Manage Your Team Effectively, Let Them Tell You to Buzz Off

As a manager, your time is essential—but so is your employees’. Here at The One Thing, we talk a lot about the importance of making your time count. But, what good is your well-executed calendar if your employees don’t have one as well? When it comes to our businesses, no
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A Quick Tip on Purposeful Communication

Communication lies at the center of just about everything we do. Whether we’re talking to our loved ones, our co-workers, or the whole world, whether or not we can get our message across can determine if we move our ONE Thing from point “A” to point “B.” We’ve talked extensively
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Say no

Stopping Productivity Thieves by Starting With Saying “No”

Does it seem like someone or something is sneaking in and stealing time from you? Chances are you’re not imagining things. One or more of the Four Thieves could be robbing you of your productivity. These Four Thieves can work together or alone to steal time: Inability to Say “No”
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The Sport of Business

Many people will be on the couch watching their favorite teams battle for the chance at Superbowl Champions this holiday weekend. And, football fans nationwide will be looking to not only the players, but their coaches to pull the team through to that ever-more-elaborate victory dance. So, we got to
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Our Top 10 Ahas of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, The ONE Thing team decided to reflect on all the aha moments we had this year. There were many pearls of wisdom and nuggets of gold uncovered over the last 12 months, but we decided to narrow it down to the ones that have
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Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the Crossword Puzzle

“Hey, honey! What’s a four word letter word for discovery?” We’ve all experienced the joy of a cross-town, crossword clue shouting match at some point in our lives. Some have even made successful careers as crossword creators and editors; however, not many people know that it was Arthur Wynne’s “idea”
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Define Your Success or Someone Else Will

Success can be a tricky thing to measure, in large part because the nature of its definition can be so personally complicated. There are outside pressures, extenuating circumstances, weighted expectations, and even social norms attached to how we define success. But the reality is, if we don’t define our own
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We’re Using our Planners the Wrong Way

Taking control of our time and using it effectively is not a novel concept. From Stonehenge, to Roman sundials and calendars, and even Einstein’s theory of general relativity, we’ve worked hard to understand what time is and find different ways to get it to work for us instead of against
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Three Financial Habits Essential to Growing Your Net Worth

We don’t usually count those who fly kites in lightning storms among the wise, but we can give Ben Franklin a pass. His notion that our net worth might be the sum total of our good and bad habits is as true in life as it is in finances. As
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How to Clean Up the Mess You’ve Made This Year

There are benefits and consequences to living a life of priority. On the one hand, we’re incredibly productive. On the other, the things that aren’t priority often get thrown into chaos. When you commit yourself to your ONE Thing every day, you’re saying “no” to something else. The longer we
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