Find Your ONE Thing for Physical Health (Part 2 of 2)

You’ve found your inspiration, arrived at your big goals and got real clear on what steps you’ll take to get there! Now, wouldn’t it be nice to have a little wisdom along the way? As our friend Scott Agnew shared in “Find Your ONE Thing for Physical Health (Part 1),”
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The Gift of Being an Ebenezer Scrooge

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic with more than one good life lesson to offer. It tells the tale of an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns to soften his heart and adopt a spirit of good charity. But despite his change in character, his name
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Willpower

New Research on Willpower Shows Importance of Motivation, Attention, and Mindset

Here at The ONE Thing, we are always looking out for new research that can impact our productivity and help us accomplish our goals. And when new research comes out that matters to us, we want our readers to see it, too. One of the Six Lies we discuss in
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Take a Cue from Improv: 3 Ways to Polish Your Presentation Skills

With all the uncertainties and dangers out in the world, it’s a bit surprising that public speaking is the number one phobia in America. For over a quarter of people in the U.S., speaking in front of others is the ONE Thing they fear most. But being able to present
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Give and Get This Holiday Season

Give and Get This Holiday Season What’s both more stressful and rewarding than the holiday season? Between traveling, cooking, cleaning, gift buying, gift giving and deadlines, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own problems. So why not just throw out all of that stress and focus on the
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Taking Personal Days to Become a Better Team Player

A frazzled employee is a stressed out employee. A stressed out employee is an unhappy employee. And an unhappy employee is unlikely to be very excited to take on a new project or be very productive in the process. The cure? Research suggests employees should take more time off of
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The Rewards of Becoming Someone’s Personal Mentor

If you’ve ever relied on a mentor in your career, education or personal life you know how invaluable a resource they can be. But what’s in it for the mentor? It turns out the rewards of being a mentor are just as substantial as what the mentee gets out of
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Revisiting the Myth that Big is Bad

There’s a little-known fact that the section of The ONE Thing called “Big is Bad” almost didn’t make the final cut of the manuscript. It wasn’t until getting some last-minute buy-in from everyone involved in the project that it was placed back in the book for publication. And that wasn’t
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Reframe Chaos and Enrich Your Life

Water is as destructive as it is life-giving. It takes different forms based on its environment (think of a river versus a pond) and there are so many possibilities for its movement that replicating it in animation is notoriously difficult. The further you wade into the ocean, the more powerful
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5 Fitness Podcasts We Can’t Stop Listening To

As you may recall from previous posts, we’re big fans of productivity podcasts. If there’s one topic that’s covered more extensively than how to be more productive, it’s how to be more fit. In The ONE Thing, we talk about how physical health is one of the most important areas
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