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We didn't start our businesses to become broke, broken and/or burnt out, but unfortunately, for so many parent entrepreneurs (parentpreneurs), that's exactly what happens. On The Work Smarter, Not Harder Podcast, Kim Sutton and her guests will empower Christian parentpreneurs like you with the systems and strategies you need to get away from your business and back to the people and activities you love. Topics discussed will include mindset, boundaries, confidence, visibility, business systems, team building, marketing, networking, relationships, work/life balance and more! #worksmarternotharder

Positive Productivity Kim Sutton

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    • 5.0 • 138 Ratings

We didn't start our businesses to become broke, broken and/or burnt out, but unfortunately, for so many parent entrepreneurs (parentpreneurs), that's exactly what happens. On The Work Smarter, Not Harder Podcast, Kim Sutton and her guests will empower Christian parentpreneurs like you with the systems and strategies you need to get away from your business and back to the people and activities you love. Topics discussed will include mindset, boundaries, confidence, visibility, business systems, team building, marketing, networking, relationships, work/life balance and more! #worksmarternotharder

    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 4- “E” for EXPECTATIONS

    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 4- “E” for EXPECTATIONS

    “You can accomplish anything you set your mind to but it will feel so much better when you're not stressing yourself out in the process.” -Kim Sutton 
     
    How do you feel at the end of the day when you look at your to-do list? Do you feel frustrated because you were not able to finish them all? Or do you go, “Nah! It’s fine!” Rarely do we say the latter. The reason? We tend to expect too much. 
     
    This week, Kim discusses why we need to stop torturing ourselves with too many expectations and tips that can help us set reasonable and realistic expectations of ourselves and other people. She also shares how to manage our expectations in the business setting so we can maximize our productivity and protect our relationship with our team and the clients we work with.
     
    Tune in for part 4 of the  L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework where Kim takes you on a fascinating transformational journey of Working Smarter Not Harder, one letter at a time!
     
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    Highlights:
    01:32 “E” for Expectation
    04:27 Stop Expecting Too Much
    07:50 Your Expectation on Others
    11:03 Minimize Expectation, Maximize Productivity 

    • 12 min
    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 3- “V” for VITALITY

    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 3- “V” for VITALITY

    “Find out what the true value of sleep is so that there is no question why you need to get more.” -Kim Sutton
     
    Are you tired? Is your energy level nearing a dangerous state? Our lifestyle has had us living an impossible life. No wonder we are always exhausted, not only with our jobs and responsibilities but in life in general. Sometimes, we even get drained faster than our smartphones. If only we are rechargeable like our batteries. 
     
    Oh, wait!… We are! 
     
    We do have something called “sleep” and “good food”. We just forget to get ourselves on that charging mode because of our list of unending tasks. We skip meals, we cut short our sleep, and we know we don’t want to live like this anymore. This week, Kim talks about vitality and how we can get more as we can build our business and fulfill our responsibilities. 
     
    Tune in for part 3 of the  L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework where Kim takes you on a fascinating transformational journey of Working Smarter Not Harder, one letter at a time!
     
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    Highlights:
    02:40 “V” for VITALITY
    04:33 What Sleep Can Do For You
    06:08 You Deserve More
    08:28 Vitality and Nutrition
    10:40 Start Doing Better

    • 11 min
    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 2- “I” for INTEGRITY

    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 2- “I” for INTEGRITY

    “Think about how you can under-promise and over-deliver and excite people when you are able to do more for them rather than the other way around. Remember, it's so much easier to build your business off referrals from making your clients and customers happy than having to go out from ground zero every single time.” -Kim Sutton
     
    Sometimes, it’s easier to break a promise we made to ourselves than to others although deep down, we know this shouldn’t be. This week, Kim shares her own journey with integrity and how it changed the way she serves her clients. 
     
    Often, we think of integrity as pertaining to other people. But there is also something called personal integrity. Kim talks about how developing integrity as entrepreneurs can help us under-promise and over-deliver so our clients stay happy and satisfied without us being stretched to the limit. 
     
    Tune in for part 2 of the  L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework where Kim takes you on a fascinating transformational journey of Working Smarter Not Harder, one letter at a time!
     
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    Highlights:
    02:09 “I” is for Integrity
    04:50 Kim’s Integrity Journey
    06:26 Under-Promise Over-Deliver
    09:03 Say No!

    • 11 min
    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 1- “L” for Love

    L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework Part 1- “L” for Love

    “When we love the work we do, it is so easy for our clients and our community to see and feel our passion.” -Kim Sutton  
    Do you agree that love plays a big role in entrepreneurship? Kim does, and this week she talks about how love and passion in business has helped her improve client relationships, craft effective strategies, and most importantly, find fulfillment in what she does. Kim also shares 3 LOVE STRATEGIES you apply can apply in your business.
     
    So many times, we keep working on things that we detest instead of on the things we are passionate about. This is an unhealthy place to be and that needs to change now! 
     
    Tune in for part 1 of the  L.I.V.E B.E.T.T.E.R Framework where Kim takes you on a fascinating transformational journey of Working Smarter Not Harder, one letter at a time!
     
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    Highlights:
    01:32 One Letter at a Time
    04:10 The Root of Procrastination
    06:57 Step 1: Love What You Do
    07:30 Step 2: Love the People You Work For
    09:23 Step 3: Love Yourself 

    • 12 min
    I'm Rebranding the Podcast

    I'm Rebranding the Podcast

    Holy moley. I did something BIG.⁣

    I rebranded the podcast.⁣

    This is the first episode under the new name and shares an explanation for the rebranding and what you can expect from me and the podcast in the future.⁣

    Thank you, as always, for supporting me and the work I do through your continued engagement. Your downloads, comments and feedback mean the world to me.⁣

    XOXOXO,⁣
    Kim 
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    • 20 min
    Advocate For Yourself: Finding Ways That Can Help You With Heather Hansen

    Advocate For Yourself: Finding Ways That Can Help You With Heather Hansen

    Advocating for yourself is important. You could be going through a lot of hardships right now but if you advocate for yourself, you can fight it. Advocate for yourself because no one can do it better than you. Join your host, Kim Sutton as she talks to self-advocacy expert, Heather Hansen. Heather is the CEO of Advocate To Win. She is also the author of Advocate to Win. Heather was an on-air legal analyst and an award-winning trial attorney. Learn how to use the different tools at your disposal to advocate for yourself. Listen in to understand how to use the right words, choices, and much more.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Podcaster947 ,

Love this show!!

The Positive Productivity with Kim Sutton is a great show! She is an interesting and engaging interviewer and brings on guests that provide advice based on experience and knowledge for any listener! I will be listening weekly. Enjoy!

OmarMo93 ,

Fantastic podcast

a must listen, when it comes to all things productivity

Brandon.s.Fong ,

Kim is an incredible interviewer!

I’m a huge podcast fan and you can tell when hosts have their questions super scripted… Kim does NOT do that. She is genuinely curious and asks powerful questions that elicit actionable advice and fun stories from her guest. Highly recommended!