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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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    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.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    W. Perry Hall 08-24-14 Member Since 2014
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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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Copenhagen 12-25-13
    Oliver Copenhagen 12-25-13

    I teach WordPress web design online, focusing on the *design* part - and fun:) I love learning new concepts, hence all these audiobooks;)

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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.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Houston, TX 01-28-15
    Amazon Customer Houston, TX 01-28-15 Member Since 2014

    Y. Sanchez

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    "The One Thing Earns One Star"

    Don't waste your time on this book. Just repeat "The one (fill in any noun here)" to yourself. It will be equivalent to reading/listening to this book. For example: The one goal, the one question, the one skill, the one activity, the one job. It starts to get old really quick.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sabah Fakhoury 11-22-14
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    "Don't Shout It From The Rooftop"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It had good points about the pursuit of happiness doesn't come from chasing money.


    What didn’t you like about Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s performance?

    I didn't care for their tone of voice. Too mechanical. Sounded like they were emulating Think and Grow Rich-style audio.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Don't waste five hours on a book when you can get the cliffnotes or read other reviews.


    Any additional comments?

    I would shorten the audio just like the movies. When a book is made into a movie, it is not the same as the book. Perhaps that would help with the format to really save time for busy people. Just a suggestion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Bogart 10-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring and Simplistic"
    What would have made The ONE Thing better?

    Needs some original, thought provoking content.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is lacking not only in original content but also in substance. It takes 5 hours to convey a message that could have been condensed into 2 hours. It was pain to listen to and I found it difficult to focus because the content is not thought provoking but instead is far too simplistic. While in theory his suggestions are great, in reality they are impractical in many professions and positions. Not a recommended read if you are looking to expand your mind.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    still39 09-11-14
    still39 09-11-14
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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.

    3 of 4 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 of 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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn A Pyle 03-14-14
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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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chip Springfield, MO, United States 03-03-15
    Chip Springfield, MO, United States 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Packed with actionable advice and ideas"

    This reminds me of earlier Book readings that have a fun change of voices in them. Really carries the story through.
    The principles laid out in this book are easily overlooked because we have so many distractions going on. I'm very thankful that they wrote this book and are bringing the focus back where it should be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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