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.
“Start Saying No” with Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway talks about what is often the most powerful step we can take in simplifying our lives: learning to let go and start saying "no." As a matter of fact saying “no” is the most important part of taking constructive action. Many people might think the opposite - if you are going to get a lot done you need to say “yes” to everything. But if you say “yes” to everything and put everything in the category of being of super-important, then you’ll not get anything done. You’ll flail around in a hundred different directions. Learn what to say “no” to. It frees you to do the most important things, which are the most satisfying, the most productive, and how you make the greatest contribution.

Direct download: Episode_619_-_Joe_Calloway.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Simplify Your Purpose” with Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway talks about the importance of simplifying your purpose or mission. Define it clearly and use simple language. You don’t need a lofty mission or vision statement like what they teach in business schools. You can do it in any way that works for you. One of the first things to get clarity on is, “My purpose is MY purpose.” It’s not anybody else’s, so it must feel good to you, and it shouldn’t be what you think is “supposed to be.” It should be yours from your heart. Part of the power in your purpose is in the clarity and simplicity of the language you use. Disney Parks have always been driven by three words: Make People Happy. There’s tremendous power in the simplicity of our language.

Direct download: Episode_618_-_Joe_Calloway.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Get Clarity on What Matters Most” with Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway says it’s crucial that we get clarity on what matters most. To get clarity on what is most important is not easy. A quote from Steve Jobs says, “Get your thinking clean enough.” What does that mean? It means to get down to what matters most. All of us can use this filter or lens for making choices and decisions: “Will it make the boat go faster?” When you do that, the most important things tend to rise to the top of the list and will clarify the things that will get you to your goal most effectively.

Direct download: Episode_617_-_Joe_Calloway.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Stop Over-complicating Things” with Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway talks about how we often make things way more complicated than they need to be. One of the biggest reasons we over complicate is because it’s easier to make things complex than it is to make things simple. Anybody can make things complicated, and that’s where our natural tendency lies. It takes time and thought to edit your to-do list and your priorities down. But in the interest of getting the most out of your day, it’s essential to simplify. And this applies to people in their businesses, and it TRIPLE applies to those in leadership positions.

Direct download: Episode_616_-_Joe_Calloway.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Overcoming Stress and Adversity” with Kim Ades

Kim Ades asks, “Are you going to use stress and adversity as an excuse for your misery?” Sometimes bad things happen, and people in our lives do not behave the way we would like, giving us a good reason to feel stress and adversity. However, Kim says every “good reason” is just an excuse to tune in to what’s bad in the world, which depletes our life experience. Stress is very often induced by how we react to the reality around us. Events are events, and the meaning we assign to those events will determine whether or not we feel stressed.

Direct download: Episode_614_-_Kim_Ades.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Taming your Critical Inner Voice” with Kim Ades

Kim Ades talks about taming your critical inner voice, which never stops talking. The voice has an opinion about everything: who we are, others, weather, politics, etc. It’s a constant internal chatter. What’s important is to acknowledge your critical inner voice and recognize that you don’t have to obey it. The critical inner voice will have an opinion, just like anybody has an opinion, but we don’t have to listen to everyone’s opinion. When you tame your critical inner voice and understand its relationship and impact on you, you slowly start to make better choices and take full responsibility for your frame of mind.

Direct download: Episode_613_-_Kim_Ades.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Dealing with Challenges” with Kim Ades

Kim Ades talks about something we all must do: dealing with challenges. Sometimes we experience some adversity or challenge and just spin in the same place. We think about it and lose sleep at night because we are replaying the events in our mind. However, when something negative happens it’s okay to have a bad day, but it’s not okay to live in that bad day for days and years to come because it erodes your time and your sense of wellness. You can feel like a victim, or you can start to pivot and turn yourself toward potential solutions, being clear on what you would rather have and how to get there.

Direct download: Episode_612_-_Kim_Ades.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Where’s Your Mind?” with Kim Ades

Kim Ades says journaling allows you to put your thoughts on paper, remove yourself and see them from a third party perspective. They are no longer inside your brain, but they are outside of you. And when something is outside of you, you can assess it more critically and do something with it. You’ll begin to pick up patterns of thought, belief, or of behavior, and identify where your thinking is pushing you forward and where it is holding you back.

Direct download: Episode_611_-_Kim_Ades.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Now or Never” with Alexi and Preston

If you want to lead an ideal life, you must become the best version of yourself. On today’s episode, Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles share exercises, insights, and challenges to help you attain the personal freedom you have always been seeking. Choose your life. It’s now or never. Dave recaps episodes 606-609 where Alexi and Preston share from their book, “Now or Never: Your Epic Life in 5 Steps.”

Direct download: Episode_610_-_Alexi_Preston.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Own Who You Are” with Alexi and Preston

Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles talk about owning who you are and living in your truth. Unfortunately in this cookie-cutter world, many have forgotten the truth of who they are because they’ve said “yes” to all the boxes and labels others have placed on them. Living in your truth is about breaking and disassociating with those labels and asking, from a very clear space, “Who am I? What do I want to be in this moment? What do I want to be in this lifetime?” Then, "How do I want to go about doing that from a place of radical alignment and authenticity?"

Direct download: Episode_609_-_Alexi_Preston.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT