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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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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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    Michael Williams St. Croix, Virgin Islands United States 01-09-14
    Michael Williams St. Croix, Virgin Islands United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Do this and you have the answer."
    If you could sum up The ONE Thing in three words, what would they be?

    Where do I start talking about a book so transformative it leaves you in awe of the potential in yourself. I have been a lifelong student of business and life and I am awash with new vigor after listening to the book. I also own the hard copy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The One Thing. So simple, so unbelievably profound.


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

    I really like Claire's voice outlining and reinforcing core elements. Nice touch. I liked Tim too all excellent.


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

    Yes. A few laughs yes. No crying.


    Any additional comments?

    Do this. Get the book and do what they lay out. In my life I've achieved really cool milestones but still feel like it's not enough. Family, relationships, business, spiritually, all benefit from the strategy for better living in this book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Copenhagen 12-25-13
    Oliver Copenhagen 12-25-13 Member Since 2007
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    "This one surprised me!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Much much much better than expected. Everything is perfect about it:

    1. Doesn't promote more stress and overwhelm. You're not asked to make lists, overwork yourself, etc – as it's often the case in other books in this genre.

    2. It's so well-written. Engaging.

    3. It's so well organised. Easy to follow and digest.

    4. The method is sound and logical.

    5. Perhaps related to point number three, but the music between the chapters add a positive note (pun intended) to the presentation and overall experience.

    Such a keeper, this book.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    W. Perry Hall Mobile, AL 08-24-14
    W. Perry Hall Mobile, AL 08-24-14 Member Since 2012

    S. Quire

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    "Should be called "FOR A FIRM GRASP OF THE OBVIOUS""

    The secret: concentrate on ONE thing at a time.

    How does it take 5 1/2 hours to get to ONE Firm Grasp?

    Add ONE happy song, ONE ton of guitar filler and (my ONE compliment to the authors is their skill to) say ONE thing ONE Hundred different ways.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    abby United States 07-20-14
    abby United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2011

    Moving forward in life

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    "Amazing Book"
    Where does The ONE Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The One thing is the number One book in my life after Bible


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

    Gary and Jay talks about bunkers to protect your personal time


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Past is your former NOW


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    No Fear 07-17-14
    No Fear 07-17-14
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    "Great story...POOR AUDIO!!!!"
    What would have made The ONE Thing better?

    GREAT BOOK....AWESOME!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    THE AUDIO CUTS OUT AND SKIPS...OR CLIPS...VERY POOR RECORDING!!!! I DOWNLOADED THE BOOK AND STILL HAD ISSUES!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn A Pyle Minneapolis, MN 03-14-14
    Kathryn A Pyle Minneapolis, MN 03-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Alot of repetition"
    What did you like best about The ONE Thing? What did you like least?

    A really good point, and interesting, but this could have been written in two chapters.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I got bored and could not get through to the end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    skinut EASTON, PA, United States 09-11-14
    skinut EASTON, PA, United States 09-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Outstanding! One of the best I've ever read."
    Where does The ONE Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, and I've listened to over 1000 over the years.


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

    There were many. It's sounds too simple to work but I've increased what I get done daily by about 50% just after the 1rst listening, even more after the 2nd.


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

    No


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    After reading so many books, it's hard to come by something that is mostly fresh, original and helpful. This book is all of that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    André ORLANDO, FL, United States 07-11-14
    André ORLANDO, FL, United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite my short time.

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    "A SELF HELP BOOK"

    Priority is the word that define this book. If you know how to prioritize, make the right questions, you'll start a domino run in your life-- and make the halo effect though the rest of your life. A simple concept, but many pages too long, filled with self help tips.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Napa, CA, United States 12-05-13
    Cynthia Napa, CA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2008
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    "What a bunch of fluff!"
    What disappointed you about The ONE Thing?

    None of the points in this book are new. It's simply a rehash of points made in many other, better, books. The points are not only old news, but there is nothing new added, and no depth to the authors' statements. Don't bother.


    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmy Roseville, CA, United States 12-07-13
    Jimmy Roseville, CA, United States 12-07-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "Not a book for Me"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. After about 2 hrs I shut it off---You may like it, I had heard it all done much better in other Books. Just seem to me like a very slow repeat of older information. I love-Tracy, Hill, Carnegie, Maxwell, The Great Courses---If u like these don't buy this book


    What was most disappointing about Gary Keller and Jay Papasan ’s story?

    This is a rehash of very old Ideas. It takes forever for them to get to any point. My mind would wonder off and I wold laugh. This book is about focus


    What three words best describe Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s voice?

    Most audible books are slow--this one tops the chart here


    What did you take away from The ONE Thing that you can apply to your work?

    Focus


    Any additional comments?

    You may or may not like this book. It has been done much better in other books. Please keep in mind we all learn differently. This was just to long and boring for me. Remember you can return it for up to 1 year--So if you prefer a slower pace- Try it

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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