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Discover the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. Learn how the most successful people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health and habits with The ONE Thing. A ProduKtive® Podcast.

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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! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at emilyannpeterson.com Connect with Emily: Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook Read: Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous Listen: Bare Naked Bravery Podcast Watch: “What are shared experiences worth: Emily Ann Peterson at TEDxTacoma”   -- 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! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   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. -- 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! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   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. --   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. -- 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 Unlock your 5 Day Weekend at 5DayWeekend.com Get more tips about improving cash flow at wealthfactory.com/podcast Connect with Nik at nikinspace.com Connect with Garrett at wealthfactory.com   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   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. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Mar 15, 2018
Do you ever feel like you are juggling so many different tasks that, inevitably, some things end up slipping through the cracks?   We’ve definitely experienced that in our business, and so has our guest Jenny McCarty. Jenny is a business owner, a member of our Living Your ONE Thing community, and a military wife, which means she is constantly moving – and every time she moves, she has to start her business all over again.   This is because Jenny has been acting entrepreneurially, relying on her own natural abilities, instead of acting purposefully. She reached out to us for help before her next move, and we want to share that call because we think it can help you too. In this episode, we ask questions that will help you identify the models and systems that you can implement so that your business can scale without you.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: As people, we tend to over complicate things. We make our problems feel difficult, but in reality, it doesn’t have to be that way. Your life, and your business, can be simple – and the simpler it is, the easier it will be to scale.   And building systems doesn’t actually have to take a lot of time. With a little bit of technology – and the intention to document everything – you can record every step of your process and then leverage VA resources to turn that into a system.   If you’d like to see how we do this, we will be sharing our process in a training for the Living Your ONE Thing Community. Click here to join today.   In this episode you will learn... [12:10] Why documenting your systems is a powerful lead domino. [16:10] What habits you can acquire to help you develop systems in your business. [22:00] How you can stop over complicating simple problems.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz   --   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.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 12, 2018
When you start a new relationship, do you show up looking to give or get?   Many entrepreneurs show up trying to leverage every situation, but we only start receiving the most value when we start offering it. Superconnectors are the people who create value by making connections for other people because, in every interaction and new relationship, they show up looking to give, not get.   Scott Gerber started the Young Entrepreneurs Council, founded The Community Company, and wrote the book Superconnector. In this episode, he shares how you can transform your mindset, be more meaningful and purposeful in every interaction, and start building relationships that really matter.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What’s the ONE thing in this episode that will help you stop networking, and start forming real relationships that matter?   When you find your answer, let us know in a review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. We see every single review, and we want to know what helped you.   In this episode you will learn... [3:50] How becoming a Superconnector can knock over more dominoes in your life. [6:00] The ONE thing that will allow you to form connections with people who are where you want to be. [8:30] Why facilitating great experiences adds more value than showing up to network. [10:20] What becomes possible when you develop a connector’s mind. [16:30] ONE simple strategy you can use to audit your mindset and behaviors. [22:30] What models and systems you can follow to ensure that you are nurturing the relationships that matter most. [31:50] The most important lesson you can learn when it comes to forming relationships.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ScottDGerber.com Connect with Scott: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Pick up your copy of Superconnector   --   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.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 8, 2018
Today we are getting raw and vulnerable with all of you.   In our conversations with all of you, we've learned that many of you are making excuses for your results – and in reality, the ONE thing you're failing to do is look in the mirror and accept accountability.   JT McCormick had an unfortunate childhood – it's hard for many of us to fathom growing up in his shoes – but in spite of his tumultuous start in life, he has managed to achieve an extraordinary level of success. Sometimes we lack the perspective to look at our situation and find gratitude, and as a result, we end up making excuses, but JT is here to serve us all a big helping of Perspective Pie.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We can all make the CHOICE to achieve more – it just requires a simple mindset shift and some elbow grease. In this conversation, you'll hear when JT chose to be the best at everything he did, even scrubbing toilets.   So we have a question for you: Are you doing the best that you can do, or are you doing the best that can be done?   What is the ONE thing you can do to show up as the best in business, family, or wherever is most important to you – and where in your life are you making excuses when you could be getting results?   In this episode you will learn... [17:40] The only three things you need to achieve success. [21:10] What you need to know if you feel stuck against the ceiling of achievement. [22:20] ONE thing you can do to get clarity and shift your mindset.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at JTmccormick.com Connect with JT on LinkedIn   I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream by JT McCormick & Tucker Max   Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz   --   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.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 5, 2018
We spend 25% of our life, if not more, at work – and many of our workplaces are broken; we lack fulfillment.   We lack control, we lack clarity on where we are going, and too many of us don't feel like we're waking up every day to trade our lives for something of value. If that's a problem for you, you're in the right place.   Today's guest is going to help you get clarity on ONE thing that will help you find more fulfillment. Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton's top-rated teacher for six straight years, and as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers. He is also the author or co-author of three New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take, Originals, and Option B.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love Adam's empowering message. Whether you're a manager or an employee, you have DNA in your results. Our questions for you is, what is the ONE thing that you're not doing that would allow you to find more fulfillment in what you do?   Consider where in your life you are treating everything like it matters equally. Where are you going BIG and trying to do everything where you could be going small, focusing on the unique area where you can truly make the greatest impact and enjoy the greatest results?   In this episode you will learn... [6:00] The 3 things you need to get motivated at work. [13:00] Why top performers are willing to experiment. [23:40] How being clear on your priorities will help you manage your time (and say no when it's appropriate). [33:00] How you can be more purposeful about when and how you give. [45:30] The ONE thing you can do to start transforming the fulfillment you find in what you do.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at AdamGrant.net Connect with Adam: Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Adam’s TED Talk: “The surprising habits of original thinkers” --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Give and Take, Originals, or Option B.   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 1, 2018
Do you struggle with being present?   We talk a lot about achieving extraordinary results, setting goals, and gaining clarity on your priorities.... but one thing that we don't often talk about as much is mastering our mindset. So many of us are constantly thinking about the next thing that we have to do or something that's already happened, and as a result, we're never really in the moment.   If you are always living in the future or the past, then being present may be ONE thing that can transform every area of your life. Jeff Photiades joins the show to share how he started getting more intentional around his mindset, and how you can too.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you were able to, at any time, be truly present and nowhere else, would that ONE thing improve every area of your life?   We think it will, and we believe practicing meditation will help you accomplish that. If you don't have a meditation practice already in place, we challenge you to start one. Even if it starts with just one breath a day, that is ONE thing that can make being present easier or unnecessary.   Download yourself a free 66-Day Challenge Calendar to start today.   In this episode you will learn... [3:00] How developing a better understanding of yourself helps you understand others. [7:15] What it looks like when you apply the principles of goal setting to your personal life. [12:15] Why the story you tell yourself about having to work more isn't always true. [14:30] What you can do if you are struggling to strike a good work-life counterbalance. [21:45] ONE Thing you can do to make being present easier or unnecessary.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz --   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. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
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