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May 21, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

May 14, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

May 7, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 30, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 23, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 19, 2018

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!

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 16, 2018

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!

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 12, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 9, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 5, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Apr 2, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 29, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 26, 2018

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!

 

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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 22, 2018

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!

 

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.

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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.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 19, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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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.

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Mar 15, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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.

 

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Mar 12, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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.

 

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Mar 8, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

 

 

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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.

 

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Mar 5, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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Mar 1, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 26, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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Feb 22, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 19, 2018

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

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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.

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 15, 2018

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

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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.

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Feb 12, 2018

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!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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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.

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