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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Thank You for 2 Million

The One Thing has reached a remarkable milestone: we have sold over two million copies. It’s impossible for us to think about achieving these results without looking at what those 2 million copies represent: you. The community that has come together over these past seven years has shown us how
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Only Chasing Realistic Goals? Stop Limiting Your Potential

If you’ve ever taken a dive into goal setting research—academic or otherwise—you’ve probably been told that your success hinges on your ability to get real with yourself. When we say “get real”, we mean setting down-to-earth goals that you know you’re able to achieve. This idea tends to be a
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Rory Vaden Discusses the Perfect Accompaniment to The ONE Thing on Next Week’s Webinar

In The ONE Thing, we give you tools like the Focusing Question and Goal Setting to the Now to determine what you should focus on to achieve your ultimate goal. But what happens to the things in your life you’ve decided not to focus on? Join Jay Papasan in the
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Why You Don’t Have Time for a Side-Hustle

Buzzwords come and go, but there’s one that we feel has managed to over-stay its welcome the past few years: “side-hustle”. For those who may not know, side-hustles are additional interests we’re engaged in that provide supplementary income. For those who don’t necessarily need that supplementary income, they view their
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What’s Your ONE Thing in 2014

Happy New Year! We love this time of year because it is all about what we do best – focusing on what will make life more rewarding. We know resolution making doesn’t sound as fun as sipping champagne, but what if you did them both at the same time while
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The ONE Thing Webinar: Learning First-hand from Jay Papasan

When it comes to The ONE Thing, you may feel fairly accomplished by now. You’ve read the book, you’ve printed out the worksheets, and you’ve timeblocked a window where you plan to map out your goals for the year ahead. Now what? How about hearing advice first-hand from co-author, Jay
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5 Productivity Mistakes You Make Every Day

We would all love to have more hours in the day, but, since that just isn’t possible, the next best thing is increasing productivity. Being more productive is one of the top goals for any professional. We invest in people and technology to help us become more productive, we make
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How to Use Deep Work to Achieve Greater Results in Less Time

If you’re reading this blog chances are you have specific goals you want to accomplish. And for those of us who are trying to be our most productive, the exceedingly rare and little-understood practice of “deep work” is an idea worth diving into. In his bestselling book Deep Work, Cal
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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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