Why the Habit of Gratitude is Worth Building

Here at The ONE Thing, we talk a lot about the importance of building habits, because small habits are how we get big results. From drinking more water to meditation, there are a number of tiny practices we encourage people to incorporate into their lives that can create exponentially larger
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Building a Stronger Bond with Your Family While Working

No network is more important than your family. It’s a highly exclusive group that’s going to do anything they can to help you professionally, which is why their support can’t go unnoticed. It’s one of the key takeaways from the concept of counterbalancing. In The ONE Thing you learn that
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Join the KW Book Club and Explore The ONE Thing

The Keller Williams’ book club is gearing up for its next session on the Pivot: Shift Ahead Facebook page with The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. That’s right. KW is sharing an in-depth look at the extraordinary power of finding focus with the group’s 76,000+ members. So,
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How to Find Consistency in a Wave of Change

Consistency is critical for success. It creates standards, understanding, and in many cases, benchmarks to compare our results against. That’s why, even in the face of rapid change, it’s important to learn how to move forward while still achieving some semblance of consistency. It might sound somewhat paradoxical — trying
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Business Success Series, Part 1: Sara Blakely – Spanx

Sara Blakely is a poster child for “do it yourself” problem solving. Like many entrepreneurs, she found success by focusing on a need that was common and not being addressed. She didn’t have a degree or any experience in business. She only had a problem that needed solving. The solution
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Why You Shouldn’t Go to Work Today, And What You Should Do Instead

The sun is up, the birds are chirping and it’s time for you to get ready for another work day. But you’re still sleepy, you’re feeling overwhelmed, and you can’t seem to shake the fog in your head. Let’s face it: work sucks – all of your energy, that is.
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Communicate Your Core Values and Unlock Understanding

While many of our holiday plans look different this year, our desire to connect with others remains the same. However, despite our best intentions, connecting can sometimes be difficult. We have that sibling we just don’t understand, the child going through new changes, or the partner who doesn’t fully understand
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Name Your Fear and Use It to Your Benefit

Fear, anxiety, worry—these things produce negative energy and can prevent us from accomplishing our goals. All too often when we are faced with things that cause us unease, we allow our minds to get mired down, dwelling on the “what ifs”. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There
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Taking Personal Days to Become a Better Team Player

A frazzled employee is a stressed out employee. A stressed out employee is an unhappy employee. And an unhappy employee is unlikely to be very excited to take on a new project or be very productive in the process. The cure? Research suggests employees should take more time off of
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Recruiting Top Talent, Part 1 of The Ultimate Guide to People

Over half of all businesses fail within their first five years. There are a number of reasons for that happening—keeping up with a business is hard—but inevitably, experience teaches us that the success of any business is ultimately determined by the quality of the talent you have on board. The
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