goal setting

Better Goal-Setting with Accountability and Feedback Loops

Getting to our ONE Thing takes time, practice, focus and a steady hand. We have to keep our priority in front of us at all times, and that’s easier said than done. Even if we know the single thing that’s most important to us — whether today, this year or
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Light a Candle for Big Success

Think back to your childhood, when adults seemed to have magical powers and could do anything. When taking the training wheels off seemed like a sure way to end up with two skinned knees, but was more importantly the key to unlocking your neighborhood. When tossing your sister from one
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66 Days and Counting: Beat the Finish Line Blues by Starting Again

Congratulations on reaching this, the final day of your 66 Day Challenge. Chances are, if you’ve come this far, you’re either reached your goal and established a routine or you’re nearly there. “So,” you might be thinking, “This is it. I’m supposed to be happy and successful now, right?” Well,
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Let the Games Begin: An Olympic Nod to Physical Health around the World

When it comes to physical health, the world is an open gym – no membership required! So as the winter games kick off this weekend, here’s an international nod to finding ways to get physical all year round – including tips to find a mentor in each. Canada – Hockey
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Dear ONE Thing Readers, This Blog is a Distraction

Let’s face it, you’re addicted. We all are. We’re addicted to the new way of doing things. The quicker we do things, the faster we receive information, the better. But at what cost? What do we miss out on when we opt to read a “Top 5 ____, You Won’t
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Groundhog tips for the work environment

Groundhog Day Inspiration for Improving Your Work Environment

Yesterday the under-appreciated groundhog got its annual 15 minutes of fame. These little guys are best known for shadow spotting and wreaking havoc with their burrows, but groundhogs can also teach us a lot about creating a favorable work environment. Four Work Environment Lessons from the Groundhog There are some
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Building the Perfect Winter Bunker

Depending on where you live, you may or may not yet be seeing the signs of fall outside your window. Whether it’s the sound of football coming from the TV or the smell of pumpkin spice wafting through the air, we can tell autumn is here. Not only is it
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3 Great Reads That Will Change Your Life

Most people aren’t surprised to hear that our team is full of avid readers given that we wrote and promote The ONE Thing along with this companion blog. We’re continuously scouring the Internet for interesting, insightful articles that can improve the way we live and work. Recently we found three
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The Gut Check: Applying Your Purpose to the Focusing Question

Everyone has a purpose in life. Knowing what that purpose is, is both blessing and an incredible responsibility. It’s a big thing to feel committed to, and it has the ability to pull us in all kinds of directions—not all of which are fruitful and worth our time. But it
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Setting Up a Space Where You Can Work from Home

Working from home, even if it’s only now and then, is becoming more commonplace thanks to the internet and growing communication technology. But being able to access the web isn’t the “end all be all” of working out of your house. You need a space that promotes productivity, but still
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