Kim Sutton

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Kim Sutton April 2023

STRESS OR SOULFUL SATISFACTION?

How much stress does your business cause because you chase money instead of pursuing your purpose?

What would happen if you committed to transforming your calling into a profitable and impactful business?

My challenge for you: Be brave. Follow your heart. Invest in yourself. Dream BIG. Make a HUGE impact.

HELLO from Kim SUTTON!

Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Founder, Positive Productivity

Dear friend, it’s important you know and trust I will ALWAYS be honest with you…  EVEN when it means admitting the messy, ugly truths of my own entrepreneurial journey… And I have a lot of messy, ugly truths.

For example, I, Kim Sutton, know what it’s like to…

  • Be inauthentic in my business because I am more concerned with what others thought than being true to myself
  • Focus on quantity instead of quality, offering services because I want money, NOT because I enjoy doing them;
  • Miss important family moments because I “need” one more minute to work;
  • Work 20 hour days, 7 days a week to find my bank account empty and my mental and physical health suffering;
  • Jump from one idea to the next never finishing a project and thus never making money from my ideas;
  • Fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome, buying courses, products and programs thinking they will success;

I, Kim Sutton, also know how to recover from the above pains. I know because I have personally experienced them!

I know the true cost of letting the expectations of others control our lives, and I don’t want to see you fall victim to the same negative side-effects of entrepreneurship I did.

So… Do you want to continue being a slave to unsatisfying expectations? Or are you ready to create joy and money pursuing your passion?

I’m committed to empowering you with the systems and strategies you need to help you embrace your true calling WITHOUT sacrificing revenue, your health, or time with loved ones.

I invite you to join me on the Work Smarter, Not Harder journey. Subscribe to the podcast, join the community and get ready to see your business and personal life change for the better. I wish you all my best, dear friend, and I can’t wait to see you soar while building a business that’s authentically YOU.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU?

HELP ME BUILD MY

FUNNEL

I’M SPENDING A TON ON

SYSTEMS

BUT MY BUSINESS LACKS

DIRECTION

I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS

IDEAS

BUT STRUGGLE TO MAKE

PROGRESS

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Are you sick of wearing a mask in your business, avoiding authenticity and your true calling for fear of missing out on opportunites and/or income?

And are you tired of being a broke, broken and burnt-out entrepreneur, longing to love each work day while also having more time for the people and activities you love?

If so, you can’t afford to miss this FREE challenge…

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This is what me taking care of myself looks like.

✨ 134 days sober.
✨ 68 days no contact (if sending a text to discover I was blocked counts as contact 🤦‍♀️🤣 OR 127 days since last engagement)
✨ 23 days since I last vaped

Some days are harder than others but each day is easier than the one before.
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Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about narcissism and those with the avoidant attachment style. As a result of what I’ve been through, I’m about to begin my Master’s degree in General Psychology. I want to study how the brain works and why people behave the way they do. I don’t want to be a therapist, but want to write and speak about what I have been through to help others.

Per Briana MacWilliam (@brianamacwilliam), avoidant attachment styles can be caused by parents who…
❌ Shame a child for their emotions
❌ Repeatedly tell a child to ‘toughen up,’ ‘stop being a baby,’ etc.
❌ Make fun of a child’s problems
❌ Don’t address medical issues or nutritional needs
❌ Avoid touch or physical contact

As an adult, someone with the avoidant attachment style may…
❌ Distance oneself emotionally and physically
❌ Dismiss a partner’s concerns and criticism
❌ Focus on a partner’s imperfections
❌ Fantasize about past or ideal partners
❌ Flirt with others
❌ Pull away when things are getting more serious
❌ Pour themselves into work or hobbies

Someone I cared about said rude things whenever we got close. I brought it up and he acknowledged it. But he didn’t stop. Instead, his insults became more frequent and hurtful. I brought it up again and he deflected and dismissed me, playing the victim. For my mental health’s sake, I had to end our relationship. It was the last thing I wanted, but I deserve(d) better.

Please show yourself the love they can’t.
Learn to love yourself and, when you’re ready, you will attract a person who loves you the way you deserve.

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AB, I continue to hope I was wrong about you. I continue to hope you will apologize. You hurt me but I CAN forgive. I WILL forgive. I don’t know what you went through to cause you to treat me like you did but I know you didn’t deserve it. And I didn’t deserve how YOU treated ME. I hope you’re not working too much, are loving your apartment and are healthy.
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Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.” ~ Luke 17:1

I know my life will have its hard moments. I’ve experienced two divorces, been fired, lost clients, had cars break down and appliances break in my house. My kids and I have experienced illnesses, I’ve had computers fry and a number of other things happen which, although they were sucky, were understandable given the circumstances.

But while some suck is understandable, what ISN’T understandable is people who purposely hurt or use others. What ISN’T understandable is people who knowingly lie to or talk down to others.

I have a history of giving of myself at the expense of my own well-being. Am I proud of this? No, actually, I’m not. I jeopardized my own physical, emotional and financial wellness by giving more time and effort to people who wouldn’t voluntarily give a second of their own time to me.

I have a responsibility to be loving and generous, but not when it jeopardizes my welfare or that of my kids. And thanks to past life experiences, I now know better than to continue associating with those who cause others - or myself - to stumble, either via words or actions.
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I am far from a perfect mother. I admit it.

I don’t serve enough fruits and veggies, my house could definitely be cleaner and I lose my cool more often than I would like.

One thing that my kids know I will absolutely NOT tolerate, however, is any form of bullying or abuse. In my house you will absolutely NOT get away with talking down to or picking on anyone else.

Yes, I know the difference between a loving tease and a cruel jab. Loving teases are allowed as long as they haven’t been asked to stop and they haven’t been told they hurt someone’s feelings.

Cruel jabs, however, are NEVER accepted. Insulting someone’s appearance, capabilities, grades or abilities is not tolerated. We should ALL be lifted up, NOT be brought down.

I endured more than a few jabs this past year. Regardless of whether my kids saw the jab take place, I finally realized I was teaching them it was okay. I was teaching them that it was okay to be mistreated. They saw me cry on many occasions, yet I kept going back to the person who hurt me. I was teaching them it was OKAY when someone hurt me. UGH.

I need to work on keeping my cool with my kids and I know it. But one thing I will never, ever do is belittle them. I will only ever encourage them to do their best, and remind them that their best is good enough for me.
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These three + my older two make me a super duper blessed momma. They also give me grey hairs and wrinkles but… eh… those just give me character. 😉 ...

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