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.
“Trigger Ongoing Reciprocation” with Derek Coburn

Derek Coburn shows us how to merge client appreciation with networking and, if done the right way, how it can be very beneficial to you and your business. By making existing clients happy, you increase the likelihood of them staying your clients. And through them you gain opportunities to meet more people than you would have met otherwise.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_314.mp3
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“How To Build a Valuable Network” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn talks about how to build a valuable network without attending networking events. Derek’s method is to host an event comprised of a community of people who have a pay it forward mindset and genuinely want to add value for one another. After you have added tons of value for these individuals, after you have made really valuable connections, and after you have been the one who brought people together in a meaningful way, they are going to WANT to help you any way they can.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_313.mp3
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“Networking 3.0” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn helps us upgrade our networking efforts to what he calls “Networking 3.0.” Instead of handing out business cards and looking to benefit yourself, Derek teaches a change of mindset constantly places the focus on your existing clients, and people in your network. In Networking 3.0 you are always mindful of and spotting those win-win connections that would benefit them, not you when you are meeting new people at events.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_312.mp3
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“How to Stand apart from your competition” with Derek Coburn

Author Derek Coburn talks about how we often look at networking as a means to get new customers. But he says our biggest opportunity is to grow our network to better serve our existing clients. The key is to be mindful in helping your clients expand their horizons to help them grow their business.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Derek_Coburn_-_Episode_311.mp3
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“Personal Productivity Secrets” with Maura Thomas

Modern life has given us so many distractions and interruptions that we have a lost our ability to focus and concentrate. The abundance of devices and notifications has robbed us of our attention span. On this episode, Dave Kirby recaps episodes 306-309 with thoughts on his conversations with guest Maura Thomas about her book, “Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention... and regain control of your life.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_310.mp3
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“Tools are only half of the solution” with Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas teaches that we need more than just a set of tools to be productive. We also need a workflow management process to understand how to use these tools and how are they going to serve us, rather than adapting to some tool somebody told us was useful.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_309.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Stop the mental chatter” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas gives some great advice on controlling the mental chatter in our heads that creates stress and distraction. Most people are not very good at keeping track of all of the details. We write stuff down, but we write it down in various places: a notebook, sticky notes, flagged in email, or on the dry erase board in the office. We end up having all these bits of information swirling around in our heads and scattered in a million different places all at the same time. It’s a system that feels productive, but it isn’t because when it’s time to retrieve or access the specific information we’re in a frenzy trying to figure out where to look.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_308.mp3
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“Take control of your technology” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas talks about how, as a society, technology is there for our convenience, yet we let it interrupt us all the time and don’t control it. We need to control our technologies, so we’re not constantly interrupted, making it impossible to focus.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_307.mp3
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“Stop Sabotaging Your Productivity” with Maura Thomas

Author Maura Thomas explains that focus is like a muscle; the more you work it, the stronger it becomes. The problem is our typical daily behavior weakens our focus muscle because we’re constantly distracted. And the more constantly distracted we are, the shorter our attention span and ability to focus becomes.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Maura_Thomas_-_Episode_306.mp3
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“What Does it Take to Change?” with Kerry Patterson

If you’ve tried and failed to create lasting change in your life, it might be because you have relied primarily on willpower. And willpower will consistently let us down. Instead, Kerry Patterson has made a career of studying the science required to make lasting change. Today Dave Kirby recaps his conversations with Kerry on Episodes 301-304 and shares some thoughts about what he’s learned.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kerry_Patterson_-_Episode_305.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST