November 14th-16th in Austin, Texas

Stop Goal Setting, Start GoalGetting

Join us for an immersive 2-day retreat for ambitious individuals ready for a higher level of success.

Clarify Your Goals

What does success look like in your life? Design an extraordinary life by getting clear on your goals and the direction of your future.

Build a One-Page Plan

Create a simple, easy-to-follow one-page plan that will turn your most important goals into accountable action.

Establish a Rhythm

Develop a “rhythm of accountability” where you will consistently hold yourself accountable, keep yourself on track, and drive results.

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Most people drastically underestimate what they can accomplish in 5 years.

At the start of a journey, many overestimate their first year’s progress, driven by excitement and optimism. However, true transformation comes from focusing on one key goal—the lead domino—and consistently working on it over five years. This long-term commitment can lead to unimaginable achievements, such as building the business of your dreams, creating financial freedom, or living a rich and fulfilled lifestyle. By narrowing your focus and persevering, you can create a life that aligns with your deepest values.

You have too many goals. You don’t have a plan. You lack motivation. You’re afraid of failing. Your goals are too small. You’re unsure of the actions you need to take. You feel unworthy of the end result. You don’t understand the goal-setting process.

The ONE Thing Goal Setting framework helps you set big goals and build a plan to achieve them.

Day 1: Welcome

November 14th: 6:00 – 8:00 pm CT

  • Welcome Reception

Day 2: Vision Casting

November 15th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CT

  • Set Intentions
  • Reflect & Celebrate
  • Core Values
  • Someday Goals
  • 10-Year Letter
  • 7 Circles
  • 5-Year Goals

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CT

  • Happy Hour & Mixer

Day 3: Masterminding

November 16th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CT

  • 1-Year Goals
  • New vs. Maintained Behaviors
  • Time Blocking
  • Rhythm of Accountability
  • Lead Domino
  • Takeaways & Next Steps

This weekend-long retreat is right for you if you:


Have big goals but are unsure where to start.


Want clarity on your purpose as well as your partners.


Are an entreprenuer interested in creating a one-page business plan.


Have the desire to experience a higher level of success.


Lead a team and want to get everyone rowing in the same direction toward your business objectives.


Are an individual who likes setting goals with other like-minded people.

Achieving everything you’ve ever wanted IS possible. Design a life of fulfillment at The ONE Thing Goal Setting Retreat.

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Purchase your ticket to attend the 2024 Goal Setting Retreat in Austin, Texas on November 14th-16th!


Want to bring your team? Reserve a table of 8 or more and receive a discount! Email for pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you recommend accommodations near the event venue and are there special rates available for attendees?

We have secured a discounted room block at the Austin Marriott Downtown. Special room rates of $279 are available from November 11 to November 18, subject to availability. Be sure to book early as these rates are available only while supplies last. The link for booking will be released shortly. Stay tuned for updates!

Will meals be provided during the event, and can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

We are excited to offer a variety of dining options throughout the retreat. Join us for a welcome reception with cocktails and light appetizers on November 14th. Lunch as well as an evening Happy Hour with appetizers will be served on November 15th, followed by lunch on November 16th. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available throughout the event on the 15th, with coffee and tea also available on the 16th. A dietary preferences survey will be sent out closer to the event to accommodate any specific needs. We encourage you to explore downtown Austin for breakfast and dinner to enjoy the local culinary scene.

What’s included in the total price?

The total price of the retreat includes several valuable components designed to enhance your goal-setting journey. You’ll receive an Action Guide and a Core Values Deck to guide your reflections and discussions. The program also features a welcome reception and a happy hour, providing excellent networking opportunities. Additionally, two lunches are included, offering further chances to connect with other high-achievers. Most importantly, you will have unparalleled access to Jay and Wendy Papasan, as well as the rest of The ONE Thing team, throughout the event.  Transportation, lodging and breakfast is not included in the price.

What should I bring to the retreat?

To get the most out of the retreat, please bring any completed pre-work, your personal planner or calendar, and a readiness to set ambitious goals. These tools will help you actively participate in the sessions and effectively plan your year ahead.

Is there a dress code for the retreat?

Dress comfortably to enjoy the retreat fully. We recommend wearing layers, as evenings in November can be chilly in Austin. This way, you’ll stay comfortable both indoors and out during the event.6.

Can I bring a guest, and if so, how should I proceed?

Absolutely! You are welcome to bring a guest, be it a spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, adult children, or neighbor. You can easily register additional attendees during the registration and checkout process. For those interested in purchasing tickets in bulk, discounts are available for groups of 8 or more.

What is the refund policy if I am unable to attend?

Unfortunately, all sales are final, and we are unable to offer refunds or transfers for the event. Please consider this policy when registering.

How will this retreat be different from previous years?

While the core material of our retreat is based on the timeless principles of The ONE Thing, each year offers a unique experience that reflects the growth and changes in our attendees. No one is the same person they were a year ago, and this evolution transforms each retreat into a new opportunity for personal and professional development. With many returning attendees, the dynamic interplay of fresh insights and familiar faces creates an environment where both new and revisited concepts resonate differently. This ensures that no two experiences are ever the same, providing value and fresh perspectives annually.

Are there discounts available for bulk ticket purchases?

Bulk discounts are available for groups of 8 or more.  Please email to receive a personalized discount code.

Are children welcome at the retreat?

We have designed the retreat to ensure that attendees can fully immerse themselves in setting and prioritizing their personal and professional goals without distractions. As such, the event is not suitable for children. We believe that setting goals with your family is crucial; however, this particular setting is curated for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking to deeply engage in personal development activities and networking. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping maintain the focus and integrity of the retreat experience.

A big thank you to our strategic partners!

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