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Ep. 0 - The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results  

The chips have been stacked against you.

 

Ever since you were a kid, you were taught to get a good job and work hard so that you could retire.

But you weren’t taught the things that you deserved to learn most: how to focus, how to look at the all the things you could do, and how to narrow it down to the ONE thing that you should do.

They didn’t teach you to find your purpose – but that all changes today.

 

Together, you and your host Geoff Woods will go on an incredible journey to unlock the secrets that should have been given to you when you were a kid. This information comes from the best-selling book The ONE Thing, which was co-authored by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.

Get ready to learn the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results.

 

Resources:

The ONE Thing: Website | Book

 

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Ep 24 - A Keynote Q&A: Keller Williams Family Reunion  

Do you feel like you're trying to bite off more than you can chew?

Feeling overwhelmed is normal, especially if you are trying to chew that bite alone. We want to help you find support and show you that you're not the only person struggling.

In the last episode, we shared a keynote presentation from the Keller Williams national convention. Today we are sharing the Q&A session that took place after the keynote so that you can hear where people just like you are struggling and the solutions that are helping them.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you listened to Episode 23, did you take the next step towards making time blocking a power habit?

If you didn’t, stop procrastinating! Set aside one hour in the next week to watch our free webinar at the1thing.com/timeblockingwebinar.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[1:45] How to say no just enough (not too little and not too much). [6:00] Why doing SOMEthing is more important than finding the right ONE thing. [7:55] How to communicate your boundaries (and stick to them). [17:55] How starting with small, consistent actions will help you live The ONE Thing. [22:05] How to focus your vision, be specific, and give yourself a win. [28:52] How you can control your email inbox. [37:40] Why supporting people is different (and healthier) than saving people.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

If you like this presentation and are interested in having someone from The ONE Thing team speak to your company or organization, you can go to the1thing.com/about and fill out the speaker request form at the bottom of the page.

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

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Ep. 23 - A Keynote: Keller Williams Family Reunion | Why people fail at time blocking and battling distractions  

Do you remember the first time that you tried time blocking?

...How did it go?

You probably didn't master time blocking on your first try, and that's okay.

We know that time blocking is simple in theory but hard in practice. We saw this while working closely with over 800 people on how to start and master the habit.

We are sharing everything we learned with you so that you are set up for success when you decide to make time blocking a power habit.

 

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you want to take the next step towards making time blocking a power habit, you can check out our free webinar at the1thing.com/timeblockingwebinar.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[4:27] How you can experience a 73% increase in productivity and be 37% more optimistic about your future, on average. [13:55] How to think BIG and start small. [14:52] How to stop setting yourself up for failure. [19:00] Why saying yes to distractions is the same as saying no to yourself. [20:45] Why you shouldn't be afraid of failure if you have this ONE simple thing (that most people overlook).

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

If you like this presentation and are interested in having someone from The ONE Thing team speak to your company or organization, you can go to the1thing.com/about and fill out the speaker request form at the bottom of the page.

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 22 - How to find your purpose | Why it starts with giving yourself permission…  

If we put you in front of five million people today, what is the ONE message that you would share?

Focusing your answer down to ONE thing is a challenge, but it's easier when you can align yourself with a purpose.

Keith Yackey is the Founder of Amplify LIVE, and he loves helping people like you discover their purpose and amplify their life.

Keith had struggled for a long time before he found his life’s calling, but you don't have to. Today, he shares simple processes that can help you explore new perspectives and live life on purpose.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you need help clarifying your ONE thing and your purpose, go to www.the1thing.com/mypurpose to receive a free action guide.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[7:14] Why you can't hate on your stepping stones. [11:33] Why you need to think about the 90% of the iceberg that you don't see. [15:38] How this perspective will help you live life on purpose. [19:15] Why passion doesn't lead to profit or fulfillment. [24:00] How this three-step process will give you forward momentum and drive you towards new expressions of your purpose.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

Do you want to get paid for sharing your expertise? Learn the mechanics, mindset, and motivation you need by attending Amplify LIVE.

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 21 - Is this ONE thing sabotaging your productivity (that you aren’t even aware of)?  

Do you know how to transform your life into a life worth living?

Our environment has a tremendous impact on our happiness, focus, and productivity, but most of us just accept our surroundings the way they are.

Today’s guest, Jim Bunch, has a unique perspective on environments. He is here to re-frame the concept of an environment so that you can take more control, be more productive, and find your purpose.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Go to The1Thing.com/9environments and identify the ONE environment that you can take action on today. Start small, but start immediately.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[2:45] How environments affect your energy. [9:10] How to start designing your ideal environment. [11:57] Why your environment will almost always override your willpower. [16:00] ONE way to immediately create a positive return in your expenses. [20:25] How to start habit stacking (and transform your life).

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

the1thing.com/9environments

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep 20 - How to Turn Your Biggest Pain into Your Greatest Transformation (Chad Hyams)  

You’ve read The ONE Thing… but do you practice it every day?

While the teachings are simple in concept, we find many people struggle to live them every day.

Chad Hyams was one of these people…

When he was first introduced to the book he was at rock bottom. Then he applied its lessons to transform his life and his business, going from overweight and unfulfilled professionally to being in the best shape of his life and being named 2016’s The ONE Thing Certified Trainer of the Year!

He’s on the show to help you transform into your best self.

 

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Choose the ONE area of your life that you need help most (spiritual life, physical health, personal life, key relationships, job, business, financial life). Commit to forming a power habit in that area by starting your 66-Day Challenge.

 

Don’t bite off more than you can chew – start with one thing you KNOW you can do, give yourself a win, and build that momentum.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[7:45] Why taking control of your life will create a positive halo effect for the people you care about most. [10:08] Why teaching The ONE Thing to your kids will set them up for incredible success. [12:45] How to overcome the mistakes, limiting beliefs, and challenges that may stand between you and extraordinary results. [20:05] How anyone can start living The ONE Thing every day. [26:10] Why you are going to fail sometimes (and why that’s completely okay).

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

Wondering where to start on your big plan? Download this simple template for Your GPS and plot your plan for the year. Start tracking your habit-building success by taking on The ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge. Create your chain of Xs, and build the habits today that line up with your outcomes tomorrow.

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 19 - How to have a positive mindset when things get tough  

Have you ever given up, or not started, because a journey looked too difficult?

Everyone deals with difficult circumstances, but you can form habits and relationships that help you weather the winds of change.

Our guest, Gene McNaughton, has helped scale businesses and brands like Gateway Computers, Tony Robbins, John Assaraf, and Chet Holmes. Gene has experienced incredible opportunities and achieved great things... but the journey wasn’t easy.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what or what level of career you’re at – we all struggle sometimes. Gene is going to help you keep a positive mindset through it all.

 

(If you have any feedback about the show, share it on social media using #theONEthing. We are listening and we want you to take ownership over the show – this is YOUR podcast!)

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

We want you to know your North Star (your ultimate priority outcome) so that you can better protect your time.

Identify where you want to go. In 20 years, what does amazing look like? Remove any logic holding you back and cast a big vision. Identify one specific action that you can do in five years to stay on track for your 20-year goal, one action you can do this year to stay on track for your five-year goal, one action you can do this month to stay on track for your one-year goal, and one action you can do this week to stay on track for your monthly goal. Put those actions on your calendar, in addition to any family, personal, or spiritual time you already have planned. Hold yourself accountable to your calendar. Don’t let new plans disrupt your priorities.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[4:18] How to empower yourself when you feel like a victim. [10:14] Why surrounding yourself with the right people is critical for overcoming your lowest points. [12:17] How to maximize any compensation structure. [15:07] How to transcend limiting beliefs about success, compensation, and yourself. [18:03] Why you need to avoid commoditization. [20:05] How to understand the psychology of peak performance. [24:40] How to reframe every interaction around value.

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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

Check out Gene’s Book: The Sales EDGE

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep 18 - The ONE Way to Connect With Your Customers to Eliminate Risk and Boost Profit  

How do you create something BIG... when you start with nothing?

You need to start by solving other people’s biggest problems. Our guest, Dane Maxwell, created a process that will help you identify your customer’s primary pain point, build a product with zero capital, and launch a business with zero risk.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[7:24] How to find the secret world where selling is effortless. [11:40] How developing this power habit will change the way you think (and make business easier). [27:11] How to avoid the most dangerous word in business.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

On your social media platform of choice, tell us about the ONE thing that you are taking action on because of this episode by using #theONEthing. We are listening and we want you to take ownership over the show – this is YOUR podcast!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Check out Dane’s music: DaneMaxwell.com | Spotify Learn more about Dane’s idea extraction process at TheFoundation.com Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep 17 - Balancing work and family (a private call with one of YOU)  

How do you prosper at home, crush it at work, and find the balance to thrive at both?

In this episode, we explore the challenges of thriving both as a parent and as a professional – and the small actions you can take to overcome those challenges.

This came up because Lori Roethler, today’s guest, joined one of our Facebook Live streams and mentioned she was struggling in this area of her life.

 

(If you want to join the conversation, our Facebook Live streams are every Monday and Thursday at 2:00 PM CST.)

 

In this episode you will learn...

[2:15] Why balancing your personal and business life can make you feel guilty. [6:12] Why you sometimes need to prioritize yourself first (even as a parent). [8:45] Why big change often comes from taking small steps. [10:48] How accountability can give you the support you need to crush goals. [15:04] How you can leverage boundaries in your professional life to make your ONE thing at home easier or unnecessary. [19:50] How you can prevent your phone from stealing personal time. [26:42] The ONE thing to implement from this episode that will help you strike a balance between your professional and personal life.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you are looking to strike the balance between thriving personally and professionally, start by answering these two questions...

What is the ONE thing you can do to be present with your family that will make them feel like you are there for them? How much focused quality time will that require? It’s not about the amount of time – it’s about the quality of time.

 

Now share your ONE thing with your family so that they can hold you accountable. Underpromise and overdeliver!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Print out your own 66-Day Calendar Join our Facebook Live streams every Monday and Thursday @ 2PM (CST)

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 16 - Holding people accountable (and making them love you for it)  

We’ve been thinking about accountability wrong for years.

Accountability isn’t a punishment – it is a GIFT!

Today’s guest, Jonathan Raymond, is CEO of Refound and author of Good Authority. He will teach you how practicing accountability with kindness can lift people up, keep them on track, and help them be a better version of themselves.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[3:20] The BIG thing missing in most business conversations. [5:42] What accountability REALLY means. [6:53] Why accountability is not fundamentally about consequences. [8:40] How you can communicate your expectations with clarity. [10:50] Why it is your responsibility as a manager to take ownership of the accountability process. [12:03] How to have positive conversations about accountability using the five-part Accountability Dial. [14:10] Why self-awareness and transparency are critical if you want to be a better manager. [17:23] How to reframe conversations with employees so that you can build them up. [20:55] How you can reframe conversations about accountability in your personal relationships so that you can grow together. [23:13] How to have the perfect conservation. [27:35] ONE mindset shift that you have to make if you want to be a great manager. [30:15] How this dirty little management secret can improve long-term productivity and happiness. [34:00] Why establishing clear boundaries will set your team up for success. [39:53] What to do when you’re out of management options. [41:26] Why handling difficult management situations correctly will help your team see that you’re an awesome manager and transform the company culture.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

You can practice your management skills, help a struggling employee, and affect positive change in their life using The Growth Meeting Guide.

Set aside 30 minutes. Identify a team member who is concerning or frustrating you. Fill out Refound’s Growth Meeting Guide. Answer each question honestly. You will receive personalized step-by-step instructions for having effective 1x1 meetings with your team, including scripts and question prompts. Follow the guide to set up meetings over the next 7, 30 or 365 days.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Learn More from Jonathan at Refound.com: The Accountability Dial - Infographic The Growth Meeting Guide - A free tool that will help you turn your concerns and frustrations into action The Good Authority Bootcamp - A 6-week management training program that combines an online course with group and individual mentoring Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For by Jonathan Raymond Watch Simon Sinek Answer “The Millennial Question”

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 15 - Tiny Tweaks That Give You BIG Boosts  

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. True or false?

FALSE!

Willpower (like gas in a tank) is a finite resource. You can do powerful things with willpower, but sometimes willpower fails or you simply run out of it.

Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, is back to share what our team discovered about the willpower myth so that you can be more productive.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[1:00] What willpower is… and what it isn’t. [2:10] Why your willpower is never unlimited. [3:30] How to refuel your cognitive stamina. [4:38] ONE little trick to keep you focused (without a coffee break). [5:33] AH-HA Moment: When you should focus on your most important work. [7:26] Why you should make important decisions when you have more willpower. [8:21] Why being extraordinary is a cumulative process. [11:45] How you can create a positive halo effect in your life by doing this for just 15 minutes a day. [14:20] How this big misconception about The ONE Thing holds you back. [14:42] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

The ONE Thing isn’t about picking the right ONE thing – it’s about picking something. Pick something that you can do for yourself or your business, first thing in the morning, that will give you positive momentum. It can be as simple as making your bed or working for your first 15 minutes in the office… just give yourself a WIN!

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

“Do You Believe These Six Productivity Myths?”

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Make the most out of your willpower with our cheat sheet! Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep. 14 - Scaling your business will never happen unless...  

Are you working hard and still struggling to scale your business?

You might be making business too complicated. Cameron Herold has scaled multiple companies to over $100M by keeping things simple. He’s on the show to teach you...

simple techniques that will set you up for long-term success. why business is not as complicated as we make it. how to avoid burnout.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[1:50] Why focusing on this ONE metric will solve almost any business problem. [3:48] How to hone your focus. [4:46] How time blocking will help you do the things that matter most to you AND scale a business. [7:14] How to leverage The Five F’s to avoid business burnout and bring your best self home. [9:13] Why working nights and weekends isn’t worth it. [11:42] How to create a work sanctuary and de-stress (even if you work from home). [14:00] ONE exercise to reconnect with your childhood hobbies and passions. [16:25] How you can choose to be a human BEING versus a human DOING. [21:15] How to make yourself a successful and passionate role model for your kids. [24:23] How you can use leverage to create momentum. [31:12] Simple computer shortcuts that can save you a ton of time. [33:28] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

You will blow the doors off of your business if, on a daily basis, you just focus on the things you can do that will create the most impact. We challenge you to start tomorrow.

Make a list of five things that you need to get done tomorrow. Put them in order from highest impact to lowest impact. Place the list somewhere you will see it all day. First thing tomorrow, start working on item one. Don’t do anything else until it’s done. Repeat with each item until you are done with your work day. Even if you don’t finish everything, you will still complete your most important work.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

TextExpander - Keyboard shortcut app for Mac & Windows CommitTo3 - Accountability app Affordable Ways to Delegate: Fiverr | UpWork | Hire My Mom Cameron’s Books: Double Double by Cameron Herold: Amazon | Audible The Miracle Morning For Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod & Cameron Herold: Amazon | Audible Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold: Amazon

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep 13 - The Top Questions Fans Like YOU Have on Productivity  

Do you ever feel like you’re the only person struggling to get everything done?

Don’t worry – everyone struggles with productivity sometimes. In this episode we’re going to answer 20 powerful questions that fans of The ONE Thing asked about productivity during our monthly webinar.

We host a monthly webinar series because we want to add more value to your life. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[3:45] How to maintain momentum while working on your ONE thing. [5:36] How to avoid distractions. [8:07] Two strategies for practicing mindfulness when your mind is a distraction. [9:15] How to accomplish BIG goals through small and consistent action. [11:25] How to delegate like a millionaire. [14:00] How to get out of your inbox – and stay out. [16:03] Why you need to enlist support to focus on your ONE thing. [20:55] Why you should share your goals (and failures) with the most important people in your life. [24:39] Why trying to focus on many things will make everything harder. [29:02] How to optimize your energy throughout the day. [30:07] What you can do when the job being asked of you is not aligned with your ONE thing. [32:10] How to say no without ticking people off. [35:14] How to help motivation find you. [37:38] How to stop yourself from looking at social media while you are focused on your ONE thing. [39:03] How to affect change in unproductive people. [41:30] How to leverage your 4-1-1 to overcome procrastination. [43:55] One 60-second exercise that will help hone your focus. [47:42] Why surrounding yourself with the right people will help clarify your ONE thing.

 

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Focus is like a muscle. To strengthen your focus, you need to exercise that muscle every day. Start right now taking action on one thing for just 60 seconds. Can you prove to yourself that you can be present for the next 60 seconds? If so, GREAT! Now it’s about making it a habit and expanding your focus time, over time.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar Like our Facebook Page to catch our Facebook Live sessions twice a week Add us on Snapchat @the1thingbook for daily updates

 

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

Once you subscribe (either on your phone or computer), take a screenshot showing that you subscribed, and email that photo to contest@the1thing.com

We will then send you a link to get your FREE digital copy :)

 

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Ep 12 - The 6 LIES Crushing Your Productivity  

Do you ever feel like you’re doing a lot of work without getting anything done?

We live in a culture obsessed with productivity… but we struggle to control our own time because we’ve been lied to about productivity for our whole lives.

Laura Hanly and Garrett Linderman, two valuable members of The ONE Thing team, will help you gain control over your time by revealing the 6 lies that are crushing your productivity.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[1:40] Lie #1: Everything matters equally. [3:05] How to define the things that truly matter. [5:10] Lie #2: Multitasking. [7:45] Five steps to get super focused and control your environment. [8:50] How to eliminate multitasking. [9:53] Lie #3: A disciplined life. [10:06] How to leverage your limited discipline and create a powerful habit. [11:27] Lie #4: Willpower is always on will call. [12:09] The difference between willpower and discipline. [13:10] Why you should save your most important work for the morning. [15:16] Lie #5: A balanced life. [16:24] Why we assign undue importance to maintaining a work-life balance. [18:48] Lie #6: Big is bad. [19:02] How to think like Gary Keller – BIG and BOLD.

 

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Turn your to-do list into a success list! Consider the 80/20 Principle, which states that 20 percent of efforts or actions tend to produce 80 percent of results. A success list will help you make the most out of that 20 percent.

Write down all of the things that you need to do. Rank every task in order of priority. Focus on finishing your #1 priority first. You don’t earn the right to work on your second priority until you finish your first priority. Limit the distractions in your environment. Put on headphones, block out irregular sounds, place food and drink within reach, and close anything with notifications (or just turn off your internet!).

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

Learn more about The Six Lies That Crush Your Productivity Lie #1: Everything Matters Equally Lie #2: Multitasking Lie #3: A Disciplined Life Lie #4: Willpower is Always on Will Call Lie #5: A Balanced Life Lie #6: Big is Bad

 

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Ep 11 - Building Coffee Bean's into an Empire - Fmr CEO Annie Hyman Pratt  

Do you ever wonder what it will take to scale your business into an empire?

Today you get to meet the former CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Amy Hyman Pratt, who will break down how she scaled her business by focusing on three things:

Accountability Top talent Showing up as the best version of herself

In this episode you will learn...

[4:19] A difficult (and expensive) decision Annie had to make because it was the right decision. [7:15] Why scaling a business can lead to huge challenges. [9:47] Why micromanaging can hurt your organization. [11:30] AH-HA Moment: The moment Annie realized she needed to make a huge mindset shift. [13:20] Why you need to create a culture of open and honest communication in your organization. [14:42] Why you need to take responsibility for leveling up your mindset when you are affected by limiting beliefs. [15:43] How you can create a psychologically safe environment for your team. [16:55] How you can learn to succeed through others. [17:50] Why honoring your core values will force you to sacrifice something – and guide you towards long-term success. [21:24] How to identify YOUR North Star... [22:25] ...and the ONE thing you can do to stick to it. [25:54] Why these three things will help you build a team that grows quickly – without losing your ONE thing.

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Ask this question to assess the accountability of prospective talent: “Tell me about a time when a mistake was made in an organization and you got blamed hardcore for it. What was the situation, how did it turn out, and what would you do differently next time?”

Links & Tools From This Episode

IMPAQentrepreneur.com RapidBusinessGrowthIntensive.com

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Ep 10 - [CASE STUDY] How Peggy Delano turned her health around and EXPLODED her business  

Can you imagine waking up and realizing that, for decades, you were developing catastrophically unhealthy habits?

Unfortunately, this was a reality for a listener of this podcast.

Peggy Delano has been a fan of The ONE Thing for years. Recently though, she knew she needed to make a change – but wasn’t sure how to.

This episode is a case study of what can happen when you decide to…

Make a change Surround yourself with the right group of people Execute simple daily actions that contribute to a greater goal.

It’s never too late to make a positive change.

In this episode you will learn...

[4:00] The most important thing to focus on when you are making a change. [6:50] Why your lead domino might have nothing to do with your business. [9:09] AH-HA Moment: It’s okay to struggle with time blocking. It’s okay to struggle with what your ONE thing is. [11:05] Why enlisting support is critical to making a big change in your life. [12:10] Why the fear of failing to change comes from a lack of true commitment. [13:10] The incredible result of committing to a 66-Day Challenge, with support. [14:55] How knocking down your lead domino can help you show up as your authentic self in every part of your life. [22:05] The ONE thing to implement from this episode.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Think of the big goal you have for yourself. What is the big goal that you know you need to make meaningful progress on and, for whatever reason, have failed to do so? Give yourself permission to think BIG!

Establish one specific, measurable action that you can do today. Prove to yourself that you can take action today – not tomorrow. If you start executing a small step every day, you will be amazed by the results.

Links & Tools From This Episode

Learn more about Time Blocking at GetTimeBlockingMastery.com

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Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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Ep 9 - The BIG mistake we made (that you may be making right now)  

What do you want people to remember you for? What is your legacy?

If you want to create a lasting legacy, every action you take needs to reflect your values.

We were playing the short-term game to grow revenue, but we needed to focus on our core values – our ONE thing.

There’s a price attached to our values, but there’s also a reward when we stick to them.

Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, is back to explain how he knew we were making a mistake and to teach you how we corrected course.

In this episode you will learn...

[0:50] Why your values aren’t really your values unless they cost you something. [1:38] The BIG Mistake we made (that you may be making right now). [2:20] Why the best businesses have a mission and a clear purpose. [8:30] AH-HA Moment: We need to come from a place of value. Your trust is worth infinitely more than your money. [9:34] Why negative interactions can help you identify problems and solve them. [13:04] Clarity matters. Getting clear about your values is a foundational idea that people don’t give enough focus. [14:05] Why there’s no reason to repeat other people’s mistakes.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Identify what you want your legacy to be. What do you want people to say you stood for? Then reflect on how you are showing up in the world on a daily basis… Do you need to make any adjustments?

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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Ep 8 - Struggling to find balance in your personal and professional life? Here is one thing that will help…  

Can your personal relationships be improved? Do you find it difficult to switch from work mode to home mode?

When you are hyper focused on work, your life can fall off balance.

That’s why we brought Alison onto the show to help you clarify your direction and focus your vision.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[4:00] It’s possible to appreciate your personal life and still not find every activity stimulating. [6:30] Why physical activity can help shift your focus away from work. [8:45] How you can develop creative solutions to make your home experience more engaging for everyone. [10:30] Why more accountability in your personal life can be a powerful motivator. [11:40] How time blocking can be implemented in your personal life [15:30] How you can make a little tweak to your personal routine to make it better for you and the people in your life. [17:30] The importance of showing up in an effective manner, even when you’re tired. [19:00] How just a few minutes of Family Yoga can help center a whole family. [22:50] The critical role that reliability plays in your personal life. [26:00] The biggest challenge in establishing a healthy work-life balance. [28:00] One 2-minute exercise you can do now to center yourself and shift your perspective.

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

A short exercise to help find balance in your personal and professional life:

Close your eyes for a moment. Take one or two deep breaths to center your body. Imagine that you are a fly on the wall in your home and you can see your family or friends. Look from the perspective of a fly on the wall and write down what you see, in terms of what is beautiful about them. What’s amazing about these people who are in your life?

Links & Tools From This Episode

The ONE Thing: Website | Book Alison’s Website – Alison Cardy specializes in helping men and women around the world with career changes

AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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Ep 7 - How to identify top talent in 90 days or less  

Do you feel stuck? Is your business struggling with growth?

If you ever feel like you’re hitting a ceiling, you are probably missing a person.

Jay Papasan, co-author of The One Thing, is on the show to help you find the coach, mentor or employee you need to break through the ceiling.

 

In this episode you will learn...

[1:30] When Jay Papasan and Gary Keller identified a bigger opportunity for The ONE Thing brand. [2:25] The inspiration that led to Jay’s AH-HA moment. [4:55] How Jay knew The ONE Thing team was missing someone: a leader. [8:00] Gary Keller’s technique for evaluating new talent. [10:00] How listening to your audience can focus your vision. [10:30] The two productivity skills that most people struggle with. [12:55] The power of networking for attracting top talent. [14:00] How our team is applying lessons learned from The ONE Thing. [16:00] Jay’s killer advice for hiring an executive assistant. [18:00] One easy strategy for being more intentional in your relationships that you can use today.

 

The ONE Thing to Take Action on Today:

Be more purposeful in an important relationship that is hurting. It can be any type of relationship.

Step One: Identify a relationship in your life that is struggling. Step Two: Consider the core things that you are looking for in that relationship. Step Three: Test a solution to the pain you are experiencing in the relationship. Communicate clearly and often to create a better opportunity for success.

 

Links & Tools From This Episode

The ONE Thing: Website | Book

 

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Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!

 

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Ep 6 - What 794 people like you taught us about time blocking  

Have you been distracted today?

If we are intentional with our time, we can defeat distraction.

Today’s guest, Valerie Tourangeau, is just like you. She was a fan of The ONE Thing for years, and then she finally implemented its powerful lessons.

Now, she is able to dismiss the distractions and focus on her ONE thing, every day, because she is a time blocking master.

Time Blocking is the act of scheduling time for yourself to do your most important tasks. It sounds simple, but most people struggle with committing time to themselves every day.

Discussed in this episode:

1:45 - Valerie isn’t alone. A lot of people have said they read The ONE Thing and they love the book, but they never implemented the book. Why? 2:00 - 66 days can seem daunting, and finding a ONE thing in a world full of so many distractions seems like it won’t make the difference – but it really does. 2:30 - We say 66 days because, after five years of research, we discovered that it takes 66 full days to form a habit. 6:05 - Implementing The ONE Thing can expose a lot of your weaknesses. When Valerie went through the Time Blocking Mastery Course, what was one of the first weaknesses that popped up for her that really surprised her? 7:30 - The Halo Effect: When you do ONE thing, the right thing, it can end up knocking over many other things. 9:30 - Focusing on your ONE thing is more about momentum and less about being perfect. Tell us more about that. 11:30 - What are some of the biggest mistakes that people make when they first try to time block? 15:15 - What has shifted in Valerie’s life because of time blocking? 22:20 - We should be able to walk away from this episode and be able to take action and implement one simple thing that will actually give us a win in our lives. What would Valerie suggest we do?

If you want to make a greater commitment to yourself, download our free 66-Day Calendar and start your own 66-Day Challenge today.

Mastering the art of time blocking can completely transformed your life. If you want to form a powerful habit that sticks, check out the Time Blocking Mastery course.

 

 

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Resources:

The ONE Thing: Website | Book Start making a commitment by downloading a free copy of our 66-Day Calendar Form a powerful habit that sticks with the Time Blocking Mastery Course.

 

Ep 5 - Seeking guidance from a billionaire  

You want to make a massive impact. Where do you start?

It’s a big question, and the legendary entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman is here to help you answer it.

Jeff Hoffman has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. You may know him from Priceline.com, ColorJar, uBid.com or his new non-profit, The Unreasonable Group.

He’s going to explode your mind.

Reaching out to amazing people like Jeff has changed my life. If you need help finding an incredible mentor, then click here to pick up a free copy of our relationships guide from the1thing.com/relationships.

 

CONTEST -  Get a FREE digital copy of the bestselling book The ONE Thing!

We are on a mission to become the #1 podcast in iTunes. You can help us get there by subscribing to the show. Click here to subscribe.

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Pick up a free copy of our relationships guide from the1thing.com/relationships The ONE Thing: Website | Book

 

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