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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan


The One Thing is about narrowing your focus to the One Thing you need to do to make your life easier and bring you closer to achieving your goal. It sounds extremely simple, and it is! This book will help you manage your time, improve your mindset and thinking process, and most importantly, identify the things you need to do every day to help you achieve success.

We have compiled the advice in this book into discrete habits and actions you can carry out to improve your productivity and help you achieve success. Pick even one or two habits/actions and you will notice the improvements in your life.

About the Author

An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Gary Keller is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry. He has also helped many small business owners and entrepreneurs find success through his bestselling books. As a business coach and national trainer, he has helped countless others realize extraordinary results by focusing on their One Thing.

Great ideas from this book


1. Overcome the six lies between you and success.

2. Ask yourself the Focusing Question.

3. Ask a Great Question to find a Great Answer.

4. Use the "Goal Setting to the Now" approach.


5. Become more productive with the time blocking strategy.


6. Make the three commitments that will help you achieve success.


7. Stop the four thieves of productivity.