The ONE Thing: Get a Sample of the Book

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We just had Jay Papasan and Ben Kinney join us to discuss The ONE Thing (written by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller) you can do in your business and your life so that everything else becomes easier on your way to extraordinary results. If you joined us for the call, here are a few samples of the book that were discussed during the call.

Feel free to download these PDF's and give yourself a taste of a powerful way to focus your life and your business. 

(Don't worry, if you missed the call we will have the recording of the call up........but you'll have to wait until Monday.)


Download Chapter One   

In this first Chapter you get what you would expect in most first chapters, some context for the journey you are about to take.                               


Download Chapter Five

In this chapter, one of the Lies that we all tell ourselves is discussed. Jay and Gary talk about the Lie of Multitasking and how much productivity and time multitasking actually robs from you.


Download Chapter Seven

Willpower. We all have it. But what is it exactly? How does it manifest during your day? Do you have control over it? Find out.

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  1. Debbie Reynolds 04/12/2013 02:55 AM
  2. Bob Crane 04/14/2013 07:50 AM
  3. Praful Thakkar 04/14/2013 10:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the webinar and the sample chapters, my son and I watched it together and actually slowed down our multitasking to less than 5 things during the webinar.

I am convinced from your arguments during the webinar that I need to start focusing on one thing at a time in the future, It may take a little while to get into this habit but it could be very beneficial.

Apr 12, 2013 02:55 AM #6
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Excellent call! Very worthwhile. Thanks for the sample chapters, too.


Apr 12, 2013 03:04 AM #7
Millie Lumpkin
EXIT Strategy Realty - Chicago, IL

Great webinar and really helpful teaching.  

Apr 12, 2013 03:05 AM #8
Tiffany Wang
Tiffany Wang - Silicon Valley Dream Home Inc. Cupertino, CA - Cupertino, CA
Silicon Valley Dream Home Inc.

Awesome presentation from 3 respectful host,.. This really elevated Active Rain to another level than just a blogging world. Truly appreciated the effort and the content. Thank you!! 

Apr 12, 2013 03:46 AM #9
Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA

I enjoyed the webinar.  I have been thinking about the "One Thing" that would propel my business forward and I know what it is.  Now if I can stop multi-tasking and use my time wisely that would be great. Thanks for the chapters!

Apr 12, 2013 02:19 PM #10
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

A sampler is so good - so book will be great - I am sure! (It was a great webinar, Bob.)

Apr 14, 2013 10:06 AM #11
Stephen Howell
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
Thoughtful and insightful! Are you planning on posting a replay?
Apr 15, 2013 10:52 PM #12
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador


The replay of the call can be found here:

Along with a challenge related to the chapters found on this post.

Apr 16, 2013 04:08 AM #13
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Just bought the book, going to start reading it this evening and looking forward to the challenge. Thanks.

Apr 16, 2013 04:37 AM #14
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

I just read chapter one only six pages and WOW! I can't wait to read chapter 5, & 7.

"Going small is a simple approach to extraordinary results".... thanks Bob

Apr 16, 2013 05:58 AM #15
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

More good insights from Gary Keller! If the Chapters are as good as I expect them to be I will have to buy the book.

Apr 16, 2013 07:06 AM #16
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I already have this one added to my wish list on Amazon.

Apr 16, 2013 10:06 AM #17
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the postl. I will download the three chapters.

Apr 16, 2013 10:30 PM #18
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I read "The Power of Full Engagement" by Tony Schwartz a few years back. .I remember that afterwards, I never looked at multitasking as a friend. .one of the reasons that I have a timer on my desktop when working . .I will ready the One Thing. . but I also strongly suggest Tony's book for anyone interested in increasing their production

Apr 16, 2013 10:45 PM #19
Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA

Couldn't make the webinar, but just downloaded and read the chapters.  Wow!  Going to buy the book today and get started on my post.  Thanks for sharing!

Apr 17, 2013 02:03 AM #20
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Just read Chapter 7 and must read the rest.  Good stuff.

Apr 18, 2013 02:03 AM #21
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
I have downloaded these chapters, the book sounds like a "must have". Is it in Kindle format also?
Apr 18, 2013 09:27 AM #22
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

OK Round II for Chapter 5 -

Here is my post and another great Read!!!


Apr 22, 2013 03:28 PM #23
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Here is my contribution to The One Thing contest. Willpower: Feed It Regularly Or Lose It

(Hope I win so I can read the other chapters!)

Apr 29, 2013 01:53 PM #24
Kate McQueen
CB&A Realtors - Cypress, TX
Tailored service for your real estate needs!

Enjoyed the webinar. Great principles for taking charge of time and problem areas in your personal life and business.

Sep 10, 2013 10:44 PM #25
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