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Sep 24, 2018

When you’re setting goals, do you ask yourself who in your life directly contributes to whether or not you achieve that goal?


No one succeeds alone – but most people try to. One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, then they struggle throughout the year because the most important people in their life aren’t on the same page.


Our guests Jake and Alyx Dreyfuss blocked off time for their first couples goal-setting retreat last year. In this episode, Jake and Alyx share the discussions they had, the changes that have occurred over the past year, and what they’re doing differently for this upcoming year.


If you want to learn more about what it looks like to go on your own goal-setting retreat, go to the1thing.com/event and check out what we’re doing for The ONE Thing Couples Goal-Setting Retreat in Nov. 2018.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:30] How you know when you aren’t on the same page with the people close to you.
  • [17:00] What has surprised Jake & Alyx since their goal-setting retreat.
  • [24:15] Why you should set goals with not just your significant other, but also your business partner and/or team.
  • [26:50] What you should avoid when you’re setting goals.
  • [27:45] How to set goals when you aren’t a natural goal setter (and why you should).


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – it’s not the surprisingly easy truth. In this episode, you hear how challenging the process of setting goals together is... and you also hear how much it helps.


Who is riding shotgun with you who you can sit down with and have the deep conversations, which you might have been avoiding up until now? It’s not about negotiating for whose goal is going to win. It’s about understanding what the other person wants and asking how you can help them get it.


What would be possible in your life if you made a goal-setting retreat a yearly ritual?


Whether you choose to do it yourself or join us in Austin in Nov. 2018, go to the1thing.com/event to learn more about what it takes.


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!


The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!


Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 24, 2018

When you’re setting goals, do you ask yourself who in your life directly contributes to whether or not you achieve that goal?

 

No one succeeds alone – but most people try to. One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is that they set goals by themselves, then they struggle throughout the year because the most important people in their life aren’t on the same page.

 

Our guests Jake and Alyx Dreyfuss blocked off time for their first couples goal-setting retreat last year. In this episode, Jake and Alyx share the discussions they had, the changes that have occurred over the past year, and what they’re doing differently for this upcoming year.

 

If you want to learn more about what it looks like to go on your own goal-setting retreat, go to the1thing.com/event and check out what we’re doing for The ONE Thing Couples Goal-Setting Retreat in Nov. 2018.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:30] How you know when you aren’t on the same page with the people close to you.
  • [17:00] What has surprised Jake & Alyx since their goal-setting retreat.
  • [24:15] Why you should set goals with not just your significant other, but also your business partner and/or team.
  • [26:50] What you should avoid when you’re setting goals.
  • [27:45] How to set goals when you aren’t a natural goal setter (and why you should).

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results – it’s not the surprisingly easy truth. In this episode, you hear how challenging the process of setting goals together is... and you also hear how much it helps.

 

Who is riding shotgun with you who you can sit down with and have the deep conversations, which you might have been avoiding up until now? It’s not about negotiating for whose goal is going to win. It’s about understanding what the other person wants and asking how you can help them get it.

 

What would be possible in your life if you made a goal-setting retreat a yearly ritual?

 

Whether you choose to do it yourself or join us in Austin in Nov. 2018, go to the1thing.com/event to learn more about what it takes.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!

 

The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!

 

Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 17, 2018

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future?

 

We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.

 

Our guest is James Clear, author of the upcoming book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (releasing 10/16/18), and in this episode, he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.

 

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...

  • [3:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.
  • [10:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.
  • [16:40] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?
  • [20:35] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What is that two-inch domino you CAN knock down that will help you form a power habit?

 

Sure, putting on your shoes and going out the door will not give you washboard abs – but does it make going for a run easier? It sure does!  And if you set yourself up for success by focusing on that ONE, small, two-minute action, then you will start experiencing the cumulative benefits of getting just 1% better every day.

 

If you want more help on your journey, we have some FREE resources that can help: download a 66-day calendar and/or try out a PDF version of the upcoming The ONE Thing Planner.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Want to look smart for a great price?

 

Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.

 

If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 17, 2018

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future?


We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.


Our guest is James Clear, author of the upcoming book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (releasing 10/16/18), and in this episode, he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.


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...

  • [3:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.
  • [10:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.
  • [16:40] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?
  • [20:35] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

What is that two-inch domino you CAN knock down that will help you form a power habit?


Sure, putting on your shoes and going out the door will not give you washboard abs – but does it make going for a run easier? It sure does!  And if you set yourself up for success by focusing on that ONE, small, two-minute action, then you will start experiencing the cumulative benefits of getting just 1% better every day.


If you want more help on your journey, we have some FREE resources that can help: download a 66-day calendar and/or try out a PDF version of the upcoming The ONE Thing Planner.



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!



Want to look smart for a great price?


Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered.


If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com.


The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


Sep 10, 2018

Do you feel like you could be doing more... but there’s just not enough time?


Whenever we feel like we’re running into a ceiling of achievement, when we feel like we just can’t quite do anymore, we’re just missing a person. As Gary Keller says, “No one succeeds alone.”


That’s why we’re sharing this conversation with Brindley Tucker, a KW MAPS Coach and the founder of Your Realty Leverage. But today’s episode isn’t about succeeding in real estate – it’s about being the type of person who can recruit and retain amazing talent, in whatever you do, so that you can break through whatever ceiling of achievement you perceive to be in your life.


And if you didn’t hear Brindley’s first episode, Ep 78 - How Mindset, Purpose, and Relationships Can Change Your Life in 5 Years or Less, we highly recommend listening to it as well. Her journey is truly incredible.



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] How you overcome the limiting belief that you’re not ready to bring on another person
  • [17:00] What 3 things you should be looking for in an administrative support partner
  • [21:00] How to live your ONE Thing when you are working in an administrative or support role
  • [28:20] How you can empower your support staff to live their ONE thing
  • [45:35] The importance of having a 411 with your people every week



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The best business owners we’ve interacted with all have the habit of constantly looking for and forming relationships with new talent – and once they’re in a relationship, it’s truly a partnership.


The ONE Thing is the language of respecting each others’ priorities. And if no one succeeds alone, then we must succeed together.


One of the biggest obstacles is your environment – so who are the five people in your environment who most need to understand this collaborative language? We suggest you share the podcast with them today. It just may make your culture that much more productive.



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!



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.



The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


Sep 10, 2018

Do you feel like you could be doing more... but there’s just not enough time?

 

Whenever we feel like we’re running into a ceiling of achievement, when we feel like we just can’t quite do anymore, we’re just missing a person. As Gary Keller says, “No one succeeds alone.”

 

That’s why we’re sharing this conversation with Brindley Tucker, a KW MAPS Coach and the founder of Your Realty Leverage. But today’s episode isn’t about succeeding in real estate – it’s about being the type of person who can recruit and retain amazing talent, in whatever you do, so that you can break through whatever ceiling of achievement you perceive to be in your life.

 

And if you didn’t hear Brindley’s first episode, Ep 78 - How Mindset, Purpose, and Relationships Can Change Your Life in 5 Years or Less, we highly recommend listening to it as well. Her journey is truly incredible.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] How you overcome the limiting belief that you’re not ready to bring on another person
  • [17:00] What 3 things you should be looking for in an administrative support partner
  • [21:00] How to live your ONE Thing when you are working in an administrative or support role
  • [28:20] How you can empower your support staff to live their ONE thing
  • [45:35] The importance of having a 411 with your people every week

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The best business owners we’ve interacted with all have the habit of constantly looking for and forming relationships with new talent – and once they’re in a relationship, it’s truly a partnership.

 

The ONE Thing is the language of respecting each others’ priorities. And if no one succeeds alone, then we must succeed together.

 

One of the biggest obstacles is your environment – so who are the five people in your environment who most need to understand this collaborative language? We suggest you share the podcast with them today. It just may make your culture that much more productive.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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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. 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 3, 2018

What if getting your priorities done was literally a matter of life and death?

 

We know that living The ONE Thing isn’t easy. Surprisingly simple, yes – but certainly not easy. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a stay-at-home parent, there are always things that pop up and try to pull you away from your most important priorities. Most of us have the luxury of being able to accept that and try to do better tomorrow... but what if you didn’t have that opportunity?

 

That’s the reality for our guest Steven Gendel, whose son was born prematurely and weighing under two pounds. Over the past 19 years of his life, he has had 50 neurosurgeries and there isn’t a day that goes by without a moment where he almost dies. So today we have a conversation about what it looks like to not only thrive in your career but quit your corporate job to build four businesses, while every single day knowing that one of the people who matter most to you may not actually make it through the day – a situation that forces you to get extreme clarity on your priorities.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:10] How you can go from living to thriving, even in a dire situation
  • [10:18] What you need to do so that your businesses can grow even if you have to spend six months in a hospital
  • [30:40] Why you need to empower the people in your world (and how to do that)

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

One of the things that impress us most about Steven is that he always shows up with a smile on his face – there’s a peace about him, and you have to wonder if it’s because he wakes up every day with true clarity on what matters most.

 

Based on what you heard today, what can you start doing differently? What are the things you’re doing today that you would stop doing, at the drop of a dime, if something happened to the people who matter most to you? Are any of your so-called priorities, in reality, just distractions?

 

What’s the ONE thing that you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?

 

If you want some support in answering those questions, head over to the1thing.com/event to sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

--

 

What are you trying to achieve?

 

As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.

 

If you’re looking to get in a room with world-class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.

 

And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com!

 

Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!

 

The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!

 

Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!

--


The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Sep 3, 2018

What if getting your priorities done was literally a matter of life and death?


We know that living The ONE Thing isn’t easy. Surprisingly simple, yes – but certainly not easy. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a stay-at-home parent, there are always things that pop up and try to pull you away from your most important priorities. Most of us have the luxury of being able to accept that and try to do better tomorrow... but what if you didn’t have that opportunity?


That’s the reality for our guest Steven Gendel, whose son was born prematurely and weighing under two pounds. Over the past 19 years of his life, he has had 50 neurosurgeries and there isn’t a day that goes by without a moment where he almost dies. So today we have a conversation about what it looks like to not only thrive in your career but quit your corporate job to build four businesses, while every single day knowing that one of the people who matter most to you may not actually make it through the day – a situation that forces you to get extreme clarity on your priorities.



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [6:05] How you can go from living to thriving, even in a dire situation
  • [9:30] What you need to do so that your businesses can grow even if you have to spend six months in a hospital
  • [31:50] Why you need to empower the people in your world (and how to do that)



The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

One of the things that impress us most about Steven is that he always shows up with a smile on his face – there’s a peace about him, and you have to wonder if it’s because he wakes up every day with true clarity on what matters most.


Based on what you heard today, what can you start doing differently? What are the things you’re doing today that you would stop doing, at the drop of a dime, if something happened to the people who matter most to you? Are any of your so-called priorities, in reality, just distractions?


What’s the ONE thing that you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?


If you want some support in answering those questions, head over to the1thing.com/event to sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX).



Links & Tools From This Episode



AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


--


What are you trying to achieve?


As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.


If you’re looking to get in a room with world-class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.


And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com!



Come join us at this year’s Couples Goal Setting Retreat!


The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat is more than an inspirational conference. It’s a 2-day workshop where you will discover a proven model for casting a vision for your life and establish 5-year and 1-year goals WITH the people that matter most to you. Whether you go with a significant other, a business partner, or team, discover how to achieve extraordinary results TOGETHER!


Go to the1thing.com/event to learn more & sign up for The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat (Nov. 17-18, 2018 in Austin, TX)!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters


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