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.
“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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“Realize Your Courage” with Anne Grady

Habits are a benefit in our lives. They keep us from having to think about certain tasks we perform regularly. You don’t have to think about how to brush your teeth because it’s a habit. Our thought patterns can also become habits. And if those thoughts are negative and limiting, we begin to find reasons to support the message, and they become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Today Anne Grady helps us find our courage, overcome those negative thought habits and allow ourselves to move forward.

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“Create Agreements Everyone Wants to Keep” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington shares a technique for creating agreements everyone wants to keep. It may be difficult, but it’s easier done than not done, which is always going to be harmful and tear at our relationships. That’s why it’s so important to have some tool or technique to be able to maintain the closeness and respect while resolving conflicts.

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“How to Break ANY Power Struggle” with Dr. Rob Pennington

We might have different values or goals. Perhaps we have the same perception of the facts and maybe we have the same goal, but we have different ways we want to get there. That constitutes a difference of opinion. Often, it’s a difference of opinion that turns into a power struggle – who can yell the loudest, who can be the most threatening. Dr. Rob Pennington teaches us how to overcome any power struggle with a simple negotiating question.

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“Find the Agreement Hiding In Every Misunderstanding” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington says 75-80% of conflicts are because of a misunderstanding. If you realize that and discover the misunderstanding, the disagreement goes away, and you come to an agreement. Perhaps you just could not see the agreement because you believed the misunderstanding to be correct.

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“Conflict Is Not Personal (It's Just Difficult)” with Dr. Rob Pennington

Dr. Rob Pennington teaches us to recognize that conflict, while difficult, is not personal. Isn’t it true that the person you are in conflict with would be the way they are whether you’re there or not. If you realize that simple fact, then you realize it’s not personal. It has more to do with the way they have learned to behave or their values, etc. That’s valuable information if you want to have influence.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Achieve Your Extraordinary Goals” with Hal Elrod

Dave Kirby reflects on the incredible conversations over the last few episodes with Hal Elrod, and shares his thoughts on what your life might look like if you create and achieve the most extraordinary goals you can imagine.

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