Five Relaxation Techniques You Can Use to Squash the Worry Habit

Experiencing small amounts of stress is like getting the green light to jumpstart productivity. But if the stress continues to build, you’ll be stopped in your tracks by a big, bright red light sent by your brain. This idea is known as the Yerkes-Dodson Law. Every day stressors prompt us to take action and get things done. Big time stress, on the other hand, overwhelms us to the point that productivity levels drop off. And when you’re trying to handle a complex task it doesn’t take much stress to throw off productivity. Stress is like the coworker that never takes

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Use the 1-3-5 System for Goal Setting

It’s been a few years since we highlighted the 1-3-5 system, but given that everyone is setting goals for the New Year we felt it was time to revisit this highly effective tool. Even though the majority of people make resolutions, only a small percentage actually follow through and reach their goals. Often it’s not a matter of desire that makes a difference but rather having a system in place for reaching the goal. It’s not enough to say you want to achieve something. You have to take action to get it done, which is exactly what the 1-3-5 system

CASE STUDY:Time Block Your Way to Freedom

Our very own Geoff Woods recently interviewed Keller Williams real estate agent and Time Blocking Mastery student Valerie Taranjo to learn about the transformations she experienced during the course. Valerie had already read The ONE Thing before taking the course. Although she loved the concepts, Valerie admits she didn’t start implementing them right away. Like other students, Valerie looked at the 66-Day Challenge as a daunting notion. Trying to nail down her ONE Thing and stick with it for more than two months seemed nearly impossible in a world full of distractions. Valerie admitted that sticking with her ONE Thing

Help Out Our Friend Hal Elrod

In case you missed our free webinar last week, Geoff Woods and bestselling author Cameron Herold masterminded around productivity tips and strategies for having the greatest morning possible. Cameron is the co-author of Hal Elrod’s bestselling book The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs. The book is packed with tips that entrepreneurs can use to gear up their mornings, have an extreme level of focus and exercise self-leadership. (In case you missed it, you can find a recording of it by clicking here!) Unfortunately, Hal wasn’t able to join the conversation. Like we talked about in the webinar, our dear friend has

The 10 Best Books for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs tend to be naturally curious individuals. They constantly pursue knowledge and improvement. Bookstores can lend a helping hand with entire sections of career-improving non-fiction. However, every book isn’t exactly a winner. Below is our list of the top 10 books for today’s entrepreneurs. From cover to cover, these books are packed with sound advice on achieving success.   Ask. Even if you don’t work in sales directly, you’ll still find tons of value in Ryan Levesque’s bestselling book Ask. The advice is so intuitive and effective, the book has been dubbed the “mind reading system”. Anyone in

Join Our Free Webinar with Investor and Author Phil Town

This coming Wednesday Jay Papasan and Geoff Woods will be continuing our free ONE Thing webinar series with special guest Phil Town, the renowned investor and New York Times bestselling author of Rule #1 and Payback Time. While spending time as a Grand Canyon river guide, Phil picked up his own strategy for investing from a member of one of his tour groups. Setting a goal of becoming a millionaire over the next five years, he started by investing $1,000, and eventually met his goal by growing a fortune of $1.45 million. Now a hedge fund manager, Phil spends much

Stay Motivated to Lose Weight With These 3 Key Habits

Gary Keller couldn’t have been more spot on when he wrote in The ONE Thing that there’s no way to be your best if you don’t take care of your physical health. Many of us have the best intentions to live a healthy lifestyle, but that’s often easier said than done. New Year’s is a perfect example. Staying fit and healthy is the number one resolution (37 percent) named, followed closely by losing weight (32 percent). However, just a week into January nearly a quarter of people abandon their resolution. Three months into the year that number jumps to 50

5 Questions That Open Up Real Conversations with Your Kids

How we communicate with one another has a huge impact on the relationships we build. In the case of talking with your kids, conversations go much further. Mindfulness expert Melanie Greenburg, Ph.D. stresses that what parents say and how they say it can shape their kid’s brain and influence how they interact with others as an adult. Even though they’re dependents, kids want to have an independent voice of their own and be heard like anyone else. But some kids, especially teenagers, have a tendency to clam up. We know this can be extremely frustrating for parents. The response that

Pumpkin Spice: An Origin Story

Few things can catapult a business like an associated holiday or season. When an entrepreneur can find a product that hits on multiple holidays they’ve struck gold – think along the lines of Hallmark leading the charge for the greeting cards you send and receive all year long. Pumpkin spice is one of those products. Pumpkin is a thoroughly American flavor that many people love for both its taste and relation to the fall holidays. But here’s the thing about pumpkin spice – it doesn’t contain any pumpkin. Up until 50 years ago pumpkin spice was virtually unheard of. That’s

October Webinar’s Special Guest – James Clear

Geoff Woods is continuing our free webinar series this month with special guest and productivity mega-mind James Clear. An author, podcaster and blogger, James has made a name for himself as a thought leader in the realms of habit building, behavior and focus. Living the greatest life possible isn’t a matter of luck, it’s a science — one that James is fully invested in. He’s more than a student or a teacher, he puts everything he teaches into practice. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, there’s enough to learn from James about our ongoing battle with focus that can