How To Take Your Goals to the Finish Line Using the 411

If you were born before 1995, you probably remember directory assistance and information services. By dialing 4-1-1 on your phone, you’d have access to a database filled with addresses and telephone numbers that you could use to help you get into contact with anyone you wanted to. Overtime, the number
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Steps to Consider When Asking Big, Beautiful Questions

The Importance of Asking Great Questions “I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” – Lou Holtz As we get older, we seem to value the importance of questions less and less. Throughout our years of school, teachers stand in the front of their classrooms
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Bridge the Gap in Your Life

Shon Kokoszka, President of MAPS Business Coaching, had three goals for attendees when he stepped on stage at a recent ONE Thing presentation. 1. Discover any ineffectiveness in three areas of your life – your relationship to yourself, your relationship to your team, your relationship to your work. 2. Understand
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How to Have an Office Workout Routine

Working Exercise into Your Regular Workday Reduced stress? Check. Increased productivity? Check. Improved health? Check. More companies are encouraging employees to be more active during their workdays because it’s ONE Thing that addresses a number of office ailments all at once. In addition to the benefits noted above, studies now
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This Thanksgiving, Make Gratitude Your Highest Priority

Gratitude is the point of Thanksgiving, but it’s something we often don’t prioritize. When the aromas of roasting turkey and fresh pumpkin pie fill the air, most of us look forward to setting work aside in favor of a lavish meal and the company of family and friends. What we don’t
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You Get What You Give This Halloween

Trick or treaters everywhere will march through the streets tonight looking for something sweet to snack on. Never underestimate the power of a sugar addicted child—if your home doesn’t hand out the goods, it’ll haunt you later (generally in the form of trees draped in toilet paper). Kidding aside, Halloween
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Look Sharp: 6 Changes You Can Make Today to Appear Smarter

  Perception is everything. No matter how often we’re told to not judge a book by its cover, human nature makes it difficult. We’re naturally inclined to make snap judgments based on first impressions, which are largely visual. This tendency to visually assess others is exemplified in how we gauge
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A Timeblock Without Laughter is a Timeblock Wasted

Our timeblocks demand our utmost attention and focus, but if we want to be our most productive selves, it’s important to work in a regular dose of levity. There’s nothing like the feeling of being 100 percent focused on the task at hand. Sometimes when we get into a high
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Managing People, Part 3 of The Ultimate Guide to People

If you’ve been reading The ONE Thing’s blog this month, you’ll recognize that we are dedicating the month to improving the bones of your organization. At the core of any great company are great people. That means we’re focusing on helping you get the people aspect of your organization right.
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Learning on the Job

Author Vernon Howard is once quoted as saying, “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Whether you are a recent graduate or long-time alum, always consider yourself to be a student. If you stop for a moment to consider all the choices
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