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Discover the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. Learn how the most successful people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health and habits with The ONE Thing. A ProduKtive® Podcast.

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Ep. 250 - How Billionaires Set Goals | Part 2
31:36

Are you living a life by default or a life by design?

Most people go through their lives by default: They wake up, check email, show up to the office, check email again, go to their first meeting, check email again, etc. And by the end of the day, they wonder why they didn’t get anything done. Day after day, this is how things play out, and they get to where they are by default — without intention or design.

Billionaires do things differently. They imagine what they want their lives to look like someday, even if they don’t know. They push past “I don’t know” and search for an answer. You have to think big, go small, and trust the dominos will fall — and in this episode, we share the models you can follow along the journey.

 

If you are ready to take action, we encourage you to go to the1thing.com/setmygoal and you can learn more about implementing these frameworks.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:21] Priorities and values from the community
  • [12:18] Pro tips of the GPS
  • [17:15] Going small and having a relationship with one category
  • [22:42] Front-loading your goals

 

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Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 249 - How Billionaires Set Goals | Part 1
35:55

Do you ever find yourself going through the motions? Operating as if you’re on auto-pilot?

Sometimes we get so used to the way things are that we forget to imagine the potential for the way things could be if we set our mind to it — if we asked the big questions and took the time to search for those answers. As a result, we settle into what’s comfortable in exchange for what’s possible.

No one achieves greatness on auto-pilot. So many people are living their lives by default instead of by design. When you go through life by default you’re committing to something ordinary. You’re choosing good enough when a life of impact, legacy, and abundance could be available to you. We’re going to dive into why goal setting to the now matters, the models that make accomplishing big goals possible, and unpacking the limiting beliefs that could be stopping you.

If you feel like you would like to take action, we encourage you to go to the1thing.com/setmygoal and you can learn more about implementing these frameworks.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:34] Staying in relationship with our goals
  • [07:57] The types of goals we set and how they serve us
  • [13:50] How to live The ONE Thing
  • [19:54] Time blocking your priorities
  • [23:48] Recapping how billionaires set their goals
  • [27:06] Setting goals with the people who have a stake in your success

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jun 22, 2020
Ep. 248 - Shorten the Distance with Fierce Conversations
46:46

While we’ve all been forced to change the way we work and get things done, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed — the need to have conversations with the people that matter most, conversations that enrich our relationships.

While we’ve all been working from home, this has presented its own set of circumstances. We’ve been closer to some people, which could create conflict, and knowing how to have conversations to enrich that relationship may be a mystery to some people. And since we have been more distant from our teams and our customers, we need to figure out how to have those conversations as well.

That’s why we reached out to our friends at Fierce Conversations. Their model for how to have fierce conversations is more relevant than ever. You’re going to meet their Senior Vice President of Learning, Ronna Detrick. You’re going to hear about what it was like for their organization to pivot, finding her ONE Thing, and dive deep into the fierce conversation model.

 

If you find yourself struggling with clarity on what your goals and priorities are, visit the1thing.com/training and learn more about how we are facilitating our Goal Setting Retreat virtually this year.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [04:34] What fierce conversations are
  • [07:48] How Fierce Conversations are pivoting during this time
  • [13:26] Finding Ronna’s ONE Thing
  • [24:48] Using the fierce conversation models
  • [30:12] How to start having fierce conversations
  • [35:21] Enriching relationships

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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Does your calendar feel out of control?

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Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 247 - Ryan Daniel Moran | 12 Months to $1 Million
57:37

Do you think you could turn your life around in just 12 months?

Every single one of us is constantly looking up, imagining a future, and asking ourselves how we actually get there. How do we bridge the gap? How do we ensure that the things that show up on our calendar this week put us in alignment with the type of life that we want to be living?

Ryan Moran is the owner of capitalism.com, he has built several big businesses in a short period of time, and he is the author of the best-selling book “12 Months to $1 Million: How to Pick a Winning Product, Build a Real Business, and Become a Seven-Figure Entrepreneur.” He’s going to share with us his formula for building a massively profitable business in one year — from scratch — starting with one simple step.

We are here to shepherd you along on your journey to finding your ONE Thing. Today we launched our Virtual Goal Setting Retreat series to help you get clarity on your goals right now, which ones you need to discard, and which you need to recommit to. This will set us up to come together at the end of the year and cast a vision for the next year. To learn more, visit the1thing.com/setmygoals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:55] Why you should trust Ryan’s knowledge
  • [05:20] Taking responsibility for your freedom
  • [07:41] The opportunities in business today
  • [12:29] How to find the one person you need to serve
  • [16:44] How to identify the journey your customer is on
  • [21:01] The importance of ONE customer
  • [29:41] The three stages of building a business
  • [36:30] The biggest mistakes people make during this process
  • [41:12] What to do when you are starting from scratch
  • [47:21] How to balance revenue with finding who to serve

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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Does your calendar feel out of control?

Time is the most valuable asset we have, but the tools we have to manage that time are broken. Woven was created to build into your calendar all the things you need: syncing, scheduling, analytics — all in one place, so you can own your schedule and make time for what matters most.

Try Woven today for FREE at Woven.com/podcast/ONE.

Jun 08, 2020
Ep 246 - Keith Cunningham | How Business Owners Should Think During a Crisis
48:17

Are you holding on too tightly to the way things used to be?

With all that is going on today, there is so much uncertainty. A marked lack of clarity. As business owners, what are some of the things we should be thinking about right now? Don’t let the past, and your attachment to it, stop you from casting a new vision that will bring you into the future.

To help you get clarity, we sat down with past guest Keith Cunningham. He is one of the most important business voices of our time because he challenges us to look at our businesses and identify what opportunities we have today that we didn’t have in the past — and that’s just what so many people need at this moment.

Many of us are facing the challenge of having our goals become irrelevant or unattainable in an instant. We have a second interview with Keith Cunningham where he walks through in detail what he did when he was at rock bottom to build himself back up — way back. That will be shared during our virtual goal-setting retreats this fall. If you want to learn more about that, you can go to the1thing.com/setmygoals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [09:56] Strengthening your ability to make decisions
  • [14:55] How we should be thinking to remain cautious
  • [24:12] Why we need to be willing to reinvent ourselves
  • [27:45] The three audits every business owner needs to be doing
  • [32:25] The ONE question you can ask yourself to move forward

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Does your calendar feel out of control?

Time is the most valuable asset we have, but the tools we have to manage that time are broken. Woven was created to build into your calendar all the things you need: syncing, scheduling, analytics — all in one place, so you can own your schedule and make time for what matters most.

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Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself.

You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.com.

Jun 01, 2020
Ep 245 - Q & Jay | How to Achieve Goals in Uncertain Times
44:56

Are your goals still achievable? Do they still matter?

With all that’s going on in the world, people are really struggling with having a relationship with their goals — because the world has changed. As committed practice leaders of The ONE Thing, how do we get clarity on what our goals are moving forward, and how do we have a relationship with them so that, every single week, we know we are knocking the dominos down that put us on track for living the life we want?

You have questions as you go on your journey to living The ONE Thing, so we’re sitting down with one of the co-authors, Jay Papasan, to answer those questions.

Many of our answers today stem from the model we teach in our Goal-Setting Retreat. With all the changes that are happening now, we’ve found a way to make this available virtually for  couples, individuals, and teams. You can learn more by going to the1thing.com/setmygoals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:58] How to justify time off when things are so uncertain
  • [07:02] Bringing your team together while working remotely
  • [14:14] Reevaluating your near-term GPS
  • [21:51] How to look at college moving forward
  • [25:40] Getting through insecurities about money

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

--

 

Does your calendar feel out of control?

Time is the most valuable asset we have, but the tools we have to manage that time are broken. Woven was created to build into your calendar all the things you need: syncing, scheduling, analytics — all in one place, so you can own your schedule and make time for what matters most.

Try Woven today for FREE at Woven.com/podcast/ONE.

May 25, 2020
Ep 244 - Your New Year Starts Now Because People Like Us Don't Wait
12:45

Welcome to 2020 2.0: The new version of your year you weren’t expecting.

So many people out there are throwing in the towel on this year and calling it a wash. We know you’re different — or at least, you want to be — that you ignore the setbacks and keep going in the face of uncertainty. When your goals for the year were canceled by a global pandemic you likely asked the question, “What's the ONE Thing I can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?”

We’ve been asking the same question every day with you in mind: What is The ONE Thing we can do for our community? The answer is surprisingly simple — The world doesn’t need a new way to set goals, they need to find a way to have a relationship with them. The vast majority of people need to be able to follow a process that will help them evaluate the goals they set this year, discard the ones that are no longer relevant, and recommit to the ones that matter most. The best way we can help you do that is by granting you access to our The Goal Setting Master Course.

 

You can learn more about our proven models for setting and having a relationship with your goals by visiting the1thing.com/setmygoals. We believe this is the highest way we can serve you.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:57] How to create a relationship with your goals
  • [06:05] Making our processes available virtually
  • [07:55] Distinct virtual retreat experiences

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

May 20, 2020
Ep 243 - Mike Michalowicz | Fix This Next
01:04:38

If you could only choose one of the needs of your business to meet, which would you choose?

Humans have a hierarchy of needs. It starts with psychological needs like water, food, and air. We have a need for safety — personal security, access to resources. We have a need for belonging, love, esteem, and at the very top, self-actualization. And just like humans have a hierarchy of needs, so too do our businesses. As humans, we’re instinctually wired to go for these things, and in the right order, but our businesses are not.

Mike Michalowicz, author of the best-selling book ""Profit First" and the upcoming book “Fix This Next,” talks about how you can adapt your business to focus on the things that matter most, and in the order that makes the most sense.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [04:35] What inspired Mike to write “Fix This Next”
  • [08:54] The 5 levels of business needs
  • [12:58] The recession response pattern
  • [22:31] The mindset that you need to adopt
  • [32:29] Our obligation to sell in this market
  • [36:05] How to figure out what to fix next
  • [37:48] Focusing on profit first
  • [42:43] How to implement the “Fix This Next” model effectively
  • [50:48] The 10-10-10 Method
  • [58:42] Block control

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

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Have you ever sent an email and, as soon as you hit send, realize you had typos all over it?

It’s happened to all of us, and if you’re a small business owner, you’re your own copyeditor. That’s where Grammarly comes in. It’s a digital writing tool that you can always rely on to get your message across clearly and effectively. There’s more to writing well than just catching spelling mistakes. Grammarly can help you write confidently no matter where you are.

You can get 20% off Grammarly Premium when you sign up at grammarly.com/onething.

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

May 18, 2020
Ep 242 - Former Navy Seal Mark Divine | Realizing Your Potential & Staring Down the Wolf
48:46

When you’re looking to achieve something extraordinary, you have to unlock the potential that lies within you.

So many of us struggle with this. We think we are doing the best that we can do — but, really, most of us don’t know how much we’re capable of because we have never pushed ourselves past the point of discomfort. So, how do we find models and systems that allow us to shatter our ceiling of achievement?

Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL commander, the New York Times best-selling author of The Way of the SEAL and Staring Down the Wolf, and the founder of Unbeatable Mind and SEAL Fit. When he recognized he was going down the wrong path in life, he began to ask better questions and examine the underlying story that had led him there. Through the process of investigation and meditation, he found what he believes he was meant to do.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [00:57] Why somebody would make the decision to become a Navy SEAL
  • [07:01] Developing the habit of meditation
  • [11:47] Starting with box breathing
  • [16:56] What it means to stare down the wolf
  • [25:23] Feeding the right wolf
  • [33:37] Getting clear about what you should and should not be doing
  • [40:15] Habituating excellence

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

May 11, 2020
Ep. 241 - Using The ONE Thing to Lead in a Crisis
36:03

It should be obvious by now: This is not business as usual. This is business like we’ve never seen it before.

As leaders, we’re required to lead our teams, our brands, and our organizations like we’ve never led them before. Managing a crisis is about more than just staying afloat for the next few months — it’s about looking far enough ahead to point your people in a direction while also remaining agile enough to respond to challenges as they come.

So, in this episode, we are sharing the strategies we use to help organizations — not only to ensure there’s a vision for the future but to make sure there is extreme clarity and alignment on what the priorities are right now. Whether you are a leader, an individual contributor, or an entrepreneur, this information still applies to you. Every single one of us needs a vision for where we’re going, clarity on what our priorities are, and the ability to manage our time so that we can get things done.

If you need help with this, head over to the1thing.com/training. If you’re an individual, we recommend the Goal-Setting Master Course. If you are a leader inside an organization and would like to have this rolled out for you, head over to the corporate section to find out more about our virtual training.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:15] How managing this crisis is a blessing in disguise
  • [06:38] How uncertain times uncover vulnerabilities
  • [12:12] Getting on the same page as a team
  • [20:18] Letting go of old business plans and goals
  • [28:04] The importance of supporting your teams
  • [31:11] Getting clear on your goals

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you need a surprise to give one of the men in your life?

Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself.

You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.com.

May 04, 2020
Ep. 240 - Patrick Sweeney on Turning Fear into Fuel During Challenging Times
48:01

With everything that’s going on in the world, every single one of us is dealing with ONE Thing: fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of what’s going to happen to our businesses, our income, our jobs. How do you actually deal with that fear?

We all face fear, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing — on the other side of fear is opportunity.

Patrick Sweeney goes by the title of Fear Guru, and not only is he a subject matter expert when it comes to fear, but he has also been a tremendously successful entrepreneur. He is the author of the best-selling book Fear Is Fuel, and he’s going to show you how to move through your fear and seize the opportunity that awaits you on the other side.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:41] Patrick’s background that led to his book
  • [09:11] The role of fear in our life
  • [14:24] The fears we have an opportunity to work through
  • [19:45] The process of working through your fear
  • [27:20] Noticing and naming your fear
  • [32:31] Taking one step at a time
  • [43:08] The ONE Thing you can do to turn your fear into fuel

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Apr 27, 2020
Ep 239 - How to Pivot to Your New ONE Thing
01:03:42

How are you adapting in these unprecedented times?

The path of living The ONE Thing is relatively simple: you identify Your ONE Thing, you time block Your ONE Thing, and you protect your time block. That is a path of mastery that you go down over the course of your life. But we’ve been dealt a new hand now and circumstances have changed. We have to pivot and make sure that we can still be productive in the areas of our life that matter most.

Ask yourself: what is The ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? Even in difficult times, the question and the process are still the same. Look at your life today and find out what you can be doing to knock over that lead domino. And don’t forget to give yourself some grace. We’re all facing this together.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:44] Shifting your mindset to acknowledge the reality today
  • [16:41] Determining what your new ONE Thing will be
  • [32:49] How to make your calendar reflect your priorities
  • [43:54] What protecting our time blocks looks like today

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 238 - Q & Jay | How to Stay Positive & ProduKtive™ in the Midst of Uncertainty
39:24

With everything that’s happening right now with COVID-19, we know that you have questions.

So, we’re going to experiment with a new format in which Jay Papasan answers questions from the community. This has been on the back of our 411 for a while and this is a great opportunity to try it out.

If you would like some additional support, visit the1thing.com/training. There is a goal-setting master course that can help you set new goals for this new world.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:40] How to stay positive and productive under uncertainty
  • [09:14] How to reset your priorities
  • [18:49] How to avoid wasting time and moving backward
  • [23:11] Finding the right pivot you need to take
  • [28:26] Finding a fresh perspective
  • [32:34] How to tackle having kids at home all day

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Apr 15, 2020
Ep. 237 - Losing 100 Pounds & Eliminating $551K in Debt - ONE Habit at a Time
40:37

The path to getting everything you want starts with getting one thing at a time.

But there are so many things that we want in our lives, and when we view all the things that we need to do, it can be overwhelming. However, when we start living The ONE Thing, we learn to view that overwhelming list of things to do as dominos, line them up, and knock the first one over. The secret to living The ONE Thing is to think big, go small, and trust that the dominos will fall.

Matt Plumer has an amazing story that will show you how simple it can be. At one point in his life, he found himself weighing 300 pounds with a drinking problem, a gambling problem, a smoking problem, and a marriage was on the brink of collapse. Today, he has lost over 100 pounds, gotten ahold of his addictions, paid off $500,000 worth of debt, and reinvigorated his relationship. And in this episode, we’re going to walk through how making so much change started with just ONE simple thing.

We are launching a new 66-day community challenge. While the vast majority of people who have gone on a 66-day challenge have failed, 78% of the people who participated in our last community challenge succeeded. The difference between failure and success, for many of us, is a community to offer support along the way. If you’d like to join us on a 66-day challenge, you can visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:19] What led to hitting that rock-bottom moment
  • [05:56] Finding your lead domino
  • [11:30] Aligning with your partner
  • [18:31] How The ONE Thing can help you on your journey
  • [21:38] How setting goals to the now works
  • [24:51] Setting keystone habits

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Apr 13, 2020
Ep. 236 - ONE Thing to Put Your Profit First
42:37

Why did you get into business in the first place?

Most of us start businesses or aspire to start businesses because we want financial freedom and flexibility. And yet, the stats show that the majority of small business owners don’t have those things. That’s because there is ONE Thing that they don’t do — but if they started doing this ONE thing immediately, it would guarantee profitability for the rest of their life.

Mike Michalowicz, the best-selling author of Profit First and the upcoming book Fix This Next, is going to walk you through a very simple plan. Pay attention to the lead domino because it is so small it is going to feel like cheating, but when you knock it over you’ll be well on your way to living a life of profitability.

 

At the end of April, we will be holding a live webinar featuring Mike where we talk about his new book, Fix This Next. The main thesis behind the book is that most business owners don’t know what their biggest challenge actually is and it provides a compass to pinpoint what your business needs to work on. If you would like to join in, visit the1thing.com/monthlywebinar for the opportunity to participate and ask questions.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:05] Where the idea of Profit First came from
  • [07:39] How to approach this if you aren’t profitable yet
  • [21:05] The difference between profit for distribution and owners compensation
  • [34:41] What you need to do to get started with Profit First
  • [37:02] Finding out what to fix next

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Apr 06, 2020
Time Sensitive: Whats at stake when you form the wrong habits
16:12

Time is running out. It's time to make a decision on the habit you will form that will help you make it through this challenging time and come out the other side even stronger.

Join us at the1thing.com/habits.

Apr 03, 2020
SPECIAL | Form Habits by Design Not By Default
18:01

We know our lives have been disrupted by COVID-19. The goals we set and the way we worked has completely shifted. 

What you may not realize is that you are forming habits right now... the question is, are they being formed by design or by default?

In this episode we give you a simple way to choose ONE habit you can form to make it through this pandemic and come out the other side stronger.

If you'd like to join us on our next 66-Day Challenge® for FREE over the next 66 days, visit www.the1thing.com/habits. Members of this community are 75% more likely to succeed than those who try on their own. Check out why!

 

Apr 01, 2020
Ep. 235 - You’re Only ONE Habit Away from Extraordinary Results
56:25

If you knew what Your ONE Thing was, wouldn’t it make sense to make it a habit?

Forming habits is more than just behavior change — It’s about getting clarity on the activities required to become the person you are striving to be. It’s about the daily choices that define your future self. It’s about leaning into habits as a system for small, daily improvements that, with time, add up to extraordinary results.

Today, we’re going to hear from someone who knows a thing or two about habit formation. He’s lived it firsthand while also digging into research that is the foundation of the 66-day challenge. We talk about the reasoning behind the 66 days, how changing one habit can lead to a halo effect, and how you can find Your ONE Thing that, by doing it, makes everything else easier or irrelevant.

We don’t need to overthink this. Sometimes we get paralyzed by trying to choose the right one thing and all we actually need to do is point ourselves in the direction of our goals and take the first small step. For you, that might be to join our community and jump in during this time where we are forming new habits together and gain the accountability and sense of belonging that you need to get through this next season. Visit the1thing.com/habits to get your 66-day trial and form a power habit with us.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [06:23] When behaviors become a habit
  • [10:26] Making your habits really important to you
  • [14:37] How to find your lead domino
  • [26:45] Finding the small activities you need to change
  • [35:31] What the halo effect is and how it compounds change
  • [39:54] Reverse engineering a results-driven goal
  • [44:18] Taking care of yourself before you take care of others
  • [47:24] Knowing when to pivot and change your habits

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Mar 30, 2020
Ep. 234 - What You Can Do When You Don't Know What to Do
36:33

How can we build an even stronger sense of community around The ONE Thing? With everything that is going on in the world with the coronavirus, many of the things that we thought were clear now seem a little fuzzy and our priorities may be shifting.

We are just like you. We are dealing with what you are right now. Our office is shut down, and when we look at our business, the direction we were going, and the things that were priorities, we are legitimately questioning what’s important.

This episode is all about what you can do when you don’t know what to do. And one thing that we can do right now is to recognize that we are in this together. Every one of us has been derailed, and our priorities have completely changed. How do we begin to take back control of our time so we can have clarity about how we want to invest it? That’s what we’re going to walk you through.

 

We are kicking off another 66-day challenge on March 30th, and we need this now more than ever. If you want to participate, visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:37] The counterbalance of stress and excitement
  • [08:03] Identifying what opportunity is in front of us
  • [13:46] Going back to the basics
  • [16:31] Creating a new rhythm for Your ONE Thing
  • [20:54] How to make your time blocks less rigid
  • [29:12] How to do the 66-day challenge during this challenging time

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

 

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

Mar 23, 2020
SPECIAL - A message from Gary Keller
08:24

While much of our normal rhythms have been disrupted, we plan to release additional episodes to help you gain a sense of clarity, control, and community.

Gary Keller recently posted a message on his Facebook Page and we thought it was worth sharing with you here. 

The purpose of this episode is to help you have a bigger view of time and ask empowering questions.

While we are locked down in our homes, we hope you will ask the focusing question... "What's the ONE Thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?"

If you're like us, it may likely be going on a 66-Day Challenge® to form a habit that will determine your future. If you'd like to join us on a 66-Day Challenge® check out www.the1thing.com/habits and discover why 78% of the people in this community successfully complete their challenge where most people who do it by themselves fail. 

Mar 22, 2020
Ep 233 - Purpose, Priority, Productivity, Extraordinary | Tricia & Daron Brouwers
49:52

I want you to imagine an iceberg. If you’re like most people, you probably imagine this big piece of ice coming out of the sea, but that’s just the tip. What we know is that the tip is just the minority or the iceberg — the majority lies beneath the surface.

What most people focus on in their life is productivity: The actions they take and the results that they get. And when we’re not getting the results that we desire, we tend to ask ourselves, “How do I change my activities?” But we can’t truly be productive if we don’t understand what our priorities are, so this leads to a vicious cycle of unproductivity and frustration.

Today, we share the incredible story of how one mom got clear on her purpose and started to line up what she did with why she did it. Tricia Brouwers is an executive with a mortgage company and a practice leader of The ONE Thing. She is also the mother of a very impressive young man who is living with autism. You are going to hear about their journey of going from a world of life that was so complex and pruning the unnecessary things back so that they could focus on what truly matters most.

 

In less than 2 weeks, we will be kicking off a brand-new 66-day challenge inside of our Living Your ONE Thing community. Having an environment that supports your goal is incredibly important. The environment can be your physical space and it can also be the people who surround. Having people who think a certain way — and push you in a certain way — is absolutely vital to shattering your ceiling of achievement and achieving extraordinary results. Go to the1thing.com/habits to learn more.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [08:14] Focusing on why you do what you do & finding your purpose
  • [13:36] How The ONE Thing can help you simplify your life
  • [18:59] Creating a system of habits
  • [25:11] How our thoughts become our beliefs and our actions
  • [31:09] How to reshape the way you think
  • [38:10] The ONE Thing you can do to change thoughts that aren’t serving you
  • [40:43] What it’s like to become a practice leader

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Mar 16, 2020
Ep 232 - Changing Your Company's Culture Starts with ONE Person | Ed Nottingham
46:59

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can get others to start living The ONE Thing? Whether it would be possible for your company to start reflecting this in their culture?

So many people have reached out and say that they love The ONE Thing, but that they could never get their boss on board, that their company would never get behind it.

Your company’s culture starts with you and our guest today is an example of that. Ed Nottingham is inside human resources at a Fortune 100, he has zero direct reports, and he loved the ideas of The ONE Thing and wanted to start living it as an individual. He never thought this would work inside his company, but it’s become a major initiative there. We’re going to walk through the steps of what this looked like so that you — as an individual — can begin to empower others to live The ONE Thing.

 

In this episode, we continuously point to two models we use: The GPS and the 411. If you would like to get a copy of those, visit the1thing.com/resources to download the templates or visit the1thing.com/training to learn how to start using them.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:58] The doubts about the content in the book
  • [07:26] Becoming a practice leader of The ONE Thing
  • [09:57] Focusing on Your ONE Thing before checking anyone else’s priorities
  • [15:35] Focusing on what you can control
  • [20:07] Driving change bottom-up and top-down
  • [26:45] Creating clarity on what The ONE Thing in your business is
  • [36:06] The model of how to drive change within a company 

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Want support on scaling this in your business?

Whether you want us to come in and do a workshop, you want information on virtual training, or you want to start certifying people within your own organization, we would love to work with your company, big or small!

Head over to the1thing.com/training and look for our coaching & corporate section.

Mar 09, 2020
Ep. 231 - Time Blocking | A New Model for Your Time
57:39

How is it that, when we all have the same amount of time, some of us achieve extraordinary things while others are simply ordinary?

Everybody knows how to set goals, but what we need to figure out is how to have a relationship with them. How do you stay in touch with the things that you said are important? It’s tough to do, but there’s a simple practice that will help you stay in contact with the things that are important.

We’ve previously talked about how to stop spending your time and start investing it. This happens when you create a model for your time, and the best model you can create for your time is time blocking. It’s so simple most people ignore it, but simplicity is how we get things done.

If you would like to use The ONE Thing Planner to create a time model, we still have some available at the1thing.com/amazon.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [08:35] How to get clear on your lead domino every day
  • [13:33] Getting clear about where you are going and why it’s important
  • [20:00] Blocking your vacations for the year
  • [30:03] How a physical planner breaks us free of treating everything equally 
  • [33:49] Placing your big boulders in the planner 
  • [47:17] Putting value on your time 
  • [49:28] Building a bunker

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

Mar 02, 2020
Ep. 230 - How to Stop Spending Your Time and Start Investing It!
39:34

Have you ever felt just... overwhelmed? Like there was just so much on your plate that you genuinely couldn’t see how you could get it all done?

It’s in these moments when our systems — our models — have failed. At any time we are hitting the ceiling of our achievement, we are missing something. We’re either missing a person in the form of a mentor, coach, or new hire, or we’re missing a model or system.

Most people, without realizing it, spend their time instead of investing it. They don’t have an expectation for a return on investment from what’s on their calendar or planner. But there is a better way, a better model you can use to get more done and avoid overwhelm. So, in this episode, we’re going to teach you how to create a relationship with your goals that invests your time, allowing you to more easily achieve extraordinary results.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:58] Moving from E to P
  • [10:18] 3 things we suggest for time blocking
  • [17:12] Creating a model for your time

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

Feb 24, 2020
Ep 229 - How ONE Dad & His Kids Live The ONE Thing Models | P.J. Mellana
38:44

Getting tired of putting in hours of work without seeing the results you want?

We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. Work, hobbies, side projects, family life — it’s hard to keep it all balanced, and we don’t want to have to give things up, either. If you want to live a big life, you have to start honing in on the ONE thing you need to get done to achieve your goals.

P.J. Mellana is a practice leader. He has embarked on a journey of living the ONE thing himself, has chosen to hold himself accountable to those principles, and has turned around and empowered other people to live it — not just in his organization, but with his kids. In this episode, P.J. shares how he started living The ONE Thing, how he lived the tools, and how he went on a 66-day challenge to form a power habit, not just for himself but for his 3 kids as well.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:26] What makes it the right time to start living the ONE thing
  • [07:55] Leaning on the ONE thing community for help and accountability
  • [11:07] How the 411 impacts focus
  • [16:53] Using the planner to prioritize your goals
  • [24:52] Coming up with a model for your time
  • [28:39] Bringing kids along on the 66-day challenge
  • [33:23] What somebody beginning the 66-day challenge needs to know

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Will you help us create our next event?

We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose?

Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit!

 

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Feb 17, 2020
Ep 228 - Accountability from a 5-Year-Old | Form A Power Habit Today with Tim Beverlin
35:58

Do you wish there was someone in your world willing to hold you accountable? 

Most of us want someone in our life who has a vision of what’s possible for us and is willing to take a stand for our greatness, even when we’re fighting for our limitations. 

Tim Beverlin found that person – and he found it in the form of a five-year-old girl. In this episode, Tim shares his own 66-day journey so you can see what it looks like to leverage accountability and form that first power habit – and how weaving purpose into all of this can take your results to an even higher level.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:00] What it’s like on day 66 of a 66-day challenge.
  • [04:00] How your children can support you and keep you more accountable (and how you can help them live The ONE Thing).
  • [13:35] How enlisting support from your children can bring a sense of purpose to a 66-day challenge.
  • [18:20] What you can do to bring a counterbalance to the seven most important areas of your life.
  • [23:00] How you can decide what your next power habit should be.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Will you help us create our next event?

We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose?

Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit!

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Feb 10, 2020
Ep 227 - Dave Hollis | How to Get Out of Your Own Way
01:07:40

Are you the goal setter in your relationship?

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a common challenge at our Couples Goal Setting Retreats: in most relationships, one person is a goal setter and the other is not, one person is open to trying anything and the other is a skeptic.

There’s nothing wrong with healthy skepticism, but it’s also important to examine how your natural state can influence your ability — and your partner’s ability — to grow. So, with this natural divide in almost every relationship, how can a couple grow together? Dave Hollis, author of the upcoming Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic's Guide to Growth and Fulfillment and co-host of RISE Together, shares what happened when his partner (past guest Rachel Hollis) started her personal growth journey. While she gained personal momentum, he felt unfulfilled and overcome with fear — and until he confronted the fact that who he was getting further and further away from who he wanted to be, he was stuck. Listen to learn how Dave got out of his own way, and how you can too.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [07:30] The first step towards getting out of your own way
  • [16:30] Why you have to role model success, not force someone to change
  • [18:15] How to use your fear as leverage
  • [27:00] Does it matter if you’re succeeding or failing?
  • [33:00] How you can your partner can support each other by alternating roles
  • [39:15] Why you should stop avoiding that conversation
  • [50:00] Who you can look to for inspiration and mentorship
  • [55:00] What ‘frontloading’ is and how you can leverage it in your life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Will you help us create our next event?

We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose?

Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit!

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Feb 03, 2020
Ep 226 - How to Own Your Attention So You Can Build Better Habits | Anthony Ongaro
32:53

Who is winning in the fight for your attention?

Our attention is incredibly valuable — but the smartest designers in the world are creating applications and technology focused on ONE thing: getting your attention for as long as possible. It’s easy to give our attention to the shiny packaging and notifications that are right in front of us... but what becomes possible when we own our attention?

Anthony Ongaro got tired of all the distractions, so he developed a new approach called Break The Twitch, which helps people regain focus and act purposefully in the moment. You can’t form a new habit if you can’t give it attention for weeks on end, so the advice you’ll hear in this episode is critical for anyone who wants to live The ONE Thing.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] When addiction is the new marketing, what can we do?
  • [8:05] What is “The Twitch?”
  • [12:45] How you can break the email twitch
  • [18:00] How to break The Twitch sequentially, not simultaneously
  • [20:50] How you can become more purposeful about habit formation
  • [26:00] Creating a powerful fitness habit
  • [28:00] ONE thing that will make getting into a flow state easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Will you help us create our next event?

We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose?

 

Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit!

 

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Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

 

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

Jan 27, 2020
Ep 225 - Why 66 Days Can Transform Your Year
01:05:43

Do you want to live a life by design?

Well, we don’t decide our future — we decide our habits and our habits decide our future. That’s why our ONE thing is providing you with the tools and resources necessary to get clarity on your goals and form habits that stick.

To this end, we’ve been working closely with the members of our Living Your ONE Thing Community to support them as they go through a 66-Day Challenge. So, instead of interviewing a bestselling author on our webinar series this month, we decided to share what’s working for them and some of the best practices that will set you up for success when you start your own 66-Day Challenge.

 

If you would like the additional support of a community that is going on a 66-Day Challenge with you, consider checking out Living Your ONE Thing. You can learn more at the1thing.com/habits.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[5:20] The most powerful habit that Gary Keller has formed over the course of six decades

-[9:30] The most common habits that people encounter when they start a 66-Day Challenge

-[25:30] How to pick your lead domino

-[34:35] The importance of finding your Why

-[50:10] Examples of habits for revenue generation

-[58:30] How do you know if you need to start over on your 66-Day Challenge?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more about Living Your ONE Thing at the1thing.com/habits

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

 

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jan 20, 2020
Ep 224 - Don't Fall Behind, Front Load Your Priorities | A New Way to View Time & Have a Relationship With Your Goals
42:49

Do you consider yourself to be a goal setter?

Most people do, and every new year, people set goals in droves, but they struggle to have a relationship with those goals. And as we go back home and go back to our jobs after the holidays, a lot of us fall into the same old routines. But it’s not your fault — the way the majority of people manage their time is outdated.

But there is a new way — a better way — to have a relationship with your goals and manage your time, and that’s what you’re going to learn about in this episode.

Get started now with the free Start Using Your 411 training course. And if you’re looking for some more robust training, you will want to try the Get Results With Your 411 foundational course, which will also show you how to introduce the 411 to your team.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[1:30] Why it’s not your fault that you never learned how to properly set goals

-[10:30] Why you don’t need to know what your top priority is before you create your first 411

-[23:15] What a couple’s goal-setting retreat at home looks like

-[26:40] Do you prefer to play with a lead or come from behind?

-[33:20] What motivates us to use our time in a way that serves our goals 

-[35:30] How you can create accountability in your life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Download a free 411 template

-Learn how to Start Using Your 411

-Get Results With Your 411 Foundational Course

-Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community

-Couples Goal Setting Mastercourse

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jan 13, 2020
Ep. 223 - Habits & Sobriety | with Grace Vroom
35:03

If you want to change your life, you have to get honest with yourself.

What’s working? What isn’t working? Who’s bringing you forward and who’s bringing you back? Candid self-reflection can reveal things you wish weren’t there, but knowing what you’re dealing with makes big change possible.

Our guest, Grace Vroom, knew something had to give; there were countless areas of her life that she wanted to improve, but it was only after getting honest about her addiction to alcohol that she started to make any progress. Sobriety felt like such a daunting must-do on Grace’s self-improvement to-do list that she didn’t know how to start and she didn’t think she could sustain it. As you listen to this episode, we challenge you to pay close attention to what her lead domino was — it was so small that it might surprise you.

 

The Living Your ONE Thing community is kicking off 2020 with a community-wide 66-day challenge. If you want to form a power habit that sticks, you can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:30] What the lead domino for change might look like in your life

-[9:30] Why your lead domino might not be what you expect it to be

-[17:00] How to create a habit of connecting with people

-[23:40] How to trust in the domino effect

-[31:15] ONE thing you can do to start your journey towards sobriety

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.gracevroom.com

-Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jan 06, 2020
Ep 222 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | James Clear
32:33

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future?

We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones and he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.

 

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will be kicking off a Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge exclusively for members. If you want to put James’ advice into action and form a power habit that sticks, we want to offer you support. You can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.

-[11:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.

-[19:10] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?

-[23:05] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community

-Get a discount on multiple The ONE Thing Planners until the end of 2019 at www.the1thing.com/shop

-Learn more at atomichabits.com

-Connect with James: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

-Want to hear the rest of this interview? Head over to the1thing.com/webinars/atomic-habits-with-james-clear

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

Dec 30, 2019
Special Offer - Why You Should Use The ONE Thing Planner
10:28

If you want to achieve big things, you need a bigger view of time.

That doesn't come from a digital calendar... It comes with The ONE Thing Planner.

For the rest of 2019 you can access extra discounts on The ONE Thing Planner.

Buy 1 copy for $34.95
Buy 2 copies and save $10
Buy 10 copies and save $70
Buy 50 copies and save $500

These discounts expire at the end of 2019 so don't wait. Get your ONE Thing Planners now. 

Dec 28, 2019
Ep 221 - Common Myths About Forming Habits
40:08

Do you know everything that you need to know about forming a habit?

More than 20,000 people have downloaded the 66-Day Calendar from the1thing.com and we’ve shepherded more than 4,000 people through a 66-Day challenge through our Time Blocking Mastery Course — and what we’ve found is that there are some very common myths around forming a habit.

And if you aren’t aware of what these myths are, then you simply won’t be as successful. So, in this episode, we sit down with someone who’s embarked on quite a few 66-Day Challenges, Jeff Gray, and we dive into some of the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned along the way — lessons that were absolutely vital to achieving the success he has today.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will be kicking off a Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge exclusively for members. We will be pouring into our community so that everyone can start the new year with a power habit that sticks, and we invite you to join us. You can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[10:45] Why it’s okay if you don’t knock every 66-Day Challenge out of the park

-[12:55] What Jeff learned from his first 66-Day Challenge (that a lot of people miss)

-[20:25] The importance of focusing on what you can do, and nothing more

-[34:35] What you need to know before starting your first 66-Day Challenge

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community

-Get a discount on multiple The ONE Thing Planners until the end of 2019 at www.the1thing.com/shop

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When you started your business, did you dream of drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments?

If not, you need Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It makes it simple to run your business better, and it can even consolidate services you already use like Quickbook, Google Suite, Excel, MailChimp, and Gmail.

Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

Dec 23, 2019
Ep 220 - How to Use The ONE Thing in Sales
40:53

What does it look like to see The ONE Thing become part of the culture of an organization?

The answer is different depending on what your organization looks like, but there’s one place where it always makes sense — sales! When salespeople are clear on their priorities, form habits around the activities that truly drive results, get clear on what they’re saying yes to, and learn how to say no to all of their distractions, it drives the overall revenue of the business and makes everything else easier or unnecessary. 

But what does it really look like to live The ONE Thing as a salesperson? To answer that question, we sit down with Jonathan Farber, who was able to use the principles of The ONE Thing to create models and systems that have had a transformative effect on his time and his organization’s revenue.

If you want to put some of Jonathan’s lessons into action, check out our free Start Using Your 411 training course. And if you’re looking for some more robust training, you will want to try the Get Results With Your 411 foundational course, which will also show you how to introduce the 411 to your team.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[6:00] What Jonathan’s day-to-day looked like before and after implementing The ONE Thing

-[23:35] How you can convert your results into activities

-[31:00] How you can introduce The ONE Thing to your team.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Start Using Your 411

-Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community before Dec 31, 2019, to join over 1,000 like-minded people on an exclusive member's only 66-Day Challenge®.

 

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Are your priorities in your inbox?

We think you know the answer to that question — NO! So why are we spending so much time in our inboxes every day? Well, if you don’t have a model and a system for managing your inbox effectively, you’ll end up treating everything like it matters equally. That’s why we’re excited to share a simple tool that will give you back time: Clean.email.

If you want to take back some time so that you can invest it in Your ONE Thing, visit clean.email/ONE.

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Dec 16, 2019
BONUS - 3 Mistakes That Sabotage Your 66-Day Challenge®
08:07
Dec 11, 2019
Ep 219 - How to Become the Leader you Would Follow | Scott Miller - FranklinCovey
01:02:59

What is the purpose of a goal?

Most of us are taught that the purpose of a goal is to achieve a certain result. But Gary Keller says that the purpose of a goal is to be appropriate in the moment; a guiding light that will give you clarity on whether the actions you’re taking today are appropriate for the goals you want to achieve in the long run.

That clarity is part of what makes a leader someone who you will want to follow, and every one of us is a leader, whether you have someone who reports to you or not. Because all leadership begins with self-leadership. So, how do you become the type of leader that you would follow? To help you answer that question, we’re sharing this conversation with Scott Miller, the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey and the best-selling author of two books: Management Mess To Leadership Success and Everyone Deserves a Great Manager.

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

In this episode, you will learn...

-[5:45] The difference between an efficient mindset and an effective mindset

-[8:00] ONE leadership competency that every future leader needs

-[10:50] The difference between a leader and a manager

-[18:00] How to create a results-oriented culture within any organization

-[32:25] Raising purposeful children

-[39:40] How to become a more empathetic leader, even if empathy isn’t one of your strengths

-[54:40] Getting comfortable with discomfort

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/scott-miller.html

-LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/scottmillerfc/

-Twitter: twitter.com/scottmillerfc

-Read: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager

-Read: Management Mess To Leadership Success

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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Do you need a surprise to give one of the men in your life?

Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself.

You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.com.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Dec 09, 2019
Ep 218 - A Simple Way to Build Your Business ONE Relationship At a Time
35:01

Growing up, we all hear that it’s better to give than receive — and this is especially true when it comes to business relationships — but do your goals reflect that?

Because we all know that, if you want to build a great business and a great career, it all comes down to the quality of our relationships. But when it comes to setting goals, most of us aren’t intentionally designed to ensure we build deep and meaningful relationships within our business or with the people we serve.

But that also means, for most of us, there is a huge opportunity to grow our businesses! Because there are a number of simple things you can do, starting immediately, that will truly transform the depth of the relationships that you have — if you take consistent action over the next year. Patrick Galvin, the author of The Connector’s Way, joins the show to share the simple steps to building a business one relationship at a time.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:25] The lead domino that will help you drive growth for your business and enrich your life

-[6:20] How you can bring value to someone who you perceive to be more accomplished, famous, etc.

-[9:00] ONE thing you need to do after you ask someone how you can add value

-[17:25] How to identify whether your actions are helping you form meaningful relationships or just taking up time

-[18:50] The power of recommending others on social platforms

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at patrickgalvin.com

-Read: The Connector’s Way

-Free screen & video recorder: www.loom.com

-Video emailing service: bombbomb.com

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Dec 02, 2019
Ep 217 - How to Be More Present in Your Life | An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness
01:01:30

When the smartest people in the world are designing apps to capture your attention, how do you choose mindfulness?

It’s not a secret that we live in a culture that’s inundated with distractions, more so than ever in history, and that means we need some modern mindfulness techniques to block it all out and be more present.

Luckily, Cory Allen will walk you through simple and clear ways to start getting present in the moment. You will learn how to be more mindful, reduce stress, and develop more mental clarity around what matters most to you — and our hope is that you will choose ONE thing that you can put in action immediately after listening to this episode.

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[1:45] Creating a spiritual practice out of necessity

-[8:30] The habits that most of us develop, unconsciously, that cause us to detach and become less aware

-[15:00] Where to start your mindfulness practice

-[26:30] The (sometimes alarming) parallels between our mental and physical worlds

-[34:10] Practices that will help you bridge the mindfulness gap

-[44:40] How do you know if your mindfulness practices are making an impact?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.cory-allen.com

-Read: Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness by Cory Allen

-Listen: The Astral Hustle

 

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Are your priorities in your inbox?

We think you know the answer to that question — NO! So why are we spending so much time in our inboxes every day? Well, if you don’t have a model and a system for managing your inbox effectively, you’ll end up treating everything like it matters equally. That’s why we’re excited to share a simple tool that will give you back time: Clean.email.

 

If you want to take back some time so that you can invest it in Your ONE Thing, visit clean.email/ONE.

 

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When you started your business, did you dream of drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments?

If not, you need Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It makes it simple to run your business better, and it can even consolidate services you already use like Quickbook, Google Suite, Excel, MailChimp, and Gmail.

 

Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Ep 216 - Debt-Free Degree | Get Your Kids Through College Without Student Loans
40:11

Do you usually start your year with a financial goal?

Most people do, whether that’s saving more money, getting on a budget, or increasing their net worth. Whatever it is, though, you have to do certain things in order to be successful.

In this episode, Anthony ONeal shares the story of how he did everything he was told to do to pursue the American Dream — working hard in school to get into a good college so that he could get a good job — but then life happened. He got kicked out of school and ended up homeless, wondering if he was better off dead or alive. Today, you may know Anthony as one of the Dave Ramsey personalities or as the author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestselling book Debt-Free Degree

Pay attention to the mindset he adopted, the strategies he used, and the choices he made — because if that worked for him, it’ll help you achieve whatever financial goal you have this year.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[2:45] How Anthony transformed his life

-[9:00] What you can do now if you lack clarity around how you can achieve your goals or what you should do next

-[16:00] What happens when you start saying NO

-[28:25] How to get a debt-free degree and live a debt-free life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.anthonyoneal.com

-Read: Debt-Free Degree: The Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Kid Through College Without Student Loans

-Facebook: www.facebook.com/aoneal

-Instagram: instagram.com/anthonyoneal

-Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

 

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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Are you thinking of making a big life change?

Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, and not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech boot camp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area.

 

If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.

Nov 18, 2019
Ep 215 - Why Progress Is More Important Than Perfection When Setting Goals as a Couple
45:06

Who is supporting you in achieving your goals?

A lot of us are struggling with this silently, but few of us are willing to stand up and ask for help. We hear about our friends’ successes and we see them on social media, and it creates this unrealistic expectation of what the journey forward looks like.

 

In this episode, we’re talking to two people who were willing to raise their hands and ask for help. Kristina Modares and Eric Mann are in a relationship, but they’re also both starting companies. So they got busy, their personal and business lives got chaotic, and they were experiencing some very real stress over the past year. But by coming together and leveraging the tools of The ONE Thing — and each other — they’re preparing to remain connected and grow together in 2020, regardless of what life throws their way.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:30] What it looks like when you start engaging your individual goals as a team, even when you don’t all identify as goal setters
  • [9:30] ONE thing you can do to set yourself up for success in a goal-setting retreat
  • [20:40]What you can accomplish after just one year of goal setting as a couple

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-We’ll help you facilitate a retreat with The ONE Thing Goal Setting Master Course

-Download the FREE Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat 

-Check out LeverCraft Coffee: www.levercraft.com

 

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Do you need a surprise to give one of the men in your life?

Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself.


You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.com.

Nov 11, 2019
Ep 214 - Why a Team Goal Setting Retreat Brings Clarity & Alignment
38:53

Do you think of goal setting as something you do alone?

Most of us, if we were taught how to set goals at all, were just taught tactics like using a calendar or planner. And as a result, most of us have been trying to succeed by ourselves for years. But we work in teams, we live with families, and we can all accomplish more if we acknowledge that no one succeeds alone.

So, in this episode, we want to share a little bit more about our process for preparing for the Couples Goal Setting Retreating, the best practices that we’ve developed within our organization, and what’s worked for us.

 

This is your last chance to sign up for the Couples Goal-Setting Retreat! Whether you attend as a couple, as business partners, as a team, or as an individual, we will have a track specific to you.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[3:00] The most common challenges that teams and organizations face when it comes to setting goals

-[6:40] The purpose of a goal

-[9:40] What goal setting should look like in organizations

-[16:00] The role of a leader in the goal-setting process

-[25:10] Why you have to be the person who comes up with your goal-setting strategies & how you can leverage the support of your team

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Join us at our Goal-Setting Retreat (Nov. 9th & 10th in Austin, TX): the1thing.com/event

-Download the FREE Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat 

-We’ll help you facilitate a retreat with the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course

-Coming soon: Build Your One Day Business Plan Foundations Course

 

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Don’t let reality TV and social media set unrealistic expectations for your dream.

Only you know what you really need — and Realtor.com understands that. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you, loaded with all of the tools and features you need to find your home. Because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

 

Find homes for the real of us on Realtor.com.

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

--

 

When you started your business, did you dream about drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments?

If that’s not Your ONE Thing, then you need to look at Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes all of your client communication, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It’s the number one choice for client and business management for freelancers and business owners because you save time and get to do more of what you love when you use Honeybook!


You can get 15% off when you visit Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

Nov 04, 2019
Ep 213 - Find Your Lead Domino | Ed McFarland
37:39

As you’ve gone down your path towards living The ONE Thing, have you ever found yourself struggling to identify where to start?

A lot of us experience this challenge. We are used to thinking big and acting big, but we struggling to think big and go small; we struggle to create relationships with our goals.

So, today, we’re going to talk to Ed McFarland, someone who read the book about a year ago and then dove into the podcast, and we’re going to share a live coaching conversation. We’re going to help him — and you — articulate a big vision and identify the lead domino.

If you want to have an experience like the one in this episode, then you’ll love the Couples Goal-Setting Retreat.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[7:15] What stops most people from getting the results they want

-[12:00] How will you know you’re successful?

-[19:00] How to become the type of person that can recruit and retain people with exceptional talent

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Connect with Ed at www.lobsterbarnyc.com

-Join us at our Goal-Setting Retreat (Nov. 9th & 10th in Austin, TX): the1thing.com/event

-Download the FREE Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat 

-We’ll help you facilitate a retreat with the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course

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Are you thinking of making a big life change?

Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, and not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech boot camp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area.

If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

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Oct 28, 2019
Ep 212 - Unintended Consequences of Setting Goals Looking Forward | Clay Clark
34:26

Have you ever worked hard day in and day out, week after week, only to find yourself wondering why you’re even doing what you’re doing?

 

Sometimes we are so focused on climbing the ladder that we don’t notice it’s leaning against the wrong wall — and this is because there are unintended consequences to setting your goals by looking forward.

 

When you set goals looking forward, you miss the most important part of goal setting: where you’re going and why you’re going. If you don’t have that purpose and priority before you set your goals and start working away at them, you can’t be productive. So, in this episode, Clay Clark, Founder of ThriveTime Show and co-host of Business School Without the BS, is going to share when he realized he was living a life by default and how he started living a life by design.

 

If you want this same experience facilitated for you, consider joining us at our Goal-Setting Retreat.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:30] How you can start reclaiming your calendar and your time
  • [19:00] The ONE thing that will make saying no easier or unnecessary
  • [26:00] What Clay wishes he had done earlier (and what you can start doing now)

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

 

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

 

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Are you thinking of making a big life change?

 

Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, or just not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech bootcamp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area.

 

If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.

Oct 21, 2019
Ep 211 - ONE Year After Setting Goals Together, This Happened | Jake & Alyx Dreyfuss
40:57

No one succeeds alone — yet, most people try to.

 

One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, and then they struggle throughout the year because the people who are in their life — the people who have to buy into their goals if they want to accomplish them — aren’t on the same page.

 

That’s why we created The ONE Thing Couple’s Goal-Setting Retreat, modeling an exercise that Jay and Wendy Papasan have been doing for the past decade. The point isn’t to negotiate for whose goals are right, but for each person to understand what the other person’s goals are and how they can support the other person in achieving those goals. In this episode, we’re going to look at what happens when a couple, for the first time, sets their goals together. The results are pretty amazing, but here’s the best part: you can do it too.

 

If you want to put the ideas discussed in this episode into action, consider joining us at our Goal-Setting Retreat. And if you can’t make it to Austin this year, we’ll help you host your own retreat with the Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat and the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [13:20] How you know when you aren’t on the same page with the people close to you.
  • [17:50] What has surprised Jake & Alyx since their goal-setting retreat.
  • [25:40] Why you should set goals with not just your significant other, but also your business partner and/or team.
  • [29:10] What you should avoid when you’re setting goals.
  • [30:00] How to set goals when you aren’t a natural goal setter (and why you should).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Are you thinking of making a big life change?

 

Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, and not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech bootcamp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area.

 

If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Oct 14, 2019
Ep 210 - ONE Thing to Grow Together as a Couple | Kaelyn Loes & Brent Wallace
32:02

When you set your goals, are you doing it by yourself or with your significant other?

 

When we’re not aligned with the people who are most important to us, the people who have a significant stake in our lives, we’re eliminating one of the most powerful support systems we have — and putting obstacles in the path of our goals. So how can we get them on board with the goal-setting process, even if they’re not goal setters themselves?

 

In this episode, we’re going to look at what one couple did in this exact situation, Kaelyn Loes and Brent Wallace. One of them was your prototypical goal setter — they read the book, listened to the podcast, used productivity apps — while the other felt that the goal-setting process restricted them at times. But today, they go on this journey together, and in this episode you’ll learn about the tools and conversations that helped them come into alignment.

 

If you want to put the ideas discussed in this episode into action, consider joining us at our Goal-Setting Retreat. And if you can’t make it to Austin this year, we’ll help you host your own retreat with the Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat and the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:00] Why being disinterested or disengaged with your partner’s goal-setting process can devalue their goals
  • [6:00] How to support your goal-setting partner, even if you aren’t a goal setter yourself
  • [20:15] How going on of a couple’s goal-setting retreat can change your relationship
  • [27:50] How goal-setting retreats can create much-needed context around your partner’s goals
  • [31:00] What happens if you discover that you and your partner aren’t aligned
  • [41:15] Questions you can ask your partner to enlist their support in the goal-setting process

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

 

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

 

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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What’s in your cologne or perfume?

 

It’s a question that more of us are asking these days, and it’s one of the reasons we’re excited to introduce you to Phlur, creators of stunning, non-toxic perfumes and colognes. But Phlur don’t just make you smell great – they’re also transparent about the ingredients in all of their products, so you know you’re not putting anything on your body that you don’t want to. Plus, all of their scents are gender-free and the sampling process is just plain fun.

 

If you want to try your new, clean scent for 20% off, head over to Phlur.com/ONE.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Oct 07, 2019
Ep 209 - Proven Practices for Setting Goals as a Couple
01:06:28

What were you taught about setting goals as a kid?

 

If we’re taught anything, we’re usually taught to set goals around New Year’s. But now, as we head into the last quarter of the year, is actually the perfect time to start considering our goals for the upcoming year.

 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan show us that, if you want to have great success, you have to have a bigger view of time — and you have to understand that the actions you take today may not have results until days or months down the road. So, in this episode, Jay and Wendy Papasan are going to share how they’ve been setting goals for years and how you can apply these simple practices into your own relationship and/or business, even if the other people in your world aren’t goal setters.

 

If you want to join us at our Goal-Setting Retreat Nov. 9th & 10th in Austin, TX, you can learn more at the1thing.com/event. And if you can’t make it to Austin this year, we’ll help you host your own retreat with the Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat and the Goal Setting Retreat Master Course.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:30] What a couple’s goal-setting retreat looks like
  • [12:10] The importance of getting in alignment with your life or business partner
  • [21:45] How to enlist the support of someone who is resistant to goal setting
  • [40:20] What you can do if there is a struggle around who will lead your couple’s goal-setting retreat

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Are you thinking of making a big life change?

 

Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, and not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech bootcamp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area.


If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.

Sep 30, 2019
Ep 208 - Strengthening Your Family With The ONE Thing | Brock & Angie Nyborg
39:41

Where are you on the journey of TIME?

 

We start by treading to keep our heads above water. Then we start implementing some of the systems, followed by eventually mastering those systems. And towards the end of the journey, eventually, we will all want to turn around to empower others — especially our family.

 

Today, we are going to meet a couple, Brock and Angie Nyborg, who were introduced to The ONE Thing just over a year ago. We really respect that they didn’t just consume the content, but backed it with action — and in this episode, you’re going to hear how they’re life and family have changed over the past year.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:50] How The ONE Thing helped bring order to the chaotic life of a family with four children and seven businesses
  • [14:25] How to get clarity on the future, as a family
  • [22:00] How to build a strong foundation that, over time, will lead to extraordinary results
  • [29:45] How to enlist support from your friends or family
  • [33:10] ONE thing you can do right now

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

 

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

 

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Sep 23, 2019
Ep 207 - Think Big, Go Small, Trust the Dominos Will Fall | Chris Hofmann
42:17

The ONE Thing is about the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results — but anyone who has tried knows that simple doesn’t mean easy.

 

Life throws us curveballs. We lose clarity on what The ONE Thing is. We struggle to protect our time blocks when life happens. We are taking on more and looking for higher levels of achievement, but the models and systems we have in place are being stressed. How, in those moments, can we get back on track?

 

Today, our guest is Chris Hofmann, who is a member of our Living Your ONE Thing Community. He was well on his way to building a career as a successful executive, counterbalancing that with a great family life, when his world was turned upside down by a series of strokes. Before he knew it, simple tasks were no longer so simple — but he used The ONE Thing to put his life back together.

 

If you want to join Chris in the Living Your ONE Thing Community, you can try it for FREE for two weeks at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:30] What it’s like when it feels like almost every area of your life is reset to zero
  • [8:20] What happens when you keep asking the focusing question until you find the smallest action you can take
  • [11:30] How to close the gap between clarity and execution
  • [14:15] How to enlist support from your team and/or family
  • [21:20] What it looks like when your team adopts The ONE Thing mindset — and what changes
  • [35:20] How to stay consistent on your journey to Living Your ONE Thing

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Sep 16, 2019
Ep 206 - ONE Thing to Overcome Overwhelm | Tiffany Cavegn
38:31

Do you feel overwhelmed?

 

We live in a fast-paced world with a lot of expectations, and as a result, it’s easy to fall into the trap of overwhelm — and as we all know, it’s extremely easy to fall off the wagon and stop living the principles of The ONE Thing when life happens.

 

But our guest, Tiffany Cavegn, shows us that you can keep living Your ONE Thing even when everything is falling apart around you, if you know how to leverage support. Tiffany has been dealing with so much in her life lately, between supporting a chronically ill child and running two businesses, but she’s been soldiering down the road to mastery in spite of it all and the results have been extraordinary.

 

If you want to join Tiffany in the Living Your ONE Thing Community, you can try it for FREE for two weeks at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:20] How Tiffany started living The ONE Thing and found her first domino
  • [12:00] What you can do to pick yourself up after you stumble
  • [22:30] Why it’s not about doing Your ONE Thing — it’s about asking yourself the focusing question, over and over again

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Sep 09, 2019
Ep 205 - A Journey to Asking ProduKtive™ Questions
37:12

Are you on the road to mastery?

 

It doesn’t matter what we endeavor to master – but if we want to live a life with extraordinary results, we have to master something.

 

So, in this episode, we will share what walking this path looks like in our lives and offer you some practical advice that you use to begin walking your own path to mastery.

 

If you want more support and accountability on your road to mastery, you can join the Living Your ONE Thing Community for FREE for two weeks at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:45] How to get started on your path to mastery
  • [12:00] What it means to ask great questions & why you need to on the road to mastery
  • [22:15] Why most people fail living The ONE Thing

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.


Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

Sep 02, 2019
Ep 204 - BONUS | Choose What You Will Master Wisely
20:37

Have you ever found that the principles we discuss in this show and in the book sound easy – but then, in practice, end up being really difficult to make a consistent part of your life?

 

We get it, and we know that stumbling along the journey to living Your ONE Thing can feel isolating. That’s why our #1 priority this year has been nurturing the Living Your ONE Thing community that supports people who need more accountability; who need support when they feel lost or alone.

 

Each month, the community comes together for a live coaching call and discuss how we can be more intentional in living the tools and bring a higher level of accountability into our lives. Because we just wrapped up our three-part accountability series, we want to share one of these coaching calls with you so that you can see what this accountability looks like in action and what it looks like to live the 80/20 rule.

 

If the Living Your ONE Thing community is something you’re interested in, you can try it for FREE for two weeks at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:30] What Gary Keller has to say about mastery
  • [5:20] The three commitments
  • [6:25] What you need to know about the 80/20 rule
  • [9:50] How to be more intentional about mastering The ONE Thing

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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What’s in your cologne or perfume?

 

It’s a question that more of us are asking these days, and it’s one of the reasons we’re excited to introduce you to Phlur, creators of stunning, non-toxic perfumes and colognes. But Phlur don’t just make you smell great – they’re also transparent about the ingredients in all of their products, so you know you’re not putting anything on your body that you don’t want to. Plus, all of their scents are gender-free and the sampling process is just plain fun.

 

If you want to try your new, clean scent for 20% off, head over to Phlur.com/ONE.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Aug 26, 2019
Ep 203 - Accountability Series (Part 3) - Why a Coach Can Change Everything
01:07:17

What does it mean to have accountability in your life?

 

Because there are different levels of accountability. We can hold ourselves accountable by using tools like a 411, 66-Day Challenge, or The ONE Thing Planner. We can bring accountability into our world by recruiting an accountability partner. Then, when we want the highest level of accountability possible, we have to look to an expert – to a coach.

 

A lot of people ask us what it means to have a coach, how to know if it’s the right fit, and how to get the most out of that relationship. So, today, we sit down to learn the answers to those questions from Charlotte Savoy, who both embodies accountability in her businesses and coaches other people on The ONE Thing through MAPS Business Coaching.

 

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, you can learn more about our Get a ONE Thing Coach, Become a ONE Thing Coach, or Living Your ONE Thing Community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:30] What is a coach?
  • [5:55] How do you know when it’s time to bring a coach into your world?
  • [13:25] The definition of accountability and what it looks like in a coaching partnership.
  • [23:40] How do you know if a coach is the right coach for you?
  • [32:00] How to own the relationship with your coach and ensure you get maximum value from it.
  • [49:25] The five coaching models 
  • [59:35] What you should expect from a coach.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Aug 19, 2019
Ep 202 - Accountability Series (Part 2) - Coaching People to Their Possibilities | Gene Rivers
52:58

Does your organization have a culture of accountability?

 

In the last episode, Abe Shreve taught us that one of the critical mistakes that many businesses make is not creating a culture of accountability. It is a necessary part of sustainable business growth, but as many of us have experienced, it’s not an easy thing to do.

 

So, today, Gene Rivers is going to teach us how he created a culture of accountability with his team – and how you can coach your people to their possibilities, too!

 

If you want support in implementing what is discussed in this episode, head over to the1thing.com/training.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:40] Why you need empire builders to your team (and how you can identify them)
  • [16:30] How you can leverage a weekly checkup to create more accountability
  • [30:00] Why you need to stop hating on your stepping stones
  • [31:15] How you can set everyone in your team up for success (and how you can help people who aren't succeeding)

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.


Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

Aug 12, 2019
Ep 201 - Accountability Series (Part 1) - 3 Critical Mistakes of Business Growth
01:08:58

Are you accountable – to yourself and other people?

 

We all want accountability in our lives, in one way or another, but developing habits around accountability and then building a culture of accountability within an organization are both a lot harder to do than they sound. So we invited a couple of our favorite accountability experts to join us for a three-part series that will help you bring more accountability to yourself, your team, and your organization.

 

Today’s guest has personally led over 9,000 independent coaching calls over the past four years, leading conversations with business owners across all industries, and he has developed a very unique perspective on the mistakes you may be making that, if unchanged, will inevitably lead to burnout. So, in this episode, Abe Shreve teaches us about the three critical mistakes of business growth.

 

If you are interested in what it looks like to have more accountability in your life, go to the1thing.com/training.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:00] What most business leaders do – and what they should be doing to build a sustainably profitable business
  • [12:30] The two questions that everyone should be asking their team members and bosses
  • [15:10] What you can do if you struggle to say no
  • [19:00] The ONE Thing that will make avoiding these three mistakes easier or unnecessary
  • [38:40] What happens when you don’t create a culture where accountability is the lifeblood of how you work and interact in your organization
  • [47:00] An exercise that will help you and your organization embrace accountability
  • [1:00:00] Why accountability isn’t punitive

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Aug 05, 2019
Ep 200 - Choosing Your Mindset After You've Achieved a BIG Goal
20:39

200 episodes is a major milestone for us, in no small part because of the tremendous support and feedback we’ve received from all of you. 

 

To show our appreciation, we huddled together to figure out the ONE thing we could do to provide the most value to you in this episode.

 

So, today, your co-hosts Geoff Woods and Kaelyn Loes are going to dissect the different mindsets that we adopt after we achieve big goals – and the choices that we can make to keep moving further down the road to mastery.

 

If you have been on your own journey of living The ONE Thing and you think we should be interviewing you in the next 200 episodes, then send us an email to mastery@the1thing.com

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [1:45] What it looks like when you can look back and see the domino effect in action
  • [3:00] After you’ve achieved a milestone, how do you move forward?
  • [6:00] The surprises that come up when you move from entrepreneurial to purposeful
  • [11:10] How to figure out if you’re actually doing The ONE Thing that makes everything else easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.


Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

Jul 29, 2019
Ep 199 - Having a Great Career Starts with Purpose & Planning | Dr. Cindy McGovern
37:45

Imagine you are on an airplane and, along the way, it starts to deviate just a few degrees off course – if the plane does not correct course over the length of that flight, do you think you’ll end up in the right destination?

 

Probably not, and who knows where we would end up! But this is the way that most people live their lives – they wake up, take action, and move forward, but they’re not always clear on exactly where they’re going or why they’re going there. And when they’re off course, they’re not even aware of it, which is why so many people live a life by default instead of a life by design.

 

So, today, we want to introduce you to Dr. Cindy McGovern, who has been living the principles of The ONE Thing to ensure that she has a great career, and you will hear how purpose and planning were fundamental to living her mission: changing the way that people view sales.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:30] Why every job is a sales job
  • [4:45] How adopting the sales mindset will help you have a career worth having
  • [13:30] Why most people don’t do the simple things that get results
  • [19:30] The biggest mistake that most people are making as they trying to live The ONE Thing
  • [29:35] The sales skills that every person should be trying to master

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

 

 

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What stops you from being as consistent as you want to be?

 

We call them the three C’s – clarity, control, and community – and this is what most people are missing when it comes to living The ONE Thing. If you are trying to live The ONE Thing in your life, but you’re struggling, we invite you to join Living Your ONE Thing because they’re a group of people who are developing that sense of clarity, feel in control, and are creating a community that supports their goals.

 

If you want to discover what’s possible when you belong to a community that supports your goals, go to the1thing.com/learnmore.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jul 22, 2019
Ep 198 - The Habit that Cost $100MM to Learn and Why It Was Worth It (Part 2) - Keith Cunningham
54:02

Do you have a habit of taking time to ask yourself big questions?

 

In the last episode, we learned about how Keith Cunningham lost $100MM dollars – and why it was worth it because he developed this habit of thinking time. Really, we could all benefit from blocking off time in our calendars to purposefully sit down with great questions that truly evaluate how we’re showing up in the world and help us gain clarity.

 

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Keith and learn more about the biggest mistakes that people make as a result of not having thinking time blocks.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:30] How you can distinguish a problem from a symptom.
  • [14:00] The questions you should consider during your thinking time to get clarity on what your obstacle really is.
  • [19:45] The biggest mistake you can make when trying to develop a thinking time habit.
  • [26:05] ONE exercise you can do to stop letting perfect get in the way of possible.
  • [39:55] What stops people from building great businesses (and how you can avoid it).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jul 15, 2019
Ep 197 - The Habit that Cost $100MM to Learn and Why It Was Worth It (Part 1) - Keith Cunningham
54:29

Do you know what it’s like to be so busy taking action that it feels like you don’t have time to slow down and create a plan?

 

We all feel this way sometimes. It’s become the norm in society – we wake up, we check email, we show up to work, we check email, we go to meetings, other people need our help so we stop to help them, and on and on. We race through the day feeling like we are so busy and then we question if we got anything done.

 

Today’s guest shares why there’s nothing worse than running enthusiastically in the wrong direction – and how doing so cost him $100MM. Keith Cunningham is the author of The Road Less Stupid, the story of how that mistake taught him the ONE habit that makes everything else in business easier or unnecessary.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [16:15] The key to being successful
  • [27:55] The 3 questions that will help you mitigate risk and change everything in your business
  • [35:25] The key difference between business owners & business operators (and what you can do to shift from being an operator to being an owner)
  • [40:00] One of Keith’s favorite questions – and one you should be asking yourself

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you know how to speak a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jul 08, 2019
Ep 196 - The ONE Thing for Managing Grief | Casey Belgard
32:37

This show is often very inspiring, motivational, and simple, but life isn’t always that way – and sometimes things happen that rock you to our core. 

 

The grief that we feel as a result can be debilitating, causing us to feel stuck and hopeless. But that isn’t really the case. We all have the power to overcome any obstacle, even when life throws us unfair and unexpected curveballs.

 

Our guest, Casey Balgard, has gone through every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child – but, today, we’re going to walk through what happened, how The ONE Thing entered his life, and how he used it to help him move forward and manage his grief. We know that there are many people out there struggling with grief, but if Casey’s story can help you, then it’s fulfilling our mission: helping you take back control of your time and gain clarity on how you want to invest it moving forward.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:30] The importance of taking time to mourn
  • [11:30] How The ONE Thing came into Casey’s life and the role that it played
  • [14:55] The lead domino for working through grief
  • [19:20] How to proactively manage grief
  • [26:10] The ONE thing that you can do to make managing brief easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you have the time to learn a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Get your FREE ticket to an amazing productivity event: Lifehack Summit

 

25 of the best thought leaders and authors in the productivity space will be speaking at Lifehack Summit – and you can watch them all for free from the comfort of your own home or workplace. This 3-day virtual summit starts July 15, 2019.

 

All you have to do is grab your FREE ticket from lifehackbootcamp.com/onething.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jul 01, 2019
Ep 195 - Stop Apologizing for Your ONE Thing | Rachel Hollis
01:09:19

Do you ever feel guilty because you’re not perfectly prioritizing Your ONE Thing, or because you’re not as successful as you’d like to be?

 

We have to remember that living The ONE Thing isn’t about being perfect – and we don’t need to apologize if we stumble a little on the journey! We can give ourselves some grace.

 

Today’s guest, Rachel Hollis, is the bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and the brand-new book Girl, Stop Apologizing. She helps women all over the world balance everything – although these principles really apply to everyone – and she’s just the reminder we need to get over the mid-year hump.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [10:00] Why you don’t need to get a degree to learn
  • [17:00] Every problem in a business (or a home) is a result of psychology at the top – and why that is empowering!
  • [21:40] How to create your roadmap
  • [29:20] Why you need to be okay with failing
  • [31:30] Things don’t get easier – they change
  • [38:30] ONE piece of advice for running a business with your life partner
  • [47:00] How to get past what other people think of you and own your choices

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Get your FREE ticket to an amazing productivity event: Lifehack Summit

 

25 of the best thought leaders and authors in the productivity space will be speaking at Lifehack Summit – and you can watch them all for free from the comfort of your own home or workplace. This 3-day virtual summit starts July 15, 2019.

 

All you have to do is grab your FREE ticket from lifehackbootcamp.com/onething.

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jun 24, 2019
Ep 194 - Demystifying What It Means to Live The ONE Thing | Kaelyn Loes
36:49

What does it actually mean to live The ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes we have an idea of what we think it means to live The ONE Thing at the highest level. We start to take action, but things aren’t quite as easy as we thought they would be. So, today, we are going to demystify what it means to live The ONE Thing.

 

Our guest has been living The ONE Thing at a pretty high level for over a year. She was a little skeptical when she started, but she had a powerful reason to push through – because her job was on the line. Kaelyn Loes is now responsible for content for The ONE Thing and she's been responsible for helping to shape the strategy for how we help all of you live the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results.

 

This coming weekend, people all over the world will be pressing RESET – and we invite you to join us! It all starts by going to the1thing.com/RESET

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:30] How you can use a change in your life to create new habits
  • [8:15] Are you following the process... or are you cheating?
  • [12:00] What happens when you share the common language of The ONE Thing
  • [19:30] How to leverage the power of alignment

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jun 17, 2019
Ep 193 - Find Your Focus, Cut Your Stress | Jay Papasan
01:04:46

Around this time of year, things can start to get a little crazy.

 

We all start the year with certain goals, but life often throws us these curveballs that we don’t see coming – and, before we know it, we’re struggling to find clarity and dealing with overwhelm. But, in the midst of all of that, there’s ONE thing we can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

 

In this episode, Jay Papasan returns to share how you can find your focus, cut your stress, and hit reset so that you can get back on track towards completing your goals for the year – not by doing more, but by doing less.

 

Are you ready to hit the RESET button? Then check out the1thing.com/reset.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:45] What it looks like to hit the reset button, within an organization and as an individual
  • [17:15] How to get clarity on what is actually a priority and what you can cancel
  • [33:05] What it looks like to practice self-leadership or leadership within your organization when you’re calendar doesn’t align with your priorities
  • [35:00] How to make things simple
  • [47:00] Can you do a reset alone?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you know how to speak a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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How are you doing with the goals that you set at the beginning of the year?

 

Do you need to think bigger, or are you falling behind, or do you need more clarity on what you actually want? Wherever you may fall, we’re about halfway through the year and that means it’s the perfect time for a RESET to take stock of our goals and what we need to do to accomplish them this year.

 

Learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat at https://trainings.the1thing.com/reset.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jun 10, 2019
Ep 192 - The Gift of Struggle | Life-Changing Lessons About Leading
53:43

When you think of the word “struggle,” what comes to mind?

 

Many of us think of struggle as something negative, and it’s not a great feeling when you’re going through adversity, but we think today’s guest is going to change your mind about that.

 

Bobby Herrera teaches us that inside of struggle is a gift – a gift that can truly change the way that we lead. Fair warning: this episode will probably pull at your heart strings a little bit, but most importantly, it’s going to challenge you to think about your purpose.

 

Bobby teaches us that more isn’t the answer – and there’s no better way to focus on what really matters than hitting the RESET button. Check out the1thing.com/reset to learn more.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:15] How struggle helps you show up as a leader
  • [11:15] What it looks like to work as one and act as a team, with one singular focus, even through struggle
  • [17:20] How to help everyone on your team say yes to their ONE thing
  • [21:45] What you can learn from Bobby’s mistakes and struggles
  • [29:50] The lead domino for living a purposeful life
  • [36:20] Why doing more is not the answer
  • [48:00] The ONE Thing leaders can do to make everything else easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you know how to speak a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Is going to the eye doctor taking too much time?

 

When you wear contacts, going to the doctor year after year, just to renew the subscription for something you wear every day, can feel like a waste of time. But you can do it on your own time, and in just minutes – now that’s vision care for the 21st century. This isn’t a replacement for your periodic full eye exam, but it will save you a lot of time and money ordering new contacts.

 

You can get $20 OFF your contacts at SimpleContacts.com/ONEthing or by entering the code “onething” at checkout.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

Jun 03, 2019
Ep 191 - Press RESET to Transform Your Health | Laurie Roth
35:59

How is your health right now?

 

For many of us, The ONE Thing is our health – or it should be. We get so busy and stuck in the day-to-day that we often neglect healthy choices and, instead, opt for convenience. Or we just feel so busy that making a healthy meal or going to the gym just feels impossible.

 

Today, we want to introduce you to someone who has spent the last few years making health Her ONE Thing, and as a result, lost over 100 pounds. This is a journey that has completely transformed her productivity and personal fulfillment, in addition to her health. Laurie Roth is the Learning Experience Designer here on The ONE Thing team and we can’t wait for you to hear her story.

 

Are you ready to hit the RESET button like Laurie did? Then check out the1thing.com/reset.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:45] Why so many of us struggle with our health, for a long time, even though we know it’s important
  • [10:20] How to recruit accountability partners (and why you should)
  • [14:00] What habits can help you achieve a holistic health transformation
  • [16:15] The lead domino that will help you take control of your health
  • [25:45] Why perfection is overrated
  • [29:15] The ONE thing you can do to hit the reset buttin in your life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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How are you doing with the goals that you set at the beginning of the year?

 

Do you need to think bigger, or are you falling behind, or do you need more clarity on what you actually want? Wherever you may fall, we’re about halfway through the year and that means it’s the perfect time for a RESET to take stock of our goals and what we need to do to accomplish them this year.

 

Learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat at https://trainings.the1thing.com/reset.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

May 27, 2019
Ep 190 - Landing Your Dream Opportunity Through Powerful Relationships | Ken Coleman
53:57

Everything you want in your career comes down to ONE thing – the relationships that you have.

 

So when we neglect our relationships, we are limiting our own ability to accomplish our goals and live extraordinary lives.

 

But you don’t have to settle for anything less than extraordinary, and as an extra bonus, cultivating great relationships will just make your personal and business life that much better! That’s why we are excited to share this conversation with Ken Coleman, one of the Dave Ramsey personalities and the author of The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a Career You Love.

 

We also want to know how you are doing with the goals that you set at the beginning of the year. Do you need to think bigger, or are you falling behind, or are you a little unclear on what you actually want? Wherever you may fall, one thing we know is that you’d benefit from a reset. Learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat at https://trainings.the1thing.com/reset.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [5:30] What is The Proximity Principle?
  • [9:30] The 3 things that you need in the people you surround yourself with at work
  • [13:25] 70% of Americans aren’t passionate about the work that they do – so how do we build a bridge between where we are now and where we want to be?
  • [18:50] How to take advantage of your uniqueness and unique talents
  • [22:25] When there is a passion problem
  • [28:20] How to overcome the fear and limiting beliefs that prevent you from reaching out to people who are where you want to be
  • [33:50] What you can do if your organization isn’t helping you grow to your highest potential, but you’re also not ready to leave
  • [33:15] How do you become the type of person who can attract extraordinary people into their world?
  • [43:50] What it looks like when you have to cut people out of your life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

May 20, 2019
Ep 189 - The ONE Thing for Teams (Part 2)
42:44

How do you bring change into an organization?

 

The truth is, we don’t have to be in the C-suite of our organizations to spark change, or to even be a leader within our organization – because all leadership begins with self-leadership. So, when it comes to bringing The ONE Thing into an organization, it all begins with ONE person.

 

In this episode, Geoff Woods and Jay Papasan share how leaders can begin living the principles of The ONE Thing with their team. We dive deep into the tools that we use and train organizations to use, all so that you can live the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results.

 

If you’d like to explore how to bring The ONE Thing into your organization, click here.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:50] Why you should consider implementing a weekly standup in your organization
  • [10:45] How to train your boss to respect your boundaries
  • [14:15] How to shift from ME to WE, when you’re living the principles of The ONE Thing
  • [19:30] What it looks like to coach or interrogate a 411 (and the most common mistakes that people make when they create a 411)
  • [26:10] How to identify Your ONE Thing & Your Team’s ONE Thing
  • [29:35] How do you create accountability when you struggle with holding yourself accountable?
  • [35:00] What it looks like to teach through leadership
  • [39:10] What you can do to inspire your team to generate leads consistently, without just telling them to do that

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Are taxes and payroll Your ONE Thing? No? Then why are you spending so much time on it?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

May 13, 2019
Ep 188 - The ONE Thing for Teams (Part 1)
46:02

It’s relatively easy for an individual to start practicing The ONE Thing in their daily lives... but how do you scale The ONE Thing throughout an organization?

 

Behind the scenes, we’ve been asking ourselves this question, and we’ve been working hard to come up with an answer that will help all teams, from a local real estate office all the way up to a Fortune 50 company, make living The ONE Thing part of their organizational culture.

 

Geoff Woods and Jay Papasan recently delivered a keynote presentation at the Keller Williams Family Reunion Convention, and today we’re going to share the first half of that presentation with all of you. Geoff and Jay walk you through the high-level principles you need to know before you introduce The ONE Thing to your team and what the benefits are when you begin to adopt this in your culture. Next week, in part two, we’ll discuss how leaders within an organization can begin to use the specific tools of The ONE Thing to not only live the principles yourself, but spread them with their teams.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:30] How you can achieve exponential momentum
  • [14:00] How do you identify Your ONE Thing?
  • [17:50] How to turn your job into a business
  • [24:50] An exercise to illustrate what’s possible for you
  • [26:15] How you can leverage The Produktive System

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

If this episode has brought value to you, please consider sharing it with the people inside your organization.

 

Text it to them, send them an email, or talk to them about it on Monday – you will be amazed at the impact you can have when you get a core group of people talking this same language!

 

If you are looking for some extra help or inspiration, head over to the1thing.com/training.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

May 06, 2019
Ep 187 - The Gratitude Habit | John Israel
41:06

Have you taken any time to be grateful today?

 

When we think about forming power habits, we often think about doing something that will improve our productivity or health. We rarely consider the transformative power of mindset habits, and one of the most powerful habits is gratitude. That may seem like an easy or trivial thing, but in practice, embodying a state of gratitude every day is both surprisingly challenging and significant.

 

Our guest John Israel, founder of The Mr. Thank You Project and author of The Mr. Thank You Project, experienced an epiphany: if he wanted to make a huge, positive impact on the world, he had to start by doing just ONE thing to express his gratitude, every day. This ONE habit, over time, has truly unleashed something extraordinary, and in this episode, we invite you to become a part of it.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:30] How to form a keystone habit for embodying gratitude
  • [16:40] How to manage your time so that you don’t fail a 66-day (or 365-day) challenge
  • [20:45] How to be grateful when you don’t want to be
  • [36:00] Why you should consider doing this 66-day challenge

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Out of everything you’ve heard in this episode, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?

 

Get clear on that ONE thing, block it out in your calendar, and then protect it. Your life of gratitude starts there.

 

If you want to take on John’s challenge, head over to https://mrthankyou.com/30. If you want to set yourself up for success on your 66-day challenge, try the free 66-Day Challenge Training. If you need a coach to hold you accountable on your challenge, check out The ONE Thing Coaching.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!



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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 29, 2019
Ep 186 - How ONE Working Mom Changed Her Life | Casey Gocel
42:25

Have you ever felt like you desperately want your situation to change... but no matter how hard you work, you just feel like you’re drowning?

 

There are these periods of our lives when, no matter how much action we take, we feel overwhelmed, and we just wish that we could take back our lives. We’re ambitious, we’re driven, but that just doesn’t feel like enough to get any forward momentum. This is especially true when we have kids, because honoring work commitments and being present as a parent is a monumentally difficult task for even the most extraordinary people.

 

That was how Casey Gocel felt, until she started living The ONE Thing. In this episode, Casey shares the story of how she struggled to strike a counterbalance in her life after having her first child – and how things started to change when she started doing just ONE thing differently; ONE thing that’s truly made everything else in her world easier or unnecessary.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [5:00] What happens when you take a hard and honest look at your calendar
  • [11:30] The ONE Thing that can help you reclaim your calendar and your time
  • [14:00] How to say no
  • [18:55] How you can leverage accountability and delegation to help you stick to your most important tasks
  • [25:45] What happens when your productivity and transformation inspires other people to take note

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Wherever you are, whatever you are dealing with in your life, understand that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make amazing changes in your life – and it doesn’t have to take that long!

 

The path to getting everything you want is to get ONE thing at a time. So start by identifying the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary, and start focusing on that lead domino until it falls. Over time, as you can hear in this episode, it truly leads to extraordinary results (as long as you can overcome the distractions that try to steal your focus).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 22, 2019
Ep 185 - How The Miracle Equation & The ONE Thing Work Together
47:02

Do you ever struggle living the principles of The ONE Thing?

 

We know that there’s a surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – but simple doesn’t mean easy. It’s not easy to maintain clarity on Your ONE Thing. It’s not easy to get Your ONE Thing done before you do anything else. It’s not easy to honor your time blocks and shut down every distraction that comes up. So what does it really take to overcome that hurdle and start living Your ONE Thing consistently?

 

To helps us answer that question, we are joined by Hal Elrod, author of the international bestseller The Miracle Morning and the brand-new book The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:45] What is a miracle?
  • [8:00] The real purpose of a goal
  • [16:30] How to achieve tangible, measurable miracles
  • [21:35] Making the decision to have unwavering faith
  • [40:00] ONE question you need to ask yourself if you are struggling to live The ONE Thing

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you could online achieve ONE goal this year, what would mean the most to you?

 

Once you understand what that goal is, ask yourself, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?

 

You don’t earn the right to do anything else until you find an answer, and with it, the two-inch domino you can knock down. Keep asking that question until you know, for certain, you have identified the correct two-inch domino.

 

Then you need to apply The Miracle Equation.

 

If you want some additional guidance on your journey, we highly recommend ordering your copy of The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable. You will get an additional $1,347 in bonuses (including a 6-week live online training with Hal) if you order the book in the launch period, so don’t miss out.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 15, 2019
Ep 184 - Making a Living or Making a Life? How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success | Brian Scudamore
47:32

Are you living a life by default or by design?

 

Many of us are living a life by default. We wake up, check social media, react to what we see, head into the office, check email, react, sit in meetings, get up, check email, react, and then go to the next meeting – and this repeats day after day after day! We feel so busy, and we wonder why we don’t get anything done.

 

When you live a life by default, you just get what you get – but when you life a life by design, you are working towards the goals you want with intention and a strategy. Today’s guest has travelled down a long and difficult road, but there’s ONE thing thing that allowed him to turn his failures into his success: a clear vision. In this episode, we’re going to learn how Brian Scudamore, CEO of O2E Brands and author of WTF?! (Willing to Fail), found the keys to success in his failures, ultimately growing a $400M+ business without sacrificing time with the people who matter most.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:20] What your life looks like when you life a life by design
  • [14:00] How you can start adopting the mindset that everything doesn’t matter equally
  • [16:40] How to listen to your failures
  • [22:00] How you can make time to cast a vision when you’re so busy working on your business
  • [33:50] What you can to do help the people you lead create a life, not a living
  • [37:00] Why you need to fall in love with your vision

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Brian tells us that the ONE thing that will make creating a life – not a living – easier or unnecessary is casting that vivid vision.

 

This isn’t easy. Often, we run into a wall of “I don’t knows,” and it takes both big questions and support to get over past that wall.

 

If you are looking for guidance, we recommend you check out The ONE Thing Goal Setting Master Course so that you can, from your hope, have a whole retreat facilitated for you. We will teach you the questions you need to ask to push past that wall, and then once you have your vision, we will help you create the goals that will get you there.

 

If you already have your vision, but you are struggling with identifying your ONE thing so that you stay aligned with your vision every day, check out The ONE Thing Membership. This community exists to support each member form a stronger relationship with their goals; it’s a community of high-achievers and, together, we’re going to go places.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 08, 2019
Ep 183 - Everyday Millionaires | Chris Hogan
38:06

What would your life look like if you had the opportunity to sit down and interview 10,000 millionaires about their journey?

 

If we all had guidance on the ONE thing that could make building extraordinary wealth easier or unnecessary, we could transform our lives, our family’s lives, and the world.

 

That’s why our guest and his team commissioned the largest study ever on net-worth millionaires. They then wrote about what they found in the bestselling book Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—and How You Can Too. Chris Hogan is also host of The Chris Hogan Show one of Dave Ramsey’s personalities, and we are excited to have him on the show to share how you can better understand and adopt the psychology of millionaires.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:00] The myths of what it takes to be a millionaire
  • [15:20] Why there is no relationship between where you are now and where you end up
  • [18:00] Why you need to go beyond writing down your goals
  • [19:30] How to set goals in a relationship
  • [26:00] What all millionaires have in common

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What stood out to you in this episode?

 

Is it clarifying your beliefs? Budgeting? Changing your mindset around income? Having a meeting about dreams and goals with your significant other?

 

Pick the ONE thing you CAN do from this episode that will make achieving extraordinary wealth easier or unnecessary – then take action! Identify that first two-inch domino, put it in your calendar, and start making your dreams a reality.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you struggle to make healthy foods for yourself and your family?

 

By the time you are done with your busy day, you probably just don’t have the energy to prepare and cook a delicious and nutritious meal – and that’s why we’re excited to introduce you to HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes with pre-measured ingredients right to you. This means you can spend less time meal planning and grocery shopping, and more time on your ONE thing!

 

You can get $60 off (that’s $20 off your first three boxes) by using code “ONE60” at hellofresh.com/ONE60.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 01, 2019
Behind the Curtain Following Our Path of Mastery
18:13

If you want to live the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, you must make three commitments:

  1. Follow the Path of Mastery
  2. Move from "E" to "P"
  3. Living the Accountability Cycle

In this episode we take you behind the curtain following our path of mastery.

If you'd like to take your mastery of The ONE Thing to the next level, join the Living Your ONE Thing Membership Community

Click here to start your FREE two week trial.

Prices are increasing 20% on April 1st. You can try it for FREE for the first two weeks. 

Click here to get started.

Mar 26, 2019
Ep 182 - How Billionaires Set Goals (Part 2)
57:40

Are your priorities today aligned with your five-year goals?

 

If we aren’t taking steps towards our someday goals every single day, we’re probably never going to get there – at least not any time soon. But if we have the right mindset and structures in place, not only can we achieve our someday goals, we can achieve them even faster than we think is possible.

 

Last week, Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods discussed the how billionaires set goals using a process called Goal Setting to the Now. Today, we’re going to share the tools and processes that billionaires use to ensure they stay on track towards their someday goals, every day.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [5:00] How to make progress towards big goals, as a team, using a GPS
  • [13:00] The mistake that most people make when they start time blocking
  • [27:15] How you can use leverage to ensure that you’re always acting in order of priority
  • [42:30] What you can do to help others with their time management and goal setting

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We want you to think big, then go small.

 

Think big about your someday goals. Think big about being the type of person who has a GPS, who updates their 411 every single week, who time blocks their priorities and says no to all the distractions. That’s the big vision.

 

And now let’s go small – what’s the ONE thing you can do, such that be doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

 

Jay suggests you can just make a commitment to getting the first draft of Your GPS done by Wednesday, or if you already have that, complete or update Your 411.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 25, 2019
Ep 181 - How Billionaires Set Goals (Part 1)
32:16

Are you living a life by default or are you living a life by design?

 

Most of us are living a life by default. We wake up, take action, experience some successes, experience some failures, then repeat – but we get what we get by default. When billionaires set goals, however, they cast a vision into the future, then look backwards and set goals to the now. That’s how we live a life by design.

 

In this episode, we’re sharing the first half of Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods’s keynote presentation at the Keller Williams Family Reunion Convention 2019. This part is about the high-level principles of goal setting like a billionaire, and in the second part, we will dive into the tools billionaires use for goal setting.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] How you can start goal setting to the now
  • [11:20] What you can learn from Gary Keller about getting clarity on your goals
  • [16:00] Where in your life are you currently chasing distractions and saying no to what is truly the priority?

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you want to achieve extraordinary results, you can’t set goals looking forward. You have to have a vision for where you want to end up so that you can look back and identify the path that will get you there.

 

When you do that, you will know how to separate a true priority from a distraction.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 18, 2019
Ep 180 - ONE Thing to Manage Stress & Overwhelm | Craig Ballantyne
38:46

What happens when your actions aren’t aligned with your goals?

 

When we are focusing on our ONE thing, it’s not like the rest of the world stops. The emails don’t stop piling up, meeting requests don’t cease to exist, and customer fires don’t magically disappear. The deeper we go into our one thing, the more this pressure builds – and we’re often so afraid of this chaos that we use time set aside for our ONE thing to clear off some of that 80% work. It feels productive for a moment, but in reality, we’re acting out of alignment with our goals.

 

So what happens when real stress and real anxiety starts to build up, and how do you deal with it without taking a detour off of the road to being extraordinary? To help us answer those questions, we are joined once again by Craig Ballantyne, author of the Wall-Street Journal Bestseller Unstoppable and The Perfect Day Formula.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:00] How we suffer from the paradox of freedom
  • [7:00] What catalyzes our stress and anxiety
  • [18:45] How you can get clarity on what’s most important
  • [24:00] How to take a more proactive approach to your life

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Out of everything that you heard in this episode, what is the ONE thing that really stood out to you? And how can we take that spark of interest, that curiosity, and turn it into action?

 

It’s ONE thing at a time, over time, that creates results – so just pick ONE thing, and if you’re not in the middle of a 66-day challenge, start one: http://the1thing.com/66daychallenge.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 11, 2019
Ep 179 - How a Promise Can Make Your ONE Thing Stick | Alex Sheen
51:00

Have you ever scheduled time for your most important work?

 

Chances are, all of us has done this at least once. But do you regularly time block and then protect that time like the air you breathe, defending it against every distraction that comes up? For most of us, the answer is no – but why is that?

 

In this episode, we suggest that this is because we’re not great at keeping the promises we make to ourselves or to others – and we believe that if you can get a little more intentional about the promises you make when you’re planning your time, and the commitments you make to others, then everything else will become easier or unnecessary. Our guest, Alex Sheen, has taken this idea of a promise and turned it into a movement and a book called Because I Said I Would, which is helping people all over the world make promises that stick.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:30] How the “market conditions” of promises have changed with technology
  • [12:30] The anatomy of a promise
  • [18:00] How you can gracefully say no – and still help people move towards their goals
  • [28:30] How you can leverage time blocking to prioritize what you do and don’t promise to do

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

What’s the ONE thing that you’re not doing that would make saying no easier or unnecessary?

 

Maybe you need to get clear on why you’re saying yes to what you’re saying yes to and no to what you’re saying no to. If you don’t have clarity on your bigger purpose, your bigger Why, it can be difficult to stick to your guns and say no when it matters.

 

Or maybe you need a go-to no sentence like Alex’s: “It would be easy for me to say yes right now, but I respect you too much to keep a promise I can’t keep.”

 

How much time do you think you’ll need to block to come up with that sentence? And how many times do you think you’ll have to practice it, even just one time a day, before it just sounds natural? Sounds like a good candidate for a 66-Day Challenge: http://the1thing.com/66daychallenge.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 04, 2019
Ep 178 - What To Do When Your ONE Thing Changes | Ryan Lee
50:56

So you have clarity on what your ONE thing is – but what do you do if you have more than ONE thing, or if your ONE thing changes?

 

How do we know if we have truly earned the right to focus on something else? Today we’re going to hear the story of someone who tried to do focus on everything, until he started living the principles of The ONE Thing. He simplified his life, started scaling a great business, and struck an amazing counterbalance.

 

However, in the last year, he looked up and realized that his lead domino has changed – so what did he do? Ryan Lee, founder of REWIND, joins us to share his story about creating simplicity in his life.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:00] What it looks like when your lead domino changes.
  • [18:00] How to build a routine that allows you to focus on the biggest priority in your life.
  • [26:10] Overcoming the thief of chaos.
  • [35:00] How to simplify your life with the simple act of saying no.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you want to take the next step in gaining clarity on your priorities, head over to the1thing.com/training to learn more about 411 Foundations: Put Your Goals into Action.

 

Or if the ONE thing you need is a community to support you and hold you accountable, check out the Living Your ONE Thing Community.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you struggle to make healthy foods for yourself and your family?

 

By the time you are done with your busy day, you probably just don’t have the energy to prepare and cook a delicious and nutritious meal – and that’s why we’re excited to introduce you to HelloFresh, a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes with pre-measured ingredients right to you. This means you can spend less time meal planning and grocery shopping, and more time on your ONE thing!

 

You can get $60 off (that’s $20 off your first three boxes) by using code “ONE60” at hellofresh.com/ONE60.

 

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Is improving your health one of your goals this year?

 

Then you may want to consider a vitamin routine made just for you, curated to help you achieve your health goals. This is possible with the help of Care/of, a monthly subscription vitamin service. All it takes is one quick survey to get a personal, scientifically-backed vitamin supplement recommendation. It’s easy, convenient, and great for a busy person on the go.


Get 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins by using code “ONE50” at Takecareof.com. 

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Feb 25, 2019
Ep 177 - Losing 50 Pounds in 5 Months | Habits & the 411 with Chris LaGarde
36:06

You’re listening to this podcast... but are you living The ONE Thing?

 

Our guest read the book early on, started listening to the podcast, and achieved some extraordinary results as it pertains to his health – and all because he didn’t stop at consuming the content. He took action.



Chris LaGarde struggled with his weight for his entire life, which ultimately affected his sense of worth and caused him to doubt if he even could have the body that he wanted. But by doing one thing at a time, over time, he’s truly accomplished something extraordinary: losing 50 pounds in five months.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [5:45] How purpose helps you identify and knock down that first lead domino.
  • [16:50] Why forming a relationship with your goals helps you achieve them – and how you can live this with Your 411.
  • [27:30] What you need to hear if the results you want seem like they’re too far away.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Consuming content is great, and we appreciate that you listen to this podcast – but will you be the type of person who turns it into results by taking action?

 

If you have not yet downloaded the 411, that is your first step: https://www.the1thing.com/resources/.

 

And if you want more training on how to use it, check out 411 Foundations: Put Your Goals into Action.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

--

 

The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.



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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Feb 18, 2019
Ep 176 - Holding Weekly 411's with Your Team and Yourself | Claire Bohne
34:27

What is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary, in every area of your life?

 

In this episode, we sit down with someone who lives by this powerful tool – the 411 – and get her perspective on what that looks like and how you can coach others to live by it, too.

 

Our guest is Claire Bohne, a business coach whose job is to hold people accountable to this ONE thing every single week.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:45] How the 411 forces you to get clarity
  • [6:00] What mindset you need when you create your 411 and annual plan
  • [9:30] How you can prepare 411s with your team and the other important people in your life
  • [19:15] How to make accountability conversations comfortable conversations
  • [21:10] What it looks like to co-create 411s with your significant other
  • [24:50] How to avoid common mistakes when you create your 411

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What’s your next step?

 

You have a few options:

 

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Feb 11, 2019
Ep 175 - The Surprising Power of Mastering the Fundamentals with the 411
25:37

What does football have to do with the 411?

 

Well back in 1960, the Packers made it to the NFL Championship, had a lead the whole game, and then lost to the Eagles in a stunning display in the fourth quarter. On the first day of training camp the following year, coach Vince Lombardi walked into the locker room, held up a football, and said, “This is a football.”

 

Why did Lombardi start with something so fundamental? He realized that if they could truly understand the surprising power of mastering the fundamentals, that that ONE thing could make everything else easier or unnecessary – and in 1961, the Packers went on to win the championship. So in this episode, we’re going to help you master the most fundamental tool in The ONE Thing toolbox: the 411.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:30] How to get clarity on what matters most thing is using the 411.
  • [12:00] How to differentiate a priority from a distraction by goal setting to the now.
  • [19:00] Why sometimes you will be succeeding so slowly that you feel like you’re failing.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Getting what you want out of life is not about doing more – it’s about doing more of what matters most.

 

Everything does not matter equally, and there are a handful of things that you can do, at any moment, that will create the majority of your results. Are you willing to try leveraging a 411 so that you are always clear on what those priorities are, so that your planner and your calendar can match your priorities?

 

If you want to get started on this...

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Feb 04, 2019
Ep 174 - How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation | Dan Schawbel
42:42

How do you show up as a better leader, and how do you do it in a world that’s constantly distracting us?

 

Technology has changed our lives in profoundly positive ways, but it’s also created more distrations than ever before – and if you’re like most people, you probably feel more disconnected than ever before.

 

So we sat down with the author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, Dan Schawbel, to discuss how we can do a better job at facilitating connections in the workplace, in spite of the technology that’s constantly surrounding us.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:25] What’s at stake if we keep using technology the way we are now.
  • [11:30] What it looks like to start developing trust between the people you lead.
  • [16:15] How do you help people get clear on the team’s purpose and what fulfills people on an individual level?
  • [24:00] How you can create connection (and the ONE thing that makes it easier or unnecessary)

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

What is the ONE thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary when it comes to making connections with people?

 

Dan says the most important skill is being able to work with other people. As a leader, as a manager, as a human, this will always be important. So what’s ONE thing you can do to improve your ability to work with others?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 28, 2019
Ep 173 - Getting on the Same Page with Money | A Couples Goal Setting Retreat Case Study
49:43

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution about your health, organization, or money?

 

There’s a good chance you do because, statistically, these are the three most common goals people set every year. But as we mentioned in the last episode, only eight percent of people actually succeed in implementing their resolutions. One of the big challenges here is that you can’t succeed alone, especially if you have a significant other, but so many of us try to.

 

Today, we are sharing the case study of a couple who ran up against that challenge year after year – which, ultimately, meant they were fighting about money year after year – until they started having an annual couple’s goal-setting retreat 10 years ago. Now, Jenn and JP Lewis never fight about money, and in this episode, we’re going to break down how they did it and the ONE thing you can do today that will make everything else easier or unnecessary when it comes to setting your annual goals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] Jenn’s advice for anyone who is hesitant to participate in a couple’s goal-setting retreat
  • [12:00] What it looks like to reallocate funds and time to what matters most, as a team.
  • [18:00] Why you need emotional buy-in during the goal-setting process.
  • [25:00] The ONE thing you can do to make starting the couple’s goal-setting process easier or unnecessary.
  • [43:30] How becoming part of a community of goal setters can bring your couple’s goal setting to a new level.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

So, out of everything that you've heard in this episode, what's your lead domino? What's that first step?

 

We’ll recap the tools covered in this episode, and you can choose just ONE to be your lead domino:

 

 

The choice is yours. Where will you actually begin? And will you just be the type of person that takes action before you check your email today?

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 21, 2019
Ep 172 - Increase Your Impact with The ONE Thing | Wyatt Graves
46:10

Have you started implementing the principles of The ONE Thing in your life?

 

It’s surprisingly simple... but it’s not easy. We’ve spoken with thousands of you who have started living The ONE Thing, and once you start going down that path, you realize something pretty quickly: there’s no way to succeed alone.

 

Today, we’re sharing Wyatt Graves’ journey from discovering to implementing the principles of The ONE Thing – to empowering a community to live these principles, too.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:45] What changes when you start living The ONE Thing
  • [13:00] How Wyatt recruited the most important people in his life to come to the goal-setting retreat with him (even those who were a little skeptical)
  • [19:30] What it looks like when you have a relationship with your goals
  • [26:40] What most people are missing when they start trying to implement The ONE Thing
  • [33:00] How to endure the monotony of success

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Are you on your road to mastery when it comes to living The ONE Thing? And what do you think will be possible if the people in your world start going down that road, too?

 

When we asked Wyatt why he continues down this road to mastery, he said it’s because he knows that all leadership begins with self-leadership; it’s difficult to influence the people you care about if you’re not, first and foremost, walking the talk.

 

So who in your world do you really care about and who need to hear this message? Who do you want to experience what you’re experiencing by implementing the principles of The ONE Thing?

 

Send them this episode, send them to the1thing.com, or send an email introducing them to Geoff [at] the1thing.com and he will personally respond. We are that committed because we are unwilling to accept the status quo of living a life by default, instead of living a life by design.


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 14, 2019
Ep 171 - Resolutions vs. Habits | Why ONE is Better Than the Other
29:38

Half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year – but how many succeed?

According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only EIGHT PERCENT of people who set resolutions will actually succeed in implementing them.

Today, we want to share why we believe that so many people fail – and the ONE thing you can do to be successful in making the changes you want to make this year.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:45] Why most people aren’t successful in implementing their resolutions.
  • [5:40] Why does it matter if you get in better shape, get more organized, or spend less (three of the most common resolutions)?
  • [6:30] How to get clear on the WHY and PURPOSE behind your goals.
  • [11:30] Why your time blocking needs to reflect your priorities.
  • [13:30] What motivates people.
  • [18:00] What you can do to turn a resolution into a habit.
  • [22:45] ONE tip for becoming part of the 8% who succeed.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

So, where do you get started?

Like anything with The ONE Thing, we encourage you to think big and then go small. So instead of thinking about everything we talked about in this episode, we encourage you to focus on just the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

Keep asking the clarifying question until you find a specific, measurable activity – then go on a 66-day challenge, put that activity in your calendar, and make that activity a habit.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

Jan 07, 2019
Ep. 170 - It’s Time for Your Goal Setting Retreat
19:48
Dec 10, 2018
Ep 169 - What Stops Entrepreneurs from Achieving Extraordinary Growth & Succeeding Through Others
56:35
Dec 03, 2018
Ep 168 - Missing Work-Life Balance? Make it ONE of Your Goals!
50:08
Nov 26, 2018
Ep 167 - How Hidden Networks Can Transform Your Life and Your Career | David Burkus
57:10
Nov 19, 2018
Ep 166 - How L'Occitane Brought The ONE Thing to Their Organization
36:50
Nov 12, 2018
Ep. 165 - Time Blocking for Rapid Business Growth | with Matthew Pollard
24:28

Do you ever feel like you’re putting in a lot of hard work to achieve extraordinary results in your business or in you role, day in and day out, but you just aren’t going anywhere?


We all have the same 24 hours in a day, yet some people get different results – and it all comes down to how you manage your time. If you’re acting entrepreneurially, constantly relying on your natural ability, taking action, making mistakes, and tweaking things, you’re going to run up against a ceiling of achievement. But you have an opportunity to get purposeful – to identify a model and system for achieving extraordinary results.


To help us leverage that opportunity, we’re talking to someone who is responsible for five multi-million dollar business success stories in his home country of Australia, all before the age of 30. His humble beginnings, the adversities that he faced, and his rise to success are inspirational stories of how anyone, with the right motivation and the right strategies, can achieve anything they set their mind to – including rapid business growth. Our guest is the bestselling author of The Introvert's Edge, Matthew Pollard.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] The ONE thing that’s missing for so many of us.
  • [7:30] The 3-step model that will help you move from E to P when it comes to scaling your business.
  • [10:10] What this 3-step model looks like in practice


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Have you ever sat down and and really asked yourself, “what’s the value that I deliver?”


Have you ever actually looked out at the market to see if there is an unmet need, as opposed to just doing the work that falls into your lap? Have you ever considered what a more scalable sales system for your business might look like?


We love that you take the time to invest in your education by listening to this podcast, and we also know that the greatest results come when you back it with action.


So how much time can you block off to identify your purpose or ask yourself these questions? When will you do it?


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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Want to look smart for a great price?


Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.


If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.


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Are you ever confused about which stocks to invest in, when to buy, and when to sell?


We know that investing is complicated, and it can be daunting for even the most sophisticated investors. But what if you could outsource the investment side and focus on your ONE thing? Empire Investments is a new goal-oriented investment platform that can help you do just that, and they’re offering The ONE Thing listeners a FREE 6-month trial so that you can see just how big of a difference their platform can make.


Head over to emperorinvests.com/theonething to start now!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Nov 05, 2018
Ep 164 - Growing Your Business by Focusing on Your 20% | Chris Suarez
48:41
Oct 29, 2018
Ep 163 - How To Host Your Own Goal Setting Retreat | Jay Papasan & Wendy Papasan
01:11:10

Consider the things that you want to accomplish in your life... is it possible for you to achieve those things alone?


Achieving all of our goals requires the support of our significant others, our business partners, our bosses, and our friends. But how many of us actually have a process for setting goals with these people who have a stake in our success? Sadly, very few of us do. But this is something we can change!


Over a decade ago, The ONE Thing co-author Jay Papasan and his wife Wendy Papasan set aside a night for ONE purpose: casting a vision for what they wanted their lives to look like together so that they would be on the same page – and the idea of a couples goal-setting retreat was born! In this episode, we’re sharing a live webinar featuring Jay and Wendy, in which they talk about what their retreats look like and what you need to know to prepare for your own goal-setting retreat.


As you go through this episode, if you find yourself thinking, “I want to do this,” you have three options:



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:20] How you can prepare for your goal-setting retreat (even if you’re on a budget)
  • [17:00] What you can do if your significant other, friend, or teammate is not a goal setter
  • [30:50] What it looks like when your goals are not aligned & how you can collaborate in this situation
  • [36:00] How you can keep your goals in front of you throughout the year (even when life gets in the way)
  • [46:00] The basic framework for your goals & the boundaries you should set


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:


Gary Keller says you’re never more than five years away from where you want to be – if you’re willing to do the right things and you have support from the people around you.


So ask yourself, who are those people, that handful of people, who matter most when it comes to achieving what you want to achieve? Do those people know what you’re really striving for over the next 12 months, or the next five years? And what would be possible if, every single day, you had them in your corner supporting you while you take the actions necessary for success?


Don’t let this be just another piece of content that goes in one year and out the other – make a commitment to yourself to be the kind of person who takes action!


If you want to bring a goal setting retreat into your life, you have three options:



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Want to look smart for a great price?


Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.


If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.


--


Are you ever confused about which stocks to invest in, when to buy, and when to sell?


We know that investing is complicated, and it can be daunting for even the most sophisticated investors. But what if you could outsource the investment side and focus on your ONE thing? Empire Investments is a new goal-oriented investment platform that can help you do just that, and they’re offering The ONE Thing listeners a FREE 6-month trial so that you can see just how big of a difference their platform can make.


Head over to emperorinvests.com/theonething to start now!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 22, 2018
Ep 162 - Setting Goals as a Couple | You Can Be Anywhere You Want in the Next 5 Years
45:57

What were the things you really wanted out of life five years ago... and do you have them today?


For many of us, the answer is no. But why? Most of us don’t know the proper way to set our goals or create a plan that we CAN accomplish, and we don’t have the tools necessary to build a real relationship with our goals so that we can make consistent progress – and that’s why we created The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat.


John Schumacher and Carol Stack are perennial goal setters, but they never did it together. Then, after going on their first couples goal setting retreat, they saw a transformation in their results.


If you want those results in your relationship – whether that be with your significant other, business partner, team, boss, or friends – then you have three options:



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [10:20] How to recognize and break through that ceiling of achievment you keep running into
  • [15:30] Why setting goals as a team can help you overcome limiting beliefs
  • [20:00] What happens when you come together to create a plan and accountability
  • [28:30] How you can get buy-in from your significant other or team members for a couples goal setting retreat
  • [37:20] Why annual goal setting will quickly become a habit that you won’t want to break


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Imagine that it’s five years from now and you are looking back at this very moment; the moment that you knew you could be anywhere you want to be in the next five years, and you’re celebrating because you’re there.


What does that look like for you, and what are the things that you started doing differently?


We know that many of you listen to the show because you’re high achievers, and you’ve probably set goals at some point in time... which means you probably also know what it’s like to struggle with your goals because the people in your life don’t know how to support you. No one succeeds alone, but most people try to – and it doesn’t have to be that way.


Will you make a commitment to yourself and your future to identify the people in your life who have the greatest stake in your success, and then bring them in to set goals as a team?


If you want to bring a goal setting retreat into your life, you have three options:



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Are you ever confused about which stocks to invest in, when to buy, and when to sell?


We know that investing is complicated, and it can be daunting for even the most sophisticated investors. But what if you could outsource the investment side and focus on your ONE thing? Empire Investments is a new goal-oriented investment platform that can help you do just that, and they’re offering The ONE Thing listeners a FREE 6-month trial so that you can see just how big of a difference their platform can make.


Head over to emperorinvests.com/theonething to start now!


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Are you hiring?


Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.


And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 15, 2018
Ep 161 - Discover If You're Accidentally Diminishing the Talent Around You | Liz Wiseman
01:02:26

Are you multiplying or diminishing the people around you?


After we released episode 145 with Liz Wiseman, author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, we received a lot of feedback from all of you. We all know that no one succeeds alone – but working with and leading other people isn’t easy, and we’re not taught how to do it in school.


So for this episode, we brought Liz Wiseman back, but with a twist: instead of us interviewing her, she’s going to turn the tables on Geoff Woods and help him identify where he’s diminishing as a leader. Whether you own a business, are a leader in an organization, or are an employee, this is a valuable episode because it will help you gain clarity on where you could be doing a better job of showing up and how you are influencing the people around you.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:00] How your strengths can end up diminishing others
  • [19:35] What leaders can give their teams space and reign themselves in during meetings or conversations
  • [28:35] How learning a few “back pocket questions” can help you multiply the people around you (and what these questions sound like)
  • [35:40] What accidental diminishers can do to start intentionally multiplying & what employees or family members can say when they are being diminished
  • [55:55] ONE thing accidental diminishers should understand and implement


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Where might you be accidentally diminishing?


It’s not a bad thing to admit that you have diminishing tendencies – we all do! One of the three commitments of The ONE Thing is following the path of mastery; always focusing on how you can get just a little bit better in any area of your life. There are spaces where you are doing extraordinarily well, but there are also places where you’re still a student and opportunities to improve.


So what is the ONE thing you can do that will make multiplying the people around you easier or unnecessary?


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 08, 2018
Ep 160 - Avoiding 3 Critical Mistakes of Business Growth | Abe Shreve
01:06:51

Why is it that the majority of businesses fail?


We see this all the time with, whether it's our members or the people that we do trainings with at a corporate level. Everybody always has the best of intentions in their career. Yet, they don't realize the subtle simple mistakes that they are making. And if they had the right person on the frontline of their business with them, coaching them, and guiding them, they would be able to avoid making the mistakes that ultimately lead to burnout.


For over a year, you have heard us talk about the possibility of introducing The ONE Thing Coaching, a one-on-one coaching program based on the principles of The ONE Thing. A lot of you sent us emails saying you’d love that opportunity, but we hadn't earned the right to bring this program to market because we were missing a person.


We found that person, Abe Shreve, and we’re excited for you to meet him in this episode. Over the last five years, he has personally led over 9000 independent coaching calls. He has had conversations with business owners from across all industries. And he has a unique perspective on what mistakes you may be making that will lead to burnout and, ultimately, to the loss of your business.


If you are interested in exploring what it looks like to have a coach who can be there and guide you based on the principles of The ONE Thing, go to The1Thing.com/training. You'll see an option for The ONE Thing Coaching, and you can submit your interest there.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:53] Mistake #1: Not lining up the dominoes
  • [11:08] Mistake #2: Not learning to succeed through others
  • [38:31] Mistake #3: Not creating a culture where accountability is the lifeblood of how we work and interact with each other


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:


If after this episode, you find yourself saying, "Wow, that seems like a lot,” remember that the path to getting everything you want starts by getting just ONE thing at a time. So what's the one thing you can do such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary?


Maybe you need to complete your GPS for the upcoming year. Maybe you need to go through and do a 411 with your team. Maybe you need to look at your hiring practices. Maybe you need to sit down with your team in front of a white board and really ask, "What is our culture in one single descriptive word? What does it come down to?"


Whatever you choose, we hope that you are the type of person who actually takes action.


And if you believe what Abe says, that a great place to start would be to get a coach, please go to The1Thing.com/training. You'll see an option there for ONE Thing coaching.


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!


The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!


Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 01, 2018
Ep 159 - How to Set Goals With Your Significant Other if They're Not a Goal Setter | Jake & Alyx Dreyfuss
38:53

When you’re setting goals, do you ask yourself who in your life directly contributes to whether or not you achieve that goal?


No one succeeds alone – but most people try to. One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, then they struggle throughout the year because the most important people in their life aren’t on the same page.


Our guests Jake and Alyx Dreyfuss blocked off time for their first couples goal-setting retreat last year. In this episode, Jake and Alyx share the discussions they had, the changes that have occurred over the past year, and what they’re doing differently for this upcoming year.


If you want to learn more about what it looks like to go on your own goal-setting retreat, go to the1thing.com/event and check out what we’re doing for The ONE Thing Couples Goal-Setting Retreat in Nov. 2018.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:30] How you know when you aren’t on the same page with the people close to you.
  • [17:00] What has surprised Jake & Alyx since their goal-setting retreat.
  • [24:15] Why you should set goals with not just your significant other, but also your business partner and/or team.
  • [26:50] What you should avoid when you’re setting goals.
  • [27:45] How to set goals when you aren’t a natural goal setter (and why you should).


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – it’s not the surprisingly easy truth. In this episode, you hear how challenging the process of setting goals together is... and you also hear how much it helps.


Who is riding shotgun with you who you can sit down with and have the deep conversations, which you might have been avoiding up until now? It’s not about negotiating for whose goal is going to win. It’s about understanding what the other person wants and asking how you can help them get it.


What would be possible in your life if you made a goal-setting retreat a yearly ritual?


Whether you choose to do it yourself or join us in Austin in Nov. 2018, go to the1thing.com/event to learn more about what it takes.


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!


The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!


Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 24, 2018
Ep 159 - How to Set Goals With Your Significant Other if They're Not a Goal Setter | Jake & Alyx Dreyfuss
38:56

When you’re setting goals, do you ask yourself who in your life directly contributes to whether or not you achieve that goal?

 

No one succeeds alone – but most people try to. One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, then they struggle throughout the year because the most important people in their life aren’t on the same page.

 

Our guests Jake and Alyx Dreyfuss blocked off time for their first couples goal-setting retreat last year. In this episode, Jake and Alyx share the discussions they had, the changes that have occurred over the past year, and what they’re doing differently for this upcoming year.

 

If you want to learn more about what it looks like to go on your own goal-setting retreat, go to the1thing.com/event and check out what we’re doing for The ONE Thing Couples Goal-Setting Retreat in Nov. 2018.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:30] How you know when you aren’t on the same page with the people close to you.
  • [17:00] What has surprised Jake & Alyx since their goal-setting retreat.
  • [24:15] Why you should set goals with not just your significant other, but also your business partner and/or team.
  • [26:50] What you should avoid when you’re setting goals.
  • [27:45] How to set goals when you aren’t a natural goal setter (and why you should).

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – it’s not the surprisingly easy truth. In this episode, you hear how challenging the process of setting goals together is... and you also hear how much it helps.

 

Who is riding shotgun with you who you can sit down with and have the deep conversations, which you might have been avoiding up until now? It’s not about negotiating for whose goal is going to win. It’s about understanding what the other person wants and asking how you can help them get it.

 

What would be possible in your life if you made a goal-setting retreat a yearly ritual?

 

Whether you choose to do it yourself or join us in Austin in Nov. 2018, go to the1thing.com/event to learn more about what it takes.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!

 

The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!

 

Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 24, 2018
Ep 158 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | James Clear
31:28

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future?

 

We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.

 

Our guest is James Clear, author of the upcoming book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (releasing 10/16/18), and in this episode, he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.

 

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.
  • [10:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.
  • [16:40] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?
  • [20:35] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What is that two-inch domino you CAN knock down that will help you form a power habit?

 

Sure, putting on your shoes and going out the door will not give you washboard abs – but does it make going for a run easier? It sure does!  And if you set yourself up for success by focusing on that ONE, small, two-minute action, then you will start experiencing the cumulative benefits of getting just 1% better every day.

 

If you want more help on your journey, we have some FREE resources that can help: download a 66-day calendar and/or try out a PDF version of the upcoming The ONE Thing Planner.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Want to look smart for a great price?

 

Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.

 

If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 17, 2018
Ep 158 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | James Clear
31:22

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future?


We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.


Our guest is James Clear, author of the upcoming book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (releasing 10/16/18), and in this episode, he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.


We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.
  • [10:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.
  • [16:40] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?
  • [20:35] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What is that two-inch domino you CAN knock down that will help you form a power habit?


Sure, putting on your shoes and going out the door will not give you washboard abs – but does it make going for a run easier? It sure does!  And if you set yourself up for success by focusing on that ONE, small, two-minute action, then you will start experiencing the cumulative benefits of getting just 1% better every day.


If you want more help on your journey, we have some FREE resources that can help: download a 66-day calendar and/or try out a PDF version of the upcoming The ONE Thing Planner.



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!



Want to look smart for a great price?


Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.


If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.


The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


Sep 17, 2018
Ep 157 - Hiring Top Talent and Finding the Right Assistant | Brindley Tucker
01:09:55

Do you feel like you could be doing more... but there’s just not enough time?


Whenever we feel like we’re running into a ceiling of achievement, when we feel like we just can’t quite do anymore, we’re just missing a person. As Gary Keller says, “No one succeeds alone.”


That’s why we’re sharing this conversation with Brindley Tucker, a KW MAPS Coach and the founder of Your Realty Leverage. But today’s episode isn’t about succeeding in real estate – it’s about being the type of person who can recruit and retain amazing talent, in whatever you do, so that you can break through whatever ceiling of achievement you perceive to be in your life.


And if you didn’t hear Brindley’s first episode, Ep 78 - How Mindset, Purpose, and Relationships Can Change Your Life in 5 Years or Less, we highly recommend listening to it as well. Her journey is truly incredible.



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] How you overcome the limiting belief that you’re not ready to bring on another person
  • [17:00] What 3 things you should be looking for in an administrative support partner
  • [21:00] How to live your ONE Thing when you are working in an administrative or support role
  • [28:20] How you can empower your support staff to live their ONE thing
  • [45:35] The importance of having a 411 with your people every week



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The best business owners we’ve interacted with all have the habit of constantly looking for and forming relationships with new talent – and once they’re in a relationship, it’s truly a partnership.


The ONE Thing is the language of respecting each others’ priorities. And if no one succeeds alone, then we must succeed together.


One of the biggest obstacles is your environment – so who are the five people in your environment who most need to understand this collaborative language? We suggest you share the podcast with them today. It just may make your culture that much more productive.



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!



Are you hiring?


Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.


And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.



The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


Sep 10, 2018
Ep 157 - Hiring Top Talent and Finding the Right Assistant | Brindley Tucker
01:08:41

Do you feel like you could be doing more... but there’s just not enough time?

 

Whenever we feel like we’re running into a ceiling of achievement, when we feel like we just can’t quite do anymore, we’re just missing a person. As Gary Keller says, “No one succeeds alone.”

 

That’s why we’re sharing this conversation with Brindley Tucker, a KW MAPS Coach and the founder of Your Realty Leverage. But today’s episode isn’t about succeeding in real estate – it’s about being the type of person who can recruit and retain amazing talent, in whatever you do, so that you can break through whatever ceiling of achievement you perceive to be in your life.

 

And if you didn’t hear Brindley’s first episode, Ep 78 - How Mindset, Purpose, and Relationships Can Change Your Life in 5 Years or Less, we highly recommend listening to it as well. Her journey is truly incredible.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] How you overcome the limiting belief that you’re not ready to bring on another person
  • [17:00] What 3 things you should be looking for in an administrative support partner
  • [21:00] How to live your ONE Thing when you are working in an administrative or support role
  • [28:20] How you can empower your support staff to live their ONE thing
  • [45:35] The importance of having a 411 with your people every week

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The best business owners we’ve interacted with all have the habit of constantly looking for and forming relationships with new talent – and once they’re in a relationship, it’s truly a partnership.

 

The ONE Thing is the language of respecting each others’ priorities. And if no one succeeds alone, then we must succeed together.

 

One of the biggest obstacles is your environment – so who are the five people in your environment who most need to understand this collaborative language? We suggest you share the podcast with them today. It just may make your culture that much more productive.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Are you hiring?

 

Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.


And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive. 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 10, 2018
Ep 156 - It’s Life or Death Without Time Blocking | A True Story with Steven Gendel
46:19

What if getting your priorities done was literally a matter of life and death?

 

We know that living The ONE Thing isn’t easy. Surprisingly simple, yes – but certainly not easy. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a stay-at-home parent, there are always things that pop up and try to pull you away from your most important priorities. Most of us have the luxury of being able to accept that and try to do better tomorrow... but what if you didn’t have that opportunity?

 

That’s the reality for our guest Steven Gendel, whose son was born prematurely and weighing under two pounds. Over the past 19 years of his life, he has had 50 neurosurgeries and there isn’t a day that goes by without a moment where he almost dies. So today we have a conversation about what it looks like to not only thrive in your career but quit your corporate job to build four businesses, while every single day knowing that one of the people who matter most to you may not actually make it through the day – a situation that forces you to get extreme clarity on your priorities.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:10] How you can go from living to thriving, even in a dire situation
  • [10:18] What you need to do so that your businesses can grow even if you have to spend six months in a hospital
  • [30:40] Why you need to empower the people in your world (and how to do that)

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

One of the things that impress us most about Steven is that he always shows up with a smile on his face – there’s a peace about him, and you have to wonder if it’s because he wakes up every day with true clarity on what matters most.

 

Based on what you heard today, what can you start doing differently? What are the things you’re doing today that you would stop doing, at the drop of a dime, if something happened to the people who matter most to you? Are any of your so-called priorities, in reality, just distractions?

 

What’s the ONE thing that you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?

 

If you want some support in answering those questions, head over to the1thing.com/event to sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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What are you trying to achieve?

 

As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.

 

If you’re looking to get in a room with world-class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.

 

And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com!

 

Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!

 

The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!

 

Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 03, 2018
Ep 156 - It’s Life or Death Without Time Blocking | A True Story with Steven Gendel
46:19

What if getting your priorities done was literally a matter of life and death?


We know that living The ONE Thing isn’t easy. Surprisingly simple, yes – but certainly not easy. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a stay-at-home parent, there are always things that pop up and try to pull you away from your most important priorities. Most of us have the luxury of being able to accept that and try to do better tomorrow... but what if you didn’t have that opportunity?


That’s the reality for our guest Steven Gendel, whose son was born prematurely and weighing under two pounds. Over the past 19 years of his life, he has had 50 neurosurgeries and there isn’t a day that goes by without a moment where he almost dies. So today we have a conversation about what it looks like to not only thrive in your career but quit your corporate job to build four businesses, while every single day knowing that one of the people who matter most to you may not actually make it through the day – a situation that forces you to get extreme clarity on your priorities.



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:05] How you can go from living to thriving, even in a dire situation
  • [9:30] What you need to do so that your businesses can grow even if you have to spend six months in a hospital
  • [31:50] Why you need to empower the people in your world (and how to do that)



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

One of the things that impress us most about Steven is that he always shows up with a smile on his face – there’s a peace about him, and you have to wonder if it’s because he wakes up every day with true clarity on what matters most.


Based on what you heard today, what can you start doing differently? What are the things you’re doing today that you would stop doing, at the drop of a dime, if something happened to the people who matter most to you? Are any of your so-called priorities, in reality, just distractions?


What’s the ONE thing that you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?


If you want some support in answering those questions, head over to the1thing.com/event to sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX).



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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What are you trying to achieve?


As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.


If you’re looking to get in a room with world-class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.


And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com!



Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!


The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!


Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!


--


The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


Sep 03, 2018
Ep 155 - Customer Loyalty | How Lady Gaga Turns Fans Into Fanatics with @JackieHuba
40:01

What is the ONE thing to focus on for business growth?

We believe that ONE thing is customer loyalty – so, as we scale our business, that means our ONE thing is engaging with people like you. So we’ve been asking ourselves, how do we form a deeper, more meaningful relationship with every single one of you so that, ultimately, you become a raving fan and get a level of mastery on the content so that you can turn around and empower the people in your world?

While we were asking these questions, Jay walked over to his bookshelf and pulled out a book. It was Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics by today’s guest Jackie Huba, and it’s transforming the way we look at our business. So today we’re going to show you how Lady Gaga was able to build this passionate fan base and what lessons you can take and apply in your businesses.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:35] What is loyalty?
  • [11:35] How do you identify your one percenters?
  • [26:30] How can you can become part of the community around your business and give them something to talk about?


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

So, after listening to this episode, you've been armed with a foundation for growth. Now, are you willing to go on the journey to becoming a master of building customer loyalty?

If so, what habits do you or your business have to acquire that would make engaging those one percenters easier or unnecessary? Is it getting clear and focusing on your one percenters? Leading with your values? Building a community of those one percenters? Or generating something to talk about? Look at those four points and contrast them or compare them to what you're focusing on in your business right now. Are you focusing on the ONE thing that matters most?

When we look at our business, that lead domino, that if we continue to knock that down over time will lead to extraordinary results, is you.

If you see there is an opportunity but you’re struggling to come up with ideas for how to capitalize on it, one thing you can do first is read through Jackie’s book, Monster Loyalty, and write down 10 ways that you can implement each chapter. When you do that, you end up with this mind bank of things that you can do that will make building customer loyalty easier or unnecessary. We did this and it’s been extremely helpful.

And if you genuinely feel like you are one percenters for The ONE Thing, please e-mail Geoff@The1Thing.com because we're always asking, what are we doing that's actually creating that type of engagement? And we would love to have a conversation.


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


Aug 27, 2018
Ep 155 - Customer Loyalty | How Lady Gaga Turns Fans Into Fanatics with @JackieHuba
41:49

What is the ONE thing to focus on for business growth?

 

We believe that ONE thing is customer loyalty – so, as we scale our business, that means our ONE thing is engaging with people like you. So we’ve been asking ourselves, how do we form a deeper, more meaningful relationship with every single one of you so that, ultimately, you become a raving fan and get a level of mastery on the content so that you can turn around and empower the people in your world?

 

While we were asking these questions, Jay walked over to his bookshelf and pulled out a book. It was Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics by today’s guest Jackie Huba, and it’s transforming the way we look at our business. So today we’re going to show you how Lady Gaga was able to build this passionate fan base and what lessons you can take and apply in your businesses.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:35] What is loyalty?
  • [11:35] How do you identify your one percenters?
  • [26:30] How can you can become part of the community around your business and give them something to talk about?

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

So, after listening to this episode, you've been armed with a foundation for growth. Now, are you willing to go on the journey to becoming a master of building customer loyalty?

 

If so, what habits do you or your business have to acquire that would make engaging those one percenters easier or unnecessary? Is it getting clear and focusing on your one percenters? Leading with your values? Building a community of those one percenters? Or generating something to talk about? Look at those four points and contrast them or compare them to what you're focusing on in your business right now. Are you focusing on the ONE thing that matters most?

 

When we look at our business, that lead domino, that if we continue to knock that down over time will lead to extraordinary results, is you.

 

If you see there is an opportunity but you’re struggling to come up with ideas for how to capitalize on it, one thing you can do first is read through Jackie’s book, Monster Loyalty, and write down 10 ways that you can implement each chapter. When you do that, you end up with this mind bank of things that you can do that will make building customer loyalty easier or unnecessary. We did this and it’s been extremely helpful.

 

And if you genuinely feel like you are one percenters for The ONE Thing, please e-mail Geoff@The1Thing.com because we're always asking, what are we doing that's actually creating that type of engagement? And we would love to have a conversation.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Aug 27, 2018
Ep 154 - How to Have Fierce Conversations That Can Change Your Entire Business | Susan Scott
01:08:04
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time    --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   --   What are you trying to achieve?   As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.   If you’re looking to get in a room with world class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.   And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com! -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Aug 20, 2018
Ep 153 - Put Your Family First & Build a Great Business | Robert Fischer
33:03
Have you ever thought, “I just need more work-life balance?” Have you ever hustled so hard that life didn’t feel fulfilling because... well, you didn’t really have a life outside of your business?   If we fast forward to the end of our lives, will any of us think to ourselves, “I wish I just spent five more hours in the office?” No! For most of us, the things we’ll reflect on are the moments that we shared with the people who matter most.   If you’re struggling to strike a counterbalance between building a great career and having great relationships with the people who matter most, this episode is for you. We examine a case study of what it looks like to be really clear that family and relationships are your ONE thing, put them first, and still build a great business.     In this episode, you will learn... [7:50] Creating a family-first organization [15:40] How you can set up boundaries to separate office time from family time [18:10] What it means to leave a legacy with your business [22:50] How to transition from being present in your business to present with your family [28:10] The ONE thing you can do to make striking a work-life counterbalance easier or unnecessary   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: At the end of the day, there are the people who matter most to you – and then there’s everyone else. So are you going to wake up every day serving the people who matter most to you or sacrificing them for everyone else?   When we pull it back like that, it seems really simple. But we’ve been taught to be so career-focused and so driven to achieve extraordinary results that it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most.   So what is the ONE thing from this episode you can do that will make putting your family first, while also building a great business, easier or unnecessary?   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Come join Robert and his team at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!   The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!   Go to the1thing.com/training to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Aug 13, 2018
Ep 152 - Why Purpose is The ONE Thing to Build Great Teams | New York Times Best Selling Author Don Yaeger
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Why is it that some people are able to achieve extraordinary results year after year, while others work so hard without getting the results they deserve?   In this episode, we’re going to show you how ONE thing – purpose – can completely change your performance, the performance of your team, and provide everyone in your world with a greater sense of fulfillment and meaning.   To teach us why purpose is the ONE thing for building great teams and how you can go about bringing it into your everyday life, we’re talking to Don Yaeger, a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books (eleven of which have become New York Times best sellers).   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   In this episode, you will learn... [9:30] Why the 1992 USA men’s basketball team is the greatest collection of talent ever to wear the same jersey – and what you can learn from them. [16:00] Why you want a team full of patriots, not mercenaries. [26:30] The ONE thing that separates the best teams from everyone else. [27:35] What can you do to get clarity on who you’re serving and start feeling it – right now? [29:40] How organizations can create that “feel it” moment so that their teams better understand who they’re serving & impacting. [33:45] The 3 ways “feel it” comes into play within organizations. [41:05] How you can foster a sense of purpose & connection for remote teams.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Purpose is a topic that’s very near and dear to our heart (we’re even writing a new book all about bringing purpose into your life!). We hope this episode gave you a chance to pause, take a step back, and identify the areas of your life where you ask WHY?   Why are you doing what you’re doing, who are you in service of, and how does what you do help others get what they want?   We’d love to hear your answers to those questions and your feedback to the show. You can share them with us by clicking here to leave a review in iTunes or sharing it on social media using #theONEthing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at donyaeger.com Connect with Don: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently What Makes the Great Ones Great   Start your own 66-day challenge with a FREE 66-day calendar   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Check out our awesome blog!   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of one of Don’s books!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething or text the word “onething” to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be What Makes the Great Ones Great or any of Don’s other books.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Aug 06, 2018
Ep 151 - Becoming UFC's Voice of the Octagon with Bruce Buffer
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What does it mean to be successful?   Gary Keller once shared an interest answer to this question: “Success is nothing more than moving from failure to failure without giving up.” And the more people we talk to, the more examples we see of that being true.   In this episode, we’re going to explore the value of failure – when paired with persistence – with Bruce Buffer, who you may know as UFC’s Voice of the Octagon.   In this episode, you will learn... [9:30] Why being told NO is just an opportunity for a future YES [15:15] How high achievers move from failure to failure without giving up [18:05] ONE thing you can do to create support in your life & improve your ability to persevere through failure   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Where in your life are you currently succeeding so slowly that you think you’re failing – and how can you begin to trust The Domino Effect?   If you’d like to go beyond consuming content and are committed to living it, head over to the1thing.com/membership and join us in Living Your ONE Thing. And if you want to help us reinvent the paper planner, head over to the1thing.com/planner to work with us as we bring it to market.   Links & Tools From This Episode   Learn more at brucebuffer.com   Connect with Bruce: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube   Read: It’s Time!: My 360-Degree View of the UFC   Listen: IT'S TIME w/Bruce Buffer   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Will you help us reinvent the paper planner?   You can head over to the1thing.com/planner to try out the current version of The ONE Thing Planner. We want to work with you and hear your feedback so that we can create the best planner possible before bringing it to market. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 30, 2018
Ep 150 - Hal Elrod on The Miracle Morning and Doing What Matters Most
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Can you imagine if all of your dreams, inspirations, and the things you wanted out of life were stripped away from you in a moment? It makes you really consider what matters most.   Our guest actually did die at the age of 20, after being hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 MPH. After six days in a coma, he woke up only to be told he’d never walk again. Well, not only can this person walk – he’s run a 52-mile ultramarathon, built a successful business, and wrote an incredible bestselling book: The Miracle Morning. Then, after being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2016 and given a grim prognosis, he’s done the impossible again.   Today you are going to discover the story of how Hal Elrod formed a powerful morning routine that set him up for success, how the idea of a Miracle Morning has impacted the lives of over 500,000 people, and how he maintains clarity on what matters most.     In this episode, you will learn... [4:20] What The Miracle Morning is & how can it help you achieve your goals? [9:10] The lead domino that led to Hal’s success. [11:15] How you can shift from a mindset of success to a mindset of fulfillment (and why it matters). [26:55] How to align your actions with your true priorities. [30:15] What The Miracle Equation is & how it will help you achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you’re listening to this show, that means you’re probably growth-minded and want more out of life, specifically as it pertains to your time. The challenge is how often are we furthering our education in something that is not our number one priority?   I love the story Hal shares about how, once he got clarity that family was truly what mattered most, he went down a road to reading and furthering his education on how to be a better father or husband before he earned the right to develop his education on running a business.   It’s so simple, but how many of us do it? Not easy – but simple. What’s the ONE simple action that you’re not taking today that, if you started taking it, would make everything else easier or unnecessary in your life?   We hope you’ll share the ONE action you’re taking with us by clicking here to leave a review in iTunes or sharing it on social media using #theONEthing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at halelrod.com Connect with Hal: Facebook | Twitter Join The Miracle Morning Community on Facebook Listen: Achieve Your Goal with Hal Elrod Get your own copy of Hal’s Miracle Morning books Download The Way of Life app   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 23, 2018
Ep 149 - Get the Sales EDGE & Discover What Your Customers Really Want | Gene McNaughton
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Who are the five people you are actually spending the most time with? Are they living the type of life you want to be living?   Throughout this episode, you’re going to hear how our guest surrounded himself with titans of the personal development and sales industry and the habits he learned from each of them – and how you can do the same to transform your life.   Gene McNaughton is now one of the nation’s most effective Business Growth Experts and he just launched his new book, The Sales EDGE: Your Ultimate Guide to Finding, Keeping, and Growing Accounts.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.     In this episode, you will learn... [10:10] What E.D.G.E. stands for & what questions you should be asking to grow your business [18:30] What Gene has learned from working with Tony Robbins & Jeff Holmes about committing to the path of mastery [27:55] How you can get clarity on the problem that you solve, the results that you get, and why you are different.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Whether it’s surrounding yourself with the right people, developing a habit for educating yourself, creating an emotional connection by mastering storytelling, or something else that resonated with you – what’s the ONE thing from this episode that you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?   Links & Tools From This Episode Get free training at thesalesedge.co Connect with Gene: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook The Sales EDGE: Your Ultimate Guide to Finding, Keeping, and Growing Accounts   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Gene will be joining us for this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!   The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!   Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 16, 2018
BONUS - Announcing Who Won a Signed Copy of Keith Cunningham's Book, "The Road Less Stupid"
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Today, we're announcing the three people who won a signed copy of Keith Cunningham's book, The Road Less Stupid. If you didn't listen to episode 143 or episode 144, when we started this giveaway, we highly recommend going back to check them out. Its an incredible story.   If you are one of the three winners announced in this episode, please send an email to mastery@the1thing.com including your full name, shipping address, and phone number so we can send you your signed copy of The Road Less Stupid.   We also want to take a minute to thank every one of you who left a review or shared the episodes on social media. We do The ONE Thing Podcast to serve you and help you achieve extraordinary results in your personal and professional lives. Every review you leave and post you make helps share that message with more people and allows us to see the impact that it is making. You are all playing a role in empowering others to live their one thing and we are so grateful for that.
Jul 09, 2018
Ep 148 - Accountability from a 5-Year-Old | Form A Power Habit Today with Tim Beverlin
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Do you wish there was someone in your world willing to hold you accountable?   Most of us want someone in our life who has a vision of what’s possible for us and is willing to take a stand for our greatness, even when we’re fighting for our limitations. Tim Beverlin found that person – and he found it in the form of a five-year-old girl.   In this episode, Tim shares his own 66-day journey so you can see what it looks like to leverage accountability and form that first power habit – and how weaving purpose into all of this can take your results to an even higher level.   In this episode, you will learn... [1:30] What it’s like on day 66 of a 66-day challenge. [4:00] How your children can support you and keep you more accountable (and how you can help them live The ONE Thing). [11:45] What would it look like in your business if you focus on ONE thing every day for 66 days? [13:00] How enlisting support from your children can bring a sense of purpose to a 66-day challenge. [18:00] What you can do to bring a counterbalance to the seven most important areas of your life. [21:50] How you can decide what your next power habit should be. [26:40] ONE thing you need to know if you want to start a 66-day challenge (or if you’ve tried in the past and failed).   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: When you do ONE thing, the right thing, it can topple over many things. Because success is sequential – not simultaneous.   What amazing possibilities are your currently missing in your life, and how can you go small to form your first power habit?   Go to the1thing.com/66daychallenge to download your own 66-day calendar. Remember what Tim said: “If you’re considering starting a 66-day challenge, start it today. Print it today and make today day one of whatever you’re doing. Don’t let it go until tomorrow.” Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Tim on LinkedIn Start your own 66-day challenge with a FREE 66-day calendar   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 09, 2018
Ep 147 - How to Build Habit-Forming Products In Your Business | Nir Eyal
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If you want to build an extraordinary business, if you really want to serve your customers at the highest level, your best bet is to build habit-forming products.   We’ve struggled with this ourselves, and in our journey to learn more about creating world-class products we stumbled across a book called Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.   Hooked was enlightening and the insights are helping in our own business, so we invited the author, Nir Eyal, to teach us more about what it takes to create products that truly make an impact.     In this episode, you will learn... [5:00] Why making a product that people want to use isn’t enough [6:40] The four fundamental steps of creating a “hook” [13:20] The lead domino you need to know down to create habit-forming products [22:50] How you can start actually doing your most important work in a world filled with distractions [27:35] ONE thing you can do that will make it easier or unnecessary to stay focused on the things that matter most   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: One of our favorite things from this conversation is the idea of looking at the experience of creating a habit-forming product. There are four steps:   The triggers The actions The rewards The investments   What is the ONE step that you can focus on first, and prove to yourself that you can get a win?   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at nirandfar.com Connect with Nir on Twitter: @NirEyal Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 02, 2018
Ep 146 - Stimulating Creativity to Achieve Extraordinary Results | Todd Henry
36:33
Are you limiting the possibilities of anyone in your world?   We believe that leadership is teaching people how to think so that they can get what they need when they need it – but too often, we limit those around us, especially when it comes to creativity. However, achieving extraordinary results, even if you’re not an artist or don’t consider yourself creative, requires a level of unfettered creativity.   Todd Henry, host of The Accidental Creative, joins this episode to share how we can stop putting up these roadblocks and start allowing the people around us to do their most important – and most creative – work.     In this episode, you will learn... [6:20] How you can support your people’s creativity by helping them protect their time. [10:00] How you can maintain trust with your team (or, more accurately, avoid losing trust). [21:20] What you can do to create challenges that stimulate creativity, for yourself and your team.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Look at your normal day, look at how you have been investing your time, and ask yourself: Am I currently setting myself up to get my most important work done and create my best work?   Based on that, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make creating extraordinary work easier or unnecessary?   You might come up with a BIG answer. If that’s the case, keep asking yourself the clarifying question – what’s the ONE thing I can do that will make achieving that easier or unnecessary – until you’ve identified a single action, a two-inch domino, that you CAN knock down every day.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at accidentalcreative.com Connect with Todd: ToddHenry.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Listen to Geoff on The Accidental Creative: accidentalcreative.com/podcasts/ac/the-one-thing-with-geoff-woods Want to help us reinvent the planner? Go to the1thing.com/planner. Create a routine & get more productive at millionaireproductivityhabits.com   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 25, 2018
Ep 145 - How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | The Multiplier Effect with Liz Wiseman
58:48
What if we told you that, every single day, in spite of your best intentions, you were accidentally diminishing the capabilities of the people in your world?   And what if we told you that, instead of putting a ceiling of achievement over other people's’ heads, we can learn to become smarter and multiply their possibilities moving forward? It’s a big concept, but in The ONE Thing, we teach you how to think BIG and go small – so today we want to offer you the small actions you can take to gain momentum.   Our guest is Liz Wiseman, a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.     In this episode you will learn... [3:10] What it means to be a diminisher or a multiplier (and why you should strive to be a multiplier). [18:20] What you can do to create challenges for your people that are empowering, without being so big that they are paralyzing. [36:00] What you can do if your leader is a diminisher. [44:05] How to shift from a diminisher culture to a multiplier culture in your organization. [48:55] The ONE thing you can start doing with your time that will allow you to become a multiplier.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Where are you, in spite of your best intentions, accidentally causing the people in your world to hold back?   And what’s the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to multiply the talents of the people in your world, where you may currently be diminishing?   We’d love if you left us a review sharing whatever you discover about yourself. We always want to learn more about you, and it helps us reach more people to create a bigger impact. Click here to leave a review in iTunes   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at thewisemangroup.com Connect with Liz: Twitter | LinkedIn Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools by Liz Wiseman   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Check out our awesome blog!   --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Multipliers!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Multipliers.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 18, 2018
Ep 144 - The Habit that Cost $100MM to Learn and Why It Was Worth It (Part 2) - Keith Cunningham
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In the last episode, Keith Cunningham shared the story of losing $100MM, the lessons he learned, and the habits that allowed him to make that money back in spades. If you haven’t already listened, we highly recommend checking it out (and taking notes).   In this episode, we continue that conversation and Keith teaches us why thinking is the most important thing in business, and some of the questions that we need to think about if we want to achieve extraordinary results.   Want to win a FREE signed copy of The Road Less Stupid? You just have to do ONE of two things...   Leave a review on your podcast player of choice sharing the ONE thing you’re going to do after listening to this episode (or part 2) OR... Share this episode on social media using the hashtag #theONEthing   We will select our 3 favorites to win a signed copy of The Road Less Stupid and announce the winners on July 9th!   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Write this question on a piece of paper and think about it: What does your vision of excellence look like?   Once you have clarity on that outcome of excellence, begin to design the steps you need to take to make that vision a reality.   Remember: Consistent actions done over time produce extraordinary results.   In this episode, you will learn... [1:40] How you can distinguish a problem from a symptom. [12:10] The questions you should consider during your thinking time to get clarity on what your obstacle really is. [17:55] The biggest mistake you can make when trying to develop a thinking time habit. [26:15] ONE exercise you can do to stop letting perfect get in the way of possible. [38:35] What stops people from building great businesses (and how you can avoid it).   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at keystothevault.com Connect with Keith: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of The Road Less Stupid!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be The Road Less Stupid.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 14, 2018
Ep 143 - The Habit that Cost $100MM to Learn and Why It Was Worth It (Part 1) - Keith Cunningham
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Can you imagine a habit so powerful that it was worth investing $100,000,000 to acquire it?   Our guest, Keith Cunningham, joins us for a two-part interview because he literally paid that tuition – but he learned a lot from losing $100MM, and built habits that allowed him to make that money back, plus some.   Now Keith is traveling around the world teaching others how they can acquire this ONE habit that will make everything else in their business life easier or unnecessary, and he wrote a book sharing what he learned titled The Road Less Stupid. We’re studying him closely to see what we can learn and apply in our own business, and Geoff is on a 66-day challenge to make this a power habit that sticks.   Want to win a FREE signed copy of The Road Less Stupid? You just have to do ONE of two things...   Leave a review on your podcast player of choice sharing the ONE thing you’re going to do after listening to this episode (or part 2) OR... Share this episode on social media using the hashtag #theONEthing   We will select our 3 favorites to win a signed copy of The Road Less Stupid and announce the winners on July 9th!     In this episode, you will learn... [8:00] The ONE habit at the heart of Keith’s success. [17:15] How making decisions based on your emotions (as opposed to your intellect) can lead you down the wrong path. [23:35] The 3 questions that will help you mitigate risk and change everything in your business. [29:55] The key difference between business owners & business operators (and what you can do to shift from being an operator to being an owner). [32:15] Your key to success, in anything.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Keith teaches us that the key to success is having the right people doing the right thing at the right time. You need A players on your team if you want to make an extraordinary impact, and one of the hardest things to do in business is hiring and retaining A players if you’re a C player.   So ask yourself: Are you an A player? And if you are not, where are you falling short?   Get clarity on your deliverable and your outcomes so that you can measure, test, and ultimately achieve A player status.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at keystothevault.com Connect with Keith: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   --   Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 11, 2018
Ep 142 - Shatter Your Ceiling of Achievement and Work The System | Josh Fonger
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Do you feel the ceiling, pressing right above your head? Are you wondering why you aren’t quite breaking through?   The only way you shatter that ceiling of achievement is when you identify and start fo follow models and systems that will allow you to from E to P, or from entrepreneurial to purposeful. Gary Keller argues that you’re not a business owner until you can step away from your business, and your net worth goes up.   Josh Fonger has a particular expertise in this: he is co-founders and partners with the author of Work the System, which is all about how you can build these systems into your business.     In this episode, you will learn... [8:40] What you can ask yourself to gain clarity on your strategic vision. [15:30] How to relinquish control over things that have to be done by others & build necessary systems. [25:50] How to create principles as guideposts for living the values of your organization.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Can you, at some point over the next seven days, document one process?   Pick ONE thing in your business or personal life – even if it’s brushing your teeth – and prove to yourself that you can document what you do, when you do it, why you do it, and the result you get by doing it.   If you’d like to see a version of our document and get a jumpstart, go to the1thing.com   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at workthesystem.com Connect with Josh on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshfonger Want to join Jay & Geoff for the very first The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX)? Head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   -- Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   Do you need a reset?   On June 23rd & 24th, we’re hosting our very first Mid-Year Reset Retreat – a chance for you to reflect on how things are going, re-evaluate what’s working, simplify your approach, establish a new plan, and time block it.   If you want to learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX), head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 04, 2018
Ep 141 - The Family Office: How Multi-Millionaires Think About Wealth Creation | Richard C. Wilson
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How do you think about creating wealth… or do you even think about it?   In this episode, we reveal the mindset required to create a net worth of $20M, $100M, or even more. The people we are talking about today did not inherit their money – they just think differently about wealth creation.   To teach us about this mindset, we are talking to Richard C. Wilson, CEO of the Family Office Club Association, the largest community in the industry with offices that manage in excess of $1 Trillion in Assets Under Management.     In this episode, you will learn... [9:30] The strategic habits that can make your someday vision a reality. [13:50] How to identify what you should be focusing on learning. [23:00] What Richard’s clients focus on to create a long-term competitive advantage. [26:50] Where you should invest your funds. [32:30] The ONE thing you can do, over time, to make an executive team opportunity easier or unnecessary.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: The people who achieve extraordinary financial success, in Richard’s experience, didn’t get there through diversification – they got there through focus and planning.   They understood what the big, long-term goal was and they made sure their actions, every day, were aligned and in integrity with their vision.   Of everything you heard in this episode, what’s the ONE thing you can do to make achieving that lifestyle easier or unnecessary? Think BIG, and then go really small.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at familyoffices.com Connect with Richard: Twitter | LinkedIn Want to join Jay & Geoff for the very first The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX)? Head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
May 28, 2018
Ep 140 - Do What Matters Most & Get More Free Time | Jeff Sanders
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Are you doing the same thing every day, working hard, without actually living your purpose?   Sometimes it takes something catastrophic to compel us to do something different, or to take an action that we previously didn’t have the confidence to take.   For Jeff Sanders, host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, it took being hospitalized for him to realize that most of the things on his calendar simply didn’t matter. Jeff completely changed the way he manages his time, and the experience prompted him write a book called The Free Time Formula. In this episode, Jeff shares how he schedules his time, how he chooses what to invest his time in, and what you can do to begin taking action today.     In this episode you will learn... [4:40] How to look at your calendar in an entirely new way. [7:00] Why you don’t need to (and shouldn’t) fill every time block on your schedule with a task. [14:10] How you can optimize your time by utilizing your strengths. [18:00] How to begin auditing your time & identifying the changes you need to make. [20:40] The ONE thing that makes everything easier or unnecessary, when it comes to acting in order of priority.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We urge you to take Jeff’s story as an opportunity to pause and reflect; if you continue to do what you have been doing, every day for five years, what will your life look like? Are you living the life you want to be living?   If you want to make a change, first look at the seven circles: your spirituality, physical health, personal life, relationships, jobs, business, and finances. Now choose just one area and ask the focusing question: What is the smallest domino that you CAN knock over that will make everything else easier or unnecessary, in your world?   Keep asking that question until the answer is something so small, so doable, that it almost seems too easy. Think big, but go small – and prove to yourself that you can knock that lead domino down today.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Jeff: jeffsanders.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Listen: The 5 AM Miracle Podcast Read: The Free Time Formula   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Do you need a reset?   On June 23rd & 24th, we’re hosting our very first Mid-Year Reset Retreat – a chance for you to reflect on how things are going, re-evaluate what’s working, simplify your approach, establish a new plan, and time block it.   If you want to learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX), head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
May 21, 2018
Ep 139 - Creating Work Life Counter-Balance Requires Delegation & a Change in Mindset | Dan Quiggle
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Today, we want to take you on a journey.   We host this podcast to show you new ways to live The ONE Thing at a higher level, and one of the ways that we learn best is through story, or through other people’s experiences.   Our guest, Dan Quiggle, was well on his way to building a successful business – but the number of hours he worked prevented him from doing the thing that mattered most: being a father who was present for his daughter. While you listen to Dan’s story, assess where you are in your journey: Are you striking the right work-life counterbalance for you? Are you holding onto tasks that are limiting your impact? What does it mean to show up for the people who matter most in your life?     In this episode you will learn... [2:20] Why work-life balance doesn’t exist. [6:40] How you can build a business that scales without you. [10:30] The ONE thing that separates successful people from extraordinary leaders. [14:05] How you can practice work-life presence. [19:20] What you can do to transition from work mode to family mode (and vice versa).   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What was the ONE thing from this episode that resonated most with you?   For us, it was when Dan asked, “Who’s getting the worst of you?” Many of us consider being a parent or spouse as the more important role in our lives, but too often, we give so much energy to work that our family gets the worst of us.   So what’s the ONE thing you can do to show up as best version of yourself in the role that is most important to you? Continue to ask yourself that question until you narrow it down to one, specific, measurable activity that you CAN do. (You can get your own 66-Day Challenge Calendar at the1thing.com/66daychallenge.)   Links & Tools From This Episode Download Dan’s free eBook: quigglegroup.com/kitchencabinet Connect with Dan: We want your feedback! Click here to leave a review in iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! --   Are you achieving extraordinary results?   If the answer is no, why do you think that is? Gary Keller once said, “Sometimes you’re failing so slowly that you think you’re succeeding.” If you continue to act the way you are now, in the long term, what do you think will happen? This is the time of year to pause and ask ourselves these questions; it’s time for a reset.   We’re bringing this model to you for the first time – a chance for you to reflect on how things are going, re-evaluate what’s working, simplify your approach, establish a new plan, and time block it. If you want to learn more about the very first The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX), head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
May 14, 2018
Ep 138 - Are you Networking or NOT Working? Jordan Harbinger
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Imagine each of the seven circles of your life – spirituality, physical health, personal life, relationships, your job, your business, and your finances – is a ball, and you are juggling them. What happens if you drop the relationship ball?   If you drop that ball, it breaks. We find that people often spend so much time focusing on their job, business, and finances that they, ultimately, end up neglecting their relationships, spirituality, health, and personal life.   Jordan Harbinger, titular host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, has been on a decades-long journey learning how to form powerful relationships and network in a way that brings results – as opposed to what a lot of us do, which is NOT working. In this episode, Jordan is going to share how you can really distinguish yourself and form relationships that matter.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is the ONE thing from this episode that will make everything else easier or unnecessary, when it comes to your relationships?   We really resonated with the idea that you need to stand out – you just have to be a little bit different. And this doesn’t even have to be a big thing! When everyone else is just clicking Like on Facebook, are you willing to actually send a text? And if you aren’t willing to do those things… are the quality of your relationships reflect of what you’re putting in?   Remember: build the well before you need to use it; bring value to other people FIRST, not expecting anything in return.   In this episode you will learn... [9:00] The 20% work that leads to 80% of results, when it comes to forming the right relationships. [16:05] How you can become the type of person who brings value to others. [19:05] Why only focusing on your particular skill set, or on what you already know, is hugely limiting. [27:00] What you need to know about making an ask. [31:50] The ONE thing that most people currently aren’t doing that can completely change everything. [36:00] The most important people you should be connecting with. [40:00] How you can leverage “The Benjamin Franklin Effect.”   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Listen to The Jordan Harbinger Show Connect with Jordan: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Contactually - CRM and Contact Management Software We want your feedback! Click here to leave a review on iTunes   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
May 07, 2018
Ep 137 - Don't Sacrifice Your Family For Your Business | John Lamerton
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Have you ever sacrificed your family time, your health, or your spiritual life, for your career?   Today you’re going to hear about someone who fell into that trap: John Lamerton thought that getting everything he wanted required adding more things into his world, and as a result he ended up working 100 hours a week and sacrificing time with his family – until he got a massive wake-up call in the form of a newborn son.   You’re going to discover what led to John’s mindset shift, and how subtracting, simplifying, and focusing allowed him to go from working 100-hour weeks to 25-hour weeks – all while making more money, experiencing less stress, and spending more time with his family.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Our biggest takeaway from this episode is doing less – not more.   Sometimes, the things you like doing, and even the things that make you feel productive (or maybe just busy), aren’t the things that are going to make you effective – and they detract from the ONE thing that actually matters most.   What can you do, today, to get more clarity on the things that you’re currently saying yes to that you should consider saying no to? And are you willing to block out time on your calendar to figure it out – possibly even saying NO to something less important in the process?   In this episode you will learn... [7:10] How you can cut hours from your work week (while getting more done). [13:00] How you can start intentionally choosing power habits and stop accidentally falling into habits. [22:15] ONE thing you can do every day to reshape the story you tell yourself about your identity.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Big Ideas... For Small Businesses: Simple, Practical Tools and Tactics to Help Your Small Business Grow by John Lamerton Connect with John: Facebook | LinkedIn --   The ONE Thing is five years old – and we’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY!   To celebrate The ONE Thing’s 5th birthday, we’re giving away over $17,000 in prizes! And when you enter the giveaway at The1Thing.com/giveaway, you will automatically join the community that we work with as we write our next book and create The ONE Thing Planner.   For a chance to win over $17,000 in prizes, go to the1thing.com/giveaway and enter your email! Don’t wait – the contest is only live until the end of April. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 30, 2018
Ep 136 - How Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright Lives The ONE Thing
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Are you empowering the people on your team?   Anyone can be a leader, and a good leader empowers the people around them to take control of their time and focus on their priorities.   On this episode, we have an opportunity to discover how The ONE Thing has been implemented by the #1 highest ranking official in the U.S. Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant Kaleth O. Wright, to more effectively lead his team, manage his time, and protect this country.     In this episode you will learn... [5:55] How to build models & systems to manage your time (and your team) more effectively. [8:30] How you can introduce The ONE Thing to your team & empower them to take more control over their time. [10:40] Why you sometimes need to say NO (and how you can do it gracefully). [18:55] The ONE lesson you need to learn about leadership. [24:00] How a good morning routine can transform how you show up in life.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: In this interview, Chief Master Sergeant Wright demonstrated the idea of moving from E to P – or when you stop relying on your natural abilities and start implementing models and systems to help you focus on your priorities.   So it’s time to get hyper clear: What are your priorities? What earns the right to show up at your desk? What models and systems can you implement to ensure everyone in your team is focusing on their top priorities?   When you consider these ideas, what is the ONE thing you can do today that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?   We’d love to know what you’re implementing from this episode! Click here to leave a review on iTunes.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Chief Kaleth O. Wright: facebook.com/CMSAFOfficial/ If this episode has brought value to you, we hope you will leave a review: Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Check out our awesome blog! --   The ONE Thing is five years old – and we’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY!   To celebrate The ONE Thing’s 5th birthday, we’re giving away over $17,000 in prizes! And when you enter the giveaway at The1Thing.com/giveaway, you will automatically join the community that we work with as we write our next book and create The ONE Thing Planner.   For a chance to win over $17,000 in prizes, go to the1thing.com/giveaway and enter your email! Don’t wait – the contest is only live until the end of April. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 23, 2018
Ep 135 - How to Honor Your Time Blocks without Getting Distracted (Part 2)
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Have you ever blocked out time on your calendar for something that really mattered, and then life got in the way?   We know it happens to us, and has happened, at some point, to all of the 1,700 people who attended the keynote that we are sharing in this episode.   This is part two of a two-part series on time blocking secrets. In part one, we discussed some of the changes you can make in your life to move forward on the road to mastery. In this episode, we answer questions about what people just like you are struggling with when it comes to time blocking.   In this episode you will learn... [2:45] How you can create an environment that supports your goals. [14:45] Why saying yes to yourself first (and no to everyone else) will give you time to say yes to everyone else, later. [23:30] How you can protect your time by setting expectations with the people around you.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: How will you endure the monotony of success?   We mentioned in the last episode that this is a road to mastery, and that means you have to adopt the mindset of a student. You have to take action to learn, every day, and every day you will fail – and you will make progress.   If you’d like support in taking the next step in your journey, consider joining the Living Your ONE Thing Community. If you’d like to learn more, go to the1thing.com/membership or text ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444.   Links & Tools From This Episode If your organization is interested in having us do a keynote or workshop, you can go to the1thing.com/about and fill out the Request a Speaker form. Want to receive the “mother of all emails” we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. We want your feedback! Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 19, 2018
Ep 134 - How to Honor Your Time Blocks without Getting Distracted (Part 1)
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Have you ever tried time blocking? If so, do you have a habit of time blocking every single day and protecting that time, no matter what?   If you answered no, don’t worry. We haven’t mastered this habit either, and we all struggle with this. But we are trying to do better and improve, every single day, and we have learned a lot that we’d like to share with you.   This episode is the first half of a keynote we delivered on time blocking secrets, in which we focus on how you can begin to make positive changes and move forward on the road to mastery.     In this episode you will learn... [7:00] Why so many of us fail at protecting our time. [18:00] How you can mentally prepare yourself for a 66-day challenge that will make you uncomfortable. [19:00] ONE thing you can do to intentionally make time blocking a habit. [23:20] How you can reclaim 28% of your day. [27:50] The 3 commitments you need to make if you want to achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you’re here, you are already on the road to mastery. We hope you take this opportunity to look internally and evaluate yourself: where are you currently along the road to mastery?   Our hope is that you get clear on where you are today so that you can get a little better better each day moving forward. In the process, you will fail – and that’s okay!   Let us know the ONE thing you will implementing from this episode by clicking here to leave a review on iTunes.   Links & Tools From This Episode If your organization is interested in having us do a keynote or workshop, you can go to the1thing.com/about and fill out the Request a Speaker form. Want to receive the “mother of all emails” we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. We want your feedback! Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 16, 2018
Ep 133 - A Purpose-Driven Company Solving a Big Problem | Andela Co-Founder & President Christina Sass
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When it comes to The ONE Thing, the tip of the iceberg is your results, or your profit – but what lies underneath the surface, supporting those results?   We can’t get the right results if we don’t take the right actions, we can’t choose the right actions if we don’t know what our priorities are, and we can’t know what your priorities are if we don’t have clarity on our purpose. That’s why we’re sharing a conversation with a woman who is completely driven by purpose, and we encourage you to listen for three themes: when purpose comes into the picture, when she starts narrowing her focus, and how she moves from Entrepreneurial to Purposeful.   Christina Sass is the Co-Founder & President of Andela, which CNN called “the startup that’s harder to get into than Harvard.” They are on a mission to train 100,000 world-class software developers in Africa to bridge the divide between U.S. and African tech sectors, and it’s remarkable what they’ve been able to accomplish in just a few years.     In this episode you will learn... [8:00] How you can solve a BIG problem by focusing on ONE action. [18:30] What it looks like to narrow your focus and say no to everything else. [24:05] How you can start moving from E to P. [30:50] Why (and how) anyone can start shifting the culture in an organization. [34:50] ONE thing you can do to find more success in business.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love what Christina says at the end of this conversation: “Purpose is a currency all on its own. Find your purpose, and the means to attack it will follow.” Are you clear about what your purpose is, or do you have a general sense of what it might be?   The path to discovering your purpose starts by getting on the path. So how much time, every week, are you intentionally pausing to think about what your purpose might be? If you invest zero time, you won’t have any clarity.   If you want to get on the path, we want to help. Click here to take your first step by joining the Living Your ONE Thing community.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at Andela.com Connect with Christina: Twitter | LinkedIn We want your feedback. Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   --   Do you want to stop sacrificing your time with the people who matter most?   Money is a renewable resource. If you lose it, you can always get it back. But time is lost forever. When we ask people if they would rather get more time back or more money, they always say time. We share this because you don’t have to live with regret. In the Living Your ONE Thing membership training program, you will learn how to thrive in business without sacrificing time for the things that matter most.   If you find yourself struggling with time, head over to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444 to start your 7-day trial.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 12, 2018
Ep 132 - ONE Thing Leaders Can Do to Create Extraordinary Results | Mark C. Crowley
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Do you know how to show up as the most effective leader that you possibly can?   We know that many of you are leaders – business owners, entrepreneurs, or employees in a management role – who are out to make a big change in the world, and you want to influence the people around you to create a big impact. But how?   To find out, we sat down to speak with Mark C. Crowley, the author of Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century.     In this episode you will learn... [6:10] The science behind why leading from the heart is so successful in business. [10:00] What you can do to bring more caring into your leadership. [17:00] The ONE thing you can do to create hockey stick-shaped growth in your leadership ability.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Who are the people in your life that you really care about? Do you have clarity – real clarity – on why they’re doing what they’re doing, and what they’re working towards?   If the answer to that question is no, how much time do you think it would take to ask them and find out? And what would become possible if you ask everyone you care about (which should include everyone you manage) that question?   We think asking that question is the lead domino that will allow you to unleash exponential growth in your leadership ability.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at leadfromtheheart.com Connect with Mark: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn Read: Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 09, 2018
Ep 131 - Have Dazzling Conversations, Network with Purpose, & Captivate Those Around You | Vanessa Van Edwards
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When you go to social events, are you networking or are you not working?   We’ve been there – going to networking events and masterminds without really getting or giving any value in the experiences that we share with others. But with a little bit of knowledge, we can stop wasting time and start networking with purpose.   To help us, we sit down with a human behavior expert: Vanessa Van Edwards, the lead investigator at her research lab, Science of People, and the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.   In this episode you will learn... [2:05] How you can have dazzling conversations (and what that means). [5:10] The biggest lie we’re told about people skills and charisma. [8:20] How you can identify what kind of person you are and set yourself up for networking success. [13:45] What you can do to create a better first impression. [19:40] The ONE thing you can do right now to develop more meaningful relationships.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love what Vanessa said about being a highlighter – when you introduce one person to another person, and you really rave about what makes them exceptional, it leaves a lasting impression. And when you make this a habit, it forces you to listen more intently because, if you know you will have to recall information about them, you will listen with purpose.   What is the ONE thing from this episode that made the biggest impression on you?   We really want to know. You can click here to share with us what you learned, and what actions you're taking, in a review on iTunes.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at scienceofpeople.com Connect with Vanessa: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Captivate!   Audible is offering a special for our ONE Thing podcast fans: a free 30-day trial membership and a free audiobook.   Go to audible.com/onething or text “ONETHING” to the number 500500 to get started, and to get your free copy of Captivate. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 05, 2018
Ep 130 - The Power Habit of Being Present When it Matters Most | Trevor Mauch
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Have you ever found yourself getting home after work and sitting down with the people who matter most to you... but then your mind goes somewhere else?   We know that many of you are struggling to stay present, every day, so we wanted to share this conversation between Geoff Woods and Trevor Mauch, host of the CarrotCast. Trevor invited Geoff onto his show, but then we ended up turning the tables to ask questions about how he can start being more present.   As you listen to the episode, ask yourself the same questions that Geoff poses to Trevor – and consider the cost of choosing not to.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Are you happy with the habits that you’ve formed over the past 12 months? Have you formed any bad habits, unintentionally?   We end up doing activities that we know aren’t our ONE thing, every single day, and the end result is failing so slowly that we think we’re succeeding. And over time, if you continue to fail a little every day, there will be an extraordinary loss.   So what is the ONE activity you can do today to start changing it? The path to getting everything you want starts with doing one thing at a time – think big, go small. You can click here to tell us what action you're taking in a review in iTunes.   In this episode you will learn... [7:20] Why you should shift from a ‘helping me’ attitude to a ‘helping you’ attitude (if you want to be achieve extraordinary success). [11:10] What will your life look like five years from now if you show up, every single day, constantly looking to get something from other people? [32:45] How you can turn being more present into a power habit.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Trevor: trevormauch.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Listen to the CarrotCast -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Apr 02, 2018
Ep 129 - The Bravery, Self-Worth, and Curiosity of Time Management | Emily Ann Peterson
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You are failing, every day.   We know this because we’re living The ONE Thing, and we’re failing every day too.   So on this episode, we’re going to explore the underlying reason why you may be struggling to achieve the extraordinary results that you desire, and explain why bravery, self-worth, and curiosity are necessary for living an extraordinary life. Our guest is Emily Ann Peterson, a musician, creative consultant, and the author of Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Bravery doesn’t happen all at once – it starts really small, and then grows as you nurture it.   Emily suggests that you start with curiosity, asking yourself a question that forces you to look in the mirror. We encourage you to write down five deadly questions – questions so big that they force you to pause and search for a good answer – and then share them with us in a review on your podcast player of choice. We’d love to share these in a future episode.   You can click here to leave a review in iTunes.   In this episode you will learn... [5:50] Why curiosity is an amazing place to start when you are struggling with fear of the unknown, feeling lost, or running up against friction in your life. [8:20] How you can use friction to move forward. [11:15] Why you need a sense of self-worth to be brave (and achieve extraordinary results). [14:00] How you can begin to generate self-worth. [17:30] Where bravery begins.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at emilyannpeterson.com Connect with Emily: Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook Read: Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous Listen: Bare Naked Bravery Podcast Watch: “What are shared experiences worth: Emily Ann Peterson at TEDxTacoma”   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Mar 29, 2018
Ep 128 - How Billionaires Set Goals (Part 2)
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Do you have tools and systems in place that help you meet your goals?   We know that it’s tough to be on the same page as our team with a one-page business plan, and even then it’s still difficult to maintain clarity on our goals every single day. But there are easy and free tools you can use to make it easier.   In this episode, Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods to break down his GPS and 411 so that you can learn how to apply these models to meet your specific goals. You can download templates of these documents for free at the1thing.com/resources, and you can get copies of the specific documents discussed in this episode by texting KWFR18 to 33444.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you lack clarity, we hope that you will say enough is enough – now is the time to take action, take control of your time, and live an extraordinary life.   If you text KWFR18 to 33444, we will send you a copy of Geoff’s GPS and 411, templates to create your own, and a training video – all for free.   And if you’d like to enlist us as your accountability partners in the process, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444 to join the Living Your ONE Thing Community.   In this episode you will learn... [5:15] When your goal needs a GPS. [6:30] How you can use a GPS to help you reach a BIG goal. [14:20] How you can use a 411 to maintain clarity on your priorities. [20:00] Why it’s okay to regularly adjust your priorities. [43:40] How you can help your children create the rituals and habits they need to achieve massive success.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Want to receive the email we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. If you'd like our help creating and following your own GPS and 411, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Mar 26, 2018
Ep 127 - How Billionaires Set Goals (Part 1)
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Every single person in the world has the same number of hours in their day… so what makes the difference between average results and extraordinary results?   We believe it all comes down to how you set goals; the clarity that you have on the vision for your life.   That’s why we’re sharing this keynote presentation by Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods, in which we’ll walk you through our process for setting goals. This episode focuses on goal-setting fundamentals, and in the next episode we’ll walk you through how we applied these models and systems for our specific goals.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you have a significant other, are you bringing them along your goal setting journey? Are you setting your goals with them, or are you doing it independently?   If you are goal setting alone, you are missing a massive opportunity. Ask for help.   We held a couples goal setting retreat last year, and it was massively impactful for everyone who attended. That’s why we’re going to do it again in November 2018, and you can sign up for the waitlist at the1thing.com/event.   In this episode you will learn... [10:00] Why you need to put more time into goal setting if you want more clarity. [19:20] What you need to ask yourself to begin goal setting to the now. [23:40] Why effective goal setting isn’t usually a solo activity.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Want to receive the email we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Mar 22, 2018
Ep 126 - Keep More of What You Make, Achieve Financial Freedom, & Live a 5-Day Weekend | Nik Halik & Garrett Gunderson
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Do you wake up every single day to trade your life for your job? If so… are you getting the good end of that deal?   If you ever want to achieve extraordinary results and true wealth, you will have to change your actions – and to accomplish that, you will have to transform the way you think.   To help us accomplish that mindset transformation, we’re talking to Nik Halik and Garrett Gunderson, the co-authors of 5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose. We were first introduced to Nik and Garrett because 5 Day Weekend is the newest book published by Ray Bard, publisher of The ONE Thing, who only publishes one book every year (obviously, he has an incredible track record).   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   In this episode you will learn... [8:30] Why your current financial situation does not dictate your future wealth. [15:15] The five steps of the 5 Day Weekend. [20:50] ONE thing you can do to transform your financial life. [31:00] The limiting beliefs that we tell ourselves about generating wealth (and why they’re not true). [34:50] Why you’re only ever ONE idea or ONE relationship away from the next level of prosperity. [39:00] How you can invest $5,000, today, and get a good return on your investment. [42:10] Why you and your significant other should have ONE meeting, every week, about your shared vision (check out Garrett’s weekly agenda at freedomfasttrack.com/marriage).   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Stop making excuses about why you are not taking action to achieve financial freedom – the first step is to keep more of what you’re making right now.   Look at where your money is going and identify what expenses you can cut, and only after that should you start looking at how to generate more money.   If you trust the domino effect, keep your lifestyle where it is, and trust the 5 Day Weekend model, your passive income will rise over time – until you can wake up and choose what to do every single day. Get your own copy of the book at 5DayWeekend.com.   Links & Tools From This Episode Unlock your 5 Day Weekend at 5DayWeekend.com Get more tips about improving cash flow at wealthfactory.com/podcast Connect with Nik at nikinspace.com Connect with Garrett at wealthfactory.com   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Mar 19, 2018
Ep 125 - Quit Complicating Things! Discover the Easy Way to Build Systems & Scale Your Business | Jenny McCarty
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Do you ever feel like you are juggling so many different tasks that, inevitably, some things end up slipping through the cracks?   We’ve definitely experienced that in our business, and so has our guest Jenny McCarty. Jenny is a business owner, a member of our Living Your ONE Thing community, and a military wife, which means she is constantly moving – and every time she moves, she has to start her business all over again.   This is because Jenny has been acting entrepreneurially, relying on her own natural abilities, instead of acting purposefully. She reached out to us for help before her next move, and we want to share that call because we think it can help you too. In this episode, we ask questions that will help you identify the models and systems that you can implement so that your business can scale without you.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: As people, we tend to over complicate things. We make our problems feel difficult, but in reality, it doesn’t have to be that way. Your life, and your business, can be simple – and the simpler it is, the easier it will be to scale.   And building systems doesn’t actually have to take a lot of time. With a little bit of technology – and the intention to document everything – you can record every step of your process and then leverage VA resources to turn that into a system.   If you’d like to see how we do this, we will be sharing our process in a training for the Living Your ONE Thing Community. Click here to join today.   In this episode you will learn... [12:10] Why documenting your systems is a powerful lead domino. [16:10] What habits you can acquire to help you develop systems in your business. [22:00] How you can stop over complicating simple problems.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz   --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 15, 2018
Ep 124 - Superconnector: Stop Networking & Start Building Relationships that Matter | Scott Gerber
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When you start a new relationship, do you show up looking to give or get?   Many entrepreneurs show up trying to leverage every situation, but we only start receiving the most value when we start offering it. Superconnectors are the people who create value by making connections for other people because, in every interaction and new relationship, they show up looking to give, not get.   Scott Gerber started the Young Entrepreneurs Council, founded The Community Company, and wrote the book Superconnector. In this episode, he shares how you can transform your mindset, be more meaningful and purposeful in every interaction, and start building relationships that really matter.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What’s the ONE thing in this episode that will help you stop networking, and start forming real relationships that matter?   When you find your answer, let us know in a review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. We see every single review, and we want to know what helped you.   In this episode you will learn... [3:50] How becoming a Superconnector can knock over more dominoes in your life. [6:00] The ONE thing that will allow you to form connections with people who are where you want to be. [8:30] Why facilitating great experiences adds more value than showing up to network. [10:20] What becomes possible when you develop a connector’s mind. [16:30] ONE simple strategy you can use to audit your mindset and behaviors. [22:30] What models and systems you can follow to ensure that you are nurturing the relationships that matter most. [31:50] The most important lesson you can learn when it comes to forming relationships.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ScottDGerber.com Connect with Scott: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Pick up your copy of Superconnector   --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 12, 2018
Ep 123 - Where are You Making Excuses Instead of Getting Results? | JT McCormick
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Today we are getting raw and vulnerable with all of you.   In our conversations with all of you, we've learned that many of you are making excuses for your results – and in reality, the ONE thing you're failing to do is look in the mirror and accept accountability.   JT McCormick had an unfortunate childhood – it's hard for many of us to fathom growing up in his shoes – but in spite of his tumultuous start in life, he has managed to achieve an extraordinary level of success. Sometimes we lack the perspective to look at our situation and find gratitude, and as a result, we end up making excuses, but JT is here to serve us all a big helping of Perspective Pie.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We can all make the CHOICE to achieve more – it just requires a simple mindset shift and some elbow grease. In this conversation, you'll hear when JT chose to be the best at everything he did, even scrubbing toilets.   So we have a question for you: Are you doing the best that you can do, or are you doing the best that can be done?   What is the ONE thing you can do to show up as the best in business, family, or wherever is most important to you – and where in your life are you making excuses when you could be getting results?   In this episode you will learn... [17:40] The only three things you need to achieve success. [21:10] What you need to know if you feel stuck against the ceiling of achievement. [22:20] ONE thing you can do to get clarity and shift your mindset.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at JTmccormick.com Connect with JT on LinkedIn   I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream by JT McCormick & Tucker Max   Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz   --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 08, 2018
Ep 122 - Adam Grant | Work Doesn't Have to Suck, Find Fulfillment in What You Do
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We spend 25% of our life, if not more, at work – and many of our workplaces are broken; we lack fulfillment.   We lack control, we lack clarity on where we are going, and too many of us don't feel like we're waking up every day to trade our lives for something of value. If that's a problem for you, you're in the right place.   Today's guest is going to help you get clarity on ONE thing that will help you find more fulfillment. Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton's top-rated teacher for six straight years, and as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers. He is also the author or co-author of three New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take, Originals, and Option B.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love Adam's empowering message. Whether you're a manager or an employee, you have DNA in your results. Our questions for you is, what is the ONE thing that you're not doing that would allow you to find more fulfillment in what you do?   Consider where in your life you are treating everything like it matters equally. Where are you going BIG and trying to do everything where you could be going small, focusing on the unique area where you can truly make the greatest impact and enjoy the greatest results?   In this episode you will learn... [6:00] The 3 things you need to get motivated at work. [13:00] Why top performers are willing to experiment. [23:40] How being clear on your priorities will help you manage your time (and say no when it's appropriate). [33:00] How you can be more purposeful about when and how you give. [45:30] The ONE thing you can do to start transforming the fulfillment you find in what you do.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at AdamGrant.net Connect with Adam: Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Adam’s TED Talk: “The surprising habits of original thinkers” --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Give and Take, Originals, or Option B.   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 05, 2018
Ep 121 - Mastering Your Mind & Being Present | Jeff Photiades
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Do you struggle with being present?   We talk a lot about achieving extraordinary results, setting goals, and gaining clarity on your priorities.... but one thing that we don't often talk about as much is mastering our mindset. So many of us are constantly thinking about the next thing that we have to do or something that's already happened, and as a result, we're never really in the moment.   If you are always living in the future or the past, then being present may be ONE thing that can transform every area of your life. Jeff Photiades joins the show to share how he started getting more intentional around his mindset, and how you can too.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you were able to, at any time, be truly present and nowhere else, would that ONE thing improve every area of your life?   We think it will, and we believe practicing meditation will help you accomplish that. If you don't have a meditation practice already in place, we challenge you to start one. Even if it starts with just one breath a day, that is ONE thing that can make being present easier or unnecessary.   Download yourself a free 66-Day Challenge Calendar to start today.   In this episode you will learn... [3:00] How developing a better understanding of yourself helps you understand others. [7:15] What it looks like when you apply the principles of goal setting to your personal life. [12:15] Why the story you tell yourself about having to work more isn't always true. [14:30] What you can do if you are struggling to strike a good work-life counterbalance. [21:45] ONE Thing you can do to make being present easier or unnecessary.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 01, 2018
Ep 120 - How this 10-Year-Old Plans to Get to Broadway Living The ONE Thing | Nicole & Cooper Hefferman
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Do you talk to the people you care about, especially if you’re a parent, about what their goals are and how they can achieve them?   In episode 117, we heard the story of Holli and Cade McCray, a mother and son who started living The ONE Thing together. In this episode, we're talking to another mother-and-son duo: Nicole and Cooper Hefferman.   Cooper is now living his ONE thing, using principles from the book to create a plan and, ultimately, get to Broadway in the next year – and it all started when Nicole picked up a copy of The ONE Thing in an airport and started asking her son more questions about his goals.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: For you to be productive, you have to have clarity on your priorities. And for you to have clarity on your priorities, you need to have an understanding of what your purpose is. Conversations like these help us realize that what we do is founded in purpose.   When you take action, you are impacting other people, and you can shine a light on what is possible.   So who is ONE person that you can empower to start a journey towards mastering their time?   In this episode you will learn... [4:10] Why The Domino Effect is an effective tool for clarifying your vision. [6:50] How you can help your children get clarity on their goals & act more purposefully. [20:00] What stops most people from making progress towards their goal (and how you can overcome that). [22:30] How enlisting support can help you get clarity on Your ONE Thing (and amplify accountability). [34:40] How you can introduce The ONE Thing to your children.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Fill out your own GPS: the1thing.com/resources/your-gps/ --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 26, 2018
Ep 119 - How to Connect More with your Partner | John Howard
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You bring a lot of intention, energy, and focus to your professional world – are you bringing that same focus to your relationships at home?   When we don't plan healthy habits in our relationships – especially our romantic relationships – things tend to fall apart as life happens, and that starts to spill over to every other aspect of our lives.   With over 15 years of experiencing helping couples heal, reset, and thrive, relationship therapist and educator John Howard joins the show to help us be more intentional and transform our relationships.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is the ONE thing you can do to connect more in your relationships?   We challenge you to go a step farther than thinking about the question – Prove to yourself that you can begin to affect positive change in those relationships that matter.   If working on your relationship is important to you, schedule time for connecting on your calendar (even if it's just a long hug at the end of the workday).   In this episode you will learn... [2:30] The ONE habit that will transform your relationships. [10:00] What you are doing to create disconnection in your relationships. [16:00] How you can have (and start) the tough conversations in your relationships. [23:25] Why it's okay (and beneficial!) to be vulnerable and ask for help in your relationships. [26:20] How you can facilitate connection with your children.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Want to work with John? Head over to the1thing.com/readysetlove! Connect with John: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 22, 2018
Ep 118 - How Green Creative Is Taking on Industry Titans and Winning | Cole Zucker & Guillaume Vidal
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Do you dream of building something BIG?   Today we’re sharing the story of two young men with a dream, Cole Zucker and Guillaume Vidal, who are disrupting the lighting industry with their new business, Green Creative Lighting. They are taking on companies like Philips and GE by offering high-performance LED solutions – and winning.   Cole and Guillaume were only able to accomplish this so quickly, because they established clear goals, took massive action, and focused on forming the right relationships so that they could recruit the right people into their world.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything that you’ve heard in this episode, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary? What’s the ONE action you can take that will guarantee the time you invested in this episode will have an amazing return on the investment of your time?   In this episode you will learn... [8:00] Why speed to implementation and execution is so critical for small businesses. [13:00] How you can build strong business relationships. [15:10] Why you need to resist shiny object syndrome when scaling a business (and what happens when you don’t). [19:40] How assembling the right team will allow you to stop focusing on the day-to-day and start focusing on the vision. [21:30] How you can make finding people a priority.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at gc-lighting.com Connect with Cole on LinkedIn Connect with Guillaume on LinkedIn Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Shoe Dog or Total Recall!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Shoe Dog or Total Recall.   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 19, 2018
Ep 117 - Productive Kids | How to Get Your Children to Live The ONE Thing | Holli & Cade McCray
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As parents, we are constantly asking ourselves the same question: am I doing a good job?   We are responsible for helping a child grow into an adult that will, hopefully, make a massive positive impact in the world – so what will happen if we teach our children the importance of forming habits and focusing on their most important work first?   Today we are going to find out. Holli and Cade McCray are a mother and son who join us to share the incredible story of how they started living The ONE Thing, together.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Consider which is a better way to introduce someone to The ONE Thing: forcing it onto them or living it at a high level and modeling it?   We think you need to be living The ONE Thing, first. So where in your world are you doing a great job at modeling those principles – and what is ONE thing you could be doing better that will cause the people in your life to take notice?   The moment you start empowering others, you start building a legacy.   In this episode you will learn... [3:40] How you can start (subtly) bringing The ONE Thing into your home. [13:20] How your family can be more purposeful with their time, even if structure feels unnatural. [15:00] How you can get your child interested in The ONE Thing (in a kid-approved way).   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY! --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 15, 2018
Ep 116 - How a Stay-at-Home Mom Lives Her ONE Thing | Rachel Benson
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When your ONE thing is your children, you always have more than one thing going on at any given moment, and it never feels like you're in control of your time.   While many listeners have a strong professional focus, we know that a number of you already have the hardest job in the world: being a stay-at-home parent. This show isn't about featuring big names; it's about showing what it looks like when you actually live The ONE Thing –  so today we're sharing this conversation with one of you, Rachel Benson, a stay-at-home mother of three who also has responsibilities supporting her husband's business.   For years Rachel has struggled to balance it all, but in this episode, we offer some guidance. Last week Geoff shared a live coaching call between himself and Tony DiCello, and we learned how a coach helps you amplify accountability – now Geoff is putting those lessons into action.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love this conversation because Rachel is thinking what all of us are thinking – but she has the confidence to say it out loud, enlist support, and commit to taking actions that will change her results.   You have to get started.   So out of everything discussed in this episode, what is the ONE thing that you can do differently – and will you commit to doing it?   In this episode you will learn... [7:00] What stops us from taking advantage of the resources in front of us. [11:00] How committing yourself to taking action transforms your behavior and mindset. [13:00] How you can make your calendar reflect your goals. [19:10] What it looks like when something is stealing from your true ONE thing (and what it looks like when you get clarity on your focus). [22:00] What it looks like when a coach amplifies your accountability.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Get your 411 & 66-Day Calendar at the1thing.com/resources If you want to amplify your accountability, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444. --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 12, 2018
Ep 115 - Accountability Amplified | LIVE Coaching Call with Tony DiCello
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Have you ever heard the 10,000 hours rule, or the idea that it takes 10,000 hours of doing something to master it?   Tony DiCello has over 25,000 hours of coaching people to their possibilities, and today we're sharing a live training and coaching call between Tony and Geoff Woods so that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what accountability looks like, amplified through the eyes of a master.   This was originally for our Living Your ONE Thing members, but it was so valuable that we wanted to share it with all of you. If you'd like to join us for our next training, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Do you have a system in place so that, at any moment, you know where you stand towards reaching your goal?   And if not, what's the consequence of that – are you giving up on your future?   In this episode you will learn... [3:30] The definition of accountability. [5:55] How you will know if you are committed to your goals. [11:45] Why accountability is nothing more than reality. [18:00] How you can start building a plan towards the positive future by doing this simple exercise. [21:20] Why there are no delusional goals, only delusional actions. [26:20] How you can make your calendar match your goals. [45:15] What it looks like to have the highest form of accountability – a coach.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Tony: Facebook | LinkedIn Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. If you’re missing a coach, email geoff [at] the1thing [dot] com with the subject “COACHING” --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 08, 2018
The ONE Thing is Hiring!!!
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We've realized we are missing a person in our world... We are looking for a rockstar Community Manager! This person LOVES to... Create amazing content Engage with a community Manage the development of all content for the business If you are this person (or if you know this person) please go to www.the1thing.com/jobs This is a full-time position located in Austin, Texas.  
Feb 05, 2018
Ep 114 - Enriching the Relationships that Matter Most
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Why are you doing what you are doing?   The ONE Thing is about teaching the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, but many of us fail to ask ourselves that simple question. For many of us, we do what we do to create moments that matter with the people that matter... but, too often, we lose sight of these relationships.   We are dedicating the entire month of February, in our Living Your ONE Thing Community, to creating extraordinary relationships in four specific areas: wealth determiners, loved ones, friends, and mentors. This episode will give you a taste of that, because whether you're a member or not we want you to understand the journey that we're going on so that you can go on it as well.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you can only choose one area discussed in this episode to focus on – relationships with wealth determiners, loved ones, friends, or mentors – which do you need to focus on most?   Then, what is the ONE relationship that you can form or enrich that will make everything else easier or unnecessary for you?   If you'd like us to be there as your accountability partner along the way, go to the1thing.com/membership.   In this episode you will learn... [3:40] What questions you should ask yourself about your relationship with the people who determine your wealth and the people whose wealth you determine. [8:30] ONE thing you can do to focus more on the relationships with your loved ones. [12:20] Why you should stop acting like an entrepreneur when it comes to managing your friendships and start getting purposeful about it. [15:00] How to nurture relationships with your mentors and coaches. [17:40] How you can decide what ONE relationship needs your focus now.   Links & Tools From This Episode If you'd like to join us for support on your journey, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444. If you’re missing a coach, email geoff [at] the1thing [dot] com with the subject “COACHING.” --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 05, 2018
Ep 113 - Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong | Eric Barker
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Life offers so much – but time is limited, so every day you have to wake up and make choices.   Unfortunately, many of us choose to try to do it all. We have massive ambitions and take massive action but, at the end of the day, we don't feel like we actually got anything done.   Instead of trying to go wide, we have the opportunity to go deep; to be selective about what we choose to learn, have, and do. To help you take advantage of that opportunity, we are sharing this conversation with Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Think about a time in your life when you didn't feel fulfilled in your professional life, and you decided to move on.   Was it because one of the four key factors of success was missing? Happiness Achievement Significance Legacy   When you reflect on where you are today, how are you doing in those four areas? What can you do differently?   In this episode you will learn... [5:20] What the 4 key factors of success are. [26:25] How you can strategically utilize failure to improve your life by using "little bets." [36:00] Why you should be a (strategic) quitter.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more on Eric’s blog: bakadesuyo.com Connect with Eric: Facebook | Twitter [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY! Streaks - Gamify your goals with this app --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment.   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Barking Up The Wrong Tree!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Barking Up The Wrong Tree. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 01, 2018
Ep 112 - Transforming Relationships By Solving the Real Problem - with Dr. Matt Townsend
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When in your life were you trained how to communicate with the people who matter most to you?   Many of us have never received this kind of training or received it far too late in life – yet, almost all of us have experienced some kind of conflict in our long-term relationships (whether that be with a significant other, business partner, boss, or employee).   That's why we're sharing this conversation with Dr. Matt Townsend, author, radio host, and relationship expert, who will teach you how to transform the relationships that matter most to you by cutting through the smoke to solve the real problems at hand.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What's one relationship that really matters to you – and, if you're honest with yourself, is hurting?   Are you showing up in those interactions genuinely caring about the other person first, before considering your agenda?   Based on that answer, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to show that person that you care, and make them feel cared for?   In this episode you will learn... [5:30] How you can start training in communication skills for relationships. [8:40] How you can recognize the smoke (or the pattern) and start identifying what the real fire in your relationships are. [12:00] The 7 basic needs that need to be met in every interaction with another human (S.T.A.R.V.E.D.). [16:30] Why it's important to show up in your relationships with no agenda, prepared to be there and nowhere else (especially on a S.T.A.R.V.E.D. issue). [25:30] The ONE thing you can do that will completely transform your relationships (and what will prevent you from doing this).   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at MattTownsend.com Connect with Matt: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Read: Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships by Matt Townsend In the month of February, we are dedicating our Living Your ONE Thing membership platform to transforming your relationships. Go to the1thing.com/membership to join us. --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 29, 2018
Ep 111 - How to Invest in Real Estate Using The ONE Thing | Joseph Gozlan
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Gary Keller once said that the definition of a wealthy person is someone who has the passive income to fund their life's purpose.   Based on that definition, we have to do two things to live a wealthy life: find our purpose, and then build a business that can fund it passively.   Does building that kind of business sound far-fetched? Well, Joseph Gozlan joins us today to show you why it's not. This is an incredible case study of how someone just like you found clarity on their purpose and then boiled that down to the ONE thing he needed to achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Your purpose determines your priorities, your priorities determine your productivity, and your productivity determines your results.   So how can you get clear on the type of impact that you want to make, and what type of business will you have to build to fund that impact?   Based on your answers to those questions, go through the goal setting to now exercise. You can find this exercise in our FREE My Purpose Handbook at the1thing.com/mypurpose.   In this episode you will learn... [4:00] How you can get clarity on your purpose. [12:55] What you can do to protect your time (because, inevitably, life will try to get in the way). [21:00] The ONE thing you can do if you feel lost, stuck, or frustrated.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Joseph at ebgacquisitions.com Need help finding clarity on your purpose? Go to the1thing.com/mypurpose and download the FREE My Purpose Handbook Want to make a plan so that you can achieve your goals? Go to the1thing.com/membership --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 25, 2018
Ep 110 - The ONE Thing to Sleep Smarter & Boost Productivity | Shawn Stevenson
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Are you looking for a way to achieve extraordinary results in your life, but falling short?   We believe that achieving the extraordinary all comes down to how you manage your time. And, despite our best intentions, most of us not making the most of our time. This isn't due to a lack of work ethic or clarity – we are just not physically prepared to show up as the highest version of ourselves.   Shawn Stevenson is a sleep expert, the author of Sleep Smarter, and host of The Model Health Show, and he joins the show because sleep has a dramatic impact on our performance (whether we want it to or not). We discuss simple ways that you can sleep smarter, boost your productivity, and achieve more.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you can only implement ONE thing covered in today's episode, what is the one thing that you CAN do that will make getting better sleep easier?   Consider starting by being in bed during the “money time,” between 10 PM and 2 AM, or removing the blue-tinted screens from your life after the sun goes down (you can use f.lux to enable this on a desktop computer).   In this episode you will learn... [3:20] The ONE thing you can do to start sleeping smarter. [12:00] The EASIEST domino you can knock down to get better quality sleep. [14:50] How you can leverage the "money time" to sleep more efficiently.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at TheShawnStevensonModel.com Connect with Shawn: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Read: Sleep Smarter Listen: The Model Health Show Remove the blue tint from your computer with f.lux: justgetflux.com --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Sleep Smarter!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Sleep Smarter. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 22, 2018
Ep 109 - Stop Making Excuses & Find Your ONE Thing | Tammy Verduzco
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After reading The ONE Thing, have you struggled to prioritize and implement it?   You're not alone. One of the most common concerns we hear from people who have read the book is that they love the idea, but they struggle to find their ONE thing, and then do it before anything else.   Today we're sharing a wake-up call: the incredible story of Tammy Verduzco, who found her ONE thing and then took action – despite being laid up in the hospital after massive complications with surgery. If she can do it, you can do it too... if you stop making excuses.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Tammy reminds us that if you don't find and stick to Your ONE Thing, the only person you're letting down is yourself... and why would you want to do that?   We all have baggage, we all have problems, and we all have the same opportunity to create an extraordinary life. Will you hold yourself accountable for making that your standard, or will you make excuses?   What do you need to get so committed to finding Your ONE Thing that you won't let anything else get in the way?   In this episode you will learn... [1:20] How focus produces extraordinary results – not just in business, but also in your health. [16:55] How you can start finding clarity. [17:40] What a lot of people get wrong about The ONE Thing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Tammy: www.kw.com/kw/agent/tammyverduzco The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 18, 2018
Ep 108 - What You Can Learn About Living Life From People Who Are Fighting For It | Jon Vroman
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If you ask Gary Keller what inspired him to write The ONE Thing, he will tell you that it's about living a life of no regret. How can we make the most out of our limited time here on Earth, and live a life that is extraordinary?   We believe that living a life without regret really comes down to making moments that matter.   Today's guest, Jon Vroman, was inspired by this idea. He founded the Front Row Foundation and wrote the #1 bestselling book The Front Row Factor, and he has dedicated the rest of his life to helping others, especially people who are fighting for their lives, create moments that matter.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Many of us tell ourselves the story that we can't do something because we imagine the person we were yesterday and not the person we are today – or who we will be tomorrow.   We believe that you can achieve far more than you believe is possible if you are willing to help raise other people up.   So out of everything that you heard in this episode, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to help others create moments that matter?   In this episode you will learn... [7:00] How you can start experiencing moments that matter every single day. [14:50] The difference between wishful thinking and hope (and why hope is so powerful). [21:40] How you can make moments that matter for yourself – and others.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about the Front Row Foundation Read: The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making Listen: The Front Row Factor podcast --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 15, 2018
Ep 107 - What Happens When You Live Your ONE Thing (and When You Don't) | Kathy Ver Eecke
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We don't just want to pump you up with this podcast – we want to ask the tough questions so that you can look in the mirror and be more accountable for your results. We think this is why people who live The ONE Thing achieve so much.   Today we're sharing a conversation with one of you, Kathy Ver Eecke, who was taking massive action and getting things done... until life got in the way. If you put yourself in Kathy's shoes and ask yourself the same questions, you will experience, first hand, what accountability feels like.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We believe that your potential is so much higher than you think is possible – and we will fight, every single day, to get you to those possibilities.   And sometimes that means having tough conversations.   If you are not living Your ONE Thing, ask yourself the same questions that we asked Kathy. What is the ONE thing you can do to get (back) on track?   In this episode you will learn... [5:30] How you can start living Your ONE Thing [27:30] What you can do to get back on track towards your goals after you lose focus. [36:15] What you can do if you are struggling to live Your ONE Thing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership Create your own 411: the1thing.com/411 --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 11, 2018
Ep 106 - Start Your Year With Momentum: How We Planned Our Year & What We're Doing Differently
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The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to look at your business and your life and ask yourself a simple question: what do I want to do differently?   Building momentum begins with a good strategy, so we want to pull the curtain back and share how we planned our year, and the specific things that we're going to do differently this year so that we can achieve extraordinary results.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything that we covered in this episode – slowing down to make the right plan, evolving vs. reinventing, daring to take the model and evolve it, or moving from E to P – where is your opportunity for growth?   What is the ONE most potent step you can take to move forward with momentum?   In this episode you will learn... [1:50] Why you need to slow down and block off some time so that you can create the right plan. [8:00] Why you should evolve your strategies instead of reinventing the wheel. [17:50] How to move from Entrepreneurial to Purposeful.   Links & Tools From This Episode Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership Create your own 411: the1thing.com/411 --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 08, 2018
Ep 105 - Coaching People to Their Possibilities | Gene Rivers
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If you are hitting a ceiling of achievement in your life, then you are missing a person – either in the form of a mentor or leverage.   Today we are focusing on the leverage side; the people who can take things off of your plate so that you can focus on the 20% work that will allow you to achieve extraordinary results.   In episode 50, we talked to today's guest, Gene Rivers, about how he and his wife run nine successful businesses, while still finding time to vacation four months out of the year and devote time to their family every day. Gene is only able to do this because he leverages the people around him and coaches them to achieve more – and today he shares how you can do that too.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: After you listen to the episode, take a moment to reflect on these questions:   – What are you currently doing that's helping your people achieve their life goals – and what are you doing that's stopping your people from achieving their goals?   – Many of us want to be liked, and because of that, we avoid tough conversations that should happen with the people in our world. Are you contributing to their goals, or are you contaminating them by allowing them to remain in your world when it's not the right fit?   – Are you clear on what the standards for performance in your organization are? Are you bringing focus and accountability to the actions and metrics that need to be completed to achieve the goal?   – Finally, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to show up as a better leader and coach your people to their possibilities?   In this episode you will learn... [7:50] Why you need empire builders to your team (and how you can identify them). [15:25] How you can leverage a weekly checkup to create more accountability. [28:30] How you can set everyone in your team up for success (and how you can help people who aren't succeeding).   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Gene at GeneRivers.info Do you want a model for weekly accountability? Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 04, 2018
Ep 104 - Your Best Year Ever | Michael Hyatt
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When were you taught how to set and achieve your goals?   Most of us were never taught this valuable life skill in school, but it's not too late to learn now.   In this episode, New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt joins us to share his new book, which will help you make 2018 Your Best Year Ever.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is the one thing you can take action on that will allow you to achieve your goals for this year - and will you commit to actually taking action?   It all starts with identifying the motivation behind the goal; WHY do these goals matter to you?   Your WHY needs to be so big that it compels you to take action, even when you don't want to.   In this episode you will learn... [4:30] Why you sometimes need to dream BIG if you want to get clarity on your future goals. [6:50] How this ONE limiting belief holds back business owners and leaders (and how you can crush it). [12:00] How you can use the SMARTER goal-setting system. [18:00] The difference between a project and a goal. [23:40] How you can build a tribe that supports you (and why you should).   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Michael: MichaelHyatt.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Get your copy of Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt Build your tribe better with Platform University --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Your Best Year Ever!   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 01, 2018
Ep 103 - Establishing Healthy Habits for the New Year | Tom Bilyeu
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Do you want to make a positive change in your health in 2018?   We all set goals, but it takes proper planning and tools to implement them successfully.   And there's no better person to teach us about healthy habits than returning guest Tom Bilyeu, CEO of Impact Theory & Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition. He knows how to equip himself with incredible power habits that allow him to achieve extraordinary results in less time, and he is generous enough to share how he does it with you.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:   If you want to succeed in establish healthy habits in 2018, you need to have a roadmap - and you need to write it down.   – Start with a BIG goal - the thing you care about that lights you on fire.   – Then work backward and write down every step along the way. There might be 30 points, or there might be 130 points on that map.   – Once you know what the plan is, you can execute it.   In this episode you will learn... [6:10] How building habits can elevate you from average to extraordinary. [12:00] The ONE simple piece of knowledge you need if you want to make a lifestyle change. [22:10] How you can focus on health when you have a spouse and kids. [26:50] What you need to do if you want to stay motivated. [28:45] Tom's morning routine (and how you can leverage these habits). [34:00] Why you should be awash in shame when you choose to check email before doing your most important work. [37:10] How you can leverage modeling to achieve extraordinary success.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ImpactTheory.com Connect with Tom: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community - The1thing.com/membership Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 28, 2017
Ep 102 - Clarity on Your ONE Thing & Managing Your Time | Jethro Jones
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We love to share stories about how people just like you are living the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, whether those people are business owners, employees, parents, or, in this case, educators.   Jethro Jones is a high school principal and the host of the Transformative Principal podcast. He conducted an incredible interview with Geoff, and we immediately knew it was something we had to share with you because it gets right to the heart of how you can live The ONE Thing.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything mentioned in this episode, what is the ONE thing that you are not doing that you can start doing, immediately?   Make sure that is is something you CAN do – something that you actually have the capacity to do.   In this episode you will learn... [2:20] What happens when you protect time to do your most important work. [5:45] What happens when you start saying NO to the 80% work. [8:45] How you can communicate more effectively with the people you work with. [14:00] How to enforce standards in your world (so that you can get what you want when you want it). [24:00] Questions you can ask to get clarity on what Your ONE Thing should be.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Jethro: JethroJones.com | Twitter | Facebook Listen to The Transformative Principal Podcast Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community - The1thing.com/membership --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 25, 2017
Ep 101 - How To Develop the Confidence to Live Your Purpose | Sheryl Kline
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Do you ever feel purposeless?   We know finding clarity and purpose is difficult, so we're approaching it from a different angle today: how you can develop the courageous mindset you need to develop purpose, because we believe that anyone can have world-class purpose.   Sheryl Kline is an author, speaker, and coach who trains high-performance athletes in Mental Toughness. She shares the small but significant difference between you and an Olympian, and how you can close the gap between where you are and extraordinary results.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: You don't need to, and shouldn't, go on this journey by yourself. Nobody succeeds alone.   So, who are your five? Or, as Jim Rohn puts it, who are the five people you spend the most time with? Are they where you want to be, and are they living their ONE thing?   If the answer is no, you need to join the Living Your ONE Thing Community because that is what you'll get. We will help you believe in your DNA that you can do this, and discover what you want to be.   Go to the1thing.com/membership to join our community.   In this episode you will learn... [4:05] What creates the gap between high achievers and everyone else. [7:00] How you can use positive affirmation to develop a more purposeful mindset. [11:10] Why you need to practice being purposeful (and how to practice deliberately). [12:40] Why you need to align yourself with an expert and put an accountability structure in place. [15:00] How you can commit to progress (instead of perfection).   Links & Tools From This Episode Get FREE Mental Toughness resources at SherylKline.com/theonething Connect with Sheryl: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram The1thing.com/membership - Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community ThinkUp - Positive Affirmations App --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 21, 2017
Ep 100 - How to Have Fierce Conversations That Can Change Your Entire Business | Susan Scott
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If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Fierce Conversations!   We cannot give a book a higher endorsement than we give Fierce Conversations. Learning how to communicate on this level can truly change your life.   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Fierce Conversations. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 18, 2017
Ep 99 - Do You Have the Courage to Grow? Turn Learning Upside Down with Laura Sandefer
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Many of you have asked us the same question: How do I teach the principles from The ONE Thing to my kids?   We want to teach our kids how to focus, set goals, and think so that they can get what they need when they need it, but this stuff isn't taught in schools... or is it?   Laura Sandefer and her husband co-founded The Acton Academy. This is the school that Jay Papasan sends his kids to, and they are transforming the way that kids learn. We discuss what Acton's schooling looks like, and how you can show up at a higher level to develop your children into extraordinary people.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: As parents, we need a mindset shift. Luckily, there are many opportunities to do so. You just have to take action.   If you need more inspiration, head over to ActonAcademyParents.com and choose just ONE blog post to take action on this week.   In this episode you will learn... [2:10] How Acton turns learning upside down. [13:00] 3 things you can do to incorporate more purpose and goal-setting in your family life. [28:45] The ONE thing you can do, as a parent, to develop your children at an extraordinary level.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ActonAcademyParents.com Check out Acton Academy: ActonAcademy.org Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down by Laura Sandefer --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 14, 2017
Ep 98 - Being Accountable and Taking Responsibility for Your Results | Kerri Mees
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We're always on our own road to mastery, trying to figure out how we can serve you better. So, anytime someone leaves the Living Your ONE Thing community, we make it a point to ask them a few questions.   Today we're sharing one of those conversations, a chat with Kerri Mees, because it is so powerful. We've come to realize that accountability starts by looking in the mirror, and no podcast or program will make a difference in your life if you are not, first and foremost, the type of person who chooses to be accountable.   What type of person will you choose to be?     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: You can change the direction of your future – if you are willing to accept that you can have anything you want by, first and foremost, narrowing your focus and doing the things that matter most.   We believe that you can do this. You just have to get up and practice every single day – and it only gets easier with support.   If you want to take the next step, we are here for you in the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and we will be your accountability partners. You can join by going to the1thing.com/membership.   In this episode you will learn... [3:20] Why asking for help is an essential part of the road to mastery. [9:20] Why you need to manage your expectations for immediate results (if you want to achieve lasting success). [26:20] Why you shouldn't give up, even if the process is hard or boring.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode the1thing.com/membership --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Perennial Seller!   Geoff and Jay have been listening to Ryan Holiday’s new book, Perennial Seller, which is all about creating work that lasts (and then marketing it).   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 11, 2017
Ep 97 - When You Form Power Habits and Act in Order of Priority, This Is What's Possible | Adam Wolfe
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If you've been following us since the beginning, you may have noticed that many of our guests are not big names.   Most of the time, we're interviewing people just like you: real people who are living The ONE Thing and getting results. We share these episodes because we want you to know what's possible when you take action.   Today we're sharing a case study of someone who joined our implementation program as soon as we started offering it. Hearing the story of how Adam Wolfe transformed his life warms our heart, and we hope it will inspire you to take action, too.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: People like you and Adam who take action and start to get results are starting a movement – one that will help 100 million people take back control of their time.   Together, we can change the world by empowering others.   Will you commit to joining us and being the type of person who takes action? Will you commit to surrounding yourself with the people who will lift you up, and help you accomplish things you never thought were possible?   We are waiting for you. Go to www.the1thing.com/training and choose where to start.   In this episode you will learn... [4:50] The ONE realization that helped Adam shift his mindset and transform his life. [10:45] How to get clarity so that you can act in order of priority. [24:10] How thinking bigger forces your actions to become bigger.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode www.the1thing.com/training --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 07, 2017
Ep 96 - Transform Your Health, Business, Income, Finances, and Marriage Doing This ONE Thing | Adam Bordes
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Can you imagine transforming your health, business, income, finances, and marriage by doing just ONE simple thing?   Today we are going to hear a story from one of you, who dared to do what so many do not: when they finished listening to an episode of this podcast, they took action.   Adam Bordes thought BIG regarding his vision and then got clarity on the ONE action he needed to make everything else easier or unnecessary – and you can do it too.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: When you are done listening to this episode, will you dare to take action?   Don't do anything else – simply pause and ask yourself, "What is the ONE thing I can do to make everything else easier or unnecessary?"   Open up your calendar and find time this week to get started. Extraordinary results are waiting for you.   In this episode you will learn... [2:45] How identifying the right lead domino will set you up for success. [6:10] How accountability creates an opportunity for change. [18:35] How lining up the right lead domino can help you act in order of priority.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode the1thing.com/membership --   DON’T MISS IT -  The Doors are OPEN!   If you are listening to this episode and you want a greater that of accountability in your life, you can have it. The Living Your ONE Thing Community is full of productive people helping each other achieve more – all you have to do is take action.   You can join the The Living Your ONE Thing Community by going to the1thing.com/membership. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 04, 2017
Ep 95 - Why Extreme Ownership & Discipline Creates Extraordinary Leadership & Results | Navy SEAL Jocko Wilslink
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Building a lasting legacy requires learning how to succeed through others, but before you can do that, you have to show up as a leader.   We have been looking at how to develop our own leadership skills, and what we've learned from today's guest, Jocko Willink, has blown our minds – so we want to share it with you.   Jocko is the author of Extreme Ownership and a retired United States Navy SEAL commander (he was the commander of the titular sniper in the movie American Sniper). His stories will help shift your mindset about extreme ownership and discipline – and if you make these shifts, it will transform how you show up as a leader and your ability to deliver extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Imagine where you'll be in three months if you do this every day:   – Before you go to bed, write down the critical things you need to do tomorrow. – Wake up early in the morning & exercise – Attack that list and get those things done.   In this episode you will learn... [7:10] Why there are no bad teams – only bad leaders. [12:45] What it looks like when you enforce standards and take responsibility as a leader. [25:30] How you can communicate more effectively with your team, and ensure understanding. [29:40] How you can prioritize and execute (even in a stressful situation). [36:25] Why hitting the snooze button is killing your dreams (and the ONE power habit that has given Jocko the greatest benefit). [40:30] How you can take ownership of your day and control your emotions and outlook. [52:45] How you can implement extreme ownership in your life.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Listen to the Jocko Podcast Connect with Jocko: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win   Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual The Way of the Warrior Kid --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment.   Get your audiobook copy of Extreme Ownership!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, or text ONETHING to 500500, you can join Audible for just $4.95/month for your first three months (normally $14.95), where you can listen to Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Nov 30, 2017