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The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods

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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 27, 2020

With everything that’s going on in the world, every single one of us is dealing with ONE Thing: fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of what’s going to happen to our businesses, our income, our jobs. How do you actually deal with that fear?

We all face fear, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing — on the other side of fear is opportunity.

Patrick Sweeney goes by the title of Fear Guru, and not only is he a subject matter expert when it comes to fear, but he has also been a tremendously successful entrepreneur. He is the author of the best-selling book Fear Is Fuel, and he’s going to show you how to move through your fear and seize the opportunity that awaits you on the other side.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:41] Patrick’s background that led to his book
  • [09:11] The role of fear in our life
  • [14:24] The fears we have an opportunity to work through
  • [19:45] The process of working through your fear
  • [27:20] Noticing and naming your fear
  • [32:31] Taking one step at a time
  • [43:08] The ONE Thing you can do to turn your fear into fuel

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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.

Apr 20, 2020

How are you adapting in these unprecedented times?

The path of living The ONE Thing is relatively simple: you identify Your ONE Thing, you time block Your ONE Thing, and you protect your time block. That is a path of mastery that you go down over the course of your life. But we’ve been dealt a new hand now and circumstances have changed. We have to pivot and make sure that we can still be productive in the areas of our life that matter most.

Ask yourself: what is The ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? Even in difficult times, the question and the process are still the same. Look at your life today and find out what you can be doing to knock over that lead domino. And don’t forget to give yourself some grace. We’re all facing this together.

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:44] Shifting your mindset to acknowledge the reality today
  • [16:41] Determining what your new ONE Thing will be
  • [32:49] How to make your calendar reflect your priorities
  • [43:54] What protecting our time blocks looks like today

 

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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.

 

Apr 15, 2020

With everything that’s happening right now with COVID-19, we know that you have questions.

So, we’re going to experiment with a new format in which Jay Papasan answers questions from the community. This has been on the back of our 411 for a while and this is a great opportunity to try it out.

If you would like some additional support, visit the1thing.com/training. There is a goal-setting master course that can help you set new goals for this new world.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:40] How to stay positive and productive under uncertainty
  • [09:14] How to reset your priorities
  • [18:49] How to avoid wasting time and moving backward
  • [23:11] Finding the right pivot you need to take
  • [28:26] Finding a fresh perspective
  • [32:34] How to tackle having kids at home all day

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Apr 13, 2020

The path to getting everything you want starts with getting one thing at a time.

But there are so many things that we want in our lives, and when we view all the things that we need to do, it can be overwhelming. However, when we start living The ONE Thing, we learn to view that overwhelming list of things to do as dominos, line them up, and knock the first one over. The secret to living The ONE Thing is to think big, go small, and trust that the dominos will fall.

Matt Plumer has an amazing story that will show you how simple it can be. At one point in his life, he found himself weighing 300 pounds with a drinking problem, a gambling problem, a smoking problem, and a marriage was on the brink of collapse. Today, he has lost over 100 pounds, gotten ahold of his addictions, paid off $500,000 worth of debt, and reinvigorated his relationship. And in this episode, we’re going to walk through how making so much change started with just ONE simple thing.

We are launching a new 66-day community challenge. While the vast majority of people who have gone on a 66-day challenge have failed, 78% of the people who participated in our last community challenge succeeded. The difference between failure and success, for many of us, is a community to offer support along the way. If you’d like to join us on a 66-day challenge, you can visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:19] What led to hitting that rock-bottom moment
  • [05:56] Finding your lead domino
  • [11:30] Aligning with your partner
  • [18:31] How The ONE Thing can help you on your journey
  • [21:38] How setting goals to the now works
  • [24:51] Setting keystone habits

 

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.

 

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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.

Apr 6, 2020

Why did you get into business in the first place?

Most of us start businesses or aspire to start businesses because we want financial freedom and flexibility. And yet, the stats show that the majority of small business owners don’t have those things. That’s because there is ONE Thing that they don’t do — but if they started doing this ONE thing immediately, it would guarantee profitability for the rest of their life.

Mike Michalowicz, the best-selling author of Profit First and the upcoming book Fix This Next, is going to walk you through a very simple plan. Pay attention to the lead domino because it is so small it is going to feel like cheating, but when you knock it over you’ll be well on your way to living a life of profitability.

 

At the end of April, we will be holding a live webinar featuring Mike where we talk about his new book, Fix This Next. The main thesis behind the book is that most business owners don’t know what their biggest challenge actually is and it provides a compass to pinpoint what your business needs to work on. If you would like to join in, visit the1thing.com/monthlywebinar for the opportunity to participate and ask questions.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:05] Where the idea of Profit First came from
  • [07:39] How to approach this if you aren’t profitable yet
  • [21:05] The difference between profit for distribution and owners compensation
  • [34:41] What you need to do to get started with Profit First
  • [37:02] Finding out what to fix next

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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.

Apr 3, 2020

Time is running out. It's time to make a decision on the habit you will form that will help you make it through this challenging time and come out the other side even stronger.

Join us at the1thing.com/habits.

Apr 1, 2020

We know our lives have been disrupted by COVID-19. The goals we set and the way we worked has completely shifted. 

What you may not realize is that you are forming habits right now... the question is, are they being formed by design or by default?

In this episode we give you a simple way to choose ONE habit you can form to make it through this pandemic and come out the other side stronger.

If you'd like to join us on our next 66-Day Challenge® for FREE over the next 66 days, visit www.the1thing.com/habits. Members of this community are 75% more likely to succeed than those who try on their own. Check out why!

 

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