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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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Aug 31, 2020

What do you think the future of your work could look like?

With everything that’s going on, we have the opportunity to pause, to ask different questions, and to reevaluate what our vision for the future looks like. All around the world, people’s opinions of what the future of work looks like have changed.

We’re going to walk you through the questions we’ve been asking over the last few months, the research we’ve been doing, how our vision has changed, and how the principles of The ONE Thing line up with it—all in service of you going on your own journey to ask what the future of your work will look like. In every shift, there is a gift. This is a chance to look at the goals we’ve set and decide if they are still the same.

One way to envision your future is to get clear on your values. Your values will inform the habits you make every day, and they will set the stage for what the future of work looks like for you. If you need help prioritizing your values, you can join the waiting list for our The ONE Thing Values Deck at the1thing.com/corevalues.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [05:02] What The ONE Thing is doing to adapt
  • [12:02] The questions to ask when moving to remote work
  • [20:23] Letting your team lead with their priorities
  • [25:29] How you maintain culture and build it virtually
  • [28:33] Establishing your values and living them

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. 

We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.

Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.

 

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How do you start up when the world is upside down?

Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.

Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.

Aug 24, 2020

What if we told you that you are only one habit away from making your goal a reality?

It’s the truth. The problem is that, while habit formation is simple, it can be challenging. For anyone who’s tried to make a habit stick you know what it feels like to struggle with consistency and doubt.

BJ Fogg, the author of the best-selling book “Tiny Habits”, is going to help you understand that the key to habit formation is not about thinking big and acting big: It’s about thinking big and going small and trusting that, if you can identify that domino and whack away at it, all of the other dominos will fall. Some habits take longer to form than others, and that’s why we’re having this conversation today. We’re going to dissect why the key to habit formation is all about forming tiny habits.

 

Going small takes courage when our ego wants to go big. The path to getting everything you want starts with one thing at a time. Do you have the courage to go small? We want to be on the journey with you. Visit the1thing.com/setmygoals to attend our Virtual Goal Setting Retreat.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [06:57] Why it’s so important to go small to see success
  • [12:08] How to get better at saying no
  • [14:34] The behavior model
  • [23:44] How BJ trained 10,000 people to floss
  • [27:36] How to shift your identity to support your new behavior
  • [36:35] Some of BJs most profound habits
  • [41:11] What a “super fridge” is
  • [46:31] Aligning Tiny Habits with The ONE Thing
  • [52:10] How to design a successful moment

 

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.

Aug 17, 2020

How do we unpack the lies that keep us from experiencing extraordinary success?

One lie in particular that holds most people back is that “big is bad.” It’s tricky to debunk because, when you put “big” and “results” in the same sentence, many people jump straight to thinking that big is complex, time-consuming, or intimidating.

But the four ambitious leaders of the Empire Building podcast live in a way that embraces big thinking. The massive goals they’ve set for their businesses are only exceeded by their even bigger visions for what it means to live an extraordinary life. They are successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists, wives, and mothers who have started and expanded multi-million dollar businesses, and they share their tips for thinking bigger than you ever thought possible.

It is so important to surround yourself with people who build you up and support you. If you want to bring bigger thinking and more support to the people around you, visit the1thing.com/setmygoals to join our virtual goal-setting retreat.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [01:55] Meeting the hosts of the Empire Building podcast
  • [04:48] What an empire builder is
  • [07:29] Building a business that succeeds through others
  • [16:11] Challenges you face as building a big business and big life
  • [32:22] How to think bigger
  • [42:27] Women building empires

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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How do you start up when the world is upside down?

Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.

Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.

 

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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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Aug 10, 2020

How is your health right now?

For many of us, The ONE Thing is our health – or it should be. We get so busy and stuck in the day-to-day that we often neglect healthy choices and, instead, opt for convenience. Or we just feel so busy that making a healthy meal or going to the gym just feels impossible.

Today, we want to introduce you to someone who has spent the last few years making health Her ONE Thing, and as a result, lost over 100 pounds. This is a journey that has completely transformed her productivity and personal fulfillment, in addition to her health. Laurie Roth is the Learning Experience Designer here on The ONE Thing team and we can’t wait for you to hear her story.

We are kicking off our community-wide 66-Day Challenge soon. If you want to join us visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [7:07] Why so many of us struggle with our health, for a long time, even though we know it’s important
  • [10:08] How to recruit accountability partners (and why you should)
  • [14:41] What habits can help you achieve a holistic health transformation
  • [16:28] The lead domino that will help you take control of your health
  • [24:33] Why perfection is overrated
  • [27:52] The ONE thing you can do to hit the reset button in your life

 

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?

It’s important to have a diverse portfolio, and most successful portfolios include a diversified set of real estate. Fundrise makes it easy for all investors to diversify by building you a portfolio of institutional-quality real estate investments. Whether you’re just starting to invest in real estate or looking to add more, Fundrise has you covered.

Try Fundrise at fundrise.com/one to have your first 90 days of advisory fees waived.

Aug 3, 2020

If you want to change your life, you have to get honest with yourself.

What’s working? What isn’t working? Who’s bringing you forward and who’s bringing you back? Candid self-reflection can reveal things you wish weren’t there, but knowing what you’re dealing with makes big change possible.

Our guest, Grace Vroom, knew something had to give; there were countless areas of her life that she wanted to improve, but it was only after getting honest about her addiction to alcohol that she started to make any progress. Sobriety felt like such a daunting must-do on Grace’s self-improvement to-do list that she didn’t know how to start and she didn’t think she could sustain it. As you listen to this episode, we challenge you to pay close attention to what her lead domino was — it was so small that it might surprise you.

 

We are kicking off our community-wide 66-Day Challenge soon. If you want to join us visit the1thing.com/habits.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [4:34] What the lead domino for change might look like in your life
  • [8:58] Why your lead domino might not be what you expect it to be
  • [18:36] How to create a habit of connecting with people
  • [23:47] How to trust in the domino effect
  • [31:27] ONE thing you can do to start your journey towards sobriety

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

 

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Feeling the pain of hiring a freelancer or employee only to find out it’s not a good fit?

Mutual Mobile uses the process it’s developed over the past 10 years delivering over 600 client projects to ensure your fast and beautiful mobile or web app is finished on time and within budget. You get a dedicated team to help you with your tech project from start to finish, from ideation to product shipment to maintenance, and everywhere in between.

If you have design or development needs, schedule a free 30 minute consultation at mutualmobile.link/onething.

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