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.
“The Power of Body Language” with Kara Ronin

Kara Ronin talks about how to project confidence and power through your body language. It’s the first opportunity others have to form their opinions about you. Whether you are walking down the street, walking into a networking event room, or a business meeting, others will evaluate you on your clothing, your personal grooming, and on your body language.

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“How to Master Your Conversations” with Kara Ronin

Kara Ronin talks about How to Master Your Conversations. In business, you need to be able to communicate to your boss that you can do a good job. You need to be able to communicate to your colleagues and interact with them well. And you need to be able to convince clients that you can perform amazing services and create fantastic products for them. The ability to communicate your value and what you can offer is critical in business. On today’s show, Kara Ronin shows us how to master the art of conversation and communication.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kara_Ronin_-_Episode_473.mp3
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“How to Network with Confidence and Strategy” with Kara Ronin

As a business person you need to think about growing your network; it needs to become one of the focal points of your business life. Kara Ronin says we need to dedicate a certain amount of time every week or every month to growing our network. You should aim to be “the pro” at networking events, and today Kara teaches us how to network with confidence and strategy.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kara_Ronin_-_Episode_472.mp3
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“How to Build Your Know, Like, and Trust Factor” with Kara Ronin

Kara Ronin says the way we interact with others in business is perhaps the most critical area of focus for any professional. But it’s also the area many of us neglect the most. We often think about how to improve our technical skills, but, at the end of the day, what’s going to make you stand out when you interact with a client is your level of social skills. Kara says those soft-skill elements that people rarely think about can be critical to your overall business success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Kara_Ronin_-_Episode_471.mp3
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“How to Do It All” with Linda Formichelli

You want to do, see, and experience everything you can to create a rich, memorable life. Travel. Volunteer work. Athletic events. Entertaining. Reading, learning and trying new things. And you want to look and feel great while you do it. In fact, your favorite saying just might be “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”  BUT: Read any blog, magazine, or book and the common refrain is, “You have SO much to do! You need to simplify your life and say ‘No’ to things you don’t want to do.

Author Linda Formichelli says that’s BS. On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 466-469 where Linda shares valuable lessons and wise tips from her book, “How to Do It All: The Revolutionary Plan to Create a Full, Meaningful Life — While Only Occasionally Wanting to Poke Your Eyes Out With a Sharpie.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Linda_Formichelli_-_Episode_470.mp3
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“Are you really working that hard?” with Linda Formichelli

According to author Linda Formichelli, most of us feel like we’re always working. But when we get to the end of the day we may realize that we’ve been spinning our wheels, doing unimportant things, putting out fires. Is that really work? Businesspeople and entrepreneurs tend to SAY they're working hard, but they count thinking, planning, and worrying as "work." How much of your day looks like you are actually taking physical action towards your goals?

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“Overcoming Overwhelm” with Linda Formichelli

Linda Formichelli says if you are going to try to do everything you want to do, there are times when you will feel overwhelmed. Anytime you do something that’s worthwhile, or anything that is going to be memorable to you, it’s going to involve some stress. And that’s okay if you can find ways to mitigate it. Instead, we should learn to change our relationship with stress and redefine it, so it’s not such a dirty word.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Linda_Formichelli_-_Episode_468.mp3
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“Ditch Your Excuses” with Linda Formichelli

Linda Formichelli says that your excuses are trying to be helpful to you. Somehow your brain is considering it more important to avoid possible failure or being embarrassed than to take action on what you want to do. We need to remember that everybody feels this fear, everybody has this resistance. If you are envying someone who’s doing everything you’ve always wanted to do, even though they look like they have no fear…they do. They have just learned to act in spite of the fear.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Linda_Formichelli_-_Episode_467.mp3
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“You don't FIND time, you MAKE time” with Linda Formichelli

Linda Formichelli says we need to recognize that we have more time than we think. If you were to track your time, you would find a lot of leftover hours, and that you are not doing as much work, childcare, and house care as you think. We need to change our mindset and understand that the time is there, somewhere hiding out, and we need to figure out how to find it. Then we can arrange it into chunks of useful time where we can do something important.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Linda_Formichelli_-_Episode_466.mp3
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“Stop building castles on sand” with Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers says, ultimately, that we have to know what our “Why” is. “Why are you doing this?” Knowing your “Why” creates the foundation for what you are building. There’s typically a higher meaning and purpose as to why people want to have more money and that’s because they want to do something with it. There’s a “Why.”

But when we don’t build our lives or business on the firm foundation of a clear, passionate purpose, then we’re building castles on sand. And when you don’t know the basis of why you started in the first place, it can make you feel very empty and cause your castle to collapse. You must begin your journey with the firm foundation of a robust and passionate reason why.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Steve_Rodgers_-_Episode_465.mp3
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