How Core Values Drive Your Purpose

In a world full of choices, deciding what matters most can be tricky. We know extraordinary success is about leaning into our priorities and avoiding distractions – but how do we know when to say yes and when to say no?

Many people are searching for purpose. They want clarity on That ONE Thing so that they can make better decisions and have a direction for their life. But the truth is that clarifying your purpose is not always easy. Tapping into Your ONE Thing is a journey, not a lightning bolt.

To help you navigate that journey, Jay Papasan talks about a new tool we’re developing here at The ONE Thing: The Core Values Deck. Jay has been a driver behind making this project a reality, and he shares how identifying your values can be a compass for your life and a tool to point you in the direction of your purpose.

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It’s incredible how much clarity three little words can bring, which is what makes this such a powerful exercise and tool. If you want to learn more about our Core Values Deck, visit the1thing.com/corevalues.

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

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How to Have Fierce Conversations That Get Extraordinary Results

If we want to look at the quality of our relationships, we have to look no further than the quality of the conversations that we have.

The everyday conversations with the people we care about are either strengthening our relationships or undermining them – and we’re not always aware of which is taking place because we’re failing so slowly we think we’re succeeding. When it comes to marriages, it can be catastrophic. With children, it can lead to relationships full of regret. With business, it can lead to millions of dollars lost that could have been realized. 

So how do we fix it? How do we get clear on how we communicate with the people who matter most so that we build amazing relationships and build extraordinary lives? Susan Scott of “Fierce Conversations” has been on the show before, and she’s going to help us answer those questions.

If you want to learn more about The ONE Thing Couples Goal Setting Retreat, you can go to the1thing.com/setmygoals.

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The 3 Commitments for Extraordinary Results with Brandon Turner

In “The ONE Thing,” Gary Keller and Jay Papasan write about the three commitments you must make if you want to live a life of extraordinary results: following the path of mastery, moving from being entrepreneurial to purposeful, and living the accountability cycle. 

Are you making those commitments?

Brandon Turner, who you may know from the Bigger Pockets podcast, shows us what it looks like to live those commitments. This is a vulnerable take on how one person who is a big thinker and goal-setter has gone on a path of living those three commitments with his significant other. You’ll hear how his identity has played a role in the achievement of his goals, the importance of having a relationship with your goals, what to do when things change, and how going small can help you go really big over the long run.

The path to everything you want starts with ONE Thing at a time. For Brandon, that ONE Thing is building a purposeful approach to setting goals. If you want to join us in setting goals, you can sign up for our Goal Setting Retreat at the1thing.com/setmygoals.

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.

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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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Proven Practices for Setting Goals as a Couple

Imagine what becomes possible when you and your most important relationships get on the same page about your future. Spoiler alert: Everything.

Jay and Wendy Papasan have been setting goals together for the last 14 years. As a result, they have a stronger relationship and a bigger life than they could ever imagine. So much of their success is a credit to the framework they’ve established for how they communicate, how they think big, and how they make an impact in the world.

You’re going to hear them share the proven framework that’s catapulted their success and so many other people who’ve attended our goal-setting retreats.

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If you would like to join in on this experience, we strongly recommend you join our Goal Setting Retreat at the1thing.com/setmygoals.

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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ONE Word That Will Change Your Life

On April 1st, 2022, The ONE Thing book turned nine years old. To celebrate nine years of helping people discover their lead domino, prioritize what matters most, and achieve extraordinary results, we’re looking back at our top nine favorite podcast episodes.

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. Using the tools Jon mentions in this episode will help you bring focus to every aspect of your life, too.

 

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If you are inspired by this episode and want to bring more focus to your life, visit getoneword.com to build an action plan using free available resources.

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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.

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How to Prioritize Family Over Business & Still Succeed Professionally

On April 1st, 2022, The ONE Thing book turned nine years old. To celebrate nine years of helping people discover their lead domino, prioritize what matters most, and achieve extraordinary results, we’re looking back at our top nine favorite podcast episodes.

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. Using the tools Jon mentions in this episode will help you bring focus to every aspect of your life, too.

THE ONE THING TO IMPLEMENT FROM THIS EPISODE

If you are inspired by this episode and want to bring more focus to your life, visit getoneword.com to build an action plan using free available resources.

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.

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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