Why Money Can Buy You Happiness

We’ve all heard the trope that money can’t buy you happiness, but the truth is that it can. When we spend our money in a way that gives us more time to spend how we see fit, the control we gain provides us with an opportunity to be happier. We
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Forget the Ribbon, Use These Proven Strategies to Upgrade Your Memory

We remember the way our kitchen smelled on Christmas fifteen years ago. We can remember the shoes we wore in the first grade and every lyric to theme of Family Matters. So why doesn’t our memory hold up when we need it the most? That’s a question for the century
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Dear Debbie Downer: Do This to Save Your Life

There is power in positive thinking. It’s undeniable that the way we think shapes our outlook on life. After all, we’ve all heard stories about the impact of daily affirmations, gratitude challenges, and peppy self-talk. What may be unexpected is the role it plays in on our physical and mental
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Wife of ONE Thing Author Says Embrace the Chaos

In a gesture to shine light on some special Moms in our world for longer than a day, we’re taking over The ONE Thing blog with fresh tips from Wendy Papasan. As the wife of The ONE Thing author Jay Papasan, owner of The Papasan Realty Team and a mother
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Make Spending Time with Your Kids Your ONE Thing

Of all the mentorships in life, none is more important than the relationship between parents and their children. Truth be told, parenting is like being every type of mentor rolled into one. Education, work, social interactions, romance, personal pursuits – kids need their parents to be that original mentor that
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Define Your Success or Someone Else Will

Success can be a tricky thing to measure, in large part because the nature of its definition can be so personally complicated. There are outside pressures, extenuating circumstances, weighted expectations, and even social norms attached to how we define success. But the reality is, if we don’t define our own
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How to Embrace Chaos to Increase Productivity

Chaos invokes feelings of fear, uneasiness and confusion, so it’s no wonder that people avoid it at all costs. The conundrum we sometimes face is that chaos is a part of life, and it becomes more prevalent the more you focus on your ONE Thing. Why? Because giving your full
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Putting Together a 21st Century Networking Plan

Networking has always been a significant factor in the job market, and for some professions it’s an absolute must. Twenty-first century technology has taken networking in many different directions, but the basic idea is still the same – make connections with people that can help improve your career opportunities. The
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ONE Thing Profile: The Man in Seat 61

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to gain fame and notoriety for doing something completely ordinary? Well, that’s the life Mark Smith found as The Man in Seat 61. An author, speaker, father, and arguably one of the leading experts on modern train travel in the world,
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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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