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Mary Baird, CSEP - Creative Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Undercover Superhero has one goal in mind...to simplify your life. Each episode breaks down topics in business + life and SIMPLIFIES them! Interviewing smart people from all over the world, we will discover new insights, simple action items and spark fresh ideas to help you DO. THE. THING! in an educational, informational and entertaining way. Cash flow, simplified. Productivity, simplified. Becoming a vegan, simplified. Sort my life out, simplified. Whether you're just starting a small business or seeking simplicity and clarity in a NOISY world, tune in for advice and inspiration on creativity, marketing, mindset, branding, fear, motivation, sales, wellness and deep contentment. Episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday, for simplicity sake.

The Simplifiers Podcast Mary Baird

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

Mary Baird, CSEP - Creative Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Undercover Superhero has one goal in mind...to simplify your life. Each episode breaks down topics in business + life and SIMPLIFIES them! Interviewing smart people from all over the world, we will discover new insights, simple action items and spark fresh ideas to help you DO. THE. THING! in an educational, informational and entertaining way. Cash flow, simplified. Productivity, simplified. Becoming a vegan, simplified. Sort my life out, simplified. Whether you're just starting a small business or seeking simplicity and clarity in a NOISY world, tune in for advice and inspiration on creativity, marketing, mindset, branding, fear, motivation, sales, wellness and deep contentment. Episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday, for simplicity sake.

    How to stand out as a top job applicant - with Kim Dymond

    How to stand out as a top job applicant - with Kim Dymond

    Job seekers: do you know what it takes to stand out as a top job applicant in today’s incredibly competitive job market? Even simply getting a first interview seems like an incredible feat these days. What does it take to land your next dream role… or really, ANY role for that matter?
    My special guest today is talent acquisition leader Kim Dymond Balogh and she’s simplifying how to stand out as a top job applicant. Gone are the days where you can apply for a handful of jobs and get one easily. You’ve got to be savvy about positioning yourself as a thought leader in your area of genius and start to get people talking positively about you behind closed doors.
    Here’s how. 
    My special guest today is recruiter Kim Dymond and she’s simplifying how to stand out as a top job applicant. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: As a recruiter, what she believes is going on in the current job market and why it seems so different right now.
    What the key ingredients are to stand out online and in your job applications. What recruiters are looking for and what you should optimize first to drive attention.
    We spoke about video resumes, which are short, impactful video conversations highlighting your top skills and expertise. How to make one and where to post it.
    Yes, you need to go above and beyond to get noticed these days - She shares her top tips for networking that will differentiate yourself from the competition.
    …and ultimately, we talked about how important it is to create relevant, impactful content on LinkedIn as a job seeker and simple ways you can do it to start booking interviews.
    Q: Are you ready to learn how to stand out as a top job applicant? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing!
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    Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/353-how-to-stand-out-as-a-top-job-applicant---with-kim-dymond

    • 49 min
    How to stop procrastinating + get it done - with Sam Bennett

    How to stop procrastinating + get it done - with Sam Bennett

    Question: Ever find that when you’ve got a big, looming deadline, you’re doing everything else BUT the thing that’s due? “Oh, look at those dishes over there! Man, I should clean out this junk drawer. Hmm, wonder what’s happening over on Instagram?” Sound familiar?  
    My special guest today is Sam Bennett and she’s simplifying how to stop procrastinating and get it done. When your to-do list is a mile long and the things that you really, really want to do in work and life seem further and further away from reality, the secret might be found in 15-minutes a day. No really!
    Here’s how. 
    My special guest today is Sam Bennett and she’s simplifying how to stop procrastinating and get it done. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: If you’re feeling any sort of frustration or overwhelm that is causing the procrastination, she recommends “The 15-Minute Method.” What it is and how it works.
    What the typical excuses are that we tell ourselves that keep us from getting stuff done and how to squash them.
    How The 15-Minute Method helps those with ADHD, neurospicy and highly creative people, especially when dealing with perfectionism.
    How to tap into the “Alchemy of Effort” and why it helps us create momentum.
    …and ultimately, for those with long COVID or chronic fatigue, how this advice can particularly help you to get things done.
    Q: Are you ready to learn how to stop procrastinating and get stuff done? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing!
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    Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/352-how-to-stop-procrastinating-get-it-done---with-sam-bennett

    • 45 min
    How to be more patient (guided visualization)

    How to be more patient (guided visualization)

    Let’s do a guided visualization exercise together: here’s how to be more patient. Oh man, I think this one is more for myself than anyone else! When you want something, like yesterday, it’s incredibly hard to wait, hold things loosely, and be open to any outcome that may materialize. 
    They say “patience is a virtue,” yet I think of it more like a muscle that needs training.  So let’s work on that today. 
    Listen and participate in a guided visualization exercise: how to be more patient. Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/b141-how-to-be-more-patient-guided-visualization

    • 14 min
    How to have a thriving, meaningful career - with Dr. Susan Hanold

    How to have a thriving, meaningful career - with Dr. Susan Hanold

    What does it take to have a thriving, meaningful career? For some, even asking the question seems so far out of reach and bubbles up a bit of Negative Nancy thinking, like, “Who am I to ask this? Oh, I’m too old… too young… too busy to stop and even consider that there might be a better way to work.” All of which is rubbish, you know that right? You get to decide each and every day how you wish to devote your time towards your work endeavors, friend!
    My special guest today is Dr. Susan Hanold and she’s simplifying how to have a thriving, meaningful career. I mean, she’s called the “Talent Doctor” and for good reason as she helps coach professionals of all ages on how to view your career journey in a new, fresh way. One where you leverage your strengths, chart a path that feels invigorating and empowering, but also one that is sustainable through seasons of big change.
    Here’s how. 
    My special guest today is Dr. Susan Hanold and she’s simplifying how to have a thriving, meaningful career. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: Why some people get stuck in a career path that isn’t fulfilling or “where they’d thought they would be, by now?”
    How to identify and leverage your strengths to get your career back on path. Also, how to assess your skill gaps and areas you need to work on, based on what the market really needs right now.
    How to use technology to simplify your job.
    Why it’s important to continuously rebrand yourself all along your career journey. Plus simple, practical advice for those who feel resistant to change that’ll help you become more open and nimble.
    …and ultimately, what the key mistakes are that people make mid or late in their career that others should avoid, so you don’t get stuck.
    Q: Are you ready to learn how to have a thriving, meaningful career? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing!
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    Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/351-how-to-have-a-thriving-meaningful-career---with-dr-susan-hanold

    • 39 min
    How to squash burnout at work - with Michelle Hartley

    How to squash burnout at work - with Michelle Hartley

    Just checking in… How are you doing? No like, really. On a scale of 1-10 (10 = on the brink), are you feeling a bit frazzled, stressed, or overworked? Answer honestly, friend. How are you feeling these days?
    My special guest today is Michelle Hartley and she’s simplifying how to squash burnout at work. You see, this insidious little thing called burnout can sneak up on you while you’re not looking. And if you’ve been pounding away the triple iced coffees and burning the candle at both ends, you might not have noticed how it’s wearing down your body, mind, and spirit. But the good news is… you can do something about it.
    Here’s how. 
    My special guest today is Michelle Hartley and she’s simplifying how to squash burnout at work. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: What the tell-tale signs are that you’re about to hit burnout soon.
    The biggest misconception people have about burnout recovery and how to squash it in a different, more simpler way.
    What the three phases to burnout recovery are and how to take good care of yourself in each phase. 
    How to ask your manager and/or HR team for support before/during/after you experience burnout and how to overcome the fear of speaking up. Also, if you’re a people leader who notices someone is struggling on your team, she shares what you can do to proactively support them through it and help them get back to thriving.
    …and ultimately, the truth is that many people who suffer from burnout do it again and again… Michelle shares how you can begin to see the warning signs sooner in order to stop the cycle, or at least slow it down.
    Q: Are you ready to learn how to squash burnout at work? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing!
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    Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/350-how-to-squash-burnout-at-work---with-michelle-hartley

    • 44 min
    How you should (and shouldn’t) use AI at work - with Sarah Reitsma

    How you should (and shouldn’t) use AI at work - with Sarah Reitsma

    In the world of artificial intelligence, things are changing so fast. How do you stay on top of all the updates in AI? Today, we are taking a deep dive into the latest and greatest in AI, talking about how you should (and shouldn’t) use AI at work. No, AI is NOT coming for your job… but I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, people who know AI are. Let’s talk about that.
    My special guest today is Sarah Reitsma of Waterfield Tech and she’s simplifying how you should (and shouldn’t) use AI at work. If you’re an absolute newbie to AI (never used it), you’re in the right place. We hope today’s conversation will help diffuse any fear you might have, so you can see the possibilities of what this new tech can help you accomplish… I promise, it’ll blow your minds.
    Here’s how. 
    My special guest today is Sarah Reitsma and she’s simplifying how you should (and shouldn’t) use AI at work. We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including: Where to begin if you’re contemplating using AI at work. How to determine what tasks you should delegate to AI.
    All the incredible things that you could delegate to AI right now.
    And equally, how you should NOT use AI, right now.
    What sort of guardrails and precautions that you need to keep in mind, in order to keep your customer data safe and company information secure.
    …and ultimately, she shares her insights on how she sees others in the “contact center,” meaning areas of the business that handles customer interactions (call centers, chat support, customer service) are using AI in this area of an organization?
    Q: Are you ready to learn how to use AI at work? If yes, this one is for you. It’s time to #DoTheThing!
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    Show notes available with all links mentioned here:
    https://www.thesimplifiers.com/posts/349-how-you-should-and-shouldnt-use-ai-at-work---with-sarah-reitsma

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

riddikuluspatronus1 ,

Excellent!

Mary is fantastic! Really breaks down the best way to stay motivated despite life’s challenges. Really focuses on thinking about what’s next but realizing your strengths and using them to your advantage. Great chemistry with the guests. Informative and a great deep dive into becoming successful in life. Looking forward to more episodes!

Marathon Dogmom ,

I felt a spiritual hug.

I needed this podcast in my life today. Mary’s calm voice really makes listening more like a meditation.

JovankaCiares ,

Power in simplicity on every episode

This podcast is what busy people in need for common sense, simple-yet-powerful advice are looking for. Mary is awesome at exploring often uncomfortable topics with grace and offering advice that’s easy to implement.

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