The premise behind The One Thing is that there is really only one thing your company should be focused on.
There is one thing your company should be known for.
It opens with a quote from Josh Billings: “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.”
By nature, I’m a rather skeptical person. But about three chapters into the book I’m a believer (and offender!).
People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching.
Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.
It’s counter-intuitive in many ways, but YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions–and lots of stress.
I loved this book, and I think you will too.
Check it out at Amazon: The One Thing