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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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Oct 22, 2018

Consider the things that you want to accomplish in your life... is it possible for you to achieve those things alone?


Achieving all of our goals requires the support of our significant others, our business partners, our bosses, and our friends. But how many of us actually have a process for setting goals with these people who have a stake in our success? Sadly, very few of us do. But this is something we can change!


Over a decade ago, The ONE Thing co-author Jay Papasan and his wife Wendy Papasan set aside a night for ONE purpose: casting a vision for what they wanted their lives to look like together so that they would be on the same page – and the idea of a couples goal-setting retreat was born! In this episode, we’re sharing a live webinar featuring Jay and Wendy, in which they talk about what their retreats look like and what you need to know to prepare for your own goal-setting retreat.


As you go through this episode, if you find yourself thinking, “I want to do this,” you have three options:



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [12:20] How you can prepare for your goal-setting retreat (even if you’re on a budget)
  • [17:00] What you can do if your significant other, friend, or teammate is not a goal setter
  • [30:50] What it looks like when your goals are not aligned & how you can collaborate in this situation
  • [36:00] How you can keep your goals in front of you throughout the year (even when life gets in the way)
  • [46:00] The basic framework for your goals & the boundaries you should set


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:


Gary Keller says you’re never more than five years away from where you want to be – if you’re willing to do the right things and you have support from the people around you.


So ask yourself, who are those people, that handful of people, who matter most when it comes to achieving what you want to achieve? Do those people know what you’re really striving for over the next 12 months, or the next five years? And what would be possible if, every single day, you had them in your corner supporting you while you take the actions necessary for success?


Don’t let this be just another piece of content that goes in one year and out the other – make a commitment to yourself to be the kind of person who takes action!


If you want to bring a goal setting retreat into your life, you have three options:



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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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Are you ever confused about which stocks to invest in, when to buy, and when to sell?


We know that investing is complicated, and it can be daunting for even the most sophisticated investors. But what if you could outsource the investment side and focus on your ONE thing? Empire Investments is a new goal-oriented investment platform that can help you do just that, and they’re offering The ONE Thing listeners a FREE 6-month trial so that you can see just how big of a difference their platform can make.


Head over to emperorinvests.com/theonething to start now!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 15, 2018

What were the things you really wanted out of life five years ago... and do you have them today?


For many of us, the answer is no. But why? Most of us don’t know the proper way to set our goals or create a plan that we CAN accomplish, and we don’t have the tools necessary to build a real relationship with our goals so that we can make consistent progress – and that’s why we created The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat.


John Schumacher and Carol Stack are perennial goal setters, but they never did it together. Then, after going on their first couples goal setting retreat, they saw a transformation in their results.


If you want those results in your relationship – whether that be with your significant other, business partner, team, boss, or friends – then you have three options:



In this episode, you will learn...

  • [10:20] How to recognize and break through that ceiling of achievment you keep running into
  • [15:30] Why setting goals as a team can help you overcome limiting beliefs
  • [20:00] What happens when you come together to create a plan and accountability
  • [28:30] How you can get buy-in from your significant other or team members for a couples goal setting retreat
  • [37:20] Why annual goal setting will quickly become a habit that you won’t want to break


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Imagine that it’s five years from now and you are looking back at this very moment; the moment that you knew you could be anywhere you want to be in the next five years, and you’re celebrating because you’re there.


What does that look like for you, and what are the things that you started doing differently?


We know that many of you listen to the show because you’re high achievers, and you’ve probably set goals at some point in time... which means you probably also know what it’s like to struggle with your goals because the people in your life don’t know how to support you. No one succeeds alone, but most people try to – and it doesn’t have to be that way.


Will you make a commitment to yourself and your future to identify the people in your life who have the greatest stake in your success, and then bring them in to set goals as a team?


If you want to bring a goal setting retreat into your life, you have three options:



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Are you ever confused about which stocks to invest in, when to buy, and when to sell?


We know that investing is complicated, and it can be daunting for even the most sophisticated investors. But what if you could outsource the investment side and focus on your ONE thing? Empire Investments is a new goal-oriented investment platform that can help you do just that, and they’re offering The ONE Thing listeners a FREE 6-month trial so that you can see just how big of a difference their platform can make.


Head over to emperorinvests.com/theonething to start now!


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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

Oct 8, 2018

Are you multiplying or diminishing the people around you?


After we released episode 145 with Liz Wiseman, author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, we received a lot of feedback from all of you. We all know that no one succeeds alone – but working with and leading other people isn’t easy, and we’re not taught how to do it in school.


So for this episode, we brought Liz Wiseman back, but with a twist: instead of us interviewing her, she’s going to turn the tables on Geoff Woods and help him identify where he’s diminishing as a leader. Whether you own a business, are a leader in an organization, or are an employee, this is a valuable episode because it will help you gain clarity on where you could be doing a better job of showing up and how you are influencing the people around you.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [8:00] How your strengths can end up diminishing others
  • [19:35] What leaders can give their teams space and reign themselves in during meetings or conversations
  • [28:35] How learning a few “back pocket questions” can help you multiply the people around you (and what these questions sound like)
  • [35:40] What accidental diminishers can do to start intentionally multiplying & what employees or family members can say when they are being diminished
  • [55:55] ONE thing accidental diminishers should understand and implement


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Where might you be accidentally diminishing?


It’s not a bad thing to admit that you have diminishing tendencies – we all do! One of the three commitments of The ONE Thing is following the path of mastery; always focusing on how you can get just a little bit better in any area of your life. There are spaces where you are doing extraordinarily well, but there are also places where you’re still a student and opportunities to improve.


So what is the ONE thing you can do that will make multiplying the people around you easier or unnecessary?


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Oct 1, 2018

Why is it that the majority of businesses fail?


We see this all the time with, whether it's our members or the people that we do trainings with at a corporate level. Everybody always has the best of intentions in their career. Yet, they don't realize the subtle simple mistakes that they are making. And if they had the right person on the frontline of their business with them, coaching them, and guiding them, they would be able to avoid making the mistakes that ultimately lead to burnout.


For over a year, you have heard us talk about the possibility of introducing The ONE Thing Coaching, a one-on-one coaching program based on the principles of The ONE Thing. A lot of you sent us emails saying you’d love that opportunity, but we hadn't earned the right to bring this program to market because we were missing a person.


We found that person, Abe Shreve, and we’re excited for you to meet him in this episode. Over the last five years, he has personally led over 9000 independent coaching calls. He has had conversations with business owners from across all industries. And he has a unique perspective on what mistakes you may be making that will lead to burnout and, ultimately, to the loss of your business.


If you are interested in exploring what it looks like to have a coach who can be there and guide you based on the principles of The ONE Thing, go to The1Thing.com/training. You'll see an option for The ONE Thing Coaching, and you can submit your interest there.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:53] Mistake #1: Not lining up the dominoes
  • [11:08] Mistake #2: Not learning to succeed through others
  • [38:31] Mistake #3: Not creating a culture where accountability is the lifeblood of how we work and interact with each other


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:


If after this episode, you find yourself saying, "Wow, that seems like a lot,” remember that the path to getting everything you want starts by getting just ONE thing at a time. So what's the one thing you can do such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary?


Maybe you need to complete your GPS for the upcoming year. Maybe you need to go through and do a 411 with your team. Maybe you need to look at your hiring practices. Maybe you need to sit down with your team in front of a white board and really ask, "What is our culture in one single descriptive word? What does it come down to?"


Whatever you choose, we hope that you are the type of person who actually takes action.


And if you believe what Abe says, that a great place to start would be to get a coach, please go to The1Thing.com/training. You'll see an option there for ONE Thing coaching.


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

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