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.
“We’re ALL Salespeople” with Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow talks about why everyone in business is in sales - or should be. How does your level of personal development affect your level of success in business and sales?

Ryan studied what makes certain people highly successful in business and sales, and came up with two common themes. First, you are always looking at the value that you are adding for your clients, being amazing at what you do. Second, you can be the best at anything, but if you don’t have any clients to add value to, then you have no opportunity to add that value to the world.

On today’s show, Ryan will show us how to set our focus to grow not only our business but ourselves, so we can affect more people as we have the opportunity to offer value.

Direct download: Episode_561_-_Ryan_Snow.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“There Are ALWAYS More Options” with Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook talks about a critical step in decision making, to identify all your possible options. In our culture, we tend to think in terms of either/or instead of having an abundance of possibilities. Often, the way we come to our decisions is to boil it down to, “I can either do this OR do that.” Instead, we should ask, “What are the other options I could entertain?” As we allow ourselves to consider more options, we begin to see our whole range of choices instead of getting locked into binary thinking.

Direct download: Episode_559_-_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Making Decisions When Emotions Run High” with Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook reminds us that hard things happen in life. People lose jobs, or a big client, divorce, illness…something we did not imagine. And as those storms come into our life, it feels like our whole landscape has been destroyed. Many times we try and run from those emotions rather than face our emotional storm so we can move forward. Elizabeth says it’s better to allow ourselves to face and feel the emotions, then move past them so we can base our decisions on the hard truth of the facts as they are.

Direct download: Episode_558_-_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Opportunity or Detour?” with Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook says as we walk through our life or business, all kinds of tempting invitations will come our way. But as you work through your strategic planning, you will have to decide if those “opportunities” the direction you should be going based on what you want, or are they a detour that will take you away from your ultimate goal? Sometimes others will offer us opportunities, and we have to decide if we’re playing their game instead of playing our own.

Direct download: Episode_557_-_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Decisions With No Regrets” with Elizabeth Crook

Elizabeth Crook says if you are not clear on what you want and why then you end up looking at pros and cons without having clarity. Your first step is the foundational question, “What do I want out of the situation?” When making a big decision on a complicated situation there are many steps, but the first step is to know clearly what your bottom line is.

Direct download: Episode_556_-_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Mindfulness” with Wilma Jones

Wilma Jones talks about mindfulness, or the ability to be present in the current moment. It’s capacity to focus on exactly where you are right now and what you are doing in the moment without judgment. The biggest thing about mindfulness is the incorporation of breathing, because breathing while you're mindful is what causes the physiological changes that happen to your body. There is also a difference between mindfulness vs. mindlessness. When you’re mindless, you let past experiences keep you stuck in behavior patterns. Mindfulness is all about having control over your thoughts without judging and making assumptions about what’s going to happen based on your memories of the past.

Direct download: Episode_554_-_Wilma_Jones.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Your Killer App at Work” with Wilma Jones

Wilma Jones talks about why kindness is a powerful force in the work environment. If you have one kind person in the midst of those who are negative or don’t care, the things the kind person does can ripple and impact everyone else positively. Kindness is so powerful because it’s the only thing that changes not only the individual who is kind, and the person who receives the act of kindness, but it also positively impacts anyone who views that act of kindness.

Direct download: Episode_553_-_Wilma_Jones.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Your Energizing Elixir at the Office” with Wilma Jones

Wilma Jones talks about why exercise can be an energizing force for you at work. Exercise is critically important primarily because of what it does to your brain as well as your ability to focus. That creates increased accuracy and causes you to be more engaging because it gives your brain the ability to clean out all of those things you’ve been working on and stressing with all day. It’s scientifically proven that, if you can incorporate a few minutes of exercise, it will significantly improve your happiness and ability to do your job.

Direct download: Episode_552_-_Wilma_Jones.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

“Gratitude Can Take You Everywhere” with Wilma Jones

Wilma Jones talks about how gratitude is all about taking back your control. Once you learn how to use gratitude proactively in your life, what other people do or say can no longer make you mad. That’s because you’ve regained the power over how you react to a situation. Gratitude is a way to reframe your reality. When you have more gratitude and thankfulness about what you experience, it changes the way you look at life and the way that you react to things.

Direct download: Episode_551_-_Wilma_Jones.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT