Productivity, John Maxwell with a Gary Keller twist on The One Thing.

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Productivity, John Maxwell with a Gary Keller twist on The One Thing.

In today’s Word of the Day John Maxwell talks about Productivity.

I was happy to hear that he mentioned a variation on doing the One Thing, for him it is more of a one thing remaining thing rather than isolating it from the beginning like Gary Keller would recommend in his book The One Thing.

Recently I have been reading Gary’s book and have found it fascinating with some ideas that turn the science of time management on its ear.

Of course the idea that the book is named after is a key one, with a sorting of the list and elimination of all the items until we arrive at “The One Thing that I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary”.

It is a simple concept, yet a revolutionary one, which may hint at why Gary is so successful at leading an army of real estate professionals to a level of success that is phenomenal.

Today when you are making your list, put these words into your decision making.

Prune that list down, and then prune it some more until you arrive at, “The One Thing that I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary”.


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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

John Maxwell...what a guy! Easy going, with powerful messages! One thing..... simplifying, paring down...I think that is a message that could be a throughline in life. Don't complicate everything. 

This weekend....a cool walkway project that Larry (my hubby) and I are going to do together. Of course there's WORK, but the simple ONE thing is going to be fun and we'll feel like we accomplished something special together!!

Jul 10, 2015 02:01 PM #1
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

 “The One Thing that I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary”.  love it, thanks Bob.



Jul 10, 2015 02:15 PM #2
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Can't cancel what I've got down for this weekend with two closings early this coming week, but will try that next weekend.

Jul 10, 2015 02:58 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Bob today is the third time I have heard of John Maxwell, and never heard of him before:)), Endre

Jul 10, 2015 03:05 PM #4
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I have never heard of him before, like Endre above me..thanks for sharing

Jul 11, 2015 12:19 AM #5
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Nice posting, Bob!  John Maxwell and his coaching has been on our minds for the last 2 yrs.  YES, do today that ONE thing that brings results to your priority!!!

Jul 11, 2015 01:50 AM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Focus on one task creates far superior results in less time than trying the dreaded multi-tasking.

Jul 11, 2015 03:01 AM #7
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

This is a very good post, Bob - and very thought provoking - what is the one thing I can do today to make everything else easier or unnecessary?  Hmmm...

Aug 05, 2015 12:20 PM #8
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

This is a great video I do that very thing or I would  never get most things done. a List is critical, at least it is for me

Aug 05, 2015 12:29 PM #9
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Thanks for sharing these reports, our clients gain value from of this type of information

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