Time Blocking for the People That Matter Most

Are you still riding the chocolate-infused high of Valentine’s Day? Whether or not you fall into the group that thinks it’s a Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day does serve an important purpose. It puts focus on the people that matter most in our lives. When we’re busy building a career or
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What National Geographic Can Teach us About Reframing Our ONE Thing

You know your ONE Thing. It’s that big goal you want to accomplish more than anything. When you focus on accomplishing it, everything else becomes unnecessary. But sometimes, the environment around you changes during your pursuit of that goal. And if we aren’t smart and flexible we may not be
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End the War on Pointless Meetings Once and For All!

Inc. Magazine editor Jeff Haden made an interesting observation in a recent article about the differences between toxic employees versus exceptional employees. He noted that toxic employees love to hold meeting after meeting, usually because they didn’t speak up during the first sit down. It’s just one example of why
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How to Keep your Eye on Your Goals Through the End of the Year

First pumpkins, then turkeys, then gingerbread houses and twinkly lights all in a row. There are so many things to enjoy about this time of year. And that means an equal number of distractions to draw our attention away from our goals. Even when we try our best to stay
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Dotloop Founder Shares His ONE Thing

Are you tired of wasting time keeping track of the ridiculous paper required to close a business deal? If you’re a real estate agent, be on the lookout for Austin Allison, whose ONE Thing is easing the burden of paper work, and helping get you back to doing what you
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Business Success Series: PayPal Founders

The PayPal Mafia. It sounds much more ominous than it actually is. In Silicon Valley the name is synonymous with the success of PayPal’s six core founders and exemplifies how unconventional the company’s founding was after the dot com bust. The experience that each founder gained in their involvement with
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How to Gift an eBook

Books have long been seen as fail-proof gifts for anyone on your list – from colleagues and bosses to family and friends.  So much so, that books are one of the most gifted items.  And now, with more than one in five Americans reading e-books, it’s becoming apparent that more
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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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The Importance of Reading

Summer is well under way. That means it’s time to dust off the pile of books that’s been sitting on your nightstand since last Labor Day and pick out your summer reads. Turning the pages of a good book give will not only give you fodder for conversation at next
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Raising the bar when it comes to standards

Raising the Bar When it Comes to Standards

When it comes to running a business, planning for success can be tricky. In addition to holding the keys and the compass, oftentimes, we’re charting out our own road map for success as we go along. In a world full of answers, casting out a vision and figuring out what
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