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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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Jul 29, 2019

200 episodes is a major milestone for us, in no small part because of the tremendous support and feedback we’ve received from all of you. 

 

To show our appreciation, we huddled together to figure out the ONE thing we could do to provide the most value to you in this episode.

 

So, today, your co-hosts Geoff Woods and Kaelyn Loes are going to dissect the different mindsets that we adopt after we achieve big goals – and the choices that we can make to keep moving further down the road to mastery.

 

If you have been on your own journey of living The ONE Thing and you think we should be interviewing you in the next 200 episodes, then send us an email to mastery@the1thing.com

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [1:45] What it looks like when you can look back and see the domino effect in action
  • [3:00] After you’ve achieved a milestone, how do you move forward?
  • [6:00] The surprises that come up when you move from entrepreneurial to purposeful
  • [11:10] How to figure out if you’re actually doing The ONE Thing that makes everything else easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.


Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

Jul 22, 2019

Imagine you are on an airplane and, along the way, it starts to deviate just a few degrees off course – if the plane does not correct course over the length of that flight, do you think you’ll end up in the right destination?

 

Probably not, and who knows where we would end up! But this is the way that most people live their lives – they wake up, take action, and move forward, but they’re not always clear on exactly where they’re going or why they’re going there. And when they’re off course, they’re not even aware of it, which is why so many people live a life by default instead of a life by design.

 

So, today, we want to introduce you to Dr. Cindy McGovern, who has been living the principles of The ONE Thing to ensure that she has a great career, and you will hear how purpose and planning were fundamental to living her mission: changing the way that people view sales.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [2:30] Why every job is a sales job
  • [4:45] How adopting the sales mindset will help you have a career worth having
  • [13:30] Why most people don’t do the simple things that get results
  • [19:30] The biggest mistake that most people are making as they trying to live The ONE Thing
  • [29:35] The sales skills that every person should be trying to master

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

 

 

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What stops you from being as consistent as you want to be?

 

We call them the three C’s – clarity, control, and community – and this is what most people are missing when it comes to living The ONE Thing. If you are trying to live The ONE Thing in your life, but you’re struggling, we invite you to join Living Your ONE Thing because they’re a group of people who are developing that sense of clarity, feel in control, and are creating a community that supports their goals.

 

If you want to discover what’s possible when you belong to a community that supports your goals, go to the1thing.com/learnmore.

 

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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.

Jul 15, 2019

Do you have a habit of taking time to ask yourself big questions?

 

In the last episode, we learned about how Keith Cunningham lost $100MM dollars – and why it was worth it because he developed this habit of thinking time. Really, we could all benefit from blocking off time in our calendars to purposefully sit down with great questions that truly evaluate how we’re showing up in the world and help us gain clarity.

 

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Keith and learn more about the biggest mistakes that people make as a result of not having thinking time blocks.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:30] How you can distinguish a problem from a symptom.
  • [14:00] The questions you should consider during your thinking time to get clarity on what your obstacle really is.
  • [19:45] The biggest mistake you can make when trying to develop a thinking time habit.
  • [26:05] ONE exercise you can do to stop letting perfect get in the way of possible.
  • [39:55] What stops people from building great businesses (and how you can avoid it).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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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 a production of Crate Media

Jul 8, 2019

Do you know what it’s like to be so busy taking action that it feels like you don’t have time to slow down and create a plan?

 

We all feel this way sometimes. It’s become the norm in society – we wake up, we check email, we show up to work, we check email, we go to meetings, other people need our help so we stop to help them, and on and on. We race through the day feeling like we are so busy and then we question if we got anything done.

 

Today’s guest shares why there’s nothing worse than running enthusiastically in the wrong direction – and how doing so cost him $100MM. Keith Cunningham is the author of The Road Less Stupid, the story of how that mistake taught him the ONE habit that makes everything else in business easier or unnecessary.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [16:15] The key to being successful
  • [27:55] The 3 questions that will help you mitigate risk and change everything in your business
  • [35:25] The key difference between business owners & business operators (and what you can do to shift from being an operator to being an owner)
  • [40:00] One of Keith’s favorite questions – and one you should be asking yourself

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you know how to speak a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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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, is 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 a production of Crate Media

Jul 1, 2019

This show is often very inspiring, motivational, and simple, but life isn’t always that way – and sometimes things happen that rock you to our core. 

 

The grief that we feel as a result can be debilitating, causing us to feel stuck and hopeless. But that isn’t really the case. We all have the power to overcome any obstacle, even when life throws us unfair and unexpected curveballs.

 

Our guest, Casey Balgard, has gone through every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child – but, today, we’re going to walk through what happened, how The ONE Thing entered his life, and how he used it to help him move forward and manage his grief. We know that there are many people out there struggling with grief, but if Casey’s story can help you, then it’s fulfilling our mission: helping you take back control of your time and gain clarity on how you want to invest it moving forward.

 

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [9:30] The importance of taking time to mourn
  • [11:30] How The ONE Thing came into Casey’s life and the role that it played
  • [14:55] The lead domino for working through grief
  • [19:20] How to proactively manage grief
  • [26:10] The ONE thing that you can do to make managing brief easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you have the time to learn a second language?

 

In our personal lives and in business, learning to speak a second language can completely transform the opportunities that we have – but we’re busy people, and it just doesn't feel like we have enough time. However, we didn’t have Babbel when we were growing up. Babbel is designed to help you start speaking a new language, confidently, in just a few weeks, giving you the option to do your bite-sized lessons in your internet browser or using their powerful app.

 

You can try Babbel for FREE and start speaking a language with confidence by going to Babbel.com.

 

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Is your job Your ONE Thing?

 

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you look up and realize that what you’re doing isn’t Your ONE Thing. But we also know how challenging it can be to find a job that is just the right fit – and that’s where ZipRecruiter comes in. All you have to do is download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, and the technology will do the hard work for you.

 

Download the FREE ZipRecruiter Job Search app today: ziprecruiter.com/mobile.

 

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Get your FREE ticket to an amazing productivity event: Lifehack Summit

 

25 of the best thought leaders and authors in the productivity space will be speaking at Lifehack Summit – and you can watch them all for free from the comfort of your own home or workplace. This 3-day virtual summit starts July 15, 2019.

 

All you have to do is grab your FREE ticket from lifehackbootcamp.com/onething.

 

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The ONE Thing is a production of Crate Media

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