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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 27, 2020

Who is winning in the fight for your attention?

Our attention is incredibly valuable — but the smartest designers in the world are creating applications and technology focused on ONE thing: getting your attention for as long as possible. It’s easy to give our attention to the shiny packaging and notifications that are right in front of us... but what becomes possible when we own our attention?

Anthony Ongaro got tired of all the distractions, so he developed a new approach called Break The Twitch, which helps people regain focus and act purposefully in the moment. You can’t form a new habit if you can’t give it attention for weeks on end, so the advice you’ll hear in this episode is critical for anyone who wants to live The ONE Thing.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [3:40] When addiction is the new marketing, what can we do?
  • [8:05] What is “The Twitch?”
  • [12:45] How you can break the email twitch
  • [18:00] How to break The Twitch sequentially, not simultaneously
  • [20:50] How you can become more purposeful about habit formation
  • [26:00] Creating a powerful fitness habit
  • [28:00] ONE thing that will make getting into a flow state easier or unnecessary

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Will you help us create our next event?

We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose?

 

Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit!

 

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When you started your business, did you dream of drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments?

If not, you need Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It makes it simple to run your business better, and it can even consolidate services you already use like Quickbook, Google Suite, Excel, MailChimp, and Gmail.

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.

 

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

Jan 20, 2020

Do you want to live a life by design?

Well, we don’t decide our future — we decide our habits and our habits decide our future. That’s why our ONE thing is providing you with the tools and resources necessary to get clarity on your goals and form habits that stick.

To this end, we’ve been working closely with the members of our Living Your ONE Thing Community to support them as they go through a 66-Day Challenge. So, instead of interviewing a bestselling author on our webinar series this month, we decided to share what’s working for them and some of the best practices that will set you up for success when you start your own 66-Day Challenge.

 

If you would like the additional support of a community that is going on a 66-Day Challenge with you, consider checking out Living Your ONE Thing. You can learn more at the1thing.com/habits.

 

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...

-[5:20] The most powerful habit that Gary Keller has formed over the course of six decades

-[9:30] The most common habits that people encounter when they start a 66-Day Challenge

-[25:30] How to pick your lead domino

-[34:35] The importance of finding your Why

-[50:10] Examples of habits for revenue generation

-[58:30] How do you know if you need to start over on your 66-Day Challenge?

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more about Living Your ONE Thing at the1thing.com/habits

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

 

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

 

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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.

Jan 13, 2020

Do you consider yourself to be a goal setter?

Most people do, and every new year, people set goals in droves, but they struggle to have a relationship with those goals. And as we go back home and go back to our jobs after the holidays, a lot of us fall into the same old routines. But it’s not your fault — the way the majority of people manage their time is outdated.

But there is a new way — a better way — to have a relationship with your goals and manage your time, and that’s what you’re going to learn about in this episode.

Get started now with the 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.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[1:30] Why it’s not your fault that you never learned how to properly set goals

-[10:30] Why you don’t need to know what your top priority is before you create your first 411

-[23:15] What a couple’s goal-setting retreat at home looks like

-[26:40] Do you prefer to play with a lead or come from behind?

-[33:20] What motivates us to use our time in a way that serves our goals 

-[35:30] How you can create accountability in your life

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Download a free 411 template

-Learn how to Start Using Your 411

-Get Results With Your 411 Foundational Course

-Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community

-Couples Goal Setting Mastercourse

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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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.

Jan 6, 2020

If you want to change your life, you have to get honest with yourself.

What’s working? What isn’t working? Who’s bringing you forward and who’s bringing you back? Candid self-reflection can reveal things you wish weren’t there, but knowing what you’re dealing with makes big change possible.

Our guest, Grace Vroom, knew something had to give; there were countless areas of her life that she wanted to improve, but it was only after getting honest about her addiction to alcohol that she started to make any progress. Sobriety felt like such a daunting must-do on Grace’s self-improvement to-do list that she didn’t know how to start and she didn’t think she could sustain it. As you listen to this episode, we challenge you to pay close attention to what her lead domino was — it was so small that it might surprise you.

 

The Living Your ONE Thing community is kicking off 2020 with a community-wide 66-day challenge. If you want to form a power habit that sticks, you can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

-[4:30] What the lead domino for change might look like in your life

-[9:30] Why your lead domino might not be what you expect it to be

-[17:00] How to create a habit of connecting with people

-[23:40] How to trust in the domino effect

-[31:15] ONE thing you can do to start your journey towards sobriety

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

-Learn more at www.gracevroom.com

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

-Download your 66-day calendar

 

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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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