Last year I read ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan. I enjoyed the book but have to say I didn’t immediately go out and start practicing the ‘one thing’ theory.
For starters I have so much more to focus on than just ‘one thing’ the whole model seemed unsustainable for me at the time.
Sometimes however we need to hear the same thing in several different formats before it kicks in and we start to take action.
While preparing my speech for the IWD lunch last week, my other half Rhett encouraged me to listen to an episode of ‘The One Thing’ podcast, as inspiration for my topic.
It did indeed but it also brought the main question of the book back into my sphere of thought.
“What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
When I first read this question I really couldn’t get to the bottom of what it meant in my life.
However this time when I listened to it, it took on a new meaning.
The episode I was listening to was Losing 50 Pounds in 5 Months with Chris LaGarde. (Definitely worth a listen if you’re on an ongoing weight loss journey like moi!)
But he gave a practical example of weekly food prep as his answer to that question.
If he spent every Sunday prepping his food for the entire week then it made eating the correct portions etc throughout the week far easier and stressful evenings in the kitchen completely unnecessary.
I loved this practical example and it brought the question alive for me.
So in my business for example, if I focus almost exclusively & entirely for the next 12 – 24 months on building my audience, then it will make everything I want to do in my business so much easier and aggressive sales funnels completely unnecessary.
If I have a huge audience of people who love my posts, my videos, my content etc and then I launch a new book, or a new product, or a video course, or a not for profit project (one of my big goals) etc, much of what I do will be sold before it hits the ground.
That’s the benefit of focusing intently on ‘one goal’ of building my audience.
With my fitness & weight loss goals, over the years I have been weight training, done Zumba, yoga, cycling, spinning, walking, keto, paleo, slimming world etc and now vegan.
But now I’m focusing almost exclusively on just eating as many fruit & vegetables as I can get into my body every day. Everything else happens anyway as I have classes (did spinning & yoga this morning).
I’m already seeing a difference just by focusing on that ‘one key thing’ in my diet.
So I ask you;
“What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
Ask yourself that question in each priority area of your life and start focusing on just one important thing that could really create a huge impact in your life!
Have a great day.