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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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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! 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 Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Big Ideas... For Small Businesses: Simple, Practical Tools and Tactics to Help Your Small Business Grow by John Lamerton Connect with John: Facebook | LinkedIn --   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. -- 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 Connect with Chief Kaleth O. Wright: facebook.com/CMSAFOfficial/ If this episode has brought value to you, we hope you will leave a review: Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Check out our awesome blog! --   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. -- 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! 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 -- 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! 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! -- 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 Learn more at Andela.com Connect with Christina: Twitter | LinkedIn We want your feedback. Click here to leave a review on iTunes   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   --   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.   -- 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 Learn more at leadfromtheheart.com Connect with Mark: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn Read: Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century Click here to leave a review on iTunes   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 -- 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 Learn more at scienceofpeople.com Connect with Vanessa: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People   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 --   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. -- 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! 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 Connect with Trevor: trevormauch.com | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn Listen to the CarrotCast -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
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