Making the Best Staff Choices with Kurt Wilkin of HireBetter and Who’s Your Mike?

You can’t build a business on your own. And as you grow, the people who helped you build may no longer be a good fit for their role—or for the growth and direction of the company. So how do you handle these employees? And how do you hire for the future?

Kurt Wilkin is the co-founder of Hire Better, an award-winning agency based in Austin, Texas, and the author of Who’s Your Mike?: A No-Bullshit Guide to the People You’ll Meet on Your Entrepreneurial Journey. We talk about who those people are, and more importantly, how to handle the transitions as your organization grows.

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Learn all about “Mike” and the different employee archetypes in your company in Kurt Wilkin’s book, Who’s Your Mike?

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Hiring is challenging — but you don’t have to do it all by yourself!

 

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Achieving Promotable Productivity with Linda Babcock and Brenda Peyser of The No Club

One of the four thieves of productivity is the inability to say ‘no.’

Whether it’s a deeply-rooted habit, a desire to avoid disappointing others, or the (often false) belief that saying ‘yes’ will make you look good as an employee, this is a trap that is too easy to fall for. But saying ‘yes’ to too many things can easily push out your own priorities.

Linda Babcock and Brenda Peyser are the authors of “The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work.” They are going to share how everyone, women in particular, can get comfortable with saying ‘no’ to the work that doesn’t push their career forward while still ensuring that important work gets done.

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Ensuring your team uses the same consistent brand language is an important part of marketing your business.

It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page, though. That’s where TextExpander comes in. It can ensure your team’s communication is consistent, current, and accurate. It also allows them to communicate faster so that they can focus on what’s most important.

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Is health your ONE Thing?

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Summiting Your Goals One Step at a Time with Colin O’Brady of The 12-Hour Walk

Climbing Mt. Everest. To some it seems impossible—and yet many have managed this amazing feat of human endurance. What is it that gives someone the drive to achieve the unimaginable?

One of the biggest challenges in achieving our goals is the internal belief that it is possible. In order to set big goals and have the motivation to keep pushing towards them, we have to be able to rewrite the negative beliefs that are holding us back and adopt a possible mindset.

Colin O’Brady has achieved some incredible things in his life, breaking multiple world records and achieving the seemingly impossible. He’s going to walk us through how you can experience extraordinary success yourself and how to avoid the common pitfalls that come along with that process.

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If you’re interested in building your own Possible Mindset and taking on the 12-Hour Walk, visit 12hourwalk.com.

Ensuring your team uses the same consistent brand language is an important part of marketing your business.

It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page, though. That’s where TextExpander comes in. It can ensure your team’s communication is consistent, current, and accurate. It also allows them to communicate faster so that they can focus on what’s most important.

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Perfect nutrition for peak performance or better health takes a lot of mental energy and time.

Unless you let someone else do the hard part for you. Athletic Greens is an incredibly comprehensive and nutritional beverage. The all-in-one superfood is delicious and easily fits into your daily routine. A single scoop contains 75 essential vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced ingredients to support your immunity, gut health, aging, and energy in a way that’s lifestyle friendly, so whether you’re keto, Paleo, or gluten-free, Athletic Greens has got you covered.

Go to athetlicgreens.com/one to claim a one year supply of vitamin D and five travel packs for free.

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Protecting Your Summer Vacation with Brooke Layman

We all need a little vacation once in a while. But if that’s the case—and it is!—why do we often find it so hard to make time for those getaways?

Many of us are afraid of what will happen if we stop working that we don’t allow ourselves to take the time off we need to rest and recharge. And if we do manage to take that time, we don’t unplug enough to really fulfill the goal of the vacation in the first place.

Brooke Layman is going to break down why taking vacation time is so important, and more importantly, how you can protect your time to take that vacation and get the most out of it.

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If you’re looking to get the most out of your time—including your vacation—visit the1thing.com/free-resources to get our free guides to living The ONE Thing in your life.

Imagine if you could streamline all of the routine tasks that take up so much time.

If you’re trying to grow your business, you’re probably using several tools and apps to help you. But they can also be a time suck. That’s where Zapier comes in. It makes it easy to connect your apps, automate tasks, and streamline your processes—freeing up your time to focus on what matters most.

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Is health your ONE Thing?

The key to making healthy habits that stick is making them as simple as possible. Athletic Greens makes healthy choices easy by providing all of the vitamins and supplements you need in one delicious package. It can improve your sleep, energy, mental clarity, and more.

Get a free one-year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/one.

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Checking In and Recommitting to Your Goals

It’s the time of year when individuals or organizations look at the goals they set for themselves and wonder whether they set the right goals or if the strategies they implemented to achieve them are falling short.

A goal should stretch you, which means you may not have absolute clarity on how to achieve it when you start the year. You may want to stick with that goal and challenge yourself to find new ways to achieve it. Yet as the year goes on you’ll learn more about yourself, or perhaps life circumstances will change—we’re all familiar with that over the past few years. So when is it okay to make adjustments to our goals?

We’re going to discuss what to do when your goal no longer feels achievable, or how to move forward when circumstances change. We’ll also talk about when it may be time to reexamine your goals and make some adjustments to be more in line with your current circumstances.

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If you’re interested in setting up some accountability within your relationship, we are hosting our annual Couples Goal Setting Retreat to get aligned on what success looks like and how to keep each other on track towards achieving them. Visit the1thing.com/events to learn more.

Hiring right now is a challenge.

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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.

Perfect nutrition for peak performance or better health takes a lot of mental energy and time.

Unless you let someone else do the hard part for you. Athletic Greens is an incredibly comprehensive and nutritional beverage. The all-in-one superfood is delicious and easily fits into your daily routine. A single scoop contains 75 essential vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced ingredients to support your immunity, gut health, aging, and energy in a way that’s lifestyle friendly, so whether you’re keto, Paleo, or gluten-free, Athletic Greens has got you covered.

Go to athetlicgreens.com/one to claim a one year supply of vitamin D and five travel packs for free.

 

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Common Pitfalls of The ONE Thing with Jay Papasan

Let’s face it: Living The ONE Thing can be difficult. If it were easy, the book probably wouldn’t be needed. You’ve got to change your mindset, understand new and often challenging principles, as well as unlearn a lifetime of bad habits.

We’ve all experienced the pitfalls that come with adopting this lifestyle, and we’d never want to ignore those realities.

We’re going to explore some of those pitfalls, the challenges that come along with them, as well as the rewards that await on the other side.

 

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Visit the1thing.com to learn more about avoiding the pitfalls that come with living The ONE Thing, as well as finding a path forward that works for you.

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Perfect nutrition for peak performance or better health takes a lot of mental energy and time.

Unless you let someone else do the hard part for you. Athletic Greens is an incredibly comprehensive and nutritional beverage. The all-in-one superfood is delicious and easily fits into your daily routine. A single scoop contains 75 essential vitamins, minerals, and whole-food sourced ingredients to support your immunity, gut health, aging, and energy in a way that’s lifestyle friendly, so whether you’re keto, Paleo, or gluten-free, Athletic Greens has got you covered.

Go to athetlicgreens.com/one to claim a one year supply of vitamin D and five travel packs for free.

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