If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay checks, fewer promotions and lots of stress.
But you also want more. You want more productivity from your work, more income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.
If everyone has the same number of hours in a day, why do some people seem to get so much more done than others? If time is the currency of achievement, why are some able to cash in their allotment for more chips than others?”
How? Focus on one thing to achieve success. That is the answer to a series of questions Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing, pose. The secret is that the successful people make getting to the heart of things the heart of their approach; they go small.
The book illustrates this theory with successful companies that have made their fortunes by focusing on a single product: KFC, Starbucks and even Star Wars.
But how does the man on the street live The One Thing lifestyle?
Well, for starters we need to avoid distraction and focus on the most important task of that moment.
The book banishes multitasking and to-do lists, instead showing how easily people lose focus and end up accomplishing little because they attempt to do too much at one time. Rather than completing 50 insignificant tasks, we should focus on one that is meaningful.
Keller writes: "When everything feels urgent and important, everything seems equal. We become active and busy, but this doesn't actually move us any closer to success. Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business."
This approach works for all aspects of your life: business, financial, personal, and spiritual. To learn more, go to www.The1Thing.com. If you want a personal blueprint on applying these principles to your own life, go to app.The1Thing.com.
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