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The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results | [Gary Keller, Jay Papasan]

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.
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Publisher's Summary

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you. Unabridged version includes:

  • A special foreword by Gary Keller.
  • Interludes by legendary guitarist Monte Montgomery.

What’s your ONE Thing? For more information on The ONE Thing, events, coaching, and tools, visit www.The1Thing.com.

©2012 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd. (P)2013 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd.

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    Oleg v Ontario, Canada 05-21-15
    Oleg v Ontario, Canada 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of best books I read"

    Simply amazing advice. Lots of great advice the way he explains and give information is easy to understand and actually apply right away to your own life.

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    K Canada 05-15-15
    K Canada 05-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Life changing"

    a fantastic easy listen to audiobook, great narrator

    has the power to change lives


    highly recommended read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Phillips 03-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book"

    Beat my expectations, has a great pace to it.

    The audio tone is good and chapters are a good length to listen to anytime.

    👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 03-06-15
    Jan 03-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One thing you should do"

    One thing you should do: read this book!
    I found it inspiring and to the point, so start reading :-)
    Success!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan van Heerden 01-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant concept"

    This is life changing for me. How to simplify your life and live on purpose. One of the best books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justmom 12-24-14
    Justmom 12-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointingly Similar to Other Books"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's overall a 3star book. Too much repeat...and fluff. The productivity section is entirely regurgitation of productivity books. It is honestly disappointing to see so much repetition from other books. There are hardly any new ideas here on productivity.


    Have you listened to any of Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Do you think The ONE Thing needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. In fact this book could have been half of what it currently is. The entire book can be summarized into two questions - Focusing question and Supporting question.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steph Seeker Australia 12-02-14
    Steph Seeker Australia 12-02-14 Member Since 2014

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    "TOTAL EXCELLENCE !!!"
    Where does The ONE Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the TOP 3 books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The MESSAGE was Clear and Concise. Goes straight to the point and doesn't waste anytime treating you like an idiot. Narration clear and wording made this as a listening experience very pleasant. Did not want to turn it off. Even my kids enjoyed listening to it. Simple and Elegant plan for making the path to going for what you want easier and motivating. Should be taught in schools.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I LOVED IT. Got me off my butt and I restarted my life after being "Stuck".


    Any additional comments?

    You will not regret listening to this book and you will begin to use it as a way to get out of the MUDDLE of life. Even if you have kids! Something to teach them as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Graham Keegan
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    3/8/14
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    "5 out 5"
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    This is my 5 question system for appraising business and management books. It isn't perfect but it works for me, I hope you find it useful...
    Have I incorporated in my business or how I run my business any learnings from this book? Yes.Did feel I wa nted to understand really understand the book in depth, make notes and apply the content? Yes.Is it a book I’ve gone back to in order to check I really get the ideas and concepts so I can apply them? Yes.Is it a book I keep to hand on my mobile, where space is at a premium, so I can re-listen as and when? Yes.Finally, is it a book that has brought insights and moved me forward? Yes.Comments...Stick with it - I found it was literally 2 hrs in before it really got going. I have changed my goal setting system based on insights from this book. The narration is a touch irritating and the "musac" jingle but don't that put you off.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Courtney Kenobi
    London, United Kingdom
    2/14/14
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    "Interesting, educational and a great listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The ONE Thing to be better than the print version?

    I found the audio edition much more engaging than reading a print version, it kept me interested from start to finish!


    What does Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    They kept me interested and made the stories flow nicely!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark B
    Worcester, UK
    7/18/14
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    "A re-hash of the original '7 Habits' !"
    What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

    Well structured.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The ONE Thing?

    It focuses on 'one thing'


    What about Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s performance did you like?

    Yes. Easy to listen to, although Claire Hamilton's accent is a little too 'Cheesy American' for this Englishman.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably not. But possible.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a rather shameless duplication and re-hash of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. If you have read '7 Habits' then it's an OK revision of the principles, stated slightly differently. If you haven't. forget this and read '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Dr Stephen Covey. It is much better.

    They refer to several studies and findings from other books on the same subjects, but in the audiobook they don't refer to the studies or credit other authors. Whereas 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg addresses this subtopic of the power of Habits in much more detail and complete with properly referenced source material.

    Perhaps I should nick a bit from all the authors I have read and re-publish it under a catchy name!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    1/29/15
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    "Makes you focus on what's important"

    Worth a listen. It can seem simplistic on refraction but the message is correct , you can only do thing well at any time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeroc
    2/15/14
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    "My favorite book"
    Where does The ONE Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it's one of the best books.


    What other book might you compare The ONE Thing to, and why?

    Don't think it's comparable just think the other books are wasted compared to this one.


    Have you listened to any of Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt like this is the only book I ever need to listen to. Simplify everything other books makes complicated


    Any additional comments?

    Would listen to this book again and again and again and again.....

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • BDM
    Germany
    7/29/14
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    "Cringeworthy"

    This book made me cringe from the outset with cheesy management and platitudes. Big Goals, Big Question, Mastery is a path not a destination. To get the right answers ask the right questions......uurgh

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • anirban
    Harlow, United Kingdom
    5/20/15
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    "inspiring to think differently"

    this book, recommended by a colleague has definitely made me think and question how I think and live my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • loai mahmoud
    5/10/15
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    "Great book"

    What most people need.
    Teaching how focus on the most important thing that will make you successful and to get your priorities right. Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR NEIL MARTIN
    5/2/15
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    "Fantastic book!"

    Great insights and entertaining too. I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it. Looking forward to applying its techniques now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Lord
    4/30/15
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    "Inspiring"

    I found the author's personal experience more inspiring than most of the anecdotes. Worth the listen. Worth every penny spent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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