One Thing

For the past week or two, I’ve been reading the book “The One Thing” by Gary Keller.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I checked it out from the library aside from the fact that it kept showing up on Amazon and was recommended by a few people I admire.

From the first few pages, I knew that this was a book that needed to be read slowly. A book that has so much wisdom and that by flying through it, I was afraid that I would miss something important.

Today I was reading Chapter 10 called “the focusing question”. While I was already familiar with this concept, I wanted to share it with you because I loved the way that it is described in this book.

Clarity must come from us. It seems we must envision our own journey’s, make our own maps, and create our own compasses. To get the answers we week, we have to invent the right questions-and we’re left to devise our own. So how to you do this? How do you come up with uncommon questions that take you to uncommon answers?

You ask one question: the focusing Question

Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it. The focusing question is that uncommon approach. In a world of no instructions, it becomes the simple formula for finding exceptional answers that lead to extraordinary results.

What’s the one thing I can do

such that by doing it

everything else will be easier or

unnecessary?

Good question, right? Take a few minutes to close your eyes and really think about it.

You might not be able to do everything perfectly, or accomplish each task on your to-do list.

However, once you are able to identity your “one thing” the other things seem to become much simpler.

P.S. If you haven’t read the book, feel free to check it out here

 

My new cure for fast and productive traveling…

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Sometimes flying can be a challenge for me. I absolutely love to read but I find that reading on planes and cars often makes me nauseous or gives me a headache.

I then discovered that movies and tv shows were a great alternative…but I still longed for something slightly more productive than watching 4 straight hours of Survivor (yes, I did that on a flight a few weeks ago).

And then…I found podcasts. I have since been hooked and can’t wait to download more when I fly in June.

Podcasts used to overwhelm me because there are so many options and there was always something new that I wanted to try out.

But through some trial and error…I’ve found quite a few that I listen to at least a few times a month and some that I even listen to every week.

Here are a few of my current favorites (including the ones I listened to on my most recent flight)

The Lively Show with Jess Lively

With Purpose Podcast

Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields

Small Planet Studio

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

(In addition to the links to each website, each of these podcasts can be found on ITunes)

If you’re not sure which one or ones you might like…here is some addition info. If you have an interest in travel…check out Small Planet Studio or The Suitcase Entrepreneur

If you want overall inspiration on living a better and more inspired life…check out the With Purpose podcast or the Good Life project.

For tips about business or if you’re thinking about starting a business, I would recommend The Lively Show or The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

I personally love all 5 but it just depends on what your interests are and what you’re looking for!

I hope this is helpful and if you would like to listen to a podcast subject that wasn’t mentioned or if you would like additional recommendations…feel free to leave a comment or send me an email betsy.ramser@gmail.com

I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful day

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