Episode 306: Decoding Greatness ONE Thing at a Time

The ONE Thing is the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results. That truth: time is our most valuable resource.

The problem is that most people wake up every day spending their time because they were never taught how to invest it. How to make sure that they had clarity on their priorities – that their calendar actually reflected their priorities instead of being filled with meetings and to-dos.

We’re going to dive into some practical ways that you can achieve even higher levels of results for yourself personally. The ONE Thing outlines the idea of moving from E to P: from entrepreneurial to purposeful. You act entrepreneurially when you rely on your natural abilities: doing the best that you can do. Being purposeful takes looking outside of yourself to do things to the best standard that they can be done. While it’s a simple idea, it’s not easy. That’s where Ron Friedman comes in. He literally wrote the book on decoding greatness (appropriately called “Decoding Greatness”). He walks you through what it means, how you can benchmark and reverse engineer your progress, and the three simple steps you can take to get started immediately.

The ONE thing to takeaway from this episode


It can be frustrating, bridging the gap between where you are and where you should be… but it doesn’t have to be. If you stop working based on your natural abilities and start relying on the examples of those who’ve gone before you, spotting what made the difference, and putting that into a simple plan that you can execute in your life. What’s The ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary? — 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. — When you’re busy, it can be a challenge to get dinner on the table every night. Freshly can help. Freshly offers chef-made, nutrient-packed, delicious meals direct to your door with no cooking required. This means that all of the time-consuming parts of meal prep can be leveraged to someone else. Keep your fridge stocked and skip the trip to the store. Visit freshly.com/one and get $40 off your first two orders. — LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE ronfriedmanphd.com ignite80.com Read: “Decoding Greatness”