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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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When you start living The ONE Thing, you begin to understand that not everything matters equally. You get clarity on what matters most. You begin doing the most important things first and, then, you earn the right to address everything else. When you do that, results show up and they show up fast. And, as that happens, your life gets bigger.What people don’t understand is that as your life gets bigger, the number of big rocks in your way increases. And what happens when you get to the point where there are more rocks than you have time for? That’s when you need to address the scale. This moment can be a real challenge for people.How do we change our outlook towards doing the most important things? And stop assuming that just because it’s important, something has to be hard? Let’s ask a different question: “How can I make it easier to do what matters most?” Greg McKeown, author of “Essentialism” and the brand new book, “Effortless,” answers just that. After tragedy struck his daughter, he wiped the plate clean, took an extremely difficult situation, and found a way to make managing it effortless.For those of you who are leaders inside of organizations, understanding what your priorities are, and creating a common language around them, will create extraordinary results. If you’re curious to learn more, visit the1thing.com/training.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:48] What “Essentialism” is[04:31] How Greg’s life changed after writing the book[10:47] Doing the right things in the right way[14:16] Identifying what the easy path is[22:43] How to have more rest throughout the day[30:26] Making the “Effortless” mindset a reality[42:24] The ONE Thing you can do to pursue the “Effortless” pathLinks & Tools From This Episodegregmckeown.comessentialism.comRead: “Essentialism”Read: “Effortless”the1thing.com/training--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle this is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of them, sign up for accounts, and then never use them. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it, free, for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.--Life is precious.When you go down the path of taking care of the people you love when you’re not around, you start to understand the importance of life insurance. Why not pay a small bill every month to protect the ones you love? If you’re asking this question to yourself, choose Ladder. They make it fast and easy to get covered, and their smart algorithms work in real-time to find out if you’re approved.Go to ladderlife.com/ONE to find out if you’re approved today.
As you journey on, living The ONE Thing, there are specific steps you take: from treading, to implementing, to mastering, to empowering.Treading is when you’re just trying to keep your head above water. Everything is moving so fast and you’re trying so hard, but it’s just not sustainable. Then you discover the principles of The ONE Thing and you start to implement them. Once you start to experience the benefits they bring, you have to make the decision to commit to mastery. And once you take that path, you really start to pick up momentum and realize that the highest level of success is not your own, but in your ability to empower others.Elizabeth Curry has gone on this journey. Starting as a working mother and wife and a small business owner, she was treading. Then she discovered The ONE Thing and she implemented a few simple things that had a massive impact on her life. Eventually, she hit the tipping point and committed to mastering The ONE Thing, and now she works within the organization, empowering people on a massive scale.There’s no right or wrong way to approach The ONE Thing. It starts by asking yourself the question: what’s ONE Thing I can do that would make everything else easier or unnecessary?To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:59] What life was like before The ONE Thing[04:58] Aligning with your values[08:11] Learning to say “no” to more[11:23] Beginning to live The ONE Thing[15:37] Going from implementer to master[25:44] Seeking certification[30:09] The impact of leaders adopting The ONE ThingLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/certificationthe1thing.com/plannerthe1thing.com/valuesthe1thing.com/training--Imagine starting a business and having millions of customers already on your website.Helium 10 is an all-in-one software tool for entrepreneurs to help them start, build, and grow a business on Amazon. With Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon), they lend their entire fulfillment network to their sellers. They handle picking, packing, shipping, returns, and customer service. Start your own journey to building a business on Amazon today.Get 50% off your first month of Helium 10 Platinum when you go to helium10.com and use code “ONE” at checkout.--Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt.Finance is something people want to focus on, but they don’t usually understand why – especially when it comes to paying off debt. It feels like an uphill battle, but Upstart can help. Whether you’re paying off credit cards, consolidating your debt, or funding personal expenses, Upstart can get you a simple, fixed, monthly payment. They offer smarter rates with trusted partners in just five minutes.Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today at Upstart.com/ONE.
Have you ever reached the end of a really busy day, only to look up and question what you actually got done?We’ve all been there. It’s a sign that you’ve been spending your time with no expectation of a return. Start investing your time: treat it as the valuable resource that it is and invest it in ways that will yield something you can measure, both personally and professionally. Most people bounce through their day, reacting to emails, meetings, and coworkers’ obligations, but there is a better way.It’s called time blocking: scheduling time with yourself to do whatever you deem to be most important. But even if you know what that is, it can be hard to stick to your plans. We’re going to take a peek behind the curtain of the Living Your ONE Thing Community, where thousands of people around the globe find clarity, build power habits that stick, and learn to time block so that their calendars reflect their priorities. Listen in on this workshop and treat it as if you were there, yourself. You’ll learn specific, tactical things you can do to better protect your time.If you’d like to learn more about what it looks like to become a member of Living Your ONE Thing so that you can participate in workshops, visit the1thing.com/community.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[05:40] What is time blocking?[07:01] The three things to time block first[11:58] Clarifying where you’re at[20:03] Identifying The ONE Thing you can do to improve[28:59] How to create a model for your timeLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/community--Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients. Over time, the busywork really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer, on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.--Want a peek inside the minds of masters?MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.--
Something we all struggle with is finding the right balance between thriving professionally and thriving personally.It’s easy to focus on the professional side of things—your job, business, finances—and lose sight of your personal priorities. The problem is your professional priorities are easy to pick up once you drop them, but if you’re not careful, your personal priorities can be damaged forever. How do we manage to be purposeful in both areas of life?Craig Kessler is the COO of Topgolf, a husband, and father of three boys. He wants to continue thriving professionally, but he’s identified that what matters most to him is the personal side of life. Instead of acting like an entrepreneur and trying to figure things out, he leveraged his powerful network to ask people who seemed to have it all. He took the advice of everyone he reached out to and created “The Dad Advice Project.” Whether you’re a mother or father, this book is full of simple things you can do to invest in the relationships that matter to you most.We all have the opportunity to invest our focus in the relationships that matter most. Visit dadadviceproject.com to learn what works for those who’ve managed to find balance in their lives.To learn more and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[04:41] Recognizing the gaps in your life[10:06] How to set expectations as a leader[16:00] What inspired Craig to write “The Dad Advice Project”[20:25] Unique pieces of parenting advice[23:40] Opening the door with your kids[27:19] Craig’s own parenting advice[31:27] The struggles of being a parentLinks & Tools From This EpisodeVisit dadadviceproject.com and email proof of purchase to gift@dadadviceproject.com for some free giftsInstagram: @dadadviceproject--Meet Otis, your new best friend in marketing.Meet Otis allows you to acquire new customers that will love your business, all from an easy to use app. You can create Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads all from their app, and Otis’ AI technology will automatically adapt your daily budget based on the platform that is performing the best. It will also analyze the data you already have to retarget existing customers and target new people just like them.Get started with Otis today with a 14-day free trial plus $50 in ad credit at MeetOtis.com/one.--Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt.Finance is something people want to focus on, but they don’t usually understand why—especially when it comes to paying off debt. It feels like an uphill battle, but Upstart can help. Whether you’re paying off credit cards, consolidating your debt, or funding personal expenses, Upstart can get you a simple, fixed, monthly payment. They offer smarter rates with trusted partners in just five minutes.Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today at Upstart.com/ONE.--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle this is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of apps, sign up for accounts, and then leave them unused. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it free for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.
We are 300 episodes into the journey of living The ONE Thing. While The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results, it’s not necessarily easy, so this podcast exists as a simple way to let people share their The ONE Thing stories to inspire you and everyone else to try it for themselves..Over 300 episodes, what are the best lessons we have learned? We’re interested in the 20% of what we’ve taught that has provided 80% of the results for you. We’re going to summarize it all in the hopes of creating clarity on the path to achieving extraordinary results.If you could only choose one thing to focus on, what would it be? Identify it and start knocking that domino down. That will automatically set you up for where to focus next. If you need support, visit the1thing.com.To learn more and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:32] The importance of identifying your core values[07:05] Building a relationship with your goals[17:18] Helping individuals at scale[28:46] Purposely building community to support your goals[35:19] Having a productive mindsetLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/corevaluesthe1thing.com/setmygoalsthe1thing.com/community--Meet Otis, your new best friend in marketing.Meet Otis allows you to acquire new customers that will love your business, all from an easy to use app. You can create Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads all from their app, and Otis’ AI technology will automatically adapt your daily budget based on the platform that is performing the best. It will also analyze the data you already have to retarget existing customers and target new people just like them.Get started with Otis today with a 14-day free trial plus $50 in ad credit at MeetOtis.com/one.--Imagine starting a business and having millions of customers already on your website.Helium 10 is an all-in-one software tool for entrepreneurs to help them start, build, and grow a business on Amazon. With Amazon FBA, or Fulfillment By Amazon, they lend their entire fulfillment network to their sellers. They handle picking, packing, shipping, returns, and customer service. Start your own journey to building a business on Amazon today.Get 50% off your first month of Helium 10 Platinum when you go to helium10.com and use code ONE at checkout.--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle that is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is, not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of apps, sign up for accounts, and then leave them unused. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it free for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.
As you go on your journey of living The ONE Thing, ultimately, you are going to be confronted with tough decisions to make with regard to what you want and how to get it.This is the challenge of life. You wake up every day and there are all of these things we could know, have, or do. We have to make choices about what we want and how we go about getting it — even when those choices are difficult. It is so, so important. So, how do you get comfortable choosing the difficult, so that you can go on to achieve extraordinary results?This is an introduction to a brand new podcast from MAPS Business Training & Coaching called, “Choose Difficult,” which shares stories of extraordinary individuals who have chosen the difficult path and changed the world.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.Links & Tools From This EpisodeListen: "Choose Difficult" podcast
If you really want to live The ONE Thing purposefully, there are three commitments you have to make: you have to choose to follow the path of mastery; to move from entrepreneurialism to having purpose; and to live the accountability cycle.The first two, alone, will change everything. Following the path of mastery and moving to a life of purpose in just one area will make everything else easier — and that area is the ability to ask questions.Most of us artificially impose a ceiling over what’s possible without even realizing. It’s a simple mistake we make by telling people what to do and giving them answers instead of taking the opportunity to ask questions, ourselves. Developing the habit of asking questions instead of giving answers is a journey to understanding the difference between a productive line of inquiry and simply shutting down communication.Abe Shreve has been on his own path of question mastery and he’s going to walk us through how we can solve some of the biggest challenges we face by asking questions as leaders. He’ll teach us how to ask questions that expand the very nature of what is and isn’t possible.This is a path of mastery. It doesn’t end, but the journey, itself, is valuable. You can start by simply grabbing a pen and paper and writing down questions every day. If you want to take on our 66 day question challenge, join our community at the1thing.com/habits.To learn more and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[05:00] The challenges that would be solved by asking great questions[09:30] What happens when you don’t know how to coach through questions[15:33] What a quality question is and isn’t[28:59] Asking questions for the benefit of others[38:18] What you can do to ask great questionsLinks & Tools From This Episodemymapscoach.comListen: choosedifficult.comthe1thing.com/habits--Meet Otis, your new best friend in marketing.Meet Otis allows you to acquire new customers that will love your business, all from an easy to use app. You can create Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads all from their app, and Otis’ AI technology will automatically adapt your daily budget based on the platform that is performing the best. It will also analyze the data you already have to retarget existing customers and target new people just like them.Get started with Otis today with a 14-day free trial plus $50 in ad credit at MeetOtis.com/one.--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle that is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is, not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of apps, sign up for accounts, and then leave them unused. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it free for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
When you think about living an extraordinary life, the path to getting there is not by doing everything. In fact, it really comes down to the habits that you form. You don’t decide your future, you decide your habits. Your habits decide your future.How do you go about identifying what the next habit is that you can form that would make achieving that future goal easier or unnecessary?In this webinar, you will learn how you can turn your ONE Thing into a habit that will stick. Getting clarity on The ONE Thing and focusing on forming a new habit in 66 days sounds simple, but it’s not easy. You’re going to learn why habits are so important to The ONE Thing, how to identify one area of your life where, if you formed a habit there, would make everything else easier or unnecessary.If you would like to learn more about what it looks like to join us and have us support you in the 66-day challenge, go to the1thing.com/habits.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[04:30] Why habit formation is such an important part of The ONE Thing[09:05] What the 66-Day Challenge is[15:45] How do identify the right habit to focus on[27:50] Finding your lead domino[42:44] Geoff’s one habit[49:12] Taking on a 66-Day ChallengeLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/habits--Meet Otis, your new best friend in marketing.Meet Otis allows you to acquire new customers that will love your business, all from an easy to use app. You can create Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads all from their app, and Otis’ AI technology will automatically adapt your daily budget based on the platform that is performing the best. It will also analyze the data you already have to retarget existing customers and target new people just like them.Get started with Otis today with a 14-day free trial plus $50 in ad credit at MeetOtis.com/one.--Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt.Finance is something people want to focus on, but they don’t usually understand why — especially when it comes to paying off debt. It feels like an uphill battle. But Upstart can help. Whether you’re paying off credit cards, consolidating your debt, or funding personal expenses, Upstart can get you a simple, fixed monthly payment. They offer smarter rates with trusted partners in just five minutes.Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today at Upstart.com/ONE.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. In order for you to achieve extraordinary results, you can’t follow the ordinary path. If you do what most people do, you will get the results that most people get.Will Brown discovered The ONE Thing when he was in college. When he realized that the traditional path of college-to-career wasn’t for him, he dropped out of school, started a real estate investment company, and earned over $1 million by the time he was nineteen.Even outside of a typical school setting, Will invested in his education, listening to podcasts and reading books, and put what he learned into action. On this journey, he started to spot the patterns behind the results he desired, building models and systems to empower other people to produce them, enabling him to keep his focus on his ONE Thing.Challenge why you’re doing what you’re doing. Ask if what you’re doing is the best that you can do, or if not, what is the best you could be doing? Based on that, what is The ONE Thing you could do that would make everything else easier or unnecessary? Because the path to getting everything you want starts with just ONE Thing at a time.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[03:12] Going an inch wide and a mile deep in college[11:33] How Will built a million dollar real estate business without down payments[18:32] Getting purposeful with your time[25:36] How asking questions leads to better results[30:34] What happens when you hit the financial ceiling Links & Tools From This Episodeachieveintelligenttechnologies.comInstagram: @will.jbrownTwitter: @WillBrownAI--Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.--Want a peek inside the minds of masters?MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.--Imagine starting a business and having millions of customers already on your website.Helium 10 is an all-in-one software tool for entrepreneurs to help them start, build, and grow a business on Amazon. With Amazon FBA, or Fulfillment By Amazon, they lend their entire fulfillment network to their sellers. They handle picking, packing, shipping, returns, and customer service. Start your own journey to building a business on Amazon today.Get 50% off your first month of Helium 10 Platinum when you go to helium10.com and use code ONE at checkout.--
What is the purpose of a goal?Many people believe that the purpose of a goal is to achieve some predefined result. In reality, the purpose of a goal is to serve an appropriate purpose in the moment. It’s not about the result; it’s about who you need to become to earn the right to achieve your goals. When you imagine the future, who is the person that you need to become to be a leader in that future? Imagine it and make it real. Your future as a leader starts now.Jacob Morgan is a four-time best-selling author, including his most recent work, “The Future Leader.” This conversation will spur you to ask yourself important questions. Where do you have an opportunity to improve your mindset? What skills do you have an opportunity to improve? And what is The ONE Thing that you can do that would make your evolution into a future leader easier — or irrelevant altogether?The path to getting everything you want starts with ONE Thing at a time. Think hard about what ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, makes everything else easier or unnecessary. Then, take that ONE Thing and put it into action.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[03:28] What got Jacob interested in the future of leadership[08:46] The research that went into “The Future Leader”[12:42] The Notable Nine mindsets and skills that aspiring and future leaders need[22:41] How to define being a leader[28:09] How core values affect leadership[37:51] The difference between purpose and meaning[44:13] The importance of gradual improvementLinks & Tools From This Episodethefutureorganization.comtheleadershipdigest.comRead: “The Future Leader”--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle that is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is, not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of apps, sign up for accounts, and then leave them unused. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it free for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
If you’re like most people, you know how it feels to be so busy that you don’t have time for yourself. Still, at the end of a busy day, you could find yourself questioning how much you got done.Anytime in your life when you’re hitting a ceiling of achievement, you’re in need of a trusted person: to delegate work to, or a mentor or coach who can help you shatter that ceiling and go even higher. This isn’t a decision to rush, though. The journey to finding the person that’s right for you and your work, while simple, is not easy.Russell Gray, like most business owners, struggled with letting go. He didn’t want to delegate out of fear that others wouldn’t complete the work as well as he did  — until life forced him to release that hold. When he lost a loved one, he had to find a way to narrow his focus and increase his income while also working less. He had to find the one person who could allow him to achieve even more, in less time, with less stress. You’re going to hear about how he kept asking what ONE Thing would make everything else easier or unnecessary, and how, once he identified it, he went after it.How can you begin the journey to having your calendar reflect your priorities? If you’d like to learn more about going on that journey, head over to the1thing.com/training.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[05:11] What happened when Russell first picked up the book[07:12] Beginning the search for investing your time[13:11] How Russell discovered his ONE Thing[19:35] What to do when you don’t want to let goLinks & Tools From This Episoderealestateguysradio.com--Getting things done is a challenge everyone struggles with.One way to tackle that is to make sure you have the right tools for you and your computer. That means having the right apps. The problem is, not all apps do what they promise. It’s easy to install a bunch of apps, sign up for accounts, and then leave them unused. Setapp is on a mission to help users get more done by curating and recommending the right apps for you so that you can focus on your work.Go to setapp.com to try it free for a week. Plans start at as low as $9.99/mo.--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time to do all of the things you have to get done in a day? Do you question if The ONE Thing could work for you because you’re confident you have more than one thing?We’ve all been there. But the truth is you can overcome it. Imagine what would be possible if you had clarity on The ONE Thing you could do that would make everything else easier or unnecessary — and you did that thing first, every day.Bob Minford is the Vice President of Airline Technology at FedEx. He used the principles of The ONE Thing to bring more clarity and alignment to his organization, creating some truly extraordinary results.If you’re interested in bringing this to your organization, visit the1thing.com/training to reach out about our corporate training.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:58] How FedEx adopted The ONE Thing[09:05] How Bob identified their ONE Thing[17:27] Creating a fast lane[29:12] What’s possible when you find your lead domino[35:30] How The ONE Thing is different from other productivity systemsLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/training--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, is it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--Imagine starting a business and having millions of customers already on your website.Helium 10 is an all-in-one software tool for entrepreneurs to help them start, build, and grow a business on Amazon. With Amazon FBA, or Fulfillment By Amazon, they lend their entire fulfillment network to their sellers. They handle picking, packing, shipping, returns, and customer service. Start your own journey to building a business on Amazon today.Get 50% off your first month of Helium 10 Platinum when you go to helium10.com and use code ONE at checkout.
For the first time in the history of our modern workplace, we have up to five generations working side by side in organizations across the world. While it’s unprecedented, it represents a massive opportunity. Teams with so much diversity of thought and experience have the power to innovate and solve big problems.At the same time, though, it’s created unforeseen challenges for even the most seasoned leaders. Assumptions about generational work habits are often founded in fiction. What we think we know about each other is the greatest barrier to achieving more together.Jason Dorsey has made it his life’s work to separate myth from truth about generational differences in the workplace. He provides strategies for unlocking the potential of any team, regardless of how diverse they are in age and perspective.When we aim to understand and appreciate each other’s differences everyone achieves more. When we challenge ourselves to approach things with an open mind we invite bigger possibilities than we could ever imagine. Ask yourself, what is ONE Thing you can do today to better appreciate the strengths and talents that every generation brings?To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:14] How Jason began studying generational differences[05:31] Defining generations differently[11:03] Unlocking generational performance by creating context[22:40] The risks of not adapting to new generations[28:31] How these skills scale for the future[33:51] How the pandemic experience has differed across generations[37:39] The ONE Thing you can do to bridge generational gapsLinks & Tools From This Episodejasondorsey.comgenhq.comRead: "Zconomy"--Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.--Want a peek inside the minds of masters?MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
Time is your most valuable resource. So how do we better invest it?The challenge is that most people go through their days spending time instead of investing it. None of us were taught how to do this in school. But in order to invest our time wisely we have to start investing in people.Developing trust as an individual is the ONE Thing that makes everything else easier or unnecessary. David Horsager, author of “The Trust Edge” and the upcoming book “The Trusted Leader,” talks about what it means to become a trusted leader.You can pre-order “The Trusted Leader” at trustedleaderbook.com/onething.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[01:40] Where David discovered the importance of trust and leading by example[07:57] Why trust matters now more than ever[09:45] Reviewing the eight pillars of trust[13:50] The three questions that can take big ideas into simple actions[30:29] What leaders unconsciously do that undermine their trust[37:06] How to hold people accountable while building trustLinks & Tools From This Episodedavidhorsager.comRead: “The Trusted Leader”--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--How do you start up when the world is upside down?Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.
As you set out to achieve extraordinary results, it’s natural to feel tension between your personal and professional life.When you’re working hard to create a better life for yourself and your family, it feels like you have to make sacrifices of time with family or personal hobbies.But Warren Rustand doesn’t think that sacrifice is necessary. He was clear that family was his core priority, so he made sure he was always putting them first. Even while working as the CEO of six significant companies, sitting on the board for over 50 companies, or working in the White House for a United States President, he still found a way to honor his commitment and say yes to the things that matter most first.What’s the ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary? If you need help identifying your core values, visit the1thing.com/corevalues to get our Core Values Deck or take our free course.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[02:12] How others can help us discover our values[06:52] How to put family ahead of business and still succeed[11:52] When being clear about your “yes” is as important as being clear about your “no”[19:14] How to make saying no to the things that don’t matter easier[26:10] Living an integrated lifeLinks & Tools From This Episodewarrenrustand.comRead: "The Leader Within Us"--Want a peek inside the minds of masters?MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
Can you achieve everything you want to accomplish in your own life if your team doesn’t live The ONE Thing?It can be hard to focus on Your ONE Thing when your boss doesn’t live The ONE Thing, or your employees all think that what they are asking for is the most important thing. The good news is that the principles of The ONE Thing can help teams achieve more. From a company of five to over 500,000, the principles are simple, and they scale.We’re going to show you a clear roadmap for how to start living The ONE Thing with your team. We cast a vision of what it looks like to use the tools to create a productive culture, address some of the biggest challenges that people have when managing time inside organizations, and share case studies of what it’s looked like for companies that have successfully pulled this off.There are some visuals mentioned in this that you can see by visiting the1thing.com/webinar. And if you want to bring this to your organization, visit the1thing.com/teams.In this episode, you will learn...[03:33] Why working long hours is cheating[08:35] The two things every challenge stems from[11:54] How to combat those challenges[18:07] The lies that stop us from achieving more[26:50] How The ONE Thing scales inside an organization[31:48] The definition of leadershipLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/webinarthe1thing.com/teams--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--How do you start up when the world is upside down?Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.
You’ve heard of putting your money where your mouth is — but how do you put it where your heart is?How would it feel to start investing your time and money in projects that feed your purpose, rather than spending all of your money on groceries and gas? Thinking big about your purpose can be the very first domino to consistently choosing the small things that make your big ONE Thing possible.Paula Pant teaches people how to use money as a tool to align their daily habits and behaviors with the lifestyle they value most. Her own journey to financial freedom began when she realized she wanted to stop trading hours for dollars and start making a bigger impact in the world.What’s The ONE Thing you can do to make a small investment in your purpose — one day, one dollar, and one decision at a time? Start there, start small, and start today.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.In this episode, you will learn...[01:19] How to begin the journey of setting big financial goals[07:33] From a frugal to expansive mindset[16:54] Building wealth while pursuing your purpose[22:30] Starting with the low-hanging fruit[25:17] Applying your spending with your valuesLinks & Tools From This EpisodeListen: Afford Anything PodcastInstagram: @paulapantTwitter: @AffordAnythingFacebook: facebook.com/AffordAnything--Want a peek inside the minds of masters?MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.
It’s been three months since our annual Goal Setting Retreat, where we came together as couples, individuals, and teams to cast a vision for our life and set clear five- and one-year goals to get us there.Since it has been just over 90 days since then, it’s a great opportunity to review how we’ve been living those principles — and where people may be falling off the wagon. Some of the things we teach people to do that they may not be doing.In “The ONE Thing,” Gary and Jay talk about time blocking. There are three core things to time block that lead to extraordinary results: to block your time off, to have time blocked off for your ONE thing, and to have time blocked off for planning. Let’s dive deeper into what it means to do each of these things.If you want to join us at our next annual Goal Setting Retreat, go to the1thing.com/setmygoals where members can purchase early bird tickets.In this episode, you will learn...[02:06] How to identify and plan for your time off[06:04] Blocking time for your ONE thing[14:38] How to block time for planningLinks & Tools From This Episodethe1thing.com/setmygoals
Extraordinary results become possible when you are clear on what you are saying yes to.We can’t say yes to everything. When you set up dominos, the path to knocking them all down doesn’t involve flicking at them randomly one at a time. You set them up, line them up, and whack away at the first one. But so many people doubt that they can find that ONE thing when it feels like they have so many things to focus on.Every year, Jon Gordon identifies one word that he’s going to focus on, a word that brings purpose to what he does. He uses that one word every single day to bring clarity to his actions, and using the tools Jon mentions in this episode will help you bring focus to every aspect of your life, too.If you are inspired and want to bring more focus to your life, visit getoneword.com to build an action plan and see any of their free resources.In this episode, you will learn...[02:34] Where the idea for the one word came from[04:34] What “One Word that Will Change Your Life” is about[10:55] How one word can transform your life[16:55] How to use a word to drive your actions[24:45] How one word helps you say no more oftenLinks & Tools From This Episodegetoneword.comRead: "One Word that Will Change Your Life"--Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients — and over time, the busy work really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer or on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--How do you start up when the world is upside down?Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.--Setting new health and fitness goals this year?FitTrack can give you in-depth insights on your fitness progress to help you reach your goals faster. FitTrack is all about measuring health, not just weight. Get personalize insights and a clearer picture of your overall health by honing in on your body type that gives you information that will help you achieve the results you want. Stop measuring weight, and start measuring health.Take 15% off your order plus an additional 30% off with code BUILD30 at fittrack.com/ONE.
As you go on your journey to living The ONE Thing, you realize it’s not just about your professional success. In fact, most of it has to do with your personal life.Money is an important topic for people to set goals around, but it’s also one of the most challenging topics for couples. And when it comes to habits, how do we form habits that allow us to live a lifestyle based on a budget — whether it’s big or small?Over the past two decades, Jesse Mecham has been on a personal journey to get on a budget with his wife. What started as a way to help them pay for their wedding and newborn baby suddenly turned into a thriving business that has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.The ONE Thing you can do to get started on your budgeting journey is to look at your checking account and ask yourself “What does this money need to do?” If you can just do that, everything else will become easier or unnecessary. If you want to learn more about Jesse’s software, visit youneedabudget.com.In this episode, you will learn...[03:28] When Jesse realized he needed a budget[05:17] The habits that made budgeting easier[10:49] Working within your non-negotiables[18:25] Aligning your priorities with your money[29:49] Understanding what your money should be doing[34:19] How to get started forming habits with your moneyLinks & Tools From This Episodeyouneedabudget.com--Meet Otis, your new best friend in marketing.Meet Otis allows you to acquire new customers that will love your business, all from an easy to use app. You can create Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads all from their app, and Otis’ AI technology will automatically adapt your daily budget based on the platform that is performing the best. It will also analyze the data you already have to retarget existing customers and target new people just like them.Get started with Otis today with a 14-day free trial plus $50 in ad credit at MeetOtis.com/one.--Do you run a small business?Small business owners wear a lot of hats. Some of those hats feel incredible to wear. However, filing taxes and running payroll... well, for most of us, they don’t feel great and they’re not our ONE thing. That’s where Gusto comes in to help you make payroll, taxes, and HR easy. So ask yourself, it time to take off some of your hats?You can get three FREE months when you run your first payroll at Gusto.com/ONE.--How do you start up when the world is upside down?Sit Down Startup is a new weekly podcast from Zendesk. The Startups team brings together entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs to discuss the latest business challenges and how to put customer experience at the heart of success. Hear from people who understand unpredictability in a coffee shop-style conversation.Catch weekly episodes on Apple, Google, and Spotify.--Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of this to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.
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Michelle St. Dennis

Knocking back shots of apple juice is a slippery slope. That's called "romancing the drink". I'd replace that with a healthier behavior.

Sep 18th
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Alvin John Cariño

Exactly what I needed to hear right now. Been quite complacent since the Covid quarantine in our country. It's time for us to reclaim our time and be more intentional with the little resources that we have right now towards our goals!

Apr 12th
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Vlad

Geez the first few minutes of him speaking and this is already one of the most moving podcasts episodes I’ve ever heard. Incredible resilience!

Dec 24th
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Vlad

Great walkthrough/example of how to narrow down the ONE thing you can do right now to reach you long term goal. Working backwards from your goal--> present.

Nov 10th
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Martin Lynch

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Jul 24th
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Fabrício Monteiro

incredible podcast! thanks 😁

Jul 20th
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Julie Hewett

Episode 196 with Casey Belgaed was one of the most powerful I’ve ever listened to. I stopped everything to listen fully. Life changing

Jul 9th
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Matt Hendrickson

hi there! thank you guys so much for your podcasts and the One Thing book! I am really interested in stories and advice for college age or young 20s. I'm also bad with time management and I am very interested in improving

Jun 1st
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Marvin McTaw

Thank you Geoff. Will have to check out the new 411 course!

Feb 4th
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Thomas Lu

Over the years, I've see my list of podcasts change, but not with this one. For the ONE thing podcast, my friend, seems to tap inti the #1 secret of achievement. I'll continue to listen to Jeff and his team and commit to the process, and so should you!

Dec 6th
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Matt Hendrickson

would you guys be able to do an episode on how the one thing can help students? Maybe even specifically college students?

Sep 19th
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J. R. Cherubin

Golden nuggets here. My first ep. Was this one.

Aug 16th
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Lyz Allen

Omg. Get to the point already...!

Jun 30th
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Farheen Merani

I recently started listening to this podcast and it has held my attention. I am usually very quick to change up podcasts if I get bored but I have listened and grasped so many important things I need to do if I want to become an entrepreneur. First and foremost, think about how to start my own business and episode#143, has helped. Keith Cunningham is hilarious and I cannot wait for the second part of his podcast.

Jun 13th
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Ann Donnelly

This podcast has inspired me to build the habits to be more productive and successful. Geoff always covers the most relevant topics with the right guests to give insight into them!

May 7th
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Susan Gardner

Thank you for sharing your journey - being the best version of yourself you can be. I am long due an ‘upgrade’ and you ask the right questions and give actionable advice. The simple new way of thinking and acting get results.

Apr 21st
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Blaine Reyes

My second "clean slate" since Sept 2017... This podcast is wonderful and helpful.

Feb 22nd
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Ann Donnelly

Excellent episode. Perfect timing. Thanks for being open about the fails to show us that you can make mistakes and how to turn it around.

Jan 9th
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Blaine Reyes

Episode #100 is amazing. I sincerely appreciate my mentor, Geoff Woods, being vulnerable, honest, and open. You are going to succeed, Geoff, and you will be forever humbled by your journey.

Dec 19th
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