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Nov 5, 2018

Do you ever feel like you’re putting in a lot of hard work to achieve extraordinary results in your business or in you role, day in and day out, but you just aren’t going anywhere?


We all have the same 24 hours in a day, yet some people get different results – and it all comes down to how you manage your time. If you’re acting entrepreneurially, constantly relying on your natural ability, taking action, making mistakes, and tweaking things, you’re going to run up against a ceiling of achievement. But you have an opportunity to get purposeful – to identify a model and system for achieving extraordinary results.


To help us leverage that opportunity, we’re talking to someone who is responsible for five multi-million dollar business success stories in his home country of Australia, all before the age of 30. His humble beginnings, the adversities that he faced, and his rise to success are inspirational stories of how anyone, with the right motivation and the right strategies, can achieve anything they set their mind to – including rapid business growth. Our guest is the bestselling author of The Introvert's Edge, Matthew Pollard.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] The ONE thing that’s missing for so many of us.
  • [7:30] The 3-step model that will help you move from E to P when it comes to scaling your business.
  • [10:10] What this 3-step model looks like in practice


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Have you ever sat down and and really asked yourself, “what’s the value that I deliver?”


Have you ever actually looked out at the market to see if there is an unmet need, as opposed to just doing the work that falls into your lap? Have you ever considered what a more scalable sales system for your business might look like?


We love that you take the time to invest in your education by listening to this podcast, and we also know that the greatest results come when you back it with action.


So how much time can you block off to identify your purpose or ask yourself these questions? When will you do it?


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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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 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

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!

 

--

 

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!

 

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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

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!


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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


Aug 27, 2018

What is the ONE thing to focus on for business growth?

 

We believe that ONE thing is customer loyalty – so, as we scale our business, that means our ONE thing is engaging with people like you. So we’ve been asking ourselves, how do we form a deeper, more meaningful relationship with every single one of you so that, ultimately, you become a raving fan and get a level of mastery on the content so that you can turn around and empower the people in your world?

 

While we were asking these questions, Jay walked over to his bookshelf and pulled out a book. It was Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics by today’s guest Jackie Huba, and it’s transforming the way we look at our business. So today we’re going to show you how Lady Gaga was able to build this passionate fan base and what lessons you can take and apply in your businesses.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:35] What is loyalty?
  • [11:35] How do you identify your one percenters?
  • [26:30] How can you can become part of the community around your business and give them something to talk about?

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

So, after listening to this episode, you've been armed with a foundation for growth. Now, are you willing to go on the journey to becoming a master of building customer loyalty?

 

If so, what habits do you or your business have to acquire that would make engaging those one percenters easier or unnecessary? Is it getting clear and focusing on your one percenters? Leading with your values? Building a community of those one percenters? Or generating something to talk about? Look at those four points and contrast them or compare them to what you're focusing on in your business right now. Are you focusing on the ONE thing that matters most?

 

When we look at our business, that lead domino, that if we continue to knock that down over time will lead to extraordinary results, is you.

 

If you see there is an opportunity but you’re struggling to come up with ideas for how to capitalize on it, one thing you can do first is read through Jackie’s book, Monster Loyalty, and write down 10 ways that you can implement each chapter. When you do that, you end up with this mind bank of things that you can do that will make building customer loyalty easier or unnecessary. We did this and it’s been extremely helpful.

 

And if you genuinely feel like you are one percenters for The ONE Thing, please e-mail Geoff@The1Thing.com because we're always asking, what are we doing that's actually creating that type of engagement? And we would love to have a conversation.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Aug 27, 2018

What is the ONE thing to focus on for business growth?

We believe that ONE thing is customer loyalty – so, as we scale our business, that means our ONE thing is engaging with people like you. So we’ve been asking ourselves, how do we form a deeper, more meaningful relationship with every single one of you so that, ultimately, you become a raving fan and get a level of mastery on the content so that you can turn around and empower the people in your world?

While we were asking these questions, Jay walked over to his bookshelf and pulled out a book. It was Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers Into Fanatics by today’s guest Jackie Huba, and it’s transforming the way we look at our business. So today we’re going to show you how Lady Gaga was able to build this passionate fan base and what lessons you can take and apply in your businesses.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:35] What is loyalty?
  • [11:35] How do you identify your one percenters?
  • [26:30] How can you can become part of the community around your business and give them something to talk about?


The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

So, after listening to this episode, you've been armed with a foundation for growth. Now, are you willing to go on the journey to becoming a master of building customer loyalty?

If so, what habits do you or your business have to acquire that would make engaging those one percenters easier or unnecessary? Is it getting clear and focusing on your one percenters? Leading with your values? Building a community of those one percenters? Or generating something to talk about? Look at those four points and contrast them or compare them to what you're focusing on in your business right now. Are you focusing on the ONE thing that matters most?

When we look at our business, that lead domino, that if we continue to knock that down over time will lead to extraordinary results, is you.

If you see there is an opportunity but you’re struggling to come up with ideas for how to capitalize on it, one thing you can do first is read through Jackie’s book, Monster Loyalty, and write down 10 ways that you can implement each chapter. When you do that, you end up with this mind bank of things that you can do that will make building customer loyalty easier or unnecessary. We did this and it’s been extremely helpful.

And if you genuinely feel like you are one percenters for The ONE Thing, please e-mail Geoff@The1Thing.com because we're always asking, what are we doing that's actually creating that type of engagement? And we would love to have a conversation.


Links & Tools From This Episode


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!


Aug 20, 2018
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time    --   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.   --   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! -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Aug 13, 2018
Have you ever thought, “I just need more work-life balance?” Have you ever hustled so hard that life didn’t feel fulfilling because... well, you didn’t really have a life outside of your business?   If we fast forward to the end of our lives, will any of us think to ourselves, “I wish I just spent five more hours in the office?” No! For most of us, the things we’ll reflect on are the moments that we shared with the people who matter most.   If you’re struggling to strike a counterbalance between building a great career and having great relationships with the people who matter most, this episode is for you. We examine a case study of what it looks like to be really clear that family and relationships are your ONE thing, put them first, and still build a great business.     In this episode, you will learn... [7:50] Creating a family-first organization [15:40] How you can set up boundaries to separate office time from family time [18:10] What it means to leave a legacy with your business [22:50] How to transition from being present in your business to present with your family [28:10] The ONE thing you can do to make striking a work-life counterbalance easier or unnecessary   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: At the end of the day, there are the people who matter most to you – and then there’s everyone else. So are you going to wake up every day serving the people who matter most to you or sacrificing them for everyone else?   When we pull it back like that, it seems really simple. But we’ve been taught to be so career-focused and so driven to achieve extraordinary results that it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most.   So what is the ONE thing from this episode you can do that will make putting your family first, while also building a great business, easier or unnecessary?   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!   --   Come join Robert and his team 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/training 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
Aug 6, 2018
Why is it that some people are able to achieve extraordinary results year after year, while others work so hard without getting the results they deserve?   In this episode, we’re going to show you how ONE thing – purpose – can completely change your performance, the performance of your team, and provide everyone in your world with a greater sense of fulfillment and meaning.   To teach us why purpose is the ONE thing for building great teams and how you can go about bringing it into your everyday life, we’re talking to Don Yaeger, a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books (eleven of which have become New York Times best sellers).   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... [9:30] Why the 1992 USA men’s basketball team is the greatest collection of talent ever to wear the same jersey – and what you can learn from them. [16:00] Why you want a team full of patriots, not mercenaries. [26:30] The ONE thing that separates the best teams from everyone else. [27:35] What can you do to get clarity on who you’re serving and start feeling it – right now? [29:40] How organizations can create that “feel it” moment so that their teams better understand who they’re serving & impacting. [33:45] The 3 ways “feel it” comes into play within organizations. [41:05] How you can foster a sense of purpose & connection for remote teams.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Purpose is a topic that’s very near and dear to our heart (we’re even writing a new book all about bringing purpose into your life!). We hope this episode gave you a chance to pause, take a step back, and identify the areas of your life where you ask WHY?   Why are you doing what you’re doing, who are you in service of, and how does what you do help others get what they want?   We’d love to hear your answers to those questions and your feedback to the show. You can share them with us by clicking here to leave a review in iTunes or sharing it on social media using #theONEthing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at donyaeger.com Connect with Don: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently What Makes the Great Ones Great   Start your own 66-day challenge with a FREE 66-day calendar   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!   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of one of Don’s books!   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 or text the word “onething” to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be What Makes the Great Ones Great or any of Don’s other books.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
Jul 30, 2018
What does it mean to be successful?   Gary Keller once shared an interest answer to this question: “Success is nothing more than moving from failure to failure without giving up.” And the more people we talk to, the more examples we see of that being true.   In this episode, we’re going to explore the value of failure – when paired with persistence – with Bruce Buffer, who you may know as UFC’s Voice of the Octagon.   In this episode, you will learn... [9:30] Why being told NO is just an opportunity for a future YES [15:15] How high achievers move from failure to failure without giving up [18:05] ONE thing you can do to create support in your life & improve your ability to persevere through failure   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Where in your life are you currently succeeding so slowly that you think you’re failing – and how can you begin to trust The Domino Effect?   If you’d like to go beyond consuming content and are committed to living it, head over to the1thing.com/membership and join us in Living Your ONE Thing. And if you want to help us reinvent the paper planner, head over to the1thing.com/planner to work with us as we bring it to market.   Links & Tools From This Episode   Learn more at brucebuffer.com   Connect with Bruce: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube   Read: It’s Time!: My 360-Degree View of the UFC   Listen: IT'S TIME w/Bruce Buffer   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!   --   Will you help us reinvent the paper planner?   You can head over to the1thing.com/planner to try out the current version of The ONE Thing Planner. We want to work with you and hear your feedback so that we can create the best planner possible before bringing it to market. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters
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