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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.

The ONE Thing NOVA Media

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

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.

    Why Most Startups Fail

    Why Most Startups Fail

    The top reason why startups fail isn’t about funding, technology, or the market. It’s because of people issues. Josh Yellin joins the show today to explain how to prioritize and work through issues between co-founders, teams, and whole organizations.
    Josh Yellin has a decade of experience running the Google Startup Accelerator. He worked with the world’s most promising startups and their founders. He found that many startup founders are technical wizards, but haven’t managed organizations before. Compounding the issue, the experienced people brought onboard by founders have a hard time adjusting to a startup team.
    Josh has now put all his experience and expertise in a book, “The Bonfire Moment, How to Bring Your Team Together to Solve the Hardest Problems Startups Face.” In today’s episode he gives us a few highlights: Common traps, Strawman vs Steelman arguments, and navigating feedback.
    This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!

    If you're a bold risk taker who wants to dream big and achieve a higher level of success in your life or business, visit the1thing.com to learn about our one-on-one coaching, as well as our exclusive community membership program.
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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

    We talk about:

    Why people issues often fall to the bottom of startup to-do lists

    Common traps for innovative teams

    Dealing with disagreements and feedback


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Learn more and connect with Josh Yellin at BonfireMoment.com


    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com



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    • 51 min
    Discover Your Core Values

    Discover Your Core Values

    If you don’t know your core values, you can end up being wildly successful, but miserable. If you don’t know your team members’ core values, they’re probably going to leave. Today, our colleague Mark Donohue, joins us to talk about what core values are and how to discover them.  
    We talk about how core values are factual, not aspirational. They aren’t what you aspire to be, but who you are at your core right now. By identifying them, you can better align your decisions with your sense of fulfillment, both in your professional and personal life. 
    Mark walks us through the process of identifying them, and how they may change over time. We also talk about how to manage conflict around people’s unique core values, finding counterbalances and new ways of doing things.
    Plus, we have a little fun with each other about our core values– it can be pretty amusing and endearing when you know your co-workers’ core values.

    Want to identify your core values? Sign up for our free webinar, access our free PDF, or buy the Core Values Deck at The1Thing.com/core-values 
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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

    We talk about:

    The difference between aspirational and factual values

    How identifying core values can lower conflict and increase fulfillment

    That your core values may change over time


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Sign up for our free webinar, access our free PDF, or buy the Core Values Deck at The1Thing.com/core-values 

    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mind Magic with Dr. James Doty

    Mind Magic with Dr. James Doty

    When Dr. James Doty was a kid growing up in tough circumstances, he happened into a magic store and met a woman who taught him the manifestation technique. He tells that story in his wildly popular first book, “Into the Magic Shop.” Today, James joins us to tell us about his new book, “Mind Magic” which covers what happened after he manifested everything he thought he wanted.
    As an adult, James’ manifestation of beautiful homes, cars, and life of riches came true. He was a successful neurosurgeon, jetsetting across the world. But he was miserable. After losing millions in the dot com crash, he sat down and rethought his manifestations. 
    In his new book, James explains that through this process of reflection, he realized that manifestation without compassion for others leads to unhappiness. He digs into the neuroscience behind this phenomenon, and shares the lessons he’s learned. 

    If you're a bold risk taker who wants to dream big and achieve a higher level of success in your life or business, visit the1thing.com to learn about our one-on-one coaching, as well as our exclusive community membership program.

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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

    We talk about:

    Authentic manifestation

    The neuroscience behind compassion

    The power of beliefs and habits


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Read “Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How It Changes Everything”

    Also read “Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart”

    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com



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    • 1 hr
    Think Remarkable with Guy Kawasaki

    Think Remarkable with Guy Kawasaki

    What do Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Steve Wozniak, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ronnie Lott, Katy Milkman, and Angela Duckworth all have in common? Well, for starters, Guy Kawasaki has had in-depth, one-on-one conversations with each of them, and hundreds of successful people like them. But, as Guy writes about in his new book, what they truly have in common is similar paths to being remarkable.
    Guy Kawasaki joins us on the show today to tell us about his newest book, “Think Remarkable: Nine Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference.” He’s taken 250 hours of interviews with incredible individuals on his podcast, “Remarkable People,” and distilled them into one book. Rather than list out every interview one, by one, he’s identified the nine common paths that run through each one. 
    In today’s episode, Guy tells us about those paths, and weaves in his own hilarious, personal stories. And he has plenty of stories: He’s been the Chief Evangelist of Apple, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, special assistant to the Motorola division of Google, and much more. 
    Guy’s wisdom and insights are a delight. Take a listen!

    If you're a bold risk taker who wants to dream big and achieve a higher level of success in your life or business, visit the1thing.com to learn about our one-on-one coaching, as well as our exclusive community membership program.

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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

    We talk about:

    The importance of steady, on-going growth

    Developing passions that matter to you and can connect you to others

    Making a difference in the world, starting with yourself


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Read “Think Remarkable”


    Connect with Guy on LinkedIn


    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com or send us a voice note by going to SpeakPipe.com/the1thing.


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    • 52 min
    A Path to Freedom with Codie Sanchez

    A Path to Freedom with Codie Sanchez

    “If you do not die with ownership, if you die as the average person dies in the US, you will die alone, fat, and broke. Those are just the numbers.” Those are the words of Codie Sanchez, our guest on today’s episode. But her goal is to help you not be average. Her goal is to teach everyone how to buy businesses and make good business deals.  
    Codie Sanchez is the founder of Contrarian Thinking. After a stint as a journalist and some time on Wall Street, she knew wanted to give everyday people the insider’s info on wealth creation. Today she teaches courses, publishes media, and builds communities doing just that.
    Codie shares with us a breadth of tips: Be Captain No, buy boring businesses, have a creed to live by, only get feedback from winners, ask simple questions, frontload pain, hire competent people no matter their industry, and, of course, buy a business. 
    Buckle up because Codie takes us on a whirlwind tour of how to create wealth.
    Go to the1thing.com/Codie to sign up to be the first to know about Codie’s upcoming book release.
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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.
    We talk about:

    Buying businesses with same mindset of buying bonds

    Investing in education to avoid investing in pain

    Having a creed to live by


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Go to the1thing.com/Codie to sign up to be the first to know about Codie’s upcoming book release.

    Learn more at CodieSanchez.com


    Follow Codie on Instagram: @CodieSanchez


    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Passion Struck

    Passion Struck

    There’s a difference between living a life that ignites your passion and simply existing. You get to choose which one you want. Our guest today, John R. Miles, is here to teach us the proven tactics for living an intentional life that matters.
    John is a leading authority on intentional behavior change, personal growth and mattering. He’s a celebrated leader, speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning podcaster, and author of a new book called “Passion Struck: Twelve Powerful Principles To Unlock Your Purpose And Ignite Your Most Intentional Life.”
    Today we talk about John’s “Psychology of Progress” and the importance of micro choices. We also talk about John’s “Deliberate Action Process” which is: Analysis, prioritization, ignition, execution, measurement, and renewal. We also touch on his concept of “Anxiety Optimizer,” finding the sweet spot of being on the edge without going over the edge.
    We cover a ton of ground in this episode- buckle up and get ready to learn!
    If you're a bold risk taker who wants to dream big and achieve a higher level of success in your life or business, visit the1thing.com to learn about our one-on-one coaching, as well as our exclusive community membership program.
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    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.
    We talk about:

    John’s Psychology of Progress framework

    The Deliberate Action Process John developed for businesses

    The concept of the Anxiety Optimizer


    Links & Tools from This Episode:

    Read “Passion Struck”

    Take the Passion Struck Quiz


    Listen to the Passion Struck Podcast


    Learn more at JohnRMiles.com


    Free Resources

    Want to be a guest or share feedback? Email podcast@the1thing.com



    Produced by NOVA Media

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

A must-listen!

The One Thing has quickly become a standout favorite of mine! I’m consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something valuable every time I tune in. 10/10 recommend!

Kat102 ,

Too much stammering

I can’t listen to this duo anymore. Hasn’t been the same since the change.

Snowwmman ,

Lost interest

Bold concept with no real context.

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