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.
“Organize Your Digital World Now!” with Marcia Ramsland

Your digital space is your computer files, your email, and your online marketing presence. And for most of us, it’s probably as big of a problem, if not bigger, than the problem with our physical space. Many self-employed entrepreneurs are working out of coffee shops, so it’s not the physical space as much as it is all that junk on our computer. Digital clutter is just as bad as space clutter because it mentally slows your brain down, hurts your productivity, and can lead to costly mistakes.

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

“Your Workspace - A Distraction or a Productivity Boost?” with Marcia Ramsland

When the space around you is clear, your productivity jumps dramatically, and you’ll save time. It’s a beautiful transition when we can get our space, and our mind, organized. Productivity launches and you can move into new areas as you grow. It’s like a pyramid: the base is organization. But that’s never the goal; it’s only the tool, and it moves you up to progressively greater productivity. When you organize your space, it clears your mind and helps everything move faster. The faster the pace of your life the more organized you need to be.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Marcia_Ramsland_-_Episode_451.mp3
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“How to Have Laser-Sharp Focus” with Joanna Jast

Tired of ineffective, blanket advice on improving your focus? Whether you're a student, freelancer, entrepreneur, employee or anyone else dreaming of being able to snap into focus and maintain it for however long you want, Joanna Jast has answers for you. Discover how to sharpen your focus, improve your concentration, maximize your productivity and speed up your success with evidence-based strategies and proven tricks.

On today’s episode, Dave recaps episodes 446-449 where Joanna shares lessons from her book, “Laser-Sharp Focus. A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximized Productivity and Fast-Track to Success”

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

“Why Motivation is Overrated” with Joanna Jast

Author Joanna Jast says motivation is overrated. Why? Because it’s fickle, it comes and goes. Some days we have tons of motivation, some days we don’t have any. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. We all have commitment and deadlines, and we’ve got to get ourselves going, focus and get things done. That’s why we need to create systems that run on autopilot, so we don’t have to rely on unreliable motivation.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Joanna_Jast_-_Episode_449.mp3
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“The Greatest Enemy (and Ally) of Your Focus” with Joanna Jast

Author Joanna Jast says your environment is the biggest enemy and greatest ally of your focus. The physical environment includes things like the quality of your workstation, the level of ambient noise, and the technology that can unintentionally take control of our attention. All of these areas can be our biggest enemy, or they can become our greatest ally in keeping our focus if we learn to control them properly.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Joanna_Jast_-_Episode_448.mp3
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“Targeting and Solving Your Focus Problem” with Joanna Jast

Author Joanna Jast says when you build your solution to your focus problem, it’s imperative to understand the uniqueness of your individual problem, and then create a solution that is equally unique. It has to be in your context and meaningful to you. Your strategy has to take into consideration who you are, what you do, your habits and tendencies, and what you like and don’t like, for it to be truly meaningful and productive.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Joanna_Jast_-_Episode_447.mp3
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“Your UNIQUE Focus Problem” with Joanna Jast

Author Joanna Jast says many people have problems staying focused. And if you start implementing other people’s solutions, even if they are the best in the world, you’re going to get other people’s answers to other people’s problems. That’s why it’s important to understand what your unique focus problem is, and it’s many layers, because the uniqueness of your focus problem is the key to defining what is wrong with you, and the key fixing it.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Joanna_Jast_-_Episode_446.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Connect and prosper in a Mastermind” with Tom Schwab

A mastermind can be one of the most useful tools in helping you to achieve the level of success you dream of. On today’s show, Tom Schwab shares how to connect and prosper in a mastermind from his wealth of experience over the years in being part of some very prominent mastermind groups.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tom_Schwab_-_Episode_445.mp3
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“Tools for a Digital Mastermind” with Tom Schwab

Tom Schwab talks about the online tools that can make a mastermind easier and stronger than ever. We live in such an amazing time with all the free technology that’s available. You can connect with people from around the world virtually at no cost. All that available technology makes it easier today than ever to have a great mastermind.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tom_Schwab_-_Episode_444.mp3
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“How to find or create a Mastermind” with Tom Schwab

Tom Schwab gives advice on how to find or create a mastermind. He says a good mastermind is like a good card game: nobody knows about it and it’s hard to get into. But if you make yourself known you’re looking are interested becoming part of a mastermind, most of the time you’ll get invited to one. Just stay focused on what you can offer the group, not just what you hope to get out of it.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tom_Schwab_-_Episode_443.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT