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 A.D.D Entrepreneur” with Matt Curry

Entrepreneurs are different. We're wired differently. We're the 1%. To others, we're on the lunatic fringe, and to many, we're risk takers. However, when you get a group of entrepreneurs in a room together, we're pretty much all the same. One of the key traits that make us who we are is that most of us "suffer" from Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.).

On this episode, Dave recaps episode 501-504 where Matt talks about his book “The A.D.D Entrepreneur: How To Harness Your Superpowers To Create A Kickass Company” and how we can transform A.D.D. from a limitation to a superpower.

Direct download: Episode_505_-_Matt_Curry.mp3
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“Stop Confusing and Start Convincing” with Matt Curry

Matt Curry talks about boosting your sales by using the 5 C’s: Commonality, Complement, Connect, Collaborate, and Close. People don’t want their time wasted, they want the information they need to make a decision. And they don’t need more than that, because too much information slows down the buying decision. Often we tend to give the customer too much information, and that confuses them. Instead, stop confusing and get right to the close.

Direct download: Episode_504_-_Matt_Curry.mp3
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“Find a Way To Say Yes” with Matt Curry

Matt Curry firmly believes in the power of “Yes” and having a positive mindset when it comes to sales and your company. Customers have a problem they need to be solved, and it’s your job to find the solution. Find a way to say “Yes” as much as possible, because if you say “No” enough times, the customer is going to go somewhere else. People will pay you for “Yes!”

Direct download: Episode_503_-_Matt_Curry.mp3
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“Practice the Art of Creative Destruction” with Matt Curry

Matt Curry says the art of creative destruction is practicing continuous improvement in your organization. It’s always trying to tweak. If you have something that’s working well, don’t just sit on it and relax, try to figure out a way to even make it better. Obviously, if there’s an area where things are not going well that’s not practicing creative destruction, that’s just fixing a problem. But when things are going well, the remarkable entrepreneurs are always trying to refine the system or the workflow to become even more efficient both for you as a company and the customer.

Direct download: Episode_502_-_Matt_Curry.mp3
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“Begin at the Beginning” with Matt Curry

Matt Curry talks about living your entrepreneurial life and becoming aware of our individual skills and talents. He says that each of us has a “superpower” that we can share with the world. But you don’t find that superpower necessarily right away. You have to do the hard work to experiment and grow to find your superpower, and that's what it means to begin at the beginning. You are going to wade through a lot of challenges, you are not always going to be doing stuff that you like, that’s part of life.

Direct download: Episode_501_-_Matt_Curry.mp3
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“Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace” with Michelle Reina

Trust is a nonnegotiable for high-performing relationships and organizations. Yet trust is fragile, and 90 percent of the behaviors that break it are subtle, fleeting, and unintentional. Today, Dave recaps episodes 496-499 where Michelle Reina shares powerful lessons in trust from her book, “Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization.”

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“Rebuilding Trust” with Michelle Reina

Michelle Reina says the vast majority of compromised and damaged trust are small and subtle, and they can have an accumulative impact. There is a myriad of small, subtle ways that trust gets compromised: a single act, a single misstep. And a pattern of these breaches of trust that add up over time, we begin damaging the health of our relationships.

We rebuild trust when we start to reframe those experiences. We consider the bigger picture or extenuating circumstances, and we give the benefit of the doubt to the person who hurt us or let us down. And we always have to take responsibility for how we respond, how we move forward, and how we forgive ourselves and others.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Reina_-_Episode_499.mp3
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“Building the Trust of Capability” with Michelle Reina

Michelle Reina says trust of capability is when you acknowledge others’ skills and abilities, express appreciation for work well done, involve others in making decisions, and encourage learning. At the highest level, trust of capability teaches others that they can trust you to know what you’re doing, to ask for input when you don’t, and to identify and develop the value that others could be adding to you and the organization.

As you practice the behaviors that lead to a high trust of capability, your confidence in your innate talents grows, as well as your awareness of and comfort with your shortcomings. You become positioned as a resident expert, trusted subject matter coach, and a genuinely competent professional.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Reina_-_Episode_498.mp3
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“Building the Trust of Communication” with Michelle Reina

Michelle Reina talks about how trust of communication is what defines “how” we are going to talk with one another. Relationships are hard. Trust is not a linear process, and there are going to be times when it will become compromised, for no other reason than we are human beings. When dealing with others, all of us will trip up and make mistakes. When there is trust in our communication we can talk about those errors, and we can leverage them for the learning and the insights they have to offer us.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Reina_-_Episode_497.mp3
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“Building the Trust of Character” with Michelle Reina

Michelle Reina talks about trust of character as the baseline starting point of trust in business relationships. We build confidence in our character when we keep our word and deliver what we promise. We also build trust in our character when we’re clear about what we expect from others, and we help manage those expectations so that others can be successful in how they’re working and dealing with us.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Reina_-_Episode_496.mp3
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“The Voice of Your Dreams” with Aaron Anastasi

What Is The Voice of Your Dreams? How do you learn to listen to the voice that calls you to the highest version of yourself - the voice of your dreams? On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 491-494 where author and serial entrepreneur Aaron Anastasi shares lessons from his book, “The Voice of Your Dreams: Turn Down the Voices of Limitation and Turn Up the Volume of Success.”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_495.mp3
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“The Power of the Commitment Compartment” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi talks about the transformative power of what he calls the “Commitment Compartment.” Everyone can place something in their commitment compartment and say, “I’m determined to make this happen no matter what.” But for some reason when it comes to our dreams, seeds of doubt begin to sprout, and it becomes easy for that goal to pop out of our commitment compartment. Getting clear about what we want and placing it in our commitment compartment helps us eliminate doubt and get the kind of momentum that leads to habit, which makes things easier to do with less effort.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_494.mp3
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“Being vs. Doing” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi talks about how the distinction between “being” and “doing” can change everything for us. We are often focused on “doing,” and pride ourselves on being hardworking and tenacious. But there’s a ceiling to hard work, and it turns out it’s a pretty low ceiling. Especially when we don’t shift our way of seeing ourselves and the world around us. We can choose a way of “being” in any given moment that will open up greater possibility for a superior result. “Who do you have to BE to get the results that you want?”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_493.mp3
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“How to Get Unstuck” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi gives us advice on how to move through those times when we feel like we’re stuck. The hardest part and highest level of resistance is just before we start. Right before we start we’re in a mode of uncertainty that indicates there’s a lack of clarity in our vision. The more specific we become in our vision, and the more we attach it to our “why” the more we’re motivated. Once we’re clear, the steps of what to do just lay themselves out, and we begin naturally looking for opportunities to achieve our goals and dreams.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_492.mp3
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“Silence Your Limiting Voices” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi says we have built our entire life on a network of stories. We’re sitting down, we’re standing up, or we’re lying down; those are the only things that are true about us in the physical universe. Other than those, we’re living in some story we have constructed to deal with the world around us. So it’s important for us to choose the stories in which we live. Choose how you perceive your life and that will determine the quality of the actions you take and the results you get.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_491.mp3
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“Broadcasting Happiness” with Michelle Gielan

New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, including higher productivity, better performance ratings, and lower levels of stress.

On this episode, Dave recaps episodes 486-489 where Michelle Gielan shares tips from her book, “Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_490.mp3
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“Why It’s Important to Recharge Yourself” with Michelle Gielan

Author Michelle Gielan says we all need to fill our own positive bucket before we can give it out to others. Often we ask, “Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full?” Ultimately it doesn’t matter if have a whole pitcher full of water right next to you. If you have a leak in it, it will be empty soon. So fill your pitcher. Make sure to take time out from your workday to go for a walk or get coffee with somebody and give yourself a chance to have a social connection with others.

Vacations without a doubt are one of the best ways you can spend your energy. The key is to get your mind away from the typical day-to-day. The more we find activities we love, the more we can be in the “flow moment” while we’re experiencing it.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_489.mp3
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“How to Move Past “Stressed and Stuck”” with Michelle Gielan

Author Michelle Gielan says if we’re feeling stressed or negative about something, it means we have a story in our mind about that situation. And that story that’s making us feel negative or stressed is not serving us well. In any given moment we can pull a full range of facts from our environment and our memory. The question then becomes, “What is my brain focusing on at that moment?”

Michelle says we should “fact check” these memories and emotions. Are your memories correct? Do they tell the complete story? Are there other memories you can think about that will help you reframe that story? If a story is not working for you and is stressing you out, fact check it and make sure you have the right set of facts that can help move you forward.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_488.mp3
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“Dealing with Negative People” with Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan talks about dealing with negative people. It’s important to remember that they might not even realize their behavior, so our efforts to redirect their negative behavior is as important for them as it is for us. The key is to do it in a very systematic way that creates a trajectory of positive experiences.

We have incredible power to influence people, even though we may not realize it. Many times we think, “I can’t change other people.” But we can have an incredible effect on others when we decide to show up and be intentional about our interactions.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_487.mp3
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“The Danger of Negative Conversations” with Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan talks about getting caught in negative conversations. What is your response to problems? How do you talk about them in a way that leaves people feeling empowered and ready to take forward action?

It’s not that you want to ignore the negative. Rather, it’s about putting the brain in a positive place to perceive stress, and other significant issues in our lives that are not positive, in a more empowered state, both for us and those around us.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_486.mp3
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“The Entrepreneurial Personality Type” with Alex Charfen

For entrepreneurs, greater awareness about themselves leads to a greater ability to innovate, lead and build teams, and create the lives they're looking for. By understanding how the world affects them (Entrepreneurial Suppression), how they interact with the world (Entrepreneurial Loops and Spirals), and the foundation of their entrepreneurial existence (The Contribution Equation), entrepreneurs can find ways to lower pressure and noise, increase protection and support, and enhance their unique strengths and abilities so they can make their greatest contribution to the world.

Dave recaps episodes 481-484 where guest Alex Charfen shares from his FREE e-book, “The Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT).”

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Alex_Charfen_-_Episode_485.mp3
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