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The ONE Thing

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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Jun 25, 2018
Are you limiting the possibilities of anyone in your world?   We believe that leadership is teaching people how to think so that they can get what they need when they need it – but too often, we limit those around us, especially when it comes to creativity. However, achieving extraordinary results, even if you’re not an artist or don’t consider yourself creative, requires a level of unfettered creativity.   Todd Henry, host of The Accidental Creative, joins this episode to share how we can stop putting up these roadblocks and start allowing the people around us to do their most important – and most creative – work.     In this episode, you will learn... [6:20] How you can support your people’s creativity by helping them protect their time. [10:00] How you can maintain trust with your team (or, more accurately, avoid losing trust). [21:20] What you can do to create challenges that stimulate creativity, for yourself and your team.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Look at your normal day, look at how you have been investing your time, and ask yourself: Am I currently setting myself up to get my most important work done and create my best work?   Based on that, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make creating extraordinary work easier or unnecessary?   You might come up with a BIG answer. If that’s the case, keep asking yourself the clarifying question – what’s the ONE thing I can do that will make achieving that easier or unnecessary – until you’ve identified a single action, a two-inch domino, that you CAN knock down every day.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at accidentalcreative.com Connect with Todd: ToddHenry.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Listen to Geoff on The Accidental Creative: accidentalcreative.com/podcasts/ac/the-one-thing-with-geoff-woods Want to help us reinvent the planner? Go to the1thing.com/planner. Create a routine & get more productive at millionaireproductivityhabits.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 Check out our awesome blog!   --   Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 18, 2018
What if we told you that, every single day, in spite of your best intentions, you were accidentally diminishing the capabilities of the people in your world?   And what if we told you that, instead of putting a ceiling of achievement over other people's’ heads, we can learn to become smarter and multiply their possibilities moving forward? It’s a big concept, but in The ONE Thing, we teach you how to think BIG and go small – so today we want to offer you the small actions you can take to gain momentum.   Our guest is Liz Wiseman, a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.   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... [3:10] What it means to be a diminisher or a multiplier (and why you should strive to be a multiplier). [18:20] What you can do to create challenges for your people that are empowering, without being so big that they are paralyzing. [36:00] What you can do if your leader is a diminisher. [44:05] How to shift from a diminisher culture to a multiplier culture in your organization. [48:55] The ONE thing you can start doing with your time that will allow you to become a multiplier.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Where are you, in spite of your best intentions, accidentally causing the people in your world to hold back?   And what’s the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to multiply the talents of the people in your world, where you may currently be diminishing?   We’d love if you left us a review sharing whatever you discover about yourself. We always want to learn more about you, and it helps us reach more people to create a bigger impact. Click here to leave a review in iTunes   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at thewisemangroup.com Connect with Liz: Twitter | LinkedIn Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools by Liz Wiseman   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!   --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Multipliers!   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 Multipliers.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 14, 2018
In the last episode, Keith Cunningham shared the story of losing $100MM, the lessons he learned, and the habits that allowed him to make that money back in spades. If you haven’t already listened, we highly recommend checking it out (and taking notes).   In this episode, we continue that conversation and Keith teaches us why thinking is the most important thing in business, and some of the questions that we need to think about if we want to achieve extraordinary results.   Want to win a FREE signed copy of The Road Less Stupid? You just have to do ONE of two things...   Leave a review on your podcast player of choice sharing the ONE thing you’re going to do after listening to this episode (or part 2) OR... Share this episode on social media using the hashtag #theONEthing   We will select our 3 favorites to win a signed copy of The Road Less Stupid and announce the winners on July 9th!   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Write this question on a piece of paper and think about it: What does your vision of excellence look like?   Once you have clarity on that outcome of excellence, begin to design the steps you need to take to make that vision a reality.   Remember: Consistent actions done over time produce extraordinary results.   In this episode, you will learn... [1:40] How you can distinguish a problem from a symptom. [12:10] The questions you should consider during your thinking time to get clarity on what your obstacle really is. [17:55] The biggest mistake you can make when trying to develop a thinking time habit. [26:15] ONE exercise you can do to stop letting perfect get in the way of possible. [38:35] What stops people from building great businesses (and how you can avoid it).   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at keystothevault.com Connect with Keith: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham   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 The Road Less Stupid!   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 The Road Less Stupid.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 11, 2018
Can you imagine a habit so powerful that it was worth investing $100,000,000 to acquire it?   Our guest, Keith Cunningham, joins us for a two-part interview because he literally paid that tuition – but he learned a lot from losing $100MM, and built habits that allowed him to make that money back, plus some.   Now Keith is traveling around the world teaching others how they can acquire this ONE habit that will make everything else in their business life easier or unnecessary, and he wrote a book sharing what he learned titled The Road Less Stupid. We’re studying him closely to see what we can learn and apply in our own business, and Geoff is on a 66-day challenge to make this a power habit that sticks.   Want to win a FREE signed copy of The Road Less Stupid? You just have to do ONE of two things...   Leave a review on your podcast player of choice sharing the ONE thing you’re going to do after listening to this episode (or part 2) OR... Share this episode on social media using the hashtag #theONEthing   We will select our 3 favorites to win a signed copy of The Road Less Stupid and announce the winners on July 9th!     In this episode, you will learn... [8:00] The ONE habit at the heart of Keith’s success. [17:15] How making decisions based on your emotions (as opposed to your intellect) can lead you down the wrong path. [23:35] The 3 questions that will help you mitigate risk and change everything in your business. [29:55] The key difference between business owners & business operators (and what you can do to shift from being an operator to being an owner). [32:15] Your key to success, in anything.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Keith teaches us that the key to success is having the right people doing the right thing at the right time. You need A players on your team if you want to make an extraordinary impact, and one of the hardest things to do in business is hiring and retaining A players if you’re a C player.   So ask yourself: Are you an A player? And if you are not, where are you falling short?   Get clarity on your deliverable and your outcomes so that you can measure, test, and ultimately achieve A player status.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at keystothevault.com Connect with Keith: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham   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   --   Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jun 4, 2018
Do you feel the ceiling, pressing right above your head? Are you wondering why you aren’t quite breaking through?   The only way you shatter that ceiling of achievement is when you identify and start fo follow models and systems that will allow you to from E to P, or from entrepreneurial to purposeful. Gary Keller argues that you’re not a business owner until you can step away from your business, and your net worth goes up.   Josh Fonger has a particular expertise in this: he is co-founders and partners with the author of Work the System, which is all about how you can build these systems into your business.     In this episode, you will learn... [8:40] What you can ask yourself to gain clarity on your strategic vision. [15:30] How to relinquish control over things that have to be done by others & build necessary systems. [25:50] How to create principles as guideposts for living the values of your organization.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Can you, at some point over the next seven days, document one process?   Pick ONE thing in your business or personal life – even if it’s brushing your teeth – and prove to yourself that you can document what you do, when you do it, why you do it, and the result you get by doing it.   If you’d like to see a version of our document and get a jumpstart, go to the1thing.com   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at workthesystem.com Connect with Josh on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joshfonger Want to join Jay & Geoff for the very first The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX)? Head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   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!   -- Business news is dense and dry – but it doesn’t have to be that way.   Morning Brew delivers the latest business news directly to your inbox every weekday morning. Both Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods subscribe because they’re witty, conversational, and just actually enjoyable to read. And you know what the best part is? It only takes five minutes.   You can sign up for free at MorningBrew.com to get started with your quick and daily dose of business news.   Do you need a reset?   On June 23rd & 24th, we’re hosting our very first Mid-Year Reset Retreat – a chance for you to reflect on how things are going, re-evaluate what’s working, simplify your approach, establish a new plan, and time block it.   If you want to learn more about The ONE Thing Mid-Year Reset Retreat (June 23rd & 24th in Austin, TX), head over to the1thing.com/resetretreat.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
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