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Oct 30, 2017

So many people trying to grow a successful business create a product, try to sell it, and then focus on scaling... but they're making a massive mistake.

 

We made this same mistake in our business, too, for at least a year. Then we heard about the book Hacking Growth, and it changed the way we thought about marketing.

 

Sean Ellis is the author of Hacking Growth, and he was responsible for scaling businesses like DropBox, EventBrite, and LogMeIn – and those companies achieved tremendous levels of success because they did ONE thing differently.

 

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We challenge you to run a survey that helps you understand WHO your must-have users are and WHY they consider your product a must-have.

 

The first question: How would you feel if you could no longer use <Name of Your Product>? They can answer Disappointed, Somewhat Disappointed, Not Disappointed, or Not Applicable (I no longer use it).

 

The follow-up question: What is the primary benefit that you have gotten from this product?

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [1:40] What "hacking growth" really looks like.
  • [5:45] How Sean improved the usage rate of a product by 1000% in just four months (and the unexpected way that affected company growth).
  • [9:20] What it means to create a "must-have" product.
  • [13:20] How to identify whether or not your product is considered a "must-have" (and then leverage that data).
  • [19:00] How you can foster more love for a product.
  • [24:30] How to hone in on your most beneficial product features (and why it is important).
  • [35:00] The ONE metric you need to figure out.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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Get your FREE audiobook copy of Hacking Growth!

 

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 Hacking Growth.

 

Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on the future that you forget to be present in the moment?

 

We know that stopping to celebrate the moments that matter is required, and that’s the purpose behind JavaPresse Coffee Company. Everything JavaPresse does is designed to help you enjoy a moment that you craft for yourself, every day, and their coffee is unique because it’s organically grown, ethically sourced, and roasted fresh to order.

 

To craft your next moment that matters, head over to the1thing.com/coffee and use the coupon code ONETHING to get 15% off your first three months of shipments.

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Oct 26, 2017

Do you ever feel like you're working hard in your career, but it's not your calling?

 

We know that discovering your purpose is a massive question mark for so many of you, and recently one of the members of our Living Your ONE Thing Community, Deb Cornella, shared something heartfelt and vulnerable about her purpose – and we had to share that conversation with you.

 

During the episode, Geoff asks Deb a series of questions, and we hope you do yourself the service of answering these questions, too. Don't just be a passive content consumer – If you consciously choose, instead, to implement, you will get a massive amount of value from this conversation.

 

Join us for our first live event:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Too many of you will listen to this and then do nothing, but this is an opportunity for you to bring purpose to what you're doing, cut through the mental fog, and finally get clarity (in under 30 minutes).

 

When you hear the questions that Geoff asks, what were your AH-HAs, and how can you take action on that today?

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [1:40] What would you have to do in the next 12 months to feel like you're on track for your 5-year plan?
  • [5:35] What's the legacy that you want to leave?
  • [6:15] What's the ONE thing that you're not currently doing that would give you a massive sense of clarity on where you're going?
  • [7:00] What are you getting up, every day, and trading your life for?
  • [12:10] What's the one thing that's most likely to stop you from doing your ONE thing?
  • [15:05] What does setting your intention look like?
  • [16:00] How will you know if you got a win for the day?

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

  • Do you want help implementing these practices? Go to the1thing.com/membership to get on the waitlist for the Living Your ONE Thing community.

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Do you want to be wealthy? Download a FREE copy of The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment

 

We were told that, if you worked hard in school, got a good job, and saved in your 401K that you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream... but if you look at the wealthy, you’ll see that that’s not how they got there. Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.

 

If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment.

 

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Oct 23, 2017

How do you justify inaction?

Most of us have read a book or listened to a podcast, been inspired, and then done nothing... but inaction doesn't produce extraordinary results. This episode is our wake up call.

Jason Rule is one of you: a fan of the book and a fan of the podcast, but he has endured something that, hopefully, most of us will never have to experience. He shares how The ONE Thing helped him get through that rough patch, and scale a business at the same time.

If you need clarity on your goals and priorities, need help establishing a system to live the ONE thing, and you want to surround yourself with high achievers, this event is for you:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What's the ONE thing you heard in this episode (that you're not currently doing) that would make a significant impact on how you invest your time?

Now answer truthfully: What is the ONE thing stopping you from taking that action, and how can you overcome that obstacle?

The answers are all inside – sometimes it just takes someone with a different perspective, like Jason, to help us to find them.

In this episode you will learn...

  • [11:40] Why you should give yourself permission to think BIG (and be specific).
  • [14:45] How acting in priority can help you move forward (and even excel) when you are struggling.
  • [16:50] How to practice time blocking in your business when your family is the ONE thing.

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Links & Tools From This Episode

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Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on the future that you forget to be present in the moment?

We know that stopping to celebrate the moments that matter is required, and that’s the purpose behind JavaPresse Coffee Company. Everything JavaPresse does is designed to help you enjoy a moment that you craft for yourself, every day, and their coffee is unique because it’s organically grown, ethically sourced, and roasted fresh to order.

To craft your next moment that matters, head over to the1thing.com/coffee and use the coupon code ONETHING to get 15% off your first three months of shipments.

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Oct 19, 2017

Are you satisfied with your current results?

 

If you are not satisfied with your current results, and you want more, this episode is for you. Geoff Woods breaks down the three things that most people let control their time (and use as an excuse when they're not holding themselves accountable).

 

Join us for our first live event:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

There is no silver bullet, no magic pill, and no resource that can make you accountable if you aren't willing to first look in the mirror.

 

What's the ONE thing that you heard in this episode that you can take action on, and will you choose to be the type of person who holds themselves accountable to taking that action?

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [6:40] How you can choose to be more accountable to your goals.
  • [13:40] The ONE thing that creates the most disruption when people try to control their time (and how you can get the control back).
  • [21:25] How to shape your community so that you can support yourself, and then everybody else.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on the future that you forget to be present in the moment?

 

We know that stopping to celebrate the moments that matter is required, and that’s the purpose behind JavaPresse Coffee Company. Everything JavaPresse does is designed to help you enjoy a moment that you craft for yourself, every day, and their coffee is unique because it’s organically grown, ethically sourced, and roasted fresh to order.

 

To craft your next moment that matters, head over to the1thing.com/coffee and use the coupon code ONETHING to get 15% off your first three months of shipments.

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Oct 16, 2017

Do you understand why finding your purpose matters?

 

You can’t get the right results if you don’t take the right actions, you can’t take the right actions if you don’t know what your priorities are, and you can’t know what your priorities are if you don’t know what your purpose is. However, we understand that most people struggle with this first step.

 

Jim Beebe is a member of the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and he discovered his purpose in a very unlikely place. As you listen to his story, we suggest you reflect on your own life and ask yourself what breadcrumbs you may be overlooking.

 

If you want to learn more about aligning your purpose with your goals, you can join us for our first live event:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Your results are 100% in your control. It all comes down to implementation.

 

You just invested your most valuable resource, your time, so out of everything that you heard, what is the ONE thing you can implement today?

 

The rewards can be massive, but the opportunity cost, if you choose not to take action, can be just as significant.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:10] How putting yourself aside and focusing on others can reveal a dormant ONE thing.
  • [10:40] Why your preconceived idea of a perfect life may be closing you off from possibility and curiosity.
  • [13:30] ONE thing you can do to find clarity around your purpose.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on the future that you forget to be present in the moment?

 

We know that stopping to celebrate the moments that matter is required, and that’s the purpose behind JavaPresse Coffee Company. Everything JavaPresse does is designed to help you enjoy a moment that you craft for yourself, every day, and their coffee is unique because it’s organically grown, ethically sourced, and roasted fresh to order.

 

To craft your next moment that matters, head over to the1thing.com/coffee and use the coupon code ONETHING to get 15% off your first three months of shipments.

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Oct 12, 2017

Do you know what it takes to build a business that succeeds beyond your involvement, and grows into an empire?

 

Today we're sharing a conversation between Geoff Woods and Ryan Moran, owner of Capitalism.com and host of Freedom Fast Lane, in which we ask Ryan essential questions about thinking BIG and scaling his business.

 

As we ask Ryan these questions, we suggest you answer them yourself. There are some major Ah-Ha moments for Ryan, and we know there will be some for you as well.

 

If you want to learn more about thinking BIG and setting goals, you can join us for our first live event:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

When we look at the habits that Gary mastered to get where he is today, we can see that he learned how to succeed through others; recruiting amazingly talented individuals and coaching them to their possibilities.

 

What is the ONE thing you can do from this episode, or the ONE question you can answer, that will have the most significant impact on you, and help you start building your empire?

 

Your payoff can be massive if you take action.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [7:50] What is your Disney? What is your BIG vision?
  • [9:45] What problem is preventing you from getting bigger?
  • [14:20] If you could recruit your dream team of employees, what positions do you absolutely need (and who do you focus on)?
  • [24:45] How Gary Keller systematized the empire building process.
  • [33:45] How maintenance steals your time and productivity.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

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Are you struggling with your personal and professional goals?

If you want models and systems that will give you clarity about your goals and ensure you achieve them, we invite you to join Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods for a two-day goal-setting retreat:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal-Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas

Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more and see if it is a fit for you. There are limited spots and we expect to sell out, so take action now while seats are available.

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Oct 9, 2017

It's easy to give something away... but do you know how to give strategically?

 

Business owners have a tremendous opportunity to do more than just make a profit – they can make a massive impact in the world, and this has been top of mind for us in light of the devastating natural disasters in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

 

Jay Papasan recently took the stage to deliver a keynote about why making more money also means you can make a more significant impact, and how you can give a million dollars away strategically. We want to share this valuable training with you because we believe it's vital that business owners leverage their businesses as vehicles for positive change.

 

If you want to learn more about strategic giving, you can join us for our first live event:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • How: the1thing.com/event

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We want to challenge you: How can you begin to give?

 

What is the one thing you can do, immediately? Can you give your gratitude, your time, your leadership, or your wealth?

 

Think big about the type of legacy you want to leave, and then start by taking small actions.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • [8:00] Why you should give (and why people usually don't).
  • [13:00] How micro-giving can make a real difference.
  • [16:50] Why the highest achievers are usually Strategic Givers.
  • [28:30] How you can think bigger about setting goals in your personal life.
  • [40:50] The Bill Gates model for leaving a legacy.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Get your FREE audiobook copy of Give and Take!

 

During this episode, Jay mentioned an incredible book: Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant. If you like this episode, we think you’ll love the book – and our friends at Audible want to help you do that.

 

If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Give and Take.

 

Have you ever gone on a retreat to work on your personal goals?

 

We’ve found that most people haven’t applied proven business principles for setting goals to their personal life, and that’s why our first live event will be a goal setting retreat:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas

 

If you’d like to get out of your environment, spend two days with Geoff Woods and Jay Papasan, and establish clearly defined goals for the next year, go to the1thing.com/event. There are limited spots and we expect to sell out, so take action now while seats are available.

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Oct 5, 2017

When were you taught how to set goals properly?

Most of us were never taught goal setting, but Gary Keller has developed an incredible model based on the strategies billionaires use to achieve extraordinary levels of success.

Geoff Woods and Jay Papasan share this model so you can learn how to set goals the right way, in both your professional and personal life.

This model is the foundation of our very first live event, The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat!

  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • Learn more: the1thing.com/event

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you choose to implement this episode, understand that you will struggle when you start asking those big questions and goal setting to the now. If that's you, you're doing it right!

It's difficult to get clarity about what will matter most to you 20, 30, 40 years into the future. However, as you work backward, things get easier.

So what is the ONE thing from this episode that you can implement to gain clarity about your goals?

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:30] How a billionaire becomes a billionaire.
  • [11:35] What the purpose of a goal is.
  • [19:45] Why you need to be kind to yourself (and stop setting yourself up for failure).
  • [26:35] How proper goal setting leverages the domino effect.
  • [33:15] ONE 'goal setting to the now' exercise you can use to gain clarity.

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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Are you struggling with goal setting?

One of the biggest challenges many people have with goal setting is that they don’t frequently get out of their environment; they don’t surround themselves with the people who will expand their minds so that they can set goals properly.

That’s why our first live event will be a goal setting retreat:

  • What: The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat
  • When: November 30th, 2017 - December 1st, 2017
  • Where: Austin, Texas

If you’d like to get out of your environment, spend two days with Geoff Woods and Jay Papasan, and establish clearly defined goals for the next year, go to the1thing.com/event. There are limited spots and we expect to sell out, so take action now while seats are available.

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Oct 2, 2017

Can you imagine living a life that is so amazing you don’t believe it’s actually possible?

Gary Keller says that you’re never more than five years away from where you want to be – if you intentionally surround yourself with the right people, follow proven models and systems, and implement the guidance given to you, you are no more than five years from that seemingly-impossible life.

In this episode, Brindley Tucker shares a remarkable story, for the first time on a public platform, that demonstrates how you can go from an incredible low – a rock bottom that most of us will never have to face – and still turn your life around.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We recognize the importance of occasionally stopping to acknowledge what we're experiencing in our lives... and we shared this story because we don't want you to wait until something horrible happens that forces you to acknowledge it.

We suggest that you begin by asking for help.

Step One: Identify where you need help. If you reflect on your life, what is the ONE area that you most need help?

Step Two: Identify who you can ask. Who is somebody that will be receptive to helping you?

Step Three: Open up your calendar and identify when you will reach out to them, and then take action.

In this episode you will learn...

  • [14:30] Why you're not responsible for your first thought (but you are responsible for your second).
  • [18:10] How enlisting the right support can reveal something great that you may not see in yourself.
  • [32:20] The ONE thing you need to do before you can surround yourself with the right people.

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Links & Tools From This Episode

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If you want to learn alongside business legends and develop the mindset to become a great entrepreneur, head over to ActonMBA.org/ONE.

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