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The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods

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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Jul 27, 2020

Have you taken any time to be grateful today?

When we think about forming power habits, we often think about doing something that will improve our productivity or health. We rarely consider the transformative power of mindset habits, and one of the most powerful habits is gratitude. That may seem like an easy or trivial thing, but in practice, embodying a state of gratitude every day is both surprisingly challenging and significant.

Our guest John Israel, founder of The Mr. Thank You Project and author of "The Mr. Thank You Project," experienced an epiphany: if he wanted to make a huge, positive impact on the world, he had to start by doing just ONE thing to express his gratitude every day. This ONE habit, over time, has truly unleashed something extraordinary, and in this episode, we invite you to become a part of it.

 

If you want to set yourself up for success on your 66-day challenge, try the free 66-Day Challenge Training.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [10:08] How to form a keystone habit for embodying gratitude
  • [18:31] How to manage your time so that you don’t fail a 66-day (or 365-day) challenge
  • [22:36] How to be grateful when you don’t want to be
  • [37:34] Why you should consider doing your own 66-day challenge

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you wish there was one place your team could go to find the answers they need?

Sweet Process is a software that enables companies to have a central place for all their procedures, processes, and policies. This makes it easy for management and ground-level employees to collaborate together in the creation of those processes and it makes it easy to continuously improve those together.

If you’re ready to streamline your processes, visit sweetprocess.com/one for a 28-day free trial.

 

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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.

 

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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.

Jul 20, 2020

Did you come into this year imaging what was possible for yourself?

Many of us had big plans for all the things we were going to accomplish this year—whether personally, professionally, or both—and then COVID-19 hit and we were derailed by our new reality. None of us had the existing habits we needed to support our new environments.

Tom Bilyeu took a look at his life and realized he was capable of more. He decided to be the kind of person whose habits brought him closer to his health goals and he exercises them every day. While he calls himself an “average person,” he credits habits and routines with allowing him to experience overwhelming success in his life, his business, and most importantly, his health.

The path to getting everything you want starts with one habit at a time. When you choose to form a habit around ONE Thing, and you have the support of a community around you, everything becomes easier. You can learn more about our upcoming habit-forming 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:40] The lie of productivity
  • [07:36] The challenge of creating new habits
  • [14:44] The simplest knowledge for making change
  • [17:04] Creating habits around exercise
  • [20:35] Saying “yes” to something is saying “no” to something else
  • [24:32] Getting your spouse on board with your goals
  • [29:14] Staying motivated
  • [39:18] Getting clarity on what matters most

 

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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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.

Jul 13, 2020

Think back to your childhood: What did you want to be when you grew up? What dreams did you have for yourself? What did you envision your life looking like?

Along your journey, you may have come up across ceilings of achievement—or on the other end, you may have been thinking too small. Any time you are hitting up against a ceiling of achievement in your life, you are missing either a person or a system, and today we’re going to look at exactly why that is true. Having the right people in our lives, and the right systems in place to help us do what we do efficiently, can allow us to achieve more than we ever thought possible.

Chris Winton grew up with the dream of becoming a manager for the local grocery store, and today—because of having the right mentors and learning the right leadership skills along the way—he finds himself as the officer at a Fortune 50 company. He is the author of the new book “C-4 Leadership” and has a tremendous amount of value to share.

What’s one thing you can put into action today? Take a moment to pause, sit in silence, dream, and ask yourself a question. That simple action may make the difference between spending your time or investing it.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [02:48] When Chris noticed his family was financially struggling
  • [07:38] Reaching up for knowledge and reaching down for guidance
  • [14:25] Thinking too small
  • [17:11] The 4 C’s
  • [22:04] Meeting the right people
  • [27:26] How to galvanize a group of people by communicating in story form
  • [29:57] How to make leaders more coach-like
  • [33:31] Taking a stand for the whole person, not just the employee
  • [36:35] How to dream bigger

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Do you wish there was one place your team could go to find the answers they need?

Sweet Process is a software that enables companies to have a central place for all their procedures, processes, and policies. This makes it easy for management and ground-level employees to collaborate together in the creation of those processes and it makes it easy to continuously improve those together.

If you’re ready to streamline your processes, visit sweetprocess.com/one for a 28-day free trial.

 

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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.

 

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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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Jul 7, 2020

How do we lead people through fear? The answer, as simple as it may seem, is goals—but the right goals.

If the purpose of a goal is to be appropriate in the moment, many of us have lost sight of the fact that our actions may not be leading us to where we want to go. We don’t want to sacrifice our long-term visions and our long-term goals based on short-term circumstances. As an individual, you can either be focusing on the past, the present, or the future. If you’re focusing on the past or present, you can’t move forward. The only way you move forward is by having goals, focusing on those goals, and allowing those goals to inform how you behave today so that you start knocking the dominos down that make everything else easier or unnecessary.

How are you doing at having a relationship with your goals, and do you need any changes? Now is the time to reflect on that and start thinking about the future and ensure that you are moving in the right direction for what makes sense today.

If you feel like now is the time to get back into the driver's seat and getting intentional with your goals, you can join our Virtual Goal Setting Retreats at the1thing.com/setmygoals.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [03:51] Having a relationship with our goals
  • [09:31] Adjusting our goals for today
  • [26:40] The problems with most people’s goals
  • [43:40] Two people’s experience with the Goal Setting Retreat

 

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.

 

--

 

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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