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Feb 24, 2020

Have you ever felt just... overwhelmed? Like there was just so much on your plate that you genuinely couldn’t see how you could get it all done?

It’s in these moments when our systems — our models — have failed. At any time we are hitting the ceiling of our achievement, we are missing something. We’re either missing a person in the form of a mentor, coach, or new hire, or we’re missing a model or system.

Most people, without realizing it, spend their time instead of investing it. They don’t have an expectation for a return on investment from what’s on their calendar or planner. But there is a better way, a better model you can use to get more done and avoid overwhelm. So, in this episode, we’re going to teach you how to create a relationship with your goals that invests your time, allowing you to more easily achieve extraordinary results.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:58] Moving from E to P
  • [10:18] 3 things we suggest for time blocking
  • [17:12] Creating a model for your time

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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.

Feb 17, 2020

Getting tired of putting in hours of work without seeing the results you want?

We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. Work, hobbies, side projects, family life — it’s hard to keep it all balanced, and we don’t want to have to give things up, either. If you want to live a big life, you have to start honing in on the ONE thing you need to get done to achieve your goals.

P.J. Mellana is a practice leader. He has embarked on a journey of living the ONE thing himself, has chosen to hold himself accountable to those principles, and has turned around and empowered other people to live it — not just in his organization, but with his kids. In this episode, P.J. shares how he started living The ONE Thing, how he lived the tools, and how he went on a 66-day challenge to form a power habit, not just for himself but for his 3 kids as well.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:26] What makes it the right time to start living the ONE thing
  • [07:55] Leaning on the ONE thing community for help and accountability
  • [11:07] How the 411 impacts focus
  • [16:53] Using the planner to prioritize your goals
  • [24:52] Coming up with a model for your time
  • [28:39] Bringing kids along on the 66-day challenge
  • [33:23] What somebody beginning the 66-day challenge needs to know

 

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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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.

 

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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.

Feb 10, 2020

Do you wish there was someone in your world willing to hold you accountable? 

Most of us want someone in our life who has a vision of what’s possible for us and is willing to take a stand for our greatness, even when we’re fighting for our limitations. 

Tim Beverlin found that person – and he found it in the form of a five-year-old girl. In this episode, Tim shares his own 66-day journey so you can see what it looks like to leverage accountability and form that first power habit – and how weaving purpose into all of this can take your results to an even higher level.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:00] What it’s like on day 66 of a 66-day challenge.
  • [04:00] How your children can support you and keep you more accountable (and how you can help them live The ONE Thing).
  • [13:35] How enlisting support from your children can bring a sense of purpose to a 66-day challenge.
  • [18:20] What you can do to bring a counterbalance to the seven most important areas of your life.
  • [23:00] How you can decide what your next power habit should be.

 

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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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.

Feb 3, 2020

Are you the goal setter in your relationship?

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a common challenge at our Couples Goal Setting Retreats: in most relationships, one person is a goal setter and the other is not, one person is open to trying anything and the other is a skeptic.

There’s nothing wrong with healthy skepticism, but it’s also important to examine how your natural state can influence your ability — and your partner’s ability — to grow. So, with this natural divide in almost every relationship, how can a couple grow together? Dave Hollis, author of the upcoming Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic's Guide to Growth and Fulfillment and co-host of RISE Together, shares what happened when his partner (past guest Rachel Hollis) started her personal growth journey. While she gained personal momentum, he felt unfulfilled and overcome with fear — and until he confronted the fact that who he was getting further and further away from who he wanted to be, he was stuck. Listen to learn how Dave got out of his own way, and how you can too.

 

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

 

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...

  • [07:30] The first step towards getting out of your own way
  • [16:30] Why you have to role model success, not force someone to change
  • [18:15] How to use your fear as leverage
  • [27:00] Does it matter if you’re succeeding or failing?
  • [33:00] How you can your partner can support each other by alternating roles
  • [39:15] Why you should stop avoiding that conversation
  • [50:00] Who you can look to for inspiration and mentorship
  • [55:00] What ‘frontloading’ is and how you can leverage it in your life

 

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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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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