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The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods

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May 25, 2020

Are your goals still achievable? Do they still matter?

With all that’s going on in the world, people are really struggling with having a relationship with their goals — because the world has changed. As committed practice leaders of The ONE Thing, how do we get clarity on what our goals are moving forward, and how do we have a relationship with them so that, every single week, we know we are knocking the dominos down that put us on track for living the life we want?

You have questions as you go on your journey to living The ONE Thing, so we’re sitting down with one of the co-authors, Jay Papasan, to answer those questions.

Many of our answers today stem from the model we teach in our Goal-Setting Retreat. With all the changes that are happening now, we’ve found a way to make this available virtually for  couples, individuals, and teams. You can learn more by going to the1thing.com/setmygoals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:58] How to justify time off when things are so uncertain
  • [07:02] Bringing your team together while working remotely
  • [14:14] Reevaluating your near-term GPS
  • [21:51] How to look at college moving forward
  • [25:40] Getting through insecurities about money

 

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.

 

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Does your calendar feel out of control?

Time is the most valuable asset we have, but the tools we have to manage that time are broken. Woven was created to build into your calendar all the things you need: syncing, scheduling, analytics — all in one place, so you can own your schedule and make time for what matters most.

Try Woven today for FREE at Woven.com/podcast/ONE.

May 20, 2020

Welcome to 2020 2.0: The new version of your year you weren’t expecting.

So many people out there are throwing in the towel on this year and calling it a wash. We know you’re different — or at least, you want to be — that you ignore the setbacks and keep going in the face of uncertainty. When your goals for the year were canceled by a global pandemic you likely asked the question, “What's the ONE Thing I can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?”

We’ve been asking the same question every day with you in mind: What is The ONE Thing we can do for our community? The answer is surprisingly simple — The world doesn’t need a new way to set goals, they need to find a way to have a relationship with them. The vast majority of people need to be able to follow a process that will help them evaluate the goals they set this year, discard the ones that are no longer relevant, and recommit to the ones that matter most. The best way we can help you do that is by granting you access to our The Goal Setting Master Course.

 

You can learn more about our proven models for setting and having a relationship with your goals by visiting the1thing.com/setmygoals. We believe this is the highest way we can serve you.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:57] How to create a relationship with your goals
  • [06:05] Making our processes available virtually
  • [07:55] Distinct virtual retreat experiences

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

May 18, 2020

If you could only choose one of the needs of your business to meet, which would you choose?

Humans have a hierarchy of needs. It starts with psychological needs like water, food, and air. We have a need for safety — personal security, access to resources. We have a need for belonging, love, esteem, and at the very top, self-actualization. And just like humans have a hierarchy of needs, so too do our businesses. As humans, we’re instinctually wired to go for these things, and in the right order, but our businesses are not.

Mike Michalowicz, author of the best-selling book ""Profit First" and the upcoming book “Fix This Next,” talks about how you can adapt your business to focus on the things that matter most, and in the order that makes the most sense.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [04:35] What inspired Mike to write “Fix This Next”
  • [08:54] The 5 levels of business needs
  • [12:58] The recession response pattern
  • [22:31] The mindset that you need to adopt
  • [32:29] Our obligation to sell in this market
  • [36:05] How to figure out what to fix next
  • [37:48] Focusing on profit first
  • [42:43] How to implement the “Fix This Next” model effectively
  • [50:48] The 10-10-10 Method
  • [58:42] Block control

 

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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Have you ever sent an email and, as soon as you hit send, realize you had typos all over it?

It’s happened to all of us, and if you’re a small business owner, you’re your own copyeditor. That’s where Grammarly comes in. It’s a digital writing tool that you can always rely on to get your message across clearly and effectively. There’s more to writing well than just catching spelling mistakes. Grammarly can help you write confidently no matter where you are.

You can get 20% off Grammarly Premium when you sign up at grammarly.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.

May 11, 2020

When you’re looking to achieve something extraordinary, you have to unlock the potential that lies within you.

So many of us struggle with this. We think we are doing the best that we can do — but, really, most of us don’t know how much we’re capable of because we have never pushed ourselves past the point of discomfort. So, how do we find models and systems that allow us to shatter our ceiling of achievement?

Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL commander, the New York Times best-selling author of The Way of the SEAL and Staring Down the Wolf, and the founder of Unbeatable Mind and SEAL Fit. When he recognized he was going down the wrong path in life, he began to ask better questions and examine the underlying story that had led him there. Through the process of investigation and meditation, he found what he believes he was meant to do.

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

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [00:57] Why somebody would make the decision to become a Navy SEAL
  • [07:01] Developing the habit of meditation
  • [11:47] Starting with box breathing
  • [16:56] What it means to stare down the wolf
  • [25:23] Feeding the right wolf
  • [33:37] Getting clear about what you should and should not be doing
  • [40:15] Habituating excellence

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.

May 4, 2020

It should be obvious by now: This is not business as usual. This is business like we’ve never seen it before.

As leaders, we’re required to lead our teams, our brands, and our organizations like we’ve never led them before. Managing a crisis is about more than just staying afloat for the next few months — it’s about looking far enough ahead to point your people in a direction while also remaining agile enough to respond to challenges as they come.

So, in this episode, we are sharing the strategies we use to help organizations — not only to ensure there’s a vision for the future but to make sure there is extreme clarity and alignment on what the priorities are right now. Whether you are a leader, an individual contributor, or an entrepreneur, this information still applies to you. Every single one of us needs a vision for where we’re going, clarity on what our priorities are, and the ability to manage our time so that we can get things done.

If you need help with this, head over to the1thing.com/training. If you’re an individual, we recommend the Goal-Setting Master Course. If you are a leader inside an organization and would like to have this rolled out for you, head over to the corporate section to find out more about our virtual training.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:15] How managing this crisis is a blessing in disguise
  • [06:38] How uncertain times uncover vulnerabilities
  • [12:12] Getting on the same page as a team
  • [20:18] Letting go of old business plans and goals
  • [28:04] The importance of supporting your teams
  • [31:11] Getting clear on your goals

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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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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