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The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods

Discover the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. Learn how the most successful people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health and habits with The ONE Thing. A ProduKtive® Podcast.

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How to Be More Present in Your Life | An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness

When the smartest people in the world are designing apps to capture your attention, how do you choose mindfulness? It’s not a secret that we live in a culture that’s inundated with distractions, more so than ever in history, and that means we need some modern mindfulness techniques to block it all out and be more present. Luckily, Cory Allen will walk you through simple and clear ways to start getting present in the moment. You will learn how to be more mindful, reduce stress, and develop more mental clarity around what matters most to you — and our hope is that you will choose ONE thing that you can put in action immediately after listening to this episode. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast. In this episode, you will learn... -[1:45] Creating a spiritual practice out of necessity -[8:30] The habits that most of us develop, unconsciously, that cause us to detach and become less aware -[15:00] Where to start your mindfulness practice -[26:30] The (sometimes alarming) parallels between our mental and physical worlds -[34:10] Practices that will help you bridge the mindfulness gap -[44:40] How do you know if your mindfulness practices are making an impact? Links & Tools From This Episode -Learn more at www.cory-allen.com -Read: Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness by Cory Allen -Listen: The Astral Hustle -- Are your priorities in your inbox? We think you know the answer to that question — NO! So why are we spending so much time in our inboxes every day? Well, if you don’t have a model and a system for managing your inbox effectively, you’ll end up treating everything like it matters equally. That’s why we’re excited to share a simple tool that will give you back time: Clean.email. If you want to take back some time so that you can invest it in Your ONE Thing, visit clean.email/ONE. -- When you started your business, did you dream of drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments? If not, you need Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It makes it simple to run your business better, and it can even consolidate services you already use like Quickbook, Google Suite, Excel, MailChimp, and Gmail. Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually. --

59mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Common Myths About Forming Habits

Do you know everything that you need to know about forming a habit? More than 20,000 people have downloaded the 66-Day Calendar from the1thing.com and we’ve shepherded more than 4,000 people through a 66-Day challenge through our Time Blocking Mastery Course — and what we’ve found is that there are some very common myths around forming a habit. And if you aren’t aware of what these myths are, then you simply won’t be as successful. So, in this episode, we sit down with someone who’s embarked on quite a few 66-Day Challenges, Jeff Gray, and we dive into some of the mistakes he made and the lessons he learned along the way — lessons that were absolutely vital to achieving the success he has today. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will be kicking off a Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge exclusively for members. We will be pouring into our community so that everyone can start the new year with a power habit that sticks, and we invite you to join us. You can start for FREE at the1thing.com/community. In this episode, you will learn... -[10:45] Why it’s okay if you don’t knock every 66-Day Challenge out of the park -[12:55] What Jeff learned from his first 66-Day Challenge (that a lot of people miss) -[20:25] The importance of focusing on what you can do, and nothing more -[34:35] What you need to know before starting your first 66-Day Challenge Links & Tools From This Episode -Join the exclusive Living Your ONE Thing 66-Day Challenge at the1thing.com/community -Get a discount on multiple The ONE Thing Planners until the end of 2019 at www.the1thing.com/shop -- When you started your business, did you dream of drafting proposals, contracts, and tracking down payments? If not, you need Honeybook, an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices all in one place. It makes it simple to run your business better, and it can even consolidate services you already use like Quickbook, Google Suite, Excel, MailChimp, and Gmail. Do more of what you love and get 50% off by going to Honeybook.com/ONE. Payment is flexible and the promotion applies whether you pay monthly or annually.

36mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 2. How to get organized at work

If you are struggling with organization, it’s not your fault. You probably haven't been taught what it takes to get organized at work. I know nobody ever sat me down and showed me how to get organized, until I started working with Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Today I want to share with you what I've learned about getting organized and the research that our team has uncovered about what it takes to be productive at work. There are four key areas that you need to organize: Mind Time Physical Workspace Projects   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. 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 :)   Resources: Organize your time by filling out Your 411 Take the Time Blocking Mastery Course Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

33mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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Ep 154 - How to Have Fierce Conversations That Can Change Your Entire Business | Susan Scott

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time    --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   --   What are you trying to achieve?   As a listener of The ONE Thing, we know you are striving to achieve extraordinary results in a specific area of your life. The question is, how do you go from where you are today to extraordinary? We’ve learned that you have to commit to surrounding myself with people who are where you want to be, which is why we are excited to share an event called Relentless MV.   If you’re looking to get in a room with world class motivators who can help you gain the mental edge to push yourself to the next level and maximize your potential, you should consider joining Geoff in Martha’s Vineyard September 28th - 30th.   And you can use code “the1thing” to get $500 off your ticket at relentlessMV.com! -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

1hr 4mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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Work-Life Balance: It Starts With Your Mindset - with Gene Rivers

Are you spending too much time working in pursuit of freedom? We can't work more hours in the day and have a more flexible lifestyle – something else has to change. Today's guest, Gene Rivers, understands how anyone can achieve the work-life balance they deserve. He and his wife run nine successful businesses while still finding time to vacation four months out of the year and devote time to their family every day. In this episode, Gene will teach you how you can get anything you want if you're intentional with your time and willing to focus on the most important work.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you aren't where you want to be, or have hit a ceiling, you need accountability. Who is the mentor, coach, or consultant that you can go to for help? If you don't have someone, seek them out. Wanting to change won't make you change – someone holding you accountable to change might.   In this episode you will learn... [4:40] How you can create your ideal life with this ONE mindset shift. [8:30] Why you always need to be intentional with your time (and what it sounds like to have completely focused mindset). [21:25] How Gene uses a powerful (but under-utilized) two-letter word to control his time. [29:00] How enlisting support can help you focus on your ONE thing. [35:35] Why using standards with accountability will build up the people around you and help you succeed through others.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Go to audible.com/onething to pick up a free copy of Gene’s favorite book, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, if you are new to Audible   -- DON’T MISS IT -  We’re opening up our membership platform for TWO WEEKS! We’ve been working with our founding members to create a membership platform that will help you take control of your time, find clarity about your purpose and goals, and give you the confidence to silence the world around you. If you want to know when we announce and launch this membership platform, you can text the word “FOUNDER” to the number 33444 or go to the1thing.com/membership. We’re only going to open the doors for two weeks before we close them so that we can serve our members to our highest capability.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

47mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Ep 158 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | James Clear

If habits decide your future and you decide your habits, what are the habits you can acquire today that will help you create your ideal future? We want to help you form the power habits that will help you achieve extraordinary results, in every area of your life. That’s why we wrote The ONE Thing, that’s why we created the Living Your ONE Thing Community, and that’s why we’re sharing this conversation with someone who has built a career focused on helping others create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. Our guest is James Clear, author of the upcoming book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (releasing 10/16/18), and in this episode, he will share how you can become the architect of your habits, rather than continue to be a victim of them. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars. In this episode, you will learn... [3:45] How you can leverage the compound effect of getting just 1% better every day. [10:05] ONE thing you can do to make forming good habits easier or unnecessary. [16:40] When you fall off the habit wagon, do you have to start over? [20:35] How you can utilize habits as an entry point to positive rituals & routines. The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: What is that two-inch domino you CAN knock down that will help you form a power habit? Sure, putting on your shoes and going out the door will not give you washboard abs – but does it make going for a run easier? It sure does!  And if you set yourself up for success by focusing on that ONE, small, two-minute action, then you will start experiencing the cumulative benefits of getting just 1% better every day. If you want more help on your journey, we have some FREE resources that can help: download a 66-day calendar and/or try out a PDF version of the upcoming The ONE Thing Planner. Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at atomichabits.com Connect with James: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Want to hear the rest of this interview? Head over to the1thing.com/webinars/atomic-habits-with-james-clear AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! -- Want to look smart for a great price? Back when Gary Keller and Jay Papasan started writing The ONE Thing, they asked, “What do we stand for?” They decided that, whatever they created, the bar for quality would be exceptionally high and whoever invested in it would receive incredible value. We still have that standard in our business, and we are always looking for other companies doing the same thing. In our search, we came across Beckett Simonon, a direct-to-consumer brand changing the way premium men’s shoes, bags, and belts are offered. If you want hand-crafted, quality shoes and accessories made with integrity, use the code TOT for 20% off the already great prices at beckettshoes.com. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

29mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 91 - Getting Absolute Clarity On Your Priorities Each Week | Marc King

Most people are currently wasting at least 20% of their time – but you can take that time back, in less than 30 days.   Marc King is a regional director and coach within Keller Williams, which gives him a unique perspective when it comes to controlling our time. With his help, we created this training on overcoming some of the biggest challenges you have with your time and the easy way you can take back control of it.   This training ended up being really helpful for some members of the Keller Williams family, so we also wanted to share it with all of you.   There's a visual component to this episode. If you'd like to watch it, click this link to go to the1thing.com/podcasts/91.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: As always, we challenge you to think BIG about executing these lessons on a very high level, and then go really small. Out of everything in this episode, what is the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?   We discussed a few specific things in this episode that you can choose from: Are you creating Your 411 every week? If you need some inspiration, head over to www.the1thing.com/411excel to see how Geoff does it. When you look at your goals, can you change them so that they're activity-based instead of goals-based? If your 411 feels like a to-do list, can you make it a must-do list? Are your priorities in order of priority? Does your calendar reflect your priorities?   In this episode you will learn... [6:45] What will change if you develop more clarity on your priorities. [14:00] ONE tool that can give you absolute clarity on your priorities (if you use it correctly). [15:45] Why you need to set goals in both your professional and personal lives. [17:50] 4 questions you can ask to gain absolute clarity on your priorities. [37:50] Why you need to make your calendar reflect your priorities (and ONE simple exercise that will help you do it).   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Create your own 411: the1thing.com/411 Check out Geoff’s 411: www.the1thing.com/411excel --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

59mins

16 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Top 3 Power Habits Learned from Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

Over five years went into researching and writing The ONE Thing, and one of the things we discovered was that, on average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. That means you can form up to five life-changing power habits every year... but how many power habits have you acquired over even the past five years? Most of us haven't formed very many, and that's okay. Today you have the opportunity to intentionally decide which habits you will form, and narrow your focus to the ONE you want to acquire first.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: We hope you'll celebrate episode 66 with us by picking just ONE of the three power habits we described and starting your own 66 Day Challenge. You can download your own 66-Day Calendar for free at the1thing.com/66daychallenge.   In this episode you will learn... [5:25] The 1st Habit: How to act in order of priority. [10:30] The 2nd Habit: How to schedule time with yourself to do your most important work (and protect it). [19:40] The 3rd Habit: How to think BIG and act small.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   -- Upgrade your Finances – Download a FREE copy of The Perpetual Wealth Strategy In The ONE Thing, we talk about the Seven Circles, the seven most important areas of your life, and one of those circles is your financial life. That’s why we want to connect you with Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life, who are offering a free report called The Perpetual Wealth Strategy. You can download The Perpetual Wealth Strategy for FREE at perpetualwealthstrategy.net. This report has already given thousands of entrepreneurs just like you the recipe for establishing their financial well being for decades.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

27mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Ep. 1 - Discover the future of productivity

This show is for you if you have big dreams and big goals for your life… but you find yourself getting distracted. I struggled to live a productive life for years, but I was introduced to the future or productivity: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. The future is about simplification and elimination. It’s about looking at all of the things you could do and narrowing those down to the things that you should do. It’s about focusing on the ONE thing you can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary. If you are committed to living a big life and making a big impact along the way, then you need The ONE Thing – and we want to give it to you for FREE.   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. 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 :)   Resources: The ONE Thing: Website | Book   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

15mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Hal Elrod on The Miracle Morning and Doing What Matters Most

Can you imagine if all of your dreams, inspirations, and the things you wanted out of life were stripped away from you in a moment? It makes you really consider what matters most.   Our guest actually did die at the age of 20, after being hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 MPH. After six days in a coma, he woke up only to be told he’d never walk again. Well, not only can this person walk – he’s run a 52-mile ultramarathon, built a successful business, and wrote an incredible bestselling book: The Miracle Morning. Then, after being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2016 and given a grim prognosis, he’s done the impossible again.   Today you are going to discover the story of how Hal Elrod formed a powerful morning routine that set him up for success, how the idea of a Miracle Morning has impacted the lives of over 500,000 people, and how he maintains clarity on what matters most.     In this episode, you will learn... [4:20] What The Miracle Morning is & how can it help you achieve your goals? [9:10] The lead domino that led to Hal’s success. [11:15] How you can shift from a mindset of success to a mindset of fulfillment (and why it matters). [26:55] How to align your actions with your true priorities. [30:15] What The Miracle Equation is & how it will help you achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you’re listening to this show, that means you’re probably growth-minded and want more out of life, specifically as it pertains to your time. The challenge is how often are we furthering our education in something that is not our number one priority?   I love the story Hal shares about how, once he got clarity that family was truly what mattered most, he went down a road to reading and furthering his education on how to be a better father or husband before he earned the right to develop his education on running a business.   It’s so simple, but how many of us do it? Not easy – but simple. What’s the ONE simple action that you’re not taking today that, if you started taking it, would make everything else easier or unnecessary in your life?   We hope you’ll share the ONE action you’re taking with us by clicking here to leave a review in iTunes or sharing it on social media using #theONEthing.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at halelrod.com Connect with Hal: Facebook | Twitter Join The Miracle Morning Community on Facebook Listen: Achieve Your Goal with Hal Elrod Get your own copy of Hal’s Miracle Morning books Download The Way of Life app   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!   --   Are you hiring?   Gary Keller once said, “If you want to live an extraordinary life, it requires that you master something – and it only has to be ONE thing.” Geoff chose to master recruiting great people, so we know that finding the right people can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to ZipRecruiter, a platform that finds the right job candidates for you. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a qualified candidate in just one day.   And ZipRecruiter is inviting listeners of The ONE Thing to try for FREE – all you have to do is go to ziprecruiter.com/produktive.   -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

43mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Time Blocking | A New Model for Your Time

How is it that, when we all have the same amount of time, some of us achieve extraordinary things while others are simply ordinary? Everybody knows how to set goals, but what we need to figure out is how to have a relationship with them. How do you stay in touch with the things that you said are important? It’s tough to do, but there’s a simple practice that will help you stay in contact with the things that are important. We’ve previously talked about how to stop spending your time and start investing it. This happens when you create a model for your time, and the best model you can create for your time is time blocking. It’s so simple most people ignore it, but simplicity is how we get things done. If you would like to use The ONE Thing Planner to create a time model, we still have some available at the1thing.com/amazon. In this episode, you will learn... [08:35] How to get clear on your lead domino every day [13:33] Getting clear about where you are going and why it’s important [20:00] Blocking your vacations for the year [30:03] How a physical planner breaks us free of treating everything equally  [33:49] Placing your big boulders in the planner  [47:17] Putting value on your time  [49:28] Building a bunker Links & Tools From This Episode Purchase The ONE Thing Planner at the1thing.com/amazon Download your 66-day calendar -- Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself! If you’ve ever had to hire a new person, you know how difficult and time-consuming hiring can be — and you know this is a perfect task to delegate so that you can spend more time focusing on Your ONE Thing. ZipRecruiter will go out and find the candidates for you, and 4/5 businesses find a quality candidate within the first day. You can try ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/ONEthing.

53mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Why Progress Is More Important Than Perfection When Setting Goals as a Couple

Who is supporting you in achieving your goals? A lot of us are struggling with this silently, but few of us are willing to stand up and ask for help. We hear about our friends’ successes and we see them on social media, and it creates this unrealistic expectation of what the journey forward looks like. In this episode, we’re talking to two people who were willing to raise their hands and ask for help. Kristina Modares and Eric Mann are in a relationship, but they’re also both starting companies. So they got busy, their personal and business lives got chaotic, and they were experiencing some very real stress over the past year. But by coming together and leveraging the tools of The ONE Thing — and each other — they’re preparing to remain connected and grow together in 2020, regardless of what life throws their way. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast. In this episode, you will learn... [3:30] What it looks like when you start engaging your individual goals as a team, even when you don’t all identify as goal setters [9:30] ONE thing you can do to set yourself up for success in a goal-setting retreat [20:40]What you can accomplish after just one year of goal setting as a couple Links & Tools From This Episode -We’ll help you facilitate a retreat with The ONE Thing Goal Setting Master Course -Download the FREE Kick Ass Guide® to Your Couples Goal Setting Retreat -Check out LeverCraft Coffee: www.levercraft.com -- Do you need a surprise to give one of the men in your life? Geoff’s wife had been encouraging him to upgrade his wardrobe for months now, and he did it at MacWeldon.com. The shopping experience was super easy, he got clothes that work for both working out and work, and he found a pair of the comfiest lounge pants he’s ever tried on. It’s a super simple shopping experience, but the quality is something you just have to experience yourself. You can support the show and get 20% off your first order by using the code ONE at MacWeldon.com.

41mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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How to Honor Your Time Blocks without Getting Distracted (Part 1)

Have you ever tried time blocking? If so, do you have a habit of time blocking every single day and protecting that time, no matter what?   If you answered no, don’t worry. We haven’t mastered this habit either, and we all struggle with this. But we are trying to do better and improve, every single day, and we have learned a lot that we’d like to share with you.   This episode is the first half of a keynote we delivered on time blocking secrets, in which we focus on how you can begin to make positive changes and move forward on the road to mastery.     In this episode you will learn... [7:00] Why so many of us fail at protecting our time. [18:00] How you can mentally prepare yourself for a 66-day challenge that will make you uncomfortable. [19:00] ONE thing you can do to intentionally make time blocking a habit. [23:20] How you can reclaim 28% of your day. [27:50] The 3 commitments you need to make if you want to achieve extraordinary results.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you’re here, you are already on the road to mastery. We hope you take this opportunity to look internally and evaluate yourself: where are you currently along the road to mastery?   Our hope is that you get clear on where you are today so that you can get a little better better each day moving forward. In the process, you will fail – and that’s okay!   Let us know the ONE thing you will implementing from this episode by clicking here to leave a review on iTunes.   Links & Tools From This Episode If your organization is interested in having us do a keynote or workshop, you can go to the1thing.com/about and fill out the Request a Speaker form. Want to receive the “mother of all emails” we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. We want your feedback! Click here to leave a review on iTunes   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

37mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Why 66 Days Can Transform Your Year

Do you want to live a life by design? Well, we don’t decide our future — we decide our habits and our habits decide our future. That’s why our ONE thing is providing you with the tools and resources necessary to get clarity on your goals and form habits that stick. To this end, we’ve been working closely with the members of our Living Your ONE Thing Community to support them as they go through a 66-Day Challenge. So, instead of interviewing a bestselling author on our webinar series this month, we decided to share what’s working for them and some of the best practices that will set you up for success when you start your own 66-Day Challenge. If you would like the additional support of a community that is going on a 66-Day Challenge with you, consider checking out Living Your ONE Thing. You can learn more at the1thing.com/habits. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars. In this episode, you will learn... -[5:20] The most powerful habit that Gary Keller has formed over the course of six decades -[9:30] The most common habits that people encounter when they start a 66-Day Challenge -[25:30] How to pick your lead domino -[34:35] The importance of finding your Why -[50:10] Examples of habits for revenue generation -[58:30] How do you know if you need to start over on your 66-Day Challenge? Links & Tools From This Episode -Learn more about Living Your ONE Thing at the1thing.com/habits -Download your 66-day calendar -- 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.

1hr 3mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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GRIT - New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Duckworth

Do you want more grit?  Today's guest, Angela Duckworth, is a world-renowned psychologist and author of the New York Times Bestseller GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She has advised the White House, The World Bank, NFL teams, Fortune 500 CEOs... and now she's going to help YOU get grittier, cast a focused vision, and understand the psychology of high achievers. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you want more grit, casting a focused vision is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary. We challenge you to articulate your vision and share it with us.   In 25 words or less, write down why you are here and what all of this is for. If you want guidance, Angela shares her vision and advice at the 40:35 mark. After you write down a vision, head over to Facebook.com/theONEthingbook and share it with the community.   In this episode you will learn... [4:25] How grit will help you on the road to mastery. [9:35] How to teach yourself to be more optimistic, positive, and focused on change using neuroscience data. [21:35] How you can use psychology to help your children develop into high performers and achieve success. [30:10] How you, as a leader, can build a gritty culture. [37:00] Why rituals are habits at a group level (and how great leaders use rituals to set their team up for success). [39:50] The ONE thing that makes everything else easier or unnecessary when it comes to being gritty. [49:20] Why your purpose and passion don't have to be your work.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more at AngelaDuckworth.com GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck   This episode of The ONE Thing Podcast is brought to you by Audible. To sign up for your trial and receive a free copy of Angela's book "GRIT," head to Audible.com/onething now!   --  Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

59mins

29 May 2017

Rank #15

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How Billionaires Set Goals (Part 1)

Every single person in the world has the same number of hours in their day… so what makes the difference between average results and extraordinary results?   We believe it all comes down to how you set goals; the clarity that you have on the vision for your life.   That’s why we’re sharing this keynote presentation by Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods, in which we’ll walk you through our process for setting goals. This episode focuses on goal-setting fundamentals, and in the next episode we’ll walk you through how we applied these models and systems for our specific goals.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: If you have a significant other, are you bringing them along your goal setting journey? Are you setting your goals with them, or are you doing it independently?   If you are goal setting alone, you are missing a massive opportunity. Ask for help.   We held a couples goal setting retreat last year, and it was massively impactful for everyone who attended. That’s why we’re going to do it again in November 2018, and you can sign up for the waitlist at the1thing.com/event.   In this episode you will learn... [10:00] Why you need to put more time into goal setting if you want more clarity. [19:20] What you need to ask yourself to begin goal setting to the now. [23:40] Why effective goal setting isn’t usually a solo activity.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! Get more support & accountability: Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar   Links & Tools From This Episode Want to receive the email we mentioned in this episode? Text KWFR18 to 33444 and we will send you a copy. --   We are HIRING!   We are hiring an amazing Community Manager, and we would love for that person to come from this community.   If you are someone, or know someone, who loves to create amazing content, engage with a community, and wants to manage all of the content for the business, please go to the1thing.com/jobs. -- The ONE Thing is produced by Podcast Masters

34mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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How to Have Fierce Conversations That Can Change Your Entire Business | Susan Scott

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you have to master something – but it only has to be ONE thing.   For many of us, mastering the ability to communicate with other people, or connect with others, is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   Today, we sit down with someone who has mastered the art of asking great questions: Susan Scott, the author of Fierce Conversations. This episode is so meaningful for us, and we think it will mean just as much for you because Susan models a Fierce Conversation live.   If you put yourself in our shoes and answer each question honestly, you will experience how profound having Fierce Conversations can be, and what will be possible if you invite more conversations like these into your relationships.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Identify a relationship in your life that is not where you want it to be; a relationship that matters to you, and is hurting.   If the conversation IS the relationship, what do your conversations have to look like moving forward so that you can feel better about where that relationship is?   Remember, this talk doesn't have to be intense or negative – it can come from a place of love, and it can be delivered with candor and care.   In this episode you will learn... [12:30] What the 4 goals of a Fierce Conversation are. [19:00] ONE thing that many business owners are doing that ruins their businesses (and their relationships). [25:15] the ONE thing you can do to make connecting on a deeper level easier. [36:30] What a Fierce Conversation sounds like. [1:00:30] How you can leverage Fierce Conversations in your life.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more about Fierce Conversations at FierceInc.com Connect with Fierce Inc: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn   Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time   --   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Fierce Conversations!   We cannot give a book a higher endorsement than we give Fierce Conversations. Learning how to communicate on this level can truly change your life.   If you go to audible.com/onething or text ONETHING to 500500, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book – we suggest you make it Fierce Conversations. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

1hr 3mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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How to Build Financial Wealth

How much would you pay to learn what Gary Keller has to teach about building wealth? Today, you don't have to pay anything. Gary Keller recently spent two hours teaching people about what it means to build wealth, and we're going to share the biggest takeaways so you can get value from it too.     The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: These lessons have the capacity to dramatically change the trajectory of your life... if you follow them. Start simple: What's the ONE thing you can do from this episode that will make everything else easier or unnecessary? Just pick one and don't start another until you earn the right.   In this episode you will learn... [3:45] Why you have to decide who you are and what your purpose is before you can amass financial wealth. [5:35] The ONE requirement for living an extraordinary life. [12:45] Why money comes to you when you're doing the right thing. [14:10] Why you need to learn the unique rules and disciplines associated with money (if you don't want to be financially illiterate). [16:25] The #1 reason people do not succeed. [17:50] The biggest myth about building financial wealth. [21:50] How you can follow Gary Keller's 8 concepts of personal money management.   AWESOME FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU! The Kick Ass Guide To Accountability Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog! [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!   -- THE DOORS ARE CLOSING JULY 30TH - Don’t miss your chance to join the Living Your ONE Thing community. If you believe that you could be getting more of your time, if you believe that having us riding shotgun with you on a weekly basis will help you get clarity, and if you get value from being part of a community that will support you, then you should check this out. You can try membership in the ONE thing community for just $1! If you want to take back control of your time, go to the1thing.com/membership.   -- Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

26mins

27 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong | Eric Barker

Life offers so much – but time is limited, so every day you have to wake up and make choices.   Unfortunately, many of us choose to try to do it all. We have massive ambitions and take massive action but, at the end of the day, we don't feel like we actually got anything done.   Instead of trying to go wide, we have the opportunity to go deep; to be selective about what we choose to learn, have, and do. To help you take advantage of that opportunity, we are sharing this conversation with Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.   We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.   The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode: Think about a time in your life when you didn't feel fulfilled in your professional life, and you decided to move on.   Was it because one of the four key factors of success was missing? Happiness Achievement Significance Legacy   When you reflect on where you are today, how are you doing in those four areas? What can you do differently?   In this episode you will learn... [5:20] What the 4 key factors of success are. [26:25] How you can strategically utilize failure to improve your life by using "little bets." [36:00] Why you should be a (strategic) quitter.   Links & Tools From This Episode Learn more on Eric’s blog: bakadesuyo.com Connect with Eric: Facebook | Twitter [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY! Streaks - Gamify your goals with this app --   Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast.   If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur's Hierarchy of Investment.   Get your FREE audiobook copy of Barking Up The Wrong Tree!   If you enjoy listening to podcasts, you probably also enjoy listening to audiobooks, and that’s why Audible is sponsoring this episode.   If you go to audible.com/onething, you can create a free account and get a free credit for your first book, which could be Barking Up The Wrong Tree. --   Production & Development for The ONE Thing Podcast by Podcast Masters

59mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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Dave Hollis | How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Are you the goal setter in your relationship? Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a common challenge at our Couples Goal Setting Retreats: in most relationships, one person is a goal setter and the other is not, one person is open to trying anything and the other is a skeptic. There’s nothing wrong with healthy skepticism, but it’s also important to examine how your natural state can influence your ability — and your partner’s ability — to grow. So, with this natural divide in almost every relationship, how can a couple grow together? Dave Hollis, author of the upcoming Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic's Guide to Growth and Fulfillment and co-host of RISE Together, shares what happened when his partner (past guest Rachel Hollis) started her personal growth journey. While she gained personal momentum, he felt unfulfilled and overcome with fear — and until he confronted the fact that who he was getting further and further away from who he wanted to be, he was stuck. Listen to learn how Dave got out of his own way, and how you can too. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to watch the second half of this interview or sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars. In this episode, you will learn... [07:30] The first step towards getting out of your own way [16:30] Why you have to role model success, not force someone to change [18:15] How to use your fear as leverage [27:00] Does it matter if you’re succeeding or failing? [33:00] How you can your partner can support each other by alternating roles [39:15] Why you should stop avoiding that conversation [50:00] Who you can look to for inspiration and mentorship [55:00] What ‘frontloading’ is and how you can leverage it in your life Links & Tools From This Episode Listen: RISE Together podcast Read: Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic's Guide to Growth and Fulfillment (March 10, 2020) Instagram: instagram.com/mrdavehollis Facebook: facebook.com/mrdavehollis LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dave-hollis-b5a48671 Listen "Episode 195: Stop Apologizing for Your ONE Thing | Rachel Hollis" Want to be a founding member? Help us create our next event: the1thing.com/summit Download your 66-day calendar -- Will you help us create our next event? We’re working on a new mid-year event concept and we want to customize it to you: What topics do you need to learn more about? What are you passionate about? Do you know anyone who is living The ONE Thing with purpose? Please share your ideas with us at the1thing.com/summit! -- 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.

1hr 5mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #20