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Jul 16, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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)!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jul 9, 2018

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 9, 2018

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

 

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

Jul 2, 2018

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:

 

  1. The triggers
  2. The actions
  3. The rewards
  4. 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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 25, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 18, 2018

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 14, 2018

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...

 

  1. 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...

  1. 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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 11, 2018

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...

 

  1. 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...

  1. 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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jun 4, 2018

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

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

May 28, 2018

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

 

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

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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