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 Problem With Clutter” with Alison Kero

Professional organizer Alison Kero talks about how and why are we accumulating so much clutter, and how it’s affecting our health, energy and productivity levels. Not only is it filling up our space in our homes, offices, and cars, but it’s starting to fill up our mental space as well. It’s also beginning to take a giant toll on our health (both mental, physical and spiritual), productivity and energy levels as well.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Alison_Kero_-_Episode_396.mp3
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“BEST OF 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_-_BEST_OF_Clay_Clark_-_Episode_395.mp3
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“Becoming A Person of Influence: Listening” with Tarun Stevenson

Tarun Stevenson says we should start being mindful and aware when we are in a conversation with others. Ask yourself, “Who’s voice do I hear most often?” Are you thinking about your next reply, or are you engaging with what the other person is saying? Most people’s words don’t reflect what’s on the inside or what they are experiencing emotionally. When we listen, we see past their words and get to the real person.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tarun_Stevenson_-_Episode_394.mp3
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“Becoming a Person of Influence: Faith in Others” with Tarun Stevenson

Tarun Stevenson says having faith in people goes beyond just speaking words of encouragement, or just thinking well of someone. It’s about putting into action those beliefs. Your actions follow your beliefs about who that person can be. You have to follow through and treat people the way you say and the way you believe they can be. Most people will respond to the level of expectation you put in front of them.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tarun_Stevenson_-_Episode_393.mp3
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“Becoming a Person of Influence: Nurturing” with Tarun Stevenson

Tarun Stevenson says nurturing is taking the time to be able to see somebody as they could be, and not as they are, then working to help them become that person. It can be a sizable investment of time, but it’s about the long-term goal. Do you want these people in your life for a long time? Then you need to take the time and invest in them. It’s about being able to look into the future and say, “This person could be better than they are now, and I can be the person that helps them get there.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tarun_Stevenson_-_Episode_392.mp3
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“Becoming a Person of Influence: Integrity” with Tarun Stevenson

Tarun Stevenson says integrity is what you do when no one is looking. It’s being able to do the right thing and developing the habit of being honest in your conduct, speech, and attitudes even when you are not being held accountable. We all have areas in our life where we could do better concerning our integrity. We practice the small acts of integrity when no one is looking, then when we’re called on for the big acts of integrity; we’ve already made it a habit in our lives.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Tarun_Stevenson_-_Episode_391.mp3
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“You Can Retire Inspired!” with Chris Hogan

When you hear the word retirement, you probably don't imagine yourself scrambling to pay your bills in your golden years. But for too many Americans, that's the fate that awaits unless they take steps now to plan for the future. Whether you’re twenty-five and starting your first job or fifty-five and watching the career clock start to wind down, today is the day to get serious about your retirement.


On this episode, Dave recaps episodes 386-389 where Chris Hogan shares some financial and retirement advice from his book, “Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Chris_Hogan_-_Episode_390.mp3
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“Enemy Number One of Your Retirement” with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan says, when you start to realize the importance of your financial future, you begin to understand who’s an ally and what’s an enemy. Debt is not an ally. Debt takes away from your income. It demands a payment each and every month. Chris wants us to see debt for what it is, and be smart by intentionally getting rid of debt and keeping it out of your life.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Chris_Hogan_-_Episode_389.mp3
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“Avoiding retirement obstacles” with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan talks about how obstacles are not stopping points; rather they are proving grounds. It’s important to acknowledge that the obstacle is there, but you can overcome it if you have a plan on how you are going to defeat it. What are you going to do to overcome those obstacles so you can move forward for yourself and your family?

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Chris_Hogan_-_Episode_388.mp3
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“Retirement isn't an age, it's a number” with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan wants us to understand one key fact: retirement has nothing to do with your age, it has everything to do with a financial number. So it’s not about 65, 62, 70, it’s more about how much money we’re going to need to be able to live the lifestyle we want to live in the future.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Chris_Hogan_-_Episode_387.mp3
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“Retirement starts with the dream” with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan says it’s important for all of us to understand the power of our dreams. We all have things we want to do, and it’s important to tap into them because dreams are a better motivator than fear. Fear will motivate you for a little while, but it doesn’t last. Why? Because it’s a negative drag on us. But our dreams are an encouraging kind of motivation, so we’re willing to strive and sacrifice for them because we know deep inside what we want to do.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Chris_Hogan_-_Episode_386.mp3
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“Build Your Own Social Wealth” with Jason Treu

Have you ever admired those successful, confident, motivated, and charismatic people who seem to have it all? They've climbed the corporate ladder quickly or started a great business. Their love life is amazing and they have fantastic friends. They've made all the right connections. They've mastered networking and how to build relationships. On this episode, Dave recaps episodes 381-384 where Jason Treu shares practical lessons from his book, “Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jason_Treu_-_Episode_385.mp3
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“The Right Place at the Right Time” with Jason Treu

Author Jason Treu talks about how going to the right places is the key to building the relationships you want, both personally and professionally. Use Google and Facebook or Meetup.com to find events in your local community. You can also volunteer to help work the event you are going to attend. Keep asking people where they’re going and what they’re doing, because then you can build a list for yourself.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jason_Treu_-_Episode_384.mp3
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“How to Connect Emotionally With Others” with Jason Treu

Author Jason Treu says you can build relationships much faster than you think if you connect with people emotionally. People have had tons of bad interactions, and typically those interactions have consisted of the same old boring questions. If you meet someone in a professional setting people always ask you, “What do you do?” and it’s boring. Instead, ask people about what they love and what they are emotionally connected to, because everyone is emotional. Lead with emotional questions because when you get down to what someone cares about, you get to know them a lot better than you normally would.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jason_Treu_-_Episode_383.mp3
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“Fear is a Compass” with Jason Treu

Author Jason Treu says the fear of failure, rejection, and uncertainties are often significant problems for entrepreneurs, especially when we’re treading into new territory. Successful entrepreneurs fall on their face at least once, often many times, when doing anything new. But when we embrace the fear and let it guide us, fear can be the compass that gets us to our destination.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jason_Treu_-_Episode_382.mp3
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“It Really IS Who You Know” with Jason Treu

Author Jason Treu says understanding that connection is why we’re here, and belonging is in our DNA. We all need to focus on how do we build extraordinary relationships both in our professional and personal lives. You can’t get there by yourself. We all need people to help us, from marketing to customers, to being an advocate for you and your business. Plus, we all want to create profound and lasting connections with people in our lives. On today’s show, Jason will teach us how to go about the process of building extraordinary relationships.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Jason_Treu_-_Episode_381.mp3
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“Go for No” with Andrea Waltz

Your success might come down to a simple word…NO. Do you hear it enough? Do you realize the number of times you hear NO is directly related to how many times you hear YES?  On today’s Dave is joined by author Andrea Waltz as we recap our conversations based on her book, “Go for No. Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Andrea_Waltz_-_Episode_380.mp3
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“Don’t Let “NO” Get You Down” with Andrea Waltz

Author Andrea Waltz talks about staying persistent in embracing and even pursuing “no.” Successful people fail eagerly while failures avoid failing. There seems to be a stigma about failure that makes us feel bad and even want to quit. We think, “I’m probably going to fail, so why even try?” That attitude holds us back from some amazing opportunities because being willing to fail is what creates the chance for success.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Andrea_Waltz_-_Episode_379.mp3
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“Setting Your No Goal” with Andrea Waltz

Author Andrea Waltz encourages us to track our failure rate. She wants us to be aware of how many times we get a “no,” and even set goals and celebrate how many times we will hear “no.” Tracking your frequency of “no” gives you an awareness of how you are doing and enables you to make adjustments in your message. And celebrating them is a way to make it fun. Remember, the more times you hear “no,” the more times you’ll hear “yes.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Andrea_Waltz_-_Episode_378.mp3
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“Intentionally Get a NO” with Andrea Waltz

Author Andrea Waltz encourages us to intentionally increase our failure rate, go out and hear “no” more often. When we overcome our fear of hearing “no,” things happen, and opportunities fall into our lap that might never have happened otherwise. Establishing “no goals” tends to drive our activity up, which creates more opportunities for us to hear a “yes.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Andrea_Waltz_-_Episode_377.mp3
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“Changing Your Definition of Failure” with Andrea Waltz

Andrea Waltz encourages us to give ourselves permission to fail. When you change your mental model of how you view failure, seeing it as a stepping stone between you and success, it changes what is possible. Usually, we equate hearing the word “no” with a failure, so it’s about seeing the word “no” as a space between you and the “yes.” Instead of giving up when you hear “no,” just increase your “no’s,” and when you do the “yes’” will come.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Andrea_Waltz_-_Episode_376.mp3
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