Fostering a Relationship With Your Goals

One of the most common mistakes people make when they set a goal is that they think about it once, and then they forget about it until it’s time to check if they’ve hit it or not.

But if you’re not checking in with yourself and asking how you’re doing along the way, you’re never going to reach it—and if you are, you’re probably setting your sights too low.

We’re speaking with Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, about some of the most common pitfalls and challenges people experience when they’re trying to implement The ONE Thing into their lives.


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Visit the1thing.com to learn more about setting goals, and—more importantly—having a relationship with them so that you can truly achieve them.

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Get to Know Sarah & Chris

We are entering a new chapter here on The ONE Thing podcast. We have two new hosts, who each bring their own unique voices to the show, as well as their personal experiences and values. But, as always, they are committed to living The ONE Thing in their lives—and helping you live it in yours.

Before you can learn from someone, it’s important that you get to know them. Meet Sarah Hendricks and Chris Dixon, the news hosts of The ONE Thing. You’re going to hear them answer questions about who they are, what brought them to The ONE Thing, as well as fun personal details about their lives.


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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.

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Farewell Geoff Woods: Lessons from Five Years of Living The ONE Thing

We talk a lot about setting big goals… but we don’t often get to explore what happens when you achieve them.

After achieving your goals, you have to take the time to reflect on where you’ve been and set your compass to a new destination. As you grow personally and professionally, your goals are going to change. And when you reach those goals, you may be surprised to see a new path calling you.

In going through this process, Geoff Woods, host of The ONE Thing podcast for over five years, has decided to step away from the show to focus on what matters most to him. We sit down with him to discuss his path to success, how he implemented the principles of The ONE Thing in his life, and how he was able to identify his ONE Thing.

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While things might be changing here at The ONE Thing, we are as committed as ever to helping you on your path to mastery. If you have any questions or feedback, please email podcast@the1thing.com.

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Decide Your Habits Decide Your Future

How important do you think habits are in your life?

The way you show up in the world today is a reflection of the habits you have formed over a lifetime. But many of us are forming habits by default instead of by design.

Gary Keller, co-author of “The ONE Thing” and chairman of Keller-Williams, says that habits are everything. And they are for you as well. Gary is going to walk you through how he sets his big goals and how he identifies the ONE habit that, if he can put that in place, makes achieving that big goal easier or unnecessary.


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As you reflect on your goals this year, what’s the ONE habit that, if you formed it, would make achieving those big goals easier or unnecessary? Visit the1thing.com/habits to learn more about how we can help you set good habits.

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?

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

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Buy Back Your Time & Achieve Financial Freedom

When it comes to money, creating goals can be a little daunting. The gap between where you are and where you want to be can feel overwhelming, even insurmountable.

But Justin Donald shows us that achieving your financial goals is not impossible. Justin is a family man with a business, not the other way around. He set a goal in his early 20’s to stop trading hours for dollars and create the freedom to buy back his time however he chooses. He now has the ability to choose to invest in the relationships that he wants as his number-one priority – and he did it by building habits that brought him closer to his financial goal one step at a time.

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What are the habits that would make achieving your goals easier or unnecessary? If you would like to join our community on a 66-Day Challenge, visit the1thing.com/habits.

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.

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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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.

Want a peek inside the minds of masters?

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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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