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Mar 26, 2019

If you want to live the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, you must make three commitments:

  1. Follow the Path of Mastery
  2. Move from "E" to "P"
  3. Living the Accountability Cycle

In this episode we take you behind the curtain following our path of mastery.

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Mar 25, 2019

Are your priorities today aligned with your five-year goals?

 

If we aren’t taking steps towards our someday goals every single day, we’re probably never going to get there – at least not any time soon. But if we have the right mindset and structures in place, not only can we achieve our someday goals, we can achieve them even faster than we think is possible.

 

Last week, Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods discussed the how billionaires set goals using a process called Goal Setting to the Now. Today, we’re going to share the tools and processes that billionaires use to ensure they stay on track towards their someday goals, every day.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [5:00] How to make progress towards big goals, as a team, using a GPS
  • [13:00] The mistake that most people make when they start time blocking
  • [27:15] How you can use leverage to ensure that you’re always acting in order of priority
  • [42:30] What you can do to help others with their time management and goal setting

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We want you to think big, then go small.

 

Think big about your someday goals. Think big about being the type of person who has a GPS, who updates their 411 every single week, who time blocks their priorities and says no to all the distractions. That’s the big vision.

 

And now let’s go small – what’s the ONE thing you can do, such that be doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

 

Jay suggests you can just make a commitment to getting the first draft of Your GPS done by Wednesday, or if you already have that, complete or update Your 411.

 

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AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 18, 2019

Are you living a life by default or are you living a life by design?

 

Most of us are living a life by default. We wake up, take action, experience some successes, experience some failures, then repeat – but we get what we get by default. When billionaires set goals, however, they cast a vision into the future, then look backwards and set goals to the now. That’s how we live a life by design.

 

In this episode, we’re sharing the first half of Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods’s keynote presentation at the Keller Williams Family Reunion Convention 2019. This part is about the high-level principles of goal setting like a billionaire, and in the second part, we will dive into the tools billionaires use for goal setting.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] How you can start goal setting to the now
  • [11:20] What you can learn from Gary Keller about getting clarity on your goals
  • [16:00] Where in your life are you currently chasing distractions and saying no to what is truly the priority?

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you want to achieve extraordinary results, you can’t set goals looking forward. You have to have a vision for where you want to end up so that you can look back and identify the path that will get you there.

 

When you do that, you will know how to separate a true priority from a distraction.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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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

Mar 11, 2019

What happens when your actions aren’t aligned with your goals?

 

When we are focusing on our ONE thing, it’s not like the rest of the world stops. The emails don’t stop piling up, meeting requests don’t cease to exist, and customer fires don’t magically disappear. The deeper we go into our one thing, the more this pressure builds – and we’re often so afraid of this chaos that we use time set aside for our ONE thing to clear off some of that 80% work. It feels productive for a moment, but in reality, we’re acting out of alignment with our goals.

 

So what happens when real stress and real anxiety starts to build up, and how do you deal with it without taking a detour off of the road to being extraordinary? To help us answer those questions, we are joined once again by Craig Ballantyne, author of the Wall-Street Journal Bestseller Unstoppable and The Perfect Day Formula.

 

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:00] How we suffer from the paradox of freedom
  • [7:00] What catalyzes our stress and anxiety
  • [18:45] How you can get clarity on what’s most important
  • [24:00] How to take a more proactive approach to your life

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Out of everything that you heard in this episode, what is the ONE thing that really stood out to you? And how can we take that spark of interest, that curiosity, and turn it into action?

 

It’s ONE thing at a time, over time, that creates results – so just pick ONE thing, and if you’re not in the middle of a 66-day challenge, start one: http://the1thing.com/66daychallenge.

 

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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The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

Mar 4, 2019

Have you ever scheduled time for your most important work?

 

Chances are, all of us has done this at least once. But do you regularly time block and then protect that time like the air you breathe, defending it against every distraction that comes up? For most of us, the answer is no – but why is that?

 

In this episode, we suggest that this is because we’re not great at keeping the promises we make to ourselves or to others – and we believe that if you can get a little more intentional about the promises you make when you’re planning your time, and the commitments you make to others, then everything else will become easier or unnecessary. Our guest, Alex Sheen, has taken this idea of a promise and turned it into a movement and a book called Because I Said I Would, which is helping people all over the world make promises that stick.

 

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...

  • [7:30] How the “market conditions” of promises have changed with technology
  • [12:30] The anatomy of a promise
  • [18:00] How you can gracefully say no – and still help people move towards their goals
  • [28:30] How you can leverage time blocking to prioritize what you do and don’t promise to do

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

 

What’s the ONE thing that you’re not doing that would make saying no easier or unnecessary?

 

Maybe you need to get clear on why you’re saying yes to what you’re saying yes to and no to what you’re saying no to. If you don’t have clarity on your bigger purpose, your bigger Why, it can be difficult to stick to your guns and say no when it matters.

 

Or maybe you need a go-to no sentence like Alex’s: “It would be easy for me to say yes right now, but I respect you too much to keep a promise I can’t keep.”

 

How much time do you think you’ll need to block to come up with that sentence? And how many times do you think you’ll have to practice it, even just one time a day, before it just sounds natural? Sounds like a good candidate for a 66-Day Challenge: http://the1thing.com/66daychallenge.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

 

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The ONE thing that makes hiring easier or unnecessary...

 

Hiring is challenging, but there is ONE place you can go where hiring is simple, fast, and smart – and that place is ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing. Most of us who are in a hiring position would love to always be getting into relationships with top talent, but there’s so many other priorities that compete for our time. That’s what we love about ZipRecruiter: they find the right job candidates for you, and 80 percent of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.

 

ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

 

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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

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