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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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Jan 28, 2019

How do you show up as a better leader, and how do you do it in a world that’s constantly distracting us?

 

Technology has changed our lives in profoundly positive ways, but it’s also created more distrations than ever before – and if you’re like most people, you probably feel more disconnected than ever before.

 

So we sat down with the author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, Dan Schawbel, to discuss how we can do a better job at facilitating connections in the workplace, in spite of the technology that’s constantly surrounding us.

 

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...

  • [6:25] What’s at stake if we keep using technology the way we are now.
  • [11:30] What it looks like to start developing trust between the people you lead.
  • [16:15] How do you help people get clear on the team’s purpose and what fulfills people on an individual level?
  • [24:00] How you can create connection (and the ONE thing that makes it easier or unnecessary)

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

What is the ONE thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary when it comes to making connections with people?

 

Dan says the most important skill is being able to work with other people. As a leader, as a manager, as a human, this will always be important. So what’s ONE thing you can do to improve your ability to work with others?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 21, 2019

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution about your health, organization, or money?

 

There’s a good chance you do because, statistically, these are the three most common goals people set every year. But as we mentioned in the last episode, only eight percent of people actually succeed in implementing their resolutions. One of the big challenges here is that you can’t succeed alone, especially if you have a significant other, but so many of us try to.

 

Today, we are sharing the case study of a couple who ran up against that challenge year after year – which, ultimately, meant they were fighting about money year after year – until they started having an annual couple’s goal-setting retreat 10 years ago. Now, Jenn and JP Lewis never fight about money, and in this episode, we’re going to break down how they did it and the ONE thing you can do today that will make everything else easier or unnecessary when it comes to setting your annual goals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:45] Jenn’s advice for anyone who is hesitant to participate in a couple’s goal-setting retreat
  • [12:00] What it looks like to reallocate funds and time to what matters most, as a team.
  • [18:00] Why you need emotional buy-in during the goal-setting process.
  • [25:00] The ONE thing you can do to make starting the couple’s goal-setting process easier or unnecessary.
  • [43:30] How becoming part of a community of goal setters can bring your couple’s goal setting to a new level.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

So, out of everything that you've heard in this episode, what's your lead domino? What's that first step?

 

We’ll recap the tools covered in this episode, and you can choose just ONE to be your lead domino:

 

 

The choice is yours. Where will you actually begin? And will you just be the type of person that takes action before you check your email today?

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 14, 2019

Have you started implementing the principles of The ONE Thing in your life?

 

It’s surprisingly simple... but it’s not easy. We’ve spoken with thousands of you who have started living The ONE Thing, and once you start going down that path, you realize something pretty quickly: there’s no way to succeed alone.

 

Today, we’re sharing Wyatt Graves’ journey from discovering to implementing the principles of The ONE Thing – to empowering a community to live these principles, too.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:45] What changes when you start living The ONE Thing
  • [13:00] How Wyatt recruited the most important people in his life to come to the goal-setting retreat with him (even those who were a little skeptical)
  • [19:30] What it looks like when you have a relationship with your goals
  • [26:40] What most people are missing when they start trying to implement The ONE Thing
  • [33:00] How to endure the monotony of success

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Are you on your road to mastery when it comes to living The ONE Thing? And what do you think will be possible if the people in your world start going down that road, too?

 

When we asked Wyatt why he continues down this road to mastery, he said it’s because he knows that all leadership begins with self-leadership; it’s difficult to influence the people you care about if you’re not, first and foremost, walking the talk.

 

So who in your world do you really care about and who need to hear this message? Who do you want to experience what you’re experiencing by implementing the principles of The ONE Thing?

 

Send them this episode, send them to the1thing.com, or send an email introducing them to Geoff [at] the1thing.com and he will personally respond. We are that committed because we are unwilling to accept the status quo of living a life by default, instead of living a life by design.


AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

 

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?

 

You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.


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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Jan 7, 2019

Half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year – but how many succeed?

According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only EIGHT PERCENT of people who set resolutions will actually succeed in implementing them.

Today, we want to share why we believe that so many people fail – and the ONE thing you can do to be successful in making the changes you want to make this year.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:45] Why most people aren’t successful in implementing their resolutions.
  • [5:40] Why does it matter if you get in better shape, get more organized, or spend less (three of the most common resolutions)?
  • [6:30] How to get clear on the WHY and PURPOSE behind your goals.
  • [11:30] Why your time blocking needs to reflect your priorities.
  • [13:30] What motivates people.
  • [18:00] What you can do to turn a resolution into a habit.
  • [22:45] ONE tip for becoming part of the 8% who succeed.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

So, where do you get started?

Like anything with The ONE Thing, we encourage you to think big and then go small. So instead of thinking about everything we talked about in this episode, we encourage you to focus on just the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

Keep asking the clarifying question until you find a specific, measurable activity – then go on a 66-day challenge, put that activity in your calendar, and make that activity a habit.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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Do you run a small business?

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?


You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.

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