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.
“Change Your Relationship With Stress” with Scott Halford

Author Scott Halford says how you look at something can predict how your body responds to it. If you have a big proposal coming up and “sigh,” that’s an indication you’re telling yourself, “This sucks and I don’t want to do it.” But if you have a “bring it on!” attitude it can be very energizing. You will begin to have a different relationship with the things that stress you out. Your mindset does matter. You’re feeding your brain either with a positive or negative message. Your brain is going to respond to that priming, and you will act accordingly.

Direct download: Episode_571_-_Sott_Halford.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:50pm CST

“You Are The One” with Kute Blackson

So what are you waiting for?

For someone to save you? If so, you’re not alone. But it’s not going to happen. Your parents won’t rescue you. Your friends won’t carry you. No one’s coming. Know why? Everything you are seeking is within you already. Because you’re already here. You. Are. The. ONE.

On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 566-569 where transformational speaker Kute Blackson shares inspiring, life-changing lessons from his book, “You Are The One: A Bold Adventure in Finding Purpose, Discovering the Real You, and Loving Fully.”

Direct download: Episode_570_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Love Now” with Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson reveals the real purpose and power behind everything we do…love. But how do we bring love and peace in the world if there’s no love and peace in ourselves? How do we bring love and community in the world if there’s no love in our hearts for ourselves? At the end of our lives, everything boils down to this: did you love fully or did you spend your life holding back?

Here’s the bottom line: THIS is the moment is all we have. This is it. Every single second of our life is the moment you’ve been waiting for, and every moment of your life is an opportunity to love.

Direct download: Episode_569_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:30am CST

“The Master Addiction” with Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson says one of the things we have to give up to avoid suffering and be truly free is our need for control. We have to begin to distinguish the things we can change from those we cannot, and stop trying to control the things we can’t. All of our suffering in life comes from what worrying and working to fix what we have no power over.

What is in our control is our actions and thoughts. We can control ourselves.

Direct download: Episode_568_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Lose Your Mind” with Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson says our mind is constantly going. We have 65,000-75,000 thoughts a day. It’s a constant person inside of us saying, “Hey, don’t do that,” “Do that,” “Eat that ice cream,” “What’s wrong with you?” “You’re not good enough.” “Oh my God, you’re so _____!”

Our mind is programmed and conditioned from childhood, and many of the thoughts we’re thinking are not even ours, they’ve been passed down to us from generation to generation, and we’re just playing them out daily. But just because the thought is in your mind it doesn’t mean it’s real or a fact. We must realize that it’s not the thoughts that are important but your relationship with your thoughts. The mind is an amazing salesperson, and we must start to question and not just buy what our mind is selling us. Kute teaches us how to decipher and stop buying fake thoughts believing they’re real.

Direct download: Episode_567_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“You. Are. The. One.” with Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson’s message is one we all need to hear. When you look at the world today, with all the craziness going on, we must acknowledge that the Government is not going to save you, your parents are not going to save you, your friends are not going to carry you forever. Bottom line: if it’s going to be…it’s going to be us. When you make that mental shift and recognize that no one owes you anything, it frees you up to stop looking outside of yourself to be saved or rescued, and it forces you to take radical responsibility for yourself and your own life in a way you’ve never done before.

Direct download: Episode_566_-_Kute_Blackson.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“The Miracle Morning For Salespeople” with Ryan Snow

There are countless books written for salespeople about various sales techniques. Most salespeople use these techniques daily, yet the majority still fail to achieve the results they want. So, what is the difference between "average" performers and the top 1% in your company or industry? The more you study the world’s top salespeople, in any industry, the more you realize that their success is a result of who they are more than merely what they do. Thus, logic would have it that if you want to take your SALES to the next level, you must first figure out how to take your SELF to the next level (because it only happens in that order).

Today, Dave recaps episodes 561-564 where Ryan Snow shares tips from his book, “The Miracle Morning for Salespeople: The Fastest Way to Take Your SELF and Your SALES to the Next Level.”

Direct download: Episode_565_-_Ryan_Snow.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Sales Is An Energy Sport” with Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow says what you eat, how you exercise, and your mental energy has a tremendous impact on your sales and business. Ryan says when it comes to sales, energy transfers. So the energy we bring to the table is what we’re going to see in our clients.

Also, we live in a results-driven society. But sales can be a long and grueling process, so there will be times we don’t immediately see the results of our labor. So it's important to have the stamina to keep pushing forward until we see the results.

On today’s show, Ryan gives us some simple tips to increase energy to grow your business.

Direct download: Episode_564_-_Ryan_Snow.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“Managing Your Time and Money” with Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow talks about the importance managing time and money, and how they impact our ability to become successful in sales and business.

There are many things we come into contact with in business that we can't control. And when we encounter one of those situations, we have two options: either blame all the outside forces or take responsibility for ourselves and our business.

Ryan says, when we start in business, we tend to have a lot more time than money. And it’s easy to waste time when we have a lot of it. So we have to become efficient at managing our time. As our business grows, we have less and less time, but more and more money. So there’s a shift that takes place, and we have to master managing our time and money, leveraging both to make our business grow.

Direct download: Episode_563_-_Ryan_Snow.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“A Powerful Morning Routine” with Ryan Snow

Ryan Snow talks about The S.A.V.E.R.S. routine and how it can help grow your business. It’s an acronym that stands for Silence, Affirmations, Visualizations, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. How do salespeople use these strategies? Ryan says we attract the people we become. So if we want to have Level Ten clients, we do that by becoming Level Ten people. Better sales means becoming a better version of yourself, and that comes through practicing a powerful morning routine.

Direct download: Episode_562_-_Ryan_Snow.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST

“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 CST