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I CHOOSE MY BEST LIFE PODCAST is all about helping you live fully, love boldly, and rest intentionally. Author and physician, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith along with her weekly guests share inspirational guidance and actionable answers to help you experience physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 72 Ratings

I CHOOSE MY BEST LIFE PODCAST is all about helping you live fully, love boldly, and rest intentionally. Author and physician, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith along with her weekly guests share inspirational guidance and actionable answers to help you experience physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

    242 Choose Side-By-Side

    242 Choose Side-By-Side

    Cody Andras takes us on a journey to envision what it looks like to be one who walks with Jesus by your side.
    Connect with Cody on Facebook and Instagram.
    Get your copy of Jesus By Her Side: Finding the Nearness of God Through the Eyes of the Women in the Gospels.

     
    I Choose My Best Life Podcast is one of the  Top 20 Christian Women Podcasts
    I Choose My Best Life
    Books: Colorful Connections, Sacred Rest, Come Empty, Set Free to Live Free
    Connect with Saundra:
    Twitter: @DrDaltonSmith
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drdaltonsmith
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSaundraDaltonSmith

    • 22 min
    241 Choose Leadership

    241 Choose Leadership

    Dr. Tim Elmore joins me on this episode to help us identify leadership qualities in ourselves and those around us.
    Connect with Dr. Tim on Facebook and Instagram.
    Get your copy of I Can't Wait.

     
    I Choose My Best Life Podcast is one of the  Top 20 Christian Women Podcasts
    I Choose My Best Life
    Books: Colorful Connections, Sacred Rest, Come Empty, Set Free to Live Free
    Connect with Saundra:
    Twitter: @DrDaltonSmith
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drdaltonsmith
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSaundraDaltonSmith

    • 30 min
    240 Choose A Prayer Style

    240 Choose A Prayer Style

    Janet McHenry helps us discover our unique prayer personality and begin our journey to an authentic lifestyle of prayer.
    Take Janet's Prayer Personality Quiz.
    Get your copy of Praying Personalities: Finding Your Natural Prayer Style.

     
    I Choose My Best Life Podcast is one of the  Top 20 Christian Women Podcasts
    I Choose My Best Life
    Books: Colorful Connections, Sacred Rest, Come Empty, Set Free to Live Free
    Connect with Saundra:
    Twitter: @DrDaltonSmith
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drdaltonsmith
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSaundraDaltonSmith

    • 22 min
    239 Choose Feasting

    239 Choose Feasting

    In this episode, Erin Warren helps us to live a life of feasting on truth and daily releasing prayers of faith.
    Connect with Erin on Facebook and Instagram.
    Get your copy of Everyday Prayers for Faith: Finding Confidence in God No Matter What.

     
    I Choose My Best Life Podcast is one of the  Top 20 Christian Women Podcasts
    I Choose My Best Life
    Books: Colorful Connections, Sacred Rest, Come Empty, Set Free to Live Free
    Connect with Saundra:
    Twitter: @DrDaltonSmith
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drdaltonsmith
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSaundraDaltonSmith

    • 27 min
    238 Choose Dance

    238 Choose Dance

    Brant Hanson shares how we can choose to find joy and dance while living in a world that sometimes appears to have gone mad.
    Learn more about the work being done at CURE International Children's Hospitals.
    Get your copy of Life Is Hard. God Is Good. Let's Dance.: Experiencing Real Joy in a World Gone Mad.

     
    I Choose My Best Life Podcast is one of the  Top 20 Christian Women Podcasts
    I Choose My Best Life
    Books: Colorful Connections, Sacred Rest, Come Empty, Set Free to Live Free
    Connect with Saundra:
    Twitter: @DrDaltonSmith
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/drdaltonsmith
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSaundraDaltonSmith

    • 23 min
    237 Choose To Amplify

    237 Choose To Amplify

    Danielle Brooks joins me on this episode to share how we can choose to amplify our freedom in life and business.
    Check out Danielle's Amplify Your Income Resource Guide.
    Get your copy of Profit & Proof.

     
    Show Notes:
    Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith: Welcome everyone. This is Dr. Saundra and you're listening to I Choose My Best Life. Today we're chatting with Danielle Brooks, who's going to help us be able to choose to amplify our freedom and get to a place in our life and our businesses where it does not feel so stressful. So Danielle, I want to thank you for joining us and welcome you to the show.
    Let me have you begin by sharing a little bit about yourself and the type of work that you do.
    Danielle Brooks: Hello, Dr. Saundra. Thank you so much for inviting me and allowing me to be on your platform. So, a little about myself. I am a mom of four kiddos who are under seven years old, and I've been married for nine years to my college sweetheart.
    And I've been a virtual CFO for the past 11 years. So, we help small business owners with their accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll all across the country.
    Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith: Excellent. And that's perfect for this time of the year with everybody thinking about getting all their taxes and all their stuff together. So, I would love to go a little bit deeper into how you tend to work with small business owners.
    Now, for you, I know this has been a journey of learning how to create freedom and flexibility in your life. What inspired you to start sharing that with other business owners?
    Danielle Brooks: What inspired me to create freedom and flexibility for small business owners was truly my mom. She had been in business for seven years. Before I started helping her grow her business, and she had not had a vacation, she was working a whole lot more than I felt like she should at that point in her life.
    And I honestly just wanted to help her. And so she asked me to help her with sales because I came from a sales background. I used to work for ExxonMobil in a sales territory role. When I asked her for her financials, because all my sales meetings started with the finances, she ultimately didn't have clean financials to present to me. She didn't have a profit and loss statement. She didn't have a balance. She didn't know what her numbers were. And so I ended up creating her financials from just basically creating all her accounting and bookkeeping system. Then, there is a time tracking for her staff.
    Ultimately I was able to help save her over 40 hours per month. Within a year of working with me, she and my dad took two weeks off, and they went to Italy and Rome. they really just wanted more freedom for their own life at that stage in life. And she didn't really know how to do that because she had grown this business beyond where she had planned and was literally going week to week payroll to payroll and was just truly, I feel held hostage by her business and staff that she created for herself.
    Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith: This is such an important topic for those who are business owners and entrepreneurs, and getting in when you first start off with the business, you're so motivated to see the business succeed. But I think sometimes it's easy to get to a point where you don't realize that you have become hostage to your business, that you've gotten into a place where you can't take time off, and you can't move with freedom within your company and have that flexibility in your life. And I know that you, as a business owner, have dealt with this as well, wanting to find that level of, I don't like to say, balance. I oftentimes say harmony. And one of the ways you found that to be possible is by hiring the right people.
    Can you elaborate on the importance of hiring the right people and how it improves business operations and can lead us to a place of freedom as an entrepreneur?
    Danielle Brooks: Yes, I feel like so many people that start their business journey by themselves,

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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This is Fabulous

Yes, many of us know how, but how many know "do". Knowing we have the ability to choose a path creates transfomation!

Thank you.

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Practical, helpful, encouraging

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is such a wealth of knowledge on so many topics and she brings her expertise to this podcast.

You’ll leave feeling encouraged and also get practical advice.

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Practical Advice for Life

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