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Aug 31, 2017

What does the life of a thought leader look like?

Many of the most influential leaders have forged similar paths and made the same mistakes. If you pay attention to the common themes and model high achievers, you can take a shortcut towards a greater impact.

Corey Poirier is a bestselling author, multiple time TEDx speaker, and host of the Conversations with PASSION! Radio Show & Podcast. Corey has sat down to conduct individual interviews with over 4,000 thought leaders, and in the process, he identified three recurring themes that many high achievers credit their success to.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Take a moment to reflect on the 3 Secrets that Corey shared and consider these important questions:

Are you showing up in the world as a student? Are you living a life of purpose? Do you practice focusing on your most important work?

Now, answer this question: What is the ONE thing you can do, based on this episode, that will make everything else easier or unnecessary? Commit to it by downloading our 66-day calendar and starting a 66-day challenge.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [5:15] Why the top leaders are always lifelong learners.
  • [7:45] How influential leaders find their purpose (and how you can too).
  • [17:15] How high achievers leverage their focus to accomplish more and create a lasting impact.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Upgrade your Finances – Download a FREE copy of The Perpetual Wealth Strategy

In The ONE Thing, we talk about the Seven Circles, the seven most important areas of your life, and one of those circles is your financial life.

That’s why we want to connect you with Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life, who are offering a free report called The Perpetual Wealth Strategy. You can download The Perpetual Wealth Strategy for FREE at perpetualwealthstrategy.net.

This report has already given thousands of entrepreneurs just like you the recipe for establishing their financial well being for decades.

 

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Aug 28, 2017

What does it take internally to thrive?

Psychologists understand that the way in which we navigate our inner world drives every aspect of how we love, live, and lead... but it can be difficult for us to reflect inward and navigate our everyday thoughts, emotions, and self-talk because no one ever taught us how.

Our guest, Dr. Susan David, is a clinical psychologist and author of the best-selling book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. We're sharing this conversation as a crash course to help you start developing emotional agility and thriving internally.

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:

You can start having a more effective relationship with your emotions today, and you may be surprised at how powerful an effect this simple shift may have.

Step One: Distance yourself from an emotion you're holding onto by saying, "I notice I feel _____."

Step Two: Ask yourself: What is the bigger value that lies underneath that is provoking these emotions? The moment you acknowledge what the underlying value is, the emotions dissipate.

Let us know the ONE thing you take action on from this episode by emailing us or sharing it with us on Facebook.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [3:10] How Emotional Agility allows you to learn from your emotions.
  • [6:15] Why you shouldn't treat your emotions or thoughts as directions.
  • [12:40] How you can bring more focus and transparency to the emotions that you feel, and handle them appropriately.
  • [17:55] Why discomfort is the price of admission for a meaningful life.
  • [23:10] How you can begin making value-based decisions (and what happens when you don't live in alignment with your values).
  • [33:55] How to set goals based on what you have to do, and not what you want. You can take Susan's free Emotional Agility quiz for help thinking of values in the context of your emotional agility.
  • [40:25] How to help your child navigate their emotions. You can learn more about this in "Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility."

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Get a FREE copy of Emotional Agility on Audible!

If you learned as much from Dr. Susan David as we did, you will love her book, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.

Audible is sponsoring this episode, which means you can get a copy of Emotional Agility when you create a new account.

Go to audible.com/onething, create a new account, and you will receive a free credit for your first book.

 

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Aug 24, 2017

If you are struggling with organization, it’s not your fault.

You probably haven't been taught what it takes to get organized at work.

I know nobody ever sat us down and showed us how to get organized, until we started working with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.  Today we want to share with you what we’ve learned about getting organized and the research that our team has uncovered about what it takes to be productive at work.

 

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Look at all of the things you do throughout the day. How much of that directly supports you accomplishing your one thing? If you don’t think you’re investing enough time there, then take one small step towards doing your most important work first.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Upgrade your Finances – Download a FREE copy of The Perpetual Wealth Strategy

In The ONE Thing, we talk about the Seven Circles, the seven most important areas of your life, and one of those circles is your financial life.

That’s why we want to connect you with Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life, who are offering a free report called The Perpetual Wealth Strategy. You can download The Perpetual Wealth Strategy for FREE at perpetualwealthstrategy.net.

This report has already given thousands of entrepreneurs just like you the recipe for establishing their financial well being for decades.

 

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Aug 21, 2017

Over five years went into researching and writing The ONE Thing, and one of the things we discovered was that, on average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. That means you can form up to five life-changing power habits every year... but how many power habits have you acquired over even the past five years?

Most of us haven't formed very many, and that's okay. Today you have the opportunity to intentionally decide which habits you will form, and narrow your focus to the ONE you want to acquire first.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We hope you'll celebrate episode 66 with us by picking just ONE of the three power habits we described and starting your own 66 Day Challenge.

You can download your own 66-Day Calendar for free at the1thing.com/66daychallenge.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [5:25] The 1st Habit: How to act in order of priority.
  • [10:30] The 2nd Habit: How to schedule time with yourself to do your most important work (and protect it).
  • [19:40] The 3rd Habit: How to think BIG and act small.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Upgrade your Finances – Download a FREE copy of The Perpetual Wealth Strategy

In The ONE Thing, we talk about the Seven Circles, the seven most important areas of your life, and one of those circles is your financial life.

That’s why we want to connect you with Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life, who are offering a free report called The Perpetual Wealth Strategy. You can download The Perpetual Wealth Strategy for FREE at perpetualwealthstrategy.net.

This report has already given thousands of entrepreneurs just like you the recipe for establishing their financial well being for decades.

 

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Aug 17, 2017

Do you believe that hustling and working long hours will eventually make you successful?

Gary Keller says that if you work long enough, you can muscle your way to a result… but you end up cheating yourself out of an extraordinary life.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how you can begin to make shifts so that you work a set number of hours, and then you actually live a life outside of your professional world.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We hope this episode helps you think a little bit differently about how you invest your time so that you can live a more extraordinary life.

Step 1: Get clear on your priorities. Head over to the1thing.com/resources to download a free copy of Your 411.

Step 2: When you have clarity on your priorities, time block it on your calendar.

Step 3: After your priorities are on your calendar, proactively identify the distractions that are most likely to pop up and think about how you will handle them in advance.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:35] What it means to be efficient and effective with your time.
  • [7:50] Why we sometimes feel busy, but don't feel like we're getting anything done.
  • [9:25] How to leverage the potential of your 411 to focus on your priorities.
  • [12:10] How you can take back your time by thinking BIG, and then acting small.
  • [13:00] How you can proactively protect your time and finish your most important work.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Get a FREE audiobook that will sharpen your skillset!

If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks.

That’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode. We’ve recently come across an incredible audiobook that is highly relevant to this episode: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott. We’re using the book to sharpen our skillsets, and we think it’ll help you too.

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 First Conversations.

 

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Aug 14, 2017

Do you ever feel like you're working hard... but not getting the results that you deserve?

So many of us feel isolated by this feeling, but you are NOT alone.

We are sharing a conversation we had with one of you, Lizzie Grant, to demonstrate how common this feeling is. We failed Lizzie, but we called her because we always want to learn from our failures. We never intended for this conversation to be a podcast episode, but it was too inspiring and too valuable not to share with all of you.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Get clear on what your priorities really are. Write them down on a sheet of paper.

Now ask yourself: What is the minimum amount of time that you need to invest in your top priority to make progress?

Don't set the bar too high because, when you start taking action every day, it will become a habit.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [9:00] How taking a break can help you get clarity.
  • [11:30] Why so many of us struggle to control our time (not just you!).
  • [18:00] How you can get clarity on what you want and develop a system that helps you do those things in order of priority.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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GET ON THE WAITLIST - Don’t miss your next opportunity to join the Living Your ONE Thing community

The Living Your ONE Thing community is designed around everything we talked about in this episode. If you are inspired, sign up to be contacted when we open the doors again later this year.

You can get on the waitlist by going to the1thing.com/membership or texting the word “FOUNDER” to the number 33444.

 

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Aug 10, 2017

A lot of people have read The ONE Thing and listen to the podcast every week, but they still struggle to take action.

If that sounds like you, you're not alone.

 

In this episode, Demir & Carey Bentley share the reason that most of us struggle to take action and teach you how to shorten the gap between gaining knowledge and taking action

You can over to LifeHackBootcamp.com/onething to download the 4 Layers of Accountability worksheet and get instant access to their brand new masterclass: Triple Your Focus And Learn 3 Superhacks For Converting Knowledge Into Action...In Just  78 Minutes Of Free Training!

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you're reading this, the most important thing you can do is take action right away.

Here's a great place to start: Take out a piece of paper or open a text document and brainstorm a list of people who you respect, and who might benefit from being in an accountability buddy relationship with you.

Don't put this action on your to-do list. Now is the time.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [2:15] How you can turn adversity into opportunity.
  • [7:00] What happens when you start trying to design a life that allows you to thrive professionally, spiritually, financially, emotionally, and physically.
  • [13:55] How you can succeed in today's "winner take all" economy.
  • [15:00] The ONE thing you need to convert knowledge into action.
  • [20:10] How you can shorten the gap between gaining knowledge and taking action.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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We are in the business of saving you time, which means we want to give you back more time with everything we do. We also know that most of you don’t want to spend your time keeping books, tracking invoices, and tracking expenses.

If accounting is not your ONE thing, the re-designed FreshBooks can help: create and send professional invoices in less than 30 seconds, set up online payments in just a couple clicks, and get paid up to 4x faster.

We’re sharing this with you because FreshBooks is offering a 30-day, unrestricted free trial to listeners of The ONE Thing podcast. To claim it, go to www.freshbooks.com/ONE and enter “The ONE Thing” in the “How did you hear about us?” section.

 

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Aug 7, 2017

No one succeeds alone.

Most of us understand that recruiting top talent into our world is the ONE thing we can do to grow our businesses... but no one ever trained us how to do it.

That's why we're sharing this conversation with recruiting expert Matt Schwartz, President of MJS Executive Search. We discuss why hiring transformational talent is the key to focusing on your ONE thing, and how you can successfully attract top talent.

 

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you're hitting the ceiling in your life, you are missing a person. It's time to take action and generate leads for your relationships.

What is the ONE thing from this episode that you can do to build those relationships, such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

Write it down, and put it on your calendar.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [3:25] Why focusing on transformational talent, first, will allow you to do your most important work every day (and silence everything else).
  • [14:10] How you can balance the long-term ONE thing for your business and short-term priorities.
  • [16:30] What you can do to build a relationship with top talent.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Aug 3, 2017

Society has set you up to waste your time.

We believe in offering support so you can get the clarity and control of your time necessary to live the extraordinary life you deserve.

That's why we're releasing this bonus module from the Time Blocking Mastery course, which we created to provide practical examples for people who are serious about forming power habits that stick.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Give yourself 30 seconds to look inward and assess how you are doing.

Are you going down the right path? Can you make a small tweak?

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:10] Why you might choose to tackle something small during your first 66-Day Challenge.
  • [12:00] Why taking the first action is more important than picking the "right" ONE thing.
  • [18:00] Why it's okay if you don't publicly declare your goals.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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FreshBooks has been re-designed from the ground up as a cloud accounting solution for small business owners who want to be more productive, get organized, and get paid quickly. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

FreshBooks is offering a 30-day, unrestricted free trial to listeners of The ONE Thing podcast. To claim it, go to www.freshbooks.com/ONE and enter “The ONE Thing” in the “How did you hear about us?” section.

 

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