your one thing

Ep94: [CASE STUDY] How to Identify Your “One Thing” and Accomplish It Every Day | Mastermind Q&A

Whether or not it’s by choice…now that many of us are settling into our  ‘new normal’ working from home for the foreseeable future, we’re realizing it’s a lot harder to manage a seemingly unlimited amount of “free time.” Remember all that time you’ve been begging to have to get all the stuff done on your ‘Someday’ list?

Be careful what you wish for, right?

First of all, I want to make it abundantly clear that everyone is working through their own emotional journey right now, and it’s okay if you’re not ready to be productive.

However, if you are at the point where you really want to accomplish something meaningful with the time you’ve been given but you can’t figure out where to start…or how to organize your day…or how to set a goal…then today’s call will answer all of those questions for you.

Today’s episode is a Community Q&A call with my ‘Optimizer’ coaching & mentorship community where I break down the process of identifying one member’s “One Thing” so she can build the habit of writing on a consistent basis during this pandemic. Whether or not you’re interested in using your time to write, learn a new skill, get organized, spend more quality time with your family (as opposed to staring at screens all day long), or whatever, this session should help you design a clear plan of attack and get at least that “One Thing” accomplished each day before you spend the rest of it simply surviving.

(If you found this conversation helpful and you’d love to know more about becoming a part of this community and working with me either privately or in a small group setting, I’m opening enrollment for the next semester of my ‘Optimizer’ coaching & mentorship program. To learn more about how it works, how long it will last, what goals we’ll help you accomplish, and your investment of time and money, Click here to learn more and apply.)

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Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared and published by Glen McNiel.

The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor & producer (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, an American Ninja Warrior, and the creator of Optimize Yourself. He believes we all deserve to love what we do for a living...but not at the expense of our health, our relationships, or our sanity. He provides the education, motivation, and inspiration to help ambitious creative professionals DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time and creative energy so you can produce higher quality work in less time. “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people and passions in your life…all without burning out in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”