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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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Mar 5, 2018
We spend 25% of our life, if not more, at work – and many of our workplaces are broken; we lack fulfillment.   We lack control, we lack clarity on where we are going, and too many of us don't feel like we're waking up every day to trade our lives for something of value. If that's a problem for you, you're in the right place.   Today's guest is going to help you get clarity on ONE thing that will help you find more fulfillment. Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton's top-rated teacher for six straight years, and as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers. He is also the author or co-author of three New York Times bestselling books: Give and Take, Originals, and Option B.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love Adam's empowering message. Whether you're a manager or an employee, you have DNA in your results. Our questions for you is, what is the ONE thing that you're not doing that would allow you to find more fulfillment in what you do?   Consider where in your life you are treating everything like it matters equally. Where are you going BIG and trying to do everything where you could be going small, focusing on the unique area where you can truly make the greatest impact and enjoy the greatest results?   In this episode you will learn... [6:00] The 3 things you need to get motivated at work. [13:00] Why top performers are willing to experiment. [23:40] How being clear on your priorities will help you manage your time (and say no when it's appropriate). [33:00] How you can be more purposeful about when and how you give. [45:30] The ONE thing you can do to start transforming the fulfillment you find in what you do.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at AdamGrant.net Connect with Adam: Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Adam’s TED Talk: “The surprising habits of original thinkers” --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Give and Take, Originals, or Option B.   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Mar 1, 2018
Do you struggle with being present?   We talk a lot about achieving extraordinary results, setting goals, and gaining clarity on your priorities.... but one thing that we don't often talk about as much is mastering our mindset. So many of us are constantly thinking about the next thing that we have to do or something that's already happened, and as a result, we're never really in the moment.   If you are always living in the future or the past, then being present may be ONE thing that can transform every area of your life. Jeff Photiades joins the show to share how he started getting more intentional around his mindset, and how you can too.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you were able to, at any time, be truly present and nowhere else, would that ONE thing improve every area of your life?   We think it will, and we believe practicing meditation will help you accomplish that. If you don't have a meditation practice already in place, we challenge you to start one. Even if it starts with just one breath a day, that is ONE thing that can make being present easier or unnecessary.   Download yourself a free 66-Day Challenge Calendar to start today.   In this episode you will learn... [3:00] How developing a better understanding of yourself helps you understand others. [7:15] What it looks like when you apply the principles of goal setting to your personal life. [12:15] Why the story you tell yourself about having to work more isn't always true. [14:30] What you can do if you are struggling to strike a good work-life counterbalance. [21:45] ONE Thing you can do to make being present easier or unnecessary.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 26, 2018
Do you talk to the people you care about, especially if you’re a parent, about what their goals are and how they can achieve them?   In episode 117, we heard the story of Holli and Cade McCray, a mother and son who started living The ONE Thing together. In this episode, we're talking to another mother-and-son duo: Nicole and Cooper Hefferman.   Cooper is now living his ONE thing, using principles from the book to create a plan and, ultimately, get to Broadway in the next year – and it all started when Nicole picked up a copy of The ONE Thing in an airport and started asking her son more questions about his goals.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: For you to be productive, you have to have clarity on your priorities. And for you to have clarity on your priorities, you need to have an understanding of what your purpose is. Conversations like these help us realize that what we do is founded in purpose.   When you take action, you are impacting other people, and you can shine a light on what is possible.   So who is ONE person that you can empower to start a journey towards mastering their time?   In this episode you will learn... [4:10] Why The Domino Effect is an effective tool for clarifying your vision. [6:50] How you can help your children get clarity on their goals & act more purposefully. [20:00] What stops most people from making progress towards their goal (and how you can overcome that). [22:30] How enlisting support can help you get clarity on Your ONE Thing (and amplify accountability). [34:40] How you can introduce The ONE Thing to your children.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Fill out your own GPS: the1thing.com/resources/your-gps/ --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 22, 2018
You bring a lot of intention, energy, and focus to your professional world – are you bringing that same focus to your relationships at home?   When we don't plan healthy habits in our relationships – especially our romantic relationships – things tend to fall apart as life happens, and that starts to spill over to every other aspect of our lives.   With over 15 years of experiencing helping couples heal, reset, and thrive, relationship therapist and educator John Howard joins the show to help us be more intentional and transform our relationships.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is the ONE thing you can do to connect more in your relationships?   We challenge you to go a step farther than thinking about the question – Prove to yourself that you can begin to affect positive change in those relationships that matter.   If working on your relationship is important to you, schedule time for connecting on your calendar (even if it's just a long hug at the end of the workday).   In this episode you will learn... [2:30] The ONE habit that will transform your relationships. [10:00] What you are doing to create disconnection in your relationships. [16:00] How you can have (and start) the tough conversations in your relationships. [23:25] Why it's okay (and beneficial!) to be vulnerable and ask for help in your relationships. [26:20] How you can facilitate connection with your children.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   Links & Tools From This Episode Want to work with John? Head over to the1thing.com/readysetlove! Connect with John: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 19, 2018
Do you dream of building something BIG?   Today we’re sharing the story of two young men with a dream, Cole Zucker and Guillaume Vidal, who are disrupting the lighting industry with their new business, Green Creative Lighting. They are taking on companies like Philips and GE by offering high-performance LED solutions – and winning.   Cole and Guillaume were only able to accomplish this so quickly, because they established clear goals, took massive action, and focused on forming the right relationships so that they could recruit the right people into their world.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything that you’ve heard in this episode, what’s the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary? What’s the ONE action you can take that will guarantee the time you invested in this episode will have an amazing return on the investment of your time?   In this episode you will learn... [8:00] Why speed to implementation and execution is so critical for small businesses. [13:00] How you can build strong business relationships. [15:10] Why you need to resist shiny object syndrome when scaling a business (and what happens when you don’t). [19:40] How assembling the right team will allow you to stop focusing on the day-to-day and start focusing on the vision. [21:30] How you can make finding people a priority.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at gc-lighting.com Connect with Cole on LinkedIn Connect with Guillaume on LinkedIn Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Shoe Dog or Total Recall!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Shoe Dog or Total Recall.   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 15, 2018
As parents, we are constantly asking ourselves the same question: am I doing a good job?   We are responsible for helping a child grow into an adult that will, hopefully, make a massive positive impact in the world – so what will happen if we teach our children the importance of forming habits and focusing on their most important work first?   Today we are going to find out. Holli and Cade McCray are a mother and son who join us to share the incredible story of how they started living The ONE Thing, together.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Consider which is a better way to introduce someone to The ONE Thing: forcing it onto them or living it at a high level and modeling it?   We think you need to be living The ONE Thing, first. So where in your world are you doing a great job at modeling those principles – and what is ONE thing you could be doing better that will cause the people in your life to take notice?   The moment you start empowering others, you start building a legacy.   In this episode you will learn... [3:40] How you can start (subtly) bringing The ONE Thing into your home. [13:20] How your family can be more purposeful with their time, even if structure feels unnatural. [15:00] How you can get your child interested in The ONE Thing (in a kid-approved way).   Links & Tools From This Episode Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY! --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 12, 2018
When your ONE thing is your children, you always have more than one thing going on at any given moment, and it never feels like you're in control of your time.   While many listeners have a strong professional focus, we know that a number of you already have the hardest job in the world: being a stay-at-home parent. This show isn't about featuring big names; it's about showing what it looks like when you actually live The ONE Thing –  so today we're sharing this conversation with one of you, Rachel Benson, a stay-at-home mother of three who also has responsibilities supporting her husband's business.   For years Rachel has struggled to balance it all, but in this episode, we offer some guidance. Last week Geoff shared a live coaching call between himself and Tony DiCello, and we learned how a coach helps you amplify accountability – now Geoff is putting those lessons into action.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We love this conversation because Rachel is thinking what all of us are thinking – but she has the confidence to say it out loud, enlist support, and commit to taking actions that will change her results.   You have to get started.   So out of everything discussed in this episode, what is the ONE thing that you can do differently – and will you commit to doing it?   In this episode you will learn... [7:00] What stops us from taking advantage of the resources in front of us. [11:00] How committing yourself to taking action transforms your behavior and mindset. [13:00] How you can make your calendar reflect your goals. [19:10] What it looks like when something is stealing from your true ONE thing (and what it looks like when you get clarity on your focus). [22:00] What it looks like when a coach amplifies your accountability.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Get your 411 & 66-Day Calendar at the1thing.com/resources If you want to amplify your accountability, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444. --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 8, 2018
Have you ever heard the 10,000 hours rule, or the idea that it takes 10,000 hours of doing something to master it?   Tony DiCello has over 25,000 hours of coaching people to their possibilities, and today we're sharing a live training and coaching call between Tony and Geoff Woods so that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what accountability looks like, amplified through the eyes of a master.   This was originally for our Living Your ONE Thing members, but it was so valuable that we wanted to share it with all of you. If you'd like to join us for our next training, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Do you have a system in place so that, at any moment, you know where you stand towards reaching your goal?   And if not, what's the consequence of that – are you giving up on your future?   In this episode you will learn... [3:30] The definition of accountability. [5:55] How you will know if you are committed to your goals. [11:45] Why accountability is nothing more than reality. [18:00] How you can start building a plan towards the positive future by doing this simple exercise. [21:20] Why there are no delusional goals, only delusional actions. [26:20] How you can make your calendar match your goals. [45:15] What it looks like to have the highest form of accountability – a coach.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Tony: Facebook | LinkedIn Will you help us get to know you better? Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. If you’re missing a coach, email geoff [at] the1thing [dot] com with the subject “COACHING” --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 5, 2018
We've realized we are missing a person in our world... We are looking for a rockstar Community Manager! This person LOVES to... Create amazing content Engage with a community Manage the development of all content for the business If you are this person (or if you know this person) please go to www.the1thing.com/jobs This is a full-time position located in Austin, Texas.  
Feb 5, 2018
Why are you doing what you are doing?   The ONE Thing is about teaching the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, but many of us fail to ask ourselves that simple question. For many of us, we do what we do to create moments that matter with the people that matter... but, too often, we lose sight of these relationships.   We are dedicating the entire month of February, in our Living Your ONE Thing Community, to creating extraordinary relationships in four specific areas: wealth determiners, loved ones, friends, and mentors. This episode will give you a taste of that, because whether you're a member or not we want you to understand the journey that we're going on so that you can go on it as well.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you can only choose one area discussed in this episode to focus on – relationships with wealth determiners, loved ones, friends, or mentors – which do you need to focus on most?   Then, what is the ONE relationship that you can form or enrich that will make everything else easier or unnecessary for you?   If you'd like us to be there as your accountability partner along the way, go to the1thing.com/membership.   In this episode you will learn... [3:40] What questions you should ask yourself about your relationship with the people who determine your wealth and the people whose wealth you determine. [8:30] ONE thing you can do to focus more on the relationships with your loved ones. [12:20] Why you should stop acting like an entrepreneur when it comes to managing your friendships and start getting purposeful about it. [15:00] How to nurture relationships with your mentors and coaches. [17:40] How you can decide what ONE relationship needs your focus now.   Links & Tools From This Episode If you'd like to join us for support on your journey, go to the1thing.com/membership or text the word ACCOUNTABILITY to the number 33444. If you’re missing a coach, email geoff [at] the1thing [dot] com with the subject “COACHING.” --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Feb 1, 2018
Life offers so much – but time is limited, so every day you have to wake up and make choices.   Unfortunately, many of us choose to try to do it all. We have massive ambitions and take massive action but, at the end of the day, we don't feel like we actually got anything done.   Instead of trying to go wide, we have the opportunity to go deep; to be selective about what we choose to learn, have, and do. To help you take advantage of that opportunity, we are sharing this conversation with Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Think about a time in your life when you didn't feel fulfilled in your professional life, and you decided to move on.   Was it because one of the four key factors of success was missing? Happiness Achievement Significance Legacy   When you reflect on where you are today, how are you doing in those four areas? What can you do differently?   In this episode you will learn... [5:20] What the 4 key factors of success are. [26:25] How you can strategically utilize failure to improve your life by using "little bets." [36:00] Why you should be a (strategic) quitter.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more on Eric’s blog: bakadesuyo.com Connect with Eric: Facebook | Twitter [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY! Streaks - Gamify your goals with this app --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment.   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Barking Up The Wrong Tree!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Barking Up The Wrong Tree. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 29, 2018
When in your life were you trained how to communicate with the people who matter most to you?   Many of us have never received this kind of training or received it far too late in life – yet, almost all of us have experienced some kind of conflict in our long-term relationships (whether that be with a significant other, business partner, boss, or employee).   That's why we're sharing this conversation with Dr. Matt Townsend, author, radio host, and relationship expert, who will teach you how to transform the relationships that matter most to you by cutting through the smoke to solve the real problems at hand.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What's one relationship that really matters to you – and, if you're honest with yourself, is hurting?   Are you showing up in those interactions genuinely caring about the other person first, before considering your agenda?   Based on that answer, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to show that person that you care, and make them feel cared for?   In this episode you will learn... [5:30] How you can start training in communication skills for relationships. [8:40] How you can recognize the smoke (or the pattern) and start identifying what the real fire in your relationships are. [12:00] The 7 basic needs that need to be met in every interaction with another human (S.T.A.R.V.E.D.). [16:30] Why it's important to show up in your relationships with no agenda, prepared to be there and nowhere else (especially on a S.T.A.R.V.E.D. issue). [25:30] The ONE thing you can do that will completely transform your relationships (and what will prevent you from doing this).   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at MattTownsend.com Connect with Matt: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Read: Starved Stuff: Feeding the 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships by Matt Townsend In the month of February, we are dedicating our Living Your ONE Thing membership platform to transforming your relationships. Go to the1thing.com/membership to join us. --   Will you help us get to know you better?   We want to learn more about you so that we can better serve you through our content and our acts, so we created a survey that will take you less than one minute to complete.   Go to the1thing.com/podcastquiz to take the quiz. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 25, 2018
Gary Keller once said that the definition of a wealthy person is someone who has the passive income to fund their life's purpose.   Based on that definition, we have to do two things to live a wealthy life: find our purpose, and then build a business that can fund it passively.   Does building that kind of business sound far-fetched? Well, Joseph Gozlan joins us today to show you why it's not. This is an incredible case study of how someone just like you found clarity on their purpose and then boiled that down to the ONE thing he needed to achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Your purpose determines your priorities, your priorities determine your productivity, and your productivity determines your results.   So how can you get clear on the type of impact that you want to make, and what type of business will you have to build to fund that impact?   Based on your answers to those questions, go through the goal setting to now exercise. You can find this exercise in our FREE My Purpose Handbook at the1thing.com/mypurpose.   In this episode you will learn... [4:00] How you can get clarity on your purpose. [12:55] What you can do to protect your time (because, inevitably, life will try to get in the way). [21:00] The ONE thing you can do if you feel lost, stuck, or frustrated.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Joseph at ebgacquisitions.com Need help finding clarity on your purpose? Go to the1thing.com/mypurpose and download the FREE My Purpose Handbook Want to make a plan so that you can achieve your goals? Go to the1thing.com/membership --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 22, 2018
Are you looking for a way to achieve extraordinary results in your life, but falling short?   We believe that achieving the extraordinary all comes down to how you manage your time. And, despite our best intentions, most of us not making the most of our time. This isn't due to a lack of work ethic or clarity – we are just not physically prepared to show up as the highest version of ourselves.   Shawn Stevenson is a sleep expert, the author of Sleep Smarter, and host of The Model Health Show, and he joins the show because sleep has a dramatic impact on our performance (whether we want it to or not). We discuss simple ways that you can sleep smarter, boost your productivity, and achieve more.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you can only implement ONE thing covered in today's episode, what is the one thing that you CAN do that will make getting better sleep easier?   Consider starting by being in bed during the “money time,” between 10 PM and 2 AM, or removing the blue-tinted screens from your life after the sun goes down (you can use f.lux to enable this on a desktop computer).   In this episode you will learn... [3:20] The ONE thing you can do to start sleeping smarter. [12:00] The EASIEST domino you can knock down to get better quality sleep. [14:50] How you can leverage the "money time" to sleep more efficiently.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at TheShawnStevensonModel.com Connect with Shawn: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Read: Sleep Smarter Listen: The Model Health Show Remove the blue tint from your computer with f.lux: justgetflux.com --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Sleep Smarter!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Sleep Smarter. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 18, 2018
After reading The ONE Thing, have you struggled to prioritize and implement it?   You're not alone. One of the most common concerns we hear from people who have read the book is that they love the idea, but they struggle to find their ONE thing, and then do it before anything else.   Today we're sharing a wake-up call: the incredible story of Tammy Verduzco, who found her ONE thing and then took action – despite being laid up in the hospital after massive complications with surgery. If she can do it, you can do it too... if you stop making excuses.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Tammy reminds us that if you don't find and stick to Your ONE Thing, the only person you're letting down is yourself... and why would you want to do that?   We all have baggage, we all have problems, and we all have the same opportunity to create an extraordinary life. Will you hold yourself accountable for making that your standard, or will you make excuses?   What do you need to get so committed to finding Your ONE Thing that you won't let anything else get in the way?   In this episode you will learn... [1:20] How focus produces extraordinary results – not just in business, but also in your health. [16:55] How you can start finding clarity. [17:40] What a lot of people get wrong about The ONE Thing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Tammy: www.kw.com/kw/agent/tammyverduzco The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 15, 2018
If you ask Gary Keller what inspired him to write The ONE Thing, he will tell you that it's about living a life of no regret. How can we make the most out of our limited time here on Earth, and live a life that is extraordinary?   We believe that living a life without regret really comes down to making moments that matter.   Today's guest, Jon Vroman, was inspired by this idea. He founded the Front Row Foundation and wrote the #1 bestselling book The Front Row Factor, and he has dedicated the rest of his life to helping others, especially people who are fighting for their lives, create moments that matter.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Many of us tell ourselves the story that we can't do something because we imagine the person we were yesterday and not the person we are today – or who we will be tomorrow.   We believe that you can achieve far more than you believe is possible if you are willing to help raise other people up.   So out of everything that you heard in this episode, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to help others create moments that matter?   In this episode you will learn... [7:00] How you can start experiencing moments that matter every single day. [14:50] The difference between wishful thinking and hope (and why hope is so powerful). [21:40] How you can make moments that matter for yourself – and others.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about the Front Row Foundation Read: The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making Listen: The Front Row Factor podcast --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 11, 2018
We don't just want to pump you up with this podcast – we want to ask the tough questions so that you can look in the mirror and be more accountable for your results. We think this is why people who live The ONE Thing achieve so much.   Today we're sharing a conversation with one of you, Kathy Ver Eecke, who was taking massive action and getting things done... until life got in the way. If you put yourself in Kathy's shoes and ask yourself the same questions, you will experience, first hand, what accountability feels like.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We believe that your potential is so much higher than you think is possible – and we will fight, every single day, to get you to those possibilities.   And sometimes that means having tough conversations.   If you are not living Your ONE Thing, ask yourself the same questions that we asked Kathy. What is the ONE thing you can do to get (back) on track?   In this episode you will learn... [5:30] How you can start living Your ONE Thing [27:30] What you can do to get back on track towards your goals after you lose focus. [36:15] What you can do if you are struggling to live Your ONE Thing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership Create your own 411: the1thing.com/411 --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 8, 2018
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to look at your business and your life and ask yourself a simple question: what do I want to do differently?   Building momentum begins with a good strategy, so we want to pull the curtain back and share how we planned our year, and the specific things that we're going to do differently this year so that we can achieve extraordinary results.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything that we covered in this episode – slowing down to make the right plan, evolving vs. reinventing, daring to take the model and evolve it, or moving from E to P – where is your opportunity for growth?   What is the ONE most potent step you can take to move forward with momentum?   In this episode you will learn... [1:50] Why you need to slow down and block off some time so that you can create the right plan. [8:00] Why you should evolve your strategies instead of reinventing the wheel. [17:50] How to move from Entrepreneurial to Purposeful.   Links & Tools From This Episode Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership Create your own 411: the1thing.com/411 --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 4, 2018
If you are hitting a ceiling of achievement in your life, then you are missing a person – either in the form of a mentor or leverage.   Today we are focusing on the leverage side; the people who can take things off of your plate so that you can focus on the 20% work that will allow you to achieve extraordinary results.   In episode 50, we talked to today's guest, Gene Rivers, about how he and his wife run nine successful businesses, while still finding time to vacation four months out of the year and devote time to their family every day. Gene is only able to do this because he leverages the people around him and coaches them to achieve more – and today he shares how you can do that too.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: After you listen to the episode, take a moment to reflect on these questions:   – What are you currently doing that's helping your people achieve their life goals – and what are you doing that's stopping your people from achieving their goals?   – Many of us want to be liked, and because of that, we avoid tough conversations that should happen with the people in our world. Are you contributing to their goals, or are you contaminating them by allowing them to remain in your world when it's not the right fit?   – Are you clear on what the standards for performance in your organization are? Are you bringing focus and accountability to the actions and metrics that need to be completed to achieve the goal?   – Finally, what is the ONE thing you can do that will allow you to show up as a better leader and coach your people to their possibilities?   In this episode you will learn... [7:50] Why you need empire builders to your team (and how you can identify them). [15:25] How you can leverage a weekly checkup to create more accountability. [28:30] How you can set everyone in your team up for success (and how you can help people who aren't succeeding).   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Gene at GeneRivers.info Do you want a model for weekly accountability? Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community: The1thing.com/membership --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Jan 1, 2018
When were you taught how to set and achieve your goals?   Most of us were never taught this valuable life skill in school, but it's not too late to learn now.   In this episode, New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt joins us to share his new book, which will help you make 2018 Your Best Year Ever.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is the one thing you can take action on that will allow you to achieve your goals for this year - and will you commit to actually taking action?   It all starts with identifying the motivation behind the goal; WHY do these goals matter to you?   Your WHY needs to be so big that it compels you to take action, even when you don't want to.   In this episode you will learn... [4:30] Why you sometimes need to dream BIG if you want to get clarity on your future goals. [6:50] How this ONE limiting belief holds back business owners and leaders (and how you can crush it). [12:00] How you can use the SMARTER goal-setting system. [18:00] The difference between a project and a goal. [23:40] How you can build a tribe that supports you (and why you should).   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Michael: MichaelHyatt.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Get your copy of Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt Build your tribe better with Platform University --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Your Best Year Ever!   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 28, 2017
Do you want to make a positive change in your health in 2018?   We all set goals, but it takes proper planning and tools to implement them successfully.   And there's no better person to teach us about healthy habits than returning guest Tom Bilyeu, CEO of Impact Theory & Co-Founder of Quest Nutrition. He knows how to equip himself with incredible power habits that allow him to achieve extraordinary results in less time, and he is generous enough to share how he does it with you.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:   If you want to succeed in establish healthy habits in 2018, you need to have a roadmap - and you need to write it down.   – Start with a BIG goal - the thing you care about that lights you on fire.   – Then work backward and write down every step along the way. There might be 30 points, or there might be 130 points on that map.   – Once you know what the plan is, you can execute it.   In this episode you will learn... [6:10] How building habits can elevate you from average to extraordinary. [12:00] The ONE simple piece of knowledge you need if you want to make a lifestyle change. [22:10] How you can focus on health when you have a spouse and kids. [26:50] What you need to do if you want to stay motivated. [28:45] Tom's morning routine (and how you can leverage these habits). [34:00] Why you should be awash in shame when you choose to check email before doing your most important work. [37:10] How you can leverage modeling to achieve extraordinary success.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ImpactTheory.com Connect with Tom: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community - The1thing.com/membership Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 25, 2017
We love to share stories about how people just like you are living the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, whether those people are business owners, employees, parents, or, in this case, educators.   Jethro Jones is a high school principal and the host of the Transformative Principal podcast. He conducted an incredible interview with Geoff, and we immediately knew it was something we had to share with you because it gets right to the heart of how you can live The ONE Thing.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Out of everything mentioned in this episode, what is the ONE thing that you are not doing that you can start doing, immediately?   Make sure that is is something you CAN do – something that you actually have the capacity to do.   In this episode you will learn... [2:20] What happens when you protect time to do your most important work. [5:45] What happens when you start saying NO to the 80% work. [8:45] How you can communicate more effectively with the people you work with. [14:00] How to enforce standards in your world (so that you can get what you want when you want it). [24:00] Questions you can ask to get clarity on what Your ONE Thing should be.   Links & Tools From This Episode Connect with Jethro: JethroJones.com | Twitter | Facebook Listen to The Transformative Principal Podcast Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community - The1thing.com/membership --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 21, 2017
Do you ever feel purposeless?   We know finding clarity and purpose is difficult, so we're approaching it from a different angle today: how you can develop the courageous mindset you need to develop purpose, because we believe that anyone can have world-class purpose.   Sheryl Kline is an author, speaker, and coach who trains high-performance athletes in Mental Toughness. She shares the small but significant difference between you and an Olympian, and how you can close the gap between where you are and extraordinary results.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: You don't need to, and shouldn't, go on this journey by yourself. Nobody succeeds alone.   So, who are your five? Or, as Jim Rohn puts it, who are the five people you spend the most time with? Are they where you want to be, and are they living their ONE thing?   If the answer is no, you need to join the Living Your ONE Thing Community because that is what you'll get. We will help you believe in your DNA that you can do this, and discover what you want to be.   Go to the1thing.com/membership to join our community.   In this episode you will learn... [4:05] What creates the gap between high achievers and everyone else. [7:00] How you can use positive affirmation to develop a more purposeful mindset. [11:10] Why you need to practice being purposeful (and how to practice deliberately). [12:40] Why you need to align yourself with an expert and put an accountability structure in place. [15:00] How you can commit to progress (instead of perfection).   Links & Tools From This Episode Get FREE Mental Toughness resources at SherylKline.com/theonething Connect with Sheryl: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram The1thing.com/membership - Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community ThinkUp - Positive Affirmations App --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 18, 2017
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Fierce Conversations!   We cannot give a book a higher endorsement than we give Fierce Conversations. Learning how to communicate on this level can truly change your life.   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Fierce Conversations. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
Dec 14, 2017
Many of you have asked us the same question: How do I teach the principles from The ONE Thing to my kids?   We want to teach our kids how to focus, set goals, and think so that they can get what they need when they need it, but this stuff isn't taught in schools... or is it?   Laura Sandefer and her husband co-founded The Acton Academy. This is the school that Jay Papasan sends his kids to, and they are transforming the way that kids learn. We discuss what Acton's schooling looks like, and how you can show up at a higher level to develop your children into extraordinary people.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: As parents, we need a mindset shift. Luckily, there are many opportunities to do so. You just have to take action.   If you need more inspiration, head over to ActonAcademyParents.com and choose just ONE blog post to take action on this week.   In this episode you will learn... [2:10] How Acton turns learning upside down. [13:00] 3 things you can do to incorporate more purpose and goal-setting in your family life. [28:45] The ONE thing you can do, as a parent, to develop your children at an extraordinary level.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at ActonAcademyParents.com Check out Acton Academy: ActonAcademy.org Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down by Laura Sandefer --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters
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