to become a 10% entrepreneur. You have a limited amount of time, and as a result, you have to find a way to do things in a very efficient way that makes the best use of your time and other resources. That’s why Patrick says you should play to your strengths. A valuable way to draw out what you should be doing is by spending time writing your professional biography, then match that bio to activities that excite you.

Direct download: 8-_Episode_418_-_Patrick_McGinnis.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016 - Number 9 - Clay Clark

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today is number 9 on the list. Episode 356: Your Daily Checklist. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

Clay Clark says you need to have more rocks in your schedule (you’ll understand what a “rock” is as you listen to the show.) His point is to fill up our schedule with the things that mean the most, rather than to allow our time to be filled with small distractions that keep us from accomplishing our big goals.

Direct download: 9-_Episode_356_-_Clay_Clark.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Top 10 of 2016 - Number 10 - Jason Treu

We’re counting down the top 10 episodes of 2016 on the 1 Simple Thing podcast. Today’s is number 10 on the list. Episode 383: How to Connect Emotionally With Others. We hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!

Author Jason Treu says you can build relationships much faster than you think if you connect with people emotionally. People have had tons of bad interactions, and typically those interactions have consisted of the same old boring questions. If you meet someone in a professional setting people always ask you, “What do you do?” and it’s boring. Instead, ask people about what they love and what they are emotionally connected to, because everyone is emotional. Lead with emotional questions because when you get down to what someone cares about, you get to know them a lot better than you normally would.

Direct download: 10-_Episode_383_-_Jason_Treu.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers” with Amber De La Garza

Amber De La Garza shares a framework she recommends in planning your day. It helps you capture everything and make sure you are fully prepared for your next day. When you have a plan, you are more capable of getting the results than if you just haphazardly start your day. Put the five Daily Planning Pavers into practice to help you start your day with a plan to get the most out of your time and focus.

Direct download: Episode_604_-_Amber_De_La_Garza.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Your Rapid Fire Power Hour” with Amber De La Garza

Amber De La Garza talks about how a rapid fire power hour can get you back on track. While we are working on our highest value activities, we can become distracted by small tasks that tend to pop up randomly. She says the solution is the Rapid Fire Power Hour. It’s a time you schedule in your week to batch together all those little tasks that come up, so you don’t need to stop what you are doing and change your focus.

Direct download: Episode_603_-_Amber_De_La_Garza.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Smart Strategies To Reclaim Your Time” with Amber De La Garza

Amber De La Garza shares some smart strategies to reclaim your time. Life is full of distractions and other tasks that can take away our focus and attention from what matters most. So we want to make sure that we reclaim our time in three ways:

  1. Eliminate activates.
  2. Manage interruption.
  3. Minimize distractions.

Amber says it’s not enough to be organized and productive if we’re not productive on the right things.

Direct download: Episode_602_-_Amber_De_La_Garza.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“The Secret Multiplier Of The TIME = MONEY Formula” with Amber De La Garza

Amber De La Garza talks about the secret multiplier of the TIME = MONEY formula…which is your personal productivity. Time equals money when you spend it investing your time in your highest value activity which moves you closer to your goals, or vision of success. When you think about your time as money, you will invest it a little differently than you normally do. Invest your best time into your best activities.

Direct download: Episode_601_-_Amber_De_La_Garza.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Commit to an accountability system” with Jeff Spadafora

Jeff Spadafora says most people fail to follow through because they try to do it (whatever it is) alone. We come up with plans and dreams, then find out implementing them is harder than we think, especially over the long haul. People have more fun talking about life purpose and joy than they actually want to do it. It’s hard. It takes intentionality, and many times you have to live outside of your comfort zone. The key is to get another person, a coach, in your life to help you stay accountable to push through the tough times.

Direct download: Episode_599_-_Jeff_Spadafora.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Permission to Dream” with Jeff Spadafora

Jeff Spadafora talks about giving ourselves permission to dream. Often, people get stuck once they start to dream because they may have a mindset that says, “If a revenue stream doesn’t materialize immediately the dream get’s shut down.” That’s a huge mistake and based in fear. Jeff says you can explore these dreams without quitting your day job. Instead, create the margin to explore your ideas and play them out, a little bit at a time. When you discover your calling, there is usually a way to attach a revenue stream to it. Don’t think you have to go from “quit your job” today to some fantasyland that has no income tomorrow. But, at the same time, don’t shut down dreaming if you can’t see how it will pay the bills by next week.

Direct download: Episode_598_-_Jeff_Spadafora.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“No margin. No mission” with Jeff Spadafora

Jeff Spadafora says we’re just too busy with our work and life responsibilities, and many people do not really stop to think about the trajectory of their life. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not a life worth living.” Just creating space to think clearly and strategically about your life like you would about your business is really important.

Some people just need to make some tweaks in their life to get back into the flow of “joy.” But there are others who find out they need to make some more significant or radical adjustments. The reason why margin is so critical is not just so that you can think, dream, and strategize, but so you can then turn those ideas into action. And if we don’t intentionally make the time to proactively explore things, talk to different people, and get into different environments, we’ll never move on from where we are.

Direct download: Episode_597_-_Jeff_Spadafora.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Aligning Your Actions & Values” with Jeff Spadafora

Jeff Spadafora talks about how much of the dissatisfaction we feel with our lives comes from a dissonance between our values and our actual lives. It’s different for each person. For some, it might be the mid-life crisis: The red convertible. Quit my job. Trade-up for a trophy wife. Some opt for the big, drastic change, but it’s not for everybody. Often there’s just a subtle discontent with how we are living. That’s the time to get in touch with our values, get clarity on whether we’re living according to those values, then making some strategic, intentional adjustments.

Direct download: Episode_596_-_Jeff_Spadafora.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Finding Bliss In Your Work” with Cort Dial

Cort Dial says bliss is not necessarily happiness, but it’s the experience of being alive, being fully human. It’s when you’re totally being present in the moment and experiencing what it means to be alive. Bliss can exist in tragedy or joy, or any other state of being. But the key to being blissful is you choosing to be present in the moment. When a person becomes intentional and decides to live a life in their bliss, the universe and circumstances seem to line up to support them.

Direct download: Episode_589_-_Cort_Dial.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

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