Becoming a Lean, Mean Productivity Machine

When we have a goal and the right kind of determination, productivity is easily within our grasp. We wake up energized to tackle projects, feel excited to time block, and get a rush every time we climb that next mountain on our way to success. But what about when attaining
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From First to Worst, Why it Pays to Start with a Bad Idea

If you’re trying to come up with a fresh idea, it’s often hard to know where to start. That’s why we suggest you begin with your worst idea first. It’s called “reverse thinking” and we think your ONE Thing this week should be to see where it takes you. It
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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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The ONE Thing Reaches Extraordinary Results in Year ONE

Happy Birthday!!! We are thrilled to celebrate the first year of The ONE Thing and all of its accomplishments! Congratulations to Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, the entire ONE Thing team and you! Now, let’s take a look at some of our baby’s first steps! The ONE Thing has
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Why a Boss is Only as Good as Their Employees

From time to time everyone dreams of being the boss and getting to call the shots around the office. But it’s a job that isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. From stressful decision making and budgetary worries to feeling an overwhelming sense of responsibility for employees, bosses don’t
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Family Considerations Before You Freelance

When deciding what ONE Thing you can do for your job or business such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary, consider this: national statistics show that many industries are beginning to experience a dramatic shift toward a freelance-driven workforce. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently
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Embrace Personal Evolution, Invest in Yourself

Going on a self-improvement kick is never a bad idea. Finding ways to make yourself better is critical to emotional, spiritual, and existential growth. What we do — our habits, our traits — have a significant effect on how we see the world, but also on our well-being in both
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How and Why Johnny Appleseed Died a Wealthy Man

There are a number of legends living in the hearts of Americans everywhere, but none are as wild as Johnny Appleseed (Sorry, Wild Bill). With a tin pot on his head and a bag of seeds in his pocket, this nomad is said to have wandered the western United States
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Which of these Pets Best Fits Your Personal Life?

If your ONE Thing is your personal life, there are few things in the world that can benefit you as much as a furry companion. More than just a responsibility, pets have been shown to improve our overall well-being by decreasing our stress and ridding us of our anxiety. But
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