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.
“Leading with Intention” with Mindy Hall

Dave shares his thoughts based on his conversation this week with Dr. Mindy Hall. Leadership doesn’t happen by accident; it happens because you take the time to know who you are and how you want to lead. Others won’t just “get it,” you have to present who you are and lead with intention.

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

“Shaping a Culture or Letting Culture Shape You” with Mindy Hall

Dr. Mindy Hall talks about how an organization’s culture is one of the most powerful levers leaders have for impacting performance. Culture is the social energy built over time that can move people to act or impede them from acting. An organization’s culture is never neutral; it will develop by design or default. The question for leaders then is whether they will actively shape their organization’s culture, or allow themselves to be shaped by it. Culture is not a program that gets implemented; it is built through everyday actions and messaging.

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“Managing the Story of You” with Mindy Hall

Dr. Mindy Hall talks about what we all know, that perception is reality. Leaders often say, “I’ll let my hard work speak for itself.” That’s a nice sentiment, but the reality is that hard work often doesn’t speak for itself (or at least it doesn’t tell the whole story). You have to speak for your hard work. Hard work can never stand alone as the indicator of ability; to think otherwise is naïve and self-defeating. You must actively shape the perception others have of you and your abilities, not in a self-aggrandizing way, but in a way that does not leave the story of you to be shaped by others.

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“Choose Your Impact” with Mindy Hall

Dr. Mindy Hall talks about how every interaction is an opportunity. Every action has an impact. Every moment is a choice. Are you choosing the impact you want to have? Often, leaders are rushing from meeting to meeting with no real sense of what they’re walking into or the contribution they want to make. This leaves both the outcomes of the meeting and their own performance to chance. They miss the opportunity to lead from a conscious state and intentionally shape how others perceive them as a leader.

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“Notice Yourself” with Mindy Hall

Dr. Mindy Hall says from experience that nearly 80 percent of leaders do not lead intentionally. They are bright, capable leaders that operate out of intuition, pattern, and reaction. Some do so with very strong results, but those who make the decision to be more self-aware and intentional achieve higher-level results than those who continue to operate primarily from intuition. Developing this aptitude is possible and begins the moment you look in the mirror and begin the process of understanding how you show up, how you affect a room, and what environment you create. In short: notice yourself.

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“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!”

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“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, then commit to getting there. It might take you five years, but you need to start with a vision for your life.

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“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.

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“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.

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“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: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Clay_Clark_-_Episode_356.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT