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The ONE Thing

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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Dec 30, 2019

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.

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones and he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them.

 

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will be kicking off a Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge exclusively for members. If you want to put James’ advice into action and form a power habit that sticks, we want to offer you support. You can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day.

-[11:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary.

-[19:10] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over?

-[23:05] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community

-Get a discount on multiple The ONE Thing Planners until the end of 2019 at www.the1thing.com/shop

-Learn more at atomichabits.com

-Connect with James: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

-Want to hear the rest of this interview? Head over to the1thing.com/webinars/atomic-habits-with-james-clear

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

Dec 23, 2019

Do you know everything that you need to know about forming a habit?

More than 20,000 people have downloaded the 66-Day Calendar from the1thing.com and we’ve shepherded more than 4,000 people through a 66-Day challenge through our Time Blocking Mastery Course — and what we’ve found is that there are some very common myths around forming a habit.

And if you aren’t aware of what these myths are, then you simply won’t be as successful. So, in this episode, we sit down with someone who’s embarked on quite a few 66-Day Challenges, Jeff Gray, and we dive into some of the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned along the way — lessons that were absolutely vital to achieving the success he has today.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will be kicking off a Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge exclusively for members. We will be pouring into our community so that everyone can start the new year with a power habit that sticks, and we invite you to join us. You can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[10:45] Why it’s okay if you don’t knock every 66-Day Challenge out of the park

-[12:55] What Jeff learned from his first 66-Day Challenge (that a lot of people miss)

-[20:25] The importance of focusing on what you can do, and nothing more

-[34:35] What you need to know before starting your first 66-Day Challenge

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community

-Get a discount on multiple The ONE Thing Planners until the end of 2019 at www.the1thing.com/shop

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Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

Dec 16, 2019

What does it look like to see The ONE Thing become part of the culture of an organization?

The answer is different depending on what your organization looks like, but there’s one place where it always makes sense — sales! When salespeople are clear on their priorities, form habits around the activities that truly drive results, get clear on what they’re saying yes to, and learn how to say no to all of their distractions, it drives the overall revenue of the business and makes everything else easier or unnecessary. 

But what does it really look like to live The ONE Thing as a salesperson? To answer that question, we sit down with Jonathan Farber, who was able to use the principles of The ONE Thing to create models and systems that have had a transformative effect on his time and his organization’s revenue.

If you want to put some of Jonathan’s lessons into action, check out our free Start Using Your 411 training course. And if you’re looking for some more robust training, you will want to try the Get Results With Your 411 foundational course, which will also show you how to introduce the 411 to your team.

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[6:00] What Jonathan’s day-to-day looked like before and after implementing The ONE Thing

-[23:35] How you can convert your results into activities

-[31:00] How you can introduce The ONE Thing to your team.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Start Using Your 411

-Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community before Dec 31, 2019, to join over 1,000 like-minded people on an exclusive member's only 66-Day Challenge®.

 

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Are your priorities in your inbox?

We think you know the answer to that question — NO! So why are we spending so much time in our inboxes every day? Well, if you don’t have a model and a system for managing your inbox effectively, you’ll end up treating everything like it matters equally. That’s why we’re excited to share a simple tool that will give you back time: Clean.email.

If you want to take back some time so that you can invest it in Your ONE Thing, visit clean.email/ONE.

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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.

Dec 9, 2019

What is the purpose of a goal?

Most of us are taught that the purpose of a goal is to achieve a certain result. But Gary Keller says that the purpose of a goal is to be appropriate in the moment; a guiding light that will give you clarity on whether the actions you’re taking today are appropriate for the goals you want to achieve in the long run.

That clarity is part of what makes a leader someone who you will want to follow, and every one of us is a leader, whether you have someone who reports to you or not. Because all leadership begins with self-leadership. So, how do you become the type of leader that you would follow? To help you answer that question, we’re sharing this conversation with Scott Miller, the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey and the best-selling author of two books: Management Mess To Leadership Success and Everyone Deserves a Great Manager.

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 watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

In this episode, you will learn...

-[5:45] The difference between an efficient mindset and an effective mindset

-[8:00] ONE leadership competency that every future leader needs

-[10:50] The difference between a leader and a manager

-[18:00] How to create a results-oriented culture within any organization

-[32:25] Raising purposeful children

-[39:40] How to become a more empathetic leader, even if empathy isn’t one of your strengths

-[54:40] Getting comfortable with discomfort

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.franklincovey.com/speakers-bureau/scott-miller.html

-LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/scottmillerfc/

-Twitter: twitter.com/scottmillerfc

-Read: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager

-Read: Management Mess To Leadership Success

 

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Are you looking for your dream home?

When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in.

You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com.

 

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Do you need a surprise to give one of the men in your life?

Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself.

You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.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, 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.

Dec 2, 2019

Growing up, we all hear that it’s better to give than receive — and this is especially true when it comes to business relationships — but do your goals reflect that?

Because we all know that, if you want to build a great business and a great career, it all comes down to the quality of our relationships. But when it comes to setting goals, most of us aren’t intentionally designed to ensure we build deep and meaningful relationships within our business or with the people we serve.

But that also means, for most of us, there is a huge opportunity to grow our businesses! Because there are a number of simple things you can do, starting immediately, that will truly transform the depth of the relationships that you have — if you take consistent action over the next year. Patrick Galvin, the author of The Connector’s Way, joins the show to share the simple steps to building a business one relationship at a time.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:25] The lead domino that will help you drive growth for your business and enrich your life

-[6:20] How you can bring value to someone who you perceive to be more accomplished, famous, etc.

-[9:00] ONE thing you need to do after you ask someone how you can add value

-[17:25] How to identify whether your actions are helping you form meaningful relationships or just taking up time

-[18:50] The power of recommending others on social platforms

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at patrickgalvin.com

-Read: The Connector’s Way

-Free screen & video recorder: www.loom.com

-Video emailing service: bombbomb.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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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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