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Feb 27, 2017

We’ve been thinking about accountability wrong for years.

Accountability isn’t a punishment – it is a GIFT!

Today’s guest, Jonathan Raymond, is CEO of Refound and author of Good Authority. He will teach you how practicing accountability with kindness can lift people up, keep them on track, and help them be a better version of themselves.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [3:20] The BIG thing missing in most business conversations.
  • [5:42] What accountability REALLY means.
  • [6:53] Why accountability is not fundamentally about consequences.
  • [8:40] How you can communicate your expectations with clarity.
  • [10:50] Why it is your responsibility as a manager to take ownership of the accountability process.
  • [12:03] How to have positive conversations about accountability using the five-part Accountability Dial.
  • [14:10] Why self-awareness and transparency are critical if you want to be a better manager.
  • [17:23] How to reframe conversations with employees so that you can build them up.
  • [20:55] How you can reframe conversations about accountability in your personal relationships so that you can grow together.
  • [23:13] How to have the perfect conservation.
  • [27:35] ONE mindset shift that you have to make if you want to be a great manager.
  • [30:15] How this dirty little management secret can improve long-term productivity and happiness.
  • [34:00] Why establishing clear boundaries will set your team up for success.
  • [39:53] What to do when you’re out of management options.
  • [41:26] Why handling difficult management situations correctly will help your team see that you’re an awesome manager and transform the company culture.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

You can practice your management skills, help a struggling employee, and affect positive change in their life using The Growth Meeting Guide.

  1. Set aside 30 minutes.
  2. Identify a team member who is concerning or frustrating you.
  3. Fill out Refound’s Growth Meeting Guide. Answer each question honestly.
  4. You will receive personalized step-by-step instructions for having effective 1x1 meetings with your team, including scripts and question prompts.
  5. Follow the guide to set up meetings over the next 7, 30 or 365 days.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Feb 23, 2017

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. True or false?

FALSE!

Willpower (like gas in a tank) is a finite resource. You can do powerful things with willpower, but sometimes willpower fails or you simply run out of it.

Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, is back to share what our team discovered about the willpower myth so that you can be more productive.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [1:00] What willpower is… and what it isn’t.
  • [2:10] Why your willpower is never unlimited.
  • [3:30] How to refuel your cognitive stamina.
  • [4:38] ONE little trick to keep you focused (without a coffee break).
  • [5:33] AH-HA Moment: When you should focus on your most important work.
  • [7:26] Why you should make important decisions when you have more willpower.
  • [8:21] Why being extraordinary is a cumulative process.
  • [11:45] How you can create a positive halo effect in your life by doing this for just 15 minutes a day.
  • [14:20] How this big misconception about The ONE Thing holds you back.
  • [14:42] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing isn’t about picking the right ONE thing – it’s about picking something. Pick something that you can do for yourself or your business, first thing in the morning, that will give you positive momentum. It can be as simple as making your bed or working for your first 15 minutes in the office… just give yourself a WIN!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 20, 2017

Are you working hard and still struggling to scale your business?

You might be making business too complicated. Cameron Herold has scaled multiple companies to over $100M by keeping things simple. He’s on the show to teach you...

  • simple techniques that will set you up for long-term success.
  • why business is not as complicated as we make it.
  • how to avoid burnout.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [1:50] Why focusing on this ONE metric will solve almost any business problem.
  • [3:48] How to hone your focus.
  • [4:46] How time blocking will help you do the things that matter most to you AND scale a business.
  • [7:14] How to leverage The Five F’s to avoid business burnout and bring your best self home.
  • [9:13] Why working nights and weekends isn’t worth it.
  • [11:42] How to create a work sanctuary and de-stress (even if you work from home).
  • [14:00] ONE exercise to reconnect with your childhood hobbies and passions.
  • [16:25] How you can choose to be a human BEING versus a human DOING.
  • [21:15] How to make yourself a successful and passionate role model for your kids.
  • [24:23] How you can use leverage to create momentum.
  • [31:12] Simple computer shortcuts that can save you a ton of time.
  • [33:28] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

You will blow the doors off of your business if, on a daily basis, you just focus on the things you can do that will create the most impact. We challenge you to start tomorrow.

  • Make a list of five things that you need to get done tomorrow.
  • Put them in order from highest impact to lowest impact.
  • Place the list somewhere you will see it all day.
  • First thing tomorrow, start working on item one. Don’t do anything else until it’s done.
  • Repeat with each item until you are done with your work day. Even if you don’t finish everything, you will still complete your most important work.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 16, 2017

Do you ever feel like you’re the only person struggling to get everything done?

Don’t worry – everyone struggles with productivity sometimes. In this episode we’re going to answer 20 powerful questions that fans of The ONE Thing asked about productivity during our monthly webinar.

We host a monthly webinar series because we want to add more value to your life. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [3:45] How to maintain momentum while working on your ONE thing.
  • [5:36] How to avoid distractions.
  • [8:07] Two strategies for practicing mindfulness when your mind is a distraction.
  • [9:15] How to accomplish BIG goals through small and consistent action.
  • [11:25] How to delegate like a millionaire.
  • [14:00] How to get out of your inbox – and stay out.
  • [16:03] Why you need to enlist support to focus on your ONE thing.
  • [20:55] Why you should share your goals (and failures) with the most important people in your life.
  • [24:39] Why trying to focus on many things will make everything harder.
  • [29:02] How to optimize your energy throughout the day.
  • [30:07] What you can do when the job being asked of you is not aligned with your ONE thing.
  • [32:10] How to say no without ticking people off.
  • [35:14] How to help motivation find you.
  • [37:38] How to stop yourself from looking at social media while you are focused on your ONE thing.
  • [39:03] How to affect change in unproductive people.
  • [41:30] How to leverage your 4-1-1 to overcome procrastination.
  • [43:55] One 60-second exercise that will help hone your focus.
  • [47:42] Why surrounding yourself with the right people will help clarify your ONE thing.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Focus is like a muscle. To strengthen your focus, you need to exercise that muscle every day. Start right now taking action on one thing for just 60 seconds. Can you prove to yourself that you can be present for the next 60 seconds? If so, GREAT! Now it’s about making it a habit and expanding your focus time, over time.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 13, 2017

Do you ever feel like you’re doing a lot of work without getting anything done?

We live in a culture obsessed with productivity… but we struggle to control our own time because we’ve been lied to about productivity for our whole lives.

Laura Hanly and Garrett Linderman, two valuable members of The ONE Thing team, will help you gain control over your time by revealing the 6 lies that are crushing your productivity.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [1:40] Lie #1: Everything matters equally.
  • [3:05] How to define the things that truly matter.
  • [5:10] Lie #2: Multitasking.
  • [7:45] Five steps to get super focused and control your environment.
  • [8:50] How to eliminate multitasking.
  • [9:53] Lie #3: A disciplined life.
  • [10:06] How to leverage your limited discipline and create a powerful habit.
  • [11:27] Lie #4: Willpower is always on will call.
  • [12:09] The difference between willpower and discipline.
  • [13:10] Why you should save your most important work for the morning.
  • [15:16] Lie #5: A balanced life.
  • [16:24] Why we assign undue importance to maintaining a work-life balance.
  • [18:48] Lie #6: Big is bad.
  • [19:02] How to think like Gary Keller – BIG and BOLD.

 

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Turn your to-do list into a success list! Consider the 80/20 Principle, which states that 20 percent of efforts or actions tend to produce 80 percent of results. A success list will help you make the most out of that 20 percent.

  • Write down all of the things that you need to do.
  • Rank every task in order of priority.
  • Focus on finishing your #1 priority first. You don’t earn the right to work on your second priority until you finish your first priority.
    • Limit the distractions in your environment. Put on headphones, block out irregular sounds, place food and drink within reach, and close anything with notifications (or just turn off your internet!).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 9, 2017

Do you ever wonder what it will take to scale your business into an empire?

Today you get to meet the former CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Amy Hyman Pratt, who will break down how she scaled her business by focusing on three things:

  1. Accountability
  2. Top talent
  3. Showing up as the best version of herself

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:19] A difficult (and expensive) decision Annie had to make because it was the right decision.
  • [7:15] Why scaling a business can lead to huge challenges.
  • [9:47] Why micromanaging can hurt your organization.
  • [11:30] AH-HA Moment: The moment Annie realized she needed to make a huge mindset shift.
  • [13:20] Why you need to create a culture of open and honest communication in your organization.
  • [14:42] Why you need to take responsibility for leveling up your mindset when you are affected by limiting beliefs.
  • [15:43] How you can create a psychologically safe environment for your team.
  • [16:55] How you can learn to succeed through others.
  • [17:50] Why honoring your core values will force you to sacrifice something – and guide you towards long-term success.
  • [21:24] How to identify YOUR North Star...
  • [22:25] ...and the ONE thing you can do to stick to it.
  • [25:54] Why these three things will help you build a team that grows quickly – without losing your ONE thing.

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Ask this question to assess the accountability of prospective talent: “Tell me about a time when a mistake was made in an organization and you got blamed hardcore for it. What was the situation, how did it turn out, and what would you do differently next time?”

Links & Tools From This Episode

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 6, 2017

Can you imagine waking up and realizing that, for decades, you were developing catastrophically unhealthy habits?

Unfortunately, this was a reality for a listener of this podcast.

Peggy Delano has been a fan of The ONE Thing for years. Recently though, she knew she needed to make a change – but wasn’t sure how to.

This episode is a case study of what can happen when you decide to…

  • Make a change
  • Surround yourself with the right group of people
  • Execute simple daily actions that contribute to a greater goal.

It’s never too late to make a positive change.

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:00] The most important thing to focus on when you are making a change.
  • [6:50] Why your lead domino might have nothing to do with your business.
  • [9:09] AH-HA Moment: It’s okay to struggle with time blocking. It’s okay to struggle with what your ONE thing is.
  • [11:05] Why enlisting support is critical to making a big change in your life.
  • [12:10] Why the fear of failing to change comes from a lack of true commitment.
  • [13:10] The incredible result of committing to a 66-Day Challenge, with support.
  • [14:55] How knocking down your lead domino can help you show up as your authentic self in every part of your life.
  • [22:05] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Think of the big goal you have for yourself. What is the big goal that you know you need to make meaningful progress on and, for whatever reason, have failed to do so? Give yourself permission to think BIG!

Establish one specific, measurable action that you can do today. Prove to yourself that you can take action today – not tomorrow. If you start executing a small step every day, you will be amazed by the results.

Links & Tools From This Episode

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

Feb 2, 2017

What do you want people to remember you for? What is your legacy?

If you want to create a lasting legacy, every action you take needs to reflect your values.

We were playing the short-term game to grow revenue, but we needed to focus on our core values – our ONE thing.

There’s a price attached to our values, but there’s also a reward when we stick to them.

Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, is back to explain how he knew we were making a mistake and to teach you how we corrected course.

In this episode you will learn...

  • [0:50] Why your values aren’t really your values unless they cost you something.
  • [1:38] The BIG Mistake we made (that you may be making right now).
  • [2:20] Why the best businesses have a mission and a clear purpose.
  • [8:30] AH-HA Moment: We need to come from a place of value. Your trust is worth infinitely more than your money.
  • [9:34] Why negative interactions can help you identify problems and solve them.
  • [13:04] Clarity matters. Getting clear about your values is a foundational idea that people don’t give enough focus.
  • [14:05] Why there’s no reason to repeat other people’s mistakes.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Identify what you want your legacy to be. What do you want people to say you stood for? Then reflect on how you are showing up in the world on a daily basis… Do you need to make any adjustments?

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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