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.
“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

“The Five Conditions for Developing Performance” with Cort Dial

Cort Dial talks about the five conditions for developing performance. Most people develop their work self-esteem according to the actions and words of their supervisor. No one - a technician in a plant or an elite professional athlete - can ever out perform their self-esteem. As their leader, if you don’t help them cultivate high self-esteem you are limiting their performance––and, by extension, the performance of the entire organization.

Direct download: Episode_588_-_Cort_Dial.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Selling Your Heretical Idea” with Cort Dial

Cort Dial talks about the four fields from which business performance can be created. The two common areas that business people often leverage are systems and behaviors. Companies are constantly talking about their systems, programs, and different behaviors. The other two fields of performance are “self,” which is everything that goes inside a human being, and “social,” which is everything that goes on between human beings in an organization.

You can produce extraordinary results without systems, without work in behaviors, but they have to be inspired, and that’s where your heretical idea comes into play. You have to put a  big idea in front of them, because once you articulate a big gain and they say, “I want to be part of that,” performance is no longer an issue.

Direct download: Episode_587_-_Cort_Dial.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Are You A Heretic?” with Cort Dial

Cort Dial says a heretic in business is someone who can see a problem that no one else sees and can see the next opportunity over the horizon. And while that vision might be apparent to that person, the rest of the organization can be oblivious. That puts the heretic in a challenging situation: they are offering opportunities and solutions to problems that others can't see.

Direct download: Episode_586_-_Cort_Dial.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:05am CDT

“It’s Time to THRIVE” with Clay Clark

So many of us are barely surviving. That’s no way to live. You don’t have to put up with merely surviving when you can thrive. On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 356-359 and his highly energetic and entertaining conversations with author Clay Clark, as he shares lessons from his book, “Thrive: How to Take Control of Your Destiny and Move Beyond Surviving... Now!”

Direct download: Episode_595_-_Clay_Clarke_BEST_OF.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Anniversaries at Waffle House” with Clay Clark

Clay Clark talks about avoiding the creation of an uninspiring vision. If you are in the “Waffle House” (explained in the episode) of business, self-employment, or your career right now, you have to get out of there. You need to move on and create a vision that inspires you, and then commit to getting there. It might take you five years, but you need to start with a vision for your life.

Direct download: Episode_594_-_Clay_Clarke_BEST_OF.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“The Power of Meta Time” with Clay Clark

Author & Entrepreneur Clay Clark talks about how important it is to schedule a time to think and plan. Schedule "meta-time" each day.  Take a timeout to get out of where you are and think above and beyond your current circumstances. Think about where you want to be in the distant future so you can take small, consistent steps toward it.

Direct download: Episode_593_-_Clay_Clarke_BEST_OF.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Duplicating Your Day” with Clay Clark

Author & Entrepreneur Clay Clark says the success or failure of a person can be found in their daily schedule. In addition to being a meticulous time manager, Clay says we need to have these three things together: A file system, a process, and an appointed time for action. And if you lack in any of these areas, start focusing on becoming the best you can be in that field.

Direct download: Episode_592_-_Clay_Clarke_BEST_OF.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Your Daily Checklist” with Clay Clark

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: Episode_591_-_Clay_Clarke_BEST_OF.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:41pm CDT