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The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods

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Mar 30, 2020

If you knew what Your ONE Thing was, wouldn’t it make sense to make it a habit?

Forming habits is more than just behavior change — It’s about getting clarity on the activities required to become the person you are striving to be. It’s about the daily choices that define your future self. It’s about leaning into habits as a system for small, daily improvements that, with time, add up to extraordinary results.

Today, we’re going to hear from someone who knows a thing or two about habit formation. He’s lived it firsthand while also digging into research that is the foundation of the 66-day challenge. We talk about the reasoning behind the 66 days, how changing one habit can lead to a halo effect, and how you can find Your ONE Thing that, by doing it, makes everything else easier or irrelevant.

We don’t need to overthink this. Sometimes we get paralyzed by trying to choose the right one thing and all we actually need to do is point ourselves in the direction of our goals and take the first small step. For you, that might be to join our community and jump in during this time where we are forming new habits together and gain the accountability and sense of belonging that you need to get through this next season. Visit the1thing.com/habits to get your 66-day trial and form a power habit with us.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [06:23] When behaviors become a habit
  • [10:26] Making your habits really important to you
  • [14:37] How to find your lead domino
  • [26:45] Finding the small activities you need to change
  • [35:31] What the halo effect is and how it compounds change
  • [39:54] Reverse engineering a results-driven goal
  • [44:18] Taking care of yourself before you take care of others
  • [47:24] Knowing when to pivot and change your habits

 

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Mar 23, 2020

How can we build an even stronger sense of community around The ONE Thing? With everything that is going on in the world with the coronavirus, many of the things that we thought were clear now seem a little fuzzy and our priorities may be shifting.

We are just like you. We are dealing with what you are right now. Our office is shut down, and when we look at our business, the direction we were going, and the things that were priorities, we are legitimately questioning what’s important.

This episode is all about what you can do when you don’t know what to do. And one thing that we can do right now is to recognize that we are in this together. Every one of us has been derailed, and our priorities have completely changed. How do we begin to take back control of our time so we can have clarity about how we want to invest it? That’s what we’re going to walk you through.

 

We are kicking off another 66-day challenge on March 30th, and we need this now more than ever. If you want to participate, visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:37] The counterbalance of stress and excitement
  • [08:03] Identifying what opportunity is in front of us
  • [13:46] Going back to the basics
  • [16:31] Creating a new rhythm for Your ONE Thing
  • [20:54] How to make your time blocks less rigid
  • [29:12] How to do the 66-day challenge during this challenging time

 

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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.

Mar 22, 2020

While much of our normal rhythms have been disrupted, we plan to release additional episodes to help you gain a sense of clarity, control, and community.

Gary Keller recently posted a message on his Facebook Page and we thought it was worth sharing with you here. 

The purpose of this episode is to help you have a bigger view of time and ask empowering questions.

While we are locked down in our homes, we hope you will ask the focusing question... "What's the ONE Thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?"

If you're like us, it may likely be going on a 66-Day Challenge® to form a habit that will determine your future. If you'd like to join us on a 66-Day Challenge® check out www.the1thing.com/habits and discover why 78% of the people in this community successfully complete their challenge where most people who do it by themselves fail. 

Mar 16, 2020

I want you to imagine an iceberg. If you’re like most people, you probably imagine this big piece of ice coming out of the sea, but that’s just the tip. What we know is that the tip is just the minority or the iceberg — the majority lies beneath the surface.

What most people focus on in their life is productivity: The actions they take and the results that they get. And when we’re not getting the results that we desire, we tend to ask ourselves, “How do I change my activities?” But we can’t truly be productive if we don’t understand what our priorities are, so this leads to a vicious cycle of unproductivity and frustration.

Today, we share the incredible story of how one mom got clear on her purpose and started to line up what she did with why she did it. Tricia Brouwers is an executive with a mortgage company and a practice leader of The ONE Thing. She is also the mother of a very impressive young man who is living with autism. You are going to hear about their journey of going from a world of life that was so complex and pruning the unnecessary things back so that they could focus on what truly matters most.

 

In less than 2 weeks, we will be kicking off a brand-new 66-day challenge inside of our Living Your ONE Thing community. Having an environment that supports your goal is incredibly important. The environment can be your physical space and it can also be the people who surround. Having people who think a certain way — and push you in a certain way — is absolutely vital to shattering your ceiling of achievement and achieving extraordinary results. Go to the1thing.com/habits to learn more.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [08:14] Focusing on why you do what you do & finding your purpose
  • [13:36] How The ONE Thing can help you simplify your life
  • [18:59] Creating a system of habits
  • [25:11] How our thoughts become our beliefs and our actions
  • [31:09] How to reshape the way you think
  • [38:10] The ONE Thing you can do to change thoughts that aren’t serving you
  • [40:43] What it’s like to become a practice leader

 

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Mar 9, 2020

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can get others to start living The ONE Thing? Whether it would be possible for your company to start reflecting this in their culture?

So many people have reached out and say that they love The ONE Thing, but that they could never get their boss on board, that their company would never get behind it.

Your company’s culture starts with you and our guest today is an example of that. Ed Nottingham is inside human resources at a Fortune 100, he has zero direct reports, and he loved the ideas of The ONE Thing and wanted to start living it as an individual. He never thought this would work inside his company, but it’s become a major initiative there. We’re going to walk through the steps of what this looked like so that you — as an individual — can begin to empower others to live The ONE Thing.

 

In this episode, we continuously point to two models we use: The GPS and the 411. If you would like to get a copy of those, visit the1thing.com/resources to download the templates or visit the1thing.com/training to learn how to start using them.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:58] The doubts about the content in the book
  • [07:26] Becoming a practice leader of The ONE Thing
  • [09:57] Focusing on Your ONE Thing before checking anyone else’s priorities
  • [15:35] Focusing on what you can control
  • [20:07] Driving change bottom-up and top-down
  • [26:45] Creating clarity on what The ONE Thing in your business is
  • [36:06] The model of how to drive change within a company 

 

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Want support on scaling this in your business?

Whether you want us to come in and do a workshop, you want information on virtual training, or you want to start certifying people within your own organization, we would love to work with your company, big or small!

Head over to the1thing.com/training and look for our coaching & corporate section.

Mar 2, 2020

How is it that, when we all have the same amount of time, some of us achieve extraordinary things while others are simply ordinary?

Everybody knows how to set goals, but what we need to figure out is how to have a relationship with them. How do you stay in touch with the things that you said are important? It’s tough to do, but there’s a simple practice that will help you stay in contact with the things that are important.

We’ve previously talked about how to stop spending your time and start investing it. This happens when you create a model for your time, and the best model you can create for your time is time blocking. It’s so simple most people ignore it, but simplicity is how we get things done.

If you would like to use The ONE Thing Planner to create a time model, we still have some available at the1thing.com/amazon.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [08:35] How to get clear on your lead domino every day
  • [13:33] Getting clear about where you are going and why it’s important
  • [20:00] Blocking your vacations for the year
  • [30:03] How a physical planner breaks us free of treating everything equally 
  • [33:49] Placing your big boulders in the planner 
  • [47:17] Putting value on your time 
  • [49:28] Building a bunker

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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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