The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (Book of the Day)

When I first started working on my business, I had trouble focusing.

I’d wake up, do a little work, eat a sandwich, take a nap–before I knew it, my day was gone and I wasn’t being productive.

That’s when I found The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. From the book’s description:

“You want less. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay checks, fewer promotions – and lots of stress. And you want more. You want more productivity fro you work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more staisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. Now you can have both – less and more. In The One Thing, you’ll learn to

  • cut through the clutter
  • achieve better results in less time
  • build momentum toward your goal
  • dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling
  • revive your energy
  • stay on track
  • master what matters to you.

The One Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life — work, personal, family, and spiritual. What’s your one thing?”

I was hooked. I’m happy to say that The One Thing‘s techniques for goal-setting, willpower building, and helping the reader understand themselves proved invaluable. Within a month of implementing these techniques, I was on track building my business, increasing my workload in less time, and creating more time for myself and my family. These days, I’m able to accomplish between 9am and 12:00pm more than what most folks do in a week.

Definitely check it out on Amazon. It’s easily in my Top 3 book recommendations.



Fun fact: Jay Papasan is a pretty cool guy. He started following me on Instagram despite the fact I left his name off the credits for the book. Whoops! Regardless, he’s offered up some pretty cool book recommendations, most of which I’ve purchased, read, and recommended since.


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